Hotel Data Conference 2013
 
04 SEPTEMBER 2013 2:37 PM

Group booking patterns require pricing reset
By Patrick Mayock
Group demand is still there. It’s just materializing in new ways, according to panelists at the Hotel Data Conference.

Strong airline business could hurt hotels
By Ed Watkins
A healthier airline industry might have negative effects on hotel performance in some markets.

Transient business pushes hotelier confidence
By Terence Baker
ADR and RevPAR will rise in 2014 as the industry prepares to enjoy the next 18 months, according to panelists at the Hotel Data Conference.

Buy-or-build issue creates options
By Jeff Higley
During a panel at last week’s Hotel Data Conference, several experts discussed three major issues to consider when deciding whether to buy an existing hotel or build a new one.

Brand or independent? Weighing risks, rewards
By Patrick Mayock
Owners must weigh the risks and rewards before choosing to operate independently or as part of a brand, speakers said during the Hotel Data Conference.

Revenue managers still face roadblocks
By Terence Baker
Revenue management has come a long way, but those pulling the rate levers still face a number of hurdles in the profession.

Collaboration is key to successful PIPs
By Ed Watkins
The discussion between owners, operators and brand companies on required hotel renovations can prove challenging, but flexibility on both sides pays off, said panelists at the Hotel Data Conference.

Group, transient business becoming one
By Shawn A. Turner
The line between group business and transient business is blurring, panelists said last week during the Hotel Data Conference.

Team approach key to social media success
By Ed Watkins
Hoteliers need to break down traditional departmental silos and work as a team to effectively manage social media messaging, said panelists at the Hotel Data Conference.

How to boost a hotel’s bottom line
By Shawn A. Turner
Hoteliers must navigate a number of wild cards to keep their profit margins intact, panelists said during the Hotel Data Conference.

Mobile driving multi-screen marketing
By Terence Baker
More guests are booking through the mobile channel than ever before—a pace of bookings that will only further intensify.

Smith talks market volatility, pricing, supply
By Patrick Mayock
Randy Smith, co-founder of STR, says hotel rooms are like bananas. Both are highly perishable goods that follow similar pricing models.

Smith talks data that’s shaping the industry
By Patrick Mayock
The hotel industry is adrift in a sea of big data. During an intimate chat at HDC, Randy Smith discusses which metrics are turning the tide.

STR’s Smith highlights Google’s silver linings
By Patrick Mayock
Many hoteliers view Google’s push into the hotel distribution landscape with trepidation, but the move could generate unexpected benefits.
 

HDC: 5 chain-scale trends
By Alicia Hoisington
Chain-scale demand is increasing while supply growth remains slow, according to a presenter at the Hotel Data Conference.

HDC: 5 US hotel pipeline trends
By Samantha Worgull
The U.S. hotel industry will see a healthy increase in supply during the next 18 months, according to STR data.

HDC: 5 trends in hotel food and beverage
By Alicia Hoisington
As profits rise, F&B revenues are topping out at a new high for the industry, according to presenters at the Hotel Data Conference.

HDC: 5 US hotel recovery trends
By Samantha Worgull
The U.S. hotel industry’s recovery varies widely by market, according to STR data presented at the Hotel Data Conference.

HDC: 5 niche hotel performance trends
By Shawn A. Turner
Niche hotels have shown strong performance in the years since the downturn, STR’s Lauren Faulkner said in a presentation at last week’s Hotel Data Conference.

HDC: 5 trends in the top 25 US markets
By Alicia Hoisington
Although occupancy within the top 25 markets is back to prior peaks, data from STR suggests a missed opportunity for hoteliers to leverage rate, according to a presenter during last week’s Hotel Data Conference.

HDC: 5 trends outside of the top 25 US markets
By Patrick Mayock
The top 25 U.S. markets get a lot of attention, but it’s hotels in the rest of the country that account for the larger shares of revenue and supply, according to a presentation at the Hotel Data Conference.

HDC: 5 US resort hotel performance trends
By Samantha Worgull
U.S. resort hotels are posting positive growth in all three key performance indicators year to date, according to STR data.

One-time events and their hotel impact
By Ed Watkins
Planned and unplanned events can have significant impact—sometimes positive, sometimes not—on hotel performance.

HDC: 5 US hotel build, buy or sell trends
By Jeff Higley
The current landscape skews toward buying and selling hotels, but there are opportunities out there for those who want to build, said STR Analytics’ Steve Hennis during the Hotel Data Conference.

HDC: 5 global hot spot trends
By Terence Baker
Mega events are boosting growth in South and Central America, while inter-regional travel is buoying Europe and Asia/Pacific through recent economic storms.
 

HDC Day 1: Video recap
By Jason Q. Freed
The first day of the Hotel Data Conference covered a bevy of topics, all cast over a backdrop of heavy-hitting data points.

HDC Day 2: Video recap
By Jason Q. Freed
Hoteliers and data analysts wrapped up the second day of the Hotel Data Conference by taking a calculated approach to forecasting what’s next for the industry.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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