Newsletter Vol 3

The HX 2018 hospitality conference is Chock Full of Exciting Panel Topics
The HX Show Conference is Chock Full of Exciting Panel Topics

Forget ordinary. Don't even think of run-of-the-mill. Throw out the terms timid and average. HX: The Conference 2018, running Nov. 11-12, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, is tackling some high-octane topics.


HX: The Newsletter Talks to Industry Leader Chris Green about Airbnb
HX: The Newsletter Talks to Industry Leader Chris Green about Airbnb

Airbnb has given traditional lodging options a run for their money since the company landed on the travel scene 10 years ago. Today, Airbnb has grown into a company offering more than five million lodging listings in 191 countries and 81,000 cities. HX: The Newsletter Editor Laura Koss-Feder spoke with Chris Green, principal and chief operating officer for 34-property, Greenbelt, Md.-based Chesapeake Hospitality, about this hospitality "disrupter" and innovator and its impact on business throughout the industry.


Hoteliers' Mobile Strategy: Put Room Controls in the Palm of Your Hand
Hoteliers' Mobile Strategy: Put Room Controls in the Palm of Your Hand

It seems like just about anything these days can be done from your mobile device - whether it's a tablet or a cell phone. In order to keep up with this high-tech revolution and successfully capture their share of business, hotel brands need to have a specific mobile strategy that includes placing greater in-room controls and offering more personalized responses onto mobile devices.


Hospitality Industry Sees Minimal Impact from China Tariffs
Hospitality Industry Sees Minimal Impact from China Tariffs

While recently-imposed U.S. tariffs on certain goods imported from China is causing concern and angst in a host of industries, so far the hospitality industry and some of its suppliers are not setting off the panic buttons just yet. They are still taking a wait-and-see attitude.


Hospitality Industry Embraces Self-Imposed Plastic Straw Ban
Hospitality Industry Embraces Self-Imposed Plastic Straw Ban

With hospitality giants like Marriott International, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Hyatt Hotels Corp. and others embracing the movement to become more environmentally conscious and eliminate plastic straws either by the end of this year or next year, it looks like F&B gurus in the industry will be seeking alternatives to replace the long-used drinking apparatus. The numbers tell the story behind this momentum: at its current rate of usage, the United States will go through around $600 million worth of single-use straws every year by 2022, according to The Freedonia Group, an international business research company.


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