Top 25 : Feb 2016

Four Seasons, Alcion Ventures and Bald Mountain Development to Develop Luxury Resort and Residences in Napa Valley

February 4, 2016

TORONTO – February 4, 2016 – Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, Alcion Ventures, and Bald...

4 Tips for Hotel Managers to Increase Efficiency in 2016

February 1, 2016

By Brad Harding With 2016 underway, New Year’s resolutions are in full force. While most of us are motivated for the first few weeks, it can be hard to...

Hotel Lenders Tightening the Screws

February 8, 2016

Fitch Ratings-New York-08 February 2016: Hotel owners will encounter a more challenging debt financing environment during 2016 as lenders respond to the broad...

Four Points Brand to Debut in Ethiopia with Four Points Addis Ababa, Meskel Square Opening in 2019

February 8, 2016

February 08, 2016 - STAMFORD, Conn. -  Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced it will introduce its booming Four Points...

Hersha Hospitality Trust Sells Joint-Venture Interest in 7 Manhattan Hotels for $571.4 Million

February 4, 2016

PHILADELPHIA-- Hersha Hospitality Trust (NYSE:HT) (“Hersha” or the “Company”), owner of upscale hotels in urban gateway markets,...

How Can Hotels Use On-Demand Technology to Cut Costs and Improve the Guest Experience?

February 2, 2016

by Alex Shashou Every once and awhile, we’ll come across a boutique hotel that is hoping to consolidate multiple third-party...

Suicide of One of Europe’s Most Acclaimed Chefs Reveals Stress Inherent to Profession

Mark Fisher | Dayton Daily News, Ohio | February 3, 2016

Feb. 02--The apparent suicide Monday of one of the most acclaimed chefs of Europe has thrown a spotlight on the pressurized world of elite culinary...

Kimpton Hotels to Open The Schofield Hotel in Cleveland, Ohio Following $50 million Renovation

February 3, 2016

CLEVELAND, Feb. 3, 2016 -- Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announced today the March 2016 opening of The Schofield Hotel, following an extensive $50...

Starwood CEO, Thomas Mangas, in Letter to Hotel Owners Believes Marriott to Keep Most Brands

Alexander Soule | The Stamford Advocate, Conn. | February 9, 2016

Feb. 09--Marriott International wants to keep the large majority of brands of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide (NYSE: HOT), the CEO of Stamford-based...

In 2016, Average Daily Rate Reluctantly Takes the Driver’s Seat According to Updated Lodging Forecast

February 4, 2016

NEW YORK, February 4, 2016 – An updated lodging forecast released today by PwC US expects revenue per available room (“RevPAR”) growth in...

Airbnb Presence Growing According to CBRE Hotels’ Study Estimating Users Spent $2.4 Billion on U.S. Lodging Over the Past Year

February 2, 2016

Los Angeles– February 2, 2016 – Airbnb’s presence in key markets throughout the U.S. is growing at a rapid pace, with users spending $2.4...

3 Ways Concierges Can Make Technology Their Biggest Ally

February 3, 2016

by Alex Shashou Concierges pre-date the existence of hotels. In the Middle Ages, the concierge was the holder of the palace keys, charged with...

Hilton Worldwide Honors the 2015 CEO Light & Warmth Award Winners

February 2, 2016

Twelve Individuals Receive Company's Highest Honor February 02, 2016 - MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide today announced the twelve winners of its 2015 CEO...

TripAdvisor Names World’s Most Romantic Hotels with 2016 Travelers’ Choice Awards

February 2, 2016

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort in Palm-Eagle Beach, Aruba Tops in the World; Henderson Park Inn in Destin, Florida #1 in the U.S. NEEDHAM, Mass., Feb. 02,...

TRUMP HOTELS to Call Washington, D.C. Home Earlier Than Expected

February 9, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 9, 2016) – Trump International Hotel, Washington, D.C. will open in September 2016 dramatically ahead of schedule.  With...

Seminoles Unveil $1.8 billion Expansion Plans for Hard Rock Hollywood that Includes a Guitar-Shaped Hotel

Brian Ballou and Dan Sweeney | Sun Sentinel | February 2, 2016

Feb. 02--HOLLYWOOD -- The oversized guitar has long been a beacon for the Hard Rock Casino chain, but the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood is looking to take to...

Content, Brand and Mobile: The Destination Revolution is Now

February 8, 2016

The internet is the new Industrial Revolution. Make it work for you with this three-pronged strategy, says Bronwyn White. THE internet is the industrial...

The Plasencia Group Advises on Sale of the Marriott San Diego Del Mar Hotel

February 2, 2016

Tampa, Fla.  (February 2, 2016) – The Plasencia Group is pleased to announce the sale of the Marriott San Diego Del Mar hotel, located in San Diego,...

Independent Hotels Can Beat OTAs Using Real-Time Data

February 4, 2016

By John Smallwood If you have 60 seconds, I have 300 words that might help at the NOI line. To an independent hotelier, the phrase “Big Data”...

La Quinta Inn & Suites Opens in Niagara Falls

February 2, 2016

Opening Marks a New Level of Service and Guest Comfort in the Niagara Falls Area Market Highlights Brand’s Expansion in the State of New York Niagara...

South Carolina’s Montage Palmetto Bluff Completes the First Phase of the Resort’s 150-room Expansion

February 1, 2016

Introduces 76 of the 150 new guest accommodations, with the additional 74 to be completed by Fall 2016. February 1, 2016 (Bluffton, S.C.) - Montage Palmetto...

Tourism Tidbits: Some Principal Issues Facing the Travel Industry; Part 1 of 2

February 1, 2016

by Dr. Peter Tarlow Scholars of tourism know that the travel and tourism industry are far from static.  New challenges seem to arise as quickly...

Hotel Development Partners Bringing New Residence Inn to the Perimeter Area, North of Atlanta

February 2, 2016

ATLANTA – One of the last undeveloped quadrants along the Perimeter business district’s primary commercial corridor is under construction. ...

Development Launched for 150-room Aloft Brighton to Open in September 2017 in the UK

February 9, 2016

February 09, 2016 - LONDON - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced it has entered into a franchise agreement with Brighton...

Linchris Hotel Corporation Acquires the 175-room Radisson Hotel Plymouth Harbor in Massachusetts

February 1, 2016

Renamed Hotel 1620, the year-round property will remain open and undergo $5.7 million renovation.   (HANOVER, MA) February 1, 2016 - Linchris Hotel...

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