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Smaller US Hoteliers Will Take More Risk to Stay Relevant

Smaller US Hoteliers Will Take More Risk to Stay Relevant

February 21, 2017

Fitch Ratings-New York-21 February 2017: Smaller hotel brand owners and operators are flexing their balance sheets to support rooms system growth to stay...

4 Key Strategies to Shift Bookings from OTA to Direct - Part 2

4 Key Strategies to Shift Bookings from OTA to Direct - Part 2

February 21, 2017

In part 1, we shared with you two digital marketing strategies that you can implement immediately that will drive higher direct revenue and shift market share...

The Rainmaker Group Taps Hospitality Sales Veteran, Ellis Connolly, as New VP of Hospitality Sales

The Rainmaker Group Taps Hospitality Sales Veteran, Ellis Connolly, as New VP of Hospitality Sales

February 21, 2017

ATLANTA, GA. – February 21, 2017 – An accomplished professional with more than 15 years of corporate hospitality sales experience, Ellis Connolly...

Ashford Hospitality Trust Proposes to Acquire FelCor Lodging Trust

Ashford Hospitality Trust Proposes to Acquire FelCor Lodging Trust

February 21, 2017

Combined company would result in the third-largest pure-play publicly traded lodging REIT by enterprise value FelCor's Board of Directors has failed to...

FelCor Lodging Trust Responds to Ashford Hospitality Trust’s Unsolicited Proposal

FelCor Lodging Trust Responds to Ashford Hospitality Trust’s Unsolicited Proposal

February 21, 2017

Company Has Engaged with AHT Since Last Fall; Unable to Reach Mutually Beneficial Terms Company Responds to Ashford’s Director Nominees FelCor...

How Paying Closer Attention to Guest Reviews Can Impact Your Hotel’s Bottom Line

How Paying Closer Attention to Guest Reviews Can Impact Your Hotel’s Bottom Line

February 21, 2017

By Benjamin Jost Each day, hotels across the industry put themselves at risk of losing hundreds, or even thousands of dollars… simply by doing nothing...

Nobody Asked Me, But…No. 174: Hotel History: Chelsea Hotel (1884); My Five Published Books; Attorneys Take Note

Nobody Asked Me, But…No. 174: Hotel History: Chelsea Hotel (1884); My Five Published Books; Attorneys Take Note

February 21, 2017

by Stanley Turkel, CMHS Stanley Bard, manager and part owner of the Chelsea Hotel in Manhattan for more than 40 years, passed away on February 14, 2017 at 82...

The Sad Side of Valentine’s Day – What the Hospitality Industry Should Know

The Sad Side of Valentine’s Day – What the Hospitality Industry Should Know

February 21, 2017

By: James Houran, Ph.D. To the service-hospitality industry, holidays like Valentine’s Day often make a positive contribution to a company’s...

Hunden Strategic Partners Welcomes David Stone as Vice President

Hunden Strategic Partners Welcomes David Stone as Vice President

February 21, 2017

Chicago, 21 February 2017:  Hunden Strategic Partners (HSP), a leading destination real estate advisory firm, continues to grow its practice with the...

Curaçao’s Floris Suite Hotel - Spa & Beach Club is Improving its TripAdvisor Reviews with ALICE

Curaçao’s Floris Suite Hotel - Spa & Beach Club is Improving its TripAdvisor Reviews with ALICE

February 21, 2017

Hotel staff and guests alike appreciate the convenience of ALICE’s mobile applications   New York, NY -- Curaçao’s Floris Suite...

Kube Systems Teams with KniTec to Bring Mobile Device Charging to More Hotels in U.S., Canada

Kube Systems Teams with KniTec to Bring Mobile Device Charging to More Hotels in U.S., Canada

February 21, 2017

Today KniTec customers have access to two convenient charging Kubes for guestrooms and public areas that power up to six mobile devices simultaneously...

Koch Completes Investment of More Than $2 Billion in Infor

Koch Completes Investment of More Than $2 Billion in Infor

February 21, 2017

Provides Access to Growth Capital for Cloud Software Leader to Drive Digital Transformation across Industries NEW YORK – Feb. 21, 2017 – Infor, a...

StayNTouch to Host Live Webinar on the Importance of Leveraging Latest Technology to Future Proof Your Hotel

StayNTouch to Host Live Webinar on the Importance of Leveraging Latest Technology to Future Proof Your Hotel

February 21, 2017

Hotel software tech leader presents strategies to streamline operations and simultaneously cater to today’s digitally dependent traveler Bethesda, MD...

Hawaii Hotels End 2016 with Record Highs in Revenue, Visitor Arrivals and a Spike in Room Rates

Hawaii Hotels End 2016 with Record Highs in Revenue, Visitor Arrivals and a Spike in Room Rates

Kathryn Mykleseth | The Honolulu Star-Advertiser | February 21, 2017

Feb. 21--Hawaii hotels ended 2016 with record highs in revenue, boosted by increases in visitor arrivals and a spike in room rates in December. Hotels...

New York Boasts Largest Hotel Construction Pipeline in U.S. at Year-End 2016

New York Boasts Largest Hotel Construction Pipeline in U.S. at Year-End 2016

February 21, 2017

February 21, 2017 – PORTSMOUTH, NH – Lodging Econometrics (LE) reports at that at year-end 2016 the five markets with the largest hotel...

Vail Resorts Enters Agreement to Acquire Stowe Mountain Resort in Stowe, Vermont for $50 Million

Vail Resorts Enters Agreement to Acquire Stowe Mountain Resort in Stowe, Vermont for $50 Million

February 21, 2017

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Feb. 21, 2017 / Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) today announced that on Feb. 17, 2017, it entered an agreement to acquire Stowe Mountain...

sbe to Introduce Mondrian Brand in the Middle East with the 270-room Mondrian Doha in Qatar

sbe to Introduce Mondrian Brand in the Middle East with the 270-room Mondrian Doha in Qatar

February 21, 2017

NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2017  -- sbe, the leading lifestyle hospitality company that develops, manages and operates award-winning hospitality venues globally,...

Concord Hospitality Breaks Ground on Pittsburgh’s First Autograph Collection® Hotel, The Oaklander Hotel

Concord Hospitality Breaks Ground on Pittsburgh’s First Autograph Collection® Hotel, The Oaklander Hotel

February 21, 2017

PITTSBURGH (February 21, 2017) – Concord Hospitality announced today that it plans to open Pittsburgh’s first Autograph Collection® Hotel in...

The Blake Hotel New Orleans Joins Best Western’s BW Premier Collection

The Blake Hotel New Orleans Joins Best Western’s BW Premier Collection

February 21, 2017

PHOENIX (February 21, 2017) – Best Western Hotels & Resorts today announced the addition of the Blake Hotel New Orleans, BW Premier...

Provenance Hotels to Manage Portland’s 150-Room Heathman Hotel

Provenance Hotels to Manage Portland’s 150-Room Heathman Hotel

February 21, 2017

February 21, 2017 – PORTLAND, Ore. – A decade after lovingly resuscitating three of Portland’s oldest hotels and reintroducing them as Hotel...

Douglas A. Kessler Appointed Chief Executive Officer Of Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc.

Douglas A. Kessler Appointed Chief Executive Officer Of Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc.

February 21, 2017

DALLAS, Feb. 21, 2017 -- Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (NYSE: AHT) ("Ashford Trust" or the "Company") announced today that its...

Peter Finamore Joins Fairmont Hotels & Resorts as Regional Vice President and General Manager

Peter Finamore Joins Fairmont Hotels & Resorts as Regional Vice President and General Manager

February 21, 2017

VANCOUVER, February 21, 2017: Fairmont Hotels and Resorts is pleased to welcome Peter L.J. Finamore as Regional Vice President, Pacific Northwest and...

Aqua-Aston Hospitality Names George Nichols Assistant Vice President, Information Technology

Aqua-Aston Hospitality Names George Nichols Assistant Vice President, Information Technology

February 21, 2017

Honolulu, HI – (February 21, 2017) – George Nichols has been named assistant vice president of information technology (IT) for Aqua-Aston...

JQH Appoints Patrick Blache to Vice President of Information Technology

JQH Appoints Patrick Blache to Vice President of Information Technology

February 21, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--February 21, 2017--John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) today announced that Patrick Blache has been promoted to vice president of...

Omni Hotels & Resorts Appoints Executive Leadership for Omni Hotel at the Battery Atlanta

Omni Hotels & Resorts Appoints Executive Leadership for Omni Hotel at the Battery Atlanta

February 21, 2017

Ramon Reyes Named General Manager and Jennifer Mayo Named Director of Sales and Marketing DALLAS (Feb. 21, 2017) – Omni Hotels & Resorts announced...

Trust Hospitality Names Olivier Servat as General Manager for The Langford Hotel in Miami, Florida

Trust Hospitality Names Olivier Servat as General Manager for The Langford Hotel in Miami, Florida

February 21, 2017

Miami, Florida (February 21, 2017) - The Langford Hotel is pleased to welcome Olivier Servat as general manager, bringing a wealth of leadership experience to...

OTO Development Names Alyssa Stroup as General Manager and Karen Williams as Director of Sales for Soon to Open AC Hotel Spartanburg

OTO Development Names Alyssa Stroup as General Manager and Karen Williams as Director of Sales for Soon to Open AC Hotel Spartanburg

| Herald-Journal, Spartanburg, S.C. | February 21, 2017

Feb. 21--OTO Development announced the AC Hotel Spartanburg's new general manager and director of sales on Monday. The hotel, currently under...

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