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Agilysys Announces rGuest™ Seat Table Management Solution

Agilysys Announces rGuest™ Seat Table Management Solution

September 28, 2014

Guest-Centric Solution Features Online Reservations, Wait List Management and More ALPHARETTA, GA. - Sept. 29, 2014 - Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading...

Puzzle Partner Launches Marketing on Demand for Travel Tech Companies Looking for Escape Velocity

Puzzle Partner Launches Marketing on Demand for Travel Tech Companies Looking for Escape Velocity

September 29, 2014

Start-up accelerator offers a full suite of marketing services without the big agency price tag to drive awareness, deliver leads and create partnerships to...

Hyatt Hotels Reaches Settlement with Fired Boston Area Housekeepers; To Pay $1 million

Hyatt Hotels Reaches Settlement with Fired Boston Area Housekeepers; To Pay $1 million

September 29, 2014

According to a report by the Boston Globe, Hyatt Hotels Corporation has reached an agreement to pay $1 million to 98 hotel housekeepers that were fired...

U.S. Hotels Expect to Spend a Record $6 Billion on Upgrades This Year; A 7% Increase Over 2013

U.S. Hotels Expect to Spend a Record $6 Billion on Upgrades This Year; A 7% Increase Over 2013

Hugo Martin | Los Angeles Times | September 29, 2014

Sept. 28--In the wake of the economic crisis, struggling hotels across the country put off most upgrades and expansions, such as installing new carpeting,...

Treasure Bayou Hotel & Suites Converted to Magnuson Hotel Treasure Bayou in Louisiana

Treasure Bayou Hotel & Suites Converted to Magnuson Hotel Treasure Bayou in Louisiana

September 29, 2014

Hotel-Online and BuildCentral Have Updated 310 Hotels in the Last Two Weeks with Changes in Personnel, Property Management or Ownership Chicago, IL. September...

St Lucia Resort Disconnected for Non-payment of Utility Bill - a Situation Not Unique to St Lucia

St Lucia Resort Disconnected for Non-payment of Utility Bill - a Situation Not Unique to St Lucia

| Caribbean News Now, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands | September 29, 2014

Sept. 27--CASTRIES, St Lucia -- On Tuesday, the Saint Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC) cut the supply of electricity to the up-market Cotton Bay...

CSM Corporation Acquires Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown in Wisconsin

CSM Corporation Acquires Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown in Wisconsin

September 29, 2014

Milwaukee, Wisc. (September 29, 2014) - After months of due diligence and acquiring the necessary licenses, CSM Corporation closes on the Residence Inn...

Three Ways Hotel Marketers Can Tap into The Authenticity Trend

Three Ways Hotel Marketers Can Tap into The Authenticity Trend

September 29, 2014

by Dave Spector It happens every day.Bill and Britney, a couple in their 20s, decide to take their first vacation together. Britney opens her laptop...

HeBS Digital Continues Its 2014 Winning Streak with Five WebAwards

HeBS Digital Continues Its 2014 Winning Streak with Five WebAwards

September 29, 2014

HeBS Digital, an industry leader in full-service marketing, web design and online channel consulting, has been honored with five WebAwards, including three...

Carl Icahn Wants Massive Labor & Government Concessions to Keep Trump Taj Mahal Open

Carl Icahn Wants Massive Labor & Government Concessions to Keep Trump Taj Mahal Open

Harold Brubaker | The Philadelphia Inquirer | September 29, 2014

Sept. 29--As a condition of keeping Trump Taj Mahal open, Carl Icahn wants massive concessions from labor and from state and local government, according to...

Hawaii’s Hotel Industry Sets Revenue Records Attracting Investors to Pay Record Prices

Hawaii’s Hotel Industry Sets Revenue Records Attracting Investors to Pay Record Prices

Allison Schaefers | The Honolulu Star-Advertiser | September 29, 2014

Sept. 28--Hawaii hotels are at the top of their game, taking in a record $508 million in July and attracting investors willing to spend billions for a piece...

Fueled by Local Commerce, Colorado’s Weld County Hospitality Industry Undergoing Strong Growth

Fueled by Local Commerce, Colorado’s Weld County Hospitality Industry Undergoing Strong Growth

Bridgett Weaver | Greeley Tribune, Colo. | September 29, 2014

Sept. 28--While the oil and gas industry is still filling Greeley hotels, other business is pouring into the area, just in time to fill new rooms coming to...

What Seemed Improbable a Year Ago, Four Unions & Philadelphia Convention Center Board to Share Honor

What Seemed Improbable a Year Ago, Four Unions & Philadelphia Convention Center Board to Share Honor

Jane M. Von Bergen | The Philadelphia Inquirer | September 29, 2014

Sept. 27--In a move that would have seemed unimaginable even a year ago, the four unions that work inside the Convention Center will receive the Greater...

Owned by Dalian Yifang Group, The Castle Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Dalian Opens in China

Owned by Dalian Yifang Group, The Castle Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Dalian Opens in China

September 29, 2014

September 29, 2014 - DALIAN, China - The Luxury Collection, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT), announces the opening of The Castle...

W Hotels Worldwide to Enter Moroco with the 148-room W Marrakech, Slated to Open in 2017

W Hotels Worldwide to Enter Moroco with the 148-room W Marrakech, Slated to Open in 2017

September 29, 2014

September 29, 2014 - MARRAKECH, Morocco - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) today announced that it will launch the W brand in Marrakech in...

The 146-room Four Points by Sheraton Ikot Ekpene Will Open in 2015 in Akwa Ibom, Nigeria

The 146-room Four Points by Sheraton Ikot Ekpene Will Open in 2015 in Akwa Ibom, Nigeria

September 29, 2014

September 29, 2014 - IKOT EKPENE - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. today announced the signing of Four Points by Sheraton Ikot Ekpene, a new build...

Jin Jiang International to Open Yin Run Jin Jiang Resort Anji in Zhejiang Province, China in Q4 2014

Jin Jiang International to Open Yin Run Jin Jiang Resort Anji in Zhejiang Province, China in Q4 2014

September 29, 2014

SHANGHAI, Sept. 29, 2014 -- Jin Jiang International Hotels officially announced the opening of its newest property, Yin Run Jin Jiang Resort Anji, located in...

General Manager Sam Shatila Opens the 156-room Park Inn by Radisson, Beaver Falls in Pennsylvania

General Manager Sam Shatila Opens the 156-room Park Inn by Radisson, Beaver Falls in Pennsylvania

September 29, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (September 29, 2014) - Park Inn® by Radisson, the fresh and energetic hotel brand from Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group offering friendly and welcoming...

Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Hotel Completes $12 million Renovation with an Emphasis on its Spa

Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Hotel Completes $12 million Renovation with an Emphasis on its Spa

Erin Arvedlund | The Philadelphia Inquirer | September 28, 2014

Sept. 28--The renovation of the Rittenhouse Hotel is now complete, with the new Rittenhouse Spa & Club-Hair by Paul Labrecque. Of the nearly $12 million...

Novotel North America Appoints Michael Singer Area General Manager of Toronto Properties

Novotel North America Appoints Michael Singer Area General Manager of Toronto Properties

September 29, 2014

Paris, September 29, 2014 - Novotel North America has announced the promotion of Michael Singer to Area General Manager of all Toronto Novotel hotels....

Michael Weber Appointed as General Manager for the 160-room La Concha Key West in Florida

Michael Weber Appointed as General Manager for the 160-room La Concha Key West in Florida

September 29, 2014

KEY WEST, Fla. (Sept. 29, 2014) - The chic and lively La Concha Key West, situated directly in the heart of bustling Duval Street, proudly welcomes Michael...

Florida’s Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa Names Stacy Lee as DOSM

Florida’s Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa Names Stacy Lee as DOSM

September 29, 2014

SINGER ISLAND, FL (September 29, 2014) - The Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa is pleased to announce the appointment of Stacy Lee as new...

Florida’s 196-room Plantation on Crystal River Appoints Bill Strickland Director of Food & Beverage

Florida’s 196-room Plantation on Crystal River Appoints Bill Strickland Director of Food & Beverage

September 29, 2014

CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. (September 29, 2014) - The Plantation on Crystal River - a hidden gem on Florida's Nature Coast - has appointed Bill Strickland as new...

Sean Slattery of Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort Inducted into Les Clefs D’or USA

Sean Slattery of Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort Inducted into Les Clefs D’or USA

September 29, 2014

SINGER ISLAND, FL (September 29, 2014) - The Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa is honored to announce the induction of property concierge...

SiteMinder Pioneers New Two-way XML Integration with China’s Leading Online Travel Service, Ctrip

SiteMinder Pioneers New Two-way XML Integration with China’s Leading Online Travel Service, Ctrip

September 30, 2014

Dallas, US - September 30, 2014 - One of the world's leading providers of online distribution technology, SiteMinder, has today announced a strategic...

Duetto Appoints Top Gaming Professionals - Julie Beas and Araz Feyzi

Duetto Appoints Top Gaming Professionals - Julie Beas and Araz Feyzi

September 30, 2014

Las Vegas, September 30, 2014 - Leading casino hotel and resort profit optimization software provider, Duetto, today announced the addition of more top talent...

Spire Hospitality Completes Renovation of 123-room Courtyard by Marriott Durham in North Carolina

Spire Hospitality Completes Renovation of 123-room Courtyard by Marriott Durham in North Carolina

September 30, 2014

CHICAGO (September 30, 2014) - Spire Hospitality, one of the nation's leading and most respected hotel management companies announces the completion of an...

Connecticut Lodging Association’s “Stars of the Industry” Award Winners Honored

Connecticut Lodging Association’s “Stars of the Industry” Award Winners Honored

September 30, 2014

New Haven, CT - September 30, 2014 - The Connecticut Lodging Association (CLA) held their 110th Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner on September 25th at the...

Agilysys Announces General Availability of InfoGenesis™ POS v4.4.5

Agilysys Announces General Availability of InfoGenesis™ POS v4.4.5

September 30, 2014

Enhanced Features and Functionality Boost Efficiency and Profitability, Prevent Fraud ALPHARETTA, GA. - Sept. 30, 2014 - Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a...

Germany Remains Darling of Hotel Investment Sector; Transaction Levels Heading for €2B, Reveals HVS

Germany Remains Darling of Hotel Investment Sector; Transaction Levels Heading for €2B, Reveals HVS

September 30, 2014

30 September 2014, London:  Germany's hotel market is going from strength to strength, with year-to-July 2014 data showing hotel investment volumes have...

Destination Hotels Promotes Michael J. Slosser to VP & Area Managing Director for California Hotels

Destination Hotels Promotes Michael J. Slosser to VP & Area Managing Director for California Hotels

September 30, 2014

San Diego, Calif.- September 30, 2014 - Destination Hotels announced the promotion of Michael J. Slosser to vice president and area managing director. In his...

Mobile Simple is Turning Manual Minibars into Profit Centers by Adding ABreez

Mobile Simple is Turning Manual Minibars into Profit Centers by Adding ABreez

September 30, 2014

Selling just one bottle of water each month per room will recoup hoteliers' minimal investment in hospitality first, cloud-based, mobile, Managed Minibar...

Two Hilton Garden Inn Projects Launched in Nigeria; Part of New Fast Build Modular Development Plan

Two Hilton Garden Inn Projects Launched in Nigeria; Part of New Fast Build Modular Development Plan

September 30, 2014

ADDIS ABABA, and McLean, VA. - 30 September 2014 - Hilton Worldwide today announced the signing of agreements to open a further two Hilton Garden Inn hotels in...

Evelyn Adams Honored as the 2014 HFTP Paragon Award Recipient

Evelyn Adams Honored as the 2014 HFTP Paragon Award Recipient

September 30, 2014

AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA (September 30, 2014) - Evelyn Adams, was selected as the 2014 Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) Paragon Award...

The Plasencia Group Announces the Addition of John Plasencia, Senior Financial Analyst

The Plasencia Group Announces the Addition of John Plasencia, Senior Financial Analyst

September 30, 2014

Tampa, Fla.  (September 30, 2014) – John Plasencia has joined The Plasencia Group (“TPG”) as a Senior Financial Analyst, supporting the firm’s...

Wilbur Bodden Joins Hospitality Management Corp. as General Manager of Wyndham Garden Amarillo, TX

Wilbur Bodden Joins Hospitality Management Corp. as General Manager of Wyndham Garden Amarillo, TX

September 30, 2014

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - Dallas, TX - Leo Spriggs, President and CEO of Hospitality Management Corporation (HMC), proudly announces the addition of Wilbur...

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