A hotel business but without the burdens

January 31, 2016 Sir, John Kay is right about his 18th-century namesake (“What the other John Kay taught Uber about innovation”, January 27). Perhaps there is no better illustration of protectionism’s ills than Frédéric Bastiat’s Candlemakers’ Petition of 1845. The taxi industry has indeed developed a bunker mentality as a [...]

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Big Hotels’ Plan to Win Customers from Airbnb

January 27, 2016 The hotel industry is fighting back. Airbnb’s remarkable success and a $25 billion valuation has come at a cost — to competitors. It claimed almost $1 billion in disruption revenue last year, by some estimates. But now the hotel industry, still reeling from the sudden rise of [...]

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BHA goes head to head with Airbnb

January 12, 2016 ‘Industrial in scale, professional landlords, operating outside UK regulations and endangering the safety of the public.’ These are the strong terms describing the forces that have over-taken the so-called sharing economy. Terms which British Hospitality Association CEO Ufi Ibrahim today (Tuesday 12th January) outlined when she provided [...]

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New York Hotels Make a Green Pledge

January 19, 2016 Seventeen notable New York City hotels have committed to getting greener. Marquee properties like the Waldorf Astoria New York, Grand Hyatt New York, Loews Regency New York and the Peninsula New York recently joined the NYC Carbon Challenge, a program Michael R. Bloomberg started as mayor in [...]

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Airbnb’s CEO flouted the law when he rented his couch without registering with the city

January 11, 2016 Almost a year after San Francisco's law requiring Airbnb hosts to register with the city, even Airbnb's CEO Brian Chesky has admitted he has failed to do so. As of February 1, 2015, San Francisco law has been that any unit being rented in the city on [...]

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Seven New York City Hotels Honored for Sustainable Hospitality Initiatives

November 9, 2015 Hotel Association of New York City presents second annual awards recognizing green lodging innovation, social responsibility 2015 Sustainable Hospitality Awards Trophies, designed by artist Elizabeth Maccue using recycled and reclaimed materials Seven New York City hotels were honored for their environmentally friendly lodging practices and socially [...]

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Airbnb’s $2 Billion Negative Impact on Lodging Industry and NYC Economy

October 30, 2015 Airbnb’s operations had a negative impact of $2.1 billion on the lodging industry and the broader economy of New York City over the course of the last year, according to a report released today by the Hotel Association of New York City, an industry trade group that [...]

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Hotel Association of NYC Recognized for Outstanding Corporate Citizenship

October 20, 2015 On Oct. 20, City & State Reports honored the Hotel Association of New York City with its inaugural Special Award for Corporate Citizenship at a “Corporate Social Responsibility” awards ceremony in Manhattan. Chairman Vijay Dandapani and President Joseph E. Spinnato accepted the award on behalf of the [...]

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Pope Francis’ Visit to NYC – Street Closures and Traffic Restrictions

Sept 21, 2015 His Holiness, Pope Francis, will be traveling to the United States for the first time since becoming Pope. During his travels he will visit New York City from Thursday, September 24, 2015 through Saturday, September 26, 2015. Please click here to view and download street closures and [...]

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New York City Department of Consumer Affairs Offers Tips for NYC Tourists

Sept 18, 2015 Commissioner Julie Menin of the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) published a brochure focused on Consumer Tips for NYC Tourists. To make sure visitors enjoy their time here, the DCA offers some simple consumer tips. Please Click Here to view and download the brochure.

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