Travel & Lodging

AH&LA SmartBrief

News for hotel and lodging professionals

AH&LA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Hotel & Lodging Association

Residence Inn Nashville Airport in Tenn. sold to NorthStar Realty

12/16/2014

  • American City Business Journals

NorthStar Realty Finance has acquired the 168-room Residence Inn Nashville Airport in Nashville, Tenn., for nearly $28 million. NorthStar Realty's recent activities in Nashville include providing a $2… Read More

ASTA SmartBrief

News for travel agents

ASTA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The American Society of Travel Agents

ASTA report reveals healthy 2014 for travel agents

12/16/2014

  • TravelMarketReport.com

The travel agent industry saw profitability increase this year, with the average profit margin expected to reach 9% compared to the previous year's 7%, according to a joint study by ASTA and Travel Ma… Read More

SmartBrief for The Business Traveler

The best stories for business travelers

SmartBrief for The Business Traveler

Column: Airlines courting premium fliers

12/16/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Airlines are enjoying higher profits, in part because of low fuel prices, and they are investing in products and marketing to appeal to travelers willing to pay more for a premium experience. "Around … Read More

ISPA SmartBrief

News for professionals in the spa industry

ISPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Spa Association

N.C.'s Old Edwards Inn and Spa pampers with European elegance

12/16/2014

  • Spartanburg Herald-Journal (S.C.)

The Old Edwards Inn and Spa, built in 1878 in Highlands, N.C., offers luxurious relaxation in an elegant historical setting. The 25,000-plus-square-foot spa includes a whirlpool, sauna, cafe, lounge a… Read More

ILHA SmartBrief

Luxury hospitality news

ILHA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Hoteliers Association

IHG buys Kimpton in $430M deal

12/16/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

InterContinental Hotels Group has announced the purchase of boutique hotel pioneer Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants for $430 million in cash. The deal should close in the first three months of next year, … Read More

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