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AHLEF Awards Nearly $1 Million in Hospitality Scholarships

Washington, D.C.–The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AHLEF), the not-for-profit affiliate of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), announced that it had awarded a total of nearly $1 million across 372 scholarships this year. Minority hospitality management students ...

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St. Jane Chicago Hotel to Open in Spring 2018

St. Jane Chicago Hotel to Open in Spring 2018

CHICAGO—Becker Ventures with Chicago-based Aparium Hotel Group announced that next spring, the city’s Carbide & Carbon building will become the St. Jane Chicago, an independent lifestyle hotel brand. Originally built in 1929, the gold-leaf tower Carbide & Carbon building is ...

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Handlery Foundation Donates $10,000 to AHLEF

Washington, D.C.—The Handlery Foundation contributed a leadership gift of $10,000 to the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation’s (AHLEF) 2017 Annual Giving Campaign. A longtime supporter of AHLEF, the Handlery Foundation has contributed to an endowed scholarship fund and previous ...

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Expedia Invests $26 Million in ALICE

Expedia Invests $26 Million in ALICE

New York–Hotel operations platform ALICE has secured $26 million in Series B funding from online travel giant, Expedia, Inc. The completed investment makes Expedia a majority shareholder in ALICE and deepens the commercial cooperation between the two companies that was ...

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New Updates to the ENERGY STAR Score for Hotels

New Updates to the ENERGY STAR Score for Hotels

To gain better understanding of energy benchmarking for hotels, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) launched an analysis of the July 2012 Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) to review variables impacting ...

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Design Hotels Adds Two Avalon Hotels in California

Design Hotels Adds Two Avalon Hotels in California

LOS ANGELES, Calif.–Design Hotels has expanded its California footprint with the addition of two new properties—Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills and Avalon Hotel & Bungalows Palm Springs. “We have been a fan of Design Hotels for some time and are honored ...

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