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.
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.
Upscale Logan Circle Hotel Looking For A New Brand NameWhat will happen to the current Four Seasons location, at 18th and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, when the hotel moves to its new location atop the Comcast Tech Center in 2017?
Philly's Tourism Industry Comes Through For Stranded German StudentsA group of students from Germany, in this country to learn about US history, has gotten an unexpected lesson about Philadelphia hospitality after their tour operator suddenly went bankrupt.
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.
Philadelphia Hotel Owners Change Stance On Hotel Tax HikeHotel managers and owners in Philadelphia have done an about-face and now say they oppose a plan to raise the city's hotel tax.
Proposed Hike In Philadelphia Hotel Tax Would Go To Promoting TourismThe proposal would raise the "hospitality promotion tax" in Philadelphia from 1.2 percent to 1.5 percent.

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