Latest Hotel Industry News

Playa Hotels & Resorts Names Carlos Fresco and Vishal Vaswani to General Manager Roles

2018-11-12 19:54:31 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

FAIRFAX, Va., November 12, 2018 – Playa Hotels & Resorts (NASDAQ:PLYA, “Playa”), the owner and operator of all-inclusive resort properties under brands such as Hyatt, Hilton, Jewel Resorts and Panama... Read more

Hard Rock Enters Select Service Hotel Category With Launch of Reverb by Hard Rock

2018-11-12 19:36:09 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Nov. 12, 2018 — Hard Rock International is proud to announce Reverb by Hard Rock – the brand’s entrance into the select service hotel category. The new collection of... Read more

HB Capital Management Enters Agreement for Development of New Cambria Hotel in Alpharetta, Georgia

2018-11-12 19:01:28 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 12, 2018 -- Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) has signed an agreement with an affiliate of HB Capital Management LLC, to develop a Cambria Hotel in Alpharetta, Georgia. The... Read more

Hospitality Financial Leadership: What’s Missing With Labor Planning Tools?

2018-11-12 18:38:37 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

By David Lund I’m looking for an end to end solution to labor planning and I have yet to see one that brings it all home. Let me explain what I mean. In a hotel that budgets and forecasts labor hours,... Read more

New York City Leads U.S. Construction Pipeline Followed by Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles and Nashville

2018-11-12 18:25:19 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

November 12, 2018 – PORTSMOUTH, NH – In the third quarter of 2018, analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE) report that the top five markets with the largest total hotel construction pipelines are: New York... Read more

Angie Hospitality Completes Certified Integration With Amadeus Hospitality’s HotSOS Platform

2018-11-12 17:14:21 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

Voice- and touchscreen-activated virtual assistant leverages HotSOS compatibility to streamline hotel operations and maximize guest convenience San Jose, CA – November 12, 2018 – Angie Hospitality,... Read more

Beekeeper’s Operational Communication Platform Named Most Innovative Hotel Technology at HX 2018

2018-11-12 16:18:28 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

This is the third major award presented to Beekeeper in 2018 for a mobile solution that streamlines employee communication and drives retention New York, Nov. 12, 2018 — Beekeeper, the leading communication and... Read more

Is ‘Voice’ in Travel All Talk? Volara CEO Speaks Out at Phocuswright Conference in Los Angeles

2018-11-12 15:54:13 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

Voice technology expert to share his vision for context driven, identity optional, voice first, experiences across the travel journey Los Angeles — November 12, 2018 — 2018 has been a big year for... Read more

Courtyard and Residence Inn by Marriott Debut in Central DC, Managed by Crestline Hotels and Resorts

2018-11-09 20:33:12 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

Situated in the Shaw/CBD East End neighborhood, these dual-branded DC hotels feature locally inspired design, 504 beautiful guest rooms, elegant meeting spaces, a new destination restaurant, and sweeping rooftop views... Read more

Do This to Gain Instant Trust With Hotel Website Visitors

2018-11-09 20:23:42 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

Build trust with hotel website visitors by showcasing SOCIAL PROOF.  Social proof is critical to easing the worries of potential guests. In fact, a study in the Washington Post showed social proof had more... Read more

The Alpina Gstaad Appoints Tim Weiland General Manager

2018-11-09 19:53:54 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

GSTAAD, Switzerland, November 9, 2018 – The Alpina Gstaad has appointed Tim Weiland as its new General Manager.  An experienced hotelier with more than 20 years of luxury hospitality expertise, Mr. Weiland... Read more

Ahead of November 2018 Opening, California’s Moxy San Diego Appoints Executive Team

2018-11-09 19:44:48 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (November 9, 2018) – Opening this November 2018 as the first California hotel under Marriott International’s experiential, millennial-minded Moxy Hotels brand, the 126-room Moxy San Diego... Read more

Chartwell Hospitality Finalizes Purchase of Tennessee’s 300-Room Franklin Marriott Cool Springs

2018-11-09 19:38:08 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – November 2018 – Chartwell Hospitality LLC, an integrated hotel operations and development company, recently finalized its purchase of the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs in Franklin,... Read more

Tourism Tidbits: Human Rights and Tourism

2018-11-09 19:30:33 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

A contemplative essay: No discussion of human rights and its impact on travel and tourism can take place outside of the assumptions of freedom, and freedom is often best understood from its opposite perspective, that... Read more

Marriott International Names Liam Brown President and Managing Director of Europe

2018-11-09 18:06:45 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) announced today that Liam Brown, President, Select Brands and Owner and Franchise Services, North America, will take on the role of President and Managing Director of Europe,... Read more

Franchise Companies and Brands Dominating the U.S. Construction Pipeline

2018-11-09 17:22:11 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

November 9, 2018 – PORTSMOUTH, NH – According to the third quarter report by analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE), the franchise companies dominating the U.S. construction pipeline with the largest... Read more

Omni Houston Hotel Completes $30 Million Renovation

2018-11-09 17:13:07 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

HOUSTON (November 9, 2018) – Omni Houston Hotel has reopened its doors and is welcoming guests after undergoing a $30 million renovation that elevates the guest experience. The transformation positions the hotel... Read more

Oxford Capital Appoints General Manager Clay Andrews and Hotel Manager Konstantine Kabilafkas to Lead Godfrey Hotel Hollywood

2018-11-09 16:30:16 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

(LOS ANGELES; November 2018)—The forthcoming Godfrey Hotel Hollywood—set to open spring 2019—announces the appointment of General Manager Clay Andrews and Hotel Manager Konstantine Kabilafkas;... Read more

The St. Joe Company Plans New Branded Hotel at Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP)

2018-11-09 15:36:34 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

WATERSOUND, Fla.—November 9, 2018--The St. Joe Company (NYSE: JOE) (“St. Joe”) today announces plans to construct, own and operate a new branded hotel, immediately adjacent and convenient to the... Read more

Another Minneapolis Hotel Installs Clear Sky’s Beverage Inventory Management Software

2018-11-09 15:24:08 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina – November 9, 2018 –Clear Sky Software, Inc. ® announced today that the JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America has installed its beverage inventory control system.  This... Read more