Travel & Lodging

AH&LA SmartBrief

News for hotel and lodging professionals

AH&LA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Hotel & Lodging Association

Column: Make renovations an opportunity for customer engagement

10/31/2014

  • Blue Magnet Blog, The

It's vital to maintain transparency to keep hotel guests happy during a renovation, writes Caroline Scanlon of Blue Magnet Interactive. The hotel website should inform bookers about construction activ… Read More

ASTA SmartBrief

News for travel agents

ASTA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The American Society of Travel Agents

Column: Close sales by building relationships

10/31/2014

  • Travel Research Online

The key to business growth is more sales, and the key to closing a sale is a strong relationship with the client, writes travel speaker and author Keith Powell. It helps to remember that entering a pe… Read More

SmartBrief for The Business Traveler

The best stories for business travelers

SmartBrief for The Business Traveler

Meetings segment embraces wellness elements

10/30/2014

  • HotelNewsNow.com

The new wellness-focused meeting space at the MGM Grand Las Vegas was the result of spiking interest in health and wellness in the group meetings segment, said Mike Dominguez, MGM's senior vice presid… Read More

ISPA SmartBrief

News for professionals in the spa industry

ISPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Spa Association

Glowing skin is the goal at Staten Island spa

10/31/2014

  • Staten Island Advance (N.Y.)

The Glo Bar Skin Art Studio in the Dongan Hills neighborhood of Staten Island, N.Y., aims to provide Hollywood-quality skin treatments in a welcoming environment. Co-owner Micheline Di Rubbio says her… Read More

ILHA SmartBrief

Luxury hospitality news

ILHA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Hoteliers Association

Thayer Lodging buys Hollywood's Diplomat Resort & Spa

10/31/2014

  • Miami Herald (tiered subscription model), The

The Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood this week became part of Curio -- A Collection by Hilton. The 998-room hotel was purchased by Thayer Lodging Group for more than $500 million. "The buy was an ob… Read More