Expedia Group to Become Optimized Distributor of Marriott Wholesale Rates

BETHESDA, Md. — Expedia Group and Marriott International have announcesd that as part of a new agreement signed in April 2019, Expedia Group will become...

Marriott Launches Marriott Bonvoy Events

BETHESDA, Md. — Marriott International has launched its new Marriott Bonvoy Events platform — marriottbonvoyevents.com. The new site is designed as a comprehensive tool for meeting...

Hilton Debuts Second Instalment of Campaign Featuring Anna Kendrick

MCLEAN, Va. — Hilton is following up on the success of its first-ever celebrity-focused campaign starring Anna Kendrick with new “Expect Better. Expect Hilton.” TV...

LTI Releases World’s Best Luxury Hotel Brands Report

CHESTER, U.K. — Luxury Travel Intelligence (LTI) has released its second-annual list of the world’s top luxury-hotel brands. In order to generate...

Global Industry Initiative Launched to Combat Overtourism

AMSTERDAM — The Duke of Sussex — along with Booking.com, Ctrip, Skyscanner, TripAdvisor and Visa — has co-founded a new global partnership aimed at improving...

Aimbridge Hospitality and Interstate Hotels & Resorts to Merge

PLANO, Texas — Aimbridge Hospitality and Interstate Hotels & Resorts have entered into a definitive agreement to merge. The combined company will manage a portfolio...

Marriott International Rolling Out Large Amenity Bottles Globally

BETHESDA, Md. — Marriott International is expanding an initiative to eliminate single-use toiletry bottles from guestrooms, replacing them with larger, pump-topped bottles. To...

DoubleTree by Hilton Opens 8 Hotels During Second Quarter

MCLEAN, Va. — DoubleTree by Hilton continues to report steady domestic and international growth, opening eight hotels in Q2 2019.  In June,...

IHG Names Julienne Smith SVP, Development in the Americas

ATLANTA — InterContinental Hotels Group has appointed Julienne Smith as SVP, Development in the Americas region.  In this role, Smith will lead...

Airbnb Acquires Urbandoor

SAN FRANCISCO — Airbnb is acquiring Urbandoor, a global online marketplace designed to help professionals find furnished and serviced apartments tailored to their needs for...