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IHG Agrees to Give Pricing Power Back to OTAs

IHG Agrees to Give Pricing Power Back to OTAs

After accusations last year by the Office of Fair Trade (OFT) Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) has reached an agreement with Expedia.com and Priceline’s Booking.com to allow the online travel agents (OTAs) more control over pricing. After an investigation last year, ...

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Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Acquires The Redbury Hotel

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Acquires The Redbury Hotel

BETHESDA, Md.—Pebblebrook Hotel Trust announced that it has acquired the award-winning Redbury Hotel for $34 million. The 57-room, all-suite, luxury, full-service hotel is located in the center of Hollywood, Calif. The property will continue to be managed by sbe Hotel ...

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Guest Satisfaction Reaches Seven-Year High

Guest Satisfaction Reaches Seven-Year High

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif.—Following two years of declines, hotel guest satisfaction has increased significantly, reaching its highest levels in the past seven years, according to the J.D. Power 2013 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study. The study, now in its ...

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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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