Marriott International Offers Planners New Hybrid Meeting Solutions Across Brands

More meeting and event professionals have been looking to plan hybrid virtual/in-person meetings and events as the meeting industry adapts to new ways of connecting during the global pandemic. However, meeting and event professionals often require additional information about technology, health protocols, and logistics available to them. Marriott International is offering innovative solutions to help […]

STR: U.S. hotel results for week ending 20 February

U.S. weekly hotel occupancy reached its highest level since late October, according to STR’s latest data through 20 February. 14-20 February 2021 (percentage change from comparable week in 2020): Occupancy: 48.1% (-23.8%) Average daily rate (ADR): US$101.57 (-22.1%) Revenue per available room (RevPAR): US$48.82 (-40.6%) Popular leisure markets in Florida, with leftover demand from the […]

Point A Hotel bookings triple after gov roadmap reveal

Point A Hotels has reported its room bookings have tripled after prime minister Boris Johnson announced the government roadmap to easing lockdown restrictions earlier this week. The hotel group, which operates nine sites in London, Glasgow and Edinburgh, saw bookings rise by over 300% compared to an average day pre-roadmap announcement. The hotel chain also […]

The Lawns Guesthouse brought to market for £2.2m

The Lawns Guesthouse has been brought to the market with a guide price of £2.2m. The accommodation is positioned on London Road in the market town of Retford in a traditional three-story, brick rendered property. The property has been split to accommodate 18-bedroom guest houses and eight holiday apartments, with a carpark to the rear. […]

Ibis opens new hotel at London Heathrow T5

A new Ibis budget hotel has launched in London Heathrow T5 following a successful exchange of contracts with UK hotel management company, RBH. Throughout lockdown, the hotel will remain open for key workers and essential travel only. Ibis budget London Heathrow T5 is located a short bus ride away from Heathrow Terminal 5 and features […]

Crerar announces trio of appointments

Scottish hotel group, Crerar Hotels, has announced three appointments to support the group upon the reopening of hospitality within the coming months. Alison MacLeod has been named as the group’s marketing manager, while Jodie Wilson will join the board as group revenue manager. Lesly Ross has also joined the firm as group marketing executive, with […]

Video Highlights of Accor’s full-year 2020 results

Accor’s Deputy CEO & CFO, Jean-Jacques Morin, provides highlights in 2 minutes of Accor’s 2020 financial results. Sébastien Bazin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Accor, said: “In 2020, the hotel industry navigated an unprecedented crisis. In response to the pandemic, Accor, its employees and its owners made an extraordinary effort across the globe to […]

Remote work could turn out to be great for business travel

As more companies switch to remote work as a result of the pandemic, InterContinental Hotels Group believes the shift could be great for business travel’s recovery. With the Covid-19 essentially grinding leisure and business travel to a halt since March, the hotel chain said its global revenues per available room, an industry metric known as […]

COVID-19 Cash Burn Continues – Urgent Preparations for Restart

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released new analysis showing that the airline industry is expected to remain cash negative throughout 2021. Previous analysis (November 2020) indicated that airlines would turn cash positive in the fourth quarter of 2021. At the industry level, airlines are now not expected to be cash positive until 2022. Estimates […]