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Judge Gives Bankrupt Revel Casino Hotel Approval to Pay $1.75M in Bonuses to its Executives

Judge Gives Bankrupt Revel Casino Hotel Approval to Pay $1.75M in Bonuses to its Executives

Harold Brubaker | The Philadelphia Inquirer | July 31, 2014

July 30--A bankruptcy judge on Wednesday approved a bonus plan that could pay a total of $1.75 million to executives of Revel Casino Hotel, which is scheduled...

Vera Coking’s Infamous Atlantic City House, Which She Refused to Tell to Trump, Headed to Auction

Vera Coking’s Infamous Atlantic City House, Which She Refused to Tell to Trump, Headed to Auction

Amy S. Rosenberg | The Philadelphia Inquirer | July 31, 2014

July 31--ATLANTIC CITY -- The white boardinghouse in the shadow of the Trump Plaza belonging to Vera Coking, who famously refused to sell to Donald Trump,...

Las Vegas Strip’s First Bitcoin ATM Becomes Operational

Las Vegas Strip’s First Bitcoin ATM Becomes Operational

J.D. Morris | Las Vegas Sun | July 31, 2014

July 31--Tucked inside a gift shop on a modest stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard South, a new way for visitors to get cash went live today: the Strip's first...

Hacker Takes Control of Hundreds of Rooms in Hi-Tech 5-Star Shenzhen Hotel

Hacker Takes Control of Hundreds of Rooms in Hi-Tech 5-Star Shenzhen Hotel

July 30, 2014

by James Griffiths of SCMP A San Francisco-based cybersecurity expert claims he has hacked and taken control of hundreds of highly automated rooms at a...

Five Guests Refer 25,000 Friends and Family Members to OPUS Vancouver with Flip.to

Five Guests Refer 25,000 Friends and Family Members to OPUS Vancouver with Flip.to

July 29, 2014

ORLANDO, FL - JULY 2014 - The OPUS Vancouver isn't just any hotel: it's a Forbes 4-star hotel, on the Conde Nast Traveler Gold List and recipient of their...

Marriott International Reports Q2 2014 Net Income of $192 million with RevPAR Gains of 5.8%

Marriott International Reports Q2 2014 Net Income of $192 million with RevPAR Gains of 5.8%

July 30, 2014

HIGHLIGHTSSecond quarter adjusted diluted EPS totaled $0.71, a 25 percent increase over prior year reported results. Reported diluted EPS totaled $0.64; North...

Improving & Sustaining World-Class Service With BWTV; A Complimentary Webinar

Improving & Sustaining World-Class Service With BWTV; A Complimentary Webinar

July 30, 2014

Bowie, MD  – Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - B.Williams Enterprise, a leading service company focused on driving improvements in service excellence,...

A Sense of Place

A Sense of Place

July 30, 2014

By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.lma.ca) Helping a client organize a conference set in my hometown of Toronto, I sent several employees down to a big...

Construction to Begin for 88-room Radisson Hotel Santa Marta in Colombia

Construction to Begin for 88-room Radisson Hotel Santa Marta in Colombia

August 1, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (August 1, 2014) - Radisson®, one of the best-recognized hotel brands, today announced the signing of the Radisson Hotel Santa Marta in...

Managed by BMI Hospitality, The 122-room Hampton Inn Seattle/Everett Opens in Washington

Managed by BMI Hospitality, The 122-room Hampton Inn Seattle/Everett Opens in Washington

August 1, 2014

August 1, 2014 - EVERETT, Wash. and MCLEAN, Va. - Hampton Hotels, Hilton Worldwide's global brand of more than 1,900 mid-priced Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn &...

A Brand Debut in Canada, the 127-suite Home2 Suites by Hilton West Edmonton Opens in Alberta

A Brand Debut in Canada, the 127-suite Home2 Suites by Hilton West Edmonton Opens in Alberta

August 1, 2014

Owned and Managed by SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts EDMONTON, Alberta, and MCLEAN, Va. - August 1, 2014 - Home2 Suites by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide's...

Completing a $25M Transformation, the 172-key Le Méridien Chicago - Oakbrook Center Opens

Completing a $25M Transformation, the 172-key Le Méridien Chicago - Oakbrook Center Opens

August 1, 2014

CHICAGO - August 1, 2014 - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) today announced the opening of Le Méridien Chicago - Oakbrook Center, a...

Florida’s 442-key Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay Completes Final Phase of its $20 Million Renovation

Florida’s 442-key Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay Completes Final Phase of its $20 Million Renovation

August 1, 2014

TAMPA, Florida (August 1, 2014) - Following the completion of a $16 million rooms renovation in late 2012, Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay is proud to debut the highly...

2 Surefire Ways to Improve Your Hotel’s Customer Experience

2 Surefire Ways to Improve Your Hotel’s Customer Experience

August 1, 2014

by JC ThompsonAs we travel the country working with clients on their revenue capture and customer experience, the most common question we hear is this: "Where...

Hotel Development Financing: How to Win the Race for EB-5 Capital

Hotel Development Financing: How to Win the Race for EB-5 Capital

August 1, 2014

By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com 30 July 2014 A viable source of capital and now...

$1.4 million Renovation Makes Big Splash at Occidental Grand Punta Cana Beach Club

$1.4 million Renovation Makes Big Splash at Occidental Grand Punta Cana Beach Club

August 1, 2014

August 1, 2014 (SANTO DOMINGO, DR) -Occidental Vacation Club (OVC) has completed the First Phase of a $1.4 million renovation to its Grand Punta Cana Beach...

Host Hotels & Resorts Reports Q2 2014 Net Income of $159 million with RevPAR Rise of 5.1%

Host Hotels & Resorts Reports Q2 2014 Net Income of $159 million with RevPAR Rise of 5.1%

August 1, 2014

BETHESDA, Md., July 31, 2014 -- Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: HST), the nation's largest lodging real estate investment trust ("REIT"),...

Belmond Ltd. Reports Q2 2014 Adjusted Net Earnings of $8M; RevPar up 6%

Belmond Ltd. Reports Q2 2014 Adjusted Net Earnings of $8M; RevPar up 6%

August 1, 2014

Second quarter 2014 same store revenue per available room (“RevPAR”) up 6% in U.S. dollars and local currency as compared to second quarter of 2013 Second...

FelCor Reports Q2 2014 Net Income of $14.6 million with RevPAR Gains of 9.2%

FelCor Reports Q2 2014 Net Income of $14.6 million with RevPAR Gains of 9.2%

August 1, 2014

• Same-store Adjusted EBITDA increased 17% • Raising 2014 Operating OutlookIRVING, Texas--FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated (NYSE: FCH) reported...

Hilton Signs the 237-room DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns Opening in Australia in October 2014

Hilton Signs the 237-room DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns Opening in Australia in October 2014

August 1, 2014

August 1, 2014 - SYDNEY - Hilton Worldwide today announced the signing of the 237 room DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns. Located at 121 The Esplanade, DoubleTree by...

LEED Certified Hotels Obtain Superior Financial Performance According to New Cornell Study

LEED Certified Hotels Obtain Superior Financial Performance According to New Cornell Study

August 1, 2014

Ithaca, NY, August 1, 2014 - A new study from Cornell University has found that hotels gain a revenue benefit when they are certified under the LEED...

Ames Boston Hotel Awarded ‘Boston’s Best Hotel - 2014’ by Boston Magazine

Ames Boston Hotel Awarded ‘Boston’s Best Hotel - 2014’ by Boston Magazine

August 1, 2014

August 1, 2014 - Boston, MA - StepStone Hospitality is proud to announce that the Ames Boston Hotel, one of the company's premiere hotels, has been named...

Destination Hotels Adds 325-key Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center to Management Portfolio

Destination Hotels Adds 325-key Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center to Management Portfolio

August 1, 2014

Phased Renovations to Occur in 2015Englewood, Colo. - August 1, 2014 - Destination Hotels & Resorts announces the addition of the Scottsdale Resort and...

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