Facebook Launches City Guides Feature

Facebook has quietly launched a new City Guides feature in its app, which enables users to book select hotels and restaurants. City Guides offers Facebook users a selection...

Niki Leondakis Leaves Two Roads

SAN FRANCISCO — Niki Leondakis has left Two Roads Hospitality to take on the role of CEO for New York-based Equinox Fitness Clubs. With more than 30 years...

Choice Hotels Appoints New CFO

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Dominic Dragisich is the new chief financial officer at Choice Hotels International. With diverse experience in both finance and business administration, Dragisich will lead Choice’s...

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...
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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...