Travel & Lodging

AH&LA SmartBrief

News for hotel and lodging professionals

AH&LA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Hotel & Lodging Association

Fairmont Hotels buys San Diego's Grand Del Mar hotel

3/27/2015

  • San Diego Union-Tribune

FRHI Hotels & Resorts and Blum Capital have purchased the Grand Del Mar hotel in San Diego for an undisclosed amount. The partnership will assume an 88% stake in the property -- valued at $230 million… Read More

ASTA SmartBrief

News for travel agents

ASTA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The American Society of Travel Agents

Coeur d'Alene is a lesser-known, scenic destination

3/27/2015

  • Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Few people know about Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, but those who have visited the town praise its friendly, laid-back atmosphere and its scenery, Josh Noel writes. The town -- best visited as part of a road … Read More

SmartBrief for The Business Traveler

The best stories for business travelers

SmartBrief for The Business Traveler

Edible Engagement

3/26/2015

Can preparing crème brûlée using liquid nitrogen build stronger corporate teams? Will foraging wild mushrooms for a gourmet meal help bridge the generation gap at an event? A growing number of meet… Read More

ISPA SmartBrief

News for professionals in the spa industry

ISPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Spa Association

Blue Stem Spa launches in Texas

3/27/2015

  • Archer County News (Archer City, Texas), The

The Blue Stem Spa has launched in Archer City, Texas. Owner Callie Ledyard creates her own products, tailoring them to her customers' needs. The spa offers body wraps, reflexology and massages such as… Read More

ILHA SmartBrief

Luxury hospitality news

ILHA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Hoteliers Association

Preferred Hotel Group shifts to one master brand

3/27/2015

  • HotelierMiddleEast.com (United Arab Emirates)

Preferred Hotel Group is highlighting its "new consumer-focused approach" by shifting to one master brand: Preferred Hotels & Resorts. "In a time when seemingly every hotel company is introducing new … Read More