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IMEX Group CEO Shares What’s In Store for Suppliers at IMEX Frankfurt 2015

IMEX Group CEO Shares What’s In Store for Suppliers at IMEX Frankfurt 2015

May 4, 2015

Social Tables spoke with Ray Bloom, chairman and founder of The IMEX Group, to discuss the initiatives his team is pursuing as they gear up for two of the...

Booking.com and BookingSuite: What’s Really Going on Here?

Booking.com and BookingSuite: What’s Really Going on Here?

May 4, 2015

BookingSuite is now offering hotels a ‘free’ website in exchange for a 10% commission.  It is important for hotels to realize that in exchange...

Travel Tripper’s CRS Now Interfaces With PAR Springer-Miller Property Management System

Travel Tripper’s CRS Now Interfaces With PAR Springer-Miller Property Management System

May 4, 2015

Hotels will now be able to manage their properties seamlessly with an industry leading central reservation system NEW YORK - May 4, 2015 - Travel Tripper,...

TravelClick Hosts Complimentary Webinar on Q1 Global Hotel Industry Performance

TravelClick Hosts Complimentary Webinar on Q1 Global Hotel Industry Performance

May 4, 2015

The Sharing Economy, Understanding and Defining Winning Strategies in the New Marketplace NEW YORK (May 4, 2015) - TravelClick, global provider of innovative...

2015 Edition of Trends® in the Hotel Industry Concludes U.S. Hotels Continue to Show Gains in Profit

2015 Edition of Trends® in the Hotel Industry Concludes U.S. Hotels Continue to Show Gains in Profit

May 4, 2015

May 4, 2015, Atlanta, Ga.  Results from the 2015 edition of Trends® in the Hotel Industry, an annual report recently released by PKF Hospitality Research...

Nobody Asked Me, But…No. 141; Hotel History: The Grand Hotel, Point Clear, Alabama (1847)

Nobody Asked Me, But…No. 141; Hotel History: The Grand Hotel, Point Clear, Alabama (1847)

May 4, 2015

My Latest Book: See the New York Times Review By Stanley Turkel, CMHS   1.  Hotel History: The Grand Hotel, Point Clear, Alabama* The site on...

First Quarter 2015 Financial Reports Round Up Part Five: MGM, Strategic Hotels, & WoodSpring Suites

First Quarter 2015 Financial Reports Round Up Part Five: MGM, Strategic Hotels, & WoodSpring Suites

May 4, 2015

MGM Resorts International Reports First Quarter Financial Results Key results for the first quarter of 2015 include the following:Net revenue at the...

The Plasencia Group Advises on Sale of Marriott Baton Rouge

The Plasencia Group Advises on Sale of Marriott Baton Rouge

May 4, 2015

Tampa, Fla.  (May 4, 2015) - The Plasencia Group is pleased to announce the sale of the Marriott Baton Rouge, located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  The...

Travelodge Plans to Add 250 UK Hotels Over Next Few Years as Part of Turnaround Strategy

Travelodge Plans to Add 250 UK Hotels Over Next Few Years as Part of Turnaround Strategy

Sarah Bridge | Financial Mail on Sunday, London | May 4, 2015

May 03--BUDGET hotel group Travelodge has set its sights on adding another 250 UK hotels to its 500-strong chain in the next few years as it continues its...

Great River Entertainment Acquires Three Burlington Hotels from Hawkeye Hotels

Great River Entertainment Acquires Three Burlington Hotels from Hawkeye Hotels

Rex L. Troute | The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa | May 4, 2015

May 01--"Keeping local hotels under local ownership is important to our community and knowing Great River Entertainment will be the new owners of hotels I...

Hotel Booking Scams Cost Americans up to $220 million Per Year

Hotel Booking Scams Cost Americans up to $220 million Per Year

Hugo Martin | Los Angeles Times | May 4, 2015

May 03--Hotel booking scams are on the rise partly because 1 in 3 vacations is set up online, with many hotel and airline reservations punched in on those...

Williamsburg, VA Hotel Revenue Among Region’s Worst

Williamsburg, VA Hotel Revenue Among Region’s Worst

Steve Vaughan | The Virginia Gazette, Williamsburg | May 4, 2015

May 02--WILLIAMSBURG -- A recent presentation on tourism by Old Dominion University economics professor Vinod Agarwal raised a familiar, yet alarming...

CMBS Delinquency Down, Hotel Loans Lead Improvement

CMBS Delinquency Down, Hotel Loans Lead Improvement

| Mortgage Daily | May 4, 2015

May 01--Borrowers on securitized commercial real estate loans did a better job of keeping up with their payments. Lodging loans saw the most improvement....

Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association Earns Certified Guest Service Partner Designation

Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association Earns Certified Guest Service Partner Designation

May 5, 2015

Orlando, Florida, May 2015 - The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) has awarded the Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association (AzLTA) the...

Davidson Hotels & Resorts Names Carmen Cruz General Manager of CA’s Hotel Zephyr Fisherman’s Wharf

Davidson Hotels & Resorts Names Carmen Cruz General Manager of CA’s Hotel Zephyr Fisherman’s Wharf

May 5, 2015

San Francisco, CA - May 5, 2015 - Appointed by Davidson Hotels & Resorts, General Manager Carmen Cruz is overseeing the multi-million dollar renovation of...

Agilysys Announces Release of Latest Version of Industry-Leading Property Management System

Agilysys Announces Release of Latest Version of Industry-Leading Property Management System

May 5, 2015

LMS v7.3 Includes Business Analytics, P2PE Support and More ALPHARETTA, GA. - May 5, 2015 - Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading global provider of...

Carey Watermark Investors 2 Acquires the 192-room Courtyard Nashville Downtown in Tennessee

Carey Watermark Investors 2 Acquires the 192-room Courtyard Nashville Downtown in Tennessee

May 5, 2015

NEW YORK, May 5, 2015 -- Carey Watermark Investors 2 Incorporated (CWI 2) announced that it has acquired the historic Courtyard Nashville Downtown, a...

Pinehurst Elects Software by Percipia for Guest Room Technology Integration

Pinehurst Elects Software by Percipia for Guest Room Technology Integration

May 5, 2015

Pinehurst, North Carolina - May 5, 2015 - Pinehurst Resort and Country Club, the world renowned award-winning resort selected technology solutions by Percipia...

White Lodging Combines Guest Comfort and Energy Savings with INNCOM

White Lodging Combines Guest Comfort and Energy Savings with INNCOM

May 5, 2015

What is the Bottom Line from a Greener Footprint and Pampered Guests? White Lodging Records Superior Guest Experience with Double-Digit Energy Savings May 5,...

New Era Begins as Board of Trustees for Callaway Gardens Appoints Bill Doyle as President and CEO

New Era Begins as Board of Trustees for Callaway Gardens Appoints Bill Doyle as President and CEO

May 5, 2015

PINE MOUNTAIN, GA (05/05/2015) – Recently, the Ida Cason Callaway Foundation™’s (ICCF) Board of Trustees announced the appointment of William “Bill”...

DHISCO Partners with Nustay.com to Launch Next-Generation OTA

DHISCO Partners with Nustay.com to Launch Next-Generation OTA

May 5, 2015

DALLAS (May 5, 2015) – DHISCO Inc., the world’s leading hospitality distribution company, today announced it is partnering with Nustay.com, an innovative...

Chatham Lodging Promotes Dennis Craven to Chief Operating Officer; Jeremy Wegner Joins as CFO

Chatham Lodging Promotes Dennis Craven to Chief Operating Officer; Jeremy Wegner Joins as CFO

May 5, 2015

PALM BEACH, Fla., May 5, 2015 - Chatham Lodging Trust (NYSE: CLDT), a hotel real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on investing in upscale, extended-stay...

Rick Gonzalez Named Executive Chef at Six Senses Zil Pasyon in the Seychelles

Rick Gonzalez Named Executive Chef at Six Senses Zil Pasyon in the Seychelles

May 5, 2015

FELICITE ISLAND, Seychelles - May 5, 2015 - Rick Gonzalez has been appointed Executive Chef at Six Senses Zil Pasyon in the Seychelles, which is scheduled to...

ITC Hotels Debuts the All-Suite ITC Grand Bharat in New Delhi’s Capital Region

ITC Hotels Debuts the All-Suite ITC Grand Bharat in New Delhi’s Capital Region

May 5, 2015

NEW DELHI, India, May 5, 2015 – India’s largest luxury hotel chain, ITC Hotels is expanding its portfolio of luxury properties with the addition of ITC...

Simone Development Companies Introduces 125-Suite Residence Inn by Marriott in Bronx, New York

Simone Development Companies Introduces 125-Suite Residence Inn by Marriott in Bronx, New York

May 5, 2015

Bronx, New York - May 5, 2015 - The 125-suite Residence Inn by Marriott in Bronx, New York is scheduled to open this Sunday, May 10, 2015. Located at 1776...

FCS Expands Australian Presence with New Channel Partner Unified Network Group

FCS Expands Australian Presence with New Channel Partner Unified Network Group

May 5, 2015

With a strong foundation in Australia's ICT communications and infrastructure market, Unified Network Group now offers FCS' complete line of solutions to their...

Three Key Takeaways: 2015 HELP - Hotel Equity & Lender Perspectives Conference

Three Key Takeaways: 2015 HELP - Hotel Equity & Lender Perspectives Conference

May 5, 2015

By Anne Lloyd-Jones, Brian Bisema, and Preston PuleoHotel experts and stakeholders convened in Boston to present positive trends in U.S. hotel lending,...

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group Appoints Greg Burgett as VP of Development for the Midwest

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group Appoints Greg Burgett as VP of Development for the Midwest

May 5, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (May 5, 2015) - Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups, today appointed Greg Burgett as vice...

Dorma and Kaba Announce Merger Plans

Dorma and Kaba Announce Merger Plans

May 5, 2015

dorma+kaba to become one of the global top 3 companies in the security and access solutions market, with pro-forma sales exceeding CHF 2 billion (EUR 1.9...

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