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Hilton’s Curio Collection Establishes Beachhead in Jamaica

Curio – A Collection by Hilton continues its worldwide expansion through a partnership with two beachfront resorts on Jamaica’s northern shores. The properties—Jewel Paradise Cove Beach Resort and Spa in Runaway Bay and Jewel...

Seattle Judge Rejects Franchise Bias in New Minimum Wage

On March 17, U.S. District Court Judge Richard A. Jones rejected an appeal from the International Franchise Association (IFA) and five Seattle franchise business owners on the city's new minimum wage law. The judge...

Seattle Minimum Wage Battle Continues into 11th Hour

On March 10, a U.S. District Court Judge heard oral arguments in Seattle concerning an injunction filed by the International Franchise Association last June against the city's minimum wage law, set to go into...

Apple Pay

Apple Pay processes credit card transactions without the need to swipe an actual card. Like Google Wallet and SoftCard, Apple Pay uses an NFC chip within a mobile device to communicate with specially equipped...

How to Prepare Your Hotel for Smart Payment Systems

By the end of this year, it’s estimated that 70 percent of all credit cards and 40 percent of all debit cards (about 1.1 billion in total) worldwide will be EMV capable. This payment...

10 Ideas Driving Kimpton

IHG's purchase of Kimpton makes a lot of sense when you look at how the boutique hotel and restaurant company operates. We shared the secrets of Kimpton's success in our October 2014 cover story:...
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