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49 Hotels Select CheckMate for Online and Mobile Check-In

49 Hotels Select CheckMate for Online and Mobile Check-In

July 24, 2014

Rydges Hotels and Resorts Partners With CheckMate to Increase Revenue, Drive Loyalty and Exceed Guest Expectations San Francisco, CA  July 24, 2014 -...

Surf & Sand Resort in Laguna Beach, CA Adds Efficiencies to Multiple Departments with GoConcierge

Surf & Sand Resort in Laguna Beach, CA Adds Efficiencies to Multiple Departments with GoConcierge

July 24, 2014

Concierge Team, Others Successfully Upgrade from The Concierge Assistant  LOS ANGELES—July 24, 2014—The luxury oceanfront Surf & Sand Resort in...

Starwood Reports Q2 2014 Net Income of $153M; Systemwide RevPAR Up 5.3%

Starwood Reports Q2 2014 Net Income of $153M; Systemwide RevPAR Up 5.3%

July 24, 2014

STAMFORD, Conn.—Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today reported     second quarter 2014 financial results....

Wyndham Worldwide Reports Q2 2014 Net Income of $153M, RevPAR Up 5.6%

Wyndham Worldwide Reports Q2 2014 Net Income of $153M, RevPAR Up 5.6%

July 24, 2014

PARSIPPANY, N.J., July 24, 2014 — Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN) today announced results for the three months ended June 30, 2014....

LaSalle Hotel Properties Reports Q2 2014 Net Income of $85.6M; RevPAR Improved 10.3%

LaSalle Hotel Properties Reports Q2 2014 Net Income of $85.6M; RevPAR Improved 10.3%

July 24, 2014

Second Quarter RevPAR improved 10.3%  Achieves highest-ever quarterly hotel EBITDA margin of 37.3%    Adjusted EBITDA grew 17.7% and Adjusted...

Investor Group Acquires Iconic Bahia Mar Resort & Marina in Fort Lauderdale, FL With Upgrade Plans

Investor Group Acquires Iconic Bahia Mar Resort & Marina in Fort Lauderdale, FL With Upgrade Plans

Ina Paiva Cordle | The Miami Herald | July 24, 2014

July 24--A group of South Florida real estate investors has purchased the iconic Bahia Mar Resort and Marina in Fort Lauderdale with visions of upgrading the...

Strategic Targeting with Paid Search Advertising

Strategic Targeting with Paid Search Advertising

July 24, 2014

​by Ryan FitzgeraldWhen used effectively, hoteliers will find paid search advertising to be one of the most efficient and effective marketing tools in order...

HSMAI Opens 2014 Adrian Awards Competition for Excellence in Travel Marketing

HSMAI Opens 2014 Adrian Awards Competition for Excellence in Travel Marketing

July 24, 2014

McLEAN, VA (July 24, 2014) - The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) is accepting entries for its 58th annual Adrian Awards, the...

Adare Manor Castle Voted a “Top European Resort” & a “Top 100 Hotel in the World” By Travel+Leisure

Adare Manor Castle Voted a “Top European Resort” & a “Top 100 Hotel in the World” By Travel+Leisure

July 24, 2014

Adare Village, (Co. Limerick), Ireland, July 2014 … Adare Manor Castle & Golf Resort, located near Limerick and Shannon International Airport, has been...

The CIC and Social Tables Bring Convention Services Managers the Ultimate Free Meeting Planning App

The CIC and Social Tables Bring Convention Services Managers the Ultimate Free Meeting Planning App

July 24, 2014

Washington, DC - The Convention Industry Council (www.conventionindustry.org) and Social Tables (www.socialtables.com) have partnered to release a...

FCS Bolsters Valued Business Partners Roster with Addition of Piramid Solutions in Thailand

FCS Bolsters Valued Business Partners Roster with Addition of Piramid Solutions in Thailand

July 24, 2014

Thailand-based IT integration solutions provider to offer industry-leading FCS operations management software platforms Bangkok, Thailand - July 24, 2014 - FCS...

Navy Pier, Inc. Issues Hotel Developer RFQ/P

Navy Pier, Inc. Issues Hotel Developer RFQ/P

July 24, 2014

Navy Pier, Inc. (NPI) is issuing Part I of its Request for Qualifications and Proposal for Hotel developer for the project referred to in NPI’s Centennial...

Cancun, MX Visitation Up by 11% through May 2014; Area Sees Surge in Hotel Development & Renovations

Cancun, MX Visitation Up by 11% through May 2014; Area Sees Surge in Hotel Development & Renovations

July 24, 2014

Cancun, Mexico (July 24, 2014) - The Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is pleased to announce an 11 percent increase in visitors between January and...

New Orleans to Host IPW 2016

New Orleans to Host IPW 2016

July 24, 2014

WASHINGTON (July 24, 2014) - The U.S. Travel Association announced Wednesday that New Orleans will be the venue for IPW 2016-the first time the...

Sam Gilliland and Rossi Ralenkotter Selected as 2014 Inductees into the U.S. Travel Hall of Leaders

Sam Gilliland and Rossi Ralenkotter Selected as 2014 Inductees into the U.S. Travel Hall of Leaders

July 24, 2014

WASHINGTON (July 24, 2014) - Travel industry advocates Sam Gilliland of Sabre Corporation and Rossi Ralenkotter of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors...

Hotels Donate & are Perfectly Positioned to Provide Unopened Toiletries to Non-Profit Organizations

Hotels Donate & are Perfectly Positioned to Provide Unopened Toiletries to Non-Profit Organizations

July 24, 2014

RAPID CITY, S.D., July 24th, 2014 – Hundreds of new bars of soap and unopened individual bottles of shampoo, conditioner and body-wash donated by two...

Don Chiofaro Proposes $1B Twin-Towered Office and Hotel-Condo Complex for Boston’s Waterfront

Don Chiofaro Proposes $1B Twin-Towered Office and Hotel-Condo Complex for Boston’s Waterfront

Richard Weir | Boston Herald | July 24, 2014

July 24--Developer Don Chiofaro bowled over some members of a key advisory committee yesterday with newly unveiled renderings of his proposed $1 billion,...

Noble Investment Group Acquires 150-key SpringHill Suites by Marriott Miami Airport South in Florida

Noble Investment Group Acquires 150-key SpringHill Suites by Marriott Miami Airport South in Florida

July 24, 2014

MIAMI, July 24, 2014 -- Noble Investment Group ("Noble") today announced the acquisition of the SpringHill Suites by Marriott Miami Airport South. The...

Philippines Development Company, Century Properties Group (CPG), Diversifies into the Hotel Business

Philippines Development Company, Century Properties Group (CPG), Diversifies into the Hotel Business

Doris Dumlao | Philippine Daily Inquirer, Manila / Asia News Network | July 24, 2014

July 24--MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) -- Century Properties Group Inc., a leading luxury property development company in the Philippines, is...

Development Launched on Dual-Branded Aloft and Element Hotel in Columbus, Ohio to Open in Early 2017

Development Launched on Dual-Branded Aloft and Element Hotel in Columbus, Ohio to Open in Early 2017

July 24, 2014

July 24, 2014 - STAMFORD, Conn. - Accelerating growth in markets worldwide, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced plans for a...

DoubleTree to Debut in Belarus with 194-room DoubleTree by Hilton Minsk Opening Mid-2015

DoubleTree to Debut in Belarus with 194-room DoubleTree by Hilton Minsk Opening Mid-2015

July 24, 2014

MINSK, Belarus - 24 July 2014 - Hilton Worldwide today announced further expansion of its fastest growing full service brand in Eastern Europe with the signing...

Colorado’s The Lodge at Vail, A RockResort to Undergo Major Renovations in Fall 2014

Colorado’s The Lodge at Vail, A RockResort to Undergo Major Renovations in Fall 2014

July 24, 2014

July 24, 2104 - BROOMFIELD, Colo. - Vail's most historic hotel that celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, The Lodge at Vail, A RockResort announces it...

Michael A. Crawford Joins Four Seasons Executive Team as President, Asia Pacific

Michael A. Crawford Joins Four Seasons Executive Team as President, Asia Pacific

July 24, 2014

TORONTO, July 24, 2014 -- Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is pleased to announce that Michael A. Crawford will join its executive team in the newly created...

Gail Smith-Howard Appointed as General Manager for the 836-room Hyatt Regency Washington in DC

Gail Smith-Howard Appointed as General Manager for the 836-room Hyatt Regency Washington in DC

July 24, 2014

WASHINGTON (JULY 24, 2014) - Hyatt Regency Washington is proud to announce that Gail Smith-Howard has joined as General Manager.  Smith-Howard brings 30...

DC’s 897-room Grand Hyatt Washington Appoints Steven J. Smith as General Manager

DC’s 897-room Grand Hyatt Washington Appoints Steven J. Smith as General Manager

July 24, 2014

WASHINGTON (JULY 24, 2014) - Grand Hyatt Washington has named Steven J. Smith, General Manager. Smith comes to Grand Hyatt Washington from nearby Hyatt Regency...

Joie de Vivre’s Pacific Edge Hotel Taps Thomas Lee as New General Manager

Joie de Vivre’s Pacific Edge Hotel Taps Thomas Lee as New General Manager

July 24, 2014

Seasoned Hospitality Executive to Helm Popular Laguna Beachfront PropertyLaguna Beach, Calif. (July 24, 2014) – Pacific Edge Hotel, a Joie de Vivre...

M&R Hotel Management Names Evette Ubinas as GM for 93-room Comfort Inn in Staten Island, NY

M&R Hotel Management Names Evette Ubinas as GM for 93-room Comfort Inn in Staten Island, NY

July 24, 2014

GREAT NECK, N.Y. (July 24, 2014) - M&R Hotel Management today announced the appointment of Evette Ubinas as general manager of the 93-room Comfort Inn...

Benchmark Hospitality Names Elizabeth Dexter DOS for Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort on Curacao

Benchmark Hospitality Names Elizabeth Dexter DOS for Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort on Curacao

July 24, 2014

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, July 24, 2014 - Benchmark Hospitality International, a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company, has appointed...

LED Source® Completes Lighting Retrofit at The Chatwal Hotel; Reduces Lighting Energy Use by 90%

LED Source® Completes Lighting Retrofit at The Chatwal Hotel; Reduces Lighting Energy Use by 90%

July 25, 2014

Uses Rebates and Incentives Program to Lower Costs to $1 Per LED Lamp (New York City)---LED Source®, the leading North American LED lighting solutions...

Adare Manor Castle & Golf Resort Wins 2014 Platinum Partner Award from Incentive Magazine

Adare Manor Castle & Golf Resort Wins 2014 Platinum Partner Award from Incentive Magazine

July 25, 2014

Adare Village, (Co. Limerick), Ireland, July 2014 … Adare Manor Castle & Golf Resort, located near Limerick and Shannon International Airport, has received...

Hotel Social Customer Care 101: A Free Webinar

Hotel Social Customer Care 101: A Free Webinar

July 25, 2014

Lodging Interactive is hosting a free social customer care webinar for hoteliers.PARSIPPANY, N.J. - JULY 25, 2014 - Lodging Interactive, a worldwide-recognized...

Latest STR Reports Indicate Tampa Area Hotels Leading Florida in Key Performance Indicators

Latest STR Reports Indicate Tampa Area Hotels Leading Florida in Key Performance Indicators

July 25, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. (July 25, 2014) - Visit Tampa Bay today released the results of the latest STR, Inc.  Accommodation Report (June 2014), which shows...

Benchmark Names Richard N. Ebright III Director of Operations for Stonewall Resort in Roanoke, WV

Benchmark Names Richard N. Ebright III Director of Operations for Stonewall Resort in Roanoke, WV

July 25, 2014

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, July 25, 2014 - Benchmark Hospitality International®, a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company, has named Richard...

Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach in Miami, Florida Welcomes Nils Stolzlechner as General Manager

Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach in Miami, Florida Welcomes Nils Stolzlechner as General Manager

July 25, 2014

The 200-room Hotel to Reopen Soon Following its $280M Renovation MIAMI, July 25 2014 - Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach, the iconic Miami resort slated to...

James Kelly Joins BridgeStreet Global Hospitality as Global Sales Manager

James Kelly Joins BridgeStreet Global Hospitality as Global Sales Manager

July 25, 2014

July 25, 2014 - HERNDON, Va. - BridgeStreet Global Hospitality - the leading international solution for serviced apartments - proudly announces the appointment...

Valencia Group’s 132-key Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, MO Names Daniel Posch DOSM

Valencia Group’s 132-key Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, MO Names Daniel Posch DOSM

July 25, 2014

July 25, 2014 - KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza, the luxury hotel managed by the Valencia Group, has named Daniel Posch as Director of...

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Reports Q2 2014 Net Income of $16.6M; Same-Property RevPAR Increased 9.2%

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Reports Q2 2014 Net Income of $16.6M; Same-Property RevPAR Increased 9.2%

July 25, 2014

Adjusted EBITDA Rose 24.3 Percent; Adjusted FFO Per Diluted Share Climbed 29.9 Percent BETHESDA, Md.--Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB) (the “Company”)...

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