Recent News

August, 2019

  • 21 August

    Aimbridge Hospitality expands Caribbean footprint

    Dallas-based hotel management company Aimbridge Hospitality has added six Caribbean resorts to its portfolio.  The resorts include the Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort & Emerald Casino, set to reopen later this year following a renovation; the Grand Hyatt Grand Cayman Hotel & Residence, currently under construction with opening scheduled for fall 2021; …

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  • 21 August

    PwC Hospitality Directions US August 2019

    The US lodging industry appears to be at an inflection point, driven by a combination of decelerating demand as well as continued economic and global trade risks. Recent weak performance and decelerating forward trends suggest a continued deceleration in top line performance through at least next year. Second quarter results …

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  • 21 August

    This Is How Grubhub Is Hurting Your Favorite Restaurants And Why You Should Care – Forbes

    Excerpt from Forbes Earlier this year it was reported that Grubhub, the mega-sized restaurant delivery company, was charging restaurants bogus fees for phone call orders that customers did not place. The way it works is Grubhub would setup and promote a unique phone number for restaurants listed on their platform. …

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  • 21 August

    Kruger Products Partners with Nature Conservancy of Canada

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Kruger Products L.P. and the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) have formed a new, three-year partnership. Kruger Products is supporting NCC’s Nature Destinations program, which invites Canadians to experience some of the country’s greatest examples of nature. Nature Destinations offers everything from short boardwalk strolls to day-long …

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  • 21 August

    Tackling Overtourism

    Do travel agents have the power to help combat overtourism? Ninan Chacko, the CEO of Travel Leaders Group, believes the travel industry at large can play a pivotal role in tackling the issue moving forward. “Travel advisors play a crucial role in educating travellers about alternative destinations, itineraries or seasons,” …

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  • 21 August

    Partnerships Appreciated

    Baxter Media, Globus, Torstar Praise Tourist Boards For Their Contributions The president of Baxter Media has thanked the different foreign tourist boards represented in this country for the contribution they make to Canada’s travel industry. David McClung told a Tuesday Toronto lunch jointly sponsored by Baxter Media, the Globus Family …

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  • 20 August

    Central/South America Hotel Construction Down 7.1% for July 2019

    STR’s hotel pipeline data for the Central/South America region showed 160 projects accounting for 21,937 rooms in construction as of July 2019. This represented a 7.1% year-over-year decrease in the number of rooms in the final phase of the development pipeline. A majority of the region’s rooms in construction are …

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  • 20 August

    Top 10 Hotel Budget Review Tips – By David Lund

    When you are reviewing a hotel budget you want to ask the right questions – the ones that will yield the biggest treasure. You see, the game of budgets in most hotel companies where the corporate or regional master needs to approve the plan before it is presented to the …

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  • 20 August

    Case Study: AKA, the Global Leader in Luxury Hotel Residences, Provides A Personalized Resident Experience Using Maestro Multi-Property Cloud PMS

    AKA is a portfolio of 12 unique properties, located in prime locations including New York City, Los Angeles, London, Washington DC and Philadelphia. What makes the AKA Collection distinctive is its long-stay business model that offers sophisticated furnished residences with exceptional business, wellness, and lifestyle amenities. AKA balances the space …

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  • 20 August

    The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre in Australia Now Using InvoTech UHF-RFID Uniform System

    InvoTech Systems Inc. announced the recent implementation of its UHF-RFID Uniform System at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre to automate uniform tracking, accounting and reporting for the uniforms. InvoTech Systems is the leading provider of advanced Linen Management, Laundry and Uniform Systems that integrate the latest RFID technology to …

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  • 20 August

    4 hotels open on the West Coast

    A dual-branded Residence Inn by Marriott/Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott and a Hyatt Place opened earlier this month in California. A second Residence Inn by Marriott will debut later this week in Washington.   InfiniPower Hospitality Group opened the dual-branded Residence Inn/Fairfield Inn in San Jose, Calif., earlier this month. …

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  • 20 August

    Airbnb Acquires Urbandoor

    SAN FRANCISCO — Airbnb is acquiring Urbandoor, a global online marketplace designed to help professionals find furnished and serviced apartments tailored to their needs for extended business trips, relocations and other longer-term stays. Urbandoor was founded in 2015 by Erik Eccles, Benjamin Renaud and Zack Chandler and incubated with support …

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  • 20 August

    Mama Shelter opens newest property in France

    Mama Shelter has opened its latest property in the French city of Lille near the Belgian border. Close to two major train stations and the Rem Koolhaas-designed Euralille business district, the Mama Shelter Lille has 112 guestrooms designed by Jalil Amor.  Public space includes a restaurant, an outdoor terrace, four rentable studios, a 46-seat …

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  • 20 August

    The Evolution of Hotel Employee Safety Technology

    Great leaders operate in the present but focus on planning for the future. As technology evolves, things that were once deemed impossible are now part of everyday life and are changing the business world at lightning speed. The latest and most innovative tools from the beginning of this decade are …

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  • 20 August

    RM Strategies & Best Practices for Pre-Opening Your Property

    Despite reports of a weakening global growth rate through 2020,1 research from IBISWorldshows that the hotels and motels industry has outperformed the broader economy for the past five years, and total industry revenue so far this year has reached $206 billion.2 Globally, there are 100,535 businesses, with a slate of …

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