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Marriott Scoops Up Starwood

Marriott Scoops Up Starwood

Marriott International announced this morning that it has agreed to buy Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide for approximately $12.2 billion in stock and cash to create the world’s largest hotel company. Combined, the companies operate or franchise more than 5,500 ...

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AH&LA Voices Industry Concerns in Washington, D.C.

AH&LA Voices Industry Concerns in Washington, D.C.

As Vanessa Sinders kicks off the weekly government affairs meeting at the American Hotel & Lodging Association offices in Washington D.C., dysfunction has hit a high watermark in our nation’s capital. On the Hill, Congressional leaders have spent the past ...

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Sharing a Level Playing Field

Sharing a Level Playing Field

Have you noticed what’s happening to Uber overseas? A whole host of countries now have full or partial bans and suspensions in place, including Thailand, Malaysia, Japan, Italy, Romania, Brazil, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Australia, and South Korea. And China, the ...

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5 Views on Airbnb from Industry Leaders

5 Views on Airbnb from Industry Leaders

When hoteliers are at risk of losing market share to a new competitor, you can bet they’ll have a lot to say on the matter. Here are five opinions on Airbnb from industry leaders who spoke at the 2015 Lodging ...

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First Day of the 2015 Lodging Conference Shows Optimism

First Day of the 2015 Lodging Conference Shows Optimism

As this year’s Lodging Conference theme suggests, the hotel industry is “Climbing High” with record demand, strong operating metrics, an abundance of capital, and high deal volume. Data firm experts and hotel executives who took the stage on day one ...

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BridgeStreet Global Unveils Airbnb Collaboration

BridgeStreet Global Unveils Airbnb Collaboration

SAN FRANCISCO/RESTON, Va.—BridgeStreet Global Hospitality today unveiled a collaboration with Airbnb. BridgeStreet is now aligning with the hospitality company to expand their newly unveiled Airbnb for Business product suite offerings to BridgeStreet’s client base. “Long term travelers want more than ...

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