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News for November 30, 2017

From Street Food To Michelin Star Quality, 2018 Is Set To Be A Foodie Adventure According To Research, With Four In Ten Travelers Planning To Incorporate New Food And Drink Destinations Into Their Travel Plans Next Year (Compared To 29% In 2017)

IHG Steps Up Growth In Melbourne’s West With Signing Of Holiday Inn Melbourne Werribee In Partnership With Partner Pelligra Group And Citinova

RLH Corporation Grows Senior Leadership Team - Additions Align Company For Further Growth

Embassy Suites By Hilton Debuts In Boulder, CO – Hotel Is Owned By Orchim, LLC And Managed By Sage Hospitality

Avis Budget Group Continues March Towards Future Of Mobility With Launch Of ‘Lab' In Kansas City - Mobility Lab To Fuel Innovation For Avis Budget Group Globally With Implications For Smart City Integration

Marriott Hotels Converts Shower Door Into Shareable Canvas

News for November 29, 2017

RLH Corporation Names Yvonne Choi Chief Brand Officer - Hotel RL

Millennials Plan To Redefine The C-Suite, Says New American Express Survey - Survey Of Millennials In Four Countries Reveals How Future Leaders' Views and Values Will Change Upper Management

IHG Extends Franchise Model To Crowne Plaza And Holiday Inn Brands In China

RLH Corporation Announces Increase In Guidance For New Franchise Contract Growth

News for November 28, 2017

Accenture Invests In And Forms Strategic Alliance With Leading Quantum Computing Firm 1QBit

Homewood Suites By Hilton Silao Airport Opens In Key Industrial Center In Central Mexico, The 55th Hilton Hotel In The Country

TravelClick And First Hotels Scandinavia Announce Exclusive Customer Relationship - Strategic Partnership Spans Across Reservations, Business Intelligence And Guest Management Solutions, Further Strengthening TravelClick’s Scandinavian Footprint

Best Western® Hotels & Resorts' Expansion Accelerates All Across Asia

News for November 27, 2017

AHLA, BBB Team Up To Fight Online Hotel Booking Scams - Uniquely Positioned Partnership Equips Consumers With Tools To “Search Smarter”, Bad Bookings Impact 55 Million Travelers

Amadeus And HRS Join Forces To Help Companies Organize Small Meetings

Embassy Suites By Hilton Phoenix Downtown North Opens – Hotel Is Owned And Operated By Hospitality Ventures Management Group

An Estimated Four-In-Ten (43%) American Adults Shopped Or Dined Small On Small Business Saturday®

News for November 24, 2017

IHG Partners With SAMHI To Expand Holiday Inn Express Portfolio In India -Milestone Agreement Will Increase IHG’s Current System Size In India By 34%

Homewood Suites By Hilton Milwaukee Downtown Opens – Hotel Is Managed ByKinseth Hospitality Companies

IHG And Franzé To Bring Holiday Inn And Suites To Geelong, Australia, In 2020

Alvarez & Marsal Adds Two Corporate Transformation Experts To Performance Improvement Practice: Scott Burgess And Keith Browning Join As Managing Directors In The Washington, D.C. And Atlanta Offices, Respectively

Alvarez & Marsal Adds Former KPMG Stockholm Head, Daniel Frigell, To Lead Its Nordic Valuation Practice In Nordic Region

News for November 22, 2017

IHGA Hotels Group Japan, The J/V Between IHG And ANA, Signed An Agreement With GHS K.K. And Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd. To Launch IHG’s Boutique Brand Hotel Indigo® In Japan, The Hotel Indigo® Hakone Gora

Wyndham Hotel Group Launches Newest Dual-Brand Concept In Miami - Wyndham Grand And TRYP By Wyndham Brands, Signs Largest Hotel Development In Miami’s Brickell Neighborhood

Shangri-La Hotel, Xiamen Celebrates Grand Opening

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Strengthens Its Egypt Portfolio As Agreement Is Signed For New North Coast Resort With Arabia Investment & Tourist Development SAE, Part Of The Arabia Group, To Manage The 300-Key Mövenpick Hotel & Residences North Coast, Egypt

News for November 21, 2017

GBTA Announces Appointments To Board Vacancies: Bhart Sarin Appointed Chairman, Kathy Briski Appointed Direct Member Director At Large And Erin L. Wilk Appointed Direct Member Director At Large

IHG Signs Its First Crowne Plaza Hotel In Cairo, The Crowne Plaza Cairo Sheikh Zayed City, In Partnership With Al Badr For Investments And Commercial Spaces Company

Tapestry Collection By Hilton Welcomes Hotels In The South’s Most Iconic Port Cities: The Troubadour New Orleans, The Cotton Sail Hotel Savannah (Georgia) And Hotel Ballast Wilmington (North Carolina)

Avis Budget Group Signs Qualified Vendor Agreement With Choice Hotels International

Cisco And INTERPOL Collaborate To Combat Cybercrime

Meliá Hotels International Presents Results For The First Nine Months Of The Year

News for November 20, 2017

North American Hoteliers End 2017 Strong With Healthy Gains Across All Segments – Both Group And Transient Leisure Travel Experience Particularly Solid Growth In Bookings According To TravelClick’s November 2017 NAHR

Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo Opens To Usher In A New Era Of Tourism For Sri Lanka

First Holiday Inn Express® Opens In The Russian Capital, The Holiday Inn Express® Moscow - Paveletskaya – Hotel Managed By The Cosmos Group

RLH Corporation Announces The Signing Of A Franchise License Agreement For A New Hotel RL In New Orleans, The Maison St. Charles By Hotel RL Scheduled To Open In January

Cambria Hotels Breaks Ground On Charleston, S.C., Riverfront

News for November 17, 2017

Nine-In-Ten U.S. Consumers (90%) Say Small Business Saturday®, To Be Celebrated This Year On November 25, Has Had A Positive Impact On Their Community – Survey By The National Federation Of Independent Businesses And American Express

Andaz Singapore Opens Doors As First Andaz Hotel In Southeast Asia

The Ascend Hotel Collection Welcomes The Volaré In San Clemente, Orange County, Calif.

Sotherly Hotels Inc. Announces Plans For Wilmington Hotel; To Join Hilton’s Tapestry Collection

Accenture And Pivotal Launch New Business Group To Help Enterprises Accelerate Cloud Migration And Speed Software Development - New Group To Leverage Pivotal Cloud Foundry To Help Clients Run At Startup Velocity

American Express Introduces Blockchain-Enabled Cross-Border Business-To-Business Payments - American Express® FX International Payments Partners With Santander To Provide Real-Time Payment Processing, Instantly Connecting U.S. Customers To The UK, Via The Ripple Network

News for November 16, 2017

Nearly 51 Million Americans To Travel This Thanksgiving, Highest Volume In A Dozen Years - AAA And INRIX Predict Travel Times Could Be More Than Three Times Longer Over The Holiday Week

Mori Trust, Hilton Grand Vacations And Hilton Announce New Development On Sesokojima Island, Okinawa

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

IBM, Packet Clearing House And Global Cyber Alliance Collaborate To Protect Businesses And Consumers From Internet Threats - New Quad9 DNS Privacy And Security Service Designed To Protect Users From Millions Of Malicious Websites

Tru By Hilton™ Debuts In Stuttgart, Arkansas – Hotel Is Owned And Managed By Flyway Developments

Cisco Reports First Quarter Earnings

Coca-Cola Hosts Investor Day: Company Reaffirms Guidance And Updates Long-Term Growth Targets

News for November 15, 2017

Ericsson Executive Anders Lindblad Joins Accenture As Communications & Media Industry Lead For Europe – Most Recently Led Ericsson’s IT & Cloud Products Business Unit

One In Ten Adults Are Planning To Eat Their Thanksgiving Meal At A Restaurant - Many Consumers Are Planning To Use Restaurant-Prepared Food To Supplement Their Thanksgiving Meal At Home According to A NRA Survey

Grupo Presidente And IHG® Open Staybridge Suites® Silao, The Brand's First Hotel In Guanajuato

Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts Debuts In South Korea, The Le Méridien Seoul

IHG® Rewards Club Hotel Loyalty Program To Reward Members With Points For Ordering Takeout And Dining Out

Vocalink, A Mastercard Company, Supports The Clearing House In Launching A Ground-Breaking Real-Time Payment System In The U.S.

News for November 14, 2017

Crowne Plaza Fiji Wailoaloa Beach Marks The Debut Of The Brand In Fiji – Management Agreement With Quantum Hi-Tech Group Limited To Develop The Largest Hotel In Fiji

Cisco Survey Indicates Adding A Virtual Assistant May Be The Key To Happiness At Work – Survey Finds 94 Percent Of Those Surveyed Said They Dread Meetings, Yet 45 Percent Of Innovators Said They Spend More Than Half The Day In Meetings

Residence Inn By Marriott Aberdeen Opens In Scotland’s Granite City

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Opens The Mövenpick Suriwongse Hotel Chiang Mai, Its Sixth Property In Thailand

Moxy Opens Its Doors In Japan: The Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho And Moxy Osaka Honmachi

Hilton Launches Incubator To Fast-Track Guest Innovations - With The Opening Of New Innovation Gallery, Hilton Officially Joins “I-270” Tech Corridor

News for November 13, 2017

Preferred Hotels & Resorts Welcomes 25 New Member Hotels Across Eight Countries Between August And October 2017

Hilton Opens New Dual-Brand Property In Tempe - Located Near Arizona State University, Hilton Garden Inn And Home2 Suites by Hilton Welcome Guests Visiting The State’s Largest Region

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts Expands Presence In Russia With Opening Of Sheraton Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin

Historic Waldorf Astoria New York Set To Begin Major Construction - Anbang Insurance Group New York Office And AECOM Tishman, Announce First Phase Of Construction Work Will Begin In December

Accenture Forms Alliance With Paxata To Help Clients Build An Intelligent Enterprise By Putting Business Users In Control Of Data – Accenture Ventures Makes Minority Investment In Paxata

Technology Innovation Unleashes The Potential Of Cloud Computing To Empower The Internet Economy - Cisco Helps Alibaba Infrastructure Service To Build Their Next-Generation Data Center

News for November 10, 2017

New Study Reveals Tax Reform Could Boost Hotel Industry By $131.7B - On Behalf Of AHLA, Oxford Economics Analyzed The Impact Of Tax Policy Changes

Support Veterans On The Holiday And Year-Round – NRA Reports A Few Of The Restaurant Companies Helping Veterans Get Started

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour Opens – Heralds The Renaissance Of New Hotel Development In Sydney, With Over 40 Hotels Scheduled To Open In The Next Five Years To Support The City's Tourism Growth

Hotel Jen Uses Relay Robots in Asia At The Hotel Jen Orchardgateway And Tanglin Singapore – Will Deliver Amenities And Local Favorites From The In-Room Dining Menu To Guests, When An Order For Them Is Placed

Prepare For Landing: New Airport Hotels Open In Time For The Busy Holiday Season - Hilton Caters To Increased Demand For Next-Generation Airport Locations With The Debut Of New Hotels In Boston, Los Angeles, Nashville And Toronto

Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Ratchada Opens In Thailand

The Walt Disney Company Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year Earnings For Fiscal 2017

News for November 9, 2017

Accenture Appoints Natalie Heisler As Managing Director, Accenture Analytics Lead For Canada

Hotel Industry Praises House For Passing Save Local Business Act – Legislation Provides Clarity For Local Businesses On What It Means To Be A “Joint Employer”

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Signs Lease For New Landmark Hotel In The Hague As Accelerated Growth Strategy Targets Key European Cities

Blackstone And Ivanhoé Cambridge Announce Largest Private Multi-Family Residential Rooftop Solar Project In The U.S. At New York City's Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village And Expects To Triple Manhattan’s Capacity To Generate Solar Power's-stuyvesant-town-peter-cooper-village

OMNI Louisville Hotel Open For Reservations - Website Booking Launches, 600 Rooms Now Available For Individual Travelers

Homewood Suites By Hilton Allentown Bethlehem Center Valley Opens - Hotel Is Developed, Owned And Managed By HMB Management, Inc.

Meliá Reports Increased Profits By 23.3% And Improves Margins And Sales Efficiency, Consolidating A Business Model Focused On Hotel Management

News for November 8, 2017

Number of Women-Owned Businesses Growing 2.5 Times Faster Than National Average According To The Seventh Annual State Of Women-Owned Businesses Report, Commissioned By American Express OPEN

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group Joins TravelClick's Demand360(r) Program - The Addition Of Carlson Rezidor As A Data Provider Expands The Program To Over 23,000 Properties Worldwide

TRYP By Wyndham Checks Into College Station - Lifestyle Trendsetter’s 4th U.S. Hotel Accelerates Global Growth Spree After Milestone Openings In Dubai And Xi’an

Ping Identity And Accenture Deliver Advanced Identity And Access Management Solution To Help Organizations Easily Secure, Manage And Protect Cloud-Based Applications

Swisscom Selects Ericsson As Strategic Supplier For Gigabit LTE And 5G

Marriott International Reports Third Quarter 2017 Results Highlights

News for November 7, 2017

The Luxury Collection Announces First Hotel In Tasmania

Amadeus Ventures Invests In AVUXI, The Startup That Ranks The Popularity Of Every Place On Earth - Location Is Everything: 90% Of Bookers Are Willing To Pay More To Stay At A More Interesting Neighbourhood

Accenture And Vlocity Expand Strategic Alliance Partnership To Deliver Deep Industry Cloud Solutions On The Salesforce Customer Success Platform

BT And Cisco Accelerate Partnership For Future Networks

Highest October Gasoline Demand Since 2006 According To The Energy Information Administration As Reported By AAA

The Priceline Group Reports Financial Results For Third Quarter 2017

Sotherly Hotels Inc. Reports Financial Results For The Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2017

Avis Budget Group Reports Record Third Quarter 2017 Results

News for November 6, 2017

Mastercard Adds Former CIA Deputy Director As Senior Advisor: Jeanne Tisinger Brings Holistic View To Support Global Technology And Security Efforts

IHG Announce The Signing Of Holiday Inn Cape Town In Partnership With Leisure Hotel Holding (Pty) Ltd

Marriott International Strengthens Kenya Presence With Second Four Points By Sheraton Hotel In The World’s Wildlife Capital; The Four Points By Sheraton Nairobi Airport

Wyndham Vacation Ownership Initiates Partnership With Plantation Resort In Myrtle Beach To Assume Sales And Marketing Operations

Flybe Partners With Amadeus For Digital Transformation

Choice Hotels International Reports Third Quarter Financial Results

News for November 3, 2017

Hilton Hotels & Resorts Makes Debut In Kazakhstan’s Ultra-Modern Capital City With Opening Of Hilton Astana

EDITION Announces Seven 2018 Hotel Launches - Created Through A Partnership Between Ian Schrager And Marriott International, The EDITION Brand Is Slated To Grow From A Collection Of Four To Eleven Properties By The End Of 2018

The Hongkong And Shanghai Hotels Celebrate Groundbreaking Ceremony For The Peninsula London

Hyatt House Brand Debuts In Turkey With Opening Of Hyatt House Gebze

Visa To Transform Payments In Europe With Visa Direct – A Real-Time Payments Platform With Global Reach

Cisco And ConnectWise To Streamline The Creation Of Managed IT Services For Cisco Partners

IBM Closes Acquisition Of Vivant Digital Business

RLH Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2017 Results

News for November 2, 2017

Choice Hotels Signed An Agreement With Sand Hospitality, LLC To Develop New Cambria Hotel In Rock Hill, S.C.

Home2 Suites By Hilton Lake Charles In Lousiana Opens - Hotel Is Owned And Managed By AAA Hotel Company LLC

The Park Hyatt Brand Makes Its Caribbean Debut With St. Kitts Opening, The Park Hyatt St. Kitts Christophe Harbour

Wyndham’s Trademark Hotel Collection Spans U.S. With Six New Additions

IHG Announce The Signing Of First Holiday Inn Cape Town In Partnership With Leisure Hotel Holding (Pty) Ltd.

The Luxury Collection® Hotels & Resorts Set To Open Hotel On The Stunning Beaches Of Okinawa, The IRAPH SUI, Owned By The Mori Trust Group

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Reports Third Quarter Results

Hyatt Reports Third Quarter 2017 Results

La Quinta Holdings Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2017 Results

Swisscom Interim Report As Per The End Of September 2017

News for November 1, 2017

Hyatt Selects Amy Weinberg As Senior VP, To Lead World Of Hyatt Loyalty Program

Many Companies Don’t Know The Details Of Their Travel Payment Methods According To Research Released By The GBTA Foundation, The 2017 Business Travel Payments Study, Conducted In Partnership With AirPlus International

Hilton Expands Growing Resorts Portfolio With Debut Of Exotic Retreat In West African Islands Of Cabo Verde, The Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort

The Ascend Hotel Collection Welcomes The Gallus Stadium Park Inn, In Columbia, S.C.

Ashford Trust Completes Refinancing Of 17-Hotel Portfolio

Best Western® Hotels & Resorts' Surestay Hotel Group® Eclipses 33 Properties Worldwide One Year After Launch

American Express And Hilton Announce New Hilton Honors Co-Branded Credit Cards

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