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Airbnb: The Hotel Disruptor Unconstrained by Real Estate

Airbnb: The Hotel Disruptor Unconstrained by Real Estate

August 29, 2014

Aug. 2014 (Bloomberg)—Airbnb, the site upending the hotel industry, is the darling of the sharing economy. Can the old-world hotel industry do anything...

How Netflix is Changing the Hotel Room

How Netflix is Changing the Hotel Room

August 29, 2014

By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.lma.ca)Until I subscribed to Netflix, I never gave it a lot of thought. Its share price, which has seen soaring...

Wage Fright: The Minimum Wage’s Impact on Price Growth

Wage Fright: The Minimum Wage’s Impact on Price Growth

August 29, 2014

Although the national spotlight is turning toward minimum wage growth amid calls for reform, the overall blow to buyers will be soft.August 29, 2014Fast food...

REACT: Handling Customer Problems

REACT: Handling Customer Problems

August 29, 2014

by Jana LoveMistakes are to be expected, but knowing how to recover an angry or frustrated customer into a loyal customer is a learned art. A Customer Focused...

Already Ailing from Closures, Atlantic City Now Facing Shortage of Hotel Rooms for Conventions

Already Ailing from Closures, Atlantic City Now Facing Shortage of Hotel Rooms for Conventions

Suzette Parmley | The Philadelphia Inquirer | August 29, 2014

Aug. 29--ATLANTIC CITY -- With gambling's decline, this financially ailing resort city is going after convention business big time. But there may be another...

HeBS Digital to Speak on the Future Role of Intermediaries at EyeforTravel’s TDS North America 2014

HeBS Digital to Speak on the Future Role of Intermediaries at EyeforTravel’s TDS North America 2014

August 29, 2014

HeBS Digital CEO Max Starkov will discuss the true cost of OTA distribution and present the hotelier's action plan for investing in the direct online channel...

Lebanese Hotel Owners Warn Political Instability & Drop in Tourism Has Many Hotels Facing Bankruptcy

Lebanese Hotel Owners Warn Political Instability & Drop in Tourism Has Many Hotels Facing Bankruptcy

| The Daily Star, Beirut, Lebanon | August 29, 2014

Aug. 28--BEIRUT -- The Syndicate of Hotel Owners in Lebanon Thursday deplored the dramatic drop in tourism that has resulted from political instability and...

IHG Owners Association and The Growing Role of Hotel Owners Under Forty

IHG Owners Association and The Growing Role of Hotel Owners Under Forty

August 29, 2014

ATLANTA - With hotel owners and operators under 40 making up an ever-growing portion of the industry and increasingly involved in decision-making, how are...

Vision Hospitality Group Breaks Ground on TownPlace Suites, Smyrna, Tennessee

Vision Hospitality Group Breaks Ground on TownPlace Suites, Smyrna, Tennessee

August 29, 2014

Vision Hospitality Group, Inc. recently broke ground on the TownPlace Suites by Marriott Nashville/Smyrna. The property is the first hotel of this brand for...

Owned & Operated by Pagosa Lodging, New Holiday Inn Resort Pagosa Springs to Open Summer 2015

Owned & Operated by Pagosa Lodging, New Holiday Inn Resort Pagosa Springs to Open Summer 2015

August 29, 2014

ATLANTA – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)  [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)] today announced plans for a Holiday Inn Resort® hotel in Pagosa Springs,...

Financing Delays Temporarily Halt Hotel Indigo Project in Grand Traverse, MI

Financing Delays Temporarily Halt Hotel Indigo Project in Grand Traverse, MI

Brian McGillivary | The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. | August 29, 2014

Aug. 29--TRAVERSE CITY -- Construction ground to a halt at the $15 million Hotel Indigo across from West Grand Traverse Bay, and awaits a downstate bank's...

Bryan-College Station, TX Hotel Boom has Some Owners Worried About Potential Surplus of Rooms

Bryan-College Station, TX Hotel Boom has Some Owners Worried About Potential Surplus of Rooms

Emily Wilkins | The Eagle, Bryan, Texas | August 29, 2014

Aug. 29--At least nine hotels are planning to come to Bryan or College Station in the next two years, a boom in the industry that has some hotel owners...

Boutique Hotel to Open in Former Foundry Park Inn, Athens, GA with Focus on Glory Days of College

Boutique Hotel to Open in Former Foundry Park Inn, Athens, GA with Focus on Glory Days of College

Kelsey Cochran | Athens Banner-Herald, Ga. | August 29, 2014

Aug. 29--An upscale hotel offering visitors "an intellectual return to the glory days of college" is slated to open in downtown Athens in October....

Vision Hospitality Hopes to Bring 90-room Boutique Hotel to Downtown Chattanooga, TN

Vision Hospitality Hopes to Bring 90-room Boutique Hotel to Downtown Chattanooga, TN

Mike Pare | Chattanooga Times Free Press, Tenn. | August 29, 2014

Aug. 29--A five-story, 90-room upscale boutique hotel is planned for downtown Chattanooga near the Walnut Street Bridge. Chattanooga-based Vision...

HiFive Development & Middletown Hotel Management to Open Multifacted Holiday Inn in Ohio in 2015

HiFive Development & Middletown Hotel Management to Open Multifacted Holiday Inn in Ohio in 2015

Eric Schwartzberg | Journal-News, Hamilton, Ohio | August 29, 2014

Aug. 29--WEST CHESTER TWP -- When Centre Park of West Chester opens in late 2015 at 5800 Muhlhauser Road, it will be one of five new hotels in West Chester...

A Brand Debut in China, the 565-key Wyndham Grand Xi’an South Opens

A Brand Debut in China, the 565-key Wyndham Grand Xi’an South Opens

August 28, 2014

XI'AN, China, Aug. 29, 2014 -- Wyndham Grand Xi'an South opened its doors to the modern business and leisure traveler, offering a grand and stylish way to...

Hyatt Regency Suzhou Opens in Suzhou, the City Known as the Venice of China

Hyatt Regency Suzhou Opens in Suzhou, the City Known as the Venice of China

August 29, 2014

SUZHOU, China, Aug. 29, 2014 -- Hyatt Regency Suzhou today announced the opening in Suzhou, one of the most important economic, cultural and historic...

The 323-key Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown Opens in Ohio Completing $50M Renovation

The 323-key Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown Opens in Ohio Completing $50M Renovation

August 29, 2014

Cincinnati, Ohio – August 29, 2014 – Renaissance Hotels is thrilled to welcome the newest gem to its portfolio with the opening of the new Renaissance...

Grand Opening Occurs in the Caribbean for the 150-room JW Marriott Santo Domingo

Grand Opening Occurs in the Caribbean for the 150-room JW Marriott Santo Domingo

August 29, 2014

SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - August 29, 2014 -- Marriott International, Inc. continues to grow its world-class luxury JW Marriott hotel brand with the...

Owned by Granite Properties, the 229-room Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park Opens

Owned by Granite Properties, the 229-room Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park Opens

August 29, 2014

PLANO, Texas and MCLEAN, Va.--Hilton Worldwide announced the opening of Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park, a 299-room newly-built Hilton Hotels & Resorts...

The Hotel Riu Palace Meloneras Reopens Following Property Wide Renovation

The Hotel Riu Palace Meloneras Reopens Following Property Wide Renovation

August 29, 2014

Palma de Mallorca, 29th of August 2014 The resort is re-launched as a 5-star hotel with contemporary design, fully renovated rooms and new bars and...

Playa Resorts Names Carl Hendriks General Manager for Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall & Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall

Playa Resorts Names Carl Hendriks General Manager for Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall & Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall

August 29, 2014

Jamaica’s First Hyatt Branded All-Inclusive Resort Opening November 1st 2014 Ft. Lauderdale, FL/Montego Bay, Jamaica – August 29, 2014— Playa Resorts...

John Dallas Named General Manager for the 195-room Sonesta Bee Cave Austin Opening Spring 2015

John Dallas Named General Manager for the 195-room Sonesta Bee Cave Austin Opening Spring 2015

August 29, 2014

Bee Cave, TX (August 29, 2014) - Sonesta adds its third Texas property to its growing portfolio with the announcement of Sonesta Bee Cave Austin, a new...

Global Hotel Prices Rise for the Fifth Year In A Row; Up 4% in First Half of 2014

Global Hotel Prices Rise for the Fifth Year In A Row; Up 4% in First Half of 2014

September 2, 2014

LONDON, Sep. 2, 2014 -- The average price paid for a hotel room around the world rose by 4% during the first six months of 2014, when compared with the same...

Best Western International Approves MSI CloudPM™ for General Release for its Hotel Properties

Best Western International Approves MSI CloudPM™ for General Release for its Hotel Properties

September 2, 2014

Phoenix - September 2, 2014 - Multi-Systems, Inc. (MSI), a leading hotel cloud services hospitality technology provider, announced today the completion of MSI...

Hostmark Hospitality Group & CPAC Acquire 98-key Holiday Inn - Cape Cod in Falmouth, MA for $13.6M

Hostmark Hospitality Group & CPAC Acquire 98-key Holiday Inn - Cape Cod in Falmouth, MA for $13.6M

September 2, 2014

MIAMI, September 2, 2014 - The Holiday Inn hotel in Falmouth, Massachusetts is under new ownership and management following a $13.6 million acquisition by a...

A Brand Debut in the Caribbean, the 15-room JW Marriott Santo Domingo Opens

A Brand Debut in the Caribbean, the 15-room JW Marriott Santo Domingo Opens

September 2, 2014

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic – September 2, 2014 - Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) continues to grow its world-class luxury JW Marriott hotel...

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