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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Energy Storage Innovations Boost Efficiency, Cut Costs

Energy storage has been getting a lot of attention since electric carmaker Tesla Motors introduced the Powerwall home battery in April. The battery is...

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Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia

Crowne Plaza Completes Renovation of Americas Flagship

The newly renovated Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia is the first of the brand's six new global flagships to open. Owned by Hospitality...
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STR: Upscale Brands Lead U.S. Hotel Construction in October

U.S. Markets With the Most Rooms Under Construction October 2019 1. New York 13,801 rooms (10.9 percent of existing supply) 2. Las Vegas 9,259 rooms (5.6 percent of existing...
Motto by Hilton Atlanta Old Fourth Ward

Motto by Hilton Breaks Ground on Atlanta Hotel, Signs Six More Properties

MCLEAN, Va. — This week, Hilton celebrated the groundbreaking of one of the first Motto by Hilton hotels. The 146-room Motto by Hilton Atlanta...

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