Phila. Lawmakers Move Toward Regulating, and Taxing, Airbnb Room RentalsRental of rooms or entire homes through web sites like Airbnb is currently illegal in Philadelphia, because the zoning code doesn't allow it.
Philadelphia Hotel Industry Elated With Papal and Democratic Convention Windfalls "This is great news for us. We are on a roll," says Ed Grose, executive director of the Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association.
City Council Looks At Restrictions On Local Hotels Aimed At Combating Human TraffickingHuman trafficking often involves forced prostitution – and now Philadelphia City Council is considering new regulations on local hotels aimed at preventing that.
Philadelphia Hotel Rates and Occupancy Levels Surging Upward Preliminary numbers for 2014 show the center city occupancy rate was at 76 percent.
Confirmation of Pope Francis' Visit Sends Philadelphia Hospitality Industry Into OverdriveThe hotels and historic sites have ten months to get ready. Most visitors will be encouraged to stay with host families.
Phila. Taxi Regulators Urged To Widen Access For HandicappedBut members of Philadelphia City Council found no easy answers.
Philadelphia Hotels See a Welcome Uptick in Labor Day Weekend BusinessHotels in center city Philadelphia are expected to be sold out for the upcoming end-of-summer weekend.
Pennsylvania Convention Center Bookings Way Down For 2014-2016And it seems that long-running labor issues are the key concern.
Philadelphia Needs More Hotels Near Convention Center, Marketers Say"Convention planners prefer not to have their attendees spread out," explains the executive director of the Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association.
Philadelphia Hotel Operators Get Behind Proposed Hike in City's Hotel Tax"We all sat down at the table and have come to an agreement," says Ed Grose, executive director of the Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association.
Hurricane Sandy's Effects Make Bust, Then Boom, For Area HotelsOnce its power and phone service were restored, the Holiday Inn in Fort Washington, Pa. saw an increase in business.
W Hotel Could Be In Philadelphia's FutureKatie Martin with the Mayor's Communication Office confirmed on Thursday that there is talk of a W Hotel coming to the city.

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