Starwood Opens First Dual-branded Ski Resort in China

STAMFORD, Conn. — Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is opening Sheraton Changbaishan Resort and The Westin Changbaishan Resort in China, its first dual-branded ski resort. ...

Marriott Launches In-room Virtual Reality Experience

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BETHESDA, Md. — Marriott Hotels has launched a new guest service — VRoom Service — allowing guests to order virtual reality experiences to their rooms. Created in collaboration...

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...

Plans Announced for JW Marriott and The Douglas at parq Vancouver

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VANCOUVER — Arne Sorenson, president and CEO of Marriott International, Inc. and Don Cleary, president, Marriott Hotels of Canada introduced Parq Vancouver at a luncheon hosted by the...

Doors Finally Open on Hyatt Place Edmonton

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EDMONTON — The Hyatt Place Edmonton has opened its doors following years of delays. According to the Edmonton Journal, construction of $55-million hotel — the first major...

The GTHA Presents Annual Spirit Awards for Excellence To Hotel Employees

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TORONTO — Excitement was the order of the day on Friday, April 24 as the Greater Toronto Hotel Association presented its annual Spirit Awards at the Metro...

Hotel Franchises Named on 2016 Top 100 Global Franchises Ranking

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ATLANTA — Four hotel franchises claimed top-10 status in the 2016 Top 100 Global Franchises Ranking by Franchise Direct, an online platform where entrepreneurs can connect with...

Accor Appoints Deputy CEO

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PARIS, France — European hotel operator Accor has appointed Vivek Badrinath deputy CEO. He will lead the company’s marketing, digital solutions, distribution and information systems. ...

Starwood Hotels and Resorts and ILG Announce Short Delay for New Acquisition

MIAMI & STAMFORD, Conn — Miami-based Interval Leisure Group, Inc. (ILG) and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, announced what they hope will be a brief delay in...

Hotel Amenities Get Reinvented

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MCLEAN, VA — Providing good hotel amenities used to mean offering small bottles of shampoo, conditioner and soap, but nowadays hoteliers are providing a wealth of...