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Marriott, Choice Hotels Won’t Let ICE Use Properties As Detention Facilities
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Marriott, Choice Hotels Won’t Let ICE Use Properties As Detention Facilities

A successful petition by activists to get hotel chains Marriott and Choice hotels to not allow ICE to house immigrants there may lead to more families being separated, according to immigration officials. Before the current ongoing raid by immigration enforcement of major American cities, activists presented a petition to the world’s largest hotel chain Marriott...

The bay becomes UK’s first fish & chip shop to pay living wage
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The bay becomes UK’s first fish & chip shop to pay living wage

In a first for the UK fish and chip shop industry, The Bay has announced its commitment to paying employees the ‘Real Living Wage’. The Bay has received the accreditation from the Living Wage Foundation, a charity which sets out to improve earnings for all. The Stonehaven-based chippy, which was voted Britain’s best eating experience by Lonely Planet last year, employs 22 team members in its busy sea-front shop. Findings from the Living Wage Foundation have revealed that hospitality is the largest low-paid sector in Scotland with 67%...

Interstate Breaks Out of the Bun with New Beyond Burger Promotion
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Interstate Breaks Out of the Bun with New Beyond Burger Promotion

ARLINGTON, VA.—As consumers are increasingly changing their diets to plant-based foods, Interstate Hotels & Resorts—a global leader in third-party hotel and resort management—is going beyond traditional menus at the company’s hotels and restaurants this summer through a partnership with Beyond Meat and their famous Beyond Burger. From July 15 to October 31, 2019, Interstate’s restaurant...

Wellness Tourism Association Introduces New WTA Annual Award
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Wellness Tourism Association Introduces New WTA Annual Award

DENVER—There was business as well as wellness on the agenda as the Wellness Tourism Association (WTA) held its second annual meeting of membership at Canyon Ranch in Tucson, Arizona, May 29 to 30, 2019. One priority? The introduction of the WTA Annual Award (WTAAA). Open to WTA members and non-members alike, the new Annual Award...

Marriott International’s Aloft Hotels Makes a Splash in the Spanish Capital
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Marriott International’s Aloft Hotels Makes a Splash in the Spanish Capital

Aloft Madrid Gran Via Embraces the Brand’s New Future-Proofed Design Formula, Complete with a Rooftop Pool Featuring 360-Degree Views of Madrid’s Skyline. Aloft Hotels, Marriott International’s hotel brand for music fans and tech-savvy travellers, brings a new beat to Spain this month with the opening of Aloft Madrid Gran Vía. Located in the vibrant heart...

STR Automation Platform Smartbnb Launches Major Upgrade
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STR Automation Platform Smartbnb Launches Major Upgrade

Smartbnb, the short-term rental guest experience solution, recently announced the launch of a major upgrade in its product. The update comes in response to significant growth in the vacation rental industry and user demand. Smartbnb recently passed the $120K mark in monthly recurring revenue after only two years from its launch. Advertisements The new Smartbnb...

Information & Telecommunication Spending Trends in the US
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Information & Telecommunication Spending Trends in the US

In mid-June, HFTP hosted the 47th annual Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference, better known as HITEC. The event occurred in Minneapolis, Minnesota and welcomed more than 6,000 attendees, making it one of the largest hospitality technology conferences in the world. What brought these people together? A common interest in hospitality technology. Advertisements Sessions were...

The HITEC Minneapolis Innovations Digest
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The HITEC Minneapolis Innovations Digest

Maastricht, The Netherlands – Last week HospitalityNet published the first part of The HITEC Minneapolis Innovations Digest featuring the guestroom technology innovations which were on display at HITEC Minneapolis. Part 2 of the HITEC Minneapolis Innovations Digest is all about operations technology innovations. Advertisements 7X 7X by SevenRooms is the industry’s first-of-its-kind marketing automation and guest...

Hilton Hotels in South East Asia Receive Recognition for Outstanding Company Culture With Six New Great Place to Work Certifications
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Hilton Hotels in South East Asia Receive Recognition for Outstanding Company Culture With Six New Great Place to Work Certifications

SINGAPORE – Hilton, one of the fastest-growing hospitality companies in the world, has received certification as a Great Place to Work in six countries across South East Asia – namely Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. This comes off the back of two wins earlier this year – as the top global hospitality...