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WoodSpring Hotel Property Management Implements Hotel Effectiveness in 107 WoodSpring Suites
The partnership provides the WoodSpring property managers with cutting-edge tools to match their employee schedules with their business volumes. 
 
If You Missed It: Google Webinar on Monetizing the Customer Journey Now Available On Demand
Industry leaders shared insights on directing marketing dollars for maximum effect

TravelClick’s New Digital Media Campaign Portal Provides Real Time, On-Demand Insights
Unique Portal Allows Hoteliers to Access Key Metrics and Assess Performance at Any Moment

Meet the Money 2017 Presentations Now Available for Download! / Jim Butler
Meet the Money® 2017 wrapped up last week at the Hyatt Regency LAX, and looks to be one of our most successful years yet!

Other Methods of Garnering Guest Loyalty / Frances Kiradjian
We all know the power of loyalty in the hospitality industry, as our most valued guests are those who stay over and over again. But for hotels, the downside to free loyalty schemes is the cost.
 
Optimizing Your Online Channels: 9 Proven Ways to Make OTAS Work for You / Fig Cakar
There are ways to navigate through the OTA landscape and earn your place on the first page. The real question is: How do you protect your position once you have it?

Harnessing the Longevity of “Cool” / Danny Bryer
One brand has maintained its cool factor for seven years running, but how did they do it?

Lodging Demand Increases Amidst Increased Consumer Confidence, According to PwC
Consumer spending will be key driver of economic growth into 2018

Wild Horse Pass and Hunden Strategic Partners Announce Developer RFQ for Restaurant-Entertainment District and Entertainment Venue
The Authority invites firms experienced in developing and operating restaurant/entertainment districts and/or entertainment venue projects to submit a package outlining their qualifications in response to this RFQ.
 
Benchmark Resorts & Hotels and Gemstone Collection Offer up to 50% off on Summer Cyber Tuesday
More than two dozen hotel and resort properties from Gemstone Collection and Benchmark Resorts & Hotels roll out their finest summer travel values of the season on Tuesday, May 30th.

Duetto Promotes Nelson Veiga to COO, Nathan Crisp and Nevin Reed to VPs of Customer Success and Managed Services as Company Accelerates Expansion
Veiga most recently led the Customer Success and Deployment teams over the past year, when Duetto's install base grew by more than 600 hotels and fully-deployed properties achieved on average a 6.5% year-over-year lift in RevPAR Index.

Top 5 Reasons Live Chat is a Must for Hotel Websites
Lodging Interactive recently launched CoMMingle Live and over the past 6 months, the company has gained valuable insights on how consumers interact with hotel Live Chat agents.

HeBS Digital Launches Enhanced Brand Website for RLHC, Featuring Over 1,100 Properties and 14 Brands
This is one of the largest additions to HeBS Digital’s diverse portfolio of hotel websites, and the company is proud to share the results of months of dedicated work by dozens of team members across many departments.

HITEC Toronto Entrepreneur 20X Contestants Announced
HFTP selected 13 hospitality technology startups to compete in the second E20X of 2017

HFTP International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame 2017 Inductees Announced
Greg Dawes and Monika Nerger will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at HITEC Toronto

Century Golf, Myrtle Beach course and France's Le Golf National use OpenTravel 2.0 Golf Standard to Connect to Hospitality Industry and Increase Access to Golfers
The OpenTravel Golf 2.0 Standard Connection is available for download & companies are already seeing the value

PolyU to Host HONG KONG 2017: 3rd Global Tourism & Hospitality Conference
Many prominent scholars, including seven distinguished UNWTO Ulysses Prize Laureates, as well as industry experts will share their views and perspectives at the conference.






Hospitality Financial Leadership - Share the Financials in Your Hotel or NOT / David Lund
In this article, I will explore the relationship we have with the money and how we can get the financials out of the closet and reap the benefits.

Why Kale is Everywhere: How Food Trends are Born
Food trends are influenced by a wide range of factors, from fashion and pop culture to health fads. They're sometimes created by chefs, often in the world of fine dining, and then mimicked and re-purposed by other restaurateurs.
 
Belmond to Acquire Anguilla's 96-Key Cap Juluca for $84.6 Million
When the transaction closes, which is expected to be by early June 2017, Belmond will assume management of the resort, which has historically been independently managed, and will rebrand the resort as Belmond Cap Juluca.

MHG Hotels Breaks Ground on New Courtyard by Marriott Slated for 2018 Opening in Speedway, Indiana
MHG will own and manage the racing theme hotel.

Dream Hotel Group Signs Nine Hotels Totaling $750 Million in New Hotel Development Expected to Open by End of 2020
Newly signed locations include primary and secondary markets around the world-from Dallas to Delhi, Upstate New York to Vietnam, the Maldives to the Dominican Republic all with independent development partners.

Marriott Signs with Pennyroyal Gibraltar to Debut The Ritz-Carlton Brand in the Zanzibar Archipelago
Slated to open in 2021, The Ritz-Carlton, Zanzibar will be an all-suite and villa resort with 90 spaces.

Redburn Development to Transform Historic Candle Factory into The Wick as Part of Marriott's Tribute Portfolio
Set to open Fall 2017, The Wick Hotel will offer 55 guestrooms and suites set in Hudson, New York.

Five Years of Construction and $342 Million Later, Wayzata, MN Nears End of Largest Redevelopment Project in its History
Construction on The Landing Hotel is slated to be finished in June, the fifth and final city block in a $342 million project and the first hotel on Lake Minnetonka in more than 50 years.
 
Kimpton De Witt Opens in Amsterdam’s Palace Quarter Neighborhood Following Complete Transformation
The 274-room hotel marks the first Kimpton® in Europe and outside of the Americas.

Managed by Hospitality Investment Services, New Home2 Suites by Hilton Opens in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
The Home2 Suites by Hilton Pigeon Forge features 107 suites and is led by General Manager Melissa Keith.

Centara Hotels & Resorts Opens 152-Room Centara Muscat Hotel in Omani Capital's Ghala Heights Business District
Centara is planning additional openings in Doha, Qatar later this year and Deira Island off of Dubai in the UAE in 2020.

Jeffery Oliveri Named Vice President of Food and Beverage for Live! Casino & Hotel
Mr. Oliveri brings a wealth of knowledge in culinary arts and team member development to Live! Casino & Hotel, most recently serving as the Vice President of Food and Beverage at Horseshoe Casino.

Spire Hospitality Welcomes Jim Keller as Complex General Manager for Dual-Brand Crowne Plaza and Staybridge Suites Atlanta Midtown
Keller boasts years of delivering outstanding returns with many branded hotels, most recently serving as the General Manager at the Greensboro High Point Marriott Airport.

Veerapol Poungvarin Appointed New Hotel Manager of Centara Kata Resort Phuket
Mr. Veerapol is transferring from his position as Resort Manager at Centara Chaan Talay Resorts & Villas.

Z Capital Partners Names Paul Nash Managing Director for Carillon Miami Wellness Resort
Most recently, Mr. Nash served as corporate director of operations at the Al Khozama Management Company in the Middle East.

John Beriker Named Executive Chef for Mission Inn Hotel & Spa
He joins the boutique hotel in Southern California with an impressive pedigree including leading the culinary program at prestigious hotels around the world, owning two award-winning restaurants, and working directly with renowned Chef Wolfgang Puck.

The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort Appoints Jesús Duron As Executive Chef of Carolina Restaurant
With ten years of experience in renowned restaurants, Duron’s most recent position was as Chef de Partie Garde Manger and Patîsserie position at Elmer Restaurant in Paris.

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