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Hoteliers and Associations Vehemently Oppose NLRB Ruling Determining Joint-Employer Status

Hoteliers and Associations Vehemently Oppose NLRB Ruling Determining Joint-Employer Status

August 28, 2015

Washington, D.C. – August 28, 2015 – The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), the sole national association representing all segments of...

War of Hotels’ Breaks out Ahead of Tokyo Olympics

War of Hotels’ Breaks out Ahead of Tokyo Olympics

| The Yomiuri Shimbun, Tokyo / Asia News Network | August 28, 2015

Aug. 28--TOKYO (The Yomiuri Shimbun/ANN) -- Readying for a large influx of foreign visitors for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, luxurious hotels are...

Kansas City Council Approves Development Plans for True North Hotel Groups Home2 Suites by Hilton

Kansas City Council Approves Development Plans for True North Hotel Groups Home2 Suites by Hilton

Lynn Horsley | The Kansas City Star | August 28, 2015

Aug. 28--The Kansas City Council on Thursday approved a development plan that clears the way for construction of a Hilton Home2Suites hotel at 20th and Main...

Construction Underway for Hotel Concepts 118-room Hilton Garden Inn in Olympia, WA

Construction Underway for Hotel Concepts 118-room Hilton Garden Inn in Olympia, WA

Rolf Boone | The Olympian (Olympia, Wash.) | August 28, 2015

Aug. 27--A Hilton Garden Inn is under construction in Olympia, one of several developments in the area being pursued by a Seattle developer. The developer...

Proposed Woodland Park, CO Hotel Needs a Redesign Before Construction Begins

Proposed Woodland Park, CO Hotel Needs a Redesign Before Construction Begins

Matt Steiner | The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.) | August 28, 2015

Aug. 28--The city of Woodland Park and the residents speaking out at Thursday's meeting of the Planning Commission agreed that a Best Western hotel could be...

Historic Red Lion Hotel at the Quay to Close on Vancouver Waterfront Eliminating 82 Jobs

Historic Red Lion Hotel at the Quay to Close on Vancouver Waterfront Eliminating 82 Jobs

Mike Rogoway | The Oregonian, Portland, Ore. | August 28, 2015

Aug. 27--The historic Red Lion Hotel at the Quay will close on Halloween as the Port of Vancouver moves forward on a massive redevelopment of the city's...

Despite Efforts to Increase, Jordanian Women’s Participation in Tourism Sector Below Expectations

Despite Efforts to Increase, Jordanian Women’s Participation in Tourism Sector Below Expectations

Laila Azzeh | Jordan Times, Amman | August 28, 2015

Aug. 27--AMMAN -- Despite efforts to increase the number of Jordanian women in the tourism sector, their participation in this "dynamic" domain is still below...

Hotel Being Considered for Newburyport, Mass. Rotary Area

Hotel Being Considered for Newburyport, Mass. Rotary Area

Dyke Hendrickson | The Daily News of Newburyport, Mass. | August 28, 2015

Aug. 28--NEWBURYPORT -- A four-story hotel near the Route 1 rotary is being considered as part of the city's "smart growth" zone. The City Council's...

From Bad to Worse for Wyndham

From Bad to Worse for Wyndham

August 27, 2015

By Scott Warner and Benjamin LambiotteLawyers often say “bad facts make bad law”. Combine that with weak legal arguments and, well, things can get really...

Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry: Gross vs. Net Revenue Reporting

Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry: Gross vs. Net Revenue Reporting

August 27, 2015

Implementation of the11th Revised Edition of the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry The 11th revised edition of the Uniform System of Accounts...

General Manager Tracie Kent Set to Open the 96-suite Residence Inn East Lansing in Michigan

General Manager Tracie Kent Set to Open the 96-suite Residence Inn East Lansing in Michigan

August 31, 2015

East Lansing, Michigan - August 31, 2015 - The 96-suite Residence Inn by Marriott in East Lansing, Michigan is scheduled to open this September and will...

Strand Hospitality Services Names Chris Martin as Regional Director of Operations

Strand Hospitality Services Names Chris Martin as Regional Director of Operations

August 31, 2015

(Myrtle Beach, S.C.) August 31, 2015- Strand Hospitality Services recently announced that Chris Martin has been hired as a Regional Director of...

Hilton Worldwide Honors Top Hotel Owners in the Americas with Annual Development Awards

Hilton Worldwide Honors Top Hotel Owners in the Americas with Annual Development Awards

August 31, 2015

McLean, Va., August 31, 2015 — Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) today announced honors for its top annual development awards in the Americas. Awards are...

Roseann Grippo Takes the Helm at Florida’s Waterstone Resort & Marina - A Doubletree by Hilton as GM

Roseann Grippo Takes the Helm at Florida’s Waterstone Resort & Marina - A Doubletree by Hilton as GM

August 31, 2015

BOCA RATON, Fla. (August 31, 2015) - Waterstone Resort & Marina - A DoubleTree by Hilton, an art-deco inspired, waterfront, AAA four-diamond resort with...

Cornell Study Analyzes Effects of EB-5 Financing on Hotel Development

Cornell Study Analyzes Effects of EB-5 Financing on Hotel Development

August 31, 2015

Ithaca, NY, August 31, 2015 - A federal program that encourages foreign residents to invest in U.S. projects can create distortions in the hotel development...

Commune Hotels & Resorts Announces Promotion, New Appointments to Executive Management Team in Miami

Commune Hotels & Resorts Announces Promotion, New Appointments to Executive Management Team in Miami

August 31, 2015

Brett Orlando Promoted to Regional VP, Brad Cirino Named Area DOSM, and Diane Bango Appointed Area Director of Revenue and Reservations SAN FRANCISCO (August...

Former 800 Room Hyatt Affiliates with Centerstone Hotels

Former 800 Room Hyatt Affiliates with Centerstone Hotels

August 31, 2015

Dearborn, MI - August 31 , 2015 - The former Hyatt Regency in Dearborn Michigan has announced its new affiliation with Vimana Franchise Systems’...

Agoda.com Study Reveals Travelers’ Prefer Free Wi-Fi to Free Breakfast

Agoda.com Study Reveals Travelers’ Prefer Free Wi-Fi to Free Breakfast

August 31, 2015

SINGAPORE, Aug. 31, 2015 -- Agoda.com, one of the world's leading accommodation sites and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), announced...

Turning Tables: Movement Towards the “Un-conference Meeting Experience” Growing

Turning Tables: Movement Towards the “Un-conference Meeting Experience” Growing

August 31, 2015

New Orleans, LA -- August 31, 2015 -- Julie Couret Willoz plans a lot of corporate meetings. She’s presented at conferences and facilitated presentations...

Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta’s Newly Built 12,900 sq. ft. Sanctuary Convention Center Nears Opening

Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta’s Newly Built 12,900 sq. ft. Sanctuary Convention Center Nears Opening

August 31, 2015

August 31, 2015 - MIAMI, Fla. - All Inclusive Collection - the experiential brand offering an authentic all-inclusive experience with limitless service and...

WAKEUP CALL Enhances Risk Management and Vital Document Retrieval at HMG Hospitality Properties

WAKEUP CALL Enhances Risk Management and Vital Document Retrieval at HMG Hospitality Properties

August 31, 2015

San Diego-based HMG Hospitality leverages risk management platform to streamline safety/legal document organization and communication between sister...

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