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AHLA’s 2022 State of the Industry report forecasts uneven and volatile recovery

Lodging Magazine The hotel industry will continue moving toward recovery in 2022, but the path will be uneven and potentially volatile, and full recovery is still several years away, according to the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA)’s 2022 State of the Hotel Industry Report. The report, which reveals shifts in consumer and business sentiment, [...]

Is VRF the HVAC solution for your hotel?

Buildings 800 North High Street is a highly modern building in more than one way. It’s a fixture of Columbus, Ohio’s Short North Arts District, a neighborhood known for promoting local businesses and culture. The 10-story, 150,000-square-foot mixed-use building is home to a coworking space, two restaurants and Marriott’s new, modern hotel brand, Moxy.  READ MORE

Best assisted living design of 2021: Luxury senior living reaches new heights in Maplewood’s NYC highrise

Senior Housing News On Manhattan, New York’s Upper East Side sits a highrise building with a design rivaling some of the Big Apple’s most exclusive apartments. But the building isn’t a condo complex or a storied apartment — it’s a senior living community.  READ MORE

How to implement a successful outsourcing program

FacilitiesNet Outsourcing maintenance services is playing a necessary role in business operations right now as the pandemic continues. However, there are certain factors that facilities managers should take into account before signing on the dotted line. It is essential that managers find the balance between the outsourced services and optimizing operations, and the only way [...]

SENIOR Act proposes $10B sustainability fund, workforce development programs for assisted living

McKnight’s Senior Living Legislation to address labor challenges and create a $10 billion sustainability fund for senior living providers is expected to be introduced today. U.S. Reps. Lori Trahan (D-MA) and Brian Fitzpatrck (R-PA) are set to sponsor the Argentum-proposed Safeguarding Elderly Needs for Infrastructure and Occupational Resources (SENIOR) Act, which would create $1.25 billion [...]

Is your facility ready for winter?

Facilities Net Proper maintenance and preparation are the key to being ready for even the worst winter storms. Severe winter weather can vary from below normal cold temperatures and ice storms in southern cities to heavy snow or ice dams in northern states that can wreak havoc on commercial properties.  READ MORE

Top senior housing trends for 2022

Senior Housing News As 2022 begins, headlines are unfortunately reminiscent of two years ago, featuring news of Covid-19 case counts, global disruptions to business and transportation, and even whole cities going into lock down. But for the U.S. senior living industry, history will not repeat itself in 2022.  READ MORE

Keeping ahead of the latest cybersecurity attacks

Lodging Magazine With the end to the international pandemic travel ban, the hospitality industry is preparing for a surge of friends, families, and tourist gatherings in 2022. As more travelers seek leisure time in many U.S. locations, preparing for cybersecurity attacks should be a top priority as hotels handle more personal data about their customers, [...]

Is your snow contractor servicing your facility effectively?

Facility Executive Trusting a new service provider can feel uneasy when you don’t ask the right questions up front. Starting with good communication to level set expectations will ensure they understand your needs. Here are nine questions to ask a new snow and ice control company and prove they are a good fit for your [...]

How electric vehicles are reshaping facilities management

Facilities Net In a world where maintenance and engineering managers are optimizing operations and improving their organizations’ bottom line, many also are increasingly aware of the need to look beyond traditional issues. Managers need to commit to measuring their facilities’ social and environmental impact, and they need to commit to financial performance rather than solely [...]

Hyatt rolls out room keys in Apple Wallet

Hotel Management Hyatt Hotel Corp. has introduced room keys in Apple Wallet across the first six participating U.S. hotels: Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort in Wailea, Hawaii; Hyatt Centric Key West (Florida) Resort & Spa; Hyatt House Chicago/West Loop-Fulton Market; Hyatt House Dallas/Richardson; Hyatt Place Fremont/Silicon Valley in Fremont, California; and Hyatt Regency Long Beach [...]

Training + technology: The cure for facility retirement woes

ARC Facilities Many facility maintenance teams will say goodbye to key staff members due to retirement in the next five years, according to an ARC Facilities LinkedIn poll. This article makes the case for the importance of cross training to ensure competent staff in the generations to come.  READ MORE

5 hidden costs of deferring maintenance

FacilitiesNet Every year, billions of dollars in needed maintenance repairs to facility assets are deferred. Inadequate funding is the most often cited reason for deferring maintenance, closely followed by insufficient staffing. But there are other factors. Maintenance managers and personnel may not fully understand all of the tasks that are necessary to properly maintain building [...]

Active adult housing in 2022

McKnights Senior Living Active adult housing is a growing and evolving sector within the senior housing continuum. Active adult housing targets a younger, healthy and active consumer over the age of 55 who is looking for maintenance-free living with access to amenities, activities and socialization opportunities with their peers.  READ MORE

Active Adult Housing in 2022

McKnights Senior Living Active adult housing is a growing and evolving sector within the senior housing continuum. Active adult housing targets a younger, healthy and active consumer over the age of 55 who is looking for maintenance-free living with access to amenities, activities and socialization opportunities with their peers.  READ MORE

Assisted living providers sound the alarm over lack of COVID-19 aid

The Hill Senior living providers are mounting a last-ditch effort to secure pandemic aid in Democrats’ $1.75 trillion social spending bill after they were largely excluded from previous relief packages. Industry trade group Argentum says that assisted living facilities, which care for around 2 million seniors, have lost $30 billion during the pandemic due to [...]

In the hotel of the future, Josh is ready to serve you

Forbes If you check in to the Kimpton Rowan in Palm Springs, California, you may meet Josh. He’s an automated voice assistant right next to the reading light in your room, and he can do a lot. Josh.ai — that’s his full name — can lower the blinds, turn on your TV and give you [...]

Mobile apps are already changing layouts for hotel design

Skift The hotel industry’s emphasis on pushing more features through smartphone apps during the pandemic has a long-term impact on how future properties are developed. Brands like Yotel were early adopters in using technology to free up space in hotels prior to the pandemic. But major companies like Hilton all the way down to independent [...]

Labor Department issues COVID vaccine requirement for companies with 100 or more employees

McKnights Senior Living U.S. companies employing 100 or more workers must develop, implement and enforce a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, unless they adopt a policy requiring employees to choose to either be vaccinated or undergo regular COVID-19 testing and wear a face covering at work, under an emergency temporary standard issued by the Department of [...]

Amid the pandemic, shining a spotlight on safety

Facilities Net COVID-19 aside, how safe are your facilities? That’s a big ask, I know, to think beyond a deadly pandemic that so far has lasted nearly two years and continues to dominate conversations for many maintenance and engineering managers.  READ MORE