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Kaba Video:  We’re Going Mobile!  And Taking You with Us

Kaba Video:  We’re Going Mobile!  And Taking You with Us

September 17, 2014

Kaba Demonstrates Its Latest Mobile-Access Compatible RFID Door Locks That Give Operators A Choice of Guest Entry Options.MONTREAL, QC, CANADA - September 17,...

Loyalty is Golden: Indies Rely on Maestro PMS to Build Repeat Business with Personalized Services

Loyalty is Golden: Indies Rely on Maestro PMS to Build Repeat Business with Personalized Services

September 17, 2014

NORTHWIND-Maestro Teams with Independents to Create Fully-Integrated Loyalty Solutions that Simplify Reward Point Programs, Support Personalized Service, and...

Is the Meetings Industry Corrupt?

Is the Meetings Industry Corrupt?

September 17, 2014

by Joan Eisenstodt  Outside the Metro D.C. area, you may not have been following the recent trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife on...

Entrepreneur Stephen Hung Orders Largest Ever Fleet Of Rolls-Royce Phantoms For Louis XIII Hotel

Entrepreneur Stephen Hung Orders Largest Ever Fleet Of Rolls-Royce Phantoms For Louis XIII Hotel

September 17, 2014

Luxury entrepreneur Stephen Hung has purchased the largest Rolls-Royce Phantom fleet in the world, placing an order for 30 Bespoke Extended Wheelbase Phantoms...

Strategist or Tactician?

Strategist or Tactician?

September 17, 2014

By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.lma.ca)Which one are you, strategist or tactician? Or, do you even know the difference? It’s subtle, but very...

The Rise of PLD Marketing: Product, Local and Digital

The Rise of PLD Marketing: Product, Local and Digital

September 17, 2014

by Georges PanayotisThe digital economy raises questions about everything and makes some marketing rules seem a bit old since they did not keep up with...

Deloitte Survey: Where There is Reward for Travel, There is Risk

Deloitte Survey: Where There is Reward for Travel, There is Risk

September 17, 2014

Only one-third of consumers feel their frequent traveler accounts are secure enough NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2014 — Three-quarters (75 percent) of...

Sabena Arora Joins Optimum Hotel Brokerage; Will Lead New York City Office

Sabena Arora Joins Optimum Hotel Brokerage; Will Lead New York City Office

September 17, 2014

Philadelphia, PA, September 17, 2014 - Optimum Hotel Brokerage announced today that Sabena Arora has joined the firm as Senior Vice President.  In her new...

pasCLOUD Announces its USALI 11TH  Compliant Edition Core

pasCLOUD Announces its USALI 11TH Compliant Edition Core

September 17, 2014

Hoteliers can easily deploy this latest edition and leverage competitive advantages with minimal disruption  September 17, 2014 - Professional...

HFTP Establishes First Asia Footprint at Hong Kong Polytechnic University

HFTP Establishes First Asia Footprint at Hong Kong Polytechnic University

September 17, 2014

Austin, Texas, USA (September 17, 2014) - This week Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) opened the HFTP Asia Research Center in...

2018 Opening Slated in India for the 200-room Le Méridien Ahmedabad

2018 Opening Slated in India for the 200-room Le Méridien Ahmedabad

September 17, 2014

September 17, 2014 - GURGAON, India & NEW DELHI, India -  Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced the signing of Le...

Best Western Signs Deal for Q3 2015 Opening of 108-room Best Western Hotel in Mandalay, Myanmar

Best Western Signs Deal for Q3 2015 Opening of 108-room Best Western Hotel in Mandalay, Myanmar

September 17, 2014

(Bangkok – September 17, 2014): Best Western International has embarked on the next stage of its expansion in Myanmar, with the signing of its first hotel in...

Managed by Gulph Creek Hotels, the 101-room Hampton Inn & Suites Philadelphia/Bensalem Opens in PA

Managed by Gulph Creek Hotels, the 101-room Hampton Inn & Suites Philadelphia/Bensalem Opens in PA

September 17, 2014

September 17, 2014 - BENSALEM, Pa. and MCLEAN, Va. - Hampton Hotels, Hilton Worldwide’s global brand of more than 1,900 mid-priced Hampton Inn, Hampton...

The Newly Built 105-suite Home2 Suites by Hilton Omaha/West Opens in Nebraska

The Newly Built 105-suite Home2 Suites by Hilton Omaha/West Opens in Nebraska

September 17, 2014

OMAHA, Neb., and MCLEAN, Va.  - Sept. 17, 2014 - Home2 Suites by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide’s award-winning mid-tier, all-suite hotel brand designed...

Arizona’s 104-key Staybridge Suites Phoenix-Chandler Hotel Opens

Arizona’s 104-key Staybridge Suites Phoenix-Chandler Hotel Opens

September 17, 2014

Owned by Pacific Lodging of Chandler, LLC and Managed by Tharaldson Hospitality Management17 September, 2014 - ATLANTA — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)...

The 77-key Staybridge Suites Houston NW Willowbrook Opens in Texas

The 77-key Staybridge Suites Houston NW Willowbrook Opens in Texas

September 17, 2014

Owned by Willowbrook Hospitality, LP and Managed by DePalma Hotels17 September, 2014 - ATLANTA — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG...

Hotel Equities Assumes Management of 77-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Marianna in Florida

Hotel Equities Assumes Management of 77-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Marianna in Florida

September 17, 2014

Atlanta, GA-September 17, 2014 - Atlanta-based Hotel Equities (www.hotelequities.com) recently assumed management of the 77-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by...

Multi-Million Dollar Renovation Complete for the 372-room Westin Atlanta Perimeter North in Georgia

Multi-Million Dollar Renovation Complete for the 372-room Westin Atlanta Perimeter North in Georgia

September 17, 2014

September 17, 2014 - MILWAUKEE - Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced the completion of the...

Victor Vazquez Appointed as VP of Development & Acquisitions for Latin America for Starwood Hotels

Victor Vazquez Appointed as VP of Development & Acquisitions for Latin America for Starwood Hotels

September 17, 2014

September 17, 2014 - QUITO, Ecuador - From the South American Hotel Investment Conference in Quito, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT)...

Greg Fehler Takes the Helm as General Manager for England’s Bovey Castle

Greg Fehler Takes the Helm as General Manager for England’s Bovey Castle

September 17, 2014

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, England, September 17, 2014— Bovey Castle this week announced the appointment of Greg Fehler as General Manager.Greg, formerly...

Robert Brandenberg Named as Director of Operations for THE US GRANT Hotel in San Diego, California

Robert Brandenberg Named as Director of Operations for THE US GRANT Hotel in San Diego, California

September 17, 2014

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Sept. 17, 2014) - THE US GRANT Hotel, a San Diego icon since 1910, is proud to announce Robert Brandenberg as the new director of...

Loews Hotels & Resorts Promotes Monica Xuereb to Chief Revenue Officer

Loews Hotels & Resorts Promotes Monica Xuereb to Chief Revenue Officer

September 17, 2014

NEW YORK, NY - (September 17, 2014) - Loews Hotels & Resorts today announced the promotion of Monica Xuereb to Chief Revenue Officer, responsible for...

Thomas Allen Promoted to Chef de Cuisine at Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa in Florida

Thomas Allen Promoted to Chef de Cuisine at Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa in Florida

September 17, 2014

September 17, 2014 (Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida) -  Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa has announced the promotion of Thomas Allen to Chef de Cuisine...

Troy Flanagan Tapped to Lead AH&LA Advocacy for State and Local Issues

Troy Flanagan Tapped to Lead AH&LA Advocacy for State and Local Issues

September 17, 2014

Named Vice President of State and Local Government Affairs Washington, D.C. - September 17, 2014 - The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA)...

Canada’s 168-room Edmonton Hotel & Convention Centre Reopens Under Radisson Brand

Canada’s 168-room Edmonton Hotel & Convention Centre Reopens Under Radisson Brand

September 17, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (September 17, 2014) - Radisson®, one of the best-recognized hotel brands, today announced the opening of Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre...

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