Accor: What will be the hotel room of the future?

AccorHotels has made an interactive hotel room timeline inspired by the last century’s evolutions.

Recommendations released for future of hotel distribution connectivity standards

HTNG's Next Generation Distribution Messaging Workgroup has published a document of recommendations for the future direction of messaging standards development for travel distribution.

Year-to-date international vistor spending totals more than $146.3B, on pace for record-setting 2017

US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross has announced that international visitors spent an estimated $21.2 billion on travel to, and tourism-related activities within, the United States during the month of July, an increase of more than 4 per cent when compared to July 2016. 

Buy, sell rhythm beats in US and abroad

In North Carolina, Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, LP helped advance the $44-million sale of the Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park, a 300-room, recently renovated, full-service hotel in Charlotte, NC.

Sonesta Resorts St Maarten and Sunwing Travel Group jointly announce employee assistance program in wake of Hurricane Irma

Sunwing Travel Group, the largest vertically integrated travel group in North America, recently purchased the 257-room Great Bay Beach Resort Casino & Spa from The Maho Group with intent to assume operations as of November 1, 2017.

Costa Cruises partners with Winnow to reduce food waste at sea

Costa Cruises is joining forces with Winnow to fight food waste, extending Costa's deep commitment to sustainability and continuous improvement.

IHG’s Avid Hotels to extend company’s midscale leadership 

InterContinental Hotels Group has revealed the name of its new high-quality midscale brand, avid hotels, alongside a brand logo and renderings of the hotel exterior and guest room.

Hotel construction pipeline in the Middle East is growing with projects up 13 per cent YOY

Analysts at Lodging Econometrics report that the Construction Pipeline Trend Report for the Middle East states that the total pipeline has 561 projects/154,627 rooms, up 13 per cent by projects year-over-year (YOY).

Miami Beach invites vacationers back to the beach

Miami Beach is ready and open for business as hotels, restaurants and attractions open their doors following Hurricane Irma. 

Dorsett Shanghai welcomes first robotic guest service team member

They are fun, informative and interactive. They are helpful and engaging. Meet Dorsett’s very first robots – V Jr. at Dorsett Shanghai.  

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