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Treatment of Service Charge for Revenue and Expense Reporting in the Hospitality Industry

Treatment of Service Charge for Revenue and Expense Reporting in the Hospitality Industry

June 29, 2015

Implementation of the11th Revised Edition of the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry The 11th revised edition of the Uniform System of Accounts...

Free Webinar on the Impact of the Supreme Court Marriage Equality Ruling

Free Webinar on the Impact of the Supreme Court Marriage Equality Ruling

June 29, 2015

In light of the ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) striking down state bans on marriage equality, the Gay Wedding Institute is offering...

Ashford Hospitality Trust Buys Two of Minneapolis’ Glitziest Hotels for $101 million

Ashford Hospitality Trust Buys Two of Minneapolis’ Glitziest Hotels for $101 million

Kristen Leigh Painter | Star Tribune (Minneapolis) | June 29, 2015

June 27--A real estate investment trust in Dallas is buying two of Minneapolis' most recognizable hotels for $101 million. Ashford Hospitality Trust agreed...

US Supreme Court Voids LA Ordinance Requiring Hotel Operators to Turn Over Guest Records on Demand

US Supreme Court Voids LA Ordinance Requiring Hotel Operators to Turn Over Guest Records on Demand

June 29, 2015

By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group®Author of www.HotelLawBlog.com June 2015 In a 5-4 opinion rendered on June 22, 2015, the United States Supreme...

New $5 Hotel Fee for State of Georgia ‘Huge Shock’ for Middle Georgia Hoteliers

New $5 Hotel Fee for State of Georgia ‘Huge Shock’ for Middle Georgia Hoteliers

Linda S. Morris | The Macon Telegraph | June 29, 2015

June 28--A new fee that will be tacked onto the cost of renting a hotel room in Georgia -- every room, every night -- has hoteliers and visitors bureaus...

Better Times Ahead for Downtown St. Louis Hotels with Operators Spending Millions in Renovations

Better Times Ahead for Downtown St. Louis Hotels with Operators Spending Millions in Renovations

Tim Bryant | St. Louis Post-Dispatch | June 29, 2015

June 27--The nation's reviving hotel business includes downtown St. Louis, where operators are spending millions of dollars to cater to the growing number of...

Beyond the $4 billion Resorts World, Big Potential Remains for Development on and Around the Strip

Beyond the $4 billion Resorts World, Big Potential Remains for Development on and Around the Strip

J.D. Morris | Las Vegas Sun | June 29, 2015

June 29--The $4 billion Resorts World Las Vegas project made a big splash in May when a ceremonial groundbreaking ushered in what, upon completion, would be...

How to Craft the Guest Experience

How to Craft the Guest Experience

June 29, 2015

by John Hendrie Starbucks, once the darling of brand excellence, devalued, and now on an ascension, was never about the coffee. It was about the experience...

How Will Hyperlocal Data Technology Impact the Future of Guest Service and the Hotel Industry?

How Will Hyperlocal Data Technology Impact the Future of Guest Service and the Hotel Industry?

June 29, 2015

By Alan E. Young The current boom in mobile technology innovations are once again transforming the travel and hospitality landscape. Hyperlocal data and...

Tech Industry Leaves Many Hotels Suffering as it Out Paces Their Change

Tech Industry Leaves Many Hotels Suffering as it Out Paces Their Change

June 29, 2015

The past 15 years has seen the invention of the original iPod through to the iWatch, self-driving cars, home help robots and 3-D printers. The future is here,...

National Travel Leaders: Keep ‘Choose Chicago’ Funded

National Travel Leaders: Keep ‘Choose Chicago’ Funded

June 29, 2015

WASHINGTON (June 29, 2015) - U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement reacting to potential cuts in state...

Swire Hotels Launches New Brand, The House Collective

Swire Hotels Launches New Brand, The House Collective

June 29, 2015

Hong Kong, June 29 2015 - Swire Hotels is happy to announce the launch of The House Collective brand. With a growing portfolio of the luxury hotels in China,...

Thompson Hotels Opens New 161-room Resort, The Cape, Along Monuments Beach in Cabo San Lucas

Thompson Hotels Opens New 161-room Resort, The Cape, Along Monuments Beach in Cabo San Lucas

June 29, 2015

(LOS ANGELES; June 29, 2015) – Luxury lifestyle brand Thompson Hotels proudly announces the opening of its first property in Mexico, The Cape, in Cabo San...

Managed by AAA Hotel Developers, 74-room Hampton Inn by Hilton Mesa Verde/Cortez Opens in Colorado

Managed by AAA Hotel Developers, 74-room Hampton Inn by Hilton Mesa Verde/Cortez Opens in Colorado

June 29, 2015

June 29, 2015 - CORTEZ, Co. and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) announced the opening of Hampton Inn by Hilton Mesa Verde/Cortez, its newest...

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