The Resurgence of the Cuban Hospitality Industry

Last December, we experienced a historic event – after 54 years, the American flag flew again in Cuba as the U.S. Embassy reopened in Havana. And, with the U.S. Treasury Department recently easing travel restrictions, many Americans will once again be able to experience Cuba’s rich history and culture. Cuba has long been wrapped in mystery and allure for the American traveler. Many travelers want to experience a country that has essentially been frozen in time – from the vintage 1950’s cars... Read more →

The Marriott-Starwood Merger: Revised Agreement to Create the World’s Largest Hotel Company

Today, we announced that we revised our agreement to merge with Starwood because we remain confident that, together, we can create value and stay competitive in a quickly-evolving marketplace. The combination of Marriott and Starwood will create a premier lodging company with 5,700 hotels and over 1.1 million rooms that will benefit guests, associates, owners, franchisees and shareholders. Under the revised deal, signed with the Starwood Board of Directors, shareholders will receive 0.80 shares... Read more →

Bookmark Cuba Now — Before You Lose Your Place

We crept quietly to the living room doorway and like little spies peered around the corner. I was 9 and my sister was 6. Saturday night and our parents were out with friends, leaving us with the babysitter who was sitting, oblivious to us, watching our family’s one TV. This was our ritual on a babysitter evening. Made us feel older – staying up late – watching TV if only surreptitiously – and, of course, the shows that were on at that time – even back then – were deemed inappropriate... Read more →
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