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5 things to know: 16 November 2018

From the desks of the Hotel News Now editorial staff:

  • Increased interest in primary markets drives Q3 transactions
  • San Francisco hotel employee strike unresolved
  • Owners, asset managers shift practices with resort fees
  • Chinese authorities reacting to unsanitary cleaning at hotels
  • Underground travel agents scamming luxury hotels

Owners adopt new practices with fees and surcharges

Asset managers and owners recognize that amenity and resort fees are a viable source of revenue. Now the trend is expanding into urban luxury and full-service hotels, but experts urge hoteliers to take a careful approach.