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November, 2019

  • 11 November

    HVS Market Snapshot Asia Pacific 2019 – HVS

    Excerpt from HVS In 2018, transaction activity in Asia Pacific continued its strong momentum from 2017 and achieved transaction volume of approximately USD12.8 billion worth of hospitality assets, indicating a 26.6% increase year-on-year. From 4Q2018 to 3Q2019, transaction activity in Asia Pacific has slowed down. Despite the reduced transaction activity, …

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  • 11 November

    Why Union Properties Are Finally Ready to Embrace Technology

    As far back as the 18th century, labor unions have been tasked with the responsibility of protecting the rights of workers around the globe and across various industries. In the case of hospitality, the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union (HERE) was formed in 1891 and, in 2004, HERE merged …

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  • 11 November

    Hotelogix Launches Its Automated Coaching Engine – ACE, to Realize Expedited Product Evaluation Experience for New Users

    Hotelogix, a leading cloud-based Hotel Property Management System provider has announced the launch of A.C.E. – Automated Learning Engine, that aims to bring more power in the hands of users. This one-of-a-kind initiative will enable hoteliers to explore the system in all its depth before buying – expediting the process …

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  • 11 November

    Accor and Alibaba Group Enter into Strategic Partnership

    PARIS — Accor has entered a strategic collaboration with China-based retail commerce business, Alibaba Group, to develop a series of digital applications and loyalty programs to improve the consumer and traveller experience over the next five years. The strategic collaboration will leverage Alibaba’s nearly 700-million consumers across its China retail marketplaces …

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  • 11 November

    HM on location: Product companies show off latest at HX, BDNY

    NEW YORK — The Boutique Design New York and HX: The Hotel Experience Powered by AAHOA conferences, held here at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center of New York, brought thousands of attendees and hundreds of exhibitors to New York City to see and show off the latest in hospitality products …

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  • 11 November

    MSC Lights Up Hamburg’s Elbe River

    MSC Cruises christened MSC Grandiosa, its newest, most environmentally-advanced flagship, in Hamburg, Germany, over the weekend. The cruise line’s largest and longest christening event ever, this was part of MSC Grandiosa’s series of celebrations over 27 days in eight countries and 11 ports. Following the christening, Grandiosa embarked on a …

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  • 11 November

    Ensemble Is Making Travel Matter

    A growing priority for the tourism industry to help solve the climate change crisis largely drove the agenda at the recent Ensemble Travel Group international conference in Seattle, report western editor, Ted Davis in this week’s issue of Canadian Travel Press. An overall conference theme of “Travel With Purpose” directed …

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  • 8 November

    Energy-saving minibar: New Dometic unit enabled for UPOE

    Dometic’s DM50 minibar is now enabled for Universal Power Over Ethernet, making it compatible with properties working with UPOE systems. The Marriott Sinclair Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas is the first hotel nationwide to include this Dometic DM50 UPOE minibar in their newly renovated hotel. By incorporating UPOE products like the …

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  • 8 November

    Marcus & Millichap event discusses trends, opportunities

    The Kabani Hotel Group of Marcus & Millichap held its fourth Annual Hotel Investment Forum & Luncheon at the Pullman Miami Airport Hotel Oct. 24. Th event, with more than 200 in attendance, brought together investors, developers, CEOs and dealmakers to topics such as industry trends, the current market cycle, …

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  • 8 November

    The Lodging Conference: Rocco Fortuna, TileBar

    The Lodging Conference 2019, the annual event’s 25th edition, featured a new look and a new home at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge. But one thing that hasn’t changed is the wealth of information about the lodging industry that can be gained at the conference. Hotel Management Editor-in-Chief Stefani …

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  • 8 November

    The Lodging Conference: Mike McGeehan, G6 Hospitality

    The Lodging Conference 2019, the annual event’s 25th edition, featured a new look and a new home at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge. But one thing that hasn’t changed is the wealth of information about the lodging industry that can be gained at the conference. Hotel Management Editor-in-Chief Stefani …

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  • 8 November

    The Lodging Conference: Heidi Wilcox, First Call Hospitality

    The Lodging Conference 2019, the annual event’s 25th edition, featured a new look and a new home at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge. But one thing that hasn’t changed is the wealth of information about the lodging industry that can be gained at the conference. Hotel Management Editor-in-Chief Stefani …

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  • 8 November

    The Lodging Conference: Amanda Saye, GreenTree Hospitality Group

    The Lodging Conference 2019, the annual event’s 25th edition, featured a new look and a new home at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge. But one thing that hasn’t changed is the wealth of information about the lodging industry that can be gained at the conference. Hotel Management Editor-in-Chief Stefani …

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  • 8 November

    AC Hotels to Open New Location in Ottawa

    Photo courtesy: Marriott International OTTAWA — Marriott International announced plans to build a new, 208-room AC Hotels by Marriott in Canada’s capital. The hotel will be located near Ottawa’s Byward Market and is slated to open in the summer of 2022.  “Following the outstanding success of AC Hotel Montreal Downtown, …

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  • 8 November

    The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver Announces New General Manager

    VANCOUVER — The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver has appointed Paul Cannings as its new general manager. Cannings arrives in Vancouver from Malaysia, where he was general manager at the Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel. Prior to this position, the Australian native held roles with the Renaissance Sydney Hotel, a number of Marriott …

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