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Qliq Damansara Hotel Chooses PAR Springer-Miller’s ATRIO® PMS

Qliq Damansara Hotel Chooses PAR Springer-Miller’s ATRIO® PMS

November 21, 2014

New Hartford, NY - (November 21, 2014) - PAR Springer-Miller Systems, Inc. (PSMS), a wholly owned subsidiary of PAR Technology Corporation (NYSE:PAR) and the...

How The Traveler Search-Shop-Buy Experience Can Be Improved with True Personalization

How The Traveler Search-Shop-Buy Experience Can Be Improved with True Personalization

November 21, 2014

Integrating review data into Search and CRM not only enhances travel planning, it’s also a recipe for truly exceptional guest service - a start to finish...

Pegasus Names Scott Gibson Chief Executive Officer

Pegasus Names Scott Gibson Chief Executive Officer

November 21, 2014

PHOENIX (November 21, 2014) - Pegasus Solutions has named Scott Gibson chief executive officer. An industry veteran and experienced technology executive, Scott...

Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center Gains Competitive Edge with nSight Travel Intelligence

Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center Gains Competitive Edge with nSight Travel Intelligence

November 21, 2014

Award-Winning Hotel in Breckenridge, Colorado, Uses Future Consumer Demand to Manage Uncertainty and Grow Online BookingsNASHVILLE, TN - November 21, 2014 -...

Jack Vaughn, the Consummate Hotelier

Jack Vaughn, the Consummate Hotelier

November 21, 2014

by David M. Brudney, ISHCMuch will be written and spoken since word reached all of us last week of the passing of hotel icon Jack Vaughn.  It was Jack,...

Employees Cost

Employees Cost

November 21, 2014

By Robert MandelbaumAs revenues continue to grow for most U.S. hotels, the combined cost of salaries, wages, bonuses, and payroll-related expenditures has...

Top 10 Things Great DOSM’s Do Every Day: #5 is a Must!

Top 10 Things Great DOSM’s Do Every Day: #5 is a Must!

November 21, 2014

by Dave Spector 1. Determine the Day’s Top Priorities and STICK to Them As tempting as it may be, don’t flip open your computer and dive right...

Massachusetts State Gaming Commission to Review Money-Laundering Allegations Against Wynn Resorts

Massachusetts State Gaming Commission to Review Money-Laundering Allegations Against Wynn Resorts

Chris Cassidy | Boston Herald | November 21, 2014

Nov. 21--The state Gaming Commission will review new bombshell allegations that federal authorities are investigating whether Wynn Resorts violated...

Trump Toronto’s GM, Mickael Damelincourt, Shares Ideas on Creating Exceptional Guest Experiences

Trump Toronto’s GM, Mickael Damelincourt, Shares Ideas on Creating Exceptional Guest Experiences

November 21, 2014

By: Mickael Damelincourt An exceptional guest experience is the key to a successful hotel. During the holiday season, when guests are tired from traveling,...

Franchisees are Clients Too

Franchisees are Clients Too

November 21, 2014

by Georges Panayotis With their asset light strategy, brands must now address several types of clientele, because in addition to the public whose loyalty they...

HOTELbeat CFO and Co-Founder Named Outstanding Entrepreneur by the Asian Business Association

HOTELbeat CFO and Co-Founder Named Outstanding Entrepreneur by the Asian Business Association

November 21, 2014

Elvin Lai, a first generation immigrant from Taiwan and seasoned hotel owner/operator, has been bestowed the honorable title of San Diego's Entrepreneur of the...

The 2 New Google Updates Every Hotelier Should Know About

The 2 New Google Updates Every Hotelier Should Know About

November 21, 2014

By Tim Minerd Organic search is the leading source of traffic for hotel websites, and over 50% of online revenue in the hospitality industry originates from...

Game On! Benchmark Hospitality Chefs Bring A Winter Feast to New York’s Legendary James Beard House

Game On! Benchmark Hospitality Chefs Bring A Winter Feast to New York’s Legendary James Beard House

November 21, 2014

"Benchmark Holiday Dinner" Brings Wild Game to Manhattan New York, November 2014 … It's Game On, as five acclaimed young chefs and a leading sommelier from...

Xanterra Files for Preliminary Injunction to Keep Visitor Services Open at Grand Canyon

Xanterra Files for Preliminary Injunction to Keep Visitor Services Open at Grand Canyon

November 21, 2014

Year-End Shut Down Likely without Court Action DENVER, Nov. 21, 2014 -- Xanterra Parks & Resorts is the country's largest and oldest national park concessioner...

Hawaii Hotels Set Record of $4.06 billion in Hotel Revenue for First Nine Months of 2014

Hawaii Hotels Set Record of $4.06 billion in Hotel Revenue for First Nine Months of 2014

Allison Schaefers | The Honolulu Star-Advertiser | November 21, 2014

Nov. 21--Hawaii hotels, which set a record of $4.06 billion in total hotel revenue for the first nine months of the year, achieved the nation's second-best...

Terror and Tourism Don’t Mix Resulting in a Nearly 50% Plummet in Occupancy for Jerusalem Hotels

Terror and Tourism Don’t Mix Resulting in a Nearly 50% Plummet in Occupancy for Jerusalem Hotels

Sapir Peretz-Zilberman | Globes, Tel Aviv, Israel | November 21, 2014

Nov. 20--"We're in the midst of a terrorist offensive focusing on Jerusalem," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said yesterday, following the attack on a...

2015 Air, Hotel & Ground Transportation Prices to be Neutral to Slightly Higher Across All Regions

2015 Air, Hotel & Ground Transportation Prices to be Neutral to Slightly Higher Across All Regions

November 21, 2014

According to American Express Global Business Travel Forecast 2015  November 21, 2014 - NEW YORK - The American Express Global Business Travel Forecast...

Boomer Winter Travel on the Rise While Other Generations Slow Down

Boomer Winter Travel on the Rise While Other Generations Slow Down

November 21, 2014

McLean, VA, November, 2014 - Boomers plan to travel more this winter compared to last winter and the previous winter. Their younger counterparts are decreasing...

Starwood Hotels Sells Sheraton on the Park in Sydney, Australia to SIG for $399M

Starwood Hotels Sells Sheraton on the Park in Sydney, Australia to SIG for $399M

November 21, 2014

November 21, 2014 - STAMFORD, Conn. - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced it has sold Sheraton® on the Park in Sydney,...

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Acquires the 264-room Hotel Palomar Los Angeles – Westwood for $78.7 Million

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Acquires the 264-room Hotel Palomar Los Angeles – Westwood for $78.7 Million

November 21, 2014

November 21, 2014 - BETHESDA, Md. - Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB) (the “Company”) today announced that it has acquired the Hotel Palomar Los Angeles...

Carey Watermark Investors Acquires 295-room Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza for $57 Million

Carey Watermark Investors Acquires 295-room Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza for $57 Million

November 21, 2014

NEW YORK, Nov. 21, 2014 -- Carey Watermark Investors Incorporated (CWI), a non-traded real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on investing in lodging and...

American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP Acquires Four Branded Hotel Portfolio in NC & FL for $41M

American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP Acquires Four Branded Hotel Portfolio in NC & FL for $41M

November 21, 2014

VANCOUVER, Nov. 21, 2014 - American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP ("AHIP") (TSX: HOT.UN; OTCQX: AHOTF) announced today that it has agreed to acquire through...

Partnership of Banyan and Inlight Capital Acquires Hampton Inn & Suites in Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Partnership of Banyan and Inlight Capital Acquires Hampton Inn & Suites in Murfreesboro, Tennessee

November 21, 2014

November 21, 2014 - Banyan Investment Group alongside InLight Capital LLC has acquired the 101-room, four-floor Hampton Inn & Suites on North Thompson Lane in...

AH&LA Calls for Broader Reforms in Wake of President’s Immigration Address; Urges Long-term Solution

AH&LA Calls for Broader Reforms in Wake of President’s Immigration Address; Urges Long-term Solution

November 21, 2014

Washington, D.C. - November 21, 2014 - Following President Barack Obama's address this evening announcing an Executive Order to expand and extend programs for...

Hostel Sector Set to Thrive as Demand Grows for Low Cost Beds Outlines HVS Report

Hostel Sector Set to Thrive as Demand Grows for Low Cost Beds Outlines HVS Report

November 21, 2014

21 November 2014, London: The hostel and limited service hotel sector is becoming one of the most dynamic hospitality investment sectors, with its adaptability...

Stambaugh Building in Youngstown, OH to Become a DoubleTree; Marshall Hotels & Resorts to Operate

Stambaugh Building in Youngstown, OH to Become a DoubleTree; Marshall Hotels & Resorts to Operate

Brandon Klein | Vindicator, Youngstown, Ohio | November 21, 2014

Nov. 20--YOUNGSTOWN -- Light can be seen at the end of the tunnel for the Stambaugh Hotel Project after the announcement that Marshall Hotels and Resorts Inc....

Developers of Proposed Hotel Fuel in Midland, TX Secure Financing

Developers of Proposed Hotel Fuel in Midland, TX Secure Financing

Joe Basco | Midland Reporter-Telegram, Texas | November 21, 2014

Nov. 21--Developers of an upscale, boutique hotel has secured financing for the project, overcoming one of its longest standing hurdles and moving it one step...

Under Development in Florida, the 304-key Melia Costa Hollywood Beach Resort will Open in 2015

Under Development in Florida, the 304-key Melia Costa Hollywood Beach Resort will Open in 2015

November 21, 2014

PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain, Nov. 21, 2014 -- Melia Hotels International today announced that it will open and manage the newly constructed Melia Costa Hollywood...

The 135-key Courtyard Philadelphia Lansdale Opens in Pennsylvania

The 135-key Courtyard Philadelphia Lansdale Opens in Pennsylvania

November 21, 2014

PENNSYLVANIA, Nov. 21, 2014 -- Courtyard Marriot is expanding into Lansdale with the opening of Courtyard Philadelphia Lansdale.  The premier hotel in...

Owned and Managed by W.S. Atlantic, LLC, the 103-room Hampton Inn Bar Harbor Opens in Maine

Owned and Managed by W.S. Atlantic, LLC, the 103-room Hampton Inn Bar Harbor Opens in Maine

November 21, 2014

November 21, 2014 - BAR HARBOR, Maine and MCLEAN, Va. - Hampton Hotels, Hilton Worldwide's global brand of more than 1,900 mid-priced Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn...

The Newly Built 108-key Homewood Suites by Hilton Rochester Mayo Clinic Area/Saint Marys Opens in NY

The Newly Built 108-key Homewood Suites by Hilton Rochester Mayo Clinic Area/Saint Marys Opens in NY

November 21, 2014

Owned by Carpenter and Torgerson II, LLC; Led by Dan Nelson, General Manager, and Gail Nelson, Director of Sales November 21, 2014 - ROCHESTER, Minn. and...

Historic Union Square Hotel Mark Twain Emerges From $2 Million Renovation

Historic Union Square Hotel Mark Twain Emerges From $2 Million Renovation

November 21, 2014

San Francisco, CA (November 21, 2014) - Hotel Mark Twain proudly announces a new chapter at the historic hotel following a $2 million renovation. The newly...

Following in his Father’s Footsteps, Ben Tutt Named as GM for The Lodge at Vail, A RockResort in CO

Following in his Father’s Footsteps, Ben Tutt Named as GM for The Lodge at Vail, A RockResort in CO

November 21, 2014

BROOMFIELD, Colo. - Nov. 21, 2014 - For Ben Tutt, the new general manager of The Lodge at Vail, A RockResort, his return to Vail is a homecoming, but the hotel...

Dawn Walzak Appointed as Director of Sales for the 1,400-room Hilton Orlando in Florida

Dawn Walzak Appointed as Director of Sales for the 1,400-room Hilton Orlando in Florida

November 21, 2014

ORLANDO, FL - November 21, 2014 - The award-winning Hilton Orlando today announced the appointment of Dawn Walzak as director of sales of the full service...

Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park Appoints New Sales And Catering Team

Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park Appoints New Sales And Catering Team

November 21, 2014

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (November, 2014) - Marc Bauer, general manager of Holiday Inn World's Fair Park, announces the hotel's newly expanded sales and catering team....

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