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News for April 30, 2018

AccorHotels Acquires Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts

Marriott International Elevates Travel Experience For Chinese Consumers With Enhanced Mobile Functionality And Global Wallet-Free Travel On Alibaba’s Travel Service Platform, Fliggy

Grand Hyatt Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty Opens In Kerala, India - The Destination Resort Marks The First Grand Hyatt Hotel In South India

Best Western® Hotels & Resorts Debuts BW Premier Collection ® In Vietnam, The Saint Simeon Resort, BW Premier Collection Which Is Currently Under Construction In Vung Tau

Accenture Expands Oracle Capabilities In The UK With Acquisition Of Certus Solutions - Adding Leading Oracle Cloud Implementation Partner Will Strengthen Accenture’s Ability To Help Clients Become Intelligent Enterprises

GBTA Commends Bipartisan Effort To Pass Long-Term FAA Bill H.R. 4 – According To GBTA Research, U.S. Companies Spent Over $47.4 Billion On Air Travel In 2016, Comprising 18 Percent Of Total Travel Spending

Avis Budget Group Brings Connected Cars To Europe With Groupe PSA Partnership

Research Chief Riehle Talks Industry, Economy

News for April 27, 2018

Interstate Hotels & Resorts Names Fernando Salazar Senior Vice President, Food & Beverage

La Quinta Holdings Inc. Stockholders Approve Acquisition By Wyndham– La Quinta's Owned And Franchised Portfolio Consists Of Approximately 900 Properties Representing Over 87,500 Rooms Located In 48 States In The U.S., And In Canada, Mexico, Honduras And Colombia

Tru By Hilton Expands Its Texas Footprint With New Downtown San Antonio Property – Hotel Is Owned And Managed By Baywood Hotels

Choice Hotels To Develop Clarion Hotel In Columbia, Pa. - Murphy Hospitality Management Will Own And Operate The Hotel

Renaissance Hotels Doubles Down On Its Commitment To Design With Dramatic Renovations And Dynamic Global Growth On The Horizon And Plans To Debut In 16 New Neighborhoods Globally In The Next 12 Months

6 Tips To Turn Servers Into Service Stars According To Service Expert Bob Brown As Reported By NRA

IBM Blockchain - Tracking A Diamond From Mine To Finger

News for April 26, 2018

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Announces Leading-Edge Joint Development Agreement With IBM Research, Designed To Enhance The Company's Predictive Analytics Capabilities

AC Hotels By Marriott® Welcomes First Property In Canada, The AC Hotel Montréal Centre-Ville

Melia Hotels International Expands Its Footprint In The Arab Market With Two New Hotels In Dubai And Marrakesh

Cambria Hotels Celebrates Grand Opening In Chandler, Ariz. - Property Developed By Hines And Will Be Managed By Concord Hospitality

Accenture To Help Swisscom Enhance Its Customer Experience - Strategic Collaboration Enables Telecom Provider’s Transformational Journey To Become A Digital Telco

Hit-And-Run Deaths Hit Record High – More Than One Hit-And-Run Crash Occurs Every Minute On U.S. Roads, Resulting In 2,049 Deaths In 2016, The Highest Number On Record And A 60 Percent Increase Since 2009, According To New Research From The AAA Foundation For Traffic Safety

IFC And Mastercard Expand Partnership To Drive Greater Financial Inclusion In Emerging Markets

Hilton Reports First Quarter Results; Raises Full Year Outlook

News for April 25, 2018

NOBLE AND IHG® Announce The Opening Of The Dual-Branded EVEN® Hotel And Staybridge Suites® Hotel South Lake Union In Downtown Seatte

Moxy Amsterdam Houthavens Opens

The Indian Hotels Company Limited Signs New Hotel In Lonavala Through A Management Contract With Wilds And Water Developers, A Part Of The Kakade Group

Design-Driven AC Hotels By Marriott® Brand Debuts In New York City With AC Hotel New York Times Square - Johnson Management Company Developed And Operates The New Hotel

Shangri-La Hotel, Bahrain To Open In Landmark ‘Bahrain Marina’ In 2022

News for April 24, 2018

North American Hoteliers Spring Into Second Quarter 2018 With Continued Growth - Strong Group Travel Drives Increases In Rates And Bookings According To TravelClick's April 2018 NAHR

Hilton Hotels & Resorts Welcomes Iconic Santa Barbara Resort To Portfolio

Hyatt Along With Rockbridge And HRI Properties, LLC, Announce The Opening Of The Eliza Jane In New Orleans’ Central Business District, Joining The Unbound Collection By Hyatt Brand

New TRYP By Wyndham Hotel Boosts Newark’s Recent Renaissance, The TRYP By Wyndham Newark Downtown

Emaar Hospitality Group Marks Historic Milestone Of 50 Operational And Upcoming Hotel Projects

Gasoline Demand At Record Highs For April As Pump Prices Continue To Rise According To The Energy Information Administration’s Latest Data

The Coca-Cola Company Reports Solid Operating Results And A Positive Start To 2018

News for April 23, 2018

IHG Signs Double Hotel Deal In Giza, Egypt With Arabia Hotels

Hyatt Place And Hyatt House Brands Reveal Findings From Business Traveler Survey

Curio Collection By Hilton Arrives In Japan With Picturesque Mountain Village Resort, KYUKARUIZAWA KIKYO

LaSalle Hotel Properties To Review Revised Unsolicited Proposal From Pebblebrook Hotel Trust

News for April 20, 2018

Tru By Hilton Opens Five New Hotels Including First College Town Properties

The Significant Gap Between Data Privacy And Consumer Trust – A New Online Survey, Conducted By The Harris Poll On Behalf Of IBM, Found Deepening Consumer Anxiety Over Data Privacy And Security

Expanding Their Asian Footprint, Melia Hotels International Signs Melia Phuket Mai Khao – Hotel Will Be The Group's Fifth Property In Thailand

Ctrip Signs MOU With AccorHotels

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Announces Construction Of First-Of-Its-Kind Undersea Residence - Debuting Q4 2018

American Express Reports First-Quarter EPS Of $1.86

News for April 19, 2018

Visa Appoints Mike Milotich As Head Of Investor Relations

Pension Benefits Are Critical Factor For Workers – Regardless Of Age – In Deciding Whether To Accept A Job, Accenture Survey Finds - Public- And Private-Sector Workers In North America Demanding Greater Access To Retirement-Planning Tools Through Digital Channels

IHG Strengthens Partnership With Al-Futtaim With The Opening Of TheHoliday Inn Dubai Festival City – Partners Also Announced The Signing Of A Management Agreement For Staybridge Suites Dubai Festival City

Dolce Hotels And Resorts By Wyndham Debuts Its First Cincinnati Hotel, The Summit, A Dolce Hotel By Wyndham, In Cincinnati’s Vibrant Madisonville Neighborhood.

RLH Corporation Closes Sale Of Red Lion Inn & Suites Bend For $5.5 Million - Company Sells Sixth Hotel In 2018 Boosting Asset Light Strategy, And Have Signed Franchise License Agreements To Retain Their RLH Corporation Brand In Each Case

AccorHotels Reports Strong Growth In First-Quarter 2018 Revenue: Like-For-Like Increase Of 9.5%

Blackstone Reports First Quarter 2018 Results

News for April 18, 2018

IHG® Signs Master Development Agreement With Saudi Arabian Business Conglomerate, Al Hokair Group, Which Will See The Debut Of Holiday Inn Express® Brand In Saudia Arabia, With A Roll-Out Of At Least 10 Holiday Inn Express® Hotels Over Next 15 Years

RCI Adds Five New Resorts In Prime Holiday Locations In Japan

Business Travel Responsible For $40.1 Billion In Canadian GDP, Creates Over 573,000 Jobs, In 2016, According To Report By GBTA In Partnership With BCD Travel And Air Canada

Avis Returns To Japan With Presence At Gateway Airports

IBM: Cybersecurity’s Next Major Challenge: Connecting Human and Machine Intelligence

Guests Get Groomed In Style, At The Mayflower Hotel - DC’s Grooming Lounge Launches Its First Line Of In-Room Hotel Amenities At This Iconic Hotel

News for April 17, 2018

The Indian Hotels Company Limited Announces Its First TAJ In Saudia Arabia With A Partnership With Umm Al Qura Development And Construction Company In The Prestigious King Abdul Aziz Road Project In The City Of Makkah

IHG® Signs First Hotel Indigo® In Gibraltar Under A Franchise Agreement With Property Developers, Roquebrook

Another Boost To Transformation In Magaluf: Melia Announces The Opening Of The Calvia Beach Plaza Hotel And Momentum Plaza, A 5,000M2 Shopping Centre That Will Open All Year Round

Tax Day: Hoteliers Call For More Transparency And Oversight In Taxing Airbnb

NRA: 3 Tips To Engage Millennial Guests

Marriott International Unveils Unified Loyalty Programs With One Set Of Benefits

News for April 16, 2018

Ambassador Michael Froman Joins Mastercard As Vice Chairman And President, Strategic Growth - Former U.S. Trade Representative to Integrate Strategic Growth Initiatives

New Accenture Study Finds 87 Percent Of Focused Cyberattacks Are Prevented - Yet, Organizations Still Experience 30 Cyber Breaches Per Year, Signaling Need For More Investment In Innovative Technologies To Further Improve Cyber Resilience

Emaar Hospitality Group And ARADA Join Hands To Launch Three Distinctive Hotels In Aljada, Sharjah’s New Lifestyle Hub - Emaar Hospitality Group To Operate Address, Vida And Rove Hotels In ARADA’s Flagship Destination Aljada In Sharjah

Avis Budget Group Enters Into New Cooperation Agreement With SRS Investment Management - Jagdeep Pahwa And Carl Sparks Appointed To Board - SRS Agrees To Support All Company Nominees At The 2018 Annual Meeting - Company To Terminate Shareholder Rights Plan

Hampton By Hilton Adds Nine Properties; Expands International Presence In China And Germany

Coop To Buy Swisscom’s Shares In Siroop

News for April 13, 2018

Accenture Appoints Venkata “Murthy” Renduchintala, Executive Officer At Intel, To Board Of Directors

Cisco Appoints Mark Garrett, Former Adobe Systems Incorporated EVP And CFO, To Board Of Directors

W Hotels Touches Down In Jordan With Debut Of W Amman - W Amman Marks The First Hotel Collaboration Between Marriott International And Eagle Hills Jordan Which Will Be Followed By Three More Hotel Openings Across Jordan

AAA Hotel Inspectors Looking For Well Connected Properties In Its Updated Hotel Approval Requirements & Diamond Rating Guidelines

Comfort And Convenience At The New Holiday Inn Express® Paris - Charles De Gaulle Airport

News for April 12, 2018

James Savina Named Executive Vice President And General Counsel For Wyndham Destinations

Marriott International Expands Current Middle East & Africa Portfolio With Signing Of Over 30 Projects In Last 12 Months – In The Next Five Years, The Company Plans To Increase Its Portfolio In The Region By 50 Percent, Debut Additional Brands And Add 30,000 New Jobs

Hyatt Announces Plans For First Dual-Branded Hyatt Place And Hyatt House Hotels At Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport – An Affiliate Of Cycas Hospitality Has Entered Into A Franchise Agreement With A Hyatt Affiliate

Effectively Tackling Innovation Risk Helps Fuel Organizational Growth, Says PwC – Seventh Annual PwC Report Shows How Risk Leaders Are Effectively Addressing Challenges That Accompany Innovation

Premier Mountaintop Hotel And Conference Center, The McLemore Resort Lookout Mountain, To Join Curio Collection By Hilton In Georgia

Tribute Portfolio™ Touches Down in Hamburg With The Opening Of Nordport Plaza, Hamburg-Airport

American Express Will Open Eleventh Location Of The CENTURION® Lounge At Denver International Airport

News for April 11, 2018

Choice Hotels Announces Alliance With Sercotel Hotels, A Leading Hotel Operator And Franchisor Based In Spain

eRevMax Strengthens Its Leadership Team For LiveOS: Diako Sali Appointed As Director Of Global Sales

Wyndham Hotel Group Unites Its Family Of Hotel Brands Under One Powerful Name: Adds “by Wyndham” Label To 12 Signature Economy And Midscale Brands

Balancing Digital Investments Is Key To Driving Sustainable Growth In India’s Manufacturing Sector, Accenture Research Finds – Report Names Six Imperatives For Indian Companies To Gain Value From “Industry X.0”

The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort In Puerto Rico Announces October Opening Following $60 Million Renovation

Mastercard Announces Initial Contribution To $500 Million Inclusive Growth Fund - New Fund Will Help People, Businesses Prosper In The Digital Economy

News for April 10, 2018

RLH Corporation Appoints Kristin Thielking Senior Vice President To Lead Human Resources

Ashford Trust Completes Refinancing Of 22-Hotel Portfolio

The Ascend Hotel Collection Welcomes The Hotel Morrison To Dania Beach, Fla.

¿Qué Pasa Ibiza? W Hotels To Open Newest W Escape On The White Isle In 2019 – Hotel Is Owned By Inversions Hoteleres Ebza S.L

News for April 9, 2018

Blackstone Hires Yan Yan To Join The Firm As A Managing Director In Its Real Estate Team In Asia

AccorHotels Acquires ResDiary, A Leading Platform For Restaurant Reservation & Table Management

The Ascend Hotel Collection Welcomes The Arbor Hotel And Conference Center In Lubbock, Texas

Brinker To Take On 250 Apprentices - Is Part Of Its Partnership With The NRAEducational Foundation

News for April 6, 2018

AccorHotels Announces First SO/ Project In The Middle East Opening In 2020 With DMCC

Wyndham Strengthens Trademark’s U.S. Footprint With Latest Additions -Hotel Giant’s Soft-Branded Concept Expands To Nearly 70 Strong And Growing Globally

eRevMax Completes 2-Way Integration With Brazilian PMS Provider Check-In - Interface To Facilitate Seamless Real-Time Rate, Availability And Reservation Data Transfer Between Hotels And Online Sales Channels

Short-Term Rental Debates Reach Fever Pitch In HI, MA And TN

Cambria Hotels, Joined Developer Kirtland Realty Group And Management Company Fillmore Hospitality, To Celebrate The Grand Opening Of Cambria Hotel Downtown Dallas

News for April 5, 2018

Mastercard Names Ann Cairns Vice Chairman - Gilberto Caldart Appointed President, International, Carlo Enrico To Lead Latin America And Caribbean Region

U.S. Wireless Industry Contributes $475 Billion Annually To America’s Economy And Supports 4.7 Million Jobs, According To New ReportCommissioned By CTIA, Analysis Developed By Accenture – Study Reveals Powerful Economic Impact Of Wireless Across All 50 U.S. States

Marriott International Deepens Commitment To India With The Opening Of Its 100th Hotel, The Sheraton Grand Bengaluru Whitefield Hotel & Convention Center, And A Pipeline Of More Than 50 Signed Projects

BW'S Surestay Hotel Group® Expands To 52 Properties Worldwide And Another 45 In The Pipeline

New Melia Hotels In Cuba: Much More Than Just Spectacular Beaches - Meliá Will Operate 2,145 New Rooms In Cuba By The End Of 2018

News for April 4, 2018

RLH Corporation Enters Into Definitive Agreement To Acquire The Knights Inn Brand, With More Than 350 Economy Segment Hotels Across North America And A Pipeline Of An Additional Approximately 47 Hotels, From Wyndham Hotel Group

Curio Collection By Hilton Introduces The Porter - Its 50th Hotel In Key U.S. Destination Of Portland

Tribute Portfolio, Part Of Marriott International, Inc., Together With Hickory Street Capital Announces Opening Of Hotel Zachary In The Heart Of Chicago’s Lakeview Neighborhood

2018 IBM X Force Report: Shellshock Fades, Gozi Rises And Insider Threats Soar

Autograph Collection Hotels Debuts In Georgia With The Opening Of Paragraph Resort & Spa Shekvetili

News for April 3, 2018

Corporate Finance Leaders Worldwide Remain Optimistic And Will Face Risk Head-On Despite Economic And Political Uncertainty, According To New American Express Global Survey – North America's Finance Executives Most Likely To Say Robotics And Automation Will Have The Greatest Impact On Their Industries In The Next Five Years

Hyatt Place Oklahoma City/Bricktown Celebrates Official Opening – Hotel Is Owned By NewcrestImage LLC

Accenture And Tomorrow Street, Vodafone’s Innovation Centre, Collaborate To Help Late-Stage Startups Scale Globally

Sleep Inn Hotel Opens In Houston

News for April 2, 2018

Ashford Mourns The Death Of Long-Time Executive David A. Brooks

Mastercard Names Choon Phong Goh, CEO Of Singapore Airlines, To Board Of Directors

Visa Inc. Announces Resignation Of Gary A. Hoffman From The Board Of Directors - Debbie Hewitt, An Independent Non-Executive Director, Will Become Chair Of The Visa Europe Board Upon Mr. Hoffman’s Departure In June

Marriott Irvine Spectrum Grand Opening Signals Growth And New Energy In So-Cal – Hotel Designed By Newport Beach-Based R.D Olson Development

Home2 Suites By Hilton Las Vegas Strip South Opens – Hotel Is Owned And Managed By National Hospitality Management, LLC.

Hyatt Hotels Corporation And AC Ocean Walk Announed That A Hyatt Affiliate Has Entered A Franchise Agreement With AC Ocean Walk For The 1,399-Room Ocean Resort Casino In Atlantic City To Join The Unbound Collection By Hyatt Brand And Is Expected To Open In Summer 2018

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