CHLA Industry Headlines
Dec. 23, 2009

Savvy Hoteliers to Steal a Bigger Share of the Market in 2010
from The Hotel News Resource
The economy will slowly improve in 2010, but just getting your fair share of business will not be nearly enough. Less business in the marketplace means your fair share is less, too. Hotels need a bigger piece of the smaller economic pie to dominate in the marketplace. More

Erin Andrews Case Could Have Greater Impact on Hotel Industry
from Hotel News Now
The case of the privacy violation of Erin Andrews has been making headlines since this summer when word got out of the peeping Tom who managed to get confidential information about the ESPN reporter from various hotels and then record videos through her guestroom peephole. More

Economy Thrives on Corporate Travel
from The Sacramento Business Journal
Although misinformed anti-corporate travel rhetoric is starting to subside in Washington, D.C., the media is still bent on keeping the controversy alive. Months of damaging negative press - often inaccurate - continues to haunt the meetings segment of the hospitality industry, which employs 2.4 million Americans and generates $240 billion in spending and $39 billion in tax revenue annually. More

Cut in Carbon Emissions May Have Dire Consequences on Vacation Plans
from FOX News
If the U.S. fulfills its pledge to shrink greenhouse gas emission, the carbon dioxide reductions will force a host of unintended consequences on a major sector of the U.S. economy - the travel and tourism industries. More

Green Lodging and Hospitality Conference Wraps Up in Orlando
from The Green lodging News
The second annual Green Lodging and Hospitality Conference, held at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Fla., from December 9-11, featured a strong group of speakers but failed to attract the crowd one might expect from one of the largest hotel centers in the world. Attendance was 175 for the event, including approximately 50 vendors. The conference was hosted by the Treeo Center, University of Florida. More

Ritz-Carlton Destination Club Opens In North Lake Tahoe
from Hotel Interactive
The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club is proud to announce the opening of its newest property, The Ritz-Carlton Club, Lake Tahoe. The Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton are welcoming Members to this ski-in/ski-out mountain retreat. More

Four Seasons Close to Foreclosure
from San Francisco Business Times
The Four Seasons San Francisco is heading closer to foreclosure after lenders rejected owner Millennium Partners' proposal to renegotiate the loan on the property, according to the credit-rating agency Realpoint. More