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Benchmark Hospitality, Gemstone Hotels Announce New Identity

Benchmark Hospitality, Gemstone Hotels Announce New Identity

THE WOODLANDS, Texas—Following a landmark merger of Benchmark Hospitality International and Gemstone Hotels & Resorts, the collective company has launched an expanded organization and portfolio, new corporate identity, and four distinct brands. The launch of the combined, iconic companies, to ...

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Airbnb Expands Its Reach Within the U.S.

Airbnb Expands Its Reach Within the U.S.

Airbnb has continued to grow throughout the United States in 2016, and recently in cities that heretofore have not felt the impact of the home-sharing behemoth. CBRE Hotels’ Americas Research released a report in February 2016 titled “The Sharing Economy ...

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AH&LA Study Reveals Philadelphia’s Airbnb Habits

AH&LA Study Reveals Philadelphia’s Airbnb Habits

The American Hotel & Lodging Association released a study in January providing a detailed analysis on the rise of commercial short-term rental activity taking place in 14 cities between October 2014 and September 2015, conducted by John O’Neill, Ph.D., professor ...

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How Cuba and Zika Are Impacting Caribbean Performance

How Cuba and Zika Are Impacting Caribbean Performance

ATLANTA—CBRE Hotels Americas Research announced that the average Caribbean hotel experienced a 10.2 percent increase in gross operating profit (GOP) during 2015, according to its newly released tenth edition of Caribbean Trends in the Hotel Industry. This is the fourth ...

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Industry Commends Efforts to Protect Consumers from Scams

Industry Commends Efforts to Protect Consumers from Scams

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) today commended Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) on their leadership in urging government agencies to protect consumers from deceptive online booking practices. The Senators sent a bipartisan letter to ...

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