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Inside Hotel-Online Today         October 20, 2017
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Hawaii's Turtle Bay Resort Looks Likely to be Sold for $350 Million
Blackstone Group has arranged to buy the resort on Oahu's North Shore for $350 million, according to Real Estate Alert, a publication on institutional real estate investing.
Changing the Rules of the Game for Hotel Bookings / Giuliano Bianchi and Isabella Blengini
Last month the Swiss Parliament ratified a decision to allow Swiss hotels operating on booking.com to offer rooms at lower prices directly to their customers.

How Hotels Are Improving Business Networking / Kacey Bradley
As industries in every sector of business continue to increase their reliance on technology, many traditional practices have seen a decline in popularity.

Q3 2017 Financial Reports Round Up part 1: AccorHotels , IHG,  LaSalle
AccorHotels reports strong third quarter revenue increases, up 6.4%, and are confident of meeting full-year 2017 operating profit guidance at the upper end of the €460 million ($542.1 million) to €480 million ($566 million. IHG saw a 2.3% increase in revenue per available room. LaSalle Hotel Properties saw a 79.6% decline in net income to $31.1 million. The Company’s third quarter RevPAR decreased 3.6%.

Interstate Launches New Lifestyle Softbrand, INTRIGUE Hotels & Resorts by Interstate
With a dedicated management team that specializes in independent, non-branded or soft-branded hotels, INTRIGUE by Interstate will be headed by hospitality veteran Brian Sparacino.

IHG Executes Four New Resort Signings in Southeast Asia that Includes Regions First Kimpton and New Market Entry for Hotel Indigo
The four new resorts are Kimpton Bali, InterContinental Sapa Resort, Holiday Inn Resort Sapa, and Hotel Indigo Phu Quoc Starbay

sbe Signs 10 Global Hospitality Deals in North America, Latin America, and Middle East
Properties include four under the SLS brand, two under the Mondrian brand, Hyde Doha, Delano Dubai, Mondrian Playa del Carmen and The Sanderson Ortakӧy.

Spirit Ridge at Nk’Mip Resort in British Columbia to Join The Unbound Collection by Hyatt Brand
This winter, Spirit Ridge will undergo an extensive $5.2 million renovation to enhance the guest experience, and will remain open while upgrades are taking place.

Owned by HHTWO-Oxford and Managed by Chamblee Hospitality Group, Home2 Suites by Hilton Oxford Opens in Mississippi
The 93-suite hotel is located close to the Ole Miss campus and led by General Manager Adam Salters.

Historic Hilton Chicago Completes Final Phase of $150 Million Renovation
The 1,544-room Michigan Avenue hotel finalizes total restoration as it celebrates its 90th anniversary.

Thompson Playa Del Carmen Appoints Henar Gil Rios as New General Manager
Gil Rios honed her skills at an elite roster of hotels including Four Seasons Mexico City and Banyan Tree Seychelles Spa & Resort, Rosewood Mayakoba & Taaras Beach & Spa Resort in Malaysia where she helped rebrand the barefoot luxury property with award-winning, five-star results.

Hilton Bangalore Embassy GolfLinks Appoints Manish Garg as General Manager
Previously, he served as the general manager of Hilton Garden Inn Gurgaon Baani Square and did a remarkable job as the pre-opening general manager for Hilton Garden Inn Trivandrum in 2013.

The Peninsula Tokyo Appoints Mina Y. Otake New Director of Marketing
A native of Japan, Ms. Otake joins from De Beers Diamond Jewellers Japan, where she held the position of Country Director for the past three years.

Corinthia Hotel Prague Appoints Celebrity Chef, Jean-Paul Georges Manzac
Jean-Paul’s career spans 35 years in the industry including an early experience as Executive Sous Chef on Celebrity Cruise Line.


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