Marriott’s Bid for Starwood Challenged in Lawsuit by Hotel Owners
May 11, 2016
Owners of hotels in Chicago and New York filed suit Tuesday
Plaintiffs say deal would violate exclusivity agreements
by Chris Dolmetsch...
How a New Type of Coworker is Changing Office Life
May 3, 2016
Your coworkers sitting nearby probably know how you take your coffee or the song you play when you need creative inspiration.
However, in the modern office...
The “Internet of Things” Is Making Hotels Smarter
May 4, 2016
By Aravind Chamarti, Ph.D.
Imagine a hotel experience in which guests’ smartphones ask permission to access hotel preference settings hours before...
Interstate Hotels & Resorts Acquired by Kohlberg & Company from Thayer Lodging and Jin Jiang International Hotels
ARLINGTON, Va. / NEW YORK, N.Y. May 4, 2016 – Interstate Hotels & Resorts (“Interstate” or the “Company”), the global leader...
American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute Honors Navy Lodges for Commitment to Professional Development and Certification
Orlando, Florida, May 2016—The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) presented three Navy Lodge properties with awards recognizing...
Just the Facts, Ma’am: Direct Bookings are 9% More Profitable for Hotels
May 23, 2016
OTAs, metasearch, wholesalers and traditional travel agencies can be an important part of the mix, but they are no match for booking direct
May 23, 2016...
The Proper Usage of RevPAG
May 5, 2016
By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.lma.ca)
Any specialty, and hospitality is no exclusion, comes with its own set of technical jargon and acronyms. We...
Federal Judge Takes Decisive Action to Protect Hotels from ADA Abuse by a High Frequency Litigant: ADA Compliance and Defense Lawyer
By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group®
Author of www.HotelLawBlog.com
3 May, 2016
Federal Judge Takes Decisive Action to Protect Hotels...
9 Hotel Waterpark Resorts Coming to Colorado
May 10, 2016
Three are under construction, 3 in development and 3 in planning
By Jeff Coy, ISHC, May 10, 2016
Water is a precious resource. We drink it to hydrate...
What Time Is The 3 PM Parade? (Should your hotel have some Mickey Mouse® in it?)
May 9, 2016
By Kirby D. Payne and Victoria 'Vicki' S Richman, May 9, 2016
Vicki Richman attended Disney Institute. We have incorporated much of what she learned...
SBE Acquires Morgans Hotel Group for $794 Million in an All-Cash Transaction
SBE broadens portfolio to include 20 world-class lifestyle hotel properties and more than 90 world-renowned entertainment and food & beverage offerings...
What Does A Website Award Do For Your Hotel?
PARSIPPANY, NJ - May 10, 2016 What does a Website Award do for your Hotel? Nothing. Yes, you read that correctly. Let’s backtrack a...
Mandatory Resort Fees – An Opinion by Steve Shur
May 2, 2016
By Steve Shur
What if you went to a retailer and purchased a TV, were told how much the extended warranty costs and then were informed that you MUST purchase...
STOP Selling to the Masses. Start by Creating Guest Personas
by Donna Lewis
Essentially hotels offer a place to stay in a given location, and everyone needs that right? Which means a hotel’s target audience is...
Hotel Marketing Lessons From Mom
Moms think they know best.
And, you know what? We agree.
In addition to reminding us to clean our rooms, comb our hair, and be nice to our teachers, Moms love...
Eight Associates and Four Teams Worldwide Recognized with Top Honor at 30th Marriott Awards of Excellence
May 12, 2016
A celebration marked the 30th Marriott Awards of Excellence, Marriott International’s (NASDAQ:MAR) recognition program that honors its top associates...
In A Digital World, Voice Is Everything
By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.lma.ca)
As more and more of our regular communications shift to email, text messages, WhatsApp, social media and other...
NAVIS Launches Competitive Edge Calculator to Help Hotels and Vacation Rental Management Companies Uncover How Much Revenue They are Leaving on the Table
May 17, 2016
Improving your team’s ability to convert existing demand may be the holy grail for lodging providers to increase profits; interactive new tool offers...
Golf Entertainment Complexes Offer a New Spin on an Old Game
By John Burke
With almost 1,500 18-hole equivalent golf course closures over the last 10 years and six million fewer golfers according to the National Golf...
Where Are the STRONG Leaders?
May 16, 2016
By Bryan K. Williams
What does it mean to lead? At least two conditions must be met. First, you must have a clear destination in mind. Secondly, at least one...
Where Two Hotel Brands Are Better Than One
By Neasa MacErlean
Building one strong brand has long been a basic rule in running a successful hotel – but some operators are now looking to...
U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Rule on Overtime
May 18, 2016
Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales and Computer Employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act
Dark Tourism Comes Out of the Shadows
Dark Tourism is throwing a new light on grim, sinister and sombre places around the world. Pablo Escobar’s Medellin, the Killing Fields of Cambodia,...
McWhinney and Sage Hospitality to Develop The 164-room Elizabeth Hotel in Fort Collins, CO
Fort Collins, Colo. (May 10, 2016) – McWhinney, a Colorado based national real estate development company, and Sage Hospitality, a national hotel...
U.S. Hotels Make Chinese Travelers Feel at Home
by Laura Agadoni
In a growing number of U.S. hotels, fried noodles and congee are joining the bacon and eggs on the breakfast buffet, chopsticks are lining up...