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IHG’s avid hotel brand to launch in Europe

IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced a Multiple Development Agreement (MDA) with existing partner GS Star GmbH (GS Star) to bring 15 avid® hotels to the German market.

Article on insights.ehotelier.com

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IHG to remove plastic straws from hotels worldwide

IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) has announced that they will remove plastic straws from their global estate by the end of 2019, representing more than 5,400 hotels in nearly 100 countries.

Article on insights.ehotelier.com

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The Promise of China’s Enormous Corporate Travel Market

Despite an economic slowdown and a potential trade war, China has become important for Western travel managers not just as a destination, but also as an offshore operational base.

Article by Allan Leibowitz on skift.com

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This is What a Downturn Could Look Like Next Year

A booming labor market and steady wage gains are helping to sustain consumer confidence in the United States and thereby driving hotel performance to new peaks, according to recent reports.

Article by Alicia Hoisington on hotelmanagement.net

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Under Pressure, Airbnb Adjusts Pricing Model Across EU

Following a call from the European Commission and European Union consumer authorities to align its terms and conditions with EU consumer rules and to improve pricing transparency, Airbnb has initiated several changes to its services.

Article by Jena Tesse Fox on hotelmanagement.net

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Brexit Uncertainty Threatens UK Development

Hotels in London recently reported their highest RevPAR and ADR in an August since 2012, when the capital hosted the Olympics.

Article by Katherine Doggrell on hotelmanagement.net

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IHG Plans First UK Kimpton in London

IHG is bringing its boutique Kimpton brand to the UK in late October with the opening of the Kimpton Fitzroy London.

Article by Jena Tesse Fox on hotelmanagement.net

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Moody’s: U.S. Occupancy Decline Not a Trend

STR recently reported that occupancy for the United States hotel industry declined in July for this first time in the past 12 months (-0.2 percent to 73.6 percent), fueled by a 1.9-percent decrease in demand.

Article by Alicia Hoisington on hotelmanagement.net

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How Hoteliers Navigate Evolving Distribution Channels

As hoteliers navigate the different distribution channels available to them, their goal is to guide guests to the one that costs their companies the least.

Article by Bryan Wroten on hotelnewsnow.com

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Hotel Marketers Look Beyond Usual Guest Demographics

It is time to finally place the tag “millennial” in the bottom drawer when it comes to discussing, analyzing and planning hotel development, marketing and distribution, according to hoteliers.

Article by Terence Baker on hotelnewsnow.com

Industry Events

Webinar – ASSA ABLOY: ABC’s of Employee Distress and Leveraging Your Infrastructure to Maximize Your ROI
March 27
IHG Americas Leadership & Investors Conference
May 13 - 16

Save the Date - We look forward to seeing you at the 2019 IHG Americas Leadership & Investors Conference in Las Vegas in May 2019!