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Hilton Worldwide Honors Top Hotel Owners in the Americas with Annual Development Awards

Hilton Worldwide Honors Top Hotel Owners in the Americas with Annual Development Awards

August 31, 2015

McLean, Va., August 31, 2015 — Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) today announced honors for its top annual development awards in the Americas. Awards are...

TrustYou Announces New Senior Director of Business Development, Rob Castellucci

TrustYou Announces New Senior Director of Business Development, Rob Castellucci

August 31, 2015

San Diego, CA (USA) and Munich, Germany – August 31, 2015 – TrustYou has promoted Rob Castellucci to Senior Director of Business Development. In his new...

Luxury Suites Booking Site Suiteness Picks DHISCO to Power its Expansion

Luxury Suites Booking Site Suiteness Picks DHISCO to Power its Expansion

August 31, 2015

DALLAS (Aug. 31, 2015) – DHISCO, the world’s leading hospitality distribution company, is partnering with the new booking site Suiteness as it expands...

LOTTE Hotels & Resorts Acquires The New York Palace, Relaunching as LOTTE New York Palace Hotel

LOTTE Hotels & Resorts Acquires The New York Palace, Relaunching as LOTTE New York Palace Hotel

August 31, 2015

NEW YORK, Aug. 31, 2015—LOTTE Hotels & Resorts, a Korea-based owner and operator of luxury hotels, announced today the relaunch of The New York...

Manhattan’s Iconic New York Palace Hotel Sells for $805 Million

Manhattan’s Iconic New York Palace Hotel Sells for $805 Million

August 31, 2015

NEW YORK—August 31, 2015—Hodges Ward Elliott (“HWE”), the world’s leading independent hotel     brokerage and investment-banking...

What Can You Tell from the ProPAR Graph? The Impact of RevPAR Growth on Profit

What Can You Tell from the ProPAR Graph? The Impact of RevPAR Growth on Profit

August 31, 2015

ProPAR Graph Earlier this year, Hotel Appraisers & Advisors published an article summarizing how several hundred hotels performed, ranked by House Profit...

Average Daily Rate Growth Expected to Drive US Lodging Performance in Remainder of 2015 and in 2016

Average Daily Rate Growth Expected to Drive US Lodging Performance in Remainder of 2015 and in 2016

August 31, 2015

NEW YORK, Aug. 31, 2015—An updated lodging forecast released today by PwC US expects average daily rate (“ADR”) to drive revenue per...

Turning Tables: Movement Towards the “Un-conference Meeting Experience” Growing

Turning Tables: Movement Towards the “Un-conference Meeting Experience” Growing

August 31, 2015

New Orleans, LA—August 31, 2015—Julie Couret Willoz plans a lot of corporate meetings. She’s presented at conferences and facilitated...

Cornell Study Analyzes Effects of EB-5 Financing on Hotel Development

Cornell Study Analyzes Effects of EB-5 Financing on Hotel Development

August 31, 2015

Ithaca, NY, August 31, 2015 - A federal program that encourages foreign residents to invest in U.S. projects can create distortions in the hotel development...

Agoda.com Study Reveals Travelers’ Prefer Free Wi-Fi to Free Breakfast

Agoda.com Study Reveals Travelers’ Prefer Free Wi-Fi to Free Breakfast

August 31, 2015

SINGAPORE, Aug. 31, 2015 —Agoda.com, one of the world’s leading accommodation sites and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN),...

Former 800 Room Hyatt Affiliates with Centerstone Hotels

Former 800 Room Hyatt Affiliates with Centerstone Hotels

August 31, 2015

Dearborn, MI - August 31 , 2015 - The former Hyatt Regency in Dearborn Michigan has announced its new affiliation with Vimana Franchise Systems’...

WAKEUP CALL Enhances Risk Management and Vital Document Retrieval at HMG Hospitality Properties

WAKEUP CALL Enhances Risk Management and Vital Document Retrieval at HMG Hospitality Properties

August 31, 2015

San Diego-based HMG Hospitality leverages risk management platform to streamline safety/legal document organization and communication between sister...

AHLEI and Interstate Hotels Announce Launch of Online Training to Raise Human Trafficking Awareness

AHLEI and Interstate Hotels Announce Launch of Online Training to Raise Human Trafficking Awareness

August 31, 2015

Orlando, Florida, August 2015 - The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) and Interstate Hotels & Resorts announce the recent launch...

Rebounding after a Terrorism Attack: Grand Hyatt Erawan Reworks its Business Strategy

Rebounding after a Terrorism Attack: Grand Hyatt Erawan Reworks its Business Strategy

Suchat Sritama | The Nation, Bangkok, Thailand / Asia News Network | August 31, 2015

Aug. 31--BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) -- Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok has revised its marketing strategies to reclaim lost business after the deadly bomb blast at a...

NLRB Ruling on Third-Party Employers Could be a Game Changer for Unions

NLRB Ruling on Third-Party Employers Could be a Game Changer for Unions

Shan Li | Los Angeles Times | August 31, 2015

Aug. 29--Unions and other labor advocates are brainstorming strategies in the wake of a National Labor Relations Board ruling that could strengthen the hand...

Developer Bill O’Connell Sr Proposes $150 Million, 466-room JW Marriott Anaheim for Disneyland Area

Developer Bill O’Connell Sr Proposes $150 Million, 466-room JW Marriott Anaheim for Disneyland Area

Art Marroquin | The Orange County Register | August 31, 2015

Aug. 29--ANAHEIM -- A developer has submitted plans to build a luxury hotel at the GardenWalk mall near Disneyland, becoming the first to take advantage of a...

Former Presidents Country Club Site to Give Rise to New $280M Project, Banyan Cay Resort & Golf Club

Former Presidents Country Club Site to Give Rise to New $280M Project, Banyan Cay Resort & Golf Club

Tony Doris | The Palm Beach Post, Fla. | August 31, 2015

Aug. 30--WEST PALM BEACH -- Banyan Cay Resort & Golf Club will rise with houses, condos and a hotel at the site of the former President Country Club,...

Hunt Construction & HCW to Break Ground on Evansville Downtown Double Tree Hotel & Convention Center

Hunt Construction & HCW to Break Ground on Evansville Downtown Double Tree Hotel & Convention Center

John Martin | Evansville Courier & Press, Ind. | August 31, 2015

Aug. 28--EVANSVILLE -- Financing closed Friday on the convention hotel planned for Downtown Evansville, and road closures signaling the start of construction...

Study Endorses San Diego’s Convention Center Expansion Needs to be on the Waterfront

Study Endorses San Diego’s Convention Center Expansion Needs to be on the Waterfront

Lori Weisberg | The San Diego Union-Tribune | August 31, 2015

Aug. 31--An eagerly awaited report analyzing the financial return on an expanded San Diego convention center reaffirms what its backers have long advocated:...

New Fairfield Inn and Suites Going Up at Site of Former River Oaks Motel in Wichita Falls, TX

New Fairfield Inn and Suites Going Up at Site of Former River Oaks Motel in Wichita Falls, TX

John Ingle | Times Record News, Wichita Falls, Texas | August 31, 2015

Aug. 29--WICHITA FALLS, Texas -- Prep work has begun at the site of the old River Oaks Motel on Central Freeway to lay the foundation for a new 89-room...

Floridays Development and Hospitality Group Lodgco Plan 122-room Hyatt Place-Lakewood Ranch in FL

Floridays Development and Hospitality Group Lodgco Plan 122-room Hyatt Place-Lakewood Ranch in FL

James A. Jones Jr. | The Bradenton Herald | August 31, 2015

Aug. 29--LAKEWOOD RANCH -- A five-story, 122-room hotel planned on 3.5 acres near the University Parkway-Interstate 75 interchange is getting expedited...

Germany’s NOVUM Hotel Group Completes Acquisition of the Winters Hotel Company

Germany’s NOVUM Hotel Group Completes Acquisition of the Winters Hotel Company

August 31, 2015

Hamburg, 28 August 2015 - The NOVUM Hotel Group, one of the leading hotel groups in Germany, and the Winters Hotel Company have finally reached an agreement...

Completing $10M Conversion, the 165-room DoubleTree by Hilton Decatur Riverfront Opens in Alabama

Completing $10M Conversion, the 165-room DoubleTree by Hilton Decatur Riverfront Opens in Alabama

August 31, 2015

The property is owned and managed by Cooper Hotels DECATUR, Ala. and MCLEAN, Va. - August 31, 2015 - Hilton Worldwide and DoubleTree by Hilton today...

White Lodging to Partner with Jackson Street Holdings to Manage SpringHill Suites Milwaukee Downtown

White Lodging to Partner with Jackson Street Holdings to Manage SpringHill Suites Milwaukee Downtown

August 31, 2015

Opening in Spring 2016, the 155-suite hotel will occupy a converted historic office building MERRILLVILLE, Ind., Aug. 31, 2015 --  White Lodging is...

OMA and Grupo Hotelero Santa Fe Open New Hilton Garden Inn in Monterey, Neuvo Le, Mexico

OMA and Grupo Hotelero Santa Fe Open New Hilton Garden Inn in Monterey, Neuvo Le, Mexico

August 31, 2015

MONTERREY, Nuevo León and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Worldwide's (NYSE: HLT) award-winning brand of hotels, announced today the opening of Hilton...

Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta’s Newly Built 12,900 sq. ft. Sanctuary Convention Center Nears Opening

Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta’s Newly Built 12,900 sq. ft. Sanctuary Convention Center Nears Opening

August 31, 2015

August 31, 2015 - MIAMI, Fla. - All Inclusive Collection - the experiential brand offering an authentic all-inclusive experience with limitless service and...

Hospitality Management Corportation to Manage Four Super 8 Hotels in Texas

Hospitality Management Corportation to Manage Four Super 8 Hotels in Texas

August 31, 2015

Dallas, TX – Leo Spriggs, President and CEO of Hospitality Management Corporation (HMC), announces management of four hotels which include Super 8 (Cotulla,...

Roseann Grippo Takes the Helm at Florida’s Waterstone Resort & Marina - A Doubletree by Hilton as GM

Roseann Grippo Takes the Helm at Florida’s Waterstone Resort & Marina - A Doubletree by Hilton as GM

August 31, 2015

BOCA RATON, Fla. (August 31, 2015) - Waterstone Resort & Marina - A DoubleTree by Hilton, an art-deco inspired, waterfront, AAA four-diamond resort with...

Hilton San Francisco Union Square Appoints Steven Cowan as General Manager

Hilton San Francisco Union Square Appoints Steven Cowan as General Manager

August 31, 2015

Hilton San Francisco Union Square has appointed Steven Cowan to the position of general manager. In his new role, Cowan will be responsible for the...

General Manager Tracie Kent Set to Open the 96-suite Residence Inn East Lansing in Michigan

General Manager Tracie Kent Set to Open the 96-suite Residence Inn East Lansing in Michigan

August 31, 2015

East Lansing, Michigan - August 31, 2015 - The 96-suite Residence Inn by Marriott in East Lansing, Michigan is scheduled to open this September and will...

Commune Hotels & Resorts Announces Promotion, New Appointments to Executive Management Team in Miami

Commune Hotels & Resorts Announces Promotion, New Appointments to Executive Management Team in Miami

August 31, 2015

Brett Orlando Promoted to Regional VP, Brad Cirino Named Area DOSM, and Diane Bango Appointed Area Director of Revenue and Reservations SAN FRANCISCO (August...

Strand Hospitality Services Names Chris Martin as Regional Director of Operations

Strand Hospitality Services Names Chris Martin as Regional Director of Operations

August 31, 2015

(Myrtle Beach, S.C.) August 31, 2015- Strand Hospitality Services recently announced that Chris Martin has been hired as a Regional Director of...

Savvy Independent Operators Drive Loyalty, Revenue with Personal Online Strategy

Savvy Independent Operators Drive Loyalty, Revenue with Personal Online Strategy

September 1, 2015

September 1, 2015 – Smart independent operators know their guests are online – and are reaching them there to increase loyalty and revenue. Here is...

pentahotels Promotes Dirk Lobowsky to Vice President of Sales

pentahotels Promotes Dirk Lobowsky to Vice President of Sales

September 1, 2015

September 01, 2015 - Frankfurt am Main/Munich - Part of the penta philosophy: Dirk Lobowsky becomes Vice President of Sales for pentahotels as of September 1,...

Ocean Properties Set to Open the 124-suite Residence Inn by Marriott in Bangor, Maine

Ocean Properties Set to Open the 124-suite Residence Inn by Marriott in Bangor, Maine

September 1, 2015

David L'Heureux is at the helm as General Manager Bangor, Maine - September 1, 2015 - The 124-suite Residence Inn by Marriott in Bangor, Maine is scheduled to...

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Introduces Tribute Portfolio™ in Europe with London’s Great Northern Hotel

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Introduces Tribute Portfolio™ in Europe with London’s Great Northern Hotel

September 1, 2015

Starwood’s 10th Brand Kicks off Global Expansion with First Independent Hotel in London September 01, 2015 - LONDON - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide,...

2015 Manhattan Lodging Overview 2Q

2015 Manhattan Lodging Overview 2Q

September 1, 2015

By Roland deMilleret, MAI and Erin BagleyThe New York City borough of Manhattan is among the strongest, most diverse, and most dynamic hotel markets in...

PKF Hospitality Research Not Concerned About the Current Tumultuous Stock Market

PKF Hospitality Research Not Concerned About the Current Tumultuous Stock Market

September 1, 2015

Hotel RevPAR Growth Expected to Remain Above Long-Run Average Through 2018   September 1, 2015, Atlanta, Ga. – Recent gyrations on Wall Street may have...

Seven Years in the Making, Vietnam’s The Reverie Saigon to Debut in Ho Chi Minh City

Seven Years in the Making, Vietnam’s The Reverie Saigon to Debut in Ho Chi Minh City

September 1, 2015

The 286-room hotel celebrates September 1 grand opening HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (September 1, 2015) - The Reverie Saigon, a 286-room hotel with some of the...

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