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John O'Neill
Professor of Hospitality Management
Director of the Hospitality Real Estate Strategy Group
Summary Statement

Professor O’Neill conducts research, outreach and teaching in the areas of real estate, asset management and strategic management in the hotel industry, and serves as director of the Hospitality Real Estate Strategy Group. 

  • Hospitality Real Estate Strategy Group
  • Hospitality Management - HM/SHM
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  • B.S. Cornell University, Hotel Administration
  • M.S. New York University, Real Estate
  • Ph.D. University of Rhode Island, Business Administration
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Office Address
216 Mateer Building
School of Hospitality Management
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802
(814) 863-4257
Grants and Research Projects

Strategic management

Real estate

Asset management




Recent Publications


O'Neill, J.W., & Yeon, J. (2023). Comprehensive effects of short-term rental platforms across hotel types in United States and international destinations.     Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, 64(1), 5-21.


O'Neill, J.W., Zhao, J., Liu, P., & Caligiuri, M. (2023). Benchmarking hotel investment risk:  Differences based on types of hotels. Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, 64(4), 485-502.


Singh, A., & O'Neill, J.W. (2023). Appraisal bias in the lodging sector: Evidence from CMBS transactions. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 106.


O'Neill, J.W., Bloom, B., & Tang, K. (2023). Consideration of risk in the implementation of probabilistic prognostications of hotel revenues and expenses. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Insights, 6(5), 2400-2415.


Liu, P., & O'Neill, J.W. (2023). Do brand-affiliated hotels have lower cash-flow risk? Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, 64(3), 363-380.


O'Neill, J.W., & Yeon, J. (2022). Hotel room rate discounting during recessionary times: Effects by hotel class. Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, 63(4), 544-558. 


Robert, J.G., & O'Neill, J.W. (2021). Evaluating hotel time to delivery (TTD): Influencing factors and financial performance. Journal of Real Estate Literature, 29(1), 1-17


O'Neill, J.W. (2021). Projecting economic cycles in the lodging industry. Boston Hospitality Review, April.


O'Neill, J.W. (2020). Recreational marijuana legalization: Its effects on hotel performance. Journal of Real Estate Literature, 27(2), 159-180. 


O'Neill, J.W., & Ouyang, Y. (2020). Predicting lodging demand trends in the U.S. hotel industry. Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, 61(3), 237-254. 


O'Neill, J.W. Bloom, B.A., & Sharma, A. (2020). Towards improving hotel prognostications through the application of probabilistic methodologies.  Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, 61(4), 373-400. 


O'Neill, J.W., & Follmer, K. (2020). A multi-level review of hospitality work-family conflict research and a strategy for future research. Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research, 44(1), 3-44. 


Valentin, M., & O'Neill, J.W. (2019). The value of location for urban hotels.  Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, 60(1), 5-24. 


Manning, C., deRoos, J., O'Neill, J.W., Bloom, B.A.N, Agarwal, A., & Roulac, S. (2018). Hotel/lodging real estate industry trends and innovations. Journal of Real Estate Literature, 26(1), 13-41.


Hua, N., O'Neill, J.W., Nusair, K., Singh, D., & DeFranco, A.  (2017). Does paying a higher franchise fee command a higher REVPAR? International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 29(11), 2941-2961.


O'Neill, J.W., & Quadri-Felitti, D. (2016). Resort fees and service fees in the U.S. hotel industry: Context and concepts related to partitioned pricing. ICHRIE Research Reports


Singh, A.J., O'Neill, J.W., Robinson, S.J., & Manning, C. (2016). International Hospitality Real Estate Investment Management. International Journal of the Built Environment and Asset Management, 1(4), 269-272.