Disruption From Inside Out Is Key to Hospitality Innovation, Says Two Roads CEO Niki Leondakis

It’s genuinely not enough for a boutique or lifestyle hotel to just look good anymore. Looks can only go so far, but real, genuine hospitality and customer service are what will convince customers to book, and to return, for years to come.

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Trump’s New Lifestyle Hotel Brand Shares a Name With a Budget Car for Millennials

While we think it's prudent to avoid the Trump name for this brand, is it really so smart to use the same name as a line of budget-friendly cars?

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AccorHotels Delves Into Co-Living With Its Newest Hotel Brand

When we said co-living would be the next big hospitality trend, we weren't kidding. It'll be fascinating to see how AccorHotels scales the co-living concept with Jo&Joe.

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Destination Hotels and Commune Hotels Debut a New Name

As we've noted before, while this merger makes sense for a lot of reasons, it's a shame that the Commune Hotels brand is going away, especially since its branding has become so synonymous with leading design hotel development over the past few years.

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West Elm Is Checking Into the Hotel Business

We have to wonder: Was West Elm's partnership with Marriott's SpringHill Suites just a pilot for its bigger hotel schemes? Looks like it, given today's news.

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Marriott And Starwood Loyalty Members Caught off Guard by Integration After Merger

Marriott and Starwood jolted their loyalty program members awake on Friday by allowing them to link award accounts.

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5 Ways Hostels Are Trying to Move Beyond the Backpacker

Hostels are no longer the dirty, questionable haunt of teenage backpackers. They've grown up quite a bit, along with their demographic.

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Trump Hotels Fined for Not Telling Guests About Data Breach

Can anyone remember a time when not telling consumers about a data breach turned out to be a good idea?

2 days ago

Marriott Makes Plans to Double Workforce in Africa and the Middle East

If Marriott wants growth, it will find it here and in Asia. Starwood's expertise in these regions will certainly come in handy.

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Marriott Has Its Sights on Expedia and Priceline Now That Starwood Buy Is Complete

The combination of loyalty and direct booking to battle the OTAs is the greatest power hotels have right now. But in the long-haul, should this be the most important battle for hotels to be fighting?

3 days ago

Marriott-Starwood Merger Finally Approved and 11 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

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

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This Greek Refugee Camp Is Being Converted Into a Luxury Resort

It's a real shame when, in the interests of making money and working under the guise of improving the economy through tourism, governments and corporations so carelessly neglect those most in need. We seriously hope the Greek government and the developers behind this project come up with a solution for the refugees.

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