Hotel owners across the country are struggling with cancellations due to COVID-19 epidemic

MIRAJ PATEL, PRESIDENT of Wayside Investment Group in Houston, was planning for success when he bought a Galveston, Texas, Travelodge by Wyndham to convert...

Hersha Hospitality will return its PPP loan money

HERSHA HOSPITALITY TRUST is taking several steps to reduce its financial burden and keep most of its 48 hotels open, though it still had...

Hoteliers respond to protests for racial equality

THE DEATH OF George Floyd at the hands of four police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 25 has stirred massive protests for racial...

Government agencies are using hotels, including one in Georgia, to house COVID-19 patients

THE OLD RADISSON Hotel in the Franklin Gateway corridor of Marietta, Georgia, is easy to overlook, sitting as it does somewhat off the major...

Maryland hotel owner shot to death, guest charged

ANOTHER HOTEL OWNER has been killed during a conflict with a guest at their hotel in Elkton, Maryland. Ushaben Patel, 59, was shot to...

Louisiana hotelier sues IHG over franchise practices

NEW ORLEANS AREA hotelier Vimal Patel has filed a lawsuit against on of the world’s biggest hotel company, InterContinental Hotels Group, alleging the company...

Pandemic puts new emphasis on cleaning for hotels

THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC has placed a new emphasis on cleaning for hotels. Some say that focus should remain long after the current emergency has...

Wyndham continues waivers on franchise fees

WYNDHAM HOTELS & RESORTS is extending its waivers on certain franchising fees to help its owners. The company began in March waiving all fees...

CEO says hotel franchisees are dissatisfied with brands

THE ONGOING COVID-19 pandemic has revealed growing numbers of franchisees dissatisfied with major hotel brands, according to the founders of Advantage Hotels. Patrick Mullinix,...

Study: COVID-19 reversing diversity progress in hospitality industry

COVID-19 MAY HAVE reversed some of the progress made in diversity and inclusion in the hospitality, travel and leisure sector, according to a new...