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Hotels to Collect Record $2.25 billion in Add on Guest Fees in 2014

Hugo Martin | Los Angeles Times | August 31, 2014

Aug. 31--Internet connection fees, bag checking charges and reservation cancellation costs. Most Americans have grown accustomed to nickel-and-dime charges...

Lawsuits Fail to Satisfy Either Side of ADA Coin

Garth Stapley | The Modesto Bee | August 31, 2014

Aug. 31--No matter which side they're on, the people involved in disability access lawsuits seem to have one thing in common: supreme frustration. The...

Frederick, MD Committee Backs Plan for $64 Million, 207-room Marriott Hotel for Old News-Post Site

Jen Fifield | The Frederick News-Post, Md. | August 30, 2014

Aug. 30--The best proposal the city of Frederick received for a downtown hotel and conference center was for a Marriott hotel at the old site of The Frederick...

Berkshire Mountain Club, a Catamount Ski Resort Hotel, is Planned for Copake, New York

Brian Nearing | Times Union, Albany, N.Y. | August 30, 2014

Aug. 30--COPAKE -- Albany-based BBL Construction Services would be the builder of a planned resort hotel at Catamount Ski Area in Columbia County. Plans for...

Florida’s 179-room Waterfront Wyndham Grand Jupiter is Set to Open in October 2014

Bill DiPaolo | The Palm Beach Post, Fla. | August 30, 2014

Aug. 30--There'll be a new kid in town in the luxury hotel business this fall at Harbourside, and the general manager says the 179-room waterfront Wyndham...

EB-5 Visa Program for Investors Maxed Out by Chinese Demand for First Time in its 24-year History

Frank Shyong | Los Angeles Times | August 30, 2014

Aug. 30--Fueled by demand from wealthy Chinese nationals, an immigration program that exchanges visas for large investments in U.S. businesses has run out of...

John Dallas Named General Manager for the 195-room Sonesta Bee Cave Austin Opening Spring 2015

August 29, 2014

Bee Cave, TX (August 29, 2014) - Sonesta adds its third Texas property to its growing portfolio with the announcement of Sonesta Bee Cave Austin, a new...

The Hotel Riu Palace Meloneras Reopens Following Property Wide Renovation

August 29, 2014

Palma de Mallorca, 29th of August 2014 The resort is re-launched as a 5-star hotel with contemporary design, fully renovated rooms and new bars and...

Playa Resorts Names Carl Hendriks General Manager for Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall & Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall

August 29, 2014

Jamaica’s First Hyatt Branded All-Inclusive Resort Opening November 1st 2014 Ft. Lauderdale, FL/Montego Bay, Jamaica – August 29, 2014— Playa Resorts...

Airbnb: The Hotel Disruptor Unconstrained by Real Estate

August 29, 2014

Aug. 2014 (Bloomberg) -- Airbnb, the site upending the hotel industry, is the darling of the sharing economy. Can the old-world hotel industry do anything to...

Owned & Operated by Pagosa Lodging, New Holiday Inn Resort Pagosa Springs to Open Summer 2015

August 29, 2014

ATLANTA – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)  [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)] today announced plans for a Holiday Inn Resort® hotel in Pagosa Springs,...

Owned by Granite Properties, the 229-room Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park Opens

August 29, 2014

PLANO, Texas and MCLEAN, Va.--Hilton Worldwide announced the opening of Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park, a 299-room newly-built Hilton Hotels & Resorts...

HeBS Digital to Speak on the Future Role of Intermediaries at EyeforTravel’s TDS North America 2014

August 29, 2014

HeBS Digital CEO Max Starkov will discuss the true cost of OTA distribution and present the hotelier's action plan for investing in the direct online channel...

Hyatt Regency Suzhou Opens in Suzhou, the City Known as the Venice of China

August 29, 2014

SUZHOU, China, Aug. 29, 2014 -- Hyatt Regency Suzhou today announced the opening in Suzhou, one of the most important economic, cultural and historic...

IHG Owners Association and The Growing Role of Hotel Owners Under Forty

August 29, 2014

ATLANTA - With hotel owners and operators under 40 making up an ever-growing portion of the industry and increasingly involved in decision-making, how are...

A Brand Debut in China, the 565-key Wyndham Grand Xi’an South Opens

August 29, 2014

XI'AN, China, Aug. 29, 2014 -- Wyndham Grand Xi'an South opened its doors to the modern business and leisure traveler, offering a grand and stylish way to...

Vision Hospitality Group Breaks Ground on TownPlace Suites, Smyrna, Tennessee

August 29, 2014

Vision Hospitality Group, Inc. recently broke ground on the TownPlace Suites by Marriott Nashville/Smyrna. The property is the first hotel of this brand for...

Grand Opening Occurs in the Caribbean for the 150-room JW Marriott Santo Domingo

August 29, 2014

SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - August 29, 2014 -- Marriott International, Inc. continues to grow its world-class luxury JW Marriott hotel brand with the...

The 323-key Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown Opens in Ohio Completing $50M Renovation

August 29, 2014

Cincinnati, Ohio – August 29, 2014 – Renaissance Hotels is thrilled to welcome the newest gem to its portfolio with the opening of the new Renaissance...

REACT: Handling Customer Problems

August 29, 2014

by Jana LoveMistakes are to be expected, but knowing how to recover an angry or frustrated customer into a loyal customer is a learned art. A Customer Focused...

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