Competition From Cruises May Increase
Hotels Likely To Face Aggressive Pricing From Ships To Win Customers Back

Cruise lines were probably impacted the worst of all industries from COVID-19. Not only did the lockdown force nearly all ships out of operation, but the media drove home the damaging narrative of several cases of onboard outbreaks to thereby label all vessels as floating petri dishes. It would be a bit too hasty to believe that the cruise industry will suffer indefinitely from the pandemic, though. In fact, their …

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Hotel Happenings

HOUSTON—Terrapin Investments, one of the nation’s fastest growing hotel management platforms, announced today it has added five hotel management contracts to its expanding portfolio of …

Seattle — The “New World, New Employee Safety Culture” webcast series is LIVE! Hosted by React Mobile CEO Rob Monkman, the fast-paced online resource provides …

VENZA is not only surviving during the economic downturn but thriving as it secures capital to expand its operations in 2020. “Extraordinary companies find a way …

PARSIPPANY, NJ—Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchising company with 9,300 hotels across approximately 90 countries, today announced the opening of the 63-room …

MCLEAN, VA—For more than 100 years, Hilton hotels around the world have set the stage for the world’s most coveted and important meetings, events and …

Radisson Hotel Group continues its strong expansion in Turkey, with 30 hotels and over 4,500 rooms in operation and under development with an ambition to …

ROCKVILLE, MD—Sleep Inn, franchised by Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), announced today a new relationship with Relax Melodies, one of the most highly-rated sleep …

IRVINE, CA––R.D. Olson Construction, an award-winning general contracting firm in California, today announced the completion of AC Hotel by Marriott in Beverly Hills, an 11-story, …

PHOENIX—Best Western Hotels & Resorts (BWHR) announced today the launch of its latest campaign: Hit the Road with Best Western, which alleviates the strain of …

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL– The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort will reopen for guests on July 29. Reservations are now available at www.swandolphin.com. …

Markham, Ontario—Long-time integration partners Maestro PMS and SilverWare POS will unveil a new, customizable, mobile tableside ordering and payment platform to customers this month during …

IRVING, TX—Spire Hospitality, a nationally recognized third-party hotel management company owned by AWH Partners, a privately held real estate investment firm headquartered in New York, …

ANNA MARIA ISLAND, FL–On July 15 the first Compass by Margaritaville, Compass Hotel Anna Maria Sound, will open as the newest addition to the brand’s …

CHEVY CHASE, Md., July 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Buccini/Pollin Group (BPG) today announced the acquisition of the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, further expanding their portfolio of …

CLEARWATER BEACH, FL–Page Development Group and Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) are proud to introduce Clearwater Beach’s newest family-and-eco-friendly hotel, Winter the Dolphin’s Beach Club, located …

PARSIPPANY, NJ—Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchising company with 9,300 hotels across approximately 90 countries, today unveiled plans to open its first …

WASHINGTON—To further expand the hotel industry’s Safe Stay initiative, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today announced COVID-19 Precautions for Hotels, an online course …

ROCKVILLE, MD—Winter the Dolphin’s Beach Club is now a member of Choice Hotels International, Inc.’s (NYSE:CHH) Ascend Hotel Collection, a global portfolio of resort, boutique …

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ–Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City will reopen under new and thorough Safe + Sound program guidelines to help ensure good clean …

Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H announced the opening of Hyatt Centric Downtown Minneapolis. Once known as the Minneapolis Athletic Club, the 154-room upscale lifestyle hotel …

NASHVILLE–Virgin Hotels, the lifestyle hotel brand by Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson, opens the doors to Virgin Hotels Nashville on July 1, 2020. Conveniently …

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has been selected by RLH Properties, a company listed on the Mexican Stock Exchange and owner of Hotel Villa Magna in …

SEATTLE–Even before COVID-19, a new safety culture began emerging in hospitality that placed employee protection at the core of operations. As hoteliers readied to meet …

PARSIPPANNY, NJ–Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchising company with 9,300 hotels across approximately 90 countries, today announced plans to further expand its …

CHARLOTTE– Extended Stay America, Inc. (NASDAQ:STAY), the largest mid-priced extended-stay hotel brand, announced today the opening of the Extended Stay America – Austin – Austin …