Hyatt in Talks to Acquire Starwood?
October 29, 2015
Hyatt Hotels is in talks to buy Starwood Hotels & Resorts in a deal that is said to be as little as a week away, sources told CNBC.
Under the cash and...
Lodging Forecast 2016 by Bob Rauch
October 5, 2015
For the past several years we have put out our forecast for 2016 at the beginning of Q4 as we’ve had time to analyze the data and hear from industry...
When It Comes To Hospitality, “Little Things Mean A Lot”
October 7, 2015
By Doug Kennedy
October 7, 2015
Of all of the slogans used by hotel companies over the years, for me the most pithy has to be the one that Sheraton used in...
Mobile Payments: The New Expectation For Hotels
October 15, 2015
By Kristen Gramigna
Mobile payments are now a common means of accepting payment in stores, food trucks and festivals — but did you know...
Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid. There is a Downturn Coming
That’s the opinion of one well known veteran hotelier. Here’s what Steve Belmonte, CEO, Vimana Franchise Systems thinks.
I sit at industry...
NAVIS Launches New Narrowcast Vacation Rental Edition
With a new modular architecture that enables a tailored set of functionality, Narrowcast VR Edition enables companies to choose a scaleable solution to meet...
Condé Nast Travelers Annual Readers’ Choice Award Winners of the World’s Top 100 Hotels & Resorts
October 20, 2015
More than 128,000 travelers took part in our 28th annual Readers' Choice Awards survey—the most in its history—submitting millions of ratings...
Hotel Brands’ Struggle to Understand Airbnb: The IHG Edition
October 8, 2015
by Vikram Singh
When I’m on Twitter, I’m usually catching up on some of my favorite comedians (mostly comediennes) and posting my own...
Suicide at San Francisco’s Marriott Marquis Linked to Assault of Female Hotel Worker
Jenna Lyons | San Francisco Chronicle | October 14, 2015
Oct. 14--A New Yorker who jumped to his death Sunday at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis and the assault of a female hotel worker found in a luxury suite at...
Intelity and ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Announce New Hotel Mobile Keyless Entry E-Book
October 1, 2015
The e-book discusses one of the latest innovations within the hospitality industry and is second in an educational series by Intelity providing information...
Hampton Inn and Suites DFW South Selects InfoBoard from Flyte Systems for Guest Service
October 13, 2015
Interactive Touch-Screen Displays Local Attractions, Airline Flight Schedules, Wayfinding, and Property Amenities to Aid Guests and Free Front Desk Staff...
Room Service or Is It Food Delivery?
October 26, 2015
By Kirby D. Payne, Oct 26, 2015
Room service should be more than just food delivery. This article has reminders for full service hotels and ideas for limited...
Be a Part of the Future of Hotel Marketing & Revenue Management with RevPAR Hacking
Hot off the press from Flip.to and industry leaders, RevPAR Hacking is the ultimate guide to the impact of revenue culture. Not only will readers get insight...
How to Get Guests to Find, Book, and Trust Your Hotel? New TrustYou Website Holds the Answers
October 27, 2015
Travel reviews—and the way they are monitored, measured, and presented—have changed. With the launch of a new website, TrustYou tells the story of...
NAVIS Introduces NAVIS Capture: Innovative Lead Management for Vacation Rental Companies
New scalable product helps vacation rental companies of all sizes track, prioritize and respond to inquiries from any channel to increase bookings, improve...
ALICE’s Bttn Partnership Lets You Request Services With The Push Of A Button
October 14, 2015
New York, NY (October 14, 2015) – ALICE, the leading mobile service-on-demand enabler for the hospitality industry, announced today the launch of its...
The Death of the Neck Tie
October 21, 2015
By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.lma.ca)
Is it just me or is the neck tie going out of style at the hotel workplace? Thinking more broadly, what...
Aimbridge Hospitality Assumes Management of Embassy Suites Chicago Lombard/Oak Brook
October 22, 2015
Dallas, Texas (October 22, 2015) — Aimbridge Hospitality announces it has been selected as manager for the Embassy Suites by Hilton Chicago...
First Equity Group Selects Aimbridge Hospitality to Manage 468-key Hyatt Regency Schaumburg Chicago
October 19, 2015
Dallas, Texas (October 19, 2015) - Aimbridge Hospitality has been awarded the management contract for the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg Chicago hotel located in the...
Millennials Want to Travel More for Business, Embrace Value of Face-to-Face Meetings
Business Traveler Satisfaction with Getting Through Airport Security and Faith in Overall Economy Declines Significantly Since Previous Quarter
Aloft Brand to Debut in Texas with Aloft Allen Opening in March 2018
STAMFORD, Conn.--October 15, 2015-- Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.® (NYSE:HOT) today announced that Starwood’s innovative Aloft brand...
Recent Studies: Higher TripAdvisor Scores Overcome Rate Resistance
October 12, 2015
By John Smallwood
If you have 60 seconds, I have 300 words that might help at the NOI line.
There have been a number of recent studies that focus on the...
Nobody Asked Me, But…No.150; Hotel History: The Breakers Hotel (1896)* & Whitehall Mansion (1902)
By Stanley Turkel, CMHS
1. Hotel History: The Breakers Hotel, Palm Beach, Florida
Henry Morrison Flagler's first hotel in Palm Beach was the 439-room...
The Power of Owning Your Work: Leadership & Service Excellence with Bryan K. Williams
There is something very special about seeing someone who cares about what they are doing, how they are doing it, and who they are doing it for. In this...
BirchStreet and HotSOS Partner to Create a Cloud to Cloud Integration
Portsmouth, NH and Newport Beach, CA, October 15, 2015 – HotSOS®, a Newmarket® hotel service optimization solution, has partnered with...