ZDirect Drives Big Data

ZDirect | June 17, 2013

Produced in conjunction with Arizona State University, ZDirect launches a predictive analytics eMail survey for Shell Vacations Hospitality that achieves a high response rate and drives $100,000+ in room revenues; Visit ZDirect at HITEC in Booth 125 [HALLANDALE BEACH, FL- JUNE 17, 2013] - Shell Vacations LLC, a Wyndham Vacation Ownership (NYSE: WVO) subsidiary and one of the largest independent vacation ownership clubs and property-management groups in North America, is reaping big rewards from a survey pilot launched in cooperation with ZDirect and Arizona State University. The Shell Vacations Hospitality 2013 Logit Study used predict...

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 Rainmaker Group Earns Distinction as One of the Top 40 Fastest Growing Companies in Georgia

Rainmaker Group | June 12, 2013

ATLANTA, GA - June 12, 2013 - The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Atlanta released its list of the Georgia Fast 40 for 2013, and The Rainmaker Group is among this year's distinguished group of companies contributing to the overall health and recovery of Georgia's economy as a whole. This is the fifth year for the Georgia Fast 40 award competition, which honors companies for achieving sustained growth. Growth is measured objectively based on revenue and employment, whether achieved organically or through acquisition. Approximately 100 companies with headquarters in Georgia submitted applications, and the Top 40 companies are categ...

Agilysys Acquires Assets of TimeManagement Corporation

Agilysys | June 12, 2013

Acquisition will add TMx, a leading integrated labor management solution, to the Agilysys portfolio of hospitality technology solutions ALPHARETTA, GA - June 12, 2013 - Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading provider of innovative information technology and hospitality software, services and solutions, has announced that it has acquired the assets of TimeManagement Corporation, a privately-owned Minneapolis-based technology provider with solutions that streamline workforce management environments for hospitality operators. The company funded the acquisition through cash on hand and expects the transaction to be immediately accretive t...

Italy’s Atahotels Entrusts Worldwide Sales & Marketing of 6,000-room Portfolio to Pegasus Solutions

Pegasus Solutions | June 12, 2013

19 Properties in Italy's Most Beautiful Locations Switch from Private Label to "UI" Chain Code DALLAS (June 12, 2013) – Italy's Atahotels has dropped its own chain code and entrusted the worldwide sales and marketing of its full 6,000-room portfolio to Pegasus Solutions. The nearly 50-year-old brand's luxury, ubiquitous throughout Italy at its 19 properties, will now enjoy a higher profile among global travel buyers through Pegasus Connect+ Premium under the "UI" chain code. "For years, Atahotels has defined quality made in Italy," said Roberto Franchi, chief executive officer of Atahotels. "Today, we set global trends in the hospital... Brand Advocate Platform Drives Visitors and Direct Bookings to Cove Haven Resorts | June 11, 2013

All-Inclusive Entertainment Resorts turn to leaders in social marketing to increase website traffic and boost revenue Orlando, FL — June 12, 2013 —, a brand advocate platform that helps hotels leverage the marketing power of social media by encouraging guests to spread the word about upcoming stays, has been implemented at the Cove Haven Entertainment Resorts in the Pocono Mountains. The three resorts are seeing positive trends in website traffic and direct room bookings as a result of's technology. The Cove Haven Entertainment Resorts are open year-round and offer a perfect retreat for a Weekend Getaway or Extended ...

New Castle Names New Senior Management Team for 117-room Westport Inn in Westport, Connecticut

FCS | June 11, 2013

Paul Boyle Appointed as General Manager and Annette Martinez Named as Director of Sales and Marketing SHELTON, Conn. - June 11, 2013 - Officials of New Castle Hotels & Resorts, a leading hotel owner, operator and developer, today named Paul Boyle general manager and Annette Martinez director of sales and marketing of the 117-room Westport Inn in Westport, Conn. New Castle assumed management of the hotel in April of this year. "The Westport Inn is ripe for experienced management and creative marketing input," said Gerry Chase, president and COO of New Castle. "Paul and Annette are the two best people to reposition this hotel and full...

B4Checkin Builds Custom Booking Engine to Handle 32 Room Types at Edmonton’s Fantasyland Hotel

B4checkin | June 11, 2013

One of Canada's busiest hotels, this multi-themed property couldn't find a booking engine capable of handling its many room B4Checkin created one HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA - JUNE 11, 2013 - For a themed property like Fantasyland Hotel in Edmonton, it is crucial that potential guests be able to search for and book the exact room type they want. One of Canada's busiest hotels, guests travel from all over the world to stay in guestrooms styled like an igloo, a Polynesian paradise, an African safari and many more. In fact, Fantasyland boasts 11 different themes with a whopping 32 different room types at the 355-room property. Combin...

Travel Tripper Launches RezTrip’s Latest Booking Engine

Travel Tripper | June 11, 2013

June 11, 2013- This week, Travel Tripper launched its latest RezTrip booking engine for two of its Miami hotels - the Clevelander and the Essex House on Ocean Drive. The new booking engine, built for both desktop and tablet, is designed to offer a great user experience, increase conversion rates, and maximize revenue for hotels. The RezTrip booking engine uses large, rich imagery to present users with easy-to-use room selection options. The top of the page features a scrolling filmstrip, which features room options for the guest. Compared to other booking engines, the new engine focuses heavily on showcasing the hotel's rooms, while str...

London’s Montcalm Hotels Obtain Global Sales Support with Pegasus Solutions

Pegasus Solutions | June 11, 2013

Two Award-Winning Boutique Properties Target International Buyers with Pegasus Connect+ DALLAS (June 11, 2013) – Two award-winning Montcalm Hotels in London have chosen Pegasus Solutions to grow international business through Pegasus Connect+ Premium. The Montcalm London, recently awarded a prestigious five-star rating by the Automobile Association (AA), and the Montcalm at the Brewery London City, will gain preferred access to an international community of hotel buyers under the "UI" chain code. "London's Montcalm Hotels are unique and offer tremendous consumer value in the world's most popular tourist destination. Ensuring that cons...

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....

Vizergy® Client Websites Named Interactive Media Awards Winners for Third Consecutive Year

June 11, 2013

Modern, ROI Focused Hotel Websites Win Awards Jacksonville, FL (June 11, 2013) - Vizergy Digital Travel Marketing recently won two Interactive Media Awards™ (IMA) on behalf of their clients for their impressive custom website designs. The IMA recognize the highest standard of excellence, honor, and outstanding achievement in website design and development. Vizergy's Outstanding Achievement award winners in the Hotel/Resort category include: Cabo Villas Beach Resort & Spa and the Inn of Chicago. "It is a privilege to be honored by the IMA again this year," said Philip Faircloth, Vizergy's Director of Operations. "Our design team pr...

New Orleans W Hotel to be Converted to a Le Meridien New Orleans by 2014

BuildCentral | June 10, 2013

Hotel-Online and BuildCentral Have Updated 274 Hotels in the Last Two Weeks with Changes in Personnel, Property Management or Ownership Chicago, IL. June 10, 2013 - Hotel-Online and BuildCentral have reported 274 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: Courtyard San Diego Downtown (San Diego, CA) Residence Inn Columbus Worthington (Columbus, OH) Clarion Hotel Dela...

Digital Alchemys eMarketing Tools Help Hotels Provide Critical, Time-Sensitive Information to Guests

Digital Alchemy | June 10, 2013

Minneapolis - June 10, 2013 - When it comes to customer relationship management (CRM), the hospitality industry is one of the world's most challenging businesses. Since hotels operate 24 hours a day, they are often forced to deal with rapidly evolving situations and events that are sometimes out of their control. When a crisis occurs, hoteliers require a means to quickly and professionally communicate critical, time-sensitive information to both current and arriving guests who may be affected by a given situation. From unscheduled road construction or weather alerts to security emergencies, efficient guest communication is a critica...

Milestone Internet Marketing Announces User Conference

Milestone Internet Marketing | June 5, 2013

A Marketing Forum Providing Insights into the latest trends and changes in Digital Marketing and its relevance to hospitality industry Santa Clara, CA - June 5, 2013 - Milestone Internet Marketing, a leading provider of digital marketing software and services for hospitality is organizing a User Conference that will showcase the latest trends and innovations in digital marketing and social media and how these trends impact the hospitality industry. Milestone User Conference, an open marketing forum, brings togethe ecommerce professionals, hotel executives, managers, and owners for a full day conference discussing the ins and outs of dig...

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