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Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 134; Hotel History: The Knickerbocker Hotel (1906)

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 134; Hotel History: The Knickerbocker Hotel (1906)

December 22, 2014

My New Book: “Hotel Mavens: Lucius M. Boomer, George C. Boldt and Oscar of the Waldorf”; 2014 Historian of the Year By Stanley Turkel, CMHS 1....

Agilysys Inspire User Conference & Executive Summit 2015 Announced

Agilysys Inspire User Conference & Executive Summit 2015 Announced

December 22, 2014

Conference to Feature Educational Sessions, Networking Events, Partner Pavilion; New Track Added for Senior-Level ExecutivesALPHARETTA, GA. - Dec. 22, 2014 -...

Which Champagne Fits You Best? Find One to Match Your Style

Which Champagne Fits You Best? Find One to Match Your Style

Jon Bonn? | San Francisco Chronicle | December 22, 2014

Dec. 20--Are you what you drink? Champagne, more than any other wine, is drunk for the label, and if you're trying to make a statement, many of the best-known...

Plans for 7500-room Mega Hotel, Aquis Great Barrier Reef Resort in Australia will be Worlds Largest

Plans for 7500-room Mega Hotel, Aquis Great Barrier Reef Resort in Australia will be Worlds Largest

Simone A. Mayer | dpa, Berlin | December 22, 2014

Dec. 22--CAIRNS, Australia -- A mega hotel to be built in Cairns, Australia is to offer 7,500 rooms to gamblers from round the globe. The Aquis Great...

Caesars Entertainment to File Bankruptcy, Restructure Finances

Caesars Entertainment to File Bankruptcy, Restructure Finances

J.D. Morris | Las Vegas Sun | December 22, 2014

Dec. 19--Casino giant Caesars Entertainment, which for years has struggled with massive debt, announced today that its largest subsidiary reached an agreement...

Hyatt to Launch Free Wi-Fi Access in All Lobbies and Guest Rooms Worldwide

Hyatt to Launch Free Wi-Fi Access in All Lobbies and Guest Rooms Worldwide

December 22, 2014

CHICAGO (December 22, 2014) – As part of the company’s continued efforts to evolve the guest experience by listening and responding to guest needs, Hyatt...

Starwood Hotels & Resorts to Offer Free Wi-Fi - However - There are Strings Attached

Starwood Hotels & Resorts to Offer Free Wi-Fi - However - There are Strings Attached

Hugo Martin | Los Angeles Times | December 22, 2014

Dec. 21--Another major hotel chain is planning to eliminate wireless Internet charges, but only for guests who join its loyalty rewards program. Starwood...

Closing Lanai: Hawaai’s Two Four Seasons Hotels to Close Simultaneously for Upgrades

Closing Lanai: Hawaai’s Two Four Seasons Hotels to Close Simultaneously for Upgrades

Kristen Consillio | The Honolulu Star-Advertiser | December 22, 2014

Dec. 21--Lanai will turn into more of a deserted island when its two Four Seasons hotels  to guests for the second half of next year as billionaire owner...

Las Vegas Sands Receives Approval in Macao to Build its $2.7B 3,000-key The Parisian Macao

Las Vegas Sands Receives Approval in Macao to Build its $2.7B 3,000-key The Parisian Macao

December 22, 2014

MACAO, Dec. 22, 2014 -- Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) today announced that the company's majority-owned subsidiary, Sands China Ltd., has received the...

Hotel Building Boom Sweeps Pittsburgh, PA Region with Pipeline of 55 Projects Totaling 6,012 Rooms

Hotel Building Boom Sweeps Pittsburgh, PA Region with Pipeline of 55 Projects Totaling 6,012 Rooms

Natasha Lindstrom | The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | December 22, 2014

Dec. 20--The hotel construction industry is booming, and the greater Pittsburgh area has one of the fastest-growing hotel markets in the nation, data show....

10 Things Hotel Marketers Want For Christmas

10 Things Hotel Marketers Want For Christmas

December 22, 2014

30 years of holiday decorating. 30 Christmas trees in the Tambourine offices. 30 years of clinking eggnog-filled glasses. After all these years,...

How a Tissue Box and a Pepper Shaker Rocked My World

How a Tissue Box and a Pepper Shaker Rocked My World

December 22, 2014

By Roberta Nedry Greetings!   Chilled champagne in a silver bucket, chocolate -covered strawberries, spectacular floral displays, elegant upgrades and...

Swedish National Tourism Board “WeChats” with Chinese Travel Agents

Swedish National Tourism Board “WeChats” with Chinese Travel Agents

December 22, 2014

WeChat goes educational as VisitSweden (the Swedish National Tourism board) leads the way in connecting with travel industry Beijing, China. - Dec. 22, 2014...

Hostar International, Inc.‘s ProHost® System Selected for The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, FL

Hostar International, Inc.‘s ProHost® System Selected for The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, FL

December 22, 2014

We are pleased to announce that The Breakers Hotel has partnered with Hostar International Inc. to install the ProHost® Housekeeping System.   The...

HSL Properties Acquires Tucson’s Hilton El Conquistador Resort for $15M; Plans $16M in Improvements

HSL Properties Acquires Tucson’s Hilton El Conquistador Resort for $15M; Plans $16M in Improvements

Emily Bregel | The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson | December 22, 2014

Dec. 20--Tucson-based HSL Properties has purchased the Hilton El Conquistador Resort for $15 million, an executive says. HSL is planning to spend $16...

Miami Voters to Decide Whether City Should Have an 800-room Convention Center Hotel

Miami Voters to Decide Whether City Should Have an 800-room Convention Center Hotel

Joey Flechas | The Miami Herald | December 22, 2014

Dec. 20--Miami Beach voters will decide the fate of a proposed hotel next to the soon-to-be-renovated convention center despite objections from one...

Travel Weekly Honors Outrigger’s Richard Kelley with Lifetime Achievement Award

Travel Weekly Honors Outrigger’s Richard Kelley with Lifetime Achievement Award

Allison Schaefers | The Honolulu Star-Advertiser | December 22, 2014

Dec. 22--Travel has undergone dramatic changes since the 1940s when Richard "Doc" Kelley helped his parents kick off the small mom-and-pop hotel chain that...

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