AHLEI Launches 3-D Virtual Hotel Simulation

ORLANDO, Fla.—The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) offers a new experience for learners with the SLATE Hotel, an interactive, 3-D, high-fidelity virtual...

Sheraton Unveils Website Redesign

STAMFORD, Conn.—Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., has revealed a first look at the brand’s all new visual...

Gap, Virgin Hotels Join Forces for In-Room Shopping Experience

Gap has announced a partnership with Virgin Hotels that will provide guests the option to have the latest Gap styles delivered straight to their...
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HVS: OTAs Remain a Heavy Burden on Hotel Profit Margins

LONDON—Online travel agents (OTAs) such as Priceline and Expedia have become ever-more powerful as a result of strategic acquisitions of smaller, regional players with...

Microsoft’s Connected Room Automates Guest Experience

Last month at the HITEC conference in Austin, Texas, Microsoft made a bold move back into the hospitality space with a new concept called...

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AHLA Joins Secretary of State Hughs to Combat Human Trafficking in Texas

Austin, TX – As the hotel industry continues its fight against human trafficking, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) co-sponsored the Texas Businesses...

Three Choice Brands Open Hotels on Sarasota Campus

Rockville, Md. - Comfort hotels, franchised by Choice Hotels International, Inc., welcomed a newly constructed Comfort Inn & Suites in Sarasota, Florida, as the...
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Marriott International Purchases W New York – Union Square

Marriott International, Inc. has purchased the 270-room W New York – Union Square in the heart of Manhattan’s Union Square neighborhood. The company paid...

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