Lodging Management

In 2012, the lodging industry generated $39.0 billion in pretax income, an increase of 14.3% over 2011.  Total industry revenue was $155.5 billion, an $8.1 billion increase over 2011 (AHLA/STR 2012).

Lodging has a diversified customer base:
40% traveled for business
60% traveled for leisure (ALHA 2013)

 52,529 properties*
4,900,642 guestrooms
$155.5 billion in sales
$65.16 revenue per available room (RevPAR)
61.4% average occupancy rate
*Based on properties with 15 or more rooms.



       The Lodging and Resort industry is an integral part of tourism. In the United States,
       travel and tourism is among the nation's largest services export industries, and one
       of America's largest employers.  In fact, it ranks as one of the top 10 largest industries
       in 48 states plus the District of Columbia.  The tourism industry includes a number
       of interrelated businesses - lodging properties, airlines, restaurants, cruise lines, car
       rentals, travel agents, and tour operators, among others (AHLA/STR 2012).




 

Lodging Management Faculty Mentors:

Kristen Jack

213C DeVos Center
Grand Valley State University
401 W. Fulton Street
Grand Rapids, MI  49504

Phone: 616 331-3167
Fax: 616 331-3115
Email: jackk@gvsu.edu

 

Michael Scantlebury

274C DeVos Center
Grand Valley State University
401 W. Fulton Street
Grand Rapids, MI  49504

Phone: 616 331-2705
Fax: 616 331 3115
Email: scantlem@gvsu.edu

 

Mike Sciarini

211C DeVos Center
Grand Valley State University
401 W. Fulton Street
Grand Rapids, MI  49504

Phone: 616 331-2104
Fax: 616 331-3115
Email:  sciarinm@gvsu.edu

 

 

 

 

Page last modified August 22, 2014