J.W. “Bill” Marriott Jr

J.W. ‘Bill’ Marriott retires, son David assumes chairmanship

A CHANGING OF the guard is taking place at Marriott International as chairmanship of the company transitions from J.W. “Bill” Marriott Jr. to his...

AHLA relaunches campaign to boost travel

THE AMERICAN HOTEL and Lodging Association (AHLA) relaunched its “Hospitality is Working” campaign to highlight hotels’ commitment to workforce, guests and communities, according to...
Baird/STR Hotel Stock

Baird/STR Stock Index rose 0.7 percent in April

THE BAIRD/STR HOTEL Stock Index rose again in April, continuing a trend the index has followed for the past four months. Investors’ optimism is...
Choice Hotels convention

Choice Hotels convention focuses on franchisees

FRANCHISEE RESILIENCE AND determination was the focus of Choice Hotels International’s 66th annual convention in Las Vegas last week. In keeping with that theme,...
Hersha Hospitality

Hersha Hospitality to sell 7 properties for $505 million

REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT firm Hersha Hospitality Trust will sell seven of its select service properties outside New York for $505 million, or approximately $360,000...
Laura Lee Blake

Blake is new AAHOA president and CEO

ATTORNEY LAURA LEE Blake is the president and CEO of AAHOA, succeeding Ken Greene. Previously she was a partner with Connor, Fletcher, and Hedenkamp...
HFTP

HFTP rejects AHLA’s merger offer

ON MONDAY THE Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals association politely declined an offer by the American Hotel and Lodging Association to merge the two...
Travel fears are fading

Survey: Travel fears are fading for most as pandemic ends

THE WAR IN Ukraine and lingering concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic are making some travelers nervous, according to a survey from risk and crisis...

Analysis: Resuming business travel and meetings provides competitive edge

BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS that resume business travel and in-person meetings are likely to have a competitive edge over those that do not, according to...
Mask mandate for public transportation

USTA: Mask mandate for public transportation is ‘out of step’

THE U.S. DEPARTMENT of Justice will appeal the recent court ruling that overturned a federal mask mandate on public transportation. In response, the U.S....