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Erin Andrews Suing for $75 Million over Hotel Nude Videos

Erin Andrews, a sportscaster, journalist and TV personality, is in court with a $75 million lawsuit that she has filed against her stalker, Michael David Barrett; West End Hotel Partners, which is the franchise owner of the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University; and Windsor Capital Group, which manages the hotel.

Survey Finds that Many Who Have Tried Airbnb Prefer It to Hotels

A new survey by Goldman Sachs finds that a significant portion of people who have lodged at a place they found through Airbnb or a similar service decide they prefer the "peer-to-peer" (P2P) experience to hotels.

Studies: Airbnb Making Inroads into Hotel Industry

Airbnb is growing rapidly and having a negative impact on the hotel industry according to two recent reports.

Marriott Says 2015 Looks Strong

BETHESDA, Md.– Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) said yesterday that 2015 was an outstanding year for the franchisor, with contracts signed for hotels totaling 104,000 rooms during the year.

What It Takes to Get Rated the #1 Hotel in the World on TripAdvisor

Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, India, has the No. 1 rating in the world for hotels on TripAdvisor, no easy feat. What is it about the hotel that gets this kind of rating from their guests?

Millennials Have a Lot in Common with Everyone Else

Millennials are really different from the rest of society, we keep hearing, and a hotel owner needs to understand and feed those different tastes.

Friendlier Franchisee Contract Boosts HLS Hotel Growth in 2015

ATLANTA—Hospitality Lodging Systems announced that it will finish off 2015 with a 39 percent increase over last year in hotels that fly its flag. The twin-branded franchising firm grew 10 properties from its beginning in November of 2014. Its newer Haven Hotel has three properties as 2015 comes to a close. Its larger Budgetel brand has 18.

DoubleTree’s Newest Hotel Opens in Pennsylvania

DoubleTree room in Reading, Pennsylvania

READING, Penn.—DoubleTree by Hilton announced today that it has a newly opened 209-room hotel under its flag in Reading, Pennsylvania with a new style.

DoubleTree By Hilton Offers Franchisees a New Enhanced Amenities Concept

MCLEAN, Va.—DoubleTree by Hilton announced today that they will roll an upgrade to their premium rooms. Franchise owners can opt in to invest to renovate a floor. DoubleTree, which has 440 branded hotels across six continents, calls the U.S. upgrade their "Little Extras Upgrade."

Kube Adds Apple Watch Charging to SmartPhone Charger

Kube Systems Portable charging smartphone & tablet

NEW YORK – This summer Kube Systems Inc. launched an accessory to charge Apple Watches for hotel guests. A charging arm attaches to an alarm clock that can play music over a Bluetooth connection.