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    Extended stay brand LivAway Suites expands in Maine, Utah

    The growing flag will open in areas with notable job growth, as employees lean on extended stay hotels for temporary housing.

  • Marriott International launched Business Access by Marriott Bonvoy, an online program designed to ease the travel management process for small- to medium-sized businesses.
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    Marriott unveils digital tools to ease business travel planning, booking

    Business Access by Marriott Bonvoy was designed to simplify the travel management process for small- to medium-sized businesses, which report frustrations with current platforms.

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    Despite added jobs, hotel employment lags pre-pandemic levels

    The accommodations sector added 700 jobs in June, but the American Hotel and Lodging Association says the hotel industry is still “behind where it needs to be.”

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    How the Chevron doctrine’s reversal could impact the hotel industry

    The ruling stands to affect interpretations of hotly debated statutes, including joint employer and independent contractor rules.

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    Westin Long Beach workers strike, demanding higher wages

    Workers at the hotel want a contract consistent with those already inked at properties across the region, as part of the SoCal multihotel strike that began last year.

  • The exterior of the Hilton Union Square.
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    Downtown San Francisco hotels’ value drops by $1B: Trepp

    In the latest blow to the city’s hotel market, Moody’s Ratings downgraded bond classes for the properties that Park Hotels & Resorts ceased payments on last year.

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    Certares, HHM Hotels bet on San Diego with joint hotel acquisition

    The Carté Hotel buy aligns with a strategy to invest in “experiential real estate in growing major markets,” according to Nolan Hecht, senior managing director at Certares.

  • The glass exterior of the Anaheim Convention Center features blue signage denoting Wyndham's 2023 Global Conference.
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    Wyndham deepens AI play with guest engagement platform rollout

    Wyndham Connect, in use across North America, was designed to “elevate” the guest experience with mobile tipping and AI messaging, while also driving revenue for franchisees.

  • Downtown Los Angeles California skyline cityscape skyscrapers
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    How California’s ‘junk fee’ laws could impact legislation nationwide

    The state is now a testing ground for rules affecting how hotels and other accommodations display mandatory fees.

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    6 emerging hotel technology solutions to watch in 2024

    From bedbug detection tech to AI-powered luggage storage, these innovations are leading a new wave of hotel technology trends.

  • DJ Kygo's global live events business Palm Tree Crew will open the “music-focused” Palm Tree Club in Miami.
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    DJ to open ‘music-focused’ experiential hotel in Miami

    Kygo’s global live events business will replace Shuckers Waterfront Grill & Hotel with the 118-suite Palm Tree Club, merging the energy of a music festival with laid-back hospitality.

  • HotelsHero, the AI-powered luggage storage management system, launched in May.
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    Hotel Tech-in: The AI-powered system safely storing guest luggage

    The recently launched HotelsHero stores guests’ baggage on-property without lockers or added costs for hoteliers.

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    Opinion

    How hotels can prepare for an eco-conscious future

    The hospitality industry must evolve to become advocates for the environment rather than contributors to its degradation.

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  • Hyatt Regency Chicago completed a $150 million renovation, touching the guest rooms.
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    Hyatt Regency Chicago wraps $150M renovation, awaits further upgrades

    The guest rooms and two ballrooms were revamped, and more changes are on the horizon for the city’s largest hotel.

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    Green Key Global to offer Choice Hotels sustainability expertise

    Choice hotel owners in the U.S. can seek sustainability certifications to attract guests and corporate clients.

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  • Aerial view above Lake Merritt in Oakland, California. Looking across the lake at downtown Oakland with skyscrapers in the distance.
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    Park Hotels & Resorts closes third Bay Area hotel

    Hilton Oakland Airport will close in August, a year after the REIT exited two other hotels in downtown San Francisco.

  • New Orleans' Maison Métier and The Barnett will join Hyatt’s Independent Collection of brands.
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    Hyatt adds 2 New Orleans hotels amid luxury lifestyle push

    On the heels of growth “fueled by the leisure and lifestyle segment,” Hyatt will bring Maison Métier and The Barnett under its Independent Collection this year.

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    Top hospitality C-suite appointments of Q2 2024

    CEO, CFO, COO, oh my! In Q2, companies including Wyndham, Loews and Aimbridge made leadership changes set to impact operations.

  • Aimbridge Hospitality filed a lawsuit against Avion Hospitality and its president and CEO, Robert Burg.
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    Former Aimbridge COO implicated in ‘scheme’ to steal trade secrets

    In a lawsuit, Aimbridge Hospitality claims Robert Burg and his new company Avion Hospitality solicited “highly confidential” company data that resulted in stolen management contracts and tens of millions of dollars in damages.

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    Holiday Inn tops list of ‘most trusted’ travel brands

    Hilton Hotels, Marriott and Courtyard by Marriott were also in the top five, according to Morning Consult.

  • A man on a digital tablet for booking, planning and accommodation management while working at hotel front desk
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    How hoteliers can address evolving challenges in hospitality: report

    Tech integration and training can help hotels streamline operations, drive direct bookings and improve the guest experience, per NYU’s Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality.

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    Opinion

    Hotels must evolve to cater to today’s luxury traveler

    The luxury travel codes have changed, and hotels need to recognize them to stay on top of them.

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    Hospitality union Unite Here names Gwen Mills first woman president

    Mills says she plans to invest in union growth as Unite Here prepares for a “historic showdown” in the hotel industry.

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    National Labor Relations Board says Red Rock Casino violated labor law

    The casino resort has been ordered to return to the bargaining table with employees represented by Las Vegas’ Culinary Union.

  • EOS Hospitality acquired The William Vale Hotel in Brooklyn, New York.
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    EOS Hospitality acquires luxury Brooklyn hotel in $177M bankruptcy sale

    The full-service hospitality company will manage The William Vale Hotel, which marks the first New York City property in its portfolio.