Hotel News Resource Hotel Industry News EN Hotel News Resource Average Daily Rate Growth for U.S. Hotels Expected to Accelerate in 2016 An updated lodging forecast released today by PwC US expects another year of solid revenue per available room (RevPAR) growth in 2015, with a stronger-than-previously-expected increase in occupancy levels, offset by softer than anticipated growth in room rates Thu, 21 May 2015 17:04:30 EST Fifty-Three Percent of Employers Offering Summer Jobs Have Openings That Pay Twice the Federal Minimum Wage, According to Annual CareerBuilder Job Forecast 36 percent of employers are hiring seasonal workers – up from 21 percent from 2008-2011 - 77 percent of employers will consider making their summer jobs permanent Thu, 21 May 2015 16:26:27 EST ALIS Summer Update to Focus on Industry Segments & Advocacy Issues Facing the Hospitality Industry The annual Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) Summer Update taking place July 21-23 will hold three networking receptions in Washington, D.C., Chicago, and Los Angeles. Each reception will focus on timely topics within the industry. Thu, 21 May 2015 15:37:55 EST Video - 2015 Trends in the U.S. Hotel Industry Robert Mandelbaum, Director of Research Information Services, discusses the results of PKF Hospitality Research, a CBRE Company’s Trends® in the Hotel Industry annual report. Thu, 21 May 2015 15:27:31 EST Accor Announces Sale & Franchise-Back of Seven Hotels in the United Kingdom and Ireland for €38 Million The transactions were carried out with two partners: Starboard Hotels Ltd. for a portfolio of five ibis hotels (Birmingham Bordesley Circus, Leicester City, London Gatwick Airport, Plymouth and Sheffield City) and a joint venture between Cannock Investments Ltd and Hetherley Capital Partners for the ibis Coventry Centre and the ibis Dublin West in Ireland. Thu, 21 May 2015 15:23:11 EST HVS Market Report - Trends and Opportunities South America 2014 - 2015 (PDF Download) This article analyzes hospitality markets in six major South American cities – Buenos Aires, Santiago, Bogota, Lima, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo – discussing key performance indicators in 2014 vis-à-vis past years and future outlook for 2015. Thu, 21 May 2015 15:17:07 EST Travel Industry Exchange Now Open for Registration with Special Early Bird Pricing Questex Travel Group today announced early bird pricing of $75 for travel professionals who register by June 30 for its Travel Industry Exchange event, which will debut Sept. 15-17 in Orlando, Florida, at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. Thu, 21 May 2015 15:09:11 EST New Conrad Chicago Announced for Spring 2016 Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Geller Investment Co., LLC, and Wanxiang America Real Estate Group today announced plans to open a new Conrad Chicago, expected to begin hosting global travelers in spring 2016. Thu, 21 May 2015 13:46:17 EST Beyond the Automat - By John Hendrie As a youth, my mouth watered and eyes grew bigger whenever I had that chance to dine in an Automat, joyous with a handful of quarters. This was distinct a dining experience, beyond the typical restaurant or catered event. As authors Lorraine Diehl and Marianne Hardart chronical in the their book, The Automat, the operation was 'A coin-operated glass-and-chrome wonder'. Thu, 21 May 2015 13:38:27 EST Hotel Bulletin Q1 2015 - By AlixPartners, AM:PM and HVS (PDF Download) The Hotel Bulletin analyses demand, supply pipeline and transactions in the hotel market in 12 cities across the UK. This edition includes a city focus on Aberdeen. Thu, 21 May 2015 13:32:17 EST US Hotel Occupancy Increases 0.5% to 70.3% Week Ending May 16th - 2015 Average daily rate increases 5.2% to US$122.10 Thu, 21 May 2015 13:27:38 EST Canadian Hotel Occupancy Drops 1.2% to 66.7% For Week Ending 16 May 2015 Revenue per available room up 4.5% to CAD$95.69 Thu, 21 May 2015 13:24:05 EST Adobe Report Predicts Summer Travel Spend to Increase to $65 Billion One in Every Five Dollars Spent now Coming from Mobile; Washington, D.C. Tops List of U.S. Travel Destinations Thu, 21 May 2015 13:16:57 EST Shared Services & Outsourcing Summit for Hospitality & Service - Las Vegas August 10-12. The Summit is the only event designed around implementing and furthering a shared services program to produce back office organization and front office benefits within hospitality and service. Plus, it's the only event that allows you to benchmark against your true peers. Thu, 21 May 2015 12:11:18 EST Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown Hotel Installs FlyteBoard to Keep Airline Crews On Time Staff Delivers Real-Time Flight Information to Guests without ‘Handheld Hypnotism;’ FlyteBoard Airline Information Display lets Staff Make Eye Contact with Guests, not Mobile Devices Thu, 21 May 2015 09:49:53 EST Amanda Hite Selected As a ‘40 Under 40 Emerging Leader’ Amanda W. Hite, President and COO of Hendersonville, Tennessee-based STR, Inc., has been selected as a recipient of The M&A Advisor 40 Under 40 Emerging Leaders Award. Thu, 21 May 2015 09:47:08 EST InvoTech Expands International Reseller Network, Adds Clients Worldwide Global Demand for RFID Linen and Uniform Management Drives Client Growth, New International Resellers Thu, 21 May 2015 09:41:12 EST Your Hotels Worldwide Endorses ERevMax As the Preferred Channel Manager Partner Scandinavian hotels to benefit from seamless connectivity and global exposure Thu, 21 May 2015 09:38:55 EST Varro Launches RealShares Online Real Estate Investment Platform, Opens Hotel-Focused Fund Accredited Investors Gain Access to High-Potential, Hotel Investment Opportunities; Benefit from Owner-Operator Format; Join Investor Fund Family with Eight Quarters Exceeding Projections & Excess of $1.75 Million Returned Wed, 20 May 2015 19:19:31 EST 108 Room Hyatt Place Bowling Green Opens in Kentucky Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and Dellisart Wellspring Investment, LLC today announce the opening of Hyatt Place Bowling Green, which is located at the Western Kentucky University (WKU) Gateway to historic downtown Bowling Green within the Bowling Green Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district. 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