Hotel News Resource Hotel Industry News EN Hotel News Resource Knowledge@Wharton - To Brag or Not: When It Pays, When It Backfires Bragging about generous deeds could bring individuals praise or scorn, depending on their motivations, says Wharton’s Deborah Small. Thu, 2 Jul 2015 13:38:06 EST U.S. June Unemployment Rate Declines to 5.3% Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 223,000 in June, and the unemployment rate declined to 5.3 percent. Job gains occurred in professional and business services, health care, retail trade, financial activities, and transportation and warehousing. Thu, 2 Jul 2015 13:28:04 EST Hotel History: The City Club Hotel, New York, N.Y. (1904) Nobody Asked Me, But... No. 144 - By Stanley Turkel, CMHS Thu, 2 Jul 2015 13:26:01 EST Katie Falvey Named Vice President of Real Estate for The Marcus Corporation In her newly expanded role, Falvey oversees all real estate functions for the company, including both operating divisions, Marcus Theatres and Marcus Hotels & Resorts, and the organization’s various corporate entities. Thu, 2 Jul 2015 13:21:58 EST Single-Use Virtual Accounts Gaining Popularity Among Business Travelers About 20 percent of American businesses today pay for travel using cardless single-use 'virtual' accounts, up from 13 percent last year, according to a new study by the GBTA Foundation. Thu, 2 Jul 2015 13:18:06 EST Hyatt Regency Naha, Okinawa Opens in Japan The hotel is the tenth hotel under a Hyatt brand in Japan, and it is the sixth Hyatt Regency hotel in the country, following Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Osaka and Fukuoka. Thu, 2 Jul 2015 13:07:24 EST Economic Attitudes Indicate Encroaching Anxieties Positive ratings for President Obama’s performance on the economy at their lowest point this year Thu, 2 Jul 2015 12:59:30 EST Moxie Study Reveals 70 Percent Of Americans Who Booked Travel Online Would Like The Option Of Live Chat Nearly two-thirds of online Americans would find it helpful if a brand proactively engages with them when struggling on a website Thu, 2 Jul 2015 12:47:01 EST Carlson Rezidor Announces Radisson Blu M’Bamou Palace Hotel, Brazzaville, Republic of Congo Carlson Rezidor further strengthens its portfolio in Africa by announcing the Radisson Blu M’Bamou Palace Hotel in Brazzaville, capital city of the Republic of Congo. The upper upscale property with 178 rooms will be the first internationally branded hotel in Brazzaville and open in September 2015. Thu, 2 Jul 2015 12:40:18 EST White Lodging Assumes Management of Hilton Garden Inn Merrillville and Hilton Garden Inn Hoffman Estates White Lodging announced it has officially taken over management of the Hilton Garden Inn Merrillville in Indiana and the Hilton Garden Inn Hoffman Estates in Illinois. These hotels mark White Lodging's 18th and 19th Hilton Garden Inn properties in its portfolio. Thu, 2 Jul 2015 12:34:10 EST Scandic to Take over Hotel Norge in Bergen, Norway The hotel, which was built in 1885, is Bergen's oldest hotel and will from the beginning of the fall of 2016, be completely transformed to claim its place as the top hotel in the city. Thu, 2 Jul 2015 12:24:04 EST Cornell Center for Hospitality Research Offers Sustainability Measurement Tool The hotel industry will be able to compare ranges of energy and water use, as well as carbon footprint, using a new tool from the Center for Hospitality Research (CHR). Thu, 2 Jul 2015 12:16:37 EST US Hotel Occupancy Up 1.1% to 76.9% Week Ending June 27th - 2015 Average daily rate up 4.6% to US$122.15 Thu, 2 Jul 2015 11:34:31 EST Canadian Hotel Occupancy Up 1.1% to 74.6% For Week Ending 27 June 2015 Revenue per available room increases 7.1% to CAD$113.37 Thu, 2 Jul 2015 11:30:01 EST Ashford Trust Completes Acquisition Of W Atlanta Downtown Hotel For $56.8 Million Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (NYSE: AHT) announced yesterday that it has completed the previously-announced acquisition of the 237-room W Atlanta Downtown hotel for total consideration of $56.8 million ($239,000 per key). Thu, 2 Jul 2015 11:27:16 EST Vista Host Announces New Logo Highlighting Hotel Development and Management Today Vista Host announced immediate availability of a fresh new logo, enabling partners and associates to embrace the company’s spirit of forward thinking hospitality. Wed, 1 Jul 2015 16:31:53 EST EB-5 Alert: Senate Reauthorization Will Reduce Financing for U.S. Construction Projects by Changing the Job Count Requirements - By Catherine DeBono Holmes, Esq. and Victor T. Shum, Esq. The proposed Senate Bill reauthorizing the EB-5 Regional Center Program would restrict the types of projects that can be funded with EB-5 financing and amount of funds that can be raised with EB-5 financing. Wed, 1 Jul 2015 15:35:41 EST Hotel Profits in Dubai and Jeddah Continue to Fall in May 2015 MENA Chain Hotels Market Review - May 2015 Wed, 1 Jul 2015 11:47:50 EST Red Lion Signs Agreements for Two New Construction Red Lion Inn & Suites in Texas RLHC (Red Lion Hotels Corporation) (NYSE:RLH) today announced the company has signed franchise license agreements with two separate owners who intend to build Red Lion Inn & Suitesproperties in Bryan and Texas City. Wed, 1 Jul 2015 11:42:50 EST Marriott International China Recognizes AHLEI’s Professional Certification for High School Hospitality Program Graduates Through this agreement, Marriott International China will commit internships and hiring opportunities to individuals holding the CHTMP certification from AHLEI and will give preferential opportunities for promotion within the organization. Wed, 1 Jul 2015 11:26:47 EST