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U.S. Hotel Market Outlook Shows Sector’s Top 5 ‘Buy’ and ‘Sell’ Markets

U.S. Hotel Market Outlook Shows Sector’s Top 5 ‘Buy’ and ‘Sell’ Markets

December 7, 2016

Ten-X Research reveals hotel sector facing major challenges due to a large infusion of supply and steadily declining demand IRVINE, Calif. and SILICON...

iBeacons? Eddystone?  How Do You Choose Which Beacons to Have Faith In?

iBeacons? Eddystone?  How Do You Choose Which Beacons to Have Faith In?

December 7, 2016

Beacon agnosticism and the real truth about beacons By Dr. Michael Arner Having learned dutifully that “hardware sales are a race to the bottom,”...

Valuing a Hotel’s Real and Personal Property Separately

Valuing a Hotel’s Real and Personal Property Separately

December 7, 2016

How to Separate Tangible Personal Property Value from Real Property Value in Hotels A hotel’s value can be categorized into real property and personal...

The Financial Impact of Hotel Renovations

The Financial Impact of Hotel Renovations

December 7, 2016

by Laurel A. Keller, MAI and John Burke  The story is a familiar one. A hotel that formerly outperformed its competitive set is now struggling to...

What Hotels Can Learn From Walmart

What Hotels Can Learn From Walmart

December 7, 2016

By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.lma.ca) Years ago, and well before my hotelier days, I traveled to Bentonville, Arkansas selling ergonomic furniture,...

How Self-Service Technology is Enhancing the Guest Experience

How Self-Service Technology is Enhancing the Guest Experience

December 7, 2016

 by Natasha Stokes          At hotels around the world, the friendly face of a concierge who remembers your name could soon be...

Meetings Yield Healthy Return on Investment for Small Business Owners, Especially in Tech Sector

Meetings Yield Healthy Return on Investment for Small Business Owners, Especially in Tech Sector

December 7, 2016

New survey shows small business owners continue to prioritize investments in face-to-face meetings Washington, DC – Small business owners report that...

Duetto and TravelClick Launch Automated Demand360-Driven Revenue Strategy with KSL Resorts

Duetto and TravelClick Launch Automated Demand360-Driven Revenue Strategy with KSL Resorts

December 7, 2016

With TravelClick’s Demand360 for Duetto, Hotels can Optimize Pricing Strategies by Seamlessly Integrating Future-Looking Competitor Demand Data San...

How to Jumpstart Your Hotel’s Direct Bookings through Search Engine Marketing

How to Jumpstart Your Hotel’s Direct Bookings through Search Engine Marketing

December 7, 2016

By Mariana Safer and Carmine Fischetti                 More than 25% of direct...

New York City’s Historic Sohotel Chooses ALICE for Guest and Staff Communications

New York City’s Historic Sohotel Chooses ALICE for Guest and Staff Communications

December 6, 2016

ALICE Suite Helps Staff Deliver Impeccable Service Even While Sohotel Is Under Renovation New York, NY -- Hotel operations platform ALICE announces New York...

New Radisson RED Hotel Employs ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access as Key Part of Dedicated Hotel App

New Radisson RED Hotel Employs ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access as Key Part of Dedicated Hotel App

December 7, 2016

Millennial-facing hotel brand gives mobile-oriented travelers seamless control over hotel stay with keyless technologies on hotel app Stockholm –...

EHL Publishes the LAUSANNE REPORT, a Look Into the Hospitality Industry With a 2030 Horizon

EHL Publishes the LAUSANNE REPORT, a Look Into the Hospitality Industry With a 2030 Horizon

December 7, 2016

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, December 7th 2016 – Today, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), the world’s leading institution in hospitality...

Cornell Study Examines How Bias Affects Hiring Practices

Cornell Study Examines How Bias Affects Hiring Practices

December 7, 2016

Ithaca, NY, December 7, 2016 - Removing bias from the hiring process presents challenges for the hospitality industry and other service industries that want a...

Travel is Worth It: Choice Hotels Reveals 2017 Travel Outlook

Travel is Worth It: Choice Hotels Reveals 2017 Travel Outlook

December 7, 2016

Survey reveals Americans are willing to spend more and prioritize travel in 2017 ROCKVILLE, Md., Dec. 7, 2016  -- As 2017 fast approaches, Choice...

Marriott’s Luxury Collection Signs Five New Properties in Europe

Marriott’s Luxury Collection Signs Five New Properties in Europe

December 7, 2016

CANNES, France--The Luxury Collection, part of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR), today announced the signings of five flagship properties for the...

Dream Hotel Group Signs with Beegreen Group to Develop Dream Oceanami Villas & Spa in Vietnam

Dream Hotel Group Signs with Beegreen Group to Develop Dream Oceanami Villas & Spa in Vietnam

December 7, 2016

NEW YORK, NY (December 7, 2016) – Renowned hotel brand and management company Dream Hotel Group signed its first hotel in Vietnam with locally owned...

BD Hotels and CB Developers Plan Spring 2017 Opening of Pod Brooklyn in New York City’s Williamsburn Neighborhood

BD Hotels and CB Developers Plan Spring 2017 Opening of Pod Brooklyn in New York City’s Williamsburn Neighborhood

December 7, 2016

Brooklyn, NEW YORK (December 7, 2016) — Meet Pod Brooklyn, the latest addition to the trendy Williamsburg neighborhood and next generation of...

Hyatt Regency Brand Returns to Sydney with Debut of Hyatt Regency Sydney Following $250 Million Redevelopment

Hyatt Regency Brand Returns to Sydney with Debut of Hyatt Regency Sydney Following $250 Million Redevelopment

December 7, 2016

CHICAGO--December 7, 2016--The Hyatt Regency brand marked its return to Sydney with the debut of Hyatt Regency Sydney. Having operated in Australia for over 30...

Former Historic Mayfair Hotel Debuts as Magnolia Hotel St. Louis, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel

Former Historic Mayfair Hotel Debuts as Magnolia Hotel St. Louis, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel

December 7, 2016

Tribute Portfolio, part of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR), today announced its official debut in “The Gateway City” with Magnolia Hotel...

Procacci Development & Real Hospitality Unveil 232-room Dual Brand Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton at Dolphin Mall in Miami

Procacci Development & Real Hospitality Unveil 232-room Dual Brand Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton at Dolphin Mall in Miami

December 7, 2016

December 7, 2016 (Miami, FL) – Last week, Procacci Development Corporation, the developer, and Real Hospitality Group, the hotel’s operator, of the...

Urgo Hotels Celebrates Opening of Hilton Brooklyn New York with Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Urgo Hotels Celebrates Opening of Hilton Brooklyn New York with Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

December 7, 2016

New York, N.Y. — Dec. 7, 2016 — Hilton Brooklyn New York officially opened its doors on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting by...

New 87-Room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Set to Open in Rockport, Texas

New 87-Room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Set to Open in Rockport, Texas

December 7, 2016

Rockport, TX – December 7, 2016– The 87-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Rockport, Texas is scheduled to open this Thursday, December...

Wailea Beach Resort - Marriott, Maui Completes $100 Million Transformation

Wailea Beach Resort - Marriott, Maui Completes $100 Million Transformation

December 7, 2016

MAUI, Hawaii, Dec. 7, 2016 -- Wailea Beach Resort – Marriott, Maui today announced the substantial completion of its sweeping $100 million...

New Castle Promotes Charles Snyder to Vice President of Acquisitions and Development

New Castle Promotes Charles Snyder to Vice President of Acquisitions and Development

December 7, 2016

SHELTON, Conn. - - December 7, 2016—Gerry Chase, president and COO of New Castle Hotels & Resorts, a leading third-party management company and hotel...

Wischermann Partners Appoints Lukus Kindlesparker General Manager of The Westin Nashville

Wischermann Partners Appoints Lukus Kindlesparker General Manager of The Westin Nashville

December 7, 2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (December 7, 2016) Wischermann Partners, Inc., is thrilled to announce today the appointment of Lukus Kindlesparker as General Manager of The...

Arizona’s CopperWynd Resort & Club Names Jeremy Dougherty General Manager

Arizona’s CopperWynd Resort & Club Names Jeremy Dougherty General Manager

December 7, 2016

FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz. - December 7, 2016 -- CopperWynd Resort & Club has named veteran Valley of the Sun hotel leader Jeremy Dougherty general manager....

Marcus Hotels & Resorts Appoints Don Jackson Director of Sales and Marketing for The Skirvin Hilton Hotel

Marcus Hotels & Resorts Appoints Don Jackson Director of Sales and Marketing for The Skirvin Hilton Hotel

December 7, 2016

MILWAUKEE WI. (December 7, 2016)--Marcus® Hotels & Resorts today announced that Don Jackson has been appointed director of sales and marketing at the...

GF Management Names Ahmed Azizy as Executive Chef for Hilton Charlotte University Place

GF Management Names Ahmed Azizy as Executive Chef for Hilton Charlotte University Place

December 7, 2016

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 07, 2016 -- The Hilton Charlotte University Place is thrilled to announce the appointment of Ahmed Azizy to Executive Chef. Chef Azizy...

The Metric (That Most Hoteliers Ignore) That Can Significantly Impact Your Revenues

The Metric (That Most Hoteliers Ignore) That Can Significantly Impact Your Revenues

December 8, 2016

By Jean Francois Mourier, CEO of REVPAR GURU When most hoteliers consider their revenue management metrics, they most likely think about RevPAR, ADR and...

Rut Resolution: 8 Great Ways to Foil Small Business Stagnation to Accelerate Growth

Rut Resolution: 8 Great Ways to Foil Small Business Stagnation to Accelerate Growth

December 8, 2016

By Becky A. Davis A U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report revealed nearly half of all small businesses fail within the first four years of their existence....

Conquering Complaints™: Part One – A Complaint Is Like A Carrot

Conquering Complaints™: Part One – A Complaint Is Like A Carrot

December 8, 2016

By Doug Kennedy Recently I was asked by a long-term client to offer a training module specific to handing guest complaints.  Now I’ve always...

Tavistock Development Company Acquires Ft. Lauderdale’s Pier Sixty-Six Marina & Hyatt Regency Hotel

Tavistock Development Company Acquires Ft. Lauderdale’s Pier Sixty-Six Marina & Hyatt Regency Hotel

December 8, 2016

Tavistock Development Company, an Orlando-based real estate development firm owned by Joe Lewis’ Tavistock Group, announces the acquisition of Fort...

Edmond de Rothschild Heritage and Four Seasons to Develop First European Four Seasons Ski Destination in French Alps of Megève

Edmond de Rothschild Heritage and Four Seasons to Develop First European Four Seasons Ski Destination in French Alps of Megève

December 8, 2016

TORONTO, Dec. 8, 2016 -- Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world's leading luxury hospitality company, and Edmond de Rothschild Heritage, a...

AH&LA Appoints Sabre Hospitality Solutions Executive to Its Board of Directors

AH&LA Appoints Sabre Hospitality Solutions Executive to Its Board of Directors

December 8, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Dec. 8, 2016 – The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) today announced the appointment of Sabre Hospitality...

Noble House Hotels & Resorts Appoints Allison Kneubuhl as Senior Vice President of Marketing & Sales

Noble House Hotels & Resorts Appoints Allison Kneubuhl as Senior Vice President of Marketing & Sales

December 8, 2016

SEATTLE, WA (December 8, 2016) – Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Ltd., a hotel ownership and management group with an upscale portfolio of 18 distinct...

Hotel Indigo® Tuscaloosa Downtown Hotel Names Mark Karbotly as General Manager

Hotel Indigo® Tuscaloosa Downtown Hotel Names Mark Karbotly as General Manager

December 8, 2016

Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Dec. 8, 2016) – The Hotel Indigo® Tuscaloosa Downtown hotel – an upscale riverfront boutique hotel, minutes from the...

NOVUM Hotel Group and GBI AG to Develop 352-Room Hotel in Frankfurt, Germany

NOVUM Hotel Group and GBI AG to Develop 352-Room Hotel in Frankfurt, Germany

December 8, 2016

GBI AG builds NOVUM Style Hotel with 352 rooms A new hotel of the NOVUM Hotel Group’s own brand to be introduced to the German hotel market Opening...

Hilton To Detail A Simplified Fee-Based Business With Expanded Capital Return Potential

Hilton To Detail A Simplified Fee-Based Business With Expanded Capital Return Potential

December 8, 2016

Executives to highlight the business strategies for Hilton, Park Hotels & Resorts, and Hilton Grand Vacations MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide Holdings...

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust and Nobel House Complete $6 Million Renovation of LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust and Nobel House Complete $6 Million Renovation of LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort

December 8, 2016

NAPLES, Fla. (December 8, 2016) – LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort, a Noble House Resort located on the idyllic Naples beachfront, is pleased to announce...

AccorHotels Enters Partnership with Banyan Tree to Collaborate on Development & Management of Banyan Tree Hotels Globally

AccorHotels Enters Partnership with Banyan Tree to Collaborate on Development & Management of Banyan Tree Hotels Globally

December 8, 2016

Banyan Tree Holdings today announces that it has entered into a heads of agreement with AccorHotels. Under a long-term partnership, both parties intend to...

Midas Hospitality Acquires 102-Room Staybridge Suites in Independence, Missouri for $9.8 Million

Midas Hospitality Acquires 102-Room Staybridge Suites in Independence, Missouri for $9.8 Million

December 8, 2016

(St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 8, 2016) Midas Hospitality, a premier hotel management group, recently purchased the Staybridge Suites Kansas City-Independence for $9.8...

TJM Properties Purchases Crowne Plaza North-Worthington in Columbus, Ohio

TJM Properties Purchases Crowne Plaza North-Worthington in Columbus, Ohio

December 8, 2016

CLEARWATER, FL, December 8, 2016--- TJM Properties, a leading real estate and hospitality firm, again expanded its growing hotel portfolio with the...

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