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Following Merger, Benchmark and Gemstone Unveil a New Company, New Identity and Four Distinct Brands

Following Merger, Benchmark and Gemstone Unveil a New Company, New Identity and Four Distinct Brands

September 23, 2016

Formerly Benchmark Hospitality International and Gemstone Hotels & Resorts, Now “BENCHMARK”, a global hospitality company The Woodlands...

Marriott International Completes Acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

Marriott International Completes Acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

September 23, 2016

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) has completed its acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., creating the world’s largest...

What’s up With All the New Hotel Brands and What Does It Mean to You?

What’s up With All the New Hotel Brands and What Does It Mean to You?

September 23, 2016

By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Hotel Lawyers | Author of www.HotelLawBlog.com Have you noticed the explosion of new brands from...

Automating Travel Plans: The Impact of Google’s New Travel App on Hoteliers’ Strategies

Automating Travel Plans: The Impact of Google’s New Travel App on Hoteliers’ Strategies

September 23, 2016

By Megan Harr Earlier this week, Google launched further into the world of travel with the release of Google Trips, a smartphone app that serves as a...

Prism Hotels and Real Capital Solutions Partner on $200 million Investment Fund

Prism Hotels and Real Capital Solutions Partner on $200 million Investment Fund

September 23, 2016

Plans are to purchase hotels in the Permian Basin in Texas as well as upscale full-service hotels in major oil and gas markets nationally, including...

China Oceanwide Holdings Planning Development of an Atlantis Resort in Hawaii at Ko Olina

China Oceanwide Holdings Planning Development of an Atlantis Resort in Hawaii at Ko Olina

Andrew Gomes | The Honolulu Star-Advertiser | September 23, 2016

Sept. 23--A new Hawaii vacation experience with striking marine exhibits, "awe-inspiring discovery" and "revolutionary water play" could...

Boston’s Lodging Supply Growth Outpaces Demand, Resulting in Lowered Projected Performance

Boston’s Lodging Supply Growth Outpaces Demand, Resulting in Lowered Projected Performance

September 23, 2016

September 23, 2016 While demand year-to-date through August is up a strong 4.1% in the Boston/Cambridge lodging market, it has not been enough to compensate...

Paramount Lodging Advisors’ Interns Awarded Highest Honors At DePaul University’s Real Estate Department Fall Reception

Paramount Lodging Advisors’ Interns Awarded Highest Honors At DePaul University’s Real Estate Department Fall Reception

September 23, 2016

CHICAGO, IL – The Paramount Lodging Advisors (PLA) team is proud to recognize the achievements of DePaul University interns Lindsey White and Daniel...

Hoteliers Stay Ahead of Rapidly Changing Industry at Revenue Strategy Forum Hong Kong, Co-Hosted by Duetto and Hotel ICON

Hoteliers Stay Ahead of Rapidly Changing Industry at Revenue Strategy Forum Hong Kong, Co-Hosted by Duetto and Hotel ICON

September 23, 2016

Attendees network to learn latest data-driven strategies for protecting revenue and profit Hong Kong — Revenue Strategy Forum (RSF) Hong Kong brought...

True ADR is the Future of Revenue Management Metrics

True ADR is the Future of Revenue Management Metrics

September 23, 2016

By Jean Francois Mourier Like any highly complex, numbers-based discipline, there are many different evaluation metrics that could be used in revenue...

Miami Beach Tourism Takes a Hit From Zika as Demand Drops, Cancellations Rise

Miami Beach Tourism Takes a Hit From Zika as Demand Drops, Cancellations Rise

Chabeli Herrera | The Miami Herald | September 23, 2016

Sept. 23--Miami Beach's tourism industry has been able to swerve each time Zika has tried to deal it a major blow -- until now. Last week, Zika hit the...

The Middle East’s Top Three Cities with Largest Construction Pipelines are Dubai; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; and Doha, Qatar

The Middle East’s Top Three Cities with Largest Construction Pipelines are Dubai; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; and Doha, Qatar

September 23, 2016

September 23, 2016 – PORTSMOUTH, NH – According to the Middle East’s Hotel Construction Pipeline from Lodging Econometrics (LE), the three...

Hyatt Sells Hyatt Regency Birmingham in the United Kingdom to Bin Otaiba Affiliate for £38.6 Million ($50M)

Hyatt Sells Hyatt Regency Birmingham in the United Kingdom to Bin Otaiba Affiliate for £38.6 Million ($50M)

September 23, 2016

CHICAGO - September 23, 2016 - Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced that a Hyatt affiliate has sold Hyatt Regency Birmingham for...

BW Hotels & Resorts Break Ground Simultaneously on Three GLo Properties in the U.S.

BW Hotels & Resorts Break Ground Simultaneously on Three GLo Properties in the U.S.

September 23, 2016

PHOENIX (September 22, 2016) - Best Western® Hotels & Resorts marked the arrival of its new GLō℠ brand today with a historic triple groundbreaking...

HPL in Partnership with IHG Launching First InterContinental Resort in Maldives

HPL in Partnership with IHG Launching First InterContinental Resort in Maldives

September 23, 2016

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world's leading hotel companies, has signed a management agreement with Hotel Properties Limited...

Al Habtoor Group Opens W Dubai - Al Habtoor City Marking Brand Debut in UAE

Al Habtoor Group Opens W Dubai - Al Habtoor City Marking Brand Debut in UAE

September 23, 2016

W Hotels Worldwide, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NYSE:HOT), today announced the debut of W Dubai – Al Habtoor City,...

Vastint Hospitality Opens New 210-Room Moxy Berlin in City’s Cultural Epicentre, Ostbahnhof

Vastint Hospitality Opens New 210-Room Moxy Berlin in City’s Cultural Epicentre, Ostbahnhof

September 23, 2016

Moxy Hotels, Marriott International’s experiential hotel brand, welcomes the new Moxy Berlin into the heart of the modern capital known for culture;...

Delaware North Opens The Newly-Built 116-Room Westin Buffalo in New York

Delaware North Opens The Newly-Built 116-Room Westin Buffalo in New York

September 23, 2016

STAMFORD, Conn. (September 23, 2016) – Westin Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (NYSE:HOT), today announced the...

Rockpoint Group and Highgate Opens The Gates Hotel South Beach - a DoubleTree by Hilton in Miami Beach, Florida

Rockpoint Group and Highgate Opens The Gates Hotel South Beach - a DoubleTree by Hilton in Miami Beach, Florida

September 23, 2016

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. and MCLEAN, Va. - DoubleTree by Hilton, one of Hilton's (NYSE: HLT) 13 market-leading brands, today announces the opening of The Gates...

Courtyard by Marriott Set to Open in Mount Juliet, Tennessee with General Manager Shelly Cieslak at the Helm

Courtyard by Marriott Set to Open in Mount Juliet, Tennessee with General Manager Shelly Cieslak at the Helm

September 23, 2016

Mount Juliet, TN – September 23, 2016 – Courtyard by Marriott Nashville Mount Juliet is scheduled to open its doors in Mount Juliet, Tennessee on...

Elandis Completes Multi-Million Dollar Renovation of Two New England Properties, The Mayflower Grace and White Barn Inn

Elandis Completes Multi-Million Dollar Renovation of Two New England Properties, The Mayflower Grace and White Barn Inn

September 23, 2016

MIAMI, FL (Sept. 23, 2016):  Elandis, the Americas real estate arm of the Libra Group, has concluded a $5 million-dollar refurbishment and enhancement...

Dimension Development Names Marjorie Culley New General Manager at Courtyard Santa Ana Orange County

Dimension Development Names Marjorie Culley New General Manager at Courtyard Santa Ana Orange County

September 23, 2016

SANTA ANA, Calif., Sept. 23, 2016 -- With a new general manager in town, Courtyard Santa Ana Orange County looks towards a bright future in the Golden...

Riverhouse on the Deschutes Appoints Sarah Romish as Marketing Manager

Riverhouse on the Deschutes Appoints Sarah Romish as Marketing Manager

September 23, 2016

BEND, Ore. – Sept. 23, 2016 – Riverhouse on the Deschutes, one of Bend’s most iconic hotels, is ushering in a new era following its grand...

Ashley Novosad Named Marketing Manager for Whitney Peak Hotel

Ashley Novosad Named Marketing Manager for Whitney Peak Hotel

September 23, 2016

RENO, Nevada (Sept. 23, 2016) – Whitney Peak Hotel has hired Ashley Novosad as marketing manager. In this role, she is responsible for managing the...

IDeaS Integrates TrustYou’s Review Data to Improve Revenue Performance

IDeaS Integrates TrustYou’s Review Data to Improve Revenue Performance

September 26, 2016

Munich, 26 September 2016 - TrustYou, the world’s largest guest feedback platform, now provides its extensive review data to IDeaS Revenue Solutions, the...

How Hotels Can Use Urgency Like the OTAs to Drive Bookings

How Hotels Can Use Urgency Like the OTAs to Drive Bookings

September 26, 2016

Many people have a natural tendency to procrastinate, choosing to put things off until the very last minute.  But in the world of e-commerce, brands work...

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