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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...
Hotel Math: Two Plus Two: This is meant for hoteliers only. If you aren’t one, stop reading.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 –...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
Conde Nast Traveler Names Winners of 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards; The “Best Of The Best” of Travel
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...
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...
The W Hotel Complex on Miami Beach, FL Faces Foreclosure Suit Despite Strong Hotel Bookings
Hannah Sampson and Douglas Hanks | The Miami Herald | October 18, 2013
Oct. 18--The W Hotel complex on Miami Beach, home to strong room bookings but slow condo sales, faces a foreclosure suit over a $378 million mortgage.
Automatic Tipping: IRS Rules Change Could be Taxing for Hospitality Industry
Annalisa Rodriguez | The Indianapolis Star | October 14, 2013
Oct. 11--When Thomas Howard sees an automatic gratuity on a restaurant bill, one thing is for certain: His server won't be getting any more than that amount....
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...
Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 112; Hotel History: The Drake Hotel in New York
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
New GM for InterContinental Los Angeles Century City is Young, but Does he Have Staying Power?
Hugo Martin | Los Angeles Times | October 21, 2013
Oct. 20--The gig: Steve Choe, 34, is general manager of the InterContinental Los Angeles Century City, a luxury hotel with 361 rooms, including 151 suites....
Nobody Asked Me, But…No. 111; Hotel History: The McAlpin Hotel; What Makes a City Great?
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...
Historic San Antonio, TX Pearl Brewery Brewhouse Being Revived as “Hotel Pearl” Opening Summer 2014
October 16, 2013
DALLAS, OCT. 16, 2013 - A San Antonio landmark from 1883 to 2001, the historic Pearl Brewery Brewhouse is a familiar part of San Antonio's architecture and...