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Hotels Kick off the New Year with Strong Revenue Performance Driven by Average Daily Rate Growth

Hotels Kick off the New Year with Strong Revenue Performance Driven by Average Daily Rate Growth

January 28, 2015

Hoteliers Need to be on Their Toes to Keep RevPAR Momentum NEW YORK - January 28, 2015 - Hotels in major North American markets experienced strong growth...

Maestro PMS Puts Housekeeping App to Work for Independents

Maestro PMS Puts Housekeeping App to Work for Independents

January 28, 2015

Easy-To-Use Mobile Housekeeping App Increases Productivity; Tablet and smartphone Ready; No Internet Connectivity Needed January 28, 2015...

5 Group Travel Predictions for U.S. Hotels in 2015

5 Group Travel Predictions for U.S. Hotels in 2015

January 28, 2015

Group Demand to Drive Record Occupancy and Direct Online BookingBy Charles de Gaspé Beaubien / President and CEO of Groupize Solutions By all accounts, 2015...

Award Winning BlackLine Systems Now Tailored Specifically for Hospitality by PAS

Award Winning BlackLine Systems Now Tailored Specifically for Hospitality by PAS

January 28, 2015

PAS and BlackLine Systems announce global partnership Gaithersburg, MD – PAS is bringing the world’s most trusted solution for Finance Controls and...

Minor Hotel Group Acquires 6 Hotels and Over 1,600 Keys In Europe & South America

Minor Hotel Group Acquires 6 Hotels and Over 1,600 Keys In Europe & South America

January 28, 2015

Bangkok, January 28, 2015: Minor Hotel Group (MHG), owner and operator of hotels and resorts in 19 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa and...

Is There Any Correlation Between Facebook Fan Counts and Hotel Star Ratings?

Is There Any Correlation Between Facebook Fan Counts and Hotel Star Ratings?

January 28, 2015

Though many formats exist, the 1.0-5.0 star ratings for hotel quality, service, and amenities have become ubiquitous for OTAs. They’ve even used them in...

Retirement Must Spur Mentoring

Retirement Must Spur Mentoring

January 28, 2015

​by Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.lma.ca)Now in my 60s, part of what keeps me young (apart from the hair-loss-inducing challenges of rearing my...

ALIS Award Winners Named; Honoring the Most Noteworthy Hotel Investment Deals & Executives for 2014

ALIS Award Winners Named; Honoring the Most Noteworthy Hotel Investment Deals & Executives for 2014

January 28, 2015

Los Angeles, CA, January 28, 2015 - Executives and companies responsible for the most influential hotel industry deals in 2014 were honored with prestigious...

Damian J. Mogavero, CEO & Founder of Avero Inc. to Receive 2015 Cornell Hospitality Innovator Award

Damian J. Mogavero, CEO & Founder of Avero Inc. to Receive 2015 Cornell Hospitality Innovator Award

January 28, 2015

Ithaca, NY, January 28, 2015 - Damian J. Mogavero, CEO and founder of Avero Inc., has been named the recipient of the 2015 Cornell Hospitality Innovator Award,...

HSMAI Collecting Data for Hotel Digital Benchmark Study

HSMAI Collecting Data for Hotel Digital Benchmark Study

January 28, 2015

McLEAN, VA (Jan. 28, 015) - The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) has begun collecting information for its second annual...

AH&LA 2015 Policy Agenda to Focus on Workforce, Travel Promotion, Technology and Patent Reform

AH&LA 2015 Policy Agenda to Focus on Workforce, Travel Promotion, Technology and Patent Reform

January 28, 2015

Los Angeles, CA - January 28, 2015 - The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) today unveiled its 2015, “A Policy Agenda,” covering...

Pan Pacific Hotels Group Plans $19.9M Expansion for PARKROYAL Parramatta in Sydney, Australia

Pan Pacific Hotels Group Plans $19.9M Expansion for PARKROYAL Parramatta in Sydney, Australia

January 28, 2015

Riding on Parramatta City’s development boom, the extension will add 90 new guestrooms and expand the hotel’s meeting and dining spaces....

M+S and Hyatt Plan 340-room Andaz Singapore as Part of New DUO Development; To Open in 2017

M+S and Hyatt Plan 340-room Andaz Singapore as Part of New DUO Development; To Open in 2017

January 28, 2015

January 28, 2015 - CHICAGO - Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with M+S Pte. Ltd...

IHG® to Open First Two HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts Properties in Nanchang and Yangjiang, China

IHG® to Open First Two HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts Properties in Nanchang and Yangjiang, China

January 28, 2015

28 January, 2015 - Shanghai – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, today announces the locations of its first...

Sacramento County Approves New Build 135-room Hyatt Place Hotel to be Located at Airport

Sacramento County Approves New Build 135-room Hyatt Place Hotel to be Located at Airport

Tony Bizjak | The Sacramento Bee | January 28, 2015

Jan. 27--Travelers to and from Sacramento International Airport soon will have a place to stay overnight on airport property, although not as grand as once...

Westin & Delaware North to Develop Westin Buffalo at Delaware North’s New Global HQ in Upstate NY

Westin & Delaware North to Develop Westin Buffalo at Delaware North’s New Global HQ in Upstate NY

January 28, 2015

The 118-room Hotel Will Open in June 2016 STAMFORD, Conn. and BUFFALO, N.Y. - January 28, 2015 - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) and...

Wyndham Brand Expands in Maryland with Conversion of 392-key Hunt Valley Inn – A Wyndham Grand Hotel

Wyndham Brand Expands in Maryland with Conversion of 392-key Hunt Valley Inn – A Wyndham Grand Hotel

January 28, 2015

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (Jan. 28, 2015) – Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,590 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide...

Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner Center Set to Open in the Washington D.C. Area in Spring 2015

Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner Center Set to Open in the Washington D.C. Area in Spring 2015

January 28, 2015

Tysons Corner, Va. (January 28, 2015) - Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner Center, the newest Hyatt Regency-branded hotel in the Washington D.C.-Northern Virginia...

IHG & Choice Decisions 65 to Open the 151-room Holiday Inn Johannesburg Airport in South Africa

IHG & Choice Decisions 65 to Open the 151-room Holiday Inn Johannesburg Airport in South Africa

January 28, 2015

28 January, 2015 - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has signed a franchise agreement with Choice Decisions 65...

Owned & Managed by Tharaldson Hospitality, 96-key Residence Inn Decatur Forsyth Set to Open in IL

Owned & Managed by Tharaldson Hospitality, 96-key Residence Inn Decatur Forsyth Set to Open in IL

January 29, 2015

Forsyth, Illinois - January 29, 2015 - The 96-suite Residence Inn by Marriott in Forsyth, Illinois is scheduled to open this Monday, February 2, 2015 and will...

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