Top 25 : May 2014

The 482-room Adults Only Riu Palace Antillas to Open in Aruba in Winter 14-15

May 22, 2014

Palma de Mallorca, May 22nd, 2014 - RIU Hotels & Resorts announces the incorporation of a second hotel on the island of Aruba, as of next winter. The Riu...

Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry Provides Essential Guidance for Hoteliers

May 29, 2014

By Ralph Miller, CPA, CA, CBV, CHAE The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (EI) interviews Ralph Miller, CPA, CA, CBV, CHA, CHAE, vice chairman of...

Murdered St Lucia Hotelier, Oliver Gobat, May Have Been Victim of Contract Killing

| Caribbean News Now, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands | May 6, 2014

May 06--CASTRIES, St Lucia -- According to British newspaper, The Mail on Sunday, a prominent hotelier recently murdered in Saint Lucia may have been caught...

Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Sold to Blackstone Group for $1.73 billion

May 27, 2014

by Howard Stutz, Las Vegas Review-Journal After nearly six years, Deutsche Bank announced it was parting ways with The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, the stylish...

Why Training Doesn’t Work (and What Does)

May 7, 2014

by Renie Cavallari A big problem people have with training is that it doesn't stick. And they're right. It doesn't. So why would you pay for something that...

Technology Alone is not a Revenue Generation Strategy

May 2, 2014

by Renie Cavallari for Hotel Online Technology is the future. Technology is our backbone. Technology makes things easier. And technology without the human...

Leland Lewis Appointed as General Manager for The Roosevelt Hotel NYC

May 9, 2014

NEW YORK - May 9, 2014 - The Roosevelt Hotel in Midtown Manhattan is pleased to announce Leland Lewis as the new General Manager. Lewis has excelled in the...

KSL Capital Partners Acquires the 400-key St. Regis Monarch Beach in Dana Point, California

May 22, 2014

DENVER, May 22, 2014 -- KSL Capital Partners, LLC (KSL), a leading private equity firm, today announced the closing of the purchase of the St. Regis Monarch...

2014 Top Trends for (Successful) Boutique Hotel & Hotels in General, from Your Midwest Friends

May 7, 2014

Why is it that the trends must always start on the coasts and get to us here in the Midwest later? We'll not all of us in the Midwest are followers, in fact...

Hotel Marketing: Investing In People And Technology

May 14, 2014

By Robert Mandelbaum and Gary McDade The introduction of technology has influenced the duties of on-site hotel sales personnel over the years.  The reach...

Benchmark Hospitality Adds Hotel Arista, Chicago, to Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels Portfolio

May 12, 2014

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, May 12, 2014  -  Benchmark Hospitality International®, a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company,...

Eight Service Strategies for Earning Five-star Reviews

May 28, 2014

By Daniel E. Craig Traveler reviews have had a disruptive effect on traditional rating systems, making a well-run budget hotel as likely to receive a five-star...

Travel Tripper Integrates Custom Landmarks and Nearby Attractions in the RezTrip CRS Booking Engine

May 21, 2014

(NEW YORK )- Travel Tripper announced today new content integration capabilities within the booking engine of its RezTrip multi-channel central...

Cendyn Arcaneo® Introduces Platform Facilitating End-To-End Solutions For Event Planning Industry

May 21, 2014

Consolidated solution encompassing sourcing, payments, collaboration and ROI measurement launching at IMEX Frankfurt 2014 IMEX WORLDWIDE EXHIBITION FOR...

The Las Vegas Strip’s Newest Boutique Hotel and Casino, The Cromwell, Opens with 188 Rooms

May 23, 2014

LAS VEGAS (May 23, 2014) - The Cromwell, Las Vegas' newest boutique hotel, officially welcomed first guests with a celebratory ribbon cutting on May 21, 2014,...

Will Loughran Named President of Richfield Hospitality

May 21, 2014

DENVER, Colo. - May 21, 2014 - Richfield Hospitality, a leading hotel management company, today announced that Will Loughran, the company's senior vice...

Global Mobile Key Leader OpenWays Brings the Power of Bluetooth© 4.0 in a NEW Solution with BlueWays

May 12, 2014

Groundbreaking solution using proven technologies that supports ALL technology platforms - Bluetooth Smart / 4.0, RFID, Pure NFC and CAC - using existing locks...

Knoxville Hotelier, Jayesh Dahyabhai Patel, Indicted on Five Counts of Federal Fraud Charges

| The Knoxville News-Sentinel, Tenn. | May 30, 2014

May 29--A Knoxville hotelier has been indicted on federal fraud charges for allegedly bilking an East Tennessee bank for nearly $6 million in connection with...

Oregon’s Ashley Inn Sues for Defamation After Anonymous Person Posts Scathing TripAdvisor Review

Aimee Green | The Oregonian, Portland, Ore. | May 22, 2014

May 21--Less than a month after an anonymous TripAdvisor.com user posted a very unflattering review of a Lincoln City hotel, the hotel has filed a $74,500...

EI Publishes Eleventh Revised Edition of Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry

May 27, 2014

Orlando, Florida, May 27, 2014 - The Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry, Eleventh Revised Edition is now available for purchase from the...

The Spencer in Dublin Moves to Pegasus Connect+ Premium

May 13, 2014

DALLAS (May 13, 2014) – The Spencer in Dublin, formerly Clarion Hotel IFSC Dublin, has moved to Pegasus Connect+ Premium by Pegasus Solutions for global...

Genting Group Unveils Details for $4 Billion 3,000-room Resorts World Las Vegas

May 8, 2014

LAS VEGAS, May 8, 2014 -- The Genting Group today revealed plans for a multi-phased opening of the highly anticipated Resorts World Las Vegas that...

Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer, Vasant Prabhu, Resigns

May 2, 2014

May 2, 2014 - STAMFORD, Conn. - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced that Vasant M. Prabhu has resigned as Vice Chairman and...

Hersha Hospitality Trust Acquires 148-room Parrot Key Hotel & Resort in Florida Keys for $100 M

May 2, 2014

May 02, 2014 - PHILADELPHIA - Hersha Hospitality Trust (NYSE: HT) (“Hersha” or the “Company”), owner of upscale hotels in urban gateway markets, today...

Reasons For Hoteliers To Act Now on Transactions, Renovations & Position Improvements in 2014

May 23, 2014

​by Russ Rivard With increasing demand, low supply, and more access to capital creating a tailwind, the U.S. hotel industry has reached its cruising...

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