Hilton, Mars Petcare enter agreement to promote pet friendly policies

MORE PEOPLE ARE traveling, and more of them are bringing a pet with them on vacation. Hilton is aiming to corner that market for...

Survey: Bad radios cause hotel employees to consider leaving jobs

AS THE HOSPITALITY industry continues to struggle with a labor shortage, hotel owners and operators must address any issue that affects employee retention. According...

OYO and Microsoft to develop ‘smart room’ technology

MICROSOFT AND OYO Hotels and Homes will work together to develop “smart room” technology including customized in-room experiences, self-check-in, guest ID verification and augmented...

Radisson Hotel Group Americas moving HQ into new location in early 2022

RADISSON HOTEL GROUP Americas is moving its headquarters from Minnetonka, Minnesota, to West End of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, in early 2022. The 35,000...

Best Western’s Kong to retire at end of year

DAVID KONG, CEO of Best Western Hotel Group, will retire at the end of this year. He has held the position for 20 years,...

Baywood Hotels opens 500th hotel for Home2 Suites brand

BAYWOOD HOTELS’ NEW Home2 Suites by Hilton Fort Myers Airport in Fort Myers, Florida, is more than just the latest addition to the company’s...

SBA announces modifications to COVID EIDL loan program

THE SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION has made several modifications to the COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan program that address concerns many in the hospitality industry...

AHLA surveys find COVID-19 surge impacting leisure, business travel

THE SUDDEN SURGE in COVID-19 cases in the U.S., brought on by the Delta variant of the virus, is leading to a slowdown in...

NewcrestImage sells one hotel, acquires another

DALLAS-BASED NEWCRESTIMAGE has concluded two large transactions, selling one hotel in Phoenix and acquiring another in Fort Worth, Texas. The company, led by Mehul Patel...

Report: Occupancy in U.S. extended-stay hotels in July reaches year’s high

THE AVERAGE OCCUPANCY in U.S. extended-stay hotels hit the high point for 2021 in July at 81.8 percent, according to a report from hotel...