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News for December 29, 2017

Closing Out 2017, North American Hoteliers See Solid Gains In Rates And Bookings - All Travel Segments End Year With Strong Revenue Per Available Room In Q4 According To TravelClick's NAHR – Also Gives Twelve-Month Outlook (December 2017 – November 2018)

How We’ll Dine In 2018: The Rise Of The All-Day Menu – Life Moves Pretty Fast. Power Lunches Are Out, And Who Sits Down To A Formal Dinner These Days? In The Next Year, Expect More Restaurants Where Mealtimes Are Mutable And Noshing Is The New Dining

Embassy Suites By Hilton Denton Convention Center Opens – Hotel Managed And Developed By O'Reilly Hospitality Management, LLC

Scandic Hotels To Open One Of Frankfurt’s Largest Conference Hotels – Sign Long-Term Lease Agreement With Developer B&L Group

News for December 26, 2017

How We’ll Dine In 2018: The Rise Of The All-Day Menu – Life Moves Pretty Fast. Power Lunches Are Out, And Who Sits Down To A Formal Dinner These Days? In The Next Year, Expect More Restaurants Where Mealtimes Are Mutable And Noshing Is The New Dining

Cambria Hotels, In Collaboration With O'Reilly Hospitality Management, LLC., Announced The Opening Of The Cambria Hotel North Scottsdale Desert Ridge

Mastercard SpendingPulse: Retail Sales Grew 4.9 Percent This Holiday Season - Shoppers Online And Off Set Spending Record, Giving Many Retail Sectors Much To Celebrate This Year

Home2 Suites By Hilton Opens 200th Property In Miramar Ft. Lauderdale – Hotel Is Owned By Hotelex Group LLC And Managed By Naples Hotel Group, LLC

Hotel Okura Enter Agreement With Travellers International Hotel Group Inc.To Manage Hotel Okura Manila, Whih Will Open In 2018

News for December 22, 2017

IHG Collaborates With SKS Group To Debut Holiday Inn In Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Best Western® Hotels & Resorts Makes A Debut In Central Delhi By Opening Two Properties: Best Western Plus Central And Best Western Pearl – Both Hotels Will Be Managed By Sorrel Hospitality Pvt. Ltd.

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Signs New Manila Property As The Philippines Becomes An Asia Development Focus - The Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Quezon City Marks Firm's Third Property In The Country When It Opens In 2021

From Brisbane To Bogota, Reveals Ten Up And Coming Destinations For 2018

HYATT To Revise Minimum Cancellation Policy, Offer Relaxed Criteria For Most Frequent Guests

News for December 21, 2017

AHLA Applauds Final Passage Of Tax Reform Legislation

Choice Hotels Working With Stratus Development Partners And HB Capital Group To Develop New Cambria Hotel In Orlando

Hyatt Centric Gran Via Madrid Officially Opens, The First Hyatt Hotel In Mainland Spain

Cambria Hotels, In Collaboration With Ceres Enterprises, LLC, And The Orlean Company, Announce The Opening Of The Cambria Hotel Westfield In IndianapolisArea

Artificial Intelligence Could Add $957 Billion To Indian Economy, According To New Research By Accenture

IHG Reports On Impact Of US Tax Cuts And Jobs Act Bill

Accenture Reports Strong First-Quarter Fiscal 2018 Results

News for December 20, 2017

AHLA Taps Amy Travieso To Join Government Affairs Team As Vice President Of Government Affairs

Amadeus Ventures Invests In Situm, An ‘Indoor GPS’ Startup For Travelers At Airports, Train Stations Or Conference Centers

The Ascend Hotel Collection Welcomes The UpValley Inn & Hot Springs In Napa, Calif.

MGallery Announces The Opening Of Three New Addresses: Victory House Leicester Square In London, The Retreat Palm Dubai And The Tarcin Forest Resort & Spa In Bosnia

Avis Budget Group Named Exclusive Car Rental Partner For Hawaiian Airlines

Hampton By Hilton Closes Year With The Addition Of 16 New Hotels To Portfolio

News for December 19, 2017

IHG Opens First InterContinental Resort In The Middle East, TheInterContinental Fujairah Resort

AHLA Applauds NLRB Joint Employer Ruling

Cambria Hotels Debuts in Downtown Asheville, N.C. - Choice Hotels Teamed With FIRC Group, Inc., A Family-Owned And Operated Real Estate Development Company To Open The Property

TravelClick’s iHotelier Central Reservations System Integrates With IDeaS’ G3 Revenue Management System, Providing Speed And Power To Hotels’ Distribution And Revenue Strategies

Zain Group And Cisco Blaze Innovation Trail To Drive Network Transformation For The Digital Era

News for December 18, 2017

Choice Hotels To Acquire WoodSpring Suites Brand And Franchise Business – Acquisition Will Add Nearly 240 Extended-Stay Hotels In 35 States To The Choice Hotels Portfolio

Strong Start To Holiday Shopping Season: Mastercard SpendingPulse Points To 3.6 Percent Growth - It’s A Happy Holiday So Far, with e-Commerce A Big Contributor

Marriott International Teams With Samsung And Legrand To Unveil Hospitality Industry’s IoT Hotel Room Of The Future, Enabling The Company To Deepen Personalized Guest Experience

Visa Survey Reveals Consumers Are Ready To Say Goodbye To Passwords – Consumers Welcome The Use Of Biometrics As Faster, And More Secure Alternative To Passwords

#WellActually, Americans Say Customer Service Is Better Than Ever - U.S. Consumers – Especially Millennials – Say Businesses Are Meeting Or Exceeding Their Service Expectations

Hyatt Centric La Rosiere Officially Opens - Hotel Opening Marks The First Hyatt Centric Hotel In France; First European Ski Resort For Hyatt

News for December 15, 2017

Have Holiday Plans, Will Travel: Record-Breaking 107 Million Americans To Celebrate Holidays Away From Home According To AAA

American Express Travel Reveals Emerging Trends And Top Ten Destinations For 2018 – International Bookings For Travel In The First Quarter Of 2018 Are Up 44 Percent

Cisco Announces Leadership Changes

Willkommen Dubai! Dubai World Trade Centre And AccorHotels Debut 25hours Hotels, The First Of Its Kind In The Middle East

IHG® Debuts Staybridge Suites In Asia Pacific, The Staybridge Suites Bangkok Thonglor – Property Developed By Origin One Company Limited And Origin One Thonglor Company Limited, Both Subsidiaries Of Origin Property Public Company Limited

Marriott Hotels Expands In Russia With Opening Of Voronezh Marriott Hotel

PwC 2017 Holiday Outlook - In-Store + Online: This Holiday, Shoppers Have It All

Tru By Hilton Las Vegas Airport Continues Western Expansion With Las Vegas Opening – Hotel Is Owned By United Brotherhood of Carpenters, And Managed By Prism Hotels & Resorts

Hyatt Increases Share Repurchase AUTHORIZATION BY $750 MILLION; Sold Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa; Received $217 Million In Connection With Sale Of Avendra

News for December 14, 2017

Hilton Appoints Kellyn Smith Kenny As Chief Marketing Officer

Corinthia Hotels: Looking After The Talent Pool, Appoints Rachel Begbie First Director Of Learning, Development & Wellbeing

The Walt Disney Company To Acquire Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc., To Spin Off Fox Broadcasting Network And Stations, Fox News, Fox Business, FS1, FS2 And Big Ten Network To Its Shareholders

Marriott International Set To Debut Nearly 40 Luxury Hotels Across Eight Distinct Luxury Brands In 2018

Accenture To Acquire Irish Creative Agency Rothko

Homewood Suites By Hilton West Fargo Sanford Medical Center Area Opens

U.S. Travel To International Destinations Increased Eight Percent In 2016 According To TI News

News for December 13, 2017

Cisco Survey Reveals Divide Between IoT Value And Trust - Businesses Need To Address Consumer Trust Issues To Increase Confidence And Accelerate IoT Adoption

Aramark Completes Purchase Of Avendra

Don’t Be Fueled: Premium Not Always Worth The Price - AAA Tests Show Premium Fuel Benefits Some Vehicles, But Comes At A High Cost

Rosewood Munich To Open In Early 2023 As The Brand's First Property In Germany And Seventh Property In Europe

Avis Budget Group And Continental Partnership Drives Mobility Forward – Avis Debuts New Telematics Solution That Makes Rental Experience Entirely Keyless – Continental's Aftermarket Key-As-A-Service Offering Provides Seamless Access And Start For Avis Customers

IHG Opens Fourth Holiday Inn Express In Bangkok, The Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Soi Soonvijai

News for December 12, 2017

JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts Welcomes Nora Tobin As Wellness Ambassador - Luxury Hotel Brand Partners With Health & Wellness Leader To Create Multi-Faceted Guest Programming

IHG Has Signed A Franchise Agreement With The JHV Group For Two New Properties In Varanasi

Accenture Report Identifies Underlying Currents Driving The Shifts Of Tomorrow And Ways To Design For Positive Change - Fjord Trends Takes A Provocative Look At The Developments To Watch For In 2018, According To Fjord, Design And Innovation From Accenture Interactive

ME Dubai Is Set To Become The Newest Addition To The Dubai Skyline

Survey: Consolidation Of Event Programs Leads To Future Success For Travel Managers, Event Planners, According To GBTA Foundation, In Partnership With Cvent, Inc.

Shangri-La Hotel, Jinan: Opening In The Heart Of “Spring City”, Its Third Hotel In Shangdong Province

GSO To Launch New Direct Lending Business; Announces Transition Plan For FS Investments Funds

News for December 11, 2017

AccorHotels Appoints Gilles de Richemond As Chief Information Officer

Dubai Holding Debuts The Bahraini Market Through Its Hospitality Arm, Jumeirah Group, To Manage A Luxury Hotel, The Jumeirah Royal Saray

IHG's avid™ Hotels Accelerates Roll-Out With First Groundbreaking In Oklahoma City - Champion Hotels, Is The Franchisee Of The Property

Irial Finan To Retire From Coca-Cola; Calin Dragan To Take Leadership Of Bottling Investments Group

Homewood Suites By Hilton Hartford Manchester Opens – Hotel Developed And Owned By Starwood Capital Group And Managed By TMI Hospitality

IHG And Oman Tourism Development Company Announce Opening Of The Crowne Plaza Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre

Shionogi Signs Strategic Digital Transformation Agreement With Accenture

American Express To Provide Additional Flexibility To Merchants By Eliminating Signature Requirements Worldwide Beginning In April, 2018

News for December 8, 2017

Disney Board Elects Oracle’s Safra Catz And Illumina’s Francis A. deSouza As Directors

Mark WillisTakes The Helm As President - Asia At Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts

Coca-Cola Board Of Directors Elects Jim Dinkins As Senior Vice President

Hilton Announces Mexico Expansion With Two Beachfront Properties In The Resort Destination Of Cancun, Waldorf Astoria Cancun And Hilton Cancun - Developed By Parks Hospitality And Set To Open In 2021 

Announces 'Connected Room,' The First Mobile-Centric Hotel Room, To Begin Rollout In 2018

eRevMax Completes Connectivity Integration With VeryChic - Interface To Help Hotels Make Real-Time Rate And Availability Updates

Iconic Hotel Martinez In Cannes To Join The Unbound Collection By Hyatt Brand – The Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez Is Re-Branding And Willl Undergo Renovations To Join Hyatt's Collection Brand

News for December 7, 2017

Best Western® Hotels & Resorts Announces Jim Cosgrove As New Board Chairman

Marriott International And YTL Hotels Sign Agreements For New Hotels Across Asia

What’s Hot: Top 10 foods For 2018 From NRA Survey

Preferred Hotels & Resorts – Most Anticipated Hotel Openings Of 2018

Nakheel And AccorHotels To Debut Raffles On World-Famous Palm Jumeirah

Expedia Affiliate Network And Amadeus Join Forces To Bring More Hotel Choice And Rewards To Travel Sellers Worldwide

Conrad Hotels & Resorts Announces First Colombia Property With Opening Of Conrad Cartagena

Autograph Collection Hotels Welcomes A Modern Icon With The Debut Of Roomers Munich - The Independent Hotel Brand’s Fourth Hotel In Germany

Blackstone Acquires A Majority Stake In Leading Data Classification Provider TITUS

News for December 6, 2017

Interstate Hotels & Resorts Executes Agreement To Acquire The Management Agreements Of 83 Properties From White Lodging

‘Digital Fragmentation’ Poses Threat To Businesses’ Global Growth And Innovation According To Accenture Report - Four Steps Companies Can Take To Align Cross-Border Use Of Technology Innovations With National Policies

eRevMax Completes 2-Way Integration With Globalybeds & EMI Global USA - Expands Its Distribution Network To Offer Wider Reach To Hotels

IHG® marks 10th Signing In Eastern Europe In 2017 With First Crowne Plaza In Poland, The Crowne Plaza Warsaw Hub

What's Hot: Top 10 trends In 2018 From NRA Survey

News for December 5, 2017

National Gas Price Average Declines Ahead Of Anticipated Most Heavily Trafficked Holiday In A Dozen Years – AAA Says, “Nearly 46 Million Americans Will Travel More Than 50 Miles Away From Their Home By Car This Holiday...”

eRevMax Completes 2-Way Integration With Globalybeds & EMI Global USA - Expands Its Distribution Network To Offer Wider Reach To Hotels

Hilton Opens Newly Renovated, City Center Hotel To Brand’s Growing Colorado Portfolio, The Hilton Denver City Center - Hotel Is Owned ByChesapeake Lodging Trust

IHG® marks 10th Signing In Eastern Europe In 2017 With First Crowne Plaza In Poland, The Crowne Plaza Warsaw Hub

U.S. Consumers Turn Off Personal Data Tap As Companies Struggle To Deliver The Experiences They Crave, Accenture Study Finds

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Opens Doors To New Beachfront Resort In Boracay, Philippines

News for December 4, 2017

Accenture Appoints Financial Services Executive Wei Zhu Chairman Of Accenture Greater China

Industry Vet Fassler, Former Chair Of The National Restaurant Association And The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, Dies At 75

IHG Opens Holiday Inn Express Suwon Ingye, In The South Korean City Of Suwon

AHLA Statement On Senate Passage Of Tax Reform Legislation -”This Critical Tax Reform Legislation Will Benefit American Families And Businesses, Create More Jobs, And Grow The Economy”

Home2 Suites By Hilton Green Bay Is Open – Hotel Is Managed By Beechwood Hotel Group

News for December 1, 2017

IHG To Expand Holiday Inn Express Presence In Seoul, The Holiday Inn Express Seoul Hongdae - The Hotel's Major Investor Is JEJUair, A Member Of Conglomerate, Aekyung Group - The Group Is Seeking Out Synergies Between JEJUair And Their Hotel And Retail Businesses, And Has Plans To Expand Its Hotel Portfolio Further

American Express Organization Announcement – Susan Sobbott

Hilton Opens New Dual-Brand Property In Long Beach, The Hampton Inn By Hilton Long Beach Airport And Homewood Suites By Hilton Long Beach Airport – Hotels Developed And Owned By Nexus Development And Managed By Evolution Hospitality

Access To Risk Management Services Still Far From Universal According ToGBTA Foundation

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