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dc.contributor.advisorWilliam C. Wheaton.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLanglois, Tyler J. (Tyler Joseph), 1974-en_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-03-24T18:06:54Z
dc.date.available2006-03-24T18:06:54Z
dc.date.copyright2003en_US
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/29962
dc.descriptionThesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 2003.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis analyzes the historical performance of chain-affiliated hotels and independent (non-affiliated) hotels with an emphasis on the volatility of room revenues. The thesis attempts to prove or disprove the hypothesis that chain affiliated hotels are less volatile than independent hotels. The findings of this thesis conclude that chain affiliated hotels have historically been less volatile than independent hotels. The lower volatility exhibited by chain hotels is due primarily to a lower volatility in room rate; the difference in occupancy volatility is not as evident. This thesis also considers the months since September 11th, 2001 and confirms that volatility for both chain and independent hotels has increased. While longterm trends suggest otherwise, data suggests that for a period following September 11th, independent hotels were actually less volatile than chain hotels. This short-term result is expected to revert to long-term trends over time.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Tyler J. Langlois.en_US
dc.format.extent92 leavesen_US
dc.format.extent8643709 bytes
dc.format.extent8643516 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582
dc.subjectArchitecture.en_US
dc.titleChain hotels versus independent hotels : an analysis of branding, room revenue & volatilityen_US
dc.title.alternativeChain hotels vs. independent hotelsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.M.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Architecture
dc.identifier.oclc54755517en_US


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