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Kaba Video:  We’re Going Mobile!  And Taking You with Us

Kaba Video:  We’re Going Mobile!  And Taking You with Us

September 17, 2014

Kaba Demonstrates Its Latest Mobile-Access Compatible RFID Door Locks That Give Operators A Choice of Guest Entry Options.MONTREAL, QC, CANADA - September 17,...

Loyalty is Golden: Indies Rely on Maestro PMS to Build Repeat Business with Personalized Services

Loyalty is Golden: Indies Rely on Maestro PMS to Build Repeat Business with Personalized Services

September 17, 2014

NORTHWIND-Maestro Teams with Independents to Create Fully-Integrated Loyalty Solutions that Simplify Reward Point Programs, Support Personalized Service, and...

Is the Meetings Industry Corrupt?

Is the Meetings Industry Corrupt?

September 17, 2014

by Joan Eisenstodt  Outside the Metro D.C. area, you may not have been following the recent trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife on...

Entrepreneur Stephen Hung Orders Largest Ever Fleet Of Rolls-Royce Phantoms For Louis XIII Hotel

Entrepreneur Stephen Hung Orders Largest Ever Fleet Of Rolls-Royce Phantoms For Louis XIII Hotel

September 17, 2014

Luxury entrepreneur Stephen Hung has purchased the largest Rolls-Royce Phantom fleet in the world, placing an order for 30 Bespoke Extended Wheelbase Phantoms...

Strategist or Tactician?

Strategist or Tactician?

September 17, 2014

By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.lma.ca)Which one are you, strategist or tactician? Or, do you even know the difference? It’s subtle, but very...

FAQs on Service Animal Requirements of the ADA. What Every Hotelier Needs to Know. Why Uber was Sued

FAQs on Service Animal Requirements of the ADA. What Every Hotelier Needs to Know. Why Uber was Sued

September 17, 2014

By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com 17 September 2014 The recent Uber lawsuit  On...

The Rise of PLD Marketing: Product, Local and Digital

The Rise of PLD Marketing: Product, Local and Digital

September 17, 2014

by Georges PanayotisThe digital economy raises questions about everything and makes some marketing rules seem a bit old since they did not keep up with...

Deloitte Survey: Where There is Reward for Travel, There is Risk

Deloitte Survey: Where There is Reward for Travel, There is Risk

September 17, 2014

Only one-third of consumers feel their frequent traveler accounts are secure enough NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2014 — Three-quarters (75 percent) of...

Sabena Arora Joins Optimum Hotel Brokerage; Will Lead New York City Office

Sabena Arora Joins Optimum Hotel Brokerage; Will Lead New York City Office

September 17, 2014

Philadelphia, PA, September 17, 2014 - Optimum Hotel Brokerage announced today that Sabena Arora has joined the firm as Senior Vice President.  In her new...

pasCLOUD Announces its USALI 11TH  Compliant Edition Core

pasCLOUD Announces its USALI 11TH Compliant Edition Core

September 17, 2014

Hoteliers can easily deploy this latest edition and leverage competitive advantages with minimal disruption  September 17, 2014 - Professional...

HFTP Establishes First Asia Footprint at Hong Kong Polytechnic University

HFTP Establishes First Asia Footprint at Hong Kong Polytechnic University

September 17, 2014

Austin, Texas, USA (September 17, 2014) - This week Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) opened the HFTP Asia Research Center in...

Margaritaville Casino Biloxi Closes Monday, Files for Bankruptcy Tuesday

Margaritaville Casino Biloxi Closes Monday, Files for Bankruptcy Tuesday

Mary Perez | The Sun Herald | September 17, 2014

Sept. 17--BILOXI -- In just over two years, Margaritaville Casino Biloxi went from opening with a live Jimmy Buffett concert broadcast worldwide to closing...

Massachusetts Gaming Commission’s Vote for Wynn Proposal Crushes North Shore Casino Hopes

Massachusetts Gaming Commission’s Vote for Wynn Proposal Crushes North Shore Casino Hopes

Ethan Forman | The Salem News, Beverly, Mass. | September 17, 2014

Sept. 17--SALEM -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission's vote Tuesday to back mogul Steve Wynn's casino proposal in Everett dashed the hopes of North Shore...

James McHugh Construction Pitches 500-key Hotel & Data Center on Disputed South Loop Land in Chicago

James McHugh Construction Pitches 500-key Hotel & Data Center on Disputed South Loop Land in Chicago

Ellen Jean Hirst | Chicago Tribune | September 17, 2014

Sept. 15--A Chicago developer is moving forward to put a boutique hotel, data center and retail in the South Loop, the final piece of a massive redevelopment...

Somnath Hospitality Proposes $30M 90-key Boutique Hotel for Boston’s Bulfinch Triangle District

Somnath Hospitality Proposes $30M 90-key Boutique Hotel for Boston’s Bulfinch Triangle District

Donna Goodison | Boston Herald | September 17, 2014

Sept. 16--A Woburn firm plans a $30 million, 90-room boutique hotel in the Bulfinch Triangle area near North Station, adding to the boom of approved and...

2018 Opening Slated in India for the 200-room Le Méridien Ahmedabad

2018 Opening Slated in India for the 200-room Le Méridien Ahmedabad

September 17, 2014

September 17, 2014 - GURGAON, India & NEW DELHI, India -  Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced the signing of Le Méridien...

Best Western Signs Deal for Q3 2015 Opening of 108-room Best Western Hotel in Mandalay, Myanmar

Best Western Signs Deal for Q3 2015 Opening of 108-room Best Western Hotel in Mandalay, Myanmar

September 17, 2014

(Bangkok – September 17, 2014): Best Western International has embarked on the next stage of its expansion in Myanmar, with the signing of its first hotel in...

Managed by Gulph Creek Hotels, the 101-room Hampton Inn & Suites Philadelphia/Bensalem Opens in PA

Managed by Gulph Creek Hotels, the 101-room Hampton Inn & Suites Philadelphia/Bensalem Opens in PA

September 17, 2014

September 17, 2014 - BENSALEM, Pa. and MCLEAN, Va. - Hampton Hotels, Hilton Worldwide's global brand of more than 1,900 mid-priced Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn &...

The Newly Built 105-suite Home2 Suites by Hilton Omaha/West Opens in Nebraska

The Newly Built 105-suite Home2 Suites by Hilton Omaha/West Opens in Nebraska

September 17, 2014

OMAHA, Neb., and MCLEAN, Va.  - Sept. 17, 2014 - Home2 Suites by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide's award-winning mid-tier, all-suite hotel brand designed for...

Arizona’s 104-key Staybridge Suites Phoenix-Chandler Hotel Opens

Arizona’s 104-key Staybridge Suites Phoenix-Chandler Hotel Opens

September 17, 2014

Owned by Pacific Lodging of Chandler, LLC and Managed by Tharaldson Hospitality Management 17 September, 2014 - ATLANTA — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)...

The 77-key Staybridge Suites Houston NW Willowbrook Opens in Texas

The 77-key Staybridge Suites Houston NW Willowbrook Opens in Texas

September 17, 2014

Owned by Willowbrook Hospitality, LP and Managed by DePalma Hotels 17 September, 2014 - ATLANTA — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG...

Canada’s 168-room Edmonton Hotel & Convention Centre Reopens Under Radisson Brand

Canada’s 168-room Edmonton Hotel & Convention Centre Reopens Under Radisson Brand

September 17, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (September 17, 2014) - Radisson®, one of the best-recognized hotel brands, today announced the opening of Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre...

Hotel Equities Assumes Management of 77-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Marianna in Florida

Hotel Equities Assumes Management of 77-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Marianna in Florida

September 17, 2014

Atlanta, GA-September 17, 2014 - Atlanta-based Hotel Equities (www.hotelequities.com) recently assumed management of the 77-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by...

Multi-Million Dollar Renovation Complete for the 372-room Westin Atlanta Perimeter North in Georgia

Multi-Million Dollar Renovation Complete for the 372-room Westin Atlanta Perimeter North in Georgia

September 17, 2014

September 17, 2014 - MILWAUKEE - Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced the completion of the...

The Hotel & Lodging Association of Volusia County Recognized Outstanding Employees

The Hotel & Lodging Association of Volusia County Recognized Outstanding Employees

September 17, 2014

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - The Hotel and Lodging Association of Volusia County held its 10th Annual Employee Appreciation Luncheon at Café 101 located in the Mori...

Victor Vazquez Appointed as VP of Development & Acquisitions for Latin America for Starwood Hotels

Victor Vazquez Appointed as VP of Development & Acquisitions for Latin America for Starwood Hotels

September 17, 2014

September 17, 2014 - QUITO, Ecuador - From the South American Hotel Investment Conference in Quito, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT)...

Greg Fehler Takes the Helm as General Manager for England’s Bovey Castle

Greg Fehler Takes the Helm as General Manager for England’s Bovey Castle

September 17, 2014

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, England, September 17, 2014 -- Bovey Castle this week announced the appointment of Greg Fehler as General Manager. Greg, formerly of...

Robert Brandenberg Named as Director of Operations for THE US GRANT Hotel in San Diego, California

Robert Brandenberg Named as Director of Operations for THE US GRANT Hotel in San Diego, California

September 17, 2014

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Sept. 17, 2014) - THE US GRANT Hotel, a San Diego icon since 1910, is proud to announce Robert Brandenberg as the new director of...

Loews Hotels & Resorts Promotes Monica Xuereb to Chief Revenue Officer

Loews Hotels & Resorts Promotes Monica Xuereb to Chief Revenue Officer

September 17, 2014

NEW YORK, NY - (September 17, 2014) - Loews Hotels & Resorts today announced the promotion of Monica Xuereb to Chief Revenue Officer, responsible for...

Thomas Allen Promoted to Chef de Cuisine at Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa in Florida

Thomas Allen Promoted to Chef de Cuisine at Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa in Florida

September 17, 2014

September 17, 2014 (Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida) -  Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa has announced the promotion of Thomas Allen to Chef de Cuisine of...

Troy Flanagan Tapped to Lead AH&LA Advocacy for State and Local Issues

Troy Flanagan Tapped to Lead AH&LA Advocacy for State and Local Issues

September 17, 2014

Named Vice President of State and Local Government Affairs Washington, D.C. - September 17, 2014 - The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) today...

Paradisus Palma Real Resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic to Undergo $12M Renovation

Paradisus Palma Real Resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic to Undergo $12M Renovation

September 18, 2014

To Include New Family Concierge Concept and Area of the Resort September 18, 2014 - Paradisus Palma Real, the award-winning, luxury all-inclusive resort in...

The Luxury Collection Completes $14 Million Restoration of Hotel Imperial in Vienna, Austria

The Luxury Collection Completes $14 Million Restoration of Hotel Imperial in Vienna, Austria

September 18, 2014

September 18, 2014 - VIENNA - As part of a multi-million dollar investment to restore Europe’s most iconic hotels under The Luxury Collection, Starwood...

Wyndham Vacation Rentals Names Mary Lynn Clark President of Wyndham Vacation Rentals North America

Wyndham Vacation Rentals Names Mary Lynn Clark President of Wyndham Vacation Rentals North America

September 18, 2014

Parsippany, N.J. (September 18, 2014) - Wyndham Vacation Rentals, the world's largest professional manager of vacation rentals and part of the Wyndham...

Steve Magnuson Joins Kalahari Resorts as VP and Managing Director of New Pocono Mountains Resort

Steve Magnuson Joins Kalahari Resorts as VP and Managing Director of New Pocono Mountains Resort

September 18, 2014

September 18, 2014 - WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. - Today, Kalahari Resorts and Conventions announces the addition of Steve Magnuson to its senior leadership team. In...

Meredith Manee Appointed as Chef De Cuisine of 1500 OCEAN at the Hotel Del Coronado in California

Meredith Manee Appointed as Chef De Cuisine of 1500 OCEAN at the Hotel Del Coronado in California

September 18, 2014

September 18, 2014 - Coronado, Calif. - Hotel del Coronado, California's iconic luxury hotel by the sea, today has appointed Meredith Manee as its new Chef de...

Marketing Success of Paris Hotel du Collectionneur Highlights Flip.to’s Global Appeal

Marketing Success of Paris Hotel du Collectionneur Highlights Flip.to’s Global Appeal

September 18, 2014

ORLANDO, FL - SEPTEMBER  2014 - In 2013, the Hotel du Collectionneur in Paris faced a big challenge - it became the largest independent hotel in Paris at...

Farmers Restaurant Group Manages Expanding Workforce with Agilysys Software System

Farmers Restaurant Group Manages Expanding Workforce with Agilysys Software System

September 18, 2014

Agilysys Workforce Management Solution™ Reduces Labor Costs, Increases Profitability ALPHARETTA, GA. - Sept. 18, 2014 - Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a...

M3 Accounting + Analytics Launches M3 Professional Services

M3 Accounting + Analytics Launches M3 Professional Services

September 18, 2014

Customer demand for outsourced accounting services leads to new business concept for hoteliers(GAINESVILLE, GA - 09/18/14) M3 Accounting + Analytics, the...

Royal Cliff Hotels Group Benefits from Newmarket Sales and Catering Technology

Royal Cliff Hotels Group Benefits from Newmarket Sales and Catering Technology

September 18, 2014

Delphi.fdc enables five-star beach resort to win more business and run better operations September 18, 2014 - Portsmouth, NH - Leading hospitality technology...

Lodging Interactive Wins Multiple Industry Awards

Lodging Interactive Wins Multiple Industry Awards

September 18, 2014

Lodging Interactive website designs garner multiple awards from Travel Weekly & Web Marketing Association PARSIPPANY, N.J. - SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 - Lodging...

Chatham Lodging Trust to Purchase Through a JV with NorthStar the $1.1B Inland American Portfolio

Chatham Lodging Trust to Purchase Through a JV with NorthStar the $1.1B Inland American Portfolio

September 18, 2014

Expands Western Presence with Acquisition of Hyatt Place Denver/Cherry Creek in Colorado for $32 million PALM BEACH, Fla., September 18, 2014-Chatham Lodging...

Under Development in Florida, the 255-room Westin Sarasota Will Open in Summer 2016

Under Development in Florida, the 255-room Westin Sarasota Will Open in Summer 2016

September 18, 2014

September 18, 2014 - STAMFORD, Conn. - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced that it has broken ground on its first Westin hotel...

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