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College Hotels Present Unique Opportunities

College Hotels Present Unique Opportunities

Identifying a hotel market with built-in demand generators is generally a stepping stone to success. Locations near universities present those opportunities, and hoteliers are actively seeking out land and assets in college towns as a way to generate year-round revenue. ...

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Hotels Seek Patent Reform

Hotels Seek Patent Reform

Last month, the American Hotel and Lodging Association was one of 50 organizations that signed a letter to Congress requesting reform for patent abuse. According to Kevin Maher, senior vice president of governmental affairs for AH&LA, patent trolls are no ...

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NABHOOD Summit Focuses on Future Hotel Owners

NABHOOD Summit Focuses on Future Hotel Owners

In his opening remarks at the 17th annual African American Hotel Ownership and Investment Summit, held this week at the Marriott Biscayne Bay in Miami, Fla., Andy Ingraham, president and CEO of the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators, ...

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Hotels Courting Gay Wedding Business

Hotels Courting Gay Wedding Business

Last month, the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA),—which denied federal benefits to legally-married, same-sex couples—and declared it unconstitutional. And with an uptick in wedding ceremonies expected in the 12 states where gay marriage is legally ...

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IHG to Offer Free Internet to Loyalty Program Members

IHG to Offer Free Internet to Loyalty Program Members

We can all agree that quick, reliable Internet access is a must-have during any hotel stay. But hotels are still struggling with implementing costly, high-speed services to meet the needs of today’s technology. And many brands are still charging a ...

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