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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 Changing Landscape of Hotel Management

May 18, 2018

As new technologies and demographics continue to change how the hotel industry operates, GMs and executives need to have a firm grasp on each catalyst. ...

Health and Success in the Summer of 2018

May 2, 2018

By Robert A. Rauch, CHA I seldom write about success or health, typically favoring hotel operations, leadership, finance, marketing or forecasts. But today, I...

Hotel Capital Stack in 2018: Laying Out Your Plan

April 4, 2018

By Robert A. Rauch, CHA U.S. hospitality markets are now in a period of strong recovery that goes back 96 straight months, according to STR. Banks...

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...

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...

Hospitality Leadership in 2018

January 4, 2018

By Robert A. Rauch What will leadership look like this year? It’s not always the same each year. Yes, leadership books might provide the same...

Hospitality Trends 2018 – What’s Happening in Hospitality

December 6, 2017

By Robert A. Rauch Each December, we come out with my trends for the following year. Last year we led with Artifical Intelligence and Robotics. In May, 2017,...

Best Management Practices for Less Experienced or “Mom and Pop” Owners

October 30, 2017

By Robert A. Rauch If you are considering a management company because you feel you are not keeping up with the nuances of distribution channel...

Competitive Advantage 2018 – The World Has Changed

October 4, 2017

By Robert A. Rauch The classic model of competitive advantage is Michael Porter’s five forces shown below. This is still a useful model for the...

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...

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...

Mid-Year Report: 2017 Remains Strong

July 5, 2017

By Robert A. Rauch 2017 is on pace to be a profitable year but it might spell the end of profitable growth as labor and health care costs are escalating...

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...

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...

Preliminary Hotel Industry Forecast: 2017

January 3, 2017

Since 2016 is barely gone, we may as well spell out the big news and the impact that news may have on 2017 and beyond. The first was Marriott—that was a...

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...

10 Steps to Business Plan Development 2017

September 21, 2016

By Robert A. Rauch This article is designed to include the keys to business planning and development success but there are changes occurring in our industry...

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...

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