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Carlson Hotels to be Acquired by Chinese Firm HNA Tourism

Carlson Hotels to be Acquired by Chinese Firm HNA Tourism

April 28, 2016

BEIJING AND MINNEAPOLIS (April 28, 2016) – HNA Tourism Group Co., Ltd. (“HNA Tourism Group”), a division of HNA Group Co., Ltd., a Fortune...

Carlson Cos. Move to Sell Hotel Business Reflects the Era in the Industry

Carlson Cos. Move to Sell Hotel Business Reflects the Era in the Industry

Nicole Norfleet | Star Tribune (Minneapolis) | April 28, 2016

April 28--The Carlson Cos. announcement Wednesday that it plans to sell its hotel business reflects a realization that industry trends are working against the...

Marriott International Reports First Quarter 2016 Net Income of $219 million Compared to $207 million for Same Period in 2015

Marriott International Reports First Quarter 2016 Net Income of $219 million Compared to $207 million for Same Period in 2015

April 28, 2016

HIGHLIGHTS   First quarter adjusted diluted EPS totaled $0.87, a 19 percent increase over prior year results;  North American comparable...

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Reports First Quarter 2016 Net Income of $6.6 million, Compared to $0.7 million in the Year Ago Quarter

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Reports First Quarter 2016 Net Income of $6.6 million, Compared to $0.7 million in the Year Ago Quarter

April 28, 2016

Same-Property EBITDA Increased 15.2 Percent; Same-Property RevPAR Increased 8.0 Percent; Adjusted EBITDA Rose 44.8 Percent; Adjusted FFO Per Diluted Share...

Priceline CEO Darren Huston Resigns After Discovery of Inappropriate Relationship with Employee

Priceline CEO Darren Huston Resigns After Discovery of Inappropriate Relationship with Employee

April 27, 2016

Chairman Jeffery H. Boyd Appointed Interim CEO; Gillian Tans named Chief Executive Officer of Booking.com NORWALK, Conn., April 28, 2016 -- The Priceline...

I Love Hospitality (oh yes I do)

I Love Hospitality (oh yes I do)

April 28, 2016

by Georges Panayotis Others have sung that tune before me, in other circumstances and in other sectors as well, yet it should come as no surprise after...

Global Market Advisors Releases: “Gaming in India: An Evaluation of the Market’s Potential”

Global Market Advisors Releases: “Gaming in India: An Evaluation of the Market’s Potential”

April 28, 2016

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (April 28, 2016) - Global Market Advisors (GMA), a leading hospitality research and consulting firm serving the casino gaming, lodging, and...

Is the Front Desk a Dinosaur?

Is the Front Desk a Dinosaur?

April 28, 2016

By Jos Schaap, Founder and CEO - StayNTouch Should a hotel’s guest check in be more like the guest experience at an Apple Store? The concept is not as...

HeBS Digital’s New Brand Website for Tsogo Sun Receives “Official Honoree” Distinction  in the 20th Annual Webby Awards

HeBS Digital’s New Brand Website for Tsogo Sun Receives “Official Honoree” Distinction in the 20th Annual Webby Awards

April 28, 2016

New York, NY – April 28, 2016 – HeBS Digital is proud to announce that the Tsogo Sun brand website has been selected as an Official Honoree in the...

Combat Seasonal Lows with Interest-Based Paid Search Campaigns

Combat Seasonal Lows with Interest-Based Paid Search Campaigns

April 28, 2016

A friend and foe, seasonality is a familiarity amongst many hoteliers who enjoy high occupancy, elevated ADRs, and a surge in revenue when in-season. As the...

GuestTek One of First to Receive Product Certification from the China Hospitality Technology Alliance (CHTA)

GuestTek One of First to Receive Product Certification from the China Hospitality Technology Alliance (CHTA)

April 28, 2016

GuestTek also wins at HTx 2016 with a CHTA ‘Disruptive Award’. Calgary, Alberta – April 28, 2016 – GuestTek’s OneView Internet...

Request for Proposals to Develop a Proposed Hotel in Fox Lake, Illinois

Request for Proposals to Develop a Proposed Hotel in Fox Lake, Illinois

April 28, 2016

Hotel & Leisure Advisors is working on behalf of a client to solicit qualifications and proposals from experienced firms to develop a branded 100-room,...

James Beard Foundation & Benchmark Hospitality International Open Applications for the 2016 Bob Zappatelli Culinary Arts Scholarship

James Beard Foundation & Benchmark Hospitality International Open Applications for the 2016 Bob Zappatelli Culinary Arts Scholarship

April 28, 2016

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, April 2016 … Benchmark Hospitality International®, in partnership with the James Beard Foundation, announces...

Backed by AH&LA, Amendment Passed Repealing Per Diem Rate Cuts for Defense Department Personnel

Backed by AH&LA, Amendment Passed Repealing Per Diem Rate Cuts for Defense Department Personnel

April 28, 2016

Washington, D.C. – April 28, 2016 – The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) applauded the passage of an AH&LA-backed amendment...

Durham, NC’s Jack Tar Motor Lodge to be Rebranded as an Unscripted Hotel; Flagship Property for Dream Hotel Group’s New Brand

Durham, NC’s Jack Tar Motor Lodge to be Rebranded as an Unscripted Hotel; Flagship Property for Dream Hotel Group’s New Brand

David Bracken | The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) | April 28, 2016

April 27--DURHAM -- The former Jack Tar Motor Lodge in downtown Durham will be rebranded as an Unscripted Hotel after its renovation is complete. The hotel...

Choice Hotels Enters Master Development Agreement with Equinox Ventures Ltd. to Bring Three Choice Brands to the Middle East

Choice Hotels Enters Master Development Agreement with Equinox Ventures Ltd. to Bring Three Choice Brands to the Middle East

April 28, 2016

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates , April 28, 2016 -- Choice Hotels International, Inc., one of the largest hotel companies in the world, announced today...

Starwood’s Tribute Portfolio Grows by Three with Signings in Shanghai, China, Tampa, and Sarasota, Florida

Starwood’s Tribute Portfolio Grows by Three with Signings in Shanghai, China, Tampa, and Sarasota, Florida

April 28, 2016

STAMFORD, Conn.-- April 28, 2016 -- Tribute Portfolio, a collection of independent hotels and resorts from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc....

Wyndham Reveals Three New Development Deals in Oman, Ethiopia, and Iraq

Wyndham Reveals Three New Development Deals in Oman, Ethiopia, and Iraq

April 28, 2016

World's largest hotel company inspires guests to discover the world by expanding Global brands across the region DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, April...

Royalton Luxury Resorts Introduces Four New All-Inclusive Resorts in Jamaica and Saint Lucia Opening Winter 2017

Royalton Luxury Resorts Introduces Four New All-Inclusive Resorts in Jamaica and Saint Lucia Opening Winter 2017

April 28, 2016

TORONTO, ON, April 28, 2016 — Royalton Luxury Resorts is proud to announce four brand new modern and luxurious all-inclusive resorts in two of the...

Owned, Developed, and Managed by The Howard Hughes Corporation, The Westin at The Woodlands Opens

Owned, Developed, and Managed by The Howard Hughes Corporation, The Westin at The Woodlands Opens

April 28, 2016

THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- April 28, 2016 -- The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE:HHC) and Westin Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels...

TownePlace Suites in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Set to Open with General Manager Cindy Grubisa at the Helm

TownePlace Suites in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Set to Open with General Manager Cindy Grubisa at the Helm

April 28, 2016

Pittsburgh, PA – April 28, 2016 – The 94-suite TownePlace Suites by Marriott in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is scheduled to open this Tuesday, May 3,...

Coral Hospitality Appoints Christopher Schaeffer as New President

Coral Hospitality Appoints Christopher Schaeffer as New President

April 28, 2016

Naples, Fla. – April 28, 2016 — Coral Hospitality (www.CoralHospitality.com) today announced the appointment of Christopher Schaeffer to president....

Kristin Banos Named Director of Operations for FOUND:RE Phoenix

Kristin Banos Named Director of Operations for FOUND:RE Phoenix

April 28, 2016

Phoenix, Ariz. (April 28, 2016) – The highly anticipated art and lifestyle hotel, FOUND:RE Phoenix is proud to welcome Director of Operations, Kristin...

Corinthia London Appoints Stéphane Trycionka as Director of Sales & Marketing

Corinthia London Appoints Stéphane Trycionka as Director of Sales & Marketing

April 28, 2016

(April 28, 2016) Five-star hotel, Corinthia London, announces the appointment of Stéphane Trycionka, as Director of Sales & Marketing. With 11 years...

Johnathan Capps Appointed Vice President of Revenue for Charlestowne Hotels

Johnathan Capps Appointed Vice President of Revenue for Charlestowne Hotels

April 28, 2016

Charleston, SC – April 28, 2016 – Charlestowne Hotels, a full-service hospitality management company, announces the appointment of Johnathan Capps...

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas Announces Executive Chef Appointments

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas Announces Executive Chef Appointments

April 28, 2016

BANGKOK – April 28, 2016 – Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is delighted to announce executive chef appointments at two of the brand’s popular...

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