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Agilysys Announces General Availability of WMx v6.0

Agilysys Announces General Availability of WMx v6.0

September 16, 2014

New Features and Functionality Help Employers Improve Workforce Efficiency, Boost Productivity and Comply with Federal RegulationsALPHARETTA, GA. - Sept. 16,...

ABreez is Blowing onto the Hotel Scene as a Fresh Mobile Tool for Minibar Management

ABreez is Blowing onto the Hotel Scene as a Fresh Mobile Tool for Minibar Management

September 16, 2014

The ABreez Managed Minibar is the ideal alternative to labor-intensive manual units and costly automatic systems; Experience ABreez at the Hotel Show in Dubai...

Why the Hotel Industry Needs Google, Amazon or Priceline to Clean Up the Mess it has Created

Why the Hotel Industry Needs Google, Amazon or Priceline to Clean Up the Mess it has Created

September 16, 2014

By Lennert de Jong, Commercial Director at citizenMHave you ever wondered why you automatically get the newest version of Facebook on your phone, have made...

The Components of Franchise Fees

The Components of Franchise Fees

September 16, 2014

By Robert Mandelbaum and Gary McDadeHotel franchise companies (“the brands/chains”) charge their franchisees a series of fees that cover a variety...

Carlyle Group Acquires Postcard Inn Beach Resort at Holiday Isle & La Siesta Resort on Islamorada

Carlyle Group Acquires Postcard Inn Beach Resort at Holiday Isle & La Siesta Resort on Islamorada

September 16, 2014

Creates Islamorada Hotel Company with its 4 Islamorada Properties to be Managed by Trust HospitalityMIAMI, Sept. 16, 2014 —Global alternative asset...

Summit Hotel Properties Acquires the 209-room Hampton Inn & Suites in Austin, Texas; Plans Upgrades

Summit Hotel Properties Acquires the 209-room Hampton Inn & Suites in Austin, Texas; Plans Upgrades

September 16, 2014

September 16, 2014 - AUSTIN, Texas - Summit Hotel Properties (NYSE:INN) (“the Company”) announced today the acquisition of the Hampton Inn & Suites...

Felcor Sells 446-key Holiday Inn-Toronto Airport & 221-key Embassy Suites Hotel-Indianapolis North

Felcor Sells 446-key Holiday Inn-Toronto Airport & 221-key Embassy Suites Hotel-Indianapolis North

September 16, 2014

Gross Proceeds of $29 MillionIRVING, Texas, September 16, 2014 - FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated (NYSE: FCH) today announced that it sold its 446-room...

HeBS Digital’s CMS Technology Wins 2014 Gold Stevie® Award

HeBS Digital’s CMS Technology Wins 2014 Gold Stevie® Award

September 16, 2014

HeBS Digital’s CMS Premium, the industry’s most advanced Content Management System (CMS) technology, takes home the prestigious Gold Stevie® Award...

ZDirect Appoints Michael Dunphy as Director of Sales, Asia Pacific

ZDirect Appoints Michael Dunphy as Director of Sales, Asia Pacific

September 16, 2014

As a veteran hotelier, Dunphy will expand ZDirect’s business development effort in the Asia Pacific Region[SINGAPORE - SEPTEMBER 16, 2013] - ZDirect is...

NYSH&TA Receives Certified Guest Service Partner Designation

NYSH&TA Receives Certified Guest Service Partner Designation

September 16, 2014

Orlando, Florida, September 2014-The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) has awarded the New York State Hospitality & Tourism...

The Plasencia Group Announces the Sale of the DoubleTree Grand Key Resort in Key West, Florida

The Plasencia Group Announces the Sale of the DoubleTree Grand Key Resort in Key West, Florida

September 16, 2014

Tampa, Fla.  (September 16, 2014) – The Plasencia Group is pleased to announce the sale of the DoubleTree Grand Key Resort, located in Key West,...

Being Developed by Hotecapsa in Ecuador, the 202-room Guayaquil Marriott Will Open in 2016

Being Developed by Hotecapsa in Ecuador, the 202-room Guayaquil Marriott Will Open in 2016

September 16, 2014

Quito, Ecuador – September 16, 2014: Marriott International’s (NASDAQ: MAR) signature brand, Marriott Hotels, announced plans to open the 202-room Marriott...

Construction has Begun for the 100-suite King David Hotel and Synagogue in Boston, Massachusetts

Construction has Begun for the 100-suite King David Hotel and Synagogue in Boston, Massachusetts

September 16, 2014

BOSTON, Sept. 16, 2014—Company engineers began construction at King David hotel and synagogue new site on route 1 Boston Massachusetts. Final design of...

Development Begins in Texas for 100-key Aloft El Paso Downtown with July 2016 Opening Planned

Development Begins in Texas for 100-key Aloft El Paso Downtown with July 2016 Opening Planned

September 16, 2014

Owned by Bassett Partners EP and Managed by Aimbridge Hospitality September 16, 2014 - STAMFORD, Conn. - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.®...

Managed by Platinum Hospitality, Oklahoma’s 104-key Hampton Inn & Suites Oklahoma City/Airport Opens

Managed by Platinum Hospitality, Oklahoma’s 104-key Hampton Inn & Suites Oklahoma City/Airport Opens

September 16, 2014

September 16, 2014 - OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., and MCLEAN, Va. - Hampton Hotels, Hilton Worldwide’s global brand of more than 1,900 mid-priced Hampton Inn,...

The Newly Built 232-room Hilton Garden Inn New York/Midtown Park Avenue Opens

The Newly Built 232-room Hilton Garden Inn New York/Midtown Park Avenue Opens

September 16, 2014

September 16, 2014 - NEW YORK and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Worldwide’s award-winning brand of upscale yet affordable hotels, announced...

Opening Next Week in Arkansas, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Little Rock Benton Features 79 Guestrooms

Opening Next Week in Arkansas, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Little Rock Benton Features 79 Guestrooms

September 16, 2014

Owned by Benton Lodging and Managed by Conway ManagementBenton, Arkansas - September 16, 2014 - The 79-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Benton,...

NY’s 60 Thompson Completes Multi-Million Dollar Upgrade and Rebrands as the 97-key SIXTY SoHo

NY’s 60 Thompson Completes Multi-Million Dollar Upgrade and Rebrands as the 97-key SIXTY SoHo

September 16, 2014

September 16, 2014 - Since first opening during the Fall in 2001, 60 Thompson was a pioneer in the luxury boutique hotel sector in SoHo. Over the next 13...

$5.2 Million Three-Part Renovation Project Nears Completion for Hyatt Regency Bellevue in Washington

$5.2 Million Three-Part Renovation Project Nears Completion for Hyatt Regency Bellevue in Washington

September 16, 2014

BELLEVUE, Wash. (September 16, 2014) - Hyatt Regency Bellevue, located nine miles from downtown Seattle, announces its most sizeable hotel renovation since the...

Heidi Brau Named as General Manager for Atlanta Marriott Century Center/Emory Area in Georgia

Heidi Brau Named as General Manager for Atlanta Marriott Century Center/Emory Area in Georgia

September 16, 2014

ATLANTA, Sept. 16, 2014—Upon her 30th anniversary with Marriott International, Heidi Brau has been named the new general manager of Atlanta Marriott...

Martin Cody Appointed Lodge Manager, Four Seasons Safari Lodge, Serengeti

Martin Cody Appointed Lodge Manager, Four Seasons Safari Lodge, Serengeti

September 16, 2014

SERENGETI - (September 16, 2014)—Martin Cody has been named Lodge Manager at Four Seasons Safari Lodge, Serengeti, the 77-room lodge that has offered...

Wyndham Signs Deal with Pronobis for the 146-key Wyndham Quito Airport Gran Condor in Ecuador

Wyndham Signs Deal with Pronobis for the 146-key Wyndham Quito Airport Gran Condor in Ecuador

September 16, 2014

Opening Late in 2015QUITO, Ecuador (Sept. 16, 2014) – Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,540 hotels and part of...

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