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  • Radisson Hotel Chain Is Latest U.S. Giant to Be Snapped Up By Chinese

    04/28/2016 5:55:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    AP ^ | April 28, 2016 | Staff
    A unit of Chinese conglomerate HNA Group has agreed to buy Carlson Hotels, which owns brands including Radisson and Country Inns and Suites, the latest in a flurry of overseas investments by Chinese companies. HNA Tourism Group will acquire all of Carlson Hotels Inc., the companies said in a joint statement released late Wednesday that did not disclose the purchase price.
  • French officials call for probe into Epstein’s ‘links with France’

    08/12/2019 11:17:49 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 12 2019 | Chris Perez
    France’s government wants to launch an investigation into Jeffrey Epstein and his reported “links” to the European country — where he maintained a residence and visited often. The probe was first suggested on Monday by Innocence Endangered, a French NGO that defends children’s’ rights, before it was picked up and proposed by local officials. “These stays on French territory were regular and it is up to the investigators (…) to shed light on the use of the apartment acquired by Mr. Epstein,” said Innocence Endangered in a letter to Paris prosecutors, according to the Agence France Presse.
  • World's top 100 hotels revealed, with a palace in India where a suite costs £5,245 a night [tr]

    07/17/2019 6:23:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 3 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 17, 2019 | Sadie Whitelocks
    A palatial hotel in India, which has suites fit for maharajahs at £5,245 a night, has been rated the best in the world. Readers of Travel + Leisure gave The Leela Palace Udaipur 98.89 out of 100 in the publication's annual 'World's Best 100 Hotels' awards, which earned it the top spot. The 72-room, eight-suite Rajasthan hotel was lauded for its 'breathtaking view of Lake Pichola', 'excellent facilities', and its emphasis on good service. One fan said the spot would be 'ideal for honeymoons or special celebrations' because of its romantic atmosphere. In second place was The Lodge & Spa...
  • Obama Crosses Picket Line - Hotel Mogul Pritzker Gets Ride on Air Force One as Unions Launch

    07/24/2012 4:03:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 7/24/12 | staff
    Penny Pritzker, the billionaire heiress whose family owns the Hyatt hotel chain, took a ride on Air Force One this afternoon from San Francisco to Portland, Ore., where President Obama was making a series of fundraising stops. The ride came hours after the announcement of a global boycott of Hyatt Hotels by Unite Here, the nation’s largest hospitality workers union. That boycott has been joined by the National Organization for Women, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the National Black Justice Center, and the National Football League Players Association. Pritzker was the national finance chair of Obama’s 2008 campaign....
  • A Recent Supreme Court Decision Has Opened A Front For Hotels’ War on Homesharing

    05/06/2019 2:17:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | May 6, 2019 | Andrew Wilford
    Last June, the Supreme Court overturned a rule requiring businesses to have some form of physical presence in a state in order to be subject to sales tax collection liability within that state. Hoteliers think that’s as good a reason as any to hit at upstart competitors who threaten their privileged incumbent status.At issue are lodging taxes assessed by states and local governments, a source of much consternation for government officials and homesharers alike ever since the inception of the sharing economy. Hotels have argued that homeshare services like Airbnb should be treated the same as the biggest hotels are...
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Hyatt Hotels to Millions of Conservatives: You’re Not Welcome at Our Hotels

    10/05/2018 8:58:38 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 120 replies ^ | October 4, 2018 | Brigitte Gabriel
  • Major hotels giving panic buttons to staff nationwide

    09/07/2018 7:22:07 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sept. 6, 2018
    Tens of thousands of employees at more than 18,000 U.S. hotels will soon carry panic buttons to help protect them from harassment and assault in an era of heightened awareness around the #MeToo movement. More than a dozen big hotel chains — including Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG and Wyndham — said Thursday that they will provide personal safety devices by 2020 to all employees who deal one-on-one with guests. The companies will also train staff to identify and report harassment and publish anti-sexual harassment policies in multiple languages.
  • Their father was a refugee in India. Now they’ve teamed up with the Trumps. (In Mississippi)

    07/24/2018 5:04:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Economic Times of India ^ | July 23, 2018 | Steve Eder and Ben Protess, The New York Times
    Dinesh Chawla has long run his family’s hotel business from a high-top table at a Hampton Inn on the edge of this out-of-the-way Mississippi Delta town. It used to be the kind of work that usually involved friends and neighbors. But in the year since Chawla and his brother signed a hotel deal with President Donald Trump’s family business, he has been courted by strangers. Goldman Sachs dispatched a wealth manager in hopes of signing him as a client....
  • hotels provide shampoos that 'alienate people of color' — sparking a debate over white privilege

    04/29/2018 2:03:32 PM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 141 replies
    Full title--Halsey says hotels provide shampoos that 'alienate people of color' — and her tweets are sparking a debate over white privilege A singer's tweets about complimentary toiletries in hotels have sparked a conversation about white privilege online. On Thursday, Halsey took to Twitter to express her frustrations with the "hotel toiletry industry." In a series of tweets, the 23-year-old singer, whose father is black and mother is white, argued that the free shampoos hotels provide "entirely [alienate] people of color." "I can't use this perfumed watered down white people shampoo," Halsey said. "Neither can 50% of [your] customers. Annoying."...
  • Maryland Bill Seeks to Drive Out Airbnb, Other Hotel Competition

    03/22/2018 12:31:08 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 56 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | March 21, 2018 | Romina Boccia and Lauren Bowman
    Over the last decade, short-term rental platforms like Airbnb, HomeAway, and VRBO have expanded and provided an economic boom to many communities. Yet several localities are pursuing onerous zoning rules and other regulations that would restrict short-term rental activity. For many homeowners, short-term rental provides a critical source of additional income to help them pay their mortgages and to meet other financial obligations. States can protect their residents from overzealous, local bureaucrats with state pre-emption. Short-term rental helps local communities by growing the number of tourists that visit the area. A recent study published by the National Bureau of Economic...
  • The Harvest is ready now [charismatic caucus]

    02/25/2018 8:22:06 AM PST · by Jedediah · 6 replies
    The time to plow is over for the seeds are bearing fruit for I have gone before you as David in the Valley of Breakthrough . So speak and declare My Words of Righteousness given to all those that believe on Me for "Truly" The Harvest is ready to be brought into the Storehouse That is , "My Kingdom on Earth as it is in Heaven" for "Truly" You "ARE " My Keepers of My Love and ONE True Light EMMANUEL ( God with us ) JOHN 4:34-38 34 Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will...
  • Trump Hotels in NY, DC, Vegas on Yelp! Reduced to One Star Ratings with “Sh*thole” Reviews

    01/16/2018 10:16:46 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 60 replies ^ | 1/16/18 | Roger Freidman
    Trump Hotels in NY, DC, Vegas on Yelp! Reduced to One Star Ratings with “Sh*thole” Reviews Trump properties– like the Trump Hotel in Columbus Circle and the one in Washington DC– are being reduced to rubble on Yelp! with bad reviews. (You can read them here, they’re pretty funny.) Hundreds of new reviews are calling the hotel a “shithole” and knocking the average star rating to 1 or or 2.
  • Hotel themed on the TV show made entirely from ice and snow opens in Lapland

    01/10/2018 3:50:57 PM PST · by mairdie · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10 January 2018 | Jennifer Newton
    This is the Game of Thrones-themed hotel that has been carved entirely out of ice and snow and comes complete with dragons, direwolves and even the dreaded White Walkers. The hotel has been built in collaboration with HBO, the network behind the smash-hit series, and has opened at Lapland Hotels Snow Village in Finland. Intricate ice sculptures depicting themes and characters from the show grace the 14 bedrooms and 10 suites with one room even featuring an enormous carving of a demonic White Walker looming over the bed.
  • Inside India's first dog hotel: Pampered pooches enjoy velvet beds, spa treatments

    12/05/2017 7:27:28 PM PST · by mairdie · 5 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5 December 2017 | Jennifer Newton
    With velvet beds, a relaxing spa, 24-hour medical care and a fully stocked bar - Critterati sounds like the ultimate luxury hotel. But rather than cater for humans, the hotel in the Indian city of Gurugram is the first in South Asia to be exclusively for dogs. Owners can book in their pets for a $70-a-night stay (£52) in one of the suites at Critterati or send them for a day trip.
  • Las Vegas hotels subject guests to luggage screening after massacre

    10/06/2017 9:15:47 AM PDT · by EnglishOnly · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Oct 04, 2017 | Andrew Blake
    Las Vegas hotels are rethinking security protocols after a guest brought dozens of guns into his room at Mandalay Bay
  • Hotels in Clovis/Fresno

    08/08/2017 7:59:05 PM PDT · by rey · 35 replies
    8 Aughust 2017
    What are some safe, affordable hotels in the Fresno/Clovis area. We will be staying 19-20 August. What should be avoided? Thanks
  • Staying in Modesto, CA

    06/19/2017 12:09:27 PM PDT · by rey · 16 replies
    19 June 2016
    We are attending an event in Modest near Enochs High School What are some decent, safe, affordable hotels there? Amenities are not important, just a place to sleep that isn't 1000 degrees or dollars. Thanks
  • Indo-American Hotelier Partners With Trump On New Hotel Chain “American Made”

    06/10/2017 2:58:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The South Asian Link ^ | June 10, 2017
    NEW YORK – The sons of President Donald Trump have said their company is launching a new hotel chain inspired by their travels with their father’s campaign. The Trump Organisation is calling the new mid-market chain “American Idea” and said it will start with three hotels in Mississippi. At a party at Manhattan’s Trump Tower, Donald Trump Jr said he and his brother, Eric, got a “crash course in America” while travelling across the country with their father’s presidential campaign. “We saw so many places and towns and so many stories,” he said. The first of dozens of hotels in...
  • Israel-Linked Spy Virus Discovered At Hotels Used For Iran Nuclear Talks

    06/10/2015 1:11:53 PM PDT · by Theoria · 26 replies
    NPR ^ | 10 June 2015 | Eyder Peralta
    Earlier this spring, the cybersecurity firm Kaspersky was testing an advanced antivirus software on one of its computers when it stumbled on something big: As the Moscow-based company puts it, it was "one of the most skilled, mysterious and powerful" spy viruses in the world. The piece of software was so sophisticated that it left few traces. It didn't leave files on the disk drive, and to stay hidden, it burrowed inside a computer's kernel memory, which is the place where a computer's most basic software is kept.Kaspersky says it assigned a team to watch its movements, and the team...
  • Hilton hiring full-time work from home positions (29 states)

    04/17/2017 5:32:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    WTMJ-TV ^ | April 17, 2017
    Looking for a full-time job that allows you to work completely from the comfort of your own home? Global hotel chain The Hilton is looking to hire full-time "remote reservation sales associates" in 29 states, including Wisconsin. According to the Hilton's website, employees in this position will be required to: • Answer the telephone and greet prospective guests in a friendly manner to create a superior guest experience • Listen to and acknowledge callers, to ensure understanding of inquiries, and to deliver personalized travel solutions • Utilize solution-oriented sales skills to maximize revenue for our hotels and business partners worldwide...