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    IHG’s Six Senses to open first US resort in South Carolina

    The wellness-focused spa, resort and residential community brand, founded in Thailand, is expanding as part of IHG Hotels & Resorts’ ongoing luxury and lifestyle push.

    By Feb. 28, 2024
  • Hilton partners with AutoCamp on glamping, outdoor-centric boutique stays near national parks.
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    Hilton partners with AutoCamp on outdoor-centric, boutique stays

    The collaboration, allowing guests to book “glamping” experiences near national parks, comes as travelers increasingly prioritize adventure and exploration.

    By Feb. 28, 2024
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    Marriott Bonvoy takes members to Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour

    There's no cruel summer in sight for loyalty members, who can now enter a sweepstakes to win tickets to see the star in concert and soon redeem points on a Swift-themed package.

    By Feb. 28, 2024
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    B&B Hotels begins US expansion with Florida opening

    The European midscale brand, which has nearly 800 hotels across 17 countries, opened its first American property in Orlando.

    By Feb. 27, 2024
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    Earnings

    Hotel trends that drove Q4 revenue, portfolio growth

    Despite a still-challenged lending environment and economic uncertainty, hotel operators focused on conversions and the booming midscale and luxury segments to fuel growth.

    By Feb. 26, 2024
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    Hyatt forecasts continued RevPAR, portfolio growth in 2024

    Following a year of solid results, the hotel company will continue to expand its record pipeline as travel demand, particularly group, remains strong.

    By Feb. 23, 2024
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    Luxury hotels, CoStar sued over price-fixing ‘scheme’

    Plaintiffs claim Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt and others conspired with CoStar subsidiary STR in an “unlawful” information exchange that drove inflated room rates in top U.S. markets.

    By Feb. 23, 2024
  • A rendering of the exterior of a Garner hotel.
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    IHG midscale conversion brand Garner expands globally

    The brand, launched under a year ago, opened two additional U.S. hotels and announced signings in Osaka, Japan.

    By Feb. 22, 2024
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    Choice Hotels opens California Cambria amid upscale push

    The hotel company is ramping up investment in its upscale brands to differentiate itself as a competitor in the segment, including with the opening of Cambria Hotel Burbank Airport.

    By Feb. 22, 2024
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    IHG posts RevPAR, portfolio gains for full-year 2023

    Hotel conversions, making up a significant portion of the company’s openings and signings in the year, will continue to drive portfolio growth alongside luxury and lifestyle deals. 

    By Feb. 20, 2024
  • Exterior of Choice Hotels International, Rockville Corporate Headquarters
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    Choice Hotels posts record performance amid pursuit to acquire Wyndham

    Choice President and CEO Patrick Pacious said full-year revenue and portfolio growth support the company's plans to buy Wyndham.

    By Feb. 20, 2024
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    Hyatt unveils Thompson Houston amid luxury lifestyle push

    The opening comes on the heels of record pipeline growth for Hyatt, which plans to open other Thompson hotels across the U.S. later this year.

    By Feb. 16, 2024
  • The second Tempo by Hilton hotel has opened in Nashville.
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    Second Tempo by Hilton hotel opens in Nashville

    The property is part of Hilton’s expansion in the burgeoning lifestyle space.

    By Feb. 15, 2024
  • A rendering of Loews Arlington Hotel and Convention Center.
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    Loews Hotels opens $550M resort, convention destination near Dallas

    The Loews Arlington Hotel and Convention Center will cater to increasing group demand, particularly from sports and entertainment tourists visiting two nearby stadiums.

    By Feb. 14, 2024
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    LivAway Suites expands as infrastructure spending boosts extended stay demand

    The brand’s latest hotel groundbreaking in Dewitt, New York, is poised to benefit from a nearby $100 billion factory project, the result of a passed infrastructure spending package.

    By Feb. 14, 2024
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    Marriott CEO touts new midscale brand amid segment push

    After entering the midscale segment in the U.S. and Canada in 2023, the hotel company plans to continue growth in the space with groundbreakings on StudioRes and a looming brand launch.

    By Feb. 13, 2024
  • The glass exterior of the Anaheim Convention Center features blue signage denoting Wyndham's 2023 Global Conference.
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    Wyndham partners with Group360 to simplify group travel booking

    With the GroupSync direct booking solution, the hotel company is looking to capitalize on a $3.3 billion revenue opportunity from an ongoing "infrastructure-related travel boom."

    By Feb. 13, 2024
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    My Place Hotels of America taps Grubhub for food delivery

    The hotel franchisor aims to enhance the guest experience through the partnership, as hotel dining becomes increasingly digital.

    By Feb. 12, 2024
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    Hilton to boost luxury network with Small Luxury Hotels of the World

    Hilton announced the partnership as part of its earnings for the fourth quarter of 2023, which also saw a company record for room openings.

    By Feb. 7, 2024
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    Why Hilton might consider acquiring Graduate Hotels

    Hospitality industry experts say brand acquisitions are an increasingly popular way for hotel companies to gain scale and boost customer loyalty.

    By Feb. 7, 2024
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    Choice Hotels, Tesla partner on EV charging deployment across US

    Participating Choice-branded hotels will get Tesla Universal Wall Connectors starting this year, as the company looks to meet “growing demand” from travelers for the eco-friendly amenity.

    By Feb. 7, 2024
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    Hilton considering purchase of Graduate Hotels brand: Bloomberg

    Sources told Bloomberg the potential deal would not involve Hilton taking on Graduate Hotels’ real estate, which currently spans 37 properties in the U.S. and U.K.

    By Feb. 6, 2024
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    Auberge Resorts Collection gets ‘significant capital’ investment to fuel global expansion

    Merchant bank BDT & MSD's minority stake will further grow the luxury brand portfolio in “gateway urban markets and high-profile experiential destinations.”

    By Feb. 5, 2024
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    Fairmont New Orleans to open in 2025 amid Accor luxury push

    Louisiana developer Kailas Companies will build the luxury hotel as part of one of the largest private investments in New Orleans in recent years.

    By Feb. 5, 2024
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    Marriott reopens Dallas-area Ritz-Carlton after $55M renovation

    The opening signals the hotel company’s continued push in the luxury segment.

    By Feb. 2, 2024