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U.S. Hotel Occupancy Slightly Increases Beginning of September

September 15, 2021

Lifted by Labor Day weekend, Hurricane Ida evacuations and the return of college football, U.S. hotel performance increased slightly from the previous week, according to STR‘s latest data through 4 September. 29 August through 4 September 2021 (percentage change from comparable week in 2019*): Occupancy: 61.3% (+0.7%) Average daily rate (ADR): US$132.94 (+9.4%) Revenue per […]

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Conferring in Kansas – The Best Conference Centers Around Kansas

September 15, 2021

By Astrid Zeppenfeld To confer or not to confer – that is no longer the question, as much of the country has been fully immunized and re-opened after a long pandemic year. Meeting planners have their hands full, trying to organize all the business functions that had been put on hold for so long. We […]

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Events on Display – Museum Venues to Showcase Any Event

September 15, 2021

By Kaitlyn Wallace Kansas planners are always on the hunt for unique and exciting venues– venues that bring experiences, beauty and adventure to events that are often otherwise long and business-focused. And what better way to explore new venues than to search for those with an innate sense of history, artistry, and grandeur– museum meeting […]

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The Charm of Prairiewood – Community, Creativity, and Connection

September 15, 2021

By Kaitlyn Wallace Nestled in the heart of the tallgrass prairie just outside of Manhattan, Kansas, Prairiewood Retreat and Preserve provides a variety of unique and relaxing meeting and event spaces that are bound to enchant and awe attendees from all walks of life. With a mission of providing spaces to connect with nature, connect […]

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Meet at the Courtyard by Marriott in Manhattan, KS

September 10, 2021

The Courtyard by Marriott opened their newly developed hotel on August 12 in Manhattan’s Aggieville district. The hotel offers 127 rooms in a contemporary design. Amenities include fitness center, the Bistro and Bistro Bar, valet parking and a terrace with outdoor fire pit and seating area. The hotel features a 1,100 sq ft of meeting […]

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U.S. Hotels Surpassed 2019 Profit Level in July

September 2, 2021

Estimated U.S. hotel gross operating profit for July 2021 came in at 111% of the 2019 comparable, according to STR‘s latest monthly P&L data release. In addition to total GOP estimates above July 2019, EBITDA came in at 116% of the pre-pandemic comparable. On a per-available-room basis, each of the key profitability metrics, aside from […]

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67% of Business Travelers to Reduce Trips Amid Rising COVID-19

August 31, 2021

U.S. business travelers are scaling back travel plans amid rising COVID-19 cases, with 67% planning to take fewer trips, 52% likely to cancel existing travel plans without rescheduling, and 60% planning to postpone existing travel plans, according to a new national survey conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of the American Hotel & Lodging Association […]

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Hotel Performance Decreases Second Week of August

August 25, 2021

U.S. hotel occupancy and average daily rate (ADR) dipped from previous weeks, according to STR‘s latest data through 14 August. 8-14 August 2021 (percentage change from comparable week in 2019*): Occupancy: 65.7% (-8.4%) Average daily rate (ADR): US$139.18 (+5.9%) Revenue per available room (RevPAR): US$91.45 (-3.0%) While the metrics were down week over week, comparisons […]

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People Update: Dana Bronson

August 13, 2021

Dana Bronson is the new Director of Sales at the Manhattan Conference Center and Hilton Garden Inn. Bronson has been in the hospitality sales industry for nearly 20 years. Before COVID cut his time short as Senior Sales Manager at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel and Convention Center in Wichita, he was the Director […]

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Back-to-school Season to Greatly Impact Hotel Performance

August 13, 2021

After a year of shifts toward e-learning throughout the U.S., STR’s annual School Break Report shows less scheduled remote coursework on the academic calendar for the upcoming year. The report summarizes vacation break dates in 2021-22 for a robust sample of U.S. public K-12 school districts, colleges and universities. The pandemic has affected the approach […]

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