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Tourism Spending to Buoy US Leisure Sector Demand

Tourism Spending to Buoy US Leisure Sector Demand

July 26, 2016

Fitch Ratings-New York-26 July 2016: US leisure company growth will decelerate but remain positive for the balance of 2016, according to Fitch Ratings. Tourism...

RoamingAround Update Allows Hoteliers to Use Location Based Services without Annoying Guests

RoamingAround Update Allows Hoteliers to Use Location Based Services without Annoying Guests

July 26, 2016

Available in August, RA2, the upgraded version of its Location Based Marketing Platform, will enable resorts, hotels, casinos and destinations to truly...

Regatta Travel Solutions Chosen to Power Cooperstown NY Official Booking Engine

Regatta Travel Solutions Chosen to Power Cooperstown NY Official Booking Engine

July 26, 2016

Charlottesville, Virginia (July 26, 2016) – Regatta Travel Solutions has announced that it has been chosen to power the booking engine on...

Starwood Reports Q2 2016 Net Loss of $263 million Compared to Net Income of $146 in the Year Ago Quarter

Starwood Reports Q2 2016 Net Loss of $263 million Compared to Net Income of $146 in the Year Ago Quarter

July 26, 2016

STAMFORD, Conn.--Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) today reported second quarter 2016 financial results. Second Quarter 2016...

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Reports Q2 2016 Net Income Increased 180%

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Reports Q2 2016 Net Income Increased 180%

July 26, 2016

Adjusted EBITDA Rose 6.7 Percent; Adjusted FFO Per Diluted Share Climbed 12.5 Percent BETHESDA, Md.-- Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB) (the...

FelCor Reports Q2 2016 Net Income of $13.8 million Compared to a Net Loss in the Year Ago Quarter; RevPAR Up 2.6%

FelCor Reports Q2 2016 Net Income of $13.8 million Compared to a Net Loss in the Year Ago Quarter; RevPAR Up 2.6%

July 26, 2016

IRVING, Texas--FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated (NYSE: FCH) today reported results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2016. Second Quarter...

Las Vegas Sands Reports Q2 2016 Net Income of $394.4 Million, a Decrease of 32.2% Compared to 2015

Las Vegas Sands Reports Q2 2016 Net Income of $394.4 Million, a Decrease of 32.2% Compared to 2015

July 26, 2016

 Second Quarter Highlights: - Consolidated Net Revenue was $2.65 Billion, Net Income was $394.4 Million - GAAP Earnings per Diluted Share was $0.41;...

Unique Vacations, Inc., Worldwide Representative of Sandals Resorts, Partners with Duetto for its Revenue Strategy Solutions

Unique Vacations, Inc., Worldwide Representative of Sandals Resorts, Partners with Duetto for its Revenue Strategy Solutions

July 26, 2016

19 All-Inclusive Resorts with more than 5,200 Rooms throughout the Caribbean to Benefit from Duetto’s Advanced Analytics New York, July 26, 2016...

Park Plaza Arena Pula Modernizes Guest Service with Implementation of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access

Park Plaza Arena Pula Modernizes Guest Service with Implementation of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access

July 26, 2016

Newly renovated Croatian property maximizes convenience by providing guests with option to skip front desk check-in using digital key technology.  ...

UniFocus Marks Strong Growth Quarter as Managers Increasingly Turn to Staff and Customer Survey Solutions to Drive ROI

UniFocus Marks Strong Growth Quarter as Managers Increasingly Turn to Staff and Customer Survey Solutions to Drive ROI

July 26, 2016

DALLAS – July 26, 2016 – UniFocus marked an exceptionally strong growth quarter for its Survey Solutions with eight new clients in June 2016 alone,...

Country Inns & Suites By Carlson Opens Hotel in San Antonio, TX, 15 Minutes From River Walk

Country Inns & Suites By Carlson Opens Hotel in San Antonio, TX, 15 Minutes From River Walk

July 26, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS - July 26, 2016 - Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM, a leading upper-midscale hotel brand, today announced the opening of Country Inn...

What Pokémon Go Can Teach Us About the Future of Attendee Engagement

What Pokémon Go Can Teach Us About the Future of Attendee Engagement

July 26, 2016

Pokémon Go may soon become the fastest growing mobile game of all time. In just over a week the game has nearly surpassed Twitter in monthly active...

Asia Pacific First-Half Hotel Transaction Volume Rises 13.2 Percent

Asia Pacific First-Half Hotel Transaction Volume Rises 13.2 Percent

July 26, 2016

Japan seen dominating investment volume for the rest of the year ​​SINGAPORE, 26 July 2016 - Asia Pacific hotel investment volumes in the first half of...

DNC to Create $180 Million in Direct Spending for Philadelphia

DNC to Create $180 Million in Direct Spending for Philadelphia

July 26, 2016

WASHINGTON (July 26, 2016)—Between getting there, staying there, eating and drinking there, and all other activity, attendees of the Democratic National...

Lodgco Hospitality Acquires the 114-room Hyatt Place Sarasota for $16.1 million

Lodgco Hospitality Acquires the 114-room Hyatt Place Sarasota for $16.1 million

John Hielscher | Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Fla. | July 26, 2016

July 25--SARASOTA COUNTY -- A multi-brand hospitality company that is building two new hotels here just paid $16.1 million for the Hyatt Place Sarasota. A...

American Opportunity Regional Center and Driftwood Hospitality Management Break Ground on Doral DoubleTree in Miami

American Opportunity Regional Center and Driftwood Hospitality Management Break Ground on Doral DoubleTree in Miami

July 26, 2016

North Palm Beach, Fla. – July 26, 2016 – American Opportunity Regional Center was joined by its long-standing partner, Driftwood...

Gateway Sports Village Partners with Liberty Hotel Group for Development of Two New Hotels at the $300 Million Complex

Gateway Sports Village Partners with Liberty Hotel Group for Development of Two New Hotels at the $300 Million Complex

July 26, 2016

GRANDVIEW, Mo., July 26, 2016 -- Gateway Sports Village announces partnership with Liberty Hotel Group to add two new hotels to the sports and...

Bathroad Corp Sarl and IHG Partner for Dual-Branded Hotel Development Near Heathrow Airport, London Opening in 2018

Bathroad Corp Sarl and IHG Partner for Dual-Branded Hotel Development Near Heathrow Airport, London Opening in 2018

July 26, 2016

26 July, 2016 - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced the signing of a dual branded hotel...

Fido Estate LLP to Develop 224-Room Holiday Inn Express Astana in Kazakhstan’s Capital

Fido Estate LLP to Develop 224-Room Holiday Inn Express Astana in Kazakhstan’s Capital

July 26, 2016

26 July 2016 - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced the signing of Holiday Inn...

Starwood Signs with Spotlight for 176-Room Aloft Melbourne South Yarra in Victoria

Starwood Signs with Spotlight for 176-Room Aloft Melbourne South Yarra in Victoria

July 26, 2016

SYDNEY - July 26, 2016 - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced it has signed an agreement with Spotlight Group Holdings...

Century-Old Residential Building in Poland Undergoing Conversion to 56-Room Boutique Hotel Indigo Krakow - Florian Gate

Century-Old Residential Building in Poland Undergoing Conversion to 56-Room Boutique Hotel Indigo Krakow - Florian Gate

July 26, 2016

26 July, 2016 - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced the signing of Hotel Indigo®...

Independent Kensington Close Hotel to Open in December as Holiday Inn London - Kensington Following Renovation and Rebranding

Independent Kensington Close Hotel to Open in December as Holiday Inn London - Kensington Following Renovation and Rebranding

July 26, 2016

26 July, 2016 - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, is delighted to announce the signing of...

IHG Signs with Hotel SR LLC for New 98-Room Crowne Plaza Yerevan in Armenia

IHG Signs with Hotel SR LLC for New 98-Room Crowne Plaza Yerevan in Armenia

July 26, 2016

26 July, 2016 - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced the signing of the Crowne Plaza®...

Host Hotels & Resorts Completes $18 Million Renovation of Iconic W Seattle

Host Hotels & Resorts Completes $18 Million Renovation of Iconic W Seattle

July 26, 2016

NEW YORK – July 26, 2016 – W Hotels Worldwide, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT), today announced the completion of...

Hospitality Ventures Management Group (HVMG) Adds Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta Airport West to Management Portfolio

Hospitality Ventures Management Group (HVMG) Adds Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta Airport West to Management Portfolio

July 26, 2016

ATLANTA, Ga., July 26, 2016 – Hospitality Ventures Management Group (HVMG), an Atlanta-based, private hotel management company, today announced that it...

Omni Hotels & Resorts Appoints Jeff Smith General Manager of Omni Frisco Hotel Opening Summer 2017

Omni Hotels & Resorts Appoints Jeff Smith General Manager of Omni Frisco Hotel Opening Summer 2017

July 26, 2016

FRISCO, Texas (July 26, 2016) – Omni Hotels & Resorts announced today the appointment of Jeff Smith as general manager for the Omni Frisco Hotel....

Strand Hospitality Services Names Jennifer Burns as the Director of Sales at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Millington, Tenn.

Strand Hospitality Services Names Jennifer Burns as the Director of Sales at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Millington, Tenn.

July 26, 2016

(Millington, Tenn.)  July 26, 2016- Strand Hospitality Services recently announced that Jennifer Burns has been hired as the Director of Sales at the...

Pendry San Diego Appoints Victor Calzada as Director of Food & Beverage

Pendry San Diego Appoints Victor Calzada as Director of Food & Beverage

July 26, 2016

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (July 26, 2016) – Pendry San Diego is pleased to announce the appointment of Victor Calzada to its executive team in preparation...

Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Selects Agilysys Solution Suite to Strengthen Operations Across Entire Property

Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Selects Agilysys Solution Suite to Strengthen Operations Across Entire Property

July 27, 2016

New Agreement Expands Agilysys’ Leadership Position in Tribal Gaming Market ALPHARETTA, GA. — July 27, 2016 — Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS),...

Waramaug LS Hotels Acquires Two Arkansas Hotels in Partnership with Woodmont Lodging

Waramaug LS Hotels Acquires Two Arkansas Hotels in Partnership with Woodmont Lodging

July 27, 2016

July 27, 2016, Boca Raton, FL— Waramaug LS Hotels, a private investment group focused on acquiring legacy branded hotels throughout the United States,...

HotelTap Keeping Staff, Guests Apprised of Local Events at Hawthorn Suites Livermore

HotelTap Keeping Staff, Guests Apprised of Local Events at Hawthorn Suites Livermore

July 27, 2016

Digital logbook is enabling hotel staff to answer guests’ questions about any and all regional and local happenings to make the most out each...

What The Rio Olympics Means For Your Hotel

What The Rio Olympics Means For Your Hotel

July 27, 2016

By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.lma.ca) Rio 2016 is upon us, and that means two solid weeks of having a reason to actually watch broadcast again...

3 Big Reasons Hotels Need To Track Inbound Phone Calls

3 Big Reasons Hotels Need To Track Inbound Phone Calls

July 27, 2016

We all know how important it is to monitor data from digital marketing campaigns that boost hotel direct bookings. However, usually those analytics only track...

Presidian Hotels Breaks Ground on New Hampton Inn by Hilton and Bulverde Visitors & Convention Center

Presidian Hotels Breaks Ground on New Hampton Inn by Hilton and Bulverde Visitors & Convention Center

July 27, 2016

BULVERDE, TX – Charles Leddy, CEO of Presidian Hotels & Resorts (“Presidian Hotels”) held an official groundbreaking ceremony on July 26,...

A Parent Media Co. Inc. Signs Deal with GuestTek Interactive Entertainment to deliver Kidoodle.TV® to Hotels around the World

A Parent Media Co. Inc. Signs Deal with GuestTek Interactive Entertainment to deliver Kidoodle.TV® to Hotels around the World

July 27, 2016

Bringing kids’ shows and video storage-and-playback solutions to hotel guests, globally CALGARY, ALBERTA — July 27, 2016 — A Parent Media...

Hilton Reports Q2 2016 Net Income of $244 million, an Increase of $77 million from Q2 2015; Outlines Progress on Spin-Offs

Hilton Reports Q2 2016 Net Income of $244 million, an Increase of $77 million from Q2 2015; Outlines Progress on Spin-Offs

July 27, 2016

MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. ("Hilton," "Hilton Worldwide" or the "Company") (NYSE: HLT) today reported its...

Construction Begins on $14 Million Expansion to Harrah’s Resort Southern California

Construction Begins on $14 Million Expansion to Harrah’s Resort Southern California

July 27, 2016

VALLEY CENTER, Calif. (July 27, 2016) – Harrah’s Resort Southern California has begun construction on its latest expansion...

How Islamic Finance is Shaping Europe’s Property Markets

How Islamic Finance is Shaping Europe’s Property Markets

July 27, 2016

As Middle Eastern money continues to make its way into global property markets the number of investors seeking specialist, Sharia-compliant advice and...

Hyatt Signs with Vision Developments for Hyatt Centric Hotel in Carlisle Bay, Barbados

Hyatt Signs with Vision Developments for Hyatt Centric Hotel in Carlisle Bay, Barbados

July 27, 2016

CHICAGO - July 27, 2016 - Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with...

AccorHotels Acquiring a Concierge Group to Counter Airbnb Challenge and Own Another Part of the Booking Journey

AccorHotels Acquiring a Concierge Group to Counter Airbnb Challenge and Own Another Part of the Booking Journey

July 27, 2016

AccorHotels announces today it has begun exclusive negotiations for the acquisition of John Paul, the leading player in premium customer and employee loyalty...

Kimpton Hotels Launches Investigation into Possible Credit Card Breach

Kimpton Hotels Launches Investigation into Possible Credit Card Breach

July 27, 2016

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants takes the protection of payment card data very seriously. Kimpton was recently made aware of a report of unauthorized...

IHG and Pro-invest Partner for New Build Holiday Inn Express in Newcastle, New South Wales

IHG and Pro-invest Partner for New Build Holiday Inn Express in Newcastle, New South Wales

July 27, 2016

27 July, 2016 - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and international investment company Pro-invest Group have signed a franchise agreement for a 170-room...

Holiday Inn Expands in New Zealand with Conversion in Queenstown and New Build Hotel in Christchurch

Holiday Inn Expands in New Zealand with Conversion in Queenstown and New Build Hotel in Christchurch

July 27, 2016

27 July, 2016 - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced it will add its first Holiday Inn hotel in...

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