Top 25 : Dec 2014

Top 10 Hospitality Industry Trends in 2015 by Robert Rauch

December 15, 2014

Top 10 Hospitality Industry Trends in 2015 by Robert Rauch 1.   Millennials have become the fastest growing customer segment within the...

Why You Shouldn’t Sell Rooms for $7 on Hotel Tonight

December 3, 2014

​by Vikram Singh This Thanksgiving holiday in the US was an eventful one for the hospitality industry. What got my attention was the Black Friday offer of $7...

What’s “In”, What’s “Out”, Top Hotel Trends Across U.S. Revealed in New Survey

December 10, 2014

Washington, D.C. - December 10, 2014 - The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) and its Foundation today released the definitive industry survey...

The Happiest Hotel on Earth?

December 3, 2014

by Bryan WilliamsPharrell Williams has an infectious hit song called, Happy. To be honest, it's hard to not feel happy when you are listening to it. The staff...

IHG Agrees to Acquire Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants for $430 Million

December 16, 2014

16 December, 2014 Highlights:                                    ...

PKF-HR Forecasts Broad-Based RevPAR Growth for All Segments of U.S. Lodging Industry

December 5, 2014

Benefiting From Strong Economics December 5, 2014, Atlanta, Ga. - All segments of the U.S. lodging industry will enjoy strong performance for the...

Sam Nazarian Loses Control of SLS Las Vegas Hotel after Embarrassing Past Surfaces

Hugo Martin | Los Angeles Times | December 17, 2014

Dec. 17--Los Angeles nightclub mogul Sam Nazarian has relinquished control of his newest hotel in Las Vegas after a gaming license investigation disclosed he...

Interactive Online Advent Calendar Tracks Top Travel Trends & Insights from 2014

December 1, 2014

TrustYou releases second annual interactive 'Advent calendar', providing daily travel trends and insights throughout December. Munich, Germany - December 1,...

HSMAI’s Top 25 in 2014: Extraordinary Minds in Hospitality Sales, Marketing, Revenue Optimization

December 12, 2014

The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) has announced its 2014 honorees for The HSMAI Top 25: Extraordinary Minds in Hospitality...

Kirk Kinsell to Step Down as President of IHG’s Americas Business; To Be Succeeded by Elie Maalouf

December 2, 2014

2 December, 2014 - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] today announces that Kirk Kinsell will step down from the Board and his role...

Mohegan Sun Casino Resort Selects Groupize Solutions to Grow Small Group Business

December 1, 2014

One of the Nation's Largest Casinos First to Launch Game-Changing Online Booking Technology to Win More Leisure Groups Boston, MA, - December 1, 2014...

Vail Resorts to Invest an Unprecedented $50 Million in Park City Mountain Resort in One Season

December 8, 2014

Creating the Largest Ski Resort in the U.S. - More than $50 million of improvements in one season - Most impactful capital program in history of U.S. ski...

InSite Group Acquires The Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel; Reflagging to the B Brand

December 3, 2014

Renovation to FollowWeston, Florida - December 3, 2014 - An affiliate of South Florida-based InSite Group, along with an institutional joint venture partner,...

Flip.to Turns More Business Travelers Into Guests For Beverly Hills Plaza Hotel & Spa

December 9, 2014

ORLANDO, FL - DECEMBER  2014 - As part of a new, impactful marketing strategy, The Beverly Hills Plaza Hotel & Spa implemented the brand advocate...

Conde Nast Traveler Announces For The First Time Ever The Editors’ 100 Favorite Hotels In The World

December 19, 2014

The 2015 Gold List: Redefined NEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2014  -- Conde Nast Traveler  unveils the newly reinvented Gold List.  For the first...

Noble Acquires 11 Marriott & Hilton Branded Hotels From McKibbon

December 10, 2014

The Southeastern U.S. Hotels Total 1,306 Rooms Atlanta, GA (December 10, 2014) - Noble Investment Group ("Noble") announced that it has closed on the...

Teach Your Guests About BAR

December 3, 2014

By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.lma.ca)Do your guests know what BAR stands for? Not likely. Unless they have worked or are presently working in the...

Richard Branson Confirms Virgin Group to Launch New Cruise Line Based in South Florida

Hannah Sampson | The Miami Herald | December 5, 2014

Dec. 05--With interests already in airlines, space tourism, hotels and trains, billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson confirmed Thursday that his Virgin...

Flip.to is “Secret Sauce” for The Oliver Hotel’s Off the Charts Guest Engagement & Room Sales Boost

December 3, 2014

ORLANDO, FL - DECEMBER  2014 - The Oliver Hotel, a historic, boutique hotel in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee, underwent renovation and renaming in 2011....

Mortgage Prepayment Penalties - To Prepay or Not to Prepay, That is the Question

December 8, 2014

by Brian Holstein,  US Hotel Advisors Are you, like most of the hotel world, evaluating an exciting amount of potential acquisitions, new developments...

Puzzle Partner Launches News Site Showcasing the Next Big Thing in Travel and Hospitality Technology

December 15, 2014

Engaging trend spotting resource helps entrepreneurs and business leaders stay on the pulse of the fast-moving disruptive technologies that are shaping the...

Brian Berry Promoted to Director of Regional Operations for PHD Hospitality

December 5, 2014

Scottsdale, AZ (December 5, 2014): It is with great pleasure that PHD Hospitality announces the promotion of Mr. Brian Berry to Director of Regional...

Hotel Wellness Programs Can Boost ADR and Valuations Without Breaking the Bank

December 8, 2014

With minimal investment, hotels can sharpen their wellness profile and even their valuationBy Andrew R. Cohan In March of this year, Westin Hotels...

Bardessono’s Jim Treadway Named a “General Manager Of The Year” by California Hotel & Lodging Assoc.

December 8, 2014

Yountville GM receives "Stars of the Industry Award" in Small Property Category Yountville, CA - (December 2014) - Bardessono, the LEED Platinum Certified wine...

Loews Hotels & Resorts Appoints S. Kirk Kinsell as New CEO; Paul Whetsell to Become Vice Chairman

December 2, 2014

NEW YORK, Dec. 2, 2014 -- Loews Hotels & Resorts, a wholly owned-subsidiary of Loews Corporation (NYSE: L), has named S. Kirk Kinsell as President and Chief...

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