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Negotiations Continue Regarding Chicago’s Airbnb Ordinances

There is tension brewing between Airbnb and Chicago’s hotel industry. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has proposed ordinances to regulate and tax Airbnb, and now downtown alderman Brenden Reilly has weighed in, suggesting changes that represent a compromise with the home-sharing giant. ...

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U.S. Hotels Bring in Record Revenue in 2015

2015 was a good year for hospitality. Last year, the hotel industry’s revenue and profit margin reached historic highs. According to STR’s 25th annual HOST Almanac, hospitality’s house profit reached $73 billion last year–passing a peak that had not been ...

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On the Move: This Week’s Comings and Goings

On the Move: This Week’s Comings and Goings

Michael Minchin has joined Auberge Resorts Collection as the company’s chief marketing officer. Minchin is a 30-year veteran who has led global teams for major brands in the hotel, residential, restaurant, spirits, and automotive industries. In his new role, Minchin ...

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Hyatt House Portland/Downtown to Open in July

Hyatt House Portland/Downtown to Open in July

PORTLAND, Ore.—Hyatt House Portland/Downtown is set to open in July 2016. Owned by RiverPlace Hotel Investors LLC, the 203-room, upscale extended stay hotel will be located in Portland’s RiverPlace District and will provide guests the service and convenience of hotel ...

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Best Western Donates to Canada Wildfire Relief

Best Western Donates to Canada Wildfire Relief

PHOENIX—Best Western Hotels & Resorts has announced that its charity arm, Best Western for a Better World, will be donating to the Canadian Red Cross to assist those affected by the devastating wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alberta. On Tuesday, authorities ...

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The Gwen Opens Circa Restaurant

The Gwen Opens Circa Restaurant

CHICAGO, Ill.—The recently rebranded The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Chicago, has announced new dining concept Circa restaurant and lounge officially opening on May 16. The restaurant, adjacent to the newly renovated lobby, is located on the fifth floor of ...

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