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As Current Cycle Matures, Hotel RevPAR Growth Decelerates According to PwC US

As Current Cycle Matures, Hotel RevPAR Growth Decelerates According to PwC US

May 24, 2016

Supply Growth Moves Above Long-Term Average in 2017 New York, NY, May 24, 2016 – Occupancy levels at US hotels have begun to stabilize after reaching...

Sonnenblick-Eichner Company Arranges $38,000,000 of First Mortgage Leasehold Financing for Marina Del Rey Hotel, Marina Del Rey, California

Sonnenblick-Eichner Company Arranges $38,000,000 of First Mortgage Leasehold Financing for Marina Del Rey Hotel, Marina Del Rey, California

May 24, 2016

Beverly Hills, California – May 24, 2016 – Sonnenblick-Eichner Company announced today that it has arranged $38,000,000 of first mortgage leasehold...

RoamBOOST Enabling Home-2-Suites by Hilton Indianapolis to Create a Cellular Network in Time for Opening

RoamBOOST Enabling Home-2-Suites by Hilton Indianapolis to Create a Cellular Network in Time for Opening

May 24, 2016

As the new Home-2-Suites by Hilton in downtown Indianapolis neared completion, managers discovered the building had no cellular coverage; RoamBOOST saved the...

Major Shareholder of SkyWire Increases Ownership of Shares in RSI International Systems Inc.

Major Shareholder of SkyWire Increases Ownership of Shares in RSI International Systems Inc.

May 24, 2016

Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A. (May 24, 2016) - Ernest W. Moody Revocable Trust a significant owner in SkyWire Media, Inc. (the “Trust”) wishes to...

U.S. Hotel Revenue Growing, but Slowing

U.S. Hotel Revenue Growing, but Slowing

May 24, 2016

U.S. Hotel Operating Performance Takes a Breather in 2015 Atlanta – May 24, 2016 – U.S. hotel revenue growth is slowing down, while expenses are...

Nobody Asked Me, But…No. 161: Hotel History: The Island House Hotel (1852), Mackinac Island, Michigan (92 rooms)*

Nobody Asked Me, But…No. 161: Hotel History: The Island House Hotel (1852), Mackinac Island, Michigan (92 rooms)*

May 24, 2016

My New Book “Great American Hoteliers Volume 2: Pioneers of the Hotel Industry” Is Available Now By Stanley Turkel, CMHS 1.  The Island...

Why Independent Hotels Should Take Notice of the Growing Technology Landscape

Why Independent Hotels Should Take Notice of the Growing Technology Landscape

May 24, 2016

By Beth Harvey Fueled by a more tech savvy market with ever-changing demands and competition from bookings giants, the landscape of hotel technology is...

China Hotel Investment Watch 2016 | Excerpts

China Hotel Investment Watch 2016 | Excerpts

May 24, 2016

By Daniel J Voellm and Cathy Nie, May 24, 2016 The annual China Hotel Investment Watch, now in its seventh edition, serves as an important indicator of the...

Travelers Expected to Spend $12 Billion This Memorial Day Weekend

Travelers Expected to Spend $12 Billion This Memorial Day Weekend

May 24, 2016

WASHINGTON (May 24, 2016)—Travelers hitting the roads, rails and skies this Memorial Day weekend are expected to spend a total of $12 billion during...

New CHE® Master Trainer to Lead Major Caribbean Hospitality Conference

New CHE® Master Trainer to Lead Major Caribbean Hospitality Conference

May 24, 2016

Orlando, Florida, May 2016—The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) has appointed Natasha Gittens, Ph.D., CHE, director of the...

“Summer Cyber Tuesday” Travel Values from 18 Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels® and Benchmark Resorts & Hotels® Properties

“Summer Cyber Tuesday” Travel Values from 18 Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels® and Benchmark Resorts & Hotels® Properties

May 24, 2016

Feature Special Savings and Packages on Cyber Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 The Woodlands (Houston), TX, May 24, 2016 … Ready, set, click!  On Summer...

HFTP’s Entrepreneur 20X Pitch Competition Returns at HITEC 2016 with More Start-Ups, Top-Notch Judges and Exciting Changes

HFTP’s Entrepreneur 20X Pitch Competition Returns at HITEC 2016 with More Start-Ups, Top-Notch Judges and Exciting Changes

May 24, 2016

The second annual E20X pitch competition is bigger and better than before AUSTIN, TX USA (May 24, 2016) — Hospitality Financial and Technology...

Cornell Study Shows Value of Matching Up a Restaurant’s Concept and Service Style

Cornell Study Shows Value of Matching Up a Restaurant’s Concept and Service Style

May 24, 2016

A study from Cornell University adds a new dimension to the definition of good restaurant service. The study finds that good service means more than just...

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals Announces 2016 International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame Inductees

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals Announces 2016 International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame Inductees

May 24, 2016

Michael Levie, CHTP and Prakash Shukla will be inducted into the Hall of Fame during HITEC 2016 AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA (May 24, 2016) — Hospitality...

“Sustainable Development and Smart Partnerships Key to Growing Caribbean Brand” Assert Cuban and CHTA Officials

“Sustainable Development and Smart Partnerships Key to Growing Caribbean Brand” Assert Cuban and CHTA Officials

May 24, 2016

THE CARIBBEAN (May 24, 2016) - The President of the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA), Karolin Troubetzkoy, joined by several members of...

The Investment Corporation of Dubai Acquires Porto Montenegro and Regent Porto Montenegro Hotel & Residences

The Investment Corporation of Dubai Acquires Porto Montenegro and Regent Porto Montenegro Hotel & Residences

May 24, 2016

Regent Hotels & Resorts is pleased to confirm that The Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD), the principal investment arm of the Government of Dubai,...

Downtown Miami Expo Hotel: MDM Development Wins Subsidy Package - Now the Hard Part Begins

Downtown Miami Expo Hotel: MDM Development Wins Subsidy Package - Now the Hard Part Begins

David Smiley | The Miami Herald | May 24, 2016

May 24--After months of high-stakes haggling, MDM Development Group won a crucial subsidy agreement late Monday night created to help finance the construction...

Planet Hollywood® International Introduces New Luxury Brand ph Premiere™ with Flagship Property in Orlando, Florida

Planet Hollywood® International Introduces New Luxury Brand ph Premiere™ with Flagship Property in Orlando, Florida

May 24, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla., May 24, 2016 -- As the essence of all things entertainment, Planet Hollywood® International is expanding its lodging division by...

Benchmark Hospitality International Announces The Grove Resort & Spa

Benchmark Hospitality International Announces The Grove Resort & Spa

May 24, 2016

An 878 All Suite Family Friendly Resort to Open Fall 2016 in Orlando The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, May 2016 … Benchmark Hospitality International, a...

Hilton Worldwide Signs Agreement with P.T. Caterison Sukses to Manage and Re-brand Grand Nikko Bali

Hilton Worldwide Signs Agreement with P.T. Caterison Sukses to Manage and Re-brand Grand Nikko Bali

May 24, 2016

BALI, Indonesia and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) today announced the signing of a management agreement with P.T. Caterison Sukses to...

Construction Underway and on Schedule for New 333-Room Marriott Capitol District Hotel in Omaha, Nebraska

Construction Underway and on Schedule for New 333-Room Marriott Capitol District Hotel in Omaha, Nebraska

May 24, 2016

Construction Underway and on Schedule for the New Marriott Capitol District Hotel in Omaha, Neb. OMAHA, Neb. - May 24, 2016 - Marcus® Hotels &...

Colonial Williamsburg Partnering with Marriott to Add The Williamsburg Lodge to the Autograph Collection

Colonial Williamsburg Partnering with Marriott to Add The Williamsburg Lodge to the Autograph Collection

Steve Vaughan | The Virginia Gazette, Williamsburg | May 24, 2016

May 23--Colonial Williamsburg will partner with Marriott International, with The Williamsburg Lodge joining Marriott's Autograph Collection of hotels....

AC Hotels by Marriott Debuts in the UK with New Hotels in Birmingham and Manchester

AC Hotels by Marriott Debuts in the UK with New Hotels in Birmingham and Manchester

May 24, 2016

AC Hotels by Marriott®, Marriott International’s European-inspired lifestyle brand, debuts in the UK this month with two new hotels in Birmingham...

Langham Hospitality Group and General Manager Erich Kaiserseder Set to Open The Langham, Haikou in China’s Hainan Province

Langham Hospitality Group and General Manager Erich Kaiserseder Set to Open The Langham, Haikou in China’s Hainan Province

May 24, 2016

May 24, 2016 – Hong Kong-based Langham Hospitality Group reaches another milestone with the opening of The Langham, Haikou on 28 May, 2016.  Set in...

Owned by Grupo Contempo and Managed by OXO Hoteles, Holiday Inn Express Opens in Barranquilla, Colombia

Owned by Grupo Contempo and Managed by OXO Hoteles, Holiday Inn Express Opens in Barranquilla, Colombia

May 24, 2016

MIAMI – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, today announces its arrival in Barranquilla, Colombia,...

Philadelphia’s AKA Rittenhouse Square, Traditionally a Long Stay Property, Transitions to Offer Nightly Stays

Philadelphia’s AKA Rittenhouse Square, Traditionally a Long Stay Property, Transitions to Offer Nightly Stays

May 24, 2016

PHILADELPHIA, PA. – May 24, 2016 – AKA, Philadelphia-based global brand of luxury serviced residences, has announced that it will now offer nightly...

Real Hospitality Group Taps Joseph Yi as Chief Investment Officer

Real Hospitality Group Taps Joseph Yi as Chief Investment Officer

May 24, 2016

May 24, 2016 – Ocean City, MD., New York, NY. Real Hospitality Group (RHG) announced today the addition of Chief Investment Officer, expanding the...

Cheeca Lodge & Spa Appoints Robert LaCasse as General Manager

Cheeca Lodge & Spa Appoints Robert LaCasse as General Manager

May 24, 2016

Islamorada, FL (May 24, 2016) – Cheeca Lodge & Spa, Islamorada’s historic luxury resort destination, is pleased to announce Robert...

Benjamin Davis Appointed General Manager of Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas

Benjamin Davis Appointed General Manager of Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas

May 24, 2016

PARADISE ISLAND, The Bahamas (May 24, 2016) - Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas has named industry veteran Benjamin Davis as general manager of the 244-room...

New Castle Hotels & Resorts Names Kathryn Poulin General Manager of Hampton Inn and Suites Jekyll Island

New Castle Hotels & Resorts Names Kathryn Poulin General Manager of Hampton Inn and Suites Jekyll Island

May 24, 2016

JEKYLL ISLAND, Georgia/SHELTON, Conn. - - May 24, 2016—Gerry Chase, president and COO of New Castle Hotels & Resorts, a leading hotel owner, operator...

Christian Maeder Joins The Setai, Miami Beach as New Executive Food & Beverage Director

Christian Maeder Joins The Setai, Miami Beach as New Executive Food & Beverage Director

May 24, 2016

MIAMI BEACH, FL – (May 24, 2016) – The luxury Forbes five-star hotel, The Setai, Miami Beach, has announced Christian Maeder as their new director...

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