"For the consumer, a buyer's market will persist into 2011," said Mark Woodworth, president of PKF Hospitality Research.

That's why you see summerlike prices and perks extended into the normally busier fall season in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Las Vegas, and buy-a- night-or- two-and-get-one-free offers around the country, with discounts for dining, the spa and even the gift shop.

"We're at the mercy of the consumer right now," Roger Bloss, president and CEO of Vantage Hospitality Group said at a lodging conference in Phoenix last week. "Today, value is trendy."

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