Starwood Now Manages a Cuban hotel, but Not Everything is Perfect Yet

There's little question better hotels will open in Cuba. The only issue is how soon.

Hotels Rush to Embrace Wellness Trends, Like ‘Forest Bathing’

Give hotels credit for trying new stuff, but some of these remedies are downright weird.

Accor Profit Falls as Travelers Book Fewer Rooms in France and Brazil

Considering a quarter of Accor's rooms are in France, the hotel operator had a decent quarter. But will demand soon fall further in the company's key markets?

How Much It Pays to Book Direct Depends on the Hotel Brand

Not all hotel loyalty member rates are created equal, and it pays to read the fine print.

Yotel’s Business Model and 7 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

These are the hospitality trends we were talking about this week.

Democratic Delegates Cramming Philadelphia Hotel Rooms as Rates Soar

We'd bet there are plenty of Democratic convention delegates staying in apartment and home rentals in Philly next week while many are sharing hotel rooms. Has the sharing economy made hotels soften their rates? Not much evidence of it yet.

What Marriott Knows About the Needs of Next-Gen Business Travelers

Soon, Marriott's leadership will begin the task of deciding which Starwood brands will exist going forward. Until then, the hotel giant is working to create a better technology platform for its properties to serve guests with.

Data and Analytics are Defining the Future of Hotel Employee-Guest Relations

Explore with us where the travel industry is headed, technologically. The time has come to look at what the future holds for hospitality, and every travel vertical, as an industry that uses digital tools to better reach customers — and re-envisions itself along the way.

Hotel Reservations in Nice Fell 30 Percent After Bastille Day Attack

In the immediate aftermath of the Bastille Day attack, terrorism's chilling effect has started impacting the hotel business. How quickly Nice and the region bounce back remains to be seen.

Choice Hotels Joins the Direct-Booking Pack With New Loyalty Rates

Choice thus joins its peers and fellow Room Key partners, Marriott, Hilton, InterContinental, Hyatt and Wyndham in luring customers to book direct.