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Inside Hotel-Online Today         June 26, 2017
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John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts Standardizes Multi-brand Portfolio on dormakaba Electronic Door Locks
JQH Portfolio of 35 Hotels Trusts dormakaba for Guest Safety and Reliable Convenience; Visit dormakaba in Booth #1901 at HITEC in Toronto JUNE 26-29 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Sonesta Resorts St. Maarten Expands Use of Agilysys Solutions to Enhance Efficiency and Service
All-Inclusive Caribbean Resorts Implement Eatec® Inventory and Procurement System

ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Upgrades Guestroom Security at Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel with Advanced RFID Solutions
Toronto Hotel turns to global leader in door opening solutions to enhance security access abilities with VingCard Classic RFID door locks and Visionline. 

Percipia Selected for Membership in Avaya DevConnect Program
Joins network of companies transforming the customer experience with solutions that leverage Avaya's customer and team engagement capabilities
AI Now Available to Thousands More Hotels Via Cloud5 and Go Moment Partnership
Providing one source to eliminate poor guest reviews and increase hotel revenue - See it at HITEC booth 1029

TravelClick Unveils Enhanced Artificial Intelligence-Powered Guest Messenger at HITEC
New Chat Feature Builds on Guest Messenger Success

Feel the Thrill of the Grill!  Chefs from Benchmark Resorts & Hotels and the Gemstone Collection Celebrate National Grilling Month
Twelve Top Chefs Offer Recipes for America's Most Popular Culinary Pastime

MSI Solutions and SiteMinder Partner to Automate Distribution for CloudPM Hotel Users
Mark Loyd, President at MSI Solutions, says the partnership provides freedom for the modern hotelier and the opportunity to discover untapped revenue streams.
MCOMS HOTstream Sets a New Record in 2017
The full range of MCOMS HOTstream solutions will be available for demos during HITEC Toronto, from June 26rd to 29th in Booth 2023.
Hotel360 Technologies, the Industry’s First Fully Integrated Guest Acquisition, Engagement and Retention Platform to Debut at HITEC Toronto
Success is based on how well you know your guests and what you do with that knowledge.
Hospitality Operators Save $2 Million Annually With AP Automation
Yooz releases results of first ever Hospitality Savings Index at HITEC 2017 / Clouds service provides financial intelligence to build a better supply chain 

Pegasus Solutions Appoints Phil Steitz as Chief Technology Officer
Former Chief Technology Officer of American Express Phil Steitz Joins Hospitality Technology Provider to Lead Global Technology Strategy and Innovation
iRiS Software Systems Appoints New CEO as Company Continues Its Growth
iRiS announced today that founder Jason Jefferys has taken on a new role as President and that Chris Newton-Smith has joined the company as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Eleven Announces Next Generation Guest Wi-Fi Experience
ElevenOS platform transforms the guest Wi-Fi experience with automatic connection and in-room content casting via secure personal area networks
Your Wi-Fi Is Hot!  Better Get a Cold Drink out of the Minibar
Most minibar installations today are cutting the cables and going wireless.

Angie Hospitality Partners with Fourteen IP's Evolution Voice Solution to Leverage Built-in Telephone and Internet Capabilities
Creator of award-winning interactive guest room assistant teams up with leading provider of cloud-based PBX telephone and Internet solutions

HSMAI Foundation Emphasizing Innovative Knowledge Exchange in 2017
With the goal of developing knowledge and insights for the future to fuel sales, inspire marketing, and optimize revenue, the HSMAI Foundation is focusing on several impactful initiatives this year.

PolyU Study Finds Review Features Influence Hotel Booking Intentions
In a recently published PolyU article, the researchers identify the six features that have the greatest influence on the booking intentions of business travelers in mainland China.
HFTP Announces Blockchain Technology Task Force
Industry Experts Invited to Participate
China Construction Pipeline Remains Steady Despite Total Pipeline Drop of 7 Projects YOY
Cities in China with the largest pipelines are: Shanghai with 133 Projects/25,406 Rooms, Guangzhou with 116 Projects/22,727 Rooms, Chengdu with 92 Projects/21,918 Rooms, Sanya with 57 Projects/20,324 Rooms and Suzhou with 90 Projects/17,220 Rooms.

Global Construction Pipeline Up 6% by Projects YOY for First Quarter
There are 5,496 Projects/1,009,227 Rooms Under Construction, up 4% by projects YOY. Projects Scheduled to Start Construction in the Next 12 Months, at 3,753 Projects/532,814 Rooms, are up a strong 17% while projects in Early Planning at 2,655 Projects/432,398 Rooms are down 2% by projects.
Driftwood Hospitality Management and American Opportunity Regional Center ‘Top-Off’ Doubletree by Hilton in Doral, Florida
The new 150-room hotel has been developed and will be managed by DHM. 
Crescent Hotels & Resorts Unveils Hotel PUR Quebec’s Multi-Million Dollar Renovation, Debuting as First Canadian Hotel to Join Marriott's Tribute Portfolio Brand
Following a multi-million dollar investment to revamp and upgrade the hotel, the 242 guestrooms at Hotel PUR Quebec, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, have been fully redesigned and renovated.

Madrid's Hotel Círculo Gran Vía Joins Autograph Collection Following Multi-Million Euro Renovation and Transformation
The magnificent neo-classical building is the former home of the Merchants and Industrialist’s Circle and has been transformed into a 71-room boutique, adults-only hotel and casino.
Hotel Equities to Manage Courtyard Sea World/Lackland in San Antonio, Texas
The newly renovated property was recentlly acquired by LD Hospitality LLC.

Strand Hospitality Services Names Joseph Hull as General Manager of the SpringHill Suites West Mifflin, Pennsylvania
Hull most recently worked as the General Manager for the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Pittsburgh.

Rik Blyth Named General Manager of La Fonda on The Plaza in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Most recently, Blyth served as General Manager at the Hyatt Regency Newport Resort and Spa in Newport, Rhode Island.
Sonesta Names Stephanie Ford a General Manager of Sonesta ES Suites Oklahoma City
Ford has over 17 years of experience in the hospitality industry, most recently serving as the General Manager of Club de Soleil Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Nikki Berry Named as Hotel Manager for The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami
Nikki joins The Ritz-Carton from the 1 Hotel South Beach where she was Director of Rooms. 
Hyatt Names Malaika Myers as Chief Human Resources Officer
Myers assumes the role at Hyatt after serving in a similar capacity at Jarden Corporation and Arysta Life Science. Myers’ more than 25 year career also includes senior HR positions at Diageo and PepsiCo.
Dorchester Collection Promotes Eugenio Pirri to Chief People and Culture Officer
Eugenio Pirri joined Dorchester Collection as vice president, people and organizational development in 2011.
Dream Hollywood Appoints Danny Benaderet as Director of Sales & Marketing
Benaderet joins Dream Hollywood from Loews Hollywood, where served as Director of Sales for the last three years and was awarded the Platinum Loews Superstar status in 2015. 
BENCHMARK Appoints Anthony Beckerley, CHA, Director of Food & Beverage for Snow King Resort, Jackson, Wyoming
Beckerley previously held the position of general manager for Yosemite Valley Lodge in Yosemite National Park, California.

Robert Luck Czeschka Appointed Executive Chef at Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Bangkok
His career brought him from Michelin star restaurants and world leading hotels to now celebrating over 28 years of gastronomic hospitality for 5-star properties.

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