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FelCor Sells NYC Hotel As Part of RLJ Merger

FelCor is selling Morgans Hotel NYC for $41 million in its merger with RLJ Lodging Trust. Once sold, the property will be used for residential purposes. The merger, announced late April, will focus on hotels that are full-service and in ...

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U.S. Workers Take Slightly More Vacation

Even though U.S. workers took 5 percent more vacation days in 2016 vs. 2014, they still gave up a total of 662 million days, according to U.S. Travel’s Project: Time Off report. Taking those otherwise lost vacation days could mean ...

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The Cost of Online Booking Scams

A new poll commissioned by the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) details the extent to which online booking scams are impacting consumers. Since 2015, the number of U.S. travelers who reported booking on what they believed was a hotel’s ...

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GOPPAR Increases For Branded Full-Service U.S. Hotels

Branded full-service hotels in the U.S. recorded a 2.4-percent increase in gross operating profit per available room (GOPPAR) year-to-date April compared with the same period in 2016, according to HotStats—a monthly hotel profit-and-loss benchmarking service that has recently launched its platform in ...

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Why Hotels Adopt Sustainable Development

The United Nations has named this the year of sustainable tourism. Hotels in particular have an enormous footprint when it comes to energy and water use. Responding to growing corporate peer pressure and their own long-term interests, more large chain hotels ...

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Hoteliers React to Joint-Employer Shift

Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor announced plans to roll back joint employer rules established during the Obama administration. Several industry organizations and hoteliers have expressed their support for the move, although some are skeptical that it will have ...

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