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Global Hotel Ranking 2015: A Second Chinese Operator Climbs Into the Top 10

Global Hotel Ranking 2015: A Second Chinese Operator Climbs Into the Top 10

March 26, 2015

The takeover of the French Operator Louvre Hotels Group by the Chinese group Jin Jiang, announced at the end of 2014 and finalized at the beginning of the year...

Ayres Hotels Selects Groupize Next Generation Group Technology, Transforms Sales Staff Productivity

Ayres Hotels Selects Groupize Next Generation Group Technology, Transforms Sales Staff Productivity

March 26, 2015

Award winning luxury hotel brand selects Groupize Platform for lead management, sales automation, pipeline visibility and increased conversions Boston, MA,...

GuestREV® Mobile, New GroupREV® Functionality, and Market/Business Intelligence ‘Steal Show’

GuestREV® Mobile, New GroupREV® Functionality, and Market/Business Intelligence ‘Steal Show’

March 26, 2015

Mobile Revenue Management app declared a “true game changer” ATLANTA, GA - March 26, 2015 - The eleventh annual Rainmaker Hospitality Client Summit...

Putting the Cart Before the Horse…

Putting the Cart Before the Horse…

March 26, 2015

by Georges Panayotis France’s tourism supply isn’t making headway. Just a slight understatement… The small bound observed in the...

Pritzker, Thune, Klobuchar, Bilirakis, Quigley Honored as Travel Champions

Pritzker, Thune, Klobuchar, Bilirakis, Quigley Honored as Travel Champions

March 26, 2015

Leaders Recognized for Delivering the Benefits of Travel to Their States, Districts and Nation WASHINGTON (March 26, 2015)—The U.S. Travel Association...

PAR Springer-Miller Clients Recognized in Prestigious 2015 Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Ranking

PAR Springer-Miller Clients Recognized in Prestigious 2015 Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Ranking

March 26, 2015

Over 71% of Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Spas Enhance Service with SpaSoftStowe, VT - (March 26, 2015) PAR Springer-Miller Systems, Inc. (PSMS) - a wholly...

Cornell Study Highlights Drivers of Risk Premium Paid for Hotel Loans

Cornell Study Highlights Drivers of Risk Premium Paid for Hotel Loans

March 26, 2015

Ithaca, NY, March 26, 2015 - A new report from the Center for Hospitality Research (CHR) highlights the factors that drive the interest-rate spread between...

Hawaii Tourism Authority Reports Visitor Spending Continues Trending Down by 4.3%

Hawaii Tourism Authority Reports Visitor Spending Continues Trending Down by 4.3%

Allison Schaefers | The Honolulu Star-Advertiser | March 26, 2015

March 26--It looks like 2015 tourism is off to a slow start, with arrivals and spending below targets. Although visitor arrivals came back in February, the...

Can Revenue Management Resolve Conflict between GOP PAR and REV PAR as Hotel Performance Indicator?

Can Revenue Management Resolve Conflict between GOP PAR and REV PAR as Hotel Performance Indicator?

March 27, 2015

By Ahmed Mahmoud Far in the past for the hotel industry analysis, there were two simple classic indicators used to measure the hotel performance: average...

Georgia Legislature Introducing Bills that Could Legalize up to Six Casino Resorts in State

Georgia Legislature Introducing Bills that Could Legalize up to Six Casino Resorts in State

Aaron Gould Sheinin | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | March 26, 2015

March 26--Legislation that would open the door to up to six casino resorts in Georgia will be introduced in the state House on Thursday. The measures, both...

JAL Hotels Co. Rebranding Former The Crest Hotel Tachikaw as Hotel Nikko Tachikawa Tokyo

JAL Hotels Co. Rebranding Former The Crest Hotel Tachikaw as Hotel Nikko Tachikawa Tokyo

March 26, 2015

TOKYO--March 26, 2015--JAL Hotels Co., Ltd. will open Hotel Nikko Tachikawa Tokyo in October 2015, by rebranding The Crest Hotel Tachikawa owned by the Tokyo...

Rael Development Corporation to Build 167-key Andaz Palm Springs in California; To Open in 2016

Rael Development Corporation to Build 167-key Andaz Palm Springs in California; To Open in 2016

March 26, 2015

CHICAGO (March 26, 2015) – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management contract with Rael...

AdVenture Development to Soon Break Ground on Fairfield Inn & Suites in McCandless, PA

AdVenture Development to Soon Break Ground on Fairfield Inn & Suites in McCandless, PA

Tory N. Parrish | The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | March 26, 2015

March 26--McCandless will be getting in on Pittsburgh's hotel boom when a developer breaks ground in the next three months on the town's second hotel, an...

Dual-Branded Hyatt Place/Hyatt House Denver Downtown Celebrates Topping Out; Q3 2015 Opening Planned

Dual-Branded Hyatt Place/Hyatt House Denver Downtown Celebrates Topping Out; Q3 2015 Opening Planned

March 26, 2015

MERRILLVILLE, Ind., March 26, 2015 -- White Lodging Services and Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today that Denver's first dual-branded Hyatt...

Multi-Million Dollar Renovations Underway for the 22-suite Embassy Suites Memphis in Tennessee

Multi-Million Dollar Renovations Underway for the 22-suite Embassy Suites Memphis in Tennessee

March 26, 2015

MEMPHIS, Tenn. and MCLEAN, Va. (March 26, 2015) - The 220-suite Embassy Suites hotel in Memphis, TN has officially started a $7 million renovation, expected to...

A Brand Debut in Italy, JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa Opens on Private Island - Isola delle Rose

A Brand Debut in Italy, JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa Opens on Private Island - Isola delle Rose

March 26, 2015

March 26, 2015 – JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, the distinctive sophisticated brand of Marriott International (NASDAQ:MAR), announces today that its new...

Managed by Mand Hospitality, the 95-room Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Bolton Opens in Ontario

Managed by Mand Hospitality, the 95-room Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Bolton Opens in Ontario

March 26, 2015

March 26, 2015 - BOLTON, Ontario and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide announces the opening of Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Bolton, its newest property to join...

Hudson Mgmt & Real Hospitality Group Open Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Rehoboth Beach, DE

Hudson Mgmt & Real Hospitality Group Open Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Rehoboth Beach, DE

March 26, 2015

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware - March 26, 2015 - The 94-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is now open for business. Located at...

Choice Hotels Names Mark Shalala Vice President of Franchise Development for Cambria Hotels & Suites

Choice Hotels Names Mark Shalala Vice President of Franchise Development for Cambria Hotels & Suites

March 26, 2015

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 26, 2015 -- Choice Hotels International (NYSE: CHH), a leading worldwide lodging company, announced that it has named Mark Shalala as...

Castle Resorts & Hotels Appoints Erland Odd Vice President of eCommerce and Digital Strategy

Castle Resorts & Hotels Appoints Erland Odd Vice President of eCommerce and Digital Strategy

March 26, 2015

HONOLULU, HAWAII (March 26, 2015) - Castle Resorts & Hotels has appointed Erland Odd as Vice President of eCommerce and Digital Strategy. In his new position,...

The Resort at The Mountain in Welches, Oregon Hires Brooke McDermott as Sales Manager

The Resort at The Mountain in Welches, Oregon Hires Brooke McDermott as Sales Manager

March 26, 2015

WELCHES, Ore. - (March 26, 2015) - The Resort at The Mountain, located at the base of Mount Hood in Welches, Ore., has hired Brooke McDermott as their new...

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