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Hotelier Ken Ford Dies at 44

PORTSMOUTH, N.H.—Hotelier Kenneth Wayne Ford, 44, partner and officer of National Hotel Realty and New England Hotel Realty and a director and officer of Lodging Econometrics, died from complications following an automobile accident. Ford’s career spanned more than 20 years ...

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Following Accident, Airbnb Liability Questioned

Airbnb and other short-term online rental marketplaces are facing new scrutiny when it comes to customer safety. This comes after details surrounding the death of man at an Airbnb property came to light last weekend. Up until now Airbnb and ...

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HotelTonight Lays Off 20 Percent of Staff

HotelTonight, a leader in same-day booking apps, has laid off 20 percent of its staff, citing a necessary company realignment. Though company CEO Sam Shank told Fortune the company is on “strong financial footing,” and that hotel bookings are growing ...

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Fairmont Protests Hyatt Managing San Francisco Hotel

While the San Francisco International Airport’s fate relies on a decision from the Board of Supervisors, the question of who manages the hotel still looms, according to San Francisco Examiner. Hyatt was selected among 11 hotel chains to manage the ...

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AH&LA Announces 2016 Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), the sole national association representing all segments of the 1.9 million-employee lodging industry, today announced new additions to its 2016 Board of Directors. The Board represents all sectors of the lodging industry, ...

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IHG Squashes Sale or Merger Rumors

Intercontinental Hotels Group has denied reports that it was exploring a potential sale or merger of the company, reports Financial Times. Shares of IHG increased more than 7 percent in London today, after Bloomberg reported the company was discussing options ...

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