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Hotel Capital Stack in 2018: Laying Out Your Plan

April 4, 2018

By Robert A. Rauch, CHA U.S. hospitality markets are now in a period of strong recovery that goes back 96 straight months, according to STR. Banks...

The Transformation of the Hotel Industry in the 2010s

March 1, 2018

By Robert A. Rauch, CHA We have officially been transformed into the John Naisbitt coined “hi tech, hi touch” world, 33 years after the release of...

Why 2018 Will Be Great: Hotel Industry Forecast

February 2, 2018

By Robert A. Rauch The big news in 2017 was the stock market, consumer confidence and the economy in general. Tax reform, wage growth, reduced regulations and...

Hospitality Leadership in 2018

January 4, 2018

By Robert A. Rauch What will leadership look like this year? It’s not always the same each year. Yes, leadership books might provide the same...

Hospitality Trends 2018 – What’s Happening in Hospitality

December 6, 2017

By Robert A. Rauch Each December, we come out with my trends for the following year. Last year we led with Artifical Intelligence and Robotics. In May, 2017,...

Best Management Practices for Less Experienced or “Mom and Pop” Owners

October 30, 2017

By Robert A. Rauch If you are considering a management company because you feel you are not keeping up with the nuances of distribution channel...

Competitive Advantage 2018 – The World Has Changed

October 4, 2017

By Robert A. Rauch The classic model of competitive advantage is Michael Porter’s five forces shown below. This is still a useful model for the...

Hotel Business Plan Development 2018: Getting Ready for 2018 Budgeting

September 7, 2017

By Robert A. Rauch Before we complete our business plans for 2018, a review of macroeconomic data is in order. China’s growth might be slowing but...

Revenue and Cost Strategies for Boutiques, Independents

July 28, 2017

Find the right tools and embrace the cost generators that best fit your independent property. By Robert A. Rauch With many moving parts and no brand systems...

Mid-Year Report: 2017 Remains Strong

July 5, 2017

By Robert A. Rauch 2017 is on pace to be a profitable year but it might spell the end of profitable growth as labor and health care costs are escalating...

Spring Conference Season – What is the Buzz?

June 6, 2017

by Robert A. Rauch Spring brings on many conferences including our own Lodging Industry Forecast Event (LIFE) Conference held in March. Recently we’ve...

Leadership – Information and Skills Needed for Hospitality Success in 2017

March 2, 2017

By Robert A. Rauch Whether you are an owner, industry executive, general manager or aspiring industry leader, 2017 is going to be a very solid year as we have...

Preliminary Hotel Industry Forecast: 2017

January 3, 2017

Since 2016 is barely gone, we may as well spell out the big news and the impact that news may have on 2017 and beyond. The first was Marriott—that was a...

Marketing Strategies for a Competitive Advantage in 2017

November 1, 2016

By Robert Rauch According to Geoffrey Moore in his book Living on the Fault Line: Managing for Shareholder Value in the Age of the Internet, stock price is a...

10 Steps to Business Plan Development 2017

September 21, 2016

By Robert A. Rauch This article is designed to include the keys to business planning and development success but there are changes occurring in our industry...

San Diego’s Recent Boom: How it Got Here and are the San Diego Chargers in its Future

September 8, 2016

by Robert A. Rauch The Past Horton Plaza served as the catalyst for San Diego’s development in the recent past and it became the anchor for future...

The Misconceptions of Millennials and Meetings

August 2, 2016

By Robert A. Rauch, CHA Originally posted on There are a number of misconceptions floating around the hotel industry about our...

The Lodging Landscape: 2016 Midpoint by Robert A. Rauch, CHA

July 6, 2016

The first half of 2016 included a bit of a negative impact from China’s economy, some terrorism events and a softer than predicted first half in terms of...

The Chargers, Convention Center and Taxes: A Primer

May 3, 2016

By Robert A. Rauch This is one man's opinion. I am an Independent, so Democrats and Republicans alike will disagree with me. I am not a member of the...

Keys to Success: Employee Satisfaction

February 16, 2016

By Robert A. Rauch, President of RAR Hospitality 2016 is going to be an amazing year for the hotel industry as we previously forecasted. We have also covered...

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