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How Overtime Rule Will Affect Hospitality

How Overtime Rule Will Affect Hospitality

It might only be June, but hoteliers are already preparing for how the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) recently announced overtime rule will impact their properties when it takes effect Dec. 1. The rule, introduced on May 18 by the ...

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IHG Invests $200 Million to Boost Crowne Plaza

IHG Invests $200 Million to Boost Crowne Plaza

InterContinental Hotels Group is investing $200 million to accelerate the performance of the Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts brand in the Americas over the next three years. The investment will focus on marketing initiatives, dedicated incremental support teams, and owner ...

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How Zika Is Affecting Tourism

How Zika Is Affecting Tourism

Despite concerted efforts to raise awareness about the Zika virus, the mosquito-borne disease continues to have a negative impact on tourism in affected countries and territories, including the U.S. Virgin Islands, Barbados, Mexico, Brazil, and Panama. Many travelers began rethinking ...

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Commune CEO Sounds Off on Differentiating Brands

Commune CEO Sounds Off on Differentiating Brands

Niki Leondakis, CEO of Commune Hotels & Resorts, has four brands to juggle—residential-style Thompson Hotels; playful, personality-filled Joie de Vivre; eco-friendly, exotic Alila; and the company’s latest venture, micro lifestyle brand Tommie. At this year’s Hospitality Design Expo in Las ...

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Hyatt House Marks European Entry with German Hotel

Hyatt House Marks European Entry with German Hotel

CHICAGO—Hyatt has announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a franchise agreement with InTown Hospitality GmbH for a Hyatt House hotel in Düsseldorf, Germany, which is expected to open January 2017. Hyatt House Düsseldorf will mark the brand’s entry ...

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