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American Liberty Hospitality to Open Dual-Branded Hotel in Houston’s Galleria Area

HOUSTON—Houston-based American Liberty Hospitality (ALH) is expanding its regional footprint with the rollout of the company’s second dual-branded hotel. The combined Holiday Inn Express...
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Wyndham Grand Adds ‘Connection Concierge’ as Part of Holiday Package

PARSIPPANY, N.J.—As families coast-to-coast re-think and forgo their traditional holiday gatherings, Wyndham Grand is inviting travelers to get away while helping them stay close—albeit...
Dubai

Middle East Hotel Pipeline Declines for Fifth Consecutive Quarter

PORTSMOUTH, N.H.—Lodging Econometrics (LE) this week reported that at the end of Q3 2020, the hotel construction pipeline in the Middle East declined to...
Let's Go There Together

Survey: Americans Prioritize Future Travel With Family

WASHINGTON, D.C.—As the holiday season approaches, American travelers have an abiding desire to travel, even as the country navigates the challenges of the pandemic,...
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Knowland October 2020

Knowland Data Shows Month-to-Month Growth in Meetings and Events Volume

ARLINGTON, Va. — October U.S. monthly meetings and events volume showed growth of 53.6 percent over the previous month, according to the latest data...
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Aimbridge Enrolls 100 Hotels in IWBI’s WELL Health-Safety Rating

DALLAS — Aimbridge Hospitality, a global, third-party hotel management company, announced a collaboration with the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), enrolling 100 hotels in...
Maidbot and RB — Rosie the Robot

Maidbot Closes Series B Round Led by RB

Austin, Texas — Maidbot, a company pioneering commercial service robotics and creator of Rosie the Robot, has closed a Series B round, which will...
DoubleTree Resort Myrtle Beach

DoubleTree Resort Myrtle Beach Hosts Socially Distanced Concert

Just as with travel, the COVID-19 pandemic threw a wrench into plans for in-person festivals and concerts. However, those events may slowly be returning...
Ask Anthony Melchiorri

Ask Anthony: Advice for Those Considering a Career Change

Anthony Melchiorri, hotel fixer and host of Travel Channel’s Hotel Impossible, loves dishing out advice. From sharing best practices to tackling operational issues, he’s here to...
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Pulse Report: New Bookings and Web Shopping Slow as COVID-19 Uncertainty Continues

Duetto’s latest Pulse Report, which tracked data from October 19 through November 1, showed a definite slowdown in pick-up and web traffic as uncertainty...
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A Silver Lining Among the Clouds?

The outlook for the industry has gotten a bit brighter this week now that Pfizer announced their COVID-19 vaccine has a 90 percent efficacy....

IHG’s Atwell Suites to Debut in Miami in Summer 2021

IHG announced that its first Atwell Suites hotel is currently under construction in Miami's Brickell neighborhood. The 90-room hotel, which will be part of...

Best Western Members Come Together (Online) for Virtual 2020 Convention

Last week, Best Western virtually hosted its 2020 Convention. Over the course of three days, top Best Western leadership delivered insights into how the...