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Neptune Benson Selected as Supplier of Pool Filters and UV to Hilton Worldwide

Neptune Benson Selected as Supplier of Pool Filters and UV to Hilton Worldwide

July 9, 2014

Coventry, Rhode Island (July 9, 2014) – Neptune Benson, a leading manufacturer of commercial pool filtration systems, UV disinfection systems, and...

Flip.to Garners 38,000 New Social Connections for International Palms Cocoa Beach in Just Two Months

Flip.to Garners 38,000 New Social Connections for International Palms Cocoa Beach in Just Two Months

July 9, 2014

ORLANDO, FL - JULY 9, 2014 - The International Palms Resort Cocoa Beach has been recommended by guests to over 38,000 friends and family since implementing...

Credit Card Breach at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa Impacted Thousands & Lasted Nearly Six Months

Credit Card Breach at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa Impacted Thousands & Lasted Nearly Six Months

Cindy George | Houston Chronicle | July 9, 2014

July 09--At least 10,000 customers of The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa were exposed in a credit card security breach that lasted nearly six months, officials...

The Power of Hollywood in Promoting Hotels - Las Vegas Places its Bet

The Power of Hollywood in Promoting Hotels - Las Vegas Places its Bet

Richard Verrier | Los Angeles Times | July 9, 2014

July 09--This post has been updated. See correction below. In the trailer for the current Screen Gems movie "Think Like a Man Too," actor Kevin Hart is...

Backers of Measure to Rein in Airbnb in San Francisco Change Course Choosing the Legislative Process

Backers of Measure to Rein in Airbnb in San Francisco Change Course Choosing the Legislative Process

Carolyn Said | San Francisco Chronicle | July 9, 2014

July 09--Three well-connected San Franciscans pushing a ballot measure to stifle Airbnb in its hometown abruptly withdrew their proposal Monday afternoon...

Five Things Every Hospitality Salesperson Should Master

Five Things Every Hospitality Salesperson Should Master

July 9, 2014

by Larry Mogelonsky Perhaps one of the finest hospitality sales professionals I know is David Brudney. In a career that spans 35+ years, David has had the...

The Push is on to Raise Chicago’s Minimum Wage to $13 Per Hour

The Push is on to Raise Chicago’s Minimum Wage to $13 Per Hour

Brendan Bond | Reboot Illinois | July 9, 2014

July 08--Gov. Pat Quinn has actively pushed for a minimum wage of $10 an hour, and voters will get to voice their opinions on the state minimum wage in...

Why One Hotel Industry Leader Believes Rates Will Continue to Rise in 2014/15

Why One Hotel Industry Leader Believes Rates Will Continue to Rise in 2014/15

July 9, 2014

New Orleans, LA - Tracking mostly positive economic growth indices domestically and globally in recent years, and due to several important industry factors as...

Banyan Investment Group & Investra Investments Acquire Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Bluffton, SC

Banyan Investment Group & Investra Investments Acquire Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Bluffton, SC

July 9, 2014

July 9, 2014 - Banyan Investment Group and Investra Investments have purchased the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Bluffton, SC, from Veritas Hospitality...

Educational Institute Names First Canadian Certified Guest Service Property

Educational Institute Names First Canadian Certified Guest Service Property

July 9, 2014

Orlando, Florida, July 2014-The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (EI) has awarded the BEST WESTERN PLUS Chateau Granville Hotel & Suites &...

HeBS Digital’s “Website Revenue Booster” Package Helps Hoteliers Revitalize Mid-Year Revenues

HeBS Digital’s “Website Revenue Booster” Package Helps Hoteliers Revitalize Mid-Year Revenues

July 9, 2014

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

Sandman Hotel Group Plans 220-key Hotel in the City Centre of Aberdeen, Scotland

Sandman Hotel Group Plans 220-key Hotel in the City Centre of Aberdeen, Scotland

July 9, 2014

July 09, 2014 - VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Robert Gordon University (RGU) has sold its St Andrews Street building in the heart of Aberdeen city centre to...

Nick Pompeian & Harshal Patel Spearheading Plans for New Fairfield Inn & Suites in Rochester, MN

Nick Pompeian & Harshal Patel Spearheading Plans for New Fairfield Inn & Suites in Rochester, MN

Jeff Kiger | Post-Bulletin, Rochester, Minn. | July 9, 2014

July 09--Two men who grew up watching their fathers work in Rochester's hospitality industry are spearheading their own project to redevelop an overlooked...

The New Haven, CT Courtyard by Marriott Set to Expand Adding a Residence Inn on Adjacent Property

The New Haven, CT Courtyard by Marriott Set to Expand Adding a Residence Inn on Adjacent Property

Mary E. O'Leary | New Haven Register, Conn. | July 9, 2014

July 09--NEW HAVEN -- The Marriott Courtyard Hotel will expand by building a Marriott Residence Inn on adjacent property on Whalley Avenue. The architect...

Forza Group Proposes New Build Hampton Inn & Suites Near Station Square in Pittsburgh, PA

Forza Group Proposes New Build Hampton Inn & Suites Near Station Square in Pittsburgh, PA

Mark Belko | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | July 9, 2014

July 08--A 159-room Hampton Inn & Suites Hotel is in the works near Station Square. The Forza Group briefed city planning commission members today on a...

Spooky Nook Sports in East Hempfield, PA to Add 130-room Hotel & Restaurant

Spooky Nook Sports in East Hempfield, PA to Add 130-room Hotel & Restaurant

Tim Mekeel | Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era, Pa. | July 9, 2014

July 08--Spooky Nook Sports is adding a hotel and restaurant within its sprawling East Hempfield Township facility. But township officials believe the new...

The 110-key Ramada® Kooralbyn Resort to Open in Queensland, Australia in Q4 2014 through Conversion

The 110-key Ramada® Kooralbyn Resort to Open in Queensland, Australia in Q4 2014 through Conversion

July 9, 2014

GOLD COAST, QUEENSLAND (July 9, 2014) - Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest and most diverse hotel company with approximately 7,500 hotels and part of...

IHG Opens the 168-room Holiday Inn Express Bali Raya Kuta in Indonesia

IHG Opens the 168-room Holiday Inn Express Bali Raya Kuta in Indonesia

July 9, 2014

9 July, 2014 - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has opened Holiday Inn Express Bali Raya Kuta in Indonesia, the fourth Holiday Inn Express hotel to open in...

The Second EVEN™ Hotels Property, EVEN Hotel Rockville, Opens in the Washington D.C. Area

The Second EVEN™ Hotels Property, EVEN Hotel Rockville, Opens in the Washington D.C. Area

July 9, 2014

ATLANTA (July 9, 2014) – Hot on the heels of announcing the opening its inaugural EVEN™ Hotels property in Norwalk, Conn., InterContinental Hotels Group...

Best Western International Opens Eight Hotels in June 2014

Best Western International Opens Eight Hotels in June 2014

July 9, 2014

PHOENIX (July 9, 2014)Property name:      BEST WESTERN PLUS Pratt   Property location:  Pratt, KS # of rooms:      ...

Owned by Pomeroy Lodging, 99-key Holiday Inn Express Fort St. John Opens in British Columbia, Canada

Owned by Pomeroy Lodging, 99-key Holiday Inn Express Fort St. John Opens in British Columbia, Canada

July 9, 2014

July 9, 2014 - FORT ST. JOHN, BRITISH COLUMBIA – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announces the opening of the new 99-room Holiday Inn Express® Fort St....

Managed by Baywood Hotels, the Hampton Inn & Suites San Antonio-Downtown/Market Square Opens

Managed by Baywood Hotels, the Hampton Inn & Suites San Antonio-Downtown/Market Square Opens

July 9, 2014

SAN ANTONIO and MCLEAN, Va., July 9, 2014 - Hampton Hotels, Hilton Worldwide's global brand of more than 1,900 mid-priced Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites,...

Owned & Managed by Krishna Pearsall Investments, the 70-room Hampton Inn Pearsall Opens in Texas

Owned & Managed by Krishna Pearsall Investments, the 70-room Hampton Inn Pearsall Opens in Texas

July 9, 2014

PEARSALL, Tex., and MCLEAN, Va., July 9, 2014 - Hampton Hotels, Hilton Worldwide's global brand of more than 1,900 mid-priced Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn &...

Coast Hotels Assumes Management of Kauai, Hawaii’s 60-cottage Resort, Waimea Plantation Cottages

Coast Hotels Assumes Management of Kauai, Hawaii’s 60-cottage Resort, Waimea Plantation Cottages

July 9, 2014

SEATTLE, July 9, 2014 -- Today, Coast Hotels officially announced its management of Waimea Plantation Cottage, located in the popular travel destination of...

$12 Million Renovation Completed for the 417-room Hyatt Regency La Jolla in California

$12 Million Renovation Completed for the 417-room Hyatt Regency La Jolla in California

July 9, 2014

San Diego, CA, July 09, 2014 - Hyatt Regency La Jolla announced today the completion of a $12 million renovation. The transformation included a makeover of the...

Jeffrey Fuller Appointed General Manager at Royal Sonesta Houston

Jeffrey Fuller Appointed General Manager at Royal Sonesta Houston

July 9, 2014

HOUSTON, TX – July 9, 2014 – Industry veteran Jeffrey Fuller has joined the Royal Sonesta Houston as General Manager.  In this capacity, he now helms...

Casey Grieme Named as Dual General Manager for Courtyard & Residence Inn Las Vegas Convention Center

Casey Grieme Named as Dual General Manager for Courtyard & Residence Inn Las Vegas Convention Center

July 9, 2014

LAS VEGAS, July 9, 2014 -- Hospitality industry leader Marriott International proudly announces Casey Grieme as dual general manager overseeing the Courtyard...

Following Renovations, Executive Appointments Made at 380-room Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, CA

Following Renovations, Executive Appointments Made at 380-room Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, CA

July 9, 2014

Napa, CA (July 9, 2014) - On the heels of completing renovations to its 12,000 square-foot conference center and 380 guest rooms, Silverado Resort and Spa is...

Nancy Wilkerson Named as Director of Sales for Barnsley Resort in Georgia

Nancy Wilkerson Named as Director of Sales for Barnsley Resort in Georgia

July 9, 2014

ADAIRSVILLE, Ga. (July 9, 2014) - A new director of sales and director of weddings have been named at Barnsley Resort (www.barnsleyresort.com), a luxury...

CPI Hotels Expands into European Market with Acquisition of Mamaison Hotels & Residences

CPI Hotels Expands into European Market with Acquisition of Mamaison Hotels & Residences

July 10, 2014

PRAGUE, July 10, 2014 -- CPI Hotels is expanding its activities in the Czech Republic and has also entered into the European market. The...

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