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Hotel Industry First: nSight Benchmark Report Compares Hotel Website Traffic to Third Parties

Hotel Industry First: nSight Benchmark Report Compares Hotel Website Traffic to Third Parties

July 29, 2015

Easy integration to Google Analytics powers report featuring consumer shopping data NASHVILLE, TN – July 29, 2015 –nSight, the leader in online consumer...

Historic South African Vineyard Hotel Transitions to Latest IDeaS Revenue Management System

Historic South African Vineyard Hotel Transitions to Latest IDeaS Revenue Management System

July 29, 2015

Cape Town – July 29, 2015 – IDeaS Revenue Solutions, the leading provider of revenue management software solutions and advisory services, today announced...

Serenata and TrustYou Team Up to Help Hotels Personalize Their Guests’ Experiences

Serenata and TrustYou Team Up to Help Hotels Personalize Their Guests’ Experiences

July 29, 2015

July 29, 2015 – Munich, Germany – Serenata IntraWare, one of the leading CRM providers (customer relationship management) for the hospitality industry,...

Owners of Interstate Hotels & Resorts in Talks to Sell Company According to Wall Street Journal

Owners of Interstate Hotels & Resorts in Talks to Sell Company According to Wall Street Journal

July 29, 2015

The independent hotel operator could fetch more than $600 million, sources say By Craig Karmin And Dana MattioliThe U.S.-Chinese joint venture that owns...

Second Quarter 2015 Financial Reports Round Up Part Three: Hilton, Choice & Hersha Hospitality Trust

Second Quarter 2015 Financial Reports Round Up Part Three: Hilton, Choice & Hersha Hospitality Trust

July 29, 2015

Hilton Worldwide reports second quarter 2015 net income of $161 million compared to $209 million for same year-ago period. Other highlights include: •...

Xenia Hotels & Resorts Acquires 3 Lifestyle Boutique Hotels for a Purchase Price of $245 million

Xenia Hotels & Resorts Acquires 3 Lifestyle Boutique Hotels for a Purchase Price of $245 million

July 29, 2015

ORLANDO, Fla., July 29, 2015 —Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: XHR) (”Xenia” or the “Company”) today announced that...

The Marcus Corporation Agrees to Sell the Hotel Phillips in Kansas City, MO to Arbor Lodging

The Marcus Corporation Agrees to Sell the Hotel Phillips in Kansas City, MO to Arbor Lodging

July 29, 2015

MILWAUKEE—July 29, 2015—The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS) today announced it has signed an agreement for the sale of the Hotel Phillips in Kansas...

AirBnB Could Change The World

AirBnB Could Change The World

July 29, 2015

​By John Hendrie Sometimes you can have a great notion, which will go nowhere due to a variety of constraints.  Other times it is a “no brainer”....

Observing Food Trends at Festivals and Fares

Observing Food Trends at Festivals and Fares

July 29, 2015

By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.lma.ca)Gourmet burgers are soooo 2013. Tacos? I thought they peaked last summer. What’s next year’s hot dish going...

AHLEI Selected to Lead Hospitality Training Project in India

AHLEI Selected to Lead Hospitality Training Project in India

July 29, 2015

Orlando, Florida, July 2015—The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Tourism and...

Benchmark Hospitality Intl Names Jessica Milton Regional Director of Public Relations-Florida

Benchmark Hospitality Intl Names Jessica Milton Regional Director of Public Relations-Florida

July 29, 2015

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, July 2015 … Benchmark Hospitality International, a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company, has...

Hawkeye Hotels Plans to Renovate and Reopen Shuttered Downtown Peoria Four Points by Sheraton Hotel

Hawkeye Hotels Plans to Renovate and Reopen Shuttered Downtown Peoria Four Points by Sheraton Hotel

Steve Tarter and Nick Vlahos | Journal Star, Peoria, Ill. | July 29, 2015

July 29--PEORIA -- Closed for almost two years, a Downtown hotel -- once the city's largest -- may soon get new life. Iowa-based Hawkeye Hotels plans to...

HRI Properties Plans a $52 million, 250-room Westin Branded Hotel in Fort Worth’s Cultural District

HRI Properties Plans a $52 million, 250-room Westin Branded Hotel in Fort Worth’s Cultural District

Sandra Baker | Fort Worth Star-Telegram | July 29, 2015

July 29--FORT WORTH -- HRI Properties, a New Orleans-based hotel developer, plans a $52 million Westin-branded hotel directly across University Drive from the...

Concord Hospitality to Develop and Operate First Marriott Hotel and Residence Inn Dual-Branded Hotel

Concord Hospitality to Develop and Operate First Marriott Hotel and Residence Inn Dual-Branded Hotel

July 29, 2015

July 29, 2015 (Columbus, Ohio) - University Plaza in Columbus, Ohio, will soon welcome visitors to the first Marriott Hotel and Residence Inn shared brand...

Hylandia by Shangri-la Prepares for Opening in Northwestern Yunnan

Hylandia by Shangri-la Prepares for Opening in Northwestern Yunnan

July 29, 2015

BEIJING, July 29, 2015 -- Shrouded in mist and myth, explorers have long sought to find the paradise rumoured to be hidden deep within the Snow...

HVMG to Develop and Manage SpringHill Suites at The Wharf in Orange Beach, Alabama

HVMG to Develop and Manage SpringHill Suites at The Wharf in Orange Beach, Alabama

July 29, 2015

ATLANTA, Ga., July 29, 2015 – Hospitality Ventures Management Group (HVMG), an Atlanta-based, private hotel management company, has been selected by Wharf...

Maritz, Wolff & Co to Re-Open Historic St. Louis Hotel as Courtyard by Marriott Following Renovation

Maritz, Wolff & Co to Re-Open Historic St. Louis Hotel as Courtyard by Marriott Following Renovation

July 29, 2015

ST. LOUIS (July 29, 2015)  – After being shuttered since 2011, the original Hotel Lennox  – once known as St. Louis’ tallest hotel – will...

IACC Certifies First Conference Venue in China

IACC Certifies First Conference Venue in China

July 29, 2015

Chicago, IL, July 2015 -- The International Association of Conference Centres (IACC) announces it has accepted into its membership the first IACC-certified...

Steinberger Hotel Group Appoints Bernd Zängle North Region Area General Manager

Steinberger Hotel Group Appoints Bernd Zängle North Region Area General Manager

July 29, 2015

Bernd Zängle has been appointed North Region Area General Manager for the Steigenberger Hotel Group. Alongside his role as Director of the Steigenberger Hotel...

Alliance Hospitality Names Angela Williams as General Manager at Holiday Inn in Indianapolis Carmel

Alliance Hospitality Names Angela Williams as General Manager at Holiday Inn in Indianapolis Carmel

July 29, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS, July 29, 2015  --  Alliance Hospitality, a premier hotel management company, announced today that Angela Williams has been hired as...

Keystone Resort Names Steve Nguyen as Hospitality Executive Chef

Keystone Resort Names Steve Nguyen as Hospitality Executive Chef

July 29, 2015

Chef Nguyen to Oversee All Keystone Hospitality Kitchen Operations Keystone, Colo. — July 28, 2015 — Keystone Resort today announced Steve Nguyen...

Sea Shells Beach Club Accumulates More Prestigious Awards

Sea Shells Beach Club Accumulates More Prestigious Awards

July 30, 2015

Recipient of Honors from Superior Small Lodging Association and Booking.comJuly 29, 2015 – Daytona Beach, FL – Sea Shells Beach Club in Daytona Beach,...

INNCOM® by Honeywell to Provide MGM Resorts International with Reliable Large Scale ‘Smart’ Networks

INNCOM® by Honeywell to Provide MGM Resorts International with Reliable Large Scale ‘Smart’ Networks

July 30, 2015

MGM Resorts Works with INNCOM to Develop and Implement Scalable Multi-Vendor Corporate Network Platform for 20,000+ Guest RoomsJuly 30, 2015 – MGM Resorts...

Strategic Hotels & Resorts Acquires Remaining Interest in JW Marriott Essex House Hotel New York

Strategic Hotels & Resorts Acquires Remaining Interest in JW Marriott Essex House Hotel New York

July 30, 2015

CHICAGO, July 30, 2015 -- Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: BEE) today announced that it has acquired the remaining 49 percent ownership...

Professional Development Association Awards 1500th Hospitality Accountant Certification

Professional Development Association Awards 1500th Hospitality Accountant Certification

July 30, 2015

July 30, 2015 (AUSTIN, TEXAS) — On July 28, 2015 Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), a nonprofit professional development...

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