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DataArt Joins HEDNA to Champion Technology Innovation and Collaboration

New York, London, Munich - January 16, 2018 - DataArt, the global technology consultancy that designs, develops and supports unique software solutions, today announced it has joined the Hotel Electronic Distribution Network Association (HEDNA).As a ...

Susanne Auinger of DB Systel GmbH, a Subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn AG, Elected as Chairperson of OpenTravel

Travel association OpenTravel Alliance (OpenTravel) recently elected Susanne Auinger, senior advisor of partner management at DB Systel GmbH, a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn AG, as chairperson for its board of directors. Auinger most recently served a...

McCain Foodservice releases official 'What's Hot' report containing top trends for 2018

To mark the start of a new year, McCain Foodservice has unveiled a new report looking ahead to 2018. Turnover in the food service sector is set to slow amidst continued consumer uncertainty as Brexit draws ever closer. With this in mind, it's vital ...

Hilton Miami Downtown Completes Renovations of Million

Following the completion of a property wide million renovation, Hilton Miami Downtown by Resort World Miami invites groups and leisure guests to enjoy a Downtown Miami escape just steps from the city's best cultural, shopping, dining and entertainm...

Comfort Hotel Brand Successfully Opens More Than One Hotel Per Week in 2017

ROCKVILLE, Md. -- A proven leader in the upper midscale lodging segment, the iconic Comfort Hotel brand finished 2017 by opening 58 hotels and increasing the pipeline to nearly 300, one of the largest in its history. Franchised by Choice Hotels Inte...

Luxury hospitality struggles to define itself

Luxury pushbackOne of the biggest challenges facing the luxury sector is the guest itself. Traditional mainstays of luxury hospitality such as concierge and turndown services are seen as less desirable and even redundant, especially due to the preva...

Embassy Suites by Hilton New York - Midtown Manhattan Celebrates Grand Opening

The Buccini/Pollin Group, Hidrock Properties and Hilton Hotels & Resorts today announced the opening of the 310-suite Embassy Suites by Hilton New York - Midtown Manhattan in New York. BPGS Construction oversaw entitlement and construction of th...

Hilton Opens 650 New Work-From-Home Reservation Sales Positions

MCLEAN, Va. -- Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the hiring initiative for its remote career program with the creation of 650 new part-time work-from-home reservation sales positions, offering flexible work opportunities across the United States.As...

30 Legendary Historic Hotels Inducted into Historic Hotels Worldwide in 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Historic Hotels Worldwide has inducted 30 historic hotels into its registry in 2017. The 30 iconic hotels represent more than 10 brands, chains, and collections from 14 countries. The oldest historic hotel inducted in 2017 is the...

How Destination Marketing Organisations Can Better Defend Their Budgets | By Carolyn Childs

Don't wait for budget kick-back to happen. Here's how to be better prepared with data and arguments so you can retain valuable destination marketing budgetBy Carolyn Childs, co-founder and strategist, MyTravelResearch.comIt's brutal reality. Many de...

The Rezidor Hotel Group announces its 5-Year operating plan at the Investors Day

Today, at its 2018 Investors Day in Frankfurt, Germany, Federico J. Gonzalez, President & CEO of The Rezidor Hotel Group AB (publ) (REZT:STO) & Chairman of the Global Hotel Steering Committee of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, together with his Exe...

The Staff Of Nizuc Resort Cancun Clearly Understands Where True Hospitality Starts - The Human Heart | By Doug Kennedy

If you ask me, I think some luxury hotels end up with such disingenuous service because the staff is so overly focused on hitting the standards imposed on them by rating services such as AAA and FORBES that they are not able to connect with their gu...

Red Flags to watch out for to save your Business and Reputation! | By L. Aruna Dhir

Business is built on trust inculcated in the customer for the products the businesses sell. The success factor of any business depends on the brand value that the Business promises to deliver to the guest. This value is always defined from the persp...

RobertDouglas Advises DeBartolo Development and OPTrust on the $30 Million Refinancing of the Hampton Inn & Suites Oahu/Kapolei in Kapolei, Hawaii

Los Angeles, CA -- RobertDouglas announced today that it advised DeBartolo Development and OPTrust in the $30 million refinancing of the Hampton Inn & Suites Oahu/Kapolei in Kapolei, Hawaii. The five-year, floating-rate, interest-only financing was ...

SiteMinder partnership showcases authentic Italian experiences for travellers

The global hotel industry's leading cloud platform, SiteMinder, has partnered with one of Italy's longest-standing hotel booking providers and consultancies, Charming Italy, to provide travellers "a truly authentic Italian experience".Beginning in 1...

EyeforTravel have an attendee list for the data travel elite that they think you need to see!

With more travelers turning to the internet and mobile to get ideas, inspiration, and options for their trips. There's more data on each customer from their searches, saved preferences and previous travels. This event covers data analytics, revenue ...

A frequent traveller asks every hotel he stays in for a 'unique drawing of Godzilla' upon arrival | businessinsider.nl

It's no secret that there are tricks and tips frequent travellers should use to try and snag a cheap flight - and there are plenty of ways to enhance your hotel experience, too.For most people, this involves trying to get a bigger, better room or pe...

FireKeepers Casino Hotel Rely on RFID Technology to Control Uniform Inventory and Employee Assignments

InvoTech Systems is the leading provider of advanced Linen Management, Laundry and Uniform Systems that integrate the latest RFID technology to increase profitability for hotels, resorts, casino operators, sports arenas, convention centers and theme...

The REAL Renovation Rescue: 3 Ways to Improve Your Hotel Without Spending Millions | By Dean Minett

None of these, by the way, come close to the $400 million transformation of J.W. Marriot's Marco Island Beach Resort in the U.S. state of Florida.So then, what have all these millions achieved? Fresh infrastructure, gleaming new guest rooms, opulent...

Softscribe Inc. Lists Top 5 Press Releases in 2017

BENTONVILLE, AR -- Softscribe Inc., a leading hotel tech PR agency, announced its top 5 press releases from 2017 that address hoteliers' operational challenges. Ranking is based on the number of reads and press release-generated clicks backs to clie...

Hospitality Asset Managers Association ("HAMA") Names 2018 Board of Directors

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Officials of the Hospitality Asset Managers Association ("HAMA") today announced their new board of directors for 2018. Recently appointed at the group's semi-annual conference, the new members include:CHMWarnick's Maxine Taylor as p...

WoodSpring Hotels Expands Pacific Northwest Footprint with WoodSpring Suites Seattle Redmond

Charlotte, N.C. -- WoodSpring Hotels, the nation's fastest growing extended-stay hotel company, today announced the grand opening of WoodSpring Suites Seattle Redmond. The hotel, developed by West 77 Partners LLC, will be operated by WoodSpring Hote...

Marcus Hotels & Resorts to Curate New Hotel Concept Celebrating the Arts

MILWAUKEE -- Evoking the passion, power and purpose of Milwaukee's flourishing arts scene, Marcus Hotels & Resorts announced today that it is reinventing the 221-room InterContinental Milwaukee into a creatively bold independent arts hotel. Daring t...

Renovate to innovate | By Georges Panayotis

This productivity issue must therefore be faced head-on and reinvent ourselves, because today's hotel owner can no longer be a mere innkeeper. He must rethink how space and time are used, especially during the day, with day use and coworking among o...

Can You Secure Your Hotel With A Manual? | By Mac Segal

There is some well-deserved discussion and criticism of manuals and other books in the security industry. There is no lack of articles, blogs and books about securing facilities, VIPs, cruise ships, religious institutions, banks and more. Here, I th...