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What Cuba Changes Mean to Travelers, Including Cigars

What Cuba Changes Mean to Travelers, Including Cigars

Ellen Creager | Detroit Free Press | December 18, 2014

Dec. 17--Americans' still won't be able to laze on Cuban beaches, but today's announcement by the White House of big changes in U.S. relations with the island...

South Florida Tourism Poised to Heat Up with Cuban Thaw

South Florida Tourism Poised to Heat Up with Cuban Thaw

Ron Hurtibise | Sun Sentinel | December 18, 2014

Dec. 18--An easing of trade with Cuba more than 50 years since the start of the United States' cold war with the small island nation would undoubtedly benefit...

Wanda Group Plans $900M Riverfront Hotel & Residential Tower for Chicago

Wanda Group Plans $900M Riverfront Hotel & Residential Tower for Chicago

Kathy Bergen | Chicago Tribune | December 18, 2014

Dec. 17--Chicago officials are expected to announce this week that a Chinese developer is moving ahead with plans for an 89-story riverfront residential and...

Laurence Geller and Wanxiang America Real Estate Group Plan 2nd Conrad Hotel for Chicago

Laurence Geller and Wanxiang America Real Estate Group Plan 2nd Conrad Hotel for Chicago

Corilyn Shropshire | Chicago Tribune | December 18, 2014

Dec. 17--Veteran hotelier Laurence Geller has closed a deal to turn a 224,000-square-foot Near North office building at 101 E. Erie St. into a luxury hotel....

Garrison Investment Group Acquires 15 Hotels in PA & WV from Kratsa Properties

Garrison Investment Group Acquires 15 Hotels in PA & WV from Kratsa Properties

Tom Fontaine | The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | December 18, 2014

Dec. 17--A New York investment company has bought 15 hotels in Pennsylvania and West Virginia from a Harmar developer. Garrison Investment Group did not...

Red Roof Partners with Brazil-based Nobile Hotels to Develop 40 Hotels in Brazil by 2025

Red Roof Partners with Brazil-based Nobile Hotels to Develop 40 Hotels in Brazil by 2025

Steve Wartenberg | The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio | December 18, 2014

Dec. 18--Columbus-based Red Roof Inn has announced a partnership with a Brazil-based company to develop as many as 40 hotels in the South American country by...

Heritage Hotels and Resorts Launches Development of 118-room Hotel Chaco in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Heritage Hotels and Resorts Launches Development of 118-room Hotel Chaco in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Richard Metcalf | Albuquerque Journal, N.M. | December 18, 2014

Dec. 17--Hotel Chaco will be the name of the first new hotel built in Albuquerque's tourism and shopping destination of Old Town in 40 years, Heritage Hotels...

Former MGM Executive, William McBeath, Named Next CEO at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Former MGM Executive, William McBeath, Named Next CEO at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

J.D. Morris | Las Vegas Sun | December 18, 2014

Dec. 17--William McBeath, a former MGM Resorts International executive, is the next chief executive officer of the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The resort...

Granada Hotel & Bistro in San Luis Obispo, CA Hires Robert L. Williams as General Manager

Granada Hotel & Bistro in San Luis Obispo, CA Hires Robert L. Williams as General Manager

Kaytlyn Leslie | The Tribune (San Luis Obispo, Calif.) | December 18, 2014

Dec. 16--Granada Hotel & Bistro in San Luis Obispo recently hired Robert L. Williams as general manager. Williams is an awardwinning, certified sommelier...

HOTELbeat Provides Pier South Resort with Improved Response Times, Maintenance and Communication

HOTELbeat Provides Pier South Resort with Improved Response Times, Maintenance and Communication

December 19, 2014

Stylish San Diego area beach resort leverages multilingual, online operations management tool to maximize task completion efficiency while improving guest...

Understanding Bad Reviews To Increase Your Hotel’s ROI In 2015

Understanding Bad Reviews To Increase Your Hotel’s ROI In 2015

December 19, 2014

Here’s what we know about travel reviews as 2014 comes to a close: they matter. A lot. There are plenty of stats out there that show positive reviews have a...

Fujita Kanko and Haesung Industrial to Develop 330-room Hotel in Seoul, South Korea Opening in 2018

Fujita Kanko and Haesung Industrial to Develop 330-room Hotel in Seoul, South Korea Opening in 2018

December 19, 2014

December 19, 2014, Tokyo - Fujita Kanko Inc., a leading Japanese hospitality company headquartered in Tokyo, announced it has signed a hotel management...

Remington Hotels Partners with PAR Springer-Miller to Deploy SpaSoft®

Remington Hotels Partners with PAR Springer-Miller to Deploy SpaSoft®

December 19, 2014

Key West's Top Spa at La Concha Key West & Pier House Resort & Spa to Utilize PAR's Spa Management SystemNew Hartford, NY - (December 19, 2014) - PAR...

Morgans Hotel Group to Sell The Light Group to Hakkasan Group for $36 Million

Morgans Hotel Group to Sell The Light Group to Hakkasan Group for $36 Million

December 19, 2014

NEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2014 -- Morgans Hotel Group Co. (NASDAQ:  MHGC) (the "Company") today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell...

Wyndham Hotel Group Signs Deal with Costa del Sol to Open 7 Properties, 1,000 Rooms, in Peru in 2015

Wyndham Hotel Group Signs Deal with Costa del Sol to Open 7 Properties, 1,000 Rooms, in Peru in 2015

December 19, 2014

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (December 19, 2014) – Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,590 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide...

Jayesh Patel to Serve as Best Western Board Chairman

Jayesh Patel to Serve as Best Western Board Chairman

December 19, 2014

PHOENIX (December 19, 2014) - Best Western International announced that its board of directors has elected Jayesh 'Jay' Patel as board chairman for 2015. He...

Case Study: HeBS Digital Generates Significant Revenues Targeting International Luxury Travelers

Case Study: HeBS Digital Generates Significant Revenues Targeting International Luxury Travelers

December 19, 2014

December 19, 2014How can a hotel, resort or casino effectively reach a target audience through online media? One of the most pervasive challenges hoteliers...

Interstate Hotels & Resorts Expands U.K. Management Portfolio with Six New Hotels

Interstate Hotels & Resorts Expands U.K. Management Portfolio with Six New Hotels

December 19, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va. / LONDON - Dec. 19, 2014 - Interstate Hotels & Resorts - the leading U.S.-based global hotel management company - announces six new hotels...

Grand Changes Made at Occidental Grand Punta Cana First Club Lounge

Grand Changes Made at Occidental Grand Punta Cana First Club Lounge

December 19, 2014

December 19, 2014 (SANTO DOMINGO, DR) -While the U.S. was busy with Thanksgiving, Occidental Vacation Club (OVC) was putting the final touches on fresh new...

Radisson Signs Four North American Hotels; Located in Michigan, North Carolina, and Alberta, Canada

Radisson Signs Four North American Hotels; Located in Michigan, North Carolina, and Alberta, Canada

December 19, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (December 19, 2014) - Radisson®, one of the best-recognized hotel brands, today announced the signing of four hotels in North America; Radisson...

SHR Announces Partnership with Flip.to, Helps Hotels Increase Marketing Reach & Generate New Guests

SHR Announces Partnership with Flip.to, Helps Hotels Increase Marketing Reach & Generate New Guests

December 19, 2014

HOUSTON, TX, December 19, 2014- Sceptre Hospitality Resources (SHR), an innovative provider of advanced distribution technology and services for the...

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Acquires the 356-room Revere Hotel Boston Common in Boston, Massachusetts

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Acquires the 356-room Revere Hotel Boston Common in Boston, Massachusetts

December 19, 2014

December 19, 2014 - BETHESDA, Md. - Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE:PEB) (the “Company”) today announced that it has acquired the Revere Hotel Boston Common...

Newmarket Solutions Selected by C&D to Grow Group Business

Newmarket Solutions Selected by C&D to Grow Group Business

December 19, 2014

Streamlining Processes and Maximizing Function Space with Delphi 2015 and N2GO December 19, 2014 - Portsmouth, NH - Newmarket® International, Inc....

Hard Rock International & Palladium Hotel Group to Develop the 637-room Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife

Hard Rock International & Palladium Hotel Group to Develop the 637-room Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife

December 19, 2014

Orlando, Fla. - December 19, 2014 - Followings its successful European debut with Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza earlier this year, Hard Rock International - owner of...

Revcaster Partners with Duetto to Deliver Hotel Rate Shopping Tools that Drive Revenue

Revcaster Partners with Duetto to Deliver Hotel Rate Shopping Tools that Drive Revenue

December 19, 2014

Revenue Strategy Innovator Duetto will Integrate Revcaster's Cost-Effective, Real-Time Rate Shopping Data to Help Further Increase Hotel Revenue Potential...

Deep Discounting Doesn’t Work

Deep Discounting Doesn’t Work

December 19, 2014

By Jean Francois Mourier Black Friday is a day filled with discounts on every product imaginable and for days beforehand, serious bargain-hunters are...

Five-Star Military Marketing Best Practices

Five-Star Military Marketing Best Practices

December 19, 2014

By: Christian Kuhn, vice president of marketing, Homewood Suites by Hilton More than lip service, cause marketing has become a vital part of hoteliers'...

London Marriott Hotel Park Lane to Complete an Extensive Renovation in June 2015

London Marriott Hotel Park Lane to Complete an Extensive Renovation in June 2015

December 19, 2014

LONDON - December 19, 2014 - London Marriott Hotel Park Lane is set to complete an extensive renovation in June 2015 as part of the repositioning of the hotel...

Conde Nast Traveler Announces For The First Time Ever The Editors’ 100 Favorite Hotels In The World

Conde Nast Traveler Announces For The First Time Ever The Editors’ 100 Favorite Hotels In The World

December 19, 2014

The 2015 Gold List: Redefined NEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2014  -- Conde Nast Traveler  unveils the newly reinvented Gold List.  For the first...

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