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Hacker Takes Control of Hundreds of Rooms in Hi-Tech 5-Star Shenzhen Hotel

Hacker Takes Control of Hundreds of Rooms in Hi-Tech 5-Star Shenzhen Hotel

July 30, 2014

by James Griffiths of SCMP A San Francisco-based cybersecurity expert claims he has hacked and taken control of hundreds of highly automated rooms at a...

Five Guests Refer 25,000 Friends and Family Members to OPUS Vancouver with Flip.to

Five Guests Refer 25,000 Friends and Family Members to OPUS Vancouver with Flip.to

July 29, 2014

ORLANDO, FL - JULY 2014 - The OPUS Vancouver isn’t just any hotel: it’s a Forbes 4-star hotel, on the Conde Nast Traveler Gold List and recipient...

Marriott International Reports Q2 2014 Net Income of $192 million with RevPAR Gains of 5.8%

Marriott International Reports Q2 2014 Net Income of $192 million with RevPAR Gains of 5.8%

July 30, 2014

HIGHLIGHTSSecond quarter adjusted diluted EPS totaled $0.71, a 25 percent increase over prior year reported results. Reported diluted EPS totaled $0.64; North...

Improving & Sustaining World-Class Service With BWTV; A Complimentary Webinar

Improving & Sustaining World-Class Service With BWTV; A Complimentary Webinar

July 30, 2014

Bowie, MD  – Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - B.Williams Enterprise, a leading service company focused on driving improvements in service excellence,...

A Sense of Place

A Sense of Place

July 30, 2014

By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.lma.ca)Helping a client organize a conference set in my hometown of Toronto, I sent several employees down to a big...

On One Earnings Call, No Love for Atlantic City’s Casinos

On One Earnings Call, No Love for Atlantic City’s Casinos

Harold Brubaker | The Philadelphia Inquirer | July 30, 2014

July 29--At certain quarterly-earnings conference calls in the casino industry, the condition of Atlantic City inevitably comes up. Here's how that went...

Pearlshire Capital Group Acquires the 172-key Holiday Inn Chicago SW Countryside Conference Center

Pearlshire Capital Group Acquires the 172-key Holiday Inn Chicago SW Countryside Conference Center

July 30, 2014

July 30, 2014 - Chicago, IL - Pearlshire Capital Group has taken ownership of the Holiday Inn Chicago SW Countryside Conference Center and William Tell...

Lodging Dynamics Hospitality Group Acquires 90-room Holiday Inn and Suites in Overland Park, Kansas

Lodging Dynamics Hospitality Group Acquires 90-room Holiday Inn and Suites in Overland Park, Kansas

July 30, 2014

PROVO, Utah, July 30, 2014 -- Lodging Dynamics Hospitality Group announced another acquisition through the company's affiliated equity fund, LD Hotel Group I,...

Spokane’s Former CVB President Questions New Grand Hotel Spokane’s ‘Demand Generator’ Potential

Spokane’s Former CVB President Questions New Grand Hotel Spokane’s ‘Demand Generator’ Potential

Tom Sowa | The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash. | July 30, 2014

July 29--The former president of Spokane's tourism promotion agency says the new Walt Worthy hotel downtown lacks the brand-name recognition needed to attract...

Baltimore’s Tourism Industry Saw a 2.6% Increase in Visitors in 2013 Spending More than $5 billion

Baltimore’s Tourism Industry Saw a 2.6% Increase in Visitors in 2013 Spending More than $5 billion

Michael Bodley | The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2014

July 29--The city's tourism industry grew last year, according to Visit Baltimore's annual report, with 23.9 million visitors spending more than $5 billion in...

Slated for Q3 2015 Opening, Development Launched for 113-key Element Basalt Aspen Valley, Colorado

Slated for Q3 2015 Opening, Development Launched for 113-key Element Basalt Aspen Valley, Colorado

July 30, 2014

July 30, 2014, STAMFORD, Conn. - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced plans to introduce its trailblazing Element brand to...

Construction to Begin in Spring 2015 on 108-room Aloft in Columbia, SC with 2016 Opening Planned

Construction to Begin in Spring 2015 on 108-room Aloft in Columbia, SC with 2016 Opening Planned

Jeff Wilkinson | The State (Columbia, S.C.) | July 30, 2014

July 30--COLUMBIA SC -- Columbia's Vista is about to get its first boutique hotel. Developers plan to build a five-story, 108-room Aloft hotel at the corner...

Crestpoint Companies to Build $9M 92-suite Home2 Suites in Liberty Township, Ohio; Opening Fall 2015

Crestpoint Companies to Build $9M 92-suite Home2 Suites in Liberty Township, Ohio; Opening Fall 2015

Eric Schwartzberg | Journal-News, Hamilton, Ohio | July 30, 2014

July 30--LIBERTY TWP -- A four-story extended-stay hotel is expected to break ground later this year and open in 2015 just off the Cincinnati-Dayton Road exit...

The 102-key Courtyard Bridgeport Clarksburg is Set to Open in Virginia

The 102-key Courtyard Bridgeport Clarksburg is Set to Open in Virginia

July 30, 2014

Owned by Shaner Investments & Managed by Shaner Hotels Bridgeport, West Virginia - July 30, 2014 - Courtyard by Marriott is rolling out its innovative lobby...

Newly Built 416-room JW Marriott Hotel Zhengzhou Opens in Central China

Newly Built 416-room JW Marriott Hotel Zhengzhou Opens in Central China

July 30, 2014

Zhengzhou, China – July 30, 2014 – JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts today expanded its luxury portfolio in China with the unveiling of the highly anticipated...

Grupo Eco and Hyatt Hotels Open the 151-key Hyatt Place La Paz in Mexico

Grupo Eco and Hyatt Hotels Open the 151-key Hyatt Place La Paz in Mexico

July 30, 2014

Lead by General Manager Francisco Hernandez and Sales Manager Eduardo Mejia July 30, 2014 - CHICAGO - Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and Grupo Eco today...

Owned by TPH Investors, the 103-suite Home2 Suites by Hilton Lehi Thanksgiving Point Opens in Utah

Owned by TPH Investors, the 103-suite Home2 Suites by Hilton Lehi Thanksgiving Point Opens in Utah

July 30, 2014

LEHI, Utah, and MCLEAN, Va. - July 30, 2014 - Home2 Suites by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide's award-winning mid-tier, all-suite hotel brand designed for modern...

Hotel Equities Re-Opens the Fully Renovated 96-room Courtyard by Marriott Memphis East in Tennessee

Hotel Equities Re-Opens the Fully Renovated 96-room Courtyard by Marriott Memphis East in Tennessee

July 30, 2014

Atlanta, GA - July 30, 2014 - Atlanta-based Hotel Equities (www.hotelequities.com) recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand re-opening of...

Jesper Bo Henriksen Appointed as General Manager for Russia’s 388-key Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg

Jesper Bo Henriksen Appointed as General Manager for Russia’s 388-key Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg

July 30, 2014

29 July 2014 -Corinthia Hotels announces the appointment of international hotelier Jesper Bo Henriksen as the General Manager of Corinthia Hotel St....

The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado Appoints Tina Harlow as General Manager of Cloud Camp

The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado Appoints Tina Harlow as General Manager of Cloud Camp

July 30, 2014

Colorado Springs, CO - July 30, 2014 - The Broadmoor is pleased to announce the appointment of Tina Harlow to General Manager of Cloud Camp. With more than 20...

Robert McPherrin Named as General Manager of the 500-room Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre in Texas

Robert McPherrin Named as General Manager of the 500-room Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre in Texas

July 30, 2014

DALLAS - July 30, 2014 - Hilton Worldwide today announced the promotion of Robert (Bob) McPherrin to the position of general manager of Hilton Dallas Lincoln...

Kumiko Shafer Joins Pan Pacific Hotels Group as Director, Global Sales, North America

Kumiko Shafer Joins Pan Pacific Hotels Group as Director, Global Sales, North America

July 30, 2014

Singapore, 30 July 2014 - Pan Pacific Hotels Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Kumiko Shafer as Director, Global Sales, North America. ...

FL’s Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach Welcomes Michael Choiniere as Director of Sales & Marketing

FL’s Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach Welcomes Michael Choiniere as Director of Sales & Marketing

July 30, 2014

MIAMI, July 30, 2014 - Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach, the iconic Miami resort slated to open summer 2014 following a $280 million renovation, is pleased...

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