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Outrigger Hotels and Resorts has appointed Mr. Andrew Gee as vice president sales and marketing, Asia Pacific. Since 2014, Gee has been regional director of sales and marketing, Australia and New Zealand based in the Sydney sales office. Prior to this he was director of sales and marketing, Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort, a position he…

I really sympathise with so many independent hospitality owners and operators out there who wake up to the daily battle of holding their own against the generic brands, fighting for a piece of the occupancy pie and trying to keep their rate one that can allow them to reach targets and turn a profit. Easier…

An upmarket senior living village valued at approximately THB 3.5 billion (USD100 Million) will be integrated into Phuket’s rapidly expanding MontAzure mixed-use development in Kamala as the project fast evolves into one of Asia’s most exceptional luxury lifestyle communities. Kamala Senior Living Co Ltd, a partnership between Thai property firm Nye Estate Co Ltd, Chewathai…

Mexico’s hotel industry reported positive year-over-year results in the three key performance metrics during the first quarter of 2017, according to data from STR.  Compared with Q1 2016: Occupancy: +1.2% to 64.7% Average daily rate (ADR): +5.7% to MXN2,630.59 Revenue per available room (RevPAR): +7.0% to MXN1,701.21 “Performance growth continues in Mexico due to a strong dollar…

Latest STR occupancy figures released today showed significant growth for Australia’s hotel sector as Adele’s record breaking tour of Australia produced an events-based boom for the cities where she performed. The largest RevPAR turnaround was recorded in Brisbane, a city that has had to contend with a fall in demand from the resources sector in…

The hotel industry in Brussels, Belgium, has posted five consecutive months of occupancy growth following a 12-month period of occupancy declines, according to data from STR.  Notable performance recovery began in November 2016 with a 10.2% increase in occupancy compared with the same month the previous year. That comparable November in 2015 marked the beginning…

The hotel industry in the Middle East reported negative performance results during the first quarter of 2017, while hotels in Africa posted growth across the three key performance metrics, according to data from STR. U.S. dollar constant currency, Q1 2017 vs. Q1 2016 Middle East Occupancy: -1.4% to 70.5% Average daily rate (ADR): -6.8% to…

Canada’s hotel industry reported positive year-over-year results in the three key performance metrics during the first quarter of 2017, according to data from STR. Compared with Q1 2016: Occupancy: +2.7% to 56.1% Average daily rate (ADR): +2.7% to CAD140.17 Revenue per available room (RevPAR): +5.5% to CAD78.64 March was particularly strong in terms of growth (RevPAR:…

A Heritage property in Dubai, Astoria Hotel, has seen exponential growth in online business with eRevMax. The hotel, in online sales, has experienced 600% growth in online business in the last 3 years with RateTiger channel management and rate intelligence solutions. Astoria Hotel is a three-star property with over 100 rooms. RateTiger’s real-time connectivity with…

The hotel industry in Phoenix, Arizona, saw a US$25.9-million revenue increase during NCAA Final Four Weekend. That spike in rooms revenue topped the increases seen by each of the previous five NCAA Final Four host markets, according to data and analysis from STR.  For the purpose of its analysis, STR compared the Friday through Monday of…

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