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Hotels Save Millions through Emerging HVAC Refurbishment and Re-commissioning Service

Hotels Save Millions through Emerging HVAC Refurbishment and Re-commissioning Service

August 3, 2015

Transform fan coil units into sustainable, state of the art energy savers. Decades-old fan coil units may be saved rather than scrapped.  Davie, FL -...

Meriton Serviced Apartments Chooses TrustYou To Manage Its Online Reputation

Meriton Serviced Apartments Chooses TrustYou To Manage Its Online Reputation

August 3, 2015

Singapore and Munich, Germany – August 3, 2015 – TrustYou, the international online reputation management leader, has been selected by Meriton Serviced...

Newmarket Acquires Hotel SystemsPro

Newmarket Acquires Hotel SystemsPro

August 3, 2015

Madrid, August 3, 2015: Amadeus is to expand its sales and catering offering to the hotel industry with the acquisition of Hotel SystemsPro by Newmarket, an...

Caesars Creditors Approve Chapter 11 Restructuring

Caesars Creditors Approve Chapter 11 Restructuring

August 3, 2015

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 3, 2015 —Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: CZR) (“Caesars Entertainment”) and Caesars Entertainment...

Nobody Asked Me, But…No. 146: Hotel History: The Iowa Franchise Investment Act of 1992

Nobody Asked Me, But…No. 146: Hotel History: The Iowa Franchise Investment Act of 1992

August 3, 2015

Four Hotel Books; My Service as an Expert Witness By Stanley Turkel, CMHS 1. Hotel History: The Iowa Franchise Investment Act of 1992 (On January 15, 2003, I...

Hillsboro, Oregon Hotel Boom Would Double City’s Rooms, But Can the Market Sustain It?

Hillsboro, Oregon Hotel Boom Would Double City’s Rooms, But Can the Market Sustain It?

Luke Hammill | The Oregonian, Portland, Ore. | August 3, 2015

July 30--When news broke two years ago that an Embassy Suites and a Hampton Inn & Suites were coming to Hillsboro, public and industry officials said the...

Bob and Ramola Motwani: Hoteliers Who Helped Set Fort Lauderdale, Florida Beach on a New Path

Bob and Ramola Motwani: Hoteliers Who Helped Set Fort Lauderdale, Florida Beach on a New Path

Arlene Satchell | Sun Sentinel | August 3, 2015

Aug. 01--Bob and Ramola Motwani hit Fort Lauderdale at exactly the wrong time. It was 1986, and the couple from Missouri had heard that Fort Lauderdale...

Steve Wynn Scoffs at Mayor Martin Walsh’s Claim of Big Payoff Offer

Steve Wynn Scoffs at Mayor Martin Walsh’s Claim of Big Payoff Offer

Joe Dwinell | Boston Herald | August 3, 2015

Aug. 01--Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn is disputing claims by Mayor Martin J. Walsh that millions more are being offered to the city to end the...

HFTP-supported Research Reveals Guests’ Willingness to Disclose Personal Information to Hotel Apps

HFTP-supported Research Reveals Guests’ Willingness to Disclose Personal Information to Hotel Apps

August 3, 2015

August 3, 2015 (Austin, Texas) — A study supported by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP), reveals that only 34 percent of guests would...

Hotel Loans Lead Drop in CMBS Delinquency

Hotel Loans Lead Drop in CMBS Delinquency

| Mortgage Daily | August 3, 2015

July 31--With hotel mortgages leading the way, the rate of past-due payments on securitized commercial real estate loans continued falling to a multi-year...

The Related Group Plans 40-story Condo/Hotel Tower at Hyde Resort & Residences in Hollywood, Florida

The Related Group Plans 40-story Condo/Hotel Tower at Hyde Resort & Residences in Hollywood, Florida

Paul Owers | Sun Sentinel | August 3, 2015

July 31--The Related Group of Miami has announced plans for a second phase of the sold-out Hyde Resort & Residences under construction in Hollywood. Hyde...

Starwood Hotels Signs Management Agreement for The Westin Rusutsu Resort, a Ski Resort in Japan

Starwood Hotels Signs Management Agreement for The Westin Rusutsu Resort, a Ski Resort in Japan

August 3, 2015

The conversion property is owned by Kamori Kanko Co., Ltd.August 03, 2015 - STAMFORD, Conn. - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today...

Conrad Hotels & Resorts Partners with Horoy Real Estate for Brand’s First Hotel in Shenzhen, China

Conrad Hotels & Resorts Partners with Horoy Real Estate for Brand’s First Hotel in Shenzhen, China

August 3, 2015

SHENZHEN, China and MCLEAN, Va. - Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Worldwide's (NYSE: HLT) luxury hotel portfolio for the new smart luxury traveler, today...

Starwood, Wurzak Hotel Group and DoveHill to Develop 323-Room, Dual-Branded Hotel in South Florida

Starwood, Wurzak Hotel Group and DoveHill to Develop 323-Room, Dual-Branded Hotel in South Florida

August 3, 2015

Located in the Heart of Downtown Fort Lauderdale, the Development is Slated to Open in Spring 2017 STAMFORD, Conn.--August 3, 2015-- Starwood Hotels & Resorts...

Red Lion Debuts Lifestyle Hotel RL Brand in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

Red Lion Debuts Lifestyle Hotel RL Brand in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

August 3, 2015

SPOKANE, Wash., Aug. 3, 2015 -- RLHC (Red Lion Hotels Corporation) (NYSE: RLH) announced today the debut of its new brand, Hotel RL, with the opening of the...

Former Holiday Inn Bordeaux in Fayetteville, NC Under New Ownership and Management

Former Holiday Inn Bordeaux in Fayetteville, NC Under New Ownership and Management

Michael Futch | The Fayetteville Observer, N.C. | August 3, 2015

Aug. 03--The new ownership and management companies over the troubled Holiday Inn Bordeaux and Conference Center have announced plans for extensive changes in...

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Selects Viceroy Hotel Group to Manage The Prescott Hotel in San Francisco

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Selects Viceroy Hotel Group to Manage The Prescott Hotel in San Francisco

August 3, 2015

LOS ANGELES, August 3, 2015 -- Effective July 28, 2015, Viceroy Hotel Group is now managing The Prescott in San Francisco, California located at 545 Post...

Noble House Hotels Selected to Manage the Argonaut and The Tuscan Hotels in San Francisco, CA

Noble House Hotels Selected to Manage the Argonaut and The Tuscan Hotels in San Francisco, CA

August 3, 2015

The hotels are owned by Pebblebrook Hotel Trust SEATTLE, August 3, 2015 -- Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Ltd. – a collection of luxury hotels and resorts –...

HMC Assumes Management of the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Located in Round Rock, TX

HMC Assumes Management of the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Located in Round Rock, TX

August 3, 2015

The Hotel is Conveniently Located Just North of Austin on I-35 Dallas, TX – Leo Spriggs, President and CEO of Hospitality Management Corporation (HMC),...

Belmond Names Philippe Cassis as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Belmond Names Philippe Cassis as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

August 3, 2015

August 03, 2015 - HAMILTON, Bermuda - Belmond Ltd. (NYSE:BEL, Belmond.com (“Belmond” or the “Company”)., a global collection of 46 hotel, rail and...

Go Ahead, Reach Out: Hotel Surveys Increase Review Scores & Volume

Go Ahead, Reach Out: Hotel Surveys Increase Review Scores & Volume

August 4, 2015

By Margaret AdyA hotelier once expressed resistance to me regarding post-stay guest surveys; he said it risked the hotel becoming a nuisance. Of course, he was...

Duetto Secures $30M in Series C Funding to Further Accelerate its Worldwide Expansion

Duetto Secures $30M in Series C Funding to Further Accelerate its Worldwide Expansion

August 4, 2015

Now in Hotels in 50 Countries, Duetto's Cloud-Based, Big Data Solution Doubles Hotel Profitability  San Francisco, August 4, 2015 -- Duetto, the market...

U.S. News & World Report Reveals the 2015-16 Best Travel Rewards Programs

U.S. News & World Report Reveals the 2015-16 Best Travel Rewards Programs

August 4, 2015

Alaska Airlines' Mileage Plan is the No. 1 frequent flier program; Marriott Rewards continues reign as top hotel loyalty plan WASHINGTON, Aug. 4, 2015 -- U.S....

Summit Hotel Properties Executive Chairman Kerry W. Boekelheide Steps Down

Summit Hotel Properties Executive Chairman Kerry W. Boekelheide Steps Down

August 4, 2015

Thomas W. Storey will assume the role of Chairman of the Board effective July 30, 2015.AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 4, 2015 -- Summit Hotel Properties, Inc. (NYSE: INN)...

General Manager, Jose Navas, Opens DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Reserva del Higueron in Spain

General Manager, Jose Navas, Opens DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Reserva del Higueron in Spain

August 4, 2015

August 4, 2015 - MALAGA, Spain and MCLEAN, Va. - DoubleTree by Hilton today celebrated the arrival of its newest hotel on the glorious Spanish coast with the...

The Smart Hotelier’s Guide to 2016 Digital Marketing Budget Planning

The Smart Hotelier’s Guide to 2016 Digital Marketing Budget Planning

August 4, 2015

By Max Starkov and Sara O’Brien Executive Summary For the tenth year in a row, HeBS Digital announces the launch of “The Smart Hotelier’s Guide to...

Tracy Marks Appointed General Manager for D.C.‘s 1070-room Washington Hilton

Tracy Marks Appointed General Manager for D.C.‘s 1070-room Washington Hilton

August 4, 2015

The 32-year hospitality veteran returns to the property where he began his careerMCLEAN, Va. - August 4, 2015 - Tracy Marks has been appointed general manager...

TravelClick Hosts Complimentary Webinar on Q2 2015 Global Hotel Industry Performance

TravelClick Hosts Complimentary Webinar on Q2 2015 Global Hotel Industry Performance

August 4, 2015

Preparing for 2016, Insight and Best Practices for Gaining and Sustaining Competitive Advantage NEW YORK (August 4, 2015) — TravelClick, global provider of...

Corinthia Hotels Appoints Jean Pierre Mifsud as General Manager of Corinthia Hotel Budapest

Corinthia Hotels Appoints Jean Pierre Mifsud as General Manager of Corinthia Hotel Budapest

August 4, 2015

August 4th, 2015, Budapest, Hungary - Corinthia Hotels appoint Jean Pierre Mifsud as General Manager of its iconic Grande Dame hotel in Budapest. Moving from...

David Viviano Appointed Executive Chef at Montage Kapalua Bay in Hawaii

David Viviano Appointed Executive Chef at Montage Kapalua Bay in Hawaii

August 4, 2015

August 4, 2015 (KAPALUA BAY, HAWAII) - Richard A. Holtzman, Vice President, Managing Director at Montage Kapalua Bay, has announced the appointment of David...

SkyTouch Technology Announces New Chief Executive Officer

SkyTouch Technology Announces New Chief Executive Officer

August 4, 2015

Phoenix, AZ (August 4, 2015) – SkyTouch Technology today announced the appointment of Jonah Paransky as the new chief executive officer of SkyTouch...

Westin Hotels & Resorts Debuts in Mississippi with Groundbreaking for the 208-room Westin Jackson

Westin Hotels & Resorts Debuts in Mississippi with Groundbreaking for the 208-room Westin Jackson

August 4, 2015

Slated to Open in Early 2017, the hotel is owned by Capital Hotel Associates LLC and operated by Wischermann Partners, Inc. August 04, 2015 - JACKSON, Miss. -...

Learn How Your Hotel Can Maximize Reviews on TripAdvisor

Learn How Your Hotel Can Maximize Reviews on TripAdvisor

August 4, 2015

​By Manisha Pathak  Have you ever wondered what is that one factor that plays a huge role in your traveler’s decision-making process – reviews,...

Owned and Managed by Buffalo Lodging Associates, the Hilton Garden Inn Wayne Opens in New Jersey

Owned and Managed by Buffalo Lodging Associates, the Hilton Garden Inn Wayne Opens in New Jersey

August 4, 2015

August 04, 2015 - WAYNE, N.J. and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Worldwide's (NYSE: HLT) award-winning brand of hotels, announced today the opening of...

Embassy Suites by Hilton Dorado del Mar Beach Resort in Puerto Rico Completes Phase 2 of Renovation

Embassy Suites by Hilton Dorado del Mar Beach Resort in Puerto Rico Completes Phase 2 of Renovation

August 4, 2015

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – August 4, 2015 – Embassy Suites by Hilton Dorado del Mar Beach Resort announced the completion a major renovation campaign started...

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