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...

Delta Hotels Opens First European Property

BETHESDA, Md. — Marriott International has opened its first Delta Hotels property in Europe. The launch of Delta Hotels by Marriott Frankfurt Offenbach marks a significant landmark...

HD Expo 2018 Boasts Record Attendance

LAS VEGAS — HD Expo brought industry professionals together for a three-day event, which featured new products, engaging show content and innovative booth exhibitions. With five-per-cent growth...

Hilton Featuring Bonus Offers on Hilton Honors American Express Cards

MCLEAN, Va. — Hilton Honors and American Express have launched special bonus offers for consumers and small business owners who sign up for their newly available co-branded...

New Castle President and COO Gerry Chase to Retire

SHELTON, Conn. — New Castle Hotels & Resorts (NCHR) has announced that longtime president and COO Gerry Chase will retire from the company effective June 30, 2018....

Best Western Unveils Findings of Second-Annual Hotel Loyalty Program Study

PHOENIX, Ariz. — An insight report commissioned by Best Western Hotels & Resorts and executed by U.S. News & World Report’s Marketing and Business Intelligence teams has...

AccorHotels and Algeciras to Buy Atton Hotels

PARIS, France — AccorHotels and Chile-based Algeciras have signed an agreement to acquire Atton Hotels for approximately US$105 million. As per the agreement, AccorHotels will acquire 100 per...