Managed by Baywood Hotels, the Hampton Inn & Suites San Antonio-Downtown/Market Square Opens
Hampton Inn & Suites | July 8, 2014
SAN ANTONIO and MCLEAN, Va., July 9, 2014 - Hampton Hotels, Hilton Worldwide's global brand of more than 1,900 mid-priced Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, and Hampton by Hilton hotels, today announced the official opening of its newest property, the 108-room Hampton Inn & Suites San Antonio-Downtown/Market Square located at 411 South Flores Street in San Antonio. The hotel is managed by Baywood Hotels. "Centrally located and nestled in an area featuring endless activities, San Antonio's newest hotel features free hot breakfast, a welcomed amenity for guests looking to get their day started off right," said Toni Ingle, general ...
CityFest Hotel (Embassy Suites) in Tuscaloosa Slated to Open September 2014
BuildCentral | June 27, 2014
Hotel-Online and BuildCentral Add/Update 180 Hotel Projects to the New Hotel Construction Projects Database Chicago, IL. June 30, 2014 - Hotel-Online and BuildCentral have added or updated 180 hotel projects in the last two weeks to Hotel Construction, a nationwide database of hotel construction projects, openings, and key decision makers (Owner/Developers, Architects and Contractors). These proposed hotels are still in the planning stages. Now is the perfect time to have your product drawn into plans, or offer construction services: Stickney Point Hotel & Retail (Sarasota, FL) Sky Hotel Redevelopment (Aspen, CO) Elm Court Estat...
Airbnb’s Inroads Into the Hotel Industry – What Does This Mean for Hoteliers?
Matt Kurtz | June 23, 2014
by Matt Kurtz Airbnb offers accommodations in nearly every major hospitality destination worldwide. Rates are often lower than comparable hotel rooms, and its popularity is rising—what does this mean for hotels? Travelers looking for lodging in their destination cities have traditionally taken one of two courses: stay at the home of a friend or relative or book a room at a local hotel. Over the past six years, a kind of hybrid option has emerged, allowing for guests to book rooms in the houses, apartments, condominiums, trailers, treehouses, boats, and even castles of other people. The experience can have as much in common with couch ...
HeBS Digital’s CMS Technology a Finalist for 2nd Consecutive Year by The American Business Awards
HeBS Digital | May 15, 2014
HeBS Digital's CMS Premium, the industry's most advanced Content Management System (CMS) technology, was named a finalist in the Best Software Programming/Design category in The 2014 American Business Awards SM and will receive the coveted Stevie® Award for this category. New York, NY (May 16, 2014) - HeBS Digital, the industry's leading hotel digital technology, full-service digital marketing and website design firm today announces its proprietary CMS Premium has been named a finalist in the Best Software Programming/Design category in the 2014 American Business Awards. HeBS Digital will ultimately be a Gold, Silver or Bronze Stevie�...
Hard Rock International Names Marco Roca Executive Vice President/Chief Development Officer, Hotels
Hard Rock International | April 22, 2014
ORLANDO, Fla., April 22, 2014 -- Hard Rock – one of the world's most-recognizable and iconic brands – announces Marco Roca as EVP of Hotel Development for Hard Rock International worldwide. Roca's appointment is a strategic move designed to further fuel the brand's aggressive development activity and expansion prospects. "Hard Rock International's expansion strategy is of utmost priority, the dividends of these efforts are on display today as we have hotels currently under construction in Ibiza, Abu Dhabi, Shenzhen and Haikou. Continuing this growth course demands a dynamic and knowledgeable individual who can help drive the momentu...
Benchmark Hospitality Names Billy Alberigi Director of Operations for Bardessono, Napa Valley, CA
April 22, 2014
The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, April 22, 2014 - Benchmark Hospitality International®, a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company, has named Billy Alberigi director of operations for Bardessono, California's first and only LEED Platinum Certified hotel. Bardessono is located in Yountville, Napa Valley, and is part of Benchmark Hospitality's Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels® collection. Jim Treadway, Benchmark's general manager at the hotel, made the announcement. "This promotion is well-deserved recognition of Billy's legacy here at Bardessono," said Mr. Treadway. "Getting things done in a quality fashion, and demonstrati...
Choice Hotels and Boli Hotel Management Enter Agreement to Develop Clarion & Quality Brands in China
Choice Hotels | April 22, 2014
ROCKVILLE, Md., April 22, 2014 -- Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's largest hotel companies, is pleased to announce today the signing of a development agreement for Choice's Quality Hotel and Clarion Hotel brands with Boli Hotel Management Company Ltd. The deal marks the launch of the first Clarion and Quality Hotels in China, and the continual expansion of its international business. The development will begin in Hangzhou, one of China's most popular tourist destinations, with plans to expand across the region. Known for its historic relics and natural beauty, Hangzhou provides a scenic backdrop for the ...
Waterford Hotel Group Appoints New Management Team at Fairfield Inn Marriott Boca Raton in Florida
Fairfield Inn Marriott Boca Raton | April 21, 2014
BOCA RATON, FL (April 21, 2014) --- Waterford Hotel Group recently announced the appointments of two key management positions at the Fairfield Inn by Marriott in Boca Raton, FL. Crystal Winter, General Manager, and Cristina Goncear, Sales Manager will lead the operations and sales teams of the 119-room hotel, located at the Boca Raton Airport in the Palm Beach County area of South Florida. Waterford Hotel Group, a national hotel and convention center management firm based in Southeastern Connecticut, assumed management of the Fairfield Inn Boca Raton in November 2013. As General Manager, Winter will be responsible for all phases of the ...
New Owner and Property Manager for The Cliff House Resort & Spa in Maine
BuildCentral | April 21, 2014
Hotel-Online and BuildCentral Have Updated 205 Hotels in the Last Two Weeks with Changes in Personnel, Property Management or Ownership Chicago, IL. April 21, 2014 - Hotel-Online and BuildCentral have reported 205 changes in personnel, property management and ownership in the Hotel Profiles database over the last two weeks. Many hotels are getting a fresh start with a new Owner, Property Manager or General Manager. Recommend your product or service to someone who might be looking for a change. Hotels Under New Management: Wingate by Wyndham Slidell/New Orleans East Area (Slidell, LA) Best Western Black Rock Inn (Fairfield, CT) Red ...
Benchmark Hospitality International Announces The “Top Travel Trends for 2014”
Benchmark Hospitality International | April 21, 2014
As Seen Through the Eyes of Travel Professionals The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, April 2014 ... Benchmark Hospitality International®, a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company, announces the "Top Ten Travel Trends for 2014" as observed through a survey of the company's extensive database of professional travel agents. In a Benchmark-commissioned study, over 20,000 travel professionals were provided a comprehensive survey on consumer and business travel in 2014, for review and submission to an independent market research firm for compilation and analysis. Hospitality industry experts domestically and internationally, Benchmar...
Aimbridge Hospitality Selected to Manage Three Hotels in Central Wisconsin
Aimbridge Hospitality | March 3, 2014
DALLAS, TEXAS (March 4, 2014) - Aimbridge Hospitality announces it has been awarded the management contract for three hotels in central Wisconsin - the Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center and the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, both located in Stevens Point; and the Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center in Marshfield, Wisconsin. Central Wisconsin is a recreational playground offering Midwestern charm and hospitality. The area is known for its abundant outdoor life: trout fishing, nature and hiking trails, and farmers' markets. Many great local breweries and regional restaurants, and it is home of the University of Wisconsin ...
Winegardner & Hammons Promotes Jason Kreul to Senior VP
Winegardner and Hammons, Inc. | January 30, 2014
CINCINNATI – Winegardner and Hammons, Inc. (WHI) is proud to announce the promotion of Jason Kreul to senior vice president – operations, after serving as vice president – food & beverage since 2011. Jason is responsible for overall hotel operations in addition to overseeing an industry best management team. "We are pleased to announce this well-deserved promotion for Jason Kreul," said Mike Conway, WHI president. "In his new role, Jason will leverage his significant industry experience to ensure a continued focus of operational excellence and exceeding customers' expectations." Jason joined WHI in 1993 as an assistant general...
3 Ways to Get Heads in Beds for Your Hotel
Hotel Success Now | January 3, 2014
Hotel owners of 2 and 3 star hotels find standing out may be a challenge. Many consumers believe that there is not much of a difference in the economy to mid tier segments because they are considered "cookie cutter" hotels. The truth, is that hotels in their respective tiers have many ways to differentiate themselves. I will mention 3 ways to make your hotel standout thus presenting you with the advantage when competing for bookings increasing Average Daily Rates (ADR) and Revenue Per Available Room (RevPar). 1. Consistent Online Presence, you hear about this all the time from your brand about updating your photos, videos and descriptio...
Four Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels Achieve Condé Nast Traveler’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards
November 21, 2013
Bardessono, Villas of Grand Cypress & Willows Lodge All Honored with Condé Nast Traveler's 2013 Readers' Choice Awards The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, November 2013 ... Benchmark Hospitality International®, a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company, has announced that four of its Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels® properties have achieved the 2013 Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards list. The coveted Readers' Choice list is one of the most prestigious consumer awards within the U.S. travel industry. The Readers' Choice Awards list is released annually in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler magazine. Th...
So Many Options, So Much Advice: TripAdvisor & Your Hotel’s Profitability; A Best Practices Tool
Taylor Short | November 20, 2013
Building a strong online reputation on review sites like TripAdvisor has become essential to maintaining a profitable hotel. Hoteliers around the world have experimented with various tactics to generate a large quantity of positive reviews, and one has found success in achieving a strong ranking: the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin. The Four Seasons was able to jump more than 20 spots on TripAdvisor's Popularity Index to become the highest ranked hotel in the city in less than two years. To find out how the Four Seasons was able to see such significant increases in their online rankings, Taylor Short of Software Advice, a company that rese...
Adoba Hotel Dearborn Michigan Encourages Healthy Travel With PURE Hypoallergenic Guestrooms
Adoba Eco Hotel Suites Brand | October 23, 2013
Dearborn, MI October 25th - In the chic, historic Detroit suburb of Dearborn, Michigan, Adoba® Hotel is looking to create a better customer experience through their focus on sustainable travel. Among the myriad elements in this evolution are 10 allergy-friendly guestrooms from PURE Solutions, which reflect Adoba's emphasis on wellness and healthy travel. PURE Rooms are treated according to a patented 7-step process that kills and protects against 99.9% of viruses and bacteria. By virtually eliminating surface and airborne irritants, PURE Rooms create a truly hypoallergenic space that is not only more comfortable for allergy-sufferers,...
Benchmark Hospitality International Shares The Top Dining Trends for 2013
September 12, 2013
The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, September 2013 ... Benchmark Hospitality International®, a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company with two distinctive portfolios of properties, Benchmark Resorts & Hotels® and Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels®, has just released its Top Dining Trends for 2013. The trends were observed by Benchmark's executive chefs and culinary experts at the company's 39 luxury hotels, resorts and restaurants coast to coast and off shore. These range from the luxurious Bardessono in Napa Valley to the landmark Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu's North Shore to the extraordinary ONE Bal Harbour Resort &...
Register Now for the LODGING Green +Sustainability Conference & Expo
LODGING Media | September 12, 2013
September 13, 2013 - At the LODGING Green +Sustainability Conference & Expo - the most valuable educational and networking experience in the hospitality industry - leading experts will share insight that can help you identify and implement your hotel's green initiatives. Attend and you will learn: • The latest sustainability trends that will help you run your properties more efficiently. • How to meet government mandates and become green certified. • How to enhance the value of your property investment by implementing sustainable programs. • How to reduce energy costs, including water reclamation and heat energy. • And mor...
Architect Named for SBE Hotel Development in Seattle
BuildCentral | June 29, 2013
Hotel-Online and BuildCentral Add/Update 139 Hotel Projects to the New Hotel Construction Projects Database Chicago, IL. July 1, 2013 - Hotel-Online and BuildCentral have added or updated 139 hotel projects in the last two weeks to Hotel Construction, a nationwide database of hotel construction projects, openings, and key decision makers (Owner/Developers, Architects and Contractors). These proposed hotels are still in the planning stages. Now is the perfect time to have your product drawn into plans, or offer construction services: Greenwich Street Hotel (New York, NY) Convention Center Hotel (Jackson, MS) Element by Westin Hotel (...
FCS and Metropolis Technologies Partner to Distribute i-Guest Mobile Guest Services Platform for Hot
FCS | June 24, 2013
Partnership between leading industry technology providers makes best-in-class hospitality guest services platform widely available to hotels across North America. Atlanta, GA and Ft. Lauderdale, FL — June 25, 2013 — FCS Computer Systems, a leading global provider of comprehensive hospitality guest services applications and solution design services, has announced that an agreement has been signed with the leading telemanagement software provider Metropolis Technologies to distribute the revolutionary hospitality guest services platform, FCS i-Guest. Through the new agreement, Metropolis will now offer the mobile-friendly FCS i-Guest ...
New Courtyard Miami Beach Oceanfront Tower Slated for Completion August 2013
BuildCentral, Inc. | June 14, 2013
Hotel-Online and BuildCentral Added/Updated 136 Hotel Projects to the New Hotel Construction Projects Database Chicago, IL. June 17, 2013 - Hotel-Online and BuildCentral have added or updated 136 hotel projects in the last two weeks to Hotel Construction, a nationwide database of hotel construction projects, openings, and key decision makers (Owner/Developers, Architects and Contractors). These proposed hotels are still in the planning stages. Now is the perfect time to have your product drawn into plans, or offer construction services: Main Street Mixed-Use Development (Royal Oak, MI) LaQuinta (East Syracuse, NY) Coconut Creek Hot...
The 110-room Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Lincoln Airport Opens in Nebraska
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group | June 11, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS (JUNE 11, 2013) - Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world's largest and most dynamic hotel groups, today announced the further expansion of the Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM brand in Nebraska. The opening of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Lincoln Airport, NE marks the brand's growth in the region as part of its Ambition 2015 strategy. "The brand is making strides in growing its footprint in Nebraska," said Scott Meyer, senior vice president, Midscale Brands, Americas. "The continued growth in this region is another step forward in our plan to expand the brand primarily in the U.S., Canada, India and Mexico....
First Hospitality Group Selected to Manage the 145-room Hyatt Place in Champaign, Illinois
First Hospitality Group | June 11, 2013
June 11--CHAMPAIGN -- Rosemont-based First Hospitality Group will manage the new Hyatt Place Hotel in downtown Champaign, the company announced Monday. The company provides services for 50 hotels in 10 Midwestern states, including 23 properties in Illinois. The 145-room Hyatt Place Hotel is scheduled to open next spring at the southwest corner of Neil and Church streets. It is being developed by Champaign-based YG Financial Group. The new hotel will be the fifth hotel in downstate Illinois served by First Hospitality Group. The company's portfolio already includes the Country Inn and Suites in Champaign and Bloomington, the Hampton Inn ...
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