Airbnb to Acquire Luxury Retreats

SAN FRANSISCO, Calif. — Airbnb Inc. is in talks to acquire Montreal-based Luxury Retreats International Inc., Bloomberg reports. Airbnb’s board of directors met last week to approve the...

IHG Investigating Data Breach

LONDON, U.K. — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is investigating a possible payment card breach at some of its hotels in the United States. The company launched an investigation...
Salt-water pool at Rosewood Hotel Georgia

Rosewood Hotels Unveils New Wellness Concept

HONG KONG — Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has announced a new wellness concept set to be introduced to Rosewood properties around the globe. Asaya was created to...

AHIP Finalizes $61-million, Six-hotel Deal

VANCOUVER — American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP (AHIP) has completed its acquisition of a portfolio of six branded, select-service hotels in Florida. The deal, worth US$61...

Marriott International Partners with CLIA for Rewards Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Marriott International’s customer rewards program is partnering with Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) to offer its members benefits which include commissions on qualified hotel...

Westin Launches Competition to Design New Kids’ Menu

STAMFORD, Conn. — Westin Hotels & Resorts has launched a global competition to reinvent recipes for the brand’s Eat Well Menu for Kids. Hotel associates will have six...

Artificial Intelligence Replacing Some Hotel Staff Members

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal reported that while some people are fascinated by the possibilities that high-tech hotels promise, others feel alienated due to...

Marriott and Starwood Shareholders Approve Merger

BETHESDA, Md. and STAMFORD, Conn. — Stockholders of both Marriott International, Inc. and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. have voted to move forward with the proposed...

Report Shows Only 29 Per Cent of Hotels Are Fully Leveraging Guest Intelligence

BARCELONA, Spain — A new study released by ReviewPro shows that although 94 per cent of hotels think it’s important to integrate guest-survey data with online review...

Hilton and Uber Expand Partnership

MCLEAN, Va. — Hilton and Uber have expanded their partnership to allow Hilton HHonors members to order an Uber straight from the HHonors app. The expanded partnership...