Latest Hotel Industry News

Park Hotel Group Enters South Korea With Park Hotel Yeongdeungpo, Seoul

2016-09-05 06:42:47 +0200 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Park Hotel Group is pleased to announce its expansion into South Korea, a new destination in line with its strategic focus to grow its brand presence across Asia Pacific. The hotel management contract was signed with... Read more

JLL: What's next for hotel investment in Brazil?

2016-09-05 06:27:59 +0200 | Source: Hospitalitynet

A new report from JLL indicates that Brazil is still a long-term investment option, attracting a significant amount of foreign investors in spite of deteriorating economic conditions and weak hotel performance. The... Read more

Rural Tourism and Quality of Life in US and China - Part 2 | By Shangzhi Qiu

2016-09-05 06:05:42 +0200 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Based on the literature about rural tourism in US and China, I identified the differences between the two countries in these aspects: 1) main forms of tourism; 2) rural tourism management and marketing; 3) role of... Read more

HotStats MENA Chain Hotels Market Review – July 2016

2016-09-05 05:23:10 +0200 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Strong RevPAR Growth Wiped Out by High Costs at Amman Hotels An 11.7% RevPAR increase at hotels in Amman was completely wiped out by high costs this month, resulting in a 4.3% decline in profit per room, according... Read more

Unfold The Secrets Of Paper City And Win A Trip Around The World With Radisson Blu

2016-09-05 05:19:34 +0200 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Radisson Blu, one of the world's leading brands with nearly 300 hotels in operation in 69 countries and territories, today unveiled Paper City, an interactive game that draws upon five real life Radisson Blu... Read more

Westchester County in New York Welcomes Newest Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton

2016-09-05 04:51:42 +0200 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Hilton Worldwide's (NYSE: HLT)Hampton by Hilton brand, the global mid-priced hotel that serves value- conscious and quality-driven travelers around the world, today announced the opening of its newest property,... Read more

Home2 Suites by Hilton Opens Newest Property in Dallas Metro Area

2016-09-05 04:49:51 +0200 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Home2 Suites by Hilton, part ofHilton Worldwide's (NYSE: HLT) industry-first All Suites portfolio, announced today its newest property, Home2 Suites by Hilton Dallas Grand Prairie. Offering 96 suites, the hotel is... Read more

Hotel Lessons from Muhammed Ali | By Larry Mogelonsky

2016-09-05 04:47:22 +0200 | Source: Hospitalitynet

In early June, we all watched the news as a titan of professional sports passed away. Muhammed Ali was one of the most colorful athletes that ever lived as entertaining in the ring as he was in the press box, and... Read more

Inspire, intrigue and entice guests with Instagram | By Sarah Came

2016-09-05 04:19:51 +0200 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Once a rather odd idea, using social media to market businesses has become commonplace. The benefits of almost free advertising, easily measurable reach, fairly precise targeting and the opportunity to communicate... Read more

Chatbots versus humans: Who builds customer rapport better?

2016-09-05 03:32:52 +0200 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Chatbots are a powerful new channel to increase sales and assist more customers. They are are also a minefield of mismatched expectations. Inconsistencies in the customer experience hurt a brands ability to... Read more

STR: US hotel results for week ending 27 August

2016-09-02 10:12:38 +0200 | Source: Hospitalitynet

HENDERSONVILLE, TennesseeThe U.S. hotel industry recorded positive results in the three key performance metrics during the week of 21-27 August 2016, according to data from STR.In year-over-year comparisons, the... Read more

Applying the OTA Model to Function Space and Leverage Strategic Partnerships

2016-09-02 09:33:09 +0200 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Traditionally meetings and events are booked much further in advance as compared to the average guest room. However, with the latest event tech, meeting planners are executing and promoting more events at a faster... Read more

New Destination for Art: Upscale Hotels |

2016-09-02 05:35:10 +0200 | Source: Hospitalitynet

When the 73-room Beaumont Hotel opened its doors in Londons Mayfair district in 2014, it made an artistic statement so conspicuous that not even passers-by could disregard it. The buildings southernmost... Read more

Merger Mania…and the Significance for Sales

2016-09-02 05:31:47 +0200 | Source: Hospitalitynet

As of this month, the only remaining obstacle to the Marriott/Starwood merger is approval by China's Ministry of Commerce, which is expected to be clearedwithin the next 60 days. Earlier this summer, AccorHotels... Read more

The Integral Link Between Hotels, Real Estate and Proper Airbnb Regulation | By Larry Mogelonsky

2016-09-02 04:35:13 +0200 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Airbnb is a game changer for the hotel industry with many citing it as having dire effects on a property's long-term revenues and overall asset value. While government agencies have been slow to react to the appeals... Read more

The End of the Branded Hotel | By Kerry Cannon

2016-09-02 04:27:39 +0200 | Source: Hospitalitynet

While the newest generation of travelers the oft written about Millennials may not yet have the discretionary spending muscle of Gen Xers and Boomers, they are having a decidedly pronounced impact on the... Read more

19% of travelers use an agent, survey finds |

2016-09-02 04:04:00 +0200 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Travel agent usage is up in 2016, according to data released in the latest white paper based off MMGY Globals 2016 Portrait of American Travelers survey. According to the data, which was released this week, 19% of... Read more

Are Millennials Propelling Airbnb's Revenue? |

2016-09-02 04:02:43 +0200 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Airbnb is outpacing hotel booking websites like and Expedia thanks to its undeniable appeal to American millennial travelers, according to new data from ecommerce analytics firm Slice Intelligence. Last... Read more