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Santa Marta, a nonprofit continuing care retirement community in Olathe, KS, opened in late 2007. While Santa Marta experienced strong presales and encouraging initial occupancy, 2008's economic crisis eroded the …
The students were able to learn from business professionals about what it takes to succeed in those industries, and where to find jobs.
The Gateway tower is back in action at a vacant West Loop lot bordering the new Mariano's groceryâ€” with revisions unpalatable to some. At a packed Tuesday night meeting, architect…
Some girls just know their style and stick with it. Born and bred California girl, Courtney, from French Country Cottage, is one of those talented gals who definitely knows her style and how to achieve it and her beautiful blog.
The 360-room Bacara Resort & Spa in Goleta has been purchased by Irvine-based Pacific Hospitality Group, less than two years after Ohana Real Estate Investors bought the luxury hotel.
As our team prepares to attendÂ Hotel Technology Next Generationâ€™s (HTNG) North American ConferenceÂ next week in Atlanta, we are excited to have one of our very own as the keynote to really highlight Ciscoâ€™s leadership in the hospitality industry. Ciscoâ€™s Bob Friday, CTO, Wireless Networking Group, will be joined by our partner John Bollen, MGM resorts […]
The American Resort Development Association has recently accepted a business proposal from two students at the University of Central Floridaâ€™s Rosen College of Hospitality Management, which will allow seniors Rebecca Harp and Lisa Tanner to represent UCF in the 2013 ARDA Inter-University Scholarship Competition. The annual competition lets students vie for scholarships and other great […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – A judge says a Kansas City wedding venue must pay $130,000 after canceling events and failing to refund money. Attorney General Koster announced Wednesday that $43,000 will go to the unlucky couples. Ryan Crowell and his company, West Bottoms Hospitality, also must pay another $87,000 in penalties and fees.
Strengthening its European presence, Interstate Hotels & Resortsâ€“ the leading U.S.-based global hotel management company â€“ announced today its entrance into theUnited Kingdom as the first U.S.-based, third party management company with significant operating presence and a fully staffed team based in the U.K. Interstate acquired the management platform of Sanguine Hospitality â€“ aLiverpool-based hospitality […]
Arabian Courtyard Hotel and Spa under the management of Planet Hospitality, announced the official opening of Ahmedia Heritage Guest House in the heart of Al Ras, Deira, one of Dubai’s historic districts, in view of the company’s support of the government’s effort to preserve the Emirati culture and traditions by offering heritage destinations.
There were exceptions to the rule in 2013, with strong performance levels recorded in Amsterdam, Dublin and Frankfurt, but GOPPAR (Gross Operating Profit per Available Room) levels for European hotel markets polled in January were on average 70% below the rolling 12-month average, according to the latest HotStats survey by TRI Hospitality Consulting.
Ten teams of Cornell students will compete in the first Stephen Hall Ethics Case Competition Friday, March 8, 2013, at the Cornell School of Hotel Administration (SHA). The competition is based on an actual hospitality industry case and will test students’ ability to navigate complex business ethics issues and develop a comprehensive presentation that highlights […]
On Wednesday, May 1, 2013, HVS will host U.S. Hotel Market Connections, an interconnected hotel intelligence seminar series held simultaneously in 15 local markets from coast to coast. Through a network of telecommunications connecting each market, the local seminars will deliver critical insights from a panel of experts on issues regarding the hospitality industry in […]
HVS, the leading global hospitality consulting and services firm, has just released the 2013 U.S. Hotel Franchise Fee Guide â€“ a survey of the fees charged by major hotel franchisors in the economy, mid-rate, and first-class market segments. This guide enables hotel owners to easily compare the total cost of one hotel franchise with that […]
Corinthia Hotels announced that the first recipients of the Alfred Pisani Corinthia Hotels Scholarship, Genevieve Arnold and Phillip Rogers â€“ students in the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS) Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management undergraduate program â€“ noted the role the scholarship played in helping them achieve their […]
Egypt has endured dramatic political turmoil and instability over the course of the last two years. Beginning in January 2011, the Egyptian Revolution began as a campaign of non-violent civil resistance, which despite its non-violent nature, resulted in 846 dead and 6,000 injured. On the 11th February, 2011, after persistent protest and pressure, history marked […]
Louvre Hotel Group has upgraded its centralized distribution strategy to enable its properties worldwide to access onward third party distribution with a fully automated solution with seamless rate updates including reservation delivery. The company, with more than 1100 properties, has selected RateTiger’s enterprise connectivity solution to implement two-way connectivity with Louvre’s MICROS Opera ORS reservation […]
Fast food visionary Steve Ells has been named the recipient of the 2013 Cornell Hospitality Innovator Award, an honor given annually by the Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship at the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration (SHA). Ells, founder, chairman, and co-CEO of Chipotle Mexican Grill, will receive the award […]
Kimpton Group Holding LLC, the parent company of Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group, LLC, the largest player in the boutique/lifestyle hotel segment, has announced it has closed its fourth institutional real estate fund and its third fund within the Kimpton Hospitality Partners series. KHP Fund III, L.P. (“KHP Fund III”), has $203 million in committed […]
Managed pub and restaurant operator The Orchid Group has revealed it has completed the first refurbs of its Great British Carvery pubs as it looks to refresh the estate over the next two years.
Itâ€™s an incident guaranteed to make any hotelier shudder. After a power outage at a Texas hotel last summer, a paralyzed American war veteran called the front desk to request help from his room. For reasons not entirely clear, the clerk allegedly laughed at the request and mocked him.
What can the hotel industry expect to see in the rapidly evolving OTA arena in 2013 ? We asked Prof. Peter O’Connor, the Academic Director of the MBA in Hospitality Management at France’s prestigious ESSEC Business School and a sharp observer of this market, for his thoughts on the coming year’s possible developments.
ZDirect is expanding its global operations with the opening of a new office in Singapore. The world leader in hospitality eCRM and eMarketing has hired industry veteran Martin Chua as director of sales to lead its business development effort in the Asia Pacific region. Today more than 2,000 hotels spanning six continents are successfully communicating […]
Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG), the membership association that unites the world’s hospitality companies and technology innovators to solve industry challenges, today announced the availability of the HTNG Secure Payments Framework for Hospitality. The Framework is a collaborative effort of over a dozen HTNG members representing the world’s major hotel groups that will improve payment […]
Chinaâ€™s hospitality industry is reaping the rewards of the current tourism boom. Analysts are reporting positive market performance and record hotel construction pipelines. Is this level of growth sustainable ? We asked Giovanni Angelini, retired CEO of Shangri-La, founder of Angelini Hospitality and Vice Chairman-advisor to Dusit Overseas Company, for his seasoned perspective.
Pacific Hospitality Group, LLC (PHG), www.pacifichospitality.com has announced its latest venture for their expanding company. The newly formed Meritage Collection, www.meritagecollection.com, gives PHG the distinction of being the only operator to provide AAA Four Diamond properties in Napa, Newport Beach, Santa Barbara, and La Jolla, four of California’s most desirable travel destinations. Each of the […]
OpenWays, the leader in mobile-based access-management and security solutions, and FCS Computer Systems, a leading global provider of comprehensive hospitality guest services applications and solution design services, announce an integration partnership that is enhancing mobile travel experiences for guests and improving bottom lines for hotels. FCS i-Guest, a self-service mobile application, now has OpenWays’ Mobile […]
NewmarketÂ® International, Inc. (“Newmarket”), the proven business solutions provider for empowering hospitality organizations to lower costs and increase revenue, while improving customer satisfaction and guest loyalty, today announced its growing presence in the Turkey hospitality market.
Profit decline in January was amongst the greatest suffered by hotels in London since the market recovered out of its recessionary slump more than three years ago, according to the latest HotStats survey of approximately 625 full-service hotels across the UK by TRI Hospitality Consulting.
Mobile Media Applications, a hospitality application developer, and Protel, an authorized distribution partner of Micros Inc., have formed a strategic partnership to create the first ever fully integrated native mobile booking app, Ustay+ Fidelio Suite 8. This application is truly an extension of the existing software hoteliers currently use.