Author Bio

Andrea Foster

Andrea Foster is Senior Vice President - Development, Marcus Hotels

Andrea Foster is Senior Vice President - Development, Marcus Hotels and former Managing Director for CBRE Hotels. Andrea is a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration and a 20-year hospitality expert in operations, business development, marketing, feasibility and valuation. Andrea is also the firm’s expert on hotel spa and wellness. Andrea was Miraval’s VP Business Development & Marketing and spent a portion of her career in hotel management, has consulted on hundreds of hospitality projects, and was the publisher of PKF’s Trends® in the Hotel Spa Industry report. She is president of the Cornell Hotel Society New England Chapter; industry advisor to Cornell University Spa Association; scholarship chair for ISPA; a member of the NEREJ Hotel Advisory board; an active member of CREW Boston; and a regular speaker at hospitality industry events and conferences, and at the hospitality schools at Cornell and Boston University; and is frequently quoted in newspapers and hospitality industry publications.

Articles by Andrea Foster (4)

In Hotels, Health Equals Wealth

Business is back for hotels across the United States with occupancy levels surpassing long-run averages and hotels raising room rates more aggressively. According to PKF Hospitality Research (PKF-HR)'s forecast, occupancy is estimated to be above the long-run average in 49 of ...

Hotel Spas Lag Industry Recovery

When analyzing changes in hotel spa revenue since 2006, we see a pattern that one might expect given the perceived luxurious nature of spa services. In the prosperous years of 2006 and 2007, the annual change in unit-level hotel[1] spa revenue was comparable to the changes in ...