Yotel is delving into a new market segment with YotelPad, whose accommodations can also be used as residential or short-term rentals. The company plans to open YotelPads in Switzerland, Dubai, Miami and Park City, Utah.
Siren Hotel, the Shinola Hotel and the Element Detroit Hotel are all slated to open in Detroit this year. A new project near Little Caesars Arena would bring 100 rooms to an eight-story building in the city's Cass Corridor.
Capita Travel and Events has teamed with Maiden Voyage to identify "female friendly" hotels. "With [over] 51% of female business travelers having reported feeling vulnerable when staying in a hotel, we know that there is a genuine need for a trusted standard," said Maiden Voyage CEO Carolyn Pearson.
Hotels worldwide are offering rooms based on popular cartoon characters. Examples include a Mario Brothers-themed room at the Langham Melbourne in Australia and a Barbie-themed room at Double Tree by Hilton in Denver.
Nuvola bills itself as data-driven guest management software that promises to modernize dated systems, especially those still relying on pen and paper. The first iteration of the software was launched in 2012, with founder and CEO Juan Carlos Abello selling it door-to-door.