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White Lodging Assumes Management of Two Hilton Garden Inns

White Lodging Assumes Management of Two Hilton Garden Inns

MERRILLVILLE, Ind.—White Lodging announced it has officially taken over management of the Hilton Garden Inn Merrillville in Indiana and the Hilton Garden Inn Hoffman Estates in Illinois. These hotels mark White Lodging’s 18th and 19th Hilton Garden Inn properties in ...

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Wyndham Expands China Portfolio with New Signings

Wyndham Expands China Portfolio with New Signings

SHANGHAI—Building on the recent openings of the 232-room Wyndham Grand Shenzhen and the 390-room Wyndham Chongqing Yuelai, Wyndham Hotel Group has announced plans to expand its China portfolio with the signing of three new Wyndham Hotels and Resorts properties. The ...

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What Justice Scalia Really Thinks of Hotels

What Justice Scalia Really Thinks of Hotels

Last week, the Supreme Court struck down a Los Angeles ordinance that allowed police to inspect hotel guest registries at any time, without a warrant. In the City of Los Angeles vs. Patel, the Supreme Court voted 5-4 to uphold ...

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Philadelphia Legalizes Airbnb, Plans to Tax

Philadelphia Legalizes Airbnb, Plans to Tax

Philadelphia has become the largest city to legalize Airbnb and similar short-term rentals, according to The Associated Press. The city has changed its zoning rules to allow rentals in residential areas, and plans to tax 8.5 percent of hotel tax ...

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Employment Numbers Continue to Rise in June

Employment Numbers Continue to Rise in June

The steady pace of job growth the United States has experienced the last few years continued in June, with job gains of 223,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Unemployment has dipped by .2 percent down to 5.3 percent, ...

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