Travel & Lodging

AH&LA SmartBrief

News for hotel and lodging professionals

AH&LA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Hotel & Lodging Association

Calif. Hard Rock Hotel seeks investors in first-ever hotel crowdfunding program

4/17/2014

  • Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

The Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs in California has launched a crowdfunding program to raise at least $1.5 million. The initiative -- the first of its kind in the U.S. lodging industry -- seeks contrib… Read More

ASTA SmartBrief

News for travel agents

ASTA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The American Society of Travel Agents

Shanghai's coolest quarter is the historic French Concession

4/17/2014

Shanghai may be a globalized 21st-century megacity, but it wasn't always so. It was a mostly undeveloped riverside settlement until the Sino-British Opium War ended in 1842, forcing China to open its … Read More

SmartBrief for The Business Traveler

The best stories for business travelers

SmartBrief for The Business Traveler

From Football to Food

4/17/2014

When a college turned a sports field into a farm, the F&B provider for an NFL team noticed and a partnership was formed. Read More

ISPA SmartBrief

News for professionals in the spa industry

ISPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Spa Association

Korean spas offer social approach to relaxation

4/17/2014

  • Ozy

A Korean-style spa, called a "jimjilbang," offers a social spa experience different from the quiet, meditative atmosphere of a Western spa, Melissa Pandika writes. At the 24-hour Wi Spa in Los Angeles… Read More

SmartBrief on Luxury Hoteliers

Luxury hospitality news

SmartBrief on Luxury Hoteliers

Published in partnership with: Luxury Hoteliers

Vegas sees boom in star chef-run restaurants

4/17/2014

  • USA Today

Celebrity chefs from Giada de Laurentiis to Daniel Boulud are opening restaurants in the Las Vegas, riding a wave of interest in big-name cooking and renewed economic activity on the Strip. "The resta… Read More