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Top 25 : Jan 2015

Steady Cap Rates Support Strong Hotel Value Gains

January 30, 2015

By Suzanne Mellen, CRE, MAI, ISHC, FRICS Hotel values reached new peak levels in 2014, fueled by stellar hotel performance, and the availability and low cost...

The End of an Era: IHG Acquires Kimpton

January 5, 2015

​by Vikram Singh How much is that boutique hotel in the window?  Well, it’s around $430 million. Yes, that’s the price InterContinental...

Marriott’s War on Wi-Fi: Hotels Need to Stop Fighting the Future

January 12, 2015

by Vikram Singh Big hotel brands have seen unprecedented growth over the past decade. Even when the global financial engines slowed down, they grew...

Guest Photos Go Viral for The Shores Resort with Flip.to Photo Advocacy

January 29, 2015

ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 2015 - The Shores Resort and Spa has recently switched on an entirely new marketing channel as guests compete to fill the...

2015 Hotel Industry Trends - from Mobile to Niche Markets

January 13, 2015

Bob Diener – Co-Founder of Getaroom.comHotel operators can expect 2015 to be a significant year, with the country jumping out of the recession, which in turn...

Storm Hits NYC Hotels; Radisson JFK Guests Watch FlyteBoard with Doppler Radar for Updates

January 27, 2015

Airport Hotels Become Havens for Stranded Travelers; FlyteBoard with Doppler Radar Keeps Guests Informed on Flight Availability and Changing Weather Patterns...

2015 Las Vegas Trends that are or Should be Universal

January 9, 2015

Experts Weigh in on 2015 Trends in Hospitality, Technology, Luxury, Entertainment, Food & Beverage and Spa LAS VEGAS - January 9, 2015 - Hospitality,...

Accor Opens New North America, Central America and Caribbean (NCAC) Headquarters in Miami, Florida

January 5, 2015

January 5, 2015 - Accor, global hospitality leader, announced the opening of its North America, Central America and Caribbean (NCAC) headquarters at One Square...

Hotel Innvestor Raising Capital For 2 Hotels

January 20, 2015

Hotel-Investment-Banking Newport Beach, Calif. – Hotel Innvestor has been retained to raise capital for two separate offerings for hotel projects...

2014 Construction Report North America: 19 Hotel Waterpark Projects Opened in 2014

January 5, 2015

By Jeff Coy, ISHC January 6, 2015 --- Nineteen (19) hotel waterpark resort projects opened in the USA during 2014, a 7.5% increase over last year.  This...

15 Steps to Re-Igniting Your Hotel’s Strategy for 2015

January 5, 2015

By Renie CavallariIn my new book, aspire...to lead, available now on Amazon, I talk about nothing but strategy for an entire chapter. It's that important. And...

In and Out: Top 15 Travel Trends for 2015

January 22, 2015

​by Jennifer Hawkins Nothing sits still for long in the travel industry, as hotels and tour operators put new and inventive twists on accommodations,...

Hilton New York JFK Airport Upgrades Travel Services; Adds Doppler Radar to FlyteBoard

January 15, 2015

Guests, Airline Crews Review Live National Radar Picture as They Verify Airline Flight Status, Gate Information to Confirm Flight Plans  CHICAGO, IL -...

Maestro PMS Puts Housekeeping App to Work for Independents

January 28, 2015

Easy-To-Use Mobile Housekeeping App Increases Productivity; Tablet and smartphone Ready; No Internet Connectivity Needed  January 28, 2015...

The $3.5 Billion Baha Mar is Set to Open in March 2015 in The Bahamas

January 9, 2015

NASSAU, The Bahamas, Jan. 9, 2015 -- Baha Mar, the new $3.5 billion resort, will introduce a new era of luxury, glamour, gaming and excitement to The Bahamas...

Launching Virgin Group’s New Brand, the 250-room Virgin Hotels Chicago Opens

January 15, 2015

Plans for Nashville Opening in 2016 and NYC in 2017 NEW YORK, Jan. 15, 2015 -- Today marks a milestone in the history of the Virgin brand with Virgin Hotels...

The Three Pillars of Hotel Customer Service

January 14, 2015

By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.lma.ca)Every good salesperson or individual working in guest service knows about guest expectations: you must first...

AAA Adds 14 Hotels and Restaurants to Exclusive Five Diamond List for 2015

January 16, 2015

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 16, 2015 -- AAA has unveiled 121 hotels and 63 restaurants that have earned the AAA/CAA Five Diamond Rating in the past 12 months,...

Should Hoteliers Be Concerned with Amazon Becoming the Next Mega OTA?

January 21, 2015

by Max Starkov The industry press is full of articles about Amazon entering the travel retail space, opening travel industry-focused offices, and contacting...

NAVIS White Paper Outlines Formula for Maximum Direct Channel Revenue

January 6, 2015

Do You Leave 60% of Potential Bookings on the Table? Learn How Drive + Capture + Convert = Dramatic Leisure Revenue Growth January 6, 2015 - Properties...

Tivoli Lodge Targets Higher Digital Marketing ROI with Consumer Intelligence from nSight

January 15, 2015

TripAdvisor's #1 Ranked Hotel in Vail Using Shopper Analytics to Grow Share on a Global Scale NASHVILLE, TN - January 15, 2015 -  nSight, the leader in...

The Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) Names Finalists for the Prestigious ALIS Awards

January 16, 2015

Winners to be Honored at ALIS Conference, January 26-28, 2015 Washington, D.C., January 16, 2015 - The Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) announced...

How Silicon Valley Thinking Can Shake Up Traditional Hotel Management Practices

January 22, 2015

Asset managers should encourage management to take risks to innovate. by Mark C. Lynn Constant questioning and challenging of hotel amenities, services,...

Marriott International Will Not Block Wi-Fi Devices

January 14, 2015

January 14, 2015 - Marriott International listens to its customers, and we will not block guests from using their personal Wi-Fi devices at any of our managed...

Hilton Garden Inn Honors Outstanding Brand Performers of 2014

January 7, 2015

MCLEAN, Va. - January 7, 2015 - Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Worldwide's award-winning brand of upscale yet affordable hotels, recently recognized its highest...

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