Detroit Occupancy Rates are Softening

Despite bankruptcy problems, the city of Detroit has a relatively strong hotel market. Fueled by the bounce back of the automotive industry and a...

Accor Unveils New Strategy for Growth

Accor's new CEO Sébastien Bazin unveiled a new strategy for the company's growth as he surprised investors and announced that he will spilt the...

Blackstone Seeks La Quinta IPO

Although rumors of a possible La Quinta sale circulated a little while back, it looks like Blackstone will seek an IPO for the hotel...

Survey Shows Room Rates Rising for Super Bowl

NEW YORK—Football fans who are planning to book their hotel in New York for next year's Super Bowl better steel themselves for some price...

Ace Hotel Founder Alex Calderwood Found Dead in London

Last Thursday, Nov. 18, Alex Calderwood, the co-founder of hip hotel brand Ace Hotel, was found dead in a room at London's Ace Hotel,...

London’s Blakes Hotel Wins ‘Sexiest Bedroom’ Award

Leisure hotels all over the world attempt to lure in travelers with lavishly decorated boudoirs. But it looks like the Blakes Hotel in London...
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Five Markets With the Most Hotel Construction

Analysts at Lodging Econometrics recently reported the top five markets with the largest hotel construction pipelines for the third quarter of 2018. The number...
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The Room Key: How To Handle an Angry Guest

The Room Key is LODGING's advice column for hoteliers, managers, and team members at all levels of hospitality. Experts will answer questions on everything from...
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12 Ways to Increase Hotel Security

Even when hotels have strong security policies and procedures in place, they are still vulnerable to cyber attacks, break-ins, theft, fraud, and other crimes....
Mountain Lake Lodge

Mountain Lake Lodge—Home of ‘Dirty Dancing’—Makes a Renovation Comeback

Located on an extensive 2,600-acre nature preserve in Pembroke, Va., Mountain Lake Lodge has an interesting history, to say the least. Opened in 1851 and purchased...