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    5 things to know: 14 June 2019

    From the desks of the Hotel News Now editorial staff:

    • Barr explains IHG’s growth strategies, tech innovation
    • City quiets Chicago hotel strike with cease and desist
    • Economists expect Fed to cut interest rates
    • US-China trade war could get messy, expensive
    • Yukon hotel bar gets a new toe

    5 things to know: 13 June 2019

    From the desks of the Hotel News Now editorial staff:

    • Hilton execs talk future after celebrating centennial
    • Hotel occupancy rates drop in Asia/Pacific
    • Weekly results for the US hotel industry
    • ‘Safer stocks’ outperforming amid uncertainty
    • City center Manchester hotel a scam

    Hilton charts path forward after celebrating centennial

    Not satisfied with simply hitting the 100-year-old mark, Hilton executives believe there is plenty of space left for their company to expand. In a video interview with HNN, CFO Kevin Jacobs discussed the financial and practical benefits of continued growth.

    Cancer has got to go

    This week I’m inspired by two hotel industry projects raising awareness and funding to help in the fight against cancer.

    STR: Holiday shifts affect school breaks, hotel demand

    STR's 2019-20 School Break Report shows shifts in school calendar dates and subsequent periods of high hotel leisure demand, with weather and variability across school districts playing a role in peak family vacation periods.

    Tech execs: Everyone is fighting for guest connection

    Hotels hold an advantage over tech giants in the quest to forge relationships with travelers because they see them face to face, but that’s not going to stop the Googles of the world from getting as close as possible, tech experts said.

    5 things to know: 12 June 2019

    From the desks of the Hotel News Now editorial staff:

    • CEOs answer burning questions on brands, tech
    • Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index dropped 4.9% in May
    • Hyatt files lawsuit against Unite Here Local 1
    • New Jersey first state to require hotel panic buttons
    • Albuquerque hotels booked for senior games

    STR: Preliminary May data for London hotels

    London hotel occupancy dipped 0.6% to 82%, according to preliminary May data from STR. ADR, however rose 1.6% to £147.76 ($188.23), which drove RevPAR up 1% to £121.17 ($154.36).

    STR: Preliminary May data for Sydney hotels

    Preliminary May data from STR shows Sydney hotel occupancy dipped 1.3% to 81.5% for the month, while ADR decreased 3.2% to 207.72 Australian dollars ($144.26) and RevPAR dropped 4.4% to AU$169.23 ($117.53).