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Technology Must Serve Customers

Technology Must Serve Customers

May 23, 2018

Applications of technology to the hotel industry, including: AI (artificial intelligence), voice commands, chat bots, are being widely discussed and debated....

The Rainmaker Group Continues to Make a Mark in the APAC Region as It Partners With SKYCITY Entertainment Group

The Rainmaker Group Continues to Make a Mark in the APAC Region as It Partners With SKYCITY Entertainment Group

May 23, 2018

Company to Implement Rainmaker’s Industry-Leading Revenue Optimization Solutions at Two Properties in New Zealand ALPHARETTA, GA. — May 23, 2018...

Opening in August, the Doug Pitcock ‘49 Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center Now Booking Meetings, Weddings, Individual Guest Reservations

Opening in August, the Doug Pitcock ‘49 Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center Now Booking Meetings, Weddings, Individual Guest Reservations

May 23, 2018

New Hotel & Conference Center Will Offer the University’s Resources to All Markets College Station, Texas, May 2018 … Rising...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 196: Hotel History: The Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs, Colorado (779 rooms)

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 196: Hotel History: The Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs, Colorado (779 rooms)

May 23, 2018

by Stanley Turkel, CMHS Hotel History: The Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs, Colorado (1918) For over a century, dreamers, farmers, investors, and even a...

Tips to Fill Your Urban Hotel This Summer

Tips to Fill Your Urban Hotel This Summer

May 23, 2018

By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.hotelmogel.com) Every North American resort owner knows that the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day is peak. The...

What Should Hotels Learn and Copy From AirBnB

What Should Hotels Learn and Copy From AirBnB

May 23, 2018

By Patrick Landman The hotel industry generally suffers from a victim mentality. AirBnB is the big bad wolf that is not playing according to our rules....

Take A Chance

Take A Chance

May 23, 2018

By: Ken Greger Now and then, when hiring people, we as leaders are heard to say, “I’ll take a chance on this person.” That all seems...

Learn Why More Than 2,000 Hotel Properties Worldwide Use ALICE’s Award-Winning Technology

Learn Why More Than 2,000 Hotel Properties Worldwide Use ALICE’s Award-Winning Technology

May 23, 2018

ALICE will showcase the company’s industry-leading technology at HITEC 2018. Stop by Booth 2319 for a live demo. ALICE, the hospitality...

Benchmark Resort & Hotels and Gemstone Collection Celebrate Summer Cyber Week with Offers Up to 50% Off

Benchmark Resort & Hotels and Gemstone Collection Celebrate Summer Cyber Week with Offers Up to 50% Off

May 23, 2018

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, May 2018 … Extraordinary travel values are just a click away as luxury hotels and resort properties...

Struggling With Self-Managing AV Services? Help Is on the Way With AVaStar

Struggling With Self-Managing AV Services? Help Is on the Way With AVaStar

May 23, 2018

New SaaS solution enables hoteliers to be in the AV business ‘for’ themselves . . . not ‘by’ themselves Visit Booth #1019 at HITEC,...

Disparity Concerning Supply and Demand - India’s Human Capital

Disparity Concerning Supply and Demand - India’s Human Capital

Shaheen Khan | The Statesman, Kolkata, India / Asia News Network | May 23, 2018

May 22--So, the immense work creation potential can be realised through a combination of macroeconomic, strategic and technological factors that give a...

Central Florida’s Hotel Occupancy Rate Tumbles 5.3 Percent Over April 2017

Central Florida’s Hotel Occupancy Rate Tumbles 5.3 Percent Over April 2017

Marco Santana | Orlando Sentinel | May 23, 2018

May 22--Hotel occupancy rates in Orlando last month dropped 5.3 percent over April 2017, marking the biggest year-over-year fall in four years. The data from...

Tourist Spending in Alabama Hits All-Time High; State Records Largest Growth in Visitors

Tourist Spending in Alabama Hits All-Time High; State Records Largest Growth in Visitors

Howard Koplowitz | Alabama Media Group, Birmingham | May 23, 2018

May 22--Alabama tourism spending hit an all-time high of $14.3 billion in 2017 as a record 26 million travelers visited the Yellowhammer State last year,...

Ratanakorn Asset and IHG Sign Agreement for Development of Eight New Properties in Thailand’s Key Resort Destinations

Ratanakorn Asset and IHG Sign Agreement for Development of Eight New Properties in Thailand’s Key Resort Destinations

May 23, 2018

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, in partnership with Ratanakorn Asset, has announced the momentous...

Hilton and Country Garden Hotels Group Form Strategic Partnership for Conversion of Properties to Hilton Brands

Hilton and Country Garden Hotels Group Form Strategic Partnership for Conversion of Properties to Hilton Brands

May 23, 2018

SHANGHAI and McLean, Va., May 23, 2018 -- Hilton (NYSE: HLT) and Country Garden Hotels Group have announced a strategic partnership which...

Suning Real Estate and MGM Plan June 2018 Launch of New Bellagio Shanghai

Suning Real Estate and MGM Plan June 2018 Launch of New Bellagio Shanghai

May 23, 2018

SHANGHAI, May 23, 2018 -- Suning Real Estate - a subsidiary of China's commercial giant Suning Holdings Group - and MGM will...

Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg Set to Open Mid-Summer 2018 in Tennessee

Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg Set to Open Mid-Summer 2018 in Tennessee

May 23, 2018

Gatlinburg, Tenn. (May 23, 2018)—Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg, the anticipated new riverfront resort in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg, today...

Delta Hotels Debuts in Germany with Opening of Delta Hotels by Marriott Frankfurt Offenbach

Delta Hotels Debuts in Germany with Opening of Delta Hotels by Marriott Frankfurt Offenbach

May 23, 2018

Delta Hotels, part of Marriott International, today officially launched Delta Hotels by Marriott Frankfurt Offenbach marking the European debut of the hotel...

Hawaii’s Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows to Close for $100 Million Renovation

Hawaii’s Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows to Close for $100 Million Renovation

Allison Schaefers | The Honolulu Star-Advertiser | May 23, 2018

May 23--The arrow-shaped Mauna Lani Bay Hotel &Bungalows, a Hawaii island fixture for nearly four decades, will close this fall for a $100 million...

New Owner, the Shinn Family, Unveils Plans for The Lancaster Hotel’s Multi-Million-Dollar Renovation

New Owner, the Shinn Family, Unveils Plans for The Lancaster Hotel’s Multi-Million-Dollar Renovation

May 23, 2018

Houston, TX –The Lancaster Hotel has unveiled plans for the iconic hotel’s multi-million-dollar renovation, taking place under new owners, the...

Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association Names John Belden Recipient of J. Patrick Leahy Lifetime Achievement Award

Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association Names John Belden Recipient of J. Patrick Leahy Lifetime Achievement Award

May 23, 2018

Today, the Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association (IHLA) honored the hospitality industry’s finest at its 23rd annual Hospitality Awards Luncheon. Held...

Salamander Hotels & Resorts Appoints John Speers as Vice President of Operations

Salamander Hotels & Resorts Appoints John Speers as Vice President of Operations

May 23, 2018

MIDDLEBURG, VA (May 23, 2017) – Salamander Hotels & Resorts, the luxury hotel company founded by Sheila Johnson, has...

Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa Maldives Appoints Candice Barwell as Director of Sales & Marketing

Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa Maldives Appoints Candice Barwell as Director of Sales & Marketing

May 23, 2018

Maldives, May 22, 2018 – Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives is delighted to announce the appointment of Candice Barwell as the...

Boston’s XV Beacon Hotel Appoints Kara Smith as Director of Sales & Marketing

Boston’s XV Beacon Hotel Appoints Kara Smith as Director of Sales & Marketing

May 23, 2018

BOSTON, MASS. (May 23, 2018) – XV Beacon, the award winning boutique address located atop Boston’s Beacon Hill, has named Kara Smith as Director of...

Ryan Matthew Littman Appointed Director of Food and Beverage for 1840-Room Sheraton Dallas Hotel

Ryan Matthew Littman Appointed Director of Food and Beverage for 1840-Room Sheraton Dallas Hotel

May 23, 2018

DALLAS – Sheraton Dallas Hotel, part of Marriott International, announces it has hired a new Director of Food and Beverage. Ryan Matthew...

The Rainmaker Group Now Integrates With Hotel Property Management System, RoomKeyPMS

The Rainmaker Group Now Integrates With Hotel Property Management System, RoomKeyPMS

May 24, 2018

ALPHARETTA, GA. — May 24, 2018 —The Rainmaker Group (Rainmaker), a leading provider of cloud-based hospitality revenue and profit optimization...

Experience Hospitality’s ‘Most Innovative Technology’ at HITEC Houston With Beekeeper

Experience Hospitality’s ‘Most Innovative Technology’ at HITEC Houston With Beekeeper

May 24, 2018

Engaging multi-lingual employees without emails is crucial for reducing turnover, boosting staff engagement, driving efficiencies and improving guest...

Ryman Hospitality Properties Reveals Plans for $150 Million Expansion of Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

Ryman Hospitality Properties Reveals Plans for $150 Million Expansion of Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

May 24, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 24, 2018 -- Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE:RHP), a lodging real estate investment trust ("REIT") specializing in...

Hyatt Signs with Realmside for Hyatt Centric The Liberties Dublin, Marking Brand First in Ireland

Hyatt Signs with Realmside for Hyatt Centric The Liberties Dublin, Marking Brand First in Ireland

May 24, 2018

CHICAGO--Hyatt Hotel Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced plans for the first Hyatt property in Ireland, Hyatt Centric The Liberties Dublin. A Hyatt...

Radisson Hotel Group Appoints Ramzy Fenianos as Chief Development Officer, Asia Pacific

Radisson Hotel Group Appoints Ramzy Fenianos as Chief Development Officer, Asia Pacific

May 24, 2018

Radisson Hotel Group has appointed Ramzy Fenianos as Chief Development Officer, Asia Pacific. Joining on 11th June 2018, Ramzy will be based at the...

Red Roof® Names Ted Hutchins as New Chief Information Officer

Red Roof® Names Ted Hutchins as New Chief Information Officer

May 24, 2018

Columbus, OH – May 24, 2018 – Leading Upscale Economy® hotel brand Red Roof announces Ted Hutchins will join the brand as Chief Information...

LuMINN Hotel Minneapolis Is Elevating Guest Engagement via Intelity/INNCOM Integration

LuMINN Hotel Minneapolis Is Elevating Guest Engagement via Intelity/INNCOM Integration

May 24, 2018

Guests are controlling room lighting, temperature, alarm clock and more PLUS accessing hotel services and information directly from the Intelity bedside tablet...

Rancho Pescadero in Todos Santos, Mexico to Close in July for Property-Wide Renovations

Rancho Pescadero in Todos Santos, Mexico to Close in July for Property-Wide Renovations

May 24, 2018

TODOS SANTOS, MX (May 24, 2018) – Rancho Pescadero, set amidst the natural beauty of organic farms, empty beaches and the Pacific surf, will...

CNBC Investigates - Unwelcome Guests: Airbnb, Cities Battle Over Illegal Short-Term Rentals

CNBC Investigates - Unwelcome Guests: Airbnb, Cities Battle Over Illegal Short-Term Rentals

May 24, 2018

By Scott Zamost | Hannah Kliot | Morgan Brennan | Samantha Kummerer| Lora Kolodny   The SUV slowly approaches an apartment complex in...

How Hotel Brands Are Cracking the Home Rental Market

How Hotel Brands Are Cracking the Home Rental Market

May 24, 2018

By Natalie Holmes With homesharing apps now a firm fixture on the smartphones of many travelers, big name hotel brands are increasingly looking to build...

Oxygen Hospitality Acquires The Ivy Palm Resort & Spa in Palm Springs, California

Oxygen Hospitality Acquires The Ivy Palm Resort & Spa in Palm Springs, California

May 24, 2018

PHOENIX--Oxygen Hospitality Group today announced the acquisition of The Ivy Palm Resort & Spa in Palm Springs, California. The 4-building,...

Diversity in Leadership Is Profitable

Diversity in Leadership Is Profitable

May 24, 2018

By Frances Kiradjian Many of you know my passions include helping the underdogs of the hospitality industry. Before the formation of BLLA, the list of...

Omni Charlotte Hotel Completes $26 Million Renovation Led by General Manager Douglas Hustad

Omni Charlotte Hotel Completes $26 Million Renovation Led by General Manager Douglas Hustad

May 24, 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May, 24 2018 -- Omni Charlotte Hotel announced the completion of its $26 million dollar property renovation that...

Southern Lodging Summit to Host 16th Annual Conference August 28th & 29th in Memphis, Tenn.

Southern Lodging Summit to Host 16th Annual Conference August 28th & 29th in Memphis, Tenn.

May 24, 2018

Confirmed Speakers Include David Pepper, Choice Hotels International; Jon Bortz, Pebblebrook Hotel Trust; Dorothy Dowling, Best Western International; and...

Hyatt and Jinmao Group Unveil 305-Room Jinmao Hotel Lijiang Joining The Unbound Collection in China Following Rebranding From Grand Hyatt

Hyatt and Jinmao Group Unveil 305-Room Jinmao Hotel Lijiang Joining The Unbound Collection in China Following Rebranding From Grand Hyatt

May 24, 2018

CHICAGO (May 24, 2018) – Hyatt and the Jinmao Group proudly unveiled Jinmao Hotel Lijiang today, which rebranded from a Grand Hyatt hotel to...

Rosewood Baha Mar Appoints Siddharth Krishna as Executive Chef

Rosewood Baha Mar Appoints Siddharth Krishna as Executive Chef

May 24, 2018

Siddharth Krishna has been appointed executive chef of Rosewood Baha Mar, Nassau’s newest luxury destination. In this role, Chef Krishna will lead...

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