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What Every Hotel Owner (& Operator) Needs to Know About “Data Security” After Wyndham Worldwide Case

What Every Hotel Owner (& Operator) Needs to Know About “Data Security” After Wyndham Worldwide Case

September 2, 2015

By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group®Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com Massive data breaches affect hotels and their legal...

The LaGuardia Plaza Hotel, Flyte Systems Partner to Develop Event, Travel, Amenity Display

The LaGuardia Plaza Hotel, Flyte Systems Partner to Develop Event, Travel, Amenity Display

September 2, 2015

Property’s Display Gives Guests Airline Schedules for LaGuardia and JFK, Local Attractions, Hotel Promotions and Meeting Wayfinding CHICAGO, IL – September...

Venice Beach Cadillac Hotel Owner Charged with Murder, Pleads Not Guilty in Death of Homeless Person

Venice Beach Cadillac Hotel Owner Charged with Murder, Pleads Not Guilty in Death of Homeless Person

Javier Panzar | Los Angeles Times | September 2, 2015

Sept. 02--The sounds of reggae and crashing waves at a Venice Beach homeless encampment were swiftly eclipsed by an argument, and later, gunfire. When the...

The Four Horsemen of the Hotel Apocalypse

The Four Horsemen of the Hotel Apocalypse

September 2, 2015

By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.lma.ca)We survived Y2K. We outlived the end of the Mayan calendar. But are you ready for the total annihilation of...

Naked Bootleg: Football Play Gives Game Plan to Hoteliers, Restaurateurs & Tourism Industry Business

Naked Bootleg: Football Play Gives Game Plan to Hoteliers, Restaurateurs & Tourism Industry Business

September 2, 2015

by Robert RauchNaked bootleg is a term used in football whereby the quarterback runs counter to his blockers and tries to create a run or pass opportunity with...

How the Sharing Economy is (Mis)shaping the Future

How the Sharing Economy is (Mis)shaping the Future

September 2, 2015

Is this disruptive new trend really good for the economy and consumers?By Alan E. Young Chances are, you’ve used some sort of “sharing” service or...

Hotels.com Releases Hotel Price Index results for the First Half of the Year; U.S. up 2%

Hotels.com Releases Hotel Price Index results for the First Half of the Year; U.S. up 2%

September 2, 2015

While U.S. Cities are on the Rise, Americans Get Bargains Abroad - Global hotel prices paid by travelers worldwide rose by just 1% during first half 2015,...

Labor Day Travelers Projected to Spend $13.5 Billion

Labor Day Travelers Projected to Spend $13.5 Billion

September 2, 2015

But Infrastructure Woes Leave Another $1.7 Billion on the Table WASHINGTON (September 2, 2015)—Each American taking a trip for the Labor Day long weekend is...

y!kes Releases its Web Portal at CityFlatsHotel Properties in Holland and Grand Rapids, Michigan

y!kes Releases its Web Portal at CityFlatsHotel Properties in Holland and Grand Rapids, Michigan

September 2, 2015

Indianapolis, IN/Grand Rapids, MI - 9/2/15y!kes, a pioneer in proximity mobile access solution, releases its web-based mobile key management platform at two...

Intelity Announces New Hospitality Technology E-Book Series

Intelity Announces New Hospitality Technology E-Book Series

September 2, 2015

The first e-book in the series will provide tips and insight into installing complimentary in-room tablets at a hotel.  ORLANDO, Fla. – September 2,...

Pacifica Hotels Chooses AHLEI for Online Training

Pacifica Hotels Chooses AHLEI for Online Training

September 2, 2015

Orlando, Florida, September 2015—Pacifica Hotels, the largest owner and operator of independent hotels along the California Coast, has signed an agreement...

HFTP Enters the Middle East by Partnering with the Hotel Technology Summit in Dubai

HFTP Enters the Middle East by Partnering with the Hotel Technology Summit in Dubai

September 2, 2015

AUSTIN, TEXAS (2 September 2015)Leading global association Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) – producer of HITEC - has partnered...

Lightning Owner Jeff Vinik Shares with Tourism Officials His High-Profile Plan for Tampa, FL

Lightning Owner Jeff Vinik Shares with Tourism Officials His High-Profile Plan for Tampa, FL

Justine Griffin | Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, Fla. | September 2, 2015

Sept. 01--TAMPA -- Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik likes to think of himself as the chief cheerleader for the Tampa Bay region. That's music to the...

Hawaii Hotels’ Revenue Beats July Record

Hawaii Hotels’ Revenue Beats July Record

Dave Segal | The Honolulu Star-Advertiser | September 2, 2015

Sept. 01--Hawaii hotels benefited from the best visitor arrivals month ever and enjoyed record revenue in July even as occupancy dipped slightly from already...

California’s New “Fair Pay Act” May be the Toughest in Nation

California’s New “Fair Pay Act” May be the Toughest in Nation

Samantha Masunaga | Los Angeles Times | September 2, 2015

Sept. 02--California's new Fair Pay Act, which awaits Gov. Jerry Brown's signature, may be the nation's most aggressive attempt yet to close the salary gap...

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for New 15-story, 304-room Renaissance Hotel in Plano, TX

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for New 15-story, 304-room Renaissance Hotel in Plano, TX

September 2, 2015

Dallas, Texas (Sept. 2, 2015) – A groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, marked the start of construction on a new Renaissance® hotel in...

The Elizabeth Park Hotel, Budapest Will Re-Launch as The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest in Spring 2016

The Elizabeth Park Hotel, Budapest Will Re-Launch as The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest in Spring 2016

September 2, 2015

Chevy Chase, Md, September 2,  2015 - The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is delighted to announce that from 1st September The Elizabeth Park...

Starwood to Debut Tribute Portfolio in Asia Pacific with the Signing of the Kiroro Hokkaido

Starwood to Debut Tribute Portfolio in Asia Pacific with the Signing of the Kiroro Hokkaido

September 2, 2015

HOKKAIDO, Japan--September 2, 2015-- Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced the debut of the hospitality company’s...

Asia Myanmar Shining Star Signs Franchise Agreement to Open Wyndham Grand Hotel in Yangon, Myanmar

Asia Myanmar Shining Star Signs Franchise Agreement to Open Wyndham Grand Hotel in Yangon, Myanmar

September 2, 2015

YANGON, MYANMAR (September 2, 2015) – Wyndham Hotel Group today announced plans to expand its portfolio of offerings in Southeast Asia to Myanmar for the...

PHD Hotels Inc. Plans Start of New Build Home2 Suites by Hilton Hotel in Decatur, AL

PHD Hotels Inc. Plans Start of New Build Home2 Suites by Hilton Hotel in Decatur, AL

Bayne Hughes | The Decatur Daily, Ala. | September 2, 2015

Sept. 02--An Opelika company has chosen a property behind Decatur's Ingalls Harbor Pavilion for a new Home2 Suites by Hilton hotel. PHD Hotels Inc. plans to...

Bali Welcomes the Debut of Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Ubud Opening this Week

Bali Welcomes the Debut of Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Ubud Opening this Week

September 2, 2015

Chevy Chase, Md., September 2, 2015 – Situated where temples stand majestic against a backdrop of rice terraces, Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is pleased...

DoubleTree Opens First Property on Vancouver Island Following Multi-Million Dollar Renovation

DoubleTree Opens First Property on Vancouver Island Following Multi-Million Dollar Renovation

September 2, 2015

VICTORIA, British Columbia and MCLEAN, Va. - DoubleTree by Hilton has opened the brand's first property on Vancouver Island with the new DoubleTree by Hilton...

Starwood Partners with Red-Co Ltd to Open Le Méridien Batumi in the Republic of Georgia

Starwood Partners with Red-Co Ltd to Open Le Méridien Batumi in the Republic of Georgia

September 2, 2015

STAMFORD, Conn.--September 2, 2015-- Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT), in partnership with Red-Co Ltd, today announced that its...

Clover Hotel Group to Open Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Cumming, GA

Clover Hotel Group to Open Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Cumming, GA

September 2, 2015

Cumming, Georgia – September 2, 2015 – The 83-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Cumming, Georgia is scheduled to open this Tuesday, September 8,...

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas Names General Managers for Two Thailand Resorts

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas Names General Managers for Two Thailand Resorts

September 2, 2015

Bangkok, September 2, 2015 - Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas is pleased to announce the appointment of new General Managers at two of its resorts in...

JQH Appoints Becky Vealey to General Manager of Sheraton Sioux Falls in South Dakota

JQH Appoints Becky Vealey to General Manager of Sheraton Sioux Falls in South Dakota

September 2, 2015

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. & SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--September 2, 2015--John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) today announced the appointment of Becky Vealey to...

Carillon Miami Beach Names Ronel Corbin as Executive Vice President of Health, Wellness & Spa

Carillon Miami Beach Names Ronel Corbin as Executive Vice President of Health, Wellness & Spa

September 2, 2015

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Sept. 2, 2015  -- Carillon Miami Beach, the world-class oceanfront all-suite luxury lifestyle hotel situated on Miami Beach, is pleased...

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