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Mid-Year 2018: Brands, OTAs, Marriott, Blockchain, Robotics and Sustainability

July 10, 2018

By Robert A. Rauch Online travel agencies (OTAs) outspend brands by a wide margin and continue to steal market share from brands. As Marriott is becoming more...

Hospitality 2020 – The Next Big Things

June 7, 2018

By Robert A. Rauch Hospitality’s turnaround in both profits and technology over the past eight years has been rather phenomenal. Revenues and profits...

The Transformation of the Hotel Industry in the 2010s

March 1, 2018

By Robert A. Rauch, CHA We have officially been transformed into the John Naisbitt coined “hi tech, hi touch” world, 33 years after the release of...

Build, Buy, Hold or Sell? Late-Cycle Owner Strategies

February 5, 2018

Use this guide to determine which strategy you as an owner should pursue in 2018. by Robert Rauch This year, some analysts talk about how the cycle is...

Why 2018 Will Be Great: Hotel Industry Forecast

February 2, 2018

By Robert A. Rauch The big news in 2017 was the stock market, consumer confidence and the economy in general. Tax reform, wage growth, reduced regulations and...

Hotel Business Plan Development 2018: Getting Ready for 2018 Budgeting

September 7, 2017

By Robert A. Rauch Before we complete our business plans for 2018, a review of macroeconomic data is in order. China’s growth might be slowing but...

Summer in the City - or Outside a City: Enjoying Strong Market Revenues & Positioning for Fall Season

August 1, 2017

by Robert A. Rauch Yes, it’s summer but you might be outside a city. Either way, enjoy the remainder of revenues if you are in a strong market or the...

Revenue and Cost Strategies for Boutiques, Independents

July 28, 2017

Find the right tools and embrace the cost generators that best fit your independent property. By Robert A. Rauch With many moving parts and no brand systems...

Spring Conference Season – What is the Buzz?

June 6, 2017

by Robert A. Rauch Spring brings on many conferences including our own Lodging Industry Forecast Event (LIFE) Conference held in March. Recently we’ve...

Ten Years After – Hospitality Technology 2017

May 2, 2017

by Robert Rauch No, for those of you who appreciated Alvin Lee and Ten Years After as a kid, this is not about music. This is about the 10 year anniversary of...

Robert Rauch’s Hotel Industry Forecast: 2017

April 5, 2017

by Robert Rauch The big news in 2016 was Marriott’s merger with Starwood and provides the new company with over 1,000,000 hotel rooms in 5,700 hotels,...

Leadership – Information and Skills Needed for Hospitality Success in 2017

March 2, 2017

By Robert A. Rauch Whether you are an owner, industry executive, general manager or aspiring industry leader, 2017 is going to be a very solid year as we have...

Robert Rauch’s Top 10 Trends in Hospitality for 2017

December 1, 2016

Just 10 years ago, Facebook morphed into a mainstream business tool, Twitter arrived, the iPhone exploded on the scene and Android phones were born. Today, the...

Marketing Strategies for a Competitive Advantage in 2017

November 1, 2016

By Robert Rauch According to Geoffrey Moore in his book Living on the Fault Line: Managing for Shareholder Value in the Age of the Internet, stock price is a...

Revenue Strategies for Boutique Hotels

October 12, 2016

By Robert Rauch The market is poised for boutique hotels to make an impact on the hotel industry like they never have before. With an expected soft...

Lodging Conference 2016 Recap

October 4, 2016

by Robert A. Rauch This past week, many of us got together at the Lodging Conference in Phoenix. The forecast, depending on who you believe, is cloudy....

San Diego’s Recent Boom: How it Got Here and are the San Diego Chargers in its Future

September 8, 2016

by Robert A. Rauch The Past Horton Plaza served as the catalyst for San Diego’s development in the recent past and it became the anchor for future...

The Misconceptions of Millennials and Meetings

August 2, 2016

By Robert A. Rauch, CHA Originally posted on There are a number of misconceptions floating around the hotel industry about our...

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