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How Will Overtime Rule Impact Hoteliers?

Today, it was announced that millions of more Americans will qualify for overtime pay under a final Labor Department regulation. According to The Wall Street Journal, the rule will increase the annual salary threshold...

Hotel Equities Cuts Ribbon on Residence Inn Lake Charles

ATLANTA, Ga.—Atlanta-based Hotel Equities recently held a ribbon-cutting and grand opening celebration for the Residence Inn by Marriott Lake Charles. Hotel Equities is the management company for the hotel that is owned by the...

Chinese Travel to U.S. Accelerates

Nearly 5 million Chinese travelers are forecast to visit the U.S. each year by 2020, with an annual growth rate of about 13 percent during the next five years, making China the largest international...

Is Consolidation the New Norm for Boutiques?

Consolidation in the boutique and lifestyle hotel space has been gaining traction ever since InterContinental Hotels Group acquired Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants in early 2015 for $430 million. Since then, Commune Hotels & Resorts—the...

Best Western International

The last twelve months have been very busy for Best Western. The company celebrated its 70th anniversary last year and announced that it has more than 500 properties in its development pipeline. The company...
Modular AC Hotel in Oklahoma City

NewcrestImage to Build Modular AC Hotel in Oklahoma City

BOISE, Idaho and DALLAS—NewcrestImage, a privately-owned hotel development, construction, and management firm, has announced a partnership with Guerdon Modular Buildings, a manufacturer of large-scale, complex modular construction projects, to use modular technology to build...