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January Sees Slight Growth in Industry

The U.S. hotel industry’s occupancy remained nearly flat in STR’s latest year-over-year results for January 2016, holding steady at 54 percent. However, the industry experienced slight growth: Average daily rate for January was up 2.8 percent, while revenue per available ...

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Le Méridien to Reopen in Italy

Le Méridien to Reopen in Italy

ROME—Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. today announced that Le Méridien will open in Rome, marking the brand’s re-entry into Italy. Owned and managed by the Toti Group, Le Méridien Visconti Rome is scheduled to debut by the end of ...

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Choice Dives into Vacation Home Rental Industry

Choice Dives into Vacation Home Rental Industry

ROCKVILLE, Md.—Stephen P. Joyce, CEO of Choice Hotels, announced today that Choice is entering the vacation home rental industry, bringing a new level of quality and service to this high growth segment of the lodging industry by working with experienced ...

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Hyatt Regency Opens Near Mall of America

Hyatt Regency Opens Near Mall of America

CHICAGO—Hyatt Hotels Corporation and McGough Development have announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Bloomington-Minneapolis in McGough’s Bloomington Central Station mixed-use development site near the Mall of America. As part of the Hyatt Regency brand family, the contemporary hotel offers 303 ...

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Booking Scams Create Rift Between Hotels and Travel Sites

The American Hotel & Lodging Association is urging for legislation to take action against fraudulent online booking sites it claims are conning travelers into purchasing hotel rooms with no actual relation to the hotels. These scams cost travelers up to $1.3 billion ...

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Cuba Moving Slowly to U.S. Business Overtures

Last week, Cuba and the U.S. agreed to open up direct commercial flights between the two countries for the first time since the 1950s. Under the new rules, there could be up to 110 regularly scheduled flights between Cuba and ...

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