Top 25 : Jul 2015

Study Reveals Which Hotel Attributes Trigger Travelers to Book

July 1, 2015

Consumer research explains how travelers choose to book hotels within various travel contexts Munich, Germany and New York, USA - July 1, 2015 TrustYou, the...

Ascott Reit Acquires 411-key Element New York Times Square West for $163.5 Million

July 2, 2015

Singapore, 2 July 2015 – Ascott Residence Trust (Ascott Reit) is expanding its footprint to the United States of America (U.S.) by acquiring the 411-key...

Who Are the Six New Tribes of Travellers That Could Shape Our Industry’s Future?

July 7, 2015

By Fig Cakar, Managing Director – the Americas, SiteMinder When we think about future potential customers it tends to be those coming from markets that are...

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Expands Development Team with Addition of Two New Vice Presidents

July 6, 2015

San Francisco, July 6, 2015 - Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, the pioneer and leader in the boutique hospitality sector, announced today the hiring of...

FTC Says Hotels Don’t Have to Add Resort Fees to Advertised Rates

Hugo Martin | Los Angeles Times | July 6, 2015

July 05--Mandatory hotel resort fees that aren't wrapped into the advertised nightly rate can be frustrating but they don't represent a deceptive business...

MGM Resorts Ready to Bet on Atlanta Casino Resort

Daniel Funke, Matthew Bain, Greg Bluestein and J. Scott Trubey | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | July 2, 2015

July 02--Casino and entertainment giant MGM Resorts International is pitching a $1 billion gambling complex for downtown Atlanta that backers say would funnel...

The Thrill of the Grill!  Twelve Top Chefs Fire Up the Grill

July 1, 2015

Benchmark Resorts & Hotels and Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels Celebrate “National Grilling Month” this JulyThe Woodlands (Houston) Texas, July 2015 …...

The Plasencia Group Closes Sale of the Embassy Suites Chicago - Schaumburg/Woodfield Hotel

July 2, 2015

Tampa, Fla.  (July 2, 2015) - The Plasencia Group is pleased to announce the sale of the Embassy Suites Chicago - Schaumburg/Woodfield hotel, located in...

2015 Hotel Investment and Finance Opportunities: Hospitality Market Activity and Interest Rates

July 1, 2015

By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group®Author of www.HotelLawBlog.com July 2015 Bill Sipple, Executive Managing Director of HVS Capital, speaks in...

Marriott International China Recognizes AHLEI’s Certification for High School Hospitality Grads

July 1, 2015

Orlando, Florida, July 2015—The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) and Marriott International have signed a Memorandum of Understanding...

Carey Watermark Investors Purchases The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale Property in Joint Venture

July 1, 2015

NEW YORK, July 1, 2015 -- Carey Watermark Investors Incorporated (CWI 1) announced that it has acquired a majority interest in The Ritz-Carlton, Fort...

Cornell Offers Sustainability Measurement Tool

July 2, 2015

Ithaca, NY, July 2, 2015 - The hotel industry will be able to compare ranges of energy and water use, as well as carbon footprint, using a new tool from the...

Safe Tourism is an Obligation

July 2, 2015

by Georges Panayotis What could be better than tourism as a symbol to attack when you want to draw attention? Terrorists of all ilks have long understood this...

U.S. Travel Alarmed by Airfare Collusion Allegation

July 2, 2015

WASHINGTON (July 2, 2015)—U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement reacting to reports that the U.S. government is...

DoubleTree by Hilton Cleveland – Westlake Opens Following Multi-Million Dollar Renovation

July 2, 2015

CLEVELAND & MCLEAN, Va.--July 2, 2015--Hilton Worldwide and DoubleTree by Hilton today announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Cleveland – Westlake,...

Shift Your Marketing Focus From Price to Value

July 6, 2015

by Vikram SinghIt’s amazing how much time and energy gets poured into deciding the price of a hotel room. There are STR reports, RMS Reports, and booking...

Touchstone and The Hotel Group Open Hilton Garden Inn Seattle Downtown

July 1, 2015

Seattle, Washington, July 1, 2015 — Touchstone, a Seattle-based developer, and The Hotel Group (THG), a nationally recognized Top 40 hotel company, announced...

$100 million High-Rise Marriott Hotel Proposed for Irvine Spectrum

Sarah de Crescenzo | The Orange County Register | July 2, 2015

July 02--Less than a year after opening an eight-story, 210-room hotel by the Irvine Spectrum, R.D. Olson Development has proposed building another hotel next...

The Plasencia Group Advises on Sale of the DoubleTree Denver-Westminster Hotel

July 2, 2015

Tampa, Fla.  (July 2, 2015) - The Plasencia Group is pleased to announce the sale of the DoubleTree by Hilton Denver-Westminster hotel, located in...

Marketing for the Working Boomer

July 1, 2015

By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.lma.ca) As a boomer still burning a candle at the office, I can tell you that advertisements targeting me with morbid...

Ashford Trust Completes Acquisition Of W Atlanta Downtown Hotel For $56.8 Million

July 2, 2015

Acquisition Highlights:Purchase price represents an estimated forward 12-month cap rate of 7.2% and an estimated forward 12-month EBITDA multiple of 11.6x...

Columbia Properties, Inc. Acquires Recently Transformed Hotel Z from J Street Hospitality

July 6, 2015

San Diego, CA - July 6, 2015 - J Street Hospitality Inc., announced today the opening of Hotel Z, a new 96-room select service boutique hotel located in San...

Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort Reopens its Doors Following a Multi-Million Dollar Renovation

July 6, 2015

LOS CABOS, Mexico - July 6, 2015 - Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT), in partnership with MetLife, Inc. and Thayer Lodging Group, is pleased to announce the...

Houston Hotel Outlook Positive, but Oil Downturn Tests Demand

Nancy Sarnoff | Houston Chronicle | July 2, 2015

July 02--The collapse in oil prices is putting a slight damper on the local hotel market at a time when the supply of new properties is ramping up, but...

Marriott International Opens First Flagship Brand in Makkah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

July 6, 2015

Makkah, KSA – July 6, 2015, Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) has announced the opening of the Makkah Marriott Hotel, the company’s...

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