Travel writer/hotels reporter for @USATODAY. Author of personal finance book Hot (Broke) Messes: How to Have Your Latte and Drink it Too. Georgetown Hoya.

Study: Airbnb poses threat to hotel industry

usatoday.com — LOS ANGELES--Airbnb's influence is growing, and leaders of the world's largest hotel companies are starting to address the competitive threat. According to a new study by CBRE Hotels' Americas Research, travelers spent $2.4 billion on Airbnb lodging from October 2014 to September 2015.

Live for less: Charming Cuenca, Ecuador, courts American expats

usatoday.com — CUENCA,Ecuador - It's Sunday afternoon, and multiple flat-screen TVs are broadcasting football at Inca Lounge and Bistro in this quaint town 8,400 feet above sea level in Ecuador. The teams that are playing are not Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, or even Ecuador's own national football team.
Jan 29, 2016

My latest #travel centerpiece: Live for less: Charming #Cuenca, #Ecuador, courts American expats usat.ly/1SNMuwp via @usatoday

Kimpton to open first hotel outside the Americas in Amsterdam

usatoday.com — LOS ANGELES--Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants will open its first hotel outside of the Americas, just a year after the boutique hotel chain was acquired by hospitality giant InterContinental Hotels Group. The hotel will debut in Amsterdam in 2017. It will be a conversion from a Crowne Plaza, another brand underneath the IHG umbrella.
Jan 27, 2016

Kimpton to open first hotel outside the Americas in Amsterdam usat.ly/1VrmDZ2 (by @nancytrejos)

Jan 27, 2016

RT @TodayInTheSky: Kimpton to open first hotel outside the Americas in Amsterdam usat.ly/1VrmDZ2 (by @nancytrejos)

Jan 27, 2016

My exclusive today from #ALIS2016: @Kimpton to open first hotel outside the Americas in Amsterdam usat.ly/1RNpayx via @usatoday @IHG

Hilton announces new affordable hotel brand, Tru

usatoday.com — LOS ANGELES--Hilton Worldwide today announced a new affordable brand targeting younger travelers. Tru by Hilton will debut at the end of this year. It will be Hilton's 13th brand, and its entry re-entry into the midscale hotel segment. The company introduced the new brand at the Americas Lodging Investment Summit in Los Angeles.
Jan 25, 2016

Hilton announces new affordable hotel brand usat.ly/1VjTxLd via @usatoday

Jan 25, 2016

Hilton announces 'Tru,' new affordable brand aimed at younger travelers usat.ly/1RIpheM (by @nancytrejos) pic.twitter.com/qU8TT8pVf2

Jan 25, 2016

Platform beds, 65-inch TVs, showers and whiz bang chairs @Hilton's #Tru fishes for millenials usat.ly/1VjTxLd

Jan 25, 2016

Dear Hilton, Marriott, and hotel chains in general - Some of us "millenials" still want desks in the room - usatoday.com/story/travel/h…

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Hilton marks a milestone; enters 100th country

usatoday.com — Hilton Worldwide is now operating in 100 countries with the opening of the Hilton N'Djamena in Chad. The move marks a milestone for the McLean, Va.-based company, which in 2015 signed more than 100,000 rooms for development, a record. Since 2007, the company has expanded by more than 50%.
Jan 21, 2016

My exclusive today: Hilton marks a milestone; enters 100th country usat.ly/1RBjAiR via @usatoday @HiltonWorldwide @canopybyhilton

W Hotels to expand in the USA

usatoday.com — W Hotels, Starwood Hotels and Resorts' popular luxury lifestyle brand, ended 2015 with a 70% increase in signings for new properties over the previous year. It is the most number of commitments W Hotels has had since 2007. This morning, a new Aspen property, along the ski slopes, was announced.

TripAdvisor names 2016 Travelers' Choice hotel winners

usatoday.com — TripAdvisor has named The Sherry-Netherland Hotel in New York City the U.S. winner of its Travelers' Choice awards for hotels and Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur in India the top winner worldwide. The winners were based on millions of reviews collected in a single year from TripAdvisor users worldwide.
Jan 20, 2016

Our exclusive today: TripAdvisor names 2016 Travelers' Choice hotel winners usat.ly/1V7poys via @usatoday @TripAdvisor #hotels

Favorite U.S. airports: Top picks from our travel panel

usatoday.com — Travelers are increasingly demanding more from their airports. They want short security lines, great restaurants and shops, and enough plugs for their multiple devices. In recent years, many airports have started to give them what they want, adding higher-end restaurants, charging stations, and even displays of art. The result?
Jan 17, 2016

Favorite U.S. airports: Top picks from our travel panel: Travelers are increasingly demanding more from their ... usat.ly/1V0ikUn

Jan 18, 2016

RT @LPRDallas: Spoiler Alert! @DFWAirport dominates in @USAToday informal survey ranking best airports. @nancytrejos has more here usat.ly/1PBsWoF

Jan 20, 2016

My latest ... Favorite U.S. airports: Top picks from our travel panel usat.ly/1RuQv8u via @usatoday #airports

Jan 20, 2016

Favorite U.S. airports: Top picks from our travel panel usat.ly/1RuQv8u via @usatoday

AAA names its newest Five Diamond hotels

usatoday.com — Six hotels have made AAA's list of Five Diamond establishments for the first time, earning the highest designation given by the travel authority. The total number of hotels earning Five Diamond ratings in the past 12 months is 118. That represents just 0.4% of the nearly 28,000 AAA-approved and diamond-rated hotels.

IHG reaches milestone, opens 5,000th hotel

usatoday.com — InterContinental Hotels Group, one of the largest hotel companies in the world, is marking the opening of its 5,000th hotel today, a milestone that involved introducing new brands and refreshing longstanding ones. The 293-room Hotel Indigo Lower East Side New York, a joint venture between IHG and Brack Capital Real Estate, is the 5,000th hotel to open.
Jan 12, 2016

From my chat with #IHG CEO Richard Solomons this a.m.: IHG reaches milestone, opens 5,000th hotel usat.ly/1P7ss9e @usatoday #hotels

Jan 12, 2016

RT @IHG: @nancytrejos covers the opening of our 5,000th hotel globally for @USATODAY. Read Nancy’s piece at: usat.ly/1P7ss9e #IHG5000

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Feb 08, 2016

Such a pretty and light dessert at the Wayfarer at the Quin Hotel in NYC. @TheWayfarerNYC #foodporn pic.twitter.com/IxGHzx45YL

Feb 06, 2016

Fantastic #NYC night w/ my DC peeps Christina&Steve watching #SmartPeople @2STNYC. Provocative play. pic.twitter.com/KS9Q61hktw

Feb 06, 2016

A night at the #JamesBeardHouse tasting the “Flavors of Veneto" @SRVBoston. Magnifico! #foodporn pic.twitter.com/uUAMXtdJ9H

Feb 04, 2016

Cocktails at #LeGrande, the new bar at the Time New York hotel. Nice to have a decent venue in Times Square! #NYC pic.twitter.com/IDh1tvfZpb

Feb 04, 2016

Hilarious #RCmemories. Hanging out w/the @RitzCarlton crew overlooking Central Park trying to get a perfect selfie! pic.twitter.com/1swudOPdV5


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