Hospitality Pulse: Hotel and Resort Industry News for Nov. 9, 2015
View the latest industry news and notes for Monday, Nov. 9.
A new hotel in Tokyo, Book and Bed, is a reader's paradise. Here, up to 30 guests at a time can read from the hotel's selection of 1,700 books and then doze off without worry...Read more from the Guardian.
Booking.com celebrated one billion guests having used its platform to reserve an accommodation, announcing that it currently offers 820,000 different properties boasting a combined 21 million rooms...Read more from Booking.com.
The digital travel brand also announced a new partnership with Concur Monday. As part of the agreement, Booking.com's expansive property selection will be available to book through the travel and expense management solutions and services provider...Read more from Concur.
In a similar announcement, Marriott International revealed over the weekend that it has teamed up with Alitrip in a move that will make its portfolio available to Alitrip users. The partnership, which signals the first for a major global hotel chain, will provide Chinese consumers with more travel options moving forward...Read more from Marriott.
Marriott's new partnership announcement comes just days after the company announced that it will open its first Delta Hotels and Resorts property in the U.S. later this year. The Delta Orlando Lake Buena Vista is scheduled to open in December, just eight months after Marriott acquired the Delta brand...Read more from Marriott.
Hyatt Regency has launched a new brand campaign in Asia Pacific. What's more, the "Make the Most of Being Away" campaign is said to be the largest in the brand's history...Read more from Hyatt Hotels & Resorts.
Swiss luxury hotel chain Kempinski has filed criminal charges against former CEO Reto Wittwer, who is suspected of embezzling approximately $6 million...Read more from the Guardian.
In a new twist, South Dakota's Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe is putting a pause on its efforts to open the nation's first public marijuana resort. The tribe is currently seeking clarification from the U.S. Justice Department on regulations relating to the venture...Read more from the Argus Leader.
If you've ever had a good, bad or strange Airbnb experience the odds are you aren't alone. Check out these entertaining Airbnb tales...Read more from Mashable.
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