Labor Department approves new joint-employer status rules

THE U.S. DEPARTMENT of Labor has updated the Fair Labor Standards Act to clarify the definition of joint-employer status. It is the first major...

Castell Project accepting nominations for expanded leadership programs

THE CHANGING NEEDS of female professionals in the hospitality industry have led the non-profit Castell Project to expand the leadership programs it offers those...

Hawkeye Hotels opens boutique in its home state

THE BOUTIQUE HOTEL Chauncey, owned by Hawkeye Hotels, opened recently in Iowa City, Iowa. The 51-room hotel is part of a mixed-use development that...

Castell Award winner discusses challenges for women in hotel industry

IN SEPTEMBER, HEATHER McCrory, CEO of AccorHotels North and Central America, became the first winner of the Castell Award from the Castell Project, an...

Events focus awareness on preventing human trafficking

THE U.S. HOSPITALITY industry’s campaign against human trafficking continued in 2020 as hotel companies and associations recognized National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. That included...

Baywood Hotels added 18 properties in 2019

COLUMBIA, MARYLAND-BASED Baywood Hotels set a record in 2019 by opening 18 new hotels during the year. Among them was the 1000th Fairfield by...

Stonebridge buys Le Méridien New Orleans for $84 million

STONEBRIDGE COS. HAS acquired the Le Méridien New Orleans hotel for $84 million from Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. It is the second acquisition...

Noble Investment acquires dual-brand Hilton hotel in Denver

NOBLE INVESTMENT GROUP has acquired the dual-brand Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Denver and Homewood Suites by Hilton Downtown Denver in Denver. Atlanta-based Noble...

Vision breaks ground on second Kinley Hotel

VISION HOSPITALITY GROUP has broken ground on its second Kinley boutique hotel. The Chattanooga, Tennessee-based company launched the Kinley brand in 2018.The 64-room Kinley...

My Place employees train to prevent human trafficking

EMPLOYEES OF ABERDEEN, South Dakota-based My Place Hotels started the new year out with training that may help them prevent human trafficking. The training...