The magazine was established in 1875 with the name Hotel & Motel Management. The magazine delivered hotel news, analysis and operational strategies. Regular features included special reports, research/top lists, hot products, technology, furniture, fixtures and equipment, hotel operations, and trends and statistics. The magazine was previously headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, and was part of Advanstar Communications, Inc.
In January 2011, the magazine was redesigned and renamed Hotel Management. Following these changes the magazine began to cover articles about technology, development and trends/statistics. It is published fifteen times a year. It was formerly published 21 times per year. Its headquarters is in New York City.