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Saudi Arabia Hotel Rooms Rose by 54% to 185K Between 2004 & 2012 with 50K More Planned Over 3 Years

| Arab News, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia | August 31, 2013

Aug. 31--RIYADH -- The number of hotel rooms across Saudi Arabia has climbed dramatically by 54 percent between 2004 and 2012, said Salah Al-Bakhit, vice...

Naman Hotels to Begin Work on 95-room Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Aiken, South Carolina

Jenna Martin | The Augusta Chronicle, Ga. | August 31, 2013

Aug. 31--A Florence, S.C.-based hotel development and management firm intends to start building the first of two hotels on Whiskey Road in Sep?tember....

Golden Nugget Atlantic City For Sale? Landry’s Considers Selling Property Despite $150M Renovation

Donald Wittkowski | The Press of Atlantic City, Pleasantville, N.J. | August 31, 2013

Aug. 31--The parent company of Golden Nugget Atlantic City may possibly sell the casino or its Internet gambling rights after struggling with some "less than...

M3 Accounting + Analytics Creates Alliance with STR

August 30, 2013

Business alliance with STR adds to M3's data integrity GAINESVILLE, Ga. and TAMPA, Fla. (August 30, 2013) -- M3 Accounting + Analytics has launched a business...

Revised GSA Per Diem Rates Receive Support of Lodging Industry; CONUS Rates Increased by $6 to $83

August 30, 2013

Washington, D.C. - August 30, 2013 - The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) applauds the General Services Administration's (GSA) federal per diem...

Driving Hotel Bookings Through Mobile Channels and The Phone Renaissance

August 30, 2013

by Frank Vertolli & Ryan Fitzgerald August 2013Last year, Google Travel found that 25 percent of all online search for travel came from a mobile device....

Mexico Plaza Irapuato Hotel Acquired by Fibra Inn for Conversion into a Wyndham Garden Hotel

August 30, 2013

MONTERREY, Mexico - August 30, 2013 - Deutsche Bank Mexico, S.A., Banking Institution, Trust Division F/1616 or Fibra Inn (BMV:FINN13) (“Fibra Inn” or...

Fibra Inn Acquires the 192-room Marriott Real Puebla Hotel in Puebla, Mexico for $27.8 Million

August 30, 2013

MONTERREY, Mexico - August 30, 2013 - Deutsche Bank Mexico, S.A., Banking Institution, Trust Division F/1616 or Fibra Inn (BMV:FINN13) (“Fibra Inn” or...

Hotel Banquet Department Staff Now Part Of The PR and Marketing Team / Doug Kennedy

August 30, 2013

By Doug Kennedy August 30, 2013 Over the many years I have been conducting on-site training for the hotel industry I have trained nearly every department from...

Crestron Introduces New 3 Series™ Control Processors

August 30, 2013

Provide ideal solution for commercial lighting, home control, and hospitality applicationsRockleigh, NJ, August 30, 2013 - There's more technology in...

Key West Inns Brand Debuts in Virginia with a 52-room Property in Newport News

August 30, 2013

Newport News, VA - August 30, 2013 - Vimana Franchise Systems, LLC has added a new property to their Key West Inn brand. This 52 room property located near the...

Halekulani Corporation Appoints Marce Olson as Sales Manager-Western Regional Sales Division

August 30, 2013

HONOLULU - August 30, 2013 - Halekulani Corporation, which owns and manages Waikiki hotels, Halekulani and Waikiki Parc Hotel, announces the appointment of...

Joan Bowden Joins the 517-room W Fort Lauderdale in Florida as Director of Spa

August 30, 2013

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - August 30, 2013 - W Fort Lauderdale welcomes Starwood spa veteran Joan Bowden as the new director of its iconic bliss spa. Bowden's...

Marc Greenberg Appointed as General Manager for Sonesta ES Suites Atlanta in Georgia

August 30, 2013

Boston, MA - August 30, 2013 - Marc Greenberg was just introduced as General Manager at Sonesta ES Suites Atlanta.   His leadership will help to guide the...

The 109-suite Homewood Suites Columbus/OSU Opens in Columbus, Ohio

August 30, 2013

Owned by Lane Avenue Enterprises and to be Managed by S&S Management COLUMBUS, Ohio - August 30, 2013 - Homewood Suites by Hilton, the international brand of...

Generation Y: How Today’s Newest Travelers are Impacting Hospitality Design

August 30, 2013

By Harry Wheeler AIA, LEED, NCARB Hospitality design is constantly evolving and being influenced by trends, technology, and most importantly, the growing...

UniFocus Honored by Inc 5000 as One of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies

August 30, 2013

August 30, 2013 - UniFocus is a proud recipient of Inc.'s 500|5000 award for Fastest Growing Private Companies in America, an annual list compiling the best...

FARROW Commercial Construction Discovers Treasure in Trash

August 30, 2013

August 30, 2013 (SANTA ROSA, CA) - FARROW Commercial Construction, a nationwide commercial construction company based in Santa Rosa, CA has discovered there is...

Las Vegas Rebound Continues with Room Occupancy up to 87.3%; Convention Attendance up 13.3%

Richard N. Velotta | Las Vegas Sun | August 30, 2013

Aug. 30--Southern Nevada visitor volume showed a slight increase in July and summer vacation occupancy swelled above monthly averages, the Las Vegas...

Hawaii’s High Prices Put a Dent in Tourism Numbers; Industry Sees More Visitors but Less Spending

Allison Schaefers | The Honolulu Star-Advertiser | August 30, 2013

Aug. 30--July is historically one of the best months for Hawaii's visitor industry. But tourism slowed last month as price sensitivity to the increasing...

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