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Heads Up: Chasing Balzac: Uncovering the Intimate Belle Epoque Hotels of Paris

The hotels offer would-be bons vivants and lovers of 19th-century French literature the kind of lodgings that recall the raconteur-filled salons in the novels of Honore de Balzac. read more >>> Source:: The New York Times

HSMAI and Cvent Release White Paper on Value of Real-time Data for Group Bookings

Group bookings for events are a key part of most hotels’ business, but managing room blocks has long been a cumbersome, time-consuming task. HSMAI and Cvent’s white paper seeks to inform hoteliers about real-time data tools that can result in smarter, more efficient group booking […]

Frugal Traveler: The Other Side of Istanbul

The Asian side of the Turkish city, oft overlooked by travelers, provides plenty of charms — and a better chance to get maximum enjoyment from a minimal amount of lira. read more >>> Source:: The New York Times

Hard Rock Rocksino Sold for $275 Million

MGM Resorts International And MGM Growth Properties LLC Announce Agreement For Hard Rock Rocksino In Northfield, Ohio read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

Courtyard by Marriott Opens at Amazon’s Future East Coast Home

MCR has opened the 187-room Courtyard by Marriott Dulles Airport Herndon read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

International Real Estate: House Hunting in … England

Surrey has long attracted affluent buyers with good schools, an easy commute to London and rural beauty. But recently the housing market has taken a hit. read more >>> Source:: The New York Times

High/Low: Two Venice Hotels, Two Sides of a Celebrated City

One is an opulent palazzo, the other a combination hostel and budget hotel. One has 18 rooms and suites, the other nearly 1,000 beds. Which would you choose for a night in Venice? read more >>> Source:: The New York Times

HFTP Heads to Orlando in 2019 and Minneapolis in 2020 for Its Upcoming Annual Conventions

Mark your calendars and join HFTP for even more networking and high-caliber education read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

Accommodation upgrades for Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp

andBeyond has recently upgraded the twelve classic tents at its prestigious andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp, situated on a private concession in the Masai Mara. read more >>> Source:: BreakingTravelNews.Com

The 212: The Beloved New York Drugstore Where Local Artists Get a Discount

In SoHo, Thompson Chemists has served a loyal clientele of artists and musicians for 25 years, becoming much more than a pharmacy. read more >>> Source:: The New York Times

Sandals to remove single-use plastics by November

Sandals Resorts International has announced that all 19 Sandals and Beaches Resorts across seven Caribbean islands will eliminate the 21,490,800 single-use plastic straws and stirrers used across the resorts each year by November. read more >>> Source:: BreakingTravelNews.Com

Red Roof’s First Red Collection Property Opens Downtown Chicago

The St. Clair Hotel, the first property in The Red Collection, Red Roof”s first soft-brand, will open in downtown Chicago at 162 E. Ontario Street, just one block from the Magnificent Mile. read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

The Indian Hotels Company Signs Agreement for Fourth Taj Hotel in Dubai

The Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) announced the signing of a new Taj hotel at the Deira Creek in Dubai in partnership with Ithra Dubai LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Investment Corporation of Dubai. read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

Jumeirah Nanjing Hotel Opens in China

Located on the banks of the city’s Yangzte River, the hotel is situated on the 39-67th floors North Tower within the International Youth Cultural Centre (IYCC) of the Hexi New District. read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

Carl A. Mayfield Named Executive Vice President Design & Construction for Park Hotels & Resorts

Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NYSE:PK) announced today that Carl A. Mayfield has joined the company as Executive Vice President – Design & Construction effective September 17, 2018. Mr. Mayfield will report directly to Thomas J. Baltimore, Jr., Park’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. […]

Yeung appointed director of strategic projects at Emaar Hospitality Group

Emaar Hospitality Group has announced the appointment of Alma Au Yeung as its corporate director, strategic projects and partnerships. read more >>> Source:: BreakingTravelNews.Com

Ascott takes US$26m stake in Tauzia Hotel Management of Indonesia

The Ascott is advancing in the fast-growing middle-class business hotel segment by investing around US$26 million for a 70 per cent stake in Tauzia Hotel Management. read more >>> Source:: BreakingTravelNews.Com

The 52 Places Traveler: The 52 Places Traveler: In Lucerne, Kindness Trumps the (Stunning) Views

Lucerne, Switzerland, is best known — rightly so — for its mountains, lake and views. What sticks with me most, though, is the pervasive sense of hospitality and human kindness I found there. read more >>> Source:: The New York Times

St. Regis Maldives Vommuli appoints Scoles to hotel manger role

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli has welcomed a new hotel manager to lead its operations. No stranger to life by the beach, Dominic Scoles has moved from the Turks & Caicos for his new role at the luxury private island resort. read more >>> Source:: […]

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SpaceX to Announce First Customer for Trip Around the Moon

The mystery passenger would follow a looping path around the moon without landing aboard a new rocket, but when the flight might occur is uncertain. read more >>> Source:: The New York Times

Courtyard by Marriott Savannah Airport Hotel Opens

Located at 419 Pooler Parkway, the 120-room hotel will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by Image Hotels of Savannah, Georgia. read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

Cambria Hotel Westfield Opens in Indianapolis

The Cambria Hotels brand debuted its second hotel in the area with the grand opening of the Cambria Hotel Westfield. The 152-room is located at 18592 Carousel Lane. read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

Playa Hotels & Resorts to Convert Hotels to Hilton Brand

By the end of this year, Hilton and Playa Hotels & Resorts will introduce Hilton La Romana, an All-inclusive Resort, and Hilton Playa del Carmen, an All-inclusive Resort, adding 1,269 new Hilton guest rooms to its existing global portfolio. read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

St. Regis Maldives Vommuli appoints Scoles to general manger role

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli has welcomed a new hotel manager to lead its operations. No stranger to life by the beach, Dominic Scoles has moved from the Turks & Caicos for his new role at the luxury private island resort. read more >>> Source:: […]

Accusations of a ‘Nightmare’ Vacation Test China’s Relations With Sweden

China has imposed travel warnings after it said three Chinese tourists were “brutally abused” by the Swedish police as they were ejected from a hostel in Stockholm. read more >>> Source:: The New York Times

A Journey to Kashmir’s Gurez Valley

Ten years after his first visit, a writer revisits a remote, conflicted region, once a spur of the Silk Road, that is still new to tourism. read more >>> Source:: The New York Times

Leuenberger appointed managing director of Badrutt’s Palace

Richard Leuenberger joined the Badrutt’s team initially as director of food and beverage in 2008 and again as general manager in November 2016 following a three-year stint with Shangri-La and Ritz Carlton in Asia. read more >>> Source:: BreakingTravelNews.Com

Sweden to End Twitter Experiment Letting Ordinary People Be Nation’s Voice

For seven years, Sweden has given control of the @sweden twitter account to a different person each week, yielding quirky, surprising and provocative results. read more >>> Source:: The New York Times

Kyrgyzstan Dispatch: Horseback Wrestling. Bone Tossing. Dead Goat Polo. Let the Nomad Games Begin!

With archers, horses and headless goat carcasses, the World Nomad Games are an effort to revive nomadic traditions from Central Asia and around the world. read more >>> Source:: The New York Times

The Flea Circus

Dueling dealers! $1,000 T-shirts! Homemade fruit spreads! In the age of eBay, the Rose Bowl market’s still got it. read more >>> Source:: The New York Times

What is RFM? Top 5 Ways to Elevate Your Digital Strategy & Increase Direct Bookings – By Margaret Mastrogiacomo

The digital landscape is constantly evolving. Hotel digital marketers continue to seek more effective and cost-efficient ways to reach the right audience, at the right place, and at the right time. But do hotel marketers truly know the value of each and every guest and, […]

Train Your Front Desk Team On The ‘5 Pillars Of Hospitality Excellence’ – By Doug Kennedy

I have always believed that the front desk staff played a critical role, now more than ever they truly are the first impression makers, for better or for worse. Chances are that hard evidence for this is available online every day in your guest surveys […]

328 Room Dual-Brand Staybridge Suites and Crowne Plaza Opens in Manchester, UK

Located in The Lume development on Manchester’s Oxford Road, this brand-new dual-brand property has officially opened and welcomes its first guests this week. read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

Caesars Forum breaks ground in Las Vegas

Caesars Entertainment has broken ground on Caesars Forum, a brand new 550,000-square-foot conference centre in Las Vegas. The $375 million investment will feature the two largest pillarless ballrooms in the world, located at the centre of the Las Vegas Strip. read more >>> Source:: BreakingTravelNews.Com

Top 5 Insights to Understand How Indian Hoteliers Are Looking at New-age Hospitality Technology

For every business organization, learning is a never-ending process. Only learning can help an organization to have clarity on many things – be it market demand or clients’ buying preferences. In this piece, we are going to explain how the changing time has driven hoteliers […]

Trending: At These Hotels, Ways to Recharge Your Mind and Your Body

A new generation of hotels invite you to expand your mind with seminars and discussions as well as relax while you travel. read more >>> Source:: The New York Times

Chautauqua Harbor Hotel Opens on the Shores of Lake Chautauqua in Celoron, NY

The project is one of the largest private-sector-fueled, tourism-based developments to take place in Chautauqua County and received partial funding from several New York State economic development agencies. read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

Kjellberg to lead European Vacation Rentals

Henrik Kjellberg, former president at Expedia, has been appointed group chief executive of the European Vacation Rentals business acquired by Platinum Equity from Wyndham Worldwide earlier this year. read more >>> Source:: BreakingTravelNews.Com

Hurricane Florence and Super Typhoon Mangkhut: What to Expect

People on opposite ends of the earth are preparing for the consequences of two powerful storms. read more >>> Source:: The New York Times

Strong Demand and Performance Growth for Jeddah Hotels for August 2018

According to preliminary August data from STR, hotels in Jeddah reported occupancy rose 9.7% to 73.4%, ADR increased 9.6% to 1,350.97 Saudi Arabian riyals ($360.26) and RevPAR rose 20.3% to 991.76 riyals ($264.47). read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

Sandals Montego Bay prepares to welcome World Travel Awards

The event promises to be the most important event of the calendar for the Caribbean and North American hospitality industries, with the key players and VIPs from across the two regions scheduled to attend. read more >>> Source:: BreakingTravelNews.Com

Hotel Indigo Birmingham Five Points S-UAB Opens in Alabama

Marshall Hotels & Resorts today announced the grand opening of the 63-room Hotel Indigo Birmingham Five Points S-UAB in Ala. The hotel completed a $5 million renovation to convert the property from the Hotel Highland Downtown, bringing it to ‘like-new’ status. read more >>> Source:: […]

294 Room Holiday Inn Express Seoul Hongdae Opens

Just a short 30-minute drive from Gimpo International Airport or a 50 minute drive (one hour by Airport Subway) from Incheon International Airport, Holiday Inn Express Seoul Hongdae offers convenient access to the Yeouido Business District and Gangnam Business District. read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

Australia Fare: Boon Cafe’s Thai Food Feels Vital to Sydney

Tucked inside a grocery store, Boon serves delicious food in an intersectional space. read more >>> Source:: The New York Times

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