Hospitality News & Views From Across the Web

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OTAs get respectable

Online travel agents are teaming up, and sharing data, in a bid to consolidate their place in the market. But amid efforts to appear more mainstream, come a continued barrage of regulatory challenges.   Airbnb and Vrbo have come together to share information and prevent the problem of party house rentals. Too frequently

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Middle Eastern shakeout

Hospitality companies in the Middle East are looking to scale up and merge, as they prepare to take advantage of the post-pandemic landscape, and face their countries’ tourism growth plans.    In Abu Dhabi, sovereign wealth fund ADQ has proposed combining its hotel and events businesses, to create a USD5.4bn group.

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UK announces Tourism Recovery Plan

A welcome and important step on the industry’s road to recovery, the plan recognises the economic potential of the sector, sets out a clear policy direction for the future and outlines the ambitions for domestic and international tourism, with the aim to: Recover domestic overnight trip volume and spend to 2019 levels

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Hotel Owner

Leaf Hospitality wins DoubleTree by Hilton Sheffield City contract

Leaf Hospitality, the hotel management company, has won the management contract for DoubleTree by Hilton Sheffield City at Sheffield United Football Club’s Bramall Lane Stadium. The hotel is expected to welcome guests later this year following a franchise agreement between Hilton and Sheffield United. Built in 2008, the hotel will

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Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh West names new general manager

Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh West has announced the appointment of Stephen Williams as general manager.  Williams joins from Hilton Edinburgh Carlton Hotel. He has over 18 years of hospitality experience and previously he served tenures at hotels in The Cotswolds, Lake District and Edinburgh city centre. In his new role,

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W Rome to take brand into Italy this year

Marriott International is preparing to make its brand entry in Italy this autumn with the debut of W Rome. Located on Via Liguria, next to the Spanish Steps, this historic palazzo-turned-luxury-lifestyle-hotel will offer an unapologetically Italian experience. “The debut of W Hotels in Italy is almost here, and we could

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Hotel Owner

Use technology to love your guest

The brands are confused about what technology the consumer uses, and what technology hotels should be using. They encouraged owners to invest in 20-year leases on televisions and then nobody watched video on demand, leaving everyone feeling burned. Guests don’t need technology, they need to feel loved again. And whether

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