Florida airport accepting bids on ‘fly-in’ hotel

THE ORLANDO MELBOURNE International Airport is taking proposals for a unique project: a high-end hotel with airfield access. Developers have until March 15 to...

Choice to develop 27 WoodSpring Suites hotels

CHOICE HOTELS INTERNATIONAL will develop 27 new WoodSpring Suites hotels throughout Michigan and North Carolina as well as Jacksonville, Florida, and Nashville, Tennessee. The...

AHLA launches Hospitality is Working grants program

THE AMERICAN HOTEL & Lodging Association is working with the U.S. Conference of Mayors to provide $500,000 in grants to improve the labor market...

Humphrey steps in as AAHOA interim president and CEO

AAHOA Chief Operating Officer Rachel Humphrey will serve as interim president and CEO for the association starting Jan. 26. She is filling the position...

Marriott trains half a million employees on preventing human trafficking

AS NATIONAL SLAVERY and Human Trafficking Prevention Month continues, Marriott International said it has reached a goal of training 500,000 hotel workers to spot...

Hotel dishwasher awarded $21.5 million for religious rights violation

HILTON PLANS TO appeal a federal court ruling in Miami that awarded $21.5 million to a hotel dishwasher who claimed she was forced to...

Hotels try new language interpreter app

SOME U.S. HOTELS are trying out a new technology from Google that could make it easier for them to greet and serve their foreign...

Committee recommends against Jin Jiang bid for Radisson shares

CHINA-BASED JIN Jiang International Holdings has tried again, and failed, to get initial approval to purchase remaining shares in Radisson Hospitality, in which it...

Hotels and associations observe ‘Human Trafficking Awareness Day’

HUMAN TRAFFICKING REMAINS an ongoing concern for hotels across the U.S., but on Jan. 11 they took time to focus on the issue even...

PeachState Hospitality named Marriott’s Developer of the Year 2018

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL HAS named Warner Robins, Georgia-based PeachState Hospitality its 2018 CONNECT Developer of the Year. The management and development company, under President Rajiv...