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Hilton Announces First Tempo Property Will Be in New York City in Times Square District

Hilton Announces First Tempo Property Will Be in New York City in Times Square District

Hilton Worldwide announced plans to open its first Tempo by Hilton property in New York City.
The Tempo by Hilton Times Square will open in 2023 in the heart of the Theater District in the newly rebuilt TSX Broadway building, a 46-story tower that was built over the Palace Theater and was previously home to the Embassy Suites Times Square, later a DoubleTree Suites.
Tempo, which was introduced in early 2020, is …

Hilton Launches New ‘Double Your Stay’ Promotion

Hilton Launches New ‘Double Your Stay’ Promotion

Hilton Honors, the guest loyalty program of Hilton Worldwide, announced a new promotion for the fall, dubbed Double Your Stay
The new promotion allows program members to earn double Hilton Honors points on every stay.
In addition, members who check out of their room on a weekday, regardless of check-in day, will receive a 2,000-point bonus.
Earning “double points” means that the member will receive a bonus equal to the number of base …

Hilton to Expand Pet-Friendly Roster of Hotels to Include Over 5,000 Properties

Hilton to Expand Pet-Friendly Roster of Hotels to Include Over 5,000 Properties

Hilton Worldwide announced a major expansion in its pet-friendly offerings, adding some 3,000 additional properties to the roster of hotels that welcome dogs and cats.
The move comes as pet ownership continues to rise during the pandemic, which in turn as more people become vaccinated and feel safe traveling is leading to increased interest in taking their pets with them.
The addition brings the total to over 5,000, representing 85% of all …

Trump Name Removed from Historic Old Post Office Hotel in D.C. Following Sale

Trump Name Removed from Historic Old Post Office Hotel in D.C. Following Sale

The Trump name was removed from Donald Trump’s former hotel in Washington, D.C., located in the historic Old Post Office Building, after it was sold to CGI Merchant Group, an investment firm.
Once considered the crown jewel of its hotel operation, the luxury property served as a magnet for Trump aides, supporters, and foreign businesses seeking to curry favor during the Trump administration.
The hotel, which sold for $375 million, lost more …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – May 6: Cases Rise in All But 4 States in U.S., Hospitalizations in New York Triple

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – May 6: Cases Rise in All But 4 States in U.S., Hospitalizations in New York Triple

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 757th day of the pandemic.
As the week comes to a close, Covid cases are rising in all but four states and the District of Columbia in the United States, and practically jumping in the two corners of the country, the Northeast and Pacific Northwest.
The rate of new novel coronavirus cases …

Great Moments in Travel History – May 2022

May, the fifth month in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars is typically the epitome of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and of autumn in the Southern. May Day, typically celebrated on May 1, is an ancient Northern Hemisphere spring festival that celebrates the season. It is also a public holiday in many countries, in most cases referred to as Labour Day or International Workers’ Day, and intended to commemorate …

Hyatt Reports Q4, FY 2021 Loss While Hilton and Marriott Report Gains

Hyatt Reports Q4, FY 2021 Loss While Hilton and Marriott Report Gains

Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels, and Marriott International all announced financial results for both the fourth quarter of 2021 as well as the full fiscal year.
While Marriott and Hilton reported profits for the quarter as well as the complete year, Hyatt recorded losses.
Hyatt posted a $29 million loss for the fourth quarter and a $203 million loss for the full year. Those numbers compare favorably to 2020, when the fourth quarter …