NorthJersey.com – East Rutherford officials want Airbnb regulated

August 4, 2016 It’s a popular way for empty nesters – or anyone with a room to spare – to make extra cash, especially in an area five miles from the Big Apple. But now some towns, such as East Rutherford, want short-term rentals, such as those generated on Airbnb, [...]

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CAPITOL PRESSROOM June 29, 2016: Environmental reaction, Vijay Dandapani, Hoosick Falls, Bruce Gyory

June 29, 2016 We speak with Willie Janeway, the executive director of Adirondack Council, and Peter Iwanowicz, the executive director of Environmental Advocates of NY, about this year’s session wins and losses for the environment. Vijay Dandapani, the chairman of the NYC Hotel Association, argues the governor should sign legislation [...]

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Crain’s NY – Vijay Dandapani: Pass the bill to ban listings of illegal home-sharing

June 15, 2016 As Albany’s legislative session draws to a close, a bipartisan effort to prohibit advertising of illegal hotels in some apartment buildings is facing strident opposition from the illegal hotel industry. The bills’ adversaries have long sought to subvert and undermine public policy debates with specious claims about [...]

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Meeting with Lapland Hotels & Lapland Safaris

May 23, 2016 Lapland Hotels and Lapland Safaris executives met with President Joseph E. Spinnato and Chairman Vijay Dandapani of the Hotel Association of New York City, Inc. on Monday, May 23, 2016 at HANYC's office. Here are the attendees, starting from left: Mr. Esa-Matti Tamminen, COO of Lapland Hotels [...]

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Where There is Smoke…

Hotels Magazine May 2016

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Bloomberg Techonology – Airbnb Hires General Counsel as It Faces Growing Legal Threats Globally

April 12, 2016 Airbnb Inc. has added a new general counsel to help respond to the increasing number of legal threats facing the room-rental company as it expands globally. Rob Chesnut, a former senior vice president at EBay, fills the position left by Belinda Johnson, who was promoted to chief [...]

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Sydney Morning Herald – Noise, nudity, foul language: Airbnb hosts should be fined, says report

April 14, 2016 Airbnb hosts renting out their apartments in cities, including Sydney and Melbourne, should be slapped with speeding-ticket type fines if their guests engage in "disruptive" behavior – such as noise, nudity and foul language – that upsets the neighbors.... Source: http://www.smh.com.au/business/the-economy/noise-nudity-foul-language-airbnb-hosts-should-be-fined-says-report-20160412-go4em1.html

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Tough Times Ahead for NYC Hotels

April 6, 2016 It’s a tough time for New York’s hospitality industry, but there are still opportunities out there if you know where to look. To get the latest on the challenges faced by the city's hospitality sector, Bisnow talked with several panelists who'll be speaking at our upcoming 6th [...]

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HANYC President and Chief Executive Officer Job Description

March 17, 2016 All activities of HANYC are carried out under the leadership and direction of the President and Chief Executive Officer in accordance with the directions of the Board of the Association. Candidates for the position must have excellent leadership skills; experience in dealing with local and state governmental [...]

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Hotel Business – AH&LA Applauds Legislation to Rein Commercial Operators in Short-Term Rental Marketplace

March 3, 2016 WASHINGTON—The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) applauded the Virginia Senate’s passage of the SB 416. The Limited Residential Lodging Act was amended to study the issue before any legislation is enacted.... Source: http://m.hotelbusiness.com/Hospitality/AHandLA-Applauds-Legislation-to-Rein-In-Commercial-Operators-in-Short-Term-Rental-Marketplace/53433

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