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Radisson, Jin Jiang’s loyalty programs to begin merging benefits

07-08 11:20

Since Jin Jiang International acquired a majority stake in Radisson Hotel Group last year, the latter’s loyalty program, Radisson Rewards, has been collaborating with the former’s booking platform WeHotel and loyalty program WeHotel Prime.

US hotel results for week ending

07-01 10:35

Among the Top 25 Markets, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, registered the largest increase in RevPAR (+13.5% to US$123.21), due primarily to the largest lift in ADR (+8.2% to US$141.35). The market saw the second-highest rise in occupancy (+4.9% to 87.2%).

OYO to plot $300 million push into the U.S. market

06-28 10:01

OYO Hotels & Homes, a lodging operator backed by SoftBank’s Vision Fund, is betting the same formula that fueled the company’s rapid growth in India and China can work in the U.S.

Hotelbeds to launch Maxiroom extranet for Chinese market

06-27 09:59

Spain-based global bedbank Hotelbeds has launched the Chinese version of hotel extranet Maxiroom.

MagicStay to expand business travel accommodation rental service

06-26 09:57

A Series A round of €3 million will be heading the way of MagicStay following financial backing from a group of individual investors.

BTG Homeinns unveil China-centric UrCove brand

06-25 09:56

Hyatt Hotels Corp. and BTG Homeinns Hotels Group revealed the name of their upcoming upper-midscale brand.

Baidu to introduce first hotel ads product

06-24 09:55

Baidu, one of the biggest internet giants in the world and China’s top search engine, recently released its hotel ads product across multiple platforms.

PolyU study to find state-owned hotel groups in China

06-14 10:08

Types of ownership can be crucial determining factors in hotel firm performance.

OYO teams to go with Meituan in China

06-13 10:06

Hotel chain OYO has partnered with Meituan Hotels, the hospitality service housed under the eponymous Meituan platform, reports Sina Tech.

China ranks as Hotelbeds’ sixth biggest source market

06-12 10:05

According to recent data from Hotelbeds, 28% of its European hotel reservations from non-European, long-haul source markets, up from around 25% in 2018.

Airbnb Plus to seek to expand in China

06-11 10:03

Airbnb Plus is poised to expand in China, as a growing number of independent travelers seek home-sharing to enjoy more local experiences, and many are demanding more from hosts.

Huazhu net revenue rises 14.2%

06-10 09:57

Huazhu Group, a leading and fast-growing multi-brand hotel group in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for first quarter ended March 31, 2019.

Hyatt to launch new lifestyle division

06-06 09:56

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced it is creating a dedicated lifestyle division that includes its own lifestyle brands as well as those from recently acquired Two Roads Hospitality.

TWA Hotel is off the grid with its own power plant

06-05 09:54

The new TWA Hotel at New York’s JFK Airport has its own self-sufficient power plant, meaning it doesn’t draw in electricity from the city’s power grid, The Wall Street Journal reports. The power plant allows the hotel to generate electricity and heat water on its own.

How hoteliers to prepare for summer travelers

06-04 09:53

Hoteliers are preparing their staffs and properties for summer business, reports HNN’s Dana Miller. They’re updating public spaces, sprucing up their gardens and adding programming.

US hotel results for week ending

06-03 09:51

The U.S. hotel industry saw occupancy increase 0.8% to 70.8% during the week of 12-18 May, and a 1.4% ADR increase to $134.36 pushed RevPAR up 2.2% to $95.13.

Accor to reach new guests via lifestyle-division growth

05-31 09:37

It has been a little more than two years since Accor created its lifestyle division.

GreenTree enters into strategic to cooperate with Urban Hotel Group

05-30 09:35

GreenTree Hospitality Group recently announced that it has entered into a Strategic Cooperation and Investment Agreement with the Urban Hotel Group, an owner and operator of hotels and cafes in China.

IHG CEO: China is “second home market”

05-29 09:33

Hospitality as one of the world’s oldest trades has seen its fair share of evolution and challenges in different eras.

Rentals United announces $4.25m investment

05-28 09:31

Global channel manager Rentals United has announced an investment of $4.25 million from Stella EOC Capital and Howzat Partners, with existing investors also participating in the round.

Cancellation rate at 40% as OTAs push free change policy

05-27 09:30

Nearly 40% of on-the-books revenue is canceled before arrival, according to a study conducted by D-Edge Hospitality Solutions, the Accor-owned hotel technology group that includes the AvailPro and FastBooking platforms.