Top 25 : Jan 2015

The End of an Era: IHG Acquires Kimpton

January 5, 2015

​by Vikram Singh How much is that boutique hotel in the window?  Well, it’s around $430 million. Yes, that’s the price InterContinental Hotels...

Marriott’s War on Wi-Fi: Hotels Need to Stop Fighting the Future

January 12, 2015

by Vikram SinghBig hotel brands have seen unprecedented growth over the past decade. Even when the global financial engines slowed down, they grew...

The Liquidation Sale of The Hilton Indianapolis North Hotel Opens Thursday, January 8th at 10:00 a.m

January 5, 2015

Sale Conducted by NCL/ National Content Liquidators, Inc. Everything Must Go! (Indianapolis, Indiana, January, 2015) - Community Health Network has contracted...

2015 Las Vegas Trends that are or Should be Universal

January 9, 2015

Experts Weigh in on 2015 Trends in Hospitality, Technology, Luxury, Entertainment, Food & Beverage and Spa LAS VEGAS - January 9, 2015 - Hospitality,...

15 Steps to Re-Igniting Your Hotel’s Strategy for 2015

January 5, 2015

By Renie CavallariIn my new book, aspire…to lead, available now on Amazon, I talk about nothing but strategy for an entire chapter. It’s that...

AAA Adds 14 Hotels and Restaurants to Exclusive Five Diamond List for 2015

January 16, 2015

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 16, 2015—AAA has unveiled 121 hotels and 63 restaurants that have earned the AAA/CAA Five Diamond Rating in the past 12 months,...

The $3.5 Billion Baha Mar is Set to Open in March 2015 in The Bahamas

January 9, 2015

NASSAU, The Bahamas, Jan. 9, 2015—Baha Mar, the new $3.5 billion resort, will introduce a new era of luxury, glamour, gaming and excitement to The...

Launching Virgin Group’s New Brand, the 250-room Virgin Hotels Chicago Opens

January 15, 2015

Plans for Nashville Opening in 2016 and NYC in 2017 NEW YORK, Jan. 15, 2015 -- Today marks a milestone in the history of the Virgin brand with Virgin Hotels...

The Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) Names Finalists for the Prestigious ALIS Awards

January 16, 2015

Winners to be Honored at ALIS Conference, January 26-28, 2015 Washington, D.C., January 16, 2015 - The Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) announced...

NAVIS White Paper Outlines Formula for Maximum Direct Channel Revenue

January 6, 2015

Do You Leave 60% of Potential Bookings on the Table? Learn How Drive + Capture + Convert = Dramatic Leisure Revenue Growth January 6, 2015 - Properties...

The Three Pillars of Hotel Customer Service

January 14, 2015

By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.lma.ca)Every good salesperson or individual working in guest service knows about guest expectations: you must first...

Marriott International Will Not Block Wi-Fi Devices

January 14, 2015

January 14, 2015 - Marriott International listens to its customers, and we will not block guests from using their personal Wi-Fi devices at any of our managed...

Leisure Real Estate Advisors, LLC Announces the Sale of Two Metro St. Louis Hilton Garden Inns

January 6, 2015

Leisure Real Estate Advisors, LLC, is very pleased to announce the successful sale of two high performance Hilton Garden Inns, located near Lambert...

ResortSuite Selected at Top Luxury Hotels & Resorts for 2015

January 6, 2015

TORONTO, ON - ResortSuite is proud to announce that more iconic hotels and resorts have selected the integrated hospitality management platform and will be...

Social Media Resolutions for Hoteliers in 2015

January 7, 2015

Lodging Interactive, an award-winning digital marketing and social media engagement firm exclusively serving the hospitality industry, shares social media...

Is Customer Service Really Just Common Sense?

January 13, 2015

​by Bryan WilliamsNot too long ago, someone told me that all this customer service stuff is really just common sense. She went on to explain that customer...

Should Hoteliers Be Concerned with Amazon Becoming the Next Mega OTA?

January 21, 2015

by Max Starkov The industry press is full of articles about Amazon entering the travel retail space, opening travel industry-focused offices, and contacting...

In and Out: Top 15 Travel Trends for 2015

January 22, 2015

​by Jennifer Hawkins Nothing sits still for long in the travel industry, as hotels and tour operators put new and inventive twists on accommodations,...

Hotel Innvestor Raising Capital For 2 Hotels

January 20, 2015

Hotel-Investment-Banking Newport Beach, Calif. – Hotel Innvestor has been retained to raise capital for two separate offerings for hotel projects...

2015 Hotel Industry Trends - from Mobile to Niche Markets

January 13, 2015

Bob Diener – Co-Founder of Getaroom.comHotel operators can expect 2015 to be a significant year, with the country jumping out of the recession, which in turn...

Someone Please Tell Me What Revenue Management is all About - Let’s Start with the Basics

January 12, 2015

By Ahmed Mahmoud  Since the revenue management inception started in the early 80's, thousands of hotels and just about every airline have implemented...

Who Should “Own” the Hotel Employees: No Easy Answer to that Question

January 19, 2015

​by Joshua Bowman, Sherin and Lodgen LLP Lawyers who provide employment counsel to hotel owners sometimes use a "legal audit checklist," to assist...

2014 Construction Report North America: 19 Hotel Waterpark Projects Opened in 2014

January 5, 2015

By Jeff Coy, ISHC January 6, 2015 --- Nineteen (19) hotel waterpark resort projects opened in the USA during 2014, a 7.5% increase over last year.  This...

Content Marketing Slush Piles

January 7, 2015

By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.lma.ca) With so much emphasis on the sharing and distribution of content, we tend to neglect the content itself. The...

Nine New Hotels Opening in California’s Anaheim Resort District Adding Over 1,500 Guest Rooms

January 9, 2015

Area Investments in Hotel Development and Renovations Nearly $200 Million ANAHEIM, CA. (Jan. 9, 2015) - Anaheim Resort District hotel development is moving...

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