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Just the Facts, Ma’am: Direct Bookings are 9% More Profitable for Hotels

Just the Facts, Ma’am: Direct Bookings are 9% More Profitable for Hotels

May 23, 2016

OTAs, metasearch, wholesalers and traditional travel agencies can be an important part of the mix, but they are no match for booking direct May 23, 2016...

Cendyn Announces Strategic Equity Partnership with Accel-KKR

Cendyn Announces Strategic Equity Partnership with Accel-KKR

May 23, 2016

Boca Raton, Fla. – May 23, 2016 – Cendyn, the leader in software solutions for driving sales and marketing performance in the travel and...

Shared, Collaborative and On Demand: The New Digital Economy; A Pew Research Paper

Shared, Collaborative and On Demand: The New Digital Economy; A Pew Research Paper

May 23, 2016

By Aaron Smith A number of new commercial online services have emerged in recent years, each promising to reshape some aspect of the way Americans go about...

Ashford Prime to Sell Courtyard Seattle Downtown for $84.5 million, or $338,000 per key

Ashford Prime to Sell Courtyard Seattle Downtown for $84.5 million, or $338,000 per key

May 23, 2016

DALLAS, May 23, 2016 -- Ashford Hospitality Prime, Inc. (NYSE: AHP) ("Ashford Prime" or the "Company") announced today that it...

Starwood Capital Group-Brookfield JV to Sell the Interhotel Portfolio of Nine Hotels in Germany to FDM Management

Starwood Capital Group-Brookfield JV to Sell the Interhotel Portfolio of Nine Hotels in Germany to FDM Management

May 23, 2016

GREENWICH, Conn., May 23, 2016 -- Starwood Capital Group, a leading global private investment firm, and Brookfield Property Partners (NYSE: BPY; TSX: BPY.UN),...

Australia’s Hotels Reach for the Stars

Australia’s Hotels Reach for the Stars

May 23, 2016

by JLL Staff Reporter  As Australia readies itself for a new lease of life in its ultra-luxurious hotel sector, the industry is debating whether it needs...

Peninsula General Manager, Maria Razumich-Zec, Works Hard to Keep Chicago’s Most Expensive Hotel on Top

Peninsula General Manager, Maria Razumich-Zec, Works Hard to Keep Chicago’s Most Expensive Hotel on Top

Robert Channick | Chicago Tribune | May 23, 2016

May 22--When The Peninsula Chicago opened in 2001, it became the most exclusive luxury hotel in Chicago overnight. Since then, dozens of new hotels have...

Visit Big Sky and Yellowstone National Park to Celebrate the National Park Services’ 100th Birthday, Fee Free Days, Outdoor Adventures, Lodging Deals

Visit Big Sky and Yellowstone National Park to Celebrate the National Park Services’ 100th Birthday, Fee Free Days, Outdoor Adventures, Lodging Deals

May 23, 2016

Big Sky, Montana, is Base Camp for All Yellowstone National Park Adventures Big Sky, Montana | May 23, 2016 - Big Sky, Montana is only 15 miles from the...

Benchmark Hospitality International Forms Charitable Partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Benchmark Hospitality International Forms Charitable Partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

May 23, 2016

Hometown Hospitality Caring for Our Communities Corporate Outreach Program The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, May 2016 – Inns have always served not only...

Chargerback, Inc. Releases Statistics - Estimates $139,164,559 in Items Will Be Lost This Coming Memorial Day Weekend

Chargerback, Inc. Releases Statistics - Estimates $139,164,559 in Items Will Be Lost This Coming Memorial Day Weekend

May 23, 2016

Businesses that use Chargerback can cut in half the time their staff spends on lost and found, and yet average over a 90% return rate when guests self-report a...

Kennedy Training Network Helps Bartell Hotels’ Private Call Center Improve Direct Bookings

Kennedy Training Network Helps Bartell Hotels’ Private Call Center Improve Direct Bookings

May 23, 2016

Call Conversions, ADR and Direct Booking Revenues All Increase After Implementation of KTN’s Training Hollywood, Florida – May 23, 2016 –...

Pechanga Resort & Casino Modernizes its Front Desk with Infor Hospitality Management Solution

Pechanga Resort & Casino Modernizes its Front Desk with Infor Hospitality Management Solution

May 23, 2016

Infor HMS to Help Drive Brand Loyalty and Measurable Bottom-Line Results  NEW YORK– May 23, 2016– Infor, a leading provider of...

10 Targeted Ways to Help Your Customers Fall in Love with Your Business

10 Targeted Ways to Help Your Customers Fall in Love with Your Business

May 23, 2016

By Jana Love How do you make your customers fall in love with your business? A crucial part of any business is building and nurturing the relationship....

Downtown St. Louis Hotel Market Heads Upscale with Plans for Multiple Boutique Properties

Downtown St. Louis Hotel Market Heads Upscale with Plans for Multiple Boutique Properties

Tim Bryant | St. Louis Post-Dispatch | May 23, 2016

May 22--The downtown St. Louis hotel market is headed upscale. Closed is the Millennium, the cylindrical riverfront hotel that shut down in January 2014...

Joining the Trend, Downtown Columbus, OH to Get Four More Boutique Hotels

Joining the Trend, Downtown Columbus, OH to Get Four More Boutique Hotels

Marla Matzer Rose | The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio | May 23, 2016

May 22--For years, the only boutique hotel Downtown was The Lofts, across from the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Other Downtown hotels were traditional,...

Champion Hotels and Hilton Break Ground on the 86-room Tru by Hilton Oklahoma City Airport

Champion Hotels and Hilton Break Ground on the 86-room Tru by Hilton Oklahoma City Airport

May 23, 2016

May 23, 2016 - MCLEAN, Va. & OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - On Friday, less than four months after Tru by Hilton's public debut, Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT)...

Yotel Breaks Ground on 582-room Hotel in Dubai, the Brands First Property in the Middle East

Yotel Breaks Ground on 582-room Hotel in Dubai, the Brands First Property in the Middle East

May 23, 2016

DUBAI, UAE, May 23, 2016 - YOTEL, an affiliate company of Kuwait-listed IFA Hotels & Resorts KSCC, broke ground last week on their first property...

Metropolitan Hotel Partners to Convert Detroit’s Metropolitan Building into Starwood’s Element Brand

Metropolitan Hotel Partners to Convert Detroit’s Metropolitan Building into Starwood’s Element Brand

May 23, 2016

May 23, 2016 - STAMFORD, Conn. - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) today announced Element Hotels, its stylish eco-incubator...

P.T. Caterison Sukses Enlists Hilton to Re-brand and Manage the Former Hotel Nikko in Bali

P.T. Caterison Sukses Enlists Hilton to Re-brand and Manage the Former Hotel Nikko in Bali

May 23, 2016

BALI, Indonesia and MCLEAN, Va., May 23, 2016 -- Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) today announced the signing of a management agreement with P.T....

The Javelin Group and Hilton Partner to Develop New Canopy by Hilton in Dallas, Texas

The Javelin Group and Hilton Partner to Develop New Canopy by Hilton in Dallas, Texas

May 23, 2016

DALLAS, Texas and MCLEAN, Va. – May 23, 2016 – Today, Canopy by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide’s (NYSE: HLT) new lifestyle brand, and The Javelin...

Rooms With A View: Hartford, CT’s Radisson Hotel Plans Converting Top Half of Hotel into Apartments Overlooking Ballpark & River

Rooms With A View: Hartford, CT’s Radisson Hotel Plans Converting Top Half of Hotel into Apartments Overlooking Ballpark & River

Kenneth R. Gosselin | The Hartford Courant | May 23, 2016

May 22--HARTFORD -- As developers race to finish a new Hartford ballpark, the owners of the nearby Radisson see nothing but a home run for converting the top...

Courtyard by Marriott Celebrates Grand Opening in Seoul Namdaemun in South Korea

Courtyard by Marriott Celebrates Grand Opening in Seoul Namdaemun in South Korea

May 23, 2016

May 23, 2016 - Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) today announced the grand opening of Courtyard by Marriott Seoul Namdaemun. The new Courtyard boast a...

Aman Resorts’ Founder, Adrian Zecha Honored with Inaugural SHTM Lifetime Achievement Award

Aman Resorts’ Founder, Adrian Zecha Honored with Inaugural SHTM Lifetime Achievement Award

May 23, 2016

Mr Adrian Zecha, founder of Aman Resorts, received the inaugural SHTM Lifetime Achievement Award from the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) of The...

Montage Hotels & Resorts Appoints Robin Kennedy as Senior Vice President, Acquisitions & Development

Montage Hotels & Resorts Appoints Robin Kennedy as Senior Vice President, Acquisitions & Development

May 23, 2016

May 23, 2016 (ORANGE COUNTY, CALIF.) - Montage Hotels & Resorts announces the appointment of Robin Kennedy as Senior Vice President, Acquisitions...

Spire Hospitality Appoints David Hale Vice President of Business Development

Spire Hospitality Appoints David Hale Vice President of Business Development

May 23, 2016

CHICAGO (May 23, 2016) – Spire Hospitality, one of the nation’s leading and most respected hotel management companies, proudly announces David Hale...

Midas Hospitality Names New Director of Revenue Management, Jimmy Hill

Midas Hospitality Names New Director of Revenue Management, Jimmy Hill

May 23, 2016

(St. Louis, Mo., May 23, 2016) Midas Hospitality, a premier hotel management group, recently hired Jimmy Hill to serve as its new Director of Revenue...

Major Shareholder of SkyWire Increases Ownership of Shares in RSI International Systems Inc.

Major Shareholder of SkyWire Increases Ownership of Shares in RSI International Systems Inc.

May 24, 2016

Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A. (May 24, 2016) - Ernest W. Moody Revocable Trust a significant owner in SkyWire Media, Inc. (the “Trust”) wishes to...

New CHE® Master Trainer to Lead Major Caribbean Hospitality Conference

New CHE® Master Trainer to Lead Major Caribbean Hospitality Conference

May 24, 2016

Orlando, Florida, May 2016—The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) has appointed Natasha Gittens, Ph.D., CHE, director of the...

Sonnenblick-Eichner Company Arranges $38,000,000 of First Mortgage Leasehold Financing for Marina Del Rey Hotel, Marina Del Rey, California

Sonnenblick-Eichner Company Arranges $38,000,000 of First Mortgage Leasehold Financing for Marina Del Rey Hotel, Marina Del Rey, California

May 24, 2016

Beverly Hills, California – May 24, 2016 – Sonnenblick-Eichner Company announced today that it has arranged $38,000,000 of first mortgage leasehold...

HFTP’s Entrepreneur 20X Pitch Competition Returns at HITEC 2016 with More Start-Ups, Top-Notch Judges and Exciting Changes

HFTP’s Entrepreneur 20X Pitch Competition Returns at HITEC 2016 with More Start-Ups, Top-Notch Judges and Exciting Changes

May 24, 2016

The second annual E20X pitch competition is bigger and better than before AUSTIN, TX USA (May 24, 2016) — Hospitality Financial and Technology...

Travelers Expected to Spend $12 Billion This Memorial Day Weekend

Travelers Expected to Spend $12 Billion This Memorial Day Weekend

May 24, 2016

WASHINGTON (May 24, 2016)—Travelers hitting the roads, rails and skies this Memorial Day weekend are expected to spend a total of $12 billion during...

Nobody Asked Me, But…No. 161: Hotel History: The Island House Hotel (1852), Mackinac Island, Michigan (92 rooms)*

Nobody Asked Me, But…No. 161: Hotel History: The Island House Hotel (1852), Mackinac Island, Michigan (92 rooms)*

May 24, 2016

My New Book “Great American Hoteliers Volume 2: Pioneers of the Hotel Industry” Is Available Now By Stanley Turkel, CMHS 1.  The Island...

U.S. Hotel Revenue Growing, but Slowing

U.S. Hotel Revenue Growing, but Slowing

May 24, 2016

U.S. Hotel Operating Performance Takes a Breather in 2015 Atlanta – May 24, 2016 – U.S. hotel revenue growth is slowing down, while expenses are...

“Summer Cyber Tuesday” Travel Values from 18 Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels® and Benchmark Resorts & Hotels® Properties

“Summer Cyber Tuesday” Travel Values from 18 Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels® and Benchmark Resorts & Hotels® Properties

May 24, 2016

Feature Special Savings and Packages on Cyber Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 The Woodlands (Houston), TX, May 24, 2016 … Ready, set, click!  On Summer...

RoamBOOST Enabling Home-2-Suites by Hilton Indianapolis to Create a Cellular Network in Time for Opening

RoamBOOST Enabling Home-2-Suites by Hilton Indianapolis to Create a Cellular Network in Time for Opening

May 24, 2016

As the new Home-2-Suites by Hilton in downtown Indianapolis neared completion, managers discovered the building had no cellular coverage; RoamBOOST saved the...

New Castle Hotels & Resorts Names Kathryn Poulin General Manager of Hampton Inn and Suites Jekyll Island

New Castle Hotels & Resorts Names Kathryn Poulin General Manager of Hampton Inn and Suites Jekyll Island

May 24, 2016

JEKYLL ISLAND, Georgia/SHELTON, Conn. - - May 24, 2016—Gerry Chase, president and COO of New Castle Hotels & Resorts, a leading hotel owner, operator...

As Current Cycle Matures, Hotel RevPAR Growth Decelerates According to PwC US

As Current Cycle Matures, Hotel RevPAR Growth Decelerates According to PwC US

May 24, 2016

Supply Growth Moves Above Long-Term Average in 2017 New York, NY, May 24, 2016 – Occupancy levels at US hotels have begun to stabilize after reaching...

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