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Marriott, AH&LA Withdraw FCC Wi-Fi Petition

Marriott, AH&LA Withdraw FCC Wi-Fi Petition

Marriott International and the American Hotel & Lodging Association have withdrawn their petition seeking direction from the FCC on legal Wi-Fi security measures. According to a statement from Bruce Hoffmeister, Marriott’s global chief information officer, the company’s intent was to ...

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Wyndham Acquires Dolce Hotels and Resorts for $57M

Wyndham Acquires Dolce Hotels and Resorts for $57M

PARSIPPANY, N.J.—Wyndham Hotel Group today announced it has acquired Dolce Hotels and Resorts, a provider and manager of group accommodations with a portfolio of 24 properties and more than 5,500 guestrooms across seven countries in Europe and North America, for ...

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3 Skills for Future Hotel Industry Leaders

3 Skills for Future Hotel Industry Leaders

Someone once said, “Focus on the future, since the present is the consequence of the past.” In order to more accurately forecast where the industry is headed, the future leaders of the hospitality industry should possess these three skills: Know ...

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Chandler Hotel Group Adds Seven Properties to Portfolio

Chandler Hotel Group Adds Seven Properties to Portfolio

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—Chandler Hotel Group (CHG), a Scottsdale-based company, has expanded its reach by adding seven new hotel properties to its portfolio. The new properties are located in S.C., Texas, and N.M., and collectively add nearly 1,200 new rooms to CHG’s ...

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Lexington by Vantage Opens First Colorado Property

Lexington by Vantage Opens First Colorado Property

CLEVELAND—Lexington by Vantage, a collection of inns, hotels, and suites in the midscale to upscale lodging segments, continues to grow with the opening of the Lexington Inn & Suites Denver Airport at Gateway Park in Aurora, Colo. Lexington is a ...

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Benchmark’s Former COO James Simkins Dies

Benchmark’s Former COO James Simkins Dies

James Simkins, who was until recently Benchmark’s chief operating officer for Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels and instrumental in the successful launch of the Personal Luxury brand, died Jan. 16 following a struggle with cancer. A native of Johannesburg, South ...

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