How to Kick Ass in 2017
January 4, 2017
By Renie Cavallari
1. Be passionate and choose to play all in. How you play (engage) reflects the life you get to live.
2. Find what is right and build...
How ‘Poshtels’ are Reinventing the Budget Accommodation Sector
By Natalie Holmes
At a time when budget travelers are increasingly experience-driven, the hospitality industry is responding with a concept that caters to...
Total Impact: Using Data to Make a Difference
January 2, 2017
By Neasa MacErlean
No company is an island: its actions, both direct and indirect, often have a big impact not just on its workplace and...
2017 Marks a New Era of Services, Success for Vimana Franchise Systems
January 3, 2017
Hospitality's friendliest franchise company adds a third product for the independent market and makes a huge financial investment in a new infrastructure...
Best Western’s Ron Pohl Promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer
Ron Pohl has been a visionary leader for the brand for nearly a decade
Phoenix, Ariz. (January 2, 2017) - Best Western® Hotels & Resorts’...
Data Proves Branded Hotel Vanity Sites Are Effective
PARSIPPANY, NJ – January 4, 2017 It’s been an ongoing mission of the major hotel brands to convince hotel management companies and hotel...
Infographic: Hotel Guest Satisfaction - Industry Insights & Key Takeaways
January 5, 2017
Infographic provided courtesy of Irelands The Europe Hotel & Resort
Preliminary Hotel Industry Forecast: 2017
Since 2016 is barely gone, we may as well spell out the big news and the impact that news may have on 2017 and beyond. The first was Marriott—that was a...
A New Climate for Sustainable Investment
By Jim McClelland
Not so long ago, sustainable investment was the preserve of an eco-conscious minority. Now attitudes are changing amid mounting evidence...
Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 172: Hotel History: Bibles in Hotel Rooms
January 9, 2017
For the past one hundred years, if you opened the nightstand drawer in almost any hotel room in the U.S., you would find a bible placed there by an evangelical...
CBRE Issues U.S. Lodging Forecast, Particularly for Historic Hotels of America
Historic hotels achieve a substantial premium in ADR and REVPAR over comparable contemporary hotels.
WASHINGTON, DC – January 5, 2017- The outlook for...
Spas of America’s Top 100 Spas of 2016
Spas of America, the No. 1 spa and wellness travel website, today unveiled its annual ranking of the Top 100 Spas of 2016, based on consumer behavior on its...
Tambourine Shares Recommended DOSM Checklist for 2017
2017 is going to be a game changer for hotel DOSMs.
This year, you need to maximize every advantage you have to meet your revenue targets and outperform your...
New York City’s Skyline Hotel Using ALICE for Back of House Insights and Front of House Peace of Mind
New York, NY -- Hotel operations platform ALICE announces The Skyline Hotel, in New York City’s storied Hells Kitchen, is using ALICE for back of house...
New Year’s Resolution – Read One Industry Article Every Day
By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.lma.ca)
December is a time of gifts, holiday feasts and resolutions for the coming New Year. Instead of posting a...
Airbnb’s Houston Listings Swell as Super Bowl LI Approaches
Nancy Sarnoff and Alyson Ward | Houston Chronicle | January 6, 2017
Jan. 06--When Beyonce flew to the Bay Area for last year's Super Bowl, she didn't stay in a palatial suite in one of San Francisco's five-star...
The Seven Secrets to Creating a Financially Engaged Leadership Team in Your Hotel
January 10, 2017
By David Lund
You have the ability to increase the profits in your hotel fast by creating an environment that has your managers working together on the...
5 Technologies The Hotel Industry Can’t Afford To Ignore In 2017
Jos Schaap, CEO, StayNTouch
It’s that time of year again where we all get bombarded with a myriad of articles that focus on emerging trends related to...
The Smart Hotelier’s 2017 Top Ten Digital Technology & Marketing Resolutions
By Max Starkov and Mariana Safer
Reflecting on 2016 and successful hotel digital marketing campaigns that impacted the industry, there was an obvious and...
Sabre Announces Two Senior Executives to Lead Product Management and APAC Region for Its Hospitality Business
SOUTHLAKE, Texas – Jan. 10, 2017 – Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), the leading technology provider to the global travel industry, today announced...
Why Green Real Estate is the Way Forward
by Ang Kian Seng
Going green has gone from being a luxury option to a necessity for the built environment sector today.
North American Hoteliers Prepare for Strong Q1 with Healthy Rate and Occupancy Gains
Hotel Performance Encouraging Heading into 2017
NEW YORK – January 4, 2017 – North American hoteliers are eager to ring in the New Year, according...
SHR Developer of Windsurfer® CRS and Roomer Travel Announce Alliance to Drive Hotel Revenue and Enhance Guest Satisfaction using Life Happens™ Cancellation Protection
HOUSTON, TX JANUARY 9, 2017—SHR, developer of the Windsurfer® CRS hotel reservation and distribution platform, today announced a partnership with...
Japan’s Nara Prefectural Government to Lease Governor’s Residence for Building Luxury Hotel
Naofumi Kondo / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff Writer | The Japan News, Tokyo / Asia News Network | January 6, 2017
Jan. 06--The Nara prefectural government has decided to lease the governor's official residence and the land where the residence is located in the city of...
At CES, Security Experts Warn of Lurking Threats from Smart Devices
Adam Candee | Las Vegas Sun | January 6, 2017
Jan. 06--Hey Siri, did you tell Alexa what we talked about last night?
This is not sample conversation from the latest episode of "The Bachelor."...