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Inside Hotel-Online Today         February 14, 2018
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Other Operated Departments Become Even More Minor / Robert Mandelbaum
Based on recent trends in other operated department revenues and profits, these sources of income have become less consequential to both the top and bottom lines of U.S. hotels.

Flip.to Joins OPMA, Together Sparking New Conversations in Travel Marketing
Advocacy platform pairs with Onsite Rental Management Association to foster education and partnerships in the diverse vacation rental market 

CooperWynn Real Estate Completes the Sale of the Holiday Inn Express Albuquerque -I 40/Eubank
“We are happy to have worked with CooperWynn and Hospitality Management Corporation to add this hotel to our portfolio, and look forward to many more,” commented Scott Tarwater of Newstream.

How Amazon Go 'No Checkout' Stores Will Influence the Future of the Hospitality & Travel Industry / Alan Young
An insider's perspective on the inevitable demands for more self-service, mobile innovation and convenience

What Winesday Teaches Us About Restaurant Marketing / Larry Mogelonsky
One clever practice used in restaurants to drum up sales during the midweek druthers is to devote a given day of the week or period of each day (otherwise known as ‘happy hour’) to a special promotion, either in the form of unique offerings or unbeatable deals.

Get Your Hotel Operations Team Onboard The Tricycle of Guest Service / Doug Kennedy
As hospitality industry trainers know, using symbols and models can help trainees grasp abstract concepts and make seemingly-complex paradigms easy to understand.

The 2018 International Toilet Tourism Awards Now Open
The destinations with the best tourist toilets in the world will be invited to sit on the throne for a year

Learn the Four C's of Successful Selling / Katie Scheer
For your business to thrive, you must take the time to learn (and know) your product, competition, market trends, economic factors, and current events. Customer relationships have to be built, AND accounts must be qualified.

Duetto Closes $80 Million Series D Financing Round Led by Warburg Pincus
Record investment in hotel technology will fuel product growth and global expansion of industry's only Revenue Strategy Platform

ALICE Named a “2018 Best Place to Work in Hotel Tech”
HTR surveys thousands of hotel tech employees around the world about what it’s like inside the operations of the industry’s greatest technology companies.

Tambourine Shares - It's Valentine's Day: What Are Hotel Marketers Loving?
Hotel marketing folks are infatuated with these 7 things…
 
U.S. Citizen International Travel Increased 13 Percent in November 2017
U.S. outbound totaled 79.8 million so far in 2017, up 10 percent for the year; Strong Growth to Europe, Mexico, Oceania and Africa; Solid Growth to Other Regions
 
Latin America's Construction Pipeline Stalling With Pojects Down 5% YOY
There are 374 projects under construction, down 9%; 208 projects scheduled to start in the next 12 months, up 23%; 249 projects in early planning, down 16%.





 
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company Partners with The Liamuiga Corporation for 2021 Brand Debut in St. Kitts
The Ritz-Carlton resort, which will include 125 suites plus 25 branded villas and residences, will be located on the Southeast Peninsula of the island facing the Caribbean Sea.
 
Hilton Signs with Gulf-Egypt for Hotels & Tourism to Operate Heliopolis Hotel & Towers as Hilton Cairo Heliopolis and Soon-to-Be Waldorf Astoria in Africa
A 593-room upscale Hilton property is now welcoming guests alongside the 247-room the Towers Luxury Hotel which will rebrand as Waldorf Astoria Cairo following a renovation scheduled to be completed by the end of 2018.
 
Oak Tree Development Secures Wilbur Chocolate Site in Lititz, Pennsylvania Hilton Tapestry Collection Hotel
The 74-room boutique hotel, set to open by April of next year at that location that will be named "The Wilbur."

Nexus Development Constructing Vespera on Ocean, a Marriott Autograph Hotel in Pismo Beach, California
The 124-room hotel is expected to open in April or May 2019.

New Lodge at the Presidio Set for June Opening in Former Army Post's Montgomery Street Barracks Located in San Francisco's National Park
The 42-room newly rehabilitated historic boutique hotel offers the closest lodging to the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.
 
O'Reilly Hospitality Management Opens Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Springfield, Missouri
The 103-room Fairfield Inn & Suites Springfield North is led by General Manager Jennifer Peterson.

McKibbon Hospitality Promotes Executive Erik Rowen to President of Development and Renovation
A registered architect who joined McKibbon Hospitality in 2003 as a Project Manager, Rowen most recently served as Vice President of Development.
 
Playa Largo Resort & Spa Appoints Kerem Kendigelen as General Manager
With over 15 years of hospitality experience, Kendigelen brings a track record of effectively leading and managing all aspects of the luxury resort experience, as well as executing award-winning food and beverage programs.
 
The Knickerbocker Hotel Appoints Karim Abdelhamid as Hotel Manager
Abdelhamid most recently served as the Resort Manager at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, where he led the entire operation.
 
Bedderman Lodging Appoints Sarah Jordan as Brand Food & Beverage Director
Current properties include boutique hotel FieldHouse Jones in River North and alternative lodges Urban Holiday Lofts and Holiday Jones as well as expansion of FieldHouse Jones brand in Nashville and The Wheelhouse Hotel in Wrigley.
 
Omni Dallas Hotel Names Greg Wallace as Executive Chef
Chef Wallace brings 30 years of culinary experience to Omni Dallas. Most recently, he served as executive chef at the Naples Grand Beach Resort in Naples, Fla.

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