Top 25 : Aug 2014

How Netflix is Changing the Hotel Room

August 29, 2014

By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.lma.ca)Until I subscribed to Netflix, I never gave it a lot of thought. Its share price, which has seen soaring...

6 Sales and Marketing Metrics Every Hotel Owner Cares About

August 20, 2014

Hotel owners and asset managers are frustrated. They no longer want to hear about “branding initiatives” or fuzzy math from their management...

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Hoteliers

August 20, 2014

By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.lma.ca)There’s little doubt that you’ve read or at least heard of the famous business and self-help book...

Things Hotel Guests Say

August 13, 2014

Singapore, 13 August, 2014 - From too many women, not enough women, resident ghosts and a poolside bird convention, hotel guest reviews can go beyond praising...

Shore Hotel Reaches Millennial Travelers with Flip.to’s Innovative Approach

August 7, 2014

ORLANDO, FL - AUGUST 2014 - Since launching Flip.to in April 2014, Shore Hotel in Santa Monica has reached nearly 150,000 of their guests’ social...

New Chicago Hotel Becomes Competitive Quickly with Flip.to

August 21, 2014

ORLANDO, FL - August 2014 - As a two-year old hotel in Chicago on the Magnificent Mile, the 63-room Ivy Boutique Hotel was searching for an innovative way to...

3 Things Hoteliers Must Budget for in 2015

August 19, 2014

What every hotelier should consider and budget for in 2015 PARSIPPANY, N.J. - AUGUST 19, 2014 - Given recent trends, digital marketing is set to become a...

New Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics Shows Hoteliers How to “Do the Math”

August 7, 2014

Orlando, Florida, August 2014-The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) and STR (Smith Travel Research) have collaborated on a new...

Flip.to Helps Palisades Resort Rise Above the Noise of the Crowded Orlando Market

August 12, 2014

ORLANDO, FL - AUGUST 2014 - The Palisades Resort Hotel is a Walt Disney World Good Neighbor® Hotel, with 75 suites for vacationing families. Located in the...

Puzzle Partner Opens Doors for Travel and Hospitality Technology Start-Ups

August 13, 2014

Full service start-up accelerator combines experience, strategy and execution to drive awareness, deliver leads and create partnerships to help businesses grow...

Inland American to Spin Off its Lodging Subsidiary as Standalone “Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc.”

August 11, 2014

Initial Portfolio of 46 Hotels Comprising 12,636 Rooms August 11, 2014 - OAK BROOK, Ill. - Inland American Real Estate Trust, Inc. (“Inland American”)...

What Women Really Want: Friendly Service, Stiff Drinks & A Sweet Pool

August 15, 2014

Analysis of 50 million verified travel reviews explores differences in what male and female travelers care about most at hotels Close your eyes for a moment...

The 1st Step of Service: Be Eager to Serve

August 18, 2014

by Bryan WilliamsHave you ever walked into a business and left before you were served?  That scenario has happened to me multiple times.  On past...

Experts at Social Media, South Beach Group, Have Expectations Blown Away by Flip.to

August 26, 2014

ORLANDO, FL - AUGUST 2014 - The South Beach Group absolutely rocks social media. In fact, they have some of the most effective social marketing in the...

The Smart Hotelier’s Guide to 2015 Digital Marketing Budget Planning

August 22, 2014

By Max Starkov and Mariana Mechoso SaferSummary For the ninth year in a row, HeBS Digital announces the launch of "The Smart Hotelier's Guide to 2015 Digital...

Groupize Solutions Closes an Additional $2 Million in Series A1 Funding from Strategic Partners

August 12, 2014

2013 PhocusWright Winner Changing the Way Hotels Book Small Group Business - Will Expand its Sales, Operations, and Product Development; and Recruit Top...

Airbnb: The Hotel Disruptor Unconstrained by Real Estate

August 29, 2014

Aug. 2014 (Bloomberg) -- Airbnb, the site upending the hotel industry, is the darling of the sharing economy. Can the old-world hotel industry do anything to...

Hawaiian Isles Warned Effects of Climate Change Could Lead to Grim Future for Tourism

Timothy Hurley | The Honolulu Star-Advertiser | August 27, 2014

Aug. 27--If global warming continues as most scientists expect, Hawaii will be a hotter place sometime in the future with fewer cooling tradewinds and more...

Aptech Mobile GM Dashboards with STR Stats Give Operators Competitive Advantage

August 13, 2014

"Total Mobility" Property Performance Data and Reports with STR Comparisons Help Highpointe Hotel Corp. GMs Make Better Decisions, Manage by the Numbers...

How ‘Engaging’ is Your Mobile Strategy?

August 13, 2014

RoamingAround's Mobile Engagement Solution is helping hoteliers build lasting, personalized relationships with their guests through creative, targeted and...

Menin Hospitality Selects RoomKey as Preferred Mobile Travel Agent

August 27, 2014

Menin Hospitality brings mobile check-in, room selection, and smartphone 

GSA Releases New Per Diem Rates for FY 2015

August 18, 2014

The FY2015 per diem rates are now available. See FTR Per Diem Bulletin 15-01 for more details. Until October 1, 2014, to view FY2015 rates: Select FY2015 from...

$30 Million Renovation Complete, the Riu Cancun to Re-Open in Mexico

August 1, 2014

Palma de Mallorca, August 1st, 2014 - Tomorrow RIU Hotels & Resorts will open the Riu Cancun hotel which has been closed for the last months as it was...

The Economic Life of Economy Hotels

August 5, 2014

By Hans Detlefsen and Todd Isenstadt Methodology Economic life is an important component in determining development feasibility of hotels....

Shangri-La Launches New Brand: Hotel Jen - Rebrands Existing Traders-branded Hotels

August 25, 2014

BEIJING, Aug. 25, 2014 -- Fresh, friendly and fuss-free. That's the genre of Hotel Jen,  the new brand revealed today by Hong Kong-based Shangri-La...

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