Hotel News Resource
October, 4 2017
Why Hotel Management Companies Are Obsessed with Marketing Costs
Why Hotel Management Companies Are Obsessed with Marketing Costs
Hotel marketing costs are affecting profitability more than ever. Read More
U.S. Travel Trends Index
Travel Trends Index Shows Slight Uptick Across All Travel Segments
Travel Trends Index Shows Slight Uptick Across All Travel Segments
After the contraction of international visitation in the first half of 2017, the international inbound segment’s modest growth in August is a welcome respite from a troubling trend - though U.S. Travel economists warn that the international market will still trail domestic travel, as previously predicted. Read more
Analytics Working Group Survey
HEDNA Call to Participate in Survey Developed to Tackle Global Hotel Current Analytics Practice & Challenges
Results of the open survey will be published to educate hoteliers on implementing analytics best practices to optimize their distribution strategies Read more
AccorHotels Expands In Technology Space
AccorHotels Acquires Search and Reservation Solutions Provider Gekko
Gekko serves more than 300 corporate customers and 14,000 travel agencies through its subsidiaries: HCorpo (key accounts), Teldar Travel (leisure travel agencies), Teldar Travel Biz (SME-focused travel agencies), Miles Attack (loyalty program) and Infinite Hotel (wholesaler serving independent French hotels). Read more
Amazon Alexa
How Marriott Plans To Use Amazon Alexa To Improve The In-Room Experience For Guests - GeoMarketing
The hotel chain is exploring ways to improve customer service through voice - while working with Amazon to ensure absolute privacy. Read more
Events And Hospitality Technology
IVvy Expands Executive Team to Support Global Growth
IVvy CEO Lauren Hall said Courtney Robinson has been promoted to chief marketing officer, Rachael Grimsey joined the company as chief sales officer and Kim Van Coller is the new head of strategic partnerships. Read more
Hotel Transaction California
Historic Sonoma Hotel MacArthur Place Acquired by IMH Financial Corporation
Historic Sonoma Hotel MacArthur Place Acquired by IMH Financial Corporation
IMH Financial Corporation has acquired MacArthur Place Hotel & Spa, an upscale 64-room hotel situated on a five-acre parcel in Sonoma, California. The Scottsdale-based group also manages L’Auberge de Sedona and Orchards Inn, both in Sedona, Arizona. Read more
Hyatt Development Update Africa
Hyatt Expected to Double Number of Hotels in Africa by 2020
Hyatt Regency Johannesburg
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts today announced that Hyatt expects to double the number of Hyatt hotels in Africa, with six new hotels expected to open by 2020. The developments are expected to see the Hyatt brand enter four new countries on the African continent and are expected to create approximately 2,100 new jobs once open. Read more
Wyndham AmericInn Acquisition
Wyndham Hotel Group Completes Acquisition of AmericInn
Wyndham Hotel Group plans to take its latest brand addition – which expands the company's North American portfolio by 200 hotels and nearly 12,000 rooms – from a known Midwestern name to a national player, with potential for growth beyond U.S. borders. Read more
Hotel Website Conversion Rate
HEBS Digital Guarantees Hoteliers a Boost in Direct Bookings with a 40% Website Conversion Rate Uplift
: HEBS Digital is offering hoteliers that partner with the firm a guaranteed increase in website conversion rates of 40% with the purchase of a new responsive website. Read more
Digital Marketing
Concept Hotels Consolidates Digital Marketing with Tambourine
Hotel Zico in Mountain View, CA, managed and owned by Concept Hotels
Concept Hotels has selected Tambourine to handle website and digital marketing efforts for its portfolio. Tambourine has launched services to all seven of Concept’s properties, the latest being Santa Fe Sage Inn & Suites in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Read more

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