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latest hotel deal puts more rooms in the hands of few hospitality companies


the news last week that new jersey-based wyndham worldwide is acquiring smaller rival la quinta holdings for $1.95 billion is only the latest in a series of deals to consolidate the nation’s hospitality industry. but travelers shouldn’t fear that more of the country’s hotel rooms are in the hands...






california wine country's new archer napa hotel takes 20% off rooms for a limite


the new five-story archer napa hotel in downtown napa, calif., with a charlie palmer steak restaurant offers guests an opening deal that takes up to 20% off best available rates. the deal: the hotel, which officially opened at the end of november, has 183 rooms with “napa-centric design, décor,...






hotel companies bolstering tech staffs to improve hospitality


as guests increasingly use their phones and computers as they research, book and stay in hotels, the hospitality industry is scrambling to recruit tech talent, use digital marketing and data analysis and introduce innovations like cellphone keyless entry.






marriott turns to prefabricated rooms for quicker hotel construction


to speed hotel construction, marriott international is increasingly using prefabricated rooms that can be stacked like shoe boxes with a crane. the maryland-based hotel company — the world’s largest lodging business — plans to sign deals for 50 hotel construction projects in 2017 that will use...






seattle-based columbia hospitality buys local hotel management firm


the management contracts in the deal include semiahmoo resort, cedarbrook lodge and a new hotel under construction in tukwila.






inside trump’s new dc hotel: lobbyists sip $100 vodka cocktails while rooms stil


if you’re planning a visit to washington, d.c., you’ll be pleased to know that rooms are readily available at the current u.s. president’s trump international hotel — but bring your wallet. according to bloomberg news, the pricey hotel, that opened with great fanfare just a d...






hotel hit by hurricane nate will reopen half of rooms sunday


biloxi, miss. (ap) — a hotel damaged by hurricane nate will reopen half its rooms sunday. margaritaville resort biloxi spokesman cono carana tells local media that the storm damaged elevators and escalators. hotel officials estimate $7.5 million in damage. carana says two elevators will be repaired, and the hotel will reopen 170 rooms. its restaurants, […]






dirty rooms and unfriendly employees are the biggest turnoffs for hotel guests


an unreliable wireless internet connection can be frustrating for hotel guests, but a filthy room is the biggest peeve among travelers. second only to dirty rooms among the most hated hotel experiences are unfriendly employees, according to a survey of more than 1,000 hotel guests by qualtrics,...






las vegas gunman booked hotel rooms overlooking lollapalooza: sources


the mystery over mass shooter stephen paddock deepened thursday with news he rented rooms at chicago's blackstone hotel overlooking the lollapalooza music festival in grant park in august, two months before he opened fire at a country music concert in las vegas.paddock reserved two rooms on the...






las vegas gunman booked hotel rooms overlooking lollapalooza: sources


stephen paddock, the gunman who fatally shot 58 people and wounded nearly 500 in las vegas sunday night, rented two rooms in august at chicago's blackstone hotel overlooking the lollapalooza music festival in grant park, according to a law enforcement source. paddock reserved the rooms on the park...






flamingo plans $90 million to upgrade rooms. thank goodness they'll still be pin


gangster bugsy siegel opened the pink flamingo hotel & casino in 1946 at a cost of $6 million. fast-forward seven decades and the hotel now known only as the flamingo plans to spend $90 million renovating a third of its guest rooms. caesars entertainment, which owns the hotel, announced thursday...






las vegas gunman booked chicago hotel rooms overlooking lollapalooza: sources


the mystery over mass shooter stephen paddock deepened thursday with news he rented rooms at chicago's blackstone hotel overlooking the lollapalooza music festival in grant park in august, two months before he opened fire at a country music concert in las vegas.paddock reserved two rooms on the...






amazon’s alexa takes its fight with siri to marriott hotel rooms


amazon.com's battle with apple over digital assistants is moving to a new venue: hotel rooms, where alexa and siri are vying to be the voice-controlled platform of choice for travelers.






banksy opens walled off hotel in bethlehem


secretive british street artist banksy has opened a hotel next to israel’s separation wall in bethlehem, his latest artwork in the palestinian territories. the walled off hotel is only four metres from the wall which cuts through the occupied west bank and all the rooms face it. “it has ...






trump nearly missed out on hotel for g20 summit after staff forgot to book rooms


president donald trump nearly missed out on staying in hamburg, germany — site of this week’s g20 summit — because his staff waited too long to book a hotel. the summit, which was scheduled in february, requires 9,000 hotel rooms to accommodate world leaders, their aides and securi...






ritz-carlton enters crowded field of luxury cruise lines


who says hotel companies can’t dabble in cruising, too? in a hospitality industry crossover, the ritz-carlton hotel company is launching a luxury cruising yacht line scheduled to hit the water in the fourth quarter of 2019, the company announced last week. ritz-carlton will enter a crowded field...






chicago police investigating whether las vegas gunman booked hotel rooms overloo


chicago police are looking into reports that stephen paddock, the gunman in the las vegas mass shooting, booked rooms at the blackstone hotel during this past summer's lollapalooza music festival across the street in grant park.tmz reported thursday that paddock reserved rooms on the park side...






chicago police investigating reports that las vegas gunman booked hotel rooms ov


chicago police are looking into reports that stephen paddock, the gunman in the las vegas mass shooting, booked rooms at the blackstone hotel during this past summer's lollapalooza music festival across the street in grant park.tmz reported thursday that paddock reserved two rooms on the park side...






las vegas gunman reportedly booked hotel rooms overlooking lollapalooza in chica


police said they were aware of reports thursday that the las vegas gunman also booked rooms this summer in a chicago hotel overlooking lollapalooza, one of the nation’s largest music festivals, as investigators try to retrace the killer’s steps in the days and weeks before the attack. tmz reported...






cnn panel calls bs on goper’s trump hotel event defense: ‘if obama did this your


president donald trump is holding a fundraiser for his 2020 re-election campaign in his own hotel in washington, d.c. tonight. while many reporters were concerned that trump’s campaign were getting a sweet deal on the cost of the event space and rooms, cnn’s erin burnett wondered if trum...






police investigating whether las vegas gunman booked hotel rooms overlooking lol


chicago police are looking into reports that stephen paddock, the gunman in the las vegas mass shooting, booked rooms at chicago's blackstone hotel during this past summer's lollapalooza music festival across the street in grant park.






$30 rooms at the james west hollywood? yes, but only during a one-day sale


this is no april fool’s joke: rooms at the soon-to-open james west hollywood cost just $30 during a one-day flash sale. that means you can grab a room at the crazy low price for up to three nights at the luxury hotel at la cienega and sunset boulevards. it’s scheduled to open may 1. the hotel’s...






with retractable pool and tao restaurant, flashy dream hotel anchors new hollywo


from top to bottom, the futuristic-looking dream hotel tries hard to live up to its name. the centerpiece of a $110-million hospitality complex, it features a front lobby and bar that will open entirely onto the street — providing a new way to enjoy an indoor-outdoor experience in southern california....






las vegas gunman booked hotel rooms overlooking other music festivals, authoriti


 in the days and months before he mowed down concertgoers from his high-rise hotel suite, gunman stephen paddock booked rooms overlooking two other music festivals in las vegas and chicago, authorities said.






new highrise hotel slated for downtown san jose


downtown san jose is slated to land a new 24-story hotel, in a project that will blend a gleaming tower with a historic hotel and add nearly 300 lodging rooms to the city's urban core.






the cost of a denver hotel room could go up as colorado supreme court rules city


in a split decision that could potentially mean more than $7.5 million for denver’s city coffers – and cost consumers more to book a hotel room in the city – the colorado supreme court on monday said online travel companies failed to properly charge taxes on rooms booked through them.






fire destroys limon hotel, no injuries reported


denver (ap) — a fire has destroyed a hotel in eastern colorado. police said the blaze was reported at the first inn gold hotel in limon at about 3:30 a.m. saturday. by the time firefighters arrived, the hotel was fully engulfed in flames. seven rooms were evacuated. no injuries were reported. most read storiesinvestigators think […]






banksy opens walled off hotel in bethlehem


hotel in bethlehem offers 'worst view in the world' with rooms facing grey concrete.






providence biltmore sold to chicago-based company


providence, r.i. (ap) — a chicago-based hospitality company says it has purchased the providence biltmore hotel for an undisclosed price. in an announcement monday, adventurous journeys capital partners says it is planning a renovation for the hotel as it will be converted into a graduate providence hotel by 2019. a spokesman for the company tells […]






6 suspects ages 19-23 jailed in woman's shooting death in brooklyn center hotel


a hotel worker found the woman on the floor in one of the rooms, police said.






6 suspects ages 19-23 jailed in woman's shooting death in brooklyn center hotel


a hotel worker found the woman on the floor in one of the rooms, police said.






conrad chicago hotel offering rooms for $11.14 a night, starting tuesday


conrad chicago turns 1 year old tuesday, and the hotel is marking the occasion by giving customers a present: overnight stays for $11.14. get it? nov. 14. $11.14.   the drastically reduced rate at the 20-story hotel, 101 e. erie st., will be available for stays between nov. 15 and march 31, with...






conrad chicago hotel offering rooms for $11.14 a night, starting tuesday


conrad chicago turns 1 year old tuesday, and the hotel is marking the occasion by giving customers a present: overnight stays for $11.14. get it? nov. 14. $11.14.   the drastically reduced rate at the 20-story hotel, 101 e. erie, will be available for stays between nov. 15 and march 31, with the...






new white house chief usher moves from trump hotel


first lady melania trump is appointing the director of rooms at the trump organization's washington hotel to be the new white house chief usher. it's the latest example of the remarkable co-mingling between president donald trump's white house and his business world.






historic hotel seeks 225 workers ahead of grand reopening


virginia beach, va. (ap) — a historic virginia hotel is preparing for its grand opening following four years of repairs and restoration. the virginian-pilot reports that the cavalier hotel at the virginia beach oceanfront will hire workers ahead of its scheduled february opening. hospitality management group gold key ‘ phr is holding a job fair […]