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From Green Screens to The Cloud: Maestro PMS’ Continued Commitment to Innovation Powers Success for Independents for More Than 40 Years

Maestro PMS | July 16, 2019

Maestro’s Leading-Edge System Development and Expanding Support Services Provides Long-Term Investment Security for Today’s Hoteliers July 16, 2019 – When Maestro PMS started more than 40 years ago, hotel systems had green screens and ran on computers the size of chest freezers. Today Maestro operates from tablets and mobile devices that access information in the Cloud to support single properties and entire hotel groups. Maestro PMS continues to flourish as a trusted partner to the independent property operator and leverages the latest mobile and Cloud tech innovations in its hotel software systems to power both guests and staff wit...

Global Hospitality CEO Survey: What Trends Are Shaping the Hospitality and Leisure Industry?

Kimberly Yoong | July 16, 2019

Hospitality businesses must find ways to differentiate themselves to remain competitive against ever growing industry disruption, the PwC’s 22nd CEO Survey unveils. By Kimberly Yoong According to the 22nd Annual Global CEO Survey by PwC, the Hospitality and Leisure industry's success continues to rest on its ability to cater to individual consumers’ preferences and desires. As the 3,200 global CEOs interviewed for the survey put it: “People eat, sleep, play games, cement friendships and seek cures in hospitality facilities.” However, recent trends suggest that the industry has been losing that connection with their customers as...

Radisson Signs With Bay Invest Company for Radisson Hotel La Baie d’Alger in Algiers

Radisson | July 16, 2019

Brussels/Algiers - July 16, 2019 -- Radisson Hotel Group is proud to announce the signing of the Radisson Hotel La Baie d’Alger in Algiers; its second hotel in Algeria and first Radisson-branded hotel in the country. The new hotel will be a strong addition to the group’s portfolio of almost 100 hotels in operation and under development across 32 countries in Africa. The capital of Algeria, Algiers is the political, economic and cultural center of Africa’s largest country. It is a cosmopolitan city that enjoys a prominent location on a bay along the Mediterranean coastline. Algeria itself continues to show a spike in tourism. Accordin...

Mohr Capital Acquires Hyatt Regency Hotel Ground Lease In Downtown Milwaukee

Mohr Capital | July 16, 2019

MILWAUKEE, July 16, 2019 -- Dallas-based, privately-held real estate investment firm, Mohr Capital, has acquired its first hotel ground lease in downtown Milwaukee at 333 W. Kilbourn Avenue. The Hyatt Regency Hotel that sits on the 99-year ground lease is a 4-star hotel with 481 rooms on 22 floors. The hotel is managed by Interstate Hotels, one of the largest hotel managers in the United States. "We are excited to add this ground lease to our portfolio of high-quality assets across the United States," said Rodrigo Godoi, Director of Acquisitions for Mohr Capital. "We look forward to continuing our strategy of adding leased fee estates to o...

Hilton Appoints Vasco Baselli as General Manager of Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino

Hilton Hotels & Resorts | July 16, 2019

MCLEAN, Va. – July 16, 2019 – Hilton (NYSE: HLT) announced the appointment of Vasco Baselli as general manager of the 357-room Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino. Baselli most recently served as general manager of the Hilton Lima Miraflores in Peru, where he oversaw the operation of this more than 200-room hotel, 13,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, and more than 200 team members. Originally from Germany, Baselli is a more than 30-year hospitality industry veteran who started his career as a Line Cook Apprentice at the Inter-Continental Hotel Düsseldorf hotel in Germany. Over the course of more than three decades, Baselli develope...

McKibbon Hospitality Names Joe Taggart as Its New Chief Financial Officer

McKibbon Hospitality | July 16, 2019

TAMPA, Fla. (July 16, 2019) — McKibbon Hospitality, an industry leader in hotel development, management and renovations, is pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Taggart as its new Chief Financial Officer, starting in his new role July 15. Taggart joins the family-owned and operated hospitality company and will oversee all McKibbon entities, including real estate, hotel development, management, renovations and the McKibbon Family Investment Fund, managing the companies’ accounting, cash management, insurance, property and income tax, partnership-owned finance, and audits. “We are excited about Joe joining our team and the wea...

Hospitality Social Media Marketing News

Lodging Interactive | July 16, 2019

In two short weeks, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter have all either announced updates or made updates to their platforms that will impact social media accounts for businesses in the hospitality industry. Keep reading to see all the changes and what they mean for hotels and resorts. Facebook Ads Organic “Top Fans” Targeting Option  According to Social Media Today, Facebook is rolling out a new feature that allows Pages to target their “top fans” with organic posts, showing the content only to them. This could be used to thank them, share exclusive content, or even try to increase the likelihood that big Page supporters see spec...

Hotel Equities Tapped to Manage Four Points by Sheraton Charlotte Lake Norman in Huntersville, NC

Hotel Equities | July 16, 2019

Atlanta, GA – July 16, 2019 – Today, Atlanta-based hotel owner, operator and developer, Hotel Equities (HE) announced their appointment as the 3rd party operator for the Four Points by Sheraton Charlotte Lake Norman. The recently purchased 101-room hotel is owned by Lake Norman NIA, LLC, a joint venture between Virginia-based TLTsolutions and North Carolina-based Second Line Investments (in association with The Calhoun Group Realty). The hotel offers over 2,000 square feet of state-of-the-art, flexible meeting space able to accommodate 100+ guests. The Four Points Charlotte Lake Norman is Hotel Equities’ tenth Four Points by Sherat...

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