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Hotels Kick off the New Year with Strong Revenue Performance Driven by Average Daily Rate Growth

Hotels Kick off the New Year with Strong Revenue Performance Driven by Average Daily Rate Growth

January 28, 2015

Hoteliers Need to be on Their Toes to Keep RevPAR Momentum NEW YORK - January 28, 2015 - Hotels in major North American markets experienced strong growth...

Maestro PMS Puts Housekeeping App to Work for Independents

Maestro PMS Puts Housekeeping App to Work for Independents

January 28, 2015

Easy-To-Use Mobile Housekeeping App Increases Productivity; Tablet and smartphone Ready; No Internet Connectivity Needed January 28, 2015...

5 Group Travel Predictions for U.S. Hotels in 2015

5 Group Travel Predictions for U.S. Hotels in 2015

January 28, 2015

Group Demand to Drive Record Occupancy and Direct Online BookingBy Charles de Gaspé Beaubien / President and CEO of Groupize Solutions By all accounts, 2015...

Award Winning BlackLine Systems Now Tailored Specifically for Hospitality by PAS

Award Winning BlackLine Systems Now Tailored Specifically for Hospitality by PAS

January 28, 2015

PAS and BlackLine Systems announce global partnership Gaithersburg, MD – PAS is bringing the world’s most trusted solution for Finance Controls and...

Minor Hotel Group Acquires 6 Hotels and Over 1,600 Keys In Europe & South America

Minor Hotel Group Acquires 6 Hotels and Over 1,600 Keys In Europe & South America

January 28, 2015

Bangkok, January 28, 2015: Minor Hotel Group (MHG), owner and operator of hotels and resorts in 19 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa and...

Is There Any Correlation Between Facebook Fan Counts and Hotel Star Ratings?

Is There Any Correlation Between Facebook Fan Counts and Hotel Star Ratings?

January 28, 2015

Though many formats exist, the 1.0-5.0 star ratings for hotel quality, service, and amenities have become ubiquitous for OTAs. They’ve even used them in...

Retirement Must Spur Mentoring

Retirement Must Spur Mentoring

January 28, 2015

​by Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.lma.ca)Now in my 60s, part of what keeps me young (apart from the hair-loss-inducing challenges of rearing my...

ALIS Award Winners Named; Honoring the Most Noteworthy Hotel Investment Deals & Executives for 2014

ALIS Award Winners Named; Honoring the Most Noteworthy Hotel Investment Deals & Executives for 2014

January 28, 2015

Los Angeles, CA, January 28, 2015 - Executives and companies responsible for the most influential hotel industry deals in 2014 were honored with prestigious...

Damian J. Mogavero, CEO & Founder of Avero Inc. to Receive 2015 Cornell Hospitality Innovator Award

Damian J. Mogavero, CEO & Founder of Avero Inc. to Receive 2015 Cornell Hospitality Innovator Award

January 28, 2015

Ithaca, NY, January 28, 2015 - Damian J. Mogavero, CEO and founder of Avero Inc., has been named the recipient of the 2015 Cornell Hospitality Innovator Award,...

HSMAI Collecting Data for Hotel Digital Benchmark Study

HSMAI Collecting Data for Hotel Digital Benchmark Study

January 28, 2015

McLEAN, VA (Jan. 28, 015) - The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) has begun collecting information for its second annual...

AH&LA 2015 Policy Agenda to Focus on Workforce, Travel Promotion, Technology and Patent Reform

AH&LA 2015 Policy Agenda to Focus on Workforce, Travel Promotion, Technology and Patent Reform

January 28, 2015

Los Angeles, CA - January 28, 2015 - The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) today unveiled its 2015, “A Policy Agenda,” covering...

Pan Pacific Hotels Group Plans $19.9M Expansion for PARKROYAL Parramatta in Sydney, Australia

Pan Pacific Hotels Group Plans $19.9M Expansion for PARKROYAL Parramatta in Sydney, Australia

January 28, 2015

Riding on Parramatta City’s development boom, the extension will add 90 new guestrooms and expand the hotel’s meeting and dining spaces....

M+S and Hyatt Plan 340-room Andaz Singapore as Part of New DUO Development; To Open in 2017

M+S and Hyatt Plan 340-room Andaz Singapore as Part of New DUO Development; To Open in 2017

January 28, 2015

January 28, 2015 - CHICAGO - Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with M+S Pte. Ltd...

IHG® to Open First Two HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts Properties in Nanchang and Yangjiang, China

IHG® to Open First Two HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts Properties in Nanchang and Yangjiang, China

January 28, 2015

28 January, 2015 - Shanghai – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, today announces the locations of its first...

Westin & Delaware North to Develop Westin Buffalo at Delaware North’s New Global HQ in Upstate NY

Westin & Delaware North to Develop Westin Buffalo at Delaware North’s New Global HQ in Upstate NY

January 28, 2015

The 118-room Hotel Will Open in June 2016STAMFORD, Conn. and BUFFALO, N.Y. - January 28, 2015 - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT)...

Wyndham Brand Expands in Maryland with Conversion of 392-key Hunt Valley Inn – A Wyndham Grand Hotel

Wyndham Brand Expands in Maryland with Conversion of 392-key Hunt Valley Inn – A Wyndham Grand Hotel

January 28, 2015

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (Jan. 28, 2015) – Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,590 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide...

IHG & Choice Decisions 65 to Open the 151-room Holiday Inn Johannesburg Airport in South Africa

IHG & Choice Decisions 65 to Open the 151-room Holiday Inn Johannesburg Airport in South Africa

January 28, 2015

28 January, 2015 - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has signed a franchise agreement with Choice Decisions 65...

Best Western International has Record Breaking Year

Best Western International has Record Breaking Year

January 28, 2015

This follows the company’s previous two year record of a RevPAR index of 110 or above and represents a 26.8 percent growth rate in RevPAR since 2011  ...

Owned and Managed by VIM, Inc., the 119-room Courtyard Charleston Opens in West Virginia

Owned and Managed by VIM, Inc., the 119-room Courtyard Charleston Opens in West Virginia

January 28, 2015

Charleston, West Virginia - January 28, 2015 - Courtyard by Marriott is rolling out its innovative lobby and room design in Charleston, West Virginia. This is...

Hyatt Selects Scott Richer to Lead Full & Select Service Hotel Development in Canada as Regional VP

Hyatt Selects Scott Richer to Lead Full & Select Service Hotel Development in Canada as Regional VP

January 28, 2015

CHICAGO (January 28, 2015) – Hyatt Hotels & Resorts today announced Scott Richer will serve as Hyatt’s regional vice president of development in...

Langham Hospitality Group Names Phil Keb as Executive VP of Development for The Americas and Europe

Langham Hospitality Group Names Phil Keb as Executive VP of Development for The Americas and Europe

January 28, 2015

January 28, 2015 - Langham Hospitality Group announced today the appointment of Phil Keb as Executive Vice President of Development - The Americas and Europe....

Mark Crisci Joins Azul Hospitality Group as Principal and Chief Investment Officer

Mark Crisci Joins Azul Hospitality Group as Principal and Chief Investment Officer

January 28, 2015

SAN DIEGO, CA - January 28, 2015 - Azul Hospitality Group announced that Mark Crisci joined the company as Principal and Chief Investment Officer. As a...

White Lodging Announces New Regional Vice Presidents and General Managers Named in Q4 2014

White Lodging Announces New Regional Vice Presidents and General Managers Named in Q4 2014

January 28, 2015

MERRILLVILLE, Ind., Jan. 27, 2015 — White Lodging is pleased to announce the following individuals have been named regional vice presidents and...

Michael Lerman Appointed as General Manager of the 234-room Hyatt Place San Jose in California

Michael Lerman Appointed as General Manager of the 234-room Hyatt Place San Jose in California

January 28, 2015

January 28, 2015 - San Jose, CA -  The Hyatt Place San Jose is pleased to announce Michael Lerman as the General Manager of the newly renovated downtown...

IACC-Americas Names Laura Leonetti & Zachary Miller as “Copper Skillet Champions”

IACC-Americas Names Laura Leonetti & Zachary Miller as “Copper Skillet Champions”

January 28, 2015

(CHICAGO, IL)—January 2015—At the Bonaventure Resort & Spa, four chefs from IACC member properties in the US and Canada gathered to compete for...

The 100-key TownePlace Suites Belleville Opens in Ontario; Owned & Managed by Williams Hotels Ltd

The 100-key TownePlace Suites Belleville Opens in Ontario; Owned & Managed by Williams Hotels Ltd

January 28, 2015

Belleville, Ontario - January 28, 2015 - The 100-suite TownePlace Suites by Marriott in Belleville, Ontario is scheduled to opened Monday, January 26, 2015....

Dominic Simpson Returns to Augusta, Georgia’s Newly Renovated Partridge Inn as Executive Chef

Dominic Simpson Returns to Augusta, Georgia’s Newly Renovated Partridge Inn as Executive Chef

January 28, 2015

AUGUSTA, Ga. (January 28, 2015) - The Partridge Inn, an Augusta landmark for more than 100 years, announced today the return of the hotel’s popular chef,...

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