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Sri Lanka: A stronger target for development

Sri Lanka has miles of untarnished beaches, ancient Buddhist shrines, tea plantations...

The Hot Shot: Dutch detail at Kimpton De Witt

Stick out those pinkies.  When Kimpton, now part of IHG, opened its first European...

Improving outlook for tourism in Israel: HVS

Israel’s hotel sector saw a relatively stable performance during 2016 with...

Blackstone made failed bid for RLJ

Blackstone Group recently made about a US$3 billion offer to acquire RLJ Lodging...

Briefs: Quake in Greece | Move over, Mickey

Dalata acquires La Tour: Dublin’s Dalata Hotel Group plc acquired the entire...

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Lessons from the Leslie Jones/Ritz-Carlton Twitter blow up

The Hot: Westin Los Cabos reopens as timeshare

Briefs: Hersha buys a Westin | Hyatt’s weekend website

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Are cancellation fees the new normal? Just wait

China’s Wanda names new buyer for hotels

Danziger responds to search for Trump Hotels deals

People on the move

Briefs: Hotels winning booking? | 88-month hot streak

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Gostelow Report: Swire GM with big ideas

Six steps to differentiate your brand

Hotel comp sets – one size does not fit all

Wyndham Hotel Group acquires AmericInn

Briefs: The hunt for American Idea | Dream in New Delhi

Monday, July 17, 2017

JLL: Can home rentals, resorts share the spotlight?

RLJ receives competing offer from private equity investor

Disney ramps up plans for Star Wars, refreshed Epcot

The Hot: AndBeyond reopens two lodges

Being explicit: Indemnity clauses, Part 3

Briefs: Scion delay | Carlson Wagonlit distribution

Friday, July 14, 2017

Pacious ascending to CEO role at Choice

Hard Rock responds to RLHC lawsuit

Increasing balance: Indemnity clauses, Part 2

World tourism up 6% from 2016: Report

The Hot: Ennismore infuses Gleneagles with hipster chic

Briefs: Conrad Brickell | More cheeseburgers in paradise

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Red Lion sues Hard Rock; claims Reverb rips off Hotel RL

The Hot: Lifestyles of the rich and fab at Dream Hollywood

Management agreements: The thorny indemnity clause

Study: Mobile app linked to guest satisfaction

Briefs: Airbnb spies? | German investment

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Stein works to make Dream come true

Unique Marriott-Schrager partnership heads to Japan

The Hot: Four Seasons at Jimbaran Bay gets revamp

People on the Move

Briefs: ‘Alexa, book a room’ | London investment

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Gostelow Report: Artistry at the Conservatorium

The Hot: The Duniway and a Top Chef Masters winner

Business travelers want cross-device integration

Briefs: Stay a-Wilde in London | Hard Rock in Spain

Monday, July 10, 2017

Scrutinized Wanda offloads hotel real estate to Sunac

Sought-after Sahara asset finally sold to NYC investors

The proliferation of lifestyle brands: Differentiate or die

The Hot: Design refreshes for dueling L.A. brands

Briefs: Where Chinese aren’t going | Hilton’s country debut