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May 2018

News for May 31, 2018

Hotel Rates And Bookings Continue Growth Throughout First Half Of 2018 -Third-Quarter 2018 Bookings Increase Significantly According To TravelClick's May 2018 NAHR

Westin Hotels & Resorts To Debut In The United Kingdom - Owned By 4C Hotel Group And Managed By RBH, The Westin London City Is Scheduled To Open In 2020

eRevMax Announces 2-Way Integration With Nitesoft – Offers Integrated Distribution Solution To PMS Customers

Goop Debuts G. Sport Sessions In Partnership With Westin Hotels & Resorts

WoodSpring Suites Achieves Record-Setting Development Growth Since Choice Hotels Acquisition – 33 New WoodSpring Suites Franchise Agreements Were Awardd In The First Quarter, The Highest Level Of Activity In The Brand's History, Including 31 Since The Acquisition

News for May 30, 2018

IHG And Operadora MBA Celebrate Signing Of First avid™ Hotel In Mexico

The Hyatt Regency Brand Enters The Holy City Of Amritsar, The Hyatt Amritsar Rebrands Into Hyatt Regency Amritsar, The 11th Hyatt Regency Property In India

The Cove Hotel Joins The Ascend Hotel Collection - New Boutique Offering In Long Beach, Calif.

Ginger, A Part Of Indian Hotels Company Limited Brandscape, Forays Into Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh With The Signing Of A New Hotel – The Ginger Portfolio Has 45 Operating Hotels And 8 Hotels In The Pipeline

News for May 29, 2018

Condoleezza Rice: Human Potential Can Make America Great Again, “It's Not Where You Come From, But Where You're Going”, Speaking At The National Restaurant Association Show

IHG Announces Opening Of Crowne Plaza Riyadh Palace In Partnership With DUR Hospitality

Melia Hotels International Announces The Opening Of The Melia Setubal, Its Fourteenth Hotel In Portugal

News for May 25, 2018

First Hotel Within The Unbound Collection By Hyatt To Open In China - Jinmao Hotel Lijiang Joins New Hotel Brand In China: Renewal Of Long Term Management Agreement For Grand Hyatt Shanghai Hotel Strengthens Collaboration With The Jinmao Group

IHG® Makes Major Reinvestment In Burton Upon Trent At Its Three-Story Corporate Facilities In Branston, Burton Upon Trent - Finance Centre Of Excellence Will Provide Financial Insight And Analytics Expertise To IHG’s Wider Business Which Covers Its Regional Headquarters And Nearly 5,400 Hotels In Almost 100 Countries

Jumeirah At Saadiyat Island Resort In Abu Dhabi To Open On 11, November

Signifying A New Energy For Bodrum, The Bodrum EDITION, Ian Schrager’s Latest Visionary Concept, Redefines Luxury For A New Kind Of Resort Unlike Any In The Mediterranean, The Bodrum EDITION Is An Aegean Utopia Within The Yalikavak Bay

News for May 24, 2018

Hyatt Announces Plans For A Grand Hyatt Hotel In Athens – Hyatt Affiliate Has Entered Into A Franchise Agreement With Both Henderson Park And Hines - Grand Hyatt Athens Will Be Managed By Kokari Limited And Is Expected T o Open In Q3 2018

IHG In Partnership With Ratanakorn Asset, Announced Signing Of Eight New Properties In Thailand's Key Resort Destinations Of Pattaya, Rayong, Phuket, Khao Lak And Koh Samui

Visa Makes Strategic Investment In YellowPepper To Accelerate Adoption Of Mobile Payments And Tokenization In Latin America And The Caribbean

Indian Hotels Company Limited Signs A Second Ginger Hotel In Visakhapatnam - The Ginger Portfolio Has 45 Operating Hotels And 7 Hotels In The Pipeline

Hyatt Announces Plans For First Hyatt Centric Hotel In Ireland, The Hyatt Centric The Liberties Dublin – Hotel To Be Managed By Hodson Bay Group Management Ltd And Is Expected To Open In May 2019

Delta Hotels By Marriott Kicks Off European Expansion With First Hotel In Germany, The Delta Hotels Frankfurt Offenbach – Hotel Is Operated By Odyssey Offenbach GmbH

News for May 23, 2018

RLH Corporation Announces Long Term Consulting Agreement With Key Executives - Bloss And Moyle To Continue Service To Company Through 2020

U.S. Employees Aren’t Confident About Reaching Financial Goals, According To PwC - New PwC Survey Finds That U.S. Employees Are Using Their Retirement Plans As A Safety Valve For more Immediate Needs

IHG Study: More Than A Third Of Australians Feel “Too Busy” With Work To Take A Holiday

Accenture Interactive Will Expand Capabilities With Acquisition Of HO Communication To Deliver Connected Brand Experiences In Greater China

Hyatt Centric MG Road Bangalore Opens As The First Hyatt Centric Hotel In India - Hyatt Bangalore MG Road Rebrands As Hyatt Centric MG Road Bangalore

IBM Adding 1,800 Jobs In France And New Tech Training

News for May 22, 2018

Interstate Hotels & Resorts Ignites Its Digital Leadership By Naming Industry Guru, Mike Wylie, Head Of eCommerce

Omni Hotels & Resorts, Governor Baker, Mayor Walsh, Massport And Community Celebrate Breaking Ground On Boston Seaport Hotel - $550 Million Project Is Groundbreaking In Diversity Participation And Inclusion; Model For Non-Profit Community Partnerships

Nish Palas Istanbul Hotel Officially Opens - Hotel Opening Marks First Property In Turkey For The Unbound Collection By Hyatt

Hyatt Launches New Global Travel Program For Small Businesses - Qualifying Companies Are Eligible For Discounted Rates And Unique Membership Benefits

Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve Announces The Next Chapter In Its Rich Legacy - Legendary Property Set To Welcome Guests Back Starting In October 2018

Park Inn By Radisson Hotel Signed In Lusaka, Zambia - Radisson Hotel Group’s Africa Portfolio Consists Of 83 Hotels And More Than 17,500 Rooms In Operation And Under Development

News for May 21, 2018

Summer In The City: Marriott International Study Finds Cities Top The List For Vacation Plans - New York City, Orlando And Chicago Top Travelers' Lists – Children Ages 6-12 Have Greatest Involvement In Picking Trip Destinations

R.D. Olson Development And Autograph Collection Hotels, Part Of Marriott International, Inc., Announce The Opening Of Lido House As Stylish Autograph Collection Hotel In Newport Beach

Swiss-Belhotel International Reaches Global Milestone Of 150 Hotels In Operation & Development,960,12396,0/swiss-belhotel-international-reaches-global-milest.html?fgal=21

Gas Prices Could Be High Enough To Derail Summer Travel Plans, Gas Buddy Survey Says

Artificial Intelligence To Add US$182 Billion To UAE Economy By 2035, Accenture Research Shows

Summer In The City: Marriott International Study Finds Cities Top The List For Vacation Plans - New York City, Orlando And Chicago Top Travelers' Lists – Children Ages 6-12 Have Greatest Involvement In Picking Trip Destinations

News for May 17, 2018

Swiss-Belhotel International Sails Into Tanzania With Beachfront Swiss-Belresort Zanzibar – Sign Management Agreement With Zanzibar Crown Hotel and Resort Limited – Hotel Expected To Open In 2019,960,12397,0/swiss-belhotel-international-sails-into-tanzania-w.html?fgal=21

Embassy Suites By Hilton Opens In Montreal – Hotel Is Owned And Managed By Easton's Group Of Hotels

Hilton Signs Two New Properties In Lima, Peru Expanding Tapestry Collection By Hilton Internationally – Independent Properties Join Global Hospitality Company's Robust Pipeline Of Eight Hotels In Peru

IBM Opens Q Network Hub In Tokyo To Help Businesses Explore Quantum Computing – IBM And Keio University Have Opened The First "Fully Operational" Q Network Hub To Bring Together Academics And Enterprises And Develop New Algorithms For Quantum Computing

Crescent Hotels & Resorts Opens The Crowne Plaza® Farmington Hills In Suburban Detroit

RLH Corporation Closes Sale Of Red Lion Hotel Templin’s On The River For $9.25 Million And Signed A Franchise License Agreement To Retsain Their Red Lion Brand – Company Sells Seventh Hotel In 2018 Advancing Asset Light Strategy

Cisco Reports Third Quarter Earnings

News for May 16, 2018

Bill McQuillen Joins AHLA As Vice President Of Communications

Accenture Appoints Khaled Al-Dhaher As Country Managing Director For Saudi Arabia – Appointment Reconfirms Accenture's Commitment To Driving Digital Transformation And Consulting In The Kingdom

International Market Centers And AmericasMart To Combine To Form The World’s Largest Owner And Operator Of Premier Showroom Space

InterContinental® Makes Its Debut In Bulgaria, The InterContinental® Sofia

The Island By Hotel RL Opens In Fort Walton Beach, Florida - RLH Corporation Debuts First Hotel RL Resort

News for May 15, 2018

New Marketing Role At Corinthia Hotels: Rebecca Barrie Appointed To The Newly Created Role Of Senior Director – Marketing

RLH Corporation Closes Acquisition Of The Knights Inn Brand From Wyndham Hotel Group – Acquisition Adds Approximately 350 Economy Segment Franchise Contracts Across North America And A Pipeline Of Additional Contracts

AccorHotels Announces A Partnership With Cvent - Rolls Out The Passkey Solution To Simplify The Day-To-Day Work Of Meeting Planners

Autograph Collection Hotels Debuts In Alberta, Canada, The Kananaskis Mountain Lodge Opens

Disconnect Between C-Suite And Supply Chain Resulting In Missed Digital Growth Opportunities For Companies, According To New Research From Accenture – Biggest Challenges Facing Supply Chain Executives, Leadership, Labor, Legacy Technology

News for May 14, 2018

AccorHotels And Algeciras Agree To Buy Chilean Group Atton Hoteles

Nearly 42 Million Americans Will Kick Off Summer With A Memorial Day Getaway According To AAA Report

Wyndham Worldwide Announces Completion Of The Sale Of Its European Vacation Rentals Business To An Affiliate Of Platinum Equity, LLC, For Approximately $1.3 Billion

Ashford Trust Announces Sale Of The Residence Inn Tampa For $24 Million

Renaissance Hotels Debuts In Poland, The Renaissance Warsaw Airport Hotel

Marriott International Announces Opening Of Chicago's First Moxy Hotel, The Moxy Chicago – Hotel Was Developed By White Lodging And Friedman Properties, And Is Managed By White Lodging

The BLVD Hotel In Costa Mesa Joins The Ascend Hotel Collection

News for May 11, 2018

Dual-Branded Hyatt Place And Hyatt House Hotels To Bring Upscale Lodging To Los Angeles International Airport – CaRE Development / 5959 LLC Announced That It has Entered Into A Franchise Agreement With A Hyatt Affiliate With Respect To The Properties Expected To Open In 2020

87 Million Adults Plan To Dine Out On Mother’s Day According To A New NRA Survey .

Wyndham Worldwide Board Of Directors Approves Spin-Off Of Hotel Business -Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Expected To Begin “Regular-Way” Trading On The New York Stock Exchange On June 1, 2018; Wyndham Worldwide Corporation To Be Renamed Wyndham Destinations, Inc.

Autograph Collection Hotels Debuts In Alberta, Canada, The Kananaskis Mountain Lodge Opens Doors Overlooking The Canadian Rockies

Hyatt Centric Brickell Miami Opens Its Doors In The Heart Of Miami's Financial District – Hotel Is Owned By Concord Aztec Brickell LLC, A J/V Comprised Of Aztec Group And Concord Hospitality, Which Operates The Hotel

IBM Cloud: Refining The Expanding Role Of Hybrid Cloud – IBM And Red Hat Are Coming Together To Enable Integration Of IBM’s Extensive Middleware And Data Management With Red Hat’s Well-Entrenched Red Hat OpenShift Open Source Container Application Platform

The Indian Hotels Company Limited Announces A Major Expansion Of Taj Bangalore

News for May 10, 2018

Miguel Gamiño Jr. Joins Mastercard As Executive Vice President For Global Cities - Recent CTO Of New York City To Lead Scaling Of Inclusive Civic Tech

Blackstone Bets Big On Spanish Hotels - Play For Property Firm Hispania Comes As Spain Is Expected To See Big Spending Boost By Foreign Visitors During The Next Decade

IHG Accelerates Growth In Western China With Signing Of 10 New Deals Under 7 Brands

Hyatt Centric San Isidro Lima And Hyatt Centric Las Condes Santiago Open In Peru And Chile

Visa And PayPal Extend Partnership To Accelerate Adoption Of Digital And Mobile Payments In Canada

The Hongkong And Shanghai Hotels Signs GBP650 Million (HK$7 Billion) Five-Year Term Loan Facility

Choice Hotels International Reports 2018 First Quarter Results

News for May 9, 2018

Sir John Hood To Join Blackstone’s Board Of Directors

RLH Corporation Appoints Nate Troup Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

Saudi Prince Al-Waleed And Ashkenazy To buy Palaza Hotel For $600 Million

Marriott International Debuts In Mali With Opening Of Sheraton Bamako Hotel

The Iconic Hotel Martinez Reopens In Cannes, Joining The Unbound Collection By Hyatt

Insurers Must Reskill And Reshape Their Workforces To Seize Growth Opportunities From Artificial Intelligence, According To Research From Accenture – Investing In Human-Machine Collaboration Could Boost Insurance Revenues 17 Percent And Employment 7 Percent Over Next Five Years

La Quinta Board Of Directors Approves Spin-Off Of CorePoint Lodging In Connection With Transaction With Wyndham Worldwide

The Hongkong And Shanghai Hotels, Limited, Disclosed First Quarter 2018 Unaudited Operating Statistics

Marriott International Reports First Quarter 2018 Results

The Walt Disney Company Reports Second Quarter And Six Months Earnings For Fiscal 2018

Melia Hotels International Reports First Quarter Results 2018

La Quinta Holdings Inc. Reports First Quarter 2018 Results

RLH Corporation Reports First Quarter 2018 Results

News for May 8, 2018

PwC 2018 AI Predictions - 8 Insights To Shape Business Strategy

Rezidor Hotel Group AB (publ) Renames To Radisson Hospitality AB (publ)

Hyatt Place Denver/Westminster Celebrates Official Opening – Hotel Is Owned By Etkin Johnson And Affiliates Of White Lodging, And Will Be Managed By White Lodging

Cathay Pacific Group Leverages Blockchain Technology Powered By Accenture To Launch Asia Miles Marketing Campaign

Blackstone Announces Acquisition Of Berlin Residential Portfolio From KauriCAB And Apeiron/Ailon

Southerly Hotels, Ind. Reports Financial Results For The Quarter Ended March 31, 2018

News for May 7, 2018

Preferred Hotels & Resorts Welcomes 35 New Member Hotels

Omni Hotels & Resorts Appoints Cara Banasch As Vice President Of Sales

Mastercard Names Kristina Kloberdanz Chief Sustainability Officer

Accorhotels, In Partnership With Hoteliers Gary And Jeffrey Saunders Of Saunders Hotel Group And Developer Jordan Warshaw Of The Noannet Group Of Boston, To Open The First Raffles Hotel & Residences In North America, The Back Bay Hotel & Residences In 2021

Hotel Indigo London® – 1 Leicester Square Opens

Hyatt Announces Plans For Second Hyatt Hotel In Central America - Hyatt Affiliate Has Entered Into A Franchise Agreement With LATAM Hotel Corporation, For The Hyatt Centric San Salvador

Accenture Completes Acquisition Of MXM, Bolsters Capabilities In Creative Services, Data-Led Marketing Execution, Content Strategy And Digital Marketing

Hyatt Announces Plans For Hyatt Place Melbourne Springvale

News for May 4, 2018

IHG Adds 13 Luxury And Upscale Hotels In The UK - IHG Has Entered Into A Conditional Agreement With Foncière des Régions, To Rebrand And Operate 12 High Quality Open Hotels And One Pipeline Hotel

TravelClick Announces New Partnership With SEH United Hoteliers

New Research Commissioned By AHLA, In Partnership With Morning Consult, Shows Consumers Spend $5.2 Billion Annually In Fraudulent And Misleading Hotel Booking Transactions - Nearly One In Four Consumers Say They Were Misled By A Third-Party Travel Company

Courtyard By Marriott Opens A New Property At Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport - Formerly The Radisson Blu CDG Hotel, The Property Has Undergone An Extensive 15-Month, Multi-Million Pound Refurbishment

IHG Has Signed A Deal With Barnes Capital To Open Design-Led Holiday Inn, In Melbourne’s Coburg In 2020

Celebrating National Small Business Week - SBA Reports How Restaurants Impact Our Economy And Communities

Widening Gap Between Consumer Expectations And Reality In Personalization Signals Warning For Brands, Accenture Interactive Research Finds – Survey Reveals Brands Must Move From Communication To Conversation To Achieve Greater Personalization

Ashford Trust Reports First Quarter 2018 Results

IHG Reports 2018 First Quarter Trading Update

Amadeus Continues Strong Growth Momentum Into 2018, Reports three Months Ended March 31, 2018 Results

News for May 3, 2018

AHLA Names Rosanna Maietta President Of Foundation - HLEF Priorities Include Education, Research And Career Development

Hilton Names Martin Rinck As Global Head Of Luxury And Lifestyle Group – To Focus On Global Growth For Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts And Canopy By Hilton

Accenture Interactive To Help Radisson Hotel Group Transform The Digital Customer Experience

Autograph Collection Hotels Introduces The Pantheon Iconic Rome Hotel

IHG To Open A Dual-Branded Hotel Indigo And Holiday Inn In The Heart Of Melbourne's Retail District By 2022

Marriott International Debuts Eco-Conscious Element Brand In The Middle East With The Opening Of Element Me’aisam In The United Arab Emirates, In Dubai Production City

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Raises Full Year Forecast After Reporting Strong Results For The First Quarter 2018

Hyatt Reports First Quarter 2018 Results - Raises Full-Year Outlook For RevPAR Growth, Rooms Growth And Shareholder Returns

Avis Budget Group Reports Strong First Quarter 2018 Results

News for May 2, 2018

Summer Travelers Seek Fun In The Sun - The Top Domestic Summer Travel Destinations, Based On AAA Travel Bookings For Trips June 1 Through August 15

Cisco Announces Intent To Acquire Accompany - Accompany Founder And CEO Amy Chang To Lead Cisco's Collaboration Business

GBTA Executive Director Honored With Inaugural SPOKEies® Award – Michael W. McCormick Named Top Spokesperson In Non-Profit Trade Associations

IHG, In Partnership With The Lazizi Premiere Limited, Expands Footprint In Africa With Opening Of Crowne Plaza Nairobi Airport

Renaissance Hotels Debuts In Indonesia With The Opening Of Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa

Hampton by Hilton Unveils New Prototype – Introduces New Flexible Design Concept Leveraging Latest Architectural Trends To Solidify Legacy Of Innovation

Best Western® Hotels & Resorts Introduces New Dual-Branded Hotel In Texas, The Best Western Plus Executive Residency Port Of Corpus Christi

Wyndham Worldwide Reports First Quarter 2018 Results

Swisscom Reports On Track In The First Quarter 2018 – Growth In Broadband, inOne And TV

News for May 1, 2018

Marriott Vacations Buying Timeshare Operator ILG For $4.7 Billion - ILG Operates Vacation Programs Under The Hyatt, Sheraton And Westin Brands

IHG: The Juggle Is Real For Today's Travel Managers: Main Priorities And Considerations When Putting Travel Your Programme Together - Trends Which Will Have The Biggest Impact On Travellers

Hyatt Announces Plans For Hyatt Centric Melbourne

Marriott Hotels Debuts In West Africa With The Opening Of Accra Marriott Hotel, Ghana

Hyatt Announces Plans For Hyatt Centric Melbourne

Best Western® Hotels & Resorts Celebrates Groundbreaking Of Dual-Branded Hotel In Phoenix

Wyndham Vacation Ownership Adds Bali To Its Growing WorldMark South Pacific Club Portfolio, The Wyndham Dreamland Resort Bali

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