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Save the Date: Learn How to Simplify Mobile Adoption in May 31 Webinar
May 31st at 1pmET (10amPT) dormakaba, Intelity, StayNTouch will Host a Webinar titled, “Leveraging the Power of Mobility: The New way to Satisfy Guests” to Clarify Mobile Adoption

The Rainmaker Group Solves Revenue Management Challenges to Bolster Growth at Westgate Las Vegas
Leading provider of revenue management and intelligence solutions for the gaming and hospitality industry brings total profit optimization to prominent resort and casino property

Vanishing Destinations: 36 Percent of U.S. Travelers Feel It Important to Visit Before They Disappear
Survey shows Millennials, the affluent and those with higher education find it extremely important to visit destinations like the Great Barrier Reef, Glacier National Park and Venice, Italy. 

U.S. Hotel Supply Forecast for 2017 Shows 22 Percent Increase Over Total Number of Openings Last Year
In Q117, 513 Projects were announced into the Hotel Construction Pipeline. In 2018, LE forecasts an additional 1,283 Hotels/143,038 Rooms will open in the U.S.

Dane County, Wisconsin; Familiar Territory for Marriott CEO, Arne Sorenson, While Celebrating Grand Opening of Madison's AC Hotel
Sorenson's father grew up in McFarland, where his father, Morris, was a pastor at McFarland Lutheran Church and for congregations in Stoughton and Argyle. Sorenson spoke about his memories of McFarland, the AC Hotel brand and the growth of the hotel industry while seated in a fifth-floor suite overlooking the Capitol.

Staff Retention: You Might Be Doing It Wrong / Gary Hogan
Following are the Top 5 myths about employee retention that frequently result in catastrophic miscalculations on the part of management.

Industry Leader ALICE to Launch Three New Products at HITEC 2017
Hundreds of hotels and luxury residences worldwide are partnered with ALICE to improve their staff operations and guest experience. Stop by Booth 1245 for a live product demo.

West Belmont Place Offers Value-Added Wedding Room Blocks
The Best Way to Book a Wedding Room Block

Summit Hospitality Acquires the Courtyard by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Beach for $82.8 Million
The seller was PHF Oceanfront LP, an affiliate of San Francisco-based Fillmore Capital Partners.

Volusia County, Florida Hotel Occupancy, ADR and RevPAR All Rise in April
After two consecutive months of declines, occupancy at hotels in Volusia County rose in April to 73 percent, up about 9 percent from 67 percent for the same month in 2016. The average daily room rate jumped 6 percent year-over-year to $123.91, compared with $117.30 and revenue per available room increased to $90.41, up 15 percent from $78.32.

Concord Hospitality Files Suit Against Wright State University Claiming Money Owed for 130 Canceled Rooms for Lost Presidential Debate
Although the debate was cancelled, the hotel contract called for 75 percent of the hotel costs for the rooms to be paid, according to the lawsuit.


Kharmas Group Partners with AccorHotels for New Mama Shelter Hotel in Dubai
Expected to open in 2020, Mama Shelter Dubai will have 201 rooms and 80 residences in a glass tower set in Dubai's downtown Business Bay.

Champion Hotels Opens First-Ever Tru by Hilton in Oklahoma City
The new-build Tru by Hilton Oklahoma City Airport boasts 86 rooms and offers a brand-new hotel experience.

Meliá Shanghai Hongqiao Debuts as Brand's Flagship Property in China Led by General Manager Marko Janssen
The modern property features 187 rooms just minutes from Shanghai's National Exhibition & Convention Center.

Marshall Hotels & Resorts Opens 162-Room Grand River Hotel, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member, in Grand Rapids
The Grand River Hotel marks the first, new full-service hotel to enter the marketplace in seven years.

SMASHotels and Autograph Collection Hotels Open Hotel EMC2 in Downtown Chicago
The 21-story EMC2 features 195 rooms situated in the heart of the famed Magnificent Mile Shopping District.

Owned and Managed by Love's Hospitality, Fairfield Inn & Suites Opens in Van, Texas
The new Fairfield Inn & Suites Van offers 74 rooms.

W Fort Lauderdale Reveals Phase One of $55 Million Renovation with Phase Two Wrapping Up this Fall
Owned by Related Companies, the full scale renovation touched every corner of the property including all 517 guest rooms, suites, and residential suites, rooftop WET deck pool and meeting spaces.

Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa Nears Completion of Its Two Phase, $50 Million Renovation
Phase one included renovation of the hotel's lobby and public spaces while phase two transforms all 343 accommodations and will be complete September 2017.

Key International & LBA Hospitality Complete Renovation of Florida's 124-Key Hampton Inn & Suites Gainesville-Downtown
The Hampton Inn & Suites Gainesville-Downtown was acquired by Key International for $27 million in September 2016 and shortly began renovations in November under the supervision of LBA Hospitality.

Ramada Jerusalem Appoints David Tucker as General Manager; Unveils Newly Renovated Hotel
David has worked with one of the most prominent brands in the industry The Ritz Carlton Herzliya and with the exclusive independent hotel brand Alrov - David Citadel and Mamilla Hotels.

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