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Wynn Resorts Reports Q2 2014 Adjusted Net Income of $215.1M, Up from $152.9M in Q2 2013

Wynn Resorts Reports Q2 2014 Adjusted Net Income of $215.1M, Up from $152.9M in Q2 2013

July 29, 2014

LAS VEGAS—Jul. 29, 2014—Wynn Resorts, Limited (Nasdaq: WYNN) today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30,...

Cendyn Arcaneo® Taps Starwood Executive as Vice President, Strategic Accounts

Cendyn Arcaneo® Taps Starwood Executive as Vice President, Strategic Accounts

July 29, 2014

Expanding their experience beyond the 20,000+ hotels & venues worldwide currently engaged, Cendyn Arcaneo plows ahead with their expansion into the planner...

Groundbreaking on 450-Room Guest House at Graceland Scheduled for Elvis Week 2014, Opening Fall 2015

Groundbreaking on 450-Room Guest House at Graceland Scheduled for Elvis Week 2014, Opening Fall 2015

July 29, 2014

MEMPHIS, Tenn.—Elvis Week 2014 will mark the beginning of an exciting new era at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis as the first additions to the...

Starwood Capital Group Acquires The Roxburghe Hotel In Edinburgh, Scotland

Starwood Capital Group Acquires The Roxburghe Hotel In Edinburgh, Scotland

July 29, 2014

GREENWICH, Conn., July 29, 2014 — Starwood Capital Group, a leading global private investment firm, announced today that it has acquired,...

Make Training Fun! by Doug Kennedy

Make Training Fun! by Doug Kennedy

July 29, 2014

July 29, 2014As experts in adult learning theory have told us for years, to achieve a transfer of training concepts from the workshop to the workplace requires...

Financing Hotel Development Today: 5 Questions Every Hotel Developer is Asking About EB-5 Financing

Financing Hotel Development Today: 5 Questions Every Hotel Developer is Asking About EB-5 Financing

July 29, 2014

By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com 29 July 2014 EB-5 financing has gone mainstream for hotel...

Mid-Year Review: The Rising Tide of Mobile Bookings - How Hoteliers Can Stay Afloat By Max Starkov

Mid-Year Review: The Rising Tide of Mobile Bookings - How Hoteliers Can Stay Afloat By Max Starkov

July 29, 2014

By Max StarkovIn the first half of 2014, the massive shift from desktop to mobile and tablet devices continues its rigorous pace and now over 42% of web...

Get My Sunglasses! Manhattan Holiday Inn Copes With Stardom

Get My Sunglasses! Manhattan Holiday Inn Copes With Stardom

July 29, 2014

NEW YORK, N.Y. (July 29, 2014) - The year-old, 132-room Holiday Inn NYC - Lower East Side hotel at the corner of Delancey and Suffolk streets in Manhattan is...

Dynamic Rate Marketing by HeBS Digital Helps Hoteliers Boost Direct Online Revenues

Dynamic Rate Marketing by HeBS Digital Helps Hoteliers Boost Direct Online Revenues

July 29, 2014

HeBS Digital, the industry’s leading digital technology, full-service hotel digital marketing, website design and direct online channel consulting firm,...

Mexico’s Grand Velas Resorts Distinguished in Travel + Leisure’s 2014 “World’s Best” Awards

Mexico’s Grand Velas Resorts Distinguished in Travel + Leisure’s 2014 “World’s Best” Awards

July 29, 2014

Readers of the Prestigious Travel Magazine Recognize Resorts Among Top in Latin America for 3rd Consecutive Year Riviera Maya, Mexico (July 29,...

Challenges of Migrating Hotel Systems to the Cloud; Collaboration Underway to Define Best Practices

Challenges of Migrating Hotel Systems to the Cloud; Collaboration Underway to Define Best Practices

July 29, 2014

CHICAGO (July 29, 2014) - Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG), the membership association that unites the world’s hospitality companies and...

2013 Tourist Satisfaction and Tourism Service Quality Indices Released by PolyU Report

2013 Tourist Satisfaction and Tourism Service Quality Indices Released by PolyU Report

July 29, 2014

29 July 2014 - The School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) today released a report on the PolyU Tourist...

Three Tough Questions for the Hotel Industry

Three Tough Questions for the Hotel Industry

July 29, 2014

By Jean Francois Mourier I was taking a road trip a few weeks back that really started me thinking about the current state of the hotel industry. The trip...

$8 Million Revitalization Planned for Iconic Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel Complex in Tennessee

$8 Million Revitalization Planned for Iconic Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel Complex in Tennessee

Joy Lukachick | Chattanooga Times Free Press, Tenn. | July 29, 2014

July 29--What helped make the Southside bustle in the mid-1970s could now become the catalyst for a new Chattanooga entertainment and music district. The...

Akron, Ohio Approves Updated Plan for 146-key Courtyard Under Construction with Summer 2015 Opening

Akron, Ohio Approves Updated Plan for 146-key Courtyard Under Construction with Summer 2015 Opening

Stephanie Warsmith | The Akron Beacon Journal | July 29, 2014

July 29--Developer Joel Testa originally envisioned a second tower of condominiums when the first Northside Lofts was built on the northern edge of downtown....

Hotel Developers See Room for Growth in San Luis Obispo County in California

Hotel Developers See Room for Growth in San Luis Obispo County in California

Julie Lynem | The Tribune (San Luis Obispo, Calif.) | July 29, 2014

July 28--Hotel development has come roaring back to San Luis Obispo County. With the pain of the recession largely behind them, property owners and...

Tremont Capital Advisors’ Proposal for 205-key Hyatt Place Joins Hotel “Boomlet” in Orlando, Florida

Tremont Capital Advisors’ Proposal for 205-key Hyatt Place Joins Hotel “Boomlet” in Orlando, Florida

Jim Stratton | Orlando Sentinel | July 29, 2014

July 28--Downtown Orlando is in the midst of a hotel boomlet, with two properties under construction and at least three others in the works. The latest...

New 77-room La Quinta Inn Planned for Walla Walla, Washington

New 77-room La Quinta Inn Planned for Walla Walla, Washington

Andy Porter | Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, Wash. | July 29, 2014

July 28--WALLA WALLA -- A new inn is in the works for Walla Walla. The new development, a La Quinta Inn, is planned at the southwest corner of Myra Road and...

Sofitel to Debut in Mexico with the 2017 Opening of the 290-room Sofitel Mexico Reforma

Sofitel to Debut in Mexico with the 2017 Opening of the 290-room Sofitel Mexico Reforma

July 29, 2014

Mexico City (July 29, 2014) - Sofitel, the only French luxury hotel brand with presence in all five continents around the world, announces its launch into...

Development Launched for Element Syracuse Inner Harbor in NY to Open in 2018

Development Launched for Element Syracuse Inner Harbor in NY to Open in 2018

July 29, 2014

Owned by COR Development Company and to be Managed by Real Hospitality Group July 29, 2014 - STAMFORD, Conn. - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc....

The Suryamas Group Opens the 140-key R Hotel Rancamaya in Indonesia

The Suryamas Group Opens the 140-key R Hotel Rancamaya in Indonesia

July 29, 2014

Bogor, Indonesia, July 29, 2014 - The Suryamas Group is delighted to announce the opening of R Hotel Rancamaya, Indonesia's highly anticipated luxury hotel and...

The Courtyard by Marriott Winnipeg Airport Opens in Manitoba, Canada

The Courtyard by Marriott Winnipeg Airport Opens in Manitoba, Canada

July 29, 2014

Winnipeg, Manitoba - July 29, 2014 - The Courtyard by Marriott Winnipeg Airport is now open for business. Located just steps from the James Armstrong...

Marshall Hotels to Manage the 190-key Hotel Indigo Manhattan Financial District Under Construction

Marshall Hotels to Manage the 190-key Hotel Indigo Manhattan Financial District Under Construction

July 29, 2014

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y./SALISBURY, Md., July 29, 2014 - Marshall Hotels & Resorts, a leading hotel management and services company that operates properties...

The 64-room My Place Hotel Opens in Billings, Montana

The 64-room My Place Hotel Opens in Billings, Montana

Erik Olson | Billings Gazette, Mont. | July 29, 2014

July 29--Billings' newest lodging, My Place Hotel, opened last week, a key victory for a development supported by public funds. The three-story, 64-room...

Montage Hotels & Resorts Appoints Rick Riess as Managing Director of Montage Laguna Beach in CA

Montage Hotels & Resorts Appoints Rick Riess as Managing Director of Montage Laguna Beach in CA

July 29, 2014

July 29, 2014 (LAGUNA BEACH, CALIF.) - Montage Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce the appointment of Rick Riess as managing director of Montage Laguna...

Puntacana Resort & Club Names Lizette Hassell Director of Sales & Hospitality

Puntacana Resort & Club Names Lizette Hassell Director of Sales & Hospitality

July 29, 2014

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic - July 29, 2014 - PUNTACANA Resort & Club has appointed Lizette Hassell Director of Sales and Hospitality of the property's...

Terranea Resort in Los Angeles, CA Expands Team with Five New Leadership Appointments

Terranea Resort in Los Angeles, CA Expands Team with Five New Leadership Appointments

July 29, 2014

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. (July 29, 2014) - Los Angeles' premier oceanfront resort, Terranea, by Destination Hotels & Resorts, has introduced five new...

Pearlshire Capital Group Acquires the 172-key Holiday Inn Chicago SW Countryside Conference Center

Pearlshire Capital Group Acquires the 172-key Holiday Inn Chicago SW Countryside Conference Center

July 30, 2014

July 30, 2014 - Chicago, IL - Pearlshire Capital Group has taken ownership of the Holiday Inn Chicago SW Countryside Conference Center and William Tell...

Hacker Takes Control of Hundreds of Rooms in Hi-Tech 5-Star Shenzhen Hotel

Hacker Takes Control of Hundreds of Rooms in Hi-Tech 5-Star Shenzhen Hotel

July 30, 2014

by James Griffiths of SCMP A San Francisco-based cybersecurity expert claims he has hacked and taken control of hundreds of highly automated rooms at a...

A Sense of Place

A Sense of Place

July 30, 2014

By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.lma.ca)Helping a client organize a conference set in my hometown of Toronto, I sent several employees down to a big...

Five Guests Refer 25,000 Friends and Family Members to OPUS Vancouver with Flip.to

Five Guests Refer 25,000 Friends and Family Members to OPUS Vancouver with Flip.to

July 30, 2014

ORLANDO, FL - JULY 2014 - The OPUS Vancouver isn't just any hotel: it's a Forbes 4-star hotel, on the Conde Nast Traveler Gold List and recipient of their...

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