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Hotel, hospitality and travel

Hotels Using New App to Rent Rooms by the Minute

Some travelers just need a hotel room for a short time to take a nap after a long trip, take a quick shower with a change of clothes, make phone calls, recharge their devices or perhaps work out in the hotel's gym.

Hotel Loyalty Promotions for This Summer's Travelers

Here's a look at hotel loyalty promotions offered to this year's summer travelers by Hilton, Wyndham, IHG, Accor, Starwood, Marriott and Club Carlson that Ramsey Qubein states are the best from the viewpoint of the traveler.

Boutique Hotels Buck Trends with Food and Beverage

For the past several years, limited- and select-service hotels have been extremely popular among hotel developers. According to STR, Inc. 80 percent of the properties (70 percent of the rooms) that opened in 2015 did not offer a restaurant.

A Hotel Owners Guide to Creating a Mobile Strategy

Travelers often research and book a hotel using their smart phones or other mobile devices, and that frequency is rapidly increasing.

Credit Cards: Greater Risk, Greater Use

The use of credit cards has increased dramatically over the past few years. Not only are transient guests using credit cards to pay for their guest rooms and incidentals, but group and event planners are now paying their master bills for conventions and banquets with a credit card.

Sources: Trump Hotel Credit Card System Compromised Again

Banking industry sources have reported to Krebs on Security that the Trump Hotel Collection credit card system appears to have been hacked.

Anbang Walks Away from Starwood Offer

China's Anbang Insurance Group Co., which seemed to have bottomless pockets in its bidding war against Marriott International [NASDAQ:MAR] for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. [NYSE:HOT], has somewhat mysteriously dropped its bid and walked away from the deal.

Hilton Debuts Dual Branded Hampton-Homewood for Richmond

RICHMOND, Va.—Hilton Worldwide (NYSE:HLT) announced today that it will open a 244 room dual-branded Hampton Inn & Suites and Homewood Suites in downtown Richmond, Virginia.

Chinese Insurance Group Chairman Shopping for World's Prime Hotels

Wu Xiaohui, chairman of mainland China-based Anbang Insurance Group, seems to prefer staying out of the public eye, but his company's bidding war with Marriott for the Starwood family of hotels has made that considerably more difficult.

Takeover Rivals Want Starwood for Different Reasons

Is Starwood's [NYSE:HOT] value to an outside bidder primarily its real estate or its hotel operations?