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Six Takeaways from JLL’s 2019 Hotel Investment Outlook

Global hotel transaction volume reached $68 billion in 2018, but JLL's 2019 Hotel Investment Outlook predicts that growth will slow in the upcoming year due to uncertainty in trade relations, politics, and economic growth...

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 forbearance program and looked to already existing programs for ideas....

Deloitte Releases Its 2019 U.S. Travel and Hospitality Outlook

It’s been a decade since the post-Recession boom of hospitality and travel first began. In this short amount of time, the industry has reached historic levels of growth while investing in digital travel technologies...
The Hoxton Portland

Inside The Hoxton’s Second U.S. Location in Portland

London-based brand The Hoxton is bringing its European open-house style to the United States, opening four properties in key American markets. The second of them to open is The Hoxton, Portland, a welcoming property...
Las Vegas

Hilton Signs Virgin Hotel Las Vegas To Curio Collection

Hilton announced today that its Curio Collection is coming to Las Vegas in 2020 in collaboration with JC Hospitality LLC and Virgin Hotels. Currently open as the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino—owned by JC...
Hospitality Certifications

Certifications Further Develop Hospitality Talent

Acquiring talent is a constant concern for the hotel industry. A portfolio, resume, and reference list don’t necessarily guarantee that a potential employee is legitimate and able to perform the essential tasks of the job,...