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AccorHotels Moves Forward with Sale of 85 Hotels

On Jan. 27, AccorHotels announced its plans to sell 85 hotels in Europe as part of its sale and franchise-back deal. The hotels included in the transaction will maintain the AccorHotels brand, and have been arranged to be sold to ...

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How OTAs Sway Consumers’ Hotel Choices

Online travel agencies have more control over where guests’ travel than they realize. According to the Wall Street Journal, Expedia now uses customer ratings and complaints to order some hotel searches, thus punishing hotels that are entangled with Expedia customer ...

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How Hotels Are Fighting Against Airbnb

The hotel industry is fighting back against the sudden rise of Airbnb. Fortune reports that launching new rands aimed at Airbnb’s core millennial market, funding research to investigate illegal hotel operations, and lobbying for laws that would slow or stop ...

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On the Move: This Week’s Comings and Goings

On the Move: This Week’s Comings and Goings

Nicole Beyrich has been promoted to global sales director of Benchmark Hospitality International. Beyrick was most recently Benchmark’s regional accounts director focusing on the Midwest market. She previously held senior sales positions for Chicagoland’s DuPage Convention & Visitor Bureau, The ...

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RevPAR Expected to Thrive in 2016

Despite budding concerns in the financial markets and lower-than-expected growth in the fourth quarter, PricewaterhouseCoopers U.S. has released an updated lodging forecast expecting RevPAR to flourish, increasing by 5.5 percent in 2016. It will surpass the less-than-stellar increase in ADR, ...

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