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What Technology Do Hoteliers Buy?

What Technology Do Hoteliers Buy?

July 30, 2015

Solutions that Boost the Guest Experience, Revenue and Profits, Softscribe Inc. Reports  Atlanta – July 30, 2015 – Softscribe Inc., an award...

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...

Jin Jiang, Plateno and Starwood, a New Global Hotel Giant?

Jin Jiang, Plateno and Starwood, a New Global Hotel Giant?

July 30, 2015

Plateno Group and Jin Jiang Hotels have agreed upon the terms for a merger of their two companies and together foresee the takeover of Starwood Hotels &...

IHG Loses 7 Kimptons in San Francisco

IHG Loses 7 Kimptons in San Francisco

July 30, 2015

by Terrence Baker of Hotel News NowDENHAM, England—Seven Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants properties located in San Francisco exited the InterContinental...

Q2 2015 Financial Reports Round Up Part 4: Starwood, Marriott, Accor, IHG, Host, Wynn & more

Q2 2015 Financial Reports Round Up Part 4: Starwood, Marriott, Accor, IHG, Host, Wynn & more

July 30, 2015

Starwood Hotels & Resorts reports second quarter 2015 net income of $136 million compared to $153 million in the second quarter of 2014. Worldwide...

Beaten Again by Macau, Wynn Resorts Profits Drop 72 percent in Second Quarter

Beaten Again by Macau, Wynn Resorts Profits Drop 72 percent in Second Quarter

J.D. Morris | Las Vegas Sun | July 30, 2015

July 30--Wynn Resorts, the company behind the Wynn and Encore on the Strip as well as property in Macau, reported its second-quarter earnings today....

Do Hotel Brand Names Really Matter?

Do Hotel Brand Names Really Matter?

July 30, 2015

Professors Chekitan Dev (Cornell), Pradeep Chintagunta (Chicago) and Yi-Lin Tsai (Delaware) prepared this article based on Professor Tsai’s doctoral...

Klobuchar, Lee Call on Department of Justice to Closely Scrutinize Orbitz-Expedia Merger

Klobuchar, Lee Call on Department of Justice to Closely Scrutinize Orbitz-Expedia Merger

July 30, 2015

Online travel agencies serve an important role in encouraging a competitive market for airlines, hotels, and rental cars and provide consumers with an...

Continued Growth in the Dallas Hotel Market

Continued Growth in the Dallas Hotel Market

July 30, 2015

By Nuresh MarediaSummary: The Texas economy had a bumpy start in 2015 due to sharp drop in global oil prices in late 2014, which resulted in thousands of lost...

Implementation of 11th Revised Edition of the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry

Implementation of 11th Revised Edition of the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry

July 30, 2015

The 11th revised edition of the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry (USALI) was published in the spring of 2014, with an implementation date of...

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,...

HSMAI Accepting Entries for 2015 Adrian Awards Honoring Excellence in Travel Marketing

HSMAI Accepting Entries for 2015 Adrian Awards Honoring Excellence in Travel Marketing

July 30, 2015

McLEAN, VA (July 30, 2015) – The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) is accepting entries for its 59th annual Adrian Awards,...

Boutique Leadership Conference Agenda Surprise

Boutique Leadership Conference Agenda Surprise

July 30, 2015

OCTOBER 21-23, 2015 - Fairmont Miramar Hotel, Santa Monica, CA The 2015 Leadership Symposium program planning committee has been hard at work preparing another...

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...

Hilton Worldwide Unveils Plans to Develop 10 New Hotels with Primestar Hospitality

Hilton Worldwide Unveils Plans to Develop 10 New Hotels with Primestar Hospitality

July 30, 2015

New Agreement to Accelerate Growth in Germany and AustriaGERMANY and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is set to introduce 10 new hotels throughout...

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...

Great Wolf Resorts $90 million Colorado Springs Resort and Water Park Targets Opening for Fall 2016

Great Wolf Resorts $90 million Colorado Springs Resort and Water Park Targets Opening for Fall 2016

Rich Laden | The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.) | July 30, 2015

July 30--Wisconsin-based Great Wolf Resorts says it will spend $90 million to transform the unfinished Renaissance Hotel into a family-style resort, which...

The Reverie Saigon Plans September Grand Opening in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The Reverie Saigon Plans September Grand Opening in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

July 30, 2015

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (July 30, 2015) — The Reverie Saigon, one of the world’s most eagerly anticipated new hotels, has set a date for its grand...

Ever Group Launches New 182-room Four Points Dudullu in Istanbul, Turkey

Ever Group Launches New 182-room Four Points Dudullu in Istanbul, Turkey

July 30, 2015

NEW YORK--July 30, 2015--Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) continues to accelerate growth in Turkey with the opening of Four Points...

Benchmark Adds Hotel Zelos San Francisco to its Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels Portfolio

Benchmark Adds Hotel Zelos San Francisco to its Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels Portfolio

July 30, 2015

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, July 30, 2015 … Benchmark Hospitality International, a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company, today added one of...

The Luxury Collection® Reveals the Redesigned Hotel Ivy Following Multi-Million Dollar Renovation

The Luxury Collection® Reveals the Redesigned Hotel Ivy Following Multi-Million Dollar Renovation

July 30, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS--July 30, 2015--The Luxury Collection® Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s largest and fastest growing luxury hospitality brands, today...

The Dow Hotel Company Completes $12 Million Renovation of 353-room Hilton Bellevue in Washington

The Dow Hotel Company Completes $12 Million Renovation of 353-room Hilton Bellevue in Washington

July 30, 2015

BELLEVUE, Wash., July 30, 2015—Officials of The Dow Hotel Company (DHC), a leading national hotel owner/investor and operator, today announced that it has...

FelCor Appoints Thomas C. Hendrick as Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer

FelCor Appoints Thomas C. Hendrick as Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer

July 30, 2015

IRVING, Texas--July 30, 2015--FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated (NYSE: FCH) today announced the appointment of Thomas C. Hendrick as Executive...

Mark Yanke Named General Manager for Hotel Emma in San Antonio, Texas

Mark Yanke Named General Manager for Hotel Emma in San Antonio, Texas

July 30, 2015

SAN ANTONIO, TX (July 30, 2015) – Pearl, San Antonio’s top culinary and cultural destination, has announced a new appointment to the executive team...

Salamander Hotels & Resorts Appoints Ken Nason as Vice President of Revenue Optimization

Salamander Hotels & Resorts Appoints Ken Nason as Vice President of Revenue Optimization

July 30, 2015

MIDDLEBURG, VA (July 30, 2015) – Salamander Hotels & Resorts, the luxury hotel management company founded by Sheila C. Johnson, has appointed Ken Nason as...

LBA Hospitality Names Tim Johnson as Company’s First Director of eCommerce

LBA Hospitality Names Tim Johnson as Company’s First Director of eCommerce

July 30, 2015

DOTHAN, AL (June 30, 2015) – LBA Hospitality, a full-scale hotel management, development and consult­ing .rm, today announced the creation of its Director...

Embassy Suites Cincinnati-Northeast Welcomes Michael Robinson as Director of Sales & Marketing

Embassy Suites Cincinnati-Northeast Welcomes Michael Robinson as Director of Sales & Marketing

July 30, 2015

CINCINATTI (July 30, 2015) – Embassy Suites Cincinnati-Northeast, a Hilton Worldwide all-suite hotel in Blue Ash, welcomes new Director of Sales & Marketing,...

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