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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...

Quality Track International Announces Partnership with Preferred Hotel Group

Quality Track International Announces Partnership with Preferred Hotel Group

September 2, 2014

TORONTO - September 2, 2014 - Quality Track International is proud to announce an Alliance Partnership with Preferred Hotel Group™ to provide Reservations...

SmartDepart Partners With TrustYou To Launch Its Hotel Decision Engine

SmartDepart Partners With TrustYou To Launch Its Hotel Decision Engine

September 2, 2014

September 2, 2014 - Dallas, USA & Munich, Germany - TrustYou, the inventor of the Meta-Review™ and global online reputation management leader,...

Casa Moderna in Miami to be Converted to ME Miami in 2015

Casa Moderna in Miami to be Converted to ME Miami in 2015

September 2, 2014

Hotel-Online and BuildCentral Have Updated 140 Hotels in the Last Two Weeks with Changes in Personnel, Property Management or Ownership  Chicago, IL....

EB-5 Visa Program for Investors Maxed Out by Chinese Demand for First Time in its 24-year History

EB-5 Visa Program for Investors Maxed Out by Chinese Demand for First Time in its 24-year History

Frank Shyong | Los Angeles Times | September 2, 2014

Aug. 30--Fueled by demand from wealthy Chinese nationals, an immigration program that exchanges visas for large investments in U.S. businesses has run out of...

Historic Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, FL Sold to Thayer Lodging for $460 million

Historic Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, FL Sold to Thayer Lodging for $460 million

| The Miami Herald | September 2, 2014

Aug. 29--In a mega-hotel deal, Thayer Lodging Group has purchased the historic Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood. Thayer, based in Annapolis,...

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...

Hotels to Collect Record $2.25 billion in Add on Guest Fees in 2014

Hotels to Collect Record $2.25 billion in Add on Guest Fees in 2014

Hugo Martin | Los Angeles Times | September 2, 2014

Aug. 31--Internet connection fees, bag checking charges and reservation cancellation costs. Most Americans have grown accustomed to nickel-and-dime charges...

Los Angeles Hotel Operators Express Concern Over Contrary Wage Proposals

Los Angeles Hotel Operators Express Concern Over Contrary Wage Proposals

September 2, 2014

September 01, 2014--LOS ANGELES--Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a plan today to raise the city’s minimum wage up to $13.25 an hour over a three...

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...

Tourism Tidbits: Tourism’s Importance in a World in Crisis

Tourism Tidbits: Tourism’s Importance in a World in Crisis

September 2, 2014

by Dr. Peter Tarlow The last three months have not been easy ones.  Politically the world has seen some of its greatest threats since the end of World War...

Back to School Means Back to Basics for Hotel Marketers

Back to School Means Back to Basics for Hotel Marketers

September 2, 2014

Remember when all you needed was a cool lunchbox and a No. 2 pencil to be ready for the new school year? Those were the days! Now you're responsible for hotel...

Lawsuits Fail to Satisfy Either Side of ADA Coin

Lawsuits Fail to Satisfy Either Side of ADA Coin

Garth Stapley | The Modesto Bee | September 2, 2014

Aug. 31--No matter which side they're on, the people involved in disability access lawsuits seem to have one thing in common: supreme frustration. The...

Atlantic City’s Revel Casino Stutters to a Close

Atlantic City’s Revel Casino Stutters to a Close

Amy S. Rosenberg | The Philadelphia Inquirer | September 2, 2014

Sept. 02--ATLANTIC CITY -- In the end, the Revel ball did not roll off the tower into the ocean, and no buyer emerged in the middle of the night to save the...

Ayala-led El Nido Resorts to Build 1,200-key Hotel in Palawan, an Island Province of the Philippines

Ayala-led El Nido Resorts to Build 1,200-key Hotel in Palawan, an Island Province of the Philippines

Kristyn Nika M. Lazo | The Manila Times, Philippines | September 2, 2014

Sept. 01--El Nido, Palawan: Ayala-led integrated resorts developer El Nido Resorts will invest P6 billion to build 1,200 hotel rooms in the 325-hectare...

Frederick, MD Committee Backs Plan for $64 Million, 207-room Marriott Hotel for Old News-Post Site

Frederick, MD Committee Backs Plan for $64 Million, 207-room Marriott Hotel for Old News-Post Site

Jen Fifield | The Frederick News-Post, Md. | September 2, 2014

Aug. 30--The best proposal the city of Frederick received for a downtown hotel and conference center was for a Marriott hotel at the old site of The Frederick...

Starwood Plans to Open Four Resorts on Hainan Island, China in Next Five Years

Starwood Plans to Open Four Resorts on Hainan Island, China in Next Five Years

September 2, 2014

W Retreat & Spa Sanya-Haitang Bay to Mark China's First W Retreat while St. Regis Resorts will Open in Haikou, Qingshui Bay and Haitang Bay September 02, 2014...

Florida’s 179-room Waterfront Wyndham Grand Jupiter is Set to Open in October 2014

Florida’s 179-room Waterfront Wyndham Grand Jupiter is Set to Open in October 2014

Bill DiPaolo | The Palm Beach Post, Fla. | September 2, 2014

Aug. 30--There'll be a new kid in town in the luxury hotel business this fall at Harbourside, and the general manager says the 179-room waterfront Wyndham...

The 482-room Adults Only Riu Palace Antillas Set to Open in Aruba in October 2014

The 482-room Adults Only Riu Palace Antillas Set to Open in Aruba in October 2014

September 2, 2014

Palma de Mallorca, 2nd of September 2014 - Coinciding with the start of high season in the Caribbean, on the 11th of October RIU Hotels & Resorts will open its...

SoTHERLY Hotels to Convert Florida’s Crowne Plaza Jacksonville-Riverfront to DoubleTree by Hilton

SoTHERLY Hotels to Convert Florida’s Crowne Plaza Jacksonville-Riverfront to DoubleTree by Hilton

Roger Bull | The Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville | September 2, 2014

Aug. 29--The Crowne Plaza Jacksonville-Riverfront on the Southbank is going to become a DoubleTree by Hilton, its owners have announced. SoTHERLY Hotels said...

Berkshire Mountain Club, a Catamount Ski Resort Hotel, is Planned for Copake, New York

Berkshire Mountain Club, a Catamount Ski Resort Hotel, is Planned for Copake, New York

Brian Nearing | Times Union, Albany, N.Y. | September 2, 2014

Aug. 30--COPAKE -- Albany-based BBL Construction Services would be the builder of a planned resort hotel at Catamount Ski Area in Columbia County. Plans for...

A Brand Debut in the Caribbean, the 150-room JW Marriott Santo Domingo Opens

A Brand Debut in the Caribbean, the 150-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...

J M Hospitality Opens the 99-key Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Toronto Markham Opens in Ontario, CN

J M Hospitality Opens the 99-key Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Toronto Markham Opens in Ontario, CN

September 2, 2014

MARKHAM, Ontario, and MCLEAN, Va., September 2, 2014 - Hampton Hotels, Hilton Worldwide's global brand of more than 1,900 mid-priced Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn &...

Owned by Ember Lane Lodging Investors, 110-key Homewood Suites by Hilton Billings Opens in Montana

Owned by Ember Lane Lodging Investors, 110-key Homewood Suites by Hilton Billings Opens in Montana

September 2, 2014

September 2, 2014 - BILLINGS, Mont., and MCLEAN, Va. - Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide's international brand of upscale, all-suite, extended-stay...

The 329-room Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Opens in China

The 329-room Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Opens in China

September 2, 2014

BEIJING, CHINA - 2 SEPTEMBER 2014 - Renaissance Hotels (www.renhotels.com), a hotel brand known for inspiring its guests to Live Life to Discover®, proudly...

The 172-room Holiday Inn Jaipur City Centre Opens in India

The 172-room Holiday Inn Jaipur City Centre Opens in India

September 2, 2014

New Delhi, India (2 September 2014): IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) today announced opening of Holiday Inn Jaipur City Centre, in the capital of the state...

Boomerang Hotels to Open Montesano GuestHouse International Inn in Washington through Conversion

Boomerang Hotels to Open Montesano GuestHouse International Inn in Washington through Conversion

September 2, 2014

HENDERSONVILLE, TN and ABERDEEN, SD - September 2, 2014 - Boomerang Hotels has signed an agreement with Byung Chung of Monte Square Enterprises, LLC to convert...

Multimillion Dollar Renovation Complete for the 257-room Hilton San Diego Del Mar in California

Multimillion Dollar Renovation Complete for the 257-room Hilton San Diego Del Mar in California

September 2, 2014

Del Mar, CA, September 2, 2014 - Hilton San Diego Del Mar announces the completion of its multimillion dollar renovation. Funded by Wheelock Street Capital and...

Dolce Hotels and Resorts® Selected to Manage the 1,042-room Q Center® in St. Charles, Illinois

Dolce Hotels and Resorts® Selected to Manage the 1,042-room Q Center® in St. Charles, Illinois

September 2, 2014

ROCKLEIGH, N.J., Sept. 2, 2014 -- Dolce Hotels and Resorts® today announced it has been named manager of the 1,042-room Q Center® in St. Charles, Illinois,...

Ultima Hospitality Appoints Diane Fox as Senior Vice President of Asset Management

Ultima Hospitality Appoints Diane Fox as Senior Vice President of Asset Management

September 2, 2014

Chicago, Illinois - September 2, 2014 -  Ultima Hospitality is pleased to announce the appointment of Diane Fox as Senior Vice President of Asset...

Steve Sanabria Named Director of Operations for Florida’s Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village

Steve Sanabria Named Director of Operations for Florida’s Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village

September 2, 2014

Cape Coral, FL - September 2, 2014 - The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village is proud to announce the appointments of two new team members, Steve...

Noble House Hotels & Resorts Names Chef Roy Hendrickson Executive Chef at Kona Kai Resort & Marina

Noble House Hotels & Resorts Names Chef Roy Hendrickson Executive Chef at Kona Kai Resort & Marina

September 2, 2014

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – September 2, 2014 – Situated on the very tip of Shelter Island, Kona Kai Resort & Marina and its newly transformed signature...

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