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Hotel, hospitality and travel

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.

Lakeside Inn at Mount Dora, Florida

The Lakeside Inn is a 132-year old property in the historic town of Mount Dora, Florida. It was first built as a ten-room two-story wooden structure called the Alexander House by John Alexander, Annie Donnelly and her husband John P. Donnelly and Colonel John A. McDonald.

Hotel Owners See Longest Streak of Profits on Record


PKF Hospitality Research's Robert Mandelbaum, director of research information services, discusses average hotel property earnings and expenses.

The Grand Hotel (1847)

The site on which The Grand Hotel sits today in Point Clear, Alabama has seen two earlier hotels so named. The area surrounding the hotel and grounds has had a long and exciting history.

Palmer House (1871)

The original Palmer House of Chicago was built in 1871 by Potter Palmer who began his career as a bank clerk in upstate New York.

Starwood's Condition Lackluster, Facing Merger or Buyout

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., owner of high-end hotel brands such as Sheraton, Westin and W, has a second-rate stock and growth outlook compared to its rivals in the lodging industry.