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13
Aug

A quick tour around the new office!

In case you didn’t hear the news, we moved from Irving,TX to Grapevine earlier this year! If you haven’t had a chance to come by and say hi in person, here’s a mini photo-tour that should give you a quick run-down of our new digs. Hope you enjoy!   Here’s a view as soon as you get out of the

5
Aug

Our Growth Mapped!

This week we’re looking at our growth in another way: geographically! When we first started offering revenue management services we only had a handful of properties in our home-state of Texas, and a few in Oklahoma as well. Fast forward only a few years and we are now in over 30 States! It’s been a whirlwind of growth these past

15
Jul

Resort Fees – The RevGEN Reply Episode 2 out now!

So why are resort fees the talk of the hospitality world this week, and why have things finally come to a head now? Be sure to watch our latest edition of the RevGEN reply to hear our takes on the latest resort fee drama.   If you’re late to the game, here’s a quick catch-up of what’s happened: Booking.com announced

22
Jan

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

27
Dec

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

16
Mar

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
8
Mar

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

18
Jan

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

26
Oct

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

24
Aug

Six Tips: Room Type Upcharges

The first hotel that I ever worked at was a relatively small 70 room property with 4 floors. Almost everything about the hotel was quite standard: a 2.5 Star property about 3 miles from a major NFL stadium and just a few miles from a major Amusement Park. We were busy in the Summer; our weekends almost always fared better