Hotel News Resource Hotel Industry News EN Hotel News Resource Restaurant Management - A Best Practices Approach - By Joe Dunbar In 1991, my wife Jackie and I spent two weeks in the Finger Lakes area of New York State. We decided to stay at a hotel in Ithaca. Near Cornell University, we found a terrific bookstore with a big red dot on the door. Once inside, I went hunting for books on food purchasing and restaurant cost control. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:31:14 EST Questex Travel Group Sets Sail with New ITE at Sea Event Aboard Oasis of the Seas On the heels of its successful 10th anniversary Incentive Travel Exchange (ITE) celebration, Questex Travel Group today announced it is accepting applications for its ITE at Sea event, the latest addition to the company’s Global Meetings and Incentive Travel Exchanges (GMITE) portfolio, designed for qualified buyers and premier travel suppliers seeking to maximize their incentive travel business. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:27:46 EST Hotel Biz Analytics Predict Bright Outlook for US Hoteliers Future business activity in U.S. hotels declined in February according to the latest reading of the Hotels' future business conditions (HIL) indicator. e−'s HIL, a composite indicator that gauges future monthly overall business conditions in the U.S. hotel industry, fell by 0.1% in February to 120.2, following an increase of 0.5% in January. The index is set to equal 100 in 2005. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:35:29 EST Knowledge@Wharton - Havana or Bust: How U.S.-Cuba Relations Will Impact Tourism Following President Obama’s relaxing of U.S. travel restrictions, does Cuba have the potential to re-assert itself as a major tourist destination for Americans? Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:27:44 EST Fairmont Grand Del Mar Announced for San Diego Fairmont Hotels & Resorts announced that it will take over management of San Diego's top-rated hotel and rebrand it as the Fairmont Grand Del Mar. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:06:35 EST Budapest and Warsaw Hotels Report Strong February 2015 Results European Chain Hotels Market Review - February 2015 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:00:23 EST Hotels in the U.K. Provinces Continued to Post Positive Year-on-year Results for February 2015 UK Chain Hotels Market Review - February 2015 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:46:14 EST Uber Goes Big Data - Shares Customers' Data with a Hotel Chain - Naked Security Uber has joined the rank of Big Data sellers, up there with Facebook, Google and Visa. The product: data about customers' movements, where they shop, where they work, where they go and much more. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:21:41 EST American Hotel and Lodging Association Praises Maryland Senate for Encouraging Fair Competition in Hotel Booking - Senate Passes SB 190 to ensure tax parity with online travel agencies Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:17:37 EST New 251 Room Crowne Plaza Hotel In Midtown New York City Announced for 2017 InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announce the signing of a 251-room Crowne Plaza hotel in the heart of New York City. The property is scheduled to open in 2017, and IHG will manage on behalf of the owner, LRR Holdings, LLC. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:14:14 EST Looking Under the Hood: The Catalysts of Hotel Credit Spreads A new report from the Center for Hospitality Research (CHR) highlights the factors that drive the interest-rate spread between loans for hotels and office buildings. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:48:35 EST Wyndham to Deliver Personalized, Pre-Arrival Upgrade Offers to Guests Globally ompany leverages new offering to help drive ancillary revenue opportunities for hotel owners Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:40:52 EST Webinar: Key Mistakes Made in Brand Story-Telling, and How to Get It Right! Join us at this complimentary webinar, Thursday April 2nd, 2pm EDT. Expert speakers from Marriott International, Travelocity and Gonzo Marketing - discuss the secrets to successful brand story-telling and how to gain competitive edge. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:26:39 EST CFOs and Sustainability: Shaping Their Roles in an Evolving Environment New Deloitte whitepaper provides insights for CFOs and c-suite Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:09:27 EST The Changing Face of U.S. Jobs CareerBuilder Special Report Tracks the Changing Composition of Jobs by Gender, Race and Age from 2001-2014 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:00:42 EST Park Inn by Radisson Bucharest Hotel & Residence to Open Q4 2015 Carlson Rezidor announces the very first Park Inn by Radisson in Romania: the Park Inn by Radisson Bucharest Hotel & Residence featuring 210 keys is scheduled to open in Q4 2015. It will be part of Carlson Rezidor's first dual-branded property in the country - opening its doors right next to the existing Radisson Blu hotel. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:20:54 EST JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa Opens JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts announced today that its new hotel, JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa has soft opened ahead of its grand opening celebration on 24 June 2015. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:13:45 EST AMResorts Announces Five New Resort Contracts During Q1 2015 The new deals will expand the company’s footprint in the Dominican Republic with Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa and Dreams Dominicus La Romana; Mexico with Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa; Costa Rica with Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica; and to Aruba for the first time with Zoëtry® Isla Di Oro Aruba. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:08:52 EST The Crest Hotel Tachikawa to Be Rebranded As Hotel Nikko Tachikawa Tokyo On March 2, 2015, JAL Hotels and OWNCO concluded a Management Outsourcing Operations Agreement. A comprehensive renewal project will start on April 1, 2015, for the major facilities of The Crest Hotel Tachikawa, including guest rooms and restaurants. It is expected that the renewal process will take approx. 6 months to complete. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:46:49 EST Ayres Hotels Selects Groupize Next Generation Group Management Technology to Transform Sales Staff Productivity Award winning luxury hotel brand selects Groupize Platform for lead management, sales automation, pipeline visibility and increased conversions Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:42:38 EST