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Erin Andrews Suing for $75 Million over Hotel Nude Videos

Erin Andrews, a sportscaster, journalist and TV personality, is in court with a $75 million lawsuit that she has filed against her stalker, Michael David Barrett; West End Hotel Partners, which is the franchise owner of the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University; and Windsor Capital Group, which manages the hotel.

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.

Marriott's War on Wi-Fi Leading to Resentment among Inconvenienced Guests

Marriott has been jamming its own guests' personal Wi-Fi networks, forcing them to use the hotel's network, often at a price, or to get off the Internet altogether.

Merry Christmas!

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.