Hilton’s All-Suites Brands Open 34 Properties, Ink 35 Hotel Deals in Q2 2018

MCLEAN, Va. — Hilton’s all-suite brands, which include Embassy Suites by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton, have continued their strong growth into...

New Report Provides Insights on Guest Engagement

BETHESDA, Md. — StayNTouch, Travel Tripper and TrustYou have partnered to launch a new report examining guest-experience trends and their adoption in the hotel industry. The 2018 Guest...

LTI Releases List of Top Luxury Hotel Brands

CHESTER, U.K. — Luxury Travel Intelligence (LTI) has released a list of the world’s top luxury-hotel brands. The list of 12 brands was created using an assessment process...

Crowne Plaza Awarded Patent for WorkLife Room

ATLANTA, Ga. — The Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts brand has successfully patented its WorkLife Room guestroom design. “The patent approval of the Crowne Plaza brand's WorkLife Room...

Best Western’s SureStay Hotel Group Surpasses 100 Hotels in North America

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Best Western Hotels & Resorts announced that its SureStay Hotel Group franchise has reached more than 100 properties in its North American portfolio. The brand...

Tourism Trade Mission to China Proves Successful

VANCOUVER — Destination Canada (DC) signed two memoranda of understanding during last month’s tourism trade mission to China, led by the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Leader of the...

Airbnb Aims to Wean Hotels off OTAs

AMSTERDAM — Airbnb has reiterated its intention to position itself as an alternative hotel-distribution channel to the big global OTAs, reports U.K.-based Travolution. At the Triptease Direct Booking...

Omni Hotels & Resorts Announce Partnership with PGA Tour

PONTE VERDA BEACH, Fla. — Omni Hotels & Resorts is partnering with the PGA Tour in a sponsorship agreement that will see the company donate four meals...

Four Seasons Pop Down coming to Philly, Miami and Hong Kong

TORONTO — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has announced its next locations for its Pop-Down event, a global series of public installations designed to celebrate Four Seasons...

IHG Launches New Upscale Brand

LONDON, U.K. — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has unveiled a new upscale brand, Voco. The brand will focus primarily on conversion opportunities and will strengthen IHG’s offer...