Associations: Government shutdown impacting hotels, travel

THE ONGOING FEDERAL government partial shutdown is impacting the hospitality and travel industries, and the effects will get worse as it goes on, industry...

CBRE economic experts doubt recession fears

CONCERNS ABOUT A recession are probably unfounded, but an economic slowdown is still a possibility this year, according to two experts at CBRE Hotels'...

Advent International to acquire Aimbridge Hospitality

MAJORITY OWNERSHIP OF Dallas, Texas-based third-party hotel management company Aimbridge Hospitality will soon be acquired by Boston, Massachusetts-based private equity investor Advent International. The...

Marriott lowers number of guests affected by data breach

IT TURNS OUT it was not quite half a billion guests who were affected by a data breach of Marriott International’s Starwood reservation system...

Federal court rules on ‘joint-employer’ case

A DECISION BY a federal appeals court in late December regarding the National Labor Relations Board’s definitions of joint-employer status does little to help...

The top news of 2018

IN 2018, THE U.S. hotel industry faced natural challenges, including two major hurricanes, as well as manmade disasters in the form of massive data...

Hunter Hotel Advisors starts 40th year in business

ATLANTA-BASED BROKERAGE firm Hunter Hotel Advisors begins its 40th year in business with the beginning of 2019. In 2018 the firm handled the sale...

Public comment period extended on changing definition of ‘joint-employer’ status

ANOTHER MONTH HAS been added to the comment period on proposed changes to the National Labor Relations Board rules for defining joint-employer status. The...

Court overturns Seattle ‘panic button’ law

THE WASHINGTON STATE Court of Appeals on Wednesday overturned a Seattle law that required hotels to provide employees with emergency panic buttons and to...

IHG owners contribute $1 million to Florida charity

IT WAS A goal a decade in the making when the InterContinental Hotels Group Owners Association made its annual donation to Give Kids The...