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Grosvenor exits Peninsula Hotel Hyde Park joint venture
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Property firm Grosvenor has exited the joint venture it set up with Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels (HSH) to develop the £500m Peninsula London Hotel on Hyde Park Corner.

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Do hotel managers’ responses to TripAdvisor reviews boost revenue? It depends. | By Karen Xie
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New research from the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business finds that hotel managers can improve their revenue per available room when they respond to online reviews on TripAdvisor, but specifics are critical. The research, “Monetizing Managerial Responses on TripAdvisor: Performance Implications across Hotel Classes,” is forthcoming in Cornell Hospitality Quarterly.

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Pendry Hotels Set for December Debut of Flagship Property in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter
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Pendry Hotels (www.pendryhotels.com), the new luxury brand from Montage Hotels & Resorts, will be debuting later this year. Pendry will be opening its first inaugural property in San Diego (December 2016) followed by Baltimore (February 2017. Pendry will have the same five-star service and hospitality for which the Montage is known for, aimed at travelers […]

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The Robey to open in Chicago
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In a city revered for bold architectural wonders and soaring skylines, come November, a landmark 1929 Art Deco masterpiece will see a soulful revival befitting the Windy City. Perched high above the six corners of Damen, Milwaukee, and North Avenue, The Robey stands stoically as the only skyscraper for kilometers, stretching 61-meters tall and home […]

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Opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Racine Harbourwalk
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DoubleTree by Hilton, one of Hilton’s (NYSE: HLT) 13 market-leading brands, today opens DoubleTree by Hilton Racine Harbourwalk, following a one-year, multimillion dollar renovation of a former, independently-branded, hotel property. The completely-renovated, upscale hotel is owned and managed byGraves Hospitality which is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN.

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Wyndham Boosts Growing Footprint with Historic Colorado Springs Hotel
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Hospitality giant Wyndham Hotel Group today announced the opening of The Antlers, A Wyndham Hotel, in Colorado Springs, Colo., the latest addition to the company’s namesake Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® brand.The Antlers, A Wyndham Hotel, owned by hoteliers John Goede and Perry R. Sanders, Jr., is in the final phase of a comprehensive renovation transforming […]

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BON Hotels extends their African footprint into Ethiopia
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BON Hotels, a Hospitality company that owns, manages and markets hotels throughout Africa, has added yet another property to their ever-growing stable. BON Hotel Addis Ababa, situated in Ethiopia, is under construction and will open its doors to the public in the first quarter of 2017. Located just 10 minutes from Addis Ababa Bole International […]

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BON Hotels takes on second property in East Africa
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With the ink just dry on the BON Hotel Addis Ababa contract, BON Hotels, a hospitality company that owns, manages and markets hotels throughout South Africa and Africa, has taken on a second property in East Africa, namely Lake Heights Hotel, Uganda, which is to be re-branded Lake Heights Entebbe by BON Hotels, on 1 […]

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Exa Ushers in the Next Generation of Guest Engagement Using Voice Automation
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New York City headquartered Exa today announced the official launch of its intelligent voice automation solution for the hospitality industry that drives new revenues and takes guest engagement to a whole new level.

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Agilysys Announces Latest Version of Its Industry-Leading  Stratton Warren System for Inventory and Procurement
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ALPHARETTA, GA. — Sept. 29, 2016 — Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading global provider of next-generation hospitality software solutions and services, today announced the latest version of its award-winning Stratton Warren System (SWS) inventory and procurement solution. SWS v9.1 includes a number of innovative enhancements designed to boost efficiency, increase revenue and improve compliance.

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SAHIC Welcomes Vice Minister of Tourism of Cuba; Announces SAHIC Cuba in Havana, Cuba May 15-16, 2017
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In an eventful conclusion to SAHIC in Ecuador, Arturo Garcia Rosa, President of SAHIC and Luis Miguel Diaz Sanchez, Vice Minister of Tourism of Cuba, proudly announced yesterday that the very first hospitality investment conference will be held in Havana, with the inaugural SAHIC Cuba. Scheduled for May 15-16, 2017 at the Melia Cohiba Hotel […]

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Rainmaker Group Takes Gold in 16th Annual GGB Gaming & Technology Awards
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The Rainmaker Group, the premier provider of revenue and profit optimization solutions to the gaming & hospitality and multifamily housing industries, today announces that it has been awarded the gold medal for Best Productivity – Enhancement Technology for its guestrev® (guestrev) platform in the 16th Annual GGB Gaming & Technology Awards. The competition, sponsored by […]

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James Durrant now executive chef of the Stafford London hotel
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James Durrant, former executive chef at Jason Atherton’s Maze and Maze Grill, is now executive chef at the five-star, 105-bedroom Stafford London hotel in St James.

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Spanish hotel group Room Mate outlines UK plans
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Spanish hotel group Room Mate is planning to launch in the UK with central London its first target. 

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PHD Hospitality Celebrates a Decade of Achievement
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Earlier this year, PHD Hospitality recognized its 10th Anniversary. During a recent roundtable discussion, President and CEO, Dawn Berry stated, “I cant’ think of a better time to celebrate this milestone than during one of the top hotel industry events in the world. The Lodging Conference brings together the hotel industry’s most influential owners, operators, […]

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M&A's Impact On The Hotel Talent Market | By Chris Mumford
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“I expect there are a lot of people out on the market at present?” I have been presented with this supposition on a large number of occasions this year, mostly by small to medium sized hotel groups who are hopeful that the consolidation currently underway in the sector equates to an abundance of laid off […]

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American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute Honors Best Western’s Ron Pohl  With Arthur Landstreet Award
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Ron Pohl, CHA, CRDE, is the 2016 recipient of the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute’s Arthur Landstreet Award. Pohl received the award during a luncheon on Tuesday, September 27 at The Lodging Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. Named after the Tennessee hotelier who founded the Educational Institute, the Arthur Landstreet Award is presented to an […]

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Latest Version of InfoGenesis® POS Offers EMV, Mobility Innovations, Enhanced User Features and Improved Wireless Network Performance
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Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading global provider of next-generation hospitality software solutions and services, today announced the latest version of its award-winning InfoGenesis® POS. Approved earlier this month by the Nevada Gaming Control Board, InfoGenesis POS v4.4.8 continues to demonstrate Agilysys’ hospitality solutions leadership, with support for EMV and a set of innovative enhancements […]

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White Stone Station Hotel Associates, LLC Break Ground On The Newest Home2 Suites By Hilton Extended Stay Hotel In Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin!
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White Stone Station Hotel Associates, LLC, is pleased to announce the official ground breaking of the Home2 Suites by Hilton in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin took place on September 22, 2016. White Stone Station Hotel Associates, LLC is comprised of co-developers Cobalt Partners, American Construction Services & Design, along with Kinseth Hospitality will be jointly developing […]

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Xn protel Systems selected as Point of Sale provider to O’Learys Sports Restaurant in UAE
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Xn protel Systems have been selected by O’Leary Sports Restaurant to supply their xnPOS point of sale solution to TIME Hotels new standalone franchise restaurant O’Learys – Sports Restaurant as the newest hospitality venture across the UAE.

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Hospitality Veterans Introduce New Boutique Hotel Brand At 2016 Lodging Conference, Phoenix
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Orlando, Florida-based Artistry Hotels Partners, LLC announces the launch of Artistry Hotels, a new, full- service, independent boutique hotel brand in the “new luxury” segment that will deliver distinctively artful and imaginative experiences reflective of each property’s location. The announcement was made today at The Lodging Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, by the brand’s senior leadership […]

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Go4Ecig Best Electronic Cigarettes and Accessories – Go4ecig.com
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Go4ecig.com – The best online shop for Electronic cigarettes and its Accessories for best prices

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Splendid Celebrates Crème De La Crème With First Awards
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Nominees from all 20 hotels, forming part of the Splendid Hospitality Group’s regional portfolio, were represented in seven award categories. Employees were asked to nominate team members who excelled in their roles demonstrating passion and commitment.

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Destination Hotels And Commune Hotels & Resorts Introduce Two Roads Hospitality
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Recently merged, Destination Hotels and Commune Hotels & Resorts today unveiled their new overarching company: Two Roads Hospitality. The newly created international lifestyle company features an unrivaled collection of truly individual hotels, resorts and vacation residences that caters to guests’ personal journeys. Comprised of Joie de Vivre Hotels, Thompson Hotels, Destination Hotels, tommie and Alila […]

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People 1st and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) recognise HOSPA’s hospitality focused Professional Development Programmes
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HOSPA – the Hospitality Finance, Revenue Management, Marketing and IT Professionals Association – is delighted to announce that its hospitality focused Professional Development Programmes in Financial Management and Revenue Management have been reviewed by People 1st and will receive the charity’s prestigious Quality Mark approval for the period 2016-2018.

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Marassi Continues to Redefine Egypt's Stunning North Coast
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Situated along the pristine Alamein coastline (Egypt’s ‘White Med’), Emaar Egypt’s resort development on the Mediterranean, Marassi is a 1,500-acre luxury resort destination that continues to pioneer the development of the region with the debut of Marina Residence Phase Two. The Marina Residence apartments, ranging in size from one-bedroom to four-bedroom penthouses, are situated to […]

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Hotels Need to Invest in Cellular Infrastructure Today; They Need RoamBOOST
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The 2016 Lodging Technology Study predicts that technology spending will hit a record-high this year, with 54 percent of hotels planning to invest more in technology today than the previous year. Findings reveal that mobility is key driver. One of the top three priorities for hoteliers is adding bandwidth. Results show that 98 percent of […]

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The Mill Casino Hotel & RV Park Looks to Agilysys to Boost Efficiency and Expand Operations
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Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading global provider of next-generation hospitality software solutions and services, today announced that The Mill Casino Hotel & RV Park in North Bend, Ore., has selected Visual One® PMS and InfoGenesis® POS to enhance efficiency and guest service at the 203-room property. Owned by the Coquille Indian Tribe, the organization […]

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What's on at The Independent Hotel Show 2016
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The Independent Hotel Show returns to London’s Olympia on 18-19 October with a busy two days of inspiration, advice and networking opportunities for the UK’s luxury and boutique hoteliers.

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Hoteliers Stay Ahead of Rapidly Changing Industry at Revenue Strategy Forum Hong Kong, co-hosted by Duetto and Hotel ICON
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Revenue Strategy Forum (RSF) Hong Kong brought together more than 100 revenue management innovators, hotel executives and thought leaders from one of Asia’s most prestigious hospitality schools to share best practices for thriving in an increasingly complex distribution landscape. Co-host Hotel ICON welcomed RSF Hong Kong back for its second year and accommodated an expanded […]

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Mövenpick Hotel City Star Jeddah opens its doors, bringing elegance with a modern twist to Red Sea city
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Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts today opened the doors to the Mövenpick Hotel City Star Jeddah, a unique European-style property in one of Saudi Arabia’s fastest-growing cities. The 228-room property, which marks the Swiss hospitality firm’s third hotel in Jeddah and 11th in the Kingdom, seamlessly blends a classical interior design with a contemporary façade and […]

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A master-class in building a top tourism destination
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The Chairman of the World Travel and Tourism Council, Gerald Lawless, will share his inside knowledge of building Dubai as a destination, as well as one of the world’s best-known luxury brands, Jumeirah Group, when he addresses the inaugural Asia Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference (AHTIC) in Colombo in November. The former Jumeirah CEO, now […]

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