The Silver Perspective


A look and analysis of the latest trends and statistics for hospitality professionals.


We’re in for a Bumpy Ride

Another year is starting and this one promises to be unlike the others in the midst of tax reforms and financial regulatory changes. One thing is for sure, we’re in for a bumpy ride. With that in mind, I decided to ask a select group of
hospitality executives from ownership, management, asset management, financial and branding companies to share their opinions on where
we are headed as an industry.

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30 Influential Women in Hospitality

This recognition a great reminder that both men and women contribute every day in a meaningful way. For me, I’m grateful for the chances I’ve had to serve the hospitality market in various roles and extremely fortunate to count myself as someone who has made a difference. Thank you to everyone who
has supported me and my career!

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Industry supports disaster victims

Back to back Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria have devastated vast regions of Texas, Florida and states all along the Gulf and East Coast as well as Puerto Rico. My heart goes out to all who have suffered loss and continued adverse
impact of these deadly storms.

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2017 is off to a great start!
2017 has been off to a better start than originally anticipated. Why is that you might ask? PwC’s “Hospitality Directions US” has found one such encouraging sign with higher RevPAR increases coming in Q4 of 2016.

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The hotel upswing-ongoing?

One thing I can tell you with certainty is that it will not be due to an oversupply in the market. I heartily agree with Hotel News Now editor Jack Corgel that there are strong reasons why, in the immediate future, oversupply won’t be
the downfall of our industry.

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Just how big of a threat is AirBnB?

I want to address a real very threat that I know many of us has on our minds- namely Airbnb and its impact on the industry. With 2 million listings in 34,000 cities and 190 countries, Airbnb can no longer be overlooked.

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