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2015/16 United States Hotel Franchise Fee Guide from HVS

2015/16 United States Hotel Franchise Fee Guide from HVS

July 24, 2016

The selection of an appropriate franchise affiliation affects a property’s ability to compete in its local market, generate profits, and achieve a...

“Specific Curiosity” – The Trick for Building Innovation Bench-Strength for Organizations

“Specific Curiosity” – The Trick for Building Innovation Bench-Strength for Organizations

July 25, 2016

By Georgianne Fsadni A New Reality for Businesses There has been much discussion lately about disruptors – present and future – to the...

Medical Tourism Industry Valued at $439B; Poised for 25% Year-Over-Year Growth by 2025

Medical Tourism Industry Valued at $439B; Poised for 25% Year-Over-Year Growth by 2025

July 25, 2016

Click here to view larger image. PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., July 25, 2016 -- In a just released report issued by VISA and Oxford Economics, the Medical...

Nobody Asked Me, But…No. 164: Hotel History: Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa, Whitefield, New Hampshire*

Nobody Asked Me, But…No. 164: Hotel History: Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa, Whitefield, New Hampshire*

July 25, 2016

By Stanley Turkel, CMHS Hotel History: Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa (1865), ​ Whitefield, New Hampshire (144 rooms) One of America's great...

Evaluating Hospitality-Focused Mixed-Use Assets

Evaluating Hospitality-Focused Mixed-Use Assets

July 25, 2016

HVS's Mixed-use appraisal expert Tim Sauer, MAI lays out some of the considerations for the evaluation of hospitality-focused mixed-use assets By Tim...

Pacific Beach Hotel to Undergo $115 Million Redevelopment Debuting as ‘Alohilani Resort at Waikiki Beach in Fall 2017

Pacific Beach Hotel to Undergo $115 Million Redevelopment Debuting as ‘Alohilani Resort at Waikiki Beach in Fall 2017

July 25, 2016

HONOLULU - July 25, 2016 - Pacific Beach Hotel has announced plans for a $115 million redevelopment that will completely transform the legendary...

Carey Watermark Investors 2 Acquires the 372-room San Diego Marriott La Jolla

Carey Watermark Investors 2 Acquires the 372-room San Diego Marriott La Jolla

July 25, 2016

NEW YORK, July 25, 2016 -- Carey Watermark Investors 2 Incorporated (CWI 2), a non-traded real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on investing in...

Splendid Hospitality Group Acquires Accor-Branded Ibis York Centre Hotel, UK

Splendid Hospitality Group Acquires Accor-Branded Ibis York Centre Hotel, UK

July 25, 2016

The Splendid Hospitality Group strengthens its presence in York with the acquisition of the Ibis York Centre hotel. Stuart Bailey, CEO for the Splendid...

Douglas Rice, Founder & CEO Emeritus of Hotel Technology Next Generation, Joins Xn protel Systems as Non-Executive Director

Douglas Rice, Founder & CEO Emeritus of Hotel Technology Next Generation, Joins Xn protel Systems as Non-Executive Director

July 25, 2016

Xn protel Systems Group Limited is delighted to announce that Douglas Rice has joined the Board of Xn protel Systems in the role of Non-Executive Director....

iRiS and Travio Partner to Enhance Luxury Guest Experiences in North America

iRiS and Travio Partner to Enhance Luxury Guest Experiences in North America

July 25, 2016

Next-generation strategic partnership will drive growth, accelerate innovation, and speed digital transformation demanded by customers across the hospitality...

American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute Honors Fred Mayo With Anthony Marshall Award

American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute Honors Fred Mayo With Anthony Marshall Award

July 25, 2016

Orlando, Florida, July 2016—Frederic B. Mayo, Ph.D., CHE, CHT, is the 2016 recipient of the Anthony Marshall Award, presented by the American Hotel &...

American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute Honors Suzanne Markham Bagnera as Outstanding U.S. Educator

American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute Honors Suzanne Markham Bagnera as Outstanding U.S. Educator

July 25, 2016

Orlando, Florida, July 2016—The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) has presented Suzanne Markham Bagnera, CHA, with the 2015 Lamp...

Worst Practices in Revenue Management – Part One

Worst Practices in Revenue Management – Part One

July 25, 2016

By Jean Francois Mourier Today, most expert articles are full of advice on best practices that hoteliers can use to improve the financial success of their...

Hilton Signs with EIKA and Apex Alliance to Develop Hilton Garden Inn Hotels in Lithuania and Latvia

Hilton Signs with EIKA and Apex Alliance to Develop Hilton Garden Inn Hotels in Lithuania and Latvia

July 25, 2016

VILNIUS, Lithuania and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide will be welcoming guests in each of the Baltic nations by 2018 following plans unveiled today to bring...

Owned by Chongqing Jiafa Investment Management Co., DoubleTree by Hilton Chongqing - Nan’an Opens in Southwest China

Owned by Chongqing Jiafa Investment Management Co., DoubleTree by Hilton Chongqing - Nan’an Opens in Southwest China

July 25, 2016

CHONGQING, China and MCLEAN, Va., July 25, 2016 -- Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) and DoubleTree by Hilton announced the opening of DoubleTree by...

Hotel Equities Opens 122-Room Hilton Garden Inn Ardmore in Oklahoma

Hotel Equities Opens 122-Room Hilton Garden Inn Ardmore in Oklahoma

July 25, 2016

ARDMORE, Okla. - Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Worldwide's (NYSE: HLT) upscale global brand of hotels, today announced the opening of Hilton Garden Inn...

Owned and Managed by AAA Hotel Developers, New Fairfield Inn & Suites Opens in Durango, Colorado

Owned and Managed by AAA Hotel Developers, New Fairfield Inn & Suites Opens in Durango, Colorado

July 25, 2016

Durango, CO – July 25, 2016 – The 81-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Durango, Colorado opens with its smart, inventive public space...

General Manager Jeremy Edens Set to Welcome Guests to New Courtyard by Marriott Omaha South – Bellevue at Event Center

General Manager Jeremy Edens Set to Welcome Guests to New Courtyard by Marriott Omaha South – Bellevue at Event Center

July 25, 2016

Bellevue, Nebraska – July 25, 2016 – Courtyard by Marriott Omaha South – Bellevue at Event Center is scheduled to open its doors in Bellevue,...

Interstate Hotels & Resorts Selected by U.S. OCG to Manage Holiday Inn Los Angeles-LAX

Interstate Hotels & Resorts Selected by U.S. OCG to Manage Holiday Inn Los Angeles-LAX

July 25, 2016

ARLINGTON, Va./NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., July 25, 2016 – Interstate Hotels & Resorts – the leading U.S.-based global hotel management company...

Philadelphia Marriott West Completes $5.6 Million Renovation Led by General Manager Annette Crispin

Philadelphia Marriott West Completes $5.6 Million Renovation Led by General Manager Annette Crispin

July 25, 2016

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, PA (July 25, 2016) — Guests checking into the Philadelphia Marriott West are in for an exciting new stay experience as the hotel has...

Geoff Gray Named General Manager of The Royal Palms Resort and Spa, The Newest Addition to The Unbound Collection by Hyatt

Geoff Gray Named General Manager of The Royal Palms Resort and Spa, The Newest Addition to The Unbound Collection by Hyatt

July 25, 2016

CHICAGO (July 25, 2016) - Geoff Gray has been named general manager of The Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Ariz. The hotel joins other local Hyatt...

The Graham Georgetown Names Mark Namdar as New General Manager

The Graham Georgetown Names Mark Namdar as New General Manager

July 25, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC--- The Graham Georgetown today announced the appointment of Mark Namdar as General Manager of the popular boutique hotel located in the heart of...

The Bahamas French Leave Resort Welcomes New General Manager, Jahmed Mills

The Bahamas French Leave Resort Welcomes New General Manager, Jahmed Mills

July 25, 2016

Jahmed Mills brings extensive leadership experience to luxury Bahamian resort ELEUTHERA, BAHAMAS – July 2016 – French Leave Resort, managed by...

Whitney Peak Hotel Promotes Eric Olson to General Manager

Whitney Peak Hotel Promotes Eric Olson to General Manager

July 25, 2016

RENO, Nevada (July 25, 2016) – Whitney Peak Hotel has promoted Eric Olson to general manager. In this new role, he will oversee daily hotel operations...

Anthony Freda Appointed Resort Manager at Hawaii’s Montage Kapalua Bay

Anthony Freda Appointed Resort Manager at Hawaii’s Montage Kapalua Bay

July 25, 2016

July 25, 2016 (KAPALUA BAY, HAWAII) - Richard A. Holtzman, vice president, managing director at Montage Kapalua Bay, has announced the appointment of Anthony...

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore Inner Harbor Appoints Jennifer Lewis as Director of Sales and Marketing

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore Inner Harbor Appoints Jennifer Lewis as Director of Sales and Marketing

July 25, 2016

BALTIMORE (July 25, 2016) – Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is pleased to announce Director of Sales and Marketing Jennifer Lewis to the executive team...

Strand Hospitality Services Names Jennifer Burns as the Director of Sales at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Millington, Tenn.

Strand Hospitality Services Names Jennifer Burns as the Director of Sales at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Millington, Tenn.

July 26, 2016

(Millington, Tenn.)  July 26, 2016- Strand Hospitality Services recently announced that Jennifer Burns has been hired as the Director of Sales at the...

Unique Vacations, Inc., Worldwide Representative of Sandals Resorts, Partners with Duetto for its Revenue Strategy Solutions

Unique Vacations, Inc., Worldwide Representative of Sandals Resorts, Partners with Duetto for its Revenue Strategy Solutions

July 26, 2016

19 All-Inclusive Resorts with more than 5,200 Rooms throughout the Caribbean to Benefit from Duetto’s Advanced Analytics New York, July 26, 2016...

DNC to Create $180 Million in Direct Spending for Philadelphia

DNC to Create $180 Million in Direct Spending for Philadelphia

July 26, 2016

WASHINGTON (July 26, 2016)—Between getting there, staying there, eating and drinking there, and all other activity, attendees of the Democratic National...

American Opportunity Regional Center and Driftwood Hospitality Management Break Ground on Doral DoubleTree in Miami

American Opportunity Regional Center and Driftwood Hospitality Management Break Ground on Doral DoubleTree in Miami

July 26, 2016

North Palm Beach, Fla. – July 26, 2016 – American Opportunity Regional Center was joined by its long-standing partner, Driftwood...

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