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Value Place Selects MSI TrūCloud™ for Next-Generation Hospitality Solutions

Value Place Selects MSI TrūCloud™ for Next-Generation Hospitality Solutions

August 20, 2014

Phoenix - August 20, 2014 - Multi-Systems, Inc. (MSI), a leading hotel cloud services hospitality technology provider, announced Value Place has selected the...

Greater New Smyrna Beach Selects Regatta to Power Booking Engine on Destination Website

Greater New Smyrna Beach Selects Regatta to Power Booking Engine on Destination Website

August 20, 2014

Charlottesville, Virginia (August 20, 2014) - Regatta Travel Solutions announced today that Greater New Smyrna Beach has signed an agreement with Regatta...

Rainmaker Group Earns Spot on Inc. 5000 List for Fourth Consecutive Year

Rainmaker Group Earns Spot on Inc. 5000 List for Fourth Consecutive Year

August 20, 2014

ATLANTA, GA - August 20, 2014 -The Rainmaker Group, a world leader in automated price optimization software and services for the multifamily housing and...

Kimpton Plans $106M Renovation of Landmark Chicago Loop Building for 281-room Hotel Opening in 2016

Kimpton Plans $106M Renovation of Landmark Chicago Loop Building for 281-room Hotel Opening in 2016

Mary Ellen Podmolik | Chicago Tribune | August 20, 2014

Aug. 19--Kimpton Hotel & Restaurants announced plans Tuesday to convert a historic LaSalle Street office building into a four-star hotel in what would be its...

The Dangerous Shrinking of the Divide Between Data and Information

The Dangerous Shrinking of the Divide Between Data and Information

August 20, 2014

Dr. Gabor ForgacsIn the age of Big Data we begin gaining access to impressive amounts of data on all fronts. The beauty of data is that it doesn't lie and it...

6 Sales and Marketing Metrics Every Hotel Owner Cares About

6 Sales and Marketing Metrics Every Hotel Owner Cares About

August 20, 2014

Hotel owners and asset managers are frustrated. They no longer want to hear about "branding initiatives" or fuzzy math from their management teams… they...

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Hoteliers

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Hoteliers

August 20, 2014

By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.lma.ca) There's little doubt that you've read or at least heard of the famous business and self-help book entitled "The...

Lodging Insights: A Discussion on Q2 Results and Updated Expectations for the Rest of 2014 & 2015

Lodging Insights: A Discussion on Q2 Results and Updated Expectations for the Rest of 2014 & 2015

August 20, 2014

ATLANTA, Ga., August, 2014 - Mark Woodworth and Jack Corgel discuss second quarter results and their updated expectations for the rest of 2014 and 2015.

HAMA Study Documents Growing Revenue Acquisition Costs Outpacing Hotel Revenue Growth

HAMA Study Documents Growing Revenue Acquisition Costs Outpacing Hotel Revenue Growth

August 20, 2014

BOSTON - -  August 20, 2014 - Officials of the Hospitality Asset Managers Association ("HAMA") today announced the results of a multi-year study that...

Historic Hotels of America Names Nominees for its 2014 Awards of Excellence

Historic Hotels of America Names Nominees for its 2014 Awards of Excellence

August 20, 2014

August 20, 2014 - WASHINGTON - Historic Hotels of America is pleased to announce the nominees for its 2014 Awards of Excellence. Historic Hotels of...

PKF Report Shows Caribbean Hotels Steadily Improving

PKF Report Shows Caribbean Hotels Steadily Improving

August 20, 2014

August 20, 2014 - ATLANTA - PKF Consulting USA (PKFC), a CBRE company, announced today that the average Caribbean hotel enjoyed an 18.6 percent increase in net...

NJ’s Meadowlands Envisions Future with Casinos; Plans Complex with Convention Center & Two Hotels

NJ’s Meadowlands Envisions Future with Casinos; Plans Complex with Convention Center & Two Hotels

John Brennan | The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) | August 20, 2014

Aug. 20--Spurred by recent signals from Trenton that the state might be ready to end Atlantic City's gambling monopoly, the Meadowlands Chamber of Commerce on...

Florida on Track to Record Tourism, Palm Beach County Hotel Revenue Up with RevPAR Up 8% in Q2 2014

Florida on Track to Record Tourism, Palm Beach County Hotel Revenue Up with RevPAR Up 8% in Q2 2014

Jennifer Sorentrue | The Palm Beach Post, Fla. | August 20, 2014

Aug. 19--The cost to spend a night at a hotel in Palm Beach County grew by more than 8 percent in the second quarter of 2014 as a record number of tourists...

Savannah, Georgia Hotels Get Positive Lodging Forecast with Occupancy Rates Up by 3.8%

Savannah, Georgia Hotels Get Positive Lodging Forecast with Occupancy Rates Up by 3.8%

Julia Ritchey | Savannah Morning News, Ga. | August 20, 2014

Aug. 20--Savannah-area hotels will continue to see strong growth this year and next thanks to overall improvement in the economy, according to the Georgia...

Abu Dhabi Hotel Room Rates Decline 14.2% in June; Guest Room Nights Up 22% for First Half of 2014

Abu Dhabi Hotel Room Rates Decline 14.2% in June; Guest Room Nights Up 22% for First Half of 2014

Rohma Sadaqat | Khaleej Times, Dubai, United Arab Emirates | August 20, 2014

Aug. 20--Hotel room rates in Abu Dhabi during June 2014 decreased by 14.2 per cent compared with May 2014, figures recently released by the Statistics Center...

April 2015 Opening Set for the 970-room Hotel Gracery Shinjuku in Tokyo, Japan

April 2015 Opening Set for the 970-room Hotel Gracery Shinjuku in Tokyo, Japan

August 20, 2014

TOKYO, Aug. 20, 2014 -- Leading Japanese hospitality company Fujita Kanko Inc. announced it is now accepting reservations for a new Hotel Gracery, opening in...

February 2015 Groundbreaking Planned for 72-key Candlewood Suites in Rostraver, Pennsylvania

February 2015 Groundbreaking Planned for 72-key Candlewood Suites in Rostraver, Pennsylvania

Chris Buckley | The Valley Independent, Monessen, Pa. | August 20, 2014

Aug. 20--The Route 201 and Finley Road corridor in Rostraver Township has been a busy, successful retail strip for decades. Now it is becoming a centerpiece...

Real Hospitality Group Celebrates Grand Opening of 115-suite Home2 Suites Long Island City in NY

Real Hospitality Group Celebrates Grand Opening of 115-suite Home2 Suites Long Island City in NY

August 20, 2014

Pictured from left: John Parker, (RHG), Ken Fisher (Cozen O'Connor) , Peter Rudewicz (Hilton Worldwide), Martin Markowitz (NYC & Co), Yoni Bokser (Economic...

Holiday Inn Resort Coming to Centennial Plaza in Gulfport, Mississippi

Holiday Inn Resort Coming to Centennial Plaza in Gulfport, Mississippi

Anita Lee | The Sun Herald | August 20, 2014

Aug. 19--GULFPORT -- A Holiday Inn Resort has signed on to open in two buildings on the west side of the waterfront Centennial Plaza campus, with a lazy river...

Propel Management Prepares to Open the 120-suite TownePlace Suites Houston Westchase in Texas

Propel Management Prepares to Open the 120-suite TownePlace Suites Houston Westchase in Texas

August 20, 2014

Houston, Texas - August 20, 2014 - The 120-suite TownePlace Suites by Marriott in Houston, Texas is scheduled to open tomorrow. Located at 10610 Westpark...

Managed by Atira Hotels, the 106-room Hilton Garden Inn Benton Harbor/St. Joseph Opens in Michigan

Managed by Atira Hotels, the 106-room Hilton Garden Inn Benton Harbor/St. Joseph Opens in Michigan

August 20, 2014

August 20, 2014 - BENTON HARBOR, Mich., and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Worldwide's award-winning brand of upscale yet affordable hotels, announced...

The 150-key BEST WESTERN PLUS Service Inn & Suites Opens in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

The 150-key BEST WESTERN PLUS Service Inn & Suites Opens in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

August 20, 2014

LETHBRIDGE, Alberta, August 20, 2014 - Best Western International announces the opening of the BEST WESTERN PLUS Service Inn & Suites, located at 209 41st...

Owned by Prairie Winds Hotel Holdings, the 60-room Hampton Inn Orange City Opens in Iowa

Owned by Prairie Winds Hotel Holdings, the 60-room Hampton Inn Orange City Opens in Iowa

August 20, 2014

August 20, 2014 - ORANGE CITY, Iowa, and MCLEAN, Va. - Hampton Hotels, Hilton Worldwide's global brand of more than 1,900 mid-priced Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn &...

IHG Appoints Jolyon Bulley as Chief Operating Officer for the Americas

IHG Appoints Jolyon Bulley as Chief Operating Officer for the Americas

August 20, 2014

20 August, 2014 - ATLANTA, GA – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announces the appointment of Jolyon Bulley...

Highgate Hotels Names Paul McElroy as Vice President of Construction

Highgate Hotels Names Paul McElroy as Vice President of Construction

August 20, 2014

August 20, 2014 - HONOLULU, HAWAII - Highgate Hotels has announced that Paul McElroy has joined the company as Vice President of Construction. He will be...

Rick Remington Joins Chicago Area’s 473-key Pheasant Run Resort & Spa as Food and Beverage Director

Rick Remington Joins Chicago Area’s 473-key Pheasant Run Resort & Spa as Food and Beverage Director

August 20, 2014

ST. CHARLES, IL -- AUGUST 20, 2014 - Rick Remington has joined the management team at Pheasant Run Resort & Spa as food and beverage director, according to...

Carmen Rodriguez Named as Executive Chef of the 173-key Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa in California

Carmen Rodriguez Named as Executive Chef of the 173-key Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa in California

August 20, 2014

August 20, 2014 (Lake Arrowhead, California) - Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa, a member of Marriott International's exclusive Autograph Collection of upscale...

Skyline Acquires Bear Valley Mountain Resort in Northern California

Skyline Acquires Bear Valley Mountain Resort in Northern California

August 21, 2014

August 21, 2014 - TORONTO - Skyline International Development Inc. (TASE:SKLN) has entered into a binding agreement of purchase and sale to acquire Bear Valley...

Development Underway for the 161-key Holiday Inn® Kayseri - Düvenönü to Open in Turkey in Early 2016

Development Underway for the 161-key Holiday Inn® Kayseri - Düvenönü to Open in Turkey in Early 2016

August 21, 2014

21 August, 2014 - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, has announced the signing of Holiday Inn® Kayseri -...

Florida’s 98-room Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach Undergoing Upgrade to be Unveiled in Fall 2014

Florida’s 98-room Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach Undergoing Upgrade to be Unveiled in Fall 2014

August 21, 2014

SUNNY ISLES BEACH, FLA. (August 21, 2014) - Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach will unveil a redesign of its 98 guest rooms and suites this fall. Imagined by...

Hyatt & Chesapeake Lodging Trust to Open New-Build Hyatt Herald Square New York in October 2014

Hyatt & Chesapeake Lodging Trust to Open New-Build Hyatt Herald Square New York in October 2014

August 21, 2014

NEW YORK (August 21, 2014) - Hyatt Hotels & Resorts and Chesapeake Lodging Trust (NYSE:CHSP) announced today the anticipated October 2014 opening of Hyatt...

Incite Response Announces New Gaming Client, Comanche Nation Casinos

Incite Response Announces New Gaming Client, Comanche Nation Casinos

August 21, 2014

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLORADO, August 21, 2014. Incite Response, a full-service boutique digital marketing agency, officially announced today that they will be...

Fairmont and Golden Land Real Estate Launch Development of 390-room Fairmont Suzhou in China

Fairmont and Golden Land Real Estate Launch Development of 390-room Fairmont Suzhou in China

August 21, 2014

Set To Open in 2018 SUZHOU, CHINA - Aug. 21, 2014 - Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, a luxury brand in the FRHI Hotels & Resorts (FRHI) portfolio, and Golden Land...

New Chicago Hotel Becomes Competitive Quickly with Flip.to

New Chicago Hotel Becomes Competitive Quickly with Flip.to

August 21, 2014

ORLANDO, FL - August 2014 - As a two-year old hotel in Chicago on the Magnificent Mile, the 63-room Ivy Boutique Hotel was searching for an innovative way to...

IACC Releases “Insider Tips” for Meeting Planners

IACC Releases “Insider Tips” for Meeting Planners

August 21, 2014

(NEW YORK, NY) -- August 21 2014 -- IACC has released their top ten "insider tips" for meeting planners.   The tips include advice on venue selection,...

Joseph E. Spinnato to Step Down as President of the Hotel Association of NYC at the End of 2015

Joseph E. Spinnato to Step Down as President of the Hotel Association of NYC at the End of 2015

August 21, 2014

NEW YORK (Aug. 21, 2014) -- Joseph E. Spinnato has announced that he will step down as president of the Hotel Association of New York City and retire at the...

Asians Want to Live, Buy Homes and Invest in Orange County

Asians Want to Live, Buy Homes and Invest in Orange County

August 21, 2014

By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group®Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com 21 August 2014  Asians love California, particularly...

Intelity’s ICE Integrates with KNOW SERVICE by Knowcross Solutions For Improved Guest Service

Intelity’s ICE Integrates with KNOW SERVICE by Knowcross Solutions For Improved Guest Service

August 21, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. - August 21, 2014 - Hospitality technology leaders Intelity and Knowcross Solutions are announcing integration between their respective systems,...

The 196-room Plantation on Crystal River in Florida Promotes Michael Mancke to General Manager

The 196-room Plantation on Crystal River in Florida Promotes Michael Mancke to General Manager

August 21, 2014

CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. (August 21, 2014) - The Plantation on Crystal River - a hidden gem on Florida's Nature Coast - has promoted Michael Mancke to general...

DeanHouston Earns Spot on Inc. 5000 List For Third Consecutive Year

DeanHouston Earns Spot on Inc. 5000 List For Third Consecutive Year

August 21, 2014

CINCINNATI, OH - August 21, 2014 - Inc. magazine has released its 2014 Inc. 5000 list of the nation's fastest-growing private companies and, for the third...

St. Joe Club & Resorts Names New Management Team at The Pearl in Florida

St. Joe Club & Resorts Names New Management Team at The Pearl in Florida

August 21, 2014

(SOUTH WALTON COUNTY, FL; August 21, 2014) - The Pearl, operated by St. Joe Club & Resorts, has announced the appointment of a new management team for the 55...

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