It’s easy to sum up the mood of U.S. hoteliers, according to Vail Brown, VP of global business development and marketing at STR. In a word: “Happy.” “It has been an absolutely amazing year for the hotel industry. As we are moving into 2015, it doesn’t appear to be slowing down,” she said to kick off a general session titled “Statically speaking: The past, the present and the future” at the Hunter Hotel Conference. “We’re clearly at a peak in the cycle … and we’re going to persist there for a while,” said Mark Woodworth, president at PKF Hospitality Research. Get the full story at Hotel News Now Read also "Hotel sector will strengthen this year, reports say" at