Hospitality and Tourism Industry News

  • H. Brandt Niehaus Named Hotel Broker of the Year for Second Consecutive Year Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:11:34 EST
    H. Brandt Niehaus, president of Huff, Niehaus & Associates, Inc. located in Louisville, Kentucky, received HBI’s highest honor – Broker of the Year. Niehaus received this recognition of excellence in hotel real estate brokerage based on outstanding sales volume and participation in the industry. Mr. Niehaus earned this honor previously in 2017 and in 2004.
  • Conrad Washington, DC Hotel Opens Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:02:34 EST
    The 360-room, 10-floor hotel designed by Pritzker Prize Laureates Herzog & de Meuron features 30,000 square feet of luxury retail space on its ground floor and 32,000 square feet of purpose-built meeting space, all above ground level and unlike any other hotel in Washington D.C.
  • Microtel by Wyndham Unveils New Prototype Thu, 21 Mar 2019 15:49:00 EST
    Microtel by Wyndham, the economy hotel brand under Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: WH), today unveiled its newest prototype, a reimagined interior and exterior concept designed to elevate the brand, reduce building costs, optimize efficiencies and drive greater returns for developers.
  • The Real Rate Parity Problem No One Is Talking About Thu, 21 Mar 2019 15:40:26 EST
    As our series of quarterly parity reports show, parity issues are at the root of huge potential losses for hoteliers. These have a number of causes, depending on whether OTAs have a contractual relationship with the hotels. What’s often not discussed is the role wholesalers play in exacerbating this problem when dealing with non-contracted OTAs.
  • Rosewood Hong Kong Opens Its Doors Thu, 21 Mar 2019 15:29:21 EST
    Rosewood Hong Kong opens as a magnificent new ultra-luxury property in the heart of the Victoria Dockside district on the shores of Victoria Harbour.
  • Thom Geshay Named President for Davidson Hotels & Resorts Thu, 21 Mar 2019 12:30:39 EST
    Davidson Hotels & Resorts announces the promotion of Thom Geshay from chief operating officer to president. Geshay continues a 30-plus-year career with one of the largest privately held management companies in the lodging industry and is only the fourth president in the company's 45-year legacy.
  • Thu, 21 Mar 2019 12:14:54 EST
    Amazon’s Alexa took up the job of hotel concierge with Marriott in mid-2018. It’s done well and is now ready for consideration by your property.
  • Hyatt Place Saigon Phu Nhuan Hotel Announced for 2022 Thu, 21 Mar 2019 12:07:59 EST
    Set to open in 2022, the hotel will mark Hyatt’s first Hyatt Place hotel in Vietnam
  • Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:59:35 EST
    Assuming that you’ve been implementing all of the tips we’ve provided on the Fuel Hotel Marketing Podcast thus far, your property is immaculate and your staff are super-friendly. That means that you don’t have a problem retaining guests. Your repeat visitor numbers are through the roof. However, you still have some soft spots throughout the year that you need to fill up, so you’re going to have to go find new people to stay in those rooms. In this episode, we look at some of the ways that you can spread the word about your property and earn the opportunity to win some new business.
  • SiteMinder Study Reveals Great Hotel Service, Personalised Offers Win Guests from Italy Every Time Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:52:48 EST
    A new study by SiteMinder today reveals that great service and personalised offers are the two deciding factors for Italian travellers when choosing their accommodation. The study, Le aspettative dei viaggiatori italiani alla base dell’evoluzione del settore alberghiero, was this week launched at Buy Tourism Online (BTO) in Florence to explore the preferences of guests for the country’s hotels.
  • Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta-Buckhead Hotel Opens Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:43:23 EST
    Hilton Garden Inn announced the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta-Buckhead, located at 3342 Peachtree Road NE. The newly re-designed hotel, formerly the Doubletree Hotel Buckhead, is in the heart of the Buckhead financial district and close to MARTA Rail Station and Lenox Square.
  • HVS Report - Canadian Hotel Development Cost Survey 2018 - By Carrie Russell, Tom Beckett and Lily Li Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:34:46 EST
    Each year, HVS researches and compiles development costs from our database of actual hotel construction budgets. This source now provides the basis for our illustrated total development costs per room/per product type.
  • Marriott International Appoints Margaret McCarthy to Board of Directors Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:21:43 EST
    The Board of Directors of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) said today it has appointed Margaret M. McCarthy, Executive Vice President at CVS Health Corporation, as an independent director of the company, effective March 19, 2019. Ms. McCarthy will also be included in the company's slate of nominees for election at Marriott's upcoming 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.
  • Fairmont Copley Plaza Named the 2019 Historic Hotels of America Historic Hotel of the Year Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:17:55 EST
    The Fairmont Copley Plaza has been a landmark in Boston's historic Back Bay since 1912. Constructed on the original site of Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, the hotel derives its name from the great American painter John Singleton Copley (1738-1774).
  • Riyadh Marriott Hotel Diplomatic Quarter and Marriott Executive Apartments Riyadh, Diplomatic Quarter Open Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:14:00 EST
    The complex is strategically located in the heart of one of the most sought-after areas in the city with easy access to key embassies and major corporate headquarters, just a 30-minute drive from King Khalid International Airport.