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Job Gains in November Widespread Across Industries

Job Gains in November Widespread Across Industries

U.S. employers added 321,000 jobs in November, the biggest increase in jobs over a one-month span since 2012, the Labor Department reported on Friday. Employment gains were widespread across sectors, including hospitality and travel. The unemployment rate held steady at ...

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Loews Hotels Names IHG’s Kirk Kinsell as New CEO

Loews Hotels Names IHG’s Kirk Kinsell as New CEO

Loews Hotels & Resorts has named Kirk Kinsell, current president of the Americas at InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), as its new chief executive officer. Kinsell will step down from his role at IHG on Feb. 13, 2015, and start his ...

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Assessing the Midterms’ Impact on Lodging

Assessing the Midterms’ Impact on Lodging

The new Senate Republican Majority, combined with a larger House Republican Majority, will significantly alter the policy landscape for the business community and the lodging industry, says the government affairs team at AH&LA. The association anticipates a busy year legislatively ...

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View From the Top: Execs Weigh In on Industry Issues

View From the Top: Execs Weigh In on Industry Issues

In the View From the Top session at The Lodging Conference last week, industry executives weighed in on the broader issues facing the industry. The executives, Wyndham Hotel Group’s Geoff Ballotti, Vantage Hospitality’s Roger Bloss, AH&LA’s Katherine Lugar, Greg Marcus ...

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Grounds for Optimism: Lodging Conference 2014 Recap

Grounds for Optimism: Lodging Conference 2014 Recap

With hotels performing at near-peak levels across the country and projections showing this should continue for years, speakers at the Lodging Conference last week had a hard time containing their rational exuberance. During one of the opening sessions, Mark Woodworth, ...

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