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  • 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.

  • Primary Club Metrics

    Survey results identify which metrics are most often used to determine performance. By Agnes DeFranco, Ed.D., CHAE; Tanya Venegas, MBA, MHM, CHIA; and Amanda Belarmino

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Avison Young Hospitality Group Expects Strong Transaction Market in 2018

Hotel Online·21 June 2018
The Avison Young Hospitality Group continues to see aggressive transaction levels during the first two quarters of 2018. Although we don’t advertise each closing, we are expecting another strong transaction year for all brokerage shops. We currently have a healthy stable of hotel transactions lined up over the next several months and continue to see accretive value in the market cycle.
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Owned and Managed by MCR Development, Courtyard by Marriott Dulles Airport Herndon Opens in Herndon, Virginia

Hotel Online·21 June 2018
Courtyard by Marriott Dulles Airport Herndon is set to open its doors in Herndon, Virginia today. Featuring an innovative lobby space as well as Courtyard’s latest contemporary room design, the new hotel provides flexibility and choices that allow guests to optimize and elevate their travel experience.
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National Selfie Day: The Non-Millennial's Guide to Taking Perfect Travel Selfies

Hotel Online·21 June 2018
If you're not a millennial, the art of the selfie might seem a little intimidating. This pressure is only intensified for travel selfies, when you want to look great and also show off all the activities you're doing on your getaway. OneTravel, a leading online travel agency, has analyzed the many travel selfies to offer travelers the best tips for getting that perfect shot.
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Cambria Hotels Debuts in Philadelphia With Opening of 223-Room Cambria Hotel Philadelphia Downtown - Center City

Hotel Online·21 June 2018
Cambria Hotels made its official debut in Philadelphia with the grand opening of the Cambria Hotel Philadelphia Downtown - Center City. The 223-room, 15-story property will soon include a rooftop bar and restaurant with 3,000-square-feet of indoor and outdoor space featuring one-of-a-kind city views.
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AAA: Nearly 47 Million Americans Will Set New Independence Day Holiday Travel Record

Hotel Online·21 June 2018
A record-breaking 46.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this Independence Day holiday, an increase of more than 5 percent compared with last year and the highest number since AAA started tracking 18 years ago. For the 39.7 million Americans planning a Fourth of July road trip, INRIX, a global transportation analytics company, predicts travel times in the most congested cities in the U.S. could be twice as long than the normal trip, with Tuesday being the busiest day.
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Sonesta Appoints Jill Plemons as Director of Sales and Marketing for The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel

Hotel Online·21 June 2018
The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel, the newest property to join the diverse and distinctive portfolio of hotels known as Sonesta Hotels & Resorts, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jill Plemons as Director of Sales and Marketing. Plemons joins The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel with a distinguished 17-plus year career in hospitality and service operations, with a specialty in boutique and independent hotels catering to leisure, business and group travelers. In her new role, Plemons will continue to further elevate the property’s sales and marketing initiatives as well as oversee all revenue and management distribution. 

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HVS Design and JN+A Release 2018 Hotel Cost Estimating Guide

Hotel Online·21 June 2018
HVS Design and Jonathan Nehmer + Associates (JN+A) are proud to announce the completion of the 2018 Hotel Cost Estimating Guide. The Guide is a comprehensive listing of capital expenditure construction and FF&E costs for hotel renovations in the USA.
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Hoteliers Guide to Finding and Eliminating Bedbugs

Hotel Online·21 June 2018
Managing a hotel is a huge task and comprises of numerous activities. There can be many instances where you may hit the panic button — one of them being a bedbug infestation. Whether you have bedbugs or not, you need to have a plan of action so that you are prepared when the bedbugs do strike. In this article we will address how to find bedbugs and what to do to exterminate them.
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Spire Hospitality Promotes Antonio Jones to General Manger of DoubleTree by Hilton Annapolis

Hotel Online·21 June 2018
Spire Hospitality, one of the nation’s leading and most respected hotel management companies, proudly announces the promotion of Antonio Jones to the role of general manager, DoubleTree by Hilton Annapolis. Showcasing one of the Spire Hospitality pillars of internally promoting for available leadership positions, Jones joins the Annapolis team from DoubleTree Orlando at SeaWorld, where he served as assistant general manager for more than five years, driving significant success for the 1,000+ room property through its multi-million dollar transformation.
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GuestTek Interactive Entertainment Likely to Demonstrate Two Nomadix Patents Invalid

Hotel Online·21 June 2018
GuestTek Interactive Entertainment Ltd., an innovative leader in providing technology solutions for the hospitality industry, announced today that the United States Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has issued a decision to institute a trial on two Nomadix patents, U.S. Patent No. 8,266,266 (the ‘266 Patent) and U.S. Patent No. 8,725,899 (the ’899 Patent”). Both the ’266 and ‘899 patents purportedly relate to the redirection of a hotel guest’s device to a captive portal page when connecting to the Internet.
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The Duniway Appoints Lemmy Cooper as Director Food & Beverage

Hotel Online·21 June 2018
Today The Duniway announces the appointment of Lemmy Cooper as Director of Food and Beverage. In his new role, Cooper will provide strategic leadership to the culinary teams and oversee execution of the hotel’s food and beverage concepts, including Jackrabbit and the new guest-only rooftop, Abigail’s Hideaway. Cooper has nearly 20 years of hospitality experience to guide The Duniway’s unique culinary programs, which are centered on creativity, innovation and guest satisfaction.
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Waterford Hotel Group Appoints Cory Amman as Director of Sales of Courtyard by Marriott Coatesville

Hotel Online·21 June 2018
Cory Amman has been named Director of Sales for the Courtyard by Marriott in Coatesville, PA. The 125-room Courtyard Coatesville is managed by Waterford Hotel Group Inc., a national hotel and convention center management firm.
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Waterford Hotel Group Welcomes Erica Mcquesten as Director of Sales of Courtyard by Marriott Warwick

Hotel Online·21 June 2018
Erica McQuesten has been named Director of Sales for the Courtyard by Marriott in Warwick, RI. The 92-room Courtyard Warwick is managed by Waterford Hotel Group Inc., a national hotel and convention center management firm.
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Softscribe Inc. Outlines 7 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Close Sales Leads from HITEC 2018

Hotel Online·21 June 2018
Softscribe Inc., the leading hotel tech PR agency, outlined 7 ways technology vendors and HITEC attendees can leverage their LinkedIn Profiles to close sales leads at the show. HITEC is the world’s largest hospitality technology conference. HITEC 2018 takes place in Houston, Texas, June 18 to 21. #HITECTX. Softscribe Inc. provides B2B public relations to the hospitality technology market and related industries. It creates public relations content, search and social media to help technology companies achieve their business goals.
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Waukesha Hospitality Rebrands Country Springs Hotel to The Ingleside Hotel in Pewaukee, Wisconsin

Hotel Online·20 June 2018
Country Springs Hotel has officially changed to The Ingleside Hotel. The name change comes as the hotel has completed approximately 70% of the 14 million dollar property renovation.
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General Manager Ellen Betzold Set to Welcome Guests to 84-Room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Duluth, Minnesota

Hotel Online·20 June 2018
The 84-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Duluth, Minnesota is scheduled to open this Friday, June 22, 2018 with a new décor that provides guests with a feeling of warmth and calm while traveling. Located at 1000 Minnesota Avenue, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Duluth Waterfront will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned by Lakehead Hotel Partners, LLC and managed by Golder Hospitality of St. Paul, Minnesota.
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Excel Group Acquires 165-Key Hampton Inn Newark-Harrison-Riverwalk in Harrison, New Jersey

Hotel Online·20 June 2018
Washington DC-based real estate investment firm Excel Group has announced its recent acquisition of the 165-key Hampton Inn Newark-Harrison-Riverwalk located in Harrison, NJ adjacent to downtown Newark, NJ.
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Choice Hotels Signs With Four Raines to Develop Two Cambria Hotels in Greenville and Summerville, South Carolina

Hotel Online·20 June 2018
Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) has signed two agreements with Four Raines, LLC to develop Cambria hotels in Greenville and Summerville, S.C., both rapidly growing business regions. The Cambria Hotel Greenville and the Cambria Hotel Summerville are both slated to open in October 2019.
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Omni Hotels & Resorts Selects Cendyn for CRM and Loyalty

Hotel Online·20 June 2018
Omni Hotels & Resorts, a leader in the luxury hospitality marketplace, has selected Cendyn, the best in class customer relationship management and loyalty solution provider for hotels, as the group’s CRM and loyalty technology partner.
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Soul Community Planet Opens First SCP Hotel in Colorado Springs Following Nine-Month Renovation

Hotel Online·20 June 2018
Soul Community Planet (SCP) announced today the opening of its first SCP Hotel in Colorado Springs after a nine-month, $6 million renovation. The 98,000 square-foot, 176-room property, located at the base of the majestic Pikes Peak, is in its final stages of renovation with a soft opening scheduled for June 27. Guests can begin booking their reservations now.
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Renaissance Dallas Hotel by Marriott Appoints Chris Pilavakis as General Manager

Hotel Online·20 June 2018
The Renaissance Dallas Hotel by Marriott announces it has appointed Chris Pilavakis as General Manager.
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Garden of the Gods Collection Appoints Stephen McLean as Director of Food and Beverage

Hotel Online·20 June 2018
Garden of the Gods Collection, a private club and luxury resort, today announced the appointment of Stephen McLean as director of food and beverage. McLean joins the team with 30 years of experience in club management, property management and hospitality industries. He started his career in 1988 with Ritz Carlton, as a banquet supervisor and director for properties in Buckhead, Ga., and Palm Beach, Fla. During his time at these properties, McLean managed more than 25,000 and 31,000 square feet, respectively, of meeting space and generated more than $12 million in banquet revenue.
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Karisma Hotels & Resorts' Promotes Sasa Milojevic to President of Hotel Operations and CEO of Mexico and Caribbean Region

Hotel Online·20 June 2018
Karisma Hotels & Resorts, an award-winning luxury hotel collection which owns and manages properties in Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe, is pleased to announce the promotion of Sasa Milojevic to President of Hotel Operations and CEO of the Mexico and Caribbean region. Milojevic brings a wealth of expertise to his new role along with a deep understanding of the company’s key pillars through his tenure with Karisma Hotels & Resorts over the past decade.
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Midas Capital Acquires Dual-Branded Residence Inn/Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott-Charlotte Airport in Charlotte, North Carolina

Hotel Online·20 June 2018
Midas Capital, an investment company specializing in hotel acquisition and development, recently acquired its first property only four months after opening for investor subscriptions.
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Hawkeye Hotels Set to Break Ground on Marriott Moxy in City of Omaha's Old Market Entertainment District

Hotel Online·20 June 2018
This week Iowa-based firm Hawkeye Hotels' plan to develop a new six-story hotel in the heart of the Old Market Entertainment District received final authorization from the Omaha City Council. Branded as Marriott's affordable boutique hotel line, Moxy, the new property will be located at the corner of 12th and Harney Streets. This is the first Nebraska property for Hawkeye Hotels.
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MWSRC Plans Fall 2018 Opening for The Glen House at the Base of Mt. Washington

Hotel Online·20 June 2018
The Glen House, the new 68-room hotel at the base of Mt. Washington, the highest summit in the Northeast, pays respect to the legendary White Mountain hotels of the 19th century in both its architecture and design. It is scheduled to open in Fall 2018.

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