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The Direct Booking Battle Continues

Recently, hotel companies like Hilton Worldwide, Marriott International, and Hyatt have offered lower rates on their websites to entice guests to book direct. Now, online travel agent Expedia is claiming that hotel owners are the ones who lose out when chains push for direct ...

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Delta Opens First U.S. Branded Hotel

Delta Opens First U.S. Branded Hotel

BETHESDA, Md.—Delta Hotels and Resorts has announced the official grand opening of the Delta Orlando Lake Buena Vista in partnership with JHM Hotels. This is Delta’s first branded hotel in the United States and signals the global expansion of the ...

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On the Move: This Week’s Comings and Goings

On the Move: This Week’s Comings and Goings

Choice Hotels International has appointed Steve Caron to vice president, head of vacation rentals. With over two decades of experience building and running vacation rentals businesses, Caron will be responsible for overseeing Choice’s strategy in the growing market. He previously ...

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Hilton Austin Announces Upcoming Transformation

Hilton Austin Announces Upcoming Transformation

AUSTIN—Hilton Austin has announced the beginning of a multi-million dollar transformation initiative that will include a full renovation of the hotel’s lobby, public areas, and meeting space, as well as the launch of two new restaurant concepts, a Starbucks, and ...

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Harris Poll Reveals Best Travel Brands

Today, Harris Poll released its 28th annual EquiTrend List, recognizing the best brands across several industries. In the travel industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Hampton by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Microtel Inn & Suites, and W Hotels and Resorts ...

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HGU New York Opening in June

HGU New York Opening in June

NEW YORK—Alfa Development will be opening its first boutique hotel project, HGU New York. Alfa Development has invested $18 million in renovations of HGU New York, located in the NoMad District at 34 East 32nd Street. The hotel will manifest ...

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