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Inside Hotel-Online Today         September 25, 2017
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What 2017 Fall Trends Tell US Hoteliers About Traveler Behavior / Lenka Trckova
American residents traveling domestically account for 57% of all US searches, far exceeding the number of travelers from any other country.

Agilysys Provides Property Management Software to Hospitality School to Promote Practical Learning
Agilysys will provide their innovative rGuest Stay property management system for instructional use at The International School of Hospitality (TISOH).

Online Hotel Marketing — A Hotelier’s Guide to Inbound Marketing / Nafsika Bourma
When done correctly, it’s especially effective because it focuses on attracting and engaging the traveler without underestimating their knowledge and evaluation abilities, empowering them to make an informed booking decision they won’t be disappointed with. 

Hospitality Financial Leadership - The Third Pillar / David Lund
In the hotel business, there are three pillars: the guests, the colleagues and the money. They are not equal. They are not equal because we ignore the third pillar and we do so at our own peril and out of a bad habit.

The Americas Is the Top World Region and Market in the Global Construction Pipeline
The U.S. accounts for 41% of the projects in the Global Pipeline while China accounts for 20%, resulting in 61% of the Global Pipeline being concentrated in just two countries.

Paramount Lodging Advisors Sells 12th Consecutive Property in the Indiana Market
Paramount Lodging Advisors (PLA) is pleased to announce four transactions in Indiana over the last 14 days – starting with the sale of the Quality Inn South Bend and the Quality Inn Indianapolis.
The Honourable Sir Michael Kadoorie Bestowed SHTM Lifetime Achievement Award
The SHTM Lifetime Achievement Award honors outstanding personalities who have contributed substantially to the development of hospitality and tourism in Hong Kong, the region and around the world.

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Sells for $109 Million
The address of the buyer is the same as that of Westmont Hospitality Group, which has an ownership interest in more than 500 hotels on three continents. The hotel opened as an Adams Mark in 2001. It was sold for $67 million in 2005 and became a Hyatt. The hotel went into foreclosure and was purchased by Fortress Investment Group of New York in 2014 for $53 million.
Colorado Springs' Cheyenne Mountain Resort Sold; Property to be Re-branded and Operate as a Dolce Hotel & Resort by Wyndham
Cheyenne Resort Acquisition Group LLC, controlled by Dr. Kiran Patel, a Zambian immigrant and former cardiologist who expanded into health plans, hotels and real estate, bought the hotel Thursday from an entity controlled by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. for an undisclosed price.

Loews Madison Hotel Joins Hilton Hotels & Resorts’ Portfolio as The Madison Washington DC, a Hilton Hotel
In partnership with affiliates of Walton Street Capital and Waterton, The Madison Washington DC offers 356 rooms just a short walk to the White House.

Owned by Kapolei Hotel Partners and Managed by Management Western States Lodging, New Embassy Suites Opens in Kapolei, Oahu
Embassy Suites by Hilton Oahu Kapolei offers 180 spacious suites led by General Manager Reid Yoshida.

Hyatt Selects Mark Vondrasek as Executive Vice President, Global Head of Loyalty & New Business Platforms
In this newly created leadership position, Vondrasek will direct Hyatt’s integrated experience strategy, which currently includes the World of Hyatt loyalty platform as well as Hyatt’s wellness initiatives including Miraval and exhale.

Thomas Lind Named General Manager of The Hotel at Avalon, Set for January Opening in Alpharetta, Georgia
Lind has guided hotel projects ranging from $50 million to $350 million, and most notably in the Atlanta market, led the openings of the GLG Grand, now the Four Seasons, and Hotel Nikko, now the Grand Hyatt.

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