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Assessing the Midterms’ Impact on Lodging

Assessing the Midterms’ Impact on Lodging

The new Senate Republican Majority, combined with a larger House Republican Majority, will significantly alter the policy landscape for the business community and the lodging industry, says the government affairs team at AH&LA. The association anticipates a busy year legislatively ...

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Hampton Introduces New F&B Concept to Hotel Lobbies

Hampton Introduces New F&B Concept to Hotel Lobbies

MCLEAN, Va.—Hampton Hotels today announced a new design update to increase food and beverage retail options within current and future Hampton Hotels. The new concept, Treats, features a walk-up or walk-in shop filled with snacks, toiletries, local merchandise, and drinks, ...

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TRYP by Wyndham Announces Second Manhattan Hotel

TRYP by Wyndham Announces Second Manhattan Hotel

PARSIPPANY, N.J.—Wyndham Hotel Group announced its second TRYP by Wyndham property in New York City with the signing of a franchise agreement for a 334-room hotel in Times Square. The hotel, scheduled to open by spring 2015, is undergoing a ...

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Omni Hotels Adds New Orleans Hotel

Omni Hotels Adds New Orleans Hotel

DALLAS—Omni Hotels & Resorts announces the rebranding of the Wyndham Riverfront New Orleans. Riverfront Lodging LLC contracted with Omni to manage the hotel as the Omni Riverfront Hotel. The announcement comes on the heels of a six-month, $8 million property ...

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PwC: Room Rate Gains to Accelerate in 2015

PwC: Room Rate Gains to Accelerate in 2015

NEW YORK—An updated lodging forecast released today by PwC US anticipates room rate gains to accelerate and drive a revenue per available room (RevPAR) increase in 2015, as hotels achieve occupancy levels reflecting the solid lodging demand trends of recent ...

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Travel Industry Employment Tops 8 Million Jobs in October

Travel Industry Employment Tops 8 Million Jobs in October

In October, travel industry employment reached an all-time high, topping 8 million jobs. “It’s another record-setting jobs month for travel, which continues to pace the economy in a number of indicators as it emerges from the recession,” said David Huether, ...

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