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La Quinta Inns & Suites Names David Longenecker as Director of Development

La Quinta Inns & Suites Names David Longenecker as Director of Development

March 2, 2015

Irving, TX - March 2, 2015 - La Quinta Inns & Suites hotels, a leading select service hotel brand that provides business and leisure travelers a...

TrustYou Quickly Becoming The New Industry Standard For Displaying Reviews on Travel Websites

TrustYou Quickly Becoming The New Industry Standard For Displaying Reviews on Travel Websites

March 2, 2015

TrustYou Meta-Reviews™ Now Improve The Search-Shop-Buy Funnel For More Than 150 Travel WebsitesNew York, NY and Munich, Germany - March 2, 2015 -...

Even Lenders Are Happy: Interest Expense Coverage Continues to Improve

Even Lenders Are Happy: Interest Expense Coverage Continues to Improve

March 2, 2015

By Robert Mandelbaum Much has been written about how U.S. hotel owners and operators are profiting from the current strong lodging market conditions. Revenues...

Hotel Values Rise Across Europe with Madrid Seeing Biggest Hike, Says HVS Hotel Valuation Index

Hotel Values Rise Across Europe with Madrid Seeing Biggest Hike, Says HVS Hotel Valuation Index

March 2, 2015

02 March 2015, London: Europe’s hotels witnessed their fifth consecutive year of value growth last year, with properties in the UK and Southern Europe seeing...

ARC Hospitality Trust Completes $1.8 Billion Acquisition of Equity Inns Lodging 116 Hotel Portfolio

ARC Hospitality Trust Completes $1.8 Billion Acquisition of Equity Inns Lodging 116 Hotel Portfolio

March 2, 2015

NEW YORK, March 2, 2015—American Realty Capital Hospitality Trust, Inc. (“ARC Hospitality”) announced today that it has completed the...

Choice Hotels Honors its Top Hotels with the 2015 Platinum Hospitality Awards

Choice Hotels Honors its Top Hotels with the 2015 Platinum Hospitality Awards

March 2, 2015

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 2, 2015 /—Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, is honoring the...

Choice Hotels Honors its Top Hoteliers with the 2015 Gold Hospitality Awards

Choice Hotels Honors its Top Hoteliers with the 2015 Gold Hospitality Awards

March 2, 2015

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 2, 2015 — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, is honoring...

Best Western India Partners with AHLEI for Staffing Needs

Best Western India Partners with AHLEI for Staffing Needs

March 2, 2015

Mumbai, India, March 2015—Best Western India has announced that it will partner with the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) in India...

Carlsbad Seapointe Resort Awarded with RCI Gold Crown Resort® Property Designation

Carlsbad Seapointe Resort Awarded with RCI Gold Crown Resort® Property Designation

March 2, 2015

Resort honored for excellence in accommodations, hospitality and RCI subscribing member experienceCarlsbad, CA – March 2, 2015 – Carlsbad Seapointe Resort...

Discovering the Partners of the 6th Annual Young Hoteliers Summit 2015

Discovering the Partners of the 6th Annual Young Hoteliers Summit 2015

March 2, 2015

Monday 16th – Wednesday 18th March 2015  Ecole Hoteliere De Lausanne, Switzerland Lausanne, March 2 2015 – The 6th annual Young Hoteliers Summit 2015...

Downtown Peoria, IL Hotel, Four Points by Sheraton, Remains Closed While Caught Up in a Legal Battle

Downtown Peoria, IL Hotel, Four Points by Sheraton, Remains Closed While Caught Up in a Legal Battle

Matt Buedel | Journal Star, Peoria, Ill. | March 2, 2015

Feb. 28--PEORIA -- The former owner of a Peoria hotel has been implicated in a massive fraud that places roughly one third of the Downtown hotel room stock in...

Hugely Popular, More “Lifestyle” Hotel Brands Coming to South Florida

Hugely Popular, More “Lifestyle” Hotel Brands Coming to South Florida

Arlene Satchell | Sun Sentinel | March 2, 2015

Feb. 28--"Lifestyle" hotel brands are spreading in South Florida, lured by the area's robust tourism and business sectors. Among the new concepts debuting...

Curio to Debut in Europe with Renovation of Historic Hotels, Reichshof Hamburg & Rumeli Han Istanbul

Curio to Debut in Europe with Renovation of Historic Hotels, Reichshof Hamburg & Rumeli Han Istanbul

March 2, 2015

March 02, 2015 - HAMBURG, ISTANBUL, and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide has reached agreements to add its first European hotels under the Curio - A Collection...

Akiriki Limited to Develop 80-room Ramada Resort Akiriki in Vanuatu on the Island of Efate

Akiriki Limited to Develop 80-room Ramada Resort Akiriki in Vanuatu on the Island of Efate

March 2, 2015

AKIRIKI, VANUATU (March 2, 2015) – Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and part of the Wyndham Worldwide...

Four Buffalo, NY Investors Teaming Up to Build an 80-room Hotel at Batavia Downs Racetrack & Casino

Four Buffalo, NY Investors Teaming Up to Build an 80-room Hotel at Batavia Downs Racetrack & Casino

Jonathan D. Epstein | The Buffalo News, N.Y. | February 27, 2015

Feb. 27--A group of four Buffalo investors are planning to build a new hotel adjacent to the Batavia Downs racetrack and casino, after the board of Western...

Priceline’s Acquisition of RocketMiles Should Have Hotels Worried

Priceline’s Acquisition of RocketMiles Should Have Hotels Worried

March 3, 2015

by Pranav Patel Hotel operators need to be worried about Priceline’s most recent acquisition.  Expedia’s recent acquisition of Travelocity and now...

The 160-room Hampton by Hilton Newcastle Opens in the U.K.

The 160-room Hampton by Hilton Newcastle Opens in the U.K.

March 3, 2015

Managed by Interstate Hotels & Resorts on Behalf of Baron House Hotel Limited March 03, 2015 - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, U.K. and MCLEAN, Va. - Hampton by Hilton,...

U.S. Hotel Price Increases Ahead Of Global Average; 5% Rise in 2014 Surpasses Global 3% Increase

U.S. Hotel Price Increases Ahead Of Global Average; 5% Rise in 2014 Surpasses Global 3% Increase

March 3, 2015

DALLAS, March 3, 2015 -- The average price paid for a hotel room around the world rose by 3 percent during 2014, compared with 2013, according to the latest...

White Lodging Assumes Management of the 121-room Hampton Inn Miami-Doral Dolphin Mall in Florida

White Lodging Assumes Management of the 121-room Hampton Inn Miami-Doral Dolphin Mall in Florida

March 3, 2015

MERRILLVILLE, Ind., March 3, 2015 - White Lodging is pleased to announce it has officially taken over the management of the Hampton Inn Miami-Doral Dolphin...

Agilysys & Compass Group Expand Partnership with Mobile Point-of-Sale, Payment Gateway Solutions

Agilysys & Compass Group Expand Partnership with Mobile Point-of-Sale, Payment Gateway Solutions

March 3, 2015

InfoGenesis™ Flex, rGuest™ Pay Solutions Selected for Corporate Foodservice Venues ALPHARETTA, GA. & CHARLOTTE, N.C. - March 3, 2015 - Agilysys,...

Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel Becomes Thailand’s New Flagship for the Luxury Brand

Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel Becomes Thailand’s New Flagship for the Luxury Brand

March 3, 2015

Bangkok, March 3, 2015: Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, a leading developer and operator, is pleased to announce the addition of Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel...

InnLink Demonstrates Leadership in TripAdvisor’s TripConnect Premium Partner Program

InnLink Demonstrates Leadership in TripAdvisor’s TripConnect Premium Partner Program

March 3, 2015

Early adopters see average of 230% growth in reservations through TripConnect booking engine channel since launchHendersonville, TN - March 3, 2015 - InnLink...

Residence Inn by Marriott Cleveland Inedependence Completes Renovation

Residence Inn by Marriott Cleveland Inedependence Completes Renovation

March 3, 2015

Atlanta, GA  (March 3, 2015) - Noble Investment Group announced today that the Residence Inn by Marriott Cleveland Independence has undergone a complete...

Taylor’s Dining Room Earns Certified Guest Service Property Designation

Taylor’s Dining Room Earns Certified Guest Service Property Designation

March 3, 2015

Orlando, Florida, March 2015—Taylor's Dining Room, a student-staffed restaurant and experiential learning lab at Oklahoma State University's School of Hotel...

Rex Loh Named Area Director of Sales & Marketing for IHG® Singapore

Rex Loh Named Area Director of Sales & Marketing for IHG® Singapore

March 3, 2015

Singapore, 3 March 2015: InterContinental® Singapore announces the promotion of Rex Loh to Area Director of Sales & Marketing for IHG® Singapore, effective 1...

ZDirect to Introduce New Loyalty Management System at ITB Berlin 2015

ZDirect to Introduce New Loyalty Management System at ITB Berlin 2015

March 3, 2015

Leading provider of eCRM and marketing automation solutions for the global hotel industry to unveil its integrated Loyalty Management System at the world's...

Vizergy Named a 2014 “Company With Heart” by 904 Magazine

Vizergy Named a 2014 “Company With Heart” by 904 Magazine

March 3, 2015

Local Jacksonville Publication Recognizes Digital Agency as Community LeaderJacksonville, Fla. - (March 3, 2015) Vizergy - Digital Travel Marketing, the...

Secrets of Success from Singapore’s #1 Hotel on TripAdvisor

Secrets of Success from Singapore’s #1 Hotel on TripAdvisor

March 3, 2015

When your hotel is located in one of the world's top cities for tourism, how do you stand out from the hundreds of other properties to earn - and keep - the...

Scale of China Outbound Travel Opportunity Revealed in Report from IHG & Oxford Economics

Scale of China Outbound Travel Opportunity Revealed in Report from IHG & Oxford Economics

March 3, 2015

London, New York, Los Angeles, Sydney and Tokyo Expected to Benefit Most LONDON, UK, 3rd March, 2015: InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the...

Groupize Selected as Preferred Online Group Booking Solution for GCommerce Hotel Clients

Groupize Selected as Preferred Online Group Booking Solution for GCommerce Hotel Clients

March 3, 2015

Industry trailblazers announce strategic partnership to help hotels attract more direct group business and increase conversions while reducing costs with...

Multimillion Dollar Renovation of the 573-room Houston Airport Marriott in Texas Nears Completion

Multimillion Dollar Renovation of the 573-room Houston Airport Marriott in Texas Nears Completion

March 3, 2015

HOUSTON (MARCH 3, 2015) - Houston Airport Marriott at George Bush Intercontinental announces the soon-to-be completion of the first phase of a dramatic...

Crestline Hotels & Resorts to Manage 34 Hotels Acquired by American Realty Capital Hospitality Trust

Crestline Hotels & Resorts to Manage 34 Hotels Acquired by American Realty Capital Hospitality Trust

March 3, 2015

FAIRFAX, VA - March 3, 2015 - James Carroll, President & CEO of Crestline Hotels & Resorts, LLC ("Crestline"), announced today that Crestline has assumed...

Mark Fioravanti Named President of Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.

Mark Fioravanti Named President of Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.

March 3, 2015

March 03, 2015 - NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHP) today announced that executive vice president and chief financial officer...

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