Hotel News Resource
July, 12 2017
Service And Reputation
Service and Reputation Go Hand in Hand: Tech Suppliers and Hotels Need to Work Together - By Jos Schaap
Service and Reputation Go Hand in Hand: Tech Suppliers and Hotels Need to Work Together
We now live in a world where service, technology, and reputation are on a collision course - and this affects the hotel industry more than most other industry segments. According to a recent Hospitality Technology study, 85% of guests consider positive reviews and high ratings very important when making a hotel selection. Read more
U.S. Employment Trends
U.S. Job Openings Decrease in May
Job openings decreased to 5.7 million on the last business day of May. Over the month, hires increased to 5.5 million and separations increased to 5.3 million. Read more
Live Chat Service For Hotels
Lodging Interactive Integrates Live Chat Services Into Facebook For Hotels
Lodging Interactive today announced the integration of its fully managed CoMMingle Live Chat services into Facebook’s social media platform. As a result hoteliers can now benefit by providing Live Chat services to consumers when they visit their hotel’s Facebook page. Read more
Hotel Online Distribution
VacayHome-SiteMinder Partnership Opens New Doors for Vacation Rental Property Managers
VacayHome-SiteMinder Partnership Opens New Doors for Vacation Rental Property Managers
Two weeks after revealing its rebrand, VacayHome Connect today announces it has partnered with SiteMinder to enable mutual customers to capitalize on the booming $100 billion vacation rental market. Read more
Sabre Data Security Incident
Sabre Data Security Incident Impacting Hotel Guest Payment Card Information
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts was recently informed of a data security incident at Sabre. The incident involved unauthorized access to certain guest information associated with a subset of hotel reservations processed through Sabre's SynXis Central Reservations System (CRS) from August 10, 2016 until March 9, 2017. Read more
Hotel Development Toronto
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Expands North American Presence with Bloor-Yorkville Hotel in Toronto
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announced today a four-star Kimpton hotel in the high-end neighborhood of Bloor-Yorkville in Toronto, slated to open in mid-2018. Read more
Hotel Development Illinois
WoodSpring Hotels Breaks Ground in Tinley, Ill.
WoodSpring Hotels has partnered with Holladay Properties, a privately held, full-service commercial real estate firm, to develop their third hotel in the Chicago market. This property will be located in Tinley Park, Ill., near the intersection of I-80 and Harlem Avenue. Read more
Hotel Development Costa Rica
Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo Announces $35 Million Resort Renovation
Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica's Standard King Bedroom (Photo Credit: Don Riddle)
The USD 35 million renovation of Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica will be guided by a locally-inspired yet globally-considered modern design narrative from Meyer Davis Studio. The renowned New York City-based design boutique will bring a handcrafted approach to effortlessly integrating the Resort’s signature indoor-outdoor spaces with the peninsula’s vibrant tropical landscape so that nature takes centre stage. Read more
Hotel Development Costa Rica
$100 Million Investment to Re-Imagine 1,400-Acre Peninsula Papagayo
Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica
Latin America’s Premier Residential and Resort Destination to Undergo Initial Capital Improvements Project as Part of Major Transformation Featuring Renovated Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica, First-Ever Peninsula Amenities, Expansive Network of Nature Trails and Only-Here Explorations Read more
Demise Of Price Parity
U.K. Competition Watchdog Urges Hotels to Take Advantage of Demise of Price Parity - Travolution
The Competition and Markets Authority is encouraging hoteliers to increase competition by varying deals on different online travel agency partners. Read more

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In Brief...

Hotel Transaction Maryland
Dual-branded Aloft Arundel Mills and Element Arundel Mills Hotels Sold to Noble

Hotel Development Texas
Choice Hotels to Develop New Cambria Hotel in Austin, Texas

Tambourine Board Of Advisors
Veteran Hotel Tech Executive Tammy Farley Joins Board at Tambourine

CHART Commitment To People Award
CHART to Honor Perkins & Marie Callender's CEO Jeff Warne with Its 2017 Commitment to People Award

Bora Bora
InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa Unveils 10 Pool Overwater Villas

AHLEI Expands Into Canada
AHLEI Expands Reach into Canada with New Consultant, Partnerships

Hotel Stock Performance
Baird/STR Stock Index Down 2.4 Percent for June 2017

Hotel Opening China
Nanhai Wing at the Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai Hotel Opens

Hotel Opening China
Fairfield by Marriott Nanning Nanhu Park HotelOpens in China

Marriott International Convention & Resort Network
The Marriott International Convention & Resort Network Grows to 100 Properties Across the Americas

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