Whereas Airbnb has reached agreements to collect occupancy taxes in cities such as San Francisco, Chicago and Washington and remit the funds to their governments, the company's relationship with New York has been particularly contentious. Meanwhile, New York hotels' RevPAR through September fell 2.9% from a year earlier, according to hospitality research firm STR. Hotel representatives attributed the loss largely to Airbnb's growth, while analysts also cited a 5% increase in hotel room supply. "We've done a variety of things to try and build relationships [with the hotel industry]," said Chip Conley, Airbnb's head of global hospitality and strategy. "We've had the global hotel companies come to our headquarters to do immersions so the Marriott and Hilton executives can learn about how we operate and how we understand millennial travel needs. But the hotel associations and hotel unions [in New York] have been very rabidly anti-Airbnb." Get the full story at Travel Weekly Read also "Interview with Airbnb's Chip Conley" at Travel Weekly