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Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria Hires Executive Chef

Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria Hires Executive Chef

HOUSTON—Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria, expected to open this fall, has announced the hiring of veteran and award-winning chef Deborah Landfear. As executive chef of Urban Star Restaurant, Market and Lounge and culinary specialist for hotel functions and events, Landfear will ...

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Blackstone Buys Strategic Hotels for $6 Billion

Blackstone Buys Strategic Hotels for $6 Billion

CHICAGO—Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc. has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with affiliates of Blackstone Real Estate Partners VIII L.P., under which Blackstone will acquire all outstanding shares of common stock of Strategic Hotels & Resorts, ...

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AH&LA Comments on Potential Overtime Rule Changes

AH&LA Comments on Potential Overtime Rule Changes

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), the sole national association representing all segments of the 1.8 million-employee lodging industry, today filed official comments regarding the Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposed changes to our nation’s overtime rules. AH&LA’s comments highlight ...

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La Quinta Sells 24 Properties

La Quinta Sells 24 Properties

IRVING, Texas—La Quinta Holdings Inc. today announced that it has signed a definitive purchase and sale agreement to sell 24 owned hotels. This portfolio is geographically dispersed and the vast majority of these hotels will be removed from the La ...

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Airbnb Releases Apple Watch App

Airbnb Releases Apple Watch App

SAN FRANCISCO—Airbnb has announced their new app for Apple Watch. The new app for Apple Watch features Airbnb messaging, which is frequently used between hosts and guests before, during, or after a stay. Working in tandem with Airbnb’s current integration ...

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