All-Solar Hotel Marks a First in the U.S.

  A small, unassuming hotel in Lancaster, PA is making big news these days. It’s the first and only U.S. hotel at present to be fully powered by the sun. The Courtyard by Marriott Hotel recently completed a 135,200-square-foot solar installation that will be able to serve all the power needs of this 133-room hotel […]

Sleep study

New Study Sheds Light on Sleep Disruptions while Traveling

A global study commissioned by IHG® Hotels & Resorts shows that sleep disruption is a primary concern for travelers, with four in five (80%) stating they have trouble sleeping when traveling away from home. The findings were announced to coincide World Sleep Day, an annual day devoted to tackling important sleep issues. The findings from the survey […]

Times Square Edition

NYC’s Times Square Gets New Addition: The Edition

It may have taken seven years, but the new Times Square Edition hotel now open at Seventh Avenue and West 47th Street in New York City marks a milestone for Marriott International and Edition-brand creator Ian Schrager.

Luxury Has Many Faces, According to Forbes Travel

Filip Boyen, the new face of Forbes Travel Guide, can tell you something about luxury. He came aboard last year as CEO of Forbes Travel as a veteran of the hospitality industry with record spanning 30 years that started in hotel kitchens and ascended through tough tiers and years with Orient Express Hotels and Belmond, […]

New Year and a Hot Season for Hotel Openings

From Asia to Africa to Europe and beyond, the following properties, whether just opened or opening soon, promise to dazzle with scenic settings, stunning design and impeccable service. Beachside escapes, historic properties, modern stunners and nature retreats will bring transformational experiences to guests who want to experience the latest amenities in hospitality in some very precious locations.

Revved for Relaunch: New Dawn for Jamaica’s Half Moon Resort

Half Moon in Jamaica’s Montego Bay opened in 1954 – just around the time that the first “Tonight Show” aired (with Steve Allen), the packaged TV dinner debuted, and Marilyn Monroe married Joe DeMaggio. Needless to say, the legendary beachfront resort is still going strong especially as it debuts with a new look and feel. The […]