Increased security could come to U.S. soft targets

Nov 23, 2015
After a terrorist attack in Mali, are major hotels in the U.S. beefing up security?
Posted In: Mali, hostages, hotels
Hotel giants Marriott and Starwood are merging to create the largest hotel chain in the world.

Marriott and Starwood get a room for $12 billion

Nov 16, 2015
The hotel chains will merge to become the world's largest hotel operator, with 30 brands.
Posted In: marriott, starwood, hotels, merger
A Marriott hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah. Hotel demand in the U.S. is up.

Why the hotel business is doing so well right now

Aug 18, 2015
Rooms are scarce and demand is up, even with competition from Airbnb.
Posted In: hotels, Travel, convenience

A boom in new hotel construction

Jul 21, 2015
From Houston to Miami, cranes are busy erecting new hotels.
Posted In: hotels, manhattan, construction
An up-close look at Airbnb's wall timeline.

Checking in with Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky

Apr 23, 2015
Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky talks about the company's (somewhat unexpected) success.
Posted In: airbnb, start-up, hotels

How art curators help boutique hotels stand out

Apr 3, 2015
Filling hotels fine art at a fraction of the cost is big business.
Posted In: hotels, art
Art is displayed along a wall in a Standard Queen room at the Hilton in Westchester, New York.

Where do hotels buy their art?

Mar 30, 2015
Most buy images that fit within design requirements. But the options are endless.
Posted In: art, hotels, design
Guests attend an Airbnb holiday dinner in New York City.

Airbnb confronts an unusual marketing challenge

Dec 9, 2014
To help with branding, Airbnb will publish a magazine that will be stocked by hosts and bookstores.
Posted In: airbnb, sharing economy, hotels
The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California. According to the Fed, daily hotel room rates in Southern California have risen to pre-recession levels.

Highlights from the Fed's beige book

Dec 3, 2014
It brims with economic tidbits on such things as hotel rates and e-commerce.
Posted In: The Fed, Beige Book, Thanksgiving, hotels, e-commerce

Hotels jack up fees... and consumers continue to pay

Sep 4, 2014
As long as we keep coming back for the cheap rooms, fees won’t be going anywhere.
Posted In: hotels, hotel minibars, fees