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Interstate Hotels & Resorts Acquired by Kohlberg & Company from Thayer Lodging and Jin Jiang International Hotels

Interstate Hotels & Resorts Acquired by Kohlberg & Company from Thayer Lodging and Jin Jiang International Hotels

May 4, 2016

ARLINGTON, Va. / NEW YORK, N.Y. May 4, 2016 – Interstate Hotels & Resorts (“Interstate” or the “Company”), the global leader...

Online and Mobile Bookings Continue to Strengthen Hotel Performance

Online and Mobile Bookings Continue to Strengthen Hotel Performance

May 4, 2016

North American Hotels Capitalize on Digital Trend Continuing into 2016 NEW YORK – May 4, 2016 – Hotel industry performance is strengthening, with...

In Memoriam: HVS’s William G. Sipple

In Memoriam: HVS’s William G. Sipple

May 4, 2016

Bill will be sorely missed by the HVS community and many others in the hospitality industry. Denver, CO – Bill Sipple, Executive Managing Director of...

In Memoriam: Bill Morrissey, Hotelier and St. Paul Promoter, Seemed Destined for Hospitality Business

In Memoriam: Bill Morrissey, Hotelier and St. Paul Promoter, Seemed Destined for Hospitality Business

Jim Buchta | Star Tribune (Minneapolis) | May 4, 2016

May 04--From the beginning, Bill Morrissey was destined to work in the hospitality industry. He was born in Minneapolis and raised in Bloomington, where his...

Dinosaur Metrics Are Taking a Bite Out of Your Hotel Marketing Performance

Dinosaur Metrics Are Taking a Bite Out of Your Hotel Marketing Performance

May 4, 2016

By Vikram Singh Marketing is evolving as I am typing this sentence. I’m here to make sure you are not wasting your time, energy and marketing...

The “Internet of Things” Is Making Hotels Smarter

The “Internet of Things” Is Making Hotels Smarter

May 4, 2016

By Aravind Chamarti, Ph.D. Imagine a hotel experience in which guests’ smartphones ask permission to access hotel preference settings hours before...

The Hotelier’s Essentials for Big Name Competition

The Hotelier’s Essentials for Big Name Competition

May 4, 2016

By Jason Winberg Again and again, studies have highlighted how properly addressing sales and marketing, reputation, social engagement and a sound revenue...

South Florida Hotel Layoffs at Highest Rate Since 2009 Despite an Overall Increase in Hospitality Employment

South Florida Hotel Layoffs at Highest Rate Since 2009 Despite an Overall Increase in Hospitality Employment

Chabeli Herrera | The Miami Herald | May 4, 2016

May 04--Despite an overall increase in hospitality employment, more than 500 hotel workers are facing layoffs before the end of June due to ownership changes...

Go Moment Announces Guest Texting Integration with RoomKeyPMS

Go Moment Announces Guest Texting Integration with RoomKeyPMS

May 4, 2016

RoomKeyPMS selects Go Moment’s Ivy Platform as its Preferred Guest Engagement Texting Service for Hotels May 4, 2016 – Santa Monica, CA...

5 Essential Steps to Compose Award-Winning Emails

5 Essential Steps to Compose Award-Winning Emails

May 4, 2016

Step 1: Make it Mean Something “UGH, another email?” Do you ever feel like that? Well sometimes, so do your subscribers. According to a 2015 study...

Webinar on Q2 2016 Hospitality Technology and Marketing Strategy Forecast & Action Plan

Webinar on Q2 2016 Hospitality Technology and Marketing Strategy Forecast & Action Plan

May 4, 2016

New York, NY – May 4, 2016 – With the constant influx of news in our industry, along with the hundreds of other daily duties of the hotelier, it...

Kane Realty & Fortress Investment Group Acquire North Raleigh Hilton for $41.9 million

Kane Realty & Fortress Investment Group Acquire North Raleigh Hilton for $41.9 million

David Bracken | The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) | May 4, 2016

May 04--RALEIGH -- An investor group that includes North Hills developer Kane Realty has acquired the North Raleigh Hilton for $41.9 million. Kane Realty...

New Vision Hotels Proposes New High-Rise Hotel for Downtown Colorado Springs

New Vision Hotels Proposes New High-Rise Hotel for Downtown Colorado Springs

Rich Laden | The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.) | May 4, 2016

May 04--Downtown Colorado Springs hasn't seen a newly constructed hotel in more than four decades or a new high rise in 15 years. Now, the area could get...

Choice Hotels International Reports First Quarter 2016 Results; Domestic RevPAR up 1.2%

Choice Hotels International Reports First Quarter 2016 Results; Domestic RevPAR up 1.2%

May 4, 2016

Domestic Pipeline of Hotels Under Construction, Awaiting Conversion or Approved for Development Increased 12% ROCKVILLE, Md. , May 4, 2016 --  Choice...

Summit Hotel Properties Reports First Quarter 2016 Net Income of $44.3 million Compared to $6.4 million in the Year Ago Quarter

Summit Hotel Properties Reports First Quarter 2016 Net Income of $44.3 million Compared to $6.4 million in the Year Ago Quarter

May 4, 2016

Same-Store RevPAR increases 4.5 percent Adjusted FFO per share climbs 21.2 percent to $0.32 per share Common Dividend Increase of 12.8 percent AUSTIN,...

Starwood Partners with Shin Chang Co. for New Aloft Hotel in Seoul, South Korea

Starwood Partners with Shin Chang Co. for New Aloft Hotel in Seoul, South Korea

May 4, 2016

SEOUL, South Korea-- May 4, 2016 -- Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced the signing of Aloft Seoul Myeongdong, the second...

Dream Hotel Group Celebrates Ribbon Cutting at The Time Nyack in Anticipation of Grand Opening Later this Month

Dream Hotel Group Celebrates Ribbon Cutting at The Time Nyack in Anticipation of Grand Opening Later this Month

May 4, 2016

Nyack, NY (May 4, 2016) - The Time Nyack hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday to celebrate the 133-room luxury lifestyle hotel, which opens its...

Linchris Hotel Corporation Opens DoubleTree by Hilton in Andover, Massachusetts Following Transformation and Conversion

Linchris Hotel Corporation Opens DoubleTree by Hilton in Andover, Massachusetts Following Transformation and Conversion

May 4, 2016

ANDOVER, Mass. and MCLEAN, Va. - DoubleTree by Hilton, one of Hilton Worldwide's (NYSE: HLT) 13 market-leading brands, is broadening its growing presence...

General Manager Beth Thames Set to Open TownePlace Suites in Aberdeen, North Carolina

General Manager Beth Thames Set to Open TownePlace Suites in Aberdeen, North Carolina

May 4, 2016

Aberdeen, NC – May 4, 2016 – The 89-suite TownePlace Suites by Marriott in Aberdeen, North Carolina is scheduled to open on Thursday, May 12, 2016....

Aimbridge Hospitality Completes Renovation of the Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa - Airport/Westshore

Aimbridge Hospitality Completes Renovation of the Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa - Airport/Westshore

May 4, 2016

Dallas, Texas (May 4, 2016) — The Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa – Airport/Westshore has completed $4.5 million in significant renovations on its...

Dorchester Collection Appoints Emanuela Setterberg New General Manager for Hotel Bel-Air

Dorchester Collection Appoints Emanuela Setterberg New General Manager for Hotel Bel-Air

May 4, 2016

Los Angeles, Calif. (May 4, 2016)  - Dorchester Collection is delighted to announce the appointment of Emanuela Setterberg as general manager of...

Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, BVI Appoints Nancy Williams as Director of Sales

Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, BVI Appoints Nancy Williams as Director of Sales

May 4, 2016

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS (May 4, 2016) – Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, BVI recently appointed Nancy Williams as director of sales for the luxury...

Clear Sky Software’s Beverage Inventory System Implemented in the Heart of California’s Wine Country

Clear Sky Software’s Beverage Inventory System Implemented in the Heart of California’s Wine Country

May 5, 2016

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina – May 5, 2016 – Clear Sky Software, Inc. ® announced today that the company’s beverage inventory system has...

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals to Host Inaugural CIO Forum in India

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals to Host Inaugural CIO Forum in India

May 5, 2016

AUSTIN, TEXAS (May 5, 2016) – Leading global hospitality association, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), will host its first...

DoveHill and Wurzak Hotel Group Acquire the Hyatt Place King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

DoveHill and Wurzak Hotel Group Acquire the Hyatt Place King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

May 5, 2016

PHILADELPHIA, May 5, 2016 -- DoveHill and Wurzak Hotel Group announce today that the combined venture has acquired the Hyatt Place King of Prussia hotel,...

Raffles Hotels & Resorts Signs with Jiangsu Golden Land for Raffles Suzhou Opening in 2020

Raffles Hotels & Resorts Signs with Jiangsu Golden Land for Raffles Suzhou Opening in 2020

May 5, 2016

SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE--(Marketwired - May 5, 2016) - Luxury hotel operator Raffles Hotels & Resorts today announced the signing of an agreement with...

US Lodging in Twilight of Latest Upcycle; Caution Ahead

US Lodging in Twilight of Latest Upcycle; Caution Ahead

May 5, 2016

Fitch Ratings-New York-05 May 2016: The US lodging industry is in the twilight of the current upcycle, according to Fitch Ratings. The recovery is now the...

Kokua Hospitality Unveils Updated and Rebranded DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Houston by the Galleria

Kokua Hospitality Unveils Updated and Rebranded DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Houston by the Galleria

May 5, 2016

(Houston, TX; May 5, 2016) – Kokua Hospitality announced today The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Houston by the Galleria (5353 Westheimer Road)...

The Proper Usage of RevPAG

The Proper Usage of RevPAG

May 5, 2016

By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.lma.ca) Any specialty, and hospitality is no exclusion, comes with its own set of technical jargon and acronyms. We...

RLJ Lodging Trust Reports First Quarter 2016 Net Income of $25.3 million, Compared to $47.9 million for Same Year Ago Period

RLJ Lodging Trust Reports First Quarter 2016 Net Income of $25.3 million, Compared to $47.9 million for Same Year Ago Period

May 5, 2016

- Completed a comprehensive $1.0 billion refinancing - Repurchased 0.5 million common shares for $11.3 million - Pro forma RevPAR increased 2.1% BETHESDA,...

The Lismore Hotel Eau Claire - a DoubleTree by Hilton Reopens Following $21 Million Renovation

The Lismore Hotel Eau Claire - a DoubleTree by Hilton Reopens Following $21 Million Renovation

May 5, 2016

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. and MCLEAN, Va. - DoubleTree by Hilton, one of Hilton Worldwide's (NYSE: HLT) 13 market-leading brands, has reopened a historic Wisconsin...

Auberge Resorts Collection Names Michael Minchin Chief Marketing Officer

Auberge Resorts Collection Names Michael Minchin Chief Marketing Officer

May 5, 2016

MILL VALLEY, Calif., May 5, 2016 -- Auberge Resorts Collection, owner and operator of boutique luxury hotels, resorts, residences and private clubs,...

MGM Resorts International Reports First Quarter 2016 Net Income of $66.8 million Compared to $169.9 million in Q1 of 2015

MGM Resorts International Reports First Quarter 2016 Net Income of $66.8 million Compared to $169.9 million in Q1 of 2015

May 5, 2016

LAS VEGAS, May 5, 2016  -- MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) ("MGM Resorts" or the "Company") today reported financial...

Brian Anderson Promoted to Director Food and Beverage/Executive Chef for Westin Portland Harborview

Brian Anderson Promoted to Director Food and Beverage/Executive Chef for Westin Portland Harborview

May 5, 2016

PORTLAND, Maine - - (May 5, 2016) - - Jeffery Burrell, general manager of the Westin Portland Harborview, a Rockbridge portfolio hotel, today announced the...

Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine Names Marc Segarra Sauné Executive Chef

Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine Names Marc Segarra Sauné Executive Chef

May 5, 2016

Sardón de Duero, Spain – May 5, 2016: Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine, the exclusive hotel located in a restored 12th century abbey surrounded by...

Waldorf Astoria New York Promotes Three Key Members to Executive Leadership Team

Waldorf Astoria New York Promotes Three Key Members to Executive Leadership Team

May 5, 2016

New York, NY – May 5, 2016 – Waldorf Astoria New York is pleased to announce the appointments of Abby Murtagh, Resident Manager, David Garcelon,...

Adam Sheff Appointed Executive Chef at Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa, Opening Fall 2016

Adam Sheff Appointed Executive Chef at Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa, Opening Fall 2016

May 5, 2016

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (May 5, 2016) – Adam Sheff has been named executive chef of the highly anticipated Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa in Paradise...

JQH Names Betsy Kinnear as Corporate Director of Brand Revenue Optimization

JQH Names Betsy Kinnear as Corporate Director of Brand Revenue Optimization

May 5, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - May 5, 2016 - John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) today announced that Betsy Kinnear has joined the company as corporate...

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