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AH&LA Launches Gratuity Guide

AH&LA Launches Gratuity Guide

WASHINGTON—The American Hotel and Lodging Association (AH&LA) is releasing a guide covering gratuity rates for a broad array of service areas, including parking attendants, doormen, housekeepers, and room service. Released in time for the busy holiday travel season, the guide ...

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12 Ways to Increase Hotel Security

12 Ways to Increase Hotel Security

Even when hotels have strong security policies and procedures in place, they are still vulnerable to cyber attacks, break-ins, theft, fraud, and other crimes. That’s why it’s vital to take precautionary measures and continually evaluate security programs. “Having robust security ...

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The Good and Bad of City-Owned Hotels

The Good and Bad of City-Owned Hotels

After the record-breaking flood of 2008 caused billions of dollars of damage in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the city faced an uphill battle as it struggled to rebuild its downtown corridor. Part of the revitalization initiative included the construction of a ...

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The Cost Saving Benefits of Going Green

The Cost Saving Benefits of Going Green

On Oct. 1-3, Lodging Media hosted the inaugural Lodging Green and Sustainability Conference at the LEED Gold-Certified Omni Dallas Hotel in Dallas, Texas. The three-day event brought thought leaders, industry experts, and hotel executives together to share how implementing green ...

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Haunted Hotels Promote Ghouls to Attract Visitors

Haunted Hotels Promote Ghouls to Attract Visitors

During the Halloween season, dozens of hotels nationwide promote paranormal activity and ghost sightings to entice guests who don’t mind a little fright – or things that go bump in the night. “From The Shining to Psycho, the accommodations featured ...

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