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H-2B Program Helps Fill Hiring Gaps

H-2B Program Helps Fill Hiring Gaps

The story of the lodging industry is a story of people—hospitality professionals and the guests who they serve. Supporting some 6 million jobs, creating economic opportunities, and strengthening community development, the lodging industry continues to see dynamic growth in small ...

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JW Marriott L.A. LIVE Achieves Green Seal Silver Certification

JW Marriott L.A. LIVE Achieves Green Seal Silver Certification

LOS ANGELES—JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE has achieved one of the most stringent environmental hotel certifications available, Green Seal certification at the Silver Level. By submitting to a thorough review and on-site audit by the non-profit third-party certifier Green ...

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Industry Fees and Surcharges Forecast to Rise in 2016

Industry Fees and Surcharges Forecast to Rise in 2016

Following the 2015 record of $2.45 billion, total fees and surcharges collected by U.S. hotels are forecast to increase to another record level of $2.55 billion in 2016. Although the amount will establish a record level of fees and surcharges, ...

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EPA Overhauling Energy Star Rating System

EPA Overhauling Energy Star Rating System

In one effort to gain better understanding of building energy efficiency, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is searching for a more granular level of building data from the multi-billion dollar hotel industry. Based on data collected from a nationwide ...

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Wyndham Garden Unveils Global Hotel Prototype

Wyndham Garden Unveils Global Hotel Prototype

PARSIPPANY, N.J.—The upper-midscale Wyndham Garden brand is shedding light on its first global hotel prototype, designed to make travel easier and more carefree while delivering greater returns for hotel owners through operating efficiencies. The new offering surpasses the segment, creating ...

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The Business-Boosting Effect of Going Green

The Business-Boosting Effect of Going Green

When one thinks about lawnmowers, certain things come to mind—loud noises, industrial smells, an overall disruption of the peace. And while many hoteliers probably believe that lawn maintenance can only be accomplished with a disruptive piece of heavy machinery, there ...

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