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Hotel, hospitality and travel

DC Hotel Workers Proposal to Restrict Airbnb Tougher than That of Large Hotels

The District of Columbia Unite-Here Local 25 hotel workers union and a group of large hotels have come up with separate proposals to put restrictions on Airbnb's lodging bookings

Airbnb Battles San Francisco's Proposition F

Airbnb is a privately held online lodging booking company founded in San Francisco in 2008 by two roommates who couldn't afford their rent, leading them to offer three air mattresses in their loft for temporary lodging.

Hotels Fighting Back against Discount Travel Sites

Hotels have been paying substantial commissions to online travel booking sites. They have begun taking aggressive action to book their customers directly, cutting out the middleman.

Consumption and Pricing Influence Hotel Utility Costs

In hotels, utility costs consist of four major components. According to the 2015 edition of Trends in the Hotel Industry, electricity is the largest utility expense comprising 60 percent of total expenditures. Water/service is the next largest utility cost (23.8%) followed by gas/fuel (10.6%), and steam (2.3%).

Lexington Opens First Construction Property

CLEVELAND – Lexington by Vantage, a collection of inns, hotels and suites in the midscale to upscale lodging segments, announced on Wednesday the opening of the brand's first new construction property, the Lexington Inn & Suites in Effingham, Illinois.

The City Club Hotel of New York, NY

The City Club of New York was founded in 1892 by Edmond Kelly as a non-partisan men's club to promote effective and honest government in New York.

A Look at How Hotels Are Changing

Hotel designers and industry insiders give us an interesting peek at major changes in hotel design and amenities already taking place or that we may soon start seeing.

How Profitable Will RevPAR Growth Be in 2015?

Like other industries, profits in the hotel business are achieved when revenues exceed the cost of operations. In 2015, there are several factors that will enhance the ability of hotel managers to control their operating expenses:

The Homestead of Hot Springs, Virginia

The Homestead is a famous luxury resort that opened a decade before the American revolutionary war. Located in the middle of the Allegheny Mountains, the area has the largest hot springs in Virginia. Native Americans used the waters to rejuvenate themselves during their many excursions through the area.

Are Hotel Franchisee Costs Worth the Benefits of a Name Brand?

Do travelers in search of dining and lodging take comfort in recognizing familiar brand names? There are perhaps as many opinions as personality types.