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    5 things to know: 15 December 2017

    From the desks of the Hotel News Now editorial staff:

    • Labor board reverses decision on joint-employer status
    • Future of tax bill uncertain after possible defections
    • Pandox, Fattal expand UK presence with Jurys Inn deal
    • Miami Beach considers law to add ‘panic buttons’ for hotel staff
    • AAA predicts record number of US travelers this Christmas

    Freitag’s 5 thoughts for 2018

    U.S. hoteliers can expect modest RevPAR growth in 2018, but there will be more markets among the Top 25 that see occupancy drop.

    5 things to know: 14 December 2017

    From the desks of the Hotel News Now editorial staff:

    • Jurys Inn portfolio acquired in £800-million deal
    • Wynn looks to expand in Vegas with $336-million land grab
    • Experts say hotel revenue managers not paid enough
    • Fed raises interest rates, projects three hikes for 2018
    • US, Canada hotel performance for week of 9 December

    5 things to know: 13 December 2017

    From the desks of the Hotel News Now editorial staff:

    • Las Vegas hotel testing gun-detection system
    • Florida hotel fined for price gouging after hurricane
    • SoCal wildfires disrupt business for nearby hotels
    • Napa County hotel revenue fell 36% in October after fires
    • Scottish hotel breaks world record for whisky collection

    Hotels mostly unscathed by latest California wildfires

    The ongoing wildfires in Southern California are some of the worst in the state’s history, but few hotels are closing because of the fires; however, hoteliers are concerned about the potential loss of business from canceled and postponed bookings.

    Global hotel pulse: Europe news

    In this roundup of news from Europe: IHG CEO talks with Hotel News Now; hoteliers ponder new data security laws from the European Union; and a host of deals and developments.

    STR: Preliminary November data for London hotels

    Preliminary November data from STR shows the London hotel market experienced a 2.8% occupancy decrease to 83.7% during the month, while ADR rose 1% to £153.96 ($205.64) and RevPAR fell 1.8% to £128.87 ($172.13).

    STR: Preliminary November data for Berlin hotels

    Preliminary November data from STR shows hotels in Berlin saw occupancy decrease 3.6% to 77.9% during the month, while ADR rose 1.3% to €94.60 ($111.28) and RevPAR dropped 2.3% to €73.73 ($86.73).