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...

Kathy Maher to Lead Global Sales for Wyndham Hotel Group

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Kathy Maher has been appointed SVP, Global Sales and Revenue of Wyndham Hotel Group — an expanded position that will oversee the company’s global...

Chinese Companies to Bid on Starwood Hotels & Resorts

STAMFORD, Conn. — A least three Chinese companies are competing to bid for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., reports The Wall Street Journal. In April, Starwood’s board...

Hilton Worldwide Upgrades LightStay Reporting Tool

MCLEAN, Va. — Hilton Worldwide has upgraded its in-house corporate responsibility measurement platform — LightStay — across its global portfolio of hotels. LightStay forecasts energy and water consumption...

Trump Hotels Eyes Bali For Expansion

NEW YORK — The Trump Hotel Collection is expanding to Asia, with a property slated to open in Bali. The company recently reached an agreement with MNC...