November 01, 1998
Meetings & Conventions: Short Cuts November 1998 Current Issue
November 1998
Short Cuts:ETC.

What will the hotel business look like 25 years from now? Alumni of the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration expect to see hotels built on water (88 percent) and even underwater (60 percent). A creative 8 percent predict hotel development in space. Megahotels are also on the horizon; a quarter of the 720 surveyed think the industry will have a 10,000-room hotel by 2022. But will it overbook?

Zippergate may be partially to blame for the fact that Americans consider "ethics, morality and family decline" among the biggest problems facing our country, according to the latest poll by The Gallup Organization. The only greater worry in the April 1998 survey was "crime and violence."

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