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How to Leverage Business Intelligence to Improve Hotel Performance

Today, rather than spend inordinate amounts of time grappling with endless formatting, data importing and exporting, version control issues, and poor …

    
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Using BI to Create a More Profitable 2020

Using BI to Create a More Profitable 2020 By Kevin Duncan, Senior Director, Strategic Commercial Initiatives at The Rainmaker Group, a Cendyn company Brilliant autumn leaves and that slight nip in the air signal the start of the fall season, and right …

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2019 Smart Decision Guide to Revenue Management for Hotels

2019 Smart Decision Guide for Hospitality Revenue Management

2019 Smart Decision Guide for Hospitality Revenue Management Everything you need to know to select the right revenue management solution and/or services for your organizationRevenue management continually evolves and as it does, so does your responsibi …

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Revenue Management to Revenue Strategy: The Changing Role of RM in Hotels

Revenue Management to Revenue Strategy: The Changing Role of RM in Hotels With U.S. hotel occupancy levels registering record-breaking performance,1 hoteliers must get creative when it comes forging a path toward higher rates and greater profits. And t …

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Webinar: To RMS or Not To RMS?

Webinar: To RMS or Not To RMS? Have you ever thought to yourself.. is my property too (insert your preferred adjective) to benefit from an RMS?Then this webinar is for you!Listen as Dan Skodol, Rainmaker’s VP of Revenue Analytics, drills down into the …

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Hotel BI: Applying Data Analytics to Real-Life Situations

Hotel BI: Applying Data Analytics to Real-Life Situations When it comes to analyzing your data, relying on manual methods – i.e. using Excel spreadsheets or Google Sheets – takes too much time and is often inaccurate, fraught with human error. Hotel ow …

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RM Strategies & Best Practices for Pre-Opening Your Property

RM Strategies & Best Practices for Pre-Opening Your Property Despite reports of a weakening global growth rate through 2020,1 research from IBISWorld shows that the hotels and motels industry has outperformed the broader economy for the past five …

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The Key to Profitability: Understand Your Demand Forecast

A hotel that is constantly jam-packed with guests is not automatically a profitable one. The goal of a successful hotel is not necessarily to achieve 100 percent occupancy, but rather to optimize revenue. And developing a way to more accurately forecas …

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Webinar: Optimize Group Profitability

The importance and complexity of the group segment continues to grow as sales and revenue teams are under ever increasing pressure to deliver more profits to the bottom line as operating and acquisition costs continue to rise.

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Maximize Hotel Profitability with Group Business

Are you getting the most out of your group revenue strategy? Read the factors contributing to a lack of profitability in hospitality groups and what can help!

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The Hotel Power Couple

The Hotel Power Couple

Unlock Profitable Relationships Between Revenue Management and Marketing…

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Accomplishing the “5 Rights” of Revenue Management

Right Product, Right Customer, Right Price, Right Channel, Right Time. Are you maximizing on all of these?

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8 Must-Haves for a Complete Revenue Optimization Solution

8 Must-Haves for a Complete Revenue Optimization Solution

Use this e-book as a guide for identifying the top 8 Revenue Optimization must-haves for optimal hotel pricing & profitability.

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The Transformative Power of BI in the Hotel Industry

The Transformative Power of BI in the Hotel Industry

At every level of the hospitality industry, we often lack relevant, timely information. Hotel revenue managers attempt to address these deficiencies…

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BI: Opening the Cookie Jar

As revenue managers, we hoard our knowledge until someone is wise enough, dependent on the revenue manager, or brave enough to ask. It’s time to change…

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Cherokee Nation Entertainment – Brian Larson

At our recent user conference, we sat down with Brian Larson of Cherokee Nation Entertainment to learn a little about his experience with Rainmaker and…

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OHM Collection - Mary Arcuri Testimonial

OHM Collection – Mary Arcuri Testimonial

At our recent Optimize conference we caught up with Mary Arcuri from OHM Collection to talk about her experience with Rainmaker. OHM utilizes revintel®…

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Optimize Your Weekly Revenue Strategy Meeting

Join Rainmaker for some tips & tricks on how to make the most out of your RM meeting!

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Perception is Reality: Pricing Psychology for Hotel Revenue Managers

Perception is Reality: Pricing Psychology for Hotel Revenue Managers

Is a pair of $50,000 Sennheiser Orpheus headphones1 really fifty times better than a pair that costs $1,000? Expensive items and experiences are often…

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Health Check: System and Strategy Optimization

Join Rainmaker’s Len Wasserman and Julie Walsh of Benchmark for a health check of your RM strategies and systems!

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Sales and RM – Why Can’t We Be Friends?

Sales and RM – Why Can’t We Be Friends?

Business meetings, conventions, sports tournaments, educational gatherings, and others all provide lucrative opportunities for hotels. They are sources…

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Miami Beach Resort Increases Revenue with grouprev®

Miami Beach Resort Increases Revenue with grouprev®

One of south Florida’s largest resorts was looking to increase group revenue and improve their RFP Processes. Read about their results after choosing…

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Taking a Hammer to Revenue Management Pain Points

Join Rainmaker’s Len Wasserman as he tackles some pain points that are plaguing hotel revenue managers and how to solve them!

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The Top 7 Hospitality Trends Every Hotelier Should Watch in 2019

The Top 7 Hospitality Trends Every Hotelier Should Watch in 2019

From revenue strategy and personalization to appealing to next gen guests. Stay a step a head with these 7 trends. To maintain profit margins, and stay…

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Innovative Forecasting & Demand Growth Strategies for Fueling Hotel Bookings

Innovative Forecasting & Demand Growth Strategies for Fueling Hotel Bookings

A join eBook by Rainmaker, Cvent and Social Tables. Forecasting is an often misunderstood and underutilized powerhouse of information…

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The Hotel Profit Playbook

The Hotel Profit Playbook

Rainmaker’s new Hotel Profit Playbook will help you maximize profit through ancillary spend. Inspire further spend, utilize the data collected to…

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What the Changing Distribution Landscape Means for Hotels in 2019

What the Changing Distribution Landscape Means for Hotels in 2019

As traveler behavior and hotel technology undergo momentous transformations, the hotel distribution landscape is transforming right along with them. Your…

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7 Ways to Win More Group Business

7 Ways to Win More Group Business

Winning More Group Business: How Sales and Revenue Work Together to Avoid FOMO.The hospitality industry is in an unprecedented period of growth. However…

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Talk the Talk: Sharing Your 2019 Revenue Strategy

In this webinar, we’ll share the “Who, What, Why” of Communicating your Revenue Management Strategy

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Key Tools to Include in Your Group Sales Toolkit

Key Tools to Include in Your Group Sales Toolkit

Group businesses is a highly underutilized revenue source that should form an essential part of a hotel revenue mix. Groups provide leverage in pricing…

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Mastering Your Comp Set

Download to join Rainmaker’s VP of Sales Engineering, Kristi White, as she takes a dive into competitive rate shopping.

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Are You Ready for 2019?

Are you ready for 2019? Kristi White explores tips and tricks to get your property ready for the new year.

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Hotel Budget Season: Design Your Most Profitable Channel Mix Strategy in 2019

Hotel Budget Season: Design Your Most Profitable Channel Mix Strategy in 2019

Intermediary distribution channels should not be looked upon with enmity, but rather as key players in your unique channel mix strategy – designed to…

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Why You Need to Take a Holistic Approach to Hotel Budgeting

Why You Need to Take a Holistic Approach to Hotel Budgeting

To develop an accurate and functional budget for 2019, hoteliers must take a holistic approach to the process. This involves starting with a big-picture…

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Revenue Management Hacks Every Hotelier Should Know

Kristi White presents a webinar on Revenue Management Hacks that Every Hotelier Should Know.

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The Hotel Revenue Manager's Essential Guide to Revenue Management

The Hotel Revenue Manager’s Essential Guide to Revenue Management

Rainmaker has created an eBook series with sections on Segmentation, Pricing, Distribution, and Forecasting that will help revenue managers understand…

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Beyond RevPAR: Understanding Total Group Revenue for Hotels

Beyond RevPAR: Understanding Total Group Revenue for Hotels

To be successful in the group arena, hotels need to have the appropriate tools and strategies in place, as well as a thorough understanding of group…

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Winning Group Business: A joint webinar with Rainmaker and Social Tables

Download to join Rainmaker and Social Tables discuss Winning Group Business

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How to Leverage Business Intelligence to Improve Hotel Performance

How to Leverage Business Intelligence to Improve Hotel Performance

Today, rather than spend inordinate amounts of time grappling with endless formatting, data importing and exporting, version control issues, and poor…

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The Hotel Revenue Manager's Essential Guide to Segmentation

The Hotel Revenue Manager’s Essential Guide to Segmentation

Rainmaker has created an eBook series that will help revenue managers understand the basics of revenue management in order to create a sustainable…

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All-Inclusive Hotels: Looking Beyond RevPAR

All-Inclusive Hotels: Looking Beyond RevPAR

To maximize revenues and increase profits, all-inclusive hotels must move beyond the traditional metric of revenue per available room (RevPAR), to…

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Revenue Management Strategies for All-Inclusive Hotels & Resorts

Revenue Management Strategies for All-Inclusive Hotels & Resorts

Rainmaker has compiled the latest research and thought leadership into an eBook on Revenue Management Strategies for All-Inclusive Hotels and Resorts…

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Customers Talk About grouprev

Customers Talk About grouprev®

Rainmaker’s grouprev® maximizes group business potential by driving conversions & increasing revenues. We asked some of our fantastic customers about…

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The Secret Sauce to Profitability for All-Inclusives: Understanding Total Guest Value

The Secret Sauce to Profitability for All-Inclusives: Understanding Total Guest Value

The evolution of all-inclusive resorts reads a lot like the fairytale of Cinderella. From humble beginnings catering to a dollar-stretcher crowd – with…

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Customers Talk About guestrev

Customers Talk About guestrev®

Rainmaker’s guestrev® is the leading revenue management and profit optimization solution for forecasting and pricing hotel rooms. We asked some of our…

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The New Era of Data-Driven Guest Experiences

The New Era of Data-Driven Guest Experiences

How the vast amount of your hotel data can help personalize the guest experience…

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21c Museum Hotels Talks About Rainmaker

21c Museum Hotels Talks About Rainmaker

Listen to one of our fantastic customers from 21c Museum Hotels talk about her experience with Rainmaker. Interested in revintel, but looking to hear…

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Modern Revenue Management: The Core Competencies Every Property Needs

Modern Revenue Management: The Core Competencies Every Property Needs

The challenge for a property is to find and apply the RM theories, tools, and techniques that cultivate long-term profitability across the organization…

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What do our customers have to say about revcaster?

What do our customers have to say about revcaster?

At our annual user conference in March we talked to several customers about their experiences with Rainmaker. Listen to what they had to say about our…

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A Comprehensive Approach to Hotel Channel Distribution

A Comprehensive Approach to Hotel Channel Distribution

Over the past decade, the hotel industry has experienced dramatic changes, particularly in the area of hotel channel distribution…

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Rainmaker's Profit Solution Series: Save Time by Understanding Demand

Rainmaker’s Profit Solution Series: Save Time by Understanding Demand

In our next entry to the Profit Solution Series, we explore how guestrev® can help you understand unconstrained demand by segment – not just in the near…

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Rainmaker's Profit Solution Series: Do More With Less

Rainmaker’s Profit Solution Series: Do More With Less

Hoteliers are always being asked to do more with less. I would love to say this is industry specific, but alas, it is industry agnostic. Everyone…

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Science vs. Fiction: How the Truth of Science-Based Hotel Revenue Management Approaches Surpasses the Fiction of Rules-Based Models

Science vs. Fiction: How the Truth of Science-Based Hotel Revenue Management Approaches Surpasses the Fiction of Rules-Based Models

When it comes to developing pricing strategies, dealing with the competition, and forecasting future demand, the job of a hotel revenue manager can feel…

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Not Using Rainmaker?

Not Using Rainmaker?

Hear what current Rainmaker customers would say to hoteliers who aren’t currently using Rainmaker’s Intelligent Profit…

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Rainmaker's Intelligent Profit Platform

Rainmaker’s Intelligent Profit Platform

Learn more about the four products comprising Rainmaker’s Intelligent Profit Platform: guestrev, grouprev, revintel, and revcaster; watch below!

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Benchmark Testimonial

Benchmark Testimonial

We recently spoke with Julie Walsh, Area Director of Revenue at Benchmark about her resort & experience with Rainmaker.

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Big Sky

Big Sky

We recently spoke with Katie Grice, Revenue Manager at Big Sky Resort about her resort & experience with Rainmaker.

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The “Gravy” of Your Total Revenue Management Strategy: Ancillary & Non-Traditional RM Opportunities

Are you squeezing every last bit of revenue opportunity out of your hotel rooms? Do you feel there is untapped potential from your ancillary revenue…

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The True Essence of Hotel Revenue Management

The True Essence of Hotel Revenue Management

In 1972, an employee of British Overseas Airways Corporation by the name of Ken Littlewood provided the genesis of what has become today’s revenue…

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Better Together: Marketing and Revenue Management

In this joint webinar with Tambourine, we explore how you can better leverage the combined strengths of revenue management and marketing to maximize your…

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Drive Higher Revenue

How can a property gather better data to drive higher revenues? In this webinar, Rainmaker and CHTA explore the segmentation of guests based on their…

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Benchmark Hospitality

Benchmark Hospitality

We spoke with Kim Nugent, Vice President of Revenue Management at Benchmark Hospitality, about her experience with Rainmaker’s suite of revenue…

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Irvine Company

Irvine Company

Rudy Benavides, Corporate Director of Sales Strategies & Revenue Optimization at Irvine Company, shares his experience with Rainmaker. Hear what guestrev…

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The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Colleen Birch, Senior Vice President of Revenue Optimization at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas shares her experience partnering with Rainmaker to leverage…

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The House Always Wins

When it comes to revenue and guest management at casino hotels, don’t leave it up to chance—gain the best advantage by using an integrated end-to-end…

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The PMS/RMS Connection: Working in Tandem to Amplify Your Hotel’s Bottom Line

Download our joint webinar with StayNTouch on the benefits of a seamless integration between your PMS and your RMS. You will learn how to center a Cloud…

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The 2018 Smart Decision Guide to Hospitality Revenue Management

The 2018 Smart Decision Guide to Hospitality Revenue Management

Everything you need to know about Hospitality Revenue Management – and how to select the right solution and/or services for your organization. The 2018…

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Hospitality Insights & Perspectives: Adapting & Innovating In Times of Uncertainty and Technological Transformation

Hospitality Insights & Perspectives: Adapting & Innovating In Times of Uncertainty and Technological Transformation

In a year filled with momentous and unprecedented change driven by major shifts in global leadership, growing geo-political tensions and disruptive…

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Hospitality Revenue Management Trends for 2018

Hospitality Revenue Management Trends for 2018

At Rainmaker, we’re constantly keeping our finger on the pulse of the latest revenue management trends, looking for additional opportunities to generate…

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Campbell's Resort Positions Itself for Success With Revenue Management Suite from The Rainmaker Group

Campbell’s Resort Positions Itself for Success With Revenue Management Suite from The Rainmaker Group

Campbell’s Resort on Lake Chelan is one of Washington state’s most beautiful getaway spots. Situated along Chelan’s historic downtown waterfront, the…

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Disaster Recovery & Readiness Panel

While it’s impossible to be fully prepared for an event that shocks your system, such as a storm, an act of violence, or an earthquake, one way to be…

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Three Reasons Hotel Rate Shopping Is Ripe for Disruption

Three Reasons Hotel Rate Shopping Is Ripe for Disruption

Advancements in hospitality technology leveled the playing field for rate shopping tools. Cost is no longer an obstacle for hoteliers, so why is rate…

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Rainmaker Disaster Preparedness Checklist

Rainmaker Disaster Preparedness Checklist

Each emergency situation may be unique, but the things you can plan for regarding your revenue management are worth considering before disaster strikes…

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New Year’s Revenue Management Resolutions: Optimize Your Comp Set

In the second installment of our webinar series “New Year’s Revenue Management Resolutions” our Senior Solution Engineer, Lydia Patterson, will discuss…

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New Year’s Revenue Management Resolutions: Make More Money

With the holiday season quickly approaching, Rainmaker is here to help you get a jump on your company’s resolution to make more money.

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The Psychology of Pricing: Are the “Experts” Falling for the Same Tricks?

Rainmaker’s VP of Revenue Analytics, Dan Skodol, shares with you a presentation he’s showcased at HSMAI ROC & Hotel Data Conference this year.

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Optimizing the Booking Journey

In this joint webinar with Fuel Travel and TrustYou, “Optimizing the Booking Journey,” we explored how Revenue Management and Marketing work together to…

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Rainmaker's Disaster Recovery & Readiness Considerations for Hotel Revenue Management

Rainmaker’s Disaster Recovery & Readiness Considerations for Hotel Revenue Management

We recently released an article,“Disaster Recovery and Readiness: Considerations for Your Hotel Revenue Management.” This article outlines the thoughts…

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Rainmaker Evaluation Checklist for Buying Considerations

Rainmaker Evaluation Checklist for Buying Considerations

We created an Evaluation Checklist for conducting an apples-to-apples comparison of key buying considerations for revenue management solutions…

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Planning for Profitable Groups

Want to learn how to increase profits with best practices to establish ancillary spend thresholds? You’ve come to the right place! In this installment of…

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Group Revenue Management 2.0

Group Revenue Management 2.0

Group revenue is one of the most consistent and profitable segments of any property’s overall business. No other segment can be counted on, year over…

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Webinar Series

Budgeting for Profit, Not Just Revenue

In the second installment of Rainmaker’s webinar series, you’ll learn how to add a key piece to the Total Revenue Management puzzle! This session will…

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eBook
The Rainmaker Guide to Hospitality Revenue Management

The Rainmaker Guide to Hospitality Revenue Management

Hospitality revenue management has been changing rapidly over the past decade, and we’ve created an all-encompassing guide to help you navigate this…

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Webinar Series

Best Practices for a Successful (and Sane) Budget Season

In the first installment of Rainmaker’s webinar series, you’ll learn the best practices to prepare for budget season and create your 2018 budget.

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Case Study
Harrah's Cherokee Casino Maximizes Gaming Revenue with Forecasting

Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Maximizes Gaming Revenue with Forecasting

Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort is a 1,100 room success story in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. The property is a popular drive-to…

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Hotel at Auburn University Increases Group Business Profits

Hotel at Auburn University Increases Group Business Profits

The Hotel at Auburn University Profile Established – 1989 Headquarters – Auburn, Alabama Property Location – 241 South College Street Rooms – 236 guest…

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The Borgata Rewards Customers and Increases Resort Revenue

The Borgata Rewards Customers and Increases Resort Revenue

The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa has been Atlantic City’s market-leading destination resort since 2003, offering world-class entertainment, 2,000 lavishly…

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L’Auberge de Sedona Optimizes Resort Profits

L’Auberge de Sedona Optimizes Resort Profits

By allowing L’Auberge de Sedona to spend 75% less time on data acquisition, revintel gave them more time to dedicate to resort pricing management…

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Get the Balance Right: Mastering the PMS/CRS/RO Connection

Is your hotel technology working together? We get it. Streamlining the way your PMS, CRS, and RO work together can be a struggle. Even with best-in-class…

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The 7 Attributes of Effective Group Revenue Management

The 7 Attributes of Effective Group Revenue Management

A group revenue management system provides you with the data you need to maximize profits in an array of circumstances…

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eBook
The 2017 Smart Decision Guide to Hospitality Revenue Management

The 2017 Smart Decision Guide to Hospitality Revenue Management

Everything you need to know about Hospitality Revenue Management – and how to select the right solution and/or services for your organization…

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Checklist
Hospitality Revenue Management Effectiveness Checklist

7 Point Hospitality Revenue Management Effectiveness Checklist

With so many revenue management tools on the market, how do we determine true effectiveness?

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