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Inside Hotel-Online Today         August 22, 2017
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The Rainmaker Group Ranks on Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-growing Private Companies for Seventh Consecutive Year
With a continuously expanding customer base, Rainmaker continues to rank on the Inc. 5000 list due to its impressive growth, particularly in the last 3 years when the company grew by 67 percent.

Softscribe Inc. Names Top 10 Quotes from Industry Leaders at Hotel Data Conference 2017
Master the Customer, and Effective Pricing Strategies

Growing Team: NAVIS Expands Executive Team to Amplify Product and Service Innovations
Lodging technology leader appoints industry veterans to help blaze a new standard for technology, marketing, and client services

EB-5 Financing Lawyer: Why You Do NOT Want to Form Your Own Regional Center / Jim Butler
As a growing number of savvy hotel developers hurry to assess the EB-5 financing opportunity, they frequently receive conflicting advice as to the best way to pursue EB-5 financing.

Paris Tourism Rebounds After Terror Attacks of 2015-2016
Hotel stays by foreign tourists rose 14.9 per cent compared to the same period last year. The figures show a clear rebound after a drop following the terrorist attacks that hit France in 2015 and 2016. The 7.6 million hotel stays by overseas visitors represent the highest figure for that tally since 2008.
How Hotels Are Turning Day-Trippers Into Overnighters
Many travelers in the U.S. never set foot in a hotel during a business or leisure trip – even when it’s several hours away from home.

Hospitality Financial Leadership – Creating Hotel Financial Policies / David Lund
In this article, I will lay out why this project is on the backburner, how to construct a policy and a process for getting this project completed in short order.

Cayman Islands Newest Addition, the Kimpton Seafire Resort & Spa, Manages Uniform Inventory with InvoTech Systems
InvoTech Uniform System Provides Cost Saving Benefits to New Caribbean Resort with Efficient Inventory Control and Accountability
Software Advice Names RMS in FrontRunners Quadrant for Hotel Management Software
Based on Gartner's methodology, RMS - The Hospitality Cloud is recognized as a leading cloud-based PMS provider for its strong product performance, price and customer satisfaction

Indy Marriott Chooses TeleMatrix 3300 Series Hotel Phones
Marriott Indianapolis Downtown purchases 500 TeleMatrix 3300MWD5 hotel phones.

Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association (BLLA) Launches Stay Boutique™ Leadership Conference in Los Angeles
Inaugural Conference to Connect Boutique Powerhouse Brands and Hospitality Innovators for Three-Day Event, Oct. 3-5

Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Resort Set for December 2017 Opening on Caribbean Island of Ambergris Caye, Belize
The 250-key property will be led by General Manager, Niklaus Leuenberger and Director of Sales & Marketing, Edward Donaldson.

NOVUM Hotel Group and Hamburg Hotel Group Developing niu Rig in Hanseatic City of Lübeck
According to current planning, the 83-room hotel will open in April 2018.

Wyndham Worldwide Announces Spin-Off Hotel Company Executive Leadership Team
As previously announced, Geoff Ballotti, current CEO of Wyndham Hotel Group, will continue to lead the hotel company as President and CEO.  Also recently announced, David Wyshner has joined Wyndham Worldwide as CFO and will become CFO of the new hotel company upon spin. 

Choice Hotels Appoints Raul Ramirez as Vice President, Strategic Finance and Financial Planning & Analysis
Ramirez joins Choice Hotels from XO Communications, where he served as vice president, financial planning & analysis and corporate development.

Irene Hoek Appointed Vice President of Development, Europe for Rosewood Hotel Group
Hoek joins Rosewood Hotel Group with over 20 years of experience including most recently serving as the managing director of real estate development at Aman Hotels & Resorts.

Omni Dallas Hotel Appoints John Imaizumi as Managing Director
Industry Veteran to Lead the Flagship Luxury Hotel’s Business Strategies and Operations
BD Hotels Appoints Effie Tsavalias as General Manager of Pod Brooklyn Opening September 2017
Most recently, she served as Director of Housekeeping at BD Hotel's sister property, The Maritime Hotel. During this time, Tsavalias successfully served as a consultant to assist in opening three other BD Hotel properties.

Alila Solo Welcomes Alasdair Davidson as General Manager
Alasdair returns to the Alila family following his most recent position as General Manager of Odin Hospitality in Hokkaido, Japan.

Plumpjack Group Names Jennifer Town as Executive Chef at Palm Springs' Ingleside Inn
Most recently, Town served as executive chef of the Purple Room Supper Club, a former Rat Pack hangout and destination for Palm Springs residents and travelers alike.

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