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26
Jun 2017
New supplier! We welcome Estillon BV - Hotel underlay

Estillon is a leading producer in the underlay market. Specific for hotel industry we offer carpet underlay products that contributes to a longer effective life of the carp...

   
   
14
Jun 2017
Kitchen & Bathroom Heating With The Radiator Company

As the two most used rooms in the house, ...

   
   
14
Jun 2017
Marriott supports Asia’s female leaders of the future

As part of its global commitment to develop and empower future women leaders, Marriott International announced a partnership to support Asian University for Women (...

   
   
05
Jun 2017
Hotels turn up the heat with food-and-beverage festivals

Summer means festivals of all kinds, and hotels have turned the public’s interest in these types of events to their advantage—especially when it comes to food-a...

   
   
24
May 2017
PRESS RELEASE - ZION: The New Showerhead From Crosswater

 

   
   
11
May 2017
Hotel software reinvented: Having it all at your fingertips

In the highly competitive environment of the hospitality industry, there is a common denominator among the various day-to-day hotel management operations – they a...

   
   
08
May 2017
BAUSCHER at Ambiente 2017

Trendsetting and versatile solutions for today's gastronomy needs 

Weiden, Germany; February 2017. Rectangular, practical, stylish: Porcelain spec...

   
   
25
Apr 2017
Press Release - Signbox: The Mille, West London

SIGNBOX PLAYS A KEY ROLE AS LANDMARK WEST LONDON OFFICE BUILDING, THE MILLE, IS TRANSFORMED WITH A FULL REFURBISHMENT

Following its successful interior and e...

   
   
24
Apr 2017
Hotel voice searches on the rise

Travel searches by voice are on the up according to some figures from Microsoft-owned Bing Ads. The company reveals that Britons are increasingly seeking to book th...

   
   
18
Apr 2017
PRESS RELEASE: Bathroom Brands - Simple Yet Stylish

 

   
   
12
Apr 2017
Hyatt to offer in-room streaming entertainment worldwide

Soon enough, you can start streaming Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, and more when you check into a Hyatt property around the world. The hospitality company is the latest t...

   
   
07
Apr 2017
Press Release: Texaura - The New Face of Organic Bedding

TEXAURA, is a GOTS certified 100% organic cotton bedding range which is luxurious and sustainable. Texaura is derived from two words- ‘Tex’ from Textiles and ‘Aura’...

   
   
05
Apr 2017
HD Expo Keynote Features Iconic Duo

Hotel Legends Steve Wynn and Roger Thomas discuss current and future hospitality plans and their decades-long unique partnership 

New York...

   
   
04
Apr 2017
IDeaS helps hoteliers further optimise group, meetings and events revenue through Smart Space acquis

Event managers can easily plan, manage and price function space using dynamic data and visual analysis solutions   

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03
Apr 2017
TUUCI at Salone del Mobile 2017

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28
Mar 2017
Press Release: Gemini Tiles - Timeless Style With Savoy


   
   
20
Mar 2017
Dual-brand hotels finding footing internationally

Hotel brand companies are seeing the success of dual-branded properties in the US and looking at international markets for potential new development opportunities. ...

   
   
16
Mar 2017
Bridging the infrastructure gap in Africa

Africa has seen great economic growth over recent years and is expected to continue growing at an average rate of 6% annually, between 2013 and 2023. However, one thing tha...

   
   
14
Mar 2017
Marriott International named as 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company

Marriott International has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as a ...

   
   
09
Mar 2017
Bathroom Brands Set To Impress At ISH

Global company Ba...

   
   
07
Mar 2017
Hotel values rise in Eastern Europe while west faces tougher times

Hotels in Eastern Europe are benefitting from tough times in Western Europe with room values in the region seeing an impressive 11 per cent average growth, accordin...

   
   
03
Mar 2017
Press Release - Bathroom Brands: Introducing Clearwater's Basin Range

 

   
   
17
Feb 2017
Press Release: ASPECTA BY METROFLOR TO SPONSOR KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT NEOCON

NORWALK, CT, Feb. 14

   
   
16
Feb 2017
nSight and IDeaS team up to help hoteliers drive profitable bookings

IDeaS Revenue Solutions and nSight Travel Intelligence have teamed up to offer hoteliers a new experience in revenue management that allows managers to “futurecas...

   
   
13
Feb 2017
Gerard Inzerillo: Guests in the internet age can see everything

The EMBA class of Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) had the opportunity to meet with Gerard Inzerillo, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide and a ...

   
   
09
Feb 2017
Bolton Textiles Group explores eco-innovation

The Bolton Textiles Group is investigating a host of innovative green solutions, including solar windows and creating new products from waste material.

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08
Feb 2017
Ways to produce a phenomenal guest experience

Hotel trends continue to change tremendously primarily because the preferences of a modern day traveller have evolved drastically. Today, hotel design can make or b...

   
   
06
Feb 2017
Unlocking a hotel innovation strategy

It is human nature to always look for a better, more enhanced experience. Arguably, innovation is the key idea that is shaping corporate life, or even defining the ...

   
   
03
Feb 2017
2017 to be year of Eastern Europe

2017 is forecast to be the year of Eastern Europe, with the region gaining popularity largely due to the shift in tourism away from other destinations that have bee...

   
   
01
Feb 2017
Russian Vodohod orders construction of a new cruise ship

Russian shipping company Vodohod and United Shipbuilding Corporation have signed off on building a four-deck passenger cruise vessel of the sea river class, and the...

   
   
31
Jan 2017
Most expensive luxury hotels in Florida named

The Florida Keys is home to the three most expensive hotels in the Sunshine State, according to the finding of a new survey conducted by Miamihotels.org.

   
   
30
Jan 2017
Trump’s executive order goes into effect

The Department of Homeland Security issued a directive on Friday, ordering the Customs and Border Protection to enforce Trump’s executive order, which bars all pe...

   
   
30
Jan 2017
Chinese hotel sector growth expected to continue in Australia for 2017

On the eve of Chinese New Year and the start of the first-ever Australia-China Year of Tourism, Australia’s hotel sector is well placed to help drive Chinese inbo...

   
   
26
Jan 2017
Choice Hotels continues robust development growth

Choice Hotels International, one of the world’s leading lodging companies, is expanding with newly developed properties in top markets around the world.<...

   
   
25
Jan 2017
Selectaglaze: Grade II Listed Townhouses refurbished for continued hotel use in Marylebone

January 2017

Six Grade II Georgian Townhouses found in Gloucester Place, London have been...

   
   
25
Jan 2017
Tripadvisor reveals best US and Global Hotels with 2017 Traveller Choice Awards

TripAdvisor, the travel planning and booking site, today announced the winners of its Travellers’ Choice for Hotels awards. Travellers’ Choice award winners wer...

   
   
24
Jan 2017
Marriott International caps 2016 with historic global expansion

Marriott International  announced that 2016 represented the strongest year of  global rooms growth in its history. Marriott opened a record 55,000 rooms in 2016, ...

   
   
23
Jan 2017
Hilton Launches 2nd Collection Brand

Seven hotels have signed letters of intent with the collection in the following cities: Syracuse, N.Y.; Chicago, Ill.; Nashville, Tenn.; Warren, N.J.; Hampton, Va.,...

   
   
20
Jan 2017
Online Travel Market esimated to be generate $1,091 billion by 2022

A new report published by Allied Market Research, titled, “Online Travel Market by Mode of Booking (Online Travel Agencies and Direct Travel Suppliers), Types of ...

   
   
19
Jan 2017
Health and Fitness Travel lists their 10 best health retreats for 2017

Our New Year’s resolutions would not be complete without goals to better our health. A recent Nielsen study reveals that ‘staying fit and healthy’ ranks as to...

   
   
18
Jan 2017
Ritz-Carlton expands to Hainan Island, China

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has teed off 2017 with the opening of its first golf resort in China, ideally located in the golfer’s paradise of Hainan Island. Th...

   
   
17
Jan 2017
IHG launches 2017 trends report on the ‘Age of I’

Intercontinental Hotels Group has launched its 2017 Trends Report – The Uncompromising Customer: Addressing the Paradoxes of the ‘Age of I ’ – at the World ...

   
   
16
Jan 2017
Millennium Hotels embracing modern trends with Netflix and improved in room entertainment

Enseo, a trusted in-room entertainment systems integrator, recently completed its hospitality-grade installation for all 14 of Millennium Hotels & Resorts’ North Amer...

   
   
13
Jan 2017
Bristol wheel regeneration plans include a Hotel Indigo

UK: A £24 million regeneration scheme on Bristol's Bordeaux Quay could include a boutique hotel.

The scheme also includes Bristol's equivalent of the London Eye, a...

   
   
03
Jan 2017
US Hotel Occupancy Down 1.2 Percent to 42.2 Percent - Week Ending December 24th - 2016

Average daily rate down 3.0 Percent to US$106.06


 

The U.S. hotel industry reported negative results in the three key performance metrics ...

   
   
16
Dec 2016
Are we in the hospitality industry ready for 2017?

As 2016 draws to a close, now is the perfect time to take stock of what we have experienced and learnt over the year as an industry. Every new year is an opportunit...

   
   
15
Dec 2016
Anti-aging pillowcases on offer at Jumeirah Carlton Tower

Knightsbridge hotel Jumeirah Carlton Tower is inviting guests to turn back the clock in the New Year with a new anti-ageing package. Designed to leave guests feelin...

   
   
14
Dec 2016
Why updated bathrooms are important in the hotel business

One of the key factors that can greatly influence the customer experience and satisfaction in a hotel is how well-designed and functional the bathroom is. Bathrooms...

   
   
13
Dec 2016
Qantas launching landmark direct flight linking Australia to London

Qantas has confirmed it will launch a landmark first ever direct flight linking Australia with London. The carrier said it will start non-stop flights from Perth to...

   
   
12
Dec 2016
Robobutlers, morphing hotels and longevity spas: A Hotels.com ‘Hotels of the Future’ study

When travellers check into a hotel in 2060 they can expect it to feature augmented reality, artificial intelligence, morphing beds, robotics, touchscreen everything...

   
   
09
Dec 2016
The historical future: chefs embrace back-to-basics cooking techniques

Nostalgia and history are shaping the way we eat. Our generation is focused on recovering, preserving and maintaining cultural traditions through food by referencin...

   
   
08
Dec 2016
Banyan Tree and AccorHotels announce strategic partnership

Banyan Tree Holdings today announced that it has entered into a heads of agreement with AccorHotels. Under a long-term partnership, both parties intend to collabora...

   
   
07
Dec 2016
Global hotes and motel industry exceeds $719 billion

The global hotels and motels industry grew to a value of just over $719.1 billion in 2015, with Europe emerging as the largest regional market, and accounting for m...

   
   
06
Dec 2016
Marriott doubles luxury footprint across eight brands

Marriott International has announced that the company continues to grow its leadership position in luxury, doubling its portfolio of luxury hotels through the recen...

   
   
30
Nov 2016
Can hotel terror attacks be prevented?

Over the last couple of years terrorism has become a very real and serious matter for the hotel industry.

Newspaper headlines like this are very co...

   
   
29
Nov 2016
LABRANDA Bodrum Princess & Spa to open in spring 2017

LABRANDA Hotels & Resorts has signed a ten year rental agreement with the owners of the previously called “Sensimar Hotel” located in Turgutreis, Bodrum. Th...

   
   
28
Nov 2016
Press Release: Imprint Plus - When Ordering Food, Consumers Want To Know What's On Their Plates

Food Labeling and Signage is Considered Important to Making Healthy Choices

To determine what's important to consumers when ordering or selecting f...

   
   
25
Nov 2016
Italian hotels offer free stays for guests who conceive

A group of hotels in the Italian city of Assisi are offering a free holiday to couples who conceive during their stay.

The 10 hotels in central Ita...

   
   
24
Nov 2016
Time for hotels to get innovative if they want guests to “stop clicking around”

The decision by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to enshrine rate parity between hotels and Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) has created a new...

   
   
23
Nov 2016
Zhejiang Narada Boutique Hotels roll outs new Pagoda Hotels brand

On November 11, 2016, Zhejiang Narada Boutique Hotels Co. announced the launch of its new brand, Pagoda Hotels, at the 2nd China (Shanghai) Hotel Franchise Expo, at...

   
   
22
Nov 2016
Automating for success: Next-generatiion hotel property management systems

As Bill Gates once observed, automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. That is certainly true of hotel operations, where next-genera...

   
   
21
Nov 2016
Dubai hotel forecast revised upwards

Drilling down to the all important metric of gross operating profits per available room, or GOPPAR for short, hotels throughout Europe and MENA will experience vary...

   
   
18
Nov 2016
Radisson Blu Beach Resort, Sal to open in 2019

The Rezidor Hotel Group has announced their first resort on the Cape Verde island of Sal. The Radisson Blu Beach Resort, Sal will feature 240 guest rooms and open i...

   
   
17
Nov 2016
Qatar wins approval to turn US embassy in London into hotel

Westminster council accepts plan to build 137-room hotel in Grade II-listed building in Grosvenor Square

The Qatari royal family’s property compa...

   
   
16
Nov 2016
Corinthia Hotel London to launch a world first with Neuroscience in Residence

Corinthia Hotel London is staging a year-long Neuroscience in Residence, a first for any hotel, to study the human brain.

Running between November ...

   
   
15
Nov 2016
How robots are storming the travel industry

It’s funny how novelties can become commonplace quicker than we expect.

No more than 15 years ago we were watching sci-fi films that boggled the ...

   
   
14
Nov 2016
Marriott and Hilton battle for supremacy in the US as Sheraton recovers: Hotel Guest Survey Brand Ra

Marriott continues to hold the edge as the leading hotel brand in the US – but only just. Latest results from BDRC, based on more than 10,000 traveler interviews,...

   
   
11
Nov 2016
World Boutique Hotel Awards 2016 winners announced

The winners of the World Boutique Hotel Awards 2016 were announced this week at the glittering gala dinner held at the Merchant Taylors’ Hall, London. Now in its ...

   
   
10
Nov 2016
Asian buyers check in to Australian hotel sector with deals totalling $8.2bn

Asian investors have ploughed $8.2 billion into Australian hotel acquisitions over the past eight years, stealing the march on their domestic rivals. 

   
   
09
Nov 2016
Brexit puts the brakes on UK hotel investment

Transactions in the UK hotel market are likely to be subdued until the terms of Britain’s exit from Europe become clearer and business confidence returns.

   
   
08
Nov 2016
AccorHotels buys 30% stake in 25hours Hotels

25hours Hotels has announced that AccorHotels is acquiring a 30% stake in its capital, with the objective of accelerating the global expansion of the 25hours brand....

   
   
07
Nov 2016
Marriott massive on Twitter too

Marriott International is one of the largest hotel chains on the planet, and it grew even larger recently after acquiring Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc...

   
   
04
Nov 2016
Paris hotels continue to struggle from terrorism concerns

Still feeling the effects of three major terrorist attacks in France, Paris’ hotel industry saw a 15.1% decline in revenue per available room (RevPAR) through the...

   
   
03
Nov 2016
Cornell report aims to cut restaurant food waste

Food waste is a major issue for hospitality industry purveyors, both in terms of the cost of wasted food and the environmental consequences of tossing out tons of f...

   
   
02
Nov 2016
PRESS RELEASE: Max International - Hotel Contract Furniture Design/Re-upholstery

November 2016

Max International were invited to supply new lobby and bar furniture by interior designer Ginette Miller to the Bromley Court Hotel in K...

   
   
01
Nov 2016
Transforming reservation inquiries into profitable sales

To think that the days of traditional reservations agents are dead is both exactly right and exactly wrong.

Technology may be moving at break-neck ...

   
   
31
Oct 2016
The Riu Palace Las Américas reopens as an adult-only hotel

RIU Hotels & Resorts has reopened one of its most emblematic hotels, the Riu Palace Las Américas in Cancún, Mexico, after a total renovation to modernise the faciliti...

   
   
28
Oct 2016
Hotel Occupancy in the European Region Drops 0.5 Percent to 77.7 Percent for Q3 2016

Compared with the three key performance metrics from Q3 2015, Europe reported a 0.5% decrease in occupancy to 77.7%. However, a 2.0% increase in average daily rate (ADR...

   
   
27
Oct 2016
IntercityHotels – new locations, design and technology

IntercityHotels, part of the Deutsche Hospitality brand, has made three new expansion announcements. Before the end of the year, it will open its first hotel in Braunschwei...

   
   
25
Oct 2016
Radisson Blu to reopen flagships in Cologne and Lyon

The Rezidor Hotel Group has announced the successful negotiation of a ten-year extension of the lease with Invesco Real Estate Fund. The deal will allow the Radisso...

   
   
24
Oct 2016
$50 million in hotel room revenue lost during Hurricane Matthew

The five U.S. states in the path of Hurricane Matthew saw a net hotel room revenue loss of approximately US$50 million during the days of and around the storm, acco...

   
   
21
Oct 2016
RateGain Launches the Ultimate Hotel Price Intelligence Tool - Optima

London, UK: RateGain Technologies, a thought leader in Hospitality and Travel Technology Software Services industry for over 12 years, recently launched ...

   
   
21
Oct 2016
German hotel market still leading in Europe

Globally hotel markets are facing huge changes. Europe, and in particular Germany, can be measured in terms of renewals and smart future hotels. Currently there are...

   
   
20
Oct 2016
Next-generation property management systems: Is now the right time to upgrade?

A next-generation property management system streamlines operations across the organisation and provides better management controls. It reduces overhead and minimis...

   
   
19
Oct 2016
Memmo Príncipe Real opening in Lisbon

Tucked among the time-telling traditions of tile merchants and pastelarias, down a honey-hued corridor which opens onto the larger city scape, is the Memmo Príncip...

   
   
18
Oct 2016
In-room entertainment: what hoteliers and guests want

A new white paper reveals critical research about what hoteliers and guests deem important in a hotel’s in-room entertainment offerings, specifically relating to ...

   
   
17
Oct 2016
Chinese buyers increase their share of Australian hotel transactions

Chinese investors have upped the ante in the Australian hotel sector, accounting for 42% of the $1.7 billion in hotel sales year-to-date according to new research f...

   
   
14
Oct 2016
Hilton expands soap recycling programme

Hilton has announced that all 750 properties across its All Suites brands will recycle discarded soap and amenity bottles and donate them to reduce hygiene-related ...

   
   
13
Oct 2016
LUX* South Ari Atoll opens in the Maldives

LUX* Resorts & Hotels has opened its newest resort, LUX* South Ari Atoll, last week in the Maldives. The brand’s latest five-star resort has been entirely rei...

   
   
12
Oct 2016
81 million meals served in a year of luxury dining at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has revealed exclusive insight to its extensive five-star culinary offering as part of the brand’s 70th anniversary celebrat...

   
   
11
Oct 2016
Meliá stays strong in Spain’s summer season

Spain has always been a key destination for European vacations, and in recent years is seeing even higher demand, partly due to instability and insecurity in tradit...

   
   
10
Oct 2016
Best Western announces first GLō hotel in Asia

Best Western Hotels & Resorts has reached a milestone in its Asian development, with the signing of the region’s first ever GLō hotel. Introduced in 2015, the GLō h...

   
   
07
Oct 2016
Microsoft and AccorHotels develop Staff Hub mobile staffing app for deskless employees

Microsoft and AccorHotels presented Staff Hub at Microsoft experiences’16. Staff Hub is the first collaborative application that allows hoteliers and their teams ...

   
   
05
Oct 2016
The Steigenberger Hotel Group rebrands as Deutsche Hospitality

Steigenberger Hotels AG is a traditional company set for international growth. The company intends to tap into new markets. To do this, it is changing its brand arc...

   
   
04
Oct 2016
US hotel industry remains stagnant

Business activity for US hoteliers rose to a reading of 117.2 in August according to the release of the Hotel Industry’s Pulse (HIP) indicator.  e−forecasting....

   
   
03
Oct 2016
Spires Art - Hotel Artwork Consultants: Projects

CROWNE PLAZA BLANCHARDSTOWN

"Intricately designed butterflies hang elegantly from the high ceiling in Crowne P...

   
   
03
Oct 2016
Integration is key to a cohesive marketing strategy

The mobile era is here and there is no questioning its power. Consumers are permanently attached to their devices and suddenly a high-powered computer  is right at...

   
   
30
Sep 2016
What’s going to happen to OTAs in 2017?

With digital technology rapidly evolving every year, it’s hardly surprising that the Internet has become the dominant source of bookings in the hospitality indust...

   
   
28
Sep 2016
Conference venue industry expected to maintain growth

The IACC has released the 2016 edition of “Trends in the Conference Venue Industry.” According to IACC CEO Mark Cooper, “The industry growth theme of the last...

   
   
27
Sep 2016
Three new Mexican hotels join Small Luxury Hotels of the World

Small Luxury Hotels of the World welcomes three new properties in Mexico to its portfolio of boutique luxury hotels. The hotels join alongside seven other SLH prope...

   
   
26
Sep 2016
The explosion of hotel brands and what owners should do about it

Consumer oriented companies commonly use “brand extension” to launch a new product by using an existing brand name on a new or related product, often in a diffe...

   
   
23
Sep 2016
How to keep hospitality staff happy

A happy hospitality staff will increase your hotel’s overall productivity. The bottom line of any hotel or hospitality-oriented business is customer service excel...

   
   
22
Sep 2016
MEGAMAN® Helps Electricians & Designers Get Ready for the Halogen Ban With the Launch of New Website

(UK – 27 July 2016) Are you ready for the halogen ban coming up in September 2016? That is the challenge being put to electricians and lighting designers on MEGAMAN®’s...

   
   
22
Sep 2016
Marriott’s #MGravityRoom showcases brand transformation

Marriott Hotels, the flagship brand of Marriott International, has unveiled its #MGravityRoom, an interactive replica of the brand’s evolving modern guest room de...

   
   
21
Sep 2016
New UK hotel brand, Principal, launching from Starwood Capital

Starwood Capital Group, a global private investment firm, has announced that it will launch PRINCIPAL, a new urban lifestyle hotel group, on 1st November 2016, foll...

   
   
20
Sep 2016
Design competition explores future of hotel room layout

The Play & Display project by FOUR O NINE studio in Shanghai has won Eurostars Hotel Lab, the First Innovation and Design Contest of Hotel Spaces, launched at t...

   
   
19
Sep 2016
Nine travel trends among high net worth individuals

The Asia Pacific region now has the fastest accumulation of new High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs) in the world, growing at around 10% per year. America and Asia Pa...

   
   
16
Sep 2016
What does your coffee brew say about you?

Coffee has changed a lot in the past 25 years or so. Now more than ever, people are inquiring more and more about their favourite brew, including where it was grown...

   
   
15
Sep 2016
Wyndham unveils nearly 30 new initiatives to bring its brand personalities to life

Wyndham Hotel Group has revealed details supporting its industry-defining transformation, including innovative brand initiatives and an ongoing focus on better qual...

   
   
07
Sep 2016
Tokyo, Osaka hotel stock forecast to increase by 20-30% by 2018

CBRE Hotels and Research has released a ViewPoint report analyzing the latest trends in the Japanese hotel market.

Property market

Hotel ...

   
   
06
Sep 2016
PRESS RELEASE: Lutyens Contemporary Ltd - Lutyens’s designs for the 21st Century

Lutyens Furniture & Lighting is delighted to announce that we are launching our new brand, Lutyens Contemporary.

Lutyens Contemporary was forme...

   
   
01
Sep 2016
Best Western Premier Ion Delemen to open in Q4 2016

Best Western Hotels & Resorts has unveiled a new upscale hotel in Malaysia’s popular and scenic Genting Highlands.

The brand new Best Western...

   
   
31
Aug 2016
What is rate parity and why is it dangerous to the hotel industry?

Rate parity is a legal agreement between a hotel and the OTA, providing the same rates for the same room on all the distribution channels. In the case of OTAs – i...

   
   
30
Aug 2016
Internet travel planning is at saturation point

Use of the Internet for travel planning in the US market has reached saturation point but there are still opportunities for growth, according to Dr Dan Wang of the ...

   
   
26
Aug 2016
Aloft Hotels introduces voice-activated hotel rooms

Starwood have unveiled the results of its top secret “Project: Jetson” experiment, and are excited to debut the first-ever voice activated hotel room, giving gu...

   
   
25
Aug 2016
How to tackle booking process abandonment

According to a recent survey, 81% of people abandon online travel bookings. 13% abandon because they felt the booking process was too long or the checkout was too c...

   
   
24
Aug 2016
Mövenpick steps up green initiatives

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has recently stepped up its CSR initiatives to ensure that its hotels across the globe are committed to sustainability and actively engaged ...

   
   
23
Aug 2016
Conrad Xiamen opens in China’s Fujian Province

Conrad Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of Conrad Xiamen, on the southwestern coast of Xiamen Island. Owned by Shimao Group and managed by Hilton, Con...

   
   
22
Aug 2016
Quest’s plan to add 790 rooms to Western Australia market

Quest Apartment Hotels has opened the Quest Mounts Bay Road at 130 Mounts Bay Road in central Perth.

The opening is a continuation of Quest’s ass...

   
   
19
Aug 2016
Schwartz Hotels establishes “green corridor”

Electrical vehicle charging stations have been installed for free usage by guests in Schwartz Family Company properties in the Hunter Valley (Crowne Plaza Hunter Va...

   
   
18
Aug 2016
Falling worker productivity affecting hotel revenues

Overall U.S. worker productivity is falling. A new Wall Street Journal (WSJ) article says employers are paying their staff more and getting less in return. The WSJ ...

   
   
17
Aug 2016
First Carnival Cruise Line ship to be granted Lloyd’s Register ‘ECO Notation’

Classification society Lloyd’s Register has bestowed the “ECO Notation” designation on the new Carnival Vista, marking the first Carnival Cruise Line ship to ...

   
   
16
Aug 2016
New OTA – Janbala.com – launches

Travana, Inc., a San Francisco-based travel startup, is officially launching their first product: Janbala, an Online Travel Agency (OTA) with a mission. Debuting wi...

   
   
15
Aug 2016
Hilton celebrates digital key milestones

“Digital Key is fabulous!” “This is an extremely convenient benefit for being a Hilton HHonors member.” “For a frequent traveler like myself, the ability ...

   
   
12
Aug 2016
Wyndham celebrates 10 Year Anniversary, launches partnership with Save the Children

To recognise its first decade serving travellers, Wyndham Worldwide  has announced a new global philanthropic partnership with Save the Children. 

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11
Aug 2016
Hotel promo targets the newly single

Given the recent number of high-profile uncouplings among some of our favourite celebrities, it feels as if no love affair is safe from the dreaded “never, ever, ...

   
   
10
Aug 2016
Karma Group and Sanctum Hotel Group form joint venture to develop luxury rock and roll-inspired hote

John Spence, Chairman and Founder of international travel and lifestyle brand, Karma Group and Mark Fuller, CEO of Sanctum Hotel Group have announced a joint ventur...

   
   
09
Aug 2016
Press Release: Top Brass continues to expand

A SPECIALIST furniture business...

   
   
09
Aug 2016
Rooms on direct hotel websites nearly double the price to third-party channels: SiteMinder report

The average room price hotels are listing on their direct website is nearly double the average price they are listing on third-party booking channels, the global hotel indu...

   
   
05
Aug 2016
Rotterdam Marriott Hotel, the brand’s first in the city, now open

Marriott Hotels has welcomed Rotterdam Marriott Hotel to its portfolio. Formerly known as The Manhatten Hotel Rotterdam, Rotterdam Marriott Hotel has undergone exte...

   
   
04
Aug 2016
Hotel winners of Hotels.com’s 2016 ‘Loved by Guests’ awards announced

Deluxe beds, designer toiletries and jaw dropping casinos are just some of the many features today’s travellers expect from a luxury hotel, according to accommoda...

   
   
03
Aug 2016
Ibiza home to most expensive beach destination in Europe

Playa d’en Bossa, the popular holiday resort on the Spanish island of Ibiza, is the most expensive beach destination in Europe this summer, according to a survey ...

   
   
02
Aug 2016
120 Carlson Rezidor hotels receive Safehotels Alliance certification

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group now has 120 Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson hotels certified by the Safehotels Alliance across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and...

   
   
01
Aug 2016
54,000 new hotel rooms in UAE pipeline: Report

There are 183 hotel projects and 54,000 hotel rooms in the UAE pipeline, according to a new report.

The hotel construction report by TOPHOTELPROJEC...

   
   
29
Jul 2016
Macdonald Hotels installs defibrillators in all properties

With cardiac arrests cited as a leading cause of death in the UK, Macdonald Hotels is aiming to give its over one million annual guests the best chance of survival,...

   
   
28
Jul 2016
What $10,000USD a night buys you on Bintan Island

As the ranks of the ultra-wealthy swell across Southeast Asia, heightening expectations for accommodation that costs thousands of U.S. dollars per night, one Indone...

   
   
26
Jul 2016
Brazil Hotel Industry: Key insights

eRevMax has released an infographic shedding key insights of the hotel industry in Brazil.

The Infographic titled Brazil Hotel Industry Snapshot hi...

   
   
21
Jul 2016
All Meliá hotels in Italy use 100% renewable energy

As a result of an agreement with the company A2A from Italy, the hotels operated by Meliá Hotels International in Italy have received certification in renewable en...

   
   
20
Jul 2016
How Ramadan impacted Middle East hotels

Makkah and Medina, Saudi Arabia, were the only major hotel markets in the Middle East to experience increases in revenue per available room (RevPA...

   
   
19
Jul 2016
Three key business, technology and hotel marketing trends set to impact the industry

The global hospitality sector is set to experience a record breaking year in 2016. Hotel metrics like occupancy levels, RevPar and ADR val...

   
   
18
Jul 2016
Marriott plans to expand and improve offerings for business travel professionals

Marriott continues to expand its offerings to business travel professionals, according to Brian King, the company’s Global Officer, Brand Management & Global ...

   
   
15
Jul 2016
AccorHotels initiates project to turn HotelInvest into a subsidiary

   
   
14
Jul 2016
WTS International Designs Ocean Spa for Marriott Autograph Playa Largo

Washington, DC—WTS International (WTS), the spa, fitness and lifestyle consulting and management firm, has designed the 6,000sq ft (557sq m) Ocean Spa at the

   
   
14
Jul 2016
Marriott makes further commitment to youth employment in Europe

Marriott International’s commitment to changing young people’s lives has resulted in more than 4,000 youth employed into the compan...

   
   
12
Jul 2016
2016 Rio Olympics increases search for hotels in Brazil

Australia, Sweden, Denmark and the United States were the countries that registered the largest increase of interest in Brazil during t...

   
   
08
Jul 2016
Motel One developing 19 new properties across Europe: Report

Motel One, the budget design hotel chain from Munich, is developing 19 new properties with a total of 6,100 rooms across Europe.

Currently, two lar...

   
   
06
Jul 2016
DoubleTree by Hilton explores the value of kindness

New research revealed highlights the UK’s desire to ‘pay kindness forward’. Seventy-six percent of Brits surveyed by DoubleTree by Hilton believe there should...

   
   
05
Jul 2016
Two-in-one hotels set to grow in Europe

Customers booking a stay with a particular hotel group are increasingly likely to be offered a choice of two brands on one site as the number of two-in-one or ‘du...

   
   
04
Jul 2016
New Pebble Finish For Bauhaus' Celeste Furniture Range

 

Bathroom design speciali...

   
   
30
Jun 2016
How to respond to social media backlash

No matter how amazing your hotel may be, it will not be immune to receiving backlash online at some point. The most common place that hotels see negative comments a...

   
   
29
Jun 2016
Greek tourism on a knife-edge

Tourism represents a significant part of the Greek economy. The impact of the global economic crisis on international tourism in Greece has been intense over the la...

   
   
28
Jun 2016
HFTP celebrates record breaking attendance at HITEC 2016

Hospitality technology professionals from around the globe came together this month to explore the industry’s best practices and latest innovations at the world...

   
   
22
Jun 2016
Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach debuts

Hilton Garden Inn has announced the opening of its second property in Hawaii, the brand’s first property in the Waikiki area of Honolulu and largest property of a...

   
   
21
Jun 2016
Hotel investors say ‘No’ to UK Brexit

More than 95% of hotel property and investment professionals favour a remain outcome for next week’s UK EU referendum, according to a straw poll conducted amongst...

   
   
20
Jun 2016
Sri Lanka’s Galle Face Hotel Group partners with Louis T Collection

A new hotel initiative that aims to stir up a new round of international enthusiasm for Sri Lanka is taking shape on one of Asia’s fastest-growing island destinat...

   
   
17
Jun 2016
Vegas’ Monte Carlo Resort to undergo $450m reinvention

The 3,002-room Monte Carlo Resort & Casino in Las Vegas will be turned into two completely new hotels, the 2,700-room Park MGM and 292-room NoMad.

...
   
   
16
Jun 2016
iRiS Chosen By AccorHotels To Deliver A Mobile Guest Experience Solution For Their Global Hotel Net

iRiS 'My Web Valet' offers guests access to a wide range of services offered in hotels during their stay on any device.

Over 2,500 properties have already gone live...

   
   
15
Jun 2016
Press Release: HOTELL FYRISLUND SPECIFIES ASPECTA

 

 

The Scand...

   
   
15
Jun 2016
STR releases preliminary May 2016 data for London

LONDON -- STR's preliminary May 2016 data for London, England, indicates negative occupancy performance.

Based on daily data from May, London repor...

   
   
13
Jun 2016
Hyatt Announces Plans for First Hyatt Regency Hotel in Bulgaria

Hyatt Regency Sofia mark will the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Bulgaria’s capital city

CHICAGO -- Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced that a Hyat...

   
   
10
Jun 2016
Is Your Hotel Advertising During Rio 2016?

By Larry Mogelonsky, Founder, LMA Communications Inc.

With the television landscape becoming increasingly fragmented by cable, satellite, social me...

   
   
09
Jun 2016
Who’s going to HITEC this year?

Hospitality technology companies around the country are busy gearing up for HITEC, the world's largest hospitality show, which convenes this year in New Orleans. Wi...

   
   
08
Jun 2016
Wyndham Hotel Group Unveils Strategic Global Transformation Across 16 Brands

World’s largest hotel company calls for the democratisation of hospitality; repositions iconic brands for the global middle class and millennials

   
   
08
Jun 2016
Press Release: Ferguson Hill Hotel Loudspeaker Systems

Hi, busy times at Ferguson Hill as we pac...

   
   
07
Jun 2016
Harnessing data and analytics can create new opportunities to serve traveler needs, according to new

"Defining the future of travel through intelligence" report outlines how data analytics can help travel companies develop innovative products and services<...

   
   
06
Jun 2016
Guest Loyalty stands and falls with the Use of your Data!

By Michael Toedt, Managing Partner and CEO at TS&C GmbH

The fight for guests and their loyalty manifests in the booking behaviour. In other wor...

   
   
06
Jun 2016
Horizon Chair covers

The Horizon Collection is the exciting new product added to Forbes Group’s range of chair covers.

The chair covers are designed using two contrasting fabrics; cho...

   
   
03
Jun 2016
Four Seasons Private Island Maldives at Voavah, Baa Atoll to Open Late 2016

 

Four Seasons Hote...

   
   
02
Jun 2016
Bathroom Bliss - Stylish Bathroom Radiators from Iconic

From thoughtful contemp...

   
   
02
Jun 2016
Yext and Ice Portal partner to extend distribution for hotel brands

Visual content curator and distributor, ICE Portal, has announced a partnership with Yext, a platform for lo...

   
   
16
May 2016
Crown Group reveals new hotel brand for Sydney

Sydney-based Crown Group will soon bring its world-renowned brand to travellers from across the globe, announcing its first hotel will open in the Sydney suburb of ...

   
   
13
May 2016
ILG completes acquisition of Vistana from Starwood

Interval Leisure Group, Inc. has completed the previously announced acquisition of Vistana Signature Experiences, Inc., a developer, owner, and operator of high-end...

   
   
12
May 2016
SIERRA – ECHO – CHARLIE…calling for backup

It is crucial that hotel management, staff and contracted security officers work together as one effective team. This is particularly important when a security inci...

   
   
11
May 2016
IHG launches new Franchise Plus model for Holiday Inn Express brand in China

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) has announced the launch of a new franchise model for its Holiday Inn Express brand in China. The new model, called Franchise Plus, has ...

   
   
10
May 2016
The Best Western Monkbar Opts for RateGain’s Cutting-edge Price Optimiser

York, United Kingdom: The Best Western Monkbar hotel at York, UK has selected RateGain’s Price Optimisation technology, RevGain, to help take its smart p...

   
   
09
May 2016
TUUCI DEMONSTRATES COMPREHENSIVE COLLECTION OF SHADE ARCHITECTURE AT HD EXPO 2016

TUUCI Portfolio Demonstrates Varied Applications for Hospitality Industry

MIAMI, FL – TUUCI, the inn...

   
   
29
Apr 2016
Westin reveals surprising results of honeymoon travel trends study

Westin has revealed a bold new study that illustrates a seismic shift in honeymoon travel trends in North America. In the last five years, rising wealth, digital co...

   
   
28
Apr 2016
HNA Tourism Group enters agreement to acquire Carlson Hotels, Inc.

HNA Tourism Group Co., Ltd. (“HNA Tourism Group”), a division of HNA Group Co., Ltd., a Fortune Global 500 company with operations across aviation, tourism, hos...

   
   
27
Apr 2016
Flyte Systems Introduces Hotel Promotions, Events to LaGuardia Plaza Hotel FlyteBoard

Guests Respond to Promotions Alongside Real-Time Airline Flight Information

April 2016

Flyte Systems announced that it upgraded ...

   
   
27
Apr 2016
Carlson unveils Virtual Reality interface for new BluPrint design programme

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has unveiled its Virtual Reality interface for the Radisson Blu brand’s new design program, BluPrint. Leveraging the latest in immersi...

   
   
26
Apr 2016
High proportion of online hotel reviews suspicious

Around 20 percent of online hotel customer reviews may be unreliable or fake, according to Dr Markus Schuckert and Professor Rob Law of the School of Hotel and Tour...

   
   
22
Apr 2016
Finding insurance coverage for acts of terrorism

Paris, San Bernardino, Brussels and countless others across the globe. The recent upsurge in worldwide terrorism is both frightening on a personal level as well as ...

   
   
21
Apr 2016
The key to a successful direct booking strategy

It is well known that online travel agencies (OTAs) are widely used by hotels as part of a diversified distribution strategy.  The challenge, however, for independ...

   
   
20
Apr 2016
Investing in Wi-Fi should be a no-brainer – here’s why

Running a successful hotel is no mean feat, especially in the current climate. Hoteliers face increasing competition not only from other hotels, but also from a fresh wave ...

   
   
19
Apr 2016
Introducing The NEW Linton Cast Iron Radiator

 

Bring a touch of classical elega...

   
   
19
Apr 2016
Nominations closing soon for Boutique Hotel Awards

The world’s finest boutique hotels have just a few short weeks before entries to this year’s Boutique Hotel Awards are closed on 30th May. The World Boutique Ho...

   
   
18
Apr 2016
$315 million sale and 25 year lease-management back of LondonHouse Chicago announced

An Oxford Capital Group, LLC (“Oxford Capital”) led venture with Angelo, Gordon has announced the $315 Million sale and 25 year lease-management back of LondonH...

   
   
14
Apr 2016
Dubai hotel pipeline hitting a high mark

According to TOPHOTELPROJECTS, there are currently 119 hotels with 37,000 rooms are being built in Dubai. The pipeline there is busy in the lead-up to the World Exh...

   
   
13
Apr 2016
Light Human Hotels partners with Trust Hospitality Hotel Group to expand in the U.S.

Light Hotels recently announced the alliance of its brand Light Human Hotel with Trust Hospitality Hotels, a hotel company known for their  reach in the USA hotels...

   
   
12
Apr 2016
ITC renews partnership with Starwood

ITC Limited and Starwood Hotels & Resorts have announced that agreements have been signed to extend their existing partnership for 11 ITC Luxury Collection hote...

   
   
11
Apr 2016
EPOS, Cashless Payments & APPs Technology set to Revolutionise Hotel F&B Market Beer Sales

Following a successful Hotelympia, Drink Command, the global leader in ‘self pour’ beer systems is seeing a real step change in the way the hotel market sells beer t...

   
   
11
Apr 2016
Understanding OTA marketing strategies

Expedia, Booking.com, Kayak and Hotels.com are prolific spenders on Google AdWords, regularly logging in the top fifty search engine marketers by spending an averag...

   
   
08
Apr 2016
Wynn Resorts announces plans for resort expansion

Steve Wynn and Wynn Resorts have discussed plans at an investor conference for a new entertainment destination built around a first-ever recreational lake concept. ...

   
   
05
Apr 2016
Hoteliers are sitting on a data gold mine

Let’s start with a story.

It is about a man who inherits a copious reserve of gold right beside his house. He sometimes finds some gold dust scat...

   
   
04
Apr 2016
Industry Icons: Philippe Starck

Designer Philippe Starck may be world-renowned for his household products, but many may be unaware of his involvement – and influence – in the hotel industry.

   
   
01
Apr 2016
Wyndham debuts its Days Inn brand into Thailand with Days Inn Patong Beach Phuket

Wyndham Hotel Group has recognised the growing demand from price-conscious travellers to South East Asia and recently launched its first Days Inn branded hotel into...

   
   
31
Mar 2016
Wellness tourists spend more

With popular culture focusing more and more on preventive health and fitness lifestyles, there is increasing demand for hotels that place importance on wellness (fa...

   
   
30
Mar 2016
Englander Line Ltd - Case Study - K Club Hotel, Ireland

The 2014 Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards named The Kildare Hotel, Club & Spa as one of the Top Five Resorts in Europe. The original house was built in 183...

   
   
30
Mar 2016
Four Seasons Resort Hvar, Croatia to open in 2019

Arqaam Capital, a specialist emerging markets investment bank, has entered into a partnership with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts to manage and operate Arqaam’s ...

   
   
29
Mar 2016
How to create astounding customer experiences through social media

In the hospitality industry, nothing is more important than providing a quality customer experience. Travellers are now turning to social media during every step of...

   
   
24
Mar 2016
Best Western signs master franchise with Sorrel Hospitality to expand in India

Best Western Hotels & Resorts has announced that it has inked a master franchise agreement with Delhi-based Sorrel Hospitality. Led by a team of seasoned hospit...

   
   
23
Mar 2016
How independent hotels can make the most out of Facebook

At the end of September 2015, Facebook had over 1.55 billion monthly active users, which is a 14 percent increase over the same period of the previous year. Further...

   
   
22
Mar 2016
TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice awards ranks world’s top destinations

TripAdvisor has announced the winners of its Travellers’ Choice awards for destinations, recognising travellers’ favourite places around the world. Award winner...

   
   
22
Mar 2016
HACCP International endorses the Dyson Airblade Tap hand dryer

Wash and dry at the sink safely.

   
   
21
Mar 2016
Industry Icons: Ian Schrager

If Conrad Hilton was the one who modernised the hotel business, then Ian Schrager was the one who made it ultra-modern. From his origins in the nightclub business, ...

   
   
18
Mar 2016
Moduleo Moods coming soon

Luxury vinyl flooring manufacturer, Moduleo, is thrilled to announce that its innova...

   
   
17
Mar 2016
Which hotel brands have the most projects under construction?

In terms of hotel brand expansion, Hilton Worldwide is leading. This data has been revealed by a ranking of TOPHOTELPROJECTS, the specialised service provider in the exchan...

   
   
16
Mar 2016
Affordable hospitality ripe for the Philippines

The Philippines is an extraordinary market. For so long it was almost the forgotten country among the emerging tourism powerhouses in Asia. Its economy flagged and ...

   
   
15
Mar 2016
Quadriga deploys integrated in-room entertainment solution in Helsinki

Quadriga, an international provider of internet and entertainment managed services for the hospitality industry, has deployed integrated Sensiq and QConnect WiFi so...

   
   
14
Mar 2016
Marriott to provide ‘Made in USA’ towels and bath mats in U.S. Hotels

Marriott has announced it will provide “Made in USA” towels and bath mats in every guest bathroom in nearly 3,000 U.S. hotels. Buying “Made in USA” towels a...

   
   
11
Mar 2016
Why hoteliers need to stay on top of technology trends

Recently we’ve noticed some trends about technology and user experience that are interesting to note for hotels. Two interesting examples relate to Facebook and Skype, tw...

   
   
10
Mar 2016
2695 hotel construction projects on the go: Hilton has most at 710

To coincide with the start of the hospitality and tourism industry show ITB Berlin, TOPHOTELPROJECTS, a specialised service provider in the exchange of information ...

   
   
09
Mar 2016
Travellers expect robots on their holidays by 2020

A survey of more than 6,000 travellers in Asia, Europe, North America and South America reveals nearly 80% of respondents expect robots to play a big part in their lives by...

   
   
08
Mar 2016
Europe hotel industry passes U.S. in growth for the first time since 2010

According to data from STR, 2015 marked the first year since 2010 in which the European hotel industry passed hotels in the U.S. in year-over-year revenue per avail...

   
   
29
Feb 2016
What’s new, Moon? So far so good in 2016.

Welcome back! The Moon blog is a year older (but not necessarily a year wiser) and finally back up and running for the new year. It’s been a whirlwind start with seven tr...

   
   
25
Feb 2016
Steigenberger Alcazar Resort to open in Sharm El Sheikh

The new five-star Steigenberger Alcazar Resort, set in a beach location directly on the Red Sea coast, will be ready to receive its first guests from mid-May. This ...

   
   
24
Feb 2016
PRESS RELEASE: SOLAR, part of Bradbury's new hospitality collection

SOLAR from Bradbury’s new Hospitality collection looks stunning in its patterned and plain finishes, displayed on this break out seating unit.

The complimenting s...

   
   
24
Feb 2016
AccorHotels reaches Australian milestone with 400 Indigenous employees

Australia’s largest hotel operator, AccorHotels is well on its way to achieving its Employment Parity commitment after breaking through a total of 400 Indigenous ...

   
   
23
Feb 2016
Moxy Hotels searches for innovative hotel art through #BlankCanvas campaign

Moxy Hotels, Marriott International’s new lifestyle brand, aims to rebel against the traditional concept of hotel art with its #BlankCanvas campaign, in search an...

   
   
22
Feb 2016
Millennial 20/20 Summit announces showcases, speakers and welcomes humanoid robot, Pepper

The Millennial 20/20 Summit has announced its new wave of showcase partners, speakers and special features confirmed to attend and take part at the world first event, on 13...

   
   
19
Feb 2016
Regent Hotels set to return to North America

Regent Hotels & Resorts has signed a strategic partnership agreement with the prominent North American real estate development and management company Cottonwood...

   
   
18
Feb 2016
96% of Australian hotels offering ‘free’ Wi-Fi

An industry wide survey of 3, 4 and 5 star hotels and serviced apartments by Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) has revealed that 96% of Australian hotels survey...

   
   
17
Feb 2016
9 hotel booking trends to watch

As the world of hotel online bookings moves forward at a furious pace, it has become harder to track changes and innovations. Equally importantly, it is hard to kno...

   
   
16
Feb 2016
Why social selling is a hotel marketer’s best friend

Let’s start with the definition – what is social selling? It is leveraging your professional brand to fill your pipeline with the right people, insights, and re...

   
   
15
Feb 2016
CBRE recruit to support clients in the hotel, pub and motel sectors

CBRE has appointed Ben Martin-Henry as Research Manager, Hotels in a move to further support clients with detailed research and analysis of the hotel, pub and motel...

   
   
11
Feb 2016
Virtual Hospitality Expo calls for exhibitors

On February 23 and 24, from 11am until 5pm EST, you could be an exhibitor at the Virtual Hospitality Expo, a trade show presented live on the internet.

...
   
   
10
Feb 2016
Meet the new travel apps your guests are using

Technology has been steadily changing all aspects of our lives for a long time, and how we travel is no different. Just a few decades ago, a family on a road trip m...

   
   
09
Feb 2016
Survey finds cause for optimism in Greek tourism

Safe, value for money and on the 2016 holiday wish list. Those are the findings of a survey carried out for the SETE Institute, the research arm of the Greek Touris...

   
   
04
Feb 2016
Smart Space Strategy Ltd one of 6 finalists for the Hotelympia Innovation Awards (Technology)

Smart Space Strategy Ltd. has been chosen as one of the 6 finalists for the Innovation Awards (Technology) which will be awarded during Hotelympia 2016 at the Excel Centre ...

   
   
03
Feb 2016
Starwood’s Speciality Select brands on New York growth spurt

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has announced that it will significantly expand its portfolio of Specialty Select brands in New York State in the next three...

   
   
02
Feb 2016
Monitor your hotel’s competition using Facebook’s ‘Pages to Watch’

There’s a lot of talk about how to develop a social media strategy for your hotel, but one aspect to keep in mind when developing this strategy is to monitor how ...

   
   
01
Feb 2016
Hotel uniforms get revamped for Millennials

Ninety-three percent of millennials say they want a job where they can be themselves at work and that includes dressing in a way that makes them comfortable and stylish. M...

   
   
29
Jan 2016
5 ways hotels can improve direct online booking conversions in 2016

Hoteliers have a lot of room to improve in 2016 when it comes to converting direct online traffic.

In an effort to avoid paying online travel agent...

   
   
28
Jan 2016
Oyster publishes its Editors’ Choice Awards

Oyster.com, the hotel tell-all known for its independent and unbiased expert hotel reviews, has announced the winners of its Editors’ Choice Awards. The site, whi...

   
   
27
Jan 2016
Exceptional service: is it truly about chandeliers, crystal glasses and marble floors?

Just like the word “clean”, everyone has their own understanding of what exceptional service is. Clean for me may be very different from clean for you. The same...

   
   
25
Jan 2016
Tips, gratuities and cover charges: complex issues for UK hospitality businesses

In 2009, the UK department of Business, Innovations and Skills (BIS) issued a guide called The National Minimum Wage: A Code of Best Practice on Service Charges, Ti...

   
   
22
Jan 2016
Upsurge in global terrorism is a red flag for hospitality industry

It is readily apparent that terrorist and active shooter events around the world have experienced s dramatic increase of late. Up until recently, 9/11 was looked up...

   
   
21
Jan 2016
The key to great hotel content writing? Be specific

Good hotel content writing is all about details. What good is it to describe your hotel as ‘luxurious’ without mentioning the high-thread count sheets, the silk...

   
   
20
Jan 2016
OCC Host Travel Senior Execs and technology disruptors in Customer- Centric Innovation Discussions

   
   
19
Jan 2016
TAA calls for urgent regulation of commercial short-term accommodation operators

Australia’s peak accommodation body, Tourism Accommodation Australia, welcomed the NSW Government’s commitment to addressing the issues caused by the expansion ...

   
   
18
Jan 2016
The secret to great TripAdvisor hotel reviews

Reputation is everything in business, but never has your most valuable asset been more fragile than in the age of the Internet. Will Rogers was before his time when...

   
   
15
Jan 2016
Hotel brand building in 2016: three key focus areas

Developing you hotel’s brand is no simple task. It can take years to decades of providing exemplary customer service before customers come to trust a brand. But i...

   
   
15
Jan 2016
Monte da Quinta Resort Selects RateGain for A Unified Revenue Management

Jan’16, Delhi-Algarve

Monte da Quinta Resort, a luxury resort in Portugal, chose RateGain’s unified revenue management solution, Unity for the ...

   
   
14
Jan 2016
Travellers say smartphone is their most indispensable travel companion

Expedia.com and Egencia, the business travel brand of Expedia, have released the results of the Expedia/Egencia Mobile Index, a global study of mobile-device-relate...

   
   
13
Jan 2016
Shanghai Disney Resort set to open June 16, 2016

The Walt Disney Company and Shanghai Shendi Group have announced that Shanghai Disney Resort will host a multi-day, grand opening celebration, culminating in a spec...

   
   
12
Jan 2016
Blind dining comes to Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa is introducing a 24 dining extravaganza where guests will be spoiled with five different dining experiences with bespoke menus tailored ...

   
   
11
Jan 2016
VR headsets – what’s here, what’s coming, and how hotels can use them

The popularity of virtual reality content is on the rise, and it’s offering hotels a powerful tool to get their brand in front of curren...

   
   
07
Jan 2016
AC Hotels by Marriott to open 22 hotels in 2016

AC Hotels by Marriott, Marriott International's upper-moderate-tier lifestyle brand, has announced 22 hotels slated to open in 2016.

   
   
18
Dec 2015
PRESS RELEASE: Online interiors magazine ‘Design Insider Live’ announces 2016 re-launch

Online interiors magazine ‘Design Insider Live’ announces 2016 re-launch

Design Insider Live; the only online magaz...

   
   
15
Dec 2015
The future of tourism – 10 Mega-trends

The first five will have a major influence on demand in the tourism sector but will also impact the second set of trends, which concerns changing supply. Together, ...

   
   
11
Dec 2015
What the year ahead holds for hotel marketing

As 2015 unwinds and we start thinking about the new year set to begin, it’s always an interesting exercise to take some time to reflect upon some of the up and co...

   
   
10
Dec 2015
Guests willing to share data in exchange for personalised hotel service: study

While most travellers hold no loyalty to a particular hotel brand, hoteliers can change that reality by offering a more personalised guest experie...

   
   
09
Dec 2015
Diners willing to spend big money on dining experience of their lives

Americans said they would splurge an average of $203 in order to have a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience at a gourmet restaurant, according to a recent online s...

   
   
08
Dec 2015
Good hoteliers must have “S.N.A.P.”

Fortunately for me, I already knew that I wanted to be the manager of a 5-star hotel at the age of 10. The aim wasn’t even focused on financial reward. I consider...

   
   
07
Dec 2015
Case Study - AB Audio Visual: Village Hotel - Solihull

VILLAGE Hotels & Leisure has created a brand new state of the art hotel near junction 4 of the M42 in Shirley, Solihull.

The company has invest...

   
   
07
Dec 2015
Virgin Hotels at Home online store opens to sell items from guest Chamber

Just in time for the holidays, Virgin Hotels reveals its new retail website, Virgin Hotels at Home, giving customers the opportunity to purchase some of the most co...

   
   
04
Dec 2015
PRESS RELEASE: Event Manager joins Forum Events

December, 2015

Forum welcomes the arrival of Amy Ktori as it aims to boost current strategies and further develop the recently rebranded Ho...

   
   
04
Dec 2015
Brilliant Hospitality - Brilliant Hospitality Solutions partners with Host PMS

Brilliant Hospitality Solutions partners with Host PMS to offer a fully integrated all in one channel manager, booking engine and PMS solution to the hotel industry...

   
   
03
Dec 2015
IHG launches a range of bespoke services for business clients

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the global launch of two new initiatives for business travellers. From today, IHG Assist and IHG Meeting Point wil...

   
   
02
Dec 2015
Amenities can be experiential too

There is an emerging trend of luxury hotels offering experiential welcome amenities. In line with luxury travellers’ increasing desire for experiences vs. materia...

   
   
26
Nov 2015
Human trafficking in the hospitality sector: awareness survey

Human trafficking (also known as ‘modern slavery’) is one of the most profitable types of crime in the world, second only to drugs, with an annual trade value o...

   
   
25
Nov 2015
Research reveals growing ”Seekender” travel trend

Research released by Hampton by Hilton has revealed a trend among Brits to forgo the big, annual holiday in favour of regular short breaks, to seek value for money ...

   
   
24
Nov 2015
Hotel Technology Summit asks “Are robots the future of hospitality?”

The hospitality industry is undergoing a phase of dynamic transformation.

This is an exciting time for hoteliers and hotel-goers around the world: ...

   
   
23
Nov 2015
Hostel sector set to grow across Europe as sharing economy takes hold

The global growth of the budget and hostel sectors, including the fast-emerging commercialised private rental market such as Airbnb, is set to continue as the consu...

   
   
20
Nov 2015
A terrific 2-star hotel: How to surprise and delight on a small budget

I travelled from Australia to Los Angeles this week for a little work and pleasure mixed together. It is always good to do both when you can.  And as travel researchers, I...

   
   
19
Nov 2015
What hotels can learn from the return of the butcher

Trends can flourish in both cultures and countries, but what causes them to occur and take hold? Today, customer satisfaction is being driven by the return to craft...

   
   
18
Nov 2015
The meaning of what it is to be a host is changing – hoteliers must change too

Recently, Pr. Sekulic published a topical and thought-provoking article on the future of the hospitality industry,”Will hotel rooms share th...

   
   
18
Nov 2015
Press Releases - First Corporate Clothing: Christmas & the New Year festivities are fast approaching

 

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17
Nov 2015
Hotel brand conversions can boost performance: Cornell report

Hotels that convert from one brand to another generally see improved occupancy, revenue, and profit—provided they choose a strong brand that fits their property. An analy...

   
   
13
Nov 2015
Interest increases as Virtual Expo approaches

Producers are getting calls from interested parties ahead of the third Virtual Hospitality Expo on February 23rd and 24th 2016. 

It started severa...

   
   
12
Nov 2015
Budget hotels big in the UK: account for over half of hotel development pipeline

The march of budget hotels continues in the UK, with over 1,500 budget rooms added to the sector’s pipeline in Q3 2015 alone, according to the Hotel Bulletin Q3 2...

   
   
11
Nov 2015
PRESS RELEASE: GRIF Announces the First Ever Global Restaurant Awards

In Partnership with Travel Weekly Group, responsible for the reputable Catey’s in the UK

November 11, 2015 – The Global Restaurant Investment F...

   
   
11
Nov 2015
PRESS RELEASE: Viero UK Ltd - Hotel Italian Wall Finishes: Colour Collection

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11
Nov 2015
Treat customer service as an investment, not a cost

Customer service has always been of critical importance for the tourism and hospitality sector, but now more than ever, customers are looking to increase value for ...

   
   
09
Nov 2015
How the digital concierge is redefining the hospitality norm

You’ve checked-in on the way to the hotel, there is a bottle on ice waiting in the room, you have a table reserved in the restaurant later that evening and you did it all...

   
   
06
Nov 2015
Hotels market to expand at 4.0% CAGR due to exponential growth of travel and tourism industry

The hotels market was estimated at US$534 billion in 2014, and is anticipated to reach US$702.7 bn by 2021, expanding at a CAGR of 4.0% between 2015 and 2021 according to a...

   
   
05
Nov 2015
More than 3,800 new luxury resorts in the global pipeline

More than 3,800 new luxury resorts are currently in the pipeline according to TOPHOTELPROJECTS, a provider for global b2b hotel data. Of that number, there are a fe...

   
   
04
Nov 2015
Skills ‘drought’ challenges tourism industry development in Australia

The 2015 Australian Tourism Labour Force Report, released today by Tourism Research Australia (TRA) has estimated that the tourism and hospitality sector will requi...

   
   
03
Nov 2015
Shangri-La integrates virtual reality (VR) into its global sales process

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has announced the integration of virtual reality (VR) experiences into worldwide hotel sales efforts. The group has rolled out Samsung...

   
   
02
Nov 2015
Melia signs agreement to open three hotels in Thailand over the next three years

The Chairman and the CEO of Melia Hotels International recently ended a productive tour of Asia with the announcement of an agreement with one of the largest busine...

   
   
30
Oct 2015
IHG signs Holiday Inn Warsaw – City Centre

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the signing of Holiday Inn Warsaw – City Centre, Poland. The hotel will operate under a management agreement wit...

   
   
29
Oct 2015
ReviewPro releases its 2015 Top Luxury Hotel & Brand Report

Guest intelligence solutions provider ReviewPro has published its Top Luxury Hotel & Brand Report for the second year running. The company analysed almost two m...

   
   
28
Oct 2015
Cachet Hotel Group launches an online community platform

Cachet Hotel Group (CHG) has announced the launch of its new technology platform, Cachet World, at a private event attended by global real estate developers, member...

   
   
27
Oct 2015
Best Western opens three new hotels in Saudi Arabia

Best Western Hotels & Resorts (BW) announced the opening of three new hotels in Saudi Arabia including two in the capital of Riyadh. With an active 2016 pipelin...

   
   
26
Oct 2015
Press Release: Independent Hotel Show posts record numbers and a successful fourth year of trading

26th October 2015

   
   
26
Oct 2015
Noble House card payment server hacked

Noble House Hotels and Resorts was alerted to a potential issue after receiving calls from guests who had used a payment card at one of Noble House’s properties, ...

   
   
23
Oct 2015
How hotels in high risk countries can tap into the international executive travel market

As companies expand their markets internationally, it is inevitable their executives will travel to high risk countries more frequently to explore business opportun...

   
   
22
Oct 2015
Carnival to launch domestic Chinese cruise brand

Carnival Corporation has announced it has formed a joint venture in China that intends to launch the first world-class, multi-ship domestic cruise brand in the Chin...

   
   
19
Oct 2015
AccorHotels’ HotelInvest buys portfolio of 43 hotels in France

AccorHotels has announced the purchase of a portfolio of 43 hotels (4,237 rooms) from Foncière des Régions, for a total of €281 million. Located in Franc

   
   
16
Oct 2015
First InterContinental Resort in India opens in Chennai

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) today announced the opening of the  InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort in India. The Resort will join InterContinent...

   
   
15
Oct 2015
Trophy assets driving hotel investment activity in Asia Pacific in 2015

The number of trophy hotel assets changing hands in Asia Pacific has surged in 2015 to levels unseen before, according to JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group, wh...

   
   
14
Oct 2015
First Curio – A Collection by Hilton in the UK set for London’s Canary Wharf

Hilton Worldwide has announced a deal with Shiva Hotels to introduce its first Curio – A Collection by Hilton hotel to the UK. Lincoln Plaza London is set to be a...

   
   
13
Oct 2015
Corporate meeting venues lead the recovery: trends report

The International Association of Conference Centres (IACC) has released the 2015 edition of “Trends® in the Conference Centre Industry.” According to IACC CEO Mark Coo...

   
   
12
Oct 2015
AccorHotels signs naming rights for Paris arena

AccorHotels has announced the official signing of a 10-year naming rights agreement for the Bercy Arena. This Paris venue, one of the world’s five largest concert...

   
   
09
Oct 2015
Hilton expands installations of charging stations for electric vehicles

Hilton Worldwide  has announced a major electric vehicle (EV) charging program, which will be available at 50 U.S. hotels by the end of this year with plans to rapidly exp...

   
   
08
Oct 2015
Hansgrohe Sponsor Guest Lounge at Independent Hotel Show for the Second Time

   
   
08
Oct 2015
Carlson Rezidor announces first Radisson RED Hotels in the Americas

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has announced signings for the first four Radisson RED hotels in the Americas: Radisson RED Bogota, Colombia; Radisson RED Cali, Colombi...

   
   
07
Oct 2015
Marriott to open 60 new hotels in the Caribbean and Latin America by 2018

Tim Sheldon, President of Caribbean and Latin America operations at Marriott International has announced an expected 75 percent increase in Marriott’s Caribbean a...

   
   
06
Oct 2015
IHG introduces new guest experience features for the Holiday Inn

At its 2015 Americas Owners Conference in San Francisco, IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) introduced new guest experience features for the Holiday Inn brand. Foc...

   
   
05
Oct 2015
Hilton Awassa Resort & Spa, Ethiopia to open in 2020

Hilton Worldwide has announced the signing of a management agreement with Sunshine Business PLC for the upscale Hilton Awassa Resort & Spa, Ethiopia which is ex...

   
   
05
Oct 2015
PRESS RELEASE: DNet Solution announces new conference media panel - MHE 0404

5th October 2015

We are glad to announce a conference media panel – MHE 0404.

It has the...

   
   
02
Oct 2015
Starwood announces seven new deals in Africa

From the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announced aggressive expansion in Africa and Indian ...

   
   
01
Oct 2015
European hotel transactions up 58% year-­on-­year: HVS

Transactions in the European hotel sector have seen a big increase with volume reaching €12bn in the year to date, according to Charles Human, HVS managing direct...

   
   
30
Sep 2015
Carnival expands WiFi@Sea network

Carnival Corporation has announced that it has expanded its hybrid connectivity system to create the cruise industry’s largest Wi-Fi network – and one of the world’s ...

   
   
29
Sep 2015
LUX* Resorts & Hotels announces development plans

LUX* Resorts & Hotels is announcing the opening of four new properties by 2017 in the Indian Ocean, China and the Middle East, as well as the complete refurbishment of ...

   
   
29
Sep 2015
PRESS RELEASE - Latest ANTlabs guest network gateway & account printer ship on September 30

SINGAPORE -- AN...

   
   
28
Sep 2015
Wyndham marks milestone reaching 1,000 hotels in Greater China

Showcasing continued demand for its growing portfolio of iconic brands, Wyndham Hotel Group today marked a monumental new milestone, becoming the first global hospi...

   
   
25
Sep 2015
Aloft Manhattan Downtown – Financial District opens

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has announced that Aloft has expanded its New York City portfolio with the opening of its first Aloft hotel in the Financial...

   
   
24
Sep 2015
Study ranks world’s most popular luxury hotel brands for 2015

A new study by Luxury Branding, a London-based consultancy that specialises in the global luxury market, reveals a fresh and unexpected ranking of the most popular ...

   
   
23
Sep 2015
Four Seasons expansion schedules 12 new openings in late 2015 and 2016

Four Seasons continues to expand its global footprint with 12 new openings currently scheduled in late 2015 and 2016, including several first-time entries in new co...

   
   
18
Sep 2015
Castlewood Group to develop Dream Hotel brand throughout Asia

Singapore’s Castlewood Group has announced a strategic partnership with Début Hotel Group, a part of Hampshire Hotels Management, for the development and operati...

   
   
17
Sep 2015
NH Hotel Group launches 15 hotels in Colombia

NH Hotel Group, a global operator with over 400 hotels and 60,000 rooms in 29 countries in Europe, America and Africa, is celebrating its arrival in Colombia by lau...

   
   
16
Sep 2015
The training manuals of the 21st century – mobile phones

As anyone who has travelled will attest, technology has permeated itself through every facet of a modern hotel, from the hotel restaurant to the way we book our ro...

   
   
15
Sep 2015
Red Planet giving away Apple Watches to celebrate app upgrade and launch of Referred affiliate progr

Red Planet Hotels, the pioneering Asian value hospitality group, today announced the launch of a significant content upgrade to its app and guest reward options. Th...

   
   
14
Sep 2015
Swiss International Hotels (China) Group strengthens business in Taiwan

Swiss International Hotels (China) announced it has signed a Franchise Agreement with YOKO International Corporation of Taipei to develop their business in the Taiw...

   
   
11
Sep 2015
Destination weddings gaining in popularity

From bars to beaches, more couples are saying “I Do” to destination weddings. AskMeWeddings.com reports a 27% increase in bookings and anticipates continued gro...

   
   
10
Sep 2015
Marriott’s VRoom Service brings virtual reality to guest rooms

Marriott Hotels has announced the launch of “VRoom Service” – a guest service that allows guests to order inspiring virtual reality experiences to their rooms...

   
   
09
Sep 2015
EarthCheck certification delivers ROI to hotels’ bottom line: study

A world-first study of more than 1,000 hotels shows tourism businesses who systematically manage their resource use through the EarthCheck Certified program can sa...

   
   
08
Sep 2015
4 outdated hotel design ideas to avoid

Hotel guests have come to expect a lot from hotels these days, and design is a big part of that. With hotel refurbishment cycles sitting at between 5 to 7 years, it...

   
   
07
Sep 2015
Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside opens as brand’s 11th hotel in Australia

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has opened Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside on The Esplanade, offering beautiful ocean and city views. Previously operating as Mer...

   
   
04
Sep 2015
How hotels are using social media to encourage digital interaction

The hospitality industry has always tried new ways of connecting with its customers, and since the advent of social media, the online phenomenon has been playing a major ro...

   
   
03
Sep 2015
Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran in Q3 2016

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts unveiled its ambitious expansion plans in Indonesia and Southeast Asia at the 2015 Tourism, Hotel Investment & Networking Confer...

   
   
02
Sep 2015
Radisson Blu launches contest to customise egg chair

Radisson Blu has announced a global design contest inviting participants to customise the iconic egg chair, originally created by the legendary Da...

   
   
01
Sep 2015
Scandic To Go setting up mobile hotel room in New York City

New York is a melting pot of trends and cuisine from around the world, and all things Nordic have been popular for some time, from food and drinks to style and déc...

   
   
28
Aug 2015
Hotel construction in Turkey at all-time high

An exclusive new report published by TOPHOTELPROJECTS for The Hotel Show Dubai 2015 reveals that hotel construction in Turkey is at an all-time high with 75 project...

   
   
27
Aug 2015
Lifestyle hotels stand out due to innovative design concepts

Casual style is no longer a unique selling point for new hotel types – designs that merge living and working are in demand. Thus, new lifestyle hotels are charact...

   
   
26
Aug 2015
Trends and challenges facing hoteliers in New York City (and everywhere else)

New York, New York – it’s a wonderful town!  Ask Linda Chin, the newly appointed and promoted Director of Operations, New York City, for Kimpton Hotels, and sh...

   
   
25
Aug 2015
Press Releases - Unicam Audio Visual - Hospitality waterproof/mirror TV systems & invisible speakers

ad notam glass and mirror, waterproof TV’s.

Big money budgets for commercial and hospitality AV integration is not unusual. The requirement for creating engagin...

   
   
24
Aug 2015
Five methods for increasing your Revenue per Available Room (RevPAR)

A common problem often facing hoteliers is how to increase revenue per available room, so let me share some tried and tested solutions to this age old problem.

   
   
21
Aug 2015
Starwood introduces first ten Sheraton Grand properties

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has introduced Sheraton Grand, a new premier tier that recognises exceptional Sheraton hotels and resorts for their enticing...

   
   
20
Aug 2015
No name tags – a forward or backward step?

I would like to join in the current discussion about the trend of hotels to no longer require staff to wear name tags. I have
seen this firsthand, and I sugge...

   
   
19
Aug 2015
PRESS RELEASES - Spa Creators Limited: Spa Island delights in Leicestershire

Press Release - August 2015

   
   
19
Aug 2015
Botlrs roll out to select Aloft Hotels across the USA

Aloft Hotels has announced that its second robotic butler, or Botlr, is officially reporting for full-time duty at Aloft Silicon Valley, effective immediately. This...

   
   
17
Aug 2015
Swissôtel Berlin migrates to Suitepads to cut printing costs

Sustainability is more than just a word to Swissôtel Berlin. Effective immediately, all 316 rooms in the hotel on Berlin’s Kurfürstendamm have been equipped wit...

   
   
13
Aug 2015
IHG tests delivery robot at Crowne Plaza San Jose-Silicon Valley

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the launch of a new delivery robot at the Crowne Plaza San Jose-Silicon Valley hotel. Th...

   
   
12
Aug 2015
The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation offers personalised wedding songwriter experience

The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation, on Lake Oconee, Georgia, is now offering an exclusive songwriting service for bridal couples. Those getting married at ...

   
   
11
Aug 2015
Press Releases - The Contract Chair Company

The Grange Hotel

We have recently completed yet another project with Jupiter Hotels. Set in the North Bristo...

   
   
10
Aug 2015
Bed & breakfasts benefit from strong growth

Bed & breakfasts worldwide have experienced strong growth. During the first half of 2015, the number of reservations at B&Bs was 39% higher than in the same...

   
   
07
Aug 2015
LUX* Resorts & Hotels partners with heidi klein swim & beachwear

LUX* Resorts & Hotels has announced its partnership with luxury UK swim and beachwear brand, heidi klein, with the LUX* Maldives Collection, debuting in stores ...

   
   
05
Aug 2015
Wyndham Hotel Group to add eight new Ramada Hotels in China

As part of the continued global expansion of its Ramada brand in China, Wyndham Hotel Group has announced the opening of the 156-room Ramada Nanjing along with the ...

   
   
03
Aug 2015
Luxury hotels market is expected to reach USD 195.27 billion by 2021

Transparency Market Research has published a new market report titled – Luxury Hotels Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Foreca...

   
   
31
Jul 2015
Hilton and Primestar to develop 10 new hotels in Germany and Austria

Hilton Worldwide is set to introduce 10 new hotels throughout Germany and Austria following a strategic development agreement with Primestar Hospitality (formerly I...

   
   
29
Jul 2015
Sheraton promotes unexpected culinary combos in new “Paired” bar menu

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts is reinvigorating its lobby bar experience with imaginative menu additions through Paired, a new food and beverage program comprised o...

   
   
28
Jul 2015
Finding the right hotel a bit like dating

Finding the right hotel can be a bit like dating – lots of options yet limited availability and sometimes you need to experience what you don’t like to learn wh...

   
   
27
Jul 2015
Show preview - The Independent Hotel Show 2015

The Independent Hotel Show 2015 

The Independent Hotel Show returns to Olympia this October (20 & 21) with a packed two days of networking, new business idea...

   
   
23
Jul 2015
What I Really Wanted new hotel and resort gift voucher website

Gift voucher solutions company, SK Chase has entered the Christmas gifting market with the launch of its consumer luxury hotel and resort gift voucher experience we...

   
   
22
Jul 2015
IDS Next launches SkyRes reservation system for group and chain hotels

IDS Next Business Solutions, a leader in providing Hotel ERP and software solutions to hospitality and leisure industries, has announced the launch of a new product...

   
   
20
Jul 2015
Rezidor signs 2500 rooms in Q2 2015

The Rezidor Hotel Group has signed 15 projects with almost 2,500 rooms in the second quarter of 2015 – among them the first Radisson Red in EMEA, the Radisson Red...

   
   
14
Jul 2015
Hilton announces ISIC student discounts

According to the World Youth Student and Educational (WYSE) Travel Confederation, young travelers of the millennial generation represent 20% of international travel...

   
   
13
Jul 2015
Gilchrist & Soames and diptyque introduce new packaging in Luxury Amenity Collection

An upscale amenity collection from Parisian perfumer diptyque, designed to take guests on a sensorial journey from the Mediterranean to the gates of the East, is in...

   
   
08
Jul 2015
Centara opens ‘Inspiration Room’ for employees

Centara Hotels and Resorts has long recognized that its greatest asset is its employees and they are the heart, the power and drive for the organization’s success...

   
   
07
Jul 2015
Serviced apartments gain higher profile but will continue to evolve

Serviced apartments have gained momentum across Europe as new openings, branding activity and a number of significant transactions have raised awareness of the sect...

   
   
03
Jul 2015
Small Luxury Hotels of the World adds five new European hotels

Small Luxury Hotels of the World has welcomed five new European hotels to its luxury portfolio. Each features a unique collection of artistic pieces ranging from mo...

   
   
02
Jul 2015
Hotel Summit - 14th September 2015 / Hilton London Wembley

The Hotel Summit is a must attend event for the unique boutique, independent and large-scale hotels and resorts.

Meet and discuss design trends and...

   
   
02
Jul 2015
DHISCO partners with luxury travel start-up SuiteStory

DHISCO Inc., a leading hospitality distribution company, has announced it is partnering with SuiteStory Inc., an international luxury travel start-up aimed at helpi...

   
   
30
Jun 2015
How hoteliers can influence the booking decision

Understanding the customer path to purchase is the most critical step to developing your hotel’s marketing strategy. Having knowledge of where your potential gues...

   
   
25
Jun 2015
Meliá partners with UNICEO to enhance visibility in MICE segment

Meliá Hotels International has announced a partnership with UNICEO, the international association for senior corporate event organizers, a further step in enhancin...

   
   
24
Jun 2015
TripAdvisor launches dedicated airport pages

TripAdvisor has announced the launch of its dedicated airport pages, enabling travellers around the wor...

   
   
22
Jun 2015
San Sebastián Food Cooking School opens in Hotel Maria Cristina

Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel now boasts a new cooking school in partnership with the culinary specialists at San Sebastián Food. This collaborat...

   
   
19
Jun 2015
IHG launches series of mobile and in-hotel digital technology pilots

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced that it is trialling and selectively rolling out several digitally-driven innovations to provide a more personalis...

   
   
18
Jun 2015
Marriott and TripAdvisor expand instant booking partnership

Marriott International and TripAdvisor have announced they are expanding their partnership and will add Marriott’s global hotel portfolio to the TripAdvisor Insta...

   
   
16
Jun 2015
Swire Hotels launches The House Collective brand

Swire Hotels is happy to announce the launch of The House Collective brand. With a growing portfolio of hotels in the region, The House Collective brings together t...

   
   
12
Jun 2015
Four Points to offer guests live access to sporting events around the globe

Four Points today announced a new partnership with ONE World Sports— a multiplatform, sports network ...

   
   
11
Jun 2015
Marriott to offer Netflix on guest room televisions

Marriott Hotels and Netflix have announced a partnership to shake up the guest room entertainment experience. Guests staying at select Marriott Hotels will be able to subsc...

   
   
10
Jun 2015
Four Seasons launches content-rich app

Four Seasons is now offering guests an opportunity to customise their stay on the go with a new, multi-functional, content-rich global app. With just a few taps, tr...

   
   
09
Jun 2015
Dubai now fourth most visited global city

Dubai’s ongoing efforts to position itself as a premier leisure and business hub have resulted in growing visitor numbers to the city, as well as higher rankings ...

   
   
08
Jun 2015
Wyndham announces LEED certifiable prototypes for its two largest brands

Wyndham Hotel Group has announced LEED certifiable, new construction prototypes for its two largest and most well-known brands, Days Inn and Super 8. The announceme...

   
   
03
Jun 2015
Starwood to offer mobile event apps at properties worldwide

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has announced its referral partnership with Cvent, a cloud-based enterprise event management platform and PSAV, a technology...

   
   
02
Jun 2015
Dubai to get 28,000 new hotel rooms by 2018

An exclusive new report published by Jones Lang LaSalle for The Hotel Show Dubai reveals that Dubai is set to see a massive increase of 28,000 new hotel rooms by 20...

   
   
01
Jun 2015
Meliá relaunches its MeliáRewards loyalty programme

Spanish hotel group Meliá Hotels International has announced the relaunch of its MeliáRewards consumer loyalty programme, which now has more than 4 million member...

   
   
29
May 2015
LUX* launches Wellness Concierge service

LUX* Resorts & Hotels has partnered with wellness guru Stephen Price of SP&Co London, to launch a new Wellness Concierge Service for guests, at their proper...

   
   
27
May 2015
Marriott Europe’s competition turns unused space into summer F&B outlet

Roofnic is a brand new rooftop pop-up located in the heart of Central London, offering a peaceful retreat from the crowds of Oxford Street below. Launched for the L...

   
   
26
May 2015
Swiss-Belhotel opens regional office in Europe

Global hospitality management chain Swiss-Belhotel International has taken another step in its expansion worldwide with the opening of a regional office for Europe in Athen...

   
   
22
May 2015
Why your hotel website should offer more than one language

Nowadays, the majority of travellers use the Internet as their primary tool for discovering parts of the world they want to visit, attractions they want to see and hotels t...

   
   
21
May 2015
ASSA ABLOY Hospitality launches Mobile Access solution

ASSA ABLOY Hospitality (VingCard Elsafe) has announced the deployment of its ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access, a highly advanced mobile phone-based keyless entr...

   
   
20
May 2015
Fixed expenses aren’t really fixed

Somewhere on most hotel financial statements, usually towards the bottom, is a major heading called Non-Operating Income and Expense. Before the 11th Edition of the...

   
   
19
May 2015
Embassy Suites and Hampton Hotels add “by Hilton” endorsement to their names

Hilton Worldwide has announced a re-branding of Embassy Suites Hotels and Hampton Hotels in the U.S., adding the “by Hilton” endorsement to their monikers. The ...

   
   
13
May 2015
Offer Culinary Experiences to Increase Hotel Bookings

   
   
12
May 2015
Element DFW Airport launches solar canopy with charging station

Element Hotels has announced a collaboration with Sistine Solar, Inc.— a company that uses innovative design to change the way the world thinks about solar power ...

   
   
11
May 2015
Hilton ANA partnership launched – first of it’s kind

Hilton Worldwide today announced a global partnership with Japan’s biggest airline, ANA, to introduce cutting-edge airline lounges and in-flight services that wil...

   
   
08
May 2015
A breakdown of micro-stay bookings

New figures from short term hotels booking platform ByHours.com have revealed a 55% increase in micro-booking...

   
   
07
May 2015
What amenities guest want: free Wi-Fi still on top of survey

Global travelers’ desire for free Wi-Fi is still the number one amenity when choosing a hotel for both leisure and business stays, but it is slowly declining acco...

   
   
06
May 2015
PRESS RELEASES - A Shade Above Lampshades - Bespoke Hotel Lampshade Service

Ascot-themed hat lamp shades, first past the post!

Date: March 12th 2015

Long-established bespoke lampshade specialist A Shade Above show...

   
   
05
May 2015
70 percent of travellers never use hotel minibars: survey

More than 70 percent of travelers say they never use hotel mini-bars according to a survey conducted jointly by GO Airport Express, and The GO Group, LLC, an intern...

   
   
04
May 2015
New DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam–NDSM Wharf now open for guests

DoubleTree by Hilton has announced the opening of its latest hotel in Amsterdam – DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam – NDSM Wharf located on the banks of IJ.

   
   
04
May 2015
Jumeirah Bodrum Palace opens in Turkey

Following a management agreement signed with Targets Investment which was announced on 3rd March 2015, Jumeirah Group has now officially opened Jumeirah Bodrum Pala...

   
   
30
Apr 2015
New resort coming to Byron Bay Australia

A new $100 million beachfront resort is taking shape on Belongil Beach in Byron Bay, Australia. The resort named “Elements of Byron” is being constructed on a s...

   
   
29
Apr 2015
Sheraton Grand Hotel Dubai opens

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has opened the Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai. Developed in conjunction with the Abdulsalam Alrafi Group, this hotel signifies ...

   
   
27
Apr 2015
Second Ritz Carlton in Saudi Arabia coming to Jeddah

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company will open its second hotel in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Jeddah late summer with The Ritz-Carlton, Jeddah. The latest addition to...

   
   
24
Apr 2015
A look aboard the Four Seasons Private jet

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has unveiled its new Four Seasons Private Jet. The culmination of a vision to deliver a fully immersive Four Seasons Private Jet Exp...

   
   
23
Apr 2015
Park Inn by Radisson joins forces with Spotted by the Locals

The Park Inn by Radisson hotel brand has announced a new partnership with online city guide, “Spotted ...

   
   
21
Apr 2015
Accor marks advances in sustainable development

Every year on Earth Day, Accor’s 180,000 employees worldwide organize actions to support the 21 commitments protected in CHARTER 21 – the group’s sustainable ...

   
   
20
Apr 2015
Hilton reaffirms commitment to soap recycling

Partnering with Clean the World, Hilton Worldwide has reaffirmed its global commitment to the recycling and...

   
   
17
Apr 2015
Millennium & Copthorne opens new Fujairah Hotel

Millennium & Copthorne Hotels (M&C) is pleased to announce the opening of the 221-room Millennium Hotel Fujairah in the northern emirate of the United Arab ...

   
   
15
Apr 2015
Use technology to achieve competitive differentiation

Technology is having a big impact on hotels, both in terms of how they are managed and what the customer experiences. Hotels that make good use of the key technology trends...

   
   
13
Apr 2015
Hilton Garden Inn Ufa Riverside opens in Russia

Hilton Garden Inn has opened the Hilton Garden Inn Ufa Riverside, adding to the brand’s growing portfolio of more than 600 hotels worldwide.

Hilt...

   
   
09
Apr 2015
Raddisson Blu Hotels choose Media Box to offer guests a digital library

By this summer, Media Box, a digital library of newspapers and magazines from Media Carrier GmbH, will be available in most Radisson Blu hotels in the Central Europ...

   
   
08
Apr 2015
Carillon Hotel & Spa chooses SpaSoft software

Providing over 70,000 square feet of spa facilities, The Carillon Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach has chosen the SpaSoft Spa Management software from PAR Springer-Mi...

   
   
07
Apr 2015
Press Releases - Churchill: Hospitality Tabletop Solutions

BLUE SKY THINKING - MELAMINE TO BRIGHTEN BUFFET AND DINING

Press Release - 7th April, 2015

It’s the time of year when thoughts turn to alfresco dining...

   
   
07
Apr 2015
IHG Unveils “Build for Success”: An Innovative Online Development Tool for Holiday Inn Brand Family

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) today launches “Build for Success”, an innovative online platform, created to enable faster, more efficient development of H...

   
   
02
Apr 2015
5 personal ways hotels can increase revenue in 2015

Growth. It’s encouraging to start the year with travel industry forecasts projecting 7.6% RevPar growth, 4.1% ADR growth, and 3.4% occupancy growth. Where there i...

   
   
01
Apr 2015
Hotel Internet Services’s BeyondTV app gives guests more control

Hotel Internet Services (HIS) has launched a fully integrated hospitality app called the BeyondTV App which enables guests to control their hotel experience via the...

   
   
30
Mar 2015
Airbnb named official ‘alternative accommodation’ supplier for Rio 2016 Olympics

Airbnb, has been named the official ‘alternative accommodation’ services supplier for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, following on from the website’s success last year wh...

   
   
25
Mar 2015
SiteMinder selected by Mantra Group

The Mantra Group has announced it will use SiteMinder to power the online distribution of its group of properties located throughout the Asia Pacific.

The move will...

   
   
23
Mar 2015
Autograph Collection adds Boscolo Exedra Nice to portfolio

Autograph Collection has added a third French property to its collection of 24 independent hotels in Europe, the Boscolo Exedra Nice.  The hotel, originally design...

   
   
20
Mar 2015
Hilton sees 45 percent increase in conversions: Google Hotel Ads case study

With over 4,250 hotels across 93 countries, Hilton Worldwide aims to be the leader in hospitality and simplify travel for its guests before, during, and after each ...

   
   
11
Mar 2015
eLuxurySupply Co - Hotel Linen Solutions / Hotel Egyptian Cotton Products

11/03/2015: Make Your Bed Linens Last

Did you know that we spend a third of our lives sleeping? 

With so much time spent sleeping, the c...

   
   
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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