Must read – Top background news for hospitality management (4)
Best of hospitality in the news – part 4 – 27 September 2016
Anbang Said to Complete Most of $6.5 Billion U.S. Hotels Deal
Anbang Insurance Group Co. completed most of its $6.5 billion acquisition of Strategic Hotels & Resorts Inc., helping to bolster the Chinese company’s credibility as a global buyer after its abrupt withdrawal from the bidding war for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. earlier this year.
Read full story at Bloomberg
Trump hotel chain fined over data breaches – The chain, one of Donald Trump’s businesses, also delayed reporting the breaches to consumers
Trump Hotel Collection has arrived at a settlement with New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman over hacks that are said to have led to the exposure of over 70,000 credit card numbers and other personal data.
Read full story at computerworld.com
U.S. Consulate Warns of Terror Threats Against American Hotels in Turkey
The U.S. consulate in Adana, a major city in southeastern Turkey, warned Monday that it had received “specific and credible threats” that U.S.-branded hotels could be targets of terrorist activity.
Read full story at Time
These 5 Luxury Hotels Provide Guests With Luxury Cars, Too
Since getting away from the the madding crowd is part of the reason you’re at a luxury hotel to begin with, one tends not to want to hit the road so quickly after check-in. But should you wish to cruise, take your significant other to a specially chosen restaurant, see the surrounding town or otherwise hit the road for any reason, these white-glove hotels offer the finest of vehicles to do it in.
Read full story at Forbes
West Elm is betting that hotels are the future of furniture shopping
Brooklyn-based furniture retailer West Elm is getting into the hotel business. The company announced Monday that it will open a chain of boutique hotels starting in 2018. The first locations will be in Charlotte, North Carolina; Indianapolis, Indiana; Detroit, Michigan; Savannah, Georgia; and Minneapolis, Minnesota. The properties will be operated by hospitality management company DDK.
Read full story at Business Insider Int.
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