Lodging

Cannabis and Hemp: Up in Smoke? How the Hospitality Industry Can Avoid Traps for the Unwary

The director of your spa program calls, noting that your top competitor is offering CBD-infused massages. Your marketing team wants to engage in “Canna-Tourism,” encouraging guests to visit the property because it is within walking distance of a hot new dispensary. And your F&B director has big plans for a new menu focusing on cannabis- ...
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Re-Opening & Room Rates: Beware of Price Gouging Laws

So-called “price gouging” is when a business providing essential consumer goods or services takes advantage of abnormal market conditions caused by events such as natural disasters, armed conflicts or other crises, by raising prices to excessive levels. To date, 35 U.S. states have enacted anti-price gouging legislation. Typically, these statutes make it an illegal act ...
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Branded Residence in Egypt Legal Framework

Introduction Egypt’s real estate market has been witnessing a great development during the last few years. New types of investment are increasingly evolving; among them is the branded residence associated with rental pool arrangements. In this type of investment, a luxury brand name of a hotel is licensed for use on a residential development. The ...
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Reopening Closed Buildings: Legionella and Other Health Risks

Reopening a closed building, or portions of a building, after an extended shutdown can be more complicated than just unlocking the doors and turning on the lights.  The unprecedented shutdowns and reduced operations at a wide variety of commercial buildings and structures, ranging from office buildings and retail stores to hotels and restaurants, as a ...
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Businesses That Mandate Masks For Employees And Customers Need To Consider ADA Issues

As more businesses begin to reopen, businesses face many difficult questions about requiring employees and customers to wear protective face coverings? However, businesses should not forget that, despite the onset of COVID-19 and drastic measures taken by local, state, and federal governments, the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) still apply to employers ...
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Connecting the Dots for Retail and Hospitality: Legal and Safety Ramifications of COVID-19

Webinar | Tuesday, April 7, at 1:00 p.m. ET Retail and hospitality operators are searching for relief and compliance solutions as the Coronavirus continues to impact the United States. Join Ceridian’s John Orr, SVP Retail, and a panel of legal and safety thought leaders for an interactive, deep-dive discussion on the steps you can take ...
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Key Considerations for a Hotel Contemplating to House Healthcare Workers And/Or Transitioning into a Temporary Healthcare Facility

Every hotel owner or manager is in a different situation, however the one common denominator for the hospitality & leisure industry, is the epic negative impact this epidemic has had on the travel industry, with less people flying for both business and leisure, which has resulted in the vast majority of hotels across top 25 ...
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8-Point Plan For Restaurant And Hospitality Employers During The COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak

Restaurants and Hospitality businesses are on the front lines of dealing with the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. What should you consider in the coming days, weeks, and months to deal with the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis? Below we have provided both an update on the latest federal and state rules relating to coronavirus and a six-point plan ...
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Resources to Combat the Coronavirus

This ConvergeBlog post features several articles that provide valuable information about COVID-10, or the Coronavirus. It is our hope that these articles can assist the travel and hospitality industries to combat the virus and manage the risks that come with it. We will continue to add links with updated information and valuable tips For more ...
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Pandemics and the Lodging Industry

As of the writing of this article, the Coronavirus pandemic is only a few weeks old, yet it is clear that this event is already having a significant impact on the travel industry. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the virus, now known as COVID-19, a global health emergency, and individual governments have imposed ...
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