Latest Hotel Industry News

Washington, D.C. Is Suing to Stop a Ridiculous Hotel Pricing Practice

2019-07-12 10:13:24 +0200 | Source: Hospitalitynet

"Resort fees" are some bullshit. If you've booked a hotel in the last few years, you've probably encountered the dreaded resort fee. If not, this is how it works: Your hotel room rate is quoted at,... Read more

Accor Plans Two New Raffles in Bali and Singapore

2019-07-12 10:03:44 +0200 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Since acquiring the legendary Raffles brand in 2016, Accor has announced plans to almost double the iconic collection, with recent openings including Raffles Maldives Meradhoo and Raffles Shenzhen, as well as upcoming... Read more

Raffles Jaipur planned for 2022

2019-07-12 09:59:12 +0200 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Raffles Jaipur will be one of the most exclusive Raffles in the world, with just 50 suites, all with private pools. It will be strategically located as part of the popular Golden Triangle tourist route, which includes... Read more

First Raffles in India to open in Udaipur

2019-07-12 09:54:38 +0200 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Set to open in 2020, Raffles Udaipur will be the first Raffles for India. Often referred to as the "Venice of the East" Udaipur is located in the western state of Rajasthan, famous for its rich cultural... Read more

Raffles Bali planned for 2020

2019-07-12 09:39:03 +0200 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Since acquiring the legendary Raffles brand in 2016, Accor has announced plans to almost double the iconic collection, with recent openings including Raffles Maldives Meradhoo and Raffles Shenzhen, as well as upcoming... Read more

STR: U.S. hotel results for week ending 6 July

2019-07-12 09:33:41 +0200 | Source: Hospitalitynet

The U.S. hotel industry reported positive year-over-year results in the three key performance metrics during the week of 30 June through 6 July 2019, according to data from STR. In comparison with the week of 1-7 July... Read more

Aloft Makes a Splash in the Spanish Capital Madrid with New Rockwell-Designed Hotel

2019-07-12 09:27:57 +0200 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Aloft Hotels, Marriott International's hotel brand for music fans and tech-savvy travellers, brings a new beat to Spain this month with the opening of Aloft Madrid Gran Vía. Located in the vibrant heart of the... Read more

Construction Begins On California Cambria Hotel

2019-07-12 09:22:06 +0200 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) and Weintraub Real Estate Group announced the official start of construction on the Cambria Hotel Calabasas - Malibu. Expected to open in early 2021, the three-story,... Read more

4 Key Digital Transformation Trends in Hospitality

2019-07-12 08:58:49 +0200 | Source: Hospitalitynet

As new technologies evolve and market disruptors reach their critical mass, every industry faces the need for a core transformation. The hospitality industry is no exception. Modern guests expect to have a... Read more

Upgrading Your Booking Engine To Fight The Home Sharing Onslaught

2019-07-12 08:58:20 +0200 | Source: Hospitalitynet

I see this more and more each week amongst the younger generations of customers who are just beginning to accrue enough spending power to have agency over what travel accommodations they select. And overwhelmingly... Read more

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 216: Hotel History: Ellsworth M. Statler

2019-07-12 08:58:00 +0200 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Hotel History: Ellsworth M. Statler In 1950, the hotel industry named Ellsworth Milton Statler "Hotel Man of the Half Century", even though he had been dead for 22 years. Statler's impact on inn-keeping... Read more

Atrium Hospitality Lends Green Thumbs to 100 Trees for 100 Years Challenge Celebrating Hilton’s Milestone Birthday

2019-07-12 08:35:59 +0200 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Atrium Hospitality's associates nationwide rolled up their sleeves in response to the challenge to plant 100 Trees for 100 Years in recognition of Hilton's 100th birthday in 2019. The initiative aligns with... Read more

Monscierge Announces Appointment of Hospitality Leader and Former Accor CIO Laurent Idrac to Board of Directors

2019-07-11 21:35:35 +0200 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Hospitality technology group Monscierge announces veteran industry leader Laurent Idrac as a key strategic member to their Board of Directors. Idrac brings an expansive 30 years of hospitality technology direction to... Read more

New 178-key Avani Hotels opening in Krabi, Thailand end of 2019

2019-07-11 18:55:39 +0200 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort will overlook the popular Ao Nang Beach with beautiful vistas of the nearby majestic limestone cliffs and sea views punctuated by spectacular islands in the horizon. The 178-key... Read more

Avani announces new 83-key resort in Krabi, Thailand

2019-07-11 18:54:39 +0200 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Offering a little extra touch with every stay, Avani+ Koh Lanta Krabi Resort boasts 83 rooms nestled within pristine wooded parklands, offering stunning sea views from its gentle hills with direct access to a secluded... Read more

Hard Rock Hotel London now open

2019-07-11 18:51:45 +0200 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos celebrate a historic moment by announcing the opening of Hard Rock Hotel London. The property is Hard Rock's first hotel in the United Kingdom and continues the brand's legacy in... Read more

Plan to open 20 Yoo2 hotels in S-E Asia

2019-07-11 18:44:23 +0200 | Source: Hospitalitynet

UK-based YOO Hotels & Resorts has revealed plans to establish at least 20 hotels under its lifestyle brand, Yoo2, across Southeast Asia over the next three to five years. The hotelier is targeting key locations in... Read more

Marriott to Debut the First W Hotel in Argentina

2019-07-11 18:22:54 +0200 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Marriott International, Inc. has signed an agreement with GNV Group to bring its iconic W Hotels Worldwide brand to Argentina for the first time in dynamic Buenos Aires, underscoring growing demand from developers and... Read more

The 5 Biggest Benefits of a Mobile PMS That Hotels Can’t Afford to Ignore

2019-07-11 15:31:11 +0200 | Source: Hospitalitynet

However, what does mobility mean? Is it the development of a hotel app? Is it a mobile concierge? Is it mobile check-in and mobile keyless entry? Is it a mobile property management system? What creates the perfect... Read more