The Plaza in Manhattan has created a package for fans of the film "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York," which was set in part at the hotel. Amenities include a menu themed after the 1992 movie and a limousine tour of New York City.
China's Sheshan Shimao Quarry Hotel is on track to open in 2018 after more than a decade under construction. The hotel is being built in an abandoned mine.
Canopy by Hilton has collaborated with pet products maker Planet Dog to create Paws in the Neighborhood, a program offering amenities to hotel guests' pets. The program will debut at Canopy Washington D.C. The Wharf, and pet owners can expect a welcome gift full of goodies like locally-sourced treats and a dog-friendly neighborhood guide.
The American Hotel & Lodging Association is encouraging members to prevent food waste by donating leftover food to nonprofit organizations. A recent World Wildlife Fund audit found that waste can also be reduced by adjusting the number of meals at multiday conferences according to the number of first-day attendees.
Excellence Group Luxury Hotels, which has four properties in the Caribbean region, has donated $100,000 to the reconstruction efforts of Mexican states ravaged by earthquakes in September, including the rebuilding of 200 homes.
The 105-key Cachet Boutique NYC has opened its doors in Manhattan. The lobby features photographs and video exhibits by Steven Kasher Gallery.
Viceroy Hotel Group CEO Bill Walshe says blending "consistency and individuality" is essential to the luxury hospitality experience. Walshe adds that as CEO, "My sole purpose is to make people proud."
The Fairmont Gold Club at Boston's Fairmont Copley Plaza offers self-service amenities to make guests feel at home. Those who opt for club access have been more likely to give positive reviews after their stay.
Hotel Emma in San Antonio is a 146-key property in a historic brewery. The hotel is named for Emma Koehler, who ran the brewery during Prohibition.