Author: asiantrader

NETHERLANDS-BASED CITIZENM HAS inaugurated its first hotel at Meta’s Menlo Park campus in California, marking its second U.S. opening this year after the launch of citizenM Miami Center. CitizenM currently... Read More

HERSHA HOSPITALITY TRUST and KSL Capital Partners, LLC, have finalized KSL’s acquisition of the REIT for approximately $1.4 billion. As of Nov. 28, Hersha became a private company and was... Read More

HOSPITALITY RESEARCH FIRM Knowland recently launched the Knowland Certification Program. The program offers three certification credentials aimed at enabling hotel sales professionals to enhance their skills, elevate their professional profiles... Read More

THE U.S. HOUSE of Representatives recently unveiled the ‘No Hidden FEES Act of 2023’ (H.R 6543), compelling the travel industry to enhance transparency regarding so-called “junk fees.” This legislation is... Read More

SHATTERPROOF, A NATIONAL nonprofit addressing the U.S. addiction crisis, will recognize Mark Hoplamazian, president and CEO of Hyatt Hotels Corp., for his contributions to mobilizing hospitality leaders to raise awareness... Read More

Zubin Saxena is the new senior vice president and country head for Hilton India. Saxena joins Hilton from Radisson Hotel Group, where he worked for more than eight years, most... Read More

FORMER AAHOA CHAIRWOMAN Jagruti Panwala testified recently before Congress on the Department of Labor’s proposal to raise the overtime salary exemption threshold for executive, administrative, and professional employees under the... Read More

THE 2020 COVID-influenced lodging industry recession resulted in some noticeable changes to the way hotels provide F&B service. Social distancing regulations forced operators to be creative in the way they served... Read More

Cambria Hotel Waco University Riverfront in Waco, Texas, owned by KB Hotels led by Kiran “Kenny” Bhakta as founder and CEO, is now open. It is the ninth Cambria Hotel... Read More

U.S. HOSPITALITY SECTOR has consistently maintained the highest quit rates by workers among all industries, consistently exceeding 4.5 percent since July 2021, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. However,... Read More