Travel & Lodging

AH&LA SmartBrief

News for hotel and lodging professionals

AH&LA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Hotel & Lodging Association

Thayer Lodging affiliate buys Westin Diplomat hotel in Hollywood, Fla.

9/2/2014

  • Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)

A Thayer Lodging Group affiliate has purchased the 998-room Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Fla., for $460 million. Thayer also acquired a nearby parcel of commercial space for $55.5 millio… Read More

ASTA SmartBrief

News for travel agents

ASTA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The American Society of Travel Agents

Orbitz, American Airlines end dispute

9/2/2014

  • USA Today

American Airlines has settled a dispute with Orbitz and has resumed selling its tickets through Orbitz websites after pulling them last week. The airline did not go through with plans to remove US Air… Read More

SmartBrief for The Business Traveler

The best stories for business travelers

SmartBrief for The Business Traveler

Lines between business and first class blur

9/2/2014

  • Skift

The move by some airlines away from international first-class seating is being accelerated by the blurring distinctions between business class and first class, and the trend is unlikely to slow. That'… Read More

ISPA SmartBrief

News for professionals in the spa industry

ISPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Spa Association

Top trends for fall/winter hair, makeup

9/2/2014

  • Independent (London) (tiered subscription model), The

Expect to see metallic makeup and unfussy hairstyles this fall and winter, this article says. Nails will reflect the '90s aesthetic with dark colors popularized by grunge icons like Courtney Love. Read More

ILHA SmartBrief

Luxury hospitality news

ILHA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Hoteliers Association

Pop-up pollinator comes to bee-friendly hotel

9/2/2014

  • HotelsMag.com (free registration)

Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown is celebrating its history with rooftop hives by displaying a "pop-up pollinator" in its lobby -- and by adding honey-focused foods to its menu. The pollinator be… Read More