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Inside Hotel-Online Today         September 13, 2017
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The Taste with Vir Sanghvi: The Sheratons and Hiltons can Squat, but They're Being Evicted
There was a time in the Sixties when guests and hoteliers alike, made much of the distinction between grand hotels and American-style business hotels.
Rainmaker President Tammy Farley to Present Revenue Generation Session at AAHOA’s 2017 Women Hoteliers Conference
Founder of industry’s leading provider of revenue and profit optimization software will offer expert insight to fellow female leaders

Routines for Emergencies: 9 Ways Hotel Security Must Prepare Emergency Procedures / Mac Segal
In this article, hotel security expert Mac Segal takes a hard look at emergency procedures, and how and why security managers must prepare them.

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 184: Hotel History: The Beverly Hills Hotel
The Beverly Hills Hotel is one of the most famous hotels in the world. It was developed in 1912 by Burton Green, President of the Rodeo Land and Water Company.

How to Turn Your Hotel Guests Into Brand Ambassadors / Kacey Bradley
Whether you're running the world's most successful business or one that's just starting out, you're going to have one problem in common with other business owners: marketing.

Latin America's Construction Pipeline Is Stalling
The total Construction Pipeline in Latin America has 878 Projects/146,312 Rooms, the exact same number of projects as last year.

Cetis: Keeping Guests Connected
Boston Marriott Newton, Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City; Embassy Suites, Dublin, Ohio and Hilton Palacio Del Rio install TeleMatrix and Teledex phones.

Pegasus Solutions Announces Two New Executive Hires
Hotel technology provider hires industry veteran Heinrich Kessler as Senior Vice President of Business Development, and software executive Glenn Wirick as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Enseo® Expands Executive Bench, Continues Media Network Growth
Omar Khan Appointed President, Kristin Reichert as Chief Financial Officer, David Simpson Promoted to Chief Product Office

Nominations Open for CustomerCount® Customer Engagement Professional Resort Trades Award
Annual Award Contest Celebrates Resort Managers, General Managers and Assistant Managers

Intelity is Helping Hotels Meet Travelers' Mobile Demands
Study shows mobile technology is dictating the experience guests expect and demand; Intelity is meeting those demands with mobile check in/out, mobile key and more

Hotel Technology: PMS More "Slow and Quiet" Than "Fast and Furious" / Guilain Denisselle
The world is changing fast, technology even faster. The PMS takes its time, the PMS imposes its deadlines, the PMS slows everyone down, the PMS is obsolete.

Wolfgang Puck on Attending Harvard University, Dealing with Millennial Chefs and Rising Labor Costs
During the interview, Puck talked about his success, his healthy eating habits, why he closed his Honda Center restaurant, and the huge labor costs facing the industry.

Peachtree Hotel Group (PHG) Acquires Three Hotels in Colorado, Arizona and Wisconsin
PHG completed acquisitions of the 123-room Element Denver Park Meadows in Colo., the 135-room Hampton Inn Green Bay Downtown in Wis., and the 136-room Aloft Tempe in Ariz.
AJ Capital Partners Acquires Hotel Duncan in New Haven, Connecticut to Open in 2019 as Graduate New Haven
In spring 2018, the hotel will close for a comprehensive renovation reopening in early 2019 offering 72 rooms adjacent to Yale's campus.

Owned by Sunbelt - G2BA, LLC and Managed by LBA Hospitality, the Hilton Garden Inn and Home2 Suites by Hilton Birmingham Downtown Debuts
This is the first dual-brand property with a Home2 Suites, and the opening demonstrates Hilton's ongoing urban expansion in the focused service and All-Suites sectors.

The Alder Hotel Opens in Uptown New Orleans’ Historic Bristow Tower Following Extensive Two-Year Renovation
Located next to Ochsner Baptist, a campus of Ochsner Medical Center, the 90-room Alder Hotel will be operated by Hotel Management of New Orleans (Valentino Hotel Group).

Hotel Equities Selected to Manage SpringHill Suites Houston Med Center/NRG Park
With the addition, Hotel Equities now manages three hotels in metro Houston and 23 in Texas.  Quyp Hospitality owns the hotel.

HP Hotels to Manage Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place
The 237-room hotel received comprehensive renovations and updates totaling $6 million.

Swire Hotels Appoints Key Members to Senior Management Team in Hong Kong
Appointments include: Deputy Chairman Brian Williams; Managing Director Toby Smith; Group Director of Operations Dean Winter; and Director of Marketing Gretchen Smelter

Douglas Brennan Appointed General Manager of The Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Toronto International Airport
Douglas was previously General Manager of the Sheraton Sanya Haitang Bay Resort, Hainan Island China.

The Jefferson, Washington, DC Appoints David Bueno as General Manager
Prior to this role, Bueno oversaw culinary teams at DC restaurants such as Café Milano and Taberna del Alabardero, before becoming The Jefferson’s Director of Food and Beverage and, then, its Hotel Manager.

Timber Cove Appoints Caroline Appel as General Manager and Liana Elghazi as Director of Sales
Jens Von Gierke, Co-Owner of Timber Cove notes, "We are excited to welcome Caroline and Liana to our award-winning property and look forward to the future of Timber Cove under this new leadership talent."

The Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel Appoints Shane Downey as New Hotel Manager
Shane joins The Sheraton Centre from The Marriott Marquis in Doha, Qatar where he has been the Director of Food and Beverage since October 2012.

Geoffrey Morden Joins The Westin Ottawa as Executive Chef
With 18 years of experience working with culinary teams at Fairmont properties and 14 years of experience as an Executive Chef, Geoffrey was also part of the opening team for one of Ottawa’s largest kitchens at Shaw Centre.

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