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Hospitality Industry Service Leadership 2015

Hospitality Industry Service Leadership 2015

March 31, 2015

By Robert A. Rauch A “business success plan” for the hospitality industry requires a new set of disciplines. Today, knowledge acquisition of the...

Hyatt Place Atlanta Airport North Gets Travel-Savvy with FlyteBoard Hotel Flight Information Display

Hyatt Place Atlanta Airport North Gets Travel-Savvy with FlyteBoard Hotel Flight Information Display

March 31, 2015

“All Airport Properties Should Have FlyteBoard:” GM Marcus Patrick CHICAGO, IL - March 31, 2015 - Hyatt Place Atlanta Airport North is adjacent to...

Hoteliers Can Now Optimize Pricing Strategies Within Major RMS Providers, Powered by TrustYou Data

Hoteliers Can Now Optimize Pricing Strategies Within Major RMS Providers, Powered by TrustYou Data

March 31, 2015

TrustYou Meta-Review™ Data Now Integrated Into Dozens of Revenue Management Systems To Improve Forecasting and Increase RevPAR for Hotels New York, NY and...

Vail Resorts to Acquire Perisher, the Largest Mountain Resort in Australia, for $136 Million

Vail Resorts to Acquire Perisher, the Largest Mountain Resort in Australia, for $136 Million

March 31, 2015

BROOMFIELD, Colo., March 31, 2015—Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) today announced that the Company has agreed to acquire its first international mountain...

Excel Group Acquires Portfolio of Three Florida Select Service Hotels for $35 Million

Excel Group Acquires Portfolio of Three Florida Select Service Hotels for $35 Million

March 31, 2015

ARLINGTON, VA March 31, 2015 - Excel Group announced today that the firm has acquired a portfolio of three select service hotels in Florida including the...

Noble Investment Group Acquires Courtyard by Marriott New Haven at Yale University

Noble Investment Group Acquires Courtyard by Marriott New Haven at Yale University

March 31, 2015

Atlanta, GA - March 31, 2015 - Noble Investment Group (“Noble”) today announced the acquisition of the Courtyard by Marriott New Haven at Yale...

DoubleTree by Hilton Recognizes Hotels for Outstanding Achievements in 2014

DoubleTree by Hilton Recognizes Hotels for Outstanding Achievements in 2014

March 31, 2015

Presents Connie Awards and Environmental Care and Crystal Cookie Awards  MCLEAN, Va. - March 31, 2015 - DoubleTree by Hilton, the Hilton Worldwide upscale...

An April Fools Guide to Hotel Marketing

An April Fools Guide to Hotel Marketing

March 31, 2015

By Dave Spector Every year, on April 1st right around 10 am, my wife will call to tell me we won the lottery! Or that she is pregnant. Or that the...

Sullivan University Provides Scholarships for 2015 HTMP International Competition Winners

Sullivan University Provides Scholarships for 2015 HTMP International Competition Winners

March 31, 2015

Orlando, Florida, March 2015—The National Center for Hospitality Studies at Sullivan University has committed to offering scholarships to members of the top...

Forbes Travel Guide Launches Headquarters in London as it Expands Further into Europe

Forbes Travel Guide Launches Headquarters in London as it Expands Further into Europe

March 31, 2015

Names Chris Fradin Vice President of Client Services for Europe  NEW YORK, MARCH 31, 2015 - Forbes Travel Guide today took the next step in its global...

Does Investing in Social Media Advertising Pay for Hoteliers?

Does Investing in Social Media Advertising Pay for Hoteliers?

March 31, 2015

Five Tips for Navigating the Pay-to-Play Social Media Landscape  By Margaret Mastrogiacomo Last week, I presented at the 2015 EyeForTravel Social and...

FREE AUDIT: Is Your Hotel Website Ready for the Upcoming Mobile SEO-Pocalypse?

FREE AUDIT: Is Your Hotel Website Ready for the Upcoming Mobile SEO-Pocalypse?

March 31, 2015

Lodging Interactive offers free mobile readiness audit and recommendations for your hotel website.PARSIPPANY, N.J. - MARCH 31, 2015 - SEO-Pocalypse is coming!...

ABreez Mobile Minibar Management App Named ‘Best Product’ with Star Award 2015

ABreez Mobile Minibar Management App Named ‘Best Product’ with Star Award 2015

March 31, 2015

Mobile Simple’s cloud-based solution for managing in-room amenities—from the minibar to bottled water—earns the Silver Star Award 2015 from...

Global Connections, Inc.’s Skier’s Edge Lodge is Rechristened Lodge By The Blue

Global Connections, Inc.’s Skier’s Edge Lodge is Rechristened Lodge By The Blue

March 31, 2015

OVERLAND PARK, KS – March 31, 2015 – Global Connections, Inc. (GCI) has rechristened its recent acquisition, Skier’s Edge Lodge (Breckenridge, CO), to...

ZDirect Releases 2014 Digital Marketing Benchmark Report for Global Hotel Industry

ZDirect Releases 2014 Digital Marketing Benchmark Report for Global Hotel Industry

March 31, 2015

Leading provider of hotel eCRM and marketing automation solutions provides detailed industry-specific and segment-specific eMarketing performance data ...

HOTELbeat Introduces Instantaneous Multi-Language Translation Capability to Operations Software

HOTELbeat Introduces Instantaneous Multi-Language Translation Capability to Operations Software

March 31, 2015

Supporting Leading Operations Management SolutionNew live translation feature removes communication barriers between hotel staff by allowing team members to...

FCS Computer Systems Appoints Gary Etherington as National Sales Director for the United States

FCS Computer Systems Appoints Gary Etherington as National Sales Director for the United States

March 31, 2015

IT and network communications sales veteran to represent FCS across the region.  Cumming, Georgia - March, 31, 2015  - FCS Computer Systems (FCS), a...

PAR Springer-Miller Creates Spa Technology Hub in Toronto

PAR Springer-Miller Creates Spa Technology Hub in Toronto

March 31, 2015

Stowe, VT - (March 31, 2015) - PAR Springer-Miller Systems, Inc. (PSMS)—- a wholly owned subsidiary of PAR Technology Corporation (NYSE:PAR) and the...

HFTP Announces ACL Live as the Location for HITEC 2015 Opening Party

HFTP Announces ACL Live as the Location for HITEC 2015 Opening Party

March 31, 2015

AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA (March 31, 2015) - Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), producers of HITEC (Hospitality Industry Technology...

Hotel WiFi Test Launches a Partner Program for Hotels

Hotel WiFi Test Launches a Partner Program for Hotels

March 31, 2015

NEW YORK, March 31, 2015 —Hotel WiFi Test has launched Hotel WiFi Connect, a free partner program for hotels and hotel chains that helps them use...

California’s Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina Breaks Ground on Largest West-Coast Event Space

California’s Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina Breaks Ground on Largest West-Coast Event Space

March 31, 2015

240,000 square feet of Indoor/Outdoor Event Venues to be Completed Summer of 2016SAN DIEGO, March 31, 2015—Becoming more than just a sophisticated...

The New-Build 112-room Staybridge Suites® Albany Wolf Road-Colonie Center Opens in New York

The New-Build 112-room Staybridge Suites® Albany Wolf Road-Colonie Center Opens in New York

March 31, 2015

Owned by Turf Colonie LLC and Managed by Turf Hotels31 March, 2015 - ATLANTA – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announces the opening of the new-build...

Baywood Hotels Opens Homewood Suites by Hilton in Washington, DC/Gaithersburg Business District

Baywood Hotels Opens Homewood Suites by Hilton in Washington, DC/Gaithersburg Business District

March 31, 2015

GAITHERSBURG, Md. and MCLEAN, Va. - Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide’s international brand of upscale, all-suite, extended-stay...

Renovations Complete, the 226-room DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Rapids Airport Opens in Michigan

Renovations Complete, the 226-room DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Rapids Airport Opens in Michigan

March 31, 2015

March 31, 2015 - GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. and MCLEAN, Va. - DoubleTree by Hilton today announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Rapids Airport following...

StaySharpe Hotels Opens 130-room Element Hotel in Fargo, North Dakota

StaySharpe Hotels Opens 130-room Element Hotel in Fargo, North Dakota

March 31, 2015

STAMFORD, Conn.—Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced the debut of its eco-wise Element brand in North Dakota. Located...

Infusion Beach & Hotel to Open in Palm Springs in Late 2015

Infusion Beach & Hotel to Open in Palm Springs in Late 2015

March 31, 2015

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., March 31, 2015 — 1875 N. Palm Canyon Partners II, LLC, the developers of Infusion Beach & Hotel (IBH), have released...

General Manager Johan Cronje Opens the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Menlyn in Pretoria, South Africa

General Manager Johan Cronje Opens the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Menlyn in Pretoria, South Africa

March 31, 2015

Pretoria, South Africa, March 31, 2015 - The 17m Chesterfield couch has been installed in the lounge. The trees are throwing their shade on the deck of the...

The Iconic Westin Philadelphia Completes $10 Million Renovation

The Iconic Westin Philadelphia Completes $10 Million Renovation

March 31, 2015

PHILADELPHIA, PA, March 31, 2015 —The Westin Philadelphia, with its desirable Rittenhouse Square address in the historic city center, and steps from...

RIU Hotels Reopens the Fully Refurbished Riu Bravo in Playa de Palma, Majorca, Spain

RIU Hotels Reopens the Fully Refurbished Riu Bravo in Playa de Palma, Majorca, Spain

March 31, 2015

Palma de Mallorca, March 31, 2015Bedrooms and bathrooms, bars and restaurants, the lobby, terrace and spa: all these areas have been updated and a new...

Nihiwatu Appoints Carla Petzold-Beck as the New General Manager

Nihiwatu Appoints Carla Petzold-Beck as the New General Manager

March 31, 2015

Located on the island of Sumba in Eastern Indonesia, the leading luxury resort Nihiwatu is delighted to announce its re-opening as well as the appointment of...

Waramaug LS Hotels Promotes Craig Nussbaum to Senior Vice President

Waramaug LS Hotels Promotes Craig Nussbaum to Senior Vice President

March 31, 2015

March 31, 2015. Boca Raton, FL - Waramaug LS Hotels LLC and Waramaug Hospitality Asset Management LLC announced today the promotion of Craig Nussbaum to Senior...

Waldorf Astoria Chicago Appoints Michael Vaughn as Executive Chef

Waldorf Astoria Chicago Appoints Michael Vaughn as Executive Chef

March 31, 2015

CHICAGO, Ill. – March 31, 2015 – The Waldorf Astoria Chicago announced today that Michael Vaughn will lead the culinary team as Executive Chef....

Starwood Capital Group Completes Sale of the UK’s Ace Hotel London Shoreditch to Limulus Ltd.

Starwood Capital Group Completes Sale of the UK’s Ace Hotel London Shoreditch to Limulus Ltd.

March 31, 2015

GREENWICH, Conn., March 31, 2015—Starwood Capital Group, a leading global private investment firm, announced today that it has completed, through a...

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