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Commune, Destination Hotels Merge

Commune, Destination Hotels Merge

SAN FRANCISCO and DENVER—Commune Hotels & Resorts, the international lifestyle hotel management company comprising Joie de Vivre Hotels, Thompson Hotels, Tommie, and Alila Hotels & Resorts, and Destination Hotels, operator of independent hotels, resorts, and residences in the United States, ...

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Kimpton Names Fifth Chicago Hotel

Kimpton Names Fifth Chicago Hotel

CHICAGO—Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announced today the official name of the latest four-star boutique hotel in Chicago as The Kimpton Gray Hotel, expanding its footprint in the city. Leading the hotel management team will be Nabil Moubayed as the general ...

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Maryland Closes Loophole for Online Travel Tax

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), the sole national association representing all segments of the nearly two million-employee lodging industry, has issued a statement following votes in both chambers of Maryland’s General Assembly to override the veto by ...

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Hilton Worldwide Expands Presence to 100 Countries

Hilton Worldwide Expands Presence to 100 Countries

MCLEAN, Va.—Hilton Worldwide has expanded its footprint to 100 countries and territories around the world by raising the Hilton flag at the Hilton N’Djamenain Chad. In 2015, the company’s strategic focus on organic growth, led by 12 clearly-defined, market-leading brands, ...

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U.N. Sheds Light on Travel Visas

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) recently released its 2015 Visa Openness Report, which shows that the percentage of the world’s population that needed a visa to travel in 2015 dropped 14 percent from the percentage required in 1980. ...

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