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La Quinta Continues Strong Domestic and International Franchise Development in First Quarter 2016

La Quinta Continues Strong Domestic and International Franchise Development in First Quarter 2016

May 3, 2016

Opened five new franchise hotels, representing approximately 650 rooms, including key markets Atlanta Airport and Downtown Monterrey, Mexico Signed 12 new...

Odawa Casino Resort Boosts Efficiency and Guest Service With Comprehensive Agilysys Suite

Odawa Casino Resort Boosts Efficiency and Guest Service With Comprehensive Agilysys Suite

May 3, 2016

Agilysys Technology Strengthens Operations Across the Entire Property ALPHARETTA, GA. — May 3, 2016 — Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading...

Federal Judge Takes Decisive Action to Protect Hotels from ADA Abuse by a High Frequency Litigant: ADA Compliance and Defense Lawyer

Federal Judge Takes Decisive Action to Protect Hotels from ADA Abuse by a High Frequency Litigant: ADA Compliance and Defense Lawyer

May 3, 2016

By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Author of www.HotelLawBlog.com 3 May, 2016 Federal Judge Takes Decisive Action to Protect Hotels from...

Refinancing Best Practices: Preparing for the Upcoming $200 billion of CMBS Loan Maturities

Refinancing Best Practices: Preparing for the Upcoming $200 billion of CMBS Loan Maturities

May 3, 2016

by Steven Fischler With $200 Billion of upcoming CMBS loan maturities in 2016 and 2017, borrowers with maturing loans should be preparing to get the best...

The 2016 LIIC Top Ten: The Annual Survey of Lodging Investment Trends and Challenges

The 2016 LIIC Top Ten: The Annual Survey of Lodging Investment Trends and Challenges

May 3, 2016

By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® 3 May, 2016 (Denver, CO) For well over a decade, the members of the hotel industry’s preeminent...

Tolland Village, CT to Develop $100 million Mixed-Use Project that Includes Hotel

Tolland Village, CT to Develop $100 million Mixed-Use Project that Includes Hotel

May 3, 2016

Hotel-Online and Construct-A-Lead report that there have been dozens of new and renovated hotel construction leads added to the Construct-A-Lead hotel...

Golf Entertainment Complexes Offer a New Spin on an Old Game

Golf Entertainment Complexes Offer a New Spin on an Old Game

May 3, 2016

By John Burke With almost 1,500 18-hole equivalent golf course closures over the last 10 years and six million fewer golfers according to the National Golf...

The Chargers, Convention Center and Taxes: A Primer

The Chargers, Convention Center and Taxes: A Primer

May 3, 2016

By Robert A. Rauch This is one man's opinion. I am an Independent, so Democrats and Republicans alike will disagree with me. I am not a member of the...

How a New Type of Coworker is Changing Office Life

How a New Type of Coworker is Changing Office Life

May 3, 2016

Your coworkers sitting nearby probably know how you take your coffee or the song you play when you need creative inspiration. However, in the modern office...

StayNTouch Achieves Gold Membership in the Oracle Partner Network

StayNTouch Achieves Gold Membership in the Oracle Partner Network

May 3, 2016

Bethesda, MD – May 3, 2016. StayNTouch, an innovator in mobile technology for hotel operations, today announced that it has achieved Gold Membership...

Country Inns & Suites By Carlson Announces Opening of Newly Constructed Hotel Near Downtown Asheville, NC

Country Inns & Suites By Carlson Announces Opening of Newly Constructed Hotel Near Downtown Asheville, NC

May 3, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS (May 3, 2016) – Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM, a leading upper-midscale hotel brand, today announced the opening of Country Inn...

Hotel Technology 2020: What Will the Hotel of the Future Look Like?

Hotel Technology 2020: What Will the Hotel of the Future Look Like?

May 3, 2016

By David Chestler, EVP, Global Enterprise Sales & Business Development, SiteMinder After a long flight, a weary traveler strolls off the plane. The beacon...

Vimana Franchise Systems Celebrates Fifth Anniversary with Free Entry Offer

Vimana Franchise Systems Celebrates Fifth Anniversary with Free Entry Offer

May 3, 2016

Windermere, FL – May 3, 2016 –Vimana Franchise Systems, home of Centerstone Inns, Hotels & Plaza Hotels and Key West Inns, Hotels &...

New Big Sky, Montana, “On The Go” App Tells Users What’s Happening

New Big Sky, Montana, “On The Go” App Tells Users What’s Happening

May 3, 2016

Visit Big Sky Launches FREE On The Go App for Android And iOS Smartphones Big Sky, Montana | May 2016 - Visit Big Sky has launched a new app called...

Tourism Tidbits: Tourism and Migrations

Tourism Tidbits: Tourism and Migrations

May 3, 2016

by Dr. Peter Tarlow Around the world, immigration and refugees are a hot topic. Europe is locked in a debate as to how to handle the millions of people who...

Starwood Reports Q1 2016 Net Income of $90 million Compared to $99 million in Q1 2015; Adjusted EBITDA was $281 million

Starwood Reports Q1 2016 Net Income of $90 million Compared to $99 million in Q1 2015; Adjusted EBITDA was $281 million

May 3, 2016

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

Hyatt Reports First Quarter 2016 Net Income of $34 million Compared to $22 in the Year Ago Quarter; Adjusted EBITDA Increased to $194 million

Hyatt Reports First Quarter 2016 Net Income of $34 million Compared to $22 in the Year Ago Quarter; Adjusted EBITDA Increased to $194 million

May 3, 2016

Company Reports 7% Growth in Adjusted EBITDA on Revenue Growth of 4%, Both in Constant Currency CHICAGO (May 3, 2016) - Hyatt Hotels Corporation...

Ryman Hospitality Properties Reports First Quarter 2016 Net Income of $26.3 million Compared to $4.5 million in Q1 2015

Ryman Hospitality Properties Reports First Quarter 2016 Net Income of $26.3 million Compared to $4.5 million in Q1 2015

May 3, 2016

– First Quarter Net Income of $26.3 Million – – Total Adjusted EBITDA of $73.4 Million – – First Quarter Gross Room Nights...

Sunstone Hotel Investors Reports First Quarter 2016 Net Loss of $3.2 million Compared to a Loss of $3.3 million in the Year Ago Quarter

Sunstone Hotel Investors Reports First Quarter 2016 Net Loss of $3.2 million Compared to a Loss of $3.3 million in the Year Ago Quarter

May 3, 2016

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., May 3, 2016 -- Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. (the "Company" or "Sunstone") (NYSE: SHO) today announced...

Visitors to Los Angeles County Spent a Record $20.6 billion in 2015

Visitors to Los Angeles County Spent a Record $20.6 billion in 2015

Hugo Martin | Los Angeles Times | May 3, 2016

May 02--Tourism in California and Los Angeles County continued on its record pace last year, largely driven by new visitors from Asia. But spending by...

Tourists in Orange County, CA Spent $11 billion in 2015, a 4.1% Increase Over 2015

Tourists in Orange County, CA Spent $11 billion in 2015, a 4.1% Increase Over 2015

Hannah Madans | The Orange County Register | May 3, 2016

May 03--Travelers to Orange County spent $11 billion in 2015, a 4.1 percent increase over the year before, according to a report released Monday by Visit...

Visit Orlando Hits 66 million Tourists in 2015

Visit Orlando Hits 66 million Tourists in 2015

Caitlin Dineen | Orlando Sentinel | May 3, 2016

May 03--Tourism leaders have 66 million reasons to smile -- that's how many tourists came to Orlando in 2015, representing a new record by more than 3...

Travel Trends Index: Domestic Biz Travel Reels, Int’l Set to Rebound

Travel Trends Index: Domestic Biz Travel Reels, Int’l Set to Rebound

May 3, 2016

WASHINGTON (May 3, 2016)—Despite further decline in domestic business travel, the U.S. Travel Association's latest Travel Trends Index (TTI)...

AAHOA-Supported Small Business Protection Law Signed by Georgia’s Governor Deal

AAHOA-Supported Small Business Protection Law Signed by Georgia’s Governor Deal

May 3, 2016

ATLANA, GA – The Asian American Hotel Owners Association applauded the signing into law today the Protecting Georgia Small Businesses Act by Gov. Nathan...

Olshan Properties Launching $40 Million Transformation of the Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa

Olshan Properties Launching $40 Million Transformation of the Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa

May 3, 2016

NEW YORK, NY- May 3, 2016 – Olshan Properties, one of the country’s leading private owners, developers and operators of commercial real estate...

The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur Debuts in Malaysia’s Capital City

The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur Debuts in Malaysia’s Capital City

May 3, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- May 3, 2016 -- St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT), today announced...

New SpringHill Suites by Marriott Set to Open in San Antonio, Texas Under General Manager Alexandria Andrea

New SpringHill Suites by Marriott Set to Open in San Antonio, Texas Under General Manager Alexandria Andrea

May 3, 2016

San Antonio, TX – May 3, 2016 – The 128-suite SpringHill Suites by Marriott in San Antonio, Texas is scheduled to open on Thursday, May 12, 2016....

Renaissance Hotels Adds Renaissance Republique Hotel to Its Paris Portfolio

Renaissance Hotels Adds Renaissance Republique Hotel to Its Paris Portfolio

May 3, 2016

BETHESDA, Md., May 3, 2016 -- Renaissance Hotels, the brand synonymous with helping the next generation of travellers discover unexpected cultural...

HP Hotels to Manage Hilton Garden Inn at the Jack Reardon Civic Center in Kansas City, Kansas

HP Hotels to Manage Hilton Garden Inn at the Jack Reardon Civic Center in Kansas City, Kansas

May 3, 2016

Birmingham, Alabama, May 3, 2016 - HP Hotels, a full-service third-party hotel management company, announced today that it has been awarded the management...

The Procaccianti Group Completes Renovation of the Marriott Hotel in Colorado Springs, its First in 10 years

The Procaccianti Group Completes Renovation of the Marriott Hotel in Colorado Springs, its First in 10 years

Wayne Heilman | The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.) | May 3, 2016

May 02--The Colorado Springs Marriott hotel has completed its first major renovation in nearly 10 years. It was highlighted by a "Great Room" in the...

Boston Park Plaza Appoints Jonathan Crellin as Managing Director

Boston Park Plaza Appoints Jonathan Crellin as Managing Director

May 3, 2016

BOSTON, MA (May 3, 2016) – Boston Park Plaza announces the appointment of hospitality veteran Jonathan Crellin to the position of Managing Director. In...

Go Moment Announces Guest Texting Integration with RoomKeyPMS

Go Moment Announces Guest Texting Integration with RoomKeyPMS

May 4, 2016

RoomKeyPMS selects Go Moment’s Ivy Platform as its Preferred Guest Engagement Texting Service for Hotels May 4, 2016 – Santa Monica, CA...

Webinar on Q2 2016 Hospitality Technology and Marketing Strategy Forecast & Action Plan

Webinar on Q2 2016 Hospitality Technology and Marketing Strategy Forecast & Action Plan

May 4, 2016

New York, NY – May 4, 2016 – With the constant influx of news in our industry, along with the hundreds of other daily duties of the hotelier, it...

5 Essential Steps to Compose Award-Winning Emails

5 Essential Steps to Compose Award-Winning Emails

May 4, 2016

Step 1: Make it Mean Something “UGH, another email?” Do you ever feel like that? Well sometimes, so do your subscribers. According to a 2015 study...

Online and Mobile Bookings Continue to Strengthen Hotel Performance

Online and Mobile Bookings Continue to Strengthen Hotel Performance

May 4, 2016

North American Hotels Capitalize on Digital Trend Continuing into 2016 NEW YORK – May 4, 2016 – Hotel industry performance is strengthening, with...

The Hotelier’s Essentials for Big Name Competition

The Hotelier’s Essentials for Big Name Competition

May 4, 2016

By Jason Winberg Again and again, studies have highlighted how properly addressing sales and marketing, reputation, social engagement and a sound revenue...

Dinosaur Metrics Are Taking a Bite Out of Your Hotel Marketing Performance

Dinosaur Metrics Are Taking a Bite Out of Your Hotel Marketing Performance

May 4, 2016

By Vikram Singh Marketing is evolving as I am typing this sentence. I’m here to make sure you are not wasting your time, energy and marketing...

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