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Survey Finds that Many Who Have Tried Airbnb Prefer It to Hotels

A new survey by Goldman Sachs finds that a significant portion of people who have lodged at a place they found through Airbnb or a similar service decide they prefer the "peer-to-peer" (P2P) experience to hotels.

Studies: Airbnb Making Inroads into Hotel Industry

Airbnb is growing rapidly and having a negative impact on the hotel industry according to two recent reports.

Marriott Says 2015 Looks Strong

BETHESDA, Md.– Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) said yesterday that 2015 was an outstanding year for the franchisor, with contracts signed for hotels totaling 104,000 rooms during the year.

What It Takes to Get Rated the #1 Hotel in the World on TripAdvisor

Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, India, has the No. 1 rating in the world for hotels on TripAdvisor, no easy feat. What is it about the hotel that gets this kind of rating from their guests?

Millennials Have a Lot in Common with Everyone Else

Millennials are really different from the rest of society, we keep hearing, and a hotel owner needs to understand and feed those different tastes.

Friendlier Franchisee Contract Boosts HLS Hotel Growth in 2015

ATLANTA—Hospitality Lodging Systems announced that it will finish off 2015 with a 39 percent increase over last year in hotels that fly its flag. The twin-branded franchising firm grew 10 properties from its beginning in November of 2014. Its newer Haven Hotel has three properties as 2015 comes to a close. Its larger Budgetel brand has 18.

DoubleTree’s Newest Hotel Opens in Pennsylvania

DoubleTree room in Reading, Pennsylvania

READING, Penn.—DoubleTree by Hilton announced today that it has a newly opened 209-room hotel under its flag in Reading, Pennsylvania with a new style.

DoubleTree By Hilton Offers Franchisees a New Enhanced Amenities Concept

MCLEAN, Va.—DoubleTree by Hilton announced today that they will roll an upgrade to their premium rooms. Franchise owners can opt in to invest to renovate a floor. DoubleTree, which has 440 branded hotels across six continents, calls the U.S. upgrade their "Little Extras Upgrade."

Kube Adds Apple Watch Charging to SmartPhone Charger

Kube Systems Portable charging smartphone & tablet

NEW YORK – This summer Kube Systems Inc. launched an accessory to charge Apple Watches for hotel guests. A charging arm attaches to an alarm clock that can play music over a Bluetooth connection.

3 Franchisors Listed in 100 Best Workplaces for Women

Hyatt Regency, Schaumburg, Chicago front desk
Front desk of Hyatt Regency, Schaumburg, Chicago

Three famous franchising firms place among the top 100 Best Workplaces for Women list. Hyatt Hotels Corporation is ranked the highest, followed by restaurant franchisor Chili's Grill and Bar and then Marriott.