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Hotel Occupancy Continues to Rise Towards End of July

July 31, 2020

U.S. hotel performance data for the week ending 25 July showed slightly higher occupancy and room rates from the previous week, according to STR. 19-25 July 2020 (percentage change from comparable week in 2019): Occupancy: 48.1% (-37.9%) Average daily rate (ADR): US$99.24 (-27.3%) Revenue per available room (RevPAR): US$47.75 (-54.8%) U.S. occupancy has risen week […]

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Only 37% Of Hotels Have Brought Back at Least Half of Their Employees

July 31, 2020

As Congress debates a new round of COVID-19 recovery legislation, a new survey of American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) members shows that the pandemic continues to have a devastating effect on the hotel industry and its employees. Results show that nearly nine in ten hotels have been forced to lay off or furlough employees […]

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U.S. Hotel Profitability Picks Up, With Full-Service Properties Breaking Even at 50% Occupancy

July 28, 2020

STR‘s latest monthly P&L data release shows U.S. hotel gross operating profit per available room down 105.4% in June. That year-over-year percentage change showed continued improvement from April (-116.9%) and May (-110.1%). Additionally, some full-service properties broke even with occupancy at 50%, one month after limited-service properties showed positive profitability on average when surpassing 45% […]

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Hotel Industry, Reeling From COVID-19 Economic Fallout, Lays Out Priorities For COVID 4.0

July 22, 2020

As lawmakers consider additional legislation to address the ongoing health crisis and economic fallout from COVID-19, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) sent a letter to Congress calling for additional help in several areas, including extending the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for severely impacted businesses and their employees, creating targeted lending facilities and liquidity […]

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Saint Charles is Offering a Limited Time Staycation Special

July 21, 2020

From now through August 31st, participating Saint Charles hotels are supplying $99 hotel rates for the “Party Like it’s 1999” staycation special.  Coordinated by the Greater Saint Charles CVB, this offer features the following properties: Ameristar Casino Resort & Spa Best Western Plus – The Charles Hotel Drury Plaza Hotel St. Louis St. Charles Courtyard […]

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Hotel Industry Releases Top 5 Requirements To Travel Safely

July 17, 2020

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today released the “Safe Stay Guest Checklist” for guests on how to travel safely while also creating a standardized safety experience nationwide. This checklist is part of AHLA’s Safe Stay guidelines, an industry-wide, enhanced set of health and safety protocols designed to provide a safe and clean environment […]

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Hotel Occupancy Flattens Second Week of July, With Lower Room Rates

July 16, 2020

U.S. hotel performance data for the week ending July 11th showed mostly flat occupancy and lower room rates from the previous week, according to STR. 5-11 July 2020 (percentage change from comparable week in 2019): Occupancy: 45.9% (-38.0%) Average daily rate (ADR): US$97.33 (-26.8%) Revenue per available room (RevPAR): US$44.67 (-54.6%) Aggregate data for the […]

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Hotel Occupancy Slightly Declines in the Beginning of July

July 15, 2020

U.S. hotel performance data for the week ending in July 4th showed a slight decline in occupancy from the previous week, according to STR. 28 June through 4 July 2020 (percentage change from comparable week in 2019): Occupancy: 45.6% (-30.2%) Average daily rate (ADR): US$101.36 (-20.9%) Revenue per available room (RevPAR): US$46.21 (-44.8%) Occupancy had […]

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Hotel Industry Launches Training Course to Advance Safe Stay Guidelines

July 9, 2020

To further expand the hotel industry’s Safe Stay initiative, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today announced COVID-19 Precautions for Hotels, an online course developed in partnership with the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) and created to help hotels train their staffs on the enhanced safety and cleanliness guidelines. The new training course was created in consultation […]

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Old Kinderhook Increases Safety to Take on Corporate Meetings & Events

July 9, 2020

Old Kinderhook updated their meeting policies to ensure attendees remain safe and healthy as they begin interacting at face-to-face meetings and events.  The following procedures are outlined in Old Kinderhook’s Safe Meetings 2020 policy: We will have sanitizer stations available near all of our meeting rooms. We will maximize our meeting spaces to accommodate safe […]

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