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StepStone Hospitality Expands its Portfolio with Wyndham Baltimore Mount Vernon

StepStone Hospitality Expands its Portfolio with Wyndham Baltimore Mount Vernon

March 30, 2015

Awarded Management of Boutique Hotel in Historic Baltimore  BALTIMORE (March 30, 2015) - StepStone Hospitality today announced that it has been awarded...

Chickasaw Nation Makes Strong Commitment to Guest Service With Expansion of Agilysys Solution Suite

Chickasaw Nation Makes Strong Commitment to Guest Service With Expansion of Agilysys Solution Suite

March 30, 2015

WinStar World Casino and Resort Implements Property Management, POS SystemsALPHARETTA, GA. - March 30, 2015 - Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading provider...

Maryland Lawmakers Roiling Travel Industry & Creating Furor Over Taxation of Online Hotel Bookings

Maryland Lawmakers Roiling Travel Industry & Creating Furor Over Taxation of Online Hotel Bookings

Timothy B. Wheeler | The Baltimore Sun | March 30, 2015

March 28--Legislation aimed at changing how online travel companies pay taxes on Maryland hotel bookings is roiling the business community, pitting big chains...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 139; Hotel History: The Equinox (1769)

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 139; Hotel History: The Equinox (1769)

March 30, 2015

My Latest Book: "Hotel Mavens: Lucius M. Boomer, George C. Boldt and Oscar of the Waldorf"  By Stanley Turkel, CMHS 1.  Hotel History: The Equinox,...

Let’s Talk About Cost Controls

Let’s Talk About Cost Controls

March 30, 2015

A hotel manager's most important tasks are making money for the owner and maintaining the asset. Satisfied guests and motivated employees are among the tools,...

Integrating Social Media into Your Hotel

Integrating Social Media into Your Hotel

March 30, 2015

by Peter O’Sullivan People have busy lives, with many different activities and responsibilities surrounding their lives. People of all ages and of all...

Embassy Suites Hotels Recognizes Top Hotels of 2014; Names “Connie” Award Winners

Embassy Suites Hotels Recognizes Top Hotels of 2014; Names “Connie” Award Winners

March 30, 2015

March 30, 2015 - MCLEAN, Va. - Embassy Suites Hotels, the Hilton Worldwide brand of upper upscale, all-suite hotels, recently announced its top performing...

Blum Capital & Fairmont Acquire San Diego, CA’s Grand Del Mar; To Rebrand as Fairmont Grand Del Mar

Blum Capital & Fairmont Acquire San Diego, CA’s Grand Del Mar; To Rebrand as Fairmont Grand Del Mar

March 30, 2015

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - March 30, 2015 - Luxury hotel operator Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is delighted to announce that it will soon take over management of San...

Hotel ICON Becomes First Hong Kong Hotel to Implement Duetto’s Revenue Strategy Solutions

Hotel ICON Becomes First Hong Kong Hotel to Implement Duetto’s Revenue Strategy Solutions

March 30, 2015

Duetto partners with the 262-room luxury independent hotel to bring new levels of insight and revenue optimization to one of Hong Kong's most visible...

Infor Enhances Hotel Management in the Cloud

Infor Enhances Hotel Management in the Cloud

March 30, 2015

Infor HMS with Advanced Mobility Helps Speed Daily Operations and Improve Guest Experience for Hotels and Casinos NEW YORK - March 30, 2015 - Infor, the...

Meet the Money® 2015 Conference: The Window of Opportunity is Open – Choosing the Right Deals

Meet the Money® 2015 Conference: The Window of Opportunity is Open – Choosing the Right Deals

March 30, 2015

May 4-6, 2015 in Los Angeles  March 30, 2015 - LOS ANGELES - Meet the Money® 2015 will mark the 25th year that hotel owners, operators, developers,...

Dressing to Impress Isn’t Just an Old Bromide: Pittsburgh Hotels Spruce up Staffers’ Style

Dressing to Impress Isn’t Just an Old Bromide: Pittsburgh Hotels Spruce up Staffers’ Style

Sara Bauknecht | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | March 30, 2015

March 29--In the hospitality industry, dressing to impress isn't just some old bromide. It's a matter of business. What a hotel's front desk staff wears...

Hotel Giants Target Tech-Savvy Millennial Travelers

Hotel Giants Target Tech-Savvy Millennial Travelers

Hugo Martin | Los Angeles Times | March 30, 2015

March 28--At the latest breed of hotel, rooms are up to one-third smaller than traditional quarters, with furniture that looks fresh from an Ikea showroom....

IHG Signs New Crowne Plaza® Hotel in Midtown New York; Under Development by Owner LRR Holdings

IHG Signs New Crowne Plaza® Hotel in Midtown New York; Under Development by Owner LRR Holdings

March 30, 2015

The 251-room Hotel will Open in 2017 30 March, 2015 - ATLANTA – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announces...

Hotel Development Services to Build 80-bed Chain Hotel in Pontiac, Illinois

Hotel Development Services to Build 80-bed Chain Hotel in Pontiac, Illinois

Derek Beigh | The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill. | March 30, 2015

March 28--PONTIAC -- Travelers on Interstate 55 and tourists visiting Pontiac could have another resting point just off the interstate next spring. An...

An April Fools Guide to Hotel Marketing

An April Fools Guide to Hotel Marketing

March 31, 2015

By Dave Spector Every year, on April 1st right around 10 am, my wife will call to tell me we won the lottery! Or that she is pregnant. Or that the...

Sullivan University Provides Scholarships for 2015 HTMP International Competition Winners

Sullivan University Provides Scholarships for 2015 HTMP International Competition Winners

March 31, 2015

Orlando, Florida, March 2015—The National Center for Hospitality Studies at Sullivan University has committed to offering scholarships to members of the top...

Vail Resorts to Acquire Perisher, the Largest Mountain Resort in Australia, for $136 Million

Vail Resorts to Acquire Perisher, the Largest Mountain Resort in Australia, for $136 Million

March 31, 2015

BROOMFIELD, Colo., March 31, 2015 -- Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) today announced that the Company has agreed to acquire its first international mountain...

The Iconic Westin Philadelphia Completes $10 Million Renovation

The Iconic Westin Philadelphia Completes $10 Million Renovation

March 31, 2015

PHILADELPHIA, PA, March 31, 2015 --The Westin Philadelphia, with its desirable Rittenhouse Square address in the historic city center, and steps from upscale...

The New-Build 112-room Staybridge Suites® Albany Wolf Road-Colonie Center Opens in New York

The New-Build 112-room Staybridge Suites® Albany Wolf Road-Colonie Center Opens in New York

March 31, 2015

Owned by Turf Colonie LLC and Managed by Turf Hotels31 March, 2015 - ATLANTA – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announces the opening of the new-build...

Baywood Hotels Opens Homewood Suites by Hilton in Washington, DC/Gaithersburg Business District

Baywood Hotels Opens Homewood Suites by Hilton in Washington, DC/Gaithersburg Business District

March 31, 2015

GAITHERSBURG, Md. and MCLEAN, Va. - Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide's international brand of upscale, all-suite, extended-stay hotels,...

FREE AUDIT: Is Your Hotel Website Ready for the Upcoming Mobile SEO-Pocalypse?

FREE AUDIT: Is Your Hotel Website Ready for the Upcoming Mobile SEO-Pocalypse?

March 31, 2015

Lodging Interactive offers free mobile readiness audit and recommendations for your hotel website. PARSIPPANY, N.J. - MARCH 31, 2015 - SEO-Pocalypse is coming!...

Forbes Travel Guide Launches Headquarters in London as it Expands Further into Europe

Forbes Travel Guide Launches Headquarters in London as it Expands Further into Europe

March 31, 2015

Names Chris Fradin Vice President of Client Services for Europe NEW YORK, MARCH 31, 2015 - Forbes Travel Guide today took the next step in its global...

Waldorf Astoria Chicago Appoints Michael Vaughn as Executive Chef

Waldorf Astoria Chicago Appoints Michael Vaughn as Executive Chef

March 31, 2015

CHICAGO, Ill. – March 31, 2015 – The Waldorf Astoria Chicago announced today that Michael Vaughn will lead the culinary team as Executive Chef....

Excel Group Acquires Portfolio of Three Florida Select Service Hotels for $35 Million

Excel Group Acquires Portfolio of Three Florida Select Service Hotels for $35 Million

March 31, 2015

ARLINGTON, VA March 31, 2015 - Excel Group announced today that the firm has acquired a portfolio of three select service hotels in Florida including the...

Does Investing in Social Media Advertising Pay for Hoteliers?

Does Investing in Social Media Advertising Pay for Hoteliers?

March 31, 2015

Five Tips for Navigating the Pay-to-Play Social Media Landscape By Margaret Mastrogiacomo Last week, I presented at the 2015 EyeForTravel Social and Mobile...

Noble Investment Group Acquires Courtyard by Marriott New Haven at Yale University

Noble Investment Group Acquires Courtyard by Marriott New Haven at Yale University

March 31, 2015

Atlanta, GA - March 31, 2015 - Noble Investment Group ("Noble") today announced the acquisition of the Courtyard by Marriott New Haven at Yale...

Hoteliers Can Now Optimize Pricing Strategies Within Major RMS Providers, Powered by TrustYou Data

Hoteliers Can Now Optimize Pricing Strategies Within Major RMS Providers, Powered by TrustYou Data

March 31, 2015

TrustYou Meta-Review™ Data Now Integrated Into Dozens of Revenue Management Systems To Improve Forecasting and Increase RevPAR for Hotels New York, NY and...

Nihiwatu Appoints Carla Petzold-Beck as the New General Manager

Nihiwatu Appoints Carla Petzold-Beck as the New General Manager

March 31, 2015

Located on the island of Sumba in Eastern Indonesia, the leading luxury resort Nihiwatu is delighted to announce its re-opening as well as the appointment of...

Renovations Complete, the 226-room DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Rapids Airport Opens in Michigan

Renovations Complete, the 226-room DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Rapids Airport Opens in Michigan

March 31, 2015

March 31, 2015 - GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. and MCLEAN, Va. - DoubleTree by Hilton today announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Rapids Airport following...

Global Connections, Inc.’s Skier’s Edge Lodge is Rechristened Lodge By The Blue

Global Connections, Inc.’s Skier’s Edge Lodge is Rechristened Lodge By The Blue

March 31, 2015

OVERLAND PARK, KS – March 31, 2015 – Global Connections, Inc. (GCI) has rechristened its recent acquisition, Skier’s Edge Lodge (Breckenridge, CO), to...

RIU Hotels Reopens the Fully Refurbished Riu Bravo in Playa de Palma, Majorca, Spain

RIU Hotels Reopens the Fully Refurbished Riu Bravo in Playa de Palma, Majorca, Spain

March 31, 2015

Palma de Mallorca, March 31, 2015 Bedrooms and bathrooms, bars and restaurants, the lobby, terrace and spa: all these areas have been updated and a new...

ABreez Mobile Minibar Management App Named ‘Best Product’ with Star Award 2015

ABreez Mobile Minibar Management App Named ‘Best Product’ with Star Award 2015

March 31, 2015

Mobile Simple's cloud-based solution for managing in-room amenities -- from the minibar to bottled water -- earns the Silver Star Award 2015 from 'Top Hotel'...

StaySharpe Hotels Opens 130-room Element Hotel in Fargo, North Dakota

StaySharpe Hotels Opens 130-room Element Hotel in Fargo, North Dakota

March 31, 2015

STAMFORD, Conn.-- Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced the debut of its eco-wise Element brand in North Dakota. Located...

ZDirect Releases 2014 Digital Marketing Benchmark Report for Global Hotel Industry

ZDirect Releases 2014 Digital Marketing Benchmark Report for Global Hotel Industry

March 31, 2015

Leading provider of hotel eCRM and marketing automation solutions provides detailed industry-specific and segment-specific eMarketing performance data ...

DoubleTree by Hilton Recognizes Hotels for Outstanding Achievements in 2014

DoubleTree by Hilton Recognizes Hotels for Outstanding Achievements in 2014

March 31, 2015

Presents Connie Awards and Environmental Care and Crystal Cookie Awards  MCLEAN, Va. - March 31, 2015 - DoubleTree by Hilton, the Hilton Worldwide upscale...

Waramaug LS Hotels Promotes Craig Nussbaum to Senior Vice President

Waramaug LS Hotels Promotes Craig Nussbaum to Senior Vice President

March 31, 2015

March 31, 2015. Boca Raton, FL - Waramaug LS Hotels LLC and Waramaug Hospitality Asset Management LLC announced today the promotion of Craig Nussbaum to Senior...

Hyatt Place Atlanta Airport North Gets Travel-Savvy with FlyteBoard Hotel Flight Information Display

Hyatt Place Atlanta Airport North Gets Travel-Savvy with FlyteBoard Hotel Flight Information Display

March 31, 2015

"All Airport Properties Should Have FlyteBoard:" GM Marcus Patrick CHICAGO, IL - March 31, 2015 - Hyatt Place Atlanta Airport North is adjacent to the busiest...

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