Passkey and Flip.to Launch an Industry First
February 14, 2014
Helping Hotels Turn Their Group Guests Into a Dynamic Marketing Force
ORLANDO, FL - FEBRUARY 14, 2014 - Passkey and Flip.to today announced the successful...
The Digital Direction: Hotel Marketing Budgets and a Digital 101 for Hotels - Part 1
February 24, 2014
by Leora Lanz, Lindsey Pete, & Erin S. Bagley
This article is Part I of a two-part series analyzing the landscape of digital marketing for...
Nobody Asked Me, But…No. 121; Hotel History: Ponce de Leon Hotel (1888), St. Augustine, Florida
February 19, 2014
Quote of the Month; My New Book
By Stanley Turkel, CMHS
1. Hotel History: Ponce de Leon Hotel, St. Augustine, Florida*
The Ponce de Leon Hotel was built by...
Hotel Marketing Cannibalization: Is Your Hotel Website Traffic Eating Itself?
February 7, 2014
By Vikram Singh
Hotels, bed and breakfasts, and vacation rentals are all competing for their market share of today’s travelers, who are armed with multiple...
HSMAI Reveals 2013 Adrian Awards Competition Gold Winners
February 18, 2014
Standout Work in Hospitality Advertising, Digital Marketing, Public Relations to be Spotlighted at Awards Gala Feb. 24
McLean, Va. (February 18, 2014) - The...
Marriott’s Response to White Lodging Data Breach
February 3, 2014
February 3, 2014
Marriott International Statement as of February 1, 2014; 10:00 a.m. (ET)
One of our franchise management companies has experienced unusual...
Benchmark Hospitality International Releases Top Ten Meeting Trends for 2014
February 17, 2014
As Observed by its Properties
The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, February 17, 2014 - Benchmark Resorts & Hotels, a division of Benchmark Hospitality...
Benchmark Hospitality Int’l Formally Unveils New Hotel Brands
February 28, 2014
"Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels" and "Benchmark Resorts & Hotels" To the National Travel Press in New York City
The Woodlands (Houston), Texas,...
149-Room Hyatt House Hotel Planned for Irvine, CA
Hotel-Online and BuildCentral Add/Update 158 Hotel Projects to the New Hotel Construction Projects Database Chicago, IL. February 17, 2014 - Hotel-Online...
Independents Tap Maestro PMS Management Strategies, Web Services, Support for Efficiency and Profits
Maestro Continues to Focus on Providing Business Tools and Services for Independents; Takes Care of Clients' Operations and Staff Productivity -- So They Can...
Hotel Franchise Lawyer: 8 Things to Negotiate in Your Next Franchise Agreement
February 27, 2014
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By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group®
Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com
Hotel Brand Revitalization by Aaron Laurie of HVS
Feb 17, 2014
This article discusses the concept of hotel brand revitalization – a hotel company’s initiatives aimed at re-positioning its brand. Brands...
Travelers Now Read Hotel Reviews in a Revolutionary New Way: Meta-Reviews™ Summarize Everything Said
February 5, 2014
More than 120 Sites use TrustYou's Meta-Reviews™ to help travelers make better choices.New York, NY and Munich, Germany - February 5, 2014 - Since launching...
RLJ Lodging Trust to Acquire for $313 million a 10-Hotel West Coast Portfolio of Hyatt Hotels
BETHESDA, Md.--February 6, 2014--RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE: RLJ) (“RLJ”) and Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) (“Hyatt”) today announced that...
The Key to Consistent Service by Bryan Williams
February 12, 2014
Do all customers deserve great service? What about those who always find something to complain about? How about those who never tip…or never say "thank...
How Hotels Can Use YouTube to Generate Bookings
February 4, 2014
Full-service digital marketing and social media engagement agency Lodging Interactive says videos convey visual and emotional touch points which are present in...
Tucson, Scottsdale and Flagstaff CVBs Launch nSight Travel Intelligence
Leading Arizona Destination Marketing Organizations use online travel analytics and consumer insights to target travelers and increase visitation
Mobile Bookings Surge in 2013
Reservations Booked via Mobile Devices Using the OpenView Internet Booking Engine Surpass 2013 Levels, as Presented by PhoCusWright at FITUR
Switzerland’s Sorell Hotels Group Signs Full Portfolio to Pegasus Connect+
DALLAS (February 19, 2014) – Switzerland’s Sorell Hotels Group has signed its full portfolio to Pegasus Connect+. Sorell’s 17 individually and personally...
No Wait at Check In + Mobile Key by OpenWays = Happy Guests and Increased Revenues
Recent study shows Americans get anxious at check-in after just three minutes with satisfaction scores dropping by 50 points after five minutes; Research...
Sugar Bay Resort’s Digital Marketing Goals Surpassed with 18:1 ROI
Vizergy® Helps Property Transition from Branded to Independent; Earns HSMAI Adrian Award
Jacksonville, FL (February 7, 2014) - Sugar Bay Resort and Spa...
White Lodging Releases Additional Information About Data Breach Investigation
MERRILLVILLE, Ind., Feb. 4, 2014 -- Officials of White Lodging Services Corporation, an independent hotel management company, announce the suspected breach of...
New Owner & Property Manager for Sheraton Pasadena Hotel
Hotel-Online and BuildCentral Have Updated 209 Hotels in the Last Two Weeks with Changes in Personnel, Property Management or OwnershipChicago, IL. February...
The Plasencia Group Reveals a Fresh Look Following Its 20th Anniversary
Tampa, Fla. (February 5, 2014) – Entering its third decade of providing personalized hospitality investment advisory services, The Plasencia Group...
Strand Development Company Grows to 56 Properties, Increases Profitability
Automated Property Data Collection, Analysis, Performance Reports, and Forecasting Raise Operating Standards, Support Steady Growth for Multiple Ownership...