Negotiated 2021 U.S. Hotel Rates Could Drop Up to 25 Percent, Report Suggests

This year’s hotel request-for-proposals season, currently underway, will be like no other, thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic’s effect on the industry and its resulting uncertainty. Still, the average 2021 U.S. corporate negotiated rate compared to 2020 will decrease 20 percent to 25 percent year over year, predicted industry expert Bjorn Hanson, adjunct professor at the New York University School of Professional Studies Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality, in his

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Choice Hotels or Extended Stay: Which is a Better Hotel Stock?

The Hotel and Motels industry is currently grappling with the coronavirus woes. In order to mitigate the spread of the virus, companies have been adhering to temporary closures; travel restrictions; cancellation of events, conferences and meetings; social-distancing measures and other governmental regulations. Resultantly, occupancy rates and revenue per available room (RevPAR) have been negatively impacted.

Per STR, the U.S. hotel industry’s occupancy for the week ended Oct 3, 2020, came

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Booking Platform Hotel Engine Adds Execs on Expansion Path

Hotel Engine’s Elia Wallen talks:

  • Hotel Engine’s relaunched loyalty program
  • The company’s plans for venture funding 
  • Covid-19 and the future of business travel

Hotel Engine, a no-contract, free-to-use corporate travel booking and management platform that raised $16 million in funding last fall, celebrated its fifth anniversary with a doubling of its executive team, the company announced on Thursday. It also relaunched its loyalty program this month, adding the ability for

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Universal Music Group announces a new luxury hotel chain called UMUSIC Hotels

Universal Music Group and investment holding company Dakia U-Ventures, LLC made a rather brief announcement in August of a partnership to develop what they called “a new music-focused experiential hospitality category.” They promised more details at a later date.

Today, the two companies are revealing the first three locations for UMUSIC Hotels, their music-themed luxury hotel venture, with projects underway in Atlanta, Orlando, and Biloxi, Mississippi.

“Everyone’s looking for an

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Davidson Hotels & Resorts Bolsters Southeastern Footprint With Addition Of The Higgins Hotel & Conference Center | News

ATLANTA, Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Leading hospitality management company Davidson Hotels & Resorts announces the addition of The Higgins Hotel & Conference Center to its growing portfolio. Operated by Davidson’s lifestyle and luxury division Pivot Hotels & Resorts, the 230-room, Art Deco-inspired boutique hotel is part of Curio Collection by Hilton. Located in New Orleans’ Arts and Warehouse District adjacent to The National WWII Museum, the property was

Read More Shares Design Plans For A Hotel Prototype In Outer Space And We’re So Here For This

By this point in 2020, I’m sure we’re all ready to just blast off this planet — or at least I am. Not to mention, after recent news broke that potential life has been detected on Venus, I wouldn’t mind poking around up there. I guess the main dilemma is that I wouldn’t really have anywhere to stay. imagines what a hotel in outer space would look like. Also, here's how you could win a $250 travel gift card.

© imagines what a hotel in outer space would look

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Grand Hyatt Nashville, Hotel Kansas City and Hyatt Centric Center City Philadelphia

New openings signify Hyatt’s commitment to growing with intent in markets that matter most to guests and members

Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today the opening of three distinct hotels across the U.S., including Grand Hyatt Nashville, Hotel Kansas City, which is part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand, and Hyatt Centric Center City Philadelphia. Aligned with Hyatt’s purpose of care and promise of growing with intent, Hyatt

Read More Launches Site For Space Hotel Bookings… Someday

We have seen the future of hospitality – and it doesn’t include masks. Or human interaction at all, since the concierges of will be AI and the room service will be robots. As part of National Aviation Week, has begun to imagine what space hotels of the distant future might look like, in an effort to raise awareness for the space tourism industry

Read More Space Hotel Vision Includes A Contest For Earthlings

In 2020, travel on planet Earth has been a disaster, thanks to Covid-19. But according to, the future looks brighter. The online travel site just announced its goal to be first to provide hotel bookings in space.

The company has just launched a website that it dubs ”One Giant Leap for Hotel Life.” You could say

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Airline, hotel industry reps both say their rebound depends on the return of business travel

U.S. airlines received $25 billion of payroll stimulus help from the government back in April. Now that relief is set to expire this week, the near future for the industry is little improved, and now its workers are desperate for another $25 billion in government help.

Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and American Airlines all have plans to lay off or furlough tens of thousands of airline employees this week

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Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Provides Further Update on Third Quarter 2020 Operating Trends – Press Release

Sep 29, 2020 11:30 UTC

BETHESDA, Md.–(Business Wire)–Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB) (the “Company”) today provided a further update on its third quarter 2020 operating trends.




  • The Company’s 23 open hotels in July generated $19.7 million of Total Hotel Revenues and $1.1 million of Hotel EBITDA(1,2)
  • The Company’s 34 open hotels in August generated $25.8 million of Total Hotel Revenues and ($0.5)
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Hotel student housing is saving both the college experience and hotel employees’ jobs

When University of Pittsburgh senior Stana Topich returned to campus in early August amid the coronavirus pandemic, it wasn’t to the 19-story freshman dorms where she had expected to close out her college experience as a resident assistant (RA). Instead, she moved into the Residence Inn Pittsburgh Oakland/University Place, a newly renovated three-star hotel with an indoor pool and stylish suites.

Along with two nearby hotels, the property is exclusively

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Llandudno seafront hotel reopening date announced by Bespoke Hotels

Bespoke Hotels has announced the opening date for a Llandudno hotel that closed when the Shearings brand collapsed.

Bay Marine and Bay County had been operated by Shearings Hotels.

But parent company Specialist Leisure Group went into administration in May.

Administrators announced they would not reopen the two hotels after lockdown.

But this month North Wales Live revealed that Bespoke Hotels based in Warrington, had taken on both hotels.


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Hotel Housekeepers Say New Cleaning Protocols Put Their Jobs at Risk

Ms. Petit-Homme, who has worked at the hotel for 22 years, said she is one of a few housekeepers back at work and her managers said there aren’t enough guests to bring in more. She was told the cleaning of rooms at checkout is meant to keep her and guests safe. But she believes that the hotel is busy enough that more housekeepers should be brought back.

“They are still

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Tahoe Hotel Wins Hotels Travelers’ Choice Award (Top 10% Global Hotels) – Press Release

Small Family Hotel Business in South Lake Tahoe wins global award

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – September 24, 2020 – (

​The 7 Seas Inn, South Lake Tahoe, today announced it has been recognized as a 2020 Travelers’ Choice award-winner for Hotels. Based on a full year of Tripadvisor reviews, prior to any changes caused by the pandemic, award winners are known for consistently receiving great traveler feedback, placing them

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Study shows the state of hotel cleanliness in Europe. Which countries are best for booking hotels that are clean? – Press Release

Sep. 25, 2020 / PRZen / LOS ANGELES — Cleanliness plays a crucial role not only in our everyday lives but also in the world-wide accommodation industry. Many tourists attach great importance to the hygiene and cleanliness when booking hotel. It has come to the point where some platforms perform studies on the cleanliness of hotels and help you make up your mind. We’ve taken a close look at one
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Crowne Plaza, first hotel to obtain Covid clean certification by Safe hotels

Airport hotel, Crowne Plaza has led in the country by receiving a CovidClean (TM) certification from the globally recognized Safe hotels.

This comes at a crucial moment in the hospitality industry when current and future travelers are demanding watertight reassurance that their travel choice hotels and destinations are clean and safe.

The CovidClean (TM) hotel certification is a comprehensive quality assurance certificate that reassures guests and bookers that the hotel

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