Last updated: 09:40 AM ET, Mon December 14 2015

Hospitality Pulse: Hotel and Resort Industry News for Dec. 14, 2015

Hotel & Resort | Patrick Clarke | December 14, 2015

Hospitality Pulse: Hotel and Resort Industry News for Dec. 14, 2015

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Starwood Launches Sustainability Guide for Associates
The company is launching guides to assist associates select from a variety of seafood while still protecting the environment.

Some Hotels Beginning to Utilize Airbnb
To save on fees, some boutique hotels are beginning to list their rooms on Airbnb instead of Expedia and other online booking services.

Lato Boutique Hotel Unveils New Membership Program
Guests who join the new program at the Heraklion, Greece hotel will receive several perks, including accommodations and lunch at a 10 percent discount, free parking, free room upgrades and more.

A Luxury Hotel for Dogs?
FSI General Contractors' Frank Imburgia has proposed a a luxury dog hotel project to New York's Penfield Town Board amid the emergence of enhanced care facilities for dogs and other pets.



Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa in New York has purchased the Panoramic View Resort and Residences and its 1,000 feet of private beach.

Rihanna is booking not one, but two luxury hotel rooms (including an entire floor at the Wembley Stadium Hilton) ahead of her upcoming visit to London this summer. 

USA Today readers vote on the 10 best new hotels opening in 2015.

Carlson Rezidor has agreed with the Mushtaq Group of Hotels to open seven hotels in northern India under its Radisson, Radisson Blu and Country Inn & Suites by Carlson brands.

HotelTonight CEO Sam Shank recently talked about how the mobile app changed travel and predicts what's in store for the future. 


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