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U.S. News & World Report Reveals the Best Hotels of 2015

U.S. News & World Report Reveals the Best Hotels of 2015

January 27, 2015

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2015—U.S. News & World Report, a nationally recognized publisher of consumer advice and information, today announced the Best...

Storm Hits NYC Hotels; Radisson JFK Guests Watch FlyteBoard with Doppler Radar for Updates

Storm Hits NYC Hotels; Radisson JFK Guests Watch FlyteBoard with Doppler Radar for Updates

January 27, 2015

Airport Hotels Become Havens for Stranded Travelers; FlyteBoard with Doppler Radar Keeps Guests Informed on Flight Availability and Changing Weather...

Global Hospitality Trends Point to Widespread Growth, Cross-Border M&A and New Concepts in 2015

Global Hospitality Trends Point to Widespread Growth, Cross-Border M&A and New Concepts in 2015

January 27, 2015

—The travel and tourism industry contributes 9.5% of gross domestic product (GDP) globally—An increase in global capital will lead to new and...

Marriott Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Delta Hotels and Resorts for $135 Million

Marriott Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Delta Hotels and Resorts for $135 Million

January 27, 2015

Expects to Become Largest Full Service Hotelier in Canada  BETHESDA, MD - January 27, 2015 - Continuing its rapid global expansion, Marriott...

LaSalle Hotel Properties Acquires the 681-room Westin Market Street in San Francisco for $350 M

LaSalle Hotel Properties Acquires the 681-room Westin Market Street in San Francisco for $350 M

January 27, 2015

Hotel Renamed Park Central San FranciscoBETHESDA, MD — January 27, 2015 — LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE:LHO) today announced that it acquired The Westin...

Davidson Hotels and Silverpeak Real Estate Partners JV Acquires 499-room Hyatt Regency Indianapolis

Davidson Hotels and Silverpeak Real Estate Partners JV Acquires 499-room Hyatt Regency Indianapolis

January 27, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., January 27, 2015 - Executives of Davidson Hotels & Resorts, one of the nation’s largest, independent hotel management companies,...

Sunrise Holdings Acquires Hyatt Escala Lodge in Park City, Utah

Sunrise Holdings Acquires Hyatt Escala Lodge in Park City, Utah

January 27, 2015

PARK CITY, Utah, Jan. 27, 2015—Sunrise Holdings, LLC (“Sunrise”) in partnership with Lantern Asset Management and Resort Finance America,...

Marriott’s Moxy Brand Arriving in the U.S. with Eight Planned Metropolitan Projects

Marriott’s Moxy Brand Arriving in the U.S. with Eight Planned Metropolitan Projects

January 27, 2015

LOS ANGELES and BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 26, 2015 — Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) announced today the introduction of Moxy Hotels to...

Hyatt Launches Hyatt Centric, a New Full Service Lifestyle Brand

Hyatt Launches Hyatt Centric, a New Full Service Lifestyle Brand

January 27, 2015

CHICAGO (January 27, 2015) – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today introduced Hyatt Centric, a new, full service lifestyle brand designed for business and...

Making the Right Call - Hamilton Island Rings in New Communications Era with McLaren Technologies

Making the Right Call - Hamilton Island Rings in New Communications Era with McLaren Technologies

January 27, 2015

Hamilton Island 27 January 2015  – McLaren Technologies, Asia Pacific’s leading provider of SaaS based technology solutions for the hospitality...

Holiday Inn Dallas Central - Park Cities Wins IHG 2014 Renovation Award

Holiday Inn Dallas Central - Park Cities Wins IHG 2014 Renovation Award

January 27, 2015

Dallas, Texas - Jan. 27, 2015 - The Holiday Inn Dallas Central - Park Cities recently received the IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) 2014 Renovation Award...

triptap Launches in Atlanta Offering Unique, Highly Curated Local Picks (VIDEO)

triptap Launches in Atlanta Offering Unique, Highly Curated Local Picks (VIDEO)

January 27, 2015

Now available free on the Apple App Store.JANUARY 27, 2015 (Atlanta, GA) - triptap has officially launched its new local discovery and recommendation service...

Hotels and Spas Sign with BWTV for Online Service Excellence Training

Hotels and Spas Sign with BWTV for Online Service Excellence Training

January 27, 2015

Bowie, MD (January 27, 2015) - After a successful launch in 2014, Bryan Williams’ BWTV continues to bring world-class service education to thousands of...

Spain’s Largest Boutique Hotel Club, Rusticae, Selects SiteMinder for Online Distribution

Spain’s Largest Boutique Hotel Club, Rusticae, Selects SiteMinder for Online Distribution

January 26, 2015

January 27, 2015 - One day ahead of FITUR, the world’s tourism trade fair for the Ibero American markets being held in Madrid, the global hotel...

InterContinental Tampa Westshore Sale Led by The Plasencia Group

InterContinental Tampa Westshore Sale Led by The Plasencia Group

January 27, 2015

Tampa, Fla.  (January 27, 2015) - The Plasencia Group is pleased to announce the sale of the InterContinental Tampa Westshore in Tampa, FL.  The firm...

Newmarket Delivers Over $52.4 Million in Cost Savings Through Prevention of Guest Incidents

Newmarket Delivers Over $52.4 Million in Cost Savings Through Prevention of Guest Incidents

January 27, 2015

January 27, 2015 - Portsmouth, NH - Newmarket® International, Inc. (“Newmarket”), an Amadeus company, the proven business solutions provider for...

2015 Insights to Today’s Most Pressing Legal Issues for Hotel Owners and Managers

2015 Insights to Today’s Most Pressing Legal Issues for Hotel Owners and Managers

January 27, 2015

​by John J Hogan, CHA CMHS CHE CHO And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it...

The Dorchester Collection Revealed as Challenge Provider for 6th Annual Young Hoteliers Summit 2015

The Dorchester Collection Revealed as Challenge Provider for 6th Annual Young Hoteliers Summit 2015

January 27, 2015

Monday 16th – Wednesday 18th March 2015Ecole Hoteliere De Lausanne, Switzerland Lausanne, January 27, 2015 – The Young Hoteliers Summit is proud to launch...

A Customer Service Point of View

A Customer Service Point of View

January 27, 2015

By Jana LoveJanuary 27, 2015 In the grand scheme of things, service is service, right? Or is it? The degrees to which successful and unsuccessful service is...

London’s Goring Hotel Closing for First Time in its Nearly 105-Year History for Transformation

London’s Goring Hotel Closing for First Time in its Nearly 105-Year History for Transformation

January 27, 2015

London, Monday 26 January 2015):  Tomorrow, an army of British craftsmen, painters, artists, designers and guilders will descend upon The Goring as it...

Virgin Hotels Reveals Plans for Virgin Hotels Nashville; Expected to Open in the Fall of 2016 in TN

Virgin Hotels Reveals Plans for Virgin Hotels Nashville; Expected to Open in the Fall of 2016 in TN

January 27, 2015

NEW YORK, Jan. 27, 2015—Virgin Hotels, the lifestyle hotel brand by Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson has revealed its Nashville building designs...

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company to Build The Ritz-Carlton, Petaling Jaya in Malaysia; Opening in 2016

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company to Build The Ritz-Carlton, Petaling Jaya in Malaysia; Opening in 2016

January 27, 2015

Chevy Chase, Md., – January 27, 2015 – The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. plans to open its second luxury hotel in Malaysia in one of the fastest...

March 2015 Ground Breaking Set for $23M 150-key Tryp Maritime by Wyndham, Fort Lauderdale in Florida

March 2015 Ground Breaking Set for $23M 150-key Tryp Maritime by Wyndham, Fort Lauderdale in Florida

Arlene Satchell | Sun Sentinel | January 27, 2015

Jan. 27--A new 150-room Tryp by Wyndham hotel is set to be built in Fort Lauderdale along the State Road 84 marina district -- the first in Florida and only...

Hyatt and Claridge Homes to Develop Andaz Ottawa Byward Market in Ontario, Canada; To Open Mid-2016

Hyatt and Claridge Homes to Develop Andaz Ottawa Byward Market in Ontario, Canada; To Open Mid-2016

January 27, 2015

January 27, 2015 - CHICAGO - Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management contract with Claridge...

Development Launched for 200-room Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bangkok Soi Soonvijai in Thailand

Development Launched for 200-room Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bangkok Soi Soonvijai in Thailand

January 27, 2015

27 January, 2015 - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel groups, has signed a management agreement with Prime Living...

Westin & Delaware North to Develop Westin Buffalo at Delaware North’s New Global HQ in Upstate NY

Westin & Delaware North to Develop Westin Buffalo at Delaware North’s New Global HQ in Upstate NY

January 28, 2015

The 118-room Hotel Will Open in June 2016 STAMFORD, Conn. and BUFFALO, N.Y. - January 28, 2015 - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) and...

Is There Any Correlation Between Facebook Fan Counts and Hotel Star Ratings?

Is There Any Correlation Between Facebook Fan Counts and Hotel Star Ratings?

January 28, 2015

Though many formats exist, the 1.0-5.0 star ratings for hotel quality, service, and amenities have become ubiquitous for OTAs. They’ve even used them in...

Pan Pacific Hotels Group Plans $19.9M Expansion for PARKROYAL Parramatta in Sydney, Australia

Pan Pacific Hotels Group Plans $19.9M Expansion for PARKROYAL Parramatta in Sydney, Australia

January 28, 2015

Riding on Parramatta City's development boom, the extension will add 90 new guestrooms and expand the hotel's meeting and dining spaces.    28...

M+S and Hyatt Plan 340-room Andaz Singapore as Part of New DUO Development; To Open in 2017

M+S and Hyatt Plan 340-room Andaz Singapore as Part of New DUO Development; To Open in 2017

January 28, 2015

January 28, 2015 - CHICAGO - Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with M+S Pte. Ltd...

ALIS Award Winners Named; Honoring the Most Noteworthy Hotel Investment Deals & Executives for 2014

ALIS Award Winners Named; Honoring the Most Noteworthy Hotel Investment Deals & Executives for 2014

January 28, 2015

Los Angeles, CA, January 28, 2015 - Executives and companies responsible for the most influential hotel industry deals in 2014 were honored with prestigious...

Hotels Kick off the New Year with Strong Revenue Performance Driven by Average Daily Rate Growth

Hotels Kick off the New Year with Strong Revenue Performance Driven by Average Daily Rate Growth

January 28, 2015

Hoteliers Need to be on Their Toes to Keep RevPAR Momentum NEW YORK - January 28, 2015 - Hotels in major North American markets experienced strong growth...

AH&LA 2015 Policy Agenda to Focus on Workforce, Travel Promotion, Technology and Patent Reform

AH&LA 2015 Policy Agenda to Focus on Workforce, Travel Promotion, Technology and Patent Reform

January 28, 2015

Los Angeles, CA - January 28, 2015 - The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) today unveiled its 2015, "A Policy Agenda," covering the priority issues...

Maestro PMS Puts Housekeeping App to Work for Independents

Maestro PMS Puts Housekeeping App to Work for Independents

January 28, 2015

Easy-To-Use Mobile Housekeeping App Increases Productivity; Tablet and smartphone Ready; No Internet Connectivity Needed  January 28, 2015...

Damian J. Mogavero, CEO & Founder of Avero Inc. to Receive 2015 Cornell Hospitality Innovator Award

Damian J. Mogavero, CEO & Founder of Avero Inc. to Receive 2015 Cornell Hospitality Innovator Award

January 28, 2015

Ithaca, NY, January 28, 2015 - Damian J. Mogavero, CEO and founder of Avero Inc., has been named the recipient of the 2015 Cornell Hospitality Innovator Award,...

Langham Hospitality Group Names Phil Keb as Executive VP of Development for The Americas and Europe

Langham Hospitality Group Names Phil Keb as Executive VP of Development for The Americas and Europe

January 28, 2015

January 28, 2015 - Langham Hospitality Group announced today the appointment of Phil Keb as Executive Vice President of Development - The Americas and Europe....

Mark Crisci Joins Azul Hospitality Group as Principal and Chief Investment Officer

Mark Crisci Joins Azul Hospitality Group as Principal and Chief Investment Officer

January 28, 2015

SAN DIEGO, CA - January 28, 2015 - Azul Hospitality Group announced that Mark Crisci joined the company as Principal and Chief Investment Officer. As a...

Minor Hotel Group Acquires 6 Hotels and Over 1,600 Keys In Europe & South America

Minor Hotel Group Acquires 6 Hotels and Over 1,600 Keys In Europe & South America

January 28, 2015

Bangkok, January 28, 2015: Minor Hotel Group (MHG), owner and operator of hotels and resorts in 19 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa and...

Michael Lerman Appointed as General Manager of the 234-room Hyatt Place San Jose in California

Michael Lerman Appointed as General Manager of the 234-room Hyatt Place San Jose in California

January 28, 2015

January 28, 2015 - San Jose, CA -  The Hyatt Place San Jose is pleased to announce Michael Lerman as the General Manager of the newly renovated downtown...

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