Top 25 : Aug 2014

Things Hotel Guests Say

August 13, 2014

Singapore, 13 August, 2014 - From too many women, not enough women, resident ghosts and a poolside bird convention, hotel guest reviews can go beyond praising...

Inland American to Spin Off its Lodging Subsidiary as Standalone “Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc.”

August 11, 2014

Initial Portfolio of 46 Hotels Comprising 12,636 Rooms August 11, 2014 - OAK BROOK, Ill. - Inland American Real Estate Trust, Inc. (“Inland American”)...

Puzzle Partner Opens Doors for Travel and Hospitality Technology Start-Ups

August 13, 2014

Full service start-up accelerator combines experience, strategy and execution to drive awareness, deliver leads and create partnerships to help businesses grow...

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Hoteliers

August 20, 2014

By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.lma.ca)There’s little doubt that you’ve read or at least heard of the famous business and self-help book...

New Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics Shows Hoteliers How to “Do the Math”

August 7, 2014

Orlando, Florida, August 2014-The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) and STR (Smith Travel Research) have collaborated on a new...

What Women Really Want: Friendly Service, Stiff Drinks & A Sweet Pool

August 15, 2014

Analysis of 50 million verified travel reviews explores differences in what male and female travelers care about most at hotelsClose your eyes for a moment and...

Shore Hotel Reaches Millennial Travelers with Flip.to’s Innovative Approach

August 7, 2014

ORLANDO, FL - AUGUST 2014 - Since launching Flip.to in April 2014, Shore Hotel in Santa Monica has reached nearly 150,000 of their guests’ social...

Excessive Outsourcing of the Hotelier’s Role: A Threat to the Trade

August 1, 2014

by Georges PanayotisWe can’t ignore that the current situation for hotel operations is pretty morose. The profitability expected from a well-managed...

Groupize Solutions Closes an Additional $2 Million in Series A1 Funding from Strategic Partners

August 12, 2014

2013 PhocusWright Winner Changing the Way Hotels Book Small Group Business - Will Expand its Sales, Operations, and Product Development; and Recruit Top...

Rainmaker’s GuestREV® Integration/Rollout of Online Reputation Management Metrics Breaks New Ground

August 6, 2014

ATLANTA, GA - August 6, 2014 - The Rainmaker Group, which has built its business on pioneering profit optimization applications and continually challenging the...

The Economic Life of Economy Hotels

August 5, 2014

By Hans Detlefsen and Todd Isenstadt Methodology Economic life is an important component in determining development feasibility of hotels....

Hawaii’s Kahala Hotel Sells to Japanese-based Resorttrust for $300 Million or $887,000 per room

Allison Schaefers | The Honolulu Star-Advertiser | August 1, 2014

Aug. 01--The Kahala Hotel & Resort has been sold to Japanese-based Resorttrust Inc. for $300 million, which equates to $887,000 per room, the next-to-highest...

6 Sales and Marketing Metrics Every Hotel Owner Cares About

August 20, 2014

Hotel owners and asset managers are frustrated. They no longer want to hear about "branding initiatives" or fuzzy math from their management teams… they...

In Memoriam: James Breeden, General Manager of the Colorado Springs Marriott, 1948-2014

Wayne Heilman | The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.) | August 6, 2014

Aug. 06--James Breeden, general manager of the Colorado Springs Marriott Hotel and a leader in the city's hotel and tourism industries, died Monday when his...

The 1st Step of Service: Be Eager to Serve

August 18, 2014

by Bryan WilliamsHave you ever walked into a business and left before you were served?  That scenario has happened to me multiple times.  On past...

3 Things Hoteliers Must Budget for in 2015

August 19, 2014

What every hotelier should consider and budget for in 2015 PARSIPPANY, N.J. - AUGUST 19, 2014 - Given recent trends, digital marketing is set to become a...

Rate Quotation Training Tips For Reservations and Front Desk Staff by Doug Kennedy

August 6, 2014

August 6, 2014 While many hotel reservations and front desk training programs focus on converting inquiries into bookings, it is also important to train these...

GSA Releases New Per Diem Rates for FY 2015

August 18, 2014

The FY2015 per diem rates are now available. See FTR Per Diem Bulletin 15-01 for more details. Until October 1, 2014, to view FY2015 rates: Select FY2015 from...

A Brief Guide to Managing Your Hotel’s Digital Assets

August 1, 2014

By Vikram SinghOne of the most crucial aspects of running a hotel or a lodging business is asset management. The same efforts and energy should be used when it...

Aloft Hotels to Introduce New Robotic Butler; Will Accept Tweets in Lieu of Tips

Adrienne Cutway | Orlando Sentinel | August 15, 2014

Aug. 15--It's said to have the work ethic of Wall-E, the humor of Rosie from "The Jetsons" and the style of R2D2. It's name is A.L.O. and it will be making...

New Crestron TSCW-730 Touch Screen Control System Delivers Complete “Control in the Wall”

August 8, 2014

Built-in Crestron 3-Series® control system provides easier, faster, cleaner installations Rockleigh, NJ, August 7, 2014 - Crestron announced today that it is...

Hyatt Reports Q2 2014 Net Income of $72 million: Systemwide RevPAR up 5.5%

August 1, 2014

CHICAGO--Hyatt Hotels Corporation ("Hyatt" or the "Company") (NYSE: H) today reported second quarter 2014 financial results as follows: Adjusted EBITDA...

Oracle Corp. CEO Larry Ellison Now Owns Every Hotel Room on Lanai, HI; Acquires 10-room Hotel Lanai

Erika Engle | The Honolulu Star-Advertiser | August 1, 2014

Aug. 01--Billionaire and Oracle Corp. CEO Larry Ellison now owns every hotel room on Lanai, having closed July 7 on the purchase of the venerable Hotel...

AAHOA Condemns the Action of the NLRB

August 1, 2014

ATLANTA, August 1, 2014 - The Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) strongly condemns the recent action taken by the General Counsel of the National...

How ‘Engaging’ is Your Mobile Strategy?

August 13, 2014

RoamingAround's Mobile Engagement Solution is helping hoteliers build lasting, personalized relationships with their guests through creative, targeted and...

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