Illinois passes ‘panic buttons’ requirements

ILLINOIS HAS BECOME the second state to pass legislation to require some hotels to provide personal safety devices, aka “panic buttons,” to hotel employees....

Castell Project releases new WSH List

IN AN EFFORT to increase the number of women speakers at hospitality industry events, the Castell Project, an organization dedicated toward promoting the careers...

Asian American company building first avid hotel in Ohio

RAINMAKER HOSPITALITY IS building a $10 million avid hotel in Butler County, Ohio. It will be the first of the IHG midscale brand in...

STR lowers forecast through 2020

STR LOWERED ITS U.S. hotels performance forecast for the next two year during its 11th annual Hotel Data Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, Thursday. The...

Asian American owned companies building seven new Microtels

TWO ASIAN AMERICAN owned companies are planning new Microtel by Wyndham hotels using the new Moda prototype introduced earlier this year. Developer Pinu “Pete”...

Marriott charged $126 million in second quarter to cover UK fine from data breach

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL BOOKED a more than $120 million charge in the second quarter to cover a possible fine by the United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner’s...

ESA misses stock earnings goal in second quarter

EXTENDED STAY AMERICA fell short of its earnings per share goal for the second quarter of 2019. However, the company said it is taking...

Three top hotel companies see strong first half of 2019

THE FIRST HALF of 2019 ended on a high note for three of the world’s largest hotel companies. Marriott International and Hilton Worldwide Holdings...

NexGen Hotels adding extended-stay hotel to shopping center

NEXGEN HOTELS OF Schaumburg, Illinois, has begun development of an extended-stay hotel. The company, headed by CEO Deepak Shah, announced on July 30 that it...

Hotels fuel downtown Memphis commercial growth

DOWNTOWN MEMPHIS IS on the brink of a commercial real estate explosion, and hotels are helping to fuel the revival. Leading the renaissance is Union...