Fairmont Zimbali Resort, Turns to Rainmaker, a Cendyn company, for Deeper Insights Into Their Business
Cendyn | September 30th, 2019
Radisson Hotel Group Signs With Europlan for New Radisson Blu Resort in Mazury Lakes, Poland
Radisson Blu | September 26th, 2019
News Archive: September 2019
Oak Tree Development Group Opens The Wilbur Lititz, Set in the Former Wilbur Chocolate Factory
Tapestry Collection by Hilton | September 12, 2019
LITITZ, Pa. and MCLEAN, Va. - Today, The Wilbur Lititz, Tapestry Collection by Hilton joins Tapestry Collection by Hilton’s growing collection of stylish, upscale hotels. Drawing inspiration from its origins as a chocolate factory, The Wilbur Lititz will offer guests the unique experience of staying in the former Wilbur Chocolate Factory, originally opened in the early 1930s. The property is conveniently located next to the Wilbur Market, a unique food hall, and additional downtown eateries and bakeries, including the Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery and the Wilbur Chocolate Museum. “The Wilbur Lititz is the brand’s first hotel in Penns...
AI in the Hospitality Industry: Pros and Cons
Donald Fomby | September 18, 2019
By Donald Fomby Over the last several years, AI-powered technologies like voice- and text-enabled assistants and chatbots have become a usual part of our lives. In fact, we should be approaching the point where we would be totally okay with AI managing our homes. Even though sci-fi movies have led us to believe that AI’s ultimate purpose is to take over humanity, its main goal is to serve us and make our lives better. Serving people and providing them with pleasant hospitality as some of the goals of AI make it a perfect fit for the hospitality industry. So, instead of taking over and telling us what to do, AI can assist hospitalit...
JA Lake View Hotel Dubai Is the First Hotel in the Middle East to Voice-Enable Every Guestroom With Volara-Powered Alexa Solution
JA Resorts and Hotels | September 24, 2019
Volara’s conversation management tools, guest privacy protections, and powerful integrations, empower the hotel staff to fulfill guest requests instantly, securely, and on voice command (Dubai, September 24, 2019) — With its Grand Opening this week, JA Lake View Hotel Dubai becomes the first hotel in the Middle East to feature Amazon Alexa voice assistants powered by Volara in every guestroom. The solution, powered by Volara’s conversation management software and integrated with Amadeus Service Optimization and VDA Group, ensures guests of JA Lake View Hotel Dubai can receive personalized service and adjust the comforts of their gues...
8 Things That Affect Hotel Room Value
Kacey Bradley | September 6, 2019
By Kacey Bradley Your pricing strategy should be variable — something that can change and shift with time. You can't anticipate the market and the consumers within it with a rigid structure. To approach hotel room value, you need to consider a variety of factors, not just one. While some components are within your control, others are not. Discover eight things that affect hotel room value below. 1. The Economy It may seem like common sense, but the economy has a significant effect on hotel room prices. Over the last 20 years, the industry saw two major dips — one in 2001, following September 11, and a second in 2008 after the glob...
NewcrestImage Breaks Ground on AC Hotel by Marriott in Downtown Phoenix
NewcrestImage | September 5, 2019
Dallas-based NewcrestImage broke ground today for its first hotel in the western United States – a 199-room, 13- floor AC Hotel by Marriott in the heart of downtown Phoenix that is a joint venture with Las Vegas-based LaPour Partners. The hotel, scheduled to open in early 2021, is located at Arizona Center, a million-square-foot mixed use site that features shopping, entertainment, dining, and prime office space. “This property is a powerful new crown jewel for downtown Phoenix, and it is an important step in expanding our company’s leadership nationwide, beyond our traditional home in the south and southwest,” said Mehul Patel,...
Stolen Coffee Pot Wins New Orleans Local $15,000 Roosevelt Hotel Stay
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts | September 6, 2019
In celebration of its 125th anniversary, hotel held “giveback” contest and drew for grand prize winner NEW ORLEANS - (Sept. 6, 2019) - The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, is excited to announce Leigh Guglielmo, a New Orleans local, as the winner of its Historical Giveback Contest in honor of the hotel’s 125th anniversary. Guests were encouraged to bring in any and all items they took from the hotel in the past. The deadline to return an item was July 1. Guglielmo has won a seven-night stay in a Presidential Suite, private dinners cooked by the hotel’s executive chef, spa experiences and more. More than 70 items were...
The Higgins Hotel & Conference Center Set to Open This November in the New Orleans Arts and Warehouse District
The Higgins Hotel & Conference Center | September 12, 2019
NEW ORLEANS (Sept. 12, 2019) - The National WWII Museum is pleased to announce the upcoming opening of its signature Hotel, The Higgins Hotel & Conference Center, Curio Collection by Hilton, which will officially open its doors this November. Bringing a storied era in American history to New Orleans’ Arts and Warehouse District, The Higgins Hotel and its state-of-the-art conference facility will serve as a premier destination for travelers as part of the exclusive Curio Collection by Hilton, the brand’s first in the state of Louisiana. The newest addition to the Museum’s growing campus is named after Andrew Higgins, the founder a...
U.S. Hotel Development Cost Survey 2018/19
Luigi Major | September 23, 2019
By Luigi Major In 2018/19, the national lodging market continued to climb to new heights, albeit at a more moderate pace than in previous years. In 2018, hotels in the United States operated at the highest occupancy and average rates ever recorded, with both metrics registering additional growth during the year-to-date July 2019 period. While the pace of new hotel development and the entrance of new supply has remained tamed when compared with the previous cycle, this pace has been accelerating, as evidence by increases in supply in 2018 and 2019, as well as the number of hotel rooms under construction as of mid-year 2019. Through year-end...
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