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    A roundup of independent hotel news

    This month’s roundup of news from the independent hotel sector includes: The debut of Houston’s Post Oak Hotel; Boyne Resorts’ latest acquisition; and more.

    5 things to know: 21 March 2018

    From the desks of the Hotel News Now editorial staff:

    • Steve Wynn to sell up to $2.2-billion stake in company
    • New York City welcomed record 62.8m visitors in 2017
    • Building Blueprint, a hotel development special report
    • Snowstorm upsets flights along East Coast
    • Congress moves closer to passing latest funding bill

    Germany’s Novum Hospitality ramps up portfolio growth

    Four years after migrating to an asset-light model, Germany’s Novum Hospitality is using its management prowess to grow its portfolio primarily with its Niu brand. More growth in Europe is coming, and CEO David Etmenan has his sights set on the United States.

    Global hotel pulse: Europe news

    In this roundup of news from Europe: 2017 sees Europe post record numbers; Deutsche Hospitality launches Maxx by Steigenberger and IHG buys 51% of uber-luxury brand Regent Hotels & Resorts.

    Building Blueprint

    In this Hotel News Now Special Report, hotel owners, operators, construction company executives, architects, consultants and more weigh in on the challenges and opportunities of hotel development.

    5 things to know: 20 March 2018

    From the desks of the Hotel News Now editorial staff:

    • Airlines offer free flight date changes ahead of snowstorm
    • Federal Reserve reviewing pace of interest rate increases
    • Execs share best practices for exploring new markets
    • Antitrust lawsuit filed against six major hotel chains
    • Omni Hotels & Resorts names Peter Strebel as president

    US hotel transactions list

    Updates to this list include: a $200-million sale in Hawaii; a dual-branded propety; a conversion; and more. 

    Stop marketing, managing to millennial stereotypes

    Stereotypes based on generational membership are no more telling than stereotypes based on gender, race or ethnicity, and are causing major missteps in marketing and training within the hotel industry. 

    5 things to know: 19 March 2018

    From the desks of the Hotel News Now editorial staff:

    • Fire at Philippine hotel kills five
    • EU close to offering UK its Brexit transition deal
    • Hoteliers share best practices for guestroom minibars
    • Puerto Rican businesses see slow return to normal
    • China banning citizens with bad ‘social credit’ from traveling