Top 25 : Oct 2013

Con Man Who Bamboozled Many Miami Beach Hoteliers Out of Staggering Unpaid Bills Has Long History

Evan S. Benn | The Miami Herald | October 15, 2013

Oct. 2013--Every night of his adult life, James "Jimmy" Sabatino has laid his sizable frame on the bed of a prison cell or a hotel suite. In his fleeting...

Top Five Trends in Hospitality for 2014 Forecast by Kendall College School of Hospitality Management

October 15, 2013

CHICAGO, Oct. 15, 2013 -- Kendall College School of Hospitality Management, ranked the No. 1 program in Chicago for preparing students for hospitality careers,...

Marriott CEO Tells U.S. Congress: Get Back to Work; Shutdown Is a Failure of Political Leadership

October 4, 2013

by Arne Sorenson, President & CEO of Marriott InternationalMarriott International’s headquarters is just a few miles north of America’s Capitol, the...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 113; Hotel History: St. Regis Hotel in New York; Quote of the Month

October 23, 2013

By Stanley Turkel, CMHS, ISHC 1.  Hotel History: St. Regis Hotel in New York*  In 1904, Colonel John Jacob Astor broke ground for the building of...

Guests Introduce Jupiter Beach Resort to Over 30,000 Friends & Family in First 90 Days with Flip.to

October 17, 2013

Orlando, FL - October 17, 2013 - Flip.to is the brand advocate platform that helps hotels boost brand awareness and earn new guests with the help of their most...

Flip.to Ramps Up in Europe - Exhibiting at World Travel Market in London; New Hire in Madrid

October 23, 2013

New York — October 23, 2013 — Flip.to, the brand advocate platform for the global hospitality industry, will be one of the exhibitors at the 2013...

Death by Data: How Misusing Hotel Analytics Data Can Hurt Your Revenue / Vikram Singh

October 2, 2013

Analytics is an amazing and powerful tool. Voltaire/FDR/Stan Lee (depends who you ask) has said, “With great power comes great responsibility.” This is...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 112; Hotel History: The Drake Hotel in New York

October 15, 2013

Marriott CEO Tells U.S. Congress: Get Back to Work; New York Investigating Airbnb and HomeAway; Quote of the Month; My New BookBy Stanley Turkel, CMHS, ISHC 1....

Hotel Math: Two Plus Two: This is meant for hoteliers only. If you aren’t one, stop reading.

October 4, 2013

by Dr. Gabor Forgacs There is a new GM appointed to the hotel. He is keen to get to know his team as fast as possible. He has an idea: he goes around and asks...

Flip.to Lands Hospitality Maverick to Lead European Sales

October 31, 2013

Orlando — October 31, 2013 — Flip.to, the brand advocate platform that helps hotels turn their guests into advocates, recently hired well-known...

1375-Room Luxury, New York Hotel Confirms General Contractor and Brand

October 7, 2013

Hotel-Online and BuildCentral Add/Update 193 Hotel Projects to the New Hotel Construction Projects Database Chicago, IL. October 7, 2013 - Hotel-Online...

Travel Agent Use of GDS Growing More Than Any Other Booking Channel

October 14, 2013

Study Finds that More Travel Agents are Using GDS and Booking Promotional Rates And Will Actively Book Away from Hotels Not in Parity NEW YORK –...

Nobody Asked Me, But…No. 111; Hotel History: The McAlpin Hotel; What Makes a City Great?

October 2, 2013

Quote of the Month; My New Book By Stanley Turkel, CMHS, ISHC 1.  Hotel History: The McAlpin Hotel General Edwin Angustus McAlpin (1848-1917) was a...

OTAs, Reviews and the New Comp Set: A Case Study for Hotels

October 8, 2013

​by Daniel Edward Craig New York's 155-room Distrikt Hotel was performing well on the major online travel agencies in terms of booking volume, but...

Luxury Hotels Group Launches Private Label with Pegasus Solutions

October 22, 2013

New London-based Representation Company Gains Branded Access to Global Distribution Channels DALLAS (October 22, 2013) – London-based Luxury Hotels Group has...

While Saving a Child, 27-Year-Old Man Electrocuted in Hilton Houston Hotel Pool; Family Sues

Carol Christian | Houston Chronicle | October 3, 2013

Oct. 03--Relatives of a Harris County man who they say died after being electrocuted in a hotel swimming pool have sued Hilton Worldwide and related...

Adoba Hotel Dearborn Michigan Encourages Healthy Travel With PURE Hypoallergenic Guestrooms

October 24, 2013

Dearborn, MI October 25th - In the chic, historic Detroit suburb of Dearborn, Michigan, Adoba® Hotel is looking to create a better customer...

Blackstone Group to Spend $100 Million to Renovate Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa, Hawaii

Allison Schaefers | The Honolulu Star-Advertiser | October 28, 2013

Oct. 28--Blackstone Group LP will spend more than $100 million to renovate the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa after buying the leasehold on the...

Kiran C. Patel, Owner of the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh, was One of Robert Koger’s Fraud Targets

Mark Belko | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | October 11, 2013

Oct. 11--At one point last summer, Kiran C. Patel, the owner of the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown Hotel, held two lucrative offers for the high-profile...

Conde Nast Traveler Names Winners of 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards; The “Best Of The Best” of Travel

October 15, 2013

NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2013 - Conde Nast Traveler today announced the results of its 26th annual Readers' Choice Awards, ranking the best cities, islands, cruise...

Bloomberg TV Presents “C-Suite with Jeffrey Hayzlett”: Profiles MGM Resorts with CEO Jim Murren

October 31, 2013

"C-Suite with Jeffrey Hayzlett" Airs Tuesdays At 9:30 PM ET/PTIn this featured clip Bloomberg Television's "C-Suite with Jeffrey Hayzlett," an original prime...

PROFILES IN SUCCESS-Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts Engages Guests with Proactive Reputation Monitoring

October 9, 2013

Multi-Property Operator uses Maestro Guest Experience Measurement (GEM) to Leverage the Power of TripAdvisor and Social Media with Real-Time Responses to...

Hyatt Officially Takes Over Peabody Orlando, Lays Off 68 Staff

Sara K. Clarke | Orlando Sentinel | October 2, 2013

Oct. 02--Hyatt Hotels wants to attract more tourists now that it has taken control of the Peabody Orlando, a mainstay among Orlando's convention hotels....

Benchmark Hospitality Names Alex Cabañas President & CEO and Greg Champion Executive VP & COO

October 9, 2013

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, October 9, 2013 - Benchmark Hospitality International®, a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company for over 30 years,...

Caesars Palace Under Federal Investigation Over Allegations of Money Laundering

Richard N. Velotta | Las Vegas Sun | October 21, 2013

Oct. 21--Caesars Palace is under federal investigation over allegations of money laundering, parent company Caesars Entertainment reported in a Securities and...

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