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U.S. Lodging Industry Fees and Surcharges to Continue Upward Trend

Following the record $1.85 billion amount collected in 2011, total fees and surcharges collected by U.S. hotels are increasing again in 2012, forecast to total a new record of $1.95 billion. The increase reflects...

Biometric Benefits

When away on vacation, it is often a hassle to keep track of credit and debit cards. Travelers have the ability to leave these important items at the hotel restaurant, lose them by the...

IHG Opens First Candlewood Suites with New Interior Design Scheme

ATLANTA—IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) announced the opening of the first Candlewood Suites hotel to include the brand’s new interior design package, created with graduate students at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). “When the...

The Wurzak Hotel Group to Open the Sheraton Valley Forge This Fall

King of Prussia, Pa.—The Wurzak Hotel Group has announced its latest project, the Sheraton Valley Forge. Opening this fall, the $30+ million property will offer 180 guestrooms and new food and beverage offerings. The Sheraton...

AH&LA Blocks Move to Arbitrarily Slash Rates

In response to AH&LA’s efforts on behalf of the lodging industry, the General Services Administration (GSA) announced today that they will not alter its market-based methodology in calculating federal per diem rates. After hearing from...
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