Top 25 : Jul 2015

The World’s Best-Reviewed Hotels: Expedia.com Releases 2015 Insiders’ Select List

July 14, 2015

650 Global Properties Named to the Annual Elite List, Resulting From Two Million+ Guest Reviews BELLEVUE, Wash., July 14, 2015 — Today...

3 Great Examples of True Traveler Engagement

July 10, 2015

By Alan E. Young, President and Co-Founder of Puzzle Partner There are some companies that claim they are guest or traveler engagement companies....

Blackstone Acquires 15-Hotel Portfolio from Pinnacle Hotel Management for $203 million

July 16, 2015

ATLANTA, July 16, 2015—Hunter Hotel Advisors announced today that it represented Pinnacle Hotel Management (PHM) in the sale of a 15-hotel, select-service...

Hospitality is a Passion

July 17, 2015

by Georges PanayotisAs John Donne reminds us in his famous poem: “No man is an island”. Every normal human being needs and is nourished by their...

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...

The Transformation of the Hotel Industry from Art to Science

July 8, 2015

By Robert A. Rauch, CHA, President of RAR Hospitality  The venerable institution of hospitality has been turning around over the past two decades. The...

The Dual-Branded Hotel: Operational Efficiencies, HR Cautions and Future Value

July 14, 2015

by Leora Lanz and Megan Carmichael The dual-branded hotel concept is speculated to have a number of origins; Looking at the hospitality industry as a whole, a...

To Rock At Customer Service, You Need To Know These 8 Statistics

July 10, 2015

​By Katie Scheer It’s no coincidence that companies that deliver rockin’ customer service are industry leaders and innovators. So why aren’t...

Peninsula Hotel Planned for Hyde Park Corner in Belgravia, London

July 16, 2015

LONDON, July 16, 2015  —Plans have been submitted with Westminster City Council for a new 190-room hotel, to be known as The Peninsula London, at...

How Hospitality Professionals Can Help Customers Help Themselves and Why It’s Important to Do So Now

July 8, 2015

By Jim Freeze Your guests are changing, and at the heart of that change is the intersection of mobility, self-reliance and generational transformation....

14 Hotel Waterpark Resorts Coming in 2015; 2015 Hotel Waterpark Construction Report North America

July 20, 2015

By Jeff Coy, ISHC July 20, 2015 --- The big news is that two major hotel waterpark resorts, Kalahari Waterpark Resort and Camelback Mountain Resort, have...

HSMAI Greater New York Chapter Honors Marriott for Tourism Achievement

July 15, 2015

NEW YORK, NY (July 15, 2015) - The Greater New York Chapter of the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) has awarded Marriott...

Cendyn CEO Charles Deyo Named US Gamechanger™ of the Year in ACQ Global Awards 2015

July 27, 2015

ACQ5 (Acquisition Finance) Magazine Awards Deyo for Best-of-Breed Online Hospitality Marketing Solutions Boca Raton, FL– July 27, 2015 – ACQ5 magazine, a...

Hotel Guest Satisfaction Reaches All-Time High; Incidence of Problems Hits Record Low

July 15, 2015

The Ritz-Carlton; Omni Hotels & Resorts; Hyatt Place; Drury Hotels; Wingate by Wyndham; Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham; Homewood Suites by Hilton; and...

Hotel Reservations Now Available Without Leaving Google

July 17, 2015

It is now possible to book a night at a hotel without leaving Google. A booking procedure has been added to the extension Google.com/hotels, which is already...

What Women Want, With Ten Suggestions

July 8, 2015

By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.lma.ca) My dear bride of some 34 years travels with me for leisure, and sometimes business. To be expected, my work...

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...

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...

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...

Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. Acquires Three Hotels for a Combined Total of $126 million

July 17, 2015

RICHMOND, Va.--July 17, 2015--Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. (NYSE: APLE) (“Apple Hospitality” or the “Company”) today announced that it recently...

The Plasencia Group Represents FelCor in Sale of Embassy Suites San Antonio - Northwest I-10 Hotel

July 1, 2015

Tampa, Fla.  (July 1, 2015) - The Plasencia Group is pleased to announce the sale of the Embassy Suites San Antonio - Northwest I-10 hotel, located in San...

Groupize Solutions Signs 19 New Hotel Properties

July 8, 2015

Top rated hotels, resorts and chains embrace Groupize technology to automate and grow direct small group and meeting business by simplifying a hard process...

The LINQ Hotel & Casino Opens in Las Vegas after Completing $223 Million Renovation

July 9, 2015

LAS VEGAS (July 9, 2015) - The LINQ Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas’ newest resort, has now completed its full resort renovation. Designed with the millennial...

Starwood’s Aloft Brand to Add Nine Texas Hotels by 2018

July 8, 2015

STAMFORD, Conn.--July 8, 2015-- Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.® (NYSE:HOT) today announced that its innovative Aloft brand will more than double...

Sabre Tests New Hotel Digital Marketing Program from Google

July 8, 2015

Program expected to expand hotels’ reach on Google websites and increase bookings, maximizing revenue from this powerful channel SOUTHLAKE, Texas – July 8,...

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