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Radisson Blu Atria Bengaluru Opens in “The Garden City” Bengaluru, India

2017-03-13 10:03:52 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Radisson Blu Atria Bengaluru opens today, in the capital of India's southern Karnataka state, Bengaluru, also known as, "The Garden City." An epicenter of economic activity and high-technology... Read more

ITB Berlin 2017: Positive economic forecasts give the global travel industry a boost

2017-03-13 10:01:05 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Lust for travel and profound safety concerns – Personal encounters vs. the digital world – ITB Berlin underlines its standing as the World's Leading Travel Trade Show ® – Record numbers at the ITB Berlin... Read more

Taking Note Of All The Little Differentiators At A Hawaiian Luxury Hotel | By Larry Mogelonsky

2017-03-13 09:49:50 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

It's the little things that make a world of difference. This is doubly true in hospitality where all those small, subtle, innocuous touches may add up to something far greater and ultimately help your brand stand... Read more

IHIF roundup

2017-03-13 09:45:56 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Over 2,000 delegates from across 80 countries are currently gathered at The International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) in Berlin to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the event. Widely recognised as the leading... Read more

Hilton to unveil first details of burgeoning French pipeline at MIPIM 2017

2017-03-13 09:36:32 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Ahead of this year's MIPIM conference in Cannes, Hilton (NYSE: HLT) ( has announced new projects in France, following a franchise agreement with NAOS to introduce three hotels under three... Read more

Home2 Suites by Hilton Opens in Middleburg Heights

2017-03-13 09:29:13 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Home2 Suites by Hilton, part of Hilton's (NYSE: HLT) All Suites portfolio, announced today its newest property, Home2 Suites by Hilton Middleburg Heights Cleveland. Designed for travelers who want to maintain... Read more

Westin Hotels & Resorts Puts ‘Sleep Shaming’ to Bed, Encouraging Travelers to Tout Their Right to Rest

2017-03-13 09:25:48 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Ahead of World Sleep Day, Westin Hotels & Resorts – part of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) – announces its latest program, championing a more sound slumber for travelers around the world. Read more

Marriott International Named as a 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company by the Ethisphere Institute

2017-03-13 09:25:35 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Marriott International (Nasdaq: MAR) has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as a 2017 World's Most Ethical Company®.... Read more

Hotel Rooms Departments Struggle to Control Expenses | By Robert Mandelbaum and Gary McDade

2017-03-13 09:15:57 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Changes in rooms revenue per available room (RevPAR), and RevPAR penetration receive a lot of attention from hotel managers. This is because the monies hotels receive from renting guest rooms is the major source of... Read more

Groupize Dives Into the “Shark Tank for Travel Apps” at Concur® Fusion 2017

2017-03-13 07:43:41 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Groupize, the award-winning provider of innovative, simple meeting solutions, today announced that they have been selected to participate in the highly anticipated "Shark Tank for Travel Apps" competition at this... Read more

European Gaming: The Dynamic Between Online and Land-Based Casino Operations | By Thomas Mielke and Nina Gold

2017-03-13 07:32:17 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Figures from the European Gaming & Betting Association (EGBA) show that the European online gaming and betting market is thriving. In fact, research from last year indicates that it was the largest market for online... Read more

South Africa seeing growth in mixed-use hospitality investment | By Wayne Troughton

2017-03-13 07:21:04 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

"Diversifying into more than one property sector is not new in the South African context, but it's a growing trend that's impacting the hotel pipeline," says Wayne Troughton, CEO of specialist... Read more

Iconic Designer Manfred Thierry Mugler Teams Up With Architect Editor Jean-Paul Cassia To Expand His Creative Influence!

2017-03-13 07:07:01 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Founded in 1958, and now led by award-winning architect editor and developer Jean-Paul Cassia, +Cassia welcomes to its stellar team "the prophet of futurism" as he has been referred to, and an instinctive... Read more

EyeforTravel hosts table at the European Group Travel Awards before European Flagship Event

2017-03-13 04:21:36 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

On the 9th March, an evening of entertainment and celebration took place at HotelPlanner's annual European Group Travel Awards. The awards saw 25 award categories recognise the operators that deliver the most... Read more

Market Pulse: Singapore | By Victoria Jia Li Chan, Ho Mei Leng and Hok Yean CHEE

2017-03-13 04:20:15 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

The Republic of Singapore is a metropolitan city-state and island country in Southeast Asia with a total land area of 714.3 square kilometres. It is situated at the southern tip of the Malayan Peninsula, between... Read more

In Focus: Halkidiki, Greece | By Nana Boussia and Pavlos Papadimitriou

2017-03-13 03:54:27 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

The Prefecture of Halkidiki is located in the southeastern portion of Central Macedonia and consists of a large peninsula in the northwestern Aegean Sea resembling a hand with three "fingers" – Kassandra, Sithonia,... Read more

Market Pulse: Tucson, AZ | By Ryan Wall and Michael Smithson

2017-03-13 03:29:14 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Tucson, like much of the Southwest, has undergone a prolonged recovery since the 2008/09 recession. Tucson's hotel market realized unprecedented growth in the years leading up to 2008. But the hotel supply... Read more

Key Takeaways: The CREF/MBA Conference 2017 | By Brett E. Russell and Desiree M. Flanary

2017-03-13 03:14:05 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

HVS again hosted a booth at this year's Commercial Real Estate Finance (CREF)/Multifamily Housing conference, run by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). More than 3,000 mortgage and lending professionals... Read more

In Focus: Florence, Italy | By Ezio Poinelli, Themis Traka and Filippo Brivio

2017-03-13 03:02:42 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

This market snapshot presents current data and information on the upscale and luxury hotel and tourism industry in Florence, Italy. In writing such articles, we utilise the expertise of HVS in each market to the full... Read more

HVS Key Takeaways: Tourism, Hotel Investment & Networking Conference (THINC) Sri Lanka 2017 | By Hemangi Bhandari

2017-03-13 02:46:26 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

The 2nd edition of the Tourism, Hotel Investment & Networking Conference (THINC) Sri Lanka, hosted by HVS, concluded on 8 February 2017. 170 delegates, representing hotel companies and operations, banks and... Read more