Tag Archives: Hotels

Playing Host

Hotel Management magazine recently noted that at the end of the day, it is the hotel management company that is really playing host to the guests as it executes the requirements of the brand and the desires of the owner.  But how does the hotel management company do this for the owner from the lawyer’s … Continue Reading

STR Making Changes

STR is making changes to the highly regarded and widely used STAR Report.  Those of us who spend time drafting, reviewing, negotiating, and understanding hotel management agreements know that an important element of a management agreement is the Performance Test, and that a critical element of the typical two pronged performance test is the RevPAR … Continue Reading

Guest Privacy, Safety and Security

A jury’s decision to award sportscaster Erin Andrews $55 million as a result of a hotel’s failure to reasonably safeguard her privacy, safety and security is a forceful and important reminder to hotel owners and operators: A guest’s privacy and safety are paramount.  Certainly this jury saw it that way, and other juries might reach … Continue Reading

Collections Continue to Thrive

Owners of strong, unique independent hotels are finding that they can gain many of the advantages of an affiliation with a branded hotel management company without entering into a management contract and relinquishing control of the hotel.  This is indeed the case and much has been written about the many collections of hotels now available … Continue Reading

Time is on Your Side – ADA Pool Lift Regulations Suspended for 60 Days for Existing Pools

The hard deadline of March 15, 2012, for compliance with the ADA Standards for Accessible Design with regard to existing swimming pools, wading pools and spas has been suspended for 60 days.  Attorney General Eric Holder extended the date for compliance with Sections 242 and 1009 of the ADA Standards for Accessible Design until May 15, … Continue Reading
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