Today's News

Setting the Record Straight on Mandatory Resort Fees

Setting the Record Straight on Mandatory Resort Fees

June 29, 2016

The hotel industry prides itself on offering an array of amenities and services to ensure guests have what they want and need from their travel experience....

Data Center Outages: Why Humans Can be a Building’s Biggest Hazard

Data Center Outages: Why Humans Can be a Building’s Biggest Hazard

June 29, 2016

Somewhere in the world, someone spills a cup of coffee in a data center. In millions of homes and businesses across the United States, televisions go dark just...

Five Ways to Make OTA Customers Yours Again

Five Ways to Make OTA Customers Yours Again

June 29, 2016

By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.lma.ca) If you’ve been following my writing over the years, you’re well aware that I’m not a fan of...

Carey Watermark Investors 2 Acquires 154-Room Le Méridien Arlington Close to Washington, D.C.

Carey Watermark Investors 2 Acquires 154-Room Le Méridien Arlington Close to Washington, D.C.

June 29, 2016

NEW YORK, June 29, 2016 -- Carey Watermark Investors 2, Incorporated (CWI 2), a non-traded real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on investing...

Lightstone Group Buys Three South Beach Properties for $29 million; Future Plans Include a New Hotel

Lightstone Group Buys Three South Beach Properties for $29 million; Future Plans Include a New Hotel

Nancy Dahlberg | The Miami Herald | June 29, 2016

June 28--Lightstone Group, a New York City-based real estate investment firm, paid about $29 million for contiguous three buildings on Washington Avenue in...

Hotels in the UAE Record Highest Occupancy Rates in the Middle East but Revenues Declined

Hotels in the UAE Record Highest Occupancy Rates in the Middle East but Revenues Declined

Abdul Basit | Khaleej Times, Dubai, United Arab Emirates | June 29, 2016

June 28--DUBAI -- Hotels in the UAE recorded the highest occupancy rates in the Middle East but revenues declined, according to EY hotel benchmark report....

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Makes Historic Debut as First U.S. Hospitality Company to Enter Cuba in 60 Years

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Makes Historic Debut as First U.S. Hospitality Company to Enter Cuba in 60 Years

June 29, 2016

STAMFORD, Conn.- June 29, 2016 - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced a historic milestone with the opening of Four...

Hines and Qatari Diar Begin Construction on Conrad Hotel at CityCenterDC in Washington, D.C.

Hines and Qatari Diar Begin Construction on Conrad Hotel at CityCenterDC in Washington, D.C.

June 29, 2016

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Hines, the international real estate firm, and Qatari Diar, the real estate development entity of the Qatar Investment Authority...

R.D. Olson Breaks Ground on 118-Room Residence Inn by Marriott in Goleta, California

R.D. Olson Breaks Ground on 118-Room Residence Inn by Marriott in Goleta, California

June 29, 2016

Goleta, Newport Beach and Irvine, Calif. – June 29, 2016 – R.D. Olson Development in partnership with Joseph Martelli Real Estate Investments, Inc....

NewcrestImage to Develop Four-Brand “Lifestyle Hotel Campus” in North Dallas Opening in 2018

NewcrestImage to Develop Four-Brand “Lifestyle Hotel Campus” in North Dallas Opening in 2018

June 29, 2016

FRISCO, Texas - NewcrestImage is launching an ambitious and innovative 4-brand, 600-room “lifestyle hotel campus” in North Dallas that will include...

What Makes a Hotel a Boutique? New Hotel Under Construction in Downtown Columbus, GA Sparks Discussion

What Makes a Hotel a Boutique? New Hotel Under Construction in Downtown Columbus, GA Sparks Discussion

Chuck Williams | Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Ga. | June 29, 2016

June 28--A new hotel under construction in the city's downtown entertainment, restaurant, business and university district has sparked an interesting...

Starwood Signs with JL Parramatta to Open Four Points by Sheraton Parramatta in Sydney, Australia

Starwood Signs with JL Parramatta to Open Four Points by Sheraton Parramatta in Sydney, Australia

June 29, 2016

SYDNEY - June 29, 2016 - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced that it has signed an agreement with Sydney based...

New 226-Room DoubleTree by Hilton Opens in Veracruz, Mexico

New 226-Room DoubleTree by Hilton Opens in Veracruz, Mexico

June 29, 2016

VERACRUZ, Mexico and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide (NYSE:HLT) announced today the opening of the new 226-room DoubleTree by Hilton Veracruz, conveniently...

Dual-Branded Crowne Plaza and Staybridge Suites Debut in Midtown Atlanta Following Major Renovation

Dual-Branded Crowne Plaza and Staybridge Suites Debut in Midtown Atlanta Following Major Renovation

June 29, 2016

ATLANTA – Spire Hospitality, one of the nation’s most respected hotel management companies, and InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the...

Atlanta Marriott Marquis Unveils $78 Million Transformation

Atlanta Marriott Marquis Unveils $78 Million Transformation

June 29, 2016

ATLANTA, June 29, 2016 -- Atlanta Marriott Marquis recently revealed its extensive transformation, presenting a completely new experience for today's...

Four Seasons to Assume Management of Viceroy Anguilla Resort

Four Seasons to Assume Management of Viceroy Anguilla Resort

June 29, 2016

June 29, 2016, Toronto, Canada - Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, and Starwood Capital Group, a...

Great American Hotel Group Assumes Management of Fairfield Inn & Suites Millville/Vineland NJ

Great American Hotel Group Assumes Management of Fairfield Inn & Suites Millville/Vineland NJ

June 29, 2016

MILLVILLE, NJ - June 29, 2016 - Great American Hotel Group, Inc. (GRAM) announced that they have assumed the management of the Fairfield Inn & Suites...

Regent Chongqing Appoints Roger Marcz as General Manager

Regent Chongqing Appoints Roger Marcz as General Manager

June 29, 2016

Chongqing, China (June 29, 2016) – Regent Chongqing is proud to announce the appointment of Mr. Roger Marcz as the General Manager. Born and raised in...

Benchmark Hospitality International Names Chris Steffich Director of Operations for Eaglewood Resort & Spa

Benchmark Hospitality International Names Chris Steffich Director of Operations for Eaglewood Resort & Spa

June 29, 2016

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas,  June 2016 … Benchmark Hospitality International, a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company, has named...

Marcus® Hotels & Resorts Names David DiSalvo Area Director of Sales and Marketing for Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark and Heidel House Resort & Spa

Marcus® Hotels & Resorts Names David DiSalvo Area Director of Sales and Marketing for Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark and Heidel House Resort & Spa

June 29, 2016

MILWAUKEE - June 29, 2016 -Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a nationally recognized hotel owner and management company and division of The Marcus Corporation...

Diamond Resorts Intl. Enters into Definitive Merger Agreement with Affiliates of Apollo Global Management for $2.2 billion in Cash

Diamond Resorts Intl. Enters into Definitive Merger Agreement with Affiliates of Apollo Global Management for $2.2 billion in Cash

June 30, 2016

LAS VEGAS - June 30, 2016 - Diamond Resorts International, Inc. (“Diamond Resorts” or the “Company”) (NYSE: DRII) today announced...

Duetto to Provide Revenue Strategy Solutions for River Spirit Casino

Duetto to Provide Revenue Strategy Solutions for River Spirit Casino

June 30, 2016

Tulsa’s Largest Resort Will Leverage Open Pricing at New 27-Story Hotel Anchoring $365 Million Expansion Tulsa, OK, June 30, 2016 – Duetto, the...

Fam Tours - Doing Them Right

Fam Tours - Doing Them Right

June 30, 2016

By Howard Hian I have been fortunate enough to be on both sides of the fam tour equation.  My CV includes a 10 year stint working in sales/marketing in...

Jekyll Island-State Park Authority RFP 326: Request for Proposals to Design, Construct and Operate a 100+/- Room Limited Service Hotel

Jekyll Island-State Park Authority RFP 326: Request for Proposals to Design, Construct and Operate a 100+/- Room Limited Service Hotel

June 30, 2016

The Jekyll Island State Park Authority (the “Authority” or “JIA”) is seeking proposals from qualified and a highly experienced Hotel...

Summer Travel Spotlight: What to Expect from American Travelers this Season

Summer Travel Spotlight: What to Expect from American Travelers this Season

June 30, 2016

Choice Hotels reveals the top findings from its annual summer poll of American leisure and business travelers  ROCKVILLE, Md., June 30,...

Swedish Companies Scandic and Pandox Extend Partnership on 19 Hotels

Swedish Companies Scandic and Pandox Extend Partnership on 19 Hotels

June 30, 2016

June 30, 2016 - The hotel property company Pandox and the hotel operator Scandic Hotels have renewed and extended lease agreements for 19 hotels in the...

A Brief History of Boutique Hotels

A Brief History of Boutique Hotels

June 30, 2016

Provided Courtesy of BLLA Hotels haven’t changed too much since Joseph and Mary arrived at the inn in Bethlehem and the clerk told them that their...

All News »