Asian American organization promotes organ donation

THE SEASON OF Diwali is one of celebration and giving of gifts. One organization believes the greatest gift one can give is oneself through...

Best Western honors women, launches new brand

BEST WESTERN HOTELS and Resorts’ 2019 North American Convention, held last week, started with the company’s second annual “Today’s Women in Leadership Forum.” Before...

Report: Governments depend on lodging taxes

STATE AND LOCAL governments have come to depend on the collection of lodging taxes from hotels, according to a study hotel valuing and financial...

Study: Some third-party online hotel bookings misleads consumers

CERTAIN THIRD-PARTY travel agencies were misleading in their telephone and online booking, said 23 percent of consumers surveyed for a study by the American...

Accor CEO wins Castell Award

HEATHER MCCRORY, CHIEF executive officer of North and Central America for hotel management company Accor, is the winner of the first Castell Award from...

CoStar to acquire STR for $450 million

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE research company CoStar Group plans to acquire hospitality data firm STR for $450 million cash. The deal is expected to close...

Labor Department announces new overtime rule

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a new rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act that will qualify 1.3 million U.S. workers for...

Hyatt launches new lifestyle brand

MONTHS AFTER FORMING a new division dedicated to promoting its lifestyle brands, Hyatt Hotels Corp. has launched a new brand in that segment. Caption...

Baywood to manage Florida Fairfield

BAYWOOD HOTELS WILL manage a Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott to be built in Florida City, Florida, using a $12.6 million construction loan....

‘Howdy Modi’ draws crowd of thousands

ASIAN AMERICAN HOTELIERS on Sept. 22 watched with awe and pride as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to them at Houston’s NRG Stadium....