Hospitality and Tourism Industry News

  • U.S. November Unemployment Rate Unchanged At 4.1% Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:58:13 EST
    Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 228,000 in November, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.1 percent. Employment continued to trend up in professional and business services, manufacturing, and health care.
  • HEBS Digital Wins Record-Breaking 21 HSMAI Adrian Awards, Including 10 Gold Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:19:23 EST
    HEBS Digital has been recognized with 21 awards from the 61st HSMAI Adrian Awards Competition. The Adrian Awards honor the outstanding achievements of hospitality brands and agencies for creativity and innovation in advertising, pubic relations, and digital marketing.
  • Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech Hotel Opens in Morocco Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:13:29 EST
    Located near the former imperial city of Marrakech and in the heart of a century-old olive grove set against the backdrop of the Atlas Mountains, the resort evokes the romanticism of desert life, offering a perfect blend of modern architecture and natural surroundings.
  • TRACK/ and Doug Kennedy Announce Upcoming Webinar for December 19 Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:57:23 EST
    Members of the lodging industry can join in as industry expert Doug Kennedy presents an overview of management action steps your leaders should take to maximize conversions and also foster upselling to higher-rated accommodations.
  • Marriott International To Launch Nearly 40 Luxury Hotels Across Eight Luxury Brands In 2018 Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:40:35 EST
    With a network of landmark hotels and resorts in 60 countries today, Marriott International is set to expand its luxury footprint yet further with 200 hotels in the development pipeline, representing 25 new countries, from Iceland and Nepal to Cuba and the Philippines.
  • Meliá Hotels Announces ME Dubai Hotel Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:30:25 EST
    ME Dubai will take residence in the breath-taking, 95 metre-high, Opus building, which is the newest architectural icon in the Dubai skyline. Situated in the heart of the upcoming Burj Khalifa district in Downtown Dubai, The Opus building is managed by leading Middle East real estate developer, Omniyat.
  • Fuel Hotel Marketing Podcast: What Happens When Phone Agents Act Like Your Website? Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:25:37 EST
    Fuel Travel Marketing is back with another episode that takes a look at what life would be like if we treated our phone reservations like we treat our website visitors.
  • Conrad Cartagena Hotel Opens in Colombia Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:55:45 EST
    Resort property features three pools, a golf course, seven dining outlets and fitness center
  • Four Seasons Hotel Tunis Opens Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:45:44 EST
    Contemporary Arabesque architecture and design details including mashrabiya latticework screens reflect both the Hotel’s proximity to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and its easy access to the city.
  • Gilles De Richemond Named Chief Information Officer for AccorHotels Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:35:41 EST
    Gilles was the Managing Director of Voyages-SNCF Technologies, running the group's technical division and SNCF's Digital Factory, since 2012
  • Embassy Suites Winston-Salem Hotel Sold Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:28:23 EST
    Hospitality Ventures Management Group (HVMG) today announced it has completed the sale of the 146-suite Embassy Suites located in downtown Winston-Salem, N.C. HVMG will retain management of the property.
  • IHG Announces Two Hotels for Varanasi in India Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:16:02 EST
    A 300-room Crowne Plaza will be owned by M/s Mall Hotel Ltd, a subsidiary of JHV and will accommodate guests filtering in through the business traffic at Mall Road. The 180-room Holiday Inn will be owned by M/s HLA Hotels Ltd, a subsidiary of JHV and is located well to serve the Buddhist Circuit and will offer excellent connectivity to the airport.
  • Crowne Plaza Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre in Muscat Opens Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:51:03 EST
    The 296-room hotel is located 10 minutes from the New Muscat International Airport and is a part of the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre (OCEC) project, situated in phase one of Madinat Al Irfan, a urban mixed-use development by OMRAN.
  • U.S. Hotel Stocks Up 5.0 Percent for November 2017 Fri, 8 Dec 2017 11:37:15 EST
    The Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index increased 5.0% in November, closing the month at 4,732. Year to date through the first 11 months of 2017, the index was up 27.8%.
  • Clifton Inn in Charlottesville, Virginia Sold Fri, 8 Dec 2017 11:06:44 EST
    Washington, D.C.-based Westmount Capital Group, LLC and Richmond, Va.-based EKG, LLC have acquired the Clifton Inn in Charlottesville, Virginia, and have retained Scout Hotel & Resort Management as its operator.