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News for October 31, 2017

IBM Elects Two New Members To Its Board of Directors: Joseph R. Swedish, Chairman, President And CEO Of Anthem, Inc., And Frederick H. Waddell, Chairman And CEO Of Northern Trust Corporation

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Appoints Amir Lababedi Vice President Development Europe & North Africa, As Group Accelerates Growth Plans

Desbravador Integrates TravelClick’s iHotelier Central Reservations System Into Desbravador's Intelligent Management Software’s PMS - Integration Provides Real-Time Transmission Of Rates And Inventory While Facilitating Seamless Communication For Hoteliers To Maximize Revenue

Best Western® Hotels & Resorts Launches Third Soft Brand, BW Signature CollectionSM By Best Western – Company Now Offers Options To Independent Hoteliers In Most Chain Scale Segments; Properties Already On Board In New York And Vermont

Hong Kong International Airport Reinvents Check-In With New Adaptable Kiosks Powered By Amadeus

Ashford Trust Completes Refinancing Of The Hilton Boston Back Bay

News for October 30, 2017

Cambria Hotels On Pace To Set Record Year With Most Openings And Largest Pipeline In Brand's History

Marriott International Expands Its Resort Portfolio In 2017 Across The Asia Pacific Region As Demand For New Experiences Soars

Meliá Hotels International Accelerates Its Growth In Asia Pacific To Reach 45 Hotels In The Region

Envivo Launches New OTT Streaming Video Service In Africa With Cisco Infinite Video

Swiss-Belhotel International Announce Rebranding Of Swiss-Belhotel Yogyakarta As Swiss-Belboutique Yogyakarta

News for October 27, 2017

Europe's First Hyatt House Opens Its Doors In Dusseldorf, The Hyatt House Düsseldorf/Andreas Quartier – HoteI Is Operated By In Town Hospitality Under A Franchise Agreement

Choice Hotels Sign Agreement With Sandalwood Management And KPG Hotels To Develop Its First Upscale Cambria Hotel In Baltimore

Interstate Hotels & Resorts Continues Momentum Adding Three Branded Hotels To Its Portfolio: A Dual-Branded Hyatt House And Hyatt Place SeaTac, Wa., And A Luxury Resort In Southern California’s Temecula Wine Region, Tentatively Named Twelve Oaks Resort

Best Western® Hotels & Resorts Breaks Ground On Dual-Branded Property In Austin, Texas, The Best Western Plus/Executive Residency By Best Western

News for October 26, 2017

North American Hoteliers Open The Last Quarter Of 2017 With Solid Rate And Booking Growth According To TravelClick’s October 2017 NAHR - Group Travel In Particular Shows Uptick In Fourth Quarter, With Reserved Occupancy Increasing Over 4%

Eight Travel Predictions For 2018, As Revealed By

Cisco And Google Partner On New Hybrid Cloud Solution, Enabling Apps To Span On-Premises Environments And Google Cloud Platform

Don’t Get Caught In A Breach: Prepare For Cybersecurity – NRA Released “Cybersecurity 201: The Next Step” Guide

AI, Robotics And Augmented Reality Technologies Are Shaping The Future Of Posts And Delivery Companies Today, Accenture Report Shows

Hilton Reports Third Quarter Results, Raises Full Year Outlook

News for October 25, 2017

eRevMax Expands Management Team To Cater To Growing Demand: Appoints Gerard Carrie As Chief Operating Officer For LiveOS

TravelClick Expands Strategic Business Relationship With Hyatt - TravelClick’s Demand360®, Rate360® And Agency360® Preferred Solutions For Hyatt

Interstate Hotels & Resorts Introduces New Lifestyle Division, INTRIGUE Hotels & Resorts By Interstate

Autograph Collection Hotels Welcomes A Historic Gem With Opening Of Sina Villa Medici In Florence - Former 19th Century Residence Marks The Brand’s Fourth Hotel In Italy

Best Western® Hotels & Resorts Announces The Arrival Of BW Premier Collection® In Mississippi, The Magnolia Bluffs Casino Hotel, BW Premier Collection In Natchez

C O R R E C T I O N — Choice Hotels International, Inc. - Comfort Brand Hotels Continue Weekly Hotel Openings And Successful Transformation With Its Truly Yours Prototype

Wyndham Worldwide Reports Third Quarter 2017 Results

Visa Inc. Fiscal Fourth Quarter And Full-Year 2017 Financial Results

The Coca-Cola Company Reports Solid Operating Results In Third Quarter 2017

News for October 24, 2017

Hyatt Announces Plans For Hyatt House Frankfurt/Eschborn – Hotel Will Be Owned By benchmark. REAL Estate Development GmbH And Will Be Leased And Managed By HR Group

Corporate R&D Spending Hits Record Highs For The Top 1000, Despite Concerns Of Economic Protectionism According To PwC’s Strategy&

InterContinental Hotels Group® Has Signed A Management Agreement With BIM Group To Develop The First Holiday Inn Hotel In Vientiane, Laos

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Signs Third Muscat Hotel As Oman Expansion Strategy Gains Momentum

RLH Corporation Focuses On Franchise Growth Through Sales Of Entertainment And Hotel Ownership Interests

SHUAA Capital And Rotana Opens “Centro Waha Riyadh” - The Second Hotel In The Kingdom Under The “Centro by Rotana” Brand

News for October 23, 2017

The Coca-Cola Company Announces Leadership Transition For Coca-Cola North America - J. Alexander “Sandy” Douglas Jr. Will Retire As President Of Coca-Cola North America - He Will Be Succeeded By James L. “Jim” Dinkins

Cisco Announces Agreement To Acquire BroadSoft, A Leader In Cloud Calling And Contact Center Solutions

Spirit Ridge At Nk’Mip Resort In British Columbia To Join The Unbound Collection By Hyatt Brand - Iconic British Columbia Resort Marks The First Canadian Property For The Unbound Collection By Hyatt Brand

IHG® Announces Plans To Bring Together IHG® Rewards Club And Kimpton Karma Rewards

Marriott International Debuts Four Points By Sheraton In Tanzania

Fornova Partners With eRevMax To Create A One-Stop Shop For Smart Distribution, Benefiting Hotels Worldwide

News for October 20, 2017

InterContinental Hotels Group Announces That Elie Maalouf, IHG’s Chief Executive Officer For The Americas, Is To Be Appointed As An Executive Director

Holiday Inn Express® & Suites Expands Presence In León Guanajuato, Mexico, Close To Bajio International Airport – Hotel Is Owned And Managed By Nathan Desarrollos Hoteleros SAPI

IHG® Opens Europe’s Largest Holiday Inn Express® In Cologne City Centre

Accenture Announces Intention To Acquire French Digital Commerce Agency Altima – Acquisition To Further Expand Accenture Interactive’s Customer Experiences Capabilities To Help Brands Win And Retain Customers

Rosewood Chengdu Scheduled To Open In 2023

AccorHotels Reports Like-For-Like Third-Quarter 2017 Revenue Up 6.4% To €504 Million / Full-year 2017 EBIT Expected At The Upper End Of The €460m To €480m Target Range

IHG Announces 2017 Third-Quarter Trading Update

News for October 19, 2017

American Express Announces Stephen J. Squeri To Succeed Kenneth I. Chenault As Chairman And Chief Executive Officer

Marriott International Appoints Rena Reiss Executive Vice President And General Counsel

Cambria Hotels Joined Murphy Development Group And Management Company Crescent Hotels & Resorts To Celebrate The Grand Opening Of The Cambria Hotel Chicago Loop – Theatre District

Elevating ‘Play’ In Vancouver - the DOUGLAS, Part Of Autograph Collection Hotels, And JW Marriott Parq Vancouver Bring The Luxury Of Choice To Downtown Vancouver

Melia Hotels International Cuba Announces The Reopening Of Hotels Affected By Hurricane Irma In Cayo Santa María, Cayo Coco, Cayo Guillermo And Varadero

US Consumers More Reluctant to Shop During Peak Holiday Shopping Days And More Likely To Purchase Online Than In Stores, Accenture Survey Reveals - Survey Finds Consumers Are Bargain Hunting For Their Holiday Haul All Year Round

American Express Reports Third Quarter EPS Of $1.50, Up 25%; Revenues Rise 9%; Full Year 2017 EPS Guidance Raised To $5.80-$5.90

Blackstone Reports Third Quarter 2017 Results

News for October 18, 2017

PwC Names Neil Dhar As New Head Of Financial Services

IHG Debuts EVEN Hotels Brand In Greater China – The Region's Firsst Four EVEN Hotels Properties Will Be Located In Shanghai, Sanya, Chongqing And Jinan

New Amadeus Paper Identifies Four Ways The Blockchain Can Transform The Future Of The Travel Industry

Holiday Inn® Goiânia Opens In Brazil, IHG’s Eighth Holiday Inn Property In Brazil

Marriott International Expands Presence In Pakistan With Signing Of Sheraton Grand Lahore

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts’ Sub-Saharan Africa Expansion Campaign Gains Momentum As Work On First Abidjan Property Gets Underway

Discontent In The Boardroom Reaches All-Time High, According To PwC’s 2017 Annual Corporate Directors Survey

Spare Me! AAA Finds Nearly One-Third Of New Vehicles Are Missing A Spare Tire

IBM Reports 2017 Third-Quarter Results

News for October 17, 2017

IHG® Appoints Fergus Stewart Vice President, Luxury Operations, Europe

AHLA President, CEO Katherine Lugar Appointed To Federal Task Force On Apprenticeship Expansion – Hotel Industry Supports 8 Million Jobs; Leads Effort To Hire New Apprentices

Blackstone Acquires Hotel Investment Partners In Spain - HI Partners Owns A Portfolio Of 14 Primarily Coastal Hotels With Over 3,700 Rooms In Spain’s Most Popular Tourism Destinations

InterContinental Perth City Centre Now Open, The 6th InterContinental Hotel In Australia.

Accenture Announces Intention To Acquire French Digital Commerce Agency Altima - Acquisition To Further Expand Accenture Interactive’s Customer Experiences Capabilities To Help Brands Win And Retain Customers

Raffles Europejski Warsaw: Beloved Icon Is Restored To Warsaw - The city’s Cherished Landmark First Opened In 1857

News for October 16, 2017

Accenture Appoints Iliana Oris Valiente As Global Blockchain Innovation Lead

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC Minority Interest In Avendra To Be Sold To Aramark

MGallery By Sofitel Opens Its First Establishment In Versailles: Hôtel Le Louis Versailles Château

The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui Opens Capturing The Original Spirit Of Thai Island Life

Accenture Research: Most Large Global Banks Planning Major Investments In Open Banking – Half Believe Competitive Pressure Will Force Them To Give Data-Access To Third-Parties As A Service To Customers

The Ascend Hotel Collection Welcomes Three New Iconic South Beach Properties: The  Hotel Breakwater South Beach, Casa Victoria Orchid And Hotel Ocean

News for October 13, 2017

New Report Identifies Best Practices For Creating And Sustaining Apprenticeship Programs - Accenture, The Swiss-American Chamber Of Commerce, The Global Apprenticeship Network And ETH Zu?rich/KOF Swiss Economic Institute Publish “Jobs Now” Report To Help U.S. Organizations Bridge The Skills Gap

Omni Hotels & Resorts Becomes First North American Hotel Brand To Partner With Conferma – Partnership Enables Business Travel Clients To Utilize Virtual Payment System Research Finds More Business Travel Is Secret To Professional Success

Omni Hotel At The Battery Atlanta Now Open For Bookings For Stays Beginning December 28, 2017

Home2 Suites By Hilton Pittsburgh Area Beaver Valley Opens – Hotel Is Owned And Operated By Millcraft Hospitality, L.P.,

News for October 12, 2017

AccorHotels Signs An Agreement To Acquire Mantra Group Limited, One Of Australia's Largest Hotel And Resort Marketers And Operators

Global Business Travelers Identify Top Challenges They Face On the Road - Frictionless Travel Can Impact Employee Recruitment And Retention According To New Report Released By The GBTA Foundation

Wyndham Hotel Group Adds 370,000 Sq. Ft. Of Meeting Space In 2017 – Announces Latest Addition To Its Expanding Dolce Hotels And Resorts Brand: Cheyenne Mountain Colorado Springs, A Dolce Resort

Global Study Highlights Economic Benefits Of ‘Cashless Cities’ - Independent Study Conducted By Roubini ThoughtLab And Commissioned By Visa Reported Could Yield A Net Benefit Of Up To U.S. $470 Billion Per Year Across The 100 Cities Studied – Roughly The Equivalent To 3% Of The Average GDP For These Cities

Cambria Hotels, Along With Developer City Point Capital, Announce The Breaking Of Ground In South Boston, Mass.

Hyatt Announces Plans For The First Joint Hyatt Centric And Hyatt House Hotels In Japan – The Hotels In Kanazawa Expected To Open In 2020

News for October 11, 2017

Mastercard Announces Departure Of Gary Flood, President Of Global Products And Solutions, At The End Of 2017

What Women Want: Study For MGallery Reveals The True Meaning Of Well-Being - Examines The Habits And Requirements Of The Female Traveler

The InterContinental® Los Angeles Downtown Opens As The Tallest Building West Of Chicago, With Reported Elevation At 1,100 Feet And 73 Stories


Marriott International Continues Extensive Expansion In Africa – Targets Over 200 Hotels With More Than 37,000 Rooms By 2022 - Expecting To Generate $8.5 Billion Of Capital Investment And 50,000 Direct And Indirect Jobs

IHG Signs Management Agreement For New Holiday Inn And Suites In Dubai Business Bay

Quarterly Investment In US VC-Backed Companies Hits $19B Amid Strong Mega-Round Activity, According To The PwC/CB Insights MoneyTree Report

News for October 10, 2017

Accenture Appoints Nikki Mendonça As President Of Intelligent Marketing Operations

U.S. Business Travelers Harbor A Positive Outlook On Business Travel - New Global Research From American Express Finds 57% Of U.S. Respondents Believe That Business Travel Makes Their Job More Interesting

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Appoints Julien Bonafous, Vice President Sales

Accenture Acquires IBB Consulting To Expand Strategy Capabilities For Communications, Media & Technology Clients

Avis Budget Group Announces Renewal And Expansion Of Global Partnership With International Airlines Group

Conrad Hotels & Resorts Announces Second Manhattan Property With Plans To Reflag The London NYC - Hotel To Undergo Complete Renovation And Will Debut As Conrad New York Midtown In Spring 2019

Cambria Hotels, In Collaboration With Fillmore Capital Partners And Fillmore Hospitality, Opens The Cambria Hotel New Orleans Warehouse District

News for October 6, 2017

Hilton Launches Africa Growth Initiative - Initiative Expected To Add 100 Properties To Its Portfolio Over The Next Five Years

Telenor And Cisco Introduce ‘WorkingGroupTwo’ - A New Business Entity That Will Offer Mobile Operators A Cloud Solutions Platform Designed To Radically Increase Product Innovation And Reducel Time To Market

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

Meliá Hotels International To Open At Iguazu Falls – In 2018 Hotel Will Be Renovated To Update Its Facilities And Attributes To The Standards Expected Of The Meliá Hotels & Resorts Brand

Hilton Garden Inn Opens Six New U.S. Hotels As Part of Autumn Expansion And Continues Robust International Growth – Growth In Brazil, Canada & China Puts Brand At A Total Of Nine New Hotel Openings Last Month

News for October 5, 2017

Carlson Announces The Appointment Of Jude Buckley As New Board Member

AccorHotels And SNCF Group Sign A Strategic Partnership For The Development Of The Orient Express Brand - AccorHotels Will Be Acquiring A 50% Stake In The Share Capital Of Orient Express, Until Now Fully-Owned By SNCF

RLH Corporation Board Approves Listing For Sale Of Majority Of Owned Hotels To Accelerate Asset-Light Strategy

Gran Meliá Ca’ di Dio, A New hotel For Meliá Hotels International On The Grand Canal In Venice, Near To The Famous St. Mark’s Square

New Vehicle Infotainment Systems Create Increased Distractions Behind The Wheel - AAA Foundation Study Reveals In-Vehicle Technology Takes One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Ciao Roma! W Hotels Sets Its Sights On Italy - W Roma The First W Hotel In Italy

Air Canada Partners With Amadeus To Support International Network And Improvements To Customer Experience

Leading Netherlands Cloud Hosting Provider Uniserver Accelerates Datacenter Network Provisioning Using Cisco Virtual Topology System

News for October 4, 2017

Hyatt Expected To Double Number Of Hotels In Africa By 2020 – Six New Hotels Expected To Open By 2020

New Study Reported By Amadeus Encourages Industry To Make Accessible Travel A Reality For All

Many Utilities Believe Cyberattacks Could Bring Down The Electric Distribution Grid In The Next Five Years, Accenture Research Finds

IBM Acquires Vivant Digital Business In Australia

IHG® Continues Rapid Expansion In Germany With Series Of New Openings And Signings – Opens Sixth Hotel And Signing Of Its 13th Hotel This Year – IHG Now Has A Total Of Nearly 120 Hotels Open Andl In The Development Pipeline In The Country

Bank Of Montreal, CaixaBank, Commerzbank, Erste Group, IBM And UBS Collaborate To Advance An Open, Blockchain-based Trade Finance Platform

RLH Corporation Completes The Sale Of TicketsWest And WestCoast Entertainment To Paciolan

News for October 3, 2017

AccorHotels Signs An Agreement To Acquire Gekko, The Specialist In Hotel Distribution Solutions For Business Travelers

The Ritz-Carlton Welcomes Bacara Resort & Spa To Its Prestigious Portfolio, The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

TravelClick And InterContinental Hotel Group Announce Expanded Strategic Business Intelligence Partnership

2017 University Graduates Cling To Human Elements Despite Digital Fluency, According To Accenture – Multi-Country Study Is The First Of Its Kind By Accenture Strategy, Which Has Bench-Marked U.S. Graduate Perceptions About The Workforce Since 2013

Home2 Suites By Hilton OKC Midwest City Tinker AFB Opens – Hotel Is Owned And Managed By K.A.R.S. Investments, LLC

News for October 2, 2017

IHG Appoints Claire Bennett As Chief Marketing Officer

Optimism Reigns Among Small And Middle Market Companies Who Export; More Than Seven In Ten Expect Exporting Revenues To Increase In The Next 12 Months - American Express Grow Global Survey

Statement From Christopher J. Nassetta, President & Chief Executive Officer, Hilton: Grateful To Governor Huntsman For His Contributions To The Hilton Board And Wish The Governor Well As He Embarks On His New Role Serving Our Country

eRevMax Expands Metasearch Distribution Platform With My Hotel Shop - 2-Way Integration To Facilitate Automatic Rate & Inventory Distribution Across Meta-Channels

Accenture Research Finds Lack Of Trust in Third-Party Providers Creates Major Opportunity For Banks As Open Banking Set To Roll Out Across Europe - Less Than Six Months Before PSD2 Implementation, U.K. Consumers Reluctant To Trust Third-Party Providers With Their Bank Details

Embassy Suites By Hilton Debuts In Amarillo, TX, The Embassy Suites Amarillo Downtown

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