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College & University Hotel Ownership Symposium: Key Takeaways ~ by Rachel Roginsky, ISHC

March 27, 2024

The College & University Hotel Ownership Symposium (CUHOS) convened at Harvard University in early March. The focus of the symposium was to allow college and university employees charged with the planning and administration of their institution’s hotels an opportunity to attend seminars and discussions important to the development and oversight of hotel assets. The biennial […]


January 31, 2024

The Boston/Cambridge lodging market ended 2023 at 76.4% occupancy, a 6.8% variance over 2022’s 69.6%. This 6-point increase in occupancy is a result of the market accommodating 8.6% more rooms in 2023 compared to the prior year; 0.6% more rooms occupied as compared to 2019.  Seasonality appears to be in sync with what we typically […]

Boston/Cambridge Lodging Market – Outlook is for Positive Growth for 2024, by Rachel Roginsky, ISHC

November 15, 2023

After spending the last 32 years tracking and analyzing the Boston/Cambridge (“the City”) lodging market, Pinnacle Advisory Group is quite comfortable forecasting top line (occupancy and ADR) revenue for the City.  But projecting the future with precision can be complicated.  Here’s our perspective on the City’s lodging market for 2024: Convention and Group Demand – […]

LOOKING UP AGAIN – Three years after the start of the pandemic, Boston-area hotels are optimistic again – Rachel Roginsky, ISHC, featured in the Boston Business Journal

January 20, 2023

Boston-area hotel leaders are finally seeing room for optimism. Boston Harbor Hotel General Manager Stephen Johnston. As we approach three years since the pandemic began, hotel occupancy rates continue to slowly come back. Relatively big progress was made in 2022, hotel managers said, and they’re optimistic about the new year. Signs mandating mask-wearing are few […]

No Room for Discounts as Hotels Recover – Rachel Roginsky, ISHC featured in Banker and Tradesman

December 18, 2022

Global Investors Rank Boston as Top 3 Market By Steve Adams | Banker & Tradesman Staff The new owners of the former Loews Boston hotel are targeting “bleisure” travelers who combine business trips with sightseeing after acquiring the property for $117 million in August and announcing $20 million in upgrades.  Shuttered hotels and skeleton-crew staffs are fading […]

Hospitality Leaders Join Forces to Award Inaugural Celebrating Diversity Scholarship

June 21, 2022

From left to right: Chandler Williamson, Senior at North Carolina Central University; Rachel Roginsky, ISHC, Owner of Pinnacle Advisory Group Inc.; and Morgan Best, Junior at Virginia State University. New York — June 21, 2022 — This month, hospitality leaders across the industry joined forces to launch the first-ever Celebrating Diversity Scholarship – paving the […]