Wyndham Worldwide to Become Two Publicly Traded Hospitality Companies

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Wyndham Worldwide has announced plans to spin off the company’s hotel business. Wyndham Hotel Group will become a new, publicly traded pure-play hotel company...

Marriott, Accenture, 1776 Launch Travel Experience Incubator

BETHESDA, Md. — Accenture Interactive, Marriott International and 1776 have partnered to launch the Travel Experience Incubator — a new program designed to discover and foster startups...

Hilton Announces 48-Hour Cancellation Policy For Canada, U.S.

MCLEAN, Va. — Beginning on July 31, guests looking cancel a booked room at a Hilton hotel will need to do so two-days ahead of time or...

Mobile Apps Becoming Central To Hotel Experience: J.D. Power

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Mobile apps are now as important to the hotel-guest experience as competitive room prices and amenities, finds J.D. Power. According to the J.D. Power...

Travel + Leisure Announces 2017 World’s Best Awards

TORONTO — Travel + Leisure has released the 2017 edition of its World’s Best Awards. Every year, Travel + Leisure asks readers to identify their favourite travel destinations...

Choice Hotels Announces Senior Leadership Succession Plan

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Effective Jan. 1, 2018, Patrick Pacious will take on the role of president and CEO of Choice Hotels International, Inc. Pacious, who serves as president...

Four Seasons, Trump Hotels Suffer Data Breach

TORONTO — Trump International Hotels Management LLC and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts suffered data breaches after a cyber-attack compromised Sabre Corp.’s central reservation system. The breach is...

Four Seasons Announces New Private Jet Itinerary Experience

TORONTO — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has added the World of Adventures itinerary to its 2018 roster of curated Private Jet experiences. World of Adventures will take...

Marriott Unveils Series of Master Classes for Loyalty Members

BETHESDA, Md. — Marriott International has launched a master class series for its Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) members. The new offer will allow members...

JCF Capital Buys Out Management Contracts for Trump Tower Toronto

TORONTO — California-based JCF Capital ULC has entered into an agreement with Trump Hotels to buy out its management contracts for the Trump International Hotel and Tower...