Global hospitality management software company Xn protel Systems today announced the Linthwaite House Hotel, part of the Leeu Collection, is replacing its existing systems with protel SPE PMS and xnPOS Point of Sale systems. The PMS implementation includes integration to PABX, GDS/Web booking/Channel Manager, CRM, revenue management and the Leeu Collection’s existing procurement platform. xnPOS also […]
In your hotel, you either share the financials with you leaders, the department managers or you don’t. If you already share the financial statements, you know the power it unleashes with your team and the result it helps to create. If you don’t share you’re wondering what the management team will think about the money […]
Thailand-based, global hospitality company Dusit International has signed a strategic partnership with Dossen International Group, one of the fastest growing hotel groups in China, to operate and develop DusitPrincess resorts and residences in China.
Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons is to open what is believed to be the first hotel gardening school of its kind in the UK.
Lodging Interactive, an award winning digital marketing and social media engagement agency exclusively serving the hospitality industry recently launched CoMMingle Live, its fully managed Live Chat service for the hospitality industry. Over the past 6 months, the company has gained valuable insights on how consumers interact with hotel Live Chat agents and now shares the […]
Langham Hospitality Group announces this week three new milestones for the group’s upper upscale brand, Cordis Hotels & Resorts. The group is opening its first Cordis hotel in mainland China, signed an agreement to manage Cordis, Hangzhou, and announced plans to re-brand its Auckland property, a landmark hotel in New Zealand, to become the flagship […]
The School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) will host the HONG KONG 2017: 3rd Global Tourism & Hospitality Conference scheduled for 5-7 June 2017. Forty-eight undergraduate students from the Special Event Class of the SHTM formed an Organising Committee to plan and manage the conference.
What if the future of luxury hospitality lay below sea level? This groundbreaking idea lies at the core of the American company Planet Ocean Underwater Hotel philosophy, which recently called for investment from potential hospitality partners. As Tony Webb, Managing Director of the company, stated: “We anticipate that many of our nation’s leaders will be […]
Best Western Hotels & Resorts has announced the acquisition of the Swedish chain Sweden Hotels, making the group the largest hotels network in the country. It now has 135 hotels in Sweden and 180 in Scandinavia. The aim of this collaboration is to strengthen the development of Sweden Hotels’ private and individual hotels by giving […]
Meet the Money®2017 wrapped up last week at the Hyatt Regency LAX, and looks to be one of our most successful years yet! More than 350 hotel industry leaders gathered to hear from 130+ speakers who gave their expert perspectives on the current hospitality market, the national and global economy, and where trends might take […]
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Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), producer of the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®), is pleased to announce the selected hospitality technology startups that will be participating in the Toronto version of Entrepreneur 20X (E20X). All registered HITEC attendees and exhibitors, including Exhibits Only registrants, are welcome to attend the action-packed pitch competition […]
Howard Hospitality Group (HHG), an international hotel investor, developer and operator, has announced the launch of Locale, an innovative new limited-service hotel brand. Redefining traditional extended stay conventions, Locale appeals to the millennial mindset while creating an open, inclusive concept for savvy travelers from all walks of life. The brand’s first hotel is presently under […]
Join 2017 Cornell’s Icon of the Industry Steve Wynn at the 9th annual Cornell Hospitality Icon & Innovator Awards. This celebration is the School of Hotel Administration’s premier fundraising event, and a celebration to honor visionary leaders in hospitality, business and philanthropy. Contributions to the event support the school’s annual fund, which provides key dollars […]
Maria Ortiz, restaurant supervisor at the Wyndham Houston Medical Center, and John Evans, general manager at Silverado Resort & Spa, a Dolce Hotel, were honored at the AH&LA’s annual Stars of the Industry awards ceremony in Washington, DC. These associates – both an important part of Wyndham Hotel Group, the hotel giant with an unmatched […]
The Hospitality Management department at the Rochester Institute of Technology is housed in the College of Applied Science and Technology. I cannot imagine a more appropriate home for a hospitality program today, given the rapid incursion of technology in a historically tech-shy, high-touch oriented industry. Technology is everywhere: Josh Bersin notes that business models are […]
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More than 150 hotel owners and hospitality professionals from major lodging brands and management companies are expected to participate in the Hospitality Tech Meetup this month in Bethesda, Maryland, an event that will explore “The Rise of Artificial Intelligence in the Hospitality Industry.”
Four Points by Sheraton is riding a wave of construction at the moment, with around 120 projects being built around the world. The majority are concentrated in markets that the brand is already familiar with, namely North America, with 22 projects underway in the US, 3 in Canada and 4 in Mexico. The Asian market’s […]
In a city known for its southern hospitality, Honeywell (NYSE: HON) is helping one Atlanta hotel virtually eliminate temperature-related guest complaints using the latest in connected technology. Honeywell installed its INNCOM guestroom automation and energy management system in January 2017 at Grand Hyatt Atlanta in the Buckhead district, operated by Hyatt Hotels Corporation and owned […]
The OpenTravel Golf 2.0 Standard Connection was designed to connect more golfers to more distribution partners in hospitality, air, rental cars, tour operators, OTA’s, rail, by enabling faster, more efficient technical connections.
Introduced in 2016 as Google’s response to other mobile publishing platforms like Apple News and Facebook Instant Articles, Google’s AMP (short for Accelerated Mobile Pages) began to spark interest amongst online retailers across industries. In hospitality, some website developers have been trying to convince hoteliers that they need to have AMP version of their website. […]
When Barry Sternlicht founded Starwood Hotels in the 1990’s, no one could have predicted its future status as a premier worldwide hotel brand. Last year, Starwood was acquired by Marriott for $13 billion, and its innovative culture was largely to thank.
ivonet Acquisition, Ltd (Vivonet), the industry leader in cloud-based hospitality solutions, has partnered with Industry Weapon for delivering best-in-class digital menu board solutions for its customers throughout North America.
The hotel group Deutsche Hospitality has become the proud recipient of a “Superbrand Germany” award at a ceremony held in Berlin. It is the only brand from within the hotel industry on which this much coveted award has been conferred this year and joins such renowned names as Deutsche Bank, Bayern München, BMW and Adidas […]
To maximize your effectiveness with your leadership team around the money you would be well advised to accept the fact that it’s an endless exercise. We must see that the idea of mastering the numbers is elusive. This imperfect reality is comforting and seeing the challenge we have as just another endless mountain to climb […]
The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) will present the Vanguard Award for Lifetime Achievement in Revenue Management to Dr. Sheryl Kimes and honor three hospitality revenue management leaders as Revenue Management Professionals of the Year at its upcoming Revenue Optimization Conference (ROC) Americas on Wednesday, June 28 in Toronto, Canada.
Today’s guests want a mobile hospitality experience. Do you have an effective strategy for mobile implementation? Would you like to learn more about emerging mobile applications? On May 31st at 1pmET (10amPT) three of the hospitality industry’s leading mobile solutions companies will host a webinar that will show operators how to plan and execute a […]
Although a lot of exciting things are happening in the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions, in terms of the global hospitality industry, the leader in the business in terms of growth is still North America, thanks almost entirely to the vibrancy of the market in the United States.
Intelity, an innovator and leader in hospitality guest-service technology, was recently recognized by Info-Tech Research Group for its in-room tablet technology. In its In-Room Tablets Vendor Landscape report, Info-Tech Research Group compared nine in-room tablet vendors of which Intelity was designated a “Champion.” The report states that “Intelity is the only vendor to deliver on […]
Matt Weedon has been appointed executive chef at Ellenborough Park country house hotel in the Cotswolds.
JUCY Snooze, a unique Pod-hostel accommodation concept from JUCY New Zealand, opened its first property at Christchurch Airport in late 2016, with the installation of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access for keycard-free entry and security. JUCY Snooze Christchurch is currently using the ASSA ABLOY Hospitality app to implement Mobile Access using VingCard Signature RFID door […]