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Conde Nast Traveler Releases The 2015 Hot List: The World’s Best New Hotels

Conde Nast Traveler Releases The 2015 Hot List: The World’s Best New Hotels

April 20, 2015

May Issue on Newsstands April 28, 2015 NEW YORK, April 20, 2015—Today, the editors of Conde Nast Traveler announce the definitive guide to the best...

2015: Some Taxing Issues for Hoteliers

2015: Some Taxing Issues for Hoteliers

April 20, 2015

By Leo ParmegianiThe lodging industry was not insulated from the tax challenges of the past year.  Reflecting back on 2014, it was a year wrangled with...

Google’s Mobile Update: Keep Calm and Get With the Program

Google’s Mobile Update: Keep Calm and Get With the Program

April 20, 2015

by Vikram Singh Every time Google issues an update, hotel marketing agencies have a field day writing articles and trying to give you a reason to...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 140; Hotel History: Palmer House, Chicago, Illinois (1871)

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 140; Hotel History: Palmer House, Chicago, Illinois (1871)

April 19, 2015

My Latest Book: “Hotel Mavens: Lucius M. Boomer, George C. Boldt and Oscar of the Waldorf” By Stanley Turkel, CMHS 1.  Hotel...

Keeping Guests Comfortable with Energy Intelligence

Keeping Guests Comfortable with Energy Intelligence

April 20, 2015

By Dave PerrottaIn the hospitality industry, shutting down operations for power related issues is not an option. Guests expect twenty-four hour service, seven...

With Four Points Closed, Downtown Peoria, IL Doesn’t Have Enough Hotel Rooms

With Four Points Closed, Downtown Peoria, IL Doesn’t Have Enough Hotel Rooms

Steve Tarter | Journal Star, Peoria, Ill. | April 20, 2015

April 17--PEORIA -- Don Welch is used to planning ahead. As executive director of the Peoria Convention and Visitors Bureau, he books events two to five years...

Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board Reverses Decision to Dismiss Convention Center Labor Unions

Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board Reverses Decision to Dismiss Convention Center Labor Unions

Lara Witt | Philadelphia Daily News | April 20, 2015

April 19--PENNSYLVANIA Labor Relations Board examiner Jack E. Marino, reversed his decision to throw out complaints made by union carpenters, paving the way...

Hotel AG Closes San Francisco Airport Hotel

Hotel AG Closes San Francisco Airport Hotel

April 20, 2015

ATLANTA - April 20, 2015 - Hotel Assets Group, LLC (Hotel AG) is pleased to announce that it has arranged the sale of the Hampton Inn & Suites in Burlingame,...

Lodging Interactive Wins Multiple Industry Awards for Website Design

Lodging Interactive Wins Multiple Industry Awards for Website Design

April 20, 2015

The hospitality industry's innovative digital marketing and social engagement agency earned numerous awards for website design excellence from prestigious...

Hotel AG Continues Pace of Closings

Hotel AG Continues Pace of Closings

April 20, 2015

ATLANTA - April 20, 2015 - Hotel Assets Group, LLC (Hotel AG) is pleased to announce several of the firm's recent closings were the Hampton Inn & Suites at the...

Royal Orchid Hotels Adopt quickSTART Training from AHLEI

Royal Orchid Hotels Adopt quickSTART Training from AHLEI

April 20, 2015

Orlando, Florida, April 2015: Royal Orchid Hotels Ltd is a rapidly growing hotel chain, which owns and manages 30 business and leisure hotels in 20 different...

HTA Data Shows Guests of Vacation Rentals Spend 36% Less than Guests of Hotels on Island Getaways

HTA Data Shows Guests of Vacation Rentals Spend 36% Less than Guests of Hotels on Island Getaways

Allison Schaefers | The Honolulu Star-Advertiser | April 20, 2015

April 19--Todd and Stephanie Samuel, visitors from Pasco, Wash., shaved hundreds of dollars off their most recent Hawaii vacation by staying in a North Shore...

JSK Hospitality Plans New DoubleTree by Hilton at Old College Football Hall of Fame Site in Indiana

JSK Hospitality Plans New DoubleTree by Hilton at Old College Football Hall of Fame Site in Indiana

Kevin Allen | South Bend Tribune, Ind. | April 20, 2015

April 19--SOUTH BEND -- A local hotel company gave South Bend taxpayers a big reason to cheer last week. City officials happily announced on Wednesday that...

Wine-Themed Boutique Hotel, the Lodge at Columbia Point, Coming to Richland, WA

Wine-Themed Boutique Hotel, the Lodge at Columbia Point, Coming to Richland, WA

Geoff Folsom | Tri-City Herald (Kennewick, Wash.) | April 20, 2015

April 20--A long-awaited boutique hotel is one of several new businesses in the Columbia Point area of Richland. Ground could finally be broken next month...

Fort Smith, AR Hospitality Tax Up 8 Percent in February & the Holiday Inn To Rebrand as DoubleTree

Fort Smith, AR Hospitality Tax Up 8 Percent in February & the Holiday Inn To Rebrand as DoubleTree

John Lovett | Times Record, Fort Smith, Ark. | April 20, 2015

April 18--Fort Smith hospitality tax numbers were up for February by nearly 8 percent amid the remodeling of several hotels, one of which is being rebranded...

Owner Pintu Bath to Convert Sacramento and Spokane Hotels to Red Lion Brand After Major Renovations

Owner Pintu Bath to Convert Sacramento and Spokane Hotels to Red Lion Brand After Major Renovations

April 20, 2015

Both to Reopen by June 2015 SPOKANE, Wash., April 20, 2015 -- RLHC (Red Lion Hotels Corporation) (NYSE:RLH) announced today the company has signed franchise...

Marble Arch Groups Tap Bunce To Lead Hotel Development

Marble Arch Groups Tap Bunce To Lead Hotel Development

April 21, 2015

Marble Arch Hospitality names Bunce as Vice President-Development  ATLANTA, GA - April 21, 2015- Robert Dann, Managing Partner of Atlanta based Marble...

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Appoints Daniella Tonetto as GM of Sales & Marketing for Two Properties

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Appoints Daniella Tonetto as GM of Sales & Marketing for Two Properties

April 21, 2015

(Macau – April 21, 2015) The St. Regis Macao, Cotai Central and Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Daniella...

Hyatt Appoints Atish Shah as Interim Chief Financial Officer

Hyatt Appoints Atish Shah as Interim Chief Financial Officer

April 21, 2015

April 21, 2015 - CHICAGO - Mark Hoplamazian, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H), today announced the selection of...

Best Western International Opens Four Hotels in March 2015

Best Western International Opens Four Hotels in March 2015

April 21, 2015

PHOENIX (April 21, 2015) - Property name: BW PLUS Truckee-Tahoe Hotel  Property location:Truckee, CA # of rooms:100 Conversion (from independent)...

The Olympia Companies to Manage Hotel in Oberlin College’s New Peter B. Lewis Gateway Center

The Olympia Companies to Manage Hotel in Oberlin College’s New Peter B. Lewis Gateway Center

April 21, 2015

Portland, Maine. April 21, 2015 – The Olympia Companies will manage a state-of-the-art hotel that is currently being built in Oberlin, Ohio by Oberlin...

Dennis Clark Appointed General Manager of the Fairmont Mayakoba, Riviera Maya

Dennis Clark Appointed General Manager of the Fairmont Mayakoba, Riviera Maya

April 21, 2015

George Terpilowski, Regional Vice President, Bermuda & Caribbean Region, and General Manager, The Fairmont Southampton, is pleased to announce the appointment...

Owner Ring Hospitality Management Set to Open 82-key TownePlace Suites Detroit Auburn Hills in MI

Owner Ring Hospitality Management Set to Open 82-key TownePlace Suites Detroit Auburn Hills in MI

April 21, 2015

Auburn Hills, Michigan - April 21, 2015 - The 82-suite TownePlace Suites by Marriott in Auburn Hills, Michigan is scheduled to open next week. Located at 3900...

Hotel Equities Selected to Operate New Fairfield Inn & Suites in West Monroe, Louisiana

Hotel Equities Selected to Operate New Fairfield Inn & Suites in West Monroe, Louisiana

April 21, 2015

Atlanta, GA–April 20, 2015 – Atlanta-based Hotel Equities (www.hotelequities.com) recently announced its selection as the management firm for the Fairfield...

Jonathan Mohraz Named Vice President of Acquisitions and Development for Loews Hotels & Resorts

Jonathan Mohraz Named Vice President of Acquisitions and Development for Loews Hotels & Resorts

April 21, 2015

NEW YORK, NY (April 21, 2015) - Loews Hotels & Resorts announces Jonathan Mohraz as Vice President, Acquisitions and Development.  Mohraz joins the Loews...

W Fort Lauderdale Appoints Kristiann Galati as Director of Sales & Marketing

W Fort Lauderdale Appoints Kristiann Galati as Director of Sales & Marketing

April 21, 2015

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL. – April 2015 – W Fort Lauderdale Hotel is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Kristiann Galati as its new Director of Sales...

Spring Travel Heats Up with New Group Reservations Leading the Charge

Spring Travel Heats Up with New Group Reservations Leading the Charge

April 21, 2015

Hoteliers Advised to Plan Ahead and Generate Advanced Reservations for Peak Travel PeriodNEW YORK - April 21, 2015 - Hotels in major North American markets...

Noble Investment Group Opens 150 room Hyatt Place Boulder | Pearl Street in Colorado

Noble Investment Group Opens 150 room Hyatt Place Boulder | Pearl Street in Colorado

April 21, 2015

Hotel is part of new mixed use Depot Square redevelopment at Boulder Junction Boulder, CO - April 21, 2015 - Noble Investment Group ("Noble") announced the...

Mobile Simple Joins HTNG

Mobile Simple Joins HTNG

April 21, 2015

Hospitality's award-winning developer of the ABreez cloud-based mobile solution that manages minibars and in-room amenities becomes the newest corporate...

Grace Bay Resorts Promotes Thierry Grandsire to Executive Vice President of Operations

Grace Bay Resorts Promotes Thierry Grandsire to Executive Vice President of Operations

April 21, 2015

PROVIDENCIALES, TURKS AND CAICOS (April 21, 2015) - Grace Bay Resorts announces the promotion of Thierry Grandsire to executive vice president of operations....

SiteMinder Accelerates Growth in Southern Europe with Spain’s Sallés Hotels

SiteMinder Accelerates Growth in Southern Europe with Spain’s Sallés Hotels

April 21, 2015

21 April 2015 - London, UK - The global hotel industry's leading cloud platform, SiteMinder, today announces it has accelerated its growth in Southern Europe...

Wyndham Hotel Group Opens 139-room Ramada Resort Dar es Salaam in Tanzania

Wyndham Hotel Group Opens 139-room Ramada Resort Dar es Salaam in Tanzania

April 21, 2015

First hotel on African continent to be operated by Wyndham Hotel Group under management contract, complementing the company’s existing franchised portfolio...

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