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.
Tourism associations across the Caribbean have joined together to revamp the destination’s website, www.CaribbeanTravel.com. Improvements to the design and search facilities have been made after all 33 destinations joined forces to develop a new site and agreed to use common formatting. The website has been created by the Caribbean Tourism Development Company, the Caribbean Tourism […]
The second round of strikes by Spanish airline Iberia is due to start on Monday. Iberia and its subsidiaries Vueling, Iberia Express and Air Nostrum are due to cancel a total of 1,281 flights between March 4 and 8 in the second of three five-day strikes. The action is in protest against a restructuring plan […]
Airlines and airports in the US are bracing themselves for travel chaos as aviation authorities are forced to make major spending cuts. The Federal Aviation Administration has been told it must make cuts of around $600 billion as part of the sweeping “sequester” cuts which start in the US today.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
US Airways flight attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants – CWA (AFA), ratified a new contract today that provides immediate pay increases and includes support for the merger of US Airways and American Airlines. The new contract opens four-party negotiations with American’s flight attendant union and airline representatives, an initial step in reaching […]
A new trend Iâ€™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 â€œbrand.comâ€ websites I visited did not have […]
We love it when whispers of a brand new hotel arrive in our inbox, especially when itâ€™s a bit of a surprise and the opening isnâ€™t light years away. Yesterday, Rosewood Hotels (of The Carlyle New York and The Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas) gave us just that with the announcement of Rosewood London, […]
By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore SunMcClatchy-Tribune Regional News Feb. 28–The city will be forced to dip into its general fund for $1 million to help the city-owned Hilton Baltimore make debt payments this year, city officials said Wednesday. Harry E. Black, Baltimore’s director of finance, said the hotel needs the money to make payments in […]
South African Police Brutality : Man Dragged Behind Police Van, Killed in Police Custody South Africa: Man Dragged Behind Police Van Shocking footage emerges…
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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 […]
Chevy Chase, MD â€“ February 26, 2013 â€“ Guests of Ritz-Carlton properties around the world now have the pleasure of using Asprey Purple Water amenities in the guestrooms, through a new alliance between the two legendary luxury brands. Holding a royal warrant and dating back to 1781, Asprey is one of the worldâ€™s oldest and […]
Star-Studded Evening Features Performance by Leona Lewis Dubai, UAE, February 28, 2013 â€“ Last night, the JW Marriott luxury brand celebrated the newly opened landmark hotel in the Middle East and second Marquis worldwide â€“ the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai. Featuring an exclusive performance by British singer / songwriter and recording star, Leona Lewis, the […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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.
Gordon Ramsay Holdings (GRH) is to close Gordon Ramsay at Claridge’s restaurant this summer afterÂ a 12 year residency at the London hotel.Â
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The general manager of the Hard Days Night hotel in Liverpool has been forced to close all 110 of its bedrooms until further notice after a fire broke out on the four-star hotel’s fifth floor on Valentine’s Day.Â
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.
The TaxPayersâ€™ Alliance (TPA) has launched a major new campaign urging George Osborne to freeze Beer Duty at next monthâ€™s Budget.
Chefs looking for the most up to date catering thermometers for sous-vide, sugar work, ice cream â€“ and many other modern temperature applications â€“ are guaranteed best value from UK thermometer manufacturer, TM Electronics.
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 […]