Travel & Lodging

AH&LA SmartBrief

News for hotel and lodging professionals

AH&LA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Hotel & Lodging Association

Walton Street Capital buys Hilton hotel in Nashville, Tenn.

7/11/2014

  • Tennessean (Nashville) (tiered subscription model), The

The DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Nashville, Tenn., has been sold to Walton Street Capital for close to $70 million. The 337-room property saw its occupancy and average daily rate increase over last y… Read More

ASTA SmartBrief

News for travel agents

ASTA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The American Society of Travel Agents

Windstar Cruises to enhance sailings with private land events

7/11/2014

  • Travel Weekly

Each of Windstar Cruises' 2015 itineraries will include a private land experience that highlights the local culture of its destination. Events include workshops on letter-drawing and lantern-making in… Read More

SmartBrief for The Business Traveler

The best stories for business travelers

SmartBrief for The Business Traveler

Cultural, historical connections are making their way into hotel design

7/10/2014

  • HotelNewsNow.com

With travelers' desires in hotel stays leaning toward tailored experiences that celebrate the uniqueness of a destination, more hotels are investing in design that combines familiar brand amenities wi… Read More

ISPA SmartBrief

News for professionals in the spa industry

ISPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Spa Association

Manic Panic founders dish on hair trends

7/11/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Manic Panic founders Tish and Snooky Bellomo are celebrating the 37th anniversary of their line of hair colors. They look back on the beginnings of "unnatural" colors and discuss what's hot now. Read More

ILHA SmartBrief

Luxury hospitality news

ILHA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Hoteliers Association

Column: Service is key to business success

7/11/2014

  • Hotel Interactive

Chuck Kelley discusses how to balance fine service with profitability in this column. He notes that hotels must meet and exceed customer expectations to flourish. "For the business to run successfull… Read More