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Inside Hotel-Online Today         July 20, 2017
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There's a New Buyer Involved in Wanda's Multibillion-Dollar Asset Sale
Ten days after announcing its deal with rival Chinese property developer Sunac, Wanda said it had renegotiated the terms to include another real estate company, R&F Properties.

Summer Continues with Inconsistent Rates and Bookings for North American Hoteliers
Group and Transient Leisure Travel Stand Out with Rate and Occupancy Growth in Third Quarter of 2017

The Myths and Realities of Las Vegas Casino Hosts
In pop culture, Las Vegas casino hosts are almost as legendary as the players they sometimes serve, the uber-rich bettors known in gambling slang as "whales."

Fixed or Floating, Which is Best for You? / Brian Holstein
What if I told you that choosing between a fixed-rate loan and a floating-rate loan could make or break an otherwise successful real estate investment?

Outlook for Tourism in Israel Strong as Three Million Mark Within Sight, says HVS Report
Despite the volatile geo-political situation in Israel and its neighbouring states, hotel occupancy in 2016 averaged 67%, with average rates and RevPAR remaining steady at US$202 and US$136.

Duetto Brings Revenue Strategy Solutions to Outrigger Hotels and Resorts
Hawaii-Based Hospitality Company Rolling Out Game-Changing Price Optimization and Revenue Intelligence Capabilities to 2,800 Rooms

ALICE Continues Its Growth with Announcement of New Senior Sales Executive for the Southeast Region
Adam Fractenberg’s hiring occurs as ALICE continues to identify hospitality veterans to help grow their brand and take it to market.

BENCHMARK CEO Alex Cabañas' TEDxWilmington Talk Presentation Released on YouTube
Theme: The Bar is So Low-The Unfortunate & Fortunate Realities of Memorable Service

Hospitality Funding Advises Cambria Hotels Expansion in Napa, California
Hospitality Funding’s Chairman Scott Silver said, "We couldn’t be more excited to have arranged this ground up development.”

Behavioral Data & Advanced Retargeting Tactics Allow for 230% Increase in Website Conversion Rate / Michael Orrison
Utilizing our resources from Premium Insights, we were able to work along with The Lenox Hotel to identify opportunities for the packages and specials offered through the website.

Wyndham to Acquire AmericInn Brand and Its Management Company, Three Rivers Hospitality, from Northcott Hospitality for $170 Million
AmericInn’s portfolio consists of 200 primarily franchised hotels with approximately 11,600 rooms in 21 states, predominately in the Midwestern U.S., Ohio Valley, and Mountain states including Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, and North Dakota.
McNeill Hotel Company Acquires Three Hotels in Idaho and Utah
Properties include: 110-room Homewood Suites in Boise, Idaho; 107-room Hilton Garden Inn in Twin Falls, Idaho; 106-room Hampton Inn and Suites in Salt Lake City/West Jordan, Utah

Deutsche Hospitality and GBI AG Partner to Develop New Intercity Hotel and Jaz in the City Brands
The starting point will be four IntercityHotels in Heidelberg, Wiesbaden, Bielefeld and Graz.
September Opening Planned for AC Hotel San Francisco Airport/Oyster Point Waterfront
The brand-new 187-room property is located just 10 miles from downtown San Francisco and 10 minutes from San Francisco International Airport.
Pyramid Hotel Group Opens 233-Room AC Hotel Miami Aventura by Marriott
"We are delighted to be a part of Aventura's vibrant community," said Alan E. Pinado, Jr., General Manager for the AC Hotel Miami Aventura.
Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach Opens in Indonesia with General Manager Guillaume Epinette at the Helm
Owned by PT Bali Perkasasukses, a subsidiary of PT Agung Podomoro Land, Tbk, the hotel offers 289 rooms.
Ehrhardt Hospitality Opens Fairfield Inn & Suites in St. Joseph, Missouri
Travis Perkins is the General Manager of the 108-room Fairfield Inn & Suites St. Joseph.
General Manager Erinn Veach-Asher Welcomes Guests to New Home2 Suites by Hilton Baytown, Texas
The 96-suite hotel is owned by Sigma Hospitality and managed by Prism Hotels and Resorts.
Originally a 1960s Community Center in San Francisco, Joie de Vivre Hotels' Hotel Kabuki to Unveil $28 Million Renovation in Fall 2017
All 156 Tower Rooms will be completed in September 2017, while the 69 Garden Rooms, including the property's suites, will be completed in November 2017.

Visions Hotels Plans Late August Completion of Renovation for Hotel Utica Being Rebranded as DoubleTree by Hilton, Hotel Utica
The 14-story DoubleTree hotel will offer 112 guestrooms.

Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort Undergoes $7 Million Makeover Ahead of Boat Show
The Bahia Mar's tower building opened in 1975 following the resort's marina wing in 1966. The marina wing was renovated in 2015. In all, the resort has 296 rooms.

Vesta Hospitality Completes Multi-Million Dollar Renovations and Upgrades at Three Properties
Vesta will now invest in renovations for three additional properties in its portfolio located in Oregon and Georgia.
Forte Village Appoints Marco Lucrezi as New Marketing Director
Marco Lucrezi has proven experience in diverse roles in marketing and business development including the cruise sector at MSC Cruises, telecommunications at TIM and more recently in Finance & Banking, with the major BNP Paribas BNL banking group.
The Dewberry Charleston Appoints Geoffroy Deconinck as Executive Chef
Born and raised in Brussels, Deconinck developed a passion for food in early childhood through cooking lessons with his grandmother, whose recipes he still references today.
Caneel Bay Resort Names Kyle Woodruff  as Executive Chef
Woodruff previously worked at Caneel Bay Resort back in 2008 for a Caribbean Externship. More recently, Woodruff worked closely with Chef Hans Schadler, who was also Caneel Bay Resort's executive chef from 1968-1974 and worked closely with Laurance Rockefeller.

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