Together again: The in-person conference returns at Hunter - HB To Go
After more than a year of virtual conferences, the hotel industry returned to in-person events at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis for the Hunter Hotel Conference. It felt like a family reunion, albeit the hospitality family made up of more than 1,000 individuals from all over the country, with others attending the event virtually.
Owners Face Challenges with New-Build, Renovation Projects
Hotel owners and developers looking to build new projects or renovate existing properties will run into a number of pandemic-related obstacles for the next few years. During the "Your Next Step: Develop, Convert, Renovate" panel at the 2021 Hunter Hotel Investment Conference , industry experts spoke about how rising costs and shipping issues are making any project more expensive and difficult.
Marriott Focused on Helping Owners With Costs, New Development
As the hotel industry continues on its way to recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, Marriott International is working closely with owners to control costs and guide new construction. Liam Brown, group president for the U.S.
Hunter Conference Marks a Return to In-Person Conferences
One thing that stood out at the recent May 2021 Hunter Conference at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis was that people are ready to travel, gather, and attend large-scale conferences again. The Marriott was ready, with attentive staff, well thought-out procedures, and a great experience all around.
G6 Hospitality CEO Bullish on Economy, Extended-Stay Segments
ATLANTA-When times are tough for hotel performance overall, economy-segment hotels often pull ahead of the pack to capture some business advantages. That was the case for G6 Hospitality in 2020. CEO Rob Palleschi said occupancies at the company's economy Motel 6 and extended-stay economy Studio 6 hotels in 2020 showed that overall, the economy segment came out of 2020 with "less bad" numbers than many of its counterparts.
Hotel CEOs Share Importance of Projecting Calm in a Crisis
ATLANTA-The events of 2020 tested everyone professionally and personally, and top-level hotel executives faced a unique set of challenges that prompted many to examine and clarify their own approaches to leadership amid turmoil.
Deals Competition Heats Up As More Buyers Enter Hotels Marketplace
Hotel investors believe the current environment will accelerate a trend of increased interest in select-service properties due to their streamlined cost structure.
Hotel Labor Shortage Spurs Shift in Industry's Operating Model
Hoteliers across the U.S. are seeing demand recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, and while that increase in demand is welcome news for their budgets, it's also creating some operational challenges.
Hotel CEOs Reflect on Pandemic-Era Lessons at 2021 Hunter Conference
On May 12, the final day of the 2021 Hunter Hotel Investment Conference, during a general session panel entitled "Leading With Purpose," five hotel industry leaders sat down to discuss the challenges they faced throughout the pandemic, how they responded to those, their biggest focuses over the past year, and whether they expect those to shift moving forward.
Hotel Executives Share How Operations Have 'Relentlessly Focused on the Now'
The last 14 months have been an unprecedented challenge for the hotel industry, but the COVID-19 pandemic has also presented itself as a time of clarity for hotel executives determining the purposes and best practices for their organizations, speakers at the 32nd Hunter Hotel Investment Conference said.
HB ON THE SCENE: Face-to-face meetings are back at the Hunter Conference | Hotel Business
Day one of the Hunter Hotel Investment Conference felt more like a family reunion than an industry event. Once inside the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, all around there were people greeting others as if they were seeing them for the first time in years.
Hunter Hotel Investment Conference partners with Clear
The upcoming Hunter Hotel Investment Conference will utilize Clear's Health Pass for COVID-19 screening of attendees during the event, which is scheduled for May 10-12. | The conference, which is scheduled for May 10-12, will use Clear's Health Pass for COVID-19 screening of attendees.