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Travel Tripper Launches Geographic Pricing in its RezTrip CRS

Travel Tripper Launches Geographic Pricing in its RezTrip CRS

April 16, 2014

Travel Tripper announced today the release of a powerful new geographic pricing capability for hotels using its RezTrip CRS. Hotels will now be able to offer...

Independent Hotels Leverage Maestro PMS Yield Management and Big Data BI to Increase Revenue

Independent Hotels Leverage Maestro PMS Yield Management and Big Data BI to Increase Revenue

April 16, 2014

How Do Independent Operators Use Business Intelligence and Yield Management? For More Effective Marketing, Optimized Rates, and Solid OccupancyMarkham, ON -...

Travel Outlook Premium Reservations Call Center™ Signs with The Embassy Row Hotel in Washington, DC

Travel Outlook Premium Reservations Call Center™ Signs with The Embassy Row Hotel in Washington, DC

April 16, 2014

Travel Outlook Premium Reservations Call Center™ has signed an agreement to provide reservations call services for The Embassy Row Hotel, by Destination...

Destinations Worldwide Struggle To Fire On All Cylinders

Destinations Worldwide Struggle To Fire On All Cylinders

April 16, 2014

Some Serve Up Good Eats, Others Great Service, But All Travelers Agree That Hotel WiFi Is A ProblemAnalysis Of More Than Six Million Hotel Reviews Reveal First...

Besides Training: How To Maximize Hotel Reservations Conversions

Besides Training: How To Maximize Hotel Reservations Conversions

April 16, 2014

​by Doug KennedyOf course one key ingredient of a successful hotel reservations sales program is to train your team on the contemporary sales tactics needed...

Creativity & Passion Keys to Wowing and Returning Guests

Creativity & Passion Keys to Wowing and Returning Guests

April 16, 2014

by Steven FerryTraining at five-star resorts around the world offers a window seat into the more-refined sector of creativity and the achievements of those who...

NCC PS Enterprises, LLC Acquires The National Conference Center in Leesburg, VA

NCC PS Enterprises, LLC Acquires The National Conference Center in Leesburg, VA

April 16, 2014

LEESBURG, Va., April 16, 2014- The National Conference Center, located in Leesburg, Va., was acquired by NCC PS Enterprises, LLC, today. The National...

DiamondRock Hospitality Sells the 386-room Oak Brook Hills Resort in Illinois for $30.1 Million

DiamondRock Hospitality Sells the 386-room Oak Brook Hills Resort in Illinois for $30.1 Million

April 16, 2014

BETHESDA, Md., April 16, 2014—DiamondRock Hospitality Company (the “Company”) (NYSE:  DRH), a lodging-focused real estate investment...

TripAdvisor Names 10 Highest-Rated Green Hotels in U.S.; Releases Annual Eco-Travel Survey Results

TripAdvisor Names 10 Highest-Rated Green Hotels in U.S.; Releases Annual Eco-Travel Survey Results

April 16, 2014

25% of Respondents Made a Green Travel Choice in the Past YearNEWTON, Mass. – April 16, 2014 – TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site*, today...

Sonnenblick-Eichner Arranges $13,500,000 of First Mortgage Financing for Hotel Mazarin, New Orleans

Sonnenblick-Eichner Arranges $13,500,000 of First Mortgage Financing for Hotel Mazarin, New Orleans

April 16, 2014

Beverly Hills, California - April 16, 2014 - Sonnenblick-Eichner Company announced today that it has arranged $13,500,000 of first mortgage financing for Hotel...

Windsor Property Management Group Corp. Selects Newmarket Technology Solution to Improve Operations

Windsor Property Management Group Corp. Selects Newmarket Technology Solution to Improve Operations

April 16, 2014

April 16, 2014 - Portsmouth, NH - Windsor Property Management Group Corporation (“WMC Group”), a leading Vietnamese hospitality and property...

Duetto Announces a GameChanger

Duetto Announces a GameChanger

April 16, 2014

Innovative Cloud Software Leverages New Technology to Boost Revenue at Casino Hotels Las Vegas (April 16, 2014) - Duetto, the market leader in...

California High School Team Wins HTMP International Competition

California High School Team Wins HTMP International Competition

April 16, 2014

Hosted by American Hotel & Lodging Educational InstituteOrlando, Florida, April 2014-High school hospitality students from Monta Vista High School in...

Cultivating Employee Engagement Drives Growth

Cultivating Employee Engagement Drives Growth

April 16, 2014

Achieving employee satisfaction and retaining loyalty is a challenging balance.  When achieved the business rewards are substantial. An engaged employee...

Tacoma, WA Enters Negotiations with Yareton Investment for 300-room, 34 Story Hotel-Condo Towers

Tacoma, WA Enters Negotiations with Yareton Investment for 300-room, 34 Story Hotel-Condo Towers

Kate Martin | The News Tribune (Tacoma, Wash.) | April 16, 2014

April 16--Chinese investors could spend millions of dollars to build two towers for a hotel and condos in downtown Tacoma if city officials are able to...

Portland’s The Grove Hotel: Inside the 5 Finalists Vying to Develop the Long Vacant Hotel

Portland’s The Grove Hotel: Inside the 5 Finalists Vying to Develop the Long Vacant Hotel

Andrew Theen | The Oregonian, Portland, Ore. | April 16, 2014

April 15--The Grove Hotel is officially back in the city's cross hairs, and five developers are ready to move forward with projects to redevelop the...

Atlanta’s Phipps Plaza to Undergo Renovation & Add Mixed-Use Project that Includes a 164-room Hotel

Atlanta’s Phipps Plaza to Undergo Renovation & Add Mixed-Use Project that Includes a 164-room Hotel

Christopher Seward | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | April 16, 2014

April 16--Simon Property Group plans to build a mixed-use project in Buckhead, with retail, residences and a hotel near its Phipps Plaza mall, the developer...

Knoxville City Council Approves Incentives for $41 million Farragut Hotel Restoration Project

Knoxville City Council Approves Incentives for $41 million Farragut Hotel Restoration Project

Tony Hernandez | The Knoxville News-Sentinel, Tenn. | April 16, 2014

April 16--Knoxville City Council members approved tax benefits Tuesday night for a $41.4 million project to restore and reopen hospitality services at the...

HHM to Re-Brand California’s Historic 122-room Hotel Oceana as Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

HHM to Re-Brand California’s Historic 122-room Hotel Oceana as Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

April 16, 2014

PHILADELPHIA, PA (Tuesday, April 16, 2014)  HHM announced today that the historic Hotel Oceana in Santa Barbara will re-brand as Hotel Milo Santa Barbara....

Prime Hospitality & Shaner Hotels Break Ground on 154-key Playa Largo Resort & Spa in Key Largo, FL

Prime Hospitality & Shaner Hotels Break Ground on 154-key Playa Largo Resort & Spa in Key Largo, FL

April 16, 2014

Part of Marriott's Autograph Collection, the Hotel will Open in Summer 2015KEY LARGO, FL - April 16, 2014 - Playa Largo Resort & Spa, the newest addition to...

Slated to Open in 2016, Development Has Begun for 140-key Aloft Little Rock Downtown in Arkansas

Slated to Open in 2016, Development Has Begun for 140-key Aloft Little Rock Downtown in Arkansas

April 16, 2014

April 16, 2014 - STAMFORD, Conn. - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.® (NYSE:HOT) today announced that its fast-growing Aloft brand has embarked on an...

Newly Built 177-key Hyatt Atlanta Perimeter at Villa Christina to Open in Georgia in May 2014

Newly Built 177-key Hyatt Atlanta Perimeter at Villa Christina to Open in Georgia in May 2014

April 16, 2014

ATLANTA, GA (April 16, 2014) - Hyatt plans to unveil Hyatt Atlanta Perimeter at Villa Christina in late May 2014. The newly built hotel will have a seamless...

Biloxi’s White House Hotel to Open in July; Owners Already Discussing Expansion

Biloxi’s White House Hotel to Open in July; Owners Already Discussing Expansion

Mary Perez | The Sun Herald | April 16, 2014

April 16--BILOXI -- White House Hotel is scheduled for a July opening and owners are already talking about expansion, Jerry Creel, community development...

The 97-key Courtyard by Marriott Lehi at Thanksgiving Point to Open in Lehi, Utah Next Month

The 97-key Courtyard by Marriott Lehi at Thanksgiving Point to Open in Lehi, Utah Next Month

April 16, 2014

Lehi, Utah - April 16, 2014 - Courtyard by Marriott Lehi at Thanksgiving Point is scheduled to open its doors in Lehi, Utah on Thursday, May 8, 2014. The hotel...

Owned by Prestige Hospitality, the 122-key Homewood Suites Calgary-Airport Opens in Alberta, Canada

Owned by Prestige Hospitality, the 122-key Homewood Suites Calgary-Airport Opens in Alberta, Canada

April 16, 2014

April 16, 2014 - CALGARY, Alberta and MCLEAN, Va. - Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide's international brand of upscale, all-suite, extended-stay...

Owned by Operadora de Hoteles Flosol, 115-key Holiday Inn Express Puerto Vallarta Opens in Mexico

Owned by Operadora de Hoteles Flosol, 115-key Holiday Inn Express Puerto Vallarta Opens in Mexico

April 16, 2014

16 April, 2014 - Puerto Vallarta, Jal. - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)] has introduced one of its most successful brands to...

The 214-key Holiday Inn Queretaro Zona Krystal Opens in Mexico; Owned and Managed by Centro Krystall

The 214-key Holiday Inn Queretaro Zona Krystal Opens in Mexico; Owned and Managed by Centro Krystall

April 16, 2014

16 April, 2014 - QUERÉTARO, QRO. – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)] recently announced the opening of the 214-room, 14-story...

Aloft Oklahoma City Downtown–Bricktown Opens; The 134-key Hotel is Owned by New Century Investments

Aloft Oklahoma City Downtown–Bricktown Opens; The 134-key Hotel is Owned by New Century Investments

April 16, 2014

April 16, 2014 - STAMFORD, Conn. - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced that its rapidly growing Aloft® brand has arrived in...

The 1,985-room New York Hilton Midtown Completes Phase 1 of Multi-Phase Room Refurbishment Program

The 1,985-room New York Hilton Midtown Completes Phase 1 of Multi-Phase Room Refurbishment Program

April 16, 2014

April 15, 2014 - NEW YORK - The 1,985-room New York Hilton Midtown, New York City's largest hotel, announced today the completion of its executive level room...

Benjamin Rafter, CEO of Aqua Hotels, to Take on Dual Role of President of Aston Hotels & Resorts

Benjamin Rafter, CEO of Aqua Hotels, to Take on Dual Role of President of Aston Hotels & Resorts

Allison Schaefers | The Honolulu Star-Advertiser | April 16, 2014

April 15--Benjamin Rafter, who has served as president and CEO of Aqua Hotels and Resorts since 2008, will now take on the dual role of president of Aston...

Marcus® Hotels & Resorts Names Area Vice Presidents, Jim Waldvogel and Tom Mason

Marcus® Hotels & Resorts Names Area Vice Presidents, Jim Waldvogel and Tom Mason

April 16, 2014

April 16, 2014 - MILWAUKEE - Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced that Jim Waldvogel, general manager...

Gerard Kiladjian Rejoins New Castle Hotels & Resorts to Lead The Cliff House Resort and Spa in Maine

Gerard Kiladjian Rejoins New Castle Hotels & Resorts to Lead The Cliff House Resort and Spa in Maine

April 16, 2014

OGUNQUIT, Maine/SHELTON, Conn. - April 16, 2014 - Officials of New Castle Hotels & Resorts, a leading hotel owner, operator and developer, today named Gerard...

Omni Bedford Springs Makes Executive Team Appointments; Names Paul Sherlock Director of Operations

Omni Bedford Springs Makes Executive Team Appointments; Names Paul Sherlock Director of Operations

April 16, 2014

Bedford Springs, Pa. (April 16, 2014) - Omni Bedford Springs Resort & Spa in the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania has announced the appointment of Paul...

John Lee Appointed Food & Beverage Director of California’s 173-key Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa

John Lee Appointed Food & Beverage Director of California’s 173-key Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa

April 16, 2014

April 16, 2014 (Lake Arrowhead, California) - Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa, managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts and part of Marriott International's exclusive...

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