Loyalty Program

WalletHub Names Best Hotel Loyalty Programs of 2018

WalletHub has released its 2018 Hotel Rewards Report evaluating loyalty programs at the 10 largest U.S. hotel chains. The personal finance website compared 21...
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USA TODAY Names 10 Best Hotel Loyalty Programs for 2018

USA TODAY recently released its 2018 list for the 10 best hotel loyalty programs. To determine the winners of this year's USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice...
Josh Lesnick

WorldHotels CEO Josh Lesnick on an Alternative to Soft Brands

Soft-branded properties are designed to appeal to consumer demand for a more unique lodging experience. With the growth of soft brands, independent luxury hotels...
Guest Feedback

Six Missteps to Avoid When Capturing and Actioning Guest Feedback

In today's economy, consumers are highly informed and offer loyalty to brands with certain expectations for communication between brands and their customers. In this...
Direct Booking

Why Direct Booking Maximizes Data, Loyalty, and Profits

As hotels struggle with rising costs, many are redoubling efforts to have customers book direct to cut out not only the fees associated with...
Marriott Loyalty - Marriott Rewards

Marriott Combines Its Three Loyalty Programs

BETHESDA, Md.—Marriott International has officially unified its three loyalty programs—Marriott Rewards now includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG). The company announced...
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New York City

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...
angry guest

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...
data breach

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...