HVS Key Takeaways: Boutique Hotel Investment Conference 2016
July 11, 2016
By Susan Furbay
The conference keyed in on ways for independent hotels to gain ground in today’s market, from financing avenues to booking channels....
First Boutique Hotel in New York’s Garment District is Exceeding Guests’ Expectations with Kube Systems
July 12, 2016
The Distrikt Hotel New York City appreciates the versatility and convenience of the compact, Bluetooth streaming bedside Kube Clock that charges up to six...
New Meeting Package, Technical Innovations, Unique Teambuilding Programs, Refreshed Guestrooms & Conference Space
July 7, 2016
Mark the Summer Conference Season at Doral Arrowwood
Rye Brook, New York, July 2016 …Legendary Doral Arrowwood, the New York metro area’s top...
A Hotelier’s Guide to Pokémon Go
July 18, 2016
We’re going to assume you’ve heard of Pokémon Go. In the last week, this game has shot to the top of the mobile app sales charts, has been...
SCG America Expands its U.S. Footprint; Takes Control of Major Hotel and Mixed-Use Development in Garden Grove, California
July 13, 2016
Newport Beach, CA – July 13, 2016 -- Maxim Hotel Brokerage is pleased to have represented SCG America in taking control of the approved Grove District...
“Oh Snap” – Why the Hospitality Industry Need to be on Snapchat
July 14, 2016
by Cory Falter
In the ever-changing world of social media there is a driving new force on the street that hoteliers shouldn’t ignore, and that...
Sea Island Company President Scott Steilen Adds CEO to His Title
Sea Island, Georgia (July 11, 2016): Following the recent announcement that the Sea Island Company has been acquired by the Anschutz family and that Sea Island...
Global Business Travel Spend Topped Record-Breaking $1.2 Trillion USD in 2015, Will Reach $1.6 Trillion by 2020
Alexandria, VA (July 12, 2016) – Global business travel spend topped $1.2 trillion USD in 2015, growing 5 percent over 2014, and is forecast to reach 1.3...
Benchmark Resorts & Hotels and Gemstone Hotels & Resorts Join Together
New Company Operates 58 Independent Properties in US and Internationally
The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, July 11, 2016 Benchmark Hospitality...
Benchmark Hospitality International Named to 2016 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® Elite Winner Awards List
July 29, 2016
The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, July 2016 … Benchmark Hospitality International has been named to the prestigious “Best and Brightest Companies to...
For Los Angeles Hotels, 2016 Will Be Hard to Top
July 6, 2016
By Jenny Lee
Two unusual events have occurred recently that have had a positive impact on the LA hotel industry: the Porter Ranch Gas Leak and the new...
The Battle for ‘Book Direct’ May Be Won, But the War Will Not
By Bill Carroll
‘Book direct’ is the war cry of hotel owners, management company executives, chain CEOs and many marketing consulting groups. Like...
Indie Operators Expand with Maestro Multi-Property Management and Loyalty Programs
Independent Hotel Management Groups Tap Maestro Multi-Property to Support Growing Portfolios; Add Loyalty Programs, Cross Enterprise Consolidated Marketing and...
Benchmark Hospitality International Appoints Bill Lee, General Manager, and Tony Aslanian, Director of Sales & Marketing at The Grove Resort & Spa, Orlando
July 1, 2016
The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, July 2016 … Benchmark Hospitality International, a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company, has named Bill Lee...
Which Hotel Tech Trends Have Staying Power?
July 21, 2016
by Steffan Berelowitz
Technology has progressed at an incredible rate in recent years, with mobile catapulting to the top and surpassing expert predictions....
Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 163: Hotel History: The Otesaga Hotel, Cooperstown, New York*
July 5, 2016
By Stanley Turkel, CMHS
1.Hotel History: The Otesaga Hotel (1909), Cooperstown, New York (132 rooms)
This magnificent Federal-style structure with an...
Luxury Hotels Heading Underwater to Deliver the Wow Factor
By Neasa MacErlean
Luxury hotels with underwater features are offering unusual experiences for their affluent guests who want to dine below the waves and...
Kirk Jones Promoted to Chief Financial Officer of Benchmark Hospitality International
July 15, 2016
The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, July 15, 2016 … Alex Cabañas, chief executive officer of Benchmark Hospitality International®, has announced...
Making Your Hotel the Go-To Resource for Meetings and Events Planners
How to position your hotel as the authority for meetings and events in your destination.
Every hotel wants a piece of the meetings and conference market. In...
Nobody Asked Me, But…No. 164: Hotel History: Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa, Whitefield, New Hampshire*
July 25, 2016
By Stanley Turkel, CMHS
Hotel History: Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa (1865), Whitefield, New Hampshire (144 rooms)
One of America's great...
New Courtyard by Marriott Mt. Pleasant at Central Michigan University Set to Open
Mt. Pleasant, MI – July 7, 2016 – Courtyard by Marriott Mt. Pleasant at Central Michigan University is scheduled to open its doors this Wednesday,...
What The Rio Olympics Means For Your Hotel
July 27, 2016
By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.lma.ca)
Rio 2016 is upon us, and that means two solid weeks of having a reason to actually watch broadcast again...
Concord Hospitality Positions for Future Growth
July 28, 2016
Data-Focused Strategy and Centralized Budgets Deliver Accurate Daily Performance Forecasts to Optimize Profitability for Concord’s 90+ Chain and...
Owned and Managed by BN Management Company the 109-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Panama City Beach, Florida Opens
Panama City Beach, FL– July 11, 2016 – The 109-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Panama City Beach, Florida opened on Friday, July 8,...
It’s Official: AccorHotels Shareholders Approve Acquisition of Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel Brands
Following the approval of shareholders at the General Shareholders Meeting on July 12, 2016, AccorHotels Group officially announces the acquisition of FRHI...