AHLA, Google connect emergency workers to hotels

A COLLABORATION BETWEEN Google and the American Hotel & Lodging Association will make it easier for first responders and healthcare workers fighting the COVID-19...

Former La Quinta head helps launch ‘contactless’ check-in tech company

INVESTORS IN VIRDEE, a new software as a service company focused on producing “contactless” technology for hotels and other industries, have raised $2 million...

Industry expert highlights eight changes in hotel F&B

HOTEL F&B OPERATIONS is one element in the industry hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, hotels all over the world have...

HHM added 25 hotels over the past year

HERSHA HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT added 25 hotels with approximately 4,000 rooms total over the last year. This expansion during the COVID-19 pandemic was made possible...

Arbor Lodging Partners acquires 12 hotels

ARBOR LODGING PARTNERS has acquired 12 hotels with 1,313 rooms in six markets as part of a joint venture with GFH Financial Group B.S.C....

AAA survey finds Americans willing to travel in fall

AMERICANS ARE PLANNING to travel this fall, but they remain cautious about whether they will be able to realize those plans, according to a...

Wyndham expands new booking, billing system to three brands

WYNDHAM HOTELS & RESORTS is expanding its Wyndham Direct booking and billing service to two more brands in an effort to attract more corporate...

Article lays out ‘Psychology of pricing’ in a crisis

THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC has hoteliers scrambling for whatever business they can get. Part of this is effort is pricing rooms to attract what travelers...

Companies partner to create contactless access software for hotels

NEWLY ESTABLISHED SOFTWARE company Virdee has entered a partnership with veteran access control company SALTO Systems to develop a contactless arrivals system for hotels....

AAHOA recognizes World Day Against Trafficking

THURSDAY WAS WORLD Day Against Trafficking in Persons and some hoteliers took time to recognize the event. Human trafficking is a major issue for...