Hotel operators forecast bleak prospects as COVID-19 surges

Nov 19, 2020
The holidays, usually a busy time for the hotel industry, won't help this year as many families stay at home.
A closed hotel is seen in April in New York City.
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The job market is still in recovery, but it's also still losing momentum

Nov 6, 2020
The decline in unemployment has slowed since an early rebound from the first wave of COVID-19 shutdowns.
The manufacturing and construction sectors have done pretty well throughout the pandemic, but But, jobs in travel, hotels and restaurants are still way down.
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With the slowdown in travel, many hotels are in a financial squeeze

Aug 20, 2020
Paying back debt is getting harder for hotel owners, according to research by Trepp.
Employees are ready to receive guests at a hotel in Las Vegas. The industry is struggling during the pandemic as many people have canceled travel plans.
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Hotels, among the first businesses hit by COVID-19, are still less than half full

Jul 31, 2020
In the peak summer season, hotels are usually at least 80% full.
Since the pandemic started, about 1 in 3 hotel workers have been laid off and not called back, said Nick Bunker at the Indeed Hiring Lab.
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Would you miss tiny bottles of shampoo in hotel bathrooms?

Nov 25, 2019
Major hotel brands are promising to get rid of one of the most recognizable elements of the hotel experience: tiny bottles of shampoo.
Small plastic bottles of shampoo, conditioner and body lotion sit in a bathroom at a SpringHill Suites, a hotel operated by Marriott, in August in New Orleans.
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Marriott plans to take on Airbnb in home-sharing market

Apr 29, 2019
The hotel group is preparing to launch a new division.
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Why hotels are installing fewer bathtubs

Apr 22, 2019
Shower-only hotel rooms in the U.S. now make up nearly a quarter of all rooms.
Shower-only hotel rooms in the U.S. now make up nearly a quarter of all rooms.
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