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IHG Owners Association Announces 2023 Global Board of Directors, Led by Chair Navroz Saju
The IHG Owners Association has announced that Navroz Saju has assumed Chairmanship of its Global Board of Directors for 2023, succeeding 2022 Chair Norman Leslie.
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New STR survey reveals top hospitality industry challenges and strengths

Labor-related issues and energy costs are among the top challenges on the mind of global hotel and travel industry professionals, while leisure demand and increased guest spending are seen as the biggest strengths, according to a new survey from STR.

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Travel & Tourism Sector in Key European Capitals Strongly Recovering Says WTTC

A new report from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has revealed strong signs of recovery of the economic impact from Travel & Tourism in the five city ‘powerhouses’ of Western Europe. 


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IHG Hotels & Resorts debuts its first Vignette Collection hotel in the Americas

 IHG Hotels & Resorts is celebrating the debut of Vignette Collection in the Americas with the opening of Yours Truly DC. Nestled within Washington, D.C.’s eclectic Dupont Circle, Yours Truly is a bohemian-inspired haven designed to feel like a warm, welcoming home.

By IHG Hotels & Resorts 

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Hotels Continue to Recover in 2023 as Industry Begins New Era of Operations

The hotel industry in 2023 is projected to surpass pre-pandemic levels of demand, nominal room revenue and state and local tax revenue, while inching closer to other key 2019 performance metrics, according to AHLA’s 2023 State of the Hotel Industry Report. 


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IHG Hotels & Resorts Donates $500,000 to AHLA Foundation Human Trafficking Survivor Fund

The AHLA Foundation has announced a $500,000 donation from IHG Hotels & Resorts to support the No Room for Trafficking (NRFT) Survivor Fund as part of the hotel company's longstanding commitment to combat human trafficking.

By IHG Hotels & Resorts 

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STR Reports U.S. Hotel ADR and RevPAR Reached Record Highs in 2022

The U.S. hotel industry reported average daily rate (ADR) and revenue per available room (RevPAR) that were the highest for any year on record, according to 2022 data from STR.

By Hotel News Resource 

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The Biggest Innovators in Travel and Hospitality: 2022 Year-End Edition

Skift is back with another installment of inspiration in hotels and hospitality. Female-led luxury seemed to be a common theme this year, alongside those maintaining standards, leading teams and executing on subtle touches for the people who notice. Here are a few brands, ideas and services that deserved a hat tip in 2022.

By Colin Nagy for Skift 

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The U.S. Sees Continued Travel Demand Through Holiday Season, Ending 2022 on a High Note

Amadeus, a global leader in travel technology, is seeing a positive trend in U.S. hotel bookings for the 2022 holiday season, with their business data showing that U.S. occupancy for the last two weeks of the year (Dec 18-31) is currently at 27%, pacing 1% behind the same time in 2019.

By Alison Guillot for Amadeus 

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U.S. Hoteliers Gradually Make Headway Against Labor Shortage

Hoteliers are benefiting from a loosening labor market as perks such as higher salaries, retention bonuses, finder’s fees for new workers, more flexible work schedules, and same-day payments appear to be drawing workers back into the hospitality industry.

By Danny King for CoStar 

Industry Events

AAHOA 2023 Convention & Tradeshow (AAHOACON)
April 11 - 14

The nation’s largest event exclusively for hotel owners, the 2023 AAHOA Convention & Trade Show brings together the who’s who of the hotelier's industry for networking, learning and connecting on the trade show floor.

Canadian Hotel Investment Conference (CHIC)
April 18 - 19

Since 1997, the Canadian Hotel Investment Conference has established itself as the definitive source for information, insight and opinion on today's Canadian lodging market.

Skift Future of Lodging Forum
May 11 - 12

Join Skift as they gathers leaders from across hospitality for this two-day, in-person forum to discuss the future of accommodations, how consumers behavior is creating change across the industry, and the convergence of hotels and short-term rentals.