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What Every Hotel Owner (& Operator) Needs to Know About “Data Security” After Wyndham Worldwide Case

What Every Hotel Owner (& Operator) Needs to Know About “Data Security” After Wyndham Worldwide Case

September 2, 2015

By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group®Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com Massive data breaches affect hotels and their legal...

The LaGuardia Plaza Hotel, Flyte Systems Partner to Develop Event, Travel, Amenity Display

The LaGuardia Plaza Hotel, Flyte Systems Partner to Develop Event, Travel, Amenity Display

September 2, 2015

Property’s Display Gives Guests Airline Schedules for LaGuardia and JFK, Local Attractions, Hotel Promotions and Meeting Wayfinding CHICAGO, IL – September...

Venice Beach Cadillac Hotel Owner Charged with Murder, Pleads Not Guilty in Death of Homeless Person

Venice Beach Cadillac Hotel Owner Charged with Murder, Pleads Not Guilty in Death of Homeless Person

Javier Panzar | Los Angeles Times | September 2, 2015

Sept. 02--The sounds of reggae and crashing waves at a Venice Beach homeless encampment were swiftly eclipsed by an argument, and later, gunfire. When the...

The Four Horsemen of the Hotel Apocalypse

The Four Horsemen of the Hotel Apocalypse

September 2, 2015

By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.lma.ca)We survived Y2K. We outlived the end of the Mayan calendar. But are you ready for the total annihilation of...

Naked Bootleg: Football Play Gives Game Plan to Hoteliers, Restaurateurs & Tourism Industry Business

Naked Bootleg: Football Play Gives Game Plan to Hoteliers, Restaurateurs & Tourism Industry Business

September 2, 2015

by Robert RauchNaked bootleg is a term used in football whereby the quarterback runs counter to his blockers and tries to create a run or pass opportunity with...

How the Sharing Economy is (Mis)shaping the Future

How the Sharing Economy is (Mis)shaping the Future

September 2, 2015

Is this disruptive new trend really good for the economy and consumers?By Alan E. Young Chances are, you’ve used some sort of “sharing” service or...

Hotels.com Releases Hotel Price Index results for the First Half of the Year; U.S. up 2%

Hotels.com Releases Hotel Price Index results for the First Half of the Year; U.S. up 2%

September 2, 2015

While U.S. Cities are on the Rise, Americans Get Bargains Abroad - Global hotel prices paid by travelers worldwide rose by just 1% during first half 2015,...

Labor Day Travelers Projected to Spend $13.5 Billion

Labor Day Travelers Projected to Spend $13.5 Billion

September 2, 2015

But Infrastructure Woes Leave Another $1.7 Billion on the Table WASHINGTON (September 2, 2015)—Each American taking a trip for the Labor Day long weekend is...

y!kes Releases its Web Portal at CityFlatsHotel Properties in Holland and Grand Rapids, Michigan

y!kes Releases its Web Portal at CityFlatsHotel Properties in Holland and Grand Rapids, Michigan

September 2, 2015

Indianapolis, IN/Grand Rapids, MI - 9/2/15y!kes, a pioneer in proximity mobile access solution, releases its web-based mobile key management platform at two...

Intelity Announces New Hospitality Technology E-Book Series

Intelity Announces New Hospitality Technology E-Book Series

September 2, 2015

The first e-book in the series will provide tips and insight into installing complimentary in-room tablets at a hotel.  ORLANDO, Fla. – September 2,...

Pacifica Hotels Chooses AHLEI for Online Training

Pacifica Hotels Chooses AHLEI for Online Training

September 2, 2015

Orlando, Florida, September 2015—Pacifica Hotels, the largest owner and operator of independent hotels along the California Coast, has signed an agreement...

Lightning Owner Jeff Vinik Shares with Tourism Officials His High-Profile Plan for Tampa, FL

Lightning Owner Jeff Vinik Shares with Tourism Officials His High-Profile Plan for Tampa, FL

Justine Griffin | Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, Fla. | September 2, 2015

Sept. 01--TAMPA -- Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik likes to think of himself as the chief cheerleader for the Tampa Bay region. That's music to the...

Hawaii Hotels’ Revenue Beats July Record

Hawaii Hotels’ Revenue Beats July Record

Dave Segal | The Honolulu Star-Advertiser | September 2, 2015

Sept. 01--Hawaii hotels benefited from the best visitor arrivals month ever and enjoyed record revenue in July even as occupancy dipped slightly from already...

The Elizabeth Park Hotel, Budapest Will Re-Launch as The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest in Spring 2016

The Elizabeth Park Hotel, Budapest Will Re-Launch as The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest in Spring 2016

September 2, 2015

Chevy Chase, Md, September 2,  2015 - The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is delighted to announce that from 1st September The Elizabeth Park...

Bali Welcomes the Debut of Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Ubud Opening this Week

Bali Welcomes the Debut of Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Ubud Opening this Week

September 2, 2015

Chevy Chase, Md., September 2, 2015 – Situated where temples stand majestic against a backdrop of rice terraces, Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is pleased...

Tourism Tidbits: Tourism & Tourism Trends: Changes in the Way We Spend Our Time

Tourism Tidbits: Tourism & Tourism Trends: Changes in the Way We Spend Our Time

September 3, 2015

​by Dr. Peter TarlowDuring the last decades, upward mobile people bragged that they were ever more increasingly busy.  The “snowed-under” phenomenon...

Desperately Seeking an Identity

Desperately Seeking an Identity

September 3, 2015

by Georges PanayotisThe official priority of hotel groups today is to build a recognized brand, convinced that it is the best response to the banalization...

RLHC RedLion.com Website Earns Top Honors

RLHC RedLion.com Website Earns Top Honors

September 3, 2015

Web Marketing Association Awards RedLion.com Top Hotel and Lodging Website Spokane, Wash., Sept. 3, 2015 – RLHC (Red Lion Hotels Corporation) (NYSE: RLH)...

Apple Hospitality Acquires Courtyard by Marriott in San Diego, CA for $56 Million

Apple Hospitality Acquires Courtyard by Marriott in San Diego, CA for $56 Million

September 3, 2015

RICHMOND, Va.--September 3, 2015--Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. (NYSE: APLE) (“Apple Hospitality” or the “Company”) today announced that it has...

Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria Break Ground on $175M Expansion of Graton Resort & Casino

Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria Break Ground on $175M Expansion of Graton Resort & Casino

September 3, 2015

ROHNERT PARK, Calif.--September 3, 2015--The leadership of the Federated Indians of the Graton Rancheria broke ground today on a $175 million expansion...

Janet Eason Appointed Vice President of Marketing of Main Street Hospitality Group in The Berkshires

Janet Eason Appointed Vice President of Marketing of Main Street Hospitality Group in The Berkshires

September 3, 2015

STOCKBRIDGE, MA (September 3, 2015) – Sarah Eustis, CEO of Main Street Hospitality Group, a Berkshires-based hotel management company, announced the...

HRI Lodging Selected to Manage Daddy-O Hotel in Bay Harbor Islands, Miami

HRI Lodging Selected to Manage Daddy-O Hotel in Bay Harbor Islands, Miami

September 3, 2015

MIAMI BEACH – September 3, 2015 – HRI Lodging announced today that they have been selected to manage the Daddy-O Hotel in Bay Harbor Islands, Miami,...

Real Hospitality Group announce opening of 112-suite Bethany Beach Ocean Suites, Bethany Beach, DE

Real Hospitality Group announce opening of 112-suite Bethany Beach Ocean Suites, Bethany Beach, DE

September 3, 2015

OCEAN CITY, MD (September 3, 2015) - Real Hospitality Group (RHG) is proud to announce the official opening of Bethany Beach Ocean Suites. Designed...

Gemstone Hotels & Resorts Unveils Fully Renovated Mosaic Hotel in Beverly Hills

Gemstone Hotels & Resorts Unveils Fully Renovated Mosaic Hotel in Beverly Hills

September 3, 2015

PARK CITY, Utah/ September 3, 2015—Gemstone Hotels & Resorts, a full-service hotel management company that specializes in owning and operating luxury and...

Hospitality Student Perspectives on the Southern Lodging Summit: Takeaways and Industry Summations

Hospitality Student Perspectives on the Southern Lodging Summit: Takeaways and Industry Summations

September 3, 2015

(September 3, 2015, East Lansing, Michigan) Two students from The School attended the Southern Lodging Summit in Memphis, TN August 18-19. They were...

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