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Inside Hotel-Online Today         April 20, 2018
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Is Your Hotel Ready for Today's 'Age of Assistance'? / Thomas Grundner
Three ways you can bring your hotel experience up-to-date and compete in this tough era.

Do Loyalty Programs Really Create Loyalty? / Shep Hyken
Sometimes customers are loyal to your loyalty program and not your business.

Authentic Design a Key Component to Middle East Hospitality / Magd Fahmy
It is an exciting time in the Middle East for the hospitality industry. It's booming. According to recent data, the region has 580 hotel projects under contract with specific hotspots being the UAE and Saudi Arabia.
Welcome to Los Angeles' Luxury Hotel Boom, Featuring $20,000 Suites and James Bond Exotic Cars
"L.A. is becoming the place to be again," said hotelier Beny Alagem, who built the 12-story Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills and owns the neighboring five-star Beverly Hilton Hotel. Such talk could be written off as a typical developer boast, but a recent survey by Forbes Travel Guide…
Top Concerns Hotels Need to Know About the GDPR and How to Prepare Your Action Plan / Margaret Mastrogiacomo
With the GDPR just around the corner, we’ve put together an overview that includes an explanation of the GDPR, the top misconceptions, and the most important considerations that will need to be implemented on your hotel website and included in your digital strategy.

Thayer Ventures Announces Katherine Grass as Venture Partner, Expanding its Global Focus in Travel and Transportation
Grass is based in Madrid and will help further accelerate the firm’s alignment with global strategic investors and its investment reach to promising start-ups in Europe and Asia.

Washington Court Selects KEYPR as Exclusive Guest Experience Technology Partner
Luxury Capitol Hill hotel goes live with the KEYPR platform, bringing the latest technology to guests and staff

ALICE to Showcase Their Products and Speak About the Future of Connected Hotel Operations at Maestro User Conference
At the conference, ALICE’s Co-Founder and President, Alex Shashou, will dive deep into how hotels can learn from connected industries to better their own guest experience and compete in today’s digital service age.

Chicago's 136-Year-Old Historic Jewelers Building Sold for $7.2 Million; Property to be Redeveloped into a Boutique Hotel
A joint venture of Peerless Development and Honoree Properties bought the building and a yet-to-be-identified hotel chain based in San Francisco has signed a 10-year lease. Construction is expected to start by late summer, with the hotel expected to open in 2020.

Al J. Schneider Co. Signs Louisville's Galt House Hotel To Be Part of Trademark Collection by Wyndham
The historic 1,310-room hotel will begin an $80 million renovation in June 2018 and expects to complete the transformation by early 2020.

ECI Development to Debut the Marriott Hotels Brand in Belize With a 203-Key Oceanfront Property
The Belize Marriott Ambergris Caye Resort and Residences will grace Ambergris Caye, Belize's largest island known for its world-class scuba diving, fishing, water sports and white sandy beaches.

Strategic Property Partners, LLC Plans 173-Room EDITION Hotel in Tampa, Florida Slated for 2021 Opening
The Tampa EDITION will anchor the first phase of Water Street Tampa, which will also feature a JW Marriott Hotel and the renovated Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina.

Sun Development & Management Opens 198-Key Embassy Suites by Hilton Noblesville Indianapolis Conference Center
Eric Welch is the General Manager of the Embassy Suites by Hilton Noblesville Indianapolis Conference Center.

Managed by Tokyo Stay Service, Kyukaruizawa Kikyo, Curio Collection by Hilton Opens in Japan
Led by General Manager Yoshiaki Sugiki, Kyukaruizawa Kikyo is Japan's first Curio Collection by Hilton hotel.

Dual Branded Fairfield Inn & Suites and TownePlace Suites Opens in Louisville, Kentucky
The 157-room property was developed jointly by Poe Companies, White Lodging and REI Real Estate Services; the hotel is owned by SuiteLou NE, LLC and managed by White Lodging Services.

Xenia Hotels and Resorts Completes Renovation of 151-Room Andaz Savannah
Led by General Manager Erin Henry, the recent redesign of Andaz Savannah's guestrooms and suites follows the extensive renovation of the hotel's public areas introduced as part of its 2012 opening.

Colorado's East West Hospitality Promotes Colleen Weiss-Hanen to President & Chief Executive Officer
Weiss-Hanen has worked at East West Hospitality for more than 24 years, most recently serving as the Chief Financial Officer and Asset Manager overseeing a diverse portfolio of companies.

Midas Hospitality Promotes Lucinda Fryman to Corporate Director of Revenue Management
Fryman has more than 20 years of hospitality experience.  Prior to this position, she served as the Director of Revenue Management at Midas Hospitality. 

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