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    Market Spotlight: Phoenix

    Sports tourism and a flourishing manufacturing sector are driving hotel performance gains as well as investor and developer activity in the metro area.

    Jenna Walters • July 16, 2024
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    Choice Hotels-Wyndham merger: Everything we know so far

    Sources familiar with the matter likened the initial negotiations to being held at gunpoint. Experts say pressure from online travel agencies and a desire for scale may be behind Choice’s moves.

    Jenna Walters • Jan. 31, 2024
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    The wellness travel trends that will impact hotel amenities in 2024

    Hotels are boosting their wellness offerings beyond the spa, revamping food and beverage, the sleep experience and even how hotels are designed in the first place.

    Noelle Mateer • Jan. 25, 2024
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    7 hotel industry trends to watch in 2024

    Leaders in the hospitality industry will work to make staff happier, ramp up integration of generative AI and cater to a growing number of experiential and luxury travelers.

    Jenna Walters and Noelle Mateer • Jan. 10, 2024
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    Market Spotlight: Miami

    Despite decreased year-over-year hotel performance, the market shows promise with RevPAR outpacing 2019 levels, business travel ramping up and a growing luxury pipeline.

    Jenna Walters • Dec. 13, 2023
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    Will hotel ‘junk fees’ become a thing of the past?

    Increased scrutiny of mandatory fees is impacting how hotels advertise prices. But despite widespread support, regulating them could be complicated. 

    Noelle Mateer • Dec. 12, 2023
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    Market Spotlight: Atlanta

    One of the nation’s biggest construction pipelines and a robust meetings and events industry are keeping Atlanta’s hotel market thriving.

    Noelle Mateer • Dec. 1, 2023
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    Market Spotlight: Dallas-Fort Worth

    Experts say rising leisure and business travel demand is driving record performance growth and development activity in the metropolitan area.

    Jenna Walters • Nov. 9, 2023
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    5 trends shaping hotel strategies in 2023

    As hotels return to levels of business not seen since 2019, they are finding a new world of hospitality with rapid developments in technology, sustainability, business travel and more.

    Mike Dunphy • April 3, 2023