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Hotel News

Extensive coverage of news stories specifically curated for travel industry professionals seeking to stay informed about the latest developments, trends, and opportunities in the global hotel sector. The archive provides a comprehensive overview of the industry, covering various aspects of hotel management, operations, guest experience, and marketing. In-depth analysis and expert opinions are presented by Skift editors and contributors, examining the challenges and opportunities faced by hoteliers in different regions and market segments. The archive also highlights the influence of global events, regulations, and changing traveler preferences on the industry.

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Hotels

What it’s like when the police bust a meth lab in the motel where you’re staying

The meth math adds up correctly: Rural motel meets long-term tenants meets ingeniously used coffee maker. It's a motel guest's and owner's nightmare in miniature.

What it’s like when the police bust a meth lab in the motel where you’re staying

Hotels

HotelTonight expands into Germany and Switzerland as it tops 4 million downloads

This announcement comes just one month after HotelTonight’s first expansion into continental Europe, but the new countries don’t come as a surprise to users who may have already seen the German and Swiss versions of the app.

HotelTonight expands into Germany and Switzerland as it tops 4 million downloads

Hotels

Hotel demand for Obama inauguration down 16 percent

Not a huge surprise, to be expected in a second term.

Hotels

Hotel video firm Lodgenet’s CEO leaves as it comes under new ownership post-bankruptcy

The company, despite new owners, $60 million funding post-bankruptcy & new CEO yet to come in, will still have a tough going as macro scenario involves people using their own devices for entertainment in hotel rooms, not piped through closed networks.

Hotels

Hotel room size matters for AAA Five Diamond ratings as The Greenbrier drops off

Hey, four diamonds ain't bad, either, for The Greenbrier or any other hotel.

Hotel room size matters for AAA Five Diamond ratings as The Greenbrier drops off

Hotels

Hotel discovery site Room 77 searches for a CEO after raising $43 million in funding

The role of quality management in a company's success tends to get downplayed, but Room 77 is looking for a rock star to lead it toward the next stage in its development.

Hotel discovery site Room 77 searches for a CEO after raising $43 million in funding

Cruises

Legacy cruise ship Queen Elizabeth 2 to be converted into luxury hotel in Asia

Cruise ships switch hands many times in their lifetime and usually end up getting scrapped, except in the case of notable or historic ships, which, like the QE2, become docked attractions.

Legacy cruise ship Queen Elizabeth 2 to be converted into luxury hotel in Asia

Hotels

Casahop shutting down as home exchange site fails to gain traction

Given the huge concerns inherent in home exchanges, CasaHop may have been doomed from the beginning.

Casahop shutting down as home exchange site fails to gain traction

Hotels

Whole World Water launches campaign to unite tourism industry in the fight for clean water

Whole World Water's goals are ambitious, but they are off to a running start with some very public figures and well-known hotels already signed on to help.

Whole World Water launches campaign to unite tourism industry in the fight for clean water

Hotels

Infographic: How U.S. cities and states spend those hefty hotel taxes

As U.S. cities scramble for more sources of revenue to operate basic services we'll likely see the beginning of an even bigger crackdown on online travel agencies and vacation websites that seek to avoid paying taxes.

Infographic: How U.S. cities and states spend those hefty hotel taxes