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Inside Hotel-Online Today         April 19, 2018
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Why Not List Your Hotel on Airbnb?
By expanding and segmenting its listings into distinct categories, Airbnb is mimicking what the major hotel companies and OTAs (online travel agencies) have done through offering different brands and price points.

It's All About Soul: Why the Way Your Hotel FEELS Is Impacting Your Bottom Line / Dean Minett
Successful managers study the guest experience in greater and greater detail which allow them to form philosophical sensibilities hat allow hoteliers to evoke soulfulness with greater success.

The HVS Quarterly Taiwan Update / Christy Tung and Daniel J Voellm
This market snapshot provides an overview of the 2017Q4 performance of the tourism industry in Taiwan, particularly visitor arrivals and lodging markets data.

Who Will You See at Meet the Money? / Jim Butler
It’s almost May, so our annual Meet the Money® Conference is almost here! JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® will host the 28th year of our national hotel finance and investment conference May 7-9, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency LAX.

Fix the TV in my Las Vegas Hotel Room? There's an App for That
When a guest at the Plaza in downtown has a request for maintenance, say for example to fix a television in their room, the hotel's response is now quicker because of technology the property started using last year.
Olympia Hotel Management Wins 4 Prestigious Brand Awards from Hilton Garden Inn and an Award from Hampton Inn
Four 2017 brand awards were given to The Hilton Garden Inn Durham-University Medical Center in North Carolina by Hilton Garden Inn including the Connie Hotel of the Year Award. The Hampton Inn Nashua was awarded the Circle of Excellence Award by Hampton Inn.
Bookings Rise for Peru's Most Influential Hotel Chain Following SiteMinder Deal
Online bookings have risen 25 percent for Peru’s largest and most influential hotel chain, Casa Andina, only months since rolling out enterprise distribution technology from the global hotel industry’s leading cloud platform, SiteMinder.

Evaluating the Hype Behind Mobile Keyless Entry for Hotels / Jos Schaap
With the ongoing evolution of technology and consumer preferences, we frequently bear witness to a trend of forced adaptation amongst businesses, both large and small.

Using Predictive Guest Intelligence to Drive Guest Retention and Revenue
New e-book from Concilio Labs explores the power of actionable insights to anticipate guest needs, increase sales and optimize hotel business performance

BLLA's Boutique Hotel Investment Conference Returns June 6 With Who's Who of Hospitality & Beyond
Industry Luminaries Come Together in New York City to Discuss Next Generation of Boutique Money

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson Opens New Hotel Near the Southern Shores of Lake Powell in Arizona
The hotel offers 92 guest rooms and suites near the hiking trails at Horseshoe Bend and the picturesque views of Glen Canyon and the shores of Lake Powell.

Diamond Resorts Acquires The Modern Honolulu   
The Modern Honolulu, located in the heart of Waikiki, is Diamond's first managed property on Oahu and third in Hawaii
RLH Corporation Closes Sale of Red Lion Inn & Suites Bend for $5.5 Million
The property will retain the RLH Corporation brand.

Lemon Tree Hotels Moving to Asset-Light Strategy and Monetize its Brand
Over 60% of Lemon Tree's rooms are company-owned, while the rest are owned by others and managed by Lemon Tree. It plans to gradually reduce the proportion of hotels it owns and focus on managing hotels under its brand.
YOTEL Selected by İGA, the Constructer and Operator of İstanbul New Airport, to Manage New Build 451-Room Hotel at İstanbul New Airport
The hotel will be one of the biggest airport hotels in the world with both airside and landside access to its 451 rooms.
Serra Hotels and Resorts Developing Inagural Hotel Serra in San Luis Obispo, California Slated to Open Early 2019
The 65-key Hotel Serra incorporates two vintage brick storefronts on Garden Street as an intrinsic part of the hotel's main façade with guests entering through the restored 1920's Smith building.

Rezidor Hotel Group Signs Agreement With Rauðsvík ehf and S26 Hotel ehf for New Build 195-Room Radisson RED Reykjavik
The first ever Radisson RED in the Nordics is scheduled to open in Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik, by 2020.
IHG, Along With Al-Futtaim, Open the Holiday Inn Dubai Festival City and Enter Agreement for New Staybridge Suites Dubai Festival City
The 160-room Staybridge Suites Dubai Festival City will be a brand debut in Dubai.
Owned by Connell Hospitality LLC and Managed by Davidson Hotels and Resorts, the Embassy Suites by Hilton Berkeley Heights Opens
The newly built hotel features 176 suites and is led by general manager Ian Brodsky.
Charlestowne Hotels Welcomes Hotel Indigo Tuscaloosa to Management Portfolio
Originally built in 2016, the five-story hotel is comprised of 91 guestrooms close to the University of Alabama.

Harbor View Hotel Appoints Diana Rosure as General Manager
Most recently, Rosure served as the general manager for the Outrigger Lodging Services in Southern California.

The National Conference Center Promotes Todd Goldian to Director of Food and Beverage
Goldian was previously Executive Chef for the property, where he led the culinary program, including serving as many as 2,700 meals a day in the Guest Dining Room.
Grace White Barn Inn & Spa Appoints Matthew Padilla as New Executive Chef
A true culinary connoisseur, Padilla joins the Grace family from fellow Relais & Châteaux property, The Inn at Dos Brisas in Washington, TX.

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