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Budgeting Is Getting Easy

Budgeting Is Getting Easy

October 20, 2014

by: Robert MandelbaumThrow away the Ouija and dart boards.  Apparently predicting the performance of U.S. hotels has become very easy for U.S. hotel...

ORM Meets CRM: Hotels Use Reviews to Personalize the Guest Experience

ORM Meets CRM: Hotels Use Reviews to Personalize the Guest Experience

October 20, 2014

They seem so long ago, those days when hotels were wary of online travel reviews, largely feeling they would be open to unjust public criticism. Then, the...

125-Room College Hill Hotel Project Waiting On Zoning Approval

125-Room College Hill Hotel Project Waiting On Zoning Approval

October 20, 2014

Hotel-Online and BuildCentral Add/Update 356 Hotel Projects to the New Hotel Construction Projects Database  Chicago, IL. October 20, 2014 - Hotel-Online...

Caliber Affiliate Acquires the 101-room Hampton Inn & Suites Scottsdale-Riverwalk in AZ for $10.4M

Caliber Affiliate Acquires the 101-room Hampton Inn & Suites Scottsdale-Riverwalk in AZ for $10.4M

October 20, 2014

October 20, 2014 - SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Indian Bend Hotel Group, LLC, an affiliate of CDIF, LLC, a private equity fund managed by Caliber Companies, announced...

DAMAC Signs Deal with Paramount Hotels to Develop Hotels in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Jeddah and Istanbul

DAMAC Signs Deal with Paramount Hotels to Develop Hotels in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Jeddah and Istanbul

| Arab News, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia | October 20, 2014

Oct. 20--Luxury real estate developer, DAMAC Properties has signed an exclusive deal with Paramount Hotels & Resorts (PHR FZ-LLC) to expand its branded hotels...

Super Tower Project Launched in Bangkok, Thailand to Include Hotel, Convention and Exhibition Center

Super Tower Project Launched in Bangkok, Thailand to Include Hotel, Convention and Exhibition Center

October 20, 2014

BANGKOK, Oct. 20, 2014 - Grand Canal Land Public Company Limited or "G Land," one of Thailand's leading property developers, is making a new history through...

Derag Livinghotels is Offering a New Key Experience Together with Zaplox

Derag Livinghotels is Offering a New Key Experience Together with Zaplox

October 20, 2014

As the first apartment hotel provider Derag Livinghotels is offering a new key experience: for the first time, guests at the Munich Hotel Am Viktualienmarkt...

Shimao Group Unveils MiniMax Hotel and MiniMax Premier Hotel Brands

Shimao Group Unveils MiniMax Hotel and MiniMax Premier Hotel Brands

October 20, 2014

To Debut in China with December 2014 Opening of MiniMax Hotel Shanghai SongjiangSHANGHAI, Oct. 20, 2014 -- Shimao Group has recently unveiled its novel concept...

Connecticut’s Thriving Airbnb Community Is Catching Officials Unaware

Connecticut’s Thriving Airbnb Community Is Catching Officials Unaware

Suzanne Carlson | The Hartford Courant | October 20, 2014

Oct. 20--The website Airbnb.com has been a growing presence in Connecticut's rental market for several years, but zoning and building officials have just...

Construction Begins on 205-key Embassy Suites Hotel at Hughes Landing in The Woodlands, Texas

Construction Begins on 205-key Embassy Suites Hotel at Hughes Landing in The Woodlands, Texas

October 20, 2014

October 20, 2014 - THE WOODLANDS, Texas - The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, The Woodlands Development Company,...

LinGate Hospitality Plans Q1 2015 Opening for $15M 123-room Holiday Inn Owensboro Riverfront in KY

LinGate Hospitality Plans Q1 2015 Opening for $15M 123-room Holiday Inn Owensboro Riverfront in KY

Steve Vied | Messenger-Inquirer, Owensboro, Ky. | October 20, 2014

Oct. 20--Bad weather has played havoc with the $15 million Holiday Inn Owensboro Riverfront construction schedule, but the builder remains focused on opening...

Renovation Launched for Red Roof Inn TownHouse Hotel in Grand Forks, North Dakota

Renovation Launched for Red Roof Inn TownHouse Hotel in Grand Forks, North Dakota

John Hageman | Grand Forks Herald | October 20, 2014

Oct. 18--The new(-ish) owners of the Red Roof Inn TownHouse hotel in downtown Grand Forks have launched a remodel of the 39-year-old building. David...

New Owners Invest in Upgrades for the 112-room Groton Inn & Suites in Connecticut

New Owners Invest in Upgrades for the 112-room Groton Inn & Suites in Connecticut

Brian Hallenbeck | The Day, New London, Conn. | October 20, 2014

Oct. 19--GROTON -- Kathy Brown, Groton Inn and Suites' human resources coordinator, deliberated a bit before choosing a word to describe the 112-room hotel's...

Formerly a Ramada Inn, the 97-room DoubleTree by Hilton St. Augustine Historic District Opens in FL

Formerly a Ramada Inn, the 97-room DoubleTree by Hilton St. Augustine Historic District Opens in FL

October 20, 2014

Owned by 116 San Marco LLC and Managed by Summit Hospitality Management October 20, 2014 - ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. and MCLEAN, Va. - DoubleTree by Hilton today...

Meliá Hotels International Opens the 389-room Gran Meliá Xian in China’s Shaanxi Province

Meliá Hotels International Opens the 389-room Gran Meliá Xian in China’s Shaanxi Province

October 20, 2014

Palma de Mallorca, Spain (October 20, 2014) - Meliá Hotels International announced the opening of the Gran Meliá Xian, a new flagship hotel for its brands in...

The 96-key Courtyard by Marriott Charleston Summerville Opens in South Carolina

The 96-key Courtyard by Marriott Charleston Summerville Opens in South Carolina

October 20, 2014

Owned by Sheep Island Hospitality Partners I and Managed by LBA Hospitality Summerville, South Carolina - October 20, 2014 - Courtyard by Marriott Charleston...

TMI Hospitality Opens the 89-key Courtyard by Marriott Bismarck North, a Brand Debut in North Dakota

TMI Hospitality Opens the 89-key Courtyard by Marriott Bismarck North, a Brand Debut in North Dakota

October 20, 2014

Bismarck, North Dakota - October 20, 2014 - The first Courtyard by Marriott in North Dakota has opened its doors, rounding out the brand's presence in all 50...

The 80-suite Home2 Suites by Hilton Sioux Falls/Sanford Medical Center Opens in South Dakota

The 80-suite Home2 Suites by Hilton Sioux Falls/Sanford Medical Center Opens in South Dakota

October 20, 2014

October 20, 2014 - SIOUX FALLS, S.D., and MCLEAN, Va. - Home2 Suites by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide's award-winning mid-tier, all-suite hotel brand designed for...

HMC Opens the Wyndham Microtel Inn & Suites in Midland, TX

HMC Opens the Wyndham Microtel Inn & Suites in Midland, TX

October 20, 2014

Dallas, TX - Leo Spriggs, President and CEO of Hospitality Management Corporation (HMC), proudly announces the opening of the newly built 82-guest room...

Morritt’s Tortuga Club, Morritt’s Grand Resort, Cayman Islands, Undergo US$4 Million Refurbishment

Morritt’s Tortuga Club, Morritt’s Grand Resort, Cayman Islands, Undergo US$4 Million Refurbishment

October 20, 2014

CAYMAN ISLANDS (Oct. 20, 2014) - Fresh on the heels of opening its newest property - The Londoner, David Morritt, owner of Morritt's Resort, is refurbishing...

Jumeirah Group Agrees to Manage Properties Under Development in China in Haikou, Wuhan and Nanjing

Jumeirah Group Agrees to Manage Properties Under Development in China in Haikou, Wuhan and Nanjing

October 20, 2014

Dubai, 20 October 2014:  Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, has announced three new management agreements to...

HMC Assumes Management of the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Located in Stephenville, TX

HMC Assumes Management of the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Located in Stephenville, TX

October 20, 2014

Hotel Conveniently Located Along Highways 377 and 67 Dallas, TX - Leo Spriggs, President and CEO of Hospitality Management Corporation (HMC), proudly...

Mark Woodworth Named Winner of Cornell MMH Outstanding Alumnus Award

Mark Woodworth Named Winner of Cornell MMH Outstanding Alumnus Award

October 20, 2014

Ithaca, NY, October 20, 2014 - Mark Woodworth, president of PKF Hospitality Research (PKF-HR), an affiliate of PKF Consulting USA (a CBRE Company), has been...

Destination Hotels Promotes Tom Luersen to Executive Vice President of Operations

Destination Hotels Promotes Tom Luersen to Executive Vice President of Operations

October 20, 2014

Englewood, Colo. - October 20, 2014 - Destination Hotels announces the promotion of Tom Luersen to Executive Vice President of Operations. In his new role,...

HRI Lodging Hires Michael Coolidge as Chief Investment Officer

HRI Lodging Hires Michael Coolidge as Chief Investment Officer

October 20, 2014

NEW ORLEANS, LA (October 20, 2014) - HRI Lodging's (HRIL) leadership announced today that Michael Coolidge has been hired as Chief Investment Officer (CIO)....

Teresa Alfonso Named General Manager at Occidental Grand Nuevo Vallarta in Mexico

Teresa Alfonso Named General Manager at Occidental Grand Nuevo Vallarta in Mexico

October 20, 2014

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (October 20, 2014) - Occidental Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce the appointment of Teresa Alfonso to General Manager of the...

William Bennett Named as Director of Sales & Marketing at InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile

William Bennett Named as Director of Sales & Marketing at InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile

October 20, 2014

October 20, 2014 - InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile (505 N. Michigan Ave.) is pleased to announce the appointment of William Bennett as Director of...

Eva Chan Appointed Director of Sales of Belle Mont Farm on Kittitian Hill, St. Kitts

Eva Chan Appointed Director of Sales of Belle Mont Farm on Kittitian Hill, St. Kitts

October 20, 2014

St. Kitts, West Indies, October 16, 2014 - Belle Mont Farm, a collection of Guesthouses and Farmhouses planted within an organic farm, has appointed Eva Chan...

Montage Hotels & Resorts Strengthens Management with Three Executive-Level Appointments

Montage Hotels & Resorts Strengthens Management with Three Executive-Level Appointments

October 20, 2014

LAGUNA BEACH, CALIF. (October 20, 2014) - Alan J. Fuerstman, Founder and CEO of Montage Hotels & Resorts has announced three new executive-level appointments...

Patrice Martineau Joins Viceroy Palm Springs in Southern California as Executive Chef

Patrice Martineau Joins Viceroy Palm Springs in Southern California as Executive Chef

October 20, 2014

PALM SPRINGS, CA (October 20, 2014): Viceroy Palm Springs announces the arrival of French-born executive chef Patrice Martineau, a leader of culinary teams at...

Trigild Completes Receivership Sale of 3 Marriotts in Southern CA to BRE Atlas Property Owner LLC

Trigild Completes Receivership Sale of 3 Marriotts in Southern CA to BRE Atlas Property Owner LLC

October 21, 2014

SAN DIEGO (Oct. 21, 2014) - Completing the disposition of a five hotel portfolio, San Diego-based real estate services firm Trigild today announced the...

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Continues Asset-Light Strategy with Sale of The St. Regis, Rome

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Continues Asset-Light Strategy with Sale of The St. Regis, Rome

October 21, 2014

Will Continue to be Operated by Starwood Hotels Under a Long-Term Management Contract  October 21, 2014 - STAMFORD, Conn. - Starwood Hotels & Resorts...

Sofitel Legend People’s Grand Hotel Xian Opens in China

Sofitel Legend People’s Grand Hotel Xian Opens in China

October 21, 2014

XI'AN, China, Oct. 21, 2014 -- Sofitel Luxury Hotels is pleased to announce that discerning travelers can now Live the first Legend in China and the fifth in...

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