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New pipeline project counts are up 8% while room counts show a 15% increase year-over-year (YOY) when the pipeline stood at 572 projects/156,420 rooms. read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

Top 5 Blog Posts Hotels Should Be Writing – By Kerryn Gower

The importance of having a blog on your hotel website can’t be stressed enough. In addition to serving as a platform to share informational and inspirational content to past, current, and future guests, blogs can enhance your inbound marketing efforts – driving traffic to your […]

Justin Stevens Named Resort Manager for Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti

With ten years of African safari experience to his name, Stevens now joins the team at the Lodge in the heart of the Serengeti National Park, where he will oversee all day to day operations at the property. read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

New-built 98 Room Holiday Inn Express Farroupilha Opens in Brazil

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) announced the opening of the newly-built 98-room Holiday Inn Express Farroupilha hotel in Brazil’s southern region of Serra Gaúcha. The hotel is integrated into Casa Perlage, a new large commercial complex that includes a convention center, restaurants and parking. read more […]

Rotana signs for first property in Republic of Zambia

Further strengthening its presence in Africa, Rotana has signed a hotel management agreement with Grandview Hotels and Resorts to manage a new five-star hotel in the Republic of Zambia. read more >>> Source:: BreakingTravelNews.Com

Ascott expands Indonesia offering with Ciputra Development Group deal

The Ascott has formed a strategic alliance with one of Indonesia’s top property developers – Ciputra Development Group. Under the alliance, Ascott will manage serviced residences to be developed by Ciputra in Indonesia and China within the next five years. read more >>> Source:: BreakingTravelNews.Com

Key appointments at Dorchester Collection to drive US sales

Dorchester Collection has announced the appointment of two new senior executives to take leading positions in sales and marketing for its three UK hotels – The Dorchester and 45 Park Lane in Mayfair, and Coworth Park in Ascot. read more >>> Source:: BreakingTravelNews.Com

Daydream Island Resort, Australia, to reopen in April

Following an extensive two-year redevelopment, the resort also unveiled a new brand signalling the revitalised premium offering guests will experience; from relaxed dining concepts and vibrant bars to the modern rooms and suites with waterfront views. read more >>> Source:: BreakingTravelNews.Com

Facebook Executive Sheryl Sandberg Calls Explosive NYT Report ‘Simply Untrue’

The chief operating officer denies that she and Mark Zuckerberg “weren’t interested in knowing the truth, or we wanted to hide what we knew.” read more >>> Source:: HuffingtonPost.Com

Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City Announces Plans for Its $56 Million Coastal Tower

With over $250 million in total capital investments and improvements by Caesars Entertainment in the Atlantic City market, the new Coastal Tower at Harrah’s Resort is set to unveil the first phase of its room product by early 2019 read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

Business Intelligence Improves Hotel Performance, According to New Starfleet Research Study

Practical guide on best practices for leveraging BI in hospitality now available for complimentary access read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

Andrew Boshoff Named Chief Financial Officer for Global Hotel Alliance

Andrew Boshoff steps into the newly-created role following strategic investments from Minor Hotel Group and Pan Pacific Hotels Group read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

Hollie Gilbert Named Vice President Field Marketing for Hilton Grand Vacations

Recently, Gilbert served as chief marketing officer for Zealandia Holding Company, which specializes in hospitality and vacation ownership. read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

Canadian Hotel Occupancy Up 2.4 Percent to 66.2 Percent For Week Ending 10 November 2018

Revenue per available room up 5.2 Percent to CAD98.92 read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

Study: Over Half of Gen Z Wants to Work in the Hospitality Industry

New AHLEF, HCareers Report Promises Robust Workforce for Hotels read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

Centara Ao Nang Beach Resort & Spa Krabi pencilled in for late 2019

Centara Hotels & Resorts has signed a management agreement for a 180-room property on Ao Nang Beach, Krabi. Centara Ao Nang Beach Resort & Spa Krabi will be the company’s fourth property in Krabi and is expected to open in September next year. read more […]

Facebook Reportedly Paid For Smear Campaign Against George Soros

The social media giant tried to deflect criticism by linking anti-Facebook activists to Soros, according to a New York Times investigation. read more >>> Source:: HuffingtonPost.Com

IHG debuts new brand with voco Gold Coast

Owned by Australian property investment firm SB&G Group and located on the shores of the Gold Coast, voco Gold Coast is now open for guests to soak up the sun, sand and sea in Australia’s beloved surfer’s paradise. read more >>> Source:: BreakingTravelNews.Com

Conrad Washington, DC, on sale ahead of February opening

The 360-room hotel, situated at the corner of New York Avenue and 10th Street NW, is the first for Conrad Hotels & Resorts in the US capital. read more >>> Source:: BreakingTravelNews.Com

Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant Announces New Expansion Project

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma announced today they will expand their resort property in Durant, Okla. This will be the fourth expansion project since the original casino opened in 2006. read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

Radisson today announced the opening of the newly constructed Radisson Hotel Monterrey San Jerónimo located on Av. Insurgentes #4001 Col. Colinas de San Jerónimo. The hotel is located in the San Jerónimo neighborhood, just west of downtown Monterrey and within easy reach of local businesses. […]

U.S. Hotel Construction Pipeline for October 2018 Up 6.2 Percent YOY

In October 2018, New York City reported 14,295 hotel rooms in construction, which accounts for 11.7% of its existing supply. Overall, the U.S. reported 194,591 rooms in construction, a 6.2% year-over-year increase. read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park Completes First Phase of Renovation Program

New York City landmark hotel debuts new guest rooms, suites, Club Lounge, and La Prairie Spa for the fall season read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

6 Steps In Cracking The Chinese Tourists Market

20% of Global Tourists Are From China – Are You Engaging The Chinese Market Effectively? read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

Rich Media Exchange Partners with Amadeus to Deliver First Interactive Video Solution for the Travel Industry

Introducing the industry’s first interactive content management and marketing solution read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

Modena by Fraser Buriram opens in Thailand

It is among the first international hotel brands to open its doors in the scenic Buriram Province, offering travellers a myriad of amenities in the heart of Thailand’s fast emerging sports capital, also known for its cultural significance. read more >>> Source:: BreakingTravelNews.Com

Hotelbeds to acquire HolidayTaxis Group to expand ancillary offering

The acquisition will further complement the existing portfolio of content offered by the bedbank and reinforces the company’s commitment to growth in the rapidly expanding ancillary distribution space. read more >>> Source:: BreakingTravelNews.Com

UK and EU ‘agree text’ of draft withdrawal agreement…

UK and EU officials have agreed the draft text of a Brexit agreement after months of negotiations in Brussels. A cabinet source told the BBC that the document has been agreed at a technical level by officials from both sides after intensive discussions this week. […]

Plans for Travel and Vacation over the Next Six Months Increase in November for the Fourth Month in a Row

The e-forecasting.com’s earliest and final monthly US consumer confidence fell in November, following today’s update of the largest in scope and size consumer survey, conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics™. read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

La Quinta by Wyndham Opens Seven New Hotels in Third Quarter

The latest La Quinta additions in South Jordan and Kanab, Utah; Opelika and Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Aberdeen, Md.; Duncanville, Texas; and Columbus, Miss., bring the brand’s U.S. footprint to nearly 900 hotels. read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

Graduate Seattle Hotel Opens

Graduate Hotels announced that Graduate Seattle officially opens its doors today. The 16-story, 154-room hotel is located on Brooklyn Avenue in Seattle’s University District. read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

An Innovation in Hotel Koning Von Ungarn

Hotel Koning von Ungarn, a hotel located in the capital of Austria – Vienna has implemented an innovation at the website. At present, all of the visitors have an opportunity to plan their stay in Vienna in details, due to implementation of special widget – […]

A superior guest experience is underway at Santa Barbara’s newest hotel read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

Amazon Announces New Headquarters In Virginia, New York City

The company will also open a major office in Nashville. read more >>> Source:: HuffingtonPost.Com

Rocco Forte Hotels signs latest Italian property

Rocco Forte Hotels has announced its latest new property of the year following the signing of an agreement to acquire Grand Hotel Villa Igiea, in Palermo, Sicily. read more >>> Source:: BreakingTravelNews.Com

Rocco Forte Hotels signs latest Italian property

Rocco Forte Hotels has announced its latest new property of the year following the signing of an agreement to acquire Grand Hotel Villa Igiea, in Palermo, Sicily. read more >>> Source:: BreakingTravelNews.Com

Jin Jiang International and Sino-Cee Fund Acquire 50+ Percent of Shares in Radisson Hospitality

Today, a consortium led by Jin Jiang International Holdings Co., Ltd (Jin Jiang International) announced that it has completed the acquisition of Radisson Hospitality, Inc. read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

Palazzo Volpi in Venice becomes Palazzo Cristo

Anna Covre and Frederic Tubau, owners of Palazzo Volpi in Venice, have announced that the property has changed its name to Palazzo Cristo. read more >>> Source:: BreakingTravelNews.Com

Zafiro Hotels launches in the Balearic Islands

A new hotel brand set in the heart of the Balearics, family-run Zafiro Hotels, has re-invented itself with a fresh look and a new ‘freedom of choice’ approach. read more >>> Source:: BreakingTravelNews.Com

Cambria Hotel Announced for Alpharetta, Georgia

Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) has signed an agreement with an affiliate of HB Capital Management LLC, to develop a Cambria Hotel in Alpharetta, Georgia. The five-story, 144-room upscale hotel is slated to open in 2020. read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

Could Google or Amazon End Up Owning the Traveler Profile? – PhoCusWright

Discussions around who owns the customer are not new, with the idea of portable profiles often mooted at conferences. But what if it was a big brand such as Amazon, Google or even Booking.com? read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita Announces Four Seasons Exclusive Beach on Ile Aux Cerfs

Home to 40 sun loungers, a new Beach Grill restaurant and assistance from a dedicated team of waiters, the beach is located on the undisturbed eastern coast of Ile aux Cerfs – an island famous for its stretches of white sandy shorelines and turquoise lagoon […]

Courtyard by Marriott Southington Opens in Connecticut

Located at 1081 West Street, the 125-room hotel will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned by AVA Realty Southington and managed by Titan Hotel Group of Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

Chief French Hotel Management System VEGA Joins SiteMinder’s Network

As the international EquipHotel Paris trade show gets underway, SiteMinder today announces it has partnered with one of France’s leading property management system (PMS) providers, Groupe QuatuHoRe, to further cement its position as the global hotel industry’s leading guest acquisition and connectivity platform. read more […]

Brown takes over leadership of Marriott in Europe

Marriott International has announced that Liam Brown will take on the role of president and managing director of Europe, a division within Marriott International that encompasses the United Kingdom, Ireland and continental Europe. read more >>> Source:: BreakingTravelNews.Com

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