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Hyatt House Marks European Entry with German Hotel

Hyatt House Marks European Entry with German Hotel

CHICAGO—Hyatt has announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a franchise agreement with InTown Hospitality GmbH for a Hyatt House hotel in Düsseldorf, Germany, which is expected to open January 2017. Hyatt House Düsseldorf will mark the brand’s entry ...

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Airbnb Makes $76 Million from Multi-Unit Miami Operators

Airbnb Makes $76 Million from Multi-Unit Miami Operators

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) has released a new study that provides a detailed analysis of the rise in commercial activity taking place in Miami on Airbnb, one of the most trafficked short-term rental websites. The study was ...

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Energy and Commerce Committee Takes on Booking Scams

Energy and Commerce Committee Takes on Booking Scams

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. House Committee on Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade today held a hearing in which it discussed the impact of hotel booking scams on consumers. The hearing focused on H.R. 4526, the Stop Online ...

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Planet Hollywood Debuts Condo-Hotel Brand

Planet Hollywood Debuts Condo-Hotel Brand

ORLANDO, Fla.—Planet Hollywood International is expanding its lodging division by contributing to the upscale condo-hotel market with its first-to-market luxury brand—ph Premiere. The brand will debut with a flagship property ph Premiere Resort-Residences Orlando, located just minutes from Orlando. To ...

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Extended Stay America Celebrates 500th Renovated Hotel

Extended Stay America Celebrates 500th Renovated Hotel

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Extended Stay America has announced the completion of its 500th renovated hotel, the brand’s largest hotel improvement initiative in its history. The company celebrated this milestone with a special event at the 500th renovated property in Waukesha, Wis., right ...

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Legislative Action Summit Spotlights Industry Concerns

Legislative Action Summit Spotlights Industry Concerns

More than 500 hospitality professionals gathered in the nation’s capitol May 17–18 to discuss the industry’s most pressing matters with Washington, D.C., policymakers. Hosted by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) and the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA), ...

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