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Jolly Named Inaugural Recipient of King Early Career Professorship

The Penn State School of Hospitality Management | June 11, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Phillip M. Jolly, assistant professor of hospitality management, has been named inaugural recipient of the Elizabeth M. King Early Career Professorship. Jolly focuses his teaching and research on better understanding why people do what they do at work and how to leverage that knowledge to improve organizational performance and employee well-being within multifarious hospitality and related service environments. "It is a tremendous honor to be named the inaugural recipient of the Elizabeth M. King Early Career Professorship," said Jolly. "I'm excited by the opportunities that this endowment will provide me to enh...

Five Strategic Directions to Take Your Hotel

Larry Mogelonsky | May 8, 2019

By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.hotelmogel.com) Value adds always become expectations. Such is the course for hospitality and if you aren't constantly evolving your brand then it will become stale. And in an overstuffed hotel marketplace, you need bold new directions to differentiate your product and drive rate. So, how do hotels adapt so that guests don't lose interest in any of these ostensibly great properties in favor of the 'next big thing'? How do you innovate a boutique property so that its repeat revenue figures will always be a healthy contributor to the bottom line? Broader still, how do lifestyle hotels continue to rei...

Hyatt and Mizrahi Developments to Develop 160-Room Andaz Toronto – Yorkville

Andaz | May 1, 2019

CHICAGO—May 1, 2019--Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Mizrahi Developments to build a 160-room luxury Andaz hotel at the prestigious address of One Bloor Street West in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Slated to open in 2022, the first Andaz hotel in Toronto will be the hotel component of The One, a commercial and residential luxury mixed-use tower that is expected to be the tallest building in Canada, upon completion. The Andaz brand features 18 hotels globally and is designed to attract inspired expressives: well-traveled creative individuals who embr...

Raise a Glass to Wine Tourist Diversity

April 29, 2019

Not all Chinese wine tourists are the same. Although wine tourism is becoming more popular in China according to a study published recently by a group of researchers including SHTM professors Hanqin Qiu Zhang and Brian King, there is wide variation in tourists' level of involvement in wine-based activities. Drawing on the findings of a survey measuring levels of involvement in and perceptions of wine tourism, the researchers provide useful information for marketers aiming to develop targeted trips and marketing strategies. Interest in wine tourism has increased worldwide as tourists seek "authentic and individualistic experiences" while on...

Brands Performance Update

Rodney G. Clough | April 18, 2019

By Rodney G. Clough The following article illustrates the 2018 RevPAR levels across four categories, from the top RevPAR earners to the low end; we note that the statistics for this article, inclusive of occupancy and average daily rate (ADR), were pulled from the various 10-K filings of the brands on their corporate websites. 2018 RevPAR, Top Ten Source: 10K filings Ritz-Carlton led the pack in RevPAR, with W Hotels, Waldorf Astoria, and Park Hyatt not too far behind. It should be noted that Four Seasons does not disclose brand averages. Occupancy levels from the above group ranged from a low of 71.4% (Waldorf Astoria) to a high of 82....

The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) Launches New Brand, SeleQtions

April 15, 2019

Mumbai, April 15, 2019: The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), South Asia's largest hospitality company, today, announced the launch of a new hotel brand - "SeleQtions", which is a collection of named and distinctive properties. SeleQtions was launched with 12 hotels across the country. The vision for the brand is to celebrate individuality, by offering unique experiences through landmark hotels that have their own legacy and charm. Speaking on the occasion, Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, IHCL said, "SeleQtions will allow IHCL to cater to a broader audience of travelers who prefer staying in hotels wi...

Hyatt Signs With Towa Real Estate to Develop 120-Key Hotel at Japan’s Historic Fuji Speedway

Unbound Collection by Hyatt | April 3, 2019

CHICAGO -- Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Towa Real Estate Co. Ltd., an affiliate of TOYOTA Group, to develop a 120-key hotel at the Fuji Speedway, Japan's historic racing circuit. Slated to open in 2022, the project will be the first in Japan under The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand and the first hotel in the world to be built by Towa Real Estate. "As we look to expand Hyatt's brand footprint in Japan, we are excited to be entering into a management agreement with TOYOTA group company, Towa Real Estate, as it builds its first-ever hotel." Hotel a...

HRI Properties and Hyatt Celebrate Opening of Dual-Branded Hyatt Place and Hyatt House Indianapolis

Hyatt Place | April 2, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS – (April 2, 2019) – HRI Properties, LLC (HRIP) and Hyatt officially opened Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotels in the Wholesale District of Indianapolis. Developed and constructed by HRI Properties, the dual-branded property represents a prominent landmark within central downtown and creates an experience that enables guests to enjoy both brands under one roof. "HRI Properties is excited to continue our relationship with Hyatt by introducing this dynamic new combined hotel offering to the great city of Indianapolis," said Tom Leonhard, president and chief executive officer for HRI Properties. "Hyatt Place Indiana...

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