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Grid Protection’s Commitment to Hotel Security Reassures Customers

Tier 1 Contributor BBBEE provides comprehensive services to Hilton International as well as other hotel chains and is the first South African security company to go international. What are customers looking for in a hotel? High quality linens, a breathtaking basement, attentive service and, perhaps most importantly, security that provides complete peace of mind. This is precisely what Grid Protection ...

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BIZ BUZZ: unpaid hotel bills

The hospitality industry has been one of the hardest hit sectors of the Philippine economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have closed. Many are barely hanging on. And a number of them are surviving thanks to their designation as quarantine hotels for travelers, especially the country’s Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW). Or so they thought. Biz Buzz has learned that dozens ...

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5 things to know for March 8

Editor’s Note: Some linked articles may be behind subscription paywalls. Potential visitors to Walt Disney World and Disneyland are increasingly upset about higher prices and additional fees they would have to pay, including for benefits that were previously free, for theme park admission and hotel stays, reports The Washington Post. Matt Day, a senior marketing executive from Bowling Green, Ky., ...

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Curator Hotel & Resort Collection and Optii Solutions Announce Partnership to Provide Unique Hotel Operations Technology to Independent Hotels

BETHESDA, Maryland & AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Announced today, Curator Hotel & Resort Collection (“Curator”) has selected Optii Solutions (“Optii”), a leading hotel management software for hotel operations and housekeeping teams, to to offer its member hotels the technology allowing them to have complete visibility of their operations. Curator member hotels can now leverage Optii’s data-driven technology to streamline their housekeeping operations ...

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Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts Condo Hotel Collection Goes Live with Contactless Customer Journey Powered by Zaplox and Maestro PMS

Contactless check-in and mobile keys now available through the hotel-branded mobile guest app. As consumer demand for travel and hospitality returns, hotels face staffing shortages while trying to meet guest expectations for high-quality service, but with less physical contact with staff . Following this new market opportunity, Maestro PMS has partnered with Zaplox to offer a contactless customer journey, in ...

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Whimsical posts help draw curiosity to the Hotel Row property

Photo courtesy of Town & Country Resort The Town & Country Resort’s $100 million makeover pays homage to its past. Prior to undergoing a $100 million renovation, the City & Country hotel in Mission Valley was attracting reviews that did little to attract customers.“The hotel wasn’t in the best shape and social media wasn’t exactly kind to us,” said April ...

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COVID has pushed upscale travel to safe (and exclusive) places

COVID has been catastrophic for human well-being, public health, and many jobs. The pandemic shutdown has devastated much of the travel industry, which is only showing signs of recovery. There has been an estimated $2 trillion in lost revenue for hotel chains, airlines and others over the past two years. According to world travel organization international tourist arrivals fell by ...

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[+] Offshore investors tipped to bet big on Australian tourism

Forget to throw another hot shrimp on the barbie. With Australia’s international tourism gateway rapidly opening after nearly two years, CBRE wayne Bunz busy planning a real estate investment party. The veteran trader hints that the big bucks from abroad will be back on the table and will be betting big on Australia as a destination. “Absolutely, that’s why I’m ...

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Skill Up Step Up: Dragon’s Den star says youth unemployment in London is ‘shocking’ as he backs campaign

Dragon’s Den star Steven Bartlett has backed our campaign to upskill unemployed youth and put them to work, calling our appeal “important” for young people who have had a tough few years weathering the pandemic while still finishing their studies. His support comes as London employers responded enthusiastically to our £1million Skill Up Step Up initiative in partnership with Barclays ...

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Colorado boutique hotels foresee bright future after COVID-19 chaos

Before the coronavirus pandemic, the number of boutique hotels in Colorado was growing, with funky and eclectic properties opening up in the Denver area and in tourist-focused communities in the mountains. Then COVID-19 arrived, stalling the growth and plans of the entire hospitality industry. The hospitality industry suffered its “most devastating year on record” in 2020 as travel came to ...

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Accommodation revenue in Napa returns to pre-pandemic levels | Local News

Helping to ease the sting of a dismal 2020, Napa County hotel revenues surged in 2021, reaching pre-pandemic levels. Last year, visitors contributed $436 million to the local accommodation industry, more than double 2020 figures, reported hospitality data and analytics firm STR. In 2020, at the height of the pandemic, overnight visitors contributed $184 million to the hospitality industry. This ...

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F1 return: Hotels ‘delighted’, pundits hail Singapore’s ‘preparedness’ to move forward post-pandemic

FELT IMPACT BEYOND THE TOURISM SECTOR With the renewed contract now in Singapore on the F1 Grand Prix calendar until 2028, the event will create a “vibe” in a tourism sector which has been hit hard by the pandemic, said F1 analyst Dr Michael Chiam. tourism and deputy director of Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s School of Business and Accountancy. While these ...

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How Albany Hotels Handled the Pandemic | Local

Tourism could rebound this summer in Albany if recent trends continue, according to new reports. Albany Director of Economic Development Seth Sherry shared his thoughts on the prospect with the Transitional Lodging Tax Advisory Committee on Tuesday, Feb. 1. Tourism is an important part of the city’s bottom line, as the city collects a fee each time someone stays overnight ...

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3 Luxury Hotels in Manila Win ASEAN Green Hotel Award

To travel All three hotels are currently working to become carbon neutral and zero waste hotels by 2030. ANCX staff | January 24, 2022 The three hotels in City of Dreams Manila – Nüwa Manila, Nobu Hotel and Hyatt Regency Manila – recently won the 2022 Southeast Asian Nations Green Hotel Award at the recent ASEAN Tourism Forum in Cambodia. ...

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GF Hotels & Resorts appoints John Rubino as President of the Managed Division

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, USA, Jan. 18, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — GF Hotels & Resorts, a leading hotel ownership and management company with more than 140 upscale and midscale U.S. hotels and resorts in portfolio, is pleased to announce the promotion of John Rubino to President of the Managed Division while also assuming a dual role as Chief Operating Officer of the same ...

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Swiss-Belboutique Yogyakarta distributed aid to orphanages and retirement homes

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia, Dec. 30, 2021 / PRNewswire / – December is a very special month for Swiss-Belboutique Yogyakarta. This December, Swiss-Belboutique Yogyakarta entered its fifth (5th) year of operation. After successfully participating in a series of 5th anniversary events the last December 11 2021, the management of Swiss-belboutique Yogyakarta shared their love and care by commemorating Christmas Day. Swiss-Belboutique Yogyakarta ...

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Omicron is relaunching hoteliers and restaurateurs

With nighttime curfews and other restrictions on celebrations in several states following growing concerns around Omicron, the widely anticipated recovery of the hospitality industry has reached an accelerated pace. Nighttime curfews have been imposed by Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra and Gujarat (in some areas), while Odisha and Karnataka have cracked down on celebrations, leaving hoteliers and restaurateurs rack ...

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Kaua’i Students Complete Host Program

LIHU’E – During the fall semester, approximately 200 Kaua’i public high school students participated in a program to learn and develop the skills needed to become leaders in the tourism industry. The Certificate of Service Excellence program was hosted by the non-profit ClimbHI in partnership with the Hawai’i Department of Education (DOE) and Technical Education (CTE) Hospitality Pathway. The program ...

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Newberry Tourism Association Hires New Executive Director

The board of directors of the Newberry Area Tourism Association unanimously voted to officially hire Andrew Rasch as the new executive director. This change will take effect on January 22022. Rasch comes to the organization with many years of experience in hotel management and tourism marketing. He has served on the Board of Directors of Visit Escanaba since 2015 and ...

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Lexicon Group of Institutes to launch hotel management school in Pune

Summary Lexicon Institute of Hotel Management to Offer Three-Year Tourism and Hospitality Program with International Links to Give Students Global Exposure The institute has launched the admission process for its first batch, which will begin in June 2022 The Lexicon Group of Institutes will soon open the Lexicon Institute of Hotel Management in Pune, Maharashtra, a hotel management college that ...

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COVID-19 Litigation: What Hotels Have Learned and How to Mitigate Future Exposure | Rumberger | Church

With travelers returning to hotel destinations across the world, threats of COVID-19 contamination continue to expose the hospitality industry to various legal risks. With more than 2,000 COVID-related cases currently recorded in the United States, the risk remains, particularly in the areas of negligent exposure and work and employment. This article will look at some of the increased legal risks ...

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Toronto’s K2 Group Builds Diverse Real Estate Portfolio | RENX

Lundy’s Lane Travelodge by Wyndham in Niagara Falls is the most recent acquisition of the K2 group of Toronto. (Courtesy of K2 Group) Group K2the recent acquisition of Travelodge by Wyndham Niagara Falls Lundy’s Lane hotel is the latest example of the Toronto-based company’s quiet growth. The privately held company is interested in acquiring, developing and strategically repositioning hotel, oil ...

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Harvey Hanna acquires Rehoboth Motel for $ 13 million

The Sandcastle Motel, a 60-room hotel a few blocks from the promenade, is the latest acquisition from Harvey, Hanna & Associates. | PHOTO COURTESY OF GOOGLE MAPS REHOBOTH BEACH – Harvey, Hanna & Associates recently purchased the Sandcastle Motel in downtown Rehoboth Beach, marking the town’s biggest sale this year. According to Sussex County land records, the pillar of the ...

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Over 100 top Middle Eastern hospitality leaders recognized at Hozpitality Group’s 7th Middle Eastern Hospitality Excellence Awards held at Arabian Ranches Golf Club Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, December 9, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The sold-out event brought together over 400 top hospitality leaders in Middle East. The glamorous evening included a reception, a great meal and great entertainment, in addition to the awards ceremony. The show was presented by Laura Buckwell. The lake view golf course at the Arabian Ranches Golf Club ...

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American Group Travel Awards shine brightly in South Beach | New

MIAMI, December 7, 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – About December 5, HotelPlanner, a leading travel technology company seeking public listing on NASDAQ, hosted its annual American Group Travel Awards (AGTA) at the Nobu Hotel South Beach to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , thus raising a record total fundraising for the association. This year’s theme “Reinventing Group Travel” recognized ...

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Stayntouch improves integration with Pegasus CRS, delivering intuitive and optimized delivery for hotel guests

BETHESDA, MD., December 7, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Keep in touch, a global leader in cloud-native hotel management systems (PMS) and contactless technology, today announced the enhancement of its partnership with Pegasus, an award-winning global provider of revenue strategy and distribution solutions. Stayntouch PMS now offers full two-way integration with the Pegasus Central Reservation System (CRS). Stayntouch improves integration ...

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The recovery of the US hospitality industry is uneven across major markets

Nationally, hotel performance has trended upward from the trough with the onset of the pandemic in the spring of 2020. Below the surface, national averages hide the most uneven recovery in the history of the hotel industry. Full recovery is not expected until late 2022 or early 2023, according to the latest forecast of STR and economics of tourism. Revenue ...

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Rumney appointed CEO of BWH Hotel Group GB; more international people on the move

Tim Rumney became CEO of BWH Hotel Group GB after serving as Interim CEO since August, while other positions have been filled internationally. Tim Rumney appointed CEO of BWH Hotel Group GBTim Rumney has been appointed full-time CEO of BWH Hotel Group GB, which includes Best Western Great Britain and WorldHotels Great Britain. He has served as interim CEO since ...

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Hawaii Hospitality Consultant Vikram Singh and Returning International Visitors: Travel Weekly

Hotel analyst and consultant Vikram Singh has spent more than two decades in various positions in the hospitality industry. His career began in India with the Taj group of hotels, resorts and palaces, before moving to San Francisco to work in operations and revenue management for Pan Pacific Hotels & Resorts. He later worked for investment firms, leading revenue strategies ...

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Mathias Bergundthal, Director of Assets – Premier Hotels of Cebu Landmasters

Cebu Landmasters (CLI), the leading developer in the Visayas and Mindanao regions of the Philippines, has an impressive track record in several developments, with residential as the core business. Over the past few years, CLI has firmly believed in the hospitality industry, so much so that it has established its own hospitality arm, developing an impressive portfolio of global hotel ...

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NYC needs more supportive housing. Eric Adams wants to build it. Can he?

Eric Adams is the next mayor of New York. He has already set great ambitions, announce in September, his plan to convert hotels into 25,000 units of supportive housing for people coming out of homelessness. It’s something the city, struggling with near record high homelessness among single adults, desperately needs. Supportive housing is permanent housing with on-site social assistance and ...

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Vista Capital completes $ 50,000,000 financing for six hotels in Ohio and Indiana

MALIBU, California, November 10, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Vista Capital Company announced that it recently organized $ 50,000,000 funding for the following six hotels: Courtyard by Marriott – Columbus, Ohio Hampton Inn – Lafayette, Indiana Homewood Suites – Lafayette, Indiana SpringHill Suites – Terre Haute, Indiana Holiday Inn – Terre Haute, Indiana Homewood Suites – Munster, Indiana Courtyard Marriott ...

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Northern Ireland’s hospitality industry faces ‘people pandemic’ as Covid and Brexit continue to bite

Northern Ireland’s hospitality industry is facing an unprecedented staffing crisis due to immigration policies stemming from Brexit and post-pandemic pressures. n the latest development, the popular Killeavy Castle Estate hotel in Armagh announced on social media that it would be closed two days a week throughout November. The hotel is located on 350 acres of mixed farm and woodland in ...

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SiteMinder (ASX: SDR) debuts on ASX with an IPO of A $ 627 million and a market cap of A $ 1.36 billion

Strong points: SYDNEY, November 8, 2021 / PRNewswire / – SiteMinder (ASX: SDR), the world’s leading open hotel trading platform, will today begin trading on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) under the ticker code “SDR” following an oversubscribed initial public offering (IPO) of AU $ 627 million. (PRNewsfoto / SiteMinder) As part of the IPO, 123,913,043 shares were offered at ...

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Pink Shell Beach Resort receives 4 Palm Award | News, Sports, Jobs – FORT MYERS

The Pink Shell Resort is over 80% occupied this summer as the busy Fort Myers beach season continued through July. / File photo by Nathan Mayberg The Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina recently received the award “4 palm trees” designation of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Green Housing Program, the organization’s highest level of recognition. The “4 palm ...

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UWTSD holds its annual Young Hoteliers and Hospitality Conference 2021

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David Institute of Management and Health recently hosted its third annual Young Hotel and Hospitality Conference at Swansea Stadium. The event was organized by the University’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (SoHaTM) and attracted 230 students from schools and colleges in South Wales. John Howells, Academic Director (SoHaTM) said, “We use this annual ...

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David Jurcak named president of operations at Grand Hotel Michigan in Mackinac Island

The historic Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island is pleased to announce the appointment of David Jurcak as the new President of Hotel Operations. In his role, Jurcak will oversee Grand Hotel’s operating strategies, standards, practices and procedures. As Jurcak brings the history and exceptional standards of the property online, he will guide new initiatives and strengthen the strengths of each ...

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Nomination Productivity Commission, departmental promotions, new faces of the ARC

Latest senior management appointments in the public sector across the country Senior management service Sam reinhardt Band 3 Sam reinhardt became an office manager at the Productivity Commission, leave the Treasury Department. Band 2 Australia Services promoted Derek Byrne to a role of general manager. David Bois became first deputy secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Band ...

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Access a Hospitality Operations Platform That Enables Front Line Staff to Easily Perform Tasks Across Departments |

The hotels on the verge of success over the next few decades are those that begin to merge services (and their supporting technologies), both to reduce the costs of inefficient workforce and to improve service through better and more integrated communication channels. By Larry and Adam Mogelonsky – 10/27/2021 Last month’s Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition & Conference (HITEC) event was ...

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Payal Kapoor, who lost his eyesight at 22, now teaches visually impaired cooks

Home Way of life Way of life Payal Kapoor, who lost his eyesight at 22, now teaches visually impaired cooks “I hope this will dispel the misconception that blind people cannot cook and have no opportunity to make a career in the hospitality industry and become chefs,” she said. Payal Kapoor aims to empower people with disabilities with Rasoi ke ...

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Certares, Highlands and Monomoy acquire Embassy Suites Atlanta Midtown

Posted: October 25, 2021, 11:23 a.m. EDT|Update: 21 minutes ago NEW YORK, 25 October 2021 / PRNewswire / – Certares Management LLC, a leading investment specialist dedicated to the travel, tourism and hospitality industries (with its subsidiaries, “Certares”), in partnership with Highlands Investments LLC (“Highlands “) and Monomoy Property Ventures LLC (” MPV “), today announced the acquisition of the ...

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The rush for hospitality workers may mean better wages … and higher prices

As of Friday morning, he had had 61 job offers and that counted. For someone who struggled at times to secure minimum wage during his five years in the industry before the pandemic, Mr Zia said it was a bizarre role reversal to have restaurants begging for his skills in mixology. Tiamoor Zia, 25, was bombarded with job offers this ...

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Highgate increases its investments in sustainability

Highgate, a global property investment and hotel management firm, is moving to 100% renewable electricity, starting with the majority of its select-service properties, as well as seventeen full-service hotels. The initiative will be certified by Green-e Energy, an independent certification and verification program for renewable energy. “We are determined to be part of the solution to tackling climate change,” said ...

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An inhospitable year | Finance and Trade

Twin Cities hotels and other businesses that rely on high hotel occupancy rates for reliable revenue streams will not benefit from significant rebounds this year and may not achieve what may be a ‘new normal’ until 2023 or beyond. The promise of widely available COVID vaccines at the start of this year sparked hope in the hospitality industry that hotel ...

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READI Proposal Seeks $ 50 Million State Grant for Various Projects | New

Local and regional officials are seeking tens of millions of dollars in funding under a new statewide program for various economic and quality-of-life projects, including the hotel and conference center of the Kokomo city center and industrial park. The North Central Indiana Regional Planning Council (NCIRPC) recently submitted a 27-project proposal to the Indiana Economic Development Corporation seeking $ 50 ...

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Will the dirty laundry of the IHG hotel group weigh on its share price?

LIKE the pandemic has shown us that there are things without which we are ready to live and others without which we are not. Loo roll falls into the old camp, with gasoline and pet food, but it’s probably possible to survive a shortage of soft drinks and children’s toys (albeit a six-year-old may not agree). However, where you fall ...

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Spire Hospitality Expands Management Team; more staff movements

Spire Hospitality strengthens its management team in a context of growth, and Auberge Resorts Collection has appointed key team members: Spire Hospitality expands its team to adapt to growthSpire Hospitality, a nationally recognized third-party hotel management company specializing in creating value for its hotel investors while delivering exceptional guest experiences and a great place to work, has expanded its leadership ...

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Springboard Hospitality Expands Presence in Florida and Welcomes Neptune Resort to Fort Myers Beach in Partnership with Continental Hospitality Group

LOS ANGELES, October 6, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Springboard Hospitality, a leading hotel management company with 38 independent and branded properties in the United States, today announced the addition of The Neptune Resort to Fort Myers Beach, Florida to its growing portfolio. With Springboard Hospitality’s industry-leading hotel management platform, The Neptune Resort will continue to thrive as a beach ...

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Former Pro-invest Executives Launch Asia Pacific Private Equity Firm

Three former directors of the Pro-invest Group, Phil Kasselis, Luke Sullivan and Ed Faraguna, have teamed up to launch Hospitality Private Equity Partners (H-PEP), a new company targeting acquisition opportunities in the region. The trio were most recently in lead roles at Pro-invest Group – Kasselis was co-founder and CEO of Pro-invest Hotels, Sullivan the CEO of Pro-invest Hospitality Asset ...

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Duluth tourism rebounds ‘the year of recovery we needed’

DULUTH – This summer’s tourist traffic picked up where 2019 left off as hotels filled up and visitors embraced the return of big events and weekend getaways. And with fall colors yet to peak in northern Minnesota, the crowds aren’t declining just yet. “This was the year of recovery we needed,” said Brandon Porter, general manager of the Holiday Inn ...

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Hospitality Ventures Management Group (HVMG) supports the management of 174 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Atlanta – Roswell rooms

ATLANTA – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Hospitality Ventures Management Group (HVMG), an Atlanta-based private hotel management and investment firm, today announced it has taken over management of the 174-room DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Atlanta – Roswell . This is HVMG’s fifth hotel in Atlanta announced in the past 60 days, bringing the Atlanta-based company’s portfolio to 12 out of 52 hotels ...

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Benchmark Global Hospitality and Pyramid Hotel Group announce merger

The combined organization is positioned to be the industry’s most owner-driven experiential management company and an employer of choice. BOSTON, MA and THE WOODLANDS, TX / ACCESSWIRE / September 30, 2021 / Two hotel and resort management companies have joined forces, creating a powerful organization strategically positioned for the future of the global hospitality industry: Reference pyramid. With a global ...

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Switzerland – Job vacancies return to pre-Covid-19 levels, but hospitality sector struggles

September 30, 2021 Job vacancies in Switzerland increased by 28% in the third quarter of 2021 compared to the same period last year, according to the Adecco Group Swiss Job Market Index carried out by the Swiss Job Market Monitor of the University of Zurich . The number of vacancies has now returned to pre-Covid-19 levels for the first time. ...

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Melbourne hotel deals indicate strong resurgence

Hotel and hospitality assets have become hot commodities in Melbourne despite tough business conditions amid COVID shutdowns, with the hospitality industry experiencing its strongest period of transactional activity in two decades, agents said. For example, the Edwardes Lake Hotel’s freehold interest in the reservoir sold for $ 28 million earlier this month, a day after its expression of interest campaign ...

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Two new small hotels for your next trip to Athens

Acropolis views from a room at the A77 Suites by Andronis A77 Suites My first trip to Athens was a doozy. Young, on a Kraft Macaroni & Cheese budget, I landed a $ 400 theft between New York and Greece. I spent the flight curled up in a heart-wrenching ball trying to sleep in a cramped economy seat. Upon arriving ...

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The road to recovery for the hotel industry in the United States

COVID-19 has taken its toll around the world. However, few industries have been hit harder than the US hotel industry. The hospitality industry in the United States has also been slow to recover, lost an incredible number of jobs and continues to face depressed room rates. How will the US hotel market recover? What is the path hoteliers can take? ...

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Capitalize on the demand for delivery

During the initial 2020 closures, many restaurants quickly switched to delivery and take-out in order to continue to generate income. As consumers discovered how easy it was to have their favorite meals delivered, businesses saw an increase in the demand for delivery. Most surprisingly, however, this demand has not diminished; even as restaurants reopened and sales exceeded pre-pandemic levels in ...

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3H Group and LBA Hospitality form a strategic alliance for future growth

DOTHAN, Ala .– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Today, LBA Hospitality, based in Dothan, Alabama, and 3H Group, headquartered in Chattanooga, Tenn., Announced the formation of their new strategic alliance, which enables LBA Hospitality and 3H Group to expand their respective companies while remaining focused on expanding their hotel management platform. As evidenced by historic accomplishments, both companies are leaders in hospitality ...

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Rotana signs two hotels in Qatar

Rotana, today announced at the Arabian & African Hospitality Investment Conference (AHIC) the signing of a new project with Bin Al Sheikh Holding Group, a well-diversified Qatari business conglomerate. The project includes the management of an Arjaan Hotel Apartments by Rotana with 400 keys and 103 keys under the brand The Residences by Rotana. Rendering of the Arjaan hotel apartments ...

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David Y. Igé | HTA Press Release: O’ahu Visitors Bureau appoints Catherine Orlans as Destination Manager

HTA Press Release: O’ahu Visitors Bureau appoints Catherine Orlans as Destination Manager Posted on Sep 24, 2021 in Latest News, Press Room The O’ahu Tourist Board (OVB) has appointed Catherine Orlans as the destination manager. A new position funded by the Hawai’i Tourism Authority (HTA), as Destination Manager, Orlans will be responsible for the implementation and oversight of the O’ahu ...

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Accor joins the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance

WHY IT RATES: Accor joins the 14 largest global hotel companies to help meet the biggest sustainable development challenges of the travel industry. – Lacey Pfalz, Associate Editor, TravelPulse Accor, a hotel group with more than 5,200 properties and 10,000 dining places in 110 countries, today joins the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance, a global organization that brings together committed hotel companies ...

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BRIAN EHRLICH JOINS THE HOTEL WATERFORD GROUP AS A VICE

WATERFORD, CT, September 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Waterford Hotel Group, a leading hotel management company, today announced the appointment of Brian Ehrlich as Vice President, Development. In this role, Ehrlich will seek new business for Waterford Hotel Group, including management and investment opportunities. As a seasoned veteran of the hospitality industry, Ehrlich has held key positions at companies such ...

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Nine IHG CEOs Receive Key New Appointments

IHG Hotels and Resorts introduced eight high-performing team members in their new roles following a series of promotions and new appointments at hotels in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Former Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach General Manager Gareth Long has moved north to take on a similar role at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, as Area General Manager for Regional ...

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Airfares won’t stay low for too long

Airlines across the country are sweating over an unexpected drop in business travel in recent weeks – and that’s good news if you’re a traveler looking to save some money. This month, domestic air fares are down 5% from September 2019 and international fares down by around 8%, drops that industry experts attribute in part to the traditional drop in ...

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The Slate appoints Phuket hospitality legend Claude Sauter as new general manager

A highly skilled Swiss hotelier joins the artistically inspired resort town after an impressive career that has included more than two decades of management experience in the ‘Pearl of the Andaman’. Phuket, Thailand – Slate, the whimsical and art-inspired resort town on Phuket’s remote northwest coast, has announced the appointment of Claude Sauter as the new Managing Director, bringing an ...

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Saudi Arabia to merge PIF-backed Red Sea tourism project developers to cut costs

Saudi Arabia will merge two public developers working on its Red Sea tourism project into a single entity to reduce costs and boost synergies, as the kingdom accelerates the development of its nascent tourism industry. The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) and Amaala, owned by the kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Fund, are developing adjacent megaprojects on the ...

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Borders hotel makes sensational lockdown comeback

Waverley Castle. (Photo: Nick Smith) The staff and management at Melrose’s Waverley Castle, part of the Coast & Country collection of bespoke hotels, have been delighted since they have welcomed guests back, as statistics show. In the four months since May, 7,343 breakfasts have been served and 8,221 guests have passed through the premises. It’s a reflection of how the ...

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Nashville State Community College Appoints Thom Druffel Director of Hospitality Program

Nashville, Tennessee – Nashville State Community College has announced that Thom Druffel has been hired as the director and instructor of its hospitality program. Druffel brings nearly 40 years of experience to the local hospitality industry. “My goal is to bring industry best practices in leadership and service into the classroom, so that students have both the knowledge and the ...

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THE BROADWAY PARK HOTEL RETURNS FROM THE SUMMIT WITH MORE THAN 15,000 GUESTS THROUGH THE SUMMER – Island Echo

The Isle of Wight’s Broadway Park Hotel, which was rescued from permanent closure after ceasing operations under its former owners last year, is celebrating a successful first quarter since reopening in May – having served over 11,000 breakfasts while looking after 15,000 guests during a busy summer. season. The pandemic put the hotel in danger of permanent closure last year, ...

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Lancashire hotels that rebounded from Covid to welcome 14,000 guests

Two Lancashire hotels have rebounded since reopening after the lockdown – having served more than 9,000 breakfasts while catering to 14,000 guests. With the pandemic putting hotels at risk of permanent closure last year, a bumper summer season since reopening in May has seen both hotels – Liberty’s in Blackpool and the Strathmore Hotel in Morecambe strengthen. Thinking back to ...

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Qatar Hotel Association holds virtual meeting with Turkish Tourism Investors Association

The Qatar Hotel Association (QHA) held its first virtual bilateral meeting with the Association of Turkish Tourism Investors (TTYD) on Saturday as part of its mission to form a global network with international partners in the hotel and hospitality industry. The meeting was attended by QHA President Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim al-Thani and TTYD President Oya Narin. Turkish Ambassador Mehmet ...

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Baltimore boutique Hotel Revival’s Commitment to the Community: Travel Weekly

Upon entering the Hotel Revival in Baltimore’s historic Mount Vernon district, visitors are greeted by a brightly colored neon sign that reads: Let your life unfold according to its own design. It’s something Jason Bass, director of culture and impact at the boutique hotel, takes to heart. Bass first started out as a fan and guest of Hotel Revival, including ...

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Historic Donation Creates Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration

A landmark donation of $ 50 million from Peter Nolan ’80, MBA ’82 and Stephanie Nolan ’84, announced at a campus event on September 17, will establish the Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration and provide scholarships to expand access to education for future generations of hotel business leaders. The donation will support financial aid to the ...

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Cornwall hotels say they were saved from closure by summer tourist boom

Four Cornwall hotels threatened with closure just a year ago are celebrating a successful summer that saved them. Since it reopened in May, they have served over 32,000 breakfasts while catering to 46,000 guests this summer. With the pandemic putting hotels in danger of permanent closure in 2020, an exceptional summer since their reopening has seen all four hotels – ...

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Lowe Joint Venture acquires 3 hotels in the woods from Howard Hughes Corp.

THE WOODS, TX – A joint venture between Lowe and an institutional investor today announced the acquisition from The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC) of three hotel assets located in The Woodlands®, an award-winning 28,500-acre planned community in the greater Houston area. The Woodlands Resort; The Westin at the Woodlands; and Embassy Suites by Hilton, The Woodlands at Hughes Landing ...

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Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic Could Bring New Concerns to Arizona Hospitality Industry

The group warns of a drop in the number of travelers amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic While winter generally brings relief for the hospitality industry, there are also possible signs of trouble this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. FOX 10’s Steve Nielsen reports. PHOENIX – Winter is coming, and that’s usually a relief to the Arizona hotel industry, ...

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Hospitality graduate arrested for selling marijuana

He used the payment of an insurance claim to fund entry into the drug trade Police arrested a hotel management graduate who allegedly used money he received from an insurance claim to start a drug deal. The accused, Sachin, 25, a resident of Nayandahalli, was arrested along with his partner Anand, 23, a rickshaw driver from Hebbagodi, as they were ...

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Accor appoints COOs for North and Central America

Accor has appointed Sara Glenn and Benjamin Cadwell as COOs, North and Central America. The move reinforces the group’s commitment to invest in world-class leadership and build a solid future for Accor in the region, according to the company. In their new roles, Glenn and Cadwell are responsible for improving operational execution, improving financial results and customer satisfaction, and creating ...

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INSPIRE21 returns for its 10th luxury hotel event

Michelle russo, founder and CEO, hotelAVE will give a Economic and investment outlook 2022 and Kevin Kelly, CEO, Sensei, will talk about The role of wellness in recovery and forecasting for the future. F&B ROI – has the game changed after Covid will be moderated by Alex M. Susskind, Professor, Cornell Institute food and beverage management with panelists Adam crocini, ...

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OMRAN group concludes interview and evaluation phase of ‘Midhyaf’ program I Times of Oman

Muscat: Following the remarkable participation of the ‘Midhyaf’ program in the registration phase with 2,031 applicants, Oman Tourism Development Company (OMRAN Group), the executive branch of the Sultanate for tourism development, concluded the interviews and the program evaluation at the Oman Convention. and Exhibition Center. In the coming weeks, 300 people will be nominated for the final evaluation phase, and ...

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Aloft Miami Brickell hotel owner files for bankruptcy

Pedro Villar of Sunview Companies with the hotel (Marriott, LinkedIn via Villar) Seeking to avoid “aggressive foreclosure action” by his Park Avenue lender, the owner of the Aloft Miami Brickell hotel has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In a statement that was part of the bankruptcy petition, hotel developer Pedro Villar said New York City’s Torchlight Investors falsely attempted to ...

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The hotel launches the fall hospitality academy

THE Devonshire Hotels and Restaurants Group is launching a vocational training academy this fall, to support new employees, of all ages, in developing their careers in the hotel industry. The Devonshire Hospitality Academy is an in-house training program, which will lead to an industry recognized qualification at Level 2 apprenticeship. Richard Palmer, Managing Director of the Group said: “This is ...

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TTG – Luxury travel news

03 Aug 2021by April Hutchinson Some of the world’s biggest luxury hotel brands will attend a global online recruitment fair as the hospitality industry seeks to turn around. Avril Hutchinson Publisher, TTG Luxe Avril Hutchinson Publisher, TTG Luxe The Bulgari Hotel London is one of the luxury hotels participating in Excellence The virtual event is called Excellence and is hailed ...

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Yanolja’s New Company ‘Yanolja Cloud’ Launched to Lead Global Cloud Solutions Technology Industry

Strengthen the global talent pool and lead integrated management of the entire development and commercialization process of cloud solutions technologies to lead the global digital transformation Will solidify its position as world number one. 1 provider of cloud hosting solutions by ensuring technological leadership of solutions Seoul, South Korea, July 19, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Yanolja Clou, the New ...

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California Wine Country hospitality professionals bounce back from pandemic job losses

It’s only been days since Moira Gubbins helped reopen The Hivery, a popular co-working and events business whose two locations – Mill Valley and San Francisco – were forced to close when public health orders began. pandemics in March 2020. It was a new start not only for the company, but for Gubbins, who joined The Hivery in March as ...

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Luxury Hotel Market Size, Share 2021-2028

New Jersey, United States, – the Luxury hotel market The study provides details of market dynamics affecting the market, market size, and segmentation, and casts a shadow over major market players by highlighting the favorable competitive landscape and successful trends over the years. This market report presents the detailed profile of major industry players and their upcoming market strategies and ...

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Denver hopes All-Star Weekend won’t be canceled due to staff shortages in hotels and restaurants

DENVER – Colorado is hoping there won’t be serious staffing shortages in hotels and restaurants this weekend. Ready or not, the Major League Baseball All-Star game is on deck and is expected to draw huge crowds. Due to these persistent labor shortages linked to COVID19, many hotels have an urgent message for anyone who wants a job: We are hiring! ...

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Former employees recall as curtain prepares to fall on iconic landmark

IT WAS a trip back in time as former employees of the Istana Kuala Lumpur Hotel in Jalan Raja Chulan recalled their time on duty at this iconic landmark in the city, after hearing about its targeted closure on September 1. Located in the heart of the city center, the 23-story five-star hotel, which opened in 1992, is the last ...

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Mercer Collection Releases for £ 10.5 Million | Item

The Mercer Collection, a portfolio of seven upscale boutique hotels and self-catering cottages in Southsea, Portsmouth, has been marketed at a guide price of £ 10.5million. The Mercer collection was created in 2004 by Daniel and Vicki Sutton, a couple from Hampshire. Significant investments have been made in all assets since 2018, including the conversion of three of the existing ...

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