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How Could Falling Consumer Confidence Affect the Hotel Industry?
The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index as of November 2015 was 90.4 compared to 102.6 in September 2015.
Growth in Demand, Limited Supply Drove US Hotel Occupancy Rates
Occupancy rates, which measure hotel capacity utilization, saw unprecedented growth in 2015. November 2015 occupancy rates saw a year-over-year growth rate of 3.2%.
Just How Much Does Marriott International Stand to Benefit from the Starwood Acquisition?
Marriott’s acquisition of Starwood will likely help Marriott double its international portfolio while diversifying its global presence.
Running down Marriott International’s Big Brands
Marriott has 20 brands under its management, including luxury, lifestyle, and signature brands. Only 39% of its hotels in North America are full-service.