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Marriott celebrates Starwood deal, links loyalty programs

Today’s completion of Marriott International’s acquisition of Starwood...

The new Marriott: Q&A with development chief Tony Capuano

The hotel deal to end all hotel deals is done with Marriott International on Friday...

Airbnb raises $850M in latest funding round

Wall Street Journal reports that Airbnb has brought on Alphabet’s investment...

Benchmark-Gemstone merger leads to new identity

Following the merger of Benchmark Hospitality International and Gemstone Hotels...

Hot Openings: W brand debuts in UAE

W Hotels this week made its debut in the United Arab Emirates with W Dubai Al Habtoor...

News in brief: IHG, Hyatt, Middle East pipeline

IHG to open Maldives resort: IHG signed a management agreement with Hotel Properties...

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Disruptors: The evolving guest experience

Hot Openings: Colonial beach resort in Vietnam

Hilton names new leadership for all-suites, Curio

Fund developing new boutique brand for Italy

#TBT: The theme hotel

News in brief: Hyatt, Six Senses, Middle East construction

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

F&B Q&A: Of sustainability, profitability and ignorance

Real Capital, Prism in $200M development deal

Amenity-driven peer-to-peer rental service launches

Salt Hotels needed staff, so they opened a school

People on the move

Hot Openings: Four Seasons arrives in downtown NYC

News in brief: Expedia, IHG, Tribute

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Gostelow Report: Alpina Gstaad’s seasonal clockwork

It’s official: Marriott, Starwood clear final hurdle

Starwood Capital brings new brand names to UK assets

Standard launches same-day app for curated hotels

Omni's early returns from alt direct booking program

What’s Hot: The Redbury’s transformation in NYC

News in brief: Atlantis, Google, Europe pipeline

Monday, September 19, 2016

Recipe for F&B success: Heart and soul

Hot Openings: QT arrives in Melbourne

Eldorado Resorts makes big play for gaming competitor

Duck & Waffle pop-up coming to Hong Kong hotel

News in brief: Carlson Rezidor, Hyatt, WoodSpring

Friday, September 16, 2016

Wyndham focuses on quality growth in brands, markets

Hot Openings: ‘Fashion-forward’ Shangri-La Fort Bonifacio

Hold rate to hold your own when demand drops

Best Western launches VR tours at North American hotels

A sneak peek at the new Crowne Plaza uniforms

News in brief: Prince Waikiki, China construction, Benchmark

Thursday, September 15, 2016

What will GHM's mid-tier Tin brand look like?

Marriott launches big loyalty marketing initiative

New mystery bid for Morgans Hotel Group

Chinese traveling abroad actually prefer luxe hotels: research

#TBT: All systems go for euro

Hot Openings: Luxury family resort in Lisbon

News in brief: Hyatt Centric, Baha Mar, Riu

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Red Lion makes bold move to grow franchise network

21c finds investment partner to grow its brand

Wyndham sees rewards in loyalty, brand revamp

Detroit's Shinola brand getting into hotel business

The Purpose Hotel concept has new lease on life

Hot Openings: Breathless debuts in Cancun

People on the move

News in brief: WoodSpring, Quorum, G6 Hospitality

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Gostelow Report: GM sketches career with Como

Hospitality's move to mobile raises legal risks

Marriott in on iOS 10 launch with new emojis

What’s Hot: New suite collection at Fairmont Pacific Rim

News in brief: Hersha, Lemon Tree, Marriott

Monday, September 12, 2016

Management: Humanity, esprit de corps still matter most

“Golden Rules” for effectively marketing restaurants

Mantra launches video job applications

Hot Openings: Grupo Habita makes Chicago debut

News in brief: StayWell, Meliá, Millennium & Copthorne