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TravelClick Partners with roomlia to Enable Hotels to Provide Rates and Inventory on New Mobile OTA

TravelClick Partners with roomlia to Enable Hotels to Provide Rates and Inventory on New Mobile OTA

September 15, 2014

TravelClick Channel Management Provides Hotels with Connections to Traditional and Mobile OTAs    NEW YORK - September 15, 2014 - TravelClick, a...

nSight Now Helping Hotels Get Smarter About Growing Share in Massive Online Travel Market

nSight Now Helping Hotels Get Smarter About Growing Share in Massive Online Travel Market

September 15, 2014

New Forward-Looking BI Reporting Provides Revenue Management and Marketing Teams with Critical Pricing and Consumer Targeting DataNASHVILLE, TN - September 15,...

Investment Corp. of Dubai & Kerzner International Plan $1.4B Expansion of Atlantis Resort in Dubai

Investment Corp. of Dubai & Kerzner International Plan $1.4B Expansion of Atlantis Resort in Dubai

September 15, 2014

With The Royal Atlantis Resort and Residences on The Palm September 15, 2014 - DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD) and...

RLJ Lodging Trust Acquires the 215-room DoubleTree Grand Key Resort in Key West, FL for $77 Million

RLJ Lodging Trust Acquires the 215-room DoubleTree Grand Key Resort in Key West, FL for $77 Million

September 15, 2014

September 15, 2014 - BETHESDA, Md. - RLJ Lodging Trust (the “Company”) (NYSE: RLJ) today announced that it has acquired the 215-room DoubleTree Grand Key...

Waldorf Astoria Naples Rebranded to Naples Grande Beach Resort

Waldorf Astoria Naples Rebranded to Naples Grande Beach Resort

September 15, 2014

Hotel-Online and BuildCentral Have Updated 120 Hotels in the Last Two Weeks with Changes in Personnel, Property Management or OwnershipChicago, IL. September...

Carpenters Union Wants ‘Full-Scale Audit’ of Philadelphia’s Two Marketing Agencies

Carpenters Union Wants ‘Full-Scale Audit’ of Philadelphia’s Two Marketing Agencies

Chris Hepp | The Philadelphia Inquirer | September 15, 2014

Visit Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau Sept. 15--The local Carpenters Union has asked the city controller to conduct a...

Operator’s Tool Box - Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Opening A Hotel

Operator’s Tool Box - Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Opening A Hotel

September 15, 2014

By Bill Deckard, Regional Manager Gulph Creek Hotels 1. Insufficient capital - It is extremely important to determine realistic revenue projections and cash...

Cleveland a ‘City of Choice’ for Development

Cleveland a ‘City of Choice’ for Development

September 15, 2014

By Laurel A. Keller CLEVELAND-Cleveland is riding high as it enjoys an infusion of more than $17 billion in capital developments, including nearly $3 billion...

Six Steps to a Better Customer Experience

Six Steps to a Better Customer Experience

September 15, 2014

​by Jana LoveWe have all heard the saying, "Customer Service isn't a department, it's an attitude." When you treat this concept as a business discipline, the...

Grand Hyatt Melbourne Collaborates with McLaren Technologies Utilizing Leading SaaS Technology

Grand Hyatt Melbourne Collaborates with McLaren Technologies Utilizing Leading SaaS Technology

September 15, 2014

Melbourne, 15 September 2014 – One of Melbourne’s most awarded five-star hotels, Grand Hyatt Melbourne, is the latest luxury address in Australia to...

UAE’s Danat Hotels & Resorts Boost Revenue, Efficiencies, Via Nor1’s eStandby Upselling Product

UAE’s Danat Hotels & Resorts Boost Revenue, Efficiencies, Via Nor1’s eStandby Upselling Product

September 15, 2014

Rapid Deployment of eStandby in the Region Now Helps More than 100 Properties in the UAE, Including Danat's Distinctive Hotels, Maximize Premium...

Las Vegas Downtown Project and PAR’s ATRIO® PMS Collaborate on Innovative Hotel Technology

Las Vegas Downtown Project and PAR’s ATRIO® PMS Collaborate on Innovative Hotel Technology

September 15, 2014

New Hartford, NY - (September 15, 2014) - PAR Springer-Miller Systems, Inc. (PSMS) --- a wholly owned subsidiary of PAR Technology Corporation (NYSE:PAR) and a...

NAVIS Honored as a “Top Workplace” for 3rd Consecutive Year: NAVIS East Coast Office Goes ‘Live’

NAVIS Honored as a “Top Workplace” for 3rd Consecutive Year: NAVIS East Coast Office Goes ‘Live’

September 15, 2014

The Oregonian Newspaper Recognizes NAVIS for Third Year; NAVIS Continues to Grow; Staffs New Orlando Offices with Client-Facing Team to Increase Revenue of...

Intergroup’s Tandy O. Lofland Advises in Sale of Hilton Garden Inn Houston Energy Corridor - Again

Intergroup’s Tandy O. Lofland Advises in Sale of Hilton Garden Inn Houston Energy Corridor - Again

September 15, 2014

September 15, 2014 - Tandy O. Lofland, founder and CEO of Intergroup Companies, is pleased to announce the firm’s participation in the recent sale of the...

Studies Show Eco-Friendly Hotels to be Wallet-Friendly for Operators

Studies Show Eco-Friendly Hotels to be Wallet-Friendly for Operators

Hugo Martin | Los Angeles Times | September 15, 2014

Sept. 14--Hotel owners can save some green by going eco-friendly. That is the consensus of three studies by Cornell University professors who studied...

Middle East Conference of Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG) to Address Key Industry Challenges

Middle East Conference of Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG) to Address Key Industry Challenges

September 15, 2014

CHICAGO (September 15, 2014)  - Hotel IT leaders from around the globe will gather 23-25 September at the third annual Middle East Conference of Hotel...

Intrawest Acquires the Remaining 50% of Blue Mountain Ski Resort in Ontario, Canada

Intrawest Acquires the Remaining 50% of Blue Mountain Ski Resort in Ontario, Canada

September 15, 2014

September 15, 2014 - DENVER - Intrawest Resorts Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SNOW), a leading North American mountain resort and adventure company, today announced...

Paragon Gaming Could be Planning $100 Million Renovation for Las Vegas Resort, The Riviera

Paragon Gaming Could be Planning $100 Million Renovation for Las Vegas Resort, The Riviera

J.D. Morris | Las Vegas Sun | September 15, 2014

Sept. 11--The Riviera, one of the oldest resorts in Las Vegas, is due for a substantial facelift. An executive from the company that operates the Riviera...

Atlantic City Casino Industry Ekes Out Revenue Gain in August 2014, Up 2.3% Over August 2013

Atlantic City Casino Industry Ekes Out Revenue Gain in August 2014, Up 2.3% Over August 2013

John Brennan | The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) | September 15, 2014

Sept. 15--Atlantic City's casino industry took in $305 million in revenue in August 2014, up 2.3 percent from the monthly figure from a year ago of $298...

Local Investors Purchasing VUE Hotel in Natchez, Mississippi with Plans to Rebrand

Local Investors Purchasing VUE Hotel in Natchez, Mississippi with Plans to Rebrand

Rod Guajardo | The Natchez Democrat, Miss. | September 15, 2014

Sept. 12--NATCHEZ -- A group of local investors is purchasing the VUE Hotel and a portion of the adjacent riverfront property originally planned as Grand...

Hotel Developer Alan Mindel Acquires Delray Beach, Florida Land for Mixed-Use 120-room Hotel Project

Hotel Developer Alan Mindel Acquires Delray Beach, Florida Land for Mixed-Use 120-room Hotel Project

Paul Owers | Sun Sentinel | September 15, 2014

Sept. 14--Hotel developer Alan Mindel wanted to boost his portfolio beyond New York, so he flew to South Florida last winter in search of deals. He figured...

The 320-key Hilton Istanbul Kozyatagi Opens in Turkey

The 320-key Hilton Istanbul Kozyatagi Opens in Turkey

September 15, 2014

September 15, 2014 - ISTANBUL and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide today announced the opening of Hilton Istanbul Kozyatagi, the debut of its flagship Hilton...

Delta Hotels and Resorts Opens the Newly Built Delta Waterloo Hotel in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Delta Hotels and Resorts Opens the Newly Built Delta Waterloo Hotel in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

September 15, 2014

September 15, 2014 (Waterloo, ON) - Delta Hotels and Resorts® today announced the official opening of the new Delta Waterloo hotel in Waterloo, Ontario....

Atul Patel to Open the 81-room Fairfield Inn & Suites in Waterloo, Iowa Next Month

Atul Patel to Open the 81-room Fairfield Inn & Suites in Waterloo, Iowa Next Month

Jim Offner | Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Iowa | September 15, 2014

Sept. 15--WATERLOO -- Business travelers stopping in Waterloo are about to get another option for lodging. Next month, Atul Patel will open a new...

Pennsylvania’s 135-room Courtyard Philadelphia Lansdale Opens

Pennsylvania’s 135-room Courtyard Philadelphia Lansdale Opens

September 15, 2014

Kulpsville, Pennsylvania - September 15, 2014 - Courtyard by Marriott is rolling out its innovative lobby and room design in Kulpsville, Pennsylvania. This is...

The Newly Built 104-key Staybridge Suites Phoenix-Chandler Opens in Arizona

The Newly Built 104-key Staybridge Suites Phoenix-Chandler Opens in Arizona

September 15, 2014

Owned by Pacific Lodging of Chandler, LLC and Managed by Tharaldson Hospitality Management 15 September, 2014 - ATLANTA — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)...

Developer Proposes 94-room Hotel for Oxford, Mississippi

Developer Proposes 94-room Hotel for Oxford, Mississippi

Errol Castens | Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Tupelo | September 15, 2014

Sept. 12--OXFORD -- A developer will ask for approval to build a 94-room hotel on South Lamar Boulevard, between the current Baptist Memorial Hospital-North...

Proposed 130-room “Lido House Hotel” for Newport Beach, California Gets Needed Land Lease Approval

Proposed 130-room “Lido House Hotel” for Newport Beach, California Gets Needed Land Lease Approval

Nicole Shine | The Orange County Register | September 15, 2014

Sept. 14--NEWPORT BEACH -- A new Lido Village hotel inched closer to reality after the City Council on Tuesday approved an environmental report and land lease...

Cachet Hotel Group Completes Renovations and Reopens URBN Shanghai

Cachet Hotel Group Completes Renovations and Reopens URBN Shanghai

September 15, 2014

SHANGHAI, Sept. 15, 2014 -- Cachet Hotel Group (CHG), announces the completion of renovations to Shanghai's award-winning eco-boutique hotel, URBN Hotel. The...

Eva Ferguson Celebrates 30 Years with IHG Owners Assoc., Appreciating and Advocating for Franchisees

Eva Ferguson Celebrates 30 Years with IHG Owners Assoc., Appreciating and Advocating for Franchisees

September 15, 2014

September 15, 2014 - ATLANTA - As hotel industry veteran Eva Ferguson celebrates 30 years with the IHG Owners Association - the last nine as President - she...

Anthony Cleary Named General Manager of Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa in Australia

Anthony Cleary Named General Manager of Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa in Australia

September 15, 2014

September 15, 2014 - The career of Anthony Cleary, the new General Manager at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa, has come full circle with his return to the Snowy...

South Carolina’s Palmetto Bluff Names Don Killoren as Executive Director and General Manager

South Carolina’s Palmetto Bluff Names Don Killoren as Executive Director and General Manager

Matt McNab | The Island Packet (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) | September 15, 2014

Sept. 15--After several lean years brought on by the Great Recession, Palmetto Bluff entered a new cycle of growth and development this year. Plans for an...

Laurence Richardson Appointed DOSM for Meliá Orlando Suite Hotel at Celebration in Orlando, FL

Laurence Richardson Appointed DOSM for Meliá Orlando Suite Hotel at Celebration in Orlando, FL

September 15, 2014

Orlando, FL (September 15, 2014) - Meliá Orlando Suite Hotel located at Celebration in Orlando, FL is pleased to announce the appointment of Laurence...

Carlyle Group Acquires Postcard Inn Beach Resort at Holiday Isle & La Siesta Resort on Islamorada

Carlyle Group Acquires Postcard Inn Beach Resort at Holiday Isle & La Siesta Resort on Islamorada

September 16, 2014

Creates Islamorada Hotel Company with its 4 Islamorada Properties to be Managed by Trust HospitalityMIAMI, Sept. 16, 2014 -- Global alternative asset manager...

Summit Hotel Properties Acquires the 209-room Hampton Inn & Suites in Austin, Texas; Plans Upgrades

Summit Hotel Properties Acquires the 209-room Hampton Inn & Suites in Austin, Texas; Plans Upgrades

September 16, 2014

September 16, 2014 - AUSTIN, Texas - Summit Hotel Properties (NYSE:INN) (“the Company”) announced today the acquisition of the Hampton Inn & Suites located...

Felcor Sells 446-key Holiday Inn-Toronto Airport & 221-key Embassy Suites Hotel-Indianapolis North

Felcor Sells 446-key Holiday Inn-Toronto Airport & 221-key Embassy Suites Hotel-Indianapolis North

September 16, 2014

Gross Proceeds of $29 Million IRVING, Texas, September 16, 2014 - FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated (NYSE: FCH) today announced that it sold its 446-room...

Development Begins in Texas for 100-key Aloft El Paso Downtown with July 2016 Opening Planned

Development Begins in Texas for 100-key Aloft El Paso Downtown with July 2016 Opening Planned

September 16, 2014

Owned by Bassett Partners EP and Managed by Aimbridge Hospitality  September 16, 2014 - STAMFORD, Conn. - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.®...

Managed by Platinum Hospitality, Oklahoma’s 104-key Hampton Inn & Suites Oklahoma City/Airport Opens

Managed by Platinum Hospitality, Oklahoma’s 104-key Hampton Inn & Suites Oklahoma City/Airport Opens

September 16, 2014

September 16, 2014 - OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., and MCLEAN, Va. - Hampton Hotels, Hilton Worldwide's global brand of more than 1,900 mid-priced Hampton Inn, Hampton...

HeBS Digital’s CMS Technology Wins 2014 Gold Stevie® Award

HeBS Digital’s CMS Technology Wins 2014 Gold Stevie® Award

September 16, 2014

HeBS Digital's CMS Premium, the industry's most advanced Content Management System (CMS) technology, takes home the prestigious Gold Stevie® Award in the Best...

Construction has Begun for the 100-suite King David Hotel and Synagogue in Boston, Massachusetts

Construction has Begun for the 100-suite King David Hotel and Synagogue in Boston, Massachusetts

September 16, 2014

BOSTON, Sept. 16, 2014 -- Company engineers began construction at King David hotel and synagogue new site on route 1 Boston Massachusetts. Final design of the...

Agilysys Announces General Availability of WMx v6.0

Agilysys Announces General Availability of WMx v6.0

September 16, 2014

New Features and Functionality Help Employers Improve Workforce Efficiency, Boost Productivity and Comply with Federal RegulationsALPHARETTA, GA. - Sept. 16,...

The Newly Built 232-room Hilton Garden Inn New York/Midtown Park Avenue Opens

The Newly Built 232-room Hilton Garden Inn New York/Midtown Park Avenue Opens

September 16, 2014

September 16, 2014 - NEW YORK and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Worldwide's award-winning brand of upscale yet affordable hotels, announced today the...

Opening Next Week in Arkansas, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Little Rock Benton Features 79 Guestrooms

Opening Next Week in Arkansas, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Little Rock Benton Features 79 Guestrooms

September 16, 2014

Owned by Benton Lodging and Managed by Conway ManagementBenton, Arkansas - September 16, 2014 - The 79-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Benton,...

ABreez is Blowing onto the Hotel Scene as a Fresh Mobile Tool for Minibar Management

ABreez is Blowing onto the Hotel Scene as a Fresh Mobile Tool for Minibar Management

September 16, 2014

The ABreez Managed Minibar is the ideal alternative to labor-intensive manual units and costly automatic systems; Experience ABreez at the Hotel Show in Dubai...

NY’s 60 Thompson Completes Multi-Million Dollar Upgrade and Rebrands as the 97-key SIXTY SoHo

NY’s 60 Thompson Completes Multi-Million Dollar Upgrade and Rebrands as the 97-key SIXTY SoHo

September 16, 2014

September 16, 2014 - Since first opening during the Fall in 2001, 60 Thompson was a pioneer in the luxury boutique hotel sector in SoHo. Over the next 13...

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