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The End of the Branded Hotel

September 2, 2016

By Kerry Cannon While the newest generation of travelers – the oft written about Millennials – may not yet have the discretionary spending muscle...

Seekda Acquires Regatta Travel Solutions

September 7, 2016

Charlottesville, Virginia (September 7, 2016) – Regatta Travel Solutions announced today that it has been acquired by Seekda.  Terms of the...

New Market Force Study Finds Marriott and Hampton Are America’s Favorite Hotel Chains

September 13, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Colo., Sept. 13, 2016 — According to a large-scale consumer study conducted by Market Force Information® (Market Force), a leader in...

Five Scary Facts About Millennial Travel Purchases

September 14, 2016

By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.lma.ca) The rate at which consumer purchasing behavior is changing is downright scary. What worked only five years ago...

The Plasencia Group Represents Ashford Hospitality Trust in Sale of Hampton Inn & Suites Gainesville Downtown

September 2, 2016

Tampa, Fla.  (September 2, 2016) – The Plasencia Group is pleased to announce the sale of the Hampton Inn & Suites Gainesville Downtown Hotel,...

8 Essentials Every GM Needs to Know About Digital Marketing Today

September 1, 2016

Of the most pressing issues facing hotel marketers, internal stakeholder communication and education about digital marketing continues to be often overlooked...

Gold Key | PHR Prepares for Spring 2017 Launch of The Main, a Hilton Hotel, in Downtown Norfolk, VA

September 8, 2016

(September 2016) Virginia Beach, VA – Situated next to the Elizabeth River at the corner of Granby & Main Streets, The Main is set to become...

When You Check Into a Hotel, Could You Be Sleeping on Dirty Sheets?

September 12, 2016

New York, NY — September 12, 2016 – The thought of sleeping in a hotel bed with dirty sheets is completely gross, but that’s exactly the...

Prime Hospitality Group and Shaner Hotels Open Playa Largo Resort & Spa in Key Largo, Florida

September 2, 2016

KEY LARGO, Fla. – September 2, 2016 - Playa Largo Resort & Spa, the first resort to be built in the Upper Keys in more than 21 years and the 100th...

Service Is Back in Fashion: Brand Ranking Results for BTN’s 2016 Hotel Survey

September 7, 2016

By Julie Sickel Brands across the hotel industry are racing to modernize their products and technology to stay competitive. Yet, corporate travel buyers in...

FAU’s Hospitality & Tourism Management Program Breaks Into The Best Schools Top 30 for Hospitality

September 6, 2016

Boca Raton, Florida - The hospitality & tourism management program at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) has moved into the Top 30 Best Hospitality Schools....

What’s Next for Hotel Investment in Brazil?

September 6, 2016

A new report from JLL indicates that Brazil is still a long-term investment option, attracting a significant amount of foreign investors in spite of...

Carver Companies Complete Branding Merger

September 13, 2016

Companies Launch Newly Branded Websites Joel Carver ATLANTA, GA – September 13, 2016– In a forward move designed to...

Cloud Technology: A Game-changer for the Hospitality Industry

September 7, 2016

5 essential things to know about how cloud technology can streamline hospitality operations and change the dynamic between guest and staff SEPTEMBER 14TH, 1PM...

The Smart Hotelier’s Guide to 2017 Digital Marketing Budget Planning

September 8, 2016

By Max Starkov and Mariana Mechoso Safer According to Morgan Stanley Research, the OTAs are about to collect over $16 billion in commissions this year. OTA...

Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. Completes Merger with Apple REIT Ten, Inc. Resulting in a Combined Enterprise Value $5.7 Billion

September 2, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. - September 2, 2016 - Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. (NYSE: APLE) (“Apple Hospitality”) announced today the completion of its...

FelCor Sells 383-Room Holiday Inn Nashville Airport to Fairwood Capital for $31.6 Million

September 2, 2016

IRVING, Texas - September 2, 2016 - FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated (NYSE: FCH) today announced that it has sold the 383-room Holiday Inn Nashville...

Hotel Markets Coming into Balance as Demand and Supply Growth Rates Converge

September 7, 2016

U.S. Hoteliers Operate in a Low Inflation Environment Atlanta – September 7, 2016 – The magnitude of change in the major industry indicators is...

6 Ways To Survive Hotel Budget Season

September 9, 2016

As budget season approaches, we’re here to help you plan for a profitable 2017 with six smart hotel sales and marketing budget strategies. The most...

Fall 2016 Leisure Travel Expected to Soften

September 14, 2016

McLean, VA, September 14, 2016 –  Leisure travelers of all generations, but particularly the younger generations,  plan to travel less this...

Dr. Jillean Justice Introduced as New President of The Greenbrier

September 1, 2016

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. – (September 1, 2016): Jim Justice, the Owner and CEO at The Greenbrier, formally announced during an address at the West...

Hyatt and Southwest Value Partners to Develop 540-Room Hyatt Regency in Nashville, Tennessee

September 1, 2016

CHICAGO--September 1, 2016--Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a franchise agreement with Southwest...

Scott Stuckey Appointed General Manager at The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Chicago

September 15, 2016

(CHICAGO, IL; September 15, 2016) — The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Chicago, (521 N. Rush St.) announces Scott Stuckey has been appointed general...

Forgetting the Past Leaves No Room for the Future

September 2, 2016

by Georges Panayotis When the tide goes out, the sand leaves behind all its irregularities, holes and puddles, empty seashells and dried seaweed … When...

Key International Acquires Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Downtown Gainesville for $27 Million

September 2, 2016

MIAMI (September 2, 2016) ─  Key International, a prominent real estate investment and development company specializing in hospitality, announced today...

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