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Young Hoteliers Summit (YHS) 2019

April 27, 2019 - 1:16pm
On 27 March 2019, the Anniversary Edition of the Young Hoteliers Summit (YHS) concluded with high spirits as speakers, partners, and delegates alike commemorated the end of yet another successful summit. Through three days of powerful keynote speech...
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STR: US Hotel Results For Week Ending 20 April

April 26, 2019 - 11:03am
HENDERSONVILLE, Tennessee -- The U.S. hotel industry reported negative year-over-year results in the three key performance metrics during the week of 14-20 April 2019, according to data from STR.In comparison with the week of 15-21 April 2018, the i...
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STR: Canada Hotel Results For Week Ending 20 April

April 26, 2019 - 10:55am
HENDERSONVILLE, Tennessee -- The Canadian hotel industry recorded negative year-over-year results in the three key performance metrics during the week of 14-20 April 2019, according to data from STR.In comparison with the week of 15-21 April 2018, t...
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Modular Hotel Construction Building Momentum | By Brandon Main

April 26, 2019 - 10:29am
In recent years we have seen modular hotel construction follow a similar trajectory as online shopping: At first each was viewed with quizzical amusement, followed shortly thereafter by a traditionalist's disdain for the new technologies and then, u...
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Selina Raises $100 Million in Series C Round and Over $300 million in Country Partnerships to Fund Global Expansion

April 26, 2019 - 9:33am
NEW YORK - Selina, one of Fast Company's 2019 Most Innovative Companies, today announced that it has raised $100 million in a Series C financing round, bringing the company's total funding to $225 million to date. Led by Access Industries, with part...
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WorldHotels Adds Eden Roc Miami Beach to Its Elite Collection

April 26, 2019 - 8:48am
WorldHotels recently added Eden Roc Miami Beach, United States to its Elite Collection. This rarified selection of hotels and resorts represents upper upscale properties recognized for their elevated delivery of service and amenities.Eden Roc Miami ...
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Xanterra Investing Million for Rebuild of Maswik South Lodging at South Rim, Grand Canyon Slated for 2020 Opening

April 26, 2019 - 6:50am
Grand Canyon South Rim is getting a "birthday present" for its Centennial: as part of its concession contract with the National Park Service (NPS), Xanterra Travel Collection is investing million to rebuild the Maswik South Lodging comple...
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Hampton by Hilton Opens New Property in Black Mountain, North Carolina

April 26, 2019 - 5:51am
Hilton's (NYSE: HLT) Hampton by Hilton, the global upper-midscale brand known for its commitment to providing unmatched guest service, today announced the opening of its newest property, Hampton Inn by Hilton Black Mountainin Black Mountain, N....
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First Look: New Orleans' First Five Star Property -- The Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residences

April 26, 2019 - 5:31am
Construction has started on the complete transformation of one of the most prominent and significant buildings on the New Orleans skyline into the Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences. The Four Seasons New Orleans is the first Four Seasons hote...
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How To Train Staff On Distribution Channel Conversion | By Doug Kennedy

April 26, 2019 - 5:11am
When I attend hotel industry conferences, it seems that hoteliers everywhere are talking about the growing costs of customer acquisition and how important it is to secure direct bookings. Yet when I conduct training workshops for front-desk and rese...
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Rosewood Hotel Group CEO: 'We Want to Push the Hotel Industry to Another Level'

April 26, 2019 - 5:05am
All of the buzzwords are here in CEO Sonia Cheng's strategy -- from co-working and community to recognition and technology -- but can Rosewood continue to maintain its uniqueness, even as it goes after what all the other hotel brands are going after...
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Airbnb Is Entering Show Business, Investing in Launching New Shows

April 26, 2019 - 4:59am
In the battle for the hearts and minds of travelers, Airbnb, the $31 billion company that built its business on homesharing, is turning to a time-tested medium that tugs at our wanderlust.On Wednesday, Reuters reported Airbnb is investing heavily in...
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DoubleTree by Hilton Amplifies Growing Portfolio with Key Global Openings

April 26, 2019 - 4:16am
MCLEAN, Va. - DoubleTree by Hilton has further expanded its global presence after opening seven new hotels in the first quarter of 2019. The brand has seen substantial international growth in the last decade, and with these newly opened properties, ...
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World Of Hyatt's FIND Platform Adds New Limited-Time Auction Experiences

April 26, 2019 - 4:13am
Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) recently announced the expansion of the World of Hyatt's FIND platform, which provides a curated selection of nearly 150 unique, member-only experiences in more than 35 destinations around the world.Through FIND, W...
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Cutting Through the PR Chaos (Beware the Shiny Objects) | By Babs Harrison

April 26, 2019 - 3:54am
Talking with fellow travel PR professionals and hospitality industry executives I am increasingly reminded of the scene in the Odyssey where the Sirens shout out temptations to Odysseus and his crew and it is only because he has plugged the ears of ...
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Revinate Reveals that Hotel Review Response Rates Grew 22% Y/Y in Q1 of 2019

April 26, 2019 - 3:50am
SAN FRANCISCO - Revinate, the software as a service (SaaS) company that helps hoteliers make the most of every guest, today announced its analysis of Q1 2019 global hotel reputation data. With a 22% increase in management responses to reviews year o...
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TrustYou Expands Market Presence In The Middle East

April 26, 2019 - 3:47am
The innovative Online Travel Agency (OTA) Almosafer, focused on Saudi travelers, tajawal, catering to the needs of travelers from the UAE, integrated TrustYou's Meta-Review API. They now display review data in the form of the TrustScore and badges a...
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Why Are Guests Staying At Your Hotel? | By Bob Rauch & Sarah Andersen

April 26, 2019 - 3:45am
We expect a continued growth in guests seeking a more genuine experience, yet ironically also see that this exploratory drive is underpinned by the need to share each and every moment on social media. Technology has created an environment that allow...
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Space Tourism: An Opportunity in Hospitality? | By Pier-Luca Rapin

April 26, 2019 - 3:44am
"If the future does not include being out there among the stars and being a multi-planet species, I find that incredibly depressing" - Elon MuskInvestors are stargazing. A multi-planetary society has become a likely reality. Every market will be aff...
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Hotel Revenue Leaders to Convene at HSMAI's ROC Americas in Minneapolis

April 26, 2019 - 3:44am
The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) is convening hotel revenue professionals for two days of education, collaboration, and innovation at its ROC Americas in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ROC 2019 will be held June 18-19 a...
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