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    AHLA applauds Senate vote to overturn joint-employer rule

    The hotel association — alongside other professional organizations in franchise industries — has consistently railed against the rule, which will now go to Biden’s desk.

    By April 12, 2024
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    FTC, DOJ consider hotel price-fixing case

    The agencies filed a statement of interest in a case concerning casino hotels’ use of a pricing algorithm, a practice coming under increasing scrutiny.

    By April 3, 2024
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    AHLA praises blocking of NLRB joint employer rule

    The rule, which was set to go into effect on Monday, would have made hotel companies and their franchisees jointly responsible for employees.

    By March 12, 2024
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    Biden doubles down on ‘junk fee’ fight in State of the Union speech

    The president reiterated his administration’s distaste for hidden fees on hotel bookings in his annual address.

    By March 11, 2024
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    Sen. Elizabeth Warren calls on FTC to ‘closely scrutinize’ Choice-Wyndham merger

    In a letter to FTC Chair Lina Khan, the senator raised concerns about Choice’s “hostile takeover,” asking the agency to block the deal if it violates antitrust law.

    By Feb. 28, 2024
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    After historic highs in 2023, NYC RevPAR will continue to grow: JLL

    The city’s hotels could gain up to $380 million in revenue this year following Local Law 18’s crackdown on short-term rentals.

    By Michele Laufik • Feb. 22, 2024
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    Marriott settles with Colorado attorney general over price transparency

    The settlement — the latest in a national war on “junk fees” — will make pricing more transparent on Marriott’s portals.

    By Feb. 9, 2024
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    2024 Outlook

    Hotel industry forecast 2024: development, F&B, technology and more

    Leaders in the hospitality industry shared with Hotel Dive what trends will drive progress at hotels this year, impacting everything from on-site amenities to hotel workforce management.

    By Jan. 30, 2024
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    Manhattan hotel fined $42K for ADA violation

    The fee will settle claims that the hotel refused to allow a front-desk clerk to sit down.

    By Emilie Shumway • Jan. 29, 2024
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    New Jersey hotel franchising bill stalled

    The bill, which garnered mixed reactions from the hotel industry, would have limited franchisors’ control over certain franchisee choices.

    By Jan. 11, 2024
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    Deep Dive // 2024 Outlook

    7 hotel industry trends to watch in 2024

    Leaders in the hospitality industry will work to make staff happier, ramp up integration of generative AI and cater to a growing number of experiential and luxury travelers.

    By Jenna Walters and Noelle Mateer • Jan. 10, 2024
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    Hyatt Chairman Thomas Pritzker accused in Epstein documents

    Jeffrey Epstein victim Virginia Giuffre said she had sex with the hotel company heir in a 2016 deposition.

    By Jan. 5, 2024
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    Choice Hotels makes latest ‘unsolicited’ bid to acquire Wyndham

    Choice made an exchange offer to buy its peer Tuesday, a proposal Wyndham said “appears unchanged” to its previous bid.

    By Dec. 12, 2023
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    Deep Dive

    Will hotel ‘junk fees’ become a thing of the past?

    Increased scrutiny of mandatory fees is impacting how hotels advertise prices. But despite widespread support, regulating them could be complicated. 

    By Dec. 12, 2023
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    Supreme Court dismisses hotel accessibility testing case as moot

    The decision — or lack thereof — caused mixed reactions among hotel industry leaders.

    By Dec. 7, 2023
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    No Hidden FEES Act would require hotels to display mandatory fees

    The American Hotel & Lodging Association supports the anti-junk fees bill, which would create a single standard for mandatory fee display across hotels.

    By Dec. 5, 2023
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    Hotel industry players challenge NLRB joint employer rule

    The board has postponed the rule's effective date in the wake of significant pushback from industry groups, including the American Hotel & Lodging Association.

    By Nov. 17, 2023
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    5 ways ‘junk fee’ legislation is impacting hotels

    Though hoteliers disagree over whether “resort fees” are excessive, a growing consensus has emerged around the idea that hotels should be transparent about them.

    By Nov. 3, 2023
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    Union pulls ballot measure that would require LA hotels to house homeless people

    The Los Angeles City Council struck a deal with Unite Here Local 11 that would make offering rooms to homeless people voluntary for hotels, as well as prohibit developments from destroying housing.

    By Nov. 3, 2023
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    No criminal charges in Hard Rock hotel collapse

    Four years after the disaster that killed three workers, the Orleans Parish District Attorney said OSHA’s long settlement talks hindered the case.

    By Zachary Phillips • Oct. 12, 2023
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    Hotel ‘junk fees’ will be illegal in California next year

    Officials say the state will have the country’s strongest anti-junk fee legislation when a new bill goes into effect in July.

    By Updated Oct. 16, 2023
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    Couple files wrongful death lawsuit against Hyatt after toddler falls from balcony

    An attorney tells Hotel Dive that U.S. hotel corporations should be responsible for safety standards across all their properties — regardless of location.

    By Oct. 11, 2023
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    Will LA hotels be required to house homeless people alongside their guests?

    Hotels are concerned about the Los Angeles Responsible Hotels Ordinance, a program that, if approved, would grant people without housing access to vacant rooms.

    By Oct. 3, 2023
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    Appeals court says Hyatt wrongfully delayed paying out vacation time in COVID-19-driven layoffs

    In making the decision, the court had to turn to California labor documentation from over 20 years ago.

    By Ginger Christ • Oct. 2, 2023
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    Expanded overtime eligibility would hurt hotels: AHLA

    AHLA President and CEO Chip Rogers said a proposed Department of Labor rule to expand overtime eligibility would harm workers — thousands of which are currently striking for fairer pay.

    By Sept. 5, 2023