Hospitality and Tourism Industry News

  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Arlington Rosslyn Key Bridge Opens Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:20:20 EST
    With 168 new suites, the hotel is situated in the Rosslyn business district, just minutes to the activity centers of Arlington as well as Georgetown and downtown Washington, D.C. With close Metro accessibility, the hotel is connected to the entire region.
  • JLL Real Views - How Chatbots Are Breezing in to the Workplace Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:10:50 EST
    Office workers around the globe are turning to a new assistant to answer their HR queries and requests for data, one who never calls in sick or steps away from their desk for meetings.
  • U.S. Hotel Property Tax Expense Upwards of $8 Billion Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:05:32 EST
    According to STR's 2016 HOST data, 15 counties in the U.S. comprise approximately 36% of all hotel property tax expense.
  • IHG Launches Avid Hotels Franchising in Mexico Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:56:37 EST
    The launch of the brand in Mexico closely follows the introduction of avid hotels in the U.S. and Canada last fall, where the company has already signed 75 franchise agreements.
  • IHG Reports Reports RevPAR Growth of 2.7% for 2017 Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:36:09 EST
    IHG Reports Preliminary Results for the year to 31 December 2017
  • The Deadline for GDPR is Approaching Fast. Is Your Hotel Ready? Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:27:18 EST
    Within the hospitality community, you cannot avoid the topic of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation); discussion of its impact is everywhere. And for good reason. There are only a few months to go until the May 25, 2018 compliance deadline for GDPR, which is a game changer for hoteliers as it introduces a new and comprehensive set of strict data protection regulations.
  • HVMG/Investra Joint Venture Acquires 2-Hotel Portfolio in Bentonville, Ark. Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:59:43 EST
    Portfolio includes TownePlace Suites by Marriott Bentonville Rogers and Candlewood Suites Rogers/Bentonville
  • 8 Simple Ways to Increase Your Hotel's Direct Bookings Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:56:12 EST
    Increasing direct bookings would be one of the most rewarding (but just as challenging) tasks for any hotelier. Given the vast market size and share of third party booking sites, it is becoming in increasingly important for hotels to work towards maintain the right balance between OTA bookings and direct bookings.
  • Radisson Hotel Curicó Opens in Chile Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:07:20 EST
    The hotel offers 90 guest rooms and spacious suites. Hotel guests have access to free Wi-Fi, a fitness center, business center and complimentary parking. There is also a scenic terrace on the eighth floor with an incredible view of Curicó.
  • Cloud, Mobile, AI – Want to Know More? Learn with Oracle Hospitality at Hotelympia 2018 - By Matt Nicholls Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:51:06 EST
    Hotelympia will be jam-packed with thousands of hospitality professionals from all over the world, offering an amazing opportunity to network with industry leaders and attend insightful presentations.
  • Residences by Mandarin Oriental Barcelona Announced for 2020 Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:47:16 EST
    Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced an agreement to brand and manage 34 luxurious Residences by Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona housed in a 20-storey tower, with a prime location at the intersection of Passeig de Gràcia and Avinguda Diagonal.
  • Vagn Sørensen to Leave Position As Chairman and Member of Scandic’s Board of Directors Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:42:28 EST
    Vagn Sørensen has announced to Scandic’s Nomination Committee that he will stand down as Chairman and member of the Board of Directors from the Annual General Meeting 2018.
  • Scandic Reports Full Year 2017 Results Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:35:00 EST
    Net sales increased by 11.5% to 14,582 MSEK (13,082) due to higher RevPAR and more rooms in operation. Adjusted EBITDA totaled 1,570 MSEK (1,513), corresponding to a margin of 10.8% (11.6).
  • New Study Finds Hoteliers Fear Robot-Run Future Yet Believe AI IS Key to Guest Personalisation Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:01:31 EST
    A white paper by SiteMinder and IDeaS Revenue Solutions has found that while hoteliers fear a future where their properties are run by robots, they believe artificial intelligence (AI) may be the key to delivering a highly-personalized guest experience.
  • The Top Ten Things to Do in Majorca Tue, 20 Feb 2018 06:52:29 EST
    With 36 towns spanning its island, Majorca is a deceptively large place to visit and has much choice. It’s real capital, Palma, and its party-going capital, Magaluf, are two of its more well-known destinations, but there are many more with 4 star hotels in Majorca from where you can explore the fabulous island. Majorca is just full of delights foodwise and amazing sights. Here are some of the top ten things to do on the isle.