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Human Trafficking: What Hotels Are Doing to Prevent It

Samuel Wich | April 24, 2019

By Samuel Wich According to the Global Slavery Index, an estimated 40.3 million men, women, and children were victims of modern slavery on any given day in 2016. With the International Labor Organization estimating annual profits from forced labor at 150 billion USD, it is the world's second largest criminal industry and affects all countries. The victims of these crimes have to endure forced labor, sexual exploitation, organ removal or forced marriage. The fight against modern slavery starts by acknowledging and identifying the issue. In 2015, the UK government intensified their efforts by issuing the Modern Slavery Act, calling for mo...

Hospitality Financial Leadership: Negative Flow Thru

David Lund | April 22, 2019

By David Lund One of the most read articles I have written is on the topic of flow thru and how to use it in your financial statements. Understanding flow thru is not something that comes easily to most people immediately, but once you look at it and do the calculation it usually clicks. Once it drops in place you have got it for good. To take things one step further in this piece I am going to discuss negative flow thru. Negative flow thru or retention is something that most people in North America have not had to deal with very much in the past decade. We have just crossed over a massive stretch of growth in our industry that was mark...

Cambria Hotels Inks Deal With Koucar Management to Develop New Cambria Hotels in Detroit and Portland, Maine

Cambria Hotels | March 21, 2019

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 21, 2019 -- Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) inked agreements with Koucar Management to develop new Cambria hotels in Detroit and Portland, Maine. The upscale hotels are slated to open in 2020 and 2021, respectively. Located at 600 W. Lafayette Boulevard, the new 154-room Cambria Hotel in Detroit will be in a bustling downtown neighborhood that has played a vital role in the city's ongoing renaissance. Just a short drive away, guests can easily travel to many national corporate headquarters, including Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, and Quicken Loans. The hotel's proximity to Wayne State Univer...

IDeaS Revenue Solutions Reports Unprecedented Momentum in EMEA Markets

IDeaS | February 28, 2019

Following a year of significant regional wins, IDeaS projects exponential growth to continue in 2019 Tweet This: @IDeaS_RevOpt has taken Europe by storm as the preferred provider of automated revenue-optimization technology for hotels and car parks. www.ideas.com/news #RevenueScience LONDON—Feb. 28, 2019—IDeaS Revenue Solutions, the world's leading provider of automated revenue management software and services, reported record-breaking client wins across the EMEA region in 2018. With additional new hotel and car park clients in the pipeline, IDeaS expects 2019 to be another significant year, further bolstering IDeaS' indust...

BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, Adds The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark to Its Operating Portfolio

Benchmark Resorts & Hotels, | January 22, 2019

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, January 2019 … BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, has added The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark(www.thekartrite.com) to its expanding Benchmark Resorts & Hotels brand operating portfolio. Located in Monticello, in New York's Catskill Mountains, the new property will open in March 2019 on 1,600 wooded acres, the site of the Resorts World Catskills entertainment complex. The new luxury hotel will include a state-of-the-art, two-acre indoor waterpark with activities and amenities geared to family fun. The hotel and indoor waterpark will also feature multiple dining options, a rel...

Dream Hotel Group Appoints Dimitri Mitropoulos as Vice President of Food & Beverage

Dream Hotel Group | January 22, 2019

NEW YORK, NY (January, 22 2019) – Renowned hotel brand and management company Dream Hotel Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Dimitri Mitropoulos as Vice President of Food & Beverage, overseeing the seamless delivery of all food and beverage operations at Dream Hotel Group properties worldwide, including the soon-to-open Dream Nashville hotel featuring 168 guest rooms and suites, and six dynamic dining and nightlife venues. Based in New York City and bringing more than 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry to the role, Mitropoulos will be responsible for providing strategic leadership, guidance and dir...

HOTEL Signs With Hyatt to Rebrand Cleviá Grand Leon to Hyatt Centric Campestre Leon Expected in Q1 2019

HOTEL | January 15, 2019

MEXICO CITY, Jan. 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Grupo Hotelero Santa Fe, S.A.B. Of C.V. (BMV: HOTEL) ("HOTEL" or "the Company"), one of the leading companies in the hotel industry in Mexico, announces the signing of a franchise agreement with Hyatt for Hyatt Centric Campestre Leon, which will be rebranded from Cleviá Grand Leon. This 5-star hotel in León, Guanajuato, Mexico, has 140 rooms and is located in "Puerta Bajío," a premium location in a mixed-use real estate development including a shopping mall, residential apartments and office space. It is in the north of the city in the "zona dorada,"...

Arthur Keith Joins Kalahari Resorts and Conventions as General Manager of Pocono Mountains Resort

Kalahari Resorts and Conventions | January 15, 2019

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis.--January 15, 2019--Kalahari Resorts and Conventions has named Arthur Keith as general manager for the company's Pocono Mountains resort. A hospitality veteran who has managed marquee properties throughout the world, Keith will oversee all day-to-day operations, as well as provide leadership and guidance to the Poconos on-site management team, while serving as liaison to the regional Poconos community. Keith assumed the position on Dec. 13, 2018. "Arthur Keith is a hospitality industry titan with great skill in leading teams to growth and success while never compromising on guest experience. Our company is strengthe...


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