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    • Fourth Quarter 2018: “David” Hotels Continue to Dominate the “Goliaths” 

      Liu, Crocker H.; Nowak, Adam D.; White, Robert M. Jr (2019-01-01)
      Hotels in gateway cities continue to shine, with prices rising 25 percent year over year, compared to an 8-percent rise for hotels in non-gateway cities. Hotel financial performance is still breakeven, with operating profit ...
    • Fourth Quarter 2019: 2019 Ends on a Whimper 

      Liu, Crocker H.; Nowak, Adam D.; White, Robert M. Jr (2020-01-01)
      Onlyhotels in the New England region, and to a lesser extent the Midwest region, experienced a positive price momentum this quarter, although both regions suffered poor performance from a year-over-year perspective. Hotels ...
    • Frequency Strategies and Double Jeopardy in Marketing: The Pitfall of Relying on Loyalty Programs 

      Lynn, Michael (2008-07-01)
      Domestic airlines’ reliance on frequent flier programs to improve sales is called into question by the double jeopardy effect. Data on airline travel from D.K. Shifflet indicate that small domestic airlines suffer from ...
    • Fresh Thinking about the Box 

      Dev, Chekitan S.; Withiam, Glenn (2011-06-01)
      Brands have become the central organizing principle for most hospitality organizations, guiding every decision and every action. They make up a large part of the market value of many successful companies. While making money ...
    • FRESH: A Food-service Sustainability Rating for Hospitality Sector Events 

      Pirani, Sanaa I.; Arafat, Hassan; Thompson, Gary (2016-09-28)
      This report presents a metric called FRESH (for Foodservice Impact Rating for Environmentally Sustainable Hospitality Events). FRESH can be used to evaluate the performance of any foodservice meal period or event in the ...
    • From Concept to Impact: Beginning with the End in Mind Highlights of the 2015 Cornell Hospitality Entrepreneurship Roundtable 

      Olsen, Mona Anita; McDarby, Kelly; Park, Joanne Jihwan (2015-05-01)
      Among the many topics that directly affect entrepreneurs’ success are these five: franchising, funding, technology, opportunity recognition, and legal arrangements. The inaugural roundtable convened by The Leland C. and ...
    • A Glimmer of Hope Amidst a Hemorrhage 

      Liu, Crocker; Nowak, Adam; White, Robert Jr (2021-01-20)
      Prices of hotels along the east coast continue to drop, although the rate of decline has moderated. Hotels on the west coast enjoyed positive price momentum, both on a quarter-over-quarter or year-over-year basis. Hotels ...
    • Groundedness: Connecting Consumers with Place, People, and Past 

      Wrolstad, Jay (2022-04-19)
      Our fast-paced world keeps picking up speed, with digitization, globalization and mobility recognized widely as signs of progress and innovation—yet for many there is a growing desire to take a step back, catch their breath ...
    • Guide to Using the Free Rent Calculator 

      Liu, Peng; Su, Luoyi; deRoos, Jan A. (2014-02-01)
      In this step-by-step guide, we show you how to use the Free Rent Calculator, which provides an accurate, visual means to quantify the impact of concessions in commercial leases based on the market conditions and landlord’s ...
    • Have Minimum Wage Increases Hurt the Restaurant Industry? The Evidence Says No! 

      Lynn, Michael; Boone, Christopher (2015-12-16)
      Federal, state, and local laws in the U.S. specify the minimum wages to be paid in their jurisdictions. Recent years have seen an increased interest among many in raising those minimum wages, and there has been some movement ...
    • Heading into Economic Headwinds 

      Liu, Crocker; Nowak, Adam; White, Robert Jr (2022-07-26)
      The price of hotels rose in all regions except the Mid-Atlantic this quarter. Hotel prices in the Mountain and South Atlantic regions reached new statistical highs, while hotel prices in the Pacific region continued to ...
    • High-Tech, High-Touch: Highlights from the 2016 Entrepreneurship Roundtable 

      Olsen, Mona Anita Kristiansen; Blumenfeld, Jennifer (2016-11-08)
      More than two-dozen industry leaders met in Ithaca in April 2016 for the second annual Technology Entrepreneurship Roundtable hosted by the Center for Hospitality Research (CHR) at Cornell University’s School of Hotel ...
    • Highlights from the 2016 Sustainable and Social Entrepreneurship Enterprises Roundtable 

      Varney, Jeanne (2016-07-27)
      The April 2016 Sustainable and Social Entrepreneurship Enterprises roundtable brought together over 20 faculty, students, and leaders and entrepreneurs from a wide variety of mission-driven enterprises that focus on ...
    • Hospitality Business Models Confront the Future of Meetings 

      Lock, Howard; Macaulay, James (2010-06-01)
      Economic recovery has been slow to reach many parts of the global hospitality sector, and one of the most sluggish areas to improve has been the meetings and association business. Even as business activity resumes, the ...
    • Hospitality HR and Big Data: Highlights from the 2015 Roundtable 

      Tracey, J. Bruce (2015-08-01)
      The effects of so-called big data, which involves a torrent of detailed information about employees and customers, have begun to ripple through hospitality human resources—allowing managers the potential to connect HR ...
    • Hospitality Managers and Communication Technologies: Challenges and Solutions 

      Brownell, Judi; Newman, Amy (2009-12-01)
      A study on communication technologies among a convenience sample of 100 hotel managers found that email is both pervasive and intrusive, while other new media (i.e., instant messaging, intranets, wikis, and blogs) are only ...
    • Hospitality Sustainability Reporting: Slow, Steady Progress 

      Ricaurte, Eric; Verma, Rohit Ph.D; Withiam, Glenn (2012-12-01)
      In a far-reaching examination of the current status of sustainability reporting in the hospitality industry, the 2012 Cornell Sustainability Roundtable covered issues relating to sustainability reporting, customer perceptions ...
    • Hotel and Restaurant Strategy: Key Elements for Success 

      Withiam, Glenn (2013-04-01)
      Strategy is the key to success for any hotel or restaurant company, but developing and implementing a strategy is sometimes an elusive goal. A series of presentations at the 2012 Cornell Hospitality Research Summit focused ...
    • Hotel Brand Conversions: What Works and What Doesn’t 

      Dev, Chekitan (2015-11-11)
      As many as one-third of U.S. hotels have been converted from one brand to another in recent years, a process that frequently improves the hotel’s financial performance—although that is not always the case. Using data ...
    • Hotel Brand Standards: How to Pick the Right Amenities for Your Property 

      Dev, Chekitan; Hamilton, Rebecca; Rust, Roland (2017-02-01)
      Amenities specified by hotel companies’ brand standards can become a point of contention between hotel owners and brand managers. At issue for the owner is whether offering a particular amenity justifies the expense, while ...