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TravelClick Expands Relationship with Hotel Villa Magna to Create Award-Winning Website

TravelClick Expands Relationship with Hotel Villa Magna to Create Award-Winning Website

November 25, 2014

Luxury Hotel Turns to TravelClick to Revamp Website and Implement Digital Marketing Best Practices to Increase Direct Online Bookings   NEW YORK -...

Front Desk: Ground Zero for Hotel Profitability

Front Desk: Ground Zero for Hotel Profitability

November 25, 2014

​by Vikram SinghWant to increase your profitability, while improving your online reviews at the same time? Then start paying more attention to an...

Opponents of New “Airbnb Law” Already Gearing Up to Ask Voters for Tougher Regulations

Opponents of New “Airbnb Law” Already Gearing Up to Ask Voters for Tougher Regulations

Carolyn Said | San Francisco Chronicle | November 25, 2014

Nov. 25--San Francisco's new "Airbnb law" doesn't take effect until Feb. 1, but opponents already are gearing up to ask voters to approve tougher...

Amid the Gloom, Four Atlantic City Casinos Post Higher Third Quarter Profits

Amid the Gloom, Four Atlantic City Casinos Post Higher Third Quarter Profits

Harold Brubaker | The Philadelphia Inquirer | November 25, 2014

Nov. 25--Amid the gloom of Atlantic City casino closings and looming city budget cutbacks, there was relatively good news Monday from the New Jersey Division...

Egypt’s Beleaguered Tourism Industry Bouncing Back

Egypt’s Beleaguered Tourism Industry Bouncing Back

Betsy Hiel | The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | November 25, 2014

Nov. 23--GIZA, Egypt -- In front of the Giza Plateau's Great Pyramids and Sphinx, tourists ride colorfully decorated camels or horses led by Egyptian boys....

Cornell Study Introduces a “Canary” for Hotel Loan Delinquencies; Provides Metric for Early Warning

Cornell Study Introduces a “Canary” for Hotel Loan Delinquencies; Provides Metric for Early Warning

November 25, 2014

Ithaca, NY, November 25, 2014 - A study from Cornell introduces a new metric that gives an early warning of distress in the hotel mortgage market. This new...

RoomKey Partners with JackRabbit Systems; New Interface Provides Hoteliers Seamless Access to DMO’s

RoomKey Partners with JackRabbit Systems; New Interface Provides Hoteliers Seamless Access to DMO’s

November 25, 2014

November 25, 2014: Vancouver, BC: RoomKeyPMS, the leading cloud-based property management software for the global hospitality industry, is pleased to announce...

Not All Automatic Minibars are Created Equal…

Not All Automatic Minibars are Created Equal…

November 25, 2014

The Automatic Minibar Over the past few decades, the hotel minibar has undergone a true transformation, brought on by advancing technology. Like most devices...

Benchmark Hospitality International Named A 2014 “Top Workplace” by the Houston Chronicle

Benchmark Hospitality International Named A 2014 “Top Workplace” by the Houston Chronicle

November 25, 2014

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, November 2014… Benchmark Hospitality International , a leading US-based hospitality management company, has been named by the...

Newmarket Enables Chatrium to “Improve and Increase”

Newmarket Enables Chatrium to “Improve and Increase”

November 25, 2014

Reporting and analytics of Delphi.fdc go beyond expectation November 25, 2014 - Portsmouth, NH - Newmarket® International, Inc. ("Newmarket"), an Amadeus...

IHMRS Recognizes 34th Annual Gold Key Award Winners

IHMRS Recognizes 34th Annual Gold Key Award Winners

November 25, 2014

NEW YORK, NY, November 25, 2014 - The International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show® (IHMRS) has announced the winners for the 34th annual Gold Key Awards for...

PolyU and Hotel ICON Launch Second “Tomorrow’s Guestrooms” Competition; Focus on Future Room Design

PolyU and Hotel ICON Launch Second “Tomorrow’s Guestrooms” Competition; Focus on Future Room Design

November 25, 2014

25 November 2014 - What is the hotel room of the future? How does it appeal to the next generation of connected world travellers? The School of Hotel and...

Three Palm Beach County, FL Marriott Hotels Undergoing Redesign to Attract ‘Millennials’

Three Palm Beach County, FL Marriott Hotels Undergoing Redesign to Attract ‘Millennials’

Jennifer Sorentrue | The Palm Beach Post, Fla. | November 25, 2014

Nov. 23--RIVIERA BEACH _ In a race to woo the next generation of travelers, Marriott is renovating three of its Palm Beach County hotels to make them more...

Partnership Controlled by Stanford Hotels Group Plans 50-story Project to Include Hotel, Seattle, WA

Partnership Controlled by Stanford Hotels Group Plans 50-story Project to Include Hotel, Seattle, WA

Sanjay Bhatt | The Seattle Times | November 25, 2014

Nov. 24--A San Francisco hotel developer proposes to build a 50-story hotel and residential tower on a parking lot at the downtown Seattle corner where the...

Faisal Merani Begins Construction on New $27M DoubleTree Hotel in Downtown Buffalo, NY

Faisal Merani Begins Construction on New $27M DoubleTree Hotel in Downtown Buffalo, NY

Mark Scheer | Niagara Gazette, Niagara Falls, N.Y. | November 25, 2014

Nov. 25--When it came time to strike the first blow against the building, Faisal Merani couldn't resist climbing behind the controls of the excavator...

JW Marriott to Debut in Italy with March 2015 Opening of 266-key JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa

JW Marriott to Debut in Italy with March 2015 Opening of 266-key JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa

November 25, 2014

Bethesda, Md., November 24, 2014 – JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, the distinctive sophisticated brand of Marriott International (NASDAQ:MAR), plans to open...

Fu Wah New Zealand & Hyatt Enter Agreement for New 190-room Park Hyatt Auckland, to Open 2017

Fu Wah New Zealand & Hyatt Enter Agreement for New 190-room Park Hyatt Auckland, to Open 2017

November 25, 2014

CHICAGO (November, 2014) – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Fu Wah New...

Development Launched for the 120-room Bulgari Hotel Beijing to Open Early in 2017

Development Launched for the 120-room Bulgari Hotel Beijing to Open Early in 2017

November 25, 2014

November 25, 2014 - Bulgari Hotels and Resorts today announced its newest project, located in Beijing in the heart of the Chinese capital's exclusive Embassy...

The 162-room Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Downtown Opens in Kentucky

The 162-room Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Downtown Opens in Kentucky

November 25, 2014

November 25, 2014 - LOUISVILLE, Ky. and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Worldwide's award-winning brand of upscale, yet affordable hotels, announced...

Georgia’s 89-suite TownePlace Suites Newnan to Open Next Week

Georgia’s 89-suite TownePlace Suites Newnan to Open Next Week

November 25, 2014

Owned by Paramount Newnan, LLC & Managed by Paramount Hospitality Management  Newnan, Georgia - November 25, 2014 - The 89-suite TownePlace Suites by...

Ogden, Utah’s Summit Hotel to Return to Marriott Brand as Courtyard by Marriott

Ogden, Utah’s Summit Hotel to Return to Marriott Brand as Courtyard by Marriott

Jesus Lopez Jr. | Standard-Examiner, Ogden, Utah | November 25, 2014

Nov. 22--OGDEN -- For many years, it was a Marriott. Not long ago, it became the Summit Hotel. By the beginning of next year, the large red brick hotel in...

Lake Tahoe’s Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to Reopen January 2015 Following a $60 million Renovation

Lake Tahoe’s Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to Reopen January 2015 Following a $60 million Renovation

Dale Kasler | The Sacramento Bee | November 25, 2014

Nov. 25--The Hard Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe will open for business Jan. 29 following a $60 million overhaul of the former Horizon casino. Hard Rock...

La Quinta Resort & Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, Debuts Multi-Million Dollar Restoration

La Quinta Resort & Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, Debuts Multi-Million Dollar Restoration

November 25, 2014

LA QUINTA, Calif., November, 2014 - It's a new day in the desert as La Quinta Resort & Club, the first resort to debut in Palm Springs, adds another gem to its...

Lambertville Station Inn Completes $4 million Conference & Events Center Expansion and Renovation

Lambertville Station Inn Completes $4 million Conference & Events Center Expansion and Renovation

November 25, 2014

Lambertville, NJ, November, 2014---Long a landmark along the Delaware River, The Lambertville Station Inn now takes its place among New Jersey's most prominent...

Centara Blue Marine Resort and Spa Phuket Completes Renovation & Rebranding; Set to Re-Open

Centara Blue Marine Resort and Spa Phuket Completes Renovation & Rebranding; Set to Re-Open

November 25, 2014

SCOTTSDALE, November 25, 2014 - Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand's leading operator of hotels and meeting and events venues, has finished extensive...

Horizon Hotel Group, LLC Named Manager of Historic Bimini Big Game Club Resort & Marina, the Bahamas

Horizon Hotel Group, LLC Named Manager of Historic Bimini Big Game Club Resort & Marina, the Bahamas

November 25, 2014

(Chicago) James Gould, Principal of Horizon Hotel Group, is pleased to announce that the firm has recently assumed management responsibilities for the Bimini...

Kirk Kinsell Honored as Industry Leader of the Year by The School of Hospitality Business at MSU

Kirk Kinsell Honored as Industry Leader of the Year by The School of Hospitality Business at MSU

November 25, 2014

November 25, 2014, East Lansing, Michigan - The School of Hospitality Business Alumni Association hosted the annual Celebration of Leadership on Saturday...

Playa Resorts Names Alexandre de Brouwer General Manager for Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta

Playa Resorts Names Alexandre de Brouwer General Manager for Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta

November 25, 2014

Ft. Lauderdale, FL/Puerto Vallarta, MX - November 25, 2014 - Playa Resorts Management, the operational management component of Playa Hotels & Resorts...

Mark Heywood Appointed General Manager of New World Manila Bay Hotel

Mark Heywood Appointed General Manager of New World Manila Bay Hotel

November 25, 2014

Mr. Mark Heywood has been appointed general manager of New World Manila Bay Hotel, whose management will be assumed by New World Hotels & Resorts on 1 January...

Kelly Hoen Leaving Royal Hawaiian to Assume General Manager Role at the Modern Honolulu

Kelly Hoen Leaving Royal Hawaiian to Assume General Manager Role at the Modern Honolulu

Allison Schaefers | The Honolulu Star-Advertiser | November 25, 2014

Nov. 25--Longtime hotel industry veteran Kelly Hoen is leaving Starwood Hotels & Resorts to take over as general manager of the Modern Hono?lulu, an...

New Castle Names Matthew Mackenzie to Lead Historic Algonquin Resort in St. Andrews, N.B., Canada

New Castle Names Matthew Mackenzie to Lead Historic Algonquin Resort in St. Andrews, N.B., Canada

November 25, 2014

SAINT ANDREWS, New Brunswick., CANADA /SHELTON, Ct. - - (November 25, 2014) - Officials of New Castle Hotels and Resorts, a leading hotel owner, operator...

Duncan Hogarth Appointed as General Manager for Madeline Hotel & Residences in Telluride, Colorado

Duncan Hogarth Appointed as General Manager for Madeline Hotel & Residences in Telluride, Colorado

November 25, 2014

Amanda Hess Named as Director of Residence Services November 25, 2014 (Telluride, Colorado) - Madeline Hotel and Residences in Telluride, Colorado, is pleased...

Nita Lake Lodge in Whistler, BC, Canada Welcomes Dean Hossack as Executive Chef

Nita Lake Lodge in Whistler, BC, Canada Welcomes Dean Hossack as Executive Chef

November 25, 2014

Whistler, BC (November 25, 2014) - Nita Lake Lodge is pleased to welcome Dean Hossack as their newly appointed Executive Chef responsible for all aspects...

Rodolfo Campos Named as Director of Food and Beverage Melrose Georgetown Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Rodolfo Campos Named as Director of Food and Beverage Melrose Georgetown Hotel in Washington, D.C.

November 25, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 25, 2014) – Melrose Georgetown Hotel -- a glamorously chic, artdeco inspired hotel located in the heart of Georgetown, is proud to...

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