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How Hotels Can Use Urgency Like the OTAs to Drive Bookings

How Hotels Can Use Urgency Like the OTAs to Drive Bookings

September 26, 2016

By Tris Heaword Many people have a natural tendency to procrastinate, choosing to put things off until the very last minute.  But in the world of...

IDeaS Integrates TrustYou’s Review Data to Improve Revenue Performance

IDeaS Integrates TrustYou’s Review Data to Improve Revenue Performance

September 26, 2016

Munich, 26 September 2016 - TrustYou, the world’s largest guest feedback platform, now provides its extensive review data to IDeaS Revenue Solutions, the...

Revenue Management: A Brief History

Revenue Management: A Brief History

September 25, 2016

By Howard Hian When I began in the hotel business in the early 1970s in San Diego, revenue management wasn’t even a phrase.  In its primitive...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 167: Hotel History: Casa Monica Hotel, St. Augustine, Florida*

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 167: Hotel History: Casa Monica Hotel, St. Augustine, Florida*

September 26, 2016

By Stanley Turkel, CMHS The Casa Monica, one of the oldest hotels in the United States, was built by Franklin W. Smith, an idealistic reformer who made his...

Latin America’s Hotel Construction Pipeline Shows Decline, Down 1% YOY

Latin America’s Hotel Construction Pipeline Shows Decline, Down 1% YOY

September 26, 2016

September 26, 2016 – PORTSMOUTH, NH According to the recent Construction Pipeline Trend Report for Latin America from Lodging Econometrics (LE), the...

TTI Technologies Partners with David Escobedo as Business Director for TTI in Mexico

TTI Technologies Partners with David Escobedo as Business Director for TTI in Mexico

September 26, 2016

New York, NY – Sept 26, 2016 – TTI Technologies, a supplier of ID/Passport Scanners, Business Centers, Lobby Tablets and Hotel Information Boards...

HeBS Digital Awarded Four Travel Weekly Magellan Awards for its Best-of-Breed Design, Technology and Ability to Drive Direct Online Bookings

HeBS Digital Awarded Four Travel Weekly Magellan Awards for its Best-of-Breed Design, Technology and Ability to Drive Direct Online Bookings

September 26, 2016

New York, NY (September 26, 2016) – The Travel Weekly Magellan Awards have recognized HeBS Digital and four of its clients with awards for website...

West Elm Partners with DDK to Expand into Travel and Hospitality with Launch of West Elm HOTELS

West Elm Partners with DDK to Expand into Travel and Hospitality with Launch of West Elm HOTELS

September 26, 2016

BROOKLYN, N.Y.--(September 26th, 2016) -Today West Elm announced the expansion of its signature new modern aesthetic into the travel and hospitality industry...

Dubai Holding Unveils Master Plan for Jumeirah Central, A Mixed-Use Development to Include 7,200 Hotel Rooms

Dubai Holding Unveils Master Plan for Jumeirah Central, A Mixed-Use Development to Include 7,200 Hotel Rooms

September 26, 2016

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 26, 2016 -- Dubai Holding today unveiled the approved master plan of Jumeirah Central, a game-changing district development on Sheikh Zayed...

HIlton Honors Robert G. Schaedle III of Chartwell Hospitality with Lifetime Achievement Award

HIlton Honors Robert G. Schaedle III of Chartwell Hospitality with Lifetime Achievement Award

September 26, 2016

MCLEAN, Va. – Sept. 26, 2016 — Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced honors for its top annual development awards in the Americas. Awards are...

Northview Hotel Group Acquires Majority Share of Historic Jekyll Island Club on Georgia’s Coast

Northview Hotel Group Acquires Majority Share of Historic Jekyll Island Club on Georgia’s Coast

Lindsey Adkison | The Brunswick News, Ga. | September 26, 2016

Sept. 23--Plans for acquisition of the Jekyll Island Club Hotel by the Northview Hotel Group were recently completed. Northview now owns a majority share of...

Peachtree Hotel Group Acquires 120-Room SpringHill Suites in Birmingham, Alabama

Peachtree Hotel Group Acquires 120-Room SpringHill Suites in Birmingham, Alabama

Kelly Poe | Alabama Media Group, Birmingham | September 26, 2016

Sept. 23--An Atlanta hotel owner, operator and developer is expanding its Birmingham footprint. Peachtree Hotel Group has bought the 120-room SpringHill...

Carbonleo to Develop Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences on de la Montagne Street in Montreal’s Golden Square Mile

Carbonleo to Develop Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences on de la Montagne Street in Montreal’s Golden Square Mile

September 26, 2016

MONTREAL, Sept. 26, 2016 - Carbonleo, Quebec's premier property development and management company, is proud to announce a partnership with Four...

IHG and HPL Partner to Bring InterContinental Resort to Maldives’ Island of Maamunagau

IHG and HPL Partner to Bring InterContinental Resort to Maldives’ Island of Maamunagau

September 26, 2016

New Delhi, 26 September 2016 - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world's leading hotel companies, has signed a management agreement with...

DelMonte Hotel Group To Develop 145-Room AC By Marriott Pinecrest in Cleveland, Ohio

DelMonte Hotel Group To Develop 145-Room AC By Marriott Pinecrest in Cleveland, Ohio

September 26, 2016

Rochester, NY – September 26, 2016 – DelMonte Hotel Group, one of New York State's premier hospitality development and management companies,...

F.D. Rich Co. Expects December Groundbreaking for Residence Inn by Marriott in Norwalk, Connecticut

F.D. Rich Co. Expects December Groundbreaking for Residence Inn by Marriott in Norwalk, Connecticut

Robert Koch | The Hour, Norwalk, Conn. | September 26, 2016

Sept. 24--NORWALK -- F.D. Rich Co. expects to break ground this December on an eight-story extended-stay hotel on South Main Street in SoNo. "We just...

Eldorado Resorts to Invest More than $50 Million in Renovations to Three Reno Properties

Eldorado Resorts to Invest More than $50 Million in Renovations to Three Reno Properties

September 26, 2016

Reno, NV (Sept. 26, 2016) – Eldorado Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ: ERI) (“Eldorado,” “ERI,” or “the Company”) announced...

Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City to Undergo $30 Million Guestroom Renovation to be Completed Summer 2017

Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City to Undergo $30 Million Guestroom Renovation to be Completed Summer 2017

September 26, 2016

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Sept. 26, 2016 -- Building on the recent success of its $125 million, world-class Waterfront Conference Center, Harrah's...

The $120 Million Pink Sands Club to Debut on the Island of Canouan in the Heart of St. Vincent and the Grenadines

The $120 Million Pink Sands Club to Debut on the Island of Canouan in the Heart of St. Vincent and the Grenadines

September 26, 2016

CANOUAN, St. Vincent and The Grenadines, Sept. 26, 2016 -- The island oasis of Canouan will roll out the red carpet for the fall launch of its 5-star,...

Owned and Managed by KMI Management, New Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott to Open in Sidney, Nebraska

Owned and Managed by KMI Management, New Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott to Open in Sidney, Nebraska

September 26, 2016

Sidney, NE – September 26, 2016 – The 75-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Sidney, Nebraska is scheduled to open tomorrow with its...

Lodging Hospitality Management Opens 539-Room St. Louis Union Station Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton Following $40 Million Transformation

Lodging Hospitality Management Opens 539-Room St. Louis Union Station Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton Following $40 Million Transformation

September 26, 2016

ST. LOUIS and MCLEAN, Va. - Today, Hilton (NYSE: HLT) announces that one of the most treasured landmarks in the Gateway City is the latest addition to Curio -...

Emaar Hospitality Group Launches Flagship Beachfront Address Hotel in Dubai

Emaar Hospitality Group Launches Flagship Beachfront Address Hotel in Dubai

| Khaleej Times, Dubai, United Arab Emirates | September 26, 2016

Sept. 26--DUBAI -- The Emaar Hospitality Group has launched the first beachfront resort property under its flagship Address hotel brand in Dubai -- The...

The Astor Crowne Plaza - New Orleans French Quarter Unveils $13 Million Makeover


The Astor Crowne Plaza - New Orleans French Quarter Unveils $13 Million Makeover


September 26, 2016

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 26, 2016 -- The historic Astor Crowne Plaza - New Orleans French Quarter, situated at the corner of world-famous Canal and Bourbon...

MDM Hotel Group Completes Guestroom and Lobby Transformation of Miami Marriott Dadeland

MDM Hotel Group Completes Guestroom and Lobby Transformation of Miami Marriott Dadeland

September 26, 2016

MIAMI, Sept. 26, 2016  -- The Miami Marriott Dadeland, the market leader in the popular South Miami market has undergone an all new redesign of several...

Leonardo Hotel Group Adds 282-Room Leonardo Hotel Edinburgh City Center in Scotland

Leonardo Hotel Group Adds 282-Room Leonardo Hotel Edinburgh City Center in Scotland

September 26, 2016

BERLIN and EDINBURGH, Scotland, September 26, 2016 -- Following the Leonardo Hotel Group's successful Great Britain market entry with Leonardo Hotel...

Melvin Marcano Appointed Executive Chef At Sheraton Atlanta Hotel

Melvin Marcano Appointed Executive Chef At Sheraton Atlanta Hotel

September 26, 2016

ATLANTA, Sept. 26, 2016 -- Sheraton Atlanta welcomes the appointment of Melvin M. Marcano as Executive Chef to the reputable Food and Beverage Team of the...

Hotel AG Announces Recent Closings

Hotel AG Announces Recent Closings

September 27, 2016

ATLANTA – September 27, 2016 – Hotel AG announced today that in the last several weeks the firm closed a number of hotel transactions.  These...

The Mill Casino Hotel & RV Park Looks to Agilysys to Boost Efficiency and Expand Operations

The Mill Casino Hotel & RV Park Looks to Agilysys to Boost Efficiency and Expand Operations

September 27, 2016

Longtime Gaming Customer Expands Agilysys Partnership with Property Management and Point-of-Sale Systems ALPHARETTA, GA. — Sept. 27, 2016 —...

Hyatt Regency San Francisco Completes Extensive Multi-Million Phased Renovation

Hyatt Regency San Francisco Completes Extensive Multi-Million Phased Renovation

September 27, 2016

San Francisco, Calif (September 27, 2016)—Hyatt Regency San Francisco has recently completed a thorough transformation beginning at the Porte Cochere,...

Paramount Hotel Group Assumes Management of Hyatt Place Hotel in Princeton, New Jersey

Paramount Hotel Group Assumes Management of Hyatt Place Hotel in Princeton, New Jersey

September 27, 2016

Princeton, New Jersey, September 27, 2016 – Paramount Hotel Group, a full-service third-party hotel management company, announced today that it has been...

The Hotel Group Opens the Hampton Inn by Hilton in Lewiston, Idaho

The Hotel Group Opens the Hampton Inn by Hilton in Lewiston, Idaho

September 27, 2016

Lewiston, ID, September 27, 2016— The Hotel Group, a nationally recognized Top 40 hotel company, announced today the opening of the Hampton Inn by Hilton...

Owned and Managed by PHD Hotels, TownePlace Suites by Marriott to Open in Macon, Georgia

Owned and Managed by PHD Hotels, TownePlace Suites by Marriott to Open in Macon, Georgia

September 27, 2016

Macon, GA – September 27, 2016 – The 95-suite TownePlace Suites by Marriott in Macon, Georgia is scheduled to open this Thursday, September 29,...

HRI Properties to Convert Nashville’s James Robertson Building to 191-Room Hotel Joining The Unbound Collection by Hyatt

HRI Properties to Convert Nashville’s James Robertson Building to 191-Room Hotel Joining The Unbound Collection by Hyatt

September 27, 2016

CHICAGO-- HRI Properties and Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) today announced plans to convert the current James Robertson building in Nashville, Tennessee...

Hyatt Names Anne-Marie Law as Chief Human Resources Officer

Hyatt Names Anne-Marie Law as Chief Human Resources Officer

September 27, 2016

CHICAGO-- Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced it has selected Anne-Marie Law as the company’s chief human resources officer. Law will...

Motor City’s Group 10 Management Puts Guest Security First with dormakaba Door Locks

Motor City’s Group 10 Management Puts Guest Security First with dormakaba Door Locks

September 27, 2016

Professional Service, Reliable Products, Competitive Prices Drive Decision for Saflok and ILCO Guest Door Locks September 27, 2016 – A reliable, secure...

Hotels Need to Invest in Cellular Infrastructure Today; They Need RoamBOOST

Hotels Need to Invest in Cellular Infrastructure Today; They Need RoamBOOST

September 27, 2016

Boston, Mass. — September 27, 2016 — The 2016 Lodging Technology Study predicts that technology spending will hit a record-high this year, with 54...

Virgin Hotels Plans New Property in Milpitas, California Slated to Break Ground Fall 2017

Virgin Hotels Plans New Property in Milpitas, California Slated to Break Ground Fall 2017

September 27, 2016

MIAMI, Sept. 27, 2016  -- Virgin Hotels, the lifestyle hotel brand by Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson, has announced plans to open and...

André Guettouche Named as New Senior Vice-President Operations for pentahotels

André Guettouche Named as New Senior Vice-President Operations for pentahotels

September 27, 2016

September 27, 2016 Mr. André Guettouche, previously held the positions of Director and Vice President, has been promoted to Senior Vice-President...

Best Western Hotels & Resorts Unveils New “White Label” Franchise, Sure Stay Hotels

Best Western Hotels & Resorts Unveils New “White Label” Franchise, Sure Stay Hotels

September 27, 2016

Phoenix (September 27, 2016) – Best Western® Hotels & Resorts today made a bold move, introducing SureStay Hotels - a revolutionary new...

Generator Hostels Appoints Michelle Flagg Vice President of Development for North America as Group Plans First US Opening

Generator Hostels Appoints Michelle Flagg Vice President of Development for North America as Group Plans First US Opening

September 27, 2016

LONDON, Sept. 27, 2016 -- Award-winning, design and experience-led hostel group Generator Hostels ("Generator") today announces the appointment of...

Why Customer Loyalty Should Not Be Your Goal and What You Want Instead

Why Customer Loyalty Should Not Be Your Goal and What You Want Instead

September 27, 2016

By Dr. Dennis Rosen Loyalty has become a goal of many businesses. Many consultants claim they will help businesses accomplish this goal. However, it is...

Trust Hospitality Names Paulo Paias General Manager of Zemi Beach House

Trust Hospitality Names Paulo Paias General Manager of Zemi Beach House

September 27, 2016

SHOAL BAY EAST, ANGUILLA (September 27, 2016) – Zemi Beach House, the luxury boutique property that opened this February on Anguilla’s East End,...

Aimbridge Hospitality Appoints Kevin Dingle as New Senior Vice President of Development

Aimbridge Hospitality Appoints Kevin Dingle as New Senior Vice President of Development

September 27, 2016

DALLAS, TEXAS (September 27, 2016) — Aimbridge Hospitality, one of the nation’s largest and most recognized independent hotel investment and...

Sao Paulo Leads Latin America’s Hotel Construction Pipeline with 38 Projects Followed by Campinas, Brazil and Rio de Janeiro

Sao Paulo Leads Latin America’s Hotel Construction Pipeline with 38 Projects Followed by Campinas, Brazil and Rio de Janeiro

September 27, 2016

September 27, 2016 – PORTSMOUTH, NH According to Latin America’s Hotel Construction Pipeline from Lodging Econometrics (LE), the three cities with...

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