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Using Review Data as Rich Snippets to Improve Your Search Rankings

Using Review Data as Rich Snippets to Improve Your Search Rankings

May 22, 2015

Most hotels are focused on SEO, or are at least aware of the potential benefits of improving their search rankings. It allows them to stand out and ultimately...

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Acquires LaPlaya Beach Resort & LaPlaya Beach Club in Naples, FL for $185.5M

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Acquires LaPlaya Beach Resort & LaPlaya Beach Club in Naples, FL for $185.5M

May 22, 2015

BETHESDA, Md.—Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE:PEB) (the “Company”) today announced that     it has acquired LaPlaya Beach Resort, a...

Belmond Sells 50% of Its Stake in Hotel Ritz by Belmond in Madrid & Ends its Management of the Hotel

Belmond Sells 50% of Its Stake in Hotel Ritz by Belmond in Madrid & Ends its Management of the Hotel

May 22, 2015

HAMILTON, Bermuda—Belmond Ltd. (NYSE:BEL) (the “Company”) today announced the sale of its     50% interest in the 167-room Hotel Ritz by...

Accor Enters Sale & Franchise-Back of Seven Hotels in United Kingdom and Ireland for $58.9 million

Accor Enters Sale & Franchise-Back of Seven Hotels in United Kingdom and Ireland for $58.9 million

May 22, 2015

As part of the Group’s strategy to restructure the assets of HotelInvest, its hotel owner and investor business, Accor today announces the sale and...

Strategic Hotels & Resorts Closes On the Sale of the Hyatt Regency La Jolla

Strategic Hotels & Resorts Closes On the Sale of the Hyatt Regency La Jolla

May 22, 2015

CHICAGO, May 22, 2015 — Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: BEE), along with its joint-venture partner, today announced that the...

Airbnb has Become Cuba’s Fastest Growing Market Site Since Ease of Restrictions

Airbnb has Become Cuba’s Fastest Growing Market Site Since Ease of Restrictions

Lucia Newman | Al Jazeera, Doha, Qatar | May 22, 2015

May 21--Since the easing of restrictions on businesses operating in Cuba last month, the home-sharing website Airbnb has become the country's site's...

Alis Summer Update to Focus On Industry Segments & Advocacy Issues Facing the Hospitality Industry

Alis Summer Update to Focus On Industry Segments & Advocacy Issues Facing the Hospitality Industry

May 22, 2015

Washington, D.C., May 22, 2015 – In an exciting new format, the annual Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) Summer Update taking place July 21-23 will...

Hoteliers, Hotel & Lodging Assoc. of Volusia Co. & Volusia Beaches “Band” Together for Family Safety

Hoteliers, Hotel & Lodging Assoc. of Volusia Co. & Volusia Beaches “Band” Together for Family Safety

May 22, 2015

A first for beach communities, wristbands help keep tabs on kids at Volusia beachesNews-Journal/Nigel Cook By Linda Santacruz...

Adyar Gate Hotels Limited to Open First InterContinental Brand in India

Adyar Gate Hotels Limited to Open First InterContinental Brand in India

May 22, 2015

Chennai, India, 22 May 2015: InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of world’s leading hotel companies, today announced the signing of the management...

JL Properties, Inc. Holds “Topping Off” Ceremony for Two Marriott Hotels in Flamingo Crossings

JL Properties, Inc. Holds “Topping Off” Ceremony for Two Marriott Hotels in Flamingo Crossings

May 22, 2015

The final structural beam for the SpringHill Suites and TownePlace Suites, signed by the construction team, will be lowered into place by crane.   ...

Gila River Indian Community Opens the Four Points by Sheraton Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Hotel

Gila River Indian Community Opens the Four Points by Sheraton Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Hotel

May 22, 2015

The Gila River Indian Community and Starwood Hotels and Resorts recently celebrated the grand opening of the new Four Points by Sheraton at Phoenix Mesa...

Dennis Hernandez Appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at The Embassy Row Hotel, D.C.

Dennis Hernandez Appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at The Embassy Row Hotel, D.C.

May 22, 2015

Washington, D.C. (May 21, 2015) – Dennis Hernandez, an accomplished hospitality sales veteran with 30 years of experience has been named Director of Sales...

Quiet Achievements Amplify Great Guest Experience at the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

Quiet Achievements Amplify Great Guest Experience at the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

May 26, 2015

Sydney 26 May 2015 – A decade ago the sound of a busy hotel housekeeping office was punctuated with the persistent sound of phones ringing, relaying messages...

Duetto Wins Gaming Industry Accolades, Announces Promotions and Additions to Global Casino Accounts

Duetto Wins Gaming Industry Accolades, Announces Promotions and Additions to Global Casino Accounts

May 26, 2015

Recognized Alongside Some of the Industry's Best Known Brands, Duetto Continues to Change the Game in Revenue Strategy for Casino Hotels and Grow its Team...

Hotel Front Desk Training Checklist Circa 2015 by Doug Kennedy

Hotel Front Desk Training Checklist Circa 2015 by Doug Kennedy

May 26, 2015

May 26, 2015If someone would have surveyed hotel managers 15 or 20 years ago about the future role of their front desk staff, my guess is that most would have...

Insignia Hospitality Group to Open Courtyard Hotel in San Angelo, Texas

Insignia Hospitality Group to Open Courtyard Hotel in San Angelo, Texas

May 26, 2015

San Angelo, Texas - May 26, 2015 - Courtyard by Marriott San Angelo is scheduled to open its doors on Friday, May 29, 2015. Featuring an innovative lobby space...

Trine Ackelman Named Director of Sales and Marketing at The Westin South Coast Plaza

Trine Ackelman Named Director of Sales and Marketing at The Westin South Coast Plaza

May 26, 2015

COSTA MESA, CA, May 26, 2015 - Accomplished hotel sales and marketing professional Trine Ackelman has been named Director of Sales and Marketing at The Westin...

André Kretschmann Returns to GHM to Lead The Legian Bali

André Kretschmann Returns to GHM to Lead The Legian Bali

May 26, 2015

SINGAPORE (May 26, 2015) — The general manager who opened the iconic Chedi Muscat for GHM in 2003 is returning to the luxury hotel group’s fold this month...

Public-Private Partnerships by Joseph Pierce

Public-Private Partnerships by Joseph Pierce

May 26, 2015

Public-private partnerships (P3) have long been an economic development tool in the hospitality industry, but post-recession they have become more...

Gemstone Hotels Enters Agreement for Conversion of Hotel to the Red Lion Hotel La Junta in Colorado

Gemstone Hotels Enters Agreement for Conversion of Hotel to the Red Lion Hotel La Junta in Colorado

May 26, 2015

SPOKANE, Wash., May 26, 2015 -- RLHC (Red Lion Hotels Corporation) (NYSE:RLH) today announced the company has signed a franchise license agreement with the...

Gemstone Hotels & Resorts Expands into South Florida with $150 million Beachwalk Resort

Gemstone Hotels & Resorts Expands into South Florida with $150 million Beachwalk Resort

May 26, 2015

PARK CITY, Utah/ May 26, 2015—Gemstone Hotels & Resorts, a full-service hotel management company that specializes in owning and operating luxury and upscale...

The Island of Nevis Selects Regatta Travel Solutions to Power the Booking Engine NevisIsland.com

The Island of Nevis Selects Regatta Travel Solutions to Power the Booking Engine NevisIsland.com

May 26, 2015

Charlottesville, Virginia (May 26, 2015) - Regatta Travel Solutions announced today that the Nevis Tourism Authority has selected Regatta Travel Solutions to...

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