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Top 25 : Jul 2016

The Battle for ‘Book Direct’ May Be Won, But the War Will Not

July 13, 2016

By Bill Carroll ‘Book direct’ is the war cry of hotel owners, management company executives, chain CEOs and many marketing consulting groups. Like...

A Hotelier’s Guide to Pokémon Go

July 18, 2016

We’re going to assume you’ve heard of Pokémon Go. In the last week, this game has shot to the top of the mobile app sales charts, has been...

Making Your Hotel the Go-To Resource for Meetings and Events Planners

July 1, 2016

How to position your hotel as the authority for meetings and events in your destination. Every hotel wants a piece of the meetings and conference market. In...

Benchmark Resorts & Hotels and Gemstone Hotels & Resorts Join Together

July 11, 2016

New Company Operates 58 Independent Properties in US and Internationally The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, July 11, 2016  Benchmark Hospitality...

A Refreshing Change of Perspective on the Millennials

July 13, 2016

By John Bowen Just by the size of their numbers, millennials will have a significant effect on the hospitality industry. In the United States, there are over...

How Hotels Make Their OTA Addiction Worse

July 6, 2016

The cycle of OTA dependence is all too real and aggravating. But, it’s time to face the facts. fault, not the OTA’s, if an OTA-driven guest...

Resort Reservations Agents: It’s NOT Our Job to Help Them Find What’s Available, But Rather to Help Them Decide to Book Right Now

July 11, 2016

By Doug Kennedy Besides providing reservations sales training and telephone mystery shopping for the lodging industry, many companies have hired me to do...

SCG America Expands its U.S. Footprint; Takes Control of Major Hotel and Mixed-Use Development in Garden Grove, California

July 13, 2016

Newport Beach, CA – July 13, 2016 -- Maxim Hotel Brokerage is pleased to have represented SCG America in taking control of the approved Grove District...

It’s Official: AccorHotels Shareholders Approve Acquisition of Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel Brands

July 12, 2016

Following the approval of shareholders at the General Shareholders Meeting on July 12, 2016, AccorHotels Group officially announces the acquisition of FRHI...

The Lodging Landscape: 2016 Midpoint by Robert A. Rauch, CHA

July 6, 2016

The first half of 2016 included a bit of a negative impact from China’s economy, some terrorism events and a softer than predicted first half in terms of...

When Digital Meets Physical: What Pokémon Go Means for the Travel Industry

July 14, 2016

By Nick Vivion In our world of fragmentation and hyper-targeted micro-niches, few mainstream hits cut through. That's what makes the nearly-instant...

Crescent Real Estate Investment Fund Acquires Rosewood Crescent Hotel with $30 Million Renovation Planned

July 6, 2016

FORT WORTH (July 6, 2016) – Fort Worth-based Crescent Real Estate LLC (Crescent) today announced that its recently established investment fund acquired...

What Apps Business Travelers Use and Why

July 1, 2016

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - July 1, 2016 - Mobile technology continues to make it easier for travelers to manage their own travel while in-transit and the majority...

Rules for Success by Bill Marriott

July 19, 2016

I like lists. They keep me organized; they keep me focused. I operate best with lists. From my years writing on this blog, I know my readers like lists, too....

The Buccini/Pollin Group Unveils Plans for New Canopy by Hilton in Portland, Oregon’s Pearl District

July 1, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. and MCLEAN, Va. – July 1, 2016 – Today Canopy by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide’s (NYSE: HLT) hotel brand that redefines the...

International Visitors to U.S. Down Even Before Brexit

July 5, 2016

WASHINGTON (July 5, 2016)—Inbound travel to the U.S. took a sizable downturn even before Britain narrowly voted to leave the European Union and roiled...

Three Secrets Your Hotel Booking Engine is Dying To Tell You

July 7, 2016

Your booking engine is more than a place of transaction or a page for your guests to check prices, room types and availability. Your hotel’s booking...

Robots: Coming Soon to a Hotel Near You?

July 12, 2016

by Natalie Holmes  From hotel lobbies to restaurant floors, robots have started servicing customers’ basic requests. In March, Spencer began...

STOP Waiting . . . They’re NOT Coming!

July 12, 2016

RoamBOOST dispels myths about wireless carriers and receiving funding for DAS  Boston, Mass. — July 12, 2016 — Are you among the many...

U.S. Hotel Development Cost Survey 2015/16

July 12, 2016

By Stacey E. Nadolny This 2015/16 survey reports per-room hotel development costs based on data compiled by HVS from hotel projects proposed or under...

John Cahill Recognized with a Permanent Student Seat at Hospitality Upgrade’s CIO Summit

July 11, 2016

One select student will be invited to attend the otherwise closed-door event ATLANTA, July 11, 2016 –  Hospitality Upgrade Publisher and President...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 163: Hotel History: The Otesaga Hotel, Cooperstown, New York*

July 5, 2016

By Stanley Turkel, CMHS 1.Hotel History: The Otesaga Hotel (1909), Cooperstown, New York (132 rooms) This magnificent Federal-style structure with an...

How Boutique Hotels Win vs. Big Box Brands

July 13, 2016

In today’s world, where travelers are willing to invest in whatever is remarkably authentic and local, boutique hotels are coming out on top....

Serviced Apartments: The Rising Star of the Hospitality Sector?

July 12, 2016

​According to research from JLL, serviced apartments are soon set to become an established asset class as demand for the sector grows due to the rise of the...

Owned and Managed by Iliyan Hospitality, the 102-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Edmonton, Alberta Set to Open

July 12, 2016

Edmonton, AB – July 12, 2016 – The 102-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Edmonton, Alberta is scheduled to open this Wednesday, July...

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