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April 2017 Saw Influx of Hotel Openings

April 2017 saw 211 new hotel properties open their doors, with a total key count of 45,111. Eighty-seven of the hotels opened in the Americas alone while Europe had 49 openings and the Asia Pacific market saw 40. More than ...

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Online Reviews Bolster Hotel Revenue

A recent study from the UCLA Anderson School of Management found that the growth of online reviews and ratings is benefiting hotel revenues, particularly for independent hotels. The report’s author, Dr. Brett Hollenbeck, looked at revenues over 15 years and ...

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Marriott Expands Modular Hotel Construction

Marriott Expands Modular Hotel Construction

BETHESDA, Md.—Marriott International unveiled plans to expand its modular hotel construction initiative in North America—a first for the industry. The company expects to sign 50 hotel deals in 2017 that incorporate prefabricated guestrooms or bathrooms, accounting for more than 10 ...

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Home2 Suites Opens Newest Hotel in Dania Beach

Home2 Suites Opens Newest Hotel in Dania Beach

DANIA BEACH, Fla. – Home2 Suites by Hilton, part of Hilton’s industry-first All Suites portfolio, opened its newest property, Home2 Suites by Hilton Ft. Lauderdale Airport-Cruise Port. The 130-suite hotel is opening its doors amidst an area boom in tourism—the Greater ...

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Airbnb Sets Sights on Business Travelers

On Monday, Airbnb plans to introduce a search tool that filters out homes and apartments that are “Business Travel Ready,” meaning they have a desk, Wi-Fi and hotel-like amenities like shampoo, a hairdryer, and an iron. Currently, 90 percent of ...

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Guarding Against Data Breaches

Data breaches are on the rise – the Identity Theft Resource Center reported 1,093 in 2016 versus 781 in 2015. This has left many hoteliers to question whether they are properly protected, and, in turn, protecting their customers’ information. Learn ...

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