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FTC Says Hotels Don’t Have to Add Resort Fees to Advertised Rates

FTC Says Hotels Don’t Have to Add Resort Fees to Advertised Rates

Hugo Martin | Los Angeles Times | July 6, 2015

July 05--Mandatory hotel resort fees that aren't wrapped into the advertised nightly rate can be frustrating but they don't represent a deceptive business...

Shift Your Marketing Focus From Price to Value

Shift Your Marketing Focus From Price to Value

July 6, 2015

by Vikram SinghIt’s amazing how much time and energy gets poured into deciding the price of a hotel room. There are STR reports, RMS Reports, and booking...

AccorHotels and AAA ACTIVOS LDA Sign Management Agreement to Open 50 Hotels in Africa by 2017

AccorHotels and AAA ACTIVOS LDA Sign Management Agreement to Open 50 Hotels in Africa by 2017

July 6, 2015

Paris, July 6rd, 2015 - On the occasion of the French President’s visit to Angola, AccorHotels, the world’s leading hotel operator, sealed an...

Wyndham Hotel Group Signs Three New Wyndham Hotels and Resorts Properties in China

Wyndham Hotel Group Signs Three New Wyndham Hotels and Resorts Properties in China

July 6, 2015

SHANGHAI, China (July 6, 2015) – Building on the recent openings of the 232-room Wyndham Grand Shenzhen and the 390-room Wyndham Chongqing Yuelai, Wyndham...

Columbia Properties, Inc. Acquires Recently Transformed Hotel Z from J Street Hospitality

Columbia Properties, Inc. Acquires Recently Transformed Hotel Z from J Street Hospitality

July 6, 2015

San Diego, CA - July 6, 2015 - J Street Hospitality Inc., announced today the opening of Hotel Z, a new 96-room select service boutique hotel located in San...

Tourism Tidbits: Tourism, Children and Young Adults: Part 1 of 2 - The Inbound Side

Tourism Tidbits: Tourism, Children and Young Adults: Part 1 of 2 - The Inbound Side

July 6, 2015

Things we need to be aware of to protect our traveling youth by Dr. Peter TarlowTourism should be about children, not only children by age, but in a sense the...

HeBStrategy: Q3 2015 Hospitality Digital Technology & Marketing Strategy Whitepaper Now Available

HeBStrategy: Q3 2015 Hospitality Digital Technology & Marketing Strategy Whitepaper Now Available

July 6, 2015

HeBS Digital’s latest white paper recaps the biggest hospitality technology and digital marketing news of the past quarter, while looking forward to emerging...

PolyU Releases Report on 2014 Tourist Satisfaction and Tourism Service Quality Indices

PolyU Releases Report on 2014 Tourist Satisfaction and Tourism Service Quality Indices

July 6, 2015

The School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) released a report on the PolyU Tourist Satisfaction Index...

Sheraton Miami Airport Under New Ownership of HHM

Sheraton Miami Airport Under New Ownership of HHM

Hannah Sampson | The Miami Herald | July 6, 2015

July 02--The Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel & Executive Meeting Center is in new hands. HHM, a Philadelphia hotel company with four other properties in...

Four Seasons Hotels and Residences Spreading Across South Florida

Four Seasons Hotels and Residences Spreading Across South Florida

Arlene Satchell | Sun Sentinel | July 6, 2015

July 03--The luxurious Four Seasons hotel brand is expanding across South Florida, in large part through the efforts of developer and entrepreneur Nadim Ashi...

Country Inns & Suites by Carlson Signs Hotel in San Antonio, Texas

Country Inns & Suites by Carlson Signs Hotel in San Antonio, Texas

July 6, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (June 30, 2015) – Country Inns & Suites By Carlson℠, a leading upper-midscale hotel brand, today announced the signing of Country Inn & Suites...

White Lodging Assumes Mgmt of Hilton Garden Inn Merrillville and Hilton Garden Inn Hoffman Estates

White Lodging Assumes Mgmt of Hilton Garden Inn Merrillville and Hilton Garden Inn Hoffman Estates

July 6, 2015

MERRILLVILLE, Ind., July 6, 2015 -- White Lodging is pleased to announce it has officially taken over management of the Hilton Garden Inn...

OTO Development Opens Hampton Inn by Hilton in New York City’s Times Square

OTO Development Opens Hampton Inn by Hilton in New York City’s Times Square

July 6, 2015

NEW YORK and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) announced the opening of Hampton Inn by Hilton Manhattan/Times Square Central, its newest property to...

Marriott International Opens First Flagship Brand in Makkah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Marriott International Opens First Flagship Brand in Makkah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

July 6, 2015

Makkah, KSA – July 6, 2015, Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) has announced the opening of the Makkah Marriott Hotel, the company’s...

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group Opens Radisson Hotel Dallas North-Addison

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group Opens Radisson Hotel Dallas North-Addison

July 6, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (July 6, 2015) – Radisson®, one of the best-recognized hotel brands, today announced the opening of the Radisson Hotel Dallas North-Addison....

New Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Opens in Monroe, Louisiana

New Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Opens in Monroe, Louisiana

July 6, 2015

MONROE, La. and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) announced the opening of Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Monroe, its newest property to join Hampton...

Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort Reopens its Doors Following a Multi-Million Dollar Renovation

Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort Reopens its Doors Following a Multi-Million Dollar Renovation

July 6, 2015

LOS CABOS, Mexico - July 6, 2015 - Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT), in partnership with MetLife, Inc. and Thayer Lodging Group, is pleased to announce the...

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Expands Development Team with Addition of Two New Vice Presidents

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Expands Development Team with Addition of Two New Vice Presidents

July 6, 2015

San Francisco, July 6, 2015 - Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, the pioneer and leader in the boutique hospitality sector, announced today the hiring of Chris...

Royal Sonesta New Orleans Names Will Webre Sales Manager

Royal Sonesta New Orleans Names Will Webre Sales Manager

July 6, 2015

New Orleans, LA (July 6, 2015) - The Royal Sonesta New Orleans  is pleased to announce the addition of Will Webre as the hotel's sales manager. Webre will...

Bacara Resort & Spa Names Vincent Lesage as Executive Chef

Bacara Resort & Spa Names Vincent Lesage as Executive Chef

July 6, 2015

Santa Barbara– Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara is pleased to announce the appointment of Vincent Lesage as executive chef. “Chef Lesage’s impressive...

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