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MyCheck Mobility Achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle Hospitality’s OPERA 5 Property System

MyCheck Mobility Achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle Hospitality’s OPERA 5 Property System

May 23, 2017

MyCheck's MyWallet and Front Desk Widget with OPERA 5 integration means more service options for hotels and a frictionless experience for guests ...

The Need for Speed: Runtriz Leverages DataArt’s Expertise and ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Technology to Deliver “Front of the Line™” Program to Hotels

The Need for Speed: Runtriz Leverages DataArt’s Expertise and ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Technology to Deliver “Front of the Line™” Program to Hotels

May 23, 2017

Runtriz engages DataArt to integrate ASSA ABLOY Hospitality’s Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) enabled electronic lock technology to deliver Runtriz’s...

EB-5 Funding for New Development: JMBM Has Closed More Than $1.5 Billion of EB-5 Financing

EB-5 Funding for New Development: JMBM Has Closed More Than $1.5 Billion of EB-5 Financing

May 23, 2017

By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® As of January 31, 2017, JMBM’s team has closed more than $1.5 billion of EB-5 financing...

Creativity in Tourism: When Intelligence and Fun Converge

Creativity in Tourism: When Intelligence and Fun Converge

May 23, 2017

by Georges Panayotis Is it the job of all tourism enterprises to become a universal reservation portal? Must they become a single outlet where travelers...

After Strong First Quarter, CBRE Forecasts Eighth Consecutive Year of Occupancy Growth for U.S. Hotels

After Strong First Quarter, CBRE Forecasts Eighth Consecutive Year of Occupancy Growth for U.S. Hotels

May 23, 2017

Atlanta – May 23, 2017 – The U.S. lodging industry started 2017 on a strong note.  During the first quarter of 2017, hotel demand increased by...

US Hotel Advisors Releases Metro Denver Hotel Impact Study

US Hotel Advisors Releases Metro Denver Hotel Impact Study

May 23, 2017

By Noel A. Palma Seemingly, there is a report of a new hotel opening in the Denver MSA every few weeks.  These launches are symbolic of the growth...

U.S. Travel Reacts to Proposed Elimination of Brand USA in Trump Budget

U.S. Travel Reacts to Proposed Elimination of Brand USA in Trump Budget

May 23, 2017

WASHINGTON (May 23, 2017)— U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the proposed elimination of the Brand...

Upper Midscale Category Leads Construction Pipeline with 2,067 Projects/205,662 Rooms Followed by Upscale with 1,246 Projects/161,229 Rooms

Upper Midscale Category Leads Construction Pipeline with 2,067 Projects/205,662 Rooms Followed by Upscale with 1,246 Projects/161,229 Rooms

May 23, 2017

May 23, 2017 – PORTSMOUTH, NH
Analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE) report that the Upper Midscale category is currently at 2,067 Projects/205,662...

GCommerce Hosts Exclusive Travel Trends Event With Google and Other Top Industry Leaders

GCommerce Hosts Exclusive Travel Trends Event With Google and Other Top Industry Leaders

May 23, 2017

GCommerce is hosting its 2nd annual Travel Trends that Matter educational and networking event on June 27th, 2017. This exclusive event will feature content...

Hosted Food & Beverage Inventory Systems Available from Clear Sky Software

Hosted Food & Beverage Inventory Systems Available from Clear Sky Software

May 23, 2017

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina – May 23, 2017 – Clear Sky Software, Inc.®, a leader in food and beverage inventory control systems, announced today...

Renowned Sonoma Hotel & Spa Came for Guest Texting, Stayed for Radio-Free Operations

Renowned Sonoma Hotel & Spa Came for Guest Texting, Stayed for Radio-Free Operations

May 23, 2017

New York, NY -- MacArthur Place, Sonoma Hotel & Spa has selected hotel technology platform ALICE to upgrade their operations and provide convenience to...

So Many Hotel Software Systems, So Little Time: How to Choose the Best PMS for Your Needs and Budget

So Many Hotel Software Systems, So Little Time: How to Choose the Best PMS for Your Needs and Budget

May 23, 2017

Jos Schaap, CEO of StayNTouch It’s a jungle out there! The jungle of different hotel software solutions has grown very thick, and the competition...

3rd Annual ILES Conference, BITAC Independent Draws Record Crowd, Iconic Speakers

3rd Annual ILES Conference, BITAC Independent Draws Record Crowd, Iconic Speakers

May 23, 2017

More than 300 attendees met last week in Las Vegas to discuss viability of the Independent hotel market and the role Soft Brands are playing in franchising...

Vimana Becomes First U.S. Franchise to List Its Full Hotel Portfolio on HotelBids.com

Vimana Becomes First U.S. Franchise to List Its Full Hotel Portfolio on HotelBids.com

May 23, 2017

Mobile app empowers travelers to book their preferred hotel at their preferred price point while hoteliers fill unsold rooms and pay the lowest fees in the...

National Conference Center Offers BIG Summer Package “Pairings in the Park” Experience

National Conference Center Offers BIG Summer Package “Pairings in the Park” Experience

May 23, 2017

Leesburg, Virginia, May 2017 … Summer is just around the corner and meeting planners are looking for space and ideas that are unique and experiential....

The Smart Hotelier’s Pre-Opening Digital Strategy

The Smart Hotelier’s Pre-Opening Digital Strategy

May 23, 2017

By Garrick Lee Opening a new hotel requires an ‘all-hands-on-deck’ approach. From checking the allowable voltage for hairdryers to staging...

HSMAI Las Vegas Chapter Welcomes Alison Francis-Smith as Managing Director

HSMAI Las Vegas Chapter Welcomes Alison Francis-Smith as Managing Director

May 23, 2017

The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) is pleased to announce the staff appointment of Alison Francis-Smith, vice president of...

What Summer Trends Do Hoteliers Need to Know to Maximize Bookings?

What Summer Trends Do Hoteliers Need to Know to Maximize Bookings?

May 23, 2017

By: Judson Moore Summer trends in hotel search With trivago’s 1.4 billion annual searches, we see many clear trends in user search behavior and...

South Florida Hotel Industry Mostly Rebounds in April Across All Three Key Performance Metrics

South Florida Hotel Industry Mostly Rebounds in April Across All Three Key Performance Metrics

Arlene Satchell | Sun Sentinel | May 23, 2017

May 23--April proved to be a strong month for South Florida's hotel operators as more visitors filled rooms while paying higher prices during their stays...

Central Florida Hotels See Uptick in RevPAR of 17.6 Percent for April

Central Florida Hotels See Uptick in RevPAR of 17.6 Percent for April

Dewayne Bevil | Orlando Sentinel | May 23, 2017

May 22--Revenue per room at Central Florida's hotels rose 17.6 percent in April, the biggest rise among the 25 largest markets in the country for the...

Fort Worth’s Former Bank Building, ‘The Wedge’, Being Razed and Replaced with 170-Room SpringHill Suites by Marriott

Fort Worth’s Former Bank Building, ‘The Wedge’, Being Razed and Replaced with 170-Room SpringHill Suites by Marriott

Sandra Baker | Fort Worth Star-Telegram | May 23, 2017

May 19--FORT WORTH -- The red-brick trapezoid former bank building that for years has stood out like a sore thumb on North Main Street near the Historic...

Breland Companies and Fuqua Development to Open New Home2 Suites by Hilton Next year at Town Madison, AL

Breland Companies and Fuqua Development to Open New Home2 Suites by Hilton Next year at Town Madison, AL

Lucy Berry | Alabama Media Group, Birmingham | May 23, 2017

May 19--Town Madison is on track to have a new hotel by 2018. Breland Companies and Fuqua Development announced today that Home2 Suites by Hilton will open a...

Owned by B.M. Holding, The St. Regis Shanghai Jingan Opens in the Greater China Region

Owned by B.M. Holding, The St. Regis Shanghai Jingan Opens in the Greater China Region

May 23, 2017

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts today announced the highly-anticipated opening of The St. Regis Shanghai Jingan, marking the renowned luxury brand’s ninth...

Developed by HRI Properties, Homewood Suites by Hilton New Orleans French Quarter Celebrates Grand Opening

Developed by HRI Properties, Homewood Suites by Hilton New Orleans French Quarter Celebrates Grand Opening

May 23, 2017

NEW ORLEANS (May 23, 2017) – The new Homewood Suites by Hilton New Orleans French Quarter, located at 317 North Rampart Street, hosted its grand...

Deutsche Hospitality Celebrates Official Opening of Steigenberger Hotel El Tahrir in Cairo

Deutsche Hospitality Celebrates Official Opening of Steigenberger Hotel El Tahrir in Cairo

May 23, 2017

Frankfurt am Main, 23 May 2017 The Steigenberger Hotel El Tahrir in Cairo formally opened for business last Saturday after a soft opening in February...

Hospitality Lodging Systems Opens Two New Haven Inn & Suites in Georgia and Texas

Hospitality Lodging Systems Opens Two New Haven Inn & Suites in Georgia and Texas

May 23, 2017

Hospitality Lodging Systems (HLS) has opened two new Haven Inn & Suites -- a 140-room conversion in the Atlanta suburb of Stone Mountain and a 39-room...

RLHC Names Calvin Anderson Senior Vice President and Chief of Revenue Optimization

RLHC Names Calvin Anderson Senior Vice President and Chief of Revenue Optimization

May 23, 2017

SPOKANE, Wash., (May 23, 2017) — RLHC (Red Lion Hotels Corporation) (NYSE:RLH) has continued its innovative and forward-thinking ways with the addition...

Dream Hotel Group Appoints Rob Dellibovi as Vice President of Global Sales

Dream Hotel Group Appoints Rob Dellibovi as Vice President of Global Sales

May 23, 2017

NEW YORK, NY (May 23, 2017) – Renowned hotel brand and management company Dream Hotel Group is pleased to announce the appointment of...

U.S. Performance Hospitality Management Appoints Noam Gafni as Vice President of Business Development

U.S. Performance Hospitality Management Appoints Noam Gafni as Vice President of Business Development

May 23, 2017

National hospitality organization, Performance Hospitality Management (PHM), announced the appointment of Noam Gafni as Vice President of...

Frits Hannenberg Named General Manager of The Shore Club Turks and Caicos

Frits Hannenberg Named General Manager of The Shore Club Turks and Caicos

May 23, 2017

Providenciales, Turks and Caicos – Frits Hannenberg, an accomplished hospitality veteran with over 15 years of luxury resorts and hotel...

GF Management Appoints Jeremy Schaeffer General Manager of The Westin Chicago Northwest

GF Management Appoints Jeremy Schaeffer General Manager of The Westin Chicago Northwest

May 23, 2017

CHICAGO, May 23, 2017 -- The Westin Chicago Northwest, located in Itasca, just outside of Chicago-O’Hare, is pleased to announce that Jeremy Schaeffer...

Sam Lucas Appointed General Manager for Holiday Inn Charlotte University Place

Sam Lucas Appointed General Manager for Holiday Inn Charlotte University Place

May 23, 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 23, 2017 -- The Holiday Inn Charlotte University Place, located just north of Center City and right on I-85, is pleased to announce the...

Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa Announces Virgil M. Napier as Director of Sales & Marketing

Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa Announces Virgil M. Napier as Director of Sales & Marketing

May 23, 2017

(GRAND CAYMAN) – May 23, 2017 – Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa is pleased to announce the addition of Virgil M. Napier to its team in...

Guestware Releases New Features

Guestware Releases New Features

May 24, 2017

Seattle, WA – Guestware, the hotel industry’s most comprehensive Guest Experience Management (GEM) system, today announced a new release of its...

“All Things Culinary” Design Concept Inspires a Multi-Million Dollar Renovation at The Essex-Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa

“All Things Culinary” Design Concept Inspires a Multi-Million Dollar Renovation at The Essex-Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa

May 24, 2017

Restaurants, Cook Academy, Leading Chefs, Local Ingredients Inspire a Nostalgic, Warm, Whimsical Design The Woodlands, Texas, May 2017 … Eurowest Inns,...

Owned by TC Triumph & Managed by North Mich Hospitality Management, New Fairfield Inn & Suites to Open in Gaylord, Michigan

Owned by TC Triumph & Managed by North Mich Hospitality Management, New Fairfield Inn & Suites to Open in Gaylord, Michigan

May 24, 2017

Gaylord, MI – May 24, 2017  – The 83-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Gaylord, Michigan is scheduled to open this Friday, May...

Tambourine Shares Stop the Noise: The 10 Things That Matter to Hotel Marketers Right Now

Tambourine Shares Stop the Noise: The 10 Things That Matter to Hotel Marketers Right Now

May 24, 2017

Hotel marketing has never been so cluttered and noisy. Every week it seems as if there is something new and important competing for your attention and causing...

Milestone Announces Speakers, Agenda for 4th Annual Digital Marketing Conference, July 17-18

Milestone Announces Speakers, Agenda for 4th Annual Digital Marketing Conference, July 17-18

May 24, 2017

Engage 2017 will focus on the latest digital strategies to gain a competitive edge, better understand consumers, drive more revenue and increase ROI. May 24,...

Meet the Money 2017 Key Takeaways

Meet the Money 2017 Key Takeaways

May 24, 2017

By Shannon L. Sampson , Benjamin A. Levin , Aaron Solaimani The 2017 Meet the Money National Hotel Finance & Investment Conference, held May...

In Focus: Countryside of Tuscany, Italy

In Focus: Countryside of Tuscany, Italy

May 24, 2017

By Ezio Poinelli , Pavlos Papadimitriou , Nana Boussia Introduction Tuscany is a region in central Italy with an area of about 23,000 km2 and a population of...

The Downfalls of Overcharging for Bottled Water

The Downfalls of Overcharging for Bottled Water

May 24, 2017

By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.hotelmogel.com) You’ve trained your bellman, concierge and front desk staff to a tee. Your guests immediately...

JQH Appoints Matthew Lahiff General Manager of Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville SE - Murfreesboro in Tennessee

JQH Appoints Matthew Lahiff General Manager of Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville SE - Murfreesboro in Tennessee

May 24, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. & MURFREESBORO, Tenn. & SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--May 24, 2017--John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) today announced that Matthew Lahiff...

Jumeirah Group Appoints Winston Chien General Manager of Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai’s Pudong District

Jumeirah Group Appoints Winston Chien General Manager of Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai’s Pudong District

May 24, 2017

Dubai, 24 May: Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding has appointed Winston Chien, as General Manager at Jumeirah...

Kinzie Hotel Appoints Jill Farley as Director of Sales & Marketing

Kinzie Hotel Appoints Jill Farley as Director of Sales & Marketing

May 24, 2017

CHICAGO (May 24, 2017) – River North’s luxurious Kinzie Hotel located just steps away from the Magnificent Mile has appointed Jill Farley as...

Pursuit Selects Maestro Web Multi-Property PMS for 15 Properties Totaling 1,400 Rooms

Pursuit Selects Maestro Web Multi-Property PMS for 15 Properties Totaling 1,400 Rooms

May 24, 2017

Cloud-Based Maestro Web Supports 15 Destinations on a Single Database for Centralized Multi-Property Reservations, Management Controls, and Personalized Guest...

Bipartisan-Supported Brand USA Program Drives $21 Billion in Business Sales, 2 Million Jobs

Bipartisan-Supported Brand USA Program Drives $21 Billion in Business Sales, 2 Million Jobs

May 24, 2017

“Travel and tourism is a critical driver of the U.S. economy, generating $2.3 trillion in economic output and responsible for one in nine American...

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