Top 25 : Mar 2015

11 Hotel Waterpark Resorts Coming in 2015: 2015 Construction Report North America

March 3, 2015

By Jeff Coy March 3, 2015 --- Developers and waterpark-loving families alike are watching for the excitement to unfold this year --- as brand names, like Lego,...

UNESCO City of Cartagena, Colombia Prepares to Welcome 15 New Hotels by 2017

March 13, 2015

CARTAGENA, March, 13 2015 -- Cartagena is becoming one of the top Latin American cities for hoteliers to set up according to data released by ProColombia, the...

Want Better TripAdvisor Rankings?  Do These 3 Things

March 4, 2015

To date, there You But what will it take for your property to place in the top 30 search While we believe 3 primary factors contribute to...

TWO BELLMEN - An Action Comedy Debuts Today; Filmed at The JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live

March 10, 2015

Shot Entirely At The JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live -- The Film Stars Henry Simmons (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D), Miles Brown (Baby Boogaloo,...

Priceline’s Acquisition of RocketMiles Should Have Hotels Worried

March 3, 2015

by Pranav Patel Hotel operators need to be worried about Priceline’s most recent acquisition.  Expedia’s recent acquisition of Travelocity and now...

Top Hospitality Industry Trends for 2015

March 10, 2015

By Katie ScheerA key to longevity, success, and profitability is to stay on top of trends, and it's even more optimal to be the trendsetter.  We do market...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 138; Hotel History: Bedford Springs Resort & Spa (1806)

March 16, 2015

My New Book: "Hotel Mavens: Lucius M. Boomer, George C. Boldt and Oscar of the Waldorf" By Stanley Turkel, CMHS 1. Hotel History: Bedford Springs Resort &...

Hotels See Increased Profits via Reinvented Room Service

March 20, 2015

After the New York Hilton Midtown announced they would be ending room service back in 2013, the industry predicted massive change with regards to in-room...

Hotel Occupancy to Hit Record High in 2015

March 16, 2015

PKF-HR Forecasts A Shift In the Drivers Of RevPAR Growth March 16, 2015, Atlanta, Ga. - The U.S. lodging industry will continue to achieve very strong growth...

Let’s Keep It Real: The Truth About Hotel Meta Search

March 9, 2015

by Vikram Singh ​Hotel marketing types love trends. Every day there is the same old story about a new thing that changes everything. It’s...

Mandarin Oriental Confirms Credit Card Data Breach and Provides a Statement

March 5, 2015

Mandarin Oriental can confirm that the credit card systems in an isolated number of our hotels in the US and Europe have been accessed without authorization...

Destination Hotels to Launch $9M Renovation/Rebranding for The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch

March 25, 2015

September 2015 Completion Planned March 25, 2015 - SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center, A Destination Hotel, will embark on a massive...

Leaving a Legacy - the Impact that One Person Can Make on Others; Remembering Jack Vaughn, CHA

March 10, 2015

By John Hogan, CHA CHMS CHE CHO and Eight Others Who Knew Him Well "We must begin thinking like a river if we are to leave a legacy of beauty and life for...

In a Landmark Ruling, Hawaii Supreme Court Orders Online Travel Companies to Pay Millions in Taxes

Kristen Consillio | The Honolulu Star-Advertiser | March 18, 2015

March 18--The Hawaii Supreme Court decided Tuesday that nine popular online travel companies will pay the state a portion of $247 million in general excise...

Sam Nazarian’s Company, SBE Entertainment, Cut from Related Co.‘s Downtown L.A. Development

Hugo Martin | Los Angeles Times | March 9, 2015

March 07--The developer of a massive downtown Los Angeles retail and entertainment complex has cut ties with a company founded by Sam Nazarian, the nightclub...

AEG to Invest $500 million for Expansion Adding 755 Rooms to JW Marriott Complex at L.A. Live

Roger Vincent | Los Angeles Times | March 5, 2015

March 05--Sports and entertainment giant AEG will make a $500-million expansion to its Marriott complex at L.A. Live as the demand for hotel rooms rises in...

Baha Mar Opening Delayed Once Again

March 25, 2015

One week after confirming its flagship hotel would open on March 27 with three others to follow in a “phased” launch, developers of the $3.5 billion Baha...

Crestline Hotels & Resorts to Manage 34 Hotels Acquired by American Realty Capital Hospitality Trust

March 3, 2015

FAIRFAX, VA - March 3, 2015 - James Carroll, President & CEO of Crestline Hotels & Resorts, LLC ("Crestline"), announced today that Crestline has assumed...

4 Questions On How To Know Your Customer

March 19, 2015

By Katie ScheerGreat service organizations know how to read their customers and respond.  Businesses who lose sight or misunderstand who their customers...

MCR Development LLC Acquires Portfolio of 18 Marriott and Hilton Hotels for $206 Million

March 9, 2015

NEW YORK--MCR Development LLC (“MCR”), the seventh largest hotel owner-operator in the United States, today announced it has acquired a portfolio of...

Hotel Images Matter; An Empirical-Based Guide to Hotel Photos that Best Encourage Online Bookings

March 24, 2015

Expedia developed the following white paper as a tactical guide on the best- and worst- types of images for hoteliers to include online in order to maximize...

Flip.to Turns 33% of Guests Into Trusted Advocates for Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa

March 18, 2015

Results in a massive increase in bookings  Orlando - March 18, 2015 - With a world-class spa and red rock views, the Sedona Rouge Hotel in Arizona has...

ARC Hospitality Trust Completes $1.8 Billion Acquisition of Equity Inns Lodging 116 Hotel Portfolio

March 2, 2015

NEW YORK, March 2, 2015 -- American Realty Capital Hospitality Trust, Inc. ("ARC Hospitality") announced today that it has completed the previously announced...

Groupize Selected as Preferred Online Group Booking Solution for GCommerce Hotel Clients

March 3, 2015

Industry trailblazers announce strategic partnership to help hotels attract more direct group business and increase conversions while reducing costs with...

Why Are Certain Hotels Denying Free Internet Access to Their Guests?

March 17, 2015

By Barry D. Lapides and Marc Stephen ShusterBenjamin Franklin is quoted as saying, "in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."...

All News »