Latest Hotel Industry News

What Does 2017 Hold for Social Media? | By Robert A. Rauch

2017-01-31 01:53:24 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

It is safe to say that social media and the marketing force that goes into it are here to stay. This is largely due to the space's ability to continuously evolve. Just 10 years ago Facebook morphed into a... Read more

Cloudbeds’ Myallocator Partners with Only Apartments to Empower and Optimize Vacation Rentals

2017-01-31 01:47:50 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Cloudbeds and Only Apartments have teamed up to give vacation rental owners more options to distribute on a global scale. Vacation rental owners using myallocator can now easily list their inventory on Only... Read more

“What Millennials Want” – The Real Career Priorities of Gen X vs Gen Y | By James Houran, Nina Gold and Keith Kefgen

2017-01-30 10:16:21 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Millennials (aka "Generation Y" or "Echo Boomers") are the talk about town. A day rarely passes without a new report explaining what this generation wants out of life and how their value set are... Read more

Hospitality Industry key figures Infographic 2016

2017-01-30 09:57:10 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

As we enter the New Year, EHL looks back at the worldwide Hospitality Industry key figures for 2016. Over the past six decades, tourism has experienced continued expansion and diversification to become one of the... Read more

First Hospitality Group Breaks Ground on Hilton’s First Triple-Brand Hotel at Chicago’s McCormick Place

2017-01-30 09:46:35 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

First Hospitality Group, Inc. (FHG) and Hilton (NYSE: HLT) announced today their partnership to bring Hilton's first triple-brand hotel, consisting of a Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn by Hilton and Home2 Suites... Read more

Marshall Hotels & Resorts Adds New Build Hotel Projects, One Spa and Two Additional Management Contracts During Second Half 2016

2017-01-30 09:23:20 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Marshall Hotels & Resorts, a leading hotel management and services company that operates properties nationwide, today announced that the company has enjoyed a record 2016, signing six new build hotels and a... Read more

UNWTO welcomes 5-day visa-free policy by Belarus to citizens of 80 states

2017-01-30 09:06:37 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

UNWTO has expressed its full support to the decision of the Government of Belarus to launch the 5-day visa-free policy that will be applicable to travelers from 80 countries. The measure aims at advancing seamless... Read more

STR: Houston hotels expected to see significant growth around Super Bowl 51

2017-01-30 09:04:15 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

According to a projection by STR's consulting and analytics division, it is reasonable to expect that the hotel industry in Houston will see overall performance growth between 150% and 350% during Super Bowl 51... Read more

Kinseth Announces Completion of Renovation At The Best Western Holiday Lodge Of Clear Lake, Iowa!

2017-01-30 08:39:13 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Kinseth Hospitality Company (KHC), one of the country's leading hospitality companies, is excited to announce the completion of a complete renovation of the Best Western Holiday Lodge, located at Hwy 18 East / 2023... Read more

Is the Inability to Charge Mobile Devices Adding Friction to Your Guests’ Experiences? | By Dave Weinstein

2017-01-30 07:57:04 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

With a new year comes new buzzwords. For 2017, it appears that "Frictionless" is the way to be. For hoteliers, it means creating a consistent experience across all touchpoints along the guest's... Read more

Become a Biodiversity Leader | By Larry Mogelonsky

2017-01-30 03:34:46 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

As an avid supporter of the locavore movement, there is one other related and seldom discussed food initiative your property can take to both elevate your cuisine and to further help the environment. Read more

Cutting Through the Clutter to Brand your F&B in 2017 | By Leora Halpern Lanz and Allyson Rung

2017-01-30 02:54:48 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Now that 2016 is behind us, we can look back at food and dining achievements in the US and acknowledge a number of interesting trends we all enjoyed and appreciated. Restaurants and servers began to more effectively... Read more

How Personality Will Get Your Hotel More Direct Bookings | By Bärbel Pfeiffer

2017-01-30 02:42:03 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Time to adjust a few things in your hotel marketing to stand out in 2017! Want to attract new business and get more direct bookings? Make sure the online presentation of your hotel supports this goal. Take for... Read more

Hackers Hijack Hotel’s Smart Locks, Demand Ransom |

2017-01-30 01:45:07 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

A resort hotel in Austria has been the target of a series of hacks, including one that crippled the electronic “smart locks” on guest rooms. The attack prevented guests from accessing their rooms and prevented... Read more

Marriott is considering hotels with common rooms and electronic booze dispensers |

2017-01-30 01:43:56 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Visitors to a hotel conference in downtown Los Angeles got to witness firsthand how a major hotel company comes up with new concepts for hotel rooms and lobbies. Marriott International took over a city street next to... Read more

How to Get Revenue Management Right for 2017

2017-01-30 01:39:11 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Nowadays "Revenue Management "has become a buzzword in the hospitality industry. But many operations executives and owners don't know how the concept relates to them, in terms of implementation and get... Read more

International Sporting Events – Takeaways for Hotel Investors | By Tshepo B Makhudu

2017-01-27 10:45:17 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

IntroductionThere is no doubt hosting a major sporting event boosts the profile of the country and city. Who does not want to visit Rio after the recent FIFA World Cup and Olympics? However, these events are only for... Read more

In Focus: Phoenix, AZ | By Bethany Cronk and Ryan Wall

2017-01-27 10:36:31 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Steady, paced growth describes Phoenix's current economic trajectory, which has lagged the nation's post- recession recovery in terms of job growth, population growth, and housing trends. The protracted... Read more

EyeforTravel Launches the European Travel Start-up & Innovation awards at EyeforTravel Europe 2017

2017-01-27 09:50:34 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

On May 3rd, 12 travel start-ups will pitch their businesses in front of a panel of experienced investors, who will be judging their financial potential. The two best pitches will be chosen to present in front of the... Read more

US Expansion Continues: My Place To Debut In Michigan In March 2017!

2017-01-27 08:43:04 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

The long anticipated opening of My Place Hotel- Marquette, MI will soon mark My Place's debut in the great state of Michigan!The four- story, 63-room economy extended stay hotel is conveniently located at 2383... Read more