Hilton Honors Changes Status Match Program Requirements

Hilton announced today that it is updating the program requirements for Status Match to align with best practices across the travel space. 

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Marriott Gets $123M Fine for Data Breach

UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) announced on Tuesday that it intends to fine hotel giant Marriott International £99 million (about $123 million) for a data breach that exposed the sensitive data of 339 million guests. If you have yet to do so, you can check if you were affected. The news comes at the same time as…

Attorney General Sues Marriott Over Hidden Fees

Hotel chain Marriott has been sued by the District of Columbia on Tuesday over allegedly deceptive pricing practices. The chain added on hidden fees to hotel bills. The complaint says that Marriott has failed for a decade or more to disclose certain fees when it advertises prices for hotel rooms. These hidden fees sometimes add…

Hyatt Launches New UrCove Hotel Brand

According to Hyatt, Urcove hotels will be situated in “highly accessible locations in gateway cities where travelers can get the best business and leisure experiences”, and will feature “functional business space and practical amenities”, as well as leveraging “Hyatt’s highly renowned food and beverage excellence”.

World’s Most Expensive Hotel Room is in Las Vegas

A week ago I wrote about the most expensive resort in the world in Banwa Private Island in the Philippines. It costs $100,000 per night. That’s just as much as the world’s most expensive hotel room. Yes, you read that right, a hotel room that costs $100K per night. World’s Most Expensive Hotel Room The…

Hilton Garden Inn Expands Footprint in Africa

Hilton Garden Inn is celebrating strong growth in Africa with four open properties and an additional 14 in the pipeline just three years after opening its first hotel on the continent in 2016. Many of these properties represent first-in-country openings for Hilton Garden Inn and for the Hilton enterprise as a whole, including Botswana, Zambia…

TWA Hotel at JFK Will Have Rooftop Infinity Pool Above the Runway

Passengers flying from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport will soon be able to experience spectacular views of its runways from a rooftop pool. We already know what the highly-anticipated TWA Hotel will look like inside, as images have already been released a couple of months ago. But its most impressive feature could very…

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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…

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,…