The Lodging Conference 2022 in Phoenix has just wrapped up, and it did not disappoint. A record crowd of more than 2,500 participants packed the general sessions and think tank panels, and overall the mood was one of optimism and enthusiasm.
On average, a typical hotel property undergoes a renovation every five to 10 years. That time frame depends on the local market, competition, brand standards, and of course, the economy. This is the reason so many hotels appear to be “under renovation” at any given time. Designers are constantly at work to provide beautiful and timely aesthetics to lobbies and guestrooms. Those new finishes do provide a wow factor to the guests staying there. But what about the “hidden” renovations that one might not ever suspect? Inside the guts of a building, where visitors may never step foot, hotel properties are being upgraded and repaired to keep guests safe, comfortable and connected.