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Merry Christmas from Blue MauMau
An ornament on a Christmas tree at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa looks on in curiosity. Photo by Blue MauMau, December 2013

Hacker Exposes Hotel Electronic Lock Vulnerability

In late July, public confidence in hotel security took a major blow.

Marriott Spins Off Timeshare to Focus on Franchising

Marriott (NYSE: MAR) will focus on lodging management and franchising.

Hotel Flags Ranked by 2009 Property Earnings

Inside looking up at Atlanta, Marriott
Interior view straight up of Marriott, Atlanta. Photo/Alexbrn

Marriott Clarifies Rape Suit Pleading

Marriott (MAR) issued a statement on Friday in response to court pleadings blaming a rape victim for being assaulted.

Less Stock Market Volatility with Hotel Franchisors

The housing market crisis and soaring gas prices helped make vacationers in 2008 take a "staycation", where they stay home for vacation. During such volatility, franchising hotels took less punishment in the stock market.

What Chain Has the Fairest Franchise Agreement? Worst?

SAN DIEGO (Blue MauMau) - Robert Purvin, chairman of the American Association of Franchisees and Dealers, discusses with Blue MauMau what franchisors provide the fairest franchise agreements and which ones have drafted the most oppressive.