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Always in a Rush, Business Travelers Push for Even Speedier Hotel Services

Hotels have started to offer grab-and-go food outlets, short workouts and express beauty treatments. read more >>> Source:: The New York Times

4 Ways Hoteliers Can Improve Their Business Intelligence Capabilities

The following is a brief excerpt from the new Starfleet Research study ‘How to Leverage Business Intelligence to Improve Hotel Performance,’ which is currently available for complimentary access. The research findings featured in the study are derived from surveys conducted earlier this year with more […]

Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead Hotel Sold for $53.5 Million

Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: XHR) today announced its acquisition of the former Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta, a 127-room luxury hotel located in the upscale Buckhead area of Atlanta, Georgia, for $53.5 million, or approximately $421,000 per key. read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

Waco, Reborn

A home-makeover show based in this central Texas town has created a tourism boom. read more >>> Source:: The New York Times

Expedia Group Launching AI Bot for Lodging Partners – Travel Weekly

Expedia Group is launching a bot powered by artificial intelligence (AI) that is designed to help their lodging partners maximize growth. read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead Hotel Opens

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts announced today the opening of Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead. The property, formerly Mandarin Oriental Atlanta, is the first for the brand in Atlanta. read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

Jack Dorsey, Posting About Myanmar on Twitter, Is Accused of Being Tone Deaf

Mr. Dorsey’s tweets about his silent-meditation retreat in the country were criticized for not mentioning the plight of the Rohingya, a persecuted Muslim minority. read more >>> Source:: The New York Times

In Chilean Patagonia, Following a Track to the End of the World

In a remote park on Chile’s new Route of Parks, a rugged landscape yields riches for wildlife lovers. read more >>> Source:: The New York Times

Wyndham to open three hotels in Deira, Dubai

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is set to increase its footprint in Dubai with three new managed hotels as part of the Deira Waterfront Development by Ithra Dubai, a wholly owned subsidiary of Investment Corporation of Dubai. read more >>> Source:: BreakingTravelNews.Com

Radisson Oslo Airport Hotel West opens in Norway

Radisson Hotel Group’s third property at Oslo Airport is an ideal base for both leisure and business travellers passing through the second-busiest airport in the Nordic region. read more >>> Source:: BreakingTravelNews.Com

Man Accused of Killing British Backpacker Grace Millane Appears in New Zealand Court

“Your grief must be desperate,” a judge told the victim’s family. Ms. Millane vanished just before her 22nd birthday while on a trip around the world. read more >>> Source:: The New York Times

Essay: ‘Change Your Life,’ the Poet Says, and a Rural Idyll Offers a Tantalizing Choice

A Brooklyn novelist’s annual trip to the Chilean countryside fuels daydreams of permanently moving. But peace and quiet can be so, well, exasperating. read more >>> Source:: The New York Times

A City in Spain Plans to Exile 5,000 Pigeons. Will They Stay Away?

Cádiz, Spain, will capture and move the birds hundreds of miles away after a complaint that the birds are driving away tourists. Officials hope it’s a one-way trip. read more >>> Source:: The New York Times

Wanda Hotels Launches New Brand – Wanda Moments

700 Wanda Moments Hotels To Be Developed Within 5 Years read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

Horwath Market Report: Rwanda – By Ronald Ngabo

Rwanda is no longer a newcomer into the tourism scene – it has paved its own way to becoming a leading eco-tourism and MICE destination, anchored in its vision, values, aspirations and leadership. Now is the time to invest in this country full of opportunities […]

U.S. November Unemployment Rate Unchanged At 3.7%

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 155,000 in November, and the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.7 percent. Job gains occurred in health care, in manufacturing, and in transportation and warehousing. read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

Travel Tips: Want to Take Your Pet on Your Next Vacation? Here Is What You Need to Know

Is it safe? What are the rules? What to pack? The six questions you should ask before you take your pup on a plane. read more >>> Source:: The New York Times

Hungry City: Top 10 Cheap Eats of 2018: A World of New York Stories

Ligaya Mishan lists her favorite places, and celebrates their links to countries around the globe. read more >>> Source:: The New York Times

Check In: Hotel Review: Sleek Minimalism in the Azores

The White Exclusive Suites & Villas, in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores, brings a touch of modern style to the island of São Miguel. read more >>> Source:: The New York Times

Cheval recalibrates offering ahead of international expansion

Cheval has announced the expansion of its brand beyond Cheval Residences with the launch of Cheval Collection, a platform to expand the Cheval brand in an international context. read more >>> Source:: BreakingTravelNews.Com

CANVAS Hotel Dallas to Open January 1, 2019

Formerly known as NYLO Dallas South Side, CANVAS is created and managed by INTRIGUE Hotels & Resorts, the independent lifestyle division of Interstate Hotels & Resorts. read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

Helsinki’s New Library Has 3-D Printers and Power Tools. (And Some Books, Too.)

The new building in the Finnish capital is intended to be a co-working space and a town square, as well as a traditional reading room. read more >>> Source:: The New York Times

Will Marriott Data Breach Herald the Death of Personalization? – PhoCusWright

Because of the size of the breach and the underlying issues that may have caused it, many may point to the hotel sector’s drive towards personalization and trigger a major rethink. read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

US Hotel Occupancy Up 1.0 Percent to 57.3 Percent – Week Ending December 1st – 2018

RevPAR up 3.3 Percent to US$68.93 read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

IHG to Launch Voco Brand in the UAE With Voco Dubai Hotel

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) has signed a management agreement with ACICO Gulf Real Estate to rebrand Nassima Royal Hotel to voco Dubai, marking the first signing of voco, IHG’s new upscale hotel brand, in the Middle East. read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

Cheval recalibrates offering ahead of international expansion

Cheval has announced the expansion of its brand beyond Cheval Residences with the launch of Cheval Collection, a platform to expand the Cheval brand in an international context. read more >>> Source:: BreakingTravelNews.Com

Yotel Long Island City to open in 2020

Yotel Long Island City marks the group’s eighth hotel under development or operation in the US with city hotels in Boston, San Francisco and Miami alongside three YotelPad properties in Miami, Park City and Mammoth. read more >>> Source:: BreakingTravelNews.Com

Q&A: Billy Eichner Has Never Been to Paris

Starring roles in “Billy on the Street” and “American Horror Story” have made this comic actor a force to watch. If only he got away more. read more >>> Source:: The New York Times

Wilderness Safaris to rebuild Jao Camp, Botswana

Wilderness Safaris will rebuild Jao Camp, with the reimagined property due to open on June 1st. The work will also see the introduction of the camp’s luxurious and brand new Jao Villas. read more >>> Source:: BreakingTravelNews.Com

Rosewood Hong Kong to open in March

Rosewood Hong Kong, situated within the Victoria Dockside arts, design and conceptual retail district, will open March 17th next year. Reservations are now being accepted as the hotel’s booking channels go live. read more >>> Source:: BreakingTravelNews.Com

36 Hours: 36 Hours in Jaipur

In India’s Pink City, the streets are filled with palaces, temples and, sometimes, cows. Eat like royalty, shop for jewelry and find a weekend’s worth of bliss amid the commotion. read more >>> Source:: The New York Times

International Real Estate: House Hunting in … Mexico

In the city of Monterrey, new developments (and prices) are rising to meet greater demand for luxury properties. read more >>> Source:: The New York Times

Hawaiian Airlines Reports November 2018 Traffic Statistics and Updates Expected Fourth Quarter Metrics

Hawaiian welcomed more than 937,000 guests in November 2018, a decrease of 0.8 percent over the same period last year. Total traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 2.8 percent on an increase of 5.0 percent in capacity (available seat miles). Load factor decreased 1.8 points to […]

10 Revenue Management Challenges to Embrace For 2019 – By Melissa Kalan

While it is important to analyse the impact of historical strategies and data, looking ahead is equally important. ARMA founder Melissa Kalan explores what smart revenue managers should keep in mind when planning 2019. read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

Hospitality Experts Come Together to Discuss the Future of the Industry Driven by Technology at HITEC Dubai 2018

The two-day expo is being held at the Madinat Jumeirah Dubai from 5-6 December with an aim to facilitate knowledge sharing, networking and deal flow amongst hoteliers and hospitality technology providers. read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens Now Accepting Reservations for Spring Opening

The hotel is located 25 kilometres (16 miles) south of Athens and 24 kilometres (15 miles) from the Athens airport in the area of Vouliagmeni along a pristine shoreline of the Aegean coast. read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

AC Hotels by Marriott Opens First Hotel in Middle East and Africa in Capetown

AC Hotels by Marriott today announced the opening of AC Hotel Cape Town Waterfront marking the debut of the brand in Middle East and Africa read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

Four Seasons unveils plans for private residences development in San Francisco

Slated for completion in 2020, Four Seasons Private Residences at 706 Mission Street, San Francisco, will combine spacious living and distinctive elegance with legendary Four Seasons personalised services. read more >>> Source:: BreakingTravelNews.Com

In Florence, an ‘Undiscovered Jewel’ of a Fabric Mill

The Antico Setificio Fiorentino boasts looms that date to the 1700s, and the ability to create any fabric you want. read more >>> Source:: The New York Times

Four Seasons unveils plans for private residences development in San Francisco

Slated for completion in 2020, Four Seasons Private Residences at 706 Mission Street, San Francisco, will combine spacious living and distinctive elegance with legendary Four Seasons personalised services. read more >>> Source:: BreakingTravelNews.Com

AccorHotels signs two new Vietnam properties for Mövenpick brand

Slated to open in the fourth quarter of 2021, the opening of Mövenpick Resort Van Phong and Mövenpick Resort & Spa Halong Bay will add 525 rooms to the growing portfolio in the region. read more >>> Source:: BreakingTravelNews.Com

Red Planet to Invest Up to 22 Billion Yen Into New Hotels in Japan

Red Planet Japan Inc. (3350:JP) today announced the formation of a joint venture with funds managed by GreenOak Investment Management K.K., the Japanese arm of GreenOak Real Estate, that will develop Red Planet branded hotels in select city centres throughout Japan. read more >>> Source:: […]

132 Room Cambria Hotel to Open 2020 in Jacksonville, Fla

Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) has signed an agreement with Ash Properties to develop a five-story, 132-room Cambria Hotel in Jacksonville, Fla. The hotel is slated to open in 2020. read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

Ctrip and Rivals Brace for a Travel Market Cooldown – Jing Travel

The potential for a slowdown in the outbound tourism market is forcing Ctrip.com International to shift strategic priorities, something that all major online travel agencies catering to the China market will have to consider. read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

Hilton Birmingham at UAB Completes Conversion

Hilton Birmingham at UAB, The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s flagship hotel on campus, has completed its multi-million dollar renovation, officially converting from a DoubleTree by Hilton property to a Hilton Hotels & Resorts hotel. read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

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