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J.D. Power Evaluates Guest Satisfaction Among Large Third-Party Management Companies

TROY, Mich.—Even in the age of digitally enabled contactless hotel bookings and hand-sanitized check-ins, a key element driving hotel guest satisfaction with third-party management companies is staff service. That’s the central finding of the...
Dual-brand SpringHill Suites and Residence Inn in Indianapolis, Indiana (Photo courtesy of Hotel Equities)

Hotel Equities Enters Into Strategic Alliance With The Witness Group

ATLANTA — Hotel ownership, management, and development firm Hotel Equities (HE) and its global private equity affiliate, Virtua Partners, announced they have entered into a strategic alliance with The Witness Group (TWG), a hospitality...
Dr. Velma Trayham, CEO of U.S. Diversity Group LLC

U.S. Diversity Group Launches First Black-Owned Hotel Investment Fund

ATLANTA — A trio of business leaders has announced the formation of U.S. Diversity Group LLC, a real estate owner, development, and management firm that is now offering investment opportunities through its hotel fund...
IVP Air Founder Monzer Hourani delivering remarks at the InterContinental Houston – Medical Center on September 10, 2020.

InterContinental Houston – Medical Center First Hotel to Install IVP Air Filtration System

The InterContinental Houston – Medical Center will be the first hotel to use the Integrated Viral Protection (IVP) Bio Defense Indoor Air Protection Filtration System. The IVP Air heated-air filtration system is a mobile, plug-and-purify...
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Survey: 74 Percent of Hotels Will Lay Off More Employees Without Further Aid

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new survey of American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) members shows that the 68 percent of hotels have less than half of their pre-crisis staff working full time, and without...