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The Seventh Inning Begins

The Seventh Inning Begins

March 4, 2015

By Robert A. Rauch Baseball is a great game. Even if you do not play it, you can watch it or use it as a metaphor to depict where we are in the economic cycle....

Loews Hotels CMO Bruce Himelstein On Keeping A Brand And Customer Experience Unique

Loews Hotels CMO Bruce Himelstein On Keeping A Brand And Customer Experience Unique

March 4, 2015

Loews Hotels & Resorts is not the largest hotel company in the world, but it has been working for the past few years to be the most innovative. Under the...

Transforming the F&B Department in F&F

Transforming the F&B Department in F&F

March 4, 2015

By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.lma.ca) In the good old days of hospitality, food and beverage was part of the core. Management treated the department...

Technology and Today’s Hotel Guest

Technology and Today’s Hotel Guest

March 4, 2015

By Kevin Edwards, Managing Director, Avenue9 Whilst there has been a continued investment into increasing the hotel guest experience, the UK hotel...

Want Better TripAdvisor Rankings?  Do These 3 Things

Want Better TripAdvisor Rankings?  Do These 3 Things

March 4, 2015

To date, there You But what will it take for your property to place in the top 30 search While we believe 3 primary factors contribute to...

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, Americas Names Annual Award Winners

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, Americas Names Annual Award Winners

March 4, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (March 4, 2015) - Carlson Rezidor Hotel Groups, one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups, announced the companies top...

Fashion Powerhouse Families Nakash & Von Furstenberg Join Forces as New Owners of Setai Miami Beach

Fashion Powerhouse Families Nakash & Von Furstenberg Join Forces as New Owners of Setai Miami Beach

March 4, 2015

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., March 3, 2015 —The Setai Miami Beach announced today new ownership by Nakash Holdings and the von Furstenberg family. Nakash Holdings...

Busy Rooms Releases its Revenue Optimization Module!

Busy Rooms Releases its Revenue Optimization Module!

March 4, 2015

The all-in-one central reservation system now provides property owners & revenue managers with detailed revenue optimization information. Berlin,...

The Plasencia Group Advises on Sale of The Former DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Richmond Downtown

The Plasencia Group Advises on Sale of The Former DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Richmond Downtown

March 4, 2015

Tampa, Fla.  (March 4, 2015) - The Plasencia Group is pleased to announce the sale of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Richmond Downtown, located in...

Boston University School of Hospitality Administration Launches RevPASH Calculator

Boston University School of Hospitality Administration Launches RevPASH Calculator

March 4, 2015

Benefitting F&B Operators, Industry’s first web-based app calculating revenue per available seat hour (Boston) - Boston University School of Hospitality...

BridgeStreet’s IQ Report Reveals Business Travel Insights for 2015

BridgeStreet’s IQ Report Reveals Business Travel Insights for 2015

March 4, 2015

Emerging Business Travel Data Unveiled at the Business Travel ShowHERNDON, VA — March 4, 2015 — BridgeStreet Global Hospitality – the leading provider of...

Marriott’s Moxy Hotels to Expand in Europe with Opening of 11 Properties by End of 2016

Marriott’s Moxy Hotels to Expand in Europe with Opening of 11 Properties by End of 2016

March 4, 2015

March 4, 2015 – Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) today officially announces plans to open 2,700 Moxy hotel rooms in key cities throughout Europe by end...

Interstar and IHG Enter Multiple Development Agreement for 10 Hotels in Germany

Interstar and IHG Enter Multiple Development Agreement for 10 Hotels in Germany

March 4, 2015

4 March, 2015 - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced the signing of its latest multiple...

Owned by Penny Ching, the Country Inns & Suites By Carlson, Dixon, CA Opens

Owned by Penny Ching, the Country Inns & Suites By Carlson, Dixon, CA Opens

March 5, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (March 5, 2015) – Country Inns & Suites By Carlson, a leading upper-midscale hotel brand, today announced the opening of Country Inn &...

AH&LA Praises Senate Vote to Overturn NRLB “Ambush” Election Rules

AH&LA Praises Senate Vote to Overturn NRLB “Ambush” Election Rules

March 5, 2015

Washington, D.C. – March 5, 2015 – The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), the sole national association representing all segments of the...

Every Booming Village Needs One and Flip.to Has A Weibel

Every Booming Village Needs One and Flip.to Has A Weibel

March 5, 2015

ORLANDO, FL - March 2015 -  Flip.to announces the addition of industry veteran, Jeff Weibel as its Chief Marketing Officer. Weibel was one of the original...

Interel’s connectBsmart Bluetooth Beacons Named Top Hotel Technology Innovation by HTNG Members

Interel’s connectBsmart Bluetooth Beacons Named Top Hotel Technology Innovation by HTNG Members

March 5, 2015

Revinate and IDeaS Products Earn Runner-Up TitlesCHICAGO  (March 5, 2015) – Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG), the membership association that...

Hotel AG Continues Closing Pace

Hotel AG Continues Closing Pace

March 5, 2015

ATLANTA - March 5, 2015 - Hotel Assets Group, LLC (Hotel AG), announced today the firm continues to see a rapid pace of closings. The firm has sold or advised...

Led by GM, Marisol Colon, Phase One Renovation of Two Puerto Rico Embassy Suites Complete

Led by GM, Marisol Colon, Phase One Renovation of Two Puerto Rico Embassy Suites Complete

March 5, 2015

San Juan, PUERTO RICO - Embassy Suites hotels in Puerto Rico announce the completion of the first phase of a renovation campaign at Embassy Suites San Juan...

Hotelogix Cloud-Based PMS Helping Bond Hotel Boost Occupancy from 55 percent to 95 percent

Hotelogix Cloud-Based PMS Helping Bond Hotel Boost Occupancy from 55 percent to 95 percent

March 5, 2015

Independent hotel in Boise transitions transient roomnights to seven-day minimum extended stays - thanks to the raised occupancy [SAN JOSE, CALIF. - March...

Africa Hospitality Investments to Open New DoubleTree by Hilton Kinshasa - The Stanley

Africa Hospitality Investments to Open New DoubleTree by Hilton Kinshasa - The Stanley

March 5, 2015

A conversion from its previous designation as the French Embassy in the Capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo KINSHASA, DRC and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton...

Leonardo Hotels to Open Newly Rebranded Leonardo Hotel London Heathrow Airport

Leonardo Hotels to Open Newly Rebranded Leonardo Hotel London Heathrow Airport

March 5, 2015

BERLIN, March 5, 2015 Leonardo Hotels opens its first UK hotel. The group has agreed a new 25-year lease with The Standard Life Investments Pooled Pension...

AJ Capital Partners Acquires Former Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Richmond Downtown

AJ Capital Partners Acquires Former Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Richmond Downtown

March 5, 2015

Now Closed to Convert and Open as Graduate Richmond Hotel in Richmond, Virginia in Early 2016 Richmond, Va. - AJ Capital Partners is pleased to announce...

Wurzak Hotel Group Set to Build 300-room Dual-Branded Hotel in Fort Lauderdale

Wurzak Hotel Group Set to Build 300-room Dual-Branded Hotel in Fort Lauderdale

March 5, 2015

PHILADELPHIA, March 4, 2015 — The Wurzak Hotel Group is pleased to announce that it is under contract to build a premium 300 room dual-branded...

Tryperion & Vesta Joint Venture Acquires Iconic Riverhouse Hotel & Convention Center in Bend, Oregon

Tryperion & Vesta Joint Venture Acquires Iconic Riverhouse Hotel & Convention Center in Bend, Oregon

March 5, 2015

March 05, 2015, LOS ANGELES— A joint venture between Tryperion Partners and Vesta Hospitality has acquired the Riverhouse Hotel &...

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