Chinese Companies to Bid on Starwood Hotels & Resorts

STAMFORD, Conn. — A least three Chinese companies are competing to bid for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., reports The Wall Street Journal. In April, Starwood’s board...

Best Western Announces New Initiatives at Annual Convention

NASHVILLE — Best Western Hotels & Resorts welcomed more than 2,000 members to its 2017 Best Western North American Convention at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention...

Report Shows Only 29 Per Cent of Hotels Are Fully Leveraging Guest Intelligence

BARCELONA, Spain — A new study released by ReviewPro shows that although 94 per cent of hotels think it’s important to integrate guest-survey data with online review...

Kathy Maher to Lead Global Sales for Wyndham Hotel Group

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Kathy Maher has been appointed SVP, Global Sales and Revenue of Wyndham Hotel Group — an expanded position that will oversee the company’s global...

Hilton and Uber Expand Partnership

MCLEAN, Va. — Hilton and Uber have expanded their partnership to allow Hilton HHonors members to order an Uber straight from the HHonors app. The expanded partnership...

Westin Launches Competition to Design New Kids’ Menu

STAMFORD, Conn. — Westin Hotels & Resorts has launched a global competition to reinvent recipes for the brand’s Eat Well Menu for Kids. Hotel associates will have six...

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...

LTI Releases List of Top Luxury Hotel Brands

CHESTER, U.K. — Luxury Travel Intelligence (LTI) has released a list of the world’s top luxury-hotel brands. The list of 12 brands was created using an assessment process...

Artificial Intelligence Replacing Some Hotel Staff Members

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal reported that while some people are fascinated by the possibilities that high-tech hotels promise, others feel alienated due to...

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...