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DOL Overtime Rule

Proposed DOL Overtime Changes Would Harm Hotels, Hurt Workers

American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) President & CEO Chip Rogers is speaking out today after the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a proposal to increase the minimum salary threshold for employees to qualify as salaried executive, administrative, and professional employees.

Hotels For Sale Louisiana

Comfort Inn & Suites Houma in Houma, LA Listed for Sale

HVS Brokerage & Advisory, in cooperation with Eric Vincent Guerrero, as the sole and exclusive advisory firm to ownership, presents the opportunity to acquire the 78-key Comfort Inn & Suites Houma, a limited-service hotel asset in Houma, Louisiana.

Hotel Development United Arab Emirates

W Al Marjan Island Hotel Announced for 2027

Marjan, the master developer of freehold properties in Ras Al Khaimah, today announced the launch of a W Hotel on Al Marjan Island on the back of a collaboration between Marriott International, Inc., and Dalands Holding.

Concert Tours

Taylor Swift Impact Grows to $208M in U.S. Hotel Room Revenue

The first 28 shows of the tour added $98.2 million in added room revenue on top of normal seasonal levels. The overall $208 million estimated impact now three months later is conservative, accounting only for the 53 concert nights.

Hotel Marketing

Unleashing Unreasonable Hospitality: 3 Tips To Human Centric Marketing - By Kate Lochridge

I recently heard Will Guidara speak about his new book, Unreasonable Hospitality: The Remarkable Power of Giving People More Than They Expect. I brought this idea to the HSMAI Marketing Advisory Board to talk about how this concept impacts our work and think about the intersection of technology and the people centric nature of hospitality.

AI In Travel

Family Travels the World for 12 Months Using AI for Every Decision

Travel influencer Michael Motamedi has been traveling the world with his wife and 2-year-old daughter using the free AI travel assistant GuideGeek to make every decision since June. The trip, initially planned for six months, is off to such a strong start that it has been extended to 12 months.

Hotels For Sale Houston

Four Points by Sheraton Houston Energy Corridor in Houston, TX for Sale

HVS Brokerage & Advisory, as the sole and exclusive advisory firm to ownership, presents present the opportunity to acquire the 134-key Four Points by Sheraton Houston Energy Corridor, an exceptionally constructed select-service hotel asset in Houston’s Katy Freeway/Energy Corridor submarket.

Hotels For Sale Texas

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Texas City, Texas Listed for Sale

CBRE Hotels is soliciting offers to acquire the fee-simple interest in the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Texas City, a suburb of Houston, Texas that allows easy access to both Downtown Houston and Galveston Island. Thanks to its ideal location, the 70-room hotel receives business from a diverse population of both business and leisure segments.

Artificial Intelligence

AAHOA Endorses the Ethical and Beneficial Use of AI in the Hotel Experience

AAHOA, the Asian American Hotel Owners Association endorses the findings of a recent study conducted by the University of Houston's Conrad N. Hilton College of Global Hospitality Leadership. The study examined hotel guests' acceptance of artificial intelligence (AI)-based systems and how they are reshaping the industry.