The Key to Delivering World-Class Service: Be An Ambassador
September 3, 2014
by Bryan K. Williams
It's amazing who some business leaders allow to represent their company. On a recent trip, I stopped at a sandwich shop to order...
Hyatt to Sell Portfolio of 38 Hyatt Place & Hyatt House Hotels for $590M; To Remain Hyatt Branded
September 19, 2014
September 19, 2014 - CHICAGO - Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced that Hyatt affiliates have agreed to sell 38 hotels to a company organized by...
Beam Me Up Scotty - Marriott Unveils 4-D Virtual Travel Experience Teleporting Guests Worldwide
September 18, 2014
BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 18, 2014 -- In its journey to explore the future of travel, Marriott Hotels is taking an unprecedented leap into virtual reality...
PKF-HR Forecasts Record Occupancy for 2015
Positive Market and Economic Conditions to Sustain Longest Period of Growth in 20 Years
September 3, 2014, Atlanta, Ga. - The U.S. lodging industry will...
Flip.to Reinvents the Marketing Strategy for Strand Hotel NYC
September 10, 2014
ORLANDO, FL - SEPTEMBER 2014 - When Jonathan Hansell, Hotel Manager, The Strand Hotel NYC, learned about Flip.to, he immediately saw the incredible...
Beauport Gloucester Hotel Moving Toward Construction
September 22, 2014
Hotel-Online and BuildCentral Add/Update 335 Hotel Projects to the New Hotel Construction Projects Database
Chicago, IL. September 22, 2014 -...
Study Shows Travelers Willing to Pay More for Hotels With Better Travel Reviews
Dallas, TX and Munich, Germany - September 22, 2014 - TrustYou, the inventor of the Meta-Review™ and global online reputation management leader, working...
CheckMate Integrates with TripCase to Revolutionize Mobile Travel Experience
September 9, 2014
Leading Mobile Travel App TripCase is First to Offer Travelers Mobile Hotel Check In with Groundbreaking In-App Integration with CheckMate
San Francisco, CA, -...
First Company to Target Hotels with Crowdfunding Launches
September 25, 2014
Innvestor Capitalizes On Recent Legal Changes
Highgate Hotels Prepares to Open The Gates Hotel Key West, a New 100-room Boutique Hotel in Florida
September 10, 2014 (Key West, Florida) - The Gates Hotel Key West, a new independent hotel with 100 rooms, will open on the island of Key West, Florida, in...
Luxury Hollywood Hotel Reaches Upscale Clientele with Flip.to
September 4, 2014
ORLANDO, FL - SEPTEMBER 2014 - How do you reach thousands of potential guests who want a dramatic, luxurious West Hollywood experience when they stay in LA?...
Why the Hotel Industry Needs Google, Amazon or Priceline to Clean Up the Mess it has Created
September 16, 2014
By Lennert de Jong, Commercial Director at citizenMHave you ever wondered why you automatically get the newest version of Facebook on your phone, have made...
Why is This New Report Scaring the #%*! out of Hotel Owners?
Hoteliers have always felt the pinch of paying third-party fees to attract and retain guests. Now – with the just released results of a multi-year hotel...
Intelity Study Reveals Mobile Check-In One of Top Services for Hotel Apps
September 8, 2014
ORLANDO - September 8, 2014 - Intelity, leading provider of integrated guest service technology for the hospitality industry, released data from 25 of the...
Waldorf Astoria Naples Rebranded to Naples Grande Beach Resort
September 15, 2014
Hotel-Online and BuildCentral Have Updated 120 Hotels in the Last Two Weeks with Changes in Personnel, Property Management or Ownership
Chicago, IL. September...
Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 128 Hotel History: Hotel Dixie/Carter; Quote of the Month
By Stanley Turkel, CMHS1. Hotel History: Hotel Dixie/Carter
A recent article in the New York Times (July 27, 2014) reported on the adventures of North...
Free eBook: The Smart Hoteliers Guide to Maximizing Small Group eBusiness
21-page eBook and webinar by Groupize Solutions provides insights to engage planners, increase conversions, boost staff productivity and reduce costs with...
Limited-Service Chase Hotels Create Broad Appeal with Flip.to
September 24, 2014
ORLANDO, FL - SEPTEMBER 2014 - Chase Hotels operates eight limited-service properties across the U.S., offering premium accommodations to primarily corporate...
SkyWire Names Robert Breedlove as New CFO
LAS VEGAS – September 3, 2014 - SkyWire, a nationwide Hospitality Technology provider, announces that they have brought on Robert Breedlove as...
FAQs on Service Animal Requirements of the ADA. What Every Hotelier Needs to Know. Why Uber was Sued
September 17, 2014
By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group®
Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com
17 September 2014
The recent Uber lawsuit
Thayer to Rebrand Newly Acquired Diplomat as Curio-A Collection by Hilton; $100M Renovation Planned
NEW YORK - (Sept. 3, 2014) -Thayer Lodging Group ("Thayer"), a Brookfield Company, and its institutional partners, have acquired the Westin Diplomat Resort &...
RoomActually Launches Off-Campus Housing Platform Providing AirBnB-Like Solution for Universities
Start-Up Takes On the Rental Boom Space with Unique Online Marketplace Revolutionizing Student Housing
New York, NY, - September 8, 2014 There's no doubt...
The Importance of RevPOR over RevPAR
By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.lma.ca)
Why is that RevPAR (Revenue Per Available Room) gets all the attention? Because it's without a doubt incredibly...
Hotel Guests Prefer Texts: Hotels Provide Luxury with SMS
September 22, 2014, Santa Monica, CA - Tanning by the pool and feeling thirsty? Instead of getting up to find a hotel staff member, you can pull out your phone...
Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 129 Hotel History: Roosevelt Hotel (1893), New Orleans
By Stanley Turkel, CMHS
1. Hotel History: Roosevelt Hotel, New Orleans
The original Roosevelt New Orleans Hotel was built in 1893 by Louis Grunewald, a German...