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Menin Hospitality Selects RoomKey as Preferred Mobile Travel Agent

Menin Hospitality Selects RoomKey as Preferred Mobile Travel Agent

August 27, 2014

Menin Hospitality brings mobile check-in, room selection, and smartphone 

Independent Operators Use Maestro PMS 2-Way Expedia QuickConnect Interface to Save Time and Money

Independent Operators Use Maestro PMS 2-Way Expedia QuickConnect Interface to Save Time and Money

August 27, 2014

Why? The Expedia Interface Eliminates Manual Reservation Re-Keying, Maintains Accurate Real-Time Inventory Updates, Provides Optimized Rates to all Online...

Start-Ups, Keep Your Eye On The Ball

Start-Ups, Keep Your Eye On The Ball

August 27, 2014

Puzzle Partner CEO Shares Insights To Help Technology Start-Ups Hit It Out of the Park By Alan E. Young, CEO and Co-Founder of Puzzle PartnerToronto, CA...

Naked Bootleg: Football Play Gives Game Plan to Hoteliers and Restaurateurs

Naked Bootleg: Football Play Gives Game Plan to Hoteliers and Restaurateurs

August 27, 2014

Interactive online specials, special events, amazing and genuine customer service, leadership required to weather the storm.Naked bootleg is a term used in...

Make Guests Tweet!

Make Guests Tweet!

August 27, 2014

​by Doug Kennedy As I often say in my training workshops, a hotel’s guest services staff is now part of the marketing and PR department!  With the...

Hotel Management Companies and Equity Contributions: Benefits and Risks

Hotel Management Companies and Equity Contributions: Benefits and Risks

August 27, 2014

by Todd Isenstadt and Hans DetlefsenIntroduction Hotel financing takes different forms based on the capital requirements of the developer and the availability...

Hawaiian Isles Warned Effects of Climate Change Could Lead to Grim Future for Tourism

Hawaiian Isles Warned Effects of Climate Change Could Lead to Grim Future for Tourism

Timothy Hurley | The Honolulu Star-Advertiser | August 27, 2014

Aug. 27--If global warming continues as most scientists expect, Hawaii will be a hotter place sometime in the future with fewer cooling tradewinds and more...

It’s Not All About Millennials - Fall Travel Expected to Increase Across All Generations

It’s Not All About Millennials - Fall Travel Expected to Increase Across All Generations

August 27, 2014

Boomers and GI/Silents Take the LeadMcLean, VA, August 27, 2014 - Travel is expected to increase across all generations this fall according to a national...

Investments in Philippine Hotels up 469.5% in First Half of 2014 Over Same Period in 2013

Investments in Philippine Hotels up 469.5% in First Half of 2014 Over Same Period in 2013

Ben O. de Vera | Philippine Daily Inquirer, Manila / Asia News Network | August 27, 2014

Aug. 27--MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) -- Investments in hotel developments in the Philippines jumped by more than five times during the first half...

New Date for the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York; To Occur March 8-10, 2015

New Date for the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York; To Occur March 8-10, 2015

August 27, 2014

NEW YORK, NY, August 27, 2014 -The International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York has just announced that they have new dates for the 2015 event. To...

Camden County, Georgia Solidifies Plans for $350M, 495-acre EPIC Adventures Resort Kingsland

Camden County, Georgia Solidifies Plans for $350M, 495-acre EPIC Adventures Resort Kingsland

Gordon Jackson | The Brunswick News, Ga. | August 27, 2014

Aug. 27--KINGSLAND -- The Kingsland City Council approved an agreement Monday that could lead to the groundbreaking of a $350 million, 495-acre amusement...

Rio Nuevo, Tucson, Arizona Moves Forward on $100 Million 140-room Hotel, 96-unit Housing Project

Rio Nuevo, Tucson, Arizona Moves Forward on $100 Million 140-room Hotel, 96-unit Housing Project

Darren DaRonco | The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson | August 27, 2014

Aug. 27--After a controversial scoring process, the Rio Nuevo board decided to open negotiations with the developer of a proposed $100 million project that...

ME by Melia Brand to Debut in the U.S. with the 129-key New-Build ME Miami to Open Spring 2015

ME by Melia Brand to Debut in the U.S. with the 129-key New-Build ME Miami to Open Spring 2015

August 27, 2014

MIAMI, Aug. 27, 2014  -- Today, Melia Hotels International, one of the world's largest resort hotel chains, announced their next major launch; ME Miami,...

Woodbury Corporation to Open the 136-suite Residence Inn Salt Lake City Murray in Utah Next Week

Woodbury Corporation to Open the 136-suite Residence Inn Salt Lake City Murray in Utah Next Week

August 27, 2014

Murray, Utah - August 27, 2014 - The 136-suite Residence Inn by Marriott in Murray, Utah is scheduled to open next week. Located at 171 East 5300 South, the...

Peru’s Historic Presidente Hotel to Become Radisson Hotel Arequipa; Reopening Q2 2015 After Upgrade

Peru’s Historic Presidente Hotel to Become Radisson Hotel Arequipa; Reopening Q2 2015 After Upgrade

August 27, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (August 27, 2014) - Radisson®, one of the best-recognized hotel brands, today announced that the historic Presidente Hotel, an iconic hotel in the...

The 372-room DoubleTree by Hilton London - Islington Opens in the UK

The 372-room DoubleTree by Hilton London - Islington Opens in the UK

August 27, 2014

August 27, 2014 - LONDON and MCLEAN, Va. - DoubleTree by Hilton today celebrated the opening of the latest addition to its growing London portfolio - the...

AH&LA Appoints Chandler Smith as Vice President of Communications Specializing in Government Affairs

AH&LA Appoints Chandler Smith as Vice President of Communications Specializing in Government Affairs

August 27, 2014

Washington, D.C. - August 27, 2014 - The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) today announced the appointment of Chandler Smith as vice president of...

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Names Thomas Mangas Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Names Thomas Mangas Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

August 27, 2014

August 27, 2014 - STAMFORD, Conn. - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced that Thomas B. Mangas has been named Executive Vice...

Hyatt Herald Square New York Appoints Key Management Roles; Candice Cancino Named General Manager

Hyatt Herald Square New York Appoints Key Management Roles; Candice Cancino Named General Manager

August 27, 2014

Gunnar Steden and Nina Jones Join as Food & Beverage Director and Director of Sales & Marketing NEW YORK (August 27, 2014) - Hyatt Herald Square New York, set...

Shane Ewald Named as General Manager for the Residence Inn San Diego Del Mar in California

Shane Ewald Named as General Manager for the Residence Inn San Diego Del Mar in California

August 27, 2014

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 27, 2014 -- The Residence Inn San Diego Del Mar is pleased to announce the appointment of a new general manager right before the hotel's first...

Alliance Hospitality Hires Jennifer Scott as General Manager of Residence Inn in Fort Worth, Texas

Alliance Hospitality Hires Jennifer Scott as General Manager of Residence Inn in Fort Worth, Texas

August 27, 2014

FORT WORTH, Texas, August 27, 2014 --  Alliance Hospitality, a premier hotel management company, announced today that Jennifer Scott has been hired as...

SpringHill Suites Nashville Airport in Tennessee Appoints Matthew Muserlian as General Manager

SpringHill Suites Nashville Airport in Tennessee Appoints Matthew Muserlian as General Manager

August 27, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 27, 2014 -- Hospitality industry leader Marriott International proudly announces Matthew Muserlian as the new general manager of the...

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