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Inside Hotel-Online Today         March 23, 2017
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Introducing the “Psychometric SWOT” Exercise for Effective Team Development / James Houran and Chris Mumford
For small- to medium-sized businesses in particular, the consequences of rapid growth and its transformative affects can be acute.

Ocean Park Inn Chooses Agilysys rGuest® Solution Suite to Strengthen Operations and Enhance Guest Service
Boutique Beachfront Property Implements Next-Generation PMS, Payment Solutions

TravelClick Wins More than 130 Awards for Website Design in 2016
TravelClick and its Hotel Partners Lead the Way with 136 Awards from Multiple Competitions

Trump's Travel Ban, New Hotels and Zika (Yes, Still) are Battering Miami Tourism
Last month, demand for local hotels rose 4.4 percent over the same month last year which the industry needed after months of declines. But the bump wasn't enough to offset unusually low average room rates which meant hotels came out making 7.4 percent less revenue than during the same time last year, which equates to the steepest declines nationwide.
Hospitality: One Doesn't Suffer the Future...it is Built / Georges Panayotis
Contrary to other sectors, the world of hospitality need not fear disappearing into a black hole and despite the upsets it might traverse, it is growing and will continue to do so. To each his place in the sun.
Paramount Lodging Advisors Welcomes Managing Directors Andy Wardner and Brian Guernier
Andy Wardner is the Managing Director of the new PLA office in Atlanta and Brian Guernier is the Managing Director of the new PLA office in Orlando. 

GCommerce Increases Vantage Hospitality’s Paid Search Revenue by 75%
GCommerce utilized a combination of advanced paid search structure, optimization and technology to grow campaign performance to help Vantage increase revenue production and return on ad spend while lowering cost per acquisition.

StayNTouch Partners with Sohotel
Hotel updates PMS to deliver guests a new mobile service experience with StayNTouch's Cloud-Based PMS Solutions

Corporate Housing Providers Association Awards Best Green Progress Award to DelSuites
This annual, worldwide award recognizes one company that exemplifies a dedication to environmental responsibility and social performance through proactive policies, focused planning and targeted activities. DelSuites is the first Canadian company to receive the CHPA's Best Green Progress Award.
The Smart Hotelier’s Action Plan to Capitalize on Facebook City Guides / Victoria Hsia
Facebook recently began rolling out a new feature that further positions the platform as a travel planning tool: City Guides.

HFTP Launches New Multi-Event Mobile App for Expanding HITEC Brand
Download the new HITEC App in the Apple and Google Play stores today by searching for "HITEC 2017"

International Visitors Spending $672 Million a Day Experiencing America
International visitors spent more than $20.8 billion on travel to, and tourism-related activities within, the United States in January, an increase of one percent ($220 million) when compared to January 2016.

Hilton Garden Inn Launches Six Region-Specific Customizable Hotel Prototypes Geared to Developers Worldwide
Region-specific prototypes are available for the following Hilton Garden Inn regions: North America, Latin America; Europe; Africa and the Middle East; Asia Pacific; and Australia.

Marriott International to Debut Aloft Hotels in Mauritius with Signing of the Brand’s First Adaptive Re-Use Project in Africa
Green East Master Limited will transform 9 floor office building into 150-room Aloft Mauritius Port Louis slated to open in early 2019.

An Art Deco Gem, Seattle’s Hotel Deca Joins Benchmark’s Gemstone Collection
The historic 158-guestroom property, featuring three Penthouse Suites, is situated in Seattle’s spirited University District, close to the campus of the University of Washington. 

Developed and Managed by The Witness Group, SpringHill Suites by Marriott Opens in Dayton, Ohio
The SpringHill Suites Dayton North offers 91 suites located close to the Dayton International Airport and downtown.

Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort Welcomes Michael Jokovich as Area Vice President and General Manager
Joining Hyatt Hotels in 1984, Jokovich brings more than three decades of valued brand and hospitality experience including most recently as Area Vice President and General Manager of Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa.

Sunway Hotels & Resorts Appoints Michael Monks as General Manager for Sunway Putra Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Michael is a British national who joins Sunway from being General Manager of the 312-room Crowne Plaza Xi'an in China.

The St. Regis Atlanta Appoints Guntram Merl as General Manager
Prior to joining the team at The St. Regis Atlanta, Guntram worked at several high profile hotels including Westin Charlotte, The St. Regis Bal Harbour and The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.

Shaw Coté Appointed Spa Director Four Seasons Resort Lāna′i
Coté joins Four Seasons Resort Lana'i most recently from California’s Healing Arts Center & Spa at Cavallo Point Lodge where he served as the lead Spa Manager and Trainer.

pentahotels Appoints John King as First Executive Chef for Brand
"John's work has been excellent over the last eight years and has made a major impact on the kitchens in all of our locations," says pentahotels' Managing Director, Alastair Thomann.

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