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StepStone Hospitality Awarded Management of Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel

StepStone Hospitality Awarded Management of Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel

January 26, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Jan. 26, 2015) - StepStone Hospitality today announced it has been retained by Stratford Hospitality to manage the Sheraton DFW Airport....

Technology Trauma May Cause Guests to Need the ER-Emotional Recovery

Technology Trauma May Cause Guests to Need the ER-Emotional Recovery

January 26, 2015

By Roberta Nedry Please press “1” if you are frustrated, please press “2” if you are annoyed and please press “3” if you...

Tourism Enriched by Diversity

Tourism Enriched by Diversity

January 26, 2015

by Georges PanayotisMankind is supposed to leave behind its animal origins and gain in terms of “humanity” with each generation, meaning it must learn from...

Expedia Buys Rival Travelocity for $280 million in Cash Deal

Expedia Buys Rival Travelocity for $280 million in Cash Deal

Javier Panzar | Los Angeles Times | January 26, 2015

Jan. 23--Online travel agency Expedia Inc. has purchased competitor Travelocity from Sabre Corp. in a $280-million cash deal, the companies said Friday....

Karma Royal Group Signs Agreement to Develop Resort on Rottnest Island, Western Australia

Karma Royal Group Signs Agreement to Develop Resort on Rottnest Island, Western Australia

January 26, 2015

January 26, 2015 -  Perth, Western Australia - John Spence, Founder and Chairman of Karma Royal Group has signed a landmark Heads of Agreement with the WA...

Dubai Based Select Group Acquires the 211-key Radisson Blu Hotel Birmingham in the UK

Dubai Based Select Group Acquires the 211-key Radisson Blu Hotel Birmingham in the UK

January 26, 2015

January 26, 2015 - LONDON - Royal Gulf Ltd, part of Select Group, announced today that it has acquired the centrally located, fully operational Birmingham...

Arden Group Acquires FL’s 323-key Intercontinental Hotel Tampa Westshore; $7 M Renovation Planned

Arden Group Acquires FL’s 323-key Intercontinental Hotel Tampa Westshore; $7 M Renovation Planned

January 26, 2015

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 26, 2015 - Arden Group, through their discretionary fund affiliate Arden Real Estate Partners II, LP announced today that they...

PwC US Predicts Super Bowl XLIX to Generate Over $205M in Direct Spending for Greater Phoenix Area

PwC US Predicts Super Bowl XLIX to Generate Over $205M in Direct Spending for Greater Phoenix Area

January 26, 2015

NEW YORK, Jan. 26, 2015  -- PwC US estimates Super Bowl XLIX will generate approximately $206 million in direct spending throughout the greater...

Adare Manor Castle & Golf Resort Named A “Top 10 Hotel in Ireland” By Trip Advisor

Adare Manor Castle & Golf Resort Named A “Top 10 Hotel in Ireland” By Trip Advisor

January 26, 2015

Adare Village, (County Limerick, Ireland), January 2015 … Adare Manor Castle & Golf Resort, located in County Limerick, Ireland, adjacent to picturesque...

New Book Provides Tools for Leaders to Skillfully Challenge the Status Quo

New Book Provides Tools for Leaders to Skillfully Challenge the Status Quo

January 26, 2015

aspire…to lead is the second book in the aspire to… series written by award-winning leadership expert, Renie Cavallari PHOENIX, Ariz - Now available...

Moonstone Hotels Selects ATRIO® PMS For Their Entire Five Property Collection

Moonstone Hotels Selects ATRIO® PMS For Their Entire Five Property Collection

January 26, 2015

New Hartford, NY - (January 26, 2015) - PAR Springer-Miller Systems, Inc. (PSMS) - a wholly owned subsidiary of PAR Technology Corporation (NYSE:PAR) and the...

How Can Hoteliers Take Advantage of the Disruptive Shift from Desktop to Mobile?

How Can Hoteliers Take Advantage of the Disruptive Shift from Desktop to Mobile?

January 26, 2015

​by Max Starkov The 2014 device usage results are in! The massive shift from desktop to mobile and tablet devices continued its rigorous pace: Last year over...

DelMonte Hotel Group Sells Four of its Fairfield Inn Hotels

DelMonte Hotel Group Sells Four of its Fairfield Inn Hotels

January 21, 2015

Marks First Large-scale Strategic Divestiture in Company’s History ROCHESTER, NY – January, 2015 - The DelMonte Hotel Group announced that it has...

American Hotel Income Properties REIT to Invest in Expansion of High-Occupancy Railway Hotels

American Hotel Income Properties REIT to Invest in Expansion of High-Occupancy Railway Hotels

January 26, 2015

VANCOUVER, Jan. 26, 2015 - American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP ("AHIP") (TSX: HOT.UN; OTCQX: AHOTF) announced today the commencement of a new railway...

IHG and Carr City Centers to Develop 278-room InterContinental® Hotel in Southwest Washington, D.C.

IHG and Carr City Centers to Develop 278-room InterContinental® Hotel in Southwest Washington, D.C.

January 26, 2015

26 January, 2015 - ATLANTA and WASHINGTON, D.C. – IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world's leading hotel companies, and Carr City Centers...

Topping Out Celebrated for 30 Park Place, Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residences New York Downtown

Topping Out Celebrated for 30 Park Place, Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residences New York Downtown

January 26, 2015

NEW YORK (Jan. 26, 2015) - Developer Silverstein Properties, Inc., recently celebrated the topping out of 30 Park Place, Four Seasons Hotel and Private...

New World Hotels & Resorts to Manage New World Petaling Jaya Hotel; Scheduled to Open Q3 2016

New World Hotels & Resorts to Manage New World Petaling Jaya Hotel; Scheduled to Open Q3 2016

January 27, 2015

New World Hotels & Resorts has been appointed by WCT Holdings Berhad (“WCT”) to manage New World Petaling Jaya Hotel outside Kuala Lumpur, scheduled to...

Making the Right Call - Hamilton Island Rings in New Communications Era with McLaren Technologies

Making the Right Call - Hamilton Island Rings in New Communications Era with McLaren Technologies

January 27, 2015

Hamilton Island 27 January 2015  – McLaren Technologies, Asia Pacific’s leading provider of SaaS based technology solutions for the hospitality...

Rosewood Hotel Group Appoints Katerina Giannouka Vice President, Development, Asia Pacific And China

Rosewood Hotel Group Appoints Katerina Giannouka Vice President, Development, Asia Pacific And China

January 27, 2015

Katerina Giannouka has been appointed vice president - development, Asia Pacific and China for Rosewood Hotel Group.  In her new role, Katerina will lead...

Sunrise Holdings Acquires Hyatt Escala Lodge in Park City, Utah

Sunrise Holdings Acquires Hyatt Escala Lodge in Park City, Utah

January 27, 2015

PARK CITY, Utah, Jan. 27, 2015 -- Sunrise Holdings, LLC ("Sunrise") in partnership with Lantern Asset Management and Resort Finance America, today announced it...

U.S. News & World Report Reveals the Best Hotels of 2015

U.S. News & World Report Reveals the Best Hotels of 2015

January 27, 2015

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2015 -- U.S. News & World Report, a nationally recognized publisher of consumer advice and information, today announced the Best Hotels of...

Davidson Hotels and Silverpeak Real Estate Partners JV Acquires 499-room Hyatt Regency Indianapolis

Davidson Hotels and Silverpeak Real Estate Partners JV Acquires 499-room Hyatt Regency Indianapolis

January 27, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., January 27, 2015 - Executives of Davidson Hotels & Resorts, one of the nation's largest, independent hotel management companies, and...

LaSalle Hotel Properties Acquires the 681-room Westin Market Street in San Francisco for $350 M

LaSalle Hotel Properties Acquires the 681-room Westin Market Street in San Francisco for $350 M

January 27, 2015

Hotel Renamed Park Central San FranciscoBETHESDA, MD — January 27, 2015 — LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE:LHO) today announced that it acquired The Westin...

Marriott’s Moxy Brand Arriving in the U.S. with Eight Planned Metropolitan Projects

Marriott’s Moxy Brand Arriving in the U.S. with Eight Planned Metropolitan Projects

January 27, 2015

LOS ANGELES and BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 26, 2015  -- Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) announced today the introduction of Moxy Hotels to the...

A Customer Service Point of View

A Customer Service Point of View

January 27, 2015

By Jana LoveJanuary 27, 2015 In the grand scheme of things, service is service, right? Or is it? The degrees to which successful and unsuccessful service is...

triptap Launches in Atlanta Offering Unique, Highly Curated Local Picks (VIDEO)

triptap Launches in Atlanta Offering Unique, Highly Curated Local Picks (VIDEO)

January 27, 2015

Now available free on the Apple App Store. JANUARY 27, 2015 (Atlanta, GA) - triptap has officially launched its new local discovery and recommendation service...

Marriott Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Delta Hotels and Resorts for $135 Million

Marriott Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Delta Hotels and Resorts for $135 Million

January 27, 2015

Expects to Become Largest Full Service Hotelier in Canada  BETHESDA, MD - January 27, 2015 - Continuing its rapid global expansion, Marriott...

Hotels and Spas Sign with BWTV for Online Service Excellence Training

Hotels and Spas Sign with BWTV for Online Service Excellence Training

January 27, 2015

Bowie, MD (January 27, 2015) - After a successful launch in 2014, Bryan Williams' BWTV continues to bring world-class service education to thousands of...

The Dorchester Collection Revealed as Challenge Provider for 6th Annual Young Hoteliers Summit 2015

The Dorchester Collection Revealed as Challenge Provider for 6th Annual Young Hoteliers Summit 2015

January 27, 2015

Monday 16th – Wednesday 18th March 2015Ecole Hoteliere De Lausanne, Switzerland Lausanne, January 27, 2015 – The Young Hoteliers Summit is proud to launch...

Spain’s Largest Boutique Hotel Club, Rusticae, Selects Siteminder for Online Distribution

Spain’s Largest Boutique Hotel Club, Rusticae, Selects Siteminder for Online Distribution

January 27, 2015

January 27, 2015 - One day ahead of FITUR, the world's tourism trade fair for the Ibero American markets being held in Madrid, the global hotel industry's...

Joel Bunde Named General Manager for Hyatt Regency Aruba

Joel Bunde Named General Manager for Hyatt Regency Aruba

January 27, 2015

PALM BEACH, ARUBA (January 27, 2015) - Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa & Casino today announced the appointment of Joel Bunde as the new General Manager of...

Global Hospitality Trends Point to Widespread Growth, Cross-Border M&A and New Concepts in 2015

Global Hospitality Trends Point to Widespread Growth, Cross-Border M&A and New Concepts in 2015

January 27, 2015

-- The travel and tourism industry contributes 9.5% of gross domestic product (GDP) globally -- An increase in global capital will lead to new and innovative...

InterContinental Tampa Westshore Sale Led by The Plasencia Group

InterContinental Tampa Westshore Sale Led by The Plasencia Group

January 27, 2015

Tampa, Fla.  (January 27, 2015) - The Plasencia Group is pleased to announce the sale of the InterContinental Tampa Westshore in Tampa, FL.  The firm...

Hyatt and Claridge Homes to Develop Andaz Ottawa Byward Market in Ontario, Canada; To Open Mid-2016

Hyatt and Claridge Homes to Develop Andaz Ottawa Byward Market in Ontario, Canada; To Open Mid-2016

January 27, 2015

January 27, 2015 - CHICAGO - Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management contract with Claridge...

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