Economy brands like Red Roof Inn and Motel 6 are upgrading their looks with the help of smart design and value-engineering. We take a look at their new prototypes and explore this growing trend. In addition, the meetings business is beginning to bounce back, but the landscape has been permanently transformed. We introduce you to the new meetings in a special report. Meanwhile, the green movement has reached the bathroom as hotels continue to make their properties environmentally sound by creating efficient guest bathrooms. Finally, Stash Hotel Rewards has reached one year of existence, giving independent hoteliers a new weapon to attract business, and the program is still growing strong.