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Hilton, Hyatt & Sheraton news, Economy Plus deactivated, car rental profits, another celeb disses American & idiot of the week

In other hotel and travel industry news last week… Hilton Hotels & Resorts completed renovations of the former International JFK Airport Hotel and officially opened its doors last week as the Hilton New York JFK Airport. This marks the chain’s sixth property in the New York metro area (excluding New Jersey). The JFK hotel features…

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U.S. airlines improve stats, United sells a hotel, mind-picking hotel execs, IHG changes and more airline, hotel & travel news

In other airline, hotel and travel industry news last week… The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics released 2011 full-year data for a variety of airline metrics last week. Among them are several positive results when compared to 2010 and previous years, including the best on-time results in a December for the past 17…

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Room Key launch, suing Starwood, Club Carlson A+ promo, Hilton upgrades, Marriott’s high end, Four Seasons splurges and business travel slows

In other hotel and travel industry news last week… In an attempt to steer traffic away from Online Travel Agencies like Expedia and Priceline – and the commissions paid to OTAs – several major hotel chains beta-launched Room Key. The brands include Best Western, Hilton, Hyatt, InterContinental, Marriott and Wyndham, and Room Key acts as…

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Giveaway: SPG 50% off rack rate certificates good for up to 5 nights

Christmas may be over (Hanukkah just about), but I’m giving away two Starwood Preferred Guest 50% off RACK rate certificates that are good through December 31, 2013. As you probably know, rack rates are definitely more expensive than the cheapest best available room rates, but the use of these certificates on suites can really save…

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Hotel rankings from business travel managers. Do you agree?

Late last month I posted a review of how travel managers ranked airlines, those people who have contracts with Fortune 500-type businesses who are responsible for planning travel. The same outfit, Business Travel News, also surveyed a similar 519 corporate travel department officials who rated hotel chains across 13 categories. As with the last post,…

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