Model Joan Smalls Joins W Hotels Team

STAMFORD, Conn. — W Hotels Worldwide has named supermodel Joan Smalls as its first-ever global fashion innovator — a newly created position in which Smalls will help...

Wyndham Rewards Reaches 50 Million Members

SHANGHAI — Wyndham Hotel Group’s guest loyalty-program, Wyndham Rewards, has surpassed 50 million members worldwide — a major milestone for the re-imagined program. The milestone member — who...

AccorHotels to Open First Jo&Joe in May

PARIS — AccorHotels’ first Jo&Joe “open house” is set to open in Hossegor, France on May 29. Originally unveiled last fall, the Jo&Joe brand is a new...

F&B Creates the Most Social Media Buzz for Hotels

Sydney — According to data from Local Measure, the most posted-about features at hotels are the food and beverage operations. Local Measure tracked social media posts on Facebook,...

Hilton Launches Digital Key at 1,000th Hotel

MCLEAN, Va. — Hilton Worldwide has reached a milestone in its roll-out of its Digital-Key technology. Last week, the company launched the feature at its 1,000th hotel...

Element Huntsville Set to Open in Westin Hotel

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A new Element hotel is set to open in the Westin Huntsville, Ala. on April 4. The Element Huntsville will occupy floors seven through...

AHIP Sells Oklahoma-based Hotel

VANCOUVER — American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP (AHIP) has sold its 77-room Country Inn & Suites by Carlson hotel located in Norman, Okla. for US$4.5 million. The...

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...