The Marriott-Starwood Merger’s Impact on Owners, Franchisees and Developers
November 25, 2015
By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com
As the biggest merger in the history of the...
Kimpton Hotels Reveals First Glimpse of Seafire, Its New Grand Cayman Resort Opening in 2016
November 11, 2015
Cayman Inspired Resort Represents First New Resort Development Along Famed Seven Mile Beach in 10 Years
(GRAND CAYMAN) – November 11, 2015 –...
Marriott To Acquire Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Creating The World’s Largest Hotel Company
November 16, 2015
BETHESDA, Md. and STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 16, 2015 -- Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc....
Cendyn® Continues Global Expansion: John Seaton Appointed Managing Director; Singapore Office Opens
November 17, 2015
Cendyn to Debut Eight Additional Offices Across Europe, Asia-Pacific Region in 2016
Boca Raton, Fla. – Nov. 17, 2015 – Cendyn®, parent...
Your Front Desk Team Is Key to Meeting Your ADR Goals in 2016
November 10, 2015
By Doug Kennedy
November 10, 2015
If you are like most hoteliers, chances are that this time of year you have just about completed your budget for...
JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group Respond to Marriott Acquisition of Starwood Hotels
16 November, 2015
Commenting on the announcement that Marriott has acquired Starwood Hotels, Mark Wynne Smith, Global CEO of JLL's Hotels &...
IHG Issues Statement Regarding Press Speculation on Potential Sale or Merger
November 6, 2015
Following recent market speculation, the Board of Directors of IHG states that it is not considering a potential sale or merger of the company.
Marriott CEO Says He Will ‘Cull’ Subpar Sheraton Hotels
Alexander Soule | The Stamford Advocate, Conn. | November 18, 2015
Nov. 18--As Marriott International works to complete its $12.2 billion acquisition of Starwood Hotels, its CEO said he would move aggressively to "cull...
Top 10 Reasons to Use Construct-A-Lead.com
November 3, 2015
Construct-A-Lead is an online construction projects database helping businesses gain information on large scale commercial construction projects and as...
Hilton Worldwide Suffers Payment Card Security Breach from Malware on Point-of-Sale Systems
MCLEAN, Va.--November 25, 2015--Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) has identified and taken action to eradicate unauthorized malware that targeted payment card...
Maestro and Revinate New Integration Enhances Hotel Reputation Management, Guest Communication
November 18, 2015
Maestro’s API Integration Gives Property Operators Easy Set Up and Access to Rich Guest Profiles
November 18, 2015 - San Francisco, CA - Revinate, the...
Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 151; Hotel History: The Grove Park Inn (1913)* & The Biltmore Estate
November 2, 2015
By Stanley Turkel, CMHS
1. Hotel History: The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa, Asheville, North Carolina
The Grove Park Inn is one of the...
J.D. Power: Marriott’s Focus on Consistency May Boost Starwood Brands
November 19, 2015
By Rick Garlick, Ph.D., Global Travel and Hospitality
Practice Lead for J.D. Power
Marriott's acquisition of Starwood offers a number of interesting...
Energy Savings Often Overlooked When Buying Commercial Laundry Equipment
By David Kaupp, Xeros
All our actions have a direct and indirect impact on climate change. Both consumers and businesses are actively trying to reduce...
TravelClick Announces Additions to Its Senior Leadership Team in 2015
November 5, 2015
NEW YORK – November 5, 2015 – TravelClick announces the completion of its 2015 expansion and upgrade to its Senior Leadership team. The Company...
Sabre to Acquire the Trust Group
November 24, 2015
Acquisition to extend Sabre’s global leadership in hospitality technology solutions
SOUTHLAKE, Texas – Nov. 24, 2015 – Sabre Corporation...
7 Ways to Drive Service Excellence in 7 Days
November 30, 2015
Use the following 7-day plan to reinforce your team’s commitment to service excellence!
Day 1: Be Consistent
For many people, excellent customer...
Report from NY Hotel Assoc.: Airbnb’s $2 Billion Negative Impact on Lodging Industry and NYC Economy
NEW YORK, November 2, 2015 -- Airbnb's operations had a negative impact of $2.1 billion on the lodging industry and the broader economy of New...
Customer Service Training Is a Waste of Time
November 23, 2015
By Bryan K. Williams
It’s amazing how many companies waste their time and money on customer service training. Year after year these companies bring...
5 Innovative Ways Hotels Can Use Text Messaging With Their Guests
November 12, 2015
Mobile messaging is experiencing a renaissance, but how and with whom we text is changing.
No longer for just between friends, text messaging is...
White Lodging Breaks Ground on Dual-Branded AC Hotels by Marriott and Le Meridien Hotel in Denver
From left to right, Bruce Etkin, Chairman, Etkin Johnson; Chris Anderson, Senior Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer for White Lodging; David Johnson,...
2016 Checklist to Maximize Engagement and Revenues from Social Media
By Victoria Hsia
Social media and travel go hand-in-hand. Sixty-five percent of adults now use social networking sites (Pew Research Center) and a growing...
Flip.to Boosts Revenue and Direct Bookings for Platinum Hotel with Revenue and Marketing Strategy
November 9, 2015
Advocacy platform sparks results; hotel and guests both win
ORLANDO, FL — November 09, 2015 — Flip.to, the advocacy platform for hotels, has...
Focus on California: Update on 1025 Olympic Boulevard & Other California Hotel Construction Projects
Hotel-Online and Construct-A-Lead report today that there have been dozens of new/updated California hotel construction leads added to the...
The Battle Between Full-Service and Limited-Service Properties
By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.lma.ca)
While travelling on business earlier this quarter, I took it upon myself to compare two outlets of a major...