Avendra Acquires BuyEfficient Purchasing Program

ROCKVILLE, Md.—Avendra, a procurement services provider serving the lodging and hospitality industries in North America, has acquired BuyEfficient, an online purchasing program dedicated to...

Element Hotels Partners with Fitbit to ‘Walk the World’

STAMFORD, Conn.—Element Hotels has announced the launch of Walk the World with Element Hotels, Powered by Fitbit, a virtual “walk” around the world that...
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DIY Not the Answer with Hotel Technology

After attending the summer season of hotel industry events, I was surprised to see a newfound recognition from hotel brand companies that technology has...

Virtual Hospitality: Is VR Here to Stay or the Latest Fad?

Virtual reality is about to return in a big way. Once considered a high-tech oddity best left to video games and flight simulators, the...

Expedia Launches PartnerCentral App for Hoteliers

BELLEVUE, Wash.—Expedia Inc. has introduced the Expedia PartnerCentral App for iPhone and Android. The Expedia PartnerCentral app experience is designed to provide Expedia hotel...

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CHICAGO — Alliance Hospitality this week announced its conversion of the Delta by Marriott Chicago North Shore Suites into a Renaissance Hotel. The Renaissance...
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Look Out! Helping Guests Be More Aware of Their Surroundings

Guests rarely encounter the housekeeping attendants who clean their accommodations, maintain the hotel’s public areas, and process the hotel’s laundry. The majority of this...

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