Friday, June 11, 2010

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Aloft Tempe Earns LEED Certification

Aloft Tempe becomes the seventh LEED-certified property for Aloft brand parent Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT), which leads the industry in green-building initiatives. ...more

Wind Turbine is Prominent Symbol of Mountain View Grand’s Green Commitment - By Glenn Hasek

Visitors to the Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa in New Hampshire’s White Mountains can’t miss the 121-foot wind turbine that stands like a tall white tree behind the 144-room hotel and adjacent to the on-property nine-hole golf course. ...more

Bob Jensch Named to Regional Vice President Position With White Lodging

Jensch, a 28 year Marriott veteran, brings strong operational experience and an impressive sales background to his new position. ...more

Preferred Hotel Group™ Announces the Appointment of Lindsey Ueberroth As President

Preferred Hotel Group (PHG) today announced the appointment of Lindsey Ueberroth as President in a planned succession intended to sustain the family-owned company's legacy of excellence and growth worldwide. The announcement was made by John Ueberroth, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. ...more

Westin Coming to Hamburg in 2012

Scheduled to Open in 2012, Westin Hamburg will be Part of a Landmark Development, including the Highly Anticipated Elbe Philharmonic Hall ...more

Iconic Dearborn Hotel Becomes the Midwest's First Autograph by Marriott Property

The Henry, an upper upscale hotel, retains the Ritz-Carlton service level with a more contemporary feel ...more

Ameristar Kansas City Announces Plans for Hotel Expansion

Ameristar Casinos, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASCA) announced plans to add 100 rooms and a fitness center to Ameristar Casino Kansas City's existing luxury hotel. ...more

Carlson Hotels Achieves Key Milestones During First 100 Days of Ambition 2015 Growth Plan

USD 350 Million Committed To Date to Radisson North America ...more

Vail Resorts Reports Fiscal 2010 Third Quarter Results

Mountain segment net revenue increased by 8.3% and total skier visitation improved by 4.6% for the third quarter as compared to the same period in the prior year. ...more

Tripware TripMatch Nominated for 2010 NBTA Business Travel Innovation Awards

Tripware, the fast, simple, and personalized travel solution for self-serve business travelers, has been nominated as one of the innovators in Travel Personalization for the upcoming 2010 National Business Travel Association Business Travel Innovation Awards. All of Tripware’s booking tools offer personalized travel options that are displayed to the business traveler as TripMatch. ...more

Google Caffeine is Here: Titan SEO Explains the Difference

This long-awaited update brings a reportedly 50% faster indexing system than on previous versions of Google, as well as even faster search results for users. ...more

Content Managed Mobile Websites Change the Game for Hoteliers

VIZERGY® Helps Hoteliers Stay Ahead of the Curve ...more

AH&LA Webinar Helps Hoteliers More Effectively Manage Online Presence

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) is helping hoteliers navigate the online travel space to drive more traffic to their Websites and increase revenue via a Webinar, 'Your Website: Drive Traffic, Drive Profits in an OTC World.' ...more

Sheraton Downtown Orlando Opens

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) and Turnberry Associates announce the opening of Sheraton Orlando Downtown Hotel on June 8th. ...more

The Romanos, A Luxury Collection Resort, Debuts in Costa Navarino, Greece

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT), in partnership with TEMES S.A., announces the opening of The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort in Costa Navarino, Greece. ...more

Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott at Notre Dame Prepares for Grand Opening

The hotel, built by White Lodging in partnership with Kite Realty Group, will be the first nationally-affiliated first class hotel near the campus. ...more

World Center Hotel Opens at World Trade Center

First New Downtown Hotel to Overlook the Developing World Trade Center ...more

Isadore Sharp to Be Inducted into U.S. Travel Hall of Leaders

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts founder Isadore 'Issy' Sharp has been named the 2010 inductee into the U.S. Travel Hall of Leaders. ...more

Choice Hotels Awards Ten Franchisees with Elite Honors at Company's 56th Annual Convention

Worldwide Lodging Franchisor Names Four Developer of the Year and Six Premier Alliance Award Winners ...more

The Peabody Orlando Launches National Search For New Duck Master™

The Peabody Orlando, famous for its five marching mallard ducks, has embarked on a national search for a new Duck Master. This unique job opportunity is just one of three such positions in the world. The Peabody Orlando plans to have the new Duck Master on board and trained in time to host the grand opening duck march for its $450-million expansion, which will open in late September 2010. ...more

Sales and Marketing
A Foundation for ROI and Recovery

A strong position makes marketing initiatives more effective ...more

VingCard Elsafe Revolutionizes Green with a Whole New Degree of Innovation

Coming to HITEC 2010 - New Wireless Online Solution from Global Leader in Hospitality Security Helps Hotels 'Go Green' for Guests ...more

Experience Plug & Play Connectivity and Wireless Music Streaming at IBAHN’s ISUITE Demo Guestroom

Five-Star Mock-Up Room Demonstrates to Hoteliers Next Generation In-Room Entertainment Connectivity That is Easy to Understand for their Guests ...more

World Cup Boost Expected for South African Hoteliers

South Africa will welcome the world when the FIFA World Cup kicks off 11 June 2010. Data from STR Global, the leading provider of market information to the global hotel industry, shows that prior to the start of the tournament and in-line with many other parts of the world, the country’s revenue per available room (RevPAR) has begun to trend upward during 2010. ...more

Cornell and SAS Webcast Focuses on Strategies for Lodging and Gaming Industry

Key issue is to get past recession by focusing on value creation ...more

Hotel Industry Indicator Advances for Fourth Consecutive Month

After increasing 1.8 percent during April, the Hotel Industry Pulse Index advanced 2.1 percent during May, according to economic research firm in conjunction with STR. ...more

Hotel Horizons Market Update June 2010

Mark Woodworth walks through the latest thinking behind the June - August 2010 Hotel Horizons®, and what caused the unexpected bump in demand in the first quarter of 2010. ...more

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