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InnVest, KingSett Capital & Ivanhoe Cambridge Enter Agreement to Acquire the Fairmont Royal Hotel

InnVest, KingSett Capital & Ivanhoe Cambridge Enter Agreement to Acquire the Fairmont Royal Hotel

October 29, 2014

TORONTO, CANADA—( Oct. 28, 2014) - InnVest Real Estate Investment Trust (“InnVest”) (TSX:INN.UN) and KingSett Real Estate Growth LP No. 5...

Ready for Chip & Pin? Maestro PMS Certified for Chip & PIN Credit Card Processing in North America

Ready for Chip & Pin? Maestro PMS Certified for Chip & PIN Credit Card Processing in North America

October 29, 2014

Did You Know That Fraudulent Credit Card Transaction Liability Shifts in October 2015? Here’s What Hoteliers Need to Know to Protect...

Flip.to Introduces Photo Advocacy to Global Audience at Upcoming World Travel Market in London

Flip.to Introduces Photo Advocacy to Global Audience at Upcoming World Travel Market in London

October 29, 2014

ORLANDO, FL - OCTOBER 2014 - Flip.to, the brand advocate platform, will premiere their newest product, Photo Advocacy, to a worldwide audience at the 2014...

Huge Review Volume = Big Time Investment?

Huge Review Volume = Big Time Investment?

October 29, 2014

Atlantis, The Palm Dubai Shares Insights On How It Manages Its Online Reviews to Maintain Exceptional Quality and ServiceAlan Lim, Director Projects &...

Technology Cannot Replace Face To Face Communications

Technology Cannot Replace Face To Face Communications

October 29, 2014

By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.lma.ca)Many would lead you to believe that face-to-face communications are a thing of past. After all, we have email,...

Jack DeBoer, Extended-Stay Industry Inventor, Launches “WaterWalk”, A Serviced Apartment Brand

Jack DeBoer, Extended-Stay Industry Inventor, Launches “WaterWalk”, A Serviced Apartment Brand

October 29, 2014

October 29, 2014 - WICHITA, Kan. - He is back. At age 83, Jack DeBoer, the man who invented the extended-stay industry and his team of Wichita-based...

New, but Still Not Open Crowne Plaza in Saddle Brook, NJ has a Suitor

New, but Still Not Open Crowne Plaza in Saddle Brook, NJ has a Suitor

Linda Moss | The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) | October 29, 2014

Oct. 29--The new but still-not-opened Crowne Plaza hotel in Saddle Brook, put on the block after its owner was charged with criminal loan fraud and sued for...

Accor Acquires Stake in MAMA SHELTER Hotels; 20 New MAMAs to Open Over Next 5 Years

Accor Acquires Stake in MAMA SHELTER Hotels; 20 New MAMAs to Open Over Next 5 Years

October 29, 2014

October 29, 2014 - The MAMA SHELTER family is getting bigger as ACCOR acquires around 35% stake in its capital and about twenty new MAMAs are due to open over...

New Clothing Line Lets Travelers Explore Tropical Destinations in Style and Comfort

New Clothing Line Lets Travelers Explore Tropical Destinations in Style and Comfort

October 29, 2014

Available at select hotels and resorts around the world, Live Tropic t-shirts and accessories keep guests looking and feeling good as they embrace the climate,...

Eleven Expands Guest Computing Solution with ElevenGC Lite for Select Service Hotels

Eleven Expands Guest Computing Solution with ElevenGC Lite for Select Service Hotels

October 29, 2014

ElevenGC Lite brings secure and affordable guest computers to the hospitality industry10/29/14, Portland, Ore. - Leading guest computing provider, Eleven,...

WAKEUP CALL Revolutionizes Risk Management for the Hospitality Industry with New Online Solution

WAKEUP CALL Revolutionizes Risk Management for the Hospitality Industry with New Online Solution

October 29, 2014

Innovative new interactive web portal provides easy to use tools and valuable resources designed to streamline and simplify risk management processes for...

2014 Marks Another Successful Year for HFTP

2014 Marks Another Successful Year for HFTP

October 29, 2014

AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA (October 29, 2014) - Over 600 Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) members and other hospitality industry...

Metro Officials Threatened to End Oregon Convention Center Hotel Talks Over Foreclosure Concerns

Metro Officials Threatened to End Oregon Convention Center Hotel Talks Over Foreclosure Concerns

Elliot Njus | The Oregonian, Portland, Ore. | October 29, 2014

Oct. 28--Metro officials in June threatened to end talks with the developer of a proposed convention center hotel, citing concerns over what might happen to...

Environmental Commitment - IHG Rolls Out IHG Green Engage™ Globally Affecting Over 4,700 Hotels

Environmental Commitment - IHG Rolls Out IHG Green Engage™ Globally Affecting Over 4,700 Hotels

October 29, 2014

LONDON, UK, 29TH October, 2014: InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has today announced that from 1st January...

Hawaiian Visitor Spending Up 1.4% in September with Arrivals Up 4.1%

Hawaiian Visitor Spending Up 1.4% in September with Arrivals Up 4.1%

Allison Schaefers | The Honolulu Star-Advertiser | October 29, 2014

Oct. 29--Spending and arrivals rose in September as Hawaii tourism remained slightly ahead of the three-quarters pace set during the record years of 2012 and...

Carey Watermark Investors Acquires Sanderling Resort on North Carolina’s Outer Banks for $38 Million

Carey Watermark Investors Acquires Sanderling Resort on North Carolina’s Outer Banks for $38 Million

October 29, 2014

NEW YORK, Oct. 29, 2014 -- Carey Watermark Investors Incorporated (CWI), a non-traded real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on investing in lodging and...

AHIP Acquires New 50-room Oak Tree Inn and Penny’s Diner in Glendive, Montana for $4.9 Million

AHIP Acquires New 50-room Oak Tree Inn and Penny’s Diner in Glendive, Montana for $4.9 Million

October 29, 2014

VANCOUVER, Oct. 29, 2014 - American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP ("AHIP") (TSX: HOT.UN; OTCQX: AHOTF) today announced the acquisition of a new 50-room Oak...

Baywood Hotels Buys Miami’s 65-room Hotel Urbano with Development Rights for 64-room Expansion

Baywood Hotels Buys Miami’s 65-room Hotel Urbano with Development Rights for 64-room Expansion

Hannah Sampson | The Miami Herald | October 29, 2014

Oct. 29--Hotel Urbano, a 65-room boutique on Brickell Avenue in Miami, has changed hands. Maryland-based Baywood Hotels -- which has an office in Doral --...

$40M Expansion Underway for Azul Fives Hotel by Karisma in Playa del Carmen, MX; Q1 2015 Completion

$40M Expansion Underway for Azul Fives Hotel by Karisma in Playa del Carmen, MX; Q1 2015 Completion

October 29, 2014

MIAMI (October 29, 2014) - Azul Hotels by Karisma, a premier collection of Gourmet Inclusive® properties located throughout the Riviera Maya, Mexico and...

Demand Drives Albany, New York Area Hotel-Building Boom; More than 15 Hotels Underway

Demand Drives Albany, New York Area Hotel-Building Boom; More than 15 Hotels Underway

Eric Anderson | Times Union, Albany, N.Y. | October 29, 2014

Oct. 29--CLIFTON PARK -- A second hotel is rising from the parking lot at Clifton Park Center, part of a lodging industry construction boom in the Capital...

Development Team 250 West Larned Plans Conversion of Old Detroit Fire Department Into Boutique Hotel

Development Team 250 West Larned Plans Conversion of Old Detroit Fire Department Into Boutique Hotel

John Gallagher | Detroit Free Press | October 29, 2014

Oct. 28--A plan to turn the old Detroit Fire Department headquarters near Cobo Center into a boutique hotel took a big step forward today. The Michigan...

Development Begins in Thailand for the 230-room Sheraton Phuket Kalim Beach Resort; Opening Q1 2018

Development Begins in Thailand for the 230-room Sheraton Phuket Kalim Beach Resort; Opening Q1 2018

October 29, 2014

October 29, 2014 - PHUKET, Thailand - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) announced its global powerhouse Sheraton® brand will re-enter...

Owned by The Resort Group, the 1,143-key Meliá Dunas Set to Open on the Island of Sal in Cabo Verde

Owned by The Resort Group, the 1,143-key Meliá Dunas Set to Open on the Island of Sal in Cabo Verde

October 29, 2014

Palma de Mallorca, Spain (October 29, 2014) - Meliá Hotels International today announced the opening of Meliá Dunas on November 1. Meliá Dunas will be the...

Historic Edinburgh, Scotland Building to be Transformed into New 240-room Courtyard by Marriott

Historic Edinburgh, Scotland Building to be Transformed into New 240-room Courtyard by Marriott

October 29, 2014

London, UK - October 29, 2014 – Following the launch of Courtyard by Marriott’s new European design concept at Courtyard Aberdeen Airport Hotel last year,...

An Adaptive Reuse of an Historic Building the 116-key Aloft Liverpool Opens in the UK

An Adaptive Reuse of an Historic Building the 116-key Aloft Liverpool Opens in the UK

October 29, 2014

October 29, 2014 - LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.® (NYSE:HOT) today announced the opening of Aloft Liverpool, the...

The New-Build 492-room Holiday Inn® Manhattan-Financial District Opens in NYC

The New-Build 492-room Holiday Inn® Manhattan-Financial District Opens in NYC

October 29, 2014

Owned by Golden Seahorse, LLC and Managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts29 October, 2014 - ATLANTA – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s...

Hoteles City Express Opens the 108-room City Express Ciudad Victoria in Tamaulipas, Mexico

Hoteles City Express Opens the 108-room City Express Ciudad Victoria in Tamaulipas, Mexico

October 29, 2014

MEXICO CITY, Oct. 29, 2014 -- Hoteles City Express, S.A.B. de C.V. ("Hoteles City Express" or "the Company") (BMV: HCITY), announced today the opening of City...

The 118-suite Residence Inn Nashua Prepares to Open in New Hampshire Next Week

The 118-suite Residence Inn Nashua Prepares to Open in New Hampshire Next Week

October 29, 2014

Nashua, New Hampshire - October 29, 2014 - The 118-suite Residence Inn by Marriott in Nashua, New Hampshire is scheduled to open this Tuesday and will feature...

Hotel Equities Assumes Management of Two Fairfield Inn & Suites Hotels in Louisiana

Hotel Equities Assumes Management of Two Fairfield Inn & Suites Hotels in Louisiana

October 29, 2014

Atlanta, GA - October 29, 2014 - Atlanta-based Hotel Equities (www.hotelequities.com) recently assumed management of two additional hotels in Louisiana, the...

Disney’s Global Technology Group Undergoing Sweeping Restructuring

Disney’s Global Technology Group Undergoing Sweeping Restructuring

Sandra Pedicini | Orlando Sentinel | October 29, 2014

Oct. 28--Disney's global technology group for its parks-and-resorts division is undergoing a sweeping reorganization that is expected to result in some...

Saudi Arabian Hospitality Sector to Provide 300,000 Jobs for Young Saudis

Saudi Arabian Hospitality Sector to Provide 300,000 Jobs for Young Saudis

| Arab News, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia | October 29, 2014

Oct. 29--JEDDAH -- The Ministry of Labor in coordination with a number of establishments, colleges and government colleges and institutes in the hospitality...

HRI Lodging Appoints Bryan Roberts as GM for Hilton Garden Inn French Quarter/CBD in New Orleans

HRI Lodging Appoints Bryan Roberts as GM for Hilton Garden Inn French Quarter/CBD in New Orleans

October 29, 2014

NEW ORLEANS, LA (October 29, 2014) - Bryan Roberts, a native New Orleanian who has worked at some of the most prestigious resort hotels on the West Coast,...

Colorado’s Vail Cascade Resort, A Destination Hotel, Names Spa Manager & Executive Chef

Colorado’s Vail Cascade Resort, A Destination Hotel, Names Spa Manager & Executive Chef

October 29, 2014

Vail, CO - October 28, 2014. As the Vail Valley's largest hospitality employer, Vail Cascade Resort, A Destination Hotel, understands the role each associate...

Trump International Hotel™ Las Vegas Appoints Sydney Jones as Executive Sous Chef

Trump International Hotel™ Las Vegas Appoints Sydney Jones as Executive Sous Chef

October 29, 2014

LAS VEGAS (Oct. 29, 2014) - Trump International Hotel™ Las Vegas is pleased to announce the appointment of Sydney Jones as the hotel's new executive sous...

South Forbes Silangan Hotel Corp. Opens Microtel by Wyndham South Forbes in the Philippines

South Forbes Silangan Hotel Corp. Opens Microtel by Wyndham South Forbes in the Philippines

October 29, 2014

Cathay Land, developer of South Forbes Golf City, and Microtel Development Corporation, recently opened Microtel by Wyndham South Forbes under their...

Just in Time for Halloween: Tambourine Releases Top 10 Hotel Marketing Horror Stories

Just in Time for Halloween: Tambourine Releases Top 10 Hotel Marketing Horror Stories

October 30, 2014

Tambourine, a hotel and tourism marketing firm, has released Halloween Horror Stories, an annual list of the scariest mistakes in hotel...

A Brand Debut in Panama, the 165-room Hyatt Place Panama City/Downtown Opens in Panama City

A Brand Debut in Panama, the 165-room Hyatt Place Panama City/Downtown Opens in Panama City

October 30, 2014

October 29, 2014 - CHICAGO - Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and Immobiliare Real Estate Development Group today announced the opening of Hyatt Place Panama...

Hostmark Hospitality Group to Manage 303-room Hilton College Station & Conference Center in Texas

Hostmark Hospitality Group to Manage 303-room Hilton College Station & Conference Center in Texas

October 30, 2014

SCHAUMBURG, IL - October 30, 2014 - The Hilton College Station & Conference Center in Texas was purchased today by Cambridge I Holdings, LLC, and Hostmark...

MCR Development Prepares to Open the 118-suite TownePlace Suites by Marriott Next Week in Seguin, TX

MCR Development Prepares to Open the 118-suite TownePlace Suites by Marriott Next Week in Seguin, TX

October 30, 2014

Seguin, Texas - October 30, 2014 - The 118-suite TownePlace Suites by Marriott in Seguin, Texas is scheduled to open on Friday, November 7, 2014. Located at...

Strand Development Company, LLC Names Laura Luce  As Director of Human Resources

Strand Development Company, LLC Names Laura Luce As Director of Human Resources

October 30, 2014

(Myrtle Beach, S.C.) October 30, 2014- Strand Development Company, LLC recently announced Laura Luce as the Director of Human Resources. She will be...

Park Hotel Group Adds Two New Management Contracts in Thailand and Indonesia

Park Hotel Group Adds Two New Management Contracts in Thailand and Indonesia

October 30, 2014

To Open Park Hotel Khao Lak Beach Resort Phang Nga and Park Hotel Nusa Dua Bali Early in 2015Singapore, 30 October 2014 - Park Hotel Group ("PHG"), one of Asia...

Meliá Hotels International to Open the 41-key Meliá Campione by Year-End in Italy’s Campione Region

Meliá Hotels International to Open the 41-key Meliá Campione by Year-End in Italy’s Campione Region

October 30, 2014

Palma de Mallorca, Spain (October 30, 2014) - Meliá Hotels International today announced that it will open Meliá Campione later this year in the region of...

The Ivy Hotel in Baltimore, MD Appoints General Manager Robert Arthur and Executive Chef Mark Levy

The Ivy Hotel in Baltimore, MD Appoints General Manager Robert Arthur and Executive Chef Mark Levy

October 30, 2014

Baltimore, Maryland (October 30, 2014) - The Ivy Hotel, the premiere luxury hotel in Baltimore's historic Mt. Vernon neighborhood scheduled to open in early...

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