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Baha Mar, the $3.6 billion Bahamian Resort, Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Baha Mar, the $3.6 billion Bahamian Resort, Files for Bankruptcy Protection

June 30, 2015

By Mimi Whitefieldmwhitefield@MiamiHerald.com  Troubled by construction delays, the developer of Baha Mar — the Bahamian luxury resort being built with...

Daytona Beach Area CVB Selects Regatta Travel Solutions to Power Booking Engine on daytonabeach.com

Daytona Beach Area CVB Selects Regatta Travel Solutions to Power Booking Engine on daytonabeach.com

June 30, 2015

Charlottesville, Virginia (June 30, 2015) - Regatta Travel Solutions announced today that the Daytona Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) has...

Flip.to Partners with In1 Solutions to Help Hotels Win Direct Bookings and Massive ROI

Flip.to Partners with In1 Solutions to Help Hotels Win Direct Bookings and Massive ROI

June 30, 2015

Partnership weaves advocacy into seamless guest experience for hotels in the UK, Ireland & South Africa ORLANDO, FL — June 30, 2015 — Flip.to, the...

2015 Hotel Investment and Finance Opportunities: Hotel Operating Agreements and Asset Management

2015 Hotel Investment and Finance Opportunities: Hotel Operating Agreements and Asset Management

June 30, 2015

By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Author of www.HotelLawBlog.com June 2015 Jack Westergom, Managing Director of Manhattan Hospitality...

Carmen and Luis Riu’s Comments Concerning the Terrorist Attack in Tunisia

Carmen and Luis Riu’s Comments Concerning the Terrorist Attack in Tunisia

June 30, 2015

Riu Centre, Palma de Mallorca, 30 June 2015In the aftermath of the terrible terrorist attack that cost the lives of many of our clients in Tunisia, we are...

Mohegan Sun & Incheon International Airport Corp Finalize Concept Agreement on South Korean Resort

Mohegan Sun & Incheon International Airport Corp Finalize Concept Agreement on South Korean Resort

June 30, 2015

MTGA and IIAC Expect to Complete Scope of Work Proposal by December 31, 2015UNCASVILLE, Conn. and INCHEON, South Korea, June 30, 2015 —The Mohegan...

Boyd Gaming Launches $45 Million Expansion of Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel, Vinton, Louisiana

Boyd Gaming Launches $45 Million Expansion of Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel, Vinton, Louisiana

June 30, 2015

Expansion Capitalizes on Property’s Success, Growing Demand in Region LAS VEGAS, June 30, 2015 —Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) today...

HHM Completes Acquisition of the 405-room Sheraton Miami Airport Conference Hotel

HHM Completes Acquisition of the 405-room Sheraton Miami Airport Conference Hotel

June 30, 2015

June 30, 2015 - MIAMI - Philadelphia based HHM has completed its acquisition of the Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel and Executive Meeting Center, which features...

Duetto Names Calvin Anderson New VP of Managed Services

Duetto Names Calvin Anderson New VP of Managed Services

June 30, 2015

NYC Revenue Management Executive of the Year is Latest to Join the Growing Revenue Strategy Technology Company - Another 20 are Recently Hired or Promoted...

GuestTek’s Triple Play for Pacifica Pair

GuestTek’s Triple Play for Pacifica Pair

June 30, 2015

Calgary, Alberta - June 30, 2015 - Pacifica Hotels has entered an agreement with GuestTek™ for their Trifecta™ (Triple Play) of OneView® Internet, OneView...

Zaplox Appoints George Winker as Vice President of Sales and Business Development

Zaplox Appoints George Winker as Vice President of Sales and Business Development

June 30, 2015

Dallas — June 30, 2015 Zaplox, a market innovator of advanced mobile key solutions for the hospitality industry, announces the appointment of...

Nickelodeon Suites Resort Expands Family Markets with Digital Alchemy Email, Social Media

Nickelodeon Suites Resort Expands Family Markets with Digital Alchemy Email, Social Media

June 30, 2015

What Is the Result of a 10-Year Marketing Partnership? Millions in Revenue, Thousands of Slimings                 June...

The Woodlands® Resort & Conference Center Expands Mobile Strategy with ICE by Intelity

The Woodlands® Resort & Conference Center Expands Mobile Strategy with ICE by Intelity

June 30, 2015

A personal mobile application and in-room tablets provide guests and meeting attendees instant access to a variety of services at the award-winning resort via...

The Luxury Collection® Hotels & Resorts Breaks Ground on Solaz, First Oceanfront Resort in Los Cabos

The Luxury Collection® Hotels & Resorts Breaks Ground on Solaz, First Oceanfront Resort in Los Cabos

June 30, 2015

LOS CABOS, Mexico—June 30, 2015—    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) announced that the     company...

Slated to Open in 2016, Development Begins for the 115-key Canopy Reykjavik | City Centre in Iceland

Slated to Open in 2016, Development Begins for the 115-key Canopy Reykjavik | City Centre in Iceland

June 30, 2015

June 30, 2015 - REYKJAVIK, Iceland & MCLEAN, Va. - Canopy by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide’s (NYSE:HLT) new hotel brand that redefines the lifestyle hotel...

Owned by Zenique Hotels, Development Underway for 120-room Aloft Dublin-Pleasanton in California

Owned by Zenique Hotels, Development Underway for 120-room Aloft Dublin-Pleasanton in California

June 30, 2015

June 30, 2015 - STAMFORD, Conn. - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.® (NYSE:HOT) today announced its game-changing Aloft brand will soon add yet...

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Selected to Manage New 87-room Taconic Hotel in Manchester, Vermont

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Selected to Manage New 87-room Taconic Hotel in Manchester, Vermont

June 30, 2015

Currently under construction, the luxury boutique hotel will open in fall 2015SAN FRANCISCO (June 30, 2015) - Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announced today...

McKibbon Hotel Group Breaks Ground on 178-room Hampton Inn & Suites in Tampa, Florida’s Westshore

McKibbon Hotel Group Breaks Ground on 178-room Hampton Inn & Suites in Tampa, Florida’s Westshore

Justine Griffin | Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, Fla. | June 30, 2015

June 29--A Hampton Inn & Suites set to open next summer is the latest addition to the bustling Westshore business community, which aims to be a hub for...

New England’s Historic Madison Beach Hotel Joins Curio – A Collection by Hilton

New England’s Historic Madison Beach Hotel Joins Curio – A Collection by Hilton

June 30, 2015

MADISON, Conn. & MCLEAN, Va.--June 30, 2015--A New England hotel rich in history, Madison Beach Hotel, today joined Curio – A Collection by Hilton, Hilton...

Real Hospitality Group to Open New Bethany Beach Ocean Suites On Atlantic Coast

Real Hospitality Group to Open New Bethany Beach Ocean Suites On Atlantic Coast

June 30, 2015

OCEAN CITY, MD (June 30 2015) – Real Hospitality Group (RHG) is pleased to announce the opening of Bethany Beach Ocean Suites, a new luxury hotel on...

Six Senses Samui in Thailand to Reopen After Extensive Revitalization

Six Senses Samui in Thailand to Reopen After Extensive Revitalization

June 30, 2015

SAMUI, Thailand – June 30, 2015 – After an extensive upgrade and revitalization of guest accommodations and public areas, Six Senses Samui will reopen...

Apple Tree Group Appoints Philippe Arnaud General Manager of New Sanctum Inle Resort in Myanmar

Apple Tree Group Appoints Philippe Arnaud General Manager of New Sanctum Inle Resort in Myanmar

June 30, 2015

INLE LAKE, Myanmar (June 30, 2015)- A man with more than 30 years of hospitality experience and a passion for working in remote areas has been appointed...

Kristen Pryor Promoted to General Manager at The Westin Riverfront Beaver Creek

Kristen Pryor Promoted to General Manager at The Westin Riverfront Beaver Creek

July 1, 2015

AVON, Colo. (July 1, 2015) – The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain is pleased to announce that it has...

Paul Devitt Joins Grand Hyatt San Francisco as Area Vice President

Paul Devitt Joins Grand Hyatt San Francisco as Area Vice President

June 30, 2015

Devitt, previously at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa, brings over twenty years of hospitality experience with the Hyatt brand San Francisco,...

AH&LA: DOL Overtime Rule Hampers Growth; Job Flexibility

AH&LA: DOL Overtime Rule Hampers Growth; Job Flexibility

June 30, 2015

Washington, D.C. - July 1, 2015 - The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), the sole national association representing all segments of the 1.8...

2015 Hotel Investment and Finance Opportunities: Hospitality Market Activity and Interest Rates

2015 Hotel Investment and Finance Opportunities: Hospitality Market Activity and Interest Rates

July 1, 2015

By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group®Author of www.HotelLawBlog.com July 2015 Bill Sipple, Executive Managing Director of HVS Capital, speaks in...

Pacifica Hotels Unveils Beverly Hills’ Carlyle Inn After Facelift

Pacifica Hotels Unveils Beverly Hills’ Carlyle Inn After Facelift

July 1, 2015

Irvine, CA (June 30, 2015) - In a town where makeovers are the norm, it was only a matter of time before the Carlyle Inn got its facelift. Today, after more...

Integrated Capital, LLC Purchases Hotel Indigo in Miami

Integrated Capital, LLC Purchases Hotel Indigo in Miami

July 1, 2015

Dadeland Triangle Property to Undergo Renovation, Rebranding as Aloft®LOS ANGELES (July 1, 2015) – An affiliate of Los Angeles-based Integrated Capital, LLC...

Study Reveals Which Hotel Attributes Trigger Travelers to Book

Study Reveals Which Hotel Attributes Trigger Travelers to Book

July 1, 2015

Consumer research explains how travelers choose to book hotels within various travel contexts Munich, Germany and New York, USA - July 1, 2015 TrustYou, the...

Nobody Asked Me, But…No. 144; Hotel History: The City Club Hotel, New York, N.Y. (1904)

Nobody Asked Me, But…No. 144; Hotel History: The City Club Hotel, New York, N.Y. (1904)

July 1, 2015

“Hotel Mavens” Reviewed by the New York Times  By Stanley Turkel, CMHS 1.  Hotel History: The City Club Hotel, New York, N.Y.* The...

Marketing for the Working Boomer

Marketing for the Working Boomer

July 1, 2015

By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.lma.ca) As a boomer still burning a candle at the office, I can tell you that advertisements targeting me with morbid...

Cuba: The Caribbean’s Wake-up Call

Cuba: The Caribbean’s Wake-up Call

July 1, 2015

Caribbean Governments and Private Sector Cannot Afford To Be Complacent            THE CARIBBEAN (July 1, 2015) - For far too...

The Plasencia Group Represents FelCor in Sale of Embassy Suites San Antonio - Northwest I-10 Hotel

The Plasencia Group Represents FelCor in Sale of Embassy Suites San Antonio - Northwest I-10 Hotel

July 1, 2015

Tampa, Fla.  (July 1, 2015) - The Plasencia Group is pleased to announce the sale of the Embassy Suites San Antonio - Northwest I-10 hotel, located in San...

DORMERO Hotels Partners with SiteMinder as It Continues Plan to Double

DORMERO Hotels Partners with SiteMinder as It Continues Plan to Double

July 1, 2015

London, UK - July 1, 2015 - Months after announcing it will take over Dorint Golf & Spa Windhagen as its 10th hotel, Germany's DORMERO Hotels group today...

Marriott International China Recognizes AHLEI’s Certification for High School Hospitality Grads

Marriott International China Recognizes AHLEI’s Certification for High School Hospitality Grads

July 1, 2015

Orlando, Florida, July 2015—The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) and Marriott International have signed a Memorandum of Understanding...

Carey Watermark Investors Purchases The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale Property in Joint Venture

Carey Watermark Investors Purchases The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale Property in Joint Venture

July 1, 2015

NEW YORK, July 1, 2015 -- Carey Watermark Investors Incorporated (CWI 1) announced that it has acquired a majority interest in The Ritz-Carlton, Fort...

Wanda Hotels & Resorts Appoints Qian Jin as President

Wanda Hotels & Resorts Appoints Qian Jin as President

July 1, 2015

BEIJING, July 1, 2015 -- Wanda Hotels & Resorts, an international luxury hotel management company original from China, has appointed Mr. Qian Jin as...

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