Top 25 : Dec 2013

Top 10 Hospitality Industry Trends in 2014

December 6, 2013

By Robert Rauch, CHA1. Millennials will become the core customer within the hospitality and travel industries over the next five to ten years. The majority of...

5 Phrases That Should Never Be Used in the Customer Service Business

December 18, 2013

by Steve DiGioia “Customer Service” is a term that too frequently is used as a catch-all for the experience received or given in today’s business...

Top 5 Trends in Hotel Technology: Infographic

December 4, 2013

London, 4 December, 2013: With technology adoption on a rise, the expectations of travellers have also increased manifolds.  Thus a hotel’s...

2013 Construction Report North America; 23 Hotel Waterpark Projects Open in 2013

December 6, 2013

By Jeff Coy, ISHC December 6, 2013 --- Twenty-three (23) waterpark resort projects opened in the USA during 2013, a 8.0% increase over last year.  This...

Marriott CEO, Arne Sorenson, Discusses Company’s Move to NASDAQ and African Hotel Deal (Video)

December 9, 2013

Arne Sorenson talks about why Marriott made the switch to NASDAQ and the company's plan to become the largest hotel company in Africa.

Nobody Asked Me, But…No. 118; Hotel History: Chelsea Hotel (1884); Quote of the Month

December 20, 2013

By Stanley Turkel, CMHS, ISHC 1. Hotel History: Chelsea Hotel (1884)* The Chelsea Hotel is world-renowned as a residence for artists, writers, actors, and...

Why Sales & Operations Will Never Get Along

December 30, 2013

By Steve DiGioia In the world of business there are many components that make up a successful venture.  All must work as a team with the one vision in...

Top Guest Rated U.S. Hotels of 2013 from Hotels.com

December 20, 2013

DALLAS, Dec. 20, 2013 -- To help vacation-goers get a jump start on travel plans for 2014, the experts at Hotels.com® recognized some of the most Outstanding...

Flip.to to be Honored by HSMAI with a Silver Award in 57th Annual Adrian Awards Competition

December 10, 2013

New York — December 11, 2013 — Flip.to, the brand advocate platform that helps hotels turn their guests into advocates will be recognized by...

Free In-Room Wi-Fi, YES; Free Pool-Side Wi-Fi, NOT SO MUCH - Survey Prioritizes Hotel Amenities

December 13, 2013

NEWTON, Mass., Dec. 13, 2013  -- TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site*, today announced the results of the TripBarometer Truth in Travel...

How To Implement A Front Desk Upselling Program / Doug Kennedy

December 16, 2013

By Doug KennedyDecember 16, 2013 As the industry looks ahead to what is hoped to be a continued rebound in demand in 2014, most hotel revenue and marketing...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 117; Hotel History: InterContinental Hotels Company; Quote of the Month

December 9, 2013

By Stanley Turkel, CMHS, ISHC 1.  Hotel History: InterContinental Hotels Company A recent story on the Hotels website stated "IHG's history in Latin...

Gansevoort Hotel Group Founder, Michael Achenbaum, to Develop $98 Million Lifestyle Hotel in London

December 13, 2013

New York, N.Y. - December 13, 2013 - Michael Achenbaum, the creative visionary behind New York-based Gansevoort Hotel Group, has partnered with Douglaston...

Pegasus Solutions Launches the Pegasus Academy

December 6, 2013

Interactive Library of Client Learning Tools Tailors Client Support to Hotelier Needs DALLAS (December 5, 2013) – Pegasus Solutions has launched the Pegasus...

2013 Best Ski Hotels in the U.S.: Travelers Love to Cozy Up in Telluride Hotels

December 16, 2013

According to Online Travel Reviews, Best U.S. ski hotels include family-run condominiums in Aspen, CO, a small historic hotel in Telluride, CO, economy...

EventBoard from Flyte Systems Goes Live at John Q. Hammons Houston Marriott South at Hobby Airport

December 17, 2013

EventBoard Provides Guests with a Convenient Single Point of Information for Property Way-finding, Meeting Schedules and Rooms, VIP Greeting, and Real-Time...

Travel Tripper Helps Hotels Earn New Guests in a Trusted, Natural Way with Flip.to

January 2, 2014

Orlando, FL — January 2, 2014 — Flip.to and Travel Tripper announced the beginning of a strategic partnership that includes a seamless integration...

Sheraton Gateway LAX in Los Angeles Sold to Chinese Developer, Hazens Real Estate Group for $96M

December 11, 2013

Newport Beach, CA - December 11, 2013 -- Maxim Hotel Brokerage is pleased to announce the sale of the 802-room Sheraton Gateway LAX Hotel on Century Boulevard....

Former Hyatt Regency Irvine Changes to Hotel Irvine & Conference Center

December 9, 2013

Hotel-Online and BuildCentral Have Updated 135 Hotels in the Last Two Weeks with Changes in Personnel, Property Management or Ownership Chicago, IL. December...

Naples’ Edgewater Beach Hotel, a Former Waldorf Astoria, Managed by Ocean Properties Sells for $55M

June Fletcher | Naples Daily News, Fla. | December 27, 2013

Dec. 24--NAPLES -- The Edgewater Beach Hotel in Naples has sold for $55 million. Public records show Panthers RPN LLC, whose address is care of Blackstone...

Barcelona’s Hotel SB Plaza Europa Signs with Pegasus Solutions

December 20, 2013

SB Hotels of Spain Leverages Distribution and Sales Support for Newest Hotel  DALLAS (December 20, 2013) - Barcelona's four-star SB Plaza Hotel Europa has...

Strategic Hotels & Resorts to Sell Four Seasons Punta Mita Resort to Bill Gates’ Cascade Investment

December 13, 2013

CHICAGO, Dec. 13, 2013 -- Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:  BEE) announced today that the Company has signed an agreement with Cascade Investment,...

Big Changes Coming to Downtown St. Louis Hotel Market in 2014

Tim Bryant | St. Louis Post-Dispatch | December 27, 2013

Dec. 27--New ownership of the Mayfair, Renaissance Grand and former Lennox hotels will shake up the downtown St. Louis market in 2014. Adding the scheduled...

Mobile Photo Share by RoamingAround Making ‘Winter on the Wharf’ Event Engaging and Fun

December 18, 2013

Digitally-branded photos showing visitors enjoying the city's newest ice-skating rink tucked in the Archway on the Boston waterfront provides a signature...

Valencia Group Opens New Motor Court Concept Hotel, Lone Star Court, in Austin, TX

December 27, 2013

AUSTIN-Lone Star Court, a new upscale, retro-inspired, motor court concept hotel at the Domain, opened, Dec. 24th. An authentic Americana roadside hotel...

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