Category Archives: Hotel

Lackluster Q1 GDP growth could stymie hoteliers from raising rates

U.S. gross domestic product rose only 0.7 percent in the first quarter, with torpid consumer spending pointed to as the main culprit. The rate marked the economy’s weakest quarter since early 2014. Consumer spending grew at a 0.3-percent rate, the smallest increase since the fourth quarter of 2009. Americans reduced their purchases of big-ticket items, such as automobiles […]

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There’s now an even better reason to steal that hotel bathrobe

Most hotel rooms are a blur, says Maxwell Young. But there is one part of his stay at the Hotel Palomar in Northwest Washington that he will always remember: the leopard- and zebra-print robes hanging in his room.

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Marriott Marquis Chicago will open this fall

The 1,205-room Marriott Marquis Chicago will open adjacent to the city’s McCormick Place this fall.

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Hyatt offers guests personalized in-room streaming

Hyatt is enabling guests at 14 hotels to stream videos from content services like Netflix and Hulu onto their hotel room TV screens. To make that happen, Hyatt is integrating Sonifi Solutions’ video-streaming service into the World of Hyatt mobile app. Two New Orleans hotels, the Hyatt Centric French Quarter and the Hyatt Regency, are […]

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Waldorf Astoria New York saying goodbye for a while

The Waldorf Astoria New York will close on Wednesday, as owner Anbang Insurance Group will convert part of the iconic midtown Manhattan hotel to luxury condominiums. Reports peg the closure time for as long as three years.

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