Latest Hotel Industry News

Austrian hotel ditching keycards after being hit by hackers

2017-02-02 13:02:43 +0100 | Source: HotelManagement

An Austrian luxury hotel says going back to old-fashioned locks and keys after having its systems frozen by blackmail-hungry hackers. Read more


RMS designs upgrader feature to fill premium rooms

2017-02-02 13:02:40 +0100 | Source: HotelManagement

The upgrader prompts staff to fill more expensive room options first to boost revenues and enhance the guest experience. Read more


5 hospitality design trends you need to know for 2017

2017-02-02 13:02:38 +0100 | Source: HotelManagement

Jessica Lotner, a senior interior designer at the McBride Company, shared some insights into what hotel design elements will be hot this year—and beyond. Read more


The American Club installs in-room tablets, debuts mobile app

2017-02-02 13:02:36 +0100 | Source: HotelManagement

Guests at the resort-hotel will be able to immediately communicate requests and look up information to improve their stay. Read more


Thompson Seattle installs new communications solutions

2017-02-02 13:02:34 +0100 | Source: HotelManagement

The 158-room hotel married its iPod devices, the Zello app and its Pryme accessories for seamless interdepartmental communications. Read more


TravelClick and Hilton expand data partnership

2017-02-02 13:02:29 +0100 | Source: HotelManagement

The hotel company will more extensively use TravelClick’s Demand360, Rate360 and Agency360 solutions at the corporate level. Read more


First look at the Kimpton Gray Hotel's new Boleo bar and restaurant

2017-02-02 13:02:23 +0100 | Source: HotelManagement

Fifteen stories up, the space has a “sky-bar” vibe, with 360-degree windows and a retractable roof. Read more




Hotel Deca in Seattle Sold for $55.0 Million

2017-02-02 12:46:14 +0100 | Source: Hotel News Resource

LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) yesterday announced it has sold Hotel Deca in Seattle, Washington for $55.0 million to an affiliate of AJ Capital Partners. The Company acquired the hotel in December 2005 for... Read more


Journey to Running Top Hotels Started with Rigorous First Jobs - Reuters

2017-02-02 12:36:58 +0100 | Source: Hotel News Resource

For the latest in Reuters' 'First Jobs' series, we talked to a few of those high-powered hoteliers about the gigs that got them started in life. Read more


Karisma Hotels & Resorts and Margaritaville Holdings Sign Landmark Agreement to Develop First All-Inclusive Margaritaville Resorts

2017-02-02 12:29:03 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

MIAMI (February 2, 2017) – Karisma Hotels & Resorts and Margaritaville are inviting travelers to escape to paradise with the announcement of a landmark partnership to develop a collection of all-inclusive... Read more



Hotel Cybersecurity: What Can Happen when Hackers Strike? - By Jim Butler

2017-02-02 12:27:40 +0100 | Source: Hotel News Resource

Theft of confidential data by hackers is a major threat to businesses worldwide and the hotel industry is no exception. Hoteliers remain vulnerable to hackers seeking confidential information such as guests credit... Read more


Hampton by Hilton Blackpool Hotel to Open in 2018

2017-02-02 12:17:45 +0100 | Source: Hotel News Resource

Hampton by Hilton to Debut in the U.K.s Most Visited Seaside Destination Read more


Gordon Tareta Named Area Director of Spas for Marcus Hotels & Resorts

2017-02-02 12:14:06 +0100 | Source: Hotel News Resource

In his new role, Tareta will oversee the companys Well Spa + Salon brands at the AAA Four-Diamond Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, Wis., AAA Four-Diamond Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, Wis., and Platinum Hotel &... Read more


Hotel Cybersecurity: What can happen when hackers strike?

2017-02-02 12:11:34 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Hotel Lawyers | Author of www.HotelLawBlog.com 2 February 2017 Theft of confidential data by hackers is a major threat to businesses worldwide and the hotel... Read more



U.S. Citizen International Travel Increased Four Percent in November 2016

2017-02-02 11:58:01 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

November 2016/2015 Comparisons U.S. travel to all international regions totaled 5.6 million for November, up four percent. U.S. travel to overseas markets (1) totaled 2.3 million, no growth in November but up six... Read more



Developed in Partnership with Daisho Development Melbourne and Cbus Property, W Melbourne Coming to Australia’s Creative Capital in 2020

2017-02-02 10:54:36 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

NEW YORK, NY – February 2, 2017 – W Hotels Worldwide, now part of Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR), today announced it expects to open W Melbourne in 2020.  Developed in partnership with Daisho... Read more


AJ Capital Partners Acquires Hotel Deca in Seattle, Washington to be Converted to a Graduate Hotel

2017-02-02 10:44:45 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

Seattle, Wash. – February 2, 2017 – AJ Capital Partners announced today that it has acquired the historic Hotel Deca in Seattle, Washington.  In late 2017, the hotel will be converted into a Graduate... Read more



Brasserie Bar Co plans hotel restaurants

2017-02-02 10:42:28 +0100 | Source: Big Hospitality

Brasserie Bar Co, operator of Brasserie Blanc and White Brasserie Company, is looking toopen restaurants in hotelsas part of its growth strategy. Read more