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Russia ripe for hotel development
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MOSCOW—Though its fellow BRIC countries of Brazil, India and China might attract larger shares of the spotlight, Russia still boasts ample opportunity for hotel development, according to researchers and owners. “It's a great …

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HVS Releases 2012-2013 U.S. Hotel Development Cost Survey
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13 Feb, 2013. HVS Releases 2012-2013 U.S. Hotel Development Cost Survey. ========= February 6, 2013 – HVS has released the 2012-2013 HVS Hotel Development Cost Survey, which incorporates a range of data sources including …

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Building A Community: Engaging Locals During Hotel Development …
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When managing partner Bruce Bradley envisions his soon-to-open Capella hotel, he speaks of a space where guests and locals alike can gather over food.

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Economic Shifts Impact Global Hotel Development Trends | CCIM …
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Emerging markets are seeing record-level hospitality development growth, drawing strong partnership interest from U.S. developers, according to Ernst & Young’s 2013 Global Hospitality Insights report.

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Hotel Development near the Pitons Raises Concerns in St. Lucia …
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A planned hotel development near the Pitons in Saint Lucia has fueled more debate about the way to balance development with cultural and environmental concerns. The proposed “eco-luxury” development is “Freedom Bay” …

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Hotel development in Mexico gains traction
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MEXICO CITY—The overall economic environment in Mexico is having a positive effect on hotel development in the country, according to speakers at the recent Mexico Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference. “We have a …

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Pacific Hospitality Group Announces The Launch of Meritage Collection with Four Stellar Hotels and Resorts
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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 […]

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Newmarket Experiences Significant Growth in Turkey Hospitality Market
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Newmarket® 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.

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FCS i-Guest puts Mobile Key by OpenWays into the Hands of Guests
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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 […]

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HotStats UK Chain Hotels Market Review – January 2013
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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.

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Hotel industry in line with Brazil Tourism Ministry to prevent high tariffs during World Cup 2014
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Ahead of the soccer World Cup 2014, the organisations representing hotel industry and the representatives of Brazil Tourism Ministry have commenced meetings to promote alignment to define joint actions and prevent the abuse of high prices during mega events. The representatives of the federal government said that prices of public investments in infrastructure, tax relief, […]

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Hilton Worldwide Bolsters Presence in Saudi Arabia
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Hilton Worldwide today signed a management agreement with Hamad Abdulaziz Almousa Trading Group to develop a new DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in KSA’s (“Kingdom of Saudi Arabia”) commercial heartland of Al Khobar, in the country’s Eastern Province.

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Hotels Should Not Hide Their Phone Numbers And Email Addresses | By Doug Kennedy
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A new trend I’m noticing is that many hotel marketers are making it increasingly difficult to find the hotel 800 and local phone numbers, as well as email addresses. For example, in conducting a random spot-check of five of the major hotel brands, three out of the five “brand.com” websites I visited did not have […]

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Stranger than Fiction? A Closer Look at the Molinaro Koger Criminal Convictions Regarding Deals with Host | By Jim Butler
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On February 19, 2013, the US attorney’s office announced that Jonathan Propp, 48, of McLean, VA, pleaded guilty today to conspiring with others to steal more than $20 million from Host Hotels and Resorts L.P. (Host), one of the nation’s largest hotel owners, by executing a series of illegal sales of hotels.”

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VingCard Elsafe Offers NFC-compatible Mobile Access Solution at Mobile World Congress and Hotel Porta Fira
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VingCard Elsafe, the global leader in hospitality security and part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, has participated, with other ASSA ABLOY group companies, in providing an integrated solution for event staff to use their Xperia T NFC-enabled handsets to access their hotel rooms during this year’s Mobile World Congress, taking place February 25-28 in Barcelona.

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First mobile booking application fully integrated with Micros Fidelio Suite 8 released by Mobile Media Applications and Protel
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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.

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What’s hot and what’s not for today’s hotel guests
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In order to entice travellers to stay at their properties, hotel companies are introducing services that range from the necessary to the pointless, so as to please every taste and potential wild request. Carrying out a survey in January 2013 of over 8,600 travellers from all over the world, Hotels.com revealed what the average Singaporean […]

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Tourism Minister okays setting up of hotel management institute in Amethi
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Dr K Chiranjeevi, Minister of State with Independent Charge for Tourism, Government of India, has given his nod for setting up an Institute of Hotel Management (IHM) in Amethi, the constituency of Rahul Gandhi, Vice President, Indian National Congress party, according to a report by Himanshi Dhawan in The Times of India. “We have sanctioned […]

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Louvre Hotels Group Signs On for Enterprise-Wide Upsell Success With Nor1, Inc.
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Nor1′s upsell platform is designed to meet the needs of forward-thinking hoteliers, such as Louvre Hotel Group, looking for an enterprise-level way to optimize revenue, loyalty and the overall guest experience at all key touch-points. Comprised of Nor1′s upsell solutions, eStandby Upgrade and FrontDesk Upsell, the data-driven platform creates a personalized commerce environment that enables […]

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Everything – including the kitchen sink! – up for auction at Dormy House Hotel
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Guests, nearby residents and curiosity hunters are being offered a unique slice of hotel history when Dormy House auctions all its furniture next month, in advance of a £10m refurbishment. More than 500 lots will go up for public auction at the much-loved four-star hotel, near Broadway, on Monday 18 March. Attendees can bid for […]

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Pacific Hospitality Group Launches Meritage Collection :: Hotel News Resource
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Article – Pacific Hospitality Group Launches Meritage Collection – The newly formed Meritage Collection 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 CaliforniaÂ’s most desirable travel destinations.

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Hotel chain investigates claims by gay couple
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A hotel chain is investigating claims by a gay couple that they were denied a double room despite pre-booking. Nick Hurley, 22, and his boyfriend Gavin Maclean, 28, from Manchester claim they were repeatedly asked “are you sure you don’t want single beds?” before being told there were no doubles left when checking into the […]

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