1886 Crescent Hotel

Top 25 Most Haunted Historic Hotels of 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Historic Hotels of America has over 300 hotels with long and storied histories representing over 36 decades in American history. From a former...
Amazon Alexa

Volara Creates Accuracy Engine for Amazon’s Alexa

NEW YORK—Guests each have their own colloquialisms and accents, and verbally convey their intents to hotels in a myriad of ways. Volara has developed...
Google Assistant

Expedia Launches First Action for Google Assistant

Nearly one in five U.S. adults have access to a smart speaker and adoption of these voice-powered devices has grown to 47.3 million adults...
Hurricane

12 Considerations for Keeping Guests Safe During a Storm

The wind blows, the waters rise, and the lights flicker. How can hospitality providers protect guests? As regions of the country move into the...
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...
hotel gym

Say Farewell to the Afterthought Gym: Hotels Are Now Focusing on Fitness Centers

The hotel gym is finally getting a makeover. Gone are the days when working out while on the road is a dreaded experience in...

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GLo McCook

Best Western Breaks Ground on GLō McCook Outside of Chicago

Phoenix—Best Western Hotels & Resorts broke ground on its latest GLō location in the Chicago suburb of McCook, Illinois. The hotel is owned by...
Social media

Social Media Hits and Misses

Social media connects our world, providing travelers a means to explore places and cultures before actually experiencing them. An account, hashtag, or a single...
Ripple Maker

Four Companies Innovating Hotel F&B in 2018

A multi-faceted industry, there are more opportunities in hospitality to innovate, disrupt, and generally shake things up than in other business arenas. Innovating is...

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