• What to Expect at HITEC Houston 2018: Elite Education, Exhibits, E20X and More

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    This guide from Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP(R)) covers safeguards that can be implemented in hospitality businesses today, tips on how to continuously improve security and data regulation compliance.

  • HFTP GDPR Guidelines: Privacy Policies for Hotels

    This document offers points to consider in the development of a hotel’s privacy policy. In view of the multiple organisational and legal structures under which hotels operate, as well as the complexity of the third party landscape that may be part of the complete guest experience, this document serves as a guideline only.

  • HFTP GDPR Guidelines: Hospitality Guest Registration Cards

    This document offers recommendations for guest information collection on the guest registration card along with consent for use. It can be used as a guideline for loyalty cards, health data, export of data outside of the EU, privacy policies and direct marketing.

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What's driving hotel investment in Bulgaria

Hotel Management·23 May 2018
Marriott International is on track to have the tallest hotel in Sofia, Bulgaria, under its eponymous brand when the property opens in 2020. The site will be the first for the company in the capital, and comes as the country’s profile as a holiday destination is in the ascendancy and the government works to upgrade the room stock.
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5 ways to optimize hotel profitability through a third-party operating model

Hotel Management·23 May 2018
Hotel asset managers bring a unique perspective and understanding of how to optimize performance and achieve investment objectives—one that’s based on observation and close collaboration with a full spectrum of brand and third-party operators across a multitude of scenarios (brand, market, property type, economic cycle). While we have learned many lessons and adopted a wide range of best practices over the past two decades with over 400 hotels matriculating through our asset management portfolio, we have identified five key considerations for hotel owners looking to optimize profitability, specifically though a third-party operating model.
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Former Capital Properties executive named VP of ops at Salamander Hotels

Hotel Management·23 May 2018
Salamander Hotels & Resorts, a luxury hotel company founded by Sheila Johnson, appointed John Speers as its new VP of operations.
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Hilton aims to cut environmental impact in half by 2030

Hotel Management·23 May 2018
Hilton plans to cut its environmental footprint in half and double its social impact investment by 2030. With this commitment, Hilton will institute science-based targets to reduce carbon emissions and send zero soap to landfills.
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Miami's hotel fortunes a tale of two years

Hotel Management·23 May 2018
Across the street from The Palm restaurant and across the bay from the Bal Harbour Shops is the Grand Beach Hotel Bay Harbor. Its position, between a carnivore’s bliss and a temple to the monied set, embodies the northern reaches of Miami Beach: relaxed, well heeled, traditional.
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Unionized Las Vegas hotel workers vote to strike

Hotel Management·23 May 2018
Members of Unite Here’s Culinary Workers Union Local 226 and Bartenders Union Local 165 have voted to authorize a citywide strike in Las Vegas. Two voting sessions were held on May 22, and according to Unite Here, 99 percent of the two unions' 25,000 Las Vegas members voted in favor of the strike.
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4 questions with Lightstone's Mitchell Hochberg

Hotel Management·23 May 2018
Mitchell Hochberg, the president of Lightstone, is putting his company’s stamp on New York, with a host of developments that reach into multiple real-estate classes. With four Moxy hotels open or under development in the city, the developer is now on the prowl for further growth. We talked to him about what that expansion looks like and how the limited-service model has changed.
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Redefine BDL to manage new Mercure hotel in Wales

Hotel Management·22 May 2018
Redefine BDL Hotels partnered with Cardiff-based property developer Garrison Barclay Estates to open a Mercure Hotel at the Chartist Tower in Newport, Wales, according to a report from WalesOnline.
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HM's 2018 Top Construction Companies Survey is open

Hotel Management·22 May 2018
Hotel Management’s 2018 Top Construction Companies Survey is open through June 25. Results will be published in the August issue of Hotel Management.
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NBG Pangaea buys Thessaloniki, Greece hotel

Hotel Management·22 May 2018
NBG Pangaea Real Estate Investment acquired the Lazart Hotel in Thessaloniki, Greece for €7 million, according to a report from GTP Headlines.
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PwC: Growth still on the horizon for U.S. hotels through 2019

Hotel Management·22 May 2018
As the United States hotel industry heads into the latter half of the year and into 2019, the forecast for average-daily-rate growth remains steady. But revenue-per-available-room growth will become more important as hotels continue to feel pressure from rising insurance costs, labor costs and other expenses, according to PwC’s May Hospitality Directions US and its most recent updated lodging outlook.
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Fattal enters sale leaseback deal for Germany hotel

Hotel Management·22 May 2018
Fattal Holdings sold Munich's Leonardo Royal Hotel in Germany for $175 million, €25 million more than the hotel's value, according to a report from Globes.
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Assa Properties' first overseas Cassa Hotel is coming to Mexico

Hotel Management·22 May 2018
New York-based development and investment firm Assa Properties will develop its third Cassa-branded hotel and residential property in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
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10 reasons to invest in Israel's hospitality market

Hotel Management·22 May 2018
Israel is one of the oldest countries and civilizations in the world, dating back 3,500 years. Beyond the country’s cultural and religious importance is a traveler’s paradise with access to cosmopolitan cities, beachside resort towns and more.
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Meridian Capital arranges $13M in financing for Philadelphia's Windsor Suites

Hotel Management·22 May 2018
Meridian Capital Group arranged $13 million in financing to refinance Windsor Suites in Philadelphia on behalf of the Edward S. Brown Group.
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Concord Hospitality to operate the upcoming AC Hotel New York Downtown

Hotel Management·22 May 2018
CConcord Hospitality will welcome AC Hotel New York Downtown in the financial district to their portfolio in summer 2018. Construction is underway at the 274-room hotel under the direction real estate firm LCRE Partners.
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Whitbread plans 5 new UK Premier Inn hotels

Hotel Management·22 May 2018
Whitbread is set to invest £6 million in the development of five new Premier Inn hotels in Cornwall and Devon, UK this year, according to a report from CornwallLive.
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Dalata Hotel Group renews partnership with Pegasus

Hotel Management·22 May 2018
The Dalata Hotel Group, Ireland’s largest hotel operator, renewed its agreement with Pegasus Solutions for global distribution services, alternative distribution services, reservations management, a property-management-system interface and voice services.
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Data Travel launches HAPI integrated data platform

Hotel Management·22 May 2018
Data Travel has unveiled a data streaming, integration and enrichment platform designed for the hotel industry’s data-management challenges. Named HAPI (hospitality API), the new platform aggregates the plethora of data that is collected by disparate hotel systems and acts as a central hub for these data streams.
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Keypr, Dow Jones partner to deliver The Wall Street Journal to hotels

Hotel Management·22 May 2018
TKeyprhas partnered with The Wall Street Journal to seamlessly deliver the company’s award-winning content to hotel rooms worldwide, via Keypr's platform.
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Novum Hospitality to open Germany's next Niu hotel

Hotel Management·21 May 2018
Russelsheim-based Merkur Development Holding and Novum Hospitality will continue their partnership through a new plan to develop a Niu hotel in Eschborn, Germany.
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RevPAR to surge in Scotland's Aberdeen

Hotel Management·21 May 2018
Aberdeen, Scotland is forecast to see surging RevPAR growth in the second half of 2018 for the first time since 2014, according to a report from Savills.
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New boutique Hotel Goodwin in development for Beloit, Wis.

Hotel Management·21 May 2018
The city of Beloit, Wis., is receiving a $250,000 state grant to help finance the redevelopment of a vacant office building into a luxury boutique hotel: The Hotel Goodwin.
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HMG Hospitality adds Ruth Ormsby as VP of development

Hotel Management·21 May 2018
Domestic and international hotel brand management firm HMG Hospitality added Ruth Ormsby to the company’s team of hotel professionals. As VP of development, Ormsby is positioned to expand the company’s roster of national hotel clients by focusing on the team’s proficiency at applying in-depth local market intelligence to major hotels’ brand marketing and property management.
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Blackstone buys REIT LaSalle after cycling out of Hilton

Hotel Management·21 May 2018
Blackstone has agreed to buy real estate investment trust LaSalle Hotel Properties in an all-cash deal valued at $4.8 billion, or $33.50 per share, a 5-percent premium on LaSalle's Friday closing price.
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Epelboim Development signs $21.5M loan for new Orlando Tru by Hilton

Hotel Management·21 May 2018
Epelboim Development Group secured a $21.5-million loan to finance the development of a new Tru by Hilton hotel in Orlando.

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