Latest Hotel Industry News

Is the Inability to Charge Mobile Devices Adding Friction to Your Guests’ Experiences?

2017-01-30 10:49:45 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

By Dave Weinstein 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... Read more

Cliff House Maine Appoints Janet Lincoln as National Sales Manager

2017-01-30 10:40:32 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

Cape Neddick, ME (Jan. 30, 2017) – Cliff House Maine is pleased to announce the appointment of hotel industry veteran, Janet Lincoln as the property’s new National Sales Manager. In this role, Lincoln is... Read more

HeBS Digital Recognized Among New York’s Fastest-Growing Companies in SmartCEO’s Future 50 Awards

2017-01-30 09:18:54 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

NEW YORK, NY — January 30, 2017 —SmartCEO has recognized HeBS Digital as the winner in the Future 50 Awards for being one of the region’s 50 fastest-growing mid-sized companies and for its... Read more

Marshall Hotels & Resorts Signs Five New-Build Hotels to Construction Pipeline and Adds Two Management Contracts

2017-01-30 09:13:21 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

SALISBURY, Md., January 30, 2017—Marshall Hotels & Resorts, a leading hotel management and services company that operates properties nationwide, today announced that the company has enjoyed a record 2016,... Read more

Peachtree Hotel Group Acquires Five Hotels and Signs Five Development Projects with $155 Million Investment

2017-01-30 09:09:53 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

ATLANTA, Ga., January 30, 2017—Officials of Peachtree Hotel Group (PHG), one of the nation’s fastest growing hotel investment and management platforms, today announced it made five hotel acquisitions and... Read more

Marcus® Hotels & Resorts Promotes Jeff Peterson to Vice President of Finance and Transaction Administration; John Hendricks Promoted to Division Controller

2017-01-30 09:01:18 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

MILWAUKEE--- Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a nationally recognized hotel owner and management company and division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced the promotion of Jeff Peterson to vice... Read more

The Castell Project Forms to Assist Advancement of Women Professionals in the Hospitality Industry

2017-01-30 08:42:15 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

The two-pronged program delivers essential advancement tools tailored for women and implements a custom career development program to move attendees up the leadership ranks. ATLANTA, January 30, 2017---Officials... Read more

Cutting Through the Clutter to Brand Your F&B in 2017

2017-01-30 08:32:46 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

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... Read more

U.S. Travel Association Reacts to Executive Orders

2017-01-30 08:19:47 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

WASHINGTON (January 28, 2016)—U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on executive orders signed Friday by President Trump: "People all over the world want to... Read more

Tambourine’s Friday Freebie: Find Out What Your Compset Is Up To… Automatically

2017-01-27 13:14:01 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

Welcome to the Friday Freebie!  Every Friday, we share one free impactful hotel marketing tactic that you can implement immediately to drive more conversions and more revenue.  This Week’s Freebie:... Read more

Ascent Hospitality Management Set to Open New Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Saraland, Alabama

2017-01-27 12:57:07 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

Saraland, AL – January 27, 2017 – The 98-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Saraland, Alabama is scheduled to open this Tuesday, January 31, 2017 with its smart, inventive public space and guest... Read more

Think Hospitality Group’s The Plymouth Hotel, a 1940s Icon, Opens in Miami Beach’s Collins Park Cultural District

2017-01-27 12:35:57 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

Miami Beach – January 2017 – When it opened in 1940, nothing looked like The Plymouth - an Art Deco icon that epitomized the glamour and style of its time.     And nothing on Miami Beach feels... Read more

Leath Company Celebrates Groundbreaking of Hampton Inn in Benson, North Carolina

2017-01-27 12:17:49 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

BENSON, NC (January 27th, 2017):  Today, the Leath Company officially broke ground on a $9.2 M hotel project in Benson, North Carolina.  A total of 72 guests attended a pre-event reception at Char Grill... Read more

Max Loayza Named Food and Beverage Director of Four Seasons Resort Nevis, West Indies

2017-01-27 11:54:21 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

NEVIS, WEST INDIES, January 27, 2017 – Four Seasons Resort Nevis welcomes the appointment of Max Loayza to Director of Food and Beverage of the Caribbean resort. Since taking on the position, Max has overseen... Read more

InterContinental Hotels Group Appoints Sudeep Jain as Vice President, Development, South West Asia

2017-01-27 11:41:21 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

New Delhi, 27 January, 2017: InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has appointed Sudeep Jain as Vice President, Development, South West Asia. His immediate remit... Read more

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

2017-01-27 11:19:07 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

ROSEMONT, Ill., and MCLEAN, VA – January 27, 2017 – First Hospitality Group, Inc. (FHG) and Hilton (NYSE: HLT) announced today their partnership to bring Hilton’s first triple-brand hotel,... Read more

Seven Hotels and Restaurants Join AAA’s Exclusive Five Diamond List for 2017

2017-01-27 10:53:53 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 27, 2017 -- AAA has unveiled 63 restaurants and 120 hotels that have earned the AAA Five Diamond Rating in the past 12 months, qualifying them for the 2017 Five Diamond Award list. This... Read more

JMH Development and Mettle Property Group Ink Partnership with Hilton for Dual Branded Hotel in Long Island City, New York

2017-01-27 10:07:38 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

Long Island City, NY (January 27, 2017)- Leading New York-based developer JMH Development and Mettle Property Group have signed a franchise agreement with Hilton (NYSE: HLT) for the development of a new project... Read more

Woodside Hotels Assumes Management of Dream Inn Santa Cruz and Indian Springs Calistoga

2017-01-27 09:48:59 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

Menlo Park, CA (January 27, 2017) – Woodside Hotels, California’s leading operator of independent upscale hotels, restaurants and spas, has kicked off 2017 with the announcement that it will take over the... Read more

Adding the Personal Touch in an Age of Digital Communications Goes a Long Way

2017-01-27 08:57:09 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

By John Smallwood If you have 60 seconds, I have 300 words that might help at the NOI line. There’s no replacing the personal touch in hospitality. In an age when chatbots and messaging platforms are... Read more