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...
The World’s 42nd Largest Hotel Chain, Barceló Hotels & Resorts, Signs With SiteMinder
January 10, 2017
Dallas, US - The global hotel industry’s leading cloud platform, SiteMinder, today announces it has secured 109 properties belonging to...
Technologies That Will Have a Major Impact on Hotels in 2017 and Beyond
January 17, 2017
Technologies that were big in 2016, and are only getting bigger.
HOTEL STAFF TECHNOLOGY. Ops is the new black.
Happy staff = happy guests, and...
Data Proves Branded Hotel Vanity Sites Are Effective
January 4, 2017
PARSIPPANY, NJ – January 4, 2017 It’s been an ongoing mission of the major hotel brands to convince hotel management companies and hotel...
Will Facebook Recommendations Create a New Channel for Hotel Bookings?
January 13, 2017
By Nancy Huang
Facebook has recently launched a new tool to help users discover new experiences, things to do, events, and services based on suggestions from...
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...
What Hotels Can Learn From the Airbnb CEO’s Twitter Exchange about What Guests Want
January 11, 2017
When Airbnb’s CEO asked his Twitter community for their Airbnb product wish list, what he got was a comprehensive look at what guests want from lodging...
Ocean Properties and Margaritaville Holdings to Convert Westin Resort and Marina to Margaritaville Key West Resort and Marina
Key West – January 10, 2017 – Ocean Properties Ltd. & Affiliates and Margaritaville Holdings, LLC today announced that the Westin Resort and...
The Top 7 Predictions for the Travel Industry for 2017
January 24, 2017
After the failure of even the most well respected pollsters to accurately predict the outcomes of not only Brexit but also the US presidential election,...
ADA Defense Lawyer on Hotel Mixed Use: Tenants Not Liable for Common Areas
January 16, 2017
By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group®
Hotel Lawyers | Author of www.HotelLawBlog.com
ADA Hospitality Defense and Compliance...
Now Available for Download: HeBStrategy Q1 2017 Hotel Marketing, Technology, and Trends Whitepaper
January 12, 2017
As part of its position as a hospitality industry thought leader, HeBS Digital is pleased to announce the release of the first in a series of HeBStrategy...
Carver-Olson Hospitality Search Announces National Expansion
January 25, 2017
Team Adds Executive Recruiters in Five Markets
ATLANTA, GA – January 25, 2017 – As a division of the Carver Companies, Carver-Olson Hospitality...
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...
The White Sands Oceanfront Resort and Spa Installs Maestro PMS to Personalize Guest Experience At Every Touch Point
Professional On-Schedule Installation, Actionable Guest Personalization, Integrated Booking Engine and Powerful Yield Management Give Popular Beach Destination...
Internet Trends, Stats & Facts in the U.S. and Worldwide 2017
The following collection of charts represents the most trusted research and the most recent data on major internet trends. Feel free to use the charts included...
Preliminary Hotel Industry Forecast: 2017
January 3, 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...
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...
Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 173: Hotel History: Omni Parker House Hotel (1855)
January 30, 2017
by Stanley Turkel, CMHS
Hotel History: Omni Parker House Hotel (1855), Boston, Massachusetts (551 rooms)
Opened in October 1855 by Henry D. Parker, the...
What Do Meeting Planners Actually Want? Here’s the Surprising Survey Results…
January 19, 2017
Looking for the ultimate tip to booking more group business this year?
Get inside the planner’s mind to find out what marketing they prefer, respond to,...
Maestro PMS Acquires Strategic Software Assets of Navicom Inc. to Strengthen Integrated Guest Engagement Offerings
On-Property GEM Communication Tools Personalize Guest Relationship; In-House Service Requests Drive Guest Interaction
January 11, 2017 – Maestro PMS, a...
The Seven Secrets to Creating a Financially Engaged Leadership Team in Your Hotel
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...
Conquering Complaints™: Part Two
With the proliferation of online guest reviews and social media postings, training all of your guest contact colleagues to properly respond to guest complaints...
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...
CBRE Issues U.S. Lodging Forecast, Particularly for Historic Hotels of America
January 5, 2017
Historic hotels achieve a substantial premium in ADR and REVPAR over comparable contemporary hotels.
WASHINGTON, DC – January 5, 2017- The outlook for...