Stephanie Linnartz, executive VP and chief marketing and commercial officer, said people who are of Generation X age and younger comprise 70% of the working population and will represent 87% of the workforce by 2024. That growing demographic underscores the importance of ensuring the rooms and hotels added to the portfolio suit the needs of these guests. For instance, these travelers do not want heavy furniture or abundant closet space in guestrooms. Plenty of electrical outlets also will be on hand to accommodate mobile devices. “They have been shaped by technology and in part by how the Internet has changed how we all work and live,” Linnartz said, referring to what she calls the “Apple generation.” Get the full story at Hotel News Now