Latest Hotel Industry News

How to Plan Your Next Vacation With a Chatbot |

2017-01-18 06:47:20 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Need to book a hotel on the go, or a friendly dinner recommendation while exploring a new city? There’s a bot for that. In fact, there are now chatbots for all kinds of things, from weather updates to health... Read more

aLoft Hotels Shaping Future of Hotel Design

2017-01-18 06:37:46 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

When Marriott International, Inc. acquired Starwood Hotels and Resorts in 2016, the company also acquired all of Starwood's brands, including some of the younger, hipper properties that are so revered throughout... Read more

Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts owners to open Indian restaurant at Hibiscus site

2017-01-18 05:59:26 +0100 | Source: Big Hospitality

The owners of Indian hotel group Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts are to open an Indian restaurant on the site of Claude Bosi's former restaurant Hibiscus. Read more

Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts to open Indian restaurant at Hibiscus site

2017-01-18 05:59:26 +0100 | Source: Big Hospitality

Indian hotel group Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is to open an Indian restaurant on the site of Claude Bosi's former restaurant Hibiscus. Read more

Madhu Joshi

2017-01-18 05:54:33 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet staff

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W Hotels Worldwide to ‘Make an Entrance’ into Hungary With W Budapest

2017-01-18 05:29:12 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

W Hotels Worldwide, now part of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR), today announced an agreement with QPR Properties Kft, part of Constellation Hotels Holding Ltd., to debut the iconic W Hotels brand in... Read more

Industry to Theresa May: make immigration system flexible

2017-01-18 05:12:48 +0100 | Source: Big Hospitality

Tourism trade association UKinbound is urging Prime Minister Theresa May to create an immigration system that is flexible to the needs of the UKs hospitality and tourism sectors as well ascreate the best possible... Read more

Why measuring guest feedback is essential for hotel groups

2017-01-18 04:32:53 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Managing any business across different branches and locations is no easy task, and a hotel group is no exception. As your locations diversify and your business grows, so you need more sophisticated and powerful... Read more

Sustained growth in international tourism despite challenges

2017-01-18 04:19:59 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Demand for international tourism remained robust in 2016 despite challenges. International tourist arrivals grew by 3.9% to reach a total of 1,235 million, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Some... Read more

UNWTO and Japan International Cooperation Agency partner to promote sustainable tourism

2017-01-18 04:19:52 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation aimed at providing a framework for joint action in the area of sustainable tourism. Read more

Accor in talks over HotelInvest sale

2017-01-18 04:16:08 +0100 | Source: Big Hospitality

AccorHotels has begun discussions with potential third party investors to take over the majority share in its HotelInvest division, the company said this week. Read more

Aloft Hotels to Debut in the Emerald Isle

2017-01-18 04:14:47 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR), today announced plans to launch its ever-popular Aloft Hotels brand in Ireland through a franchise agreement with Blackpitts Hospitality Limited. Slated to open in the... Read more

The Ritz-Carlton Swings Into Hainan Island With First Golf Resort in China

2017-01-18 04:12:37 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has teed off 2017 with the opening of its first golf resort in China, ideally located in the golfer's paradise of Hainan Island. The Ritz-Carlton, Haikou ushers in a new era of... Read more

Let’s Rise: Westin Hotels & Resorts Reveals a Powerful Rally-Cry for Travelers to Regain Control of Their Well-Being While on the Road

2017-01-18 04:08:35 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Westin Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR), today unveiled its first global brand campaign in more than five years, taking on the disruptions, distractions and unpredictability of... Read more

Roux Scholarship 2017: Anne-Sophie Pic named honorary president of judges

2017-01-18 04:02:22 +0100 | Source: Big Hospitality

Chef Anne-Sophie Pic has been named honorary president of judges for the Roux Scholarship 2017. Read more

Welcome to the 2017 World Economic Summit

2017-01-18 03:54:41 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

The Steigenberger Grandhotel Belvédère in Davos has been the traditional main hotspot for the World Economic Summit since as long ago as 1971. It once again provides an impressive backdrop to this year's event,... Read more

PolyU Study Finds Guest Profile Matters for Hotel Bookings

2017-01-18 03:49:57 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

When booking hotel rooms, guests with different profiles tend to choose different types of booking channels, with some preferring to book directly through the hotel's website and others choosing to use... Read more

Casey Rodgers

2017-01-18 03:16:06 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet staff

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HVS Market Pulse: Washington, D.C. | By Chelsey Leffet and Anne R. Lloyd-Jones

2017-01-18 03:12:58 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Although the federal government remains the dominant influence in Washington, D.C., a diverse array of industries and institutions have contributed to and supported the growth and expansion of the region. The... Read more

Rosewood Hotels and Resorts Reveals Asaya New Global Wellness Concept

2017-01-18 02:22:45 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® today reveals Asaya, an innovative, integrative wellness concept firmly rooted in the belief in both self-acceptance and self-discovery. The Asaya experience fuses alternative therapies,... Read more