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Growth in Domestic Leisure Travel Offset by Slowdown in International and Domestic Business Travel

Growth in Domestic Leisure Travel Offset by Slowdown in International and Domestic Business Travel

December 6, 2016

Domestic leisure to sustain travel growth in coming months; All other sectors expected to slow further into early 2017 WASHINGTON (December 6,...

Give Guests the Gift of Better Communication in 2017 with TV Messaging Via vuTyme by ADB

Give Guests the Gift of Better Communication in 2017 with TV Messaging Via vuTyme by ADB

December 6, 2016

Hoteliers can message an individual guest, a group of guests, all guests, or even guests at different hotels in a multi-property environment, like a...

RLJ Lodging Trust Sells Two Hotels in New York City for $286 Million

RLJ Lodging Trust Sells Two Hotels in New York City for $286 Million

December 6, 2016

BETHESDA, Md.--RLJ Lodging Trust (the “Company”) (NYSE: RLJ) today announced that it has sold two hotels (the “Hotels”) in New York...

Hersha Hospitality Trust Completes Acquisition of the Ambrose Hotel in Santa Monica, CA for $47.5 million

Hersha Hospitality Trust Completes Acquisition of the Ambrose Hotel in Santa Monica, CA for $47.5 million

December 6, 2016

PHILADELPHIA-- Hersha Hospitality Trust (NYSE:HT) (“Hersha” or the “Company”), owner of upscale hotels in urban gateway markets,...

What’s Next for the Palms Las Vegas?

What’s Next for the Palms Las Vegas?

Thomas Moore | Las Vegas Sun | December 6, 2016

Dec. 05--It's appropriate that the Palms, which hosted the reality TV show "The Real World" and was a hangout for young celebrities and rock...

Los Angeles Has More Pipeline Rooms in Early Planning Than Any Other Market

Los Angeles Has More Pipeline Rooms in Early Planning Than Any Other Market

December 6, 2016

December 6, 2016 – PORTSMOUTH, NH – According to the recent Construction Pipeline Trend Report from Lodging Econometrics (LE), Los Angeles has...

HVS Key Takeaways: CHICOS 2016

HVS Key Takeaways: CHICOS 2016

December 6, 2016

By Kristin Rinaudo , Parris Jordan HVS recently held its 6th annual Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference and Operating Summit (CHICOS) at the Ritz-Carlton in...

StayNTouch Rover™ PMS Expands Distribution Features With Integration to Cubilis by Stardekk

StayNTouch Rover™ PMS Expands Distribution Features With Integration to Cubilis by Stardekk

December 6, 2016

Bethesda, MD – DECEMBER 5, 2016 – StayNTouch, an innovator in mobile technology and Property Management Systems (PMS) for hotels, is very happy to...

New LUMA Hotel Times Square Website Embodies Flair of Iconic Neighborhood

New LUMA Hotel Times Square Website Embodies Flair of Iconic Neighborhood

December 6, 2016

Shining bright in the heart of Midtown Manhattan’s Times Square, the brand new LUMA Hotel Times Square has partnered with HeBS Digital to launch a...

Five Trends that Will Shape Hotel Investment in Communication Networks in 2017

Five Trends that Will Shape Hotel Investment in Communication Networks in 2017

December 6, 2016

Re-Designing Hotel Communications to Satisfy the “Always-Connected” Millennial Guest  Chicago, December 6, 2016 — In 2017, hoels...

BDNY Honors Manufacturers with 2016 Best of BDNY Product Design Awards and Best Exhibit Honors

BDNY Honors Manufacturers with 2016 Best of BDNY Product Design Awards and Best Exhibit Honors

December 6, 2016

Cincinnati, OH, December 5, 2016 – Two dozen manufacturers/marketers of inventive design elements for hospitality interiors received Best of BDNY Product...

BMC Investments with Assistance from Vision Hospitality Group Developing Moxy Denver/Cherry Creek

BMC Investments with Assistance from Vision Hospitality Group Developing Moxy Denver/Cherry Creek

December 6, 2016

CHATTANOOGA, TENN., DEC. 6, 2016 — BMC Investments, LLC in partnership with Chattanooga-based Vision Hospitality Group, Inc. continues construction of...

RLH Properties Selects Rosewood Hotels & Resorts to Manage New Build Rosewood Mandarina in Mexico

RLH Properties Selects Rosewood Hotels & Resorts to Manage New Build Rosewood Mandarina in Mexico

December 6, 2016

LOS ANGELES---Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® has been appointed by RLH Properties, a company created by BK Partners, to manage Rosewood Mandarina...

Lao International Development & IHG Enter Agreement for New Build InterContinental Vientiane in Laos

Lao International Development & IHG Enter Agreement for New Build InterContinental Vientiane in Laos

December 6, 2016

Set to open in 2021, the new-build InterContinental Vientiane will join Crowne Plaza Vientiane to be the second hotel managed by IHG in the capital city. The...

After a Three Year Delay, MHG Hotels to Build $16 million SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza

After a Three Year Delay, MHG Hotels to Build $16 million SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza

Diane Stafford | The Kansas City Star | December 6, 2016

Dec. 05--More than three years after a 96-room, four-story hotel was announced for a prominent location northwest of the Country Club Plaza, site preparation...

OTO Development Celebrates Topping Out for AC Hotel Spartanburg

OTO Development Celebrates Topping Out for AC Hotel Spartanburg

Alyssa Mulliger | Herald-Journal, Spartanburg, S.C. | December 6, 2016

Dec. 05--The unfinished lobby of the future 10-story AC Hotel by Marriott in downtown Spartanburg was packed with civic leaders, developers, community members...

Olshan Properties Set for January Debut of Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort Following $40M Renovation

Olshan Properties Set for January Debut of Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort Following $40M Renovation

December 6, 2016

MARCO ISLAND, FL. (DECEMBER 6, 2016) – Debuting January 2017,  Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa will welcome returning and new guests to...

San Diego’s Iconic Hotel, THE US GRANT, Finalizing $13M Refresh of Public Spaces and Guestrooms

San Diego’s Iconic Hotel, THE US GRANT, Finalizing $13M Refresh of Public Spaces and Guestrooms

December 6, 2016

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (December 6, 2016) – A San Diego icon since 1910, THE US GRANT, a Luxury Collection Hotel, is currently finalizing a $13...

AYANA to Rebrand InterContinental MidPlaza Jakarta to AYANA Midplaza JAKARTA

AYANA to Rebrand InterContinental MidPlaza Jakarta to AYANA Midplaza JAKARTA

December 6, 2016

(December 2016) – Recognized as one of Indonesia’s premier hospitality companies, AYANA plans to rebrand InterContinental MidPlaza Jakarta to AYANA...

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group Appoints Michael Dean as Chief Development Officer for the Americas

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group Appoints Michael Dean as Chief Development Officer for the Americas

December 6, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS (December 6, 2016) - Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups, today appointed Michael Dean as...

New Castle Promotes Jeremy Buffam to Vice President Capital Projects and Facilities

New Castle Promotes Jeremy Buffam to Vice President Capital Projects and Facilities

December 6, 2016

SHELTON, Conn. - - December 6, 2016—Gerry Chase, president and COO of New Castle Hotels & Resorts a leading third-party management company and hotel...

Crescent Hotels & Resorts Names Maureen Mackey as Vice President of Global Sales

Crescent Hotels & Resorts Names Maureen Mackey as Vice President of Global Sales

December 6, 2016

Washington, DC (December 6, 2016) – Michael George, Chief Executive Officer of Crescent Hotels & Resorts, announced that the hotel and resort...

Senih Geray Names General Manager of The St. Regis New York

Senih Geray Names General Manager of The St. Regis New York

December 6, 2016

New York, New York – The St. Regis New York is proud to announce Senih Geray as General Manager for the celebrated flagship property. A respected leader...

Steigenberger Appoints Louis Liu General Manager of Hotel Maximilian in Beijing

Steigenberger Appoints Louis Liu General Manager of Hotel Maximilian in Beijing

December 6, 2016

Frankfurt am Main, 6 December 2016 - 47-year old Louis Liu has been appointed new General Manager of the Hotel Maximilian (managed by Steigenberger) in...

Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel Welcomes David President as Director of Sales

Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel Welcomes David President as Director of Sales

December 6, 2016

TOWSON, Md., Dec. 06, 2016 -- The Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel is pleased to announce the appointment of David President to Director of Sales of the...

Hotel Crescent Court in Dallas Names Diego Anea Director of Food & Beverage

Hotel Crescent Court in Dallas Names Diego Anea Director of Food & Beverage

December 6, 2016

DALLAS – Dec. 6, 2016 – Hotel Crescent Court – the Lone Star landmark situated in the heart of Dallas’ vibrant Uptown – proudly...

New York City’s Historic Sohotel Chooses ALICE for Guest and Staff Communications

New York City’s Historic Sohotel Chooses ALICE for Guest and Staff Communications

December 6, 2016

ALICE Suite Helps Staff Deliver Impeccable Service Even While Sohotel Is Under Renovation New York, NY -- Hotel operations platform ALICE announces New York...

Duetto and TravelClick Launch Automated Demand360-Driven Revenue Strategy with KSL Resorts

Duetto and TravelClick Launch Automated Demand360-Driven Revenue Strategy with KSL Resorts

December 7, 2016

With TravelClick’s Demand360 for Duetto, Hotels can Optimize Pricing Strategies by Seamlessly Integrating Future-Looking Competitor Demand Data San...

How to Jumpstart Your Hotel’s Direct Bookings through Search Engine Marketing

How to Jumpstart Your Hotel’s Direct Bookings through Search Engine Marketing

December 7, 2016

By Mariana Safer and Carmine Fischetti                 More than 25% of direct...

iBeacons? Eddystone?  How Do You Choose Which Beacons to Have Faith In?

iBeacons? Eddystone?  How Do You Choose Which Beacons to Have Faith In?

December 7, 2016

Beacon agnosticism and the real truth about beacons By Dr. Michael Arner Having learned dutifully that “hardware sales are a race to the bottom,”...

New Radisson RED Hotel Employs ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access as Key Part of Dedicated Hotel App

New Radisson RED Hotel Employs ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access as Key Part of Dedicated Hotel App

December 7, 2016

Millennial-facing hotel brand gives mobile-oriented travelers seamless control over hotel stay with keyless technologies on hotel app Stockholm –...

What Hotels Can Learn From Walmart

What Hotels Can Learn From Walmart

December 7, 2016

By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.lma.ca) Years ago, and well before my hotelier days, I traveled to Bentonville, Arkansas selling ergonomic furniture,...

EHL Publishes the LAUSANNE REPORT, a Look Into the Hospitality Industry With a 2030 Horizon

EHL Publishes the LAUSANNE REPORT, a Look Into the Hospitality Industry With a 2030 Horizon

December 7, 2016

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, December 7th 2016 – Today, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), the world’s leading institution in hospitality...

Cornell Study Examines How Bias Affects Hiring Practices

Cornell Study Examines How Bias Affects Hiring Practices

December 7, 2016

Ithaca, NY, December 7, 2016 - Removing bias from the hiring process presents challenges for the hospitality industry and other service industries that want a...

How Self-Service Technology is Enhancing the Guest Experience

How Self-Service Technology is Enhancing the Guest Experience

December 7, 2016

 by Natasha Stokes          At hotels around the world, the friendly face of a concierge who remembers your name could soon be...

Meetings Yield Healthy Return on Investment for Small Business Owners, Especially in Tech Sector

Meetings Yield Healthy Return on Investment for Small Business Owners, Especially in Tech Sector

December 7, 2016

New survey shows small business owners continue to prioritize investments in face-to-face meetings Washington, DC – Small business owners report that...

Travel is Worth It: Choice Hotels Reveals 2017 Travel Outlook

Travel is Worth It: Choice Hotels Reveals 2017 Travel Outlook

December 7, 2016

Survey reveals Americans are willing to spend more and prioritize travel in 2017 ROCKVILLE, Md., Dec. 7, 2016  -- As 2017 fast approaches, Choice...

U.S. Hotel Market Outlook Shows Sector’s Top 5 ‘Buy’ and ‘Sell’ Markets

U.S. Hotel Market Outlook Shows Sector’s Top 5 ‘Buy’ and ‘Sell’ Markets

December 7, 2016

Ten-X Research reveals hotel sector facing major challenges due to a large infusion of supply and steadily declining demand IRVINE, Calif. and SILICON...

Marriott’s Luxury Collection Signs Five New Properties in Europe

Marriott’s Luxury Collection Signs Five New Properties in Europe

December 7, 2016

CANNES, France--The Luxury Collection, part of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR), today announced the signings of five flagship properties for the...

Valuing a Hotel’s Real and Personal Property Separately

Valuing a Hotel’s Real and Personal Property Separately

December 7, 2016

How to Separate Tangible Personal Property Value from Real Property Value in Hotels A hotel’s value can be categorized into real property and personal...

The Financial Impact of Hotel Renovations

The Financial Impact of Hotel Renovations

December 7, 2016

by Laurel A. Keller, MAI and John Burke  The story is a familiar one. A hotel that formerly outperformed its competitive set is now struggling to...

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