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Extended stay hotels say business is good, despite competition (access required)

Travelers needing to stay more than a few days in a particular location increasingly have an additional option that is more economical and offers more flexibility than the traditional hotel: The extended stay hotel. Extended stay hotels are for people ...

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Idaho hotels tackle waste, sustainability (access required)

It’s not unusual to find notes in a hotel room asking you to conserve by hanging up your towels and not having your sheets changed every day. But some Idaho hotels are kicking their efforts to be green up a ...

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A grab bag of Idaho hotel projects (access required)

The nearly three dozen new hotels under construction, recently opened or pending construction in Idaho will transform the lodging supply in many cities, including Boise, the state capital. In downtown Boise, four hotel projects were announced in a period of ...

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Know which construction documents to keep and which to toss (access required)

The promise of the “paperless office” is a bust. In reality, the ease by which documents are created has caused files to explode in volume, both in paper and in electronic format. And since those documents are easily disseminated, multiple ...

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Traditional lodgings, modern marketing (access required)

Just a few decades ago, most people knew what the storied western lifestyle looked like. TV programs like Gunsmoke contained all the ingredients of the typical western, such as horses, cowboys, wide-open spaces, and nights around the campfire. Thanks to ...

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Hospitality management programs evolve to embrace technology (access required)

Hospitality management educational programs are becoming more professional, and technology is the reason. Hospitality has traditionally been thought of as an entry-level job. “The interesting thing about hospitality, unlike nursing, is that you don’t need a degree,” said Angie White, ...

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