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Why Profitable Hotel Spas Require Careful Planning

How to keep your hotel’s spa profitable. Last year, hotel spas in the U.S. experienced revenue growth of 4.8%.  While this sounds impressive, labor costs also grew to a near-equal 4.7%.  Naturally, this prompts hotel owners to question how they can ensure that their spa centers remain profitable.  Well, according to experts, it all comes…

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Top Meeting Trends for 2020

Benchmark releases list of trends that will transform meetings in 2020. Recently, Benchmark of Benchmark Resorts & Hotels, Gemstone Collection, and Benchmark Conference Centers released a list of the top trends that will change meetings and conferences in 2020.  Here are some of the major trends that the list identified. Sustainability in Food With millennials…

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Why Innovation and Alignment are the Keys to Keeping Hotels Competitive

Hotels must push for innovation and team alignment to remain competitive in the market. When those in the hospitality industry think of disruption, they often focus on outside factors or new competitors entering the industry.  However, they tend to overlook the fact that hotels can actually be disruptive to themselves.  This happens when hotels are…

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California Hotel Openings Expected to Slow

California’s hotel industry expected to slow down in 2020. In 2019, California’s hotel industry saw record highs with 11,795 hotel rooms opening throughout the year.  However, as more and more hotels open their doors, concerns about market saturation abound.  While California markets continue to see revenue per available room above the national average, many are…

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2020 Tech Predictions for the Hospitality Industry

What new tech innovations will the hospitality industry see in 2020? Over the last couple of years, the hospitality industry has rapidly been adopting new technologies and innovations.  In 2020, experts expect to see this trend continue with brands implementing the latest and greatest at their properties.  Here are some of the top tech trends…

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