April ends on up notes

  The US hotel industry in April saw an uptick in all of its key metrics Smith Travel Research reports that for the month, occupancy rose...

Hilton Worldwide to manage Waldorf Astoria in Chengdu, China.

  Hilton Worldwide has signed a management agreement with Chengdu Yincheng Property Co., Ltd for western China’s first Waldorf Astoria in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan...

Hyatt completes $190m buy of Mexico hotel

  Hyatt Hotels Corp. has completed its $190m acquisition of the 756-room Hotel Nikko Mexico from Japan-Mexico Hotel Investment Co., Ltd.  The hotel has been rebranded as Hyatt Regency Mexico...

Webster to retire as IHG chairman

    David Webster will step down as chairman of the board at InterContinental Hotels at the end of this year.     Webster will officially retire on 31...

Consumer survey lists best, worst US hotel chains

  Consumer Reports says, in its latest rating of 44 of the nation's biggest hotel chains, readers put Econo Lodge and Americas Best Value Inn...

Hilton opens dual-branded property in Turkey

  Hilton Worldwide this week officially opened its first dual-branded property in Bursa, Turkey. The Hilton Bursa Convention Center & Spa is a combination of a...

HPT to convert 20 properties into Wyndham brands

  Wyndham Hotel Group and Wyndham Worldwide Corp. this week announced an agreement with Hospitality Properties Trust to rebrand 20 hotels as Wyndham Hotels and...

Accor inks $254m acquisition of 43 Mirvac hotels

Accor Hotels, which on May 22 announced the sale of its Motel 6 brand to Blackstone Real Estate for $1.9bn, has completed the $254m...

Choice Hotels trumpets growth, announces new projects

Company’s 2012 ‘All In’ convention draws thousands of franchisees to Las Vegas… Choice Hotels International Inc. opened 46 newly franchised properties during the first quarter of...

Accor to sell Motel 6, Studio 6 to Blackstone

  Accor will sell its iconic Motel 6 and Studio 6 brands for $1.9bn. The French-based hotel company today announced the sale of its United States...