TRAVEL BITES: 30 OCTOBER

There’s never a slow news day in the hospitality and travel world. We are a 24-7 business after all. Here are a handful of hotel stories to snack on over the weekend.

Ace Hotel, on the verge of opening Ace Pittsburgh, is going through an ownership dispute with late founder’s father. [NY Post]

Starwood + Hyatt = Best/Worst Idea Ever? [NY Times]

More mergers are in the air! [Wall Street Journal]

OTAs owe Chicago some serious money. [Chicago Tribune]

James Packer, of Crown Resorts and Mariah Carey’s heart, has bought a 20 percent stake in Nobu Hospitality. [The Guardian]

Good news for hotel lovers: It is cheaper to live in a hotel in London than a flat. [Evening Standard]

Scary! Halloween Hotel Marketing Nightmares. [Hospitality.net]

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Juliana Shallcross
A self-confessed hotel addict, Juliana Shallcross has been reporting on hotels around the world for more than a decade. She was previously the managing editor HotelChatter.com. A good portion of her job involves sleeping in new hotels, obsessing over technology and keeping tabs on the ever-changing hospitality landscape. She's based in Los Angeles.