Surveys show consumer views on Airbnb

IN WHAT MAY be a case of “Know thy enemy” for some, a pair of recent surveys reveal what consumers like, and what they...

Legislation would expedite TSA PreCheck enrollment

BALANCING SECURITY AND convenience, proposed legislation would expand the TSA PreCheck program that allows pre-cleared air travelers to pass through airport security more quickly....

Hotel association supports Employee Flexibility Act

PROPOSED LEGISLATION WOULD change the definition of full-time work under the Affordable Care Act from 30 to 40 hours. Some in the hospitality industry...

IHG launches new brand and three new prototypes

AIMING TO MEET what its research shows to be an unmet, $18 billion market, InterContinental Hotels Group has launched a new upper-midscale hotel brand...

Marriott sees dip in income during first quarter 2019

THE FIRST QUARTER of 2019 wasn’t the best Marriott International has seen, with decreases in net income and earnings per share. Still, President and...

Hilton partnerships benefit loyalty members, employees with children

HILTON IS GIVING members of its Hilton Honors loyalty program a lift, or, rather, a Lyft. The company is partnering with the ride-share giant...

North Point ‘tops out’ Atlanta Hampton Inn

NORTH POINT HOSPITALITY reached the literal high point in its development of the new Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Atlanta Midtown last week,...

Chicago-area Holiday Inn reopens after $10 million renovation

WITH THE COMPLETION of a multi-year, $10 million renovation, the Holiday Inn & Suites Chicago North Shore in Skokie, Illinois, is now reopened. The...

Report details state laws for fighting human trafficking

SIGNS, SIGNS, EVERYWHERE are human trafficking awareness signs, and for good reason. An increasing number of states are passing laws requiring hotels to put...

Marriott CEO to stay on job despite cancer diagnosis

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT and CEO Arne Sorenson will stay on the job despite a recent diagnosis of cancer. He expects a full recovery. In a...