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Marriott-Starwood Merger’s Impact on Owners

Marriott-Starwood Merger’s Impact on Owners

If the Marriott-Starwood merger comes to fruition, 19 full-service brands will overlap. When Forbes spoke to industry executives about what this would mean in terms of portfolio management, most said some brands would consolidate, change, or go away all together. ...

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Preventing and Preparing for Terrorist Attacks

Preventing and Preparing for Terrorist Attacks

The current hostage situation at a Radisson Blu in Mali dredges up memories of the Mumbai, India terrorist attacks that took place in November 2008, which targeted a number of buildings, including the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower Hotel and ...

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AH&LA’s Trend Report Shows Strong Performance

AH&LA’s Trend Report Shows Strong Performance

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) today released a new Lodging Industry Trends report that underscores the industry’s steady pace of job creation, community development, and increased tourism and travel across the United States. The latest figures show ...

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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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