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MGM Resorts International & Hakkasan Group Form Joint Venture Hotel Company MGM Hakkasan Hospitality

MGM Resorts International & Hakkasan Group Form Joint Venture Hotel Company MGM Hakkasan Hospitality

April 15, 2014

LAS VEGAS (APRIL 15, 2014) - MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and Hakkasan Group today announced the formation of a joint venture hotel management...

Register Now! New Dates Announced for the Gay Wedding Institute Certification Course

Register Now! New Dates Announced for the Gay Wedding Institute Certification Course

April 15, 2014

With the ruling on Monday that same-sex marriages are to be recognized in Ohio, the gay wedding landscape has changed again.  With rulings on assorted...

Hotel Lobbies Undergo Change Adapting to Technological Advances and New Customer Expectations

Hotel Lobbies Undergo Change Adapting to Technological Advances and New Customer Expectations

April 15, 2014

It is not enough for hotel lobbies to simply welcome guests. Today they are changing from a place of passage to a space that encourages people to linger, share...

New Rules Coming for San Francisco Airbnb Rentals? Strict Set of Requirements Won’t Please Everyone

New Rules Coming for San Francisco Airbnb Rentals? Strict Set of Requirements Won’t Please Everyone

Marisa Lagos | San Francisco Chronicle | April 15, 2014

April 15--The thousands of people renting out their homes on websites such as Airbnb could soon be on the right side of the law in San Francisco, but only if...

A Conversation with Chris Nassetta, CEO of Hilton Worldwide, as Part of Hunter Investment Conference

A Conversation with Chris Nassetta, CEO of Hilton Worldwide, as Part of Hunter Investment Conference

April 15, 2014

Teague Hunter, PresidentHunter Hotel AdvisorsReturning Hilton from a lackluster to a leading performer Hilton has a different perspective about millennials...

European Recruitment: Hospitality-Catering Faced With a Shortage of Applications

European Recruitment: Hospitality-Catering Faced With a Shortage of Applications

April 15, 2014

While recruitment opportunities are good and should remain so thanks to growth of tourism on the international scene, industry professionals have difficulty...

Many Greeley, CO Hotels, Previously Struggling, Now Filled to Brim with Workers from Drilling Boom

Many Greeley, CO Hotels, Previously Struggling, Now Filled to Brim with Workers from Drilling Boom

Sharon Dunn | Greeley Tribune, Colo. | April 15, 2014

April 14--Every morning, the men of the oil field file out of their rooms in waves, warming up their trucks and emptying parking lots that kept their vehicles...

Why Google+ is so Important to Organic SEO

Why Google+ is so Important to Organic SEO

April 15, 2014

Incorporating Google+ into your hotel's social media strategy will result in a significant upswing in link clicks and web traffic PARSIPPANY, N.J. - APRIL 15,...

Hurdles Abound but Developer Remains Upbeat for $26 M 150-key Riverfront Hotel in Glenwood, Oregon

Hurdles Abound but Developer Remains Upbeat for $26 M 150-key Riverfront Hotel in Glenwood, Oregon

Christian Hill | The Register-Guard, Eugene, Ore. | April 15, 2014

April 13--GLENWOOD -- While the developers of a proposed hotel and conference center in Glenwood are upbeat about their project, they face considerable...

After Sitting Vacant for 20 Years, Sheraton Hotel in Gary, Indiana Finally Being Demolished

After Sitting Vacant for 20 Years, Sheraton Hotel in Gary, Indiana Finally Being Demolished

Matt Mikus | The Times, Munster, Ind. | April 15, 2014

April 13--GARY -- In about a week, city officials say residents will start to notice progress on one of Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson's campaign promises: the...

Third Annual HELP Conference Attracts Record Crowd

Third Annual HELP Conference Attracts Record Crowd

April 15, 2014

Attendees Upbeat, Outlook for Deals/Financing Optimistic BOSTON, April 15, 2014- A record 400 attendees at the third annual Hotel Equity Lending and...

Carlson Rezidor Signs Two Radisson Blu Hotels in Sousse, Tunisia

Carlson Rezidor Signs Two Radisson Blu Hotels in Sousse, Tunisia

April 15, 2014

The Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Sousse and the Radisson Blu Pearl Resort, Sousse will Open Q2 2016 Following Full Renovation and Conversion of Existing Hotels...

Metropolia 26 LLC and IHG to Open 242-room Holiday Inn Stavropol in Russia in 2017

Metropolia 26 LLC and IHG to Open 242-room Holiday Inn Stavropol in Russia in 2017

April 15, 2014

15 April, 2014 - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s largest hotel companies today announced the signing of Holiday Inn® Stavropol -...

The 98-room Fairfield Inn & Suites Durham/Southpoint Opens in North Carolina

The 98-room Fairfield Inn & Suites Durham/Southpoint Opens in North Carolina

April 15, 2014

Owned by Leonardo Hotel One and Managed by Summit Hospitality Group  Durham, North Carolina - April 15, 2014 - The 98-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by...

Atlantic City’s Resorts Casino Hotel Completes Renovations Totaling More Than $70 million

Atlantic City’s Resorts Casino Hotel Completes Renovations Totaling More Than $70 million

April 15, 2014

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.--April, 2014-Resorts Casino Hotel celebrated a landmark year in 2013 with the completion of more than $70 million in renovations, creating...

International Hospitality Enterprises Enhances 5 Hotel Portfolio in San Juan, PR with Renovations

International Hospitality Enterprises Enhances 5 Hotel Portfolio in San Juan, PR with Renovations

April 15, 2014

San Juan, Puerto Rico (April 15, 2014) - International Hospitality Enterprises (IHE), a leader in the development and management of award-winning hotels in...

Vista Hospitality Completes $12 M Renovation, Opens 201-key Crowne Plaza Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario

Vista Hospitality Completes $12 M Renovation, Opens 201-key Crowne Plaza Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario

April 15, 2014

15 April, 2014 - KITCHENER-WATERLOO – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)] announces the opening of the 201-room Crowne Plaza...

Washington, D.C.‘s Capitol Hill Hotel Completes Renovations for All 153 Guestrooms & Suites

Washington, D.C.‘s Capitol Hill Hotel Completes Renovations for All 153 Guestrooms & Suites

April 15, 2014

(Washington, DC) - April 15, 2014 - Sophisticated yet inviting, the 153-room Capitol Hill Hotel, managed by HHM, has completed a full guestroom renovation,...

Riu San Francisco in Mallorca, Spain to Reopen, Completing Refurbishment and Expansion to 165 Rooms

Riu San Francisco in Mallorca, Spain to Reopen, Completing Refurbishment and Expansion to 165 Rooms

April 15, 2014

Palma de Mallorca, April 15th, 2014 - RIU has invested 8 million Euros in the refurbishment of this Playa de Palma hotel which, when built in 1953, was the...

Negril, Jamaica’s 280-room Hedonism II Completes $5 Million Renovation

Negril, Jamaica’s 280-room Hedonism II Completes $5 Million Renovation

April 15, 2014

NEGRIL, JAMAICA, April 15, 2014 - Hedonism II, the beloved inhibition-free resort in Negril, Jamaica, has announced the completion of its US$5 million...

John Ozinga Appointed as COO of HotelInvest

John Ozinga Appointed as COO of HotelInvest

April 15, 2014

April 15, 2014 - John Ozinga joins Accor as COO of HotelInvest. He will be a member of the Group’s Executive Committee and his appointment will be effective...

Angela Landgraf Joins Red Lion as Senior Vice President of Business Development

Angela Landgraf Joins Red Lion as Senior Vice President of Business Development

April 15, 2014

SPOKANE, Wash., April 15, 2014 – Red Lion Hotels Corporation (NYSE: RLH) today announced the addition of Angela Landgraf as Senior Vice President of Business...

Sheryl Tsugawa Named Assistant General Manager for Outrigger Reef on the Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii

Sheryl Tsugawa Named Assistant General Manager for Outrigger Reef on the Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii

April 15, 2014

April 15, 2014 - HONOLULU, OAHU, HAWAII - Outrigger® Enterprises Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Sheryl Tsugawa as assistant general manager...

Loews Hotels & Resorts Adds Three New Executive Sales Directors

Loews Hotels & Resorts Adds Three New Executive Sales Directors

April 15, 2014

Kerri Metcalf to Oversee Northern California and Northwest; Ramel C. Kelly for New York and Connecticut; and Brigitte Lundrigan for Southern California and the...

Outrigger Appoints Andrew Gee, Karen Marvel & Jason Zvator to Asia Pacific Sales and Marketing Team

Outrigger Appoints Andrew Gee, Karen Marvel & Jason Zvator to Asia Pacific Sales and Marketing Team

April 15, 2014

April 15, 2014 - HONOLULU, OAHU, HAWAII - Outrigger Enterprises Group has announced new sales and marketing appointments as a result of its expansion activity...

Owned by Prestige Hospitality, the 122-key Homewood Suites Calgary-Airport Opens in Alberta, Canada

Owned by Prestige Hospitality, the 122-key Homewood Suites Calgary-Airport Opens in Alberta, Canada

April 16, 2014

April 16, 2014 - CALGARY, Alberta and MCLEAN, Va. - Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide's international brand of upscale, all-suite, extended-stay...

The 97-key Courtyard by Marriott Lehi at Thanksgiving Point to Open in Lehi, Utah Next Month

The 97-key Courtyard by Marriott Lehi at Thanksgiving Point to Open in Lehi, Utah Next Month

April 16, 2014

Lehi, Utah - April 16, 2014 - Courtyard by Marriott Lehi at Thanksgiving Point is scheduled to open its doors in Lehi, Utah on Thursday, May 8, 2014. The hotel...

Sonnenblick-Eichner Arranges $13,500,000 of First Mortgage Financing for Hotel Mazarin, New Orleans

Sonnenblick-Eichner Arranges $13,500,000 of First Mortgage Financing for Hotel Mazarin, New Orleans

April 16, 2014

Beverly Hills, California - April 16, 2014 - Sonnenblick-Eichner Company announced today that it has arranged $13,500,000 of first mortgage financing for Hotel...

Travel Outlook Premium Reservations Call Center™ Signs with The Embassy Row Hotel in Washington, DC

Travel Outlook Premium Reservations Call Center™ Signs with The Embassy Row Hotel in Washington, DC

April 16, 2014

Travel Outlook Premium Reservations Call Center™ has signed an agreement to provide reservations call services for The Embassy Row Hotel, by Destination...

HHM to Re-Brand California’s Historic 122-room Hotel Oceana as Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

HHM to Re-Brand California’s Historic 122-room Hotel Oceana as Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

April 16, 2014

PHILADELPHIA, PA (Tuesday, April 16, 2014)  HHM announced today that the historic Hotel Oceana in Santa Barbara will re-brand as Hotel Milo Santa Barbara....

Besides Training: How To Maximize Hotel Reservations Conversions

Besides Training: How To Maximize Hotel Reservations Conversions

April 16, 2014

​by Doug KennedyOf course one key ingredient of a successful hotel reservations sales program is to train your team on the contemporary sales tactics needed...

Windsor Property Management Group Corp. Selects Newmarket Technology Solution to Improve Operations

Windsor Property Management Group Corp. Selects Newmarket Technology Solution to Improve Operations

April 16, 2014

April 16, 2014 - Portsmouth, NH - Windsor Property Management Group Corporation ("WMC Group"), a leading Vietnamese hospitality and property management group,...

Slated to Open in 2016, Development Has Begun for 140-key Aloft Little Rock Downtown in Arkansas

Slated to Open in 2016, Development Has Begun for 140-key Aloft Little Rock Downtown in Arkansas

April 16, 2014

April 16, 2014 - STAMFORD, Conn. - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.® (NYSE:HOT) today announced that its fast-growing Aloft brand has embarked on an...

Newly Built 177-key Hyatt Atlanta Perimeter at Villa Christina to Open in Georgia in May 2014

Newly Built 177-key Hyatt Atlanta Perimeter at Villa Christina to Open in Georgia in May 2014

April 16, 2014

ATLANTA, GA (April 16, 2014) - Hyatt plans to unveil Hyatt Atlanta Perimeter at Villa Christina in late May 2014. The newly built hotel will have a seamless...

Duetto Announces a GameChanger

Duetto Announces a GameChanger

April 16, 2014

Innovative Cloud Software Leverages New Technology to Boost Revenue at Casino Hotels  Las Vegas (April 16, 2014) - Duetto, the market leader in...

Owned by Operadora de Hoteles Flosol, 115-key Holiday Inn Express Puerto Vallarta Opens in Mexico

Owned by Operadora de Hoteles Flosol, 115-key Holiday Inn Express Puerto Vallarta Opens in Mexico

April 16, 2014

16 April, 2014 - Puerto Vallarta, Jal. - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)] has introduced one of its most successful brands to...

Independent Hotels Leverage Maestro PMS Yield Management and Big Data BI to Increase Revenue

Independent Hotels Leverage Maestro PMS Yield Management and Big Data BI to Increase Revenue

April 16, 2014

How Do Independent Operators Use Business Intelligence and Yield Management? For More Effective Marketing, Optimized Rates, and Solid Occupancy Markham, ON -...

Travel Tripper Launches Geographic Pricing in its RezTrip CRS

Travel Tripper Launches Geographic Pricing in its RezTrip CRS

April 16, 2014

Travel Tripper announced today the release of a powerful new geographic pricing capability for hotels using its RezTrip CRS. Hotels will now be able to offer...

The 214-key Holiday Inn Queretaro Zona Krystal Opens in Mexico; Owned and Managed by Centro Krystall

The 214-key Holiday Inn Queretaro Zona Krystal Opens in Mexico; Owned and Managed by Centro Krystall

April 16, 2014

16 April, 2014 - QUERÉTARO, QRO. – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)] recently announced the opening of the 214-room, 14-story...

Destinations Worldwide Struggle To Fire On All Cylinders

Destinations Worldwide Struggle To Fire On All Cylinders

April 16, 2014

Some Serve Up Good Eats, Others Great Service, But All Travelers Agree That Hotel WiFi Is A Problem Analysis Of More Than Six Million Hotel Reviews Reveal...

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