Number of new jobs in the leisure and hospitality industry created in October: 23,000

Percent that RevPar (revenues per available hotel room) is expected to increase in the U.S. in 2004: 4.9%

Number of dollars U.S. hoteliers are expected to spend to renovate their properties in 2004: $3 billion

Seconds it takes to check in using Starwood Hotels' self-service kiosks: 45

Total number of MPI chapters, includi

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