Booking.com and BookingSuite: What’s Really Going on Here?
May 4, 2015
BookingSuite is now offering hotels a 'free' website in exchange for a 10% commission. It is important for hotels to realize that in exchange for...
Cendyn/ONE™ Named as One of the ‘20 Most Promising Travel & Hospitality Solution Providers’ for 2015
May 14, 2015
CIO Review's Special edition cover story explains how Data Intelligence™ is shaping the industry
Boca Raton, Fla. - May 14, 2015 - In its May 6,...
Survey Says: Hospitality Sector Failing to Calculate Full Cost of Laundry
May 11, 2015
ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 11, 2015 – Two national surveys recently completed by opinion and research firm Fabrizio Ward found a large segment of the...
The Free Website Trap: Lessons From Priceline’s Rebranding of Buuteeq
May 5, 2015
by Vikram Singh
Last year, Priceline.com made a splash when it acquired Buuteeq, a digital marketing and website “cloud-based system” for...
In Wake of Arrest on Fraud Charges, Nick Patel’s Portfolio of Five Hotels to be Auctioned Off
Mary Shanklin | Orlando Sentinel | May 15, 2015
May 15--Orlando businessman Nik Patel's five hotels, including the former Sheraton Orlando and a Doubletree by Hilton, are about to be auctioned off.
Go Moment and IBM Watson Help The Line Hotel Deliver Personalized Guest Services on the Go
The Line Hotel First to Offer Rev1 Powered by Watson
Santa Monica, CA - May 11, 2015 - Go Moment, a leader in providing mobile solutions for the...
Social Media Should Be a Hotel’s Main Customer Service Platform
May 6, 2015
Strategies for delivering social customer service on the property level.Parsippany, NJ: The evolution of social media from a marketing platform to a customer...
Hotel Front Desk Training Checklist Circa 2015 by Doug Kennedy
May 26, 2015
May 26, 2015If someone would have surveyed hotel managers 15 or 20 years ago about the future role of their front desk staff, my guess is that most would have...
Starwood Capital Group Acquires Portfolio of Fifty Extended-Stay Hotels
May 19, 2015
GREENWICH, Conn., May 19, 2015 -- Starwood Capital Group, a leading global private investment firm, announced today that it has acquired a portfolio of fifty...
Hospitality Veteran Ken Barnes Joins GuestTek™ Executive Team
Calgary, Alberta - May 26, 2015 - GuestTek announces the addition of a seasoned executive leader in hotel business and technology. Beginning in Calendar Q3,...
Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown Hotel Installs FlyteBoard to Keep Airline Crews On Time
May 21, 2015
At HITEC Visit Flyte Systems in Booth # 1637
June 15 to 18 at the Austin Convention Center
Staff Delivers Real-Time Flight Information to Guests...
Maestro PMS Powers-Up Independents at HITEC 2015 with Apps, Mobile Solutions and Big Data Analysis
May 27, 2015
At HITEC Visit Maestro PMS in Booth #1029June 15 to 18 at the Austin Convention Center
Maestro Gives Independents Mobile Apps and Wi-Fi Flexibility for...
Sabre Launches SynXis Booking Engine In-Context Suite, a Digital Retailing Solution For Hotels
May 7, 2015
An Industry-First, New solution will help hotels increase online booking revenue while seamlessly guiding travelers to create the unique hotel experience...
Maestro PMS Users’ Conference 2015: Ah Ha Moments for Everyone
At HITEC Visit Maestro PMS in Booth #1029
June 15 to 18 at the Austin Convention Center
The 2015 Maestro Users' Conference in Santa...
Free Wi-Fi Still Reigns but is Waning as Top Hotel Amenity According to New Hotels.com Survey
DALLAS, May 7, 2015 -- Global travelers' desire for free Wi-Fi is still the number one amenity when choosing a hotel for both leisure and business...
IHG and Dur Hospitality Company to Open First Holiday Inn in Tabuk Later This Year
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 6 May 2015: At the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) today InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announced the signing of a...
Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry: A Historical Perspective
May 28, 2015
Implementation of the 11th Revised Edition of the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry
The 11th revised edition of the Uniform System of...
2015 Edition of Trends® in the Hotel Industry Concludes U.S. Hotels Continue to Show Gains in Profit
May 4, 2015, Atlanta, Ga. Results from the 2015 edition of Trends® in the Hotel Industry, an annual report recently released by PKF Hospitality Research...
W Los Angeles – West Beverly Hills Unveils $25 Million Renovation
May 18, 2015
LOS ANGELES-- W Hotels Worldwide, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT), today announced the completion of the highly anticipated $25...
Shining a Light on Emotional Reviews
May 20, 2015
By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.lma.ca)Life used to be simple and somewhat orderly. Hotels were classified as one through five stars (or diamonds) by...
AWH Partners and Building and Land Technology Purchase Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at Sea World
Partnership Acquires 1,004-Room Orlando Resort in an Off-Market Acquisition and Plans Renovations and Meeting Space Expansion to Add ValueNEW YORK (May 28,...
Moneyball: Big Data and Raising Your Hotel Company’s Batting Average
'Outside-The-Box' Business Intelligence Analysis and Reporting Reveals Competitive Advantages that Lift Performance and Profitability
By Cam Troutman,...
What You Can Learn from Economy Hotels
May 13, 2015
By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.lma.ca)Most of the time, innovation flows downstream. In our industry, logically, this implies that ideas generated...
Benchmark Hospitality Names Darren Law General Mgr for Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curaçao
May 15, 2015
The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, May 2015 … Benchmark Hospitality International®, a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company, has named Darren Law...
Lodging Interactive Wins Communicator Award for Hotel Website Design
The digital marketing firm adds to its 2015 accolades with an award from AIVA.
Parsippany, NJ - May, 19, 2015 - Lodging Interactive, the digital marketing and...