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Most Business Travelers Satisfied with Overall Trip Experience

Most Business Travelers Satisfied with Overall Trip Experience

June 24, 2016

ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(June 24, 2016)--Most business travelers remain upbeat about work trips with 73 percent satisfied with their overall business trip experience...

New York Tops List of Cities in the World for Hotel Construction with 187 Projects

New York Tops List of Cities in the World for Hotel Construction with 187 Projects

June 24, 2016

June 24, 2016 – PORTSMOUTH, NH According to the latest Global Construction Pipeline Trend Report from Lodging Econometrics (LE), the top five cities...

HFTP Celebrates Record Breaking Conference Attendance at HITEC 2016

HFTP Celebrates Record Breaking Conference Attendance at HITEC 2016

June 24, 2016

Over six thousand hospitality technology professionals representing 65 countries gathered for HITEC 2016 in New Orleans Thu, 24 June 2016 Hospitality...

HSMAI Region Europe to Co-Locate ROC Conference With Premiere HITEC Amsterdam in March 2017

HSMAI Region Europe to Co-Locate ROC Conference With Premiere HITEC Amsterdam in March 2017

June 24, 2016

Thu, 23 June 2016 Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), global leaders in the hospitality industry and producers of the...

Aloft Introduces Groundbreaking New In-Room Streaming Services

Aloft Introduces Groundbreaking New In-Room Streaming Services

June 24, 2016

Aloft New Orleans Downtown Becomes First to Pilot RoomCast Powered by Chromecast, a New Media Streaming Solution from TeleAdapt. STAMFORD, CT, June 24, 2016...

AEG Drops 755-Room Hotel Project Amid Dispute at L.A. City Hall Over Convention Center Plans

AEG Drops 755-Room Hotel Project Amid Dispute at L.A. City Hall Over Convention Center Plans

David Zahniser | Los Angeles Times | June 24, 2016

June 24--Officials with entertainment giant Anschutz Entertainment Group said Thursday they are dropping plans for a 755-room hotel on Olympic Boulevard, the...

Anantara Hotels & Resorts to Open Anantara Kalutara Resort in Sri Lanka, Slated for October 2016

Anantara Hotels & Resorts to Open Anantara Kalutara Resort in Sri Lanka, Slated for October 2016

June 24, 2016

Sri Lanka, June 24, 2016:  Immersing discerning travellers in Sri Lanka’s rich heritage, vibrant local life, charming colonial footprints and wild...

Wyndham Hotel Group to Open First Hotel in Greece in Early 2017 Following Renovaton and Conversion

Wyndham Hotel Group to Open First Hotel in Greece in Early 2017 Following Renovaton and Conversion

June 24, 2016

ATHENS, Greece, June 24, 2016 -- Wyndham Hotel Group, the world's largest hotel company based on number of hotels, today announced that accessible...

Far East Hospitality Opens the 314-Room Oasia Hotel Downtown, Singapore

Far East Hospitality Opens the 314-Room Oasia Hotel Downtown, Singapore

June 24, 2016

Malaysia, June 2016 – Far East Hospitality (“FEH”), Singapore’s largest operator of hotels and serviced residences, today announced...

New 88-Room Fairfield Inn & Suites Opens in Midvale, Utah Under General Manager Ted Capener

New 88-Room Fairfield Inn & Suites Opens in Midvale, Utah Under General Manager Ted Capener

June 24, 2016

Midvale, UT – June 24, 2016 – The 88-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Midvale, Utah is now open with its smart, inventive public...

Newly-Built Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Opens in Millbrook, Nova Scotia

Newly-Built Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Opens in Millbrook, Nova Scotia

June 24, 2016

MILLBROOK, Nova Scotia and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide's (NYSE: HLT) Hampton by Hilton brand, the global mid-priced hotel that serves value-conscious...

Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire, Scotland to Undergo Multi-Million Dollar Renovation

Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire, Scotland to Undergo Multi-Million Dollar Renovation

June 24, 2016

PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND – The iconic 5-star Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire, Scotland announces an extensive renovation. The multi-million...

Grace Hotels Appoints Robert Swade as CEO

Grace Hotels Appoints Robert Swade as CEO

June 24, 2016

June 24, 2016 – Luxury boutique hotel group, Grace Hotels, has appointed Robert Swade as its Chief Executive Officer, effective  September 1, 2016....

Hotel Director Teresa Alfonso Returns to Royal Hideaway Playacar

Hotel Director Teresa Alfonso Returns to Royal Hideaway Playacar

June 27, 2016

Royal Hideaway Playacar is pleased to announce the return of Teresa Alfonso to the position of Hotel Director. Mrs. Alfonso led operations from the...

Janus Hotels & Resorts Set to Open 121-Suite SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Independence, Ohio

Janus Hotels & Resorts Set to Open 121-Suite SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Independence, Ohio

June 27, 2016

Independence, OH – June 27, 2016 – The 121-suite SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Independence, Ohio is scheduled to open today. Located at 6060...

Owned by Yango Group Co., Hilton Garden Inn Xi’An/Hi-Tech Zone Opens in China

Owned by Yango Group Co., Hilton Garden Inn Xi’An/Hi-Tech Zone Opens in China

June 27, 2016

XI'AN, China and MCLEAN, Virginia, June 27, 2016-- Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Worldwide's (NYSE: HLT) upscale global hotel brand, today announced the...

Making the Most of a First Impression

Making the Most of a First Impression

June 27, 2016

By John Smallwood If you have 60 seconds, I have 300 words that might help at the NOI line. We’ve all heard the expression that “you never get a...

Duetto to Provide Revenue Strategy Solutions for Posadas

Duetto to Provide Revenue Strategy Solutions for Posadas

June 27, 2016

Duetto Brings Open Pricing to Mexico’s Biggest Hotel Operator, Adding More than 145 Hotels as it Continues to Expand in Latin America New York, June 27,...

Rush Creek Lodge Opens at Gateway to Yosemite Marking First New Resort in More than 25 Years

Rush Creek Lodge Opens at Gateway to Yosemite Marking First New Resort in More than 25 Years

June 27, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Jun 27, 2016) - The much-anticipated Rush Creek Lodge officially opens today, welcoming guests to the first new resort in the Yosemite...

Let Young People’s Ideas in Tourism Research and Marketing Grow

Let Young People’s Ideas in Tourism Research and Marketing Grow

June 27, 2016

Bronwyn White of MyTravelResearch.com reflects on the Travel and Tourism Research Association Annual International Conference that concluded in Vail, Colorado...

Margaritaville Welcomes Carlo Sernaglia as New Concept Chef To Its Executive Team

Margaritaville Welcomes Carlo Sernaglia as New Concept Chef To Its Executive Team

June 27, 2016

Orlando, Fla. – June 27, 2016 – Margaritaville Holdings LLC, today announced Carlo Sernaglia has been hired as concept chef. Effective immediately,...

Anbang Said to Have Plans to Close New York’s Waldorf Astoria for Three Years, Converting Most of the 1,400 Rooms to Condos

Anbang Said to Have Plans to Close New York’s Waldorf Astoria for Three Years, Converting Most of the 1,400 Rooms to Condos

June 27, 2016

New York’s landmark Waldorf Astoria hotel is scheduled to close in spring 2017 so owner Anbang Insurance Group Co. can begin converting most of the more...

AAA Projects Americans Will Take More Trips than Ever This Independence Day Weekend

AAA Projects Americans Will Take More Trips than Ever This Independence Day Weekend

June 27, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla., June 27, 2016 -- AAA projects nearly 43 million Americans will travel this Independence Day weekend. This represents the highest fourth of...

Choice Signs with SpringBridge Development and Raines Hospitality for New Cambria hotels & suites in North Charleston, SC

Choice Signs with SpringBridge Development and Raines Hospitality for New Cambria hotels & suites in North Charleston, SC

June 27, 2016

ROCKVILLE, Md., June 27, 2016 -- Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's largest hotel companies, announced it has signed an...

The Cordish Companies Reveal Plans for New $200 Million LIVE! HOTEL at Maryland Live! Casino

The Cordish Companies Reveal Plans for New $200 Million LIVE! HOTEL at Maryland Live! Casino

June 27, 2016

HANOVER, Md., June 27, 2016-- The Cordish Companies today shared plans for a significant expansion to its Maryland Live! Casino property, located in...

The Rise of Commercial Operators on Airbnb – Deep Dive on City Data

The Rise of Commercial Operators on Airbnb – Deep Dive on City Data

June 27, 2016

The hotel and lodging industry thrives on a level and legal playing field and welcomes competition from the “sharing” economy. Competition...

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