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News for January 31, 2018

North American Hoteliers Welcome Uptick In Rates & Bookings Across All Travel Segments As 2018 Begins - Transient Leisure Travel Sees Particularly Strong Bookings Boost Of 6.8 Percent During Q1

How Google Is Getting A Boost in Online Travel

Eight Hotels Join AAA’s Prestigious Five Diamond List For 2018

What Does The Future Of Food Safety Look Like? Beth Johnson, CEO Of Food Directions, In Address To NRA's Quality Assurance Executive Study Group

Cambria Hotels Opens New Upscale Property n Rapidly Growing Phoenix Area, The Cambria Hotel Phoenix Chandler – Fashion Center – Hotel Is Managed By Concord Hospitality Enterprises

News for January 30, 2018

American Express Acquires Mezi - Company Plans To Enhance The Mobile Servicing Experience For Travel

The Future Belongs To Organizations With Intelligent Operations, According To New Research From HfS And Accenture - Intelligent Operations Key To Keeping Pace With Customer Expectations And Driving Superior Business Outcomes

Omni Hotels & Resorts And The Atlanta Braves Celebrate Ribbon Cutting For Omni Hotel At The Battery Atlanta

The Unbound Collection By Hyatt Brand Announces New North America Developments, Openings And Conversions - Brand To Nearly Double Portfolio With Announcement Of New California Project And Upcoming And Recent Additions In Nashville, New Orleans, Philadelphia And British Columbia

News for January 29, 2018

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Promotes Marc Descrozaille To President Middle East & Africa - Andreas Mattmüller, Retires From His Role

International Visitors To The U.S. And Projections (2000-2022) Issued By NTTO

Forecast Of International Travelers To The United States By Top Origin Countries Issued By NTTO

DoubleTree By Hilton Welcomes Visitors To Burlington, Vermont – Hilton's First Managed Property In Vermont

IBM Future Of Identity Study: Millennials Poised To Disrupt Authentication Landscape

News for January 25, 2018

IHG Expands Its Presence In Peru With The Opening Of The Holiday Inn Lima Airport hotel – Hotel Is Owned And Managed By Operaciones Turisticas Peruanas S.A.C.

Lugar Highlights Hotel Industry Economic Impact On Nation's Cities At U.S. Conference Of Mayors

HRI Lodging, LLC And Hyatt Debut Holston House In Downtown Nashville, JoiningThe Unbound Collection By Hyatt Brand

Interstate Hotels & Resorts Closes Deal To Acquire 83 Property Management Agreements From White Lodging

Preferred Hotels & Resorts Announces 2017 Results

News for January 24, 2018

The Priceline Group Appoints David Goulden As Chief Financial Officer

Grand Hyatt Opens In The Philippines

Design-Led Aloft Hotels Debuts In Dubai With Opening On The Palm Jumeirah

Rosewood Half Moon Bay Antigua To Open In 2021

Ameritas Increases Business Agility And IT Security With Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure

125,000 Disney Employees To Receive $1,000 Cash Bonus And Company Launches New $50 Million Higher Education Program, A Result Of The Recently Enacted Tax Reform And Represent A Total Allocation Of More Than $175 Million In This Fiscal Year

News for January 23, 2018

Choice Hotels Introduces Lodging Industry's First Major Central Reservation System In 30 Years – New Global Reservation System – choiceEDGE – Is Landmark Innovation Built For Today's Digital Volume And Technology Advancements

CEOs Must Pivot Their Workforces To Seize AI-Driven Growth And Help Them Work With Intelligent Technologies, Accenture Report Finds - Stronger Commitment To AI Could Boost Revenues By 38%, Employment By 10% By 2022

The PwC Survey: Davos CEOs' Optimism Booms On Trump Tax Cuts

New TRYP by Wyndham Coming to Lawrenceville Area Of Pittsburgh - Wyndham Hotel Group Transforms Former Vocational School Building To Lifestyle Hotel – Hotel Is Being Developed By The Century Group To Open In 2019

Hilton Reports Hospitality Industry Customer Innovations And Best Ever Growth In 2017

Hyatt Centric Ginza Tokyo Opens Its Doors In The Cultural Heart Of Tokyo On Namiki-Dori Street – Hotel Opening Markes The Asia-Pacific Debut Of The Hyatt Centric Brand

Cambria Hotels Achieves Record-Setting 2017 With Most Openings And Largest Pipeline In Brand's History

News for January 22, 2018

Blackstone Announces J. Tomilson Hill's Transition To Chairman Of Blackstone Alternative Asset Management; Long-time BAAM Leader, John P. McCormick, Appointed BAAM President And CEO's-transition-to-chairman-of-blackstone-alternative-asset-management-long-time-baam-leader-john-p.-mccormick-appointed-baam-president-and-ceo

IHG To Debut Hotel Indigo In Ho Chi Minh City – Sign Management Agreement With Europe Trading Investment Company Limited For Hotel Indigo Saigon The City To Open In 2019

Intrigue™ Hotels & Resorts By Interstate Announces Strategic Alliance With TQP Investments In Support Of Growing Lifestyle Management Division

IBM And Salesforce Strengthen Strategic Partnership

Ascend Hotel Collection Surpasses 250 Properties Open Or In The Pipeline

News for January 19, 2018

Hilton Announces New Leadership In India: Navjit Ahluwalia As Senior Vice President And Country Head, India, And Jatin Khanna As Vice President And Head Of Operations, India

Visit U.S. Coalition Launches Amid Drop In U.S. Share Of Global Travel

Accenture Federal Services Wins Modernization Contract With Veterans Benefits Administration - VBA Aims To Enhance Benefits Delivery To Veterans

Marriott Hotels And Fast Company’s Inspiration Collective Puts Innovation Within Reach

American Express Reports Quarterly Revenues Up 10 Percent With Record Card Member Spending

IBM Reports 2017 Fourth-Quarter And Full-Year Results

News for January 18, 2018

Wyndham Worldwide And La Quinta Holdings Announce Acquisition Agreement - Wyndham Worldwide To Purchase La Quinta's Franchise And Management Businesses After Spin-Off Of La Quinta's Real Estate Assets Into CorePoint Lodging Inc.

La Quinta Holdings Names Keith A. Cline President And CEO Of CorePoint Lodging Inc.

Hyatt Configures Organization To Accelerate Growth - Organizational Changes Will Maximize Core Business While Allowing For Faster Execution of Growth Strategy

Accenture Unveils Its Innovation Hub In Tokyo As Part Of Broader Growth Plans In Japan – Accenture Will Also Expand Its Tokyo Headquarters, Its Kansai Branch In Osaka, And Open A Facility In Kyushu To Support Clients Building Intelligent Digital Businesses

Ashford Trust Completes Refinancing Of 8-Hotel Portfolio

Sleep Inn Brand Surpasses 400 Properties Open Worldwide - Midscale Brand Continues Growth With More Than 140 Properties In Pipeline

News for January 17, 2018

Hilton Opens 650 New Work-From-Home Reservation Sales Positions

The Governance Divide: Boards And Investors In A Shifting World - Insights From PwC’s 2017 Annual Corporate Directors Survey

Comfort Hotel Brand Successfully Opens More Than One Hotel Per Week In 2017 – Finished 2017 By Opening 58 Hotels And Increasing The Pipeline To Nearly 300

Melia Hotels International Announces The Future Innside Liverpool Hotel

Rodeway Inn Brand Reaches Major Milestone As The 600th Hotel Opens, TheRodeway Inn Osceola, In Arkansas

News for January 16, 2018

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Says A Fond Farewell To Long-Term Executive Team Member - Chief Operating Officer For Middle East & Africa Retires

Trends Come And Go, But Perennial Favorites Are Forever According To NRA's 2018 What's Hot Culinary Forecast

Accenture Opens Innovation Hub In Boston; Plans To Add 400 Technology Jobs To City’s Growing Tech Community

Cambria Hotel Opens In "Music City" Nashville, Tenn. In Collaboration With Fillmore Capital Partners And Fillmore Hospitality

Maersk And IBM To Form Joint Venture Applying Blockchain To Improve Global Trade And Digitize Supply Chains

Avis Budget Group Announces Estimated Full-Year 2017 Results

News for January 12, 2018

AHLA’S Financial Management Committee Issues Guidance For The New Revenue Recognition Standards

Protect Yourself From Illness Outbreaks, ServSafe Tells How

Smiles Have Come To Town With Holiday Inn® Sydney St Marys Now Open In Australia

Irasshaimase* Japan! W Hotels Scheduled To Debut In Osaka In 2021 – Hotel Is Owned By Sekisui House

IHG Debuts In Algeria With Opening Of The First Holiday Inn Hotel, TheHoliday Inn® Algiers – Cheraga Tower - IHG Now Has 25 Operational Hotels Across 9 Countries In Africa

News for January 11, 2018 Research Shows Personalized Business Travel Is Key To Recruitment And Retention

Smiles Have Come To Town With Holiday Inn® Sydney St Marys Now Open In Australia

Irasshaimase* Japan! W Hotels Scheduled To Debut In Osaka In 2021 – Hotel Is Owned By Sekisui House

IHG Debuts In Algeria With Opening Of The First Holiday Inn Hotel, TheHoliday Inn® Algiers – Cheraga Tower - IHG Now Has 25 Operational Hotels Across 9 Countries In Africa

Hilton Opens In Lake Como

Accenture Report Highlights What Patients Want In New Treatments; Two-Thirds Say: Better Outcomes, Not Brands

News for January 10, 2018

Holiday Inn® Open's 6th Hotel In Poland – Holiday Inn® Warsaw City Centre

Choice Hotels Teams Up With To Offer Delivery Services To Hotel Guests - Choice Privileges Loyalty Members Earn Points While Enjoying The Convenience Of Delivery Service To Their Location

Mastercard And HERE Power Ride Towards A More Connected World - Combining Payments And Mapping Technologies To Benefit Enterprises, Cities And People On The Move

Interstate Hotels & Resorts Announces The Addition Of Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel To Its Managed Portfolio

Accenture Agrees To Acquire Mackevision, A Leading Producer Of Computer-Generated Imagery And Immersive Content

News for January 9, 2018

Eva Sage-Gavin Tapped To Lead Accenture’s Talent & Organization Practice

Blackstone Hires Former New York Life Investments Group President Chris Blunt To Lead New Blackstone Insurance Solutions Business

IHG® Expands Boutique Portfolio In Italy With The Signing Of Hotel Indigo® Venice – Sant'Elena – Hotel Will Operate Under A Franchise Agreement With H.n.H. Hotels & Resorts S.p.A.

Homewood Suites By Hilton Augusta Gordon Highway Opens - Developed And Owned By Gordon Highway Lodging LLC. And Managed By Singh Investment Group

IBM Breaks Records To Top U.S. Patent List For 25th Consecutive Year -IBM Inventors Receive Record 9,043 Patents In 2017 In Areas Such As Artificial Intelligence, Cloud, Blockchain, Cybersecurity And Quantum Computing

News for January 8, 2018

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Taps Into Iraq's Hotel Market Potential As Basra Property Deal Signed - Mövenpick Hotel Basra, Scheduled To Open In Q1 2018

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts Announced A Collaboration With China Resources Property To Bring Brand To Join Hong Kong’s Magnificent Skyline In Early 2019

Visa And Dynamics Unveil The World’s First Wallet Card – IoT Device Holds Multiple Payment Cards And Includes A Digital Display Allowing For Greater Security, Instant Issuance And On-Card Alerts Or Coupons

Home2 Suites By Hilton Leavenworth Downtown Debuts – Hotel Is Owned And Managed By EQH-Leavenworth, LLC - Brand’s First Property In Kansas

Accenture Completes Acquisition Of Altima, Strengthening Its Leading Customer Experience Capabilities – Altima Is Now Part Of Accenture Interactive

Smartphones Losing Ground To Digital Voice Assistant Devices In Homes, Accenture Survey Finds

News for January 5, 2018

AHLA Promotes Brian Crawford To Top Advocacy Role - 2018 Priorities Include Reining In Illegal Hotels, Workforce Development And Consumer Protection

Embassy Suites By Hilton Wilmington Riverfront Opens In North Carolina – Hotel Is Owned And Operated By Harmony Hospitality, Inc.

Hyatt Place Frankfurt Airport Officially Opens

News for January 4, 2018

Omni Hotels & Resorts Announces The Opening Of Omni Hotel At The Battery Atlanta

These 9 Food Trends Will Heat Up Sales In 2018 According To NRA Report

Delta Hotels Celebrates Asia Entry With The Grand Opening Of Delta Hotels By Marriott Shanghai Baoshan – Hotel Is Owned And Managed By Shanghai Baolian Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Hilton Opens Modern Skyscraper Hotel In Fuzhou

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts’ Vietnam Expansion Drive Gains Momentum As New Central Coast Property Signed - Mövenpick Resort Lang Co Will Increase Hotel Brand's Portfolio To At Least Seven Properties By 2020 Presents Thrifty North American Travel Destinations For 2018

News for January 3, 2018

Byron Wien, Vice Chairman In The Private Wealth Solutions Group At Blackstone, Announces Ten Surprises For 2018

Hilton Opens Idyllic Hot Spring Retreat To Chinese Resort Portfolio, The Hilton Huizhou Longmen Resort

Choice Hotels Opens 10th Sleep Inn And MainStay Suites Dual-Brand LocationAt The St. Louis Airport - Pipeline Surpasses 70 As Concept Expands Throughout U.S.

Home2 Suites By Hilton Fairview/Allen Opens In Dallas/Ft. Worth Region – Hotel Is Owned By Fairview Hospitality, LLC And Managed By Stonewood Hotels

Fairfield By Marriott Debuts In Shanghai With The Opening Of Fairfield By Marriott Shanghai Jing’an – Hotel Is Owned And Managed By New Development Group Co, Ltd.

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