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Airbnb Completes Acquisition of HotelTonight

Airbnb has completed its acquisition of the last-minute hotel booking application, HotelTonight, the company announced today. The deal will accelerate the home-sharing giant’s growth as it gears up for an initial public offering. Airbnb reportedly began talks to acquire HotelTonight months ago, and it was made public last month. TechCrunch reports a price tag of…

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Tech Giant Google has Quietly Rolled Out Google Hotels

Google Flights is already a go to site for many to find cheapest fares and dates for travel. Now Google is also aiming to becomes the destination for cheap hotel booking. The tech giant recently released Google Hotels. The new service now provides direct hotel bookings, instead of links for booking through third-party providers. Now,…

Thompson Hotels is Now Part of World of Hyatt

For stays starting today, March 28th, 2019, World of Hyatt members can earn and book points at eight of nine of the Thompson Hotels including the Thompson Chicago, Gild Hall and The Beekman in New York, the Thompson Nashville and the Thompson Seattle.

New Hyatt Centric Hotels Coming to Memphis, Nashville and Austin

Hyatt announced today plans to build Hyatt Centric hotels in downtown Memphis, Tenn., downtown Nashville, Tenn., and downtown Austin, Texas. Designed for a growing segment of savvy explorers seeking shareable moments to inspire others, the Hyatt Centric brand currently has 26 properties across 11 countries, including Chile, France, India, Japan, Spain and more. These developments…

Check If You’re a Victim of Marriott’s Data Breach

Marriot revealed that it suffered a major data breach last year. The breach came from the Starwood brand database. It was first said that it affected over 500 million customers, but then the number was lowered to 383 million unique guests. The compromised information included guest names, postal addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, genders,…

TWA Hotel at JFK is Open for Business

The new TWA Hotel at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport is now open for business. For about $250 a night, you can relive the best parts of the “golden age of flying”. Eero Saarinen’s iconic neo-futurist structure originally designed for Trans World Airlines in 1962, hence the TWA Hotel name. There will be a fleet of…

Lawsuits Filed Against Marriott Over Data Breach

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Marriott over the recently discovered data breach. The hotel chain has already taken a few steps in notifying affected customers, setting up a website and even offering to cover passport renewal expenses for those whose numbers were stolen. But experts say that the breach, which started sometime…

Massive Data Breach at Marriott, 500 Million Customers Affected

If you have stayed at Marriott Hotels or any of their other brands then you might have had your personal information stolen. Marriott announced today that they suffered a major data breach affecting about 500 million customers. The breach came from the Starwood brand database. Apparently the hacking has been going on since 2014, but…

Marriott Workers Are on Strike In 7 Cities

Marriott hotel workers are still on strike in several cities and more of them are joining in. Nearly 3,000 Marriott employees went on strike in Hawaii on Monday, adding to a major multi-city work stoppage hitting the world’s largest hotel chain. There’s now a total of 7,700 workers in seven cities that are on strike after having…