Steady Cap Rates Support Strong Hotel Value Gains
January 30, 2015
By Suzanne Mellen, CRE, MAI, ISHC, FRICS
Hotel values reached new peak levels in 2014, fueled by stellar hotel performance, and the availability and low cost...
The End of an Era: IHG Acquires Kimpton
January 5, 2015
by Vikram Singh
How much is that boutique hotel in the window? Well, it’s around $430 million.
Yes, that’s the price InterContinental...
Marriott’s War on Wi-Fi: Hotels Need to Stop Fighting the Future
January 12, 2015
by Vikram Singh
Big hotel brands have seen unprecedented growth over the past decade. Even when the global financial engines slowed down, they grew...
Guest Photos Go Viral for The Shores Resort with Flip.to Photo Advocacy
January 29, 2015
ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 2015 - The Shores Resort and Spa has recently switched on an entirely new marketing channel as guests compete to fill the...
2015 Hotel Industry Trends - from Mobile to Niche Markets
January 13, 2015
Bob Diener – Co-Founder of Getaroom.comHotel operators can expect 2015 to be a significant year, with the country jumping out of the recession, which in turn...
Storm Hits NYC Hotels; Radisson JFK Guests Watch FlyteBoard with Doppler Radar for Updates
January 27, 2015
Airport Hotels Become Havens for Stranded Travelers; FlyteBoard with Doppler Radar Keeps Guests Informed on Flight Availability and Changing Weather Patterns...
2015 Las Vegas Trends that are or Should be Universal
January 9, 2015
Experts Weigh in on 2015 Trends in Hospitality, Technology, Luxury, Entertainment, Food & Beverage and Spa
LAS VEGAS - January 9, 2015 - Hospitality,...
2014 Construction Report North America: 19 Hotel Waterpark Projects Opened in 2014
By Jeff Coy, ISHC
January 6, 2015 --- Nineteen (19) hotel waterpark resort projects opened in the USA during 2014, a 7.5% increase over last year. This...
Hotel Innvestor Raising Capital For 2 Hotels
January 20, 2015
Hotel-Investment-Banking Newport Beach, Calif. – Hotel Innvestor has been retained to raise capital for two separate offerings for hotel projects...
Accor Opens New North America, Central America and Caribbean (NCAC) Headquarters in Miami, Florida
January 5, 2015 - Accor, global hospitality leader, announced the opening of its North America, Central America and Caribbean (NCAC) headquarters at One Square...
15 Steps to Re-Igniting Your Hotel’s Strategy for 2015
By Renie CavallariIn my new book, aspire...to lead, available now on Amazon, I talk about nothing but strategy for an entire chapter. It's that important. And...
In and Out: Top 15 Travel Trends for 2015
January 22, 2015
by Jennifer Hawkins
Nothing sits still for long in the travel industry, as hotels and tour operators put new and inventive twists on accommodations,...
Hilton New York JFK Airport Upgrades Travel Services; Adds Doppler Radar to FlyteBoard
January 15, 2015
Guests, Airline Crews Review Live National Radar Picture as They Verify Airline Flight Status, Gate Information to Confirm Flight Plans
CHICAGO, IL -...
Maestro PMS Puts Housekeeping App to Work for Independents
January 28, 2015
Easy-To-Use Mobile Housekeeping App Increases Productivity; Tablet and smartphone Ready; No Internet Connectivity Needed
January 28, 2015...
Launching Virgin Group’s New Brand, the 250-room Virgin Hotels Chicago Opens
Plans for Nashville Opening in 2016 and NYC in 2017
NEW YORK, Jan. 15, 2015 -- Today marks a milestone in the history of the Virgin brand with Virgin Hotels...
The $3.5 Billion Baha Mar is Set to Open in March 2015 in The Bahamas
NASSAU, The Bahamas, Jan. 9, 2015 -- Baha Mar, the new $3.5 billion resort, will introduce a new era of luxury, glamour, gaming and excitement to The Bahamas...
The Three Pillars of Hotel Customer Service
January 14, 2015
By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.lma.ca)Every good salesperson or individual working in guest service knows about guest expectations: you must first...
AAA Adds 14 Hotels and Restaurants to Exclusive Five Diamond List for 2015
January 16, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 16, 2015 -- AAA has unveiled 121 hotels and 63 restaurants that have earned the AAA/CAA Five Diamond Rating in the past 12 months,...
NAVIS White Paper Outlines Formula for Maximum Direct Channel Revenue
January 6, 2015
Do You Leave 60% of Potential Bookings on the Table? Learn How Drive + Capture + Convert = Dramatic Leisure Revenue Growth
January 6, 2015 - Properties...
Tivoli Lodge Targets Higher Digital Marketing ROI with Consumer Intelligence from nSight
TripAdvisor's #1 Ranked Hotel in Vail Using Shopper Analytics to Grow Share on a Global Scale
NASHVILLE, TN - January 15, 2015 - nSight, the leader in...
Should Hoteliers Be Concerned with Amazon Becoming the Next Mega OTA?
January 21, 2015
by Max Starkov
The industry press is full of articles about Amazon entering the travel retail space, opening travel industry-focused offices, and contacting...
The Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) Names Finalists for the Prestigious ALIS Awards
Winners to be Honored at ALIS Conference, January 26-28, 2015
Washington, D.C., January 16, 2015 - The Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) announced...
Hilton Garden Inn Honors Outstanding Brand Performers of 2014
January 7, 2015
MCLEAN, Va. - January 7, 2015 - Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Worldwide's award-winning brand of upscale yet affordable hotels, recently recognized its highest...
How Silicon Valley Thinking Can Shake Up Traditional Hotel Management Practices
Asset managers should encourage management to take risks to innovate.
by Mark C. Lynn
Constant questioning and challenging of hotel amenities, services,...
Marriott International Will Not Block Wi-Fi Devices
January 14, 2015 - Marriott International listens to its customers, and we will not block guests from using their personal Wi-Fi devices at any of our managed...