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Hospitality Lawyers: The latest “Optimistic Views” from Smith Travel Research

8 May 2009

Hospitality Lawyers with “U.S. Lodging Industry Overview” by Mark Lomanno — Meet the Money® presentation May 6, 2009

Meet the Money® is the annual hotel finance conference presented by the hotel lawyers of JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group®. These slides were presented at the 19th annual Meet the Money® conference held in Los Angeles on May 5-7, 2009.

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This is Mark Lomanno’s presentation from Meet the Money 2009.

For other JEWELS from the conference, see Hospitality Lawyers present JEWELS from Meet the Money® 2009 — the “best ever” hotel conference.

Take a look at slide #3 showing a 17.7% YTD RevPAR drop for 2009, which Mark says continued into April. This is not good news, and Mark bills himself as holding a relatively optimistic view of the future. See what that looks like!


Mark V. Lomanno
Smith Travel Research
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