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Global Online Hotel Bookings and Rates Experience Highest Year-on-year Growth in Last 12 Months

Global Online Hotel Bookings and Rates Experience Highest Year-on-year Growth in Last 12 Months

July 23, 2014

The second quarter ended on a high note for both the business and leisure travel segments. Global leisure travel booked online yielded impressive reservation...

Four Uniquely Different Hotels Reach 48,000 Connections in Two Months with Flip.to

Four Uniquely Different Hotels Reach 48,000 Connections in Two Months with Flip.to

July 23, 2014

ORLANDO, FL - JULY 2014 - Menin Hospitality owns the Bentley South Beach on the famed Ocean Drive; Gale South Beach, a luxury boutique 87-room Art Deco hotel;...

hotel SystemsPro Appoints Daphne Dickson Vice President of Customer Satisfaction

hotel SystemsPro Appoints Daphne Dickson Vice President of Customer Satisfaction

July 23, 2014

Dickson Builds on 10 Years of Operations Experience; Heads Professional Support Division for Leading Web-Based Hospitality Solutions ProviderAtlanta - July 23,...

Business Travelers Don’t Like Your Hotel. Here’s Why

Business Travelers Don’t Like Your Hotel. Here’s Why

July 23, 2014

​by Margaret Ady After flying all day (or night), the last thing a business traveler wants is to check in to a sub-par hotel. This vocal group is looking for...

17 Things I Hate About Guestrooms

17 Things I Hate About Guestrooms

July 23, 2014

By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.lma.ca)The guestroom is the crux of the hotel experience, and there are many small things that can set a guest off but...

Redefining Room Service: Analysis Finds Takeout Orders to Hotels Up 125% in Popularity Since 2011

Redefining Room Service: Analysis Finds Takeout Orders to Hotels Up 125% in Popularity Since 2011

July 23, 2014

CHICAGO, July 23, 2014—For many Americans, hotel room service is considered a travel luxury; however, data from PFK Hospitality Research(1) suggests that...

JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts Launches New Spa Concept, Spa By JW; To Roll out in Over 20 Properties

JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts Launches New Spa Concept, Spa By JW; To Roll out in Over 20 Properties

July 23, 2014

Washington, D.C. - July 23, 2014 - JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts is pleased to unveil Spa by JW. Created to demystify and re—imagine the spa...

Hawaii Hotel Figures Bust Records for May; RevPAR up 4.8% Over May 2013

Hawaii Hotel Figures Bust Records for May; RevPAR up 4.8% Over May 2013

Allison Schaefers | The Honolulu Star-Advertiser | July 23, 2014

July 23--Stronger hotel room demand in May broke a yearlong occupancy slump, helping Hawaii's hoteliers hit three monthly performance records while achieving...

Vista Capital Company Closes $9.7 Million of Financing for Two Hotels In Indiana

Vista Capital Company Closes $9.7 Million of Financing for Two Hotels In Indiana

July 23, 2014

Santa Monica, California -- Vista Capital Company announced that it recently arranged and closed $9,700,000 of financing for the Suburban Extended Stay Hotel...

Life After Free WIFI

Life After Free WIFI

July 23, 2014

By Jason Jefferys, CEO iRiS Software Systems Ltd. 64% of hotels now offer free wireless Internet (WIFI) to guests, which has become one of the, if not the,...

Over Five Thousand Hospitality Technology Professionals Gather for HITEC 2014 in Los Angeles

Over Five Thousand Hospitality Technology Professionals Gather for HITEC 2014 in Los Angeles

July 23, 2014

Austin, Texas, USA (July 23, 2014) - The hospitality technology community came together last month to explore the industry's best practices and latest...

Ground Broken for Trump International Hotel, Washington, D.C.; $200M Old Post Office Redevelopment

Ground Broken for Trump International Hotel, Washington, D.C.; $200M Old Post Office Redevelopment

July 23, 2014

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 -- This morning, Donald J. Trump, president and chairman of The Trump Organization, and Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump and Eric...

Wynn’s $1.6B Everett, MA Casino Proposal Includes $30M Clean Up for Mystic River Using Live Oysters

Wynn’s $1.6B Everett, MA Casino Proposal Includes $30M Clean Up for Mystic River Using Live Oysters

Marie Szaniszlo | Boston Herald | July 23, 2014

July 23--Wynn Resorts plans to use more than 250,000 live oysters to help clean the contaminated Mystic River if it receives a license to build its proposed...

House Passes Bill Reauthorizing Brand USA Recognizing the Program’s Benefits for the Economy

House Passes Bill Reauthorizing Brand USA Recognizing the Program’s Benefits for the Economy

July 23, 2014

Washington, D.C. - July 23, 2014 - The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), the sole national association representing all segments of the 1.8...

12th Annual Southern Lodging Summit Names Mit Shah Keynote Speaker

12th Annual Southern Lodging Summit Names Mit Shah Keynote Speaker

July 23, 2014

MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 23, 2014 - Officials of the Southern Lodging Summit, an annual gathering of hoteliers specializing in development and operations in...

Pravin & Naina Patel Acquire Brookdale Lodge in California with Plans to “Take it Back to its Glory”

Pravin & Naina Patel Acquire Brookdale Lodge in California with Plans to “Take it Back to its Glory”

Jason Hoppin | Santa Cruz Sentinel, Calif. | July 23, 2014

July 23--BROOKDALE -- The story of the Brookdale Lodge has taken another, and hopefully brighter, turn. The former getaway for Hollywood's jet set has...

Stonebridge Corp. Plans to Build a 225-room Hotel in San Francisco, California

Stonebridge Corp. Plans to Build a 225-room Hotel in San Francisco, California

J.K. Dineen | San Francisco Chronicle | July 23, 2014

July 22--Hotel beds may replace Big Macs at the busy McDonald's on Third Street just up the block from AT&T Park, the latest in what is shaping up to be a new...

Ram Hotels to Build 109-room Hilton Garden Inn in Montgomery, Alabama; Late 2014 Construction Start

Ram Hotels to Build 109-room Hilton Garden Inn in Montgomery, Alabama; Late 2014 Construction Start

Brad Harper | Montgomery Advertiser, Ala. | July 23, 2014

July 22--A hotel company has purchased land at Eastchase to build a new Hilton Garden Inn, part of a burst of new development in the east Montgomery retail...

Delta Hotels and Resorts® Named Hotelier at Calgary International Airport Expansion in Canada

Delta Hotels and Resorts® Named Hotelier at Calgary International Airport Expansion in Canada

July 23, 2014

The 318-key Delta Calgary International Airport is Under Development within the New Terminal Complex July 23, 2014 (Calgary, AB) – Delta Hotels and Resorts...

U.K.‘s 256-room Conrad London Westminster to Welcome Guests in September 2014

U.K.‘s 256-room Conrad London Westminster to Welcome Guests in September 2014

July 23, 2014

July 23, 2014 - LONDON - The inspired luxury of Conrad Hotels & Resorts is due to arrive in Westminster, central London, following a franchise agreement with...

Owned & Managed by Keystone Hotel Management, 106-key Courtyard Wilkes-Barre Scranton to Open in PA

Owned & Managed by Keystone Hotel Management, 106-key Courtyard Wilkes-Barre Scranton to Open in PA

July 23, 2014

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania - July 23, 2014 - Courtyard by Marriott Wilkes-Barre Scranton is scheduled to open its doors in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on...

InterMountain Management to Open 112-room TownePlace Suites in Fort Walton Beach, Florida Next Month

InterMountain Management to Open 112-room TownePlace Suites in Fort Walton Beach, Florida Next Month

Dusty Ricketts | Northwest Florida Daily News, Fort Walton Beach | July 23, 2014

July 22--FORT WALTON BEACH -- Major construction is finished. The paint is dry. Furniture has been delivered. The first TownePlace Suites in Northwest...

White Lodging to Manage Proposed $30M, 191-key Courtyard at the Bayfront Convention Center in PA

White Lodging to Manage Proposed $30M, 191-key Courtyard at the Bayfront Convention Center in PA

Kevin Flowers | Erie Times-News, Pa. | July 23, 2014

July 23--The Erie County Convention Center Authority has chosen a longtime partner to run its planned new Courtyard by Marriott hotel at the Bayfront...

Commonwealth Hotels Appoints Jen Ruiz as GM for 99-key Fairfield Inn & Suites - Canton South in Ohio

Commonwealth Hotels Appoints Jen Ruiz as GM for 99-key Fairfield Inn & Suites - Canton South in Ohio

July 23, 2014

CANTON, Ohio, July 23, 2014 -- Commonwealth Hotels LLC today announced that Jen Ruiz has been appointed General Manager and Dee Evans the Sales Manager for the...

Richard Hays Joins Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Florida as Regional Sales Manager

Richard Hays Joins Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Florida as Regional Sales Manager

July 23, 2014

DESTIN, Fla. (July 23, 2014) - Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, the largest full-service beachfront resort hotel on Northwest Florida's Gulf Coast,...

The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta in Georgia Appoints Chef Michael Treanor as Chef De Cuisine

The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta in Georgia Appoints Chef Michael Treanor as Chef De Cuisine

July 23, 2014

ATLANTA, Ga.- July 23, 2014 -- The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta has announced the appointment of Michael Treanor as Chef de Cuisine. Treanor will oversee the culinary...

Adare Manor Castle Voted a “Top European Resort” & a “Top 100 Hotel in the World” By Travel+Leisure

Adare Manor Castle Voted a “Top European Resort” & a “Top 100 Hotel in the World” By Travel+Leisure

July 24, 2014

Adare Village, (Co. Limerick), Ireland, July 2014 … Adare Manor Castle & Golf Resort, located near Limerick and Shannon International Airport, has been...

New Orleans to Host IPW 2016

New Orleans to Host IPW 2016

July 24, 2014

WASHINGTON (July 24, 2014) - The U.S. Travel Association announced Wednesday that New Orleans will be the venue for IPW 2016-the first time the...

Noble Investment Group Acquires 150-key SpringHill Suites by Marriott Miami Airport South in Florida

Noble Investment Group Acquires 150-key SpringHill Suites by Marriott Miami Airport South in Florida

July 24, 2014

MIAMI, July 24, 2014 -- Noble Investment Group ("Noble") today announced the acquisition of the SpringHill Suites by Marriott Miami Airport South. The...

Surf & Sand Resort in Laguna Beach, CA Adds Efficiencies to Multiple Departments with GoConcierge

Surf & Sand Resort in Laguna Beach, CA Adds Efficiencies to Multiple Departments with GoConcierge

July 24, 2014

Concierge Team, Others Successfully Upgrade from The Concierge Assistant  LOS ANGELES—July 24, 2014—The luxury oceanfront Surf & Sand Resort in Laguna...

Development Launched on Dual-Branded Aloft and Element Hotel in Columbus, Ohio to Open in Early 2017

Development Launched on Dual-Branded Aloft and Element Hotel in Columbus, Ohio to Open in Early 2017

July 24, 2014

July 24, 2014 - STAMFORD, Conn. - Accelerating growth in markets worldwide, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced plans for a...

DoubleTree to Debut in Belarus with 194-room DoubleTree by Hilton Minsk Opening Mid-2015

DoubleTree to Debut in Belarus with 194-room DoubleTree by Hilton Minsk Opening Mid-2015

July 24, 2014

MINSK, Belarus - 24 July 2014 - Hilton Worldwide today announced further expansion of its fastest growing full service brand in Eastern Europe with the signing...

Colorado’s The Lodge at Vail, A RockResort to Undergo Major Renovations in Fall 2014

Colorado’s The Lodge at Vail, A RockResort to Undergo Major Renovations in Fall 2014

July 24, 2014

July 24, 2104 - BROOMFIELD, Colo. - Vail's most historic hotel that celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, The Lodge at Vail, A RockResort announces it...

Cancun, MX Visitation Up by 11% through May 2014; Area Sees Surge in Hotel Development & Renovations

Cancun, MX Visitation Up by 11% through May 2014; Area Sees Surge in Hotel Development & Renovations

July 24, 2014

Cancun, Mexico (July 24, 2014) - The Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is pleased to announce an 11 percent increase in visitors between January and...

HSMAI Opens 2014 Adrian Awards Competition for Excellence in Travel Marketing

HSMAI Opens 2014 Adrian Awards Competition for Excellence in Travel Marketing

July 24, 2014

McLEAN, VA (July 24, 2014) - The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) is accepting entries for its 58th annual Adrian Awards, the...

FCS Bolsters Valued Business Partners Roster with Addition of Piramid Solutions in Thailand

FCS Bolsters Valued Business Partners Roster with Addition of Piramid Solutions in Thailand

July 24, 2014

Thailand-based IT integration solutions provider to offer industry-leading FCS operations management software platforms Bangkok, Thailand - July 24, 2014 - FCS...

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