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Inside Hotel-Online Today

January 16, 2017

Here are the latest hospitality news headlines from Hotel-Online! To get the complete stories and more, visit our website:


ADA Defense Lawyer on Hotel Mixed Use: Tenants Not Liable for Common Areas / Jim Butler
Those of you with these hotels in mixed-use projects inject numerous additional legal and business issues that hoteliers usually don't deal with in stand-alone hotel projects. One such critical issue is that of "common areas."

SHR, Developer of Windsurfer® CRS Announces New Senior Management Appointments to Address Aggressive Growth Objectives
Adam Roark joins the SHR team as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and David Samia joins as Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

RIU Hotels & Resorts Chooses TrustYou to Manage and Analyze Feedback Globally Through One Guest Feedback Platform
Within TrustYou’s easy-to-use feedback platform, RIU Hotels & Resorts can analyze and respond to reviews that are aggregated from various online sources and social media channels to gain valuable insights.

Has South America’s Hotel Industry Weathered the Storm?
Real Views sat down with Ricardo Mader, Managing Director, in JLL’s South America Hotels & Hospitality Group, to discuss how the impact of the recent turbulence on the South American lodging industry and its prospects for the future.

Shiji Announces the Acquisition of ReviewPro
ReviewPro’s founders and management team will continue to lead the company as it scales its global growth plan and the roll-out of new products and services. 

Red-Hot Growth in an Ice-Cold Land: An Overview of Iceland's Hotel Market / Stephen Collins
Since the eruption of the volcano Eyjafjallajökull in 2010, Iceland has seen an incredible boom in tourism with growth rates unmatched anywhere else in Europe.

IHG® Challenges Brands to Address the Needs of the Uncompromising Customer in the ‘Age of I’
IHG launches its 2017 Trends Report highlighting the uncompromising nature of today’s customer who increasingly expects brands to deliver experiences that satisfy contradictory needs. 

Game on for Russian Company Protogroup's $192 Million Hotel and Condo Project in Daytona Beach
In about four years, two 300-foot-plus towers stacked with 120 condos and 501 hotel rooms will change the city's skyline and perhaps change beliefs about what's possible in Daytona Beach.

Excellence Group Luxury Hotels and Resorts to Develop 325-Suite Waterfront Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica
With plans to break ground within the next months, the all-inclusive Excellence Oyster Bay will open its doors to guests in the first half of 2018.

Kolter Hospitality Plans Hyatt Centric Hotel in New Mixed-Use High-Rise on Los Olas Boulevard in Downtown Fort Lauderdale
The Hyatt Centric Fort Lauderdale will occupy the first fifteen levels of the building with 238 guest rooms; construction to begin mid-2017 with opening expected in 2020.

Cavusoglu Group Enters Franchise Agreement for New Hilton Garden Inn Coming to Yalova, Turkey
The 121-room Hilton Garden Inn Yalova will be situated by the Marmara Sea and is expected to open in 2018.

Alila Fort Bishangarh Set for February Opening Following Seven Year Restoration and Conversion of Ancient Warrior Fort in Aravalli Hills
Located at Bishangarh Village in the Jaipur District, the  230-year-old boutique fortress has undergone a complete transformation into a unique heritage resort offering 59 luxurious suites.

Cachet Hospitality Group Debuts Cachet Beach Hotel & Beach Club in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico with 77 Re-Imagined Rooms
The opening represents the first phase of Cachet Corazon, CHG's first dual-branded resort destination; the second phase, Cachet Deluxe Los Cabos, is set for completion in 2018.

Plateno Group Prepares for Opening of 7 Days Premium Hotel in Vienna, Austria
Plateno Group capitalizes on the touristic appeal of Vienna, which is steadily rising, with a growth of 5,9 percent leading to 14,3 million overnights recorded in 2015. This shows the enormous potential of the location.

Eros Group and Carlson Rezidor Open Radisson Blu Faridabad in North Indian State of Haryana
Radisson Blu Faridabad features 124 rooms in one of India’s largest business and industrial hubs in the National Capital Region (NCR).

Managed by Strand Hospitality Services, New Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott to Open in Rock Hill, South Carolina
Dianne Heuvelmans is the General Manager of the 108-room Fairfield Inn & Suites Rock Hill.

Automated Uniform Storage and Retrieval Systems: Learn how White Conveyors can reduce your labor costs (for both smaller and larger properties) while improving service to team members.  Watch this and other important industry videos here

In other news:
Dubai, Makkah lead Middle East in new hotel room supply
Augusta, Georgia's Crowne Plaza might be Project Jackson hotel
Florida's fast-growing Sanford airport to get its first hotel
Winwood Hospitality Group submits plans for 12-story Courtyard by Marriott for downtown Raleigh, NC
Boutique Huntington Beach hotel, Shorebreak, launches $3 million makeover
Port Tampa Bay finds niche in growing cruise industry
Philippines Cruise ship tourism 5-yr growth hits 52.5%

Don’t miss our “May We Recommend” section for other valuable industry insights:
Trump Is Set To Violate His D.C. Hotel Lease And The Agency Holding It Has No Plan
Experts Predict Last-Chance Tourism As Top Travel Trend For 2017
NYC's Tanking Hotel Market Is Coming Back In 2017
'This time is different': Istanbul tourism reels after attacks
From land to water: Expanding our building horizons

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