Marriott To Acquire Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Creating The World’s Largest Hotel Company
November 16, 2015
BETHESDA, Md. and STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 16, 2015 -- Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc....
Kimpton Hotels Reveals First Glimpse of Seafire, Its New Grand Cayman Resort Opening in 2016
November 11, 2015
Cayman Inspired Resort Represents First New Resort Development Along Famed Seven Mile Beach in 10 Years
(GRAND CAYMAN) – November 11, 2015 –...
Marriott CEO Says He Will ‘Cull’ Subpar Sheraton Hotels
Alexander Soule | The Stamford Advocate, Conn. | November 18, 2015
Nov. 18--As Marriott International works to complete its $12.2 billion acquisition of Starwood Hotels, its CEO said he would move aggressively to "cull...
JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group Respond to Marriott Acquisition of Starwood Hotels
16 November, 2015
Commenting on the announcement that Marriott has acquired Starwood Hotels, Mark Wynne Smith, Global CEO of JLL's Hotels &...
IHG Issues Statement Regarding Press Speculation on Potential Sale or Merger
November 6, 2015
Following recent market speculation, the Board of Directors of IHG states that it is not considering a potential sale or merger of the company.
The Marriott-Starwood Merger’s Impact on Owners, Franchisees and Developers
November 25, 2015
By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com
As the biggest merger in the history of the...
Your Front Desk Team Is Key to Meeting Your ADR Goals in 2016
November 10, 2015
By Doug Kennedy
November 10, 2015
If you are like most hoteliers, chances are that this time of year you have just about completed your budget for...
TravelClick Announces Additions to Its Senior Leadership Team in 2015
November 5, 2015
NEW YORK – November 5, 2015 – TravelClick announces the completion of its 2015 expansion and upgrade to its Senior Leadership team. The Company...
Once Defiant and Defensive, Airbnb Will Pay Taxes & Play Nice with Cities - On its Terms
Carolyn Said | San Francisco Chronicle | November 12, 2015
Nov. 12--Airbnb has been defiant and defensive in its dealings with cities like San Francisco that want to restrain vacation rentals in homes. It has...
Marriott’s Plan to Buy Starwood for $12.2 billion Could Trigger More Hotel Mergers
Hugo Martin | Los Angeles Times | November 17, 2015
Nov. 17--Marriott International Inc.'s plan to acquire Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. will create the world's largest hotel company and...
J.D. Power: Marriott’s Focus on Consistency May Boost Starwood Brands
November 19, 2015
By Rick Garlick, Ph.D., Global Travel and Hospitality
Practice Lead for J.D. Power
Marriott's acquisition of Starwood offers a number of interesting...
Hotelier Ken Ford Dies Following Auto Accident
November 12, 2015
PORTSMOUTH, NH, Nov. 12, 2015—Hotelier Kenneth Wayne Ford, 44, partner and officer of National Hotel Realty and New England Hotel Realty and a director...
Report from NY Hotel Assoc.: Airbnb’s $2 Billion Negative Impact on Lodging Industry and NYC Economy
November 2, 2015
NEW YORK, November 2, 2015 -- Airbnb's operations had a negative impact of $2.1 billion on the lodging industry and the broader economy of New...
Top 10 Reasons to Use Construct-A-Lead.com
November 3, 2015
Construct-A-Lead is an online construction projects database helping businesses gain information on large scale commercial construction projects and as...
Hoteliers Improve Average Daily Rate Performance Despite Weakening Reservation Pace
ADR Increases in 88 Percent of the Top 25 North American Markets
NEW YORK – November 2, 2015 – As hoteliers prepare for the holiday season and...
Sabre to Acquire the Trust Group
November 24, 2015
Acquisition to extend Sabre’s global leadership in hospitality technology solutions
SOUTHLAKE, Texas – Nov. 24, 2015 – Sabre Corporation...
Cendyn® Continues Global Expansion: John Seaton Appointed Managing Director; Singapore Office Opens
November 17, 2015
Cendyn to Debut Eight Additional Offices Across Europe, Asia-Pacific Region in 2016
Boca Raton, Fla. – Nov. 17, 2015 – Cendyn®, parent...
Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 151; Hotel History: The Grove Park Inn (1913)* & The Biltmore Estate
By Stanley Turkel, CMHS
1. Hotel History: The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa, Asheville, North Carolina
The Grove Park Inn is one of the...
5 Innovative Ways Hotels Can Use Text Messaging With Their Guests
Mobile messaging is experiencing a renaissance, but how and with whom we text is changing.
No longer for just between friends, text messaging is...
FCC to Fine Hilton Hotels for Failure to Comply with Wi-Fi Blocking Investigation
Company Failed to Produce Information & Documents Regarding Potential Wi-Fi Blocking at Hilton-Brand Hotels & Resorts After Consumer Complaints...
Hotel Performance Following Natural Disasters
November 4, 2015
By Jamie Lane and Brett Edgerton
The human tragedy wrought by natural disasters, such as the recent damage done along the Atlantic coast by Hurricane...
Hilton Worldwide Suffers Payment Card Security Breach from Malware on Point-of-Sale Systems
MCLEAN, Va.--November 25, 2015--Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) has identified and taken action to eradicate unauthorized malware that targeted payment card...
Focus on California: Update on 1025 Olympic Boulevard & Other California Hotel Construction Projects
Hotel-Online and Construct-A-Lead report today that there have been dozens of new/updated California hotel construction leads added to the...
Carver Hotel Group Continues Expansion, Adding Directors of Talent Management & Business Development
CHG welcomes Jarrod Durrence and Nikki Hudson
ATLANTA, GA – November 11, 2015– Carver Hotel Group, the hospitality infrastructure powerhouse,...
46.9 Million Americans to Travel for Thanksgiving, According to AAA
Seventh consecutive year of growth to result in the most Thanksgiving travelers since 2007
ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 17, 2015 -- AAA Travel forecasts 46.9...