Latest Hotel Industry News

Merger Mania…and the Significance for Sales

2016-09-02 05:31:47 +0200 | Source: Hospitalitynet

As of this month, the only remaining obstacle to the Marriott/Starwood merger is approval by China's Ministry of Commerce, which is expected to be clearedwithin the next 60 days. Earlier this summer, AccorHotels... Read more

The Integral Link Between Hotels, Real Estate and Proper Airbnb Regulation | By Larry Mogelonsky

2016-09-02 04:35:13 +0200 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Airbnb is a game changer for the hotel industry with many citing it as having dire effects on a property's long-term revenues and overall asset value. While government agencies have been slow to react to the appeals... Read more

The End of the Branded Hotel | By Kerry Cannon

2016-09-02 04:27:39 +0200 | Source: Hospitalitynet

While the newest generation of travelers the oft written about Millennials may not yet have the discretionary spending muscle of Gen Xers and Boomers, they are having a decidedly pronounced impact on the... Read more

19% of travelers use an agent, survey finds |

2016-09-02 04:04:00 +0200 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Travel agent usage is up in 2016, according to data released in the latest white paper based off MMGY Globals 2016 Portrait of American Travelers survey. According to the data, which was released this week, 19% of... Read more

Are Millennials Propelling Airbnb's Revenue? |

2016-09-02 04:02:43 +0200 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Airbnb is outpacing hotel booking websites like and Expedia thanks to its undeniable appeal to American millennial travelers, according to new data from ecommerce analytics firm Slice Intelligence. Last... Read more

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Completes Investigation of Previously Announced Payment Card Security Incident

2016-09-02 03:57:02 +0200 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants received a report on July 15, 2016 of unauthorized charges occurring on payment cards after they had been used by guests at the restaurant in one of our hotels. We immediately began to... Read more

Nakheel to partner with Hilton Worldwide for new hotel at Dubai’s Jumeirah Village

2016-09-02 03:52:54 +0200 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Dubai master developer Nakheel today signed a Letter of Intent with Hilton Worldwide to manage a new, 256-room hotel at Jumeirah Village Triangle. Read more

RLHC Announces 2016 Fall Living Stage Line Up

2016-09-02 03:41:02 +0200 | Source: Hospitalitynet

RLHC (Red Lion Hotels Corporation) (NYSE:RLH), is embracing more than fall foliage this season with The Living Stage, the brand's community centric performance stage. Providing local performers an arena to showcase... Read more

Amazonas State to Set a New Standard for Brazil with Presentation of Carbon Emissions Certificate to Marriott International

2016-09-02 03:33:22 +0200 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Brazil made history today when the State Secretary of Environment for Amazonas (SEMA), on behalf of the State Government of Amazonas, and the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS), delivered its first-ever... Read more

Niagara County Welcomes Newest Hampton Inn by Hilton to Lockport, New York

2016-09-02 03:27:38 +0200 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Hilton Worldwide's (NYSE: HLT)Hampton by Hilton brand, the global mid-priced hotel that serves value- conscious and quality-driven travelers around the world, today announced the opening of its newest property,... Read more

Niles is Home to the Latest Hampton Inn & Suites in Ohio

2016-09-02 03:27:23 +0200 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Hilton Worldwide's (NYSE: HLT) Hampton by Hilton brand, the global mid-priced hotel that serves value- conscious and quality-driven travelers around the world, today announced the opening of its newest property,... Read more

Hilton Worldwide Opens New Dual-Brand Hotel in Hattiesburg, Mississippi

2016-09-02 03:18:45 +0200 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) today announced the opening of its newest hotel, the dual-brandedHampton Inn by Hilton Hattiesburg and Home2 Suites by Hilton Hattiesburg, bringing a total of 144 new rooms to... Read more

The evolution of the VAT for Europe's hotel industry across 10 years

2016-09-02 03:13:46 +0200 | Source: Hospitalitynet

What changes has the VAT undergone in the hotel industry? With business results increasingly divergent from one country to the next in Europe and "Brexit" perhaps a harbinger to any hiding of European goals for... Read more

The ‘Ember’ months are here; and so is the vibe to travel | By Josephine Wawira

2016-09-02 03:11:21 +0200 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Hurry! Once in September, you know the year is quickly closing in as the ember months (September, October, November and December) seem to fly away. The excitement mood sets in and people are unsettled; always... Read more

Forgetting the past leaves no room for the future | By Georges Panayotis

2016-09-02 03:07:35 +0200 | Source: Hospitalitynet

When the tide goes out, the sand leaves behind all its irregularities, holes and puddles, empty seashells and dried seaweed When holiday goers leave Paris, the Riviera, France altogether, their absence reveals... Read more

Travel Agents Are Back, Says A New MMGY Report |

2016-09-02 02:59:54 +0200 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Our research over the past three or four years, and this year in particular, shows a huge jumpa 50% increase in the number of travelers who plan to use a travel agent, says Steve Cohen, VP of insights at... Read more

Frasers Hospitality Group Strengthens Malaysia Footprint with the Addition of Fraser Residence Putrajaya

2016-09-02 02:57:38 +0200 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Frasers Hospitality Group, a division of Frasers Centrepoint Limited, will be launching its first Gold-Standard serviced residence in the federal administrative centre of Malaysia with the opening of Fraser Residence... Read more

Studio HBA designs two coastline-inspired properties in Santa Monica

2016-09-02 01:42:21 +0200 | Source: E Hospitality Times

Courtyard Marriott Santa Monica and Hampton Inn & Suites Santa Monica were designed to complement each other. Studio HBA, a division of Hirsch Bedner Associates, is slated to complete two properties in Santa... Read more

Beware: That In-Room Coffee Just Might Cost You

2016-09-02 01:35:05 +0200 | Source: E Hospitality Times

As hotel fees hit record highs, even the free in-room coffee is no longer sacred. For Laura Schooling, the only thing worse than being jet-lagged in a hotel room and finding no coffee is discovering that in-room... Read more

New Destination for Art: Upscale Hotels

2016-09-02 01:29:31 +0200 | Source: E Hospitality Times

When the 73-room Beaumont Hotel opened its doors in Londons Mayfair district in 2014, it made an artistic statement so conspicuous that not even passers-by could disregard it. The buildings southernmost exterior... Read more