United States

Senate Hearing Focuses on Airport Issues, Infrastructure

by Matt Alderton | April 24, 2015
Airports and airlines clashed in an April 23 hearing on funding for air travel infrastructure improvements.

Westin Opens on Georgia's Jekyll Island

April 23, 2015
The new Westin Jekyll Island on Jekyll Island, GA, has 200 guest rooms and over 5,000 square feet of meeting space.

Loews Hotels & Resorts Launches Luxury 'Loews Regency' Hotel Brand

by Matt Alderton | April 20, 2015
Loews Hotels & Resorts has created a new luxury hotel brand with properties in San Francisco and New York.

New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge Begins $43 Million Renovation

by Matt Alderton | April 17, 2015
The New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge has commenced a renovation and reposition to help it better reflect and represent modern Brooklyn.

Uber, Lyft Driver Background Checks Inadequate, Investigation Finds

by Matt Alderton | April 17, 2015
An investigation conducted by the City of Houston found that Uber and Lyft perform incomplete background checks on drivers.

Starwood Launches New Hotel Brand: Tribute Portfolio

by Matt Alderton | April 16, 2015
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has unveiled its 10th hotel brand and its second collection of independent hotels: Tribute Portfolio.

Forecast: Business, Group Travel Will Grow Through 2016

by Matt Alderton | April 15, 2015
Business travel spending and volume, including group travel, will increase in 2015 and 2016, predicts the Global Business Travel Association.

Louisiana Considers 'Religious Freedom' Law, NOLA CVB Speaks Out

by Matt Alderton | April 10, 2015
New Orleans CVB President and CEO Stephen Perry opposes a "Religious Freedom" bill currently under consideration in Louisiana. 

Orlando First U.S. Destination to Surpass 60 Million Visitors

by Matt Alderton | April 09, 2015
Orlando welcomed 62 million visitors in 2014, making it the first U.S. destination to host more than 60 million annual visitors.

Pelican Grand Adds New Event Space

by Leo Jakobson | April 06, 2015
The Pelican Grand Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale is more than doubling its event space.

Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, Debuts Renovated Guest Rooms

by Matt Alderton | April 06, 2015
The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco has completed the final phase of a multi-phase renovation.

Oahu and Hawaii Island Continue to Attract Groups

by Deanna Ting | March 24, 2015
New properties and impressive renovation projects make these Hawaiian islands even more attractive to groups.