InterContinental is in the market for luxury brands that currently have a small footprint, similar to the Kimpton deal in 2014. The company also plans to grow its franchise presence in China.
AJJK has raised $15.5 million to advance its short-term rental brand. The company will soon change its name to Lyric as it pursues the development of short-term rentals within apartment projects.
The Duke Hotel Newport Beach in California will be rebranded as the Renaissance Newport Beach Hotel when it opens this spring following renovations to the property's 444 guest rooms.
Wyoming's Anvil Hotel offers a variety of outdoor packages, including snow-shoeing, yoga and dog-sledding.
Hotel Northland is on track to open this summer in Green Bay, Wis. The property will be part of Marriott's Autograph Collection.
Hotels are adapting to consumer demand by making vegan and vegetarian dishes more commonplace on menus. Adding 27 such items at 75 of its US full-service properties marks "a huge shift," said Bradley Moore of Interstate Hotels & Resorts.
Half of women who work in science, technology, engineering and math say they have experienced discrimination, including being paid less than men and being treated as if they are inept, according to a Pew Research Center study. Women who face the most discrimination include those with postgraduate degrees and those working in male-majority settings, the study finds.
Philadelphia is among a number of places pitching diversity in a bid to bring more businesses to town, particularly ones with a focus on technology. The city is among 20 still in consideration for Amazon's second headquarters, whittled down from a pool of more than 240 cities and regions.
The need for a more welcoming climate for international travelers, the relentless demand for mobile connectivity and the growing emphasis on security were among concerns hospitality CEOs addressed in a January roundtable. Industry disrupters such as Airbnb and online travel agencies elicited little worry.