Top 25 : May 2016

Marriott’s Bid for Starwood Challenged in Lawsuit by Hotel Owners

May 11, 2016

Owners of hotels in Chicago and New York filed suit Tuesday Plaintiffs say deal would violate exclusivity agreements   by Chris Dolmetsch...

How a New Type of Coworker is Changing Office Life

May 3, 2016

Your coworkers sitting nearby probably know how you take your coffee or the song you play when you need creative inspiration. However, in the modern office...

The “Internet of Things” Is Making Hotels Smarter

May 4, 2016

By Aravind Chamarti, Ph.D. Imagine a hotel experience in which guests’ smartphones ask permission to access hotel preference settings hours before...

Interstate Hotels & Resorts Acquired by Kohlberg & Company from Thayer Lodging and Jin Jiang International Hotels

May 4, 2016

ARLINGTON, Va. / NEW YORK, N.Y. May 4, 2016 – Interstate Hotels & Resorts (“Interstate” or the “Company”), the global leader...

American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute Honors Navy Lodges for Commitment to Professional Development and Certification

May 11, 2016

Orlando, Florida, May 2016—The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) presented three Navy Lodge properties with awards recognizing...

Just the Facts, Ma’am: Direct Bookings are 9% More Profitable for Hotels

May 23, 2016

OTAs, metasearch, wholesalers and traditional travel agencies can be an important part of the mix, but they are no match for booking direct May 23, 2016...

The Proper Usage of RevPAG

May 5, 2016

By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.lma.ca) Any specialty, and hospitality is no exclusion, comes with its own set of technical jargon and acronyms. We...

Federal Judge Takes Decisive Action to Protect Hotels from ADA Abuse by a High Frequency Litigant: ADA Compliance and Defense Lawyer

May 3, 2016

By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Author of www.HotelLawBlog.com 3 May, 2016 Federal Judge Takes Decisive Action to Protect Hotels...

9 Hotel Waterpark Resorts Coming to Colorado

May 10, 2016

Three are under construction, 3 in development and 3 in planning By Jeff Coy, ISHC, May 10, 2016 Water is a precious resource.  We drink it to hydrate...

What Time Is The 3 PM Parade? (Should your hotel have some Mickey Mouse® in it?)

May 9, 2016

By Kirby D. Payne and Victoria 'Vicki' S Richman, May 9, 2016 Vicki Richman attended Disney Institute. We have incorporated much of what she learned...

SBE Acquires Morgans Hotel Group for $794 Million in an All-Cash Transaction

May 10, 2016

SBE broadens portfolio to include 20 world-class lifestyle hotel properties and more than 90 world-renowned entertainment and food & beverage offerings...

What Does A Website Award Do For Your Hotel?

May 10, 2016

PARSIPPANY, NJ - May 10, 2016  What does a Website Award do for your Hotel? Nothing.  Yes, you read that correctly.  Let’s backtrack a...

Mandatory Resort Fees – An Opinion by Steve Shur

May 2, 2016

By Steve Shur What if you went to a retailer and purchased a TV, were told how much the extended warranty costs and then were informed that you MUST purchase...

STOP Selling to the Masses. Start by Creating Guest Personas

May 2, 2016

by Donna Lewis Essentially hotels offer a place to stay in a given location, and everyone needs that right? Which means a hotel’s target audience is...

Hotel Marketing Lessons From Mom

May 10, 2016

Moms think they know best. And, you know what? We agree. In addition to reminding us to clean our rooms, comb our hair, and be nice to our teachers, Moms love...

Eight Associates and Four Teams Worldwide Recognized with Top Honor at 30th Marriott Awards of Excellence

May 12, 2016

A celebration marked the 30th Marriott Awards of Excellence, Marriott International’s (NASDAQ:MAR) recognition program that honors its top associates...

In A Digital World, Voice Is Everything

May 11, 2016

By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.lma.ca) As more and more of our regular communications shift to email, text messages, WhatsApp, social media and other...

NAVIS Launches Competitive Edge Calculator to Help Hotels and Vacation Rental Management Companies Uncover How Much Revenue They are Leaving on the Table

May 17, 2016

Improving your team’s ability to convert existing demand may be the holy grail for lodging providers to increase profits; interactive new tool offers...

Golf Entertainment Complexes Offer a New Spin on an Old Game

May 3, 2016

By John Burke With almost 1,500 18-hole equivalent golf course closures over the last 10 years and six million fewer golfers according to the National Golf...

Where Are the STRONG Leaders?

May 16, 2016

By Bryan K. Williams What does it mean to lead? At least two conditions must be met. First, you must have a clear destination in mind. Secondly, at least one...

Where Two Hotel Brands Are Better Than One

May 11, 2016

By Neasa MacErlean Building one strong brand has long been a basic rule in running a successful hotel – but some operators are now looking to...

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Rule on Overtime

May 18, 2016

Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales and Computer Employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act On...

Dark Tourism Comes Out of the Shadows

May 16, 2016

Dark Tourism is throwing a new light on grim, sinister and sombre places around the world. Pablo Escobar’s Medellin, the Killing Fields of Cambodia,...

McWhinney and Sage Hospitality to Develop The 164-room Elizabeth Hotel in Fort Collins, CO

May 10, 2016

Fort Collins, Colo. (May 10, 2016) – McWhinney, a Colorado based national real estate development company, and Sage Hospitality, a national hotel...

U.S. Hotels Make Chinese Travelers Feel at Home

May 9, 2016

by Laura Agadoni In a growing number of U.S. hotels, fried noodles and congee are joining the bacon and eggs on the breakfast buffet, chopsticks are lining up...

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