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TravelClick Continues to Win More Awards Year-Over-Year at Prestigious Global Competitions

TravelClick Continues to Win More Awards Year-Over-Year at Prestigious Global Competitions

October 1, 2014

TravelClick Wins 44 Awards for Excellence in Web Design at the Web Marketing Association’s WebAwards, W3 & the Travel Weekly Magellan Awards NEW YORK...

CheckMate ‘Wows’ Travelers with Hotel Check-In Cards in Google App

CheckMate ‘Wows’ Travelers with Hotel Check-In Cards in Google App

October 1, 2014

Integration Raises the Bar, Offers Guests a Better Hotel Check-in Experience at Their Fingertips San Francisco, CA - October 1, 2014 CheckMate, the leading...

Flip.to Adds Three of the Travel Industry’s Best People to Stay Ahead of Aggressive Growth

Flip.to Adds Three of the Travel Industry’s Best People to Stay Ahead of Aggressive Growth

October 1, 2014

ORLANDO - OCTOBER 2014 - Flip.to, the brand advocacy platform that helps hotels earn new guests, is undergoing a massive growth of its customer base and has...

Hotel Industry to Fight Discriminatory Minimum Wage Increase in Los Angeles

Hotel Industry to Fight Discriminatory Minimum Wage Increase in Los Angeles

October 1, 2014

Initiates public records request on Council’s rushed voteWashington, D.C. - October 1, 2014 - After the Los Angeles City Council approved a...

Vegas Casino Owner, Brookfield Asset Management, Wins Auction for A.C.‘s Revel Casino with $110M Bid

Vegas Casino Owner, Brookfield Asset Management, Wins Auction for A.C.‘s Revel Casino with $110M Bid

Harold Brubaker | The Philadelphia Inquirer | October 1, 2014

Oct. 01--A unit of Brookfield Asset Management, a Toronto real-estate investment firm, won the bankruptcy auction for Atlantic City's bankrupt Revel Casino...

Enhancing Your Comfort Foods

Enhancing Your Comfort Foods

October 1, 2014

By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.lma.ca) We've all heard the term 'comfort food' used here and there, but many of us outside of immediate F&B circles...

Mississippi Governor: “It Would Take 42 Toyota Plants to Equal State’s Tourism Jobs”

Mississippi Governor: “It Would Take 42 Toyota Plants to Equal State’s Tourism Jobs”

Mary Perez | The Sun Herald | October 1, 2014

Oct. 01--BILOXI -- Tourism in Mississippi, with its 84,000 jobs, is equivalent to having 42 Toyota plants each employing 2,000 people, Gov. Phil Bryant said...

After Coup and Slayings, Thai Authorities Ponder Tourist-Tracking

After Coup and Slayings, Thai Authorities Ponder Tourist-Tracking

Carol J. Williams | Los Angeles Times | October 1, 2014

Oct. 01--Yearlong political unrest followed by a military coup has cut deeply into Thailand's vital tourist trade, and a grisly double slaying of British...

Chesapeake Lodging Trust Sells Courtyard Anaheim at Disneyland Resort for $32.5M, or $212K per key

Chesapeake Lodging Trust Sells Courtyard Anaheim at Disneyland Resort for $32.5M, or $212K per key

October 1, 2014

October 1, 2014 - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Chesapeake Lodging Trust (NYSE:CHSP) (the “Trust”) announced today that it has closed on the previously announced sale...

The Knowland Group Announces New President and Chief Executive Officer, Tim Hart

The Knowland Group Announces New President and Chief Executive Officer, Tim Hart

October 1, 2014

Business intelligence in the group meetings marketplace to be redefined Washington, D.C. (Oct. 1, 2014) - The Knowland Group, the leading business intelligence...

Hotel AG Closes 20 Hotel Transactions in September

Hotel AG Closes 20 Hotel Transactions in September

October 1, 2014

ATLANTA - October 1, 2014 - Hotel Assets Group, LLC (Hotel AG), announced today the firm has closed 20 separate hotel real estate transactions in September....

What is the Value of Each Additional Child that is Traveling with a Hotel Guest?

What is the Value of Each Additional Child that is Traveling with a Hotel Guest?

October 1, 2014

Families are important to a good chunk of resort destinations. Children are a big piece of this formula as each additional traveler brings increased revenues....

$100M Expansion for Chumash Tribe’s Casino in Santa Ynez, California to Include 215-room Hotel Tower

$100M Expansion for Chumash Tribe’s Casino in Santa Ynez, California to Include 215-room Hotel Tower

Amanda Covarrubias | Los Angeles Times | October 1, 2014

Sept. 30--The Chumash tribe will begin construction in coming weeks of a $100-million expansion of its Las Vegas-style casino that will bring a 12-story hotel...

Ground Broken in the Philippines for the $1.1B Resorts World Bayshore to Open in 2018

Ground Broken in the Philippines for the $1.1B Resorts World Bayshore to Open in 2018

Kristyn Nika M. Lazo | The Manila Times, Philippines | October 1, 2014

Oct. 02--Resorts World Bayshore City Inc. (RWBCI) broke ground on Wednesday at the Bagong Nayong Pilipino Entertainment City complex in Para?aque City for the...

SECO Development Breaks Ground on Lake Washington Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center in Renton, WA

SECO Development Breaks Ground on Lake Washington Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center in Renton, WA

October 1, 2014

October 1, 2014 - RENTON, Wash. - SECO Development will break ground today, October 1, on the site of a four-star hotel and convention center on the South end...

CJP Columbia Properties LLC Set to Begin Work on Hampton Inn in Downtown Orlando, Florida

CJP Columbia Properties LLC Set to Begin Work on Hampton Inn in Downtown Orlando, Florida

Mary Shanklin | Orlando Sentinel | October 1, 2014

Sept. 29--Contractors are poised to start work on a Hampton Inn next to Orlando Health's main campus in downtown Orlando. Pinkerton & Laws of Florida, with...

Hunt Construction to Begin Work on the 245-key DoubleTree Convention Hotel Project in Evansville, IN

Hunt Construction to Begin Work on the 245-key DoubleTree Convention Hotel Project in Evansville, IN

John Martin | Evansville Courier & Press, Ind. | October 1, 2014

Sept. 30--Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke and HCW of Branson, Missouri, announced Hunt Construction of Indianapolis will build the planned convention hotel...

Development Launched, the 151-key Element Orlando is Slated to Open in July 2016 in Florida

Development Launched, the 151-key Element Orlando is Slated to Open in July 2016 in Florida

October 1, 2014

Owned by Barakat Orlando Resort, Developed by GCD Associates, and Managed by Paramount Hotel GroupOctober 1, 2014 - STAMFORD, Conn. - Starwood Hotels & Resorts...

IHG Signs 131-room Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong & 451-room Holiday Inn Express Singapore Katong

IHG Signs 131-room Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong & 451-room Holiday Inn Express Singapore Katong

October 1, 2014

To Open in 2016 1 October, 2014 - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, has signed a management agreement with...

Opening in 2016 in Colorado, The Westin Greenwood Village Will Feature 203 Guest Rooms

Opening in 2016 in Colorado, The Westin Greenwood Village Will Feature 203 Guest Rooms

October 1, 2014

Owned by Greenwood Village Hotel, LLC, and Managed by White Lodging Services Corporation October 1, 2014 - STAMFORD, Conn. - Starwood Hotels & Resorts...

A Brand Debut in Colombia, the 123-room Hilton Garden Inn Barranquilla Opens

A Brand Debut in Colombia, the 123-room Hilton Garden Inn Barranquilla Opens

October 1, 2014

BARRANQUILLA, Colombia and MCLEAN, Va. - October 1, 2014 - Hilton Worldwide announced the opening of the newly-built Hilton Garden Inn Barranquilla, a 123-room...

Skwachàys Lodge, Canada’s First Aboriginal Arts & Culture Hotel, Opens in Vancouver, BC

Skwachàys Lodge, Canada’s First Aboriginal Arts & Culture Hotel, Opens in Vancouver, BC

October 1, 2014

A New Model for Sustainable Affordable Housing Includes Live/Work Studios for Aboriginal Artists; Owned and Operated by the Vancouver Native Housing...

The 143-room Hampton Inn & Suites Gulfport Opens in Mississippi

The 143-room Hampton Inn & Suites Gulfport Opens in Mississippi

October 1, 2014

Owned by Coastal Hospitality and Managed by Ascent Hospitality Management Company   October 1, 2014 - GULFPORT, Miss. and MCLEAN, Va. - Hampton...

Noble Investment Group & Hyatt Open the 129-room Hyatt Place Phoenix/Chandler-Fashion Center in AZ

Noble Investment Group & Hyatt Open the 129-room Hyatt Place Phoenix/Chandler-Fashion Center in AZ

October 1, 2014

October 1, 2014 - CHICAGO - Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and Noble Investment Group ("Noble") today announce the opening of Hyatt Place...

Australia’s 237-room DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns Opens in Queensland

Australia’s 237-room DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns Opens in Queensland

October 1, 2014

October 01, 2014 - SYDNEY, Australia - Hilton Worldwide today announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns. The 237-room Cairns hotel, formerly a...

The New-Build, 114-room Holiday Inn Express Managua Opens in Nicaragua

The New-Build, 114-room Holiday Inn Express Managua Opens in Nicaragua

October 1, 2014

Owned and Managed by Latin American Hospitality Management S.A.1 October, 2014 - MIAMI – InterContinental Hotels Group ( IHG), one of the world’s leading...

Renovations Complete for the 426-key Historic Warwick New York Hotel in Manhattan

Renovations Complete for the 426-key Historic Warwick New York Hotel in Manhattan

October 1, 2014

NEW YORK (Oct. 1, 2014) - Originally built in 1926 by William Randolph Hearst as a pied-à-terre for his longtime love Marion Davies and their socialite...

Former Radisson Fort McDowell Resort Completes Rebranding as the We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center

Former Radisson Fort McDowell Resort Completes Rebranding as the We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center

October 1, 2014

(Scottsdale, Arizona)  October 1, 2014 - IT'S OFFICIAL! Effective today, the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation proudly announces the official re-launch and...

Prestige Hospitality Group Selected to Manage the 68-room Sleep Inn in Urbana, Illinois

Prestige Hospitality Group Selected to Manage the 68-room Sleep Inn in Urbana, Illinois

October 1, 2014

Albany, NY, October 1, 2014 - Prestige Hospitality Group announced that it has been awarded the operations and management contract for the Sleep Inn located in...

The Autograph Collection Names Julius Robinson as Vice President

The Autograph Collection Names Julius Robinson as Vice President

October 1, 2014

Bethesda, Md., Oct. 1, 2014 – Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) announced today the appointment of Julius Robinson to vice president for the...

Tom Pashley Takes Over as President of Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina

Tom Pashley Takes Over as President of Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina

Stephen Schramm | The Fayetteville Observer, N.C. | October 1, 2014

Oct. 01--PINEHURST -- As of late last week, the president's office on the second floor of Pinehurst's clubhouse was empty. There was a desk and a few chairs,...

Bob Trotter Appointed as General Manager for the 201-room St Julien Hotel & Spa in Boulder, Colorado

Bob Trotter Appointed as General Manager for the 201-room St Julien Hotel & Spa in Boulder, Colorado

October 1, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. - October 1, 2014 - St Julien Hotel & Spa announces the appointment of Bob Trotter as general manager. A third-generation hotelier, Trotter...

HRI Lodging Names Kristi Taglauer General Manager of Aloft New Orleans Downtown, Opening March 2015

HRI Lodging Names Kristi Taglauer General Manager of Aloft New Orleans Downtown, Opening March 2015

October 1, 2014

Taglauer has served as GM of two other HRIL properties NEW ORLEANS, LA (October 1, 2014)-Kristi Taglauer, who has served as general manager of two HRI Lodging...

Chris Upton Succeeds Paul Dukes as Chairman of HOSPA

Chris Upton Succeeds Paul Dukes as Chairman of HOSPA

October 1, 2014

the Hospitality Professionals Association for Finance, Revenue Management and IT 1 October 2014 - At the recently held AGM, the HOSPA Council ratified the...

Lessons from Puerto Rico

Lessons from Puerto Rico

October 2, 2014

by Sam ParkerMy family and I went to Puerto Rico for a quick vacation. When we landed, we hopped the Hertz shuttle bus to get our rental car. For one of the...

Chesapeake Lodging Trust Acquires JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square $147.2 Million

Chesapeake Lodging Trust Acquires JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square $147.2 Million

October 2, 2014

October 02, 2014 - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Chesapeake Lodging Trust (NYSE:CHSP) (the “Trust”) announced today that it has closed on the previously announced...

Waramaug LS Hotels Purchases Florida’s 122-room Courtyard by Marriott Daytona Beach Speedway/Airport

Waramaug LS Hotels Purchases Florida’s 122-room Courtyard by Marriott Daytona Beach Speedway/Airport

October 2, 2014

October 2, 2014. Daytona, FL- Waramaug LS Hotels, a private investment group, is pleased to announce today they have purchased the 122-room, Courtyard by...

Radisson Blu Brand to Debut in Uganda & Ghana with Q4 2016 & 2017 Openings

Radisson Blu Brand to Debut in Uganda & Ghana with Q4 2016 & 2017 Openings

October 2, 2014

The 195-key Radisson Blu Hotel, Kampala in Uganda and the 207-key Radisson Blu Hotel Accra Airport, The Exchange in GhanaBrussels/Addis Ababa (October 2,...

The 400-room Hotel Nikko Guangzhou to Open in November 2014 in China’s Guangdong Province

The 400-room Hotel Nikko Guangzhou to Open in November 2014 in China’s Guangdong Province

October 2, 2014

October 02, 2014 - TOKYO - Nikko Hotels International, JAL Hotels Co., Ltd.’s international luxury hotel group, announced that in November it will open Hotel...

HeBS Digital Raises Hoteliers above the Competition with the “Gain an Unfair Advantage” Package

HeBS Digital Raises Hoteliers above the Competition with the “Gain an Unfair Advantage” Package

October 2, 2014

HeBS Digital, the industry's leading digital technology, full-service hotel digital marketing, website design and direct online channel consulting firm based...

The Beverly Hilton Partners with Intelity on New Mobile Application, In-Room iPads and Lobby Kiosk

The Beverly Hilton Partners with Intelity on New Mobile Application, In-Room iPads and Lobby Kiosk

October 2, 2014

Services and Amenities Offered by the Iconic Hotel Now Available at the Tip of Guests' Fingers  BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Oct. 2, 2014 - The Beverly...

Owned by Hotelco, LLC, the 100-key Best Western Plus Eagle Lodge & Suites Opens in Eagle, Colorado

Owned by Hotelco, LLC, the 100-key Best Western Plus Eagle Lodge & Suites Opens in Eagle, Colorado

October 2, 2014

EAGLE, Colo., October 2, 2014 - Best Western International announces the opening of the BEST WESTERN PLUS Eagle Lodge & Suites, located at 200 Loren Lane off...

NAVIS Reach Delivers Big Revenue for Resort and Vacation Rental Companies

NAVIS Reach Delivers Big Revenue for Resort and Vacation Rental Companies

October 2, 2014

Automated Database Mining and CRM Marketing Solution Delivers $300K with 25% Open Rate in New Reservations; Tracks Exact ROI on Each Campaign and...

Millennium Hotels and Resorts Reopens The McCormick Scottsdale in Arizona After Summer Renovations

Millennium Hotels and Resorts Reopens The McCormick Scottsdale in Arizona After Summer Renovations

October 2, 2014

NEW YORK, Oct. 2, 2014 -- As part of multi-million dollar investments by Millennium Hotels and Resorts across many of its 14 North American properties, the...

Bellstar Hotels & Resorts Assumes Management of the Grande Rockies Resort in Canmore, Alberta, CN

Bellstar Hotels & Resorts Assumes Management of the Grande Rockies Resort in Canmore, Alberta, CN

October 2, 2014

CALGARY, ALBERTA, October 2, 2014 - Bellstar Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce that the company will be taking over management of the Grande Rockies...

Northwood Hospitality Names Hans Schmitt General Manager of FL’s 474-key Naples Grande Beach Resort

Northwood Hospitality Names Hans Schmitt General Manager of FL’s 474-key Naples Grande Beach Resort

October 2, 2014

Naples, FL, October 2, 2014 - Hans Schmitt has been appointed General Manager at the Naples Grande Beach Resort in addition to his role as Director of Asset...

Due to Growth, ZDirect Expands its Client Services Team

Due to Growth, ZDirect Expands its Client Services Team

October 2, 2014

Departmental additions include Maria Olson as West Coast Account Manager and Kristen Cavanagh as East Coast Account Manager; Promotions include Devon Ussher to...

Colleen Pace Named Director of Sales & Marketing of Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in CA

Colleen Pace Named Director of Sales & Marketing of Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in CA

October 2, 2014

October 2, 2014 (Rancho Mirage, Calif.) - Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa has announced the appointment of Colleen Pace as director of sales & marketing....

Hyatt Sells the 216-room Park Hyatt Washington for $100 Million or $463,000 per key

Hyatt Sells the 216-room Park Hyatt Washington for $100 Million or $463,000 per key

October 2, 2014

CHICAGO (October 2, 2014) – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and Westmont Hospitality Group today announced that a Hyatt affiliate has sold the 216-room...

Fun is More Business than You Think! (Video Competition)

Fun is More Business than You Think! (Video Competition)

October 2, 2014

By: Renie Cavallari There is no doubt about it: when you enjoy your work, you do a better job. Everyone is more productive when they feel happy. Because...

Encore Hospitality Acquires 154-room Doubletree Suites by Hilton in Atlanta, Plans $6+ M Renovation

Encore Hospitality Acquires 154-room Doubletree Suites by Hilton in Atlanta, Plans $6+ M Renovation

October 2, 2014

DALLAS, Oct. 2, 2014 -- Encore Hospitality, a subsidiary of Dallas-based commercial real estate investment firm, Encore Enterprises, Inc., has purchased a...

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