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Disney obtains patent to track guests through their feet
Sandra Pedicini and Caitlin Dineen | Orlando Sentinel | July 31, 2016
July 31--The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued Walt Disney Co. a patent for a new type of technology: A system that can track theme-park guests...
Downtown Frederick, Maryland hotel project: a long-held idea a long time in the making
Nancy Lavin | The Frederick News-Post, Md. | July 31, 2016
July 31--Like many major construction and development projects, plans for a downtown hotel and conference center in Frederick have been a long time in the...
Atrium Hotel and Conference Center in Alton, Illinois to Be Rebranded as Best Western Premier
Kelsey Landis | The Telegraph, Alton, Ill. | July 31, 2016
July 31--ALTON -- The Atrium Hotel and Conference Center will soon undergo a brand change, according to a spokesperson for international hotel chain Best...
Sokha Hotels & Resorts to Manage Convention Center Adjacent to Sokha Siem Reap Resort
July 30, 2016
Siem Reap, Cambodia (August 1, 2016) – Sokha Hotels & Resorts today announces it will operate the new 8,950 sq meter Sokha Convention Center in Siem...
Arbitration Panel Rules Against The Edgewater Hotel in Wisconsin, Orders $14 Million Payment to Contractors
Barry Adams | The Wisconsin State Journal | July 30, 2016
July 30--An arbitration panel has ruled The Edgewater hotel and the company it hired to manage the hotel's $100 million construction is responsible for...
Hotel chain lets you set your own check-in and checkout times
Hugo Martin | Los Angeles Times | July 30, 2016
July 30--Hotels are trying to make the check-in and checkout process as easy as possible.
The Starwood hotel chain has expanded the use of technology that...
Hospitality Training Techniques in the Era of Social Networking (A Podcast)
July 29, 2016
By Doug Kennedy
With the proliferation of online guest reviews and social media postings, the service provided by your front of the house team has a direct...
Park Hyatt Sanya Sunny Bay Resort Names Lea Burel Director of Food and Beverage
SANYA, China, July 29, 2016 -- Park Hyatt Sanya Sunny Bay Resort has announced the appointment of Director of Food and Beverage Lea Burel.
Host Hotels & Resorts Reports Q2 2016 Net Income of $351 million, Compared to $214 million in Same Period of 2015
BETHESDA, Md., July 29, 2016 -- Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) (“Host Hotels” or the “Company”), the nation’s...
Hyatt Hotels Adds Two Executives to Global Marketing Leadership Team
CHICAGO - July 29, 2016 - Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced it has selected two seasoned executives to join the company’s marketing...
R.D. Olson Opens 144-Room Residence Inn Los Angeles Pasadena/Old Town in Pasadena, California
Pasadena, Newport Beach and Irvine, Calif. – July 29, 2016 – R.D. Olson Development, in partnership with Joseph Martelli Real Estate Investments,...
AC Hotels by Marriott Debuts in Brazil with Two Hotel Openings in Rio de Janeiro
The highly-anticipated 225-room AC Hotel Rio de Janeiro Porto Maravilha and the 378-room AC Hotel Rio de Janeiro Barra da Tijuca, have opened their doors,...
Hyatt Regency Xi’an Opens in Northwest China Marking Brand’s Return to the City
CHICAGO - July 29, 2016 - Hyatt Regency Xi’an opens in Xi’an, the capital of Shaanxi province in northwest China, and marks the return of...
Chesapeake Lodging Trust Reports Second Quarter 2016 Net Income of $26.1 million, compared to $21.6 million in the Year-Ago Quarter
ANNAPOLIS, Md.)--Chesapeake Lodging Trust (NYSE:CHSP), a lodging real estate investment trust (REIT), reported today its financial results for the quarter...
Wynn Resorts Reports Q2 2016 Net Revenues of $1.06 billion, Compared to $1.04 billion in the Same Period of 2015
LAS VEGAS--Wynn Resorts, Limited (Nasdaq: WYNN) today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2016.
Net revenues were...
Calling All Innovators: HSMAI Adrian Awards 2016 Open For Entry
The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) is accepting entries for its 60th annual Adrian Awards. Honoring travel marketing...
Why the Tech-Enabled Workplace Tops the Corporate Wish List
By William Polk
While some recent office construction plans have focused entirely on open-plan layouts and stand-up desks, one particular feature...
Rockbridge Acquires Hilton Garden Inn in Downtown Nashville, Tennessee for $80.3 Million
COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 29, 2016 -- Rockbridge announced the acquisition of the Hilton Garden Inn in the SoBro district of Nashville, Tennessee.
2015 Overseas Visitation Estimates Released Including Characteristics of Travelers to U.S. States and Cities
Leisure Travel and Visiting Friends/Relatives Lead the Growth in Travel from Overseas to the United States
The U.S. Department of Commerce, National Travel...
Talking Dirty: How Toilet Tourism Can Change the World
by Carolyn Childs
Every year I love reading about the Ig Nobel Award. This is an international science award that every year recognises a...