IHG reports 0.8 percent RevPAR drop in third quarter

INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL GROUP was one of the first major hotel companies to report its third quarter earnings, and the news was not all good....

October is National Cybersecurity Month

CYBERSECURITY IS AN important topic year-round, but during October, officially proclaimed as National Cybersecurity Month, hotels should take time to review their own digital...

New Indian consul general arrives in Atlanta

INDIAN AMERICANS LIVING in the Southeast U.S. have a new Consul General, Dr. Swati Vijay Kulkarni. A career diplomat since 1995 and graduate of...

CBRE report finds changes in non-room revenues

NON-ROOM REVENUE for U.S. hotels rises and falls over the years with guest preferences, according to CBRE’s annual Trends in the Hotel Industry surveys...

Vision Hospitality breaks ground on Aloft in Chattanooga, Tennessee

VISION HOSPITALITY GROUP has broken ground on a project close to home. The Aloft by Marriott Chattanooga/Hamilton Place will be the first of its...

AHLA working to fulfill 5-Star Promise

A PROMISE IS a promise, and the American Hotel & Lodging Association is keeping a promise it made a year ago to improve hotel...

Hilton to expand its soap recycling program

FOR 10 YEARS, Hilton has been recycling soap from its properties around the world for reuse by children in impoverished communities. Now, the company...

Asian American organization promotes organ donation

THE SEASON OF Diwali is one of celebration and giving of gifts. One organization believes the greatest gift one can give is oneself through...

Best Western honors women, launches new brand

BEST WESTERN HOTELS and Resorts’ 2019 North American Convention, held last week, started with the company’s second annual “Today’s Women in Leadership Forum.” Before...

Report: Governments depend on lodging taxes

STATE AND LOCAL governments have come to depend on the collection of lodging taxes from hotels, according to a study hotel valuing and financial...