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The Strip’s Newest Destination, SLS Las Vegas, Opens with InvoTech’s Uniform System

The Strip’s Newest Destination, SLS Las Vegas, Opens with InvoTech’s Uniform System

October 22, 2014

“Every Second Counts” - High-Tech UHF-RFID System Processes Hundreds of Uniforms Instantly and Automates Laundry Accountability for 40,000...

CheckMate Helps Hotel Abri & Toll House Hotel Build Guest Relationships & Drive Direct Bookings

CheckMate Helps Hotel Abri & Toll House Hotel Build Guest Relationships & Drive Direct Bookings

October 22, 2014

Upscale Boutique Hotels Connect with Guests Using Mobile Check-In and Exceed Expectations by Obtaining 360 Degree View of Preferences and Social...

Flip.to Helps Florida Mall Hotel Engage Guests Like Never Before, Resulting in Huge ROI

Flip.to Helps Florida Mall Hotel Engage Guests Like Never Before, Resulting in Huge ROI

October 22, 2014

ORLANDO, FL - OCTOBER 2014 -Even before guests arrive at The Florida Hotel & Conference Center, a public conversation about their upcoming stay is already...

Experiential Dining and the Synergy between Hotels and Restaurants

Experiential Dining and the Synergy between Hotels and Restaurants

October 22, 2014

By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.lma.ca) On the surface, every hotelier has a broad notion of how integral a hotel’s F&B program can be for the...

Restaurant Customers Are Ready to Use Guest-Operated Payment Technology, Says Cornell Study

Restaurant Customers Are Ready to Use Guest-Operated Payment Technology, Says Cornell Study

October 22, 2014

Ithaca, NY, October 22, 2014 - As the U.S. restaurant industry gradually rolls out guest-operated payment technology, a Cornell study finds that restaurant...

The U.S. Supreme Court to Rule on Police’s Right to Inspect Hotel Records

The U.S. Supreme Court to Rule on Police’s Right to Inspect Hotel Records

Bob Egelko | San Francisco Chronicle | October 22, 2014

Oct. 22--The U.S. Supreme Court's decision this term on whether police can inspect hotel guest registries without judicial approval will have a direct impact...

San Francisco Board Sends ‘Airbnb Law’ to Mayor Despite Objections

San Francisco Board Sends ‘Airbnb Law’ to Mayor Despite Objections

Marisa Lagos | San Francisco Chronicle | October 22, 2014

Oct. 22--A divided Board of Supervisors for the second time approved legislation Tuesday legalizing short-term rentals in San Francisco, sending Mayor Ed Lee...

China’s Inbound Tourism Down 2.51% Over 2013; Report Blames Annual Declines on Pollution & Terrorism

China’s Inbound Tourism Down 2.51% Over 2013; Report Blames Annual Declines on Pollution & Terrorism

Su Zhou | China Daily, Beijing / Asia News Network | October 22, 2014

Oct. 22--Beijing (China Daily/ANN) ? New report blames terrorism, dirty air for annual declines in foreigner visits China's inbound tourism market is still...

Hotel RL, New Conversion Brand by RLHC, Slated for Large Urban Markets

Hotel RL, New Conversion Brand by RLHC, Slated for Large Urban Markets

October 22, 2014

SPOKANE, Wash., Oct. 22, 2014 - RLHC (NYSE:RLH), an operator and franchisor of midscale and upscale hotels, today announced the launch of a new upscale hotel...

Montage Hotels & Resorts Launches Pendry Hotels; Plans 2016 San Diego, California Debut Opening

Montage Hotels & Resorts Launches Pendry Hotels; Plans 2016 San Diego, California Debut Opening

October 22, 2014

OCTOBER 22, 2014 (LAGUNA BEACH, CALI.) - Montage Hotels & Resorts' founder & CEO Alan Fuerstman announced the launch of Pendry Hotels, a new brand that will...

Karisma Hotels & Resorts Debuts its New Brand in Europe with Allure Caramel, by Karisma in Belgrade

Karisma Hotels & Resorts Debuts its New Brand in Europe with Allure Caramel, by Karisma in Belgrade

October 22, 2014

MIAMI (October 22, 2014) - Karisma Hotels & Resorts, an award-winning luxury hotel collection which owns and manages properties in Latin America, the Caribbean...

Hyatt Breaks Ground on $29.7M 149-room Hyatt Place San Juan in Puerto Rico; Q1 2016 Opening Planned

Hyatt Breaks Ground on $29.7M 149-room Hyatt Place San Juan in Puerto Rico; Q1 2016 Opening Planned

October 22, 2014

October 22, 2014 - CHICAGO - Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H), PRISA Group and McConnell Valdés Consulting today announced the groundbreaking for Puerto...

Guest-tek™ Appoints Harri Makela as Executive Vice President - Business Development, Asia Pacific

Guest-tek™ Appoints Harri Makela as Executive Vice President - Business Development, Asia Pacific

October 22, 2014

Calgary, Alberta - October 22, 2014 - Guest-tek™, the world's largest provider of IP based technology solutions for the hospitality industry, has appointed...

Alabama’s Creek Casino Montgomery Plans $65M Upgrade with 119-room Hotel; 2016 Completion Planned

Alabama’s Creek Casino Montgomery Plans $65M Upgrade with 119-room Hotel; 2016 Completion Planned

Brad Harper | Montgomery Advertiser, Ala. | October 22, 2014

Oct. 22--The Creek Casino Montgomery is launching a $65 million upgrade that will include a five-story hotel, a new events center and a full-service salon....

New Plan Will Save Part of Florida’s Circa 1890s Belleview Biltmore Hotel

New Plan Will Save Part of Florida’s Circa 1890s Belleview Biltmore Hotel

Keyonna Summers | Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, Fla. | October 22, 2014

Oct. 21--BELLEAIR -- Part of the former Belleview Biltmore will be saved under a new plan unveiled Monday by a developer in the process of buying the...

Owner of Jupiter Pointe Marina in Hobe Sound, Florida Plans to Add 54 to 84 Key All-Suite Hotel

Owner of Jupiter Pointe Marina in Hobe Sound, Florida Plans to Add 54 to 84 Key All-Suite Hotel

Kristina Webb | Treasure Coast Newspapers, Stuart, Fla. | October 22, 2014

Oct. 21--Martin County officials Tuesday paved the way for the owner of a Hobe Sound marina and boat club to add a four-story, all-suite hotel. Jupiter...

Design Change Delays Opening of Atascadero, CA’s 130-room Marriott SpringHill Suites to Spring 2015

Design Change Delays Opening of Atascadero, CA’s 130-room Marriott SpringHill Suites to Spring 2015

Tonya Strickland | The Tribune (San Luis Obispo, Calif.) | October 22, 2014

Oct. 21--The opening of the 130-room hotel under construction on Atascadero's north end will be delayed by several months. Construction of the four-story...

Orlando Officials OK Downtown Mixed-Use Redevelopment Plan Including a Hotel

Orlando Officials OK Downtown Mixed-Use Redevelopment Plan Including a Hotel

Mark Schlueb | Orlando Sentinel | October 22, 2014

Oct. 21--Orlando's planning board Tuesday approved a conceptual plan for the redevelopment of the downtown property that the Orlando Sentinel leases. Plans...

Playa Hotels Set to Open Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall and Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall in Montego Bay, Jamaica

Playa Hotels Set to Open Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall and Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall in Montego Bay, Jamaica

October 22, 2014

Montego Bay, Jamaica - October 22, 2014 - Playa Hotels & Resorts B.V. ("Playa"), a leading owner, operator and developer of all inclusive resorts in prime...

A Brand Debut in Russia, the 145-room Holiday Inn Express® Voronezh – Kirova Prepares to Open

A Brand Debut in Russia, the 145-room Holiday Inn Express® Voronezh – Kirova Prepares to Open

October 22, 2014

22 October, 2014 - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies today announces the launch of its Holiday Inn Express®...

The 96-key Courtyard Marriott Opens in Nexton Development Near Summerville, South Carolina

The 96-key Courtyard Marriott Opens in Nexton Development Near Summerville, South Carolina

Abigail Darlington | The Post and Courier, Charleston, S.C. | October 22, 2014

Oct. 21--The first of two Marriott hotels going in the Nexton community near Summerville is now open. The Courtyard Marriott, a 96-room hotel at 1510 Rose...

Lodging Dynamics Hospitality Group to Open the 89-room Fairfield Inn & Suites Moab in Utah

Lodging Dynamics Hospitality Group to Open the 89-room Fairfield Inn & Suites Moab in Utah

October 22, 2014

Moab, Utah - October 22, 2014 - The 89-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Moab, Utah is scheduled to open next week with its smart, inventive public...

Grace Hotels Opens the 60-key Grace Panama in Panama City

Grace Hotels Opens the 60-key Grace Panama in Panama City

October 22, 2014

PANAMA CITY, Oct. 22, 2014 -- Grace Hotels today announced the official opening of its hotel in Panama City, Grace Panama.  Occupying the ground floor and...

Autograph Collection Welcomes Atlantis, Paradise Island in the Bahamas

Autograph Collection Welcomes Atlantis, Paradise Island in the Bahamas

October 22, 2014

Bethesda, Md., October 22, 2014 – Atlantis, Paradise Island, the newest Autograph Collection Hotel,  Marriott International’s portfolio of distinctive...

MCR Development LLC Completes Renovations of Two Monmouth County, New Jersey Hotels

MCR Development LLC Completes Renovations of Two Monmouth County, New Jersey Hotels

October 22, 2014

The 105-room Residence Inn Neptune at Gateway Centre and the 113-room Courtyard Wall at Monmouth Shores Corporate ParkOctober 22, 2014 - NEPTUNE, N.J. & WALL...

$15 Million Dollar Renovation Complete for the 399-room Sheraton Pittsburgh at Station Square in PA

$15 Million Dollar Renovation Complete for the 399-room Sheraton Pittsburgh at Station Square in PA

October 22, 2014

October 22, 2014 - Sheraton Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HOT) and Pyramid Hotel Group today announced the completion of an extensive $15 million dollar renovation of...

Wyndham Hotel Group’s Rui Barros to Oversee North America Franchise Operations

Wyndham Hotel Group’s Rui Barros to Oversee North America Franchise Operations

October 22, 2014

Parsippany, N.J. (Oct. 22, 2014) – Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,540 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide...

Casa de Campo in La Romana, Dominican Republic Appoints Rafael Torres as President

Casa de Campo in La Romana, Dominican Republic Appoints Rafael Torres as President

October 22, 2014

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC -- Oct. 22, 2014 -- Casa de Campo, 7,000-acre luxury resort in La Romana, Dominican Republic, and parent company, Central Romana Corporation...

Dollywood’s 307-key DreamMore Resort Reaches Topping Out Construction Milestone; To Open Summer 2015

Dollywood’s 307-key DreamMore Resort Reaches Topping Out Construction Milestone; To Open Summer 2015

October 23, 2014

October 23, 2014 - PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. - Construction crews today placed the final spire atop Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort’s entrance tower marking an...

The $163M Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark Revealed During Construction Hard Hat Tour

The $163M Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark Revealed During Construction Hard Hat Tour

October 23, 2014

The 453-key Ski In/Ski Out Indoor Waterpark Hotel Prepares to Open in March 2015 in Tannersville, Pennsylvania  October 23, 2014 - TANNERSVILLE, Pa. -...

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