As the the hotel and hospitality industry in the US give insight into the future real estate sector, this article discusses a presentation by Robert Mandelbaum, Director of Research Information Services, CBRE Hotels, to the Cornell Chapter of HFTP (Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals).

It considers the Presidential Election affecting trends in ADR and occupancy; the influence of Airbnb on US hotel RevPar; booking hotels direct via the hotel website rather than through OTAs; the impacts of rising salaries, wages, benefits and additional staff required by increased occupancy; and the impact of elevated inflation as Americans have to devote more of their paychecks to necessities.

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