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Inside Hotel-Online Today         July 24, 2017
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Angie Hospitality CEO Tapped by HTNG for Asia-Pacific Conference Panel on Voice Technology
Ted Helvey to serve as industry expert panelist for session focused on how emerging voice command technologies are revolutionizing the hotel industry

Cendyn joins the Cloud Security Alliance 


Cendyn’s corporate membership with Cloud Security Alliance reinforces commitment to cloud security

Hotel Cybersecurity: Protecting Your Guests and Your Property from Vendor Data Breaches / Jim Butler & Bob Braun
Hotels rely on third-party vendors to help run their properties efficiently, and often must give them access to sensitive guest data. This leaves hotels vulnerable to cyber attacks; they’re only as secure as their vendors are, and may find themselves directly liable for a data breach.

Chatbots in the Hospitality Industry / Abdulrahman Jogbojogbo
The premise of a chatbot is simple - automate communication and act as a window to access a service.

Hospitality Funding Advises Newark Hotel Acquisition
In a joint venture with a China-based investor, Waramaug LS Hotels LLC added the property to their portfolio.

Vertical Booking Increases Portfolio to Over 5,000 Hotels
Vertical Booking, a recognized leader in global reservation technology, announced today rapid growth in 2017, with the addition of over 588 hotels in the first 6 months of the year, bringing the total to more than 5,000 hotels in 106 countries.

Chef Walter Staib Named the Recipient of the Historic Hotels of America 2017 Historian of the Year Award
The Historic Hotels of America Historian of the Year Award is presented to an individual for making a unique contribution in the research and presentation of history and whose work has encouraged a wide discussion and greater understanding and enthusiasm for American History and historic hospitality. 

Arbor Lodging Partners Acquires Courtyard by Marriott Des Moines West/Jordan Creek
The 102-room upscale property will be managed by Arbor Lodging Partners’ affiliate Arbor Lodging Management (formerly NVN Hotels).

Concord Hospitality Breaks Ground on 133-Room Beaufort Hotel in North Carolina
Slated to open in 2018, the property is a joint venture between Concord and Beaufort Hospitality Enterprises.
 
Cachet Hospitality Group Plans September Opening for Flagship Hotel in New York City, Cachet Boutique NYC
Located in Midtown Manhattan, Cachet Boutique NYC will feature 105 rooms and villas, a Playboy Club NYC and two restaurants.



Consorcio Hotelero GR5 and IHG Open New Crowne Plaza Hotel in Puebla, Mexico
With an investment of more than US$17 million, the hotel features 155 guest rooms and suites.

Managed by Hotel Equities, the Four Points Houston Intercontinental Airport Opens
The 125-room property is the brand’s tenth property in Texas

Debra DeShong Joins MGM Resorts International As Vice President Of Global Industry Affairs
Ms. DeShong will lead the global hospitality and entertainment corporation's proactive media relations and messaging strategies for issues affecting MGM Resorts around the world.

Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown Appoints Mark Huntley as General Manager and Regional Vice President
A seasoned hotelier, Huntley’s regional responsibilities for overall operations, performance and strategic direction will also include that of Fairmont Austin, Fairmont Pittsburgh, Pullman Miami and Sofitel Washington, DC Lafayette Square.

Ammar Hilal Named General Manager, Fairmont Dubai
Hilal joins Fairmont Dubai from his most recent role as General Manager at Sofitel Dubai Downtown, our sister property.
 
Bob Toubman Appointed General Manager of Rancho Pescadero in Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Toubman has served in numerous leadership positions, including senior vice president of the Loreto Bay Company in Baja California.

Sonesta Names Shingi Rukuni As General Manager of Sonesta ES Suites Atlanta-Perimeter Center North
Rukuni is already a member of Sonesta family, most recently serving as the General Manager of Sonesta ES Suites Charlotte.
 
The Set Hotels Appoints James Baker as Director of Sales & Marketing, the Americas
The Set, a collection of hotels which includes Hotel Café Royal in London, Conservatorium in Amsterdam, and the Lutetia in Paris, is pleased to announce the appointment of James Baker as the Director of Sales & Marketing, The Americas.

Noble House Hotels & Resorts Names Matt White as Director of Sales for Jackson Hole’s Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa and Hotel Terra Jackson Hole
White previously held the position of sales manager at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, where he was a member of Hyatt Hotel’s “sales team of the year.”  

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