Latest Hotel Industry News

FRESH: A Food-service Sustainability Rating for Hospitality Sector Events | By Gary Thompson

2016-11-03 01:38:17 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

This report presents a metric called FRESH (for Foodservice Impact Rating for Environmentally Sustainable Hospitality Events). FRESH can be used to evaluate the performance of any foodservice meal period or event in... Read more

Holiday Inn to Osaka opens in the heart of vibrant downtown Osaka

2016-11-02 09:42:48 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world's leading hotel companies, today announced the opening of Holiday Inn Osaka Namba. This is the fifth Holiday Inn hotel in the brand family in Japan, joining... Read more

Choice Hotels International Brings Cambria hotels & suites to Chicago in Brand's First Conversion

2016-11-02 09:39:16 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's largest hotel companies, has converted the former MileNorth Hotel in Chicago into the Cambria Chicago Magnificent Mile. The partnership with... Read more

Sri Lanka Announces Plans for Tourism Development Zones

2016-11-02 09:36:54 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Sri Lanka today announced plans to attract tourists back to the 'Pearl of the Indian Ocean' with the launch of themed tourism development zones, a public-private sector initiative backed by the Ministry of Lands, the... Read more

Sertifi Helps John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts Speed Meeting and Event Turnaround Time by 85%

2016-11-02 09:08:31 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Across the hospitality industry, forward-thinking properties and property management companies choose Sertifi to help them close business quickly, recognize revenue faster, and collect signed agreements in a secure,... Read more

4 Ways Hospitality Marketers Can Use Mobile to Connect with the Weekend Traveler | By Ted Dhanik

2016-11-02 09:08:23 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Mobile advertising's advanced targeting capabilities can be used to engage a lucrative market: the weekend traveler. The weekend getaway is cheaper, easier to plan and requires less time off than a traditional... Read more

How Are Hotels Embracing Mobile Moments? |

2016-11-02 09:06:39 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Mobile is changing travelers’ behaviors and expectations worldwide, making mobile moments the next battleground for hospitality and travel industry. Following up on my earlier brief for airlines, my latest Brief:... Read more

Airbnb Hits Back at Hotel CEO's Comments Over New York Home-Sharing Law |

2016-11-02 09:04:32 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

New York’s new law is ‘a big boost in the arm for the business,’ the hotel company’s CEO said. A recently signed bill in New York that imposes steep fines for advertising illegal short-term rentals is pitting... Read more

Cornell Report Aims to Cut Restaurant Food Waste

2016-11-02 08:59:42 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Food waste is a major issue for hospitality industry purveyors, both in terms of the cost of wasted food and the environmental consequences of tossing out tons of food. By one estimate, about one-quarter of food... Read more

New Survey Reveals Latest Hotel Trends Across the Country

2016-11-02 08:40:21 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today released the 2016 Lodging Survey—the definitive industry review examining the top trends in the hotel industry. Conducted by industry data provider STR and... Read more

Modus Hotels Selects TrustYou for Integrated Customer Communication Platform

2016-11-02 08:39:26 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

TrustYou, the world's largest guest feedback platform, today announced its partnership with Modus Hotels, a Washington DC Lifestyle Hotel Company that develops, owns and operates a portfolio of hotels and... Read more

Puzzle Partner, Phocuswright and StayNTouch® Team Up to Deliver Content That Matters

2016-11-02 07:22:51 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Puzzle Partner, a leading tactical and strategic marketing agency, today announced the success of a partnership with industry leaders Phocuswright and StayNTouch®. The trifecta of Phocuswright data, StayNTouch's... Read more

Eight Companies with 175+ Properties Sign to Implement Aptech’s Hotel Software Solutions

2016-11-02 07:21:38 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Aptech Computer Systems announced it signed agreements with 8 hotel companies with a total of 175+ properties in the past six months. Six companies integrated and centralized multi-brand data collection and analysis... Read more

Ramler to Unveil Innovative Banquet Chair with Mobile Charging Tray at HX

2016-11-02 07:13:00 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

This month designer furniture manufacturer Ramler International will showcase a banquet chair so revolutionary that event attendees will never want to leave their seats. Created by industry experts with more than 65... Read more

Tribute Portfolio Debuts Third Florida Hotel, The Westshore Grand

2016-11-02 07:05:35 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Tribute Portfolio, part of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR), today announced its official debut in Tampa with the addition of The Westshore Grand, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel. Marking the brand's third... Read more

Inntopia, a subsidiary of Northstar Travel Group, acquires Ryan Solutions

2016-11-02 07:02:57 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Inntopia, the SaaS e-commerce software subsidiary of Northstar Travel Group, has acquired Ryan Solutions, the leading CRM database marketing business serving destinations and resorts.Ryan Solutions, started in 2004,... Read more

Starwood Preferred Guest Expansion of Design Hotels™ Partnership

2016-11-02 06:59:13 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG®), the award-winning loyalty program now part of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR), today announced even more access to extraordinary destinations with the signing of its... Read more

Five Hotel Trends for 2016 - by Harvey Chipkin |

2016-11-02 06:52:20 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

You just can’t catch a break in the hospitality industry. Even at a time when hotel occupancy rates are soaring in many domestic markets, disruptive forces like the sharing economy, the emerging millennial market,... Read more

HX Attendees Can Power Up Mobile Devices at Kube Systems’ Quick Recharge Stations

2016-11-02 06:38:47 +0100 | Source: Hospitalitynet

Need to power up your smartphone or tablet while attending HX: The Hotel Experience this month in New York? Easy. Just find one of six Kube Systems' Recharge Stations strategically located throughout the Jacob... Read more