Fairmont Baku Opens in Azerbaijan’s Flame Towers

Fairmont Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of Fairmont Baku, Flame Towers, the luxury brand’s first development in the emerging destination of Azerbaijan. Fairmont...

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts Opens Second Hotel in Turkey

ISTANBUL—Wyndham Hotel Group announced the opening of the newly constructed, 307-room Wyndham Istanbul Petek, the second upscale Wyndham Hotels and Resorts property to open...

DoubleTree by Hilton Opens in Richmond Suburb

RICHMOND, Va.—DoubleTree by Hilton and Shamin Hotels announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Richmond – Midlothian, a hotel situated just a short drive...

IHG Opens Its Second Hotel in Ecuador

MIAMI–InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announced the opening of the 122-room Holiday Inn Hotel Guayaquil Airport in Guayaquil, Ecuador. The seven-story new-build hotel is adjacent...

Starwood Opens First Canadian Element

STAMFORD, Conn.—Today marks the opening of Element Vaughan Southwest, the first international hotel within Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc.’s eco-wise Element portfolio. Built...

Residence Inn Takes Over Warehouse in Boston

BOSTON—A new 120-suite Residence Inn by Marriott opened this week in downtown Boston’s Seaport District, transforming a six-story historic 1900s building into a modern-day...
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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...