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Strong Hotel Performance Enables Hoteliers to Reduce Discounting

Strong Hotel Performance Enables Hoteliers to Reduce Discounting

September 22, 2014

TravelClick Data Shows, as Group Bookings Rise, Savvy Hoteliers Reduce Transient Discounting to Drive RevPAR NEW YORK - September 22, 2014 - Hotels in...

Study Shows Travelers Willing to Pay More for Hotels With Better Travel Reviews

Study Shows Travelers Willing to Pay More for Hotels With Better Travel Reviews

September 22, 2014

Dallas, TX and Munich, Germany - September 22, 2014 - TrustYou, the inventor of the Meta-Review™ and global online reputation management leader, working...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 129 Hotel History: Roosevelt Hotel (1893), New Orleans

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 129 Hotel History: Roosevelt Hotel (1893), New Orleans

September 22, 2014

By Stanley Turkel, CMHS1. Hotel History: Roosevelt Hotel, New Orleans The original Roosevelt New Orleans Hotel was built in 1893 by Louis Grunewald, a German...

Los Angeles Lawmakers Could Vote Next Week on Wage Boost for Hotel Workers

Los Angeles Lawmakers Could Vote Next Week on Wage Boost for Hotel Workers

Emily Alpert Reyes | Los Angeles Times | September 22, 2014

Sept. 19--Los Angeles lawmakers could vote as soon as Wednesday to boost the minimum wage for workers at big hotels to $15.37 -- well above the minimum that...

Beauport Gloucester Hotel Moving Toward Construction

Beauport Gloucester Hotel Moving Toward Construction

September 22, 2014

Hotel-Online and BuildCentral Add/Update 335 Hotel Projects to the New Hotel Construction Projects Database   Chicago, IL. September 22, 2014 -...

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown General Manager Robert Allen on International Housekeepers Week

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown General Manager Robert Allen on International Housekeepers Week

Jane M. Von Bergen | The Philadelphia Inquirer | September 22, 2014

Sept. 22--International Housekeepers Week, celebrated worldwide in the hotel industry last week, resonates personally with Robert Allen, general manager of...

Anyway, the Other Day I Really Needed a Lyft

Anyway, the Other Day I Really Needed a Lyft

Richard Mullins | Tampa Tribune, Fla. | September 22, 2014

Sept. 21--The other day, I met just about the nicest guy I've ever met in Tampa. Theodore. He's a Lyft driver, and he took me to work one day when my car was...

Travel Trend: Political Hotspots a New Craze Among Tourists

Travel Trend: Political Hotspots a New Craze Among Tourists

Sneha Mahale | Hindustan Times, New Delhi | September 22, 2014

Sept. 21--MUMBAI -- For most, the idea of a vacation means beaches, mountains or monuments. But an increasing number of people are looking at taking in more...

Hotel Guests Prefer Texts: Hotels Provide Luxury with SMS

Hotel Guests Prefer Texts: Hotels Provide Luxury with SMS

September 22, 2014

September 22, 2014, Santa Monica, CA - Tanning by the pool and feeling thirsty? Instead of getting up to find a hotel staff member, you can pull out your phone...

Hotel AG Set to Close 20 Hotel Transactions in September

Hotel AG Set to Close 20 Hotel Transactions in September

September 22, 2014

ATLANTA - September 22, 2014 - Hotel Assets Group, LLC (Hotel AG), announced today the firm expects to close 20 hotel real estate transactions in September....

UniFocus is Proud to Announce Mark Heymann, CEO, as a Panelist at Hotel Management Singapore Summit

UniFocus is Proud to Announce Mark Heymann, CEO, as a Panelist at Hotel Management Singapore Summit

September 22, 2014

The Hotel Management Singapore Summit (HMS Summit) will be held on the 30th of October at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.  HMS Summit, a one-stop strategy...

Using Bad Customer Service to Inspire Good Customer Service

Using Bad Customer Service to Inspire Good Customer Service

September 22, 2014

by Katie ScheerWe've all had this happen.  You show up to a store, ready to make a purchase that thrills you, and within moments of arrival, all of that...

Shale Drilling Brought Hotel Rooms & Jobs to Pennsylvania but Boom May be Over

Shale Drilling Brought Hotel Rooms & Jobs to Pennsylvania but Boom May be Over

| Beaver County Times, Pa. | September 22, 2014

Sept. 20--UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Marcellus shale drilling has led to a rapid increase for hotel rooms and jobs -- while also bringing an increase in empty...

Washington’s Tri-Cities - Kennewick, Pasco & Richland - to Get Four New Hotels, Totaling 380 Rooms

Washington’s Tri-Cities - Kennewick, Pasco & Richland - to Get Four New Hotels, Totaling 380 Rooms

Kristi Pihl | Tri-City Herald (Kennewick, Wash.) | September 22, 2014

Sept. 21--Each of the Tri-Cities is expecting a new hotel to open in the next three months, adding 301 new hotel rooms. And construction is just beginning...

Florida’s 124-key ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa to Become The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami

Florida’s 124-key ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa to Become The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami

September 22, 2014

Chevy Chase, Md., September 22, 2014 - The Ritz-Carlton will assume management of ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa on October 2, 2014. The luxury resort will...

Merani Hospitality to Begin Redevelopment of Fallside Hotel in Niagara Falls, NY

Merani Hospitality to Begin Redevelopment of Fallside Hotel in Niagara Falls, NY

Justin Sondel | Niagara Gazette, Niagara Falls, N.Y. | September 22, 2014

Sept. 22--Construction on a long-delayed downtown hotel project is set to begin in the coming weeks. Faisal Merani, the Canadian developer of the Four...

Judge Approves Sale of Menomonee Falls, WI Backed 135-room Radisson Hotel for $8.5 Million

Judge Approves Sale of Menomonee Falls, WI Backed 135-room Radisson Hotel for $8.5 Million

Paul Gores | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | September 22, 2014

Sept. 19--A Waukesha County judge on Friday approved the sale of the Menomonee Falls-financed Radisson Hotel for $8.5 million to an Illinois group owned by...

IHG Signs Two Hotels in Portugal; InterContinental Lisbon & Crowne Plaza Porto to Open this Fall

IHG Signs Two Hotels in Portugal; InterContinental Lisbon & Crowne Plaza Porto to Open this Fall

September 22, 2014

22 September, 2014 - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, has announced the signing of two flagship hotels in...

The Newly Built 130-room Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Opens in Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada

The Newly Built 130-room Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Opens in Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada

September 22, 2014

Owned by 1779994 Alberta Ltd, and Managed by Perfect Hospitality Inc. and PHI Hotel Group 22 September, 2014 - SPRUCE GROVE, AB. – InterContinental Hotels...

HMC Assumes Management of The 260-key Ambassador Hotel in Amarillo, Texas

HMC Assumes Management of The 260-key Ambassador Hotel in Amarillo, Texas

September 22, 2014

September 22, 2014 - Dallas, TX - Leo Spriggs, President and CEO of Hospitality Management Corporation (HMC), proudly assumes the management of the The...

Value Place Appoints Kelly Poling as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

Value Place Appoints Kelly Poling as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

September 22, 2014

September 22, 2014 - WICHITA, Kan. - Value Place, the largest economy, extended-stay hotel brand in the U.S., has named Kelly Poling as Executive Vice...

Derek Picot to Step Down as GM of Jumeirah Carlton Tower & Regional VP Europe for Jumeirah Group

Derek Picot to Step Down as GM of Jumeirah Carlton Tower & Regional VP Europe for Jumeirah Group

September 22, 2014

Dubai, 22 September 2014: Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding, has announced that after 11 years’ loyal...

Winegardner & Hammons Names Mike Hogan General Manager of 302-key Cincinnati Marriott Northeast

Winegardner & Hammons Names Mike Hogan General Manager of 302-key Cincinnati Marriott Northeast

September 22, 2014

CINCINNATI - September 22, 2014 - Winegardner & Hammons, Inc. (WHI) is pleased to announce that Mike Hogan has been named general manager of the Cincinnati...

Jean-Marc Jalbert Appointed as General Manager for 301-room Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel, Philadelphia

Jean-Marc Jalbert Appointed as General Manager for 301-room Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel, Philadelphia

September 22, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (September 22, 2014) -- Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel, Philadelphia today announced the appointment of Jean-Marc Jalbert as general manager. Jalbert...

Gay Wedding Institute Certificate Course Goes on the Road this Fall and Winter

Gay Wedding Institute Certificate Course Goes on the Road this Fall and Winter

September 23, 2014

Coming to Richmond, VA; Ft Lauderdale, FL; Lake George, NY; Pawtucket, RI; Los Angeles, CA and More For same-sex couples, wedding planning can be a very...

Tailwater Lodge Partners with Stash Hotel Rewards

Tailwater Lodge Partners with Stash Hotel Rewards

September 23, 2014

Altmar’s Upscale Fishing Lodge Hooks Guests with Lure of Points Altmar, NY –September 23, 2014 – Tailwater Lodge, located on the banks of the...

Cenium Announces Strategic Partnership with Boyne Resorts

Cenium Announces Strategic Partnership with Boyne Resorts

September 23, 2014

LAS VEGAS NV September 23, 2014 - Cenium announced today a multi-phased deployment with Boyne Resorts in strategic partnership across its resort...

Jumeirah Group Names Doris Greif as Regional Vice President Europe & GM of Jumeirah Frankfurt

Jumeirah Group Names Doris Greif as Regional Vice President Europe & GM of Jumeirah Frankfurt

September 23, 2014

Stefan Fuchs Promoted to GM at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi Dubai, 23 September 2014:Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and a member of...

Israel’s Hotel Economy Shows Good Growth Despite the Country’s Instability, Says HVS

Israel’s Hotel Economy Shows Good Growth Despite the Country’s Instability, Says HVS

September 23, 2014

23 September 2014, London: Hotels in Israel have shown encouraging growth in performance over the past year, albeit that the recent tension and conflict the...

Alabama’s 99-room Courtyard Columbus Phenix City Opens

Alabama’s 99-room Courtyard Columbus Phenix City Opens

September 23, 2014

Owned by Ram Riverfront, LLC and Managed by Ram Hotel Management, LLC Phenix City, Alabama - September 23, 2014 - Courtyard by Marriott is rolling out its...

All-Suite Beachfront Resort in Bali, Indonesia to Rebrand as Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali by Dec. 2014

All-Suite Beachfront Resort in Bali, Indonesia to Rebrand as Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali by Dec. 2014

September 23, 2014

SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - Sept. 23, 2014 - Fairmont Hotels & Resorts today announced it has been appointed to manage an all-suite beachfront resort in Bali,...

Agilysys Donates Movie Tickets to Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Agilysys Donates Movie Tickets to Boys & Girls Clubs of America

September 23, 2014

Donation Made in Conjunction with Agilysys rGuest™ 'World Premiere' Product Launch ALPHARETTA, GA. - Sept. 23, 2014 - Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a...

Marshall Hotels & Resorts Named to Manage Three Hotels Currently Under Construction in MD, NY & PA

Marshall Hotels & Resorts Named to Manage Three Hotels Currently Under Construction in MD, NY & PA

September 23, 2014

SALISBURY, Md., September 23, 2014 - Marshall Hotels & Resorts, a leading hotel management and services company that operates properties nationwide, announced...

Winegardner & Hammons Names Ralph Mordocco General Manager of Embassy Suites Lexington in Kentucky

Winegardner & Hammons Names Ralph Mordocco General Manager of Embassy Suites Lexington in Kentucky

September 23, 2014

LEXINGTON, KY. - SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 - Winegardner & Hammons, Inc. (WHI) is pleased to announce that Ralph Mordocco has been named general manager of the...

Shakir Hussain Named General Manager for Playa Largo Resort & Spa Set to Open Summer 2015 in Florida

Shakir Hussain Named General Manager for Playa Largo Resort & Spa Set to Open Summer 2015 in Florida

September 23, 2014

KEY LARGO, FL - September 23, 2014 - Playa Largo Resort & Spa, Marriott International's newest Autograph property to break ground, is proud to announce the...

Elite Meetings Intl. Launches Robust Reporting Dashboard for Hoteliers Using the SpeedRFP System

Elite Meetings Intl. Launches Robust Reporting Dashboard for Hoteliers Using the SpeedRFP System

September 23, 2014

New Display Gives Hoteliers Crucial Insights on RFP Statuses, Marketing Reach and More  Santa Barbara, CA - September 23, 2014 - Elite Meetings...

HVMG Appoints Amanda Chivers as Director of Acquisitions and Business Development

HVMG Appoints Amanda Chivers as Director of Acquisitions and Business Development

September 23, 2014

ATLANTA, Ga. (September 23, 2014) - Hospitality Ventures Management Group (HVMG), an Atlanta-based, privately owned hotel ownership and management company,...

GEO-Location by RoamingAround is Stimulating Mobile App Use and a Quick ROI

GEO-Location by RoamingAround is Stimulating Mobile App Use and a Quick ROI

September 23, 2014

Hoteliers can now push relevant and micro-targeted messages to guests' cell phones encouraging them to make impulse purchases in real time based on their...

Dennis Jung Appointed Hotel Manager at The 375-room Ritz-Carlton, South Beach in Florida

Dennis Jung Appointed Hotel Manager at The 375-room Ritz-Carlton, South Beach in Florida

September 23, 2014

SOUTH BEACH, FL – SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 – Luxury Miami Beach hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, announces the appointment of Mr. Dennis Jung to the...

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