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Conde Nast Traveler Announces For The First Time Ever The Editors’ 100 Favorite Hotels In The World

Conde Nast Traveler Announces For The First Time Ever The Editors’ 100 Favorite Hotels In The World

December 19, 2014

The 2015 Gold List: Redefined NEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2014 — Conde Nast Traveler  unveils the newly reinvented Gold List.  For the...

Revcaster Partners with Duetto to Deliver Hotel Rate Shopping Tools that Drive Revenue

Revcaster Partners with Duetto to Deliver Hotel Rate Shopping Tools that Drive Revenue

December 19, 2014

Revenue Strategy Innovator Duetto will Integrate Revcaster’s Cost-Effective, Real-Time Rate Shopping Data to Help Further Increase Hotel Revenue...

A Pentinent Sam Nazarian Saves His Casino License; Must Submit to Random Drug Testing

A Pentinent Sam Nazarian Saves His Casino License; Must Submit to Random Drug Testing

Charles Fleming and Hugo Martin | Los Angeles Times | December 19, 2014

Dec. 19--LAS VEGAS -- Los Angeles nightlife mogul Sam Nazarian saved his casino license Thursday by eating heaping portions of humble pie before the Nevada...

Understanding Bad Reviews To Increase Your Hotel’s ROI In 2015

Understanding Bad Reviews To Increase Your Hotel’s ROI In 2015

December 19, 2014

Here’s what we know about travel reviews as 2014 comes to a close: they matter. A lot. There are plenty of stats out there that show positive reviews have a...

Five-Star Military Marketing Best Practices

Five-Star Military Marketing Best Practices

December 19, 2014

By: Christian Kuhn, vice president of marketing, Homewood Suites by Hilton More than lip service, cause marketing has become a vital part of hoteliers'...

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Acquires the 356-room Revere Hotel Boston Common in Boston, Massachusetts

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Acquires the 356-room Revere Hotel Boston Common in Boston, Massachusetts

December 19, 2014

December 19, 2014 - BETHESDA, Md. - Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE:PEB) (the “Company”) today announced that it has acquired the Revere Hotel Boston Common...

Sichuan Xinglida Group Enterprises Buys Los Angeles Airport Marriott Hotel for $160 million

Sichuan Xinglida Group Enterprises Buys Los Angeles Airport Marriott Hotel for $160 million

Roger Vincent | Los Angeles Times | December 19, 2014

Dec. 19--A Chinese real estate developer has purchased the vast Los Angeles Airport Marriott for $160 million and vowed to make substantial improvements. It...

LaSalle Hotel Properties Acquires The 150-room Heathman Hotel in Portland, Oregon for $64.3 Million

LaSalle Hotel Properties Acquires The 150-room Heathman Hotel in Portland, Oregon for $64.3 Million

December 19, 2014

December 19, 2014 - BETHESDA, Md. - LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) today announced that it acquired The Heathman Hotel in Portland, Oregon for $64.3...

Morgans Hotel Group to Sell The Light Group to Hakkasan Group for $36 Million

Morgans Hotel Group to Sell The Light Group to Hakkasan Group for $36 Million

December 19, 2014

NEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2014 -- Morgans Hotel Group Co. (NASDAQ:  MHGC) (the "Company") today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell...

Ashford Trust to Acquire Prudential Real Estate Investors’ Interest in 28-Hotel Highland Portfolio

Ashford Trust to Acquire Prudential Real Estate Investors’ Interest in 28-Hotel Highland Portfolio

December 19, 2014

Acquisition Highlights: - $1.735 billion total transaction value, expected to close during the first quarter of 2015 - Acquired by Ashford at a trailing...

Booking Misunderstandings: What it Might Create for a Guest

Booking Misunderstandings: What it Might Create for a Guest

December 19, 2014

by Ahmed MahmoudThis is a true story by one guest about a problem with a hotel honoring a room price. Through the internet the guest tried to book three nights...

Remington Hotels Partners with PAR Springer-Miller to Deploy SpaSoft®

Remington Hotels Partners with PAR Springer-Miller to Deploy SpaSoft®

December 19, 2014

Key West's Top Spa at La Concha Key West & Pier House Resort & Spa to Utilize PAR's Spa Management SystemNew Hartford, NY - (December 19, 2014) - PAR...

HOTELbeat Provides Pier South Resort with Improved Response Times, Maintenance and Communication

HOTELbeat Provides Pier South Resort with Improved Response Times, Maintenance and Communication

December 19, 2014

Stylish San Diego area beach resort leverages multilingual, online operations management tool to maximize task completion efficiency while improving guest...

Case Study: HeBS Digital Generates Significant Revenues Targeting International Luxury Travelers

Case Study: HeBS Digital Generates Significant Revenues Targeting International Luxury Travelers

December 19, 2014

December 19, 2014How can a hotel, resort or casino effectively reach a target audience through online media? One of the most pervasive challenges hoteliers...

Grand Changes Made at Occidental Grand Punta Cana First Club Lounge

Grand Changes Made at Occidental Grand Punta Cana First Club Lounge

December 19, 2014

December 19, 2014 (SANTO DOMINGO, DR) -While the U.S. was busy with Thanksgiving, Occidental Vacation Club (OVC) was putting the final touches on fresh new...

SHR Announces Partnership with Flip.to, Helps Hotels Increase Marketing Reach & Generate New Guests

SHR Announces Partnership with Flip.to, Helps Hotels Increase Marketing Reach & Generate New Guests

December 19, 2014

HOUSTON, TX, December 19, 2014- Sceptre Hospitality Resources (SHR), an innovative provider of advanced distribution technology and services for the...

Newmarket Solutions Selected by C&D to Grow Group Business

Newmarket Solutions Selected by C&D to Grow Group Business

December 19, 2014

Streamlining Processes and Maximizing Function Space with Delphi 2015 and N2GO December 19, 2014 - Portsmouth, NH - Newmarket® International, Inc....

Glen Cove Mansion Hotel & Conference Center Announces Special Winter Meeting Package Rates for 2015

Glen Cove Mansion Hotel & Conference Center Announces Special Winter Meeting Package Rates for 2015

December 19, 2014

From $259 CMPGlen Cove, Long Island, New York, December 2014 … The I.A.C.C.-certified Glen Cove Mansion Hotel and Conference Center, located on Long Island's...

Deep Discounting Doesn’t Work

Deep Discounting Doesn’t Work

December 19, 2014

By Jean Francois Mourier Black Friday is a day filled with discounts on every product imaginable and for days beforehand, serious bargain-hunters are...

$31 million Hotel Planned for Historic Downtown Chattanooga Bank Building

$31 million Hotel Planned for Historic Downtown Chattanooga Bank Building

Mike Pare | Chattanooga Times Free Press, Tenn. | December 19, 2014

Dec. 19--A landmark downtown Chattanooga high-rise is the latest redevelopment target by builders as the central city sees a flurry of new and planned...

New York State Picks Three Resort Casino Locations; Passes On Mohegan Sun’s Plans for the Catskills

New York State Picks Three Resort Casino Locations; Passes On Mohegan Sun’s Plans for the Catskills

Matthew Sturdevant | The Hartford Courant | December 19, 2014

Dec. 18--A Mohegan Sun casino in the Catskills isn't in the cards after all. Gambling regulators passed over a bid by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority to...

Interstate Hotels & Resorts Expands U.K. Management Portfolio with Six New Hotels

Interstate Hotels & Resorts Expands U.K. Management Portfolio with Six New Hotels

December 19, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va. / LONDON - Dec. 19, 2014 - Interstate Hotels & Resorts - the leading U.S.-based global hotel management company - announces six new hotels...

Wyndham Hotel Group Signs Deal with Costa del Sol to Open 7 Properties, 1,000 Rooms, in Peru in 2015

Wyndham Hotel Group Signs Deal with Costa del Sol to Open 7 Properties, 1,000 Rooms, in Peru in 2015

December 19, 2014

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (December 19, 2014) – Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,590 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide...

Hard Rock International & Palladium Hotel Group to Develop the 637-room Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife

Hard Rock International & Palladium Hotel Group to Develop the 637-room Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife

December 19, 2014

Orlando, Fla. - December 19, 2014 - Followings its successful European debut with Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza earlier this year, Hard Rock International - owner of...

Fujita Kanko and Haesung Industrial to Develop 330-room Hotel in Seoul, South Korea Opening in 2018

Fujita Kanko and Haesung Industrial to Develop 330-room Hotel in Seoul, South Korea Opening in 2018

December 19, 2014

December 19, 2014, Tokyo - Fujita Kanko Inc., a leading Japanese hospitality company headquartered in Tokyo, announced it has signed a hotel management...

Radisson Signs Four North American Hotels; Located in Michigan, North Carolina, and Alberta, Canada

Radisson Signs Four North American Hotels; Located in Michigan, North Carolina, and Alberta, Canada

December 19, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (December 19, 2014) - Radisson®, one of the best-recognized hotel brands, today announced the signing of four hotels in North America; Radisson...

PM Hospitality Strategies to Manage 282-room DoubleTree by Hilton DFW Airport North in Texas

PM Hospitality Strategies to Manage 282-room DoubleTree by Hilton DFW Airport North in Texas

December 19, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 19, 2014 - Officials of PM Hospitality Strategies, Inc. (PMHS), a leading, national hotel management company, announced today that...

Agilysys Inspire User Conference & Executive Summit 2015 Announced

Agilysys Inspire User Conference & Executive Summit 2015 Announced

December 22, 2014

Conference to Feature Educational Sessions, Networking Events, Partner Pavilion; New Track Added for Senior-Level Executives ALPHARETTA, GA. - Dec. 22, 2014 -...

Minor Hotel Group to Transform Resort on Zanzibar into a Per AQUUM Resort by Q4 2015

Minor Hotel Group to Transform Resort on Zanzibar into a Per AQUUM Resort by Q4 2015

December 22, 2014

Bangkok, 20 December 2014: Minor Hotel Group (MHG), the Thailand-based hotel owner, operator and investor, announces the addition of a resort on the Indian...

Las Vegas Sands Receives Approval in Macao to Build its $2.7B 3,000-key The Parisian Macao

Las Vegas Sands Receives Approval in Macao to Build its $2.7B 3,000-key The Parisian Macao

December 22, 2014

MACAO, Dec. 22, 2014 -- Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) today announced that the company's majority-owned subsidiary, Sands China Ltd., has received the...

How a Tissue Box and a Pepper Shaker Rocked My World

How a Tissue Box and a Pepper Shaker Rocked My World

December 22, 2014

By Roberta Nedry Greetings!   Chilled champagne in a silver bucket, chocolate -covered strawberries, spectacular floral displays, elegant upgrades and...

Starwood Hotels Sells Three Hotel Philadelphia Airport Complex to The Lightstone Group

Starwood Hotels Sells Three Hotel Philadelphia Airport Complex to The Lightstone Group

December 22, 2014

December 22, 2014 - STAMFORD, Conn. - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced that it has completed the sale of the Philadelphia...

Swedish National Tourism Board “WeChats” with Chinese Travel Agents

Swedish National Tourism Board “WeChats” with Chinese Travel Agents

December 22, 2014

WeChat goes educational as VisitSweden (the Swedish National Tourism board) leads the way in connecting with travel industry Beijing, China. - Dec. 22, 2014...

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