High Vacancy: Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on the Hotel Industry

Main Article Hotel

No question, the hotel industry is among the hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic along with the airline, travel and restaurant sectors. Hotels have been closed for months and millions of employees have been laid off and furloughed. According to the American Hotel & Lodging Association, “leisure and hospitality” hotels in the U.S. are on…

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Hotel Security Improved Since Vegas


Hotel security protocol has upped the ante in the nearly year and a half since the Mandalay Bay mass shooting in Las Vegas, which claimed the lives of 58 concertgoers at a nearby musical festival. Brooks Chase, president of Distinguished Specialty, was featured in Resort Trades, where he spoke to the changing landscape of the…

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Desperately Seeking Sushi

Restaurant Gen Z

Generation Z (today’s teenagers) are already writing their personal ads for future restaurant visits: Single female seeking restaurant with tech options. Single male seeking good food and service. Seeking: an experience to capture, post, and repeat.

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Move Over Martinis, the Three-Click Lunch is Here

Restaurant Technology

Mobile apps, online ordering, and automated kiosks—what’s a restaurant’s best bet for adding tech? More and more eateries in the hospitality industry are paving the way for an automated future—one where sales increase, costs go down, and customers are happier to skip a line and some in-person wait time. New restaurant technology is becoming a…

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