California legislation would ban small toiletry bottles in hotels

California lawmakers have set their sights on complimentary toiletry bottles that have long been a hotel tradition. Of course, some hospitality companies have already...

Nashville Holiday Inn celebrates 50th anniversary

IHG HOTELS AND Resorts recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of one of its landmark properties, the Holiday Inn Nashville-Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tennessee. Over its...

Report: SCOTUS decision invalidates Airbnb tax agreements

A PREVIOUS U.S. Supreme Court ruling invalidates the “voluntary collection agreements” for sales tax several states have with online stay-sharing giant Airbnb, according to...

North Carolina’s CMC Hotels takes out $11 million loan

CMC HOTELS OF Cary, North Carolina, has obtained an $11 million loan to finance future growth on its Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott...

Radisson sticks to the plan

THINGS WERE DIFFERENT for Radisson Hotel Group when it last had its annual conference and created its five-year plan, Destination 2022, including the company’s...

Software optimizes housekeeping services

IN THESE DAYS of rising labor costs, particularly in hotel housekeeping, technology is becoming widely available to help optimize room cleaning. Several brands of...

AHLA welcomes reauthorization of Violence Against Women Act

DESPITE SOME RESISTANCE, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization last week. The reauthorization of the law comes in...

Labor Department proposes test to define joint-employer status

THE U.S. DEPARTMENT of Labor has created a new rule that may finally clarify joint-employer status and resolve an issue that has troubled the...

AHLA marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month

HOTELS CAN PLAY an important role in preventing sexual assault, and the American Hotel and Lodging Association will make that clear to the nation...

Legislation would change name of Visa Waiver Program

WHAT’S IN A name? Hotel and travel industry leaders hope it’s the key to better understanding and acceptance of the U.S. Visa Waiver Program,...