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Hospitality Social Media Marketing News – July 12, 2018 Issue

As social media has evolved, we’ve seen each platform racing to make on-site content more dynamic. GIFs can be added to comments on Facebook, there are interactive stickers for stories, and video is booming everywhere. The last two weeks’ worth of social media updates largely […]

Hotel Indigo Dundee Opens in Scotland

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) has opened Hotel Indigo Dundee, in one of Europe’s rising design destinations – Dundee, Scotland. Once famous for its textiles, the city’s industrial spaces are now filled with artists and collectives, including a thriving gaming community who have helped turn Dundee […]

Marriott to trial facial recognition in partnership with Alibaba

A joint venture between Alibaba Group and Marriott International has announced it is spearheading Marriott International’s facial recognition check-in pilot with Fliggy, Alibaba’s travel service platform. read more >>> Source:: BreakingTravelNews.Com

Marriott to trail facial recognition in partnership with Alibaba

A joint venture between Alibaba Group and Marriott International has announced it is spearheading Marriott International’s facial recognition check-in pilot with Fliggy, Alibaba’s travel service platform. read more >>> Source:: BreakingTravelNews.Com

5 Inspiring Young Women Who Are Leading The Way In STEM

Cassidy Williams Growing up, Cassidy Williams loved math and engineering. She first discovered coding in middle school when read more >>> Source:: HuffingtonPost.Com

Munich Hotels Report Strong Performance Growth for June 2018

In June year-over-year data, Munich hotels showed a 13.6% increase in demand, which outpaced supply growth (+5.2%), resulting in a 7.9% boost in occupancy and increases of 8.6% in ADR and 17.2% in RevPAR. read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

Live! by Loews St. Louis, MO Hotel to Open Q1 2020

Hotel Will Be Located Inside $260 Million Phase Two of Ballpark Village read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

The 10 Commandments of Hotel Email Campaigns

Smart hotel marketers prioritize keeping up-to-date on email marketing best practices in order to continually improve their programs and reap a growing return on investment. Here are some of our email best practices for hotel and resort marketers looking to improve their profits in 2018 […]

Edmund Sulzman Named President for Mosaic Hotel Group

Mosaic Hotel Group (MHG) announced the appointment of Edmund Sulzman as president of MHG. Sulzman is responsible for overseeing the hotel group’s current portfolio of six boutique hotels, as well as spearheading developments and upcoming hotel launches in California and Mexico. read more >>> Source:: […]

Al Seef Hotel by Jumeirah Opens in Dubai This September

Tucked away amidst the rooftops and courtyards of a souk located on the banks of Dubai Creek, the 200 room hotel is spread across 22 traditionally designed Arabian Bayt (homes), adorned with the wind towers famous throughout the region. read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur welcomes first guests

Located within a glittering new skyscraper next to the Petronas Towers, Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur has opened its doors. Rising 65 storeys above the busy streets of the capital, the all-new hotel is welcoming its first guests to dine, drink, shop, relax, entertain, meet […]

Facebook Should Be Fined For ‘Contravening’ Law In Cambridge Analytica Leak, UK Watchdog Says

The fine could herald more punitive action against the social media giant. read more >>> Source:: HuffingtonPost.Com

London Hotels Report Higher Occupancy but Lower Rates for June 2018

London hotels reported occupancy rose 2.2% to 86.1% in June, according to preliminary STR monthly data. While ADR dipped 0.6% to £160.84 ($213.06), RevPAR increased 1.6% to £138.46 ($183.42). read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

Hotel St. Cloud in Canon City, Colorado Offered at No Reserve Auction

Live & Online Bidding for this incredible investment will be held at the Hotel St. Cloud at 631 Main St, Canon City, CO on July 26th at 1:03PM. read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

Scandic Signs Agreement for New Hotel in Helsinki

Scandic has signed a long-term lease agreement with Finnish private equity fund CapMan to take over a 178-room hotel in Helsinki. In conjunction with this, the parties have also agreed to extend leases for an additional four hotels with a total of 979 rooms. read […]

5 Ways to Increase Hotels’ Direct Booking & Lower Dependency on OTAs

Every hotelier is bound to be aware of the Hotel industry’s eternal battle: direct bookings versus OTA! While it doesn’t take a genius to gather that direct bookings are hands down the better of the two, OTAs do give hotels the advantage of being more […]

Hyatt joins single-use plastics campaign

Hyatt hotels around the world plan to eliminate single-use plastic straws and drink picks. After September, straws and picks will be available on request only, and eco-friendly alternatives will be provided where available. read more >>> Source:: BreakingTravelNews.Com

Feijs re-joins Radisson Hotel Group in north Africa

Radisson has appointed Frederic Feijs as regional director for north Africa & Egypt with immediate effect. Feijs re-joins Radisson Hotel Group, where he started his career in the hospitality industry in 1998, at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Brussels. read more >>> Source:: BreakingTravelNews.Com

Julia Vander Ploeg Named Senior Vice President Global Head of Digital for Hyatt

Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced that Hyatt has selected Julia Vander Ploeg as senior vice president, global head of digital. Vander Ploeg will report to Mark Vondrasek, global chief commercial officer. read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts Launches Artificial Intelligence Rooms in Greater China

Unlike traditional guest rooms, the newly launched AI Smart Room will fully embrace voice control technology to deliver a more natural human-computer interactive experience. read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

HNA Group Issues Statement on Succession and Governance

The Board has determined that Chairman Chen will assume the duties of Chairman Wang. Adam Tan will continue to serve as Chief Executive Officer read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

U.S. Unemployment Rate for June Rises to 4.0%

Payroll employment increases by 213,000 in June read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

Novotel Ambassador Seoul Dongdaemun becomes 500th Novotel property

Novotel Ambassador Seoul Dongdaemun has become the first Novotel Hotels & Residences located in the heart of Seoul’s shopping district read more >>> Source:: BreakingTravelNews.Com

Luxury Vacation Clubs Face Competition from New Rental Offerings

In recent years, vacation clubs like Inspirato have dominated the luxury vacation rental industry. For affluent travellers, especially families, joining a travel club with hundreds of destinations has been more appealing than purchasing a vacation property. These clubs provide luxury homes only to members. Membership […]

Horwath Hotel Industry Report – New Zealand Tourism & Hotel Market Overview – By Stephen Hamilton (PDF Download)

The performance of the New Zealand hotel industry improved for the fifth year in a row in 2017, on the back of continuing strong growth in inbound international visitor arrivals, and almost no growth in room supply. New supply is starting to come on stream, […]

Sandals Montego Bay receives latest upgrades in Jamaica

Sandals Resorts International has announced several new additions to renovated flagship resort, Sandals Montego Bay, including an over the water bar and wedding chapel. read more >>> Source:: BreakingTravelNews.Com

Hekkala to lead Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort

With over 20 years’ experience in hospitality and travel industries, working in luxury hotels in Portugal, Madeira, Sweden and Norway, Hekkala is a highly accomplished professional, valued for her extensive sales and marketing experience and is superbly well positioned to head up the team at […]

Senior leaders Emaar Hospitality complete Dubai Way training

Over 1,800 associates of Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure business of Emaar Properties, have completed the ‘Dubai Way’ training launched by the Dubai Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing. read more >>> Source:: BreakingTravelNews.Com

5 Compelling Reasons Why You Should Make Guest Experience Your Hotel's Niche

I’m a hotel guest experience junkie (enthusiast, if you will). And I can guarantee you that those who know me well, will nod wildly- for different reasons. Some of them will agree because they’ve seen me fight for my right as a customer, one too […]

Why Is Hotel Marketing So Hard? (And What to Do About It)

If you’ve been in the hotel industry long enough, you’d remember when having a few wholesalers’ contracts, a fancy brochure and a telephone number were pretty much all you needed to stay in business. The bad news is that the good ol’ days are gone […]

Meliá Hotels International Announces Its First Hotel in Montenegro

The hotel will be operated under the Meliá Hotels & Resorts brand and is located in the municipality of Budva, an ancient city on the Adriatic founded by the Greeks in the 5th century and often compared to the popular city of Dubrovnik. read more […]

Novotel Ambassador Seoul Dongdaemun Hotels & Residences Opens As the Brand's 500th Hotel

Featuring 523 rooms, the hotel is located within close proximity to major historical sites including Heunginjimun, one of the Eight Gates of Seoul dating back to the 14th century. read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City opens to the public

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City has opened its doors for the first time. Located directly on the Atlantic City Boardwalk, the 17-acre property has been a driving force behind the revitalisation of the destination, with the hiring of more than 3,800 employees. read […]

Attard returns to lead Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa, Malta

Twenty-five years on from working as a pool boy at Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa in Malta and Maltese-born Adrian Attard is returning as general manager of the hotel. read more >>> Source:: BreakingTravelNews.Com

Anantara Hotels And Resorts To Open New Luxury All-Villa Resort In Quy Nhon, Vietnam

Located in a secluded bay in south central Vietnam, Anantara Quy Nhon Villas will comprise 26 one- and two-bedroom ocean-facing villas ensconced amidst 7.2 hectares of landscaped tropical gardens. read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

Accepting Entries for 2018 HSMAI Adrian Awards

Now in their 62nd year, the Adrian Awards recognize standout brands and agencies for their innovation and creativity in hospitality advertising, digital marketing, and public relations campaigns. read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

AccorHotels ties new €1.2bn revolving credit facility to environmental performance

AccorHotels has signed an agreement with a consortium of 15 banks for a new €1.2 billion revolving credit facility, with a margin that will be notably dependent on the group’s performance in terms of environment, social and governance. read more >>> Source:: BreakingTravelNews.Com

Hainan Airlines deepens partnership with Radisson Hotel Group

Radisson Hotel Group has announced a new strategic partnership with Hainan Airlines. Hainan is owned by HNA Group, a China-based conglomerate which is also a majority owner of Radisson Hotel Group. read more >>> Source:: BreakingTravelNews.Com

Profit Hit Hard at UK Hotels As Revenue Falls Across All Departments in May

UK Chain Hotels Market Review – May 2018 read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

Margaritaville Vacation Club by Wyndham Resort in St. Thomas Reopens

The resort reopened for the first time since a combination of hurricanes struck the island in September 2017. read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

JLL Real Views – Why Germany Is China’s Gateway to Europe

For growing numbers of China’s ambitious technology and finance companies, Germany’s long tradition of high-value manufacturing and engineering innovation is proving to be a strong draw. read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

Mount Royal Hotel in Banff Reopens After 2016 Fire

Following a devastating fire in December 2016 that brought together the Banff community, the hotel has been restored to its former beauty, seamlessly blending its storied heritage with thoroughly modern amenities and design. read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

Scenic Hotel Group Adopts TravelClick’s Industry-Leading IHotelier® Booking Engine 4.0

New Zealand’s Largest Independent Hotel Group Selects TravelClick to Maximize Bookings and Drive More Revenue read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

Anantara Quy Nhon to join Vietnam portfolio in November

Adding a third property to its portfolio of luxury resorts in Vietnam, Anantara Hotels & Resorts has announced the development of its newest villa retreat which is scheduled to open in late November. read more >>> Source:: BreakingTravelNews.Com

Road to Awareness launches annual campaign

Marriott International has unveiled plans for its annual Road to Awareness campaign, raising funds for charities across Africa and the Middle East. read more >>> Source:: BreakingTravelNews.Com

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