Hotel News Resource
October, 22 2019
Marriott International to Acquire Elegant Hotels Group for 100.8 million
Marriott International to Acquire Elegant Hotels Group for 100.8 Million
Elegant owns and operates seven hotels with 588 rooms and a beachfront restaurant on the island of Barbados. Six of the seven properties are situated along the prestigious west coast of Barbados commonly known as the 'Platinum Coast.' The majority of Elegant properties are operated as all-inclusive resorts. Read More
Hotel Resort Fees
California Limits Use of Independent Contractors, Creating Significant Liabilities and Penalties for California Hotel and Restaurant Employers - By Jim Butler
As of January 1, 2020, California employers will need to comply with a new law which codifies a heightened standard of classifying an individual as an independent contractor. The new law can have significant implications for hospitality industry employers. Marta Fernandez, hotel lawyer and a partner in JMBM’s Labor & Employment department, discusses the new law and what employers can expect. Read more
Hotel Development Asia Pacific
Oyo Hotels & Homes and Jin Jiang International Lead in Asia Pacific Hotel Presence
Jin Jiang Hua Ting Hotel & Towers Shanghai
Oyo Hotels & Homes makes up the largest hotel supply count (952,495 rooms) in the Asia Pacific region, while Jin Jiang International leads in number of rooms in the development pipeline (391,088 rooms). Read more
Market Report U.S.
US Hotel Occupancy Down -0.1 Percent to 70.9 Percent for Q3 2019
Mostly Positive YOY Results for US Hotel Industry for Q3 2019
RevPAR up 0.7% to US$94.42 Read more
Federal Per Diem Rates
HVS Report - Per Diem Rates - Current & Historical Trends - By Chelsey Leffet
HVS Report - Per Diem Rates - Current & Historical Trends
This publication provides an overview of current and historical trends in the federal lodging per diem, with a focus on the per diem rates for the top hotel lodging markets, as defined by STR. Read more
Market Report U.S.
US Hotel Occupancy Down -0.9 Percent to 67.4 Percent for September 2019
Mixed YOY Performance for US Hotel Industry for August September
RevPAR down -0.3 Percent to US$88.91 Read more
Hotel Development Maine
New Canopy by Hilton Hotel Breaks Ground in Portland, Maine
Located on the corner of Center and Commercial Streets in Portland, Maine’s Old Port neighborhood, the hotel will also be home to an indoor/outdoor rooftop bar and a restaurant overlooking Casco Bay. Read more
Hotel Development Saudi Arabia
IHG Signs Agreement for Holiday Inn Madinah West
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) has signed a Management Agreement with The Arabian Hospitality Company, to open Holiday Inn Madinah West in 2022. The new property will cater to the influx of religious tourists expected as part of Vision 2030 and reinforces IHG's commitment to expand its presence and diversify its portfolio across the Kingdom. Read more
Hotel Development India
IHG Signs Holiday Inn Express Bengaluru Bommasandra
The new-built hotel will feature 170 keys and is expected to be operational by Q4 2022. IHG currently operates three Holiday Inn Express hotels in Bengaluru, and the recent signing will further strengthen the brand's presence in the city. Read more
Hospitality Social Media News
Hospitality Social Media Marketing News - October 21, 2019 Issue
Hospitality Social Media Marketing News - October 21, 2019 Issue
A lot has happened in the last two weeks in the social media world, and there are some big changes happening that will directly impact hotels, resorts, and other businesses in the hospitality industry. Let’s take a look at each one and discuss what it means for you. Read more
Charitable Donations
Should Hotels Demand More for Their Donations?
Should hotels demand more for their donations?
Do-good programs abound in the hospitality spectrum. It’s inherent to this industry. But, should this act fit into a hotel’s wider marketing strategy? Carly Sells from Charity Escapes explores. Read more

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In Brief...

Studio Commons Concept
Element Hotels Debuts Innovative Communal Living Room Concept

Management Appointment IHG
Steve Carroll Named Senior Vice President Capital Investments & Transactions for IHG

Human Trafficking At Hotels
AHLA Joined Secretary of State Hughs to Combat Human Trafficking in Texas

Hotel Opening China
Conrad Hangzhou Tonglu Opens in China

Hotel Opening Virginia
Tru by Hilton Winchester Opens in Virginia

Hotel Opening India
The Ritz-Carlton Pune Hotel Opens in India

Hotel Opening Mexico
ESTUDIO Playa Mujeres Resort Opens on the Mexican Caribbean

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