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On the Move: This Week’s Comings and Goings

On the Move: This Week’s Comings and Goings

Kevin Dingle will rejoin Aimbridge Hospitality as the company’s senior vice president of development. Dingle previously worked with Aimbridge as director of development before working for Compass Lodging Advisors serving as the co-founder and principal for 13 years. Here’s a ...

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AH&LA Applauds Congressional Action to Pass Zika Funding

AH&LA Applauds Congressional Action to Pass Zika Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Hotel and Lodging Association (AH&LA) today commended Congressional action to pass $1.1 billion in funding to battle the Zika virus. The hotel and travel industries have been advocating for Congress to pass emergency funding to combat the ...

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Omni Fort Worth Announces New Executive Chef

Omni Fort Worth Announces New Executive Chef

FORT WORTH, Texas—Omni Fort Worth Hotel announced today the appointment of Amol Agarwal as executive chef of the luxury downtown property. In this role, Agarwal will oversee the culinary operations for the property’s Bob’s Steak & Chop House, Cast Iron ...

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Anbang Closes on Strategic Hotels Properties

Anbang Insurance Group has closed on its acquisition of Strategic Hotels & Resorts’ portfolio from the Blackstone Group, with just one more property out of 16 left to review. The acquisition includes Essex House in New York. To read more, click ...

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What’s in Store for West Elm’s Boutique Brand?

On Monday, the Wall Street Journal reported that West Elm plans to open (obviously) stylish boutique hotels in the United States. Now that the hotel industry has had time to digest the news, Bloomberg wonders what place this new brand will have in hospitality ...

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Trump Chain to Pay Data Breach Penalty

With data breaches regularly plaguing many hotel chains, the latest bit of related news should serve as a lesson for hoteliers: Donald Trump’s hotel chain will pay a $50,000 penalty for not alerting customers quickly about a breach that exposed 70,000 ...

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