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HFTP and HSMAI Release Special Report, “Bringing Together Hospitality CMOs and CTOs”
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HFTP and HSMAI Release Special Report, “Bringing Together Hospitality CMOs and CTOs”

This past year, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) and Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) organized two gatherings of hospitality technology and marketing executives for an open discussion on the roles each group occupies within their organizations and how their responsibilities intersect. Resulting from these meetings is the just-released report: “Bringing Together Hospitality...

Hyatt Announces Plans for First Hotel in Iceland with Hyatt Centric Reykjavík
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Hyatt Announces Plans for First Hotel in Iceland with Hyatt Centric Reykjavík

Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a franchise agreement with H176 Reykjavík ehf, a fully owned subsidiary of Icelandic real estate company Reitir fasteignafelag hf, to open the first Hyatt branded hotel in Iceland. Expected to debut in 2022, the 169-room Hyatt Centric Reykjavík will bolster Hyatt’s...

5 Time Management Skills That Make Leaders Successful
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5 Time Management Skills That Make Leaders Successful

In leadership, there is one thing that we never have enough time. Throughout our day-to-day, we feel the desire to remain in control…of everything! We want to have control of our teams, control of our meetings, and most importantly, control over tough situations. However, experienced leaders know that control is not something we can always...

U.S. Travel Market Share to Continue Decline Through at Least 2023: Report
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U.S. Travel Market Share to Continue Decline Through at Least 2023: Report

WASHINGTON – Sluggish demand for overseas travel to the U.S. will sustain the trend of the country falling behind international travel growth worldwide, according to the latest forecast released by the U.S. Travel Association. Advertisements While global long-haul travel is projected to grow an average of 4.8% annually through 2023, the pace of U.S. growth is projected...

The Higgins Hotel New Orleans Officially Opens
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The Higgins Hotel New Orleans Officially Opens

The National WWII Museum today announced the official opening of its landmark hotel property The Higgins Hotel New Orleans, Curio Collection by Hilton. Located in the blossoming Arts and Warehouse District in New Orleans, the Hotel features 230 rooms, four dining outlets—including the city’s newest rooftop bar—and 18,000 square feet of meeting and event space,...

Europe Hotel Transactions Bulletin – Week Ending 6 December 2019
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Europe Hotel Transactions Bulletin – Week Ending 6 December 2019

Deka acquires four hotels in Venice Mestre from MTK Advertisements German real estate fund Deka Immobilien has acquired a 749-room hotel portfolio in Venice’s Mestre region, on the Italian mainland opposite Venice, from Austrian developer MTK, for a reported price of approximately €200 million (€267,000 per room). The hotels opened in mid-2019 and include the...

The Closet That Checks In Before You Do: W Hotels X Rent The Runway Team Up To Redefine The Rules Of Packing
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The Closet That Checks In Before You Do: W Hotels X Rent The Runway Team Up To Redefine The Rules Of Packing

NEW YORK – Marriott International, Rent the Runway, Inc. – Pack light, really light. Rent the Runway, the company that has pioneered apparel rental as an indispensable utility and empowers women to feel their best every day, and W Hotels, the iconic, playful luxury lifestyle brand that continues to rewrite the rules of hospitality, have...

Grupo Posadas Uses ALICE Insights to Predict Guests’ Needs and Improve Hotel Operations
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Grupo Posadas Uses ALICE Insights to Predict Guests’ Needs and Improve Hotel Operations

Understanding the details of hotel operations is the key to predicting guests’ future needs and ultimately increasing guest satisfaction, says Enrique Calderón, COO of Mexico’s Grupo Posadas. Grupo Posadas owns, operates and develops hotels under seven different brands, with more than 22,000 rooms spread across more than 180 hotels. Advertisements Grupo Posadas’ success is rooted...

Now Open Best Western Plus The IvyWall Resort-Panglao, Philippines
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Now Open Best Western Plus The IvyWall Resort-Panglao, Philippines

Best Western Hotels & Resorts has expanded its presence in the Philippines with the launch of a brand new beachfront resort in Panglao, the idyllic island in the central province of Bohol. Best Western Plus The IvyWall Resort-Panglao opened its doors on November 15, 2019, becoming the first internationally-branded resort in this enchanting destination. This...

Hotel Equities Celebrates Groundbreaking Of New West Coast Towneplace Suites By Marriott
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Hotel Equities Celebrates Groundbreaking Of New West Coast Towneplace Suites By Marriott

Hotel Equities (HE) announced construction is underway on the new TownePlace Suites by Marriott in Tehachapi, CA. Hotel Equities will manage the hotel, developed and owned by California-based H2H Asset Group. The hotel site, located on Magellan Drive in Tehachapi, is part of a planned business park situated just one block from Adventist Healthcare in...