Meet the Team: Sarah Stackpole

Where are you originally from? Born and raised in Houston, TX!  What is your favorite food? I could eat pizza all day, every day. With how many different combinations there are nowadays (meatlovers, gluten free, veggie), the options are endless! What do you like/dislike about Dallas? I like how I am able to live and explore a new part of


Panic Rates – New York City Edition (Case Study)

If there is one city where revenue managers have got things figured out, it has to be New York City, right? Although the demand drivers have changed a bit over the years (my dutch fur trading LNR’s are down 100% since the 1600’s, for reference) Manhattan remains one of, if not the most high demand market on the planet. When


4 Predictions for the Hotel Industry in 2019

  1. Things continue to get nasty between hotels and Airbnb AirBnB is in a unique spot heading into 2019, but may be poised to take a beating. As hotel brands and other startups continue to grey the area between residential and hotel accommodations, and local governments continue to crack down on short term rentals, it seems as though things


Kriya RevGEN: A Look Back

It's been five years.  We started Kriya RevGEN five years ago with just a few hotels, a couple Excel spreadsheets, and a lot of questions.  Why was revenue management the way it was?  While it seemed that so many industries were gaining technological momentum so quickly, the hotel industry seemed to lag behind. Why was that?  Why was it so

Meet the Team: DJ Devang “Shakes” Jariwala

Tell me a little about where you came from and your previous experience. I’m a Texan! Born in Fort Worth, raised in Irving. In regard to hospitality, my experiences have revolved around expanding my knowledge and learning about all areas of the Hotel Industry. I have worked with multiple Hilton brands like the Hilton Garden Inn, Embassy Suites, and Homewood


Take your Revenue Management Back!

Lately, I’ve been in contact with a lot of hotel management groups interested in taking their revenue management in house. Maybe they’re looking for more control of their hotels, better service, or cost savings. Whatever the case is, I applaud them and am passionate about helping them. Five years ago, I helped Kriya Hotels take their RM in house. They


Our Take: Wyndham Acquires LQ!

Big things keep getting bigger; Jeff Bezos’ bank account balance has gone from an integerto a long data type, Bitcoin keeps reaching new hi- (wait. nevermind), and the Wyndham hotel group – already the largest by property count—has now added a whole new portfolio of midscale hotels thanks to its latest corporate endocytosis. Make no mistake, another big acquisition was to be expected, the


Twelve Days of Bad Occupancy

The holidays are almost here, and it’s the most wonderful time of the year! Right? Right!?  If you’re a hotel owner or operator, maybe not. Now is the best time to think about your holiday strategy, before the holiday season gets away from you. We’ve put together our top twelve tips for the twelve days of Christmas to help you


Meet the Team: Caroline “Keurig” Uhrig

Tell me a little about where you came from and your previous experience. I grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana. Throughout high school, I worked in various restaurants which is originally why I went onto study hospitality at Purdue University (Boiler Up). While I was at Purdue, I had a random range of experiences. I was a teaching assistant for one of


Demystifying Government Per Diem

With the new Government Per-Diem rates recently released, now seems as good a time as any to discuss the often misunderstood Per Diem rate. Just to clear up any confusion about the Per Diem there are several things you should know: There are two forms of Per Diem: Lodging Per Diem and Meals and Incidentals Expenses (M&IE). If you can