Recent News

September, 2019

  • 18 September

    Hilton to open its first Cambodian hotel in 2022

    Hilton signed a management agreement with real estate development group GFC Company Limited to operate its first hotel in Cambodia. The 280-room Hilton Phnom Penh, to be a part of a mixed-use development in Cambodia’s capital, is slated to open in 2022. “As we expand the flagship brand, we are …

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  • 18 September

    Hilton Introduces IHeartRadio to Its Connected Room Platform

    Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced a new integration with iHeartRadio to allow guests to stream live radio stations, thousands of music playlists and podcasts directly from their TVs through Hilton’s high-tech Connected Room guest technology platform. This marks yet another Connected Room feature that allows guests even more ways to …

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  • 18 September

    July 2019 U.S. Passenger Airline Employment Data

    The 21 U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 1.5% more workers in July 2019 than in July 2018: July’s 449,907 full-time equivalents (FTEs) was the highest employment total since March 2003 (458,598 FTEs).   June was the 69th consecutive month that U.S. scheduled passenger airline FTEs exceeded the same month of the previous year. …

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  • 18 September

    Managing RevPAR For Profits – By Robert Mandelbaum and Bram Gallagher Ph.D.

    Per the name, the historical role of revenue managers has been to maximize revenue – specifically rooms revenue or RevPAR.  RevPAR growth is achieved by increasing occupancy and/or average daily rates (ADR). Basic economic theory says that prices influence changes in demand (rooms occupied).   Depending on the date and market …

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  • 18 September

    4 Critical Data Pillars for Building a Guest Intelligence Program – By Terri Miller, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder Concilio Labs

    The demand for guest personalization is not losing its significance any time soon, and hoteliers are coming up with increasingly inventive ways to capture data and leverage guest intelligence technology to advance hotel-guest relationships. When building data for guest intelligence, there are three critical pillars to consider: reservation data, social …

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  • 18 September

    Curio Collection hotel opens in San Diego

    The 246-room Carté Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton opened in San Diego last week. Carte Partners owns the hotel and Interstate Hotels & Resorts operates it. The 16-floor hotel, located in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood, is steps away from the Embarcadero waterfront and the city’s downtown business district. The …

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  • 18 September

    Sandman Hotel Group Partners with Duetto for Data-Driven Revenue Decisions

    SAN FRANCISCO — Sandman Hotel Group has partnered with hospitality revenue platform Duetto to maximize profitability across its entire portfolio of more than 50 hotels, resorts and inns in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. Sandman, which operates The Sutton Place Hotels, Sandman Signature Hotels & Resorts and Sandman Hotels, …

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  • 18 September

    Expedia Group to Become Optimized Distributor of Marriott Wholesale Rates

    BETHESDA, Md. — Expedia Group and Marriott International have announcesd that as part of a new agreement signed in April 2019, Expedia Group will become the exclusive global optimized distributor of Marriott’s wholesale rates, availability and content to a network of global travel providers, effective October 15. Through this agreement, …

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  • 18 September

    4 Critical Data Pillars for Building a Guest Intelligence Program

    The demand for guest personalization is not losing its significance any time soon, and hoteliers are coming up with increasingly inventive ways to capture data and leverage guest intelligence technology to advance hotel-guest relationships. When building data for guest intelligence, there are three critical pillars to consider: reservation data, social …

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  • 18 September

    Offering Awesome Event Spaces for Event Planners

    What makes the perfect venue space? This is the precise question which keeps planners up at night, as they vet prospective properties to bring events to life. Location, amenities, customizable packages, rates, unique offerings — these are all factors which separate one venue space from the next, laying the foundation …

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  • 18 September

    Critical Mass

    Air Canada, Key North American Carriers Taking The Initiative On NDC Air Canada is playing a leading role in the ongoing development of IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) initiative. Along with fellow North America carriers United, jetBlue and American as well as 17 other members from around the globe, AC …

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  • 18 September

    Direct Travel Continues M&I Expansion In Canada

    Direct Travel, Inc has announced the acquisition of Meridican, a Toronto-based Meetings & Incentive company and the subsequent alignment of Strategic Meetings + Incentives, a division of Vision Travel, A Direct Travel Company, under the management of Creative Group, a full-service meeting, incentive and recognition company based in Schaumburg, Illinois, USA. …

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  • 17 September

    Europe’s hotel rooms portfolio to grow 7% by 2021: LE

    During second quarter, Europe’s hotel-construction pipeline hit record high counts with 1,704 hotels and 260,111 rooms for what analysts at Lodging Econometrics called a “dramatic” 23 percent increase in hotels and 19 percent increase in rooms year over year. There are currently 819 hotels and 128,284 rooms under construction. Hotels slated …

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  • 17 September

    Restaurant Trends – Growing And Emerging Concepts – Change and Activity Septmber 5, 2019

    Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units). Milton, GA-based PROVINO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT (founded 1977) has increased by 1 unit for the Provino’s concept, from 8 to 9 (13% concept growth). The company also operates a 1-unit concept called Scalini’s. Overall company …

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  • 17 September

    Award-Winning All Season SilverStar Mountain Resort Trusts Maestro PMS for Guest-Focused Multi-Property Resort and Owner Operations

    SilverStar Mountain Resort has all the amenities of a luxurious alpine village. Four hotel style properties, more than 10 food and beverage outlets, a variety of retail and grocery stores, fitness center, bike rental and repair store, ski shops, plus multiple residential ownership units. The entire operation is supported by …

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