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Spring Break Scams Trick Would-Be Vacationers

Authorities are warning travelers to be cautious when booking hotels and vacation homes online with discounted deals that are too good to pass up. Last year, 15 million trips were booked under false pretenses, costing hopeful travelers millions of dollars, according ...

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Starwood Recieves Higher Offer from Anbang

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has received a revised proposal from the Anbang consortium with an increased purchase price of $82.75 per share, which surpasses Marriott’s raised offer from last week. The company said the new bid is “reasonably likely” to ...

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Brands Battle OTAs for Guest Loyalty

The competition between online travel agencies and hotel chains continues to heat up in an ever-evolving marketplace. Online travel agencies have a symbiotic relationship with hotels (after all, they do draw in more guests), but also take away from the ...

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John C. Portman, Jr. Wins AHA Lifetime Achievement Award

John C. Portman, Jr. Wins AHA Lifetime Achievement Award

ATLANTA—The Atlanta Hospitality Alliance (AHA) today announced that it has presented John C. Portman, Jr. with its inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the overall architectural look and feel of Atlanta, particularly in the hotel sector. The award ...

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Despite Struggles, Economy Grows Faster Than Expected in Q4

The U.S. economy grew at a faster pace in the fourth quarter than previously expected. The revised 1.4 percent increase is higher than the Commerce Department’s initial 1 percent increase. While slightly better than anticipated, corporate profits dropped in 2015 ...

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California Experiences Development Boom

Last year was a boom time for California’s hotel industry, with the state setting records in terms of sales volume, price per room, and new construction. This era of increased development offers hoteliers strong performance metrics, but at the same ...

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