Monthly Archives: March 2018

Monetize Your Hotel Guest Check-In

Hotels are now charging guests more than ever before. But in many markets, new hotel construction is eating away at demand and lowering overall occupancy. That makes it more difficult to continue increasing rates at the same pace as the last several years. According to R. Mark Woodworth, Senior Managing Director of CBRE Hotels’ Americas [...]

By |2019-02-11T19:34:54+00:00March 28th, 2018|Hospitality Industry Trends|

How The Cloud Makes Hotels More Efficient To Operate

North American hotels are experiencing record revenue as the economy continues to grow. In January the U.S. added 200,000 jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In fact, the U.S. economy experienced job growth for 88 months in a row, according to a report by NPR. But there is a downside of all this [...]

By |2019-02-13T16:43:03+00:00March 20th, 2018|Cloud-based PMS|

More ‘New’ Hotels Coming. Are you Ready?

Rapid new hotel development and increased renovations of older properties have transformed local and regional markets across the United States, forcing many hoteliers to consider new strategies to stay competitive. According to Lodging Econometrics, by the end of 2018, the number of hotels and rooms in the United States is forecast to grow by 2.5%. [...]

By |2019-02-11T19:32:50+00:00March 14th, 2018|Employee Training / Turnover, Rate Management|

Smartphones are Changing the Hotel Business

Smartphones have revolutionized the ways we interact with each other and the ways we do business. The hospitality industry is no exception. Mobile technology has forced hoteliers to reinvent the way they connect with customers and how they manage day-to-day operations. Here are some of the top ways smartphones are changing the hotel business: Booking [...]

By |2019-02-11T19:24:36+00:00March 8th, 2018|Hospitality Industry Trends|

Hotel Spotlight: River Lodge & Grill

It is time to feature another member of the SkyTouch community. This week we travel to Boardman, Oregon where the River Lodge & Grill offers guests panoramic views of the Columbia River. In fact, it is the only hotel that is right on the river in all of Boardman and the surrounding area. This pet-friendly [...]

By |2019-02-11T19:36:25+00:00March 6th, 2018|Hotel Customer Spotlight|