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AHLA Issues Statement on Government Funding Agreement

WASHINGTON—President and CEO of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) Chip Rogers issued the following statement in response to President Trump signing a...
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JW Marriott San Antonio Undergoes a Room Refresh Inspired by Texas Hill Country

SAN ANTONIO—The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa has announced a complete refresh throughout all 1,002 guest resort suites, scheduled to...
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Bugs Are Becoming a Hot Menu Item

Adventurous eaters are embracing something called entomophagy, or, in layman’s terms, eating bugs. While this practice is unusual for most Americans, consuming insects is...
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Continuing Progress on Weighty Hospitality Issues

While chilly temperatures and snowy forecasts may not be leaving anytime soon, planning for the busy spring travel season is well underway. With more...
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Five Hotel Companies Among Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For

Five hotel companies made the recently released 21st annual Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list, which is based on surveyed employee ratings...
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What Are Your True Variable Costs Per Occupied Room?

Knowing the average, actual costs incurred per occupied guestroom enables a manager to make more prudent pricing and marketing decisions and to monitor expenses....
New York City

Five Markets With the Most Hotel Construction

Analysts at Lodging Econometrics recently reported the top five markets with the largest hotel construction pipelines for the third quarter of 2018. The number...
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12 Ways To Increase Hotel Security

Even when hotels have strong security policies and procedures in place, they are still vulnerable to cyber attacks, break-ins, theft, fraud, and other crimes....

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When Guests Forgo Housekeeping, These Hotels Donate To St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Staffing shortages—especially in housekeeping—are an industry-wide issue. In 2017, Joe Viglietta, COO of Vista Host Hotel Development & Management, wanted to create a housekeeping...
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The Room Key: Raising a Hotel’s Status

The Room Key is LODGING's advice column for hoteliers, managers, and team members at all levels of hospitality. Have a question for our experts? Submit it...
Employee benefits

Offering Hotel Employees More Than the Standard Benefits Package

Employers are beginning to see different generations, from Generation Z to Baby Boomers, across their workforce. They are all unique individuals with different troubles...
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Social Media Influencers Aren’t Just for Luxury Brands

Luxury hotels have been tapping into social media influencers since they emerged. Private islands, five-star stays, exorbitant room service, private butlers, and Instagram-worthy photo...
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Positioning Themed Suites as Lucrative Assets

When done right, themed hotel rooms that cater to niche interests can be a major draw for guests who share those passions. These offerings...
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