Los Angeles hotel rates forecasted at $445, second highest for a Super Bowl weekend

Fri, 14 Jan 2022 10:51:00 +0200

Los Angeles’s Super Bowl hotel occupancy is projected to outperform Tampa but fall short of what was seen in Miami. During the comparable weekend in 2020 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights), prior to the start of the pandemic, Los Angeles hotel occupancy was 87.7%.  

Marriott International signs agreement to debut W Costa Navarino

Fri, 14 Jan 2022 10:22:00 +0200

Set to welcome guests this summer, W Costa Navarino will bring detail-driven design and inspiring energy to the new Navarino Waterfront.  

Marriott guests can now seamlessly purchase travel insurance when they book directly with Marriott

Fri, 14 Jan 2022 10:10:00 +0200

Unique plans provide protection for guests’ entire trip.

HotelHub Index reveals latest hotel booking trends

Fri, 14 Jan 2022 09:54:00 +0200

Μonthly transactions globally via HotelHub platform have risen to 61% of pre-pandemic volumes.  

Virgin Hotels announces appointment of Bryan Davern as Vice President of Operations, Europe

Fri, 14 Jan 2022 09:28:00 +0200

The new role will lead operations and growth in line with the brand’s European expansion.

The world's most beautiful 5-star hotels, according to Instagram

Thu, 13 Jan 2022 12:10:00 +0200

New global research by Money.co.uk reveals the most beautiful five-star hotels in the world according to Instagram data. Dubai's Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is the most beautiful hotel in the world with over 2.4 million hashtags. Claridges, London is top in Europe, followed by The Ritz in Paris, and then Spain's W Barcelona.  

Top hotel management software in 2022 - HotelTechAwards winners announced

Thu, 13 Jan 2022 11:54:00 +0200

Winners of the HotelTechAwards are determined based on verified client feedback and highlight best of breed companies across key categories of the hotel tech stack.  

Sitges Hills Villas unveils ambitious expansion plans for 2022 season

Thu, 13 Jan 2022 11:41:00 +0200

Expanded property portfolio, new staff hires and larger office space all part of plans following a highly successful 2021 season.

Skie Ocasio promoted to Chief Operating Officer at Four Hundred

Thu, 13 Jan 2022 11:21:00 +0200

In this new role, Skie will build upon his current responsibilities, including supervising all daily operations of the company.  

Strategic deal with Hotelbeds gives Far East Hospitality access to game-changing data

Thu, 13 Jan 2022 11:08:00 +0200

Through a series of customised, data-driven reports that proactively highlight future opportunities, Far East Hospitality will also be able to view current industry trends, tailored to each hotel's needs, giving them power to make more informed decisions and take advantage of market opportunities.

Jamaican Tourism Minister lauds Bahia Principe on the appointment of its first Jamaican Country Manager

Thu, 13 Jan 2022 11:01:00 +0200

The news was welcomed by Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett who noted that the announcement is in keeping with his Ministry's goal of having more Jamaicans in leadership roles within the sector. 

Bidroom launches uGO TaaS platform to help companies drive loyalty through travel

Thu, 13 Jan 2022 10:54:00 +0200

Users can access discounts and perks on hotel rooms and more through uGO’s white-label solution, developed by the pioneering team behind Bidroom.

Prominence Hospitality Group showcases early success for portfolio of five Pennsylvania Hotels

Thu, 13 Jan 2022 10:49:00 +0200

Forge Hospitality selected growing Management Company for Agile, customized approach.

VacayMyWay sets vacation rental industry precedent in host damage protection

Thu, 13 Jan 2022 10:41:00 +0200

Industry disrupting start-up first to offer $5M property damage guarantee with SUPERHOG.

Sandpiper Hospitality chooses Impulsify as exclusive grab-and-go solution provider

Thu, 13 Jan 2022 10:29:00 +0200

Deployments to include Impulsify’s Full Retail Design and Guest-Facing POS technology.

The Doyle Collection announces the appointment of François-Xavier Schoeffer as General Manager at The Kensington

Thu, 13 Jan 2022 10:16:00 +0200

François-Xavier joins the international hotel group with over two decades of experience in luxury hospitality.

Safely and RealTimeRental partner to offer a bespoke service to short-term rental property managers and owners

Wed, 12 Jan 2022 10:35:00 +0200

Through the partnership, vacation rental managers of any size will be able to access the right insurtech solution for their business within their vacation rental software platform. 

UniFocus unveils Predictive Scheduling

Wed, 12 Jan 2022 09:31:00 +0200

Workforce optimization technology provider empowers hoteliers with the means to easily navigate the increasing predictable schedule laws while maintaining seamless operations and high-level service quality.

Saar Zafrir Design unveils Galei Kinneret Hotel, a beachside resort on the Sea of Galilee

Wed, 12 Jan 2022 09:11:00 +0200

The design concept of the 123-room luxury hotel is rooted in the ancient ruins discovered on the land of Tiberias, ushering in a new era of hospitality to the historical region in Northern Israel.

The Laura Hotel, Autograph Collection opens in the heart of downtown Houston

Wed, 12 Jan 2022 09:06:00 +0200

The rebranded lifestyle hotel welcomes guests with warm Southern hospitality and locally inspired programming.

Romantic getaways with private pools and hot tubs in Boston, MA

Tue, 11 Jan 2022 09:50:00 +0200

There’s nothing better than a hot tub suite at a luxury hotel for a romantic getaway with your partner, or a holiday home with a private pool if you can’t leave the fam at home, but still want to share some intimate moments with your special someone.

Europe's most popular campsites announced

Tue, 11 Jan 2022 09:42:00 +0200

camping.info Award 2022: Europe's top campsite is located in Germany.

New TRYP by Wyndham Hotel to open in Corfu

Tue, 11 Jan 2022 09:38:00 +0200

TRYP by Wyndham Corfu Dassia is expected to open in April 2022, following the conversion and rebranding of the award-winning Corfu Palma Boutique hotel.

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts enters Poland with upscale Hotel in Wroclaw

Tue, 11 Jan 2022 09:26:00 +0200

Managed by Mogotel Hotel Group, a leading hotel operator in the Baltics, the property is expected to open early next month and will be located in the heart of Wroclaw’s city centre.

Windsor Court announces Nordaq water purification system

Mon, 10 Jan 2022 10:26:00 +0200

First in New Orleans to achieve exceptional tasting water wit less waste.

Oetker Collection announces the appointment of Fabio Datteroni as General Manager of Hotel La Palma

Mon, 10 Jan 2022 10:14:00 +0200

A native of Tuscany, Fabio Datteroni’s career in hospitality has spanned over 30 years. Most recently, he acted as General Manager of Terme Di Saturnia Natural Destination, Spa and Golf Resort. 

Bea Pernia designs Roc Luxe Hotel in Tulum, Mexico

Mon, 10 Jan 2022 10:04:00 +0200

Roc Luxe Hotel is a sprawling, oceanfront hideaway with 66 guestrooms including beachfront bungalows, garden suites, and elevated treehouse-style rooms in the jungle accessible by a short tuk-tuk ride.

LynKey announces Blockchain and NFT Solutions for $8bn. of smart tourism and property

Mon, 10 Jan 2022 09:59:00 +0200

Lynkey is working on taking digitization of property and tourism on a scale not seen ever before. LynKey has started to digitise luxury tourism resorts, hotels and properties, first in Vietnam, and later, at multiple other destinations.

Hospital PMI at 63.8%; December 2021 Hospital ISM Report On Business

Mon, 10 Jan 2022 09:38:00 +0200

The Business Activity Index increased compared to November and registered its highest reading of 2021.

First Drury Hotels property in the Disney Springs Area in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, nears completion

Mon, 10 Jan 2022 09:35:00 +0200

Designated as an Official Walt Disney World Hotel, Drury is accepting reservations forOct. 27, 2022 and beyond.

Barcelona's Casagrand Luxury Apartments: Basecamp for multigenerational travelers

Mon, 10 Jan 2022 09:31:00 +0200

Casagrand Luxury Apartments offers the intimacy and privacy of residence living with the style and personal attention of a first-class hotel in chic, modernist surroundings that is both compelling and ready to be lived in.  

Marriott International signs agreement to bring JW Marriott brand to São Paulo

Mon, 10 Jan 2022 09:15:00 +0200

Located in the heart of São Paulo´s new Financial District, JW Marriott Hotel São Paulo will make its long-awaited debut in Brazil's largest city.

Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index jumped 12.7% in December, ended year up 25.6%

Mon, 10 Jan 2022 09:09:00 +0200

In December, the Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index outperformed both the S&P 500 (+4.4%) and the MSCI US REIT Index (+8.2%).

Life House enters Vermont with The Shire Woodstock in partnership with Turnstone Ventures

Fri, 07 Jan 2022 10:03:00 +0200

The property will operate “as-is" under its existing branding prior being reimagined as a locally-rooted boutique hotel that will feature elevated interiors and enhanced public space programming.

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel & Residences Amman announces accomplished opening management team

Fri, 07 Jan 2022 09:24:00 +0200

General Manager Tareq Derbas brings with him more than 27 years of luxury hotel management experience, and a personal philosophy that is characterized by an insistence on perfecting the finer details and a commitment to doing absolutely everything possible to guarantee an extraordinary experience for guests.

Anguilla’s boutique hotel, Zemi Beach House, joins Virtuoso’s expansive portfolio

Fri, 07 Jan 2022 09:20:00 +0200

Zemi Beach House Named ‘Best of the Best’ by Virtuoso.

Commonwealth Hotels appoints Elizabeth Balcom as General Manager of The Courtyard by Marriott Cincinnati Airport

Fri, 07 Jan 2022 09:18:00 +0200

Prior to joining the Courtyard by Marriott Cincinnati Airport, Balcom served in various leadership roles for the Holiday Inn Cincinnati Airport, the Phelps, and the Westin at the Domain.

Seven Feathers Casino Resort partners with Infor Hospitality

Fri, 07 Jan 2022 09:14:00 +0200

Infor's hospitality solutions to enrich guest service with integrated applications specialized for the industry.

Residential Hospitality Brand Mint House welcomes Jonathan Wachter as Chief Revenue + Strategy Officer

Fri, 07 Jan 2022 09:09:00 +0200

Jonathan has a 20-year track record of driving transformational change in a range of finance, strategy, and operations roles.

MGM Resorts reimagines loyalty rewards program

Fri, 07 Jan 2022 08:54:00 +0200

Launching February 1, MGM Rewards will seamlessly integrate gaming and non-gaming spend and rewards across MGM Resorts' 20+ U.S. properties. Gaming and non-gaming members will now earn currency redeemable for dining, entertainment, hotel stays and more.

Appointment of Markus Iseli as General Manager at Kempinski Summerland Hotel & Resort, Beirut, Lebanon

Fri, 07 Jan 2022 08:50:00 +0200

A passionate leader, Markus Iseli boasts more than three decades of high-level hospitality expertise, which have seen him graduate from service and guest relations positions, to the most senior levels of hotel management, with internationally renowned hotel groups.

Travis Lunn named President & COO of Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

Thu, 06 Jan 2022 10:02:00 +0200

Travis Lunn brings more than 20 years of gaming and hospitality experience to Borgata.

Tambourine reveals rebrand of award-winning Spice Island Beach Resort

Thu, 06 Jan 2022 09:44:00 +0200

Through an elegant reimagination and representation of the brand's enduring values, rich heritage, and upscale atmosphere, Tambourine has further differentiated the AAA Five Diamond property with subtle, understated nods to the beachfront lifestyle, including a new, refined logo, and fresh iconography.

Andrew Harper's hideaway report announces 2022 Editors' Choice Awards

Thu, 06 Jan 2022 09:40:00 +0200

Renowned travel company Andrew Harper reveals editors' favorite hotels, restaurants and experiences of the year. Four Seasons Sensei Lanainamed Hideaway of the Year.

Cornell Center for Innovative Labor and Employment Relations taps UniFocus COO to serve on Advisory Board

Thu, 06 Jan 2022 09:25:00 +0200

Kenneth Heymann brings over 35 years of hospitality and labor management expertise to Center committed to modernizing industry workforce practices.

Commonwealth Hotels promotes Karen Ouellette as the Director of Sales & Marketing of the Hyatt Place Portland-Old Port

Wed, 05 Jan 2022 10:02:00 +0200

Karen Ouellette joined Commonwealth team in October 2017, first as a Director of Sales at the Hampton Inn Downtown Jacksonville, Florida.

Tamarind Hills — The new Caribbean hot spot for celebrities

Wed, 05 Jan 2022 09:51:00 +0200

The hottest luxury destination in the Caribbean, Tamarind Hills, on the idyllic island of Antigua, garners global attention among celebrity travelers looking for privacy and discretion.

Governments asked to align isolation periods for travelers with new U.S. and U.K. criteria

Wed, 05 Jan 2022 09:31:00 +0200

In a letter to Prime Minister Gaston Browne of Antigua and Barbuda, outgoing Chairman of CARICOM (Caribbean Community), CHTA President Nicola Madden-Greig noted that both the U.K. and the U.S. are reducing the isolation period for COVID-positive persons. The revised U.S. protocol allows for five days and the U.K. for seven days’ confinement.



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