Top 25 : May 2015

Booking.com and BookingSuite: What’s Really Going on Here?

May 4, 2015

BookingSuite is now offering hotels a ‘free’ website in exchange for a 10% commission.  It is important for hotels to realize that in exchange...

In Wake of Arrest on Fraud Charges, Nick Patel’s Portfolio of Five Hotels to be Auctioned Off

Mary Shanklin | Orlando Sentinel | May 15, 2015

May 15--Orlando businessman Nik Patel's five hotels, including the former Sheraton Orlando and a Doubletree by Hilton, are about to be auctioned off. The...

The Free Website Trap: Lessons From Priceline’s Rebranding of Buuteeq

May 5, 2015

by Vikram Singh Last year, Priceline.com made a splash when it acquired Buuteeq, a digital marketing and website “cloud-based system” for independent...

Survey Says: Hospitality Sector Failing to Calculate Full Cost of Laundry

May 11, 2015

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 11, 2015 – Two national surveys recently completed by opinion and research firm Fabrizio Ward found a large segment of the hospitality...

Social Media Should Be a Hotel’s Main Customer Service Platform

May 6, 2015

Strategies for delivering social customer service on the property level.Parsippany, NJ: The evolution of social media from a marketing platform to a customer...

Cendyn/ONE™ Named as One of the ‘20 Most Promising Travel & Hospitality Solution Providers’ for 2015

May 14, 2015

CIO Review's Special edition cover story explains how Data Intelligence™ is shaping the industry Boca Raton, Fla. - May 14, 2015 - In its May 6, 2015...

Sabre Launches SynXis Booking Engine In-Context Suite, a Digital Retailing Solution For Hotels

May 7, 2015

An Industry-First, New solution will help hotels increase online booking revenue while seamlessly guiding travelers to create the unique hotel experience...

Free Wi-Fi Still Reigns but is Waning as Top Hotel Amenity According to New Hotels.com Survey

May 7, 2015

DALLAS, May 7, 2015 -- Global travelers' desire for free Wi-Fi is still the number one amenity when choosing a hotel for both leisure and business...

W Los Angeles – West Beverly Hills Unveils $25 Million Renovation

May 18, 2015

LOS ANGELES-- W Hotels Worldwide, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT), today announced the completion of the highly anticipated $25...

Four Seasons Austin Hotel in Texas Sells for $197 Million to Strategic Hotels and Resorts

May 5, 2015

May 5, 2015 - A Chicago-based company said Monday that it has a deal in place to buy the Four Seasons Austin Hotel. Strategic Hotels and Resorts will pay $197...

Jeffrey Klein Named Vice President and Managing Director at Turnberry Isle Miami

May 4, 2015

Seasoned Industry Leader Appointed to Oversee All Aspects of the Celebrated South Florida Resort AVENTURA, FL (May 4, 2015) – Iconic Aventura resort,...

What You Can Learn from Economy Hotels

May 13, 2015

By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.lma.ca)Most of the time, innovation flows downstream. In our industry, logically, this implies that ideas generated...

Starwood Capital Group Acquires Portfolio of Fifty Extended-Stay Hotels

May 19, 2015

GREENWICH, Conn., May 19, 2015 -- Starwood Capital Group, a leading global private investment firm, announced today that it has acquired a portfolio of fifty...

Chesapeake Lodging Trust Acquires the Ace Hotel and Theater Downtown Los Angeles for $103 Million

May 1, 2015

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - May 1, 2015 - Chesapeake Lodging Trust (NYSE:CHSP) (the “Trust”) announced today that it has closed on the acquisition of the Ace Hotel...

H.I.G. Realty Acquires Hyatt Regency Hotel in Indianapolis and Multifamily Property in Atlanta

May 6, 2015

NEW YORK--H.I.G. Realty Partners (“H.I.G. Realty”), a leading fund manager in the small-to-mid cap real estate sector, announced today that its...

Goldman Sachs to Sell 149 Hotels to Moody National REIT for $1.73 Billion

May 20, 2015

by Sarah MulhollandGoldman Sachs Group Inc. is selling almost 150 U.S. hotels acquired during the last decade’s property boom to a nontraded real estate...

Starwood Announces Leadership Changes in Global Brand Organization

May 7, 2015

Veteran Brand Builders Appointed to New Global Roles STAMFORD, Conn.-- Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced a series of...

The Former Laguna Cliffs Inn Rebrands as Laguna Beach House Following a Renovation

May 1, 2015

Formerly known as the Laguna Cliffs Inn, the Laguna Beach House recently went through a $1.5 Million renovation when Classic Hotels & Resorts...

The Meridian Group Purchases Hyatt Regency Bethesda from LNR Partners LLC

May 6, 2015

BETHESDA, MD (May 6, 2015) – The Meridian Group announced today it has closed on the purchase of the Hyatt Regency Bethesda, with plans to reposition the...

The First All-in-one Small Hotel Business Solution Launches in the U.S.

May 1, 2015

Little Hotelier, a best-in-class reservation and front desk system for small hotels, bed and breakfasts, inns and motels, has today announced its expansion...

Applications for the 2015 Bob Zappatelli Culinary Arts Scholarship Now Open

May 1, 2015

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, May 1, 2015 … Benchmark Hospitality International® in partnership with the James Beard Foundation announces applications are...

The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia Acquired by Carey Watermark Investors in Joint Venture

May 19, 2015

NEW YORK, May 19, 2015 -- Carey Watermark Investors Incorporated (CWI 1) announced that it has acquired a majority interest in the 299-room Ritz-Carlton...

sbe Sells SLS Beverly Hills in California to Sunrider International

May 5, 2015

LOS ANGELES, May 5, 2015 -- sbe, the Los Angeles-based creative hospitality company that develops, manages and operates award-winning hotels, restaurants and...

Presentations from Meet the Money® 2015

May 12, 2015

Suzanne Mellen, Alan Reay, Vail Brown, Stephen Rushmore, Jr., Mark Woodworth, Mike Cahill and Richard Green By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group®...

The $163 Million 453-key Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark Opens in the Pocono Mountains

May 1, 2015

May 01, 2015 - TANNERSVILLE, Pa. - The much-anticipated Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark officially opens today, welcoming guests to the biggest...

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