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Accor Adopts New Name, Transforms Distribution Platform

Accor Adopts New Name, Transforms Distribution Platform

Accor is now called AccorHotels and has adopted a new signature, as it ramps up its digital drive by transforming its AccorHotels.com distribution platform into a marketplace open to a selection of independent hotels. Sébastien Bazin, AccorHotels chairman and CEO, ...

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Kathleen Matthews Announces Congressional Candidacy

After announcing her departure from the role of chief global communications and public affairs officer at Marriott International to begin work in public service, Kathleen Matthews has announced that she has thrown her hat in the ring for Maryland’s 8th ...

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Commune Hotels & Resorts Adds Alila to Portfolio

Commune Hotels & Resorts Adds Alila to Portfolio

SAN FRANCISCO—One year since announcing a strategic partnership, San Francisco-based Commune Hotels & Resorts has formalized its presence in Asia with the addition of Alila Hotels and Resorts to its portfolio of boutique hotel brands. Singapore-based Alila marks Commune’s fourth ...

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Job Growth for Accommodations Sector Slows

Job Growth for Accommodations Sector Slows

While still experiencing growth, the franchise job market experienced soft gains in May, according to the latest ADP National Franchise Report. The United States added 14,700 franchise jobs in May, with the accommodations sector rising by 600, slightly lower than ...

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Mumford Company Founder George Mumford Dies

George Mumford, founder and chairman emeritus of the Mumford Company, died in his sleep on May 30. Born in 1929, Mumford founded the Mumford Company in 1978 and became a recognized leader in the brokerage of economy and mid-market hotels. ...

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Research Reveals Travelers’ Top Hotel Priorities

Research Reveals Travelers’ Top Hotel Priorities

Research from Toluna has revealed that access to technology is of the utmost importance to travelers looking to book a hotel. The survey questioned a representative sample of 1,000 U.S. consumers in April. According to the report, 71 percent of ...

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