Travel & Lodging

AH&LA SmartBrief

News for hotel and lodging professionals

AH&LA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Hotel & Lodging Association

Loews Hotels renames newly acquired Minneapolis hotel

7/9/2014

  • Commercial Property Executive

Loews Hotels & Resorts has finalized its purchase of the 255-room Graves 601 Hotel Wyndham Grand in Minneapolis and has renamed it the Loews Minneapolis Hotel. Real estate filings show that the proper… Read More

ASTA SmartBrief

News for travel agents

ASTA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The American Society of Travel Agents

How to bargain and what to eat at Bangkok's biggest market

7/9/2014

Chatuchak Market in Bangkok was once popular only among wholesalers, but has grown into a worldwide tourist destination for the masses. As Thailand's largest outdoor market -- in addition to being one… Read More

SmartBrief for The Business Traveler

The best stories for business travelers

SmartBrief for The Business Traveler

Biz travelers are affected most by hotel reviews, study finds

7/8/2014

  • HotelNewsNow.com

A study has found that business travelers' booking preferences are most affected by the sentiment of the property's reviews, surpassing its brand, ratings and price. The study also found that business… Read More

ISPA SmartBrief

News for professionals in the spa industry

ISPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Spa Association

Six Senses contracted for Oman's Al Bustan Palace spa

7/9/2014

  • SpaOpportunities.com

Six Senses Spas will manage the 32,000-square-foot spa at the Al Bustan Palace in Muscat, Oman. The spa, designed to look like an ancient Arabian fort, is being built a short walk from the palace. It … Read More

ILHA SmartBrief

Luxury hospitality news

ILHA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Hoteliers Association

Opinion: With hotel market strong, it's time to refurbish

7/9/2014

  • HotelNewsNow.com

Lobby renovations, upgraded Wi-Fi, refreshed F&B: Now that the hotel market is strong, it's an ideal time for hotels to launch makeovers to improve service and sharpen decor, writes hotel industry edi… Read More