Hospitality and Tourism Industry News

  • Temporary Jobs to Grow 13 Percent Over the Next Five Years Fri, 6 Mar 2015 11:13:32 EST
    Is the growth in temporary jobs here to stay? Temporary help services was among the first industries to add jobs when the recession officially ended, growing 15 percent from 2009 to 2010 and 57 percent from 2009 to 2014.
  • U.S. Unemployment Rate Edges Down to 5.5% Fri, 6 Mar 2015 10:10:51 EST
    Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 295,000 in February, and the unemployment rate edged down to 5.5 percent. Job gains occurred in food services and drinking places, professional and business services, construction, health care, and in transportation and warehousing.
  • Semantic Search and Its Impact on the Future of the Hospitality and Travel Industry - By Alan E. Young Fri, 6 Mar 2015 10:08:19 EST
    Searching, searching and more searching. This endless search seems to be the norm these days when looking for a hotel or flight.
  • New Embassy Suites Opens in Saratoga Springs Fri, 6 Mar 2015 10:05:38 EST
    Located just 30 minutes away from Albany International Airport, Embassy Suites Saratoga Springs is just minutes from the award-winning Saratoga National Golf Club, Saratoga National Historic Park, Saratoga Casino and Raceway, Canfield Casino, Saratoga Winery & Tasting Room, and the internationally-renowned Saratoga Race Course, a historic thoroughbred horse racing track considered to be the oldest sporting venue in the country.
  • Hotel Biz Analytics Predict a Bright Outlook for US Hoteliers Fri, 6 Mar 2015 10:00:46 EST's HIL, a composite indicator that gauges future monthly overall business conditions in the U.S. hotel industry, increased by 0.3% in January to 119.7, following an increase of 0.4% in December. The index is set to equal 100 in 2005.
  • Revinate’s InGuest Platform Named First Runner-Up at HTNG’s TechOvation Awards Thu, 5 Mar 2015 13:39:30 EST
    Revinate, a San Francisco-based technology company that is reinventing the hotel guest experience, celebrates its award at Hotel Technology Next Generation’s (HTNG) TechOvation awards last week. inGuest, Revinate’s revolutionary guest engagement platform that turns guest data into revenue for hoteliers, was awarded first runner-up.
  • Viceroy Hotel Group To Open Hotel In Chicago In 2017 Thu, 5 Mar 2015 13:26:23 EST
    Working in tandem with Convexity Properties, the luxury hospitality brand will unveil the Goettsch Partners and TAL Studio-designed property, located on State Street in the Gold Coast.
  • Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Apartments in Al Barsha Opens in Dubai Thu, 5 Mar 2015 13:21:34 EST
    Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Apartments is located at a convenient distance from many retail and leisure establishments: the residence is half a kilometre from Mall of the Emirates and Ski Dubai, four kilometres from the Palm Jumeirah, and 18 kilometres from Downtown Dubai.
  • 400 Room Earth Hotel Announced for Uncasville, Connecticut Thu, 5 Mar 2015 13:15:16 EST
    During a press conference Thursday morning attended by Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy and Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, Mohegan Sun executives shared details on a second hotel being added to the flagship property in Uncasville, Connecticut.
  • Knowledge@Wharton - How Companies Are Managing the Millennial Generation Thu, 5 Mar 2015 13:09:56 EST
    As multinationals seek to become bigger, faster and stronger to compete on the global stage, they’re launching new corporate development programs to mobilize their workforce. And their efforts are reaching far beyond out-dated cushy executive retreats.
  • AHLEI Announces Sponsors of 2015 HTMP International Competition Thu, 5 Mar 2015 11:42:09 EST
    The 12th annual competition will be held April 23-25 at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida, and will bring together teams of enthusiastic, motivated high school hospitality students who will demonstrate their skills and knowledge as they compete for scholarships to leading college hospitality programs.
  • Hilton at Resorts World Bimini Coming to the Bahamas Thu, 5 Mar 2015 11:40:25 EST
    The newly-built luxury marina hotel, slated to have its official grand opening at Resorts World Bimini in the Bahamas this summer, will operate as Hilton at Resorts World Bimini, and marks Hilton Worldwide’s second hotel in the Bahamas.
  • Chicago’s LondonHouse Joins Curio Collection Thu, 5 Mar 2015 11:33:57 EST
    LondonHouse is expected to open Spring 2016 and will be located in Chicago’s historic London Guarantee Building and new 22-story architecturally synchronized Modernist glass tower.
  • New U.S. Hotel Openings Are Not Expected to Peak Until 2018-2019 Thu, 5 Mar 2015 11:19:36 EST
    Lodging Econometrics reported that new hotel supply growth bottomed in 2011 with the opening of only 347 Hotels/37,404 Rooms. The bottom in 2011 concluded a precipitous 75% decline in New Hotel Openings from a peak of 1,341 Hotels/154,257 Rooms established in 2008 at the onset of the Great Recession.
  • 300 Room Dual-branded Hotel Announced for 2017 in Fort Lauderdale Thu, 5 Mar 2015 11:08:05 EST
    The Wurzak Hotel Group announced that it is under contract to build a premium 300 room dual-branded hotel in a prime downtown Fort Lauderdale location. Construction on the 24 story development will begin in the late summer of 2015 with an opening scheduled for early 2017.