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Inside Hotel-Online Today         January 22, 2018
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Six Ways to Design a Winning Guest Experience
Even grand can be bland for today’s experience-driven hotel guests, who prefer unique amenities and good connectivity over sheer aesthetics.

Milestone Enhances Local Events Publishing Platform with New Channels & Third-Party Site Compatibility
Milestone's Local Events can now push events to Facebook Local and Eventbrite and can be deployed on non-Milestone CMS websites.

SHR Announces New CRS Product, Global PMS Integrations, and European Direct Connect
SHR has unveiled a new CRS product, in addition to three new global Property Management System (PMS) integrations for its Windsurfer® CRS, and a powerful new direct connect with one of the largest Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) in Europe.

IDeaS Announces 2017 Cornell Revenue Management Scholarship Recipients
IDeaS and Cornell Scholarships help advance careers of next-generation hotel leaders

Security Issue at Sabre Affects Rosewood Hotel Group Guests’ Payment Card Information
Rosewood encourages guests to carefully review their account statements and monitor their free credit reports for any unauthorized activity.

Teacher, Preacher, but Above All Chef: France's Paul Bocuse Dies at 91
Paul Bocuse, who died on Saturday aged 91, was not just one of France's most famous chefs. He was one of the heroes of the Nouvelle Cuisine movement that reinvented the country's culinary traditions, and an ambassador for French food overseas. And he trained generations of chefs.
The Provenance Chain: Uncovering the Connection Between Provenance and Sustainable Growth
2018 IHG Trends Report demonstrates the competitive advantage derived from a powerful and authentic provenance which resonates with consumers

In Memoriam: A Tribute to Dennis Blyshak (1950 – 2018)
Though he had retired from Benchmark in 2012--a company he was instrumental in helping grow into one of the largest privately-held, independent hospitality companies in the US--his spirit and presence never left Benchmark.  Dennis last served the company as Chief Corporate Officer.

AHLA Announces 2018 Officers & Board of Directors Slate
Notably, Dave Johnson, American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AHLEF) Chair and President and CEO of Aimbridge Hospitality joins the current 2018 Officer slate.

Union Investment Acquires Two Holiday Inn Hotels in Poland for EUR 80 Million
Properties include: the recently-opened, 256-room Holiday Inn Warsaw City Centre and the planned new-build Holiday Inn Gdansk City Centre on Ulica Chmielna opening mid-2019.

Century Group Developing TRYP by Wyndham in a Former School Building Located in Pittsburgh's Lawrenceville Neighborhood
The 108-room TRYP by Wyndham Pittsburgh/Lawrenceville is expected to open in early 2019.

Margaritaville Resorts Bringing Brand to Bahamas with $250 Million Margaritaville at The Point in Nassau
Already under construction and expected to begin a phased opening in mid-2019, the development will feature a new 150-room Margaritaville Beach Resort, residences, marina, waterpark, spa and entertainment.

Ohana Real Estate Investors and The Robert Green Company to Develop Montage Healdsburg in Sonoma, California
The 130-room Montage Healdsburg will begin construction in spring 2018, and will open in the heart of California's world-renowned wine country in Sonoma County in spring 2020.

The Hotel Group Selected to Manage The Sound Hotel Seattle Belltown - Tapestry Collection by Hilton
The 142-room hotel property will be located on floors one through ten of a 42-story mixed-use building being developed in Seattle, Washington.

Hilton Appoints Navjit Ahluwalia and Jatin Khanna to Key Leadership Positions in India
Ahluwalia named Senior Vice President and Country Head, India, and Khanna as Vice President and Head of Operations, India.

Bruno Cristol Appointed General Manager of Crowne Plaza® Changi Airport
Prior to his move to Singapore, Mr. Cristol was the General Manager of Dusit Thani Manila and worked with Hyatt Hotels, Ritz Carlton and Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts for more than a decade.

Strand Hospitality Services Welcomes Kim Pecora as the Director of Sales at the Hampton Inn & Suites Fort Mill, S.C.
Kim will be responsible for the day-to-day sales and marketing efforts for the 102-room hotel.
Mainsail Lodging & Development Appoints Jim Swaim General Manager of Ramada Plaza Fort Walton Beach Resort/Destin
With 20 years of hospitality industry experience, Swaim comes to the Ramada from the Marriott St. Petersburg Clearwater.

Michael Jerlecki Appointed Vice President and General Manager for Hollywood Casino St. Louis
Jerlecki has more than twenty-four years of gaming and hospitality industry experience including his last position as Vice President and General Manager of Boulder Station and the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

FRLA Welcomes Kevin Speidel as New Chairman and Executive Committee
Speidel brings nearly 30 years' experience including his current position as Vice President of Resort Operations with Hilton Grand Vacations.

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