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Severe Weather a Double-Edged Sword for Hotels

Like most everyone else on the East Coast, many hotels are still reeling from the effects of the season’s first blizzard. When a major weather event halts all travel activity, it can be both a blessing and a curse for ...

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Best Western Continues Strong Financial Performance

Best Western Continues Strong Financial Performance

PHOENIX—Best Western Hotels & Resorts continues to demonstrate a track record of tremendous financial performance with an average RevPAR index of 110 over the past four years (100 represents fair market share versus competitors in measuring revenue per available room). ...

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Mobile Tech Takes Precedence at ALIS

Mobile technology was the focal point of conversation during the first day of the Americas Lodging Investment Summit in Los Angeles. Panelists from Hilton Worldwide, InterContinental Hotels Group, and Google deliberated ways to simplify and enhance the guest experience, while improving ...

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Increased Tourism Weighs on Cuba

Cuba’s tourism industry is struggling to keep up as a record number of visitors from around the globe are flocking to the Caribbean island. International buzz ignited after the United States and Cuba agreed to restore diplomatic relations, with many travelers clamoring ...

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Starwood, TripAdvisor Announce Booking Partnership

Starwood, TripAdvisor Announce Booking Partnership

STAMFORD, Conn.—Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. and TripAdvisor announced today they have partnered to make Starwood’s global hotel portfolio accessible on the TripAdvisor instant booking platform. Customers can seamlessly book a room at participating Starwood properties through TripAdvisor’s booking ...

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IHG Opens Holiday Inn Houston Downtown

IHG Opens Holiday Inn Houston Downtown

ATLANTA—InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the opening of the newly-converted 212-room Holiday Inn Houston Downtown hotel in Houston, Texas. This is the first Holiday Inn hotel located in the downtown area of the city and joins the Crowne Plaza ...

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