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ILHA Conference Talks Hotel Online Reputation Management & Retail Partnership Opportunities

ILHA Conference Talks Hotel Online Reputation Management & Retail Partnership Opportunities

How does your hotel handle negative reviews online? Who manages your social media presence? Learn the most effective best practices in online reputation management, ensuring your hotel’s reputation stays intact. Who is the panel? Chris Keneally, Relationship Selling Evangelist with LinkedIn, V.J. Kelley, Head of Key Accounts at TripAdvisor, Jonathan Newbury, Vice President, Strategic Development […]

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With new Pinea restaurant, W Hotel rethinks luxury, aims local

With new Pinea restaurant, W Hotel rethinks luxury, aims local

Great article about the W hotel in Washington DC by Rebecca Cooper published in bizjournals It certainly wasn’t the plan for two of the W Hotel Washington D.C.’s food and beverage spaces to be closed for renovation at the same time, said hotel general manager Olivier Servat. “I was not that ambitious when I started […]

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D.C. hotel market undergoing building boom

D.C. hotel market undergoing building boom

Washington, D.C.’s boutique hoteliers are looking to bring a new demographic to a market whose approximately 106,000 hotel rooms, about the same number as New York’s, trail only Las Vegas, Orlando and Chicago among the largest U.S. hotel markets. These operators are also trying to reverse the trend of falling revenue caused largely by federal […]

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Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC Host’s Sprint Four the Cure 5K to Benefit Cancer Research

Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC Host’s Sprint Four the Cure 5K to Benefit Cancer Research

Hosted by Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC, the 34th annual Sprint Four the Cure 5K run/walk will be held on September 20 along the Potomac Parkway. Proceeds from this annual event support cancer research at Washington Cancer Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Sprint Four the Cure is a family-friendly event that includes a kids’ […]

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Local hotels struggle with low demand, high supply

Local hotels struggle with low demand, high supply

Great article by Abha Bhattarai publishd at washington post that discuses the low demand on hotels in DC. Hotel occupancy rates and revenues are up across the country — but not in Washington, where factors including government cutbacks and the introduction of the Marriott Marquis near the Walter E. Washington Convention Center have had a […]

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Groundbreaking for Trump International Hotel, Washington, D.C.

Groundbreaking for Trump International Hotel, Washington, D.C.

  Donald J. Trump, president and chairman of The Trump Organization, and Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump, executive vice presidents of development and acquisitions, broke ground on Trump International Hotel, Washington, D.C., the company’s $200 million redevelopment of The Old Post Office. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Mayor Vincent Gray, Muriel Bowser, Council […]

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Washington, DC’s Metrorail Expansion Opening this Week

Washington, DC’s Metrorail Expansion Opening this Week

Washington, DC’s long awaited Silver Line Metrorail will open its doors for the first time this Saturday. This expansion to the city’s current lines could translate to enormous business opportunities for the massively expanding Tysons area, located just outside the city. Not only will this new connection to Washington, DC help local area growth, but […]

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Historic D.C. Hotel Launches Major Room Revamp

Historic D.C. Hotel Launches Major Room Revamp

The Grand Dame of D.C. hotels is updating her look. A bastion of elegance since she opened her doors in 1925, The Mayflower Renaissance Hotel is entering the final phase of a top-to-bottom renovation, with all 583 rooms and 74 suites scheduled for a stylish makeover starting October 16, 2014. The $20 million rooms project, […]

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IHG’s New EVEN Hotel brand expands to DC area

IHG’s New EVEN Hotel brand expands to DC area

Hot on the heels of announcing the opening its inaugural EVEN™ Hotels property in Norwalk, Conn., InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) today announces that its second property, located in Rockville, Maryland at 1775 Rockville Pike, is officially open. EVEN Hotels is IHG’s newest lifestyle hotel brand, created with wellness at its core and designed to help […]

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Now open: D.C.’s first Hyatt Place hotel

Now open: D.C.’s first Hyatt Place hotel

D.C.’s first Hyatt Place hotel is here as published by Rebecca Cooper in the washington business journal The NoMa neighborhood got its third hotel when Hyatt Place opened Thursday at 33 New York Ave. NE, bringing an additional 200 hotel rooms to the area. The Hyatt Place Washington D.C./U.S. Capitol, owned by The JBG Cos. […]

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Renaissance DC, Dupont Circle Hotel Celebrates the Third Annual Global Day of Discovery

Renaissance DC, Dupont Circle Hotel Celebrates the Third Annual Global Day of Discovery

Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel is excited to participate in Renaissance Hotels’ third annual Global Day of Discovery, this June 26th. The Day of Discovery celebration officially kicks off Renaissance Hotels’ Summer of Discovery calendar, a summer-long program of exclusive events more than 150 hotels around the world designed to help travelers experience the […]

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Marriott accelerates growth in luxury lifestyle hotels

Marriott accelerates growth in luxury lifestyle hotels

Marriott International, has announced plans to significantly grow its global portfolio of luxury and lifestyle brands.  Accounting for nearly 25 percent of the company’s system-wide pipeline, Marriott expects to add more than 200 luxury and lifestyle hotel projects over the next several years, reflecting over $15 billion of investment by the company’s owners and franchisees. […]

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