AHLA offers training for Safe Stay initiative

MOST HOTEL COMPANIES large and small in the U.S. have begun following the American Hotel & Lodging Association’s Safe Stay initiative to provide heightened...

Legislators seek relief for CMBS loan recipients

SINCE THE BEGINNING of the COVID-19 related economic shutdown, a major point of concern for hoteliers has been avoiding delinquency on their commercial mortgage-backed...

Choice to cut furloughed U.S. employees

LOSS OF REVENUE from reduced consumer demand resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has led Choice Hotels International to lay off U.S. corporate employees who...

Penn State researchers release crisis management guide for hotels

IN ANY CRISIS, how businesses communicate with their employees and customers can be key to recovery, according to research from Penn State School of...

H-1B visa restrictions may impact job creation

THE U.S. HAS suspended the entry of workers on the H-1B and some other non-immigrant visa programs, ostensibly to protect American jobs according to...

Choice inducts three new hotels into its Ascend Collection

THREE NEW PROPERTIES have joined Choice Hotels International’s Ascend Hotel Collection, which includes resort, boutique and historic hotels. One of them is Keyur Patel’s...

Company launches new take on third-party management

THE ECONOMIC DOWNTURN caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has left an opening in third-party hotel management that Ashwin Patel and his partners plan to...

Report: African Americans underrepresented in hospitality executive roles

AFRICAN AMERICANS ARE underrepresented in the executive ranks of the U.S. hotel industry, according to a new report from the Castell Project, a not-for-profit...

STR forecasts total recovery from pandemic by 2023

THE ECONOMY CRASHED suddenly as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it could be years before it sees a full recovery from the...

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,...