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Extended-Stay Warrants Another Look

Years ago, a particularly creative ad campaign assured skeptical car buyers, “It’s not your grandfather’s Oldsmobile.” Fast-forward to 2015 and hotel managers are assuring hesitant luxury
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2016 RFPs: Keep Your Eye on Surcharges

Planners deep into hotel RFPs for 2016 are already dealing with the reality that both room rates and state and local so-called “bed taxes” are going
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RFPs in 2016: Consider Consolidating

Had meeting planners been on Marriott International’s earnings call for stock market analysts in late-July, they would have felt a chill when Marriott president & CEO
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Hold Onto Your Hat: What to Expect This RFP Season

With RFP season to determine group hotel rates for 2016 really getting underway in September, this is a good time to “test the waters” to see
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When It Rains on Paradise

Companies will often choose family-friendly resorts for their annual conferences and incentive programs, encouraging attendees to bring their spouses and children. On the one hand, companies
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Shoulder Season in Hawaii

With temperatures in the comfortable low- to mid-80s consistently year-round, weather per se isn’t the factor determining what hotels in Hawaii consider the shoulder or low