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A Brief Guide to Managing Your Hotel’s Digital Assets

A Brief Guide to Managing Your Hotel’s Digital Assets

August 1, 2014

By Vikram SinghOne of the most crucial aspects of running a hotel or a lodging business is asset management. The same efforts and energy should be used when it...

2 Surefire Ways to Improve Your Hotel’s Customer Experience

2 Surefire Ways to Improve Your Hotel’s Customer Experience

August 1, 2014

by JC ThompsonAs we travel the country working with clients on their revenue capture and customer experience, the most common question we hear is...

Hotel Development Financing: How to Win the Race for EB-5 Capital

Hotel Development Financing: How to Win the Race for EB-5 Capital

August 1, 2014

By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com 30 July 2014 A viable source of capital and now...

New Battle Lines Drawn as San Francisco Begins Path to Regulate Airbnb

New Battle Lines Drawn as San Francisco Begins Path to Regulate Airbnb

Carolyn Said | San Francisco Chronicle | August 1, 2014

Aug. 01--New battle lines were drawn on Thursday over a proposed San Francisco law to let people rent their homes or rooms to travelers. The City Planning...

Excessive Outsourcing of the Hotelier’s Role: A Threat to the Trade

Excessive Outsourcing of the Hotelier’s Role: A Threat to the Trade

August 1, 2014

by Georges PanayotisWe can’t ignore that the current situation for hotel operations is pretty morose. The profitability expected from a well-managed...

Hawaii’s Kahala Hotel Sells to Japanese-based Resorttrust for $300 Million or $887,000 per room

Hawaii’s Kahala Hotel Sells to Japanese-based Resorttrust for $300 Million or $887,000 per room

Allison Schaefers | The Honolulu Star-Advertiser | August 1, 2014

Aug. 01--The Kahala Hotel & Resort has been sold to Japanese-based Resorttrust Inc. for $300 million, which equates to $887,000 per room, the next-to-highest...

Oracle Corp. CEO Larry Ellison Now Owns Every Hotel Room on Lanai, HI; Acquires 10-room Hotel Lanai

Oracle Corp. CEO Larry Ellison Now Owns Every Hotel Room on Lanai, HI; Acquires 10-room Hotel Lanai

Erika Engle | The Honolulu Star-Advertiser | August 1, 2014

Aug. 01--Billionaire and Oracle Corp. CEO Larry Ellison now owns every hotel room on Lanai, having closed July 7 on the purchase of the venerable Hotel...

Hilton Worldwide Reports Q2 2014 Net Income of $209 million: RevPAR Increased 6.7%

Hilton Worldwide Reports Q2 2014 Net Income of $209 million: RevPAR Increased 6.7%

August 1, 2014

MCLEAN, Va.--Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. ("Hilton," "Hilton Worldwide" or the "Company") (NYSE: HLT) today reported its second quarter 2014 results...

Hyatt Reports Q2 2014 Net Income of $72 million: Systemwide RevPAR up 5.5%

Hyatt Reports Q2 2014 Net Income of $72 million: Systemwide RevPAR up 5.5%

August 1, 2014

CHICAGO--Hyatt Hotels Corporation ("Hyatt" or the "Company") (NYSE: H) today reported second quarter 2014 financial results as follows: Adjusted EBITDA...

Host Hotels & Resorts Reports Q2 2014 Net Income of $159 million with RevPAR Rise of 5.1%

Host Hotels & Resorts Reports Q2 2014 Net Income of $159 million with RevPAR Rise of 5.1%

August 1, 2014

BETHESDA, Md., July 31, 2014 -- Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: HST), the nation's largest lodging real estate investment trust ("REIT"),...

Extended Stay America Reports Second Quarter 2014 Net Income of $46.3 million & RevPAR Gain of 9.4%

Extended Stay America Reports Second Quarter 2014 Net Income of $46.3 million & RevPAR Gain of 9.4%

August 1, 2014

RevPAR Increases 9.4%  Adjusted EBITDA Increases 16.0%Re-affirms 2014 Revenue and Adjusted EBITDA GuidanceCHARLOTTE, N.C--Extended Stay America, Inc....

FelCor Reports Q2 2014 Net Income of $14.6 million with RevPAR Gains of 9.2%

FelCor Reports Q2 2014 Net Income of $14.6 million with RevPAR Gains of 9.2%

August 1, 2014

• Same-store Adjusted EBITDA increased 17% • Raising 2014 Operating OutlookIRVING, Texas--FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated (NYSE: FCH) reported...

Belmond Ltd. Reports Q2 2014 Adjusted Net Earnings of $8M; RevPar up 6%

Belmond Ltd. Reports Q2 2014 Adjusted Net Earnings of $8M; RevPar up 6%

August 1, 2014

Second quarter 2014 same store revenue per available room (“RevPAR”) up 6% in U.S. dollars and local currency as compared to second quarter of 2013 Second...

Ames Boston Hotel Awarded ‘Boston’s Best Hotel - 2014’ by Boston Magazine

Ames Boston Hotel Awarded ‘Boston’s Best Hotel - 2014’ by Boston Magazine

August 1, 2014

August 1, 2014 - Boston, MA - StepStone Hospitality is proud to announce that the Ames Boston Hotel, one of the company's premiere hotels, has been named...

$1.4 million Renovation Makes Big Splash at Occidental Grand Punta Cana Beach Club

$1.4 million Renovation Makes Big Splash at Occidental Grand Punta Cana Beach Club

August 1, 2014

August 1, 2014 (SANTO DOMINGO, DR) -Occidental Vacation Club (OVC) has completed the First Phase of a $1.4 million renovation to its Grand Punta Cana Beach...

Educational Institute Offers New Edition of Hospitality Sales and Marketing Textbook

Educational Institute Offers New Edition of Hospitality Sales and Marketing Textbook

August 1, 2014

Orlando, Florida, July 2014-The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) has published a new edition of Hospitality Sales and Marketing by James...

Hospitality Funding, LLC Facilitates Acquisition of Holiday Inn & Suites Milwaukee Airport

Hospitality Funding, LLC Facilitates Acquisition of Holiday Inn & Suites Milwaukee Airport

August 1, 2014

PALM BEACH, FLORIDA - Hospitality Funding, LLC has raised both the equity and debt financing for the purchase of the 130-room (32-suite) full-service Holiday...

AAHOA Condemns the Action of the NLRB

AAHOA Condemns the Action of the NLRB

August 1, 2014

ATLANTA, August 1, 2014 - The Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) strongly condemns the recent action taken by the General Counsel of the National...

Hotelier Saul Tamen, Who Brought Kitchens to South Beach Hotels, Dies at 105

Hotelier Saul Tamen, Who Brought Kitchens to South Beach Hotels, Dies at 105

Howard Cohen | The Miami Herald | August 1, 2014

Aug. 01--Saul Tamen was a brilliant hotelier. Sure, Miami Beach had the ocean. Flamingo Park. Top-name entertainers like Frank Sinatra and Jackie Gleason...

LEED Certified Hotels Obtain Superior Financial Performance According to New Cornell Study

LEED Certified Hotels Obtain Superior Financial Performance According to New Cornell Study

August 1, 2014

Ithaca, NY, August 1, 2014 - A new study from Cornell University has found that hotels gain a revenue benefit when they are certified under the LEED...

Construction to Begin for 88-room Radisson Hotel Santa Marta in Colombia

Construction to Begin for 88-room Radisson Hotel Santa Marta in Colombia

August 1, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (August 1, 2014) - Radisson®, one of the best-recognized hotel brands, today announced the signing of the Radisson Hotel Santa Marta in...

Hilton Signs the 237-room DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns Opening in Australia in October 2014

Hilton Signs the 237-room DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns Opening in Australia in October 2014

August 1, 2014

August 1, 2014 - SYDNEY - Hilton Worldwide today announced the signing of the 237 room DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns. Located at 121 The Esplanade, DoubleTree by...

Completing a $25M Transformation, the 172-key Le Méridien Chicago - Oakbrook Center Opens

Completing a $25M Transformation, the 172-key Le Méridien Chicago - Oakbrook Center Opens

August 1, 2014

CHICAGO - August 1, 2014 - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) today announced the opening of Le Méridien Chicago - Oakbrook Center, a...

Managed by BMI Hospitality, The 122-room Hampton Inn Seattle/Everett Opens in Washington

Managed by BMI Hospitality, The 122-room Hampton Inn Seattle/Everett Opens in Washington

August 1, 2014

August 1, 2014 - EVERETT, Wash. and MCLEAN, Va. - Hampton Hotels, Hilton Worldwide's global brand of more than 1,900 mid-priced Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn &...

A Brand Debut in Canada, the 127-suite Home2 Suites by Hilton West Edmonton Opens in Alberta

A Brand Debut in Canada, the 127-suite Home2 Suites by Hilton West Edmonton Opens in Alberta

August 1, 2014

Owned and Managed by SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts EDMONTON, Alberta, and MCLEAN, Va. - August 1, 2014 - Home2 Suites by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide's...

The 290-room Courtyard by Marriott Bali Seminyak Opens in Indonesia

The 290-room Courtyard by Marriott Bali Seminyak Opens in Indonesia

August 1, 2014

[Bali, Indonesia] - August 1st, 2014 - Marriott International, Inc. announces the opening of the second Courtyard branded property in the Island of the Gods,...

The Newly Built 79-key Home2 Suites by Hilton Pittsburgh Cranberry Opens in Pennsylvania

The Newly Built 79-key Home2 Suites by Hilton Pittsburgh Cranberry Opens in Pennsylvania

August 1, 2014

PITTSBURGH and McLean, Va.  - August 1, 2014 - Home2 Suites by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide's award-winning mid-tier, all-suite hotel brand designed for...

$30 Million Renovation Complete, the Riu Cancun to Re-Open in Mexico

$30 Million Renovation Complete, the Riu Cancun to Re-Open in Mexico

August 1, 2014

Palma de Mallorca, August 1st, 2014 - Tomorrow RIU Hotels & Resorts will open the Riu Cancun hotel which has been closed for the last months as it was...

Florida’s 442-key Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay Completes Final Phase of its $20 Million Renovation

Florida’s 442-key Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay Completes Final Phase of its $20 Million Renovation

August 1, 2014

TAMPA, Florida (August 1, 2014) - Following the completion of a $16 million rooms renovation in late 2012, Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay is proud to debut the highly...

Destination Hotels Adds 325-key Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center to Management Portfolio

Destination Hotels Adds 325-key Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center to Management Portfolio

August 1, 2014

Phased Renovations to Occur in 2015Englewood, Colo. - August 1, 2014 - Destination Hotels & Resorts announces the addition of the Scottsdale Resort and...

Disney World Executive, Tom Wolber, Moving to Disneyland Paris, Named President of Euro Disney

Disney World Executive, Tom Wolber, Moving to Disneyland Paris, Named President of Euro Disney

Sandra Pedicini | Orlando Sentinel | August 1, 2014

Aug. 01--Tom Wolber, senior vice president of Walt Disney World Resort and Transportation Operations, has been named president of Euro Disney S.A.S., the...

Budgetel Brand Plans New Management Team and Infrastructure to Work Toward Expansion

Budgetel Brand Plans New Management Team and Infrastructure to Work Toward Expansion

August 1, 2014

August 1, 2014 - The Budgetel hotel brand is being enhanced and expanded by Budgetel Lodging, the Atlanta-based investor group that has owned the name since...

Allentown, PA Developers Name Scott Bullock as GM & Release Renderings for $65M 170-key Renaissance

Allentown, PA Developers Name Scott Bullock as GM & Release Renderings for $65M 170-key Renaissance

Matt Assad | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.) | August 1, 2014

July 31--With its Dime Bank entrance, industrial look and locally inspired artwork, the new Renaissance Hotel is designed to be uniquely Allentown. But...

LodgeWorks Names Bob Mannon Vice President of Development

LodgeWorks Names Bob Mannon Vice President of Development

August 1, 2014

New York, NY - August 1, 2014 - LodgeWorks Partners, L.P. has named Bob Mannon Vice President of Development.  The privately held hotel development and...

White Lodging Names New GMS in Q2 2014; Kristie Fererra, David Meisner, Josh Brandon & Moby Ahmed

White Lodging Names New GMS in Q2 2014; Kristie Fererra, David Meisner, Josh Brandon & Moby Ahmed

August 1, 2014

MERRILLVILLE, Ind., Aug. 1, 2014 -- White Lodging is pleased to announce the following individuals have been named general managers last quarter across the...

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