Top 25 : Jan 2014

HSMAI Names 2013 Top 25 Most Extraordinary Minds In Sales & Marketing

January 6, 2014

Top-25 Recipients to be Recognized Feb. 24 at the HSMAI Adrian Awards Gala  McLean, Va. (January 6, 2014) - The Hospitality Sales & Marketing...

DIRECTV Drops The Weather Channel: What This Means to the Hotel Industry

January 27, 2014

With the announcement on January 15, 2014, and the news of DIRECTV dropping The Weather Channel because of a disagreement on a market-based carriage deal, our...

AAA Extends Five Diamond Honor to 14 Additional Hotels and Restaurants for 2014

January 17, 2014

Only 124 luxurious hotels and 59 world-class restaurants across North America were selected to receive the travel authority’s highest property rating...

New Credit Card Scam in Hotel Corridors 2014 – A Cautionary Tale

January 24, 2014

By Randy Hulce, VP Business Development HMG Hotels Hotel Managers Group keeps in contact with general managers in the market areas where we operate, discussing...

Starwood & The Phoenician Get an Expensive (and unnecessary) Lesson in ADA Compliance. Who’s Next?

January 16, 2014

For the most recent update on this topic, click here Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com 16 January 2014 Hotel Lawyer with observations on the...

Martin Belz, President & Chairman of Peabody Hotel Group, Files for Bankruptcy

Thomas Bailey Jr. | The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tenn. | January 31, 2014

Jan. 31--Arkansas real estate deals that went bad have exposed the finances and sometimes lavish lifestyle of a Memphis scion. Martin S. "Marty'' Belz, son...

Marriott Honors Top Owners & Franchisees for 2013; Partnership Circle Award Given to Four Companies

January 6, 2014

January 6, 2014 - Marriott International honored top owner and franchise companies at the annual MINA & Full Service Owners Conference held recently at The...

Smart Hotelier’s 2014 Top Ten Digital Marketing Resolutions

January 2, 2014

By Max Starkov & Mariana Safer Whether you've experienced digital marketing success this year, or have continued to struggle with your direct online channel...

2013 Top Hotels for Food Lovers in the Best U.S. Food Cities

January 10, 2014

Charleston Hotels Dishing Up Best Food Say Online Hotel Reviews New York, San Francisco, New Orleans, and more recently Charleston are among the best food...

TripAdvisor Names World’s Best Accommodations With 2014 Travelers’ Choice Awards For Hotels

January 22, 2014

12th Annual Global Awards Honor Top Hotels Overall and in Categories Including Bargain, B&Bs and Inns, Family, Luxury, Romance, and Small HotelsNEWTON, Mass.,...

Flip.to Helps Guests of Acme Hotel Company Share Travel Adventures with Their Friends

January 24, 2014

ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 24, 2013 - Flip.to, the brand advocate platform for hotels, is helping Acme Hotel Company create an online diary for their guests. The...

Marriott Launches Meetings Imagined, a New Concept to Reinvent How Meetings are Planned

January 8, 2014

January 8, 2014 - Today, Marriott Hotels, the flagship brand of Marriott International (NASDAQ:MAR), is launching Meetings Imagined, a first-of-its-kind...

Renovations are on the Rise: Owners & Operators Get Creative to Put WOW Factor Back in Guestrooms

January 27, 2014

During the Great Recession, the decline in hotel operating performance left very limited, if any funding for hotel renovation reserves. In recognition of these...

The Brown Hotel’s New E-Commerce Strategy Delivers 31:1 ROI

January 21, 2014

Vizergy® Wins Gold HSMAI Adrian Award on Behalf of The Brown Hotel Jacksonville, FL (January 21, 2013) - The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association...

The Top Trends in Search for 2014

January 21, 2014

By Benu Aggarwal Founder and President of Milestone Internet Marketing First and foremost we wish our readers a happy and prosperous New Year. In 2013,...

Hotel Company Execs: What Keeps Them Up, What Reports are Important, Are They Going Mobile?

January 7, 2014

Executives Share Top of Mind Thinking About Priorities, Challenges, and How They Do BusinessJanuary 7, 2014 - After a year of recovery and growth, hotel...

Valencia Group Grows Portfolio with Pegasus Solutions

January 7, 2014

Lone Star Court and Hotel Sorella Country Club Join Pegasus Connect+ DALLAS (January 8, 2014) - Award-winning hotel operator,  Valencia Group,  has...

Exclusive Advice for Hotels from Google, TripAdvisor, Facebook and Twitter

January 10, 2014

By Daniel Edward Craig  What words of advice do senior executives from Google, TripAdvisor, Facebook and Twitter have for hoteliers for 2014? While...

Summit Hotel Properties Closes Three Acquisitions and Completes the Disposition of Five Hotels

January 15, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas - January 15, 2014 - Summit Hotel Properties, Inc. (NYSE: INN) (the "Company") today announced that it has closed on three previously announced...

Hotel Industry Outlook: Jim Butler’s Top 10 for 2014

January 21, 2014

For the most recent update on this topic, click here By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com 21...

San Francisco’s Black Chamber of Commerce Threatens Tourism Boycott

Heather Knight | San Francisco Chronicle | January 2, 2014

Jan. 01--We've heard a lot lately about established San Francisco communities feeling bypassed and squeezed out by the city's economic boom. Latinos in the...

Cronut Out - Cr’nish In? 12 Top Food Trends for 2014

Greg Morago | Houston Chronicle | January 2, 2014

Jan. 01--Alas, poor cronut, we hardly knew ye. Even as the cronut -- the croissant/doughnut mash-up -- continues to delight many, it decidedly is a 2013 food...

Boone, NC Hotel Executive Charged in Best Western Carbon Monoxide Deaths

January 10, 2014

By Rick Rothacker and Elizabeth Leland Charlotte ObserverJanuary 8, 2014 BOONE, NC — A business executive who managed the Best Western was indicted...

What You Need to Know About In-Building Cellular Signal Enhancement with RoamBoost

January 21, 2014

By Ali Farahani Rad If you have perfect cellular signal reception in every corner, room, and space in your hotel, you should stop reading this now....

Hotel Rates Surge in Markets Hosting Major 2014 Global Sports Events

January 27, 2014

Pegasus Solutions Releases Booking Data for Super Bowl, Winter Olympics and World Cup DALLAS (January 27, 2014) – Hoteliers in host markets have seen...

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