NexGen Hotels & Genuine Hospitality Break Ground on New TownePlace Suites by Marriott in Waukegan, Illinois
Genuine Hospitality LLC. | July 29th, 2019
News Archive: July 2019
Gold Key | PHR’s Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront in Virginia Beach, VA to Launch Early 2020
Gold Key | PHR | July 19, 2019
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (July 19, 2019) - Gold Key | PHR’s $125M oceanfront hotel, the Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront in Coastal Virginia, is now taking reservations in advance of its early 2020 projected opening. The Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront is the second phase in a three-phase $350M masterplan, which includes The Historic Cavalier Hotel and Beach Club, The Cavalier Residences, 42 Ocean luxury condominiums, the new Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront, and a phase three which will include an additional hotel. The three phases will create an all-in-one resort experience for locals and visitors, offering a unique collection of unpa...
JW Marriott Coming to Orange County With 2020 Opening of 466-Room JW Marriott Anaheim Resort
JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort | July 1, 2019
Anaheim, CA (July 1, 2019) – JW Marriott, a member of Marriott International’s family of luxury brands, brings its first hotel to Orange County, CA with the opening of JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort. Set to become a centerpiece of the city and epitome of style and sophistication, the property will be the only luxury hotel outside the theme park and Anaheim Convention Center district. Scheduled to open in early 2020, the ground up build, owned by a joint venture between Prospera Hotels, Inc. and O’Connell Hotel Group, is located at the Anaheim GardenWalk, and just steps from the Disneyland Resort®, Anaheim Convention Center and all the ...
The Rise and Fall of OTAs
Rob Sudakow | July 24, 2019
Is Expedia Destined for Disruption? By Rob Sudakow Travel and Tourism accounted for approximately $8 Trillion of the world economy in 2018 and 10% of the world’s work force - a 6% increase from 2017 and no foreseeable signs of slowing. The travel industry is directly tied to global consumption growth and as wealth and populations continue to grow, demand for travel products will continue to expand. With statistics like this it should come as no surprise that there is a rush to jump into the market. The industry has a long history of failing to drive change and transform internally. “The travel and hospitality industry as a whole has ...
The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas Makes Its Return Following $100 Million Renovation
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company | July 19, 2019
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands (July 19, 2019) – Marking a new era in its legacy, The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas is reopening its doors December 2019, following a period of extensive enhancements. The all-encompassing $100 million project includes fully reimagined and redesigned public spaces, rooms and suites, event and meeting space, and dining venues inclusive of a new culinary concept. Situated on 30 acres of cascading grounds, The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas will have a refreshed look and feel, introducing a pristine white palette with splashes of color inspired by the sparkling sea and a renovated landscape filled with lush tropical pl...
Renaissance New York Chelsea Coming to Manhattan Fall 2019
Renaissance Hotels | July 1, 2019
NEW YORK (July 1, 2019) - Come Fall 2019, Renaissance New York Chelsea Hotel will officially open its doors as one of the tallest properties in Manhattan’s enchanting Flower District rising 430-feet-high. Located on the site of the former Antique Garage, a beloved indoor flea market, the impeccably appointed hotel is set to become the Chelsea neighborhood’s prime address. “This project brings together the past and present of Chelsea,” said General Manager of Renaissance New York Chelsea Hotel Chris Rynkar. “Not only will guests experience the heart of the neighborhood, from the ground level to the skyline, every detail intentiona...
Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London Appoints Kurt Macher as General Manager
Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London | July 17, 2019
London, July 17, 2019 – Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London, a leading luxury hotel in the city, is delighted to announce the appointment of Kurt Macher as General Manager of the hotel. Kurt moves to London after securing multiple awards and accolades for The Temple House, Chengdu, China, a luxury Swire Hotel. As an international hotelier with over 28 years of experience in the luxury hospitality industry, Kurt has worked for some of the world’s leading hotel brands as general manager and within senior management roles including Wharf Hotels, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and The Peninsula Group. Kurt has led high performing hotel...
Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 217, Hotel History: Catskill Mountain Resort Hotels
Stanley Turkel | July 30, 2019
By Stanley Turkel, CMHS Hotel History: Catskill Mountain Resort Hotels This is the story of an area of 250 square miles, approximately an hour and a half drive northwest of New York City, which over the course of last century became a resort phenomenon unlike any other. The area had attracted tourists since the post-Civil War years because of its visual appeal and accessibility via two railroad lines, the Ontario & Western and the Ulster & Delaware. The new arrivals came up to the Catskill Mountains to settle, to farm, and to escape the unhealthy environment of urban tenement life. The message came back to New York’s lower Ea...
Storytelling in 2019: The Power of Content Marketing
Hospitality Upgrade | July 31, 2019
Content distribution aims to build relationships and increase loyalty By Fran Worrall, Hospitality Upgrade Editor Building a unique identity is no easy task In today’s highly competitive market. In fact, effective differentiation is one of the main challenges facing hospitality providers — hotels and vendors alike. “It’s hard to stand out from the crowd in a fast-paced and constantly changing landscape,” says Lyn Graft, founder of Storytelling for Entrepreneurs in Austin, Texas, and author of the bestselling book Start with Story. “Consumers are inundated with so much information that they actively seek to ignore marketin...
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