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  • Members Only: IT Spending in the Lodging Industry Three-year Analysis: 2015–2017

    By Agnes DeFranco, Ed.D., CHAE; Arlene Ramirez, CHE, CHAE; and Tanya Venegas, MBA, MHM, CHIA. PART II: An analysis of IT spending data in the lodging industry based on reporting in the new USALI Schedule 6 — Information and Telecommunications Systems.

  • HITEC Special: Revenue Strategy: Not Just a Fancy New Name for Revenue Management

    By Cindy Estis Green. A strategic view of revenue calls for proactive business mix planning and decision-making around deployed resources, well beyond reacting to what comes over the transom. Excerpt from the 2018 HITEC Bytes Special Report.

  • HITEC Special: Forecasting Accuracy: The Living Forecast

    By Jill Wilder. Forward-looking, continuously updated statistical trend analysis is emerging as a strategic tool that performs the practical magic of creating an accurate forecast you can take to the bank.

  • Members Only: IT Spending in the Lodging Industry

    HFTP Research Report: The new USALI Schedule 6 — Information and Telecommunications Systems and the effects thus far on the industry. An analysis of IT spending data in the industry and compliance practices by lodging executives.

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CHMWarnick Harnesses Big Data with Launch of Proph+IT

hotelbusiness.com·Requires Registration ·17 July 2018
CHMWarnick has launched Proph+IT, a technology platform that harnesses the power of big data from an ownership lens to optimize hospitality investments.
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Marriott International Opens Hotels in Four States

hotelbusiness.com·Requires Registration ·17 July 2018
Marriott International has opened four new properties in the last week, including a JW Marriott in Nashville, TN that adds to the city’s skyline.
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Openings Abroad for Banyan Tree, Cube Boutique, Hotel Indigo

hotelbusiness.com·Requires Registration ·17 July 2018
The Banyan Tree and Cube Boutique brands are expanding in Asia, while IHG introduces Hotel Indigo in a Scottish art community.
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Executives on the Move at Hilton, Crescent, Radisson, Quore; More...

hotelbusiness.com·Requires Registration ·17 July 2018
The following companies bolstered their leadership rosters—Hilton, Crescent Hotels & Resorts, Radisson Hotel Group, Quore, and more.
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Hampton by Hilton Opens 15 Hotels

hotelbusiness.com·Requires Registration ·16 July 2018
Hampton by Hilton has opened 15 new properties, including Hampton Inn by Hilton Petaluma in California; Hampton by Hilton Antwerp Central Station in Belgium; and Hampton Inn by Hilton Monterrey Apodaca in Mexico. The latest openings bolster the brand’s global portfolio of more than 2,345 properties.
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Study: Latin American Travelers Take Longer Holidays

hotelbusiness.com·Requires Registration ·16 July 2018
A new study commissioned by Expedia Group Media Solutions, the advertising arm of Expedia Group, reveals that Latin American travelers are mindful of their budget when planning a trip, but they prioritize trip activities and unique experiences over price.
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Aimbridge, Crescent, and Mandarin Oriental Sign Management Deals

hotelbusiness.com·Requires Registration ·16 July 2018
Aimbridge Hospitality, Crescent Hotels & Resorts, and Mandarin Oriental are among the management companies signing deals.
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From East to West Coast, Five Hotels Get New Looks

hotelbusiness.com·Requires Registration ·16 July 2018
From the West Coast to the East Coast, properties are undergoing or completing renovations to guestrooms and public spaces.
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FarmLogix Launches Open Fields Platform for Sustainable Sourcing

hotelbusiness.com·Requires Registration ·16 July 2018
FarmLogix has launched Open Fields, a software platform that enables foodservice operations to more easily source and report on sustainable ingredients and purchases.
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Management companies are going back to their roots

hotelbusiness.com·Requires Registration ·15 July 2018
As the management field continues to grow, companies are diversifying and transitioning themselves back to their roots in order to stand out from their competitors. Some are building out portfolios by buying up portfolio transactions, and others are pursuing a new practice in third-party management.
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Atlanta Marriott Marquis attracts events virtually

hotelbusiness.com·Requires Registration ·15 July 2018
Finding the right location for an event isn’t always easy. It requires an investment of both time and money to visit the potential site.
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Sustainable fixtures aid LEED certification, cost savings

hotelbusiness.com·Requires Registration ·15 July 2018
FORT WORTH, TX-Hotel owners and guests alike can agree that safety is always a top priority when staying at a hotel: keeping you and your personal information and belongings out of harm's way. Safety, however, extends far beyond a hotel's security features. Health also plays into the safety component of a guest's stay, which is The post Sustainable fixtures aid LEED certification, cost savings appeared first on Hotel Business.
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Extended Stay America's new app aims to engage associates

hotelbusiness.com·Requires Registration ·15 July 2018
CHARLOTTE, NC-Communication is key for Extended Stay America, and that's the idea behind the recently debuted MyESA app, designed to foster a hotel's relationships with its associates and help them to 'Work here, go further.' Optional for team members, the app blends content sharing along with reward opportunities. According to the company, the sharing component The post Extended Stay America's new app aims to engage associates appeared first on Hotel Business.
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New study reveals the dining experience Gen Z really wants

hotelbusiness.com·Requires Registration ·15 July 2018
Is it time to forget the days of mobile phones at the dinner table? A new study by Y-Pulse called “Understanding Tomorrow’s Tastemakers Today” explores the dining culture, attitudes and behaviors of more than 900 K-12 consumers toward foodservice segments. Y-Pulse surveyed U.S. consumers between the ages of eight to 18 years old and included topics such as their opinions on foodservice venues, social media and food perceptions. The results indicated that food media, peers and the need for community are major influencers of Gen Z’s dining preferences and expectations.
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Be 'compromise ready' with an incident response plan

hotelbusiness.com·Requires Registration ·15 July 2018
Just like every other industry, hospitality has been the target of data-security attacks. That being said, many entities face the same types of security incidents, so hoteliers still not on board with the basics of preventing incidents may want to take note of how they can become cyber resilient by being “compromise ready.”
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International, education travelers push Boston growth

hotelbusiness.com·Requires Registration ·15 July 2018
Since its founding in 1630, Boston has been host to many key moments in American history. But those interested in history aren’t the only visitors to the city named the 2018 best summer vacation spot by U.S. News & World Report.
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U.S. hotel market in Q1 did better than expected

hotelbusiness.com·Requires Registration ·15 July 2018
The U.S. hotel market in Q1 2018 did better than forecasted. RevPAR within the industry increased, as did occupancy and ADR. On the development side, several markets are promising, and 2019 is expected to be another great year.
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Culture shift: Working in 2018 and beyond How to create a dynamic, inclusive work environment

hotelbusiness.com·Requires Registration ·15 July 2018
Ask any hotel brand, ownership group or management company what truly sets its organization apart, and the answer will usually be the same: the culture. But what exactly does that mean?
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Shining a light on photometric studies for hotels

hotelbusiness.com·Requires Registration ·15 July 2018
With continuing advancements in software technology, architects and designers can now easily see what a completed hotel project will look like in three dimensions.
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Kiawah Island Golf Resort on course for expansion

hotelbusiness.com·Requires Registration ·15 July 2018
Over the next few years, Kiawah Island Golf Resort will undergo a major expansion in advance of the resort hosting the 2021 PGA Championship.
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With new diversity & inclusion post, Hilton sets global goals

hotelbusiness.com·Requires Registration ·15 July 2018
Hilton in May appointed Jon Muñoz to VP of global diversity and inclusion, and the seasoned hospitality leader has plans to build upon the hotel group’s diversity management practice by focusing on culture, talent and marketplace strategies.
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Voco blends personalization with big-brand reliability

hotelbusiness.com·Requires Registration ·15 July 2018
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has launched Voco, its new upscale brand focusing on conversion opportunities, working with high-quality individual and locally branded hotels. Voco aims to combine unique and personalized experiences with the reliability that guests expect from a large-scale brand company.
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WEB EXCL-Can't See the Menu? The Hay-Adams Offers Stylish Reading Glasses

hotelbusiness.com·Requires Registration ·15 July 2018
The elements that go into creating a hotel restaurant’s ambiance—lighting, decor, music, etc.—can be just as important to the guest experience as the food served. A successful guest experience is in the details.
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The Personal Touch Goes a Long Way

hotelbusiness.com·Requires Registration ·15 July 2018
If you haven’t seen our “Off the Cuff” video series, I hope you’ll take a moment to jump on our website—hotelbusiness.com—and take a look. We launched the series over a year ago, and have been unveiling new personalities every two weeks.
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Lodging Econometrics' Pat Ford to Be Honored at The Lodging Conference

hotelbusiness.com·Requires Registration ·13 July 2018
Harry Javer, producer and founder of The Lodging Conference, revealed that Patrick H. Ford, chairman, CEO and founder of Lodging Econometrics (LE) and New England Hotel Realty (NEHR), has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award. The award will be presented at The Lodging Conference on Sept. 25.
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Loews Hotels & Co. Breaks Ground in St. Louis, Plus More New-Builds

hotelbusiness.com·Requires Registration ·13 July 2018
Hotel projects are shaping up around the country. Hospitality companies are breaking ground and developing ballpark hotels, city spaces and coastal properties.

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