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  • HITEC Special: Does EU GDPR Affect U.S. Hospitality Companies?

    By Alvaro Hidalgo. The EU General Data Protection Regulation has set a path towards protecting personal data which many other countries will follow. In a global industry such as hospitality, it should be a primary objective to take the steps towards compliance.

  • HFTP Report: Hospitality Data Security — Strategy for Data Protection and Regulation Compliance

    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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Preparing For Peak Season

Hotel Interactive ·16 August 2018
We’ve now officially reach the middle of August and we all know what that means. Yes, summer is winding down, the kids will be back in school and the planned vacations will be just memories before you know it. But the middle of August means something else for many coastal hotel properties in the southeast portion of the country: hurricane season.
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Q Hospitality Management Signs Iconic Captain Whidbey Inn

Hotel Interactive ·16 August 2018
Q Hospitality Management, a Seattle-based hospitality management company offering consulting and operational support to unique and distinctive independent hotels and restaurants, announces it has secured, under its management brand The Q Hotel Group, the management contract for the iconic Captain Whidbey on Whidbey Island, Wash.
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Banana Bay Resort & Marina Upgrades Amenities

Hotel Interactive ·15 August 2018
Adding to the resurgence in the Florida Keys, Banana Bay Resort & Marina in Marathon provides guests with their own personal oasis by adding pet-friendly offerings as well as onsite leisure and water sports activities. Located on 10 spacious acres along the Gulf Coast, the recently renovated tropical escape creates an authentic Marathon Key experience providing guests the amenities of a grand style resort, while tucked away in a quiet, intimate setting.
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Cleaning It Up

Hotel Interactive ·15 August 2018
Is this the rise of new housekeeping legislation across the U.S.? Here's some examples of new hotel requirements.
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'Cobbling' It Together

Hotel Interactive ·14 August 2018
With an eye on growing its overall presence in the Southeast while adding an economy brand to its growing portfolio of midscale hotels, Cobblestone Hotels, LLC recently acquired Key West Inns, Hotels & Resorts and Centerstone Hotels.
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Trump International Hotel & Tower New York Announces Renovation Of Iconic Luxury Property

Hotel Interactive ·14 August 2018
Trump International Hotel & Tower New York, a Forbes Five-Star/AAA Five-Diamond luxury hotel in Manhattan overlooking Central Park, is pleased to announce the renovation of its guest rooms, suites and common spaces.
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Return To Glory

Hotel Interactive ·13 August 2018
The history of modern Los Angeles goes back only around 150 years, meaning the City of Angels is still relatively young in terms of architectural history and design. As an example, the Warner Pacific Theater on Hollywood Blvd., built in 1928, is considered a relic.
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Hilton Grand Vacations Announces Departure Of Chief Financial Officer And Reaffirms Guidance

Hotel Interactive ·13 August 2018
Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE:HGV) announced that its Board of Directors terminated James E. Mikolaichik as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective today, for conduct and behavior not consistent with the Company’s policies. Mr. Mikolaichik’s termination was not related to any issues involving the Company’s business, strategy, operations, performance, financial reporting or internal controls.
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Feeling Good About The Future

Hotel Interactive ·10 August 2018
Some of the key factors that are tied to the success of economy hotels include quality, cleanliness and overall economic conditions within the U.S., according to a handful of brand executives.
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American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP Completes $5.2M Renovation At The Embassy Suites DFW South

Hotel Interactive ·10 August 2018
American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP ("AHIP", the "Company") (TSX: HOT.UN, TSX: HOT.U, TSX: HOT.DB.U) is pleased to announce that it has completed approximately US$5.2 million of renovations at its Embassy Suites DFW South, near the Dallas/Fort Worth airport in Irving, Texas.
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Cobblestone Hotels, LLC Acquires Key West Hotels & Centerstone Hotels

Hotel Interactive · 7 August 2018
Cobblestone Hotels, LLC announced the acquisition of the Key West Inns, Hotels, & Resorts and Centerstone Hotels that took place August 1.
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Hyatt Selects Senior Leader To Advance Global Well-being Strategy

Hotel Interactive · 7 August 2018
Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today that Hyatt has selected Mia Kyricos as senior vice president, global head of wellbeing, underscoring Hyatt’s commitment to care for people so they can be their best. Kyricos will report to Mark Vondrasek, Hyatt’s chief commercial officer.
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LaSalle Hotel Properties Files Investor Presentation In Connection With Blackstone Transaction

Hotel Interactive · 7 August 2018
LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) (“LaSalle” or the “Company”) today announced that it has filed an investor presentation with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) in connection with the previously announced merger with affiliates of Blackstone Real Estate Partners VIII (“Blackstone”) and the other transactions contemplated by LaSalle’s merger agreement with Blackstone (the “Blackstone Merger Agreement”).
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IHG Releases FY18 Half-Year Results

Hotel Interactive · 7 August 2018
This morning, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) released its 2018 Half Year Results.
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Using Art To Boost Your Profile

Hotel Interactive · 6 August 2018
Using artwork to differentiate your property is hardly a task to put off for later as you can achieve tangible results in the very short-term. This is a topic worth exploring as there are several other angles at play besides just the direct impact on the guest experience.
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Preventing Hotel Fraud

Hotel Interactive · 3 August 2018
Digitally savvy consumers are looking to migrate many traditionally offline tasks to digital channels which offer more flexibility, control and convenience. These mobile-first customers are always seeking ways to digitize additional aspects of their lives and are the force behind many powerful market trends and innovations—such as buying online picking up in store, order-ahead restaurant apps and even allowing for remote access to their homes for deliveries.
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HREC Arranges Sale Of The Holiday Inn Ocotillo Chandler, AZ

Hotel Interactive · 3 August 2018
HREC Investment Advisors is pleased to announce, it has arranged the sale of the 106-guestroom Holiday Inn Ocotillo located in Chandler, Arizona. CH Ocotillo, LLC, acquired the property.
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Marigot Bay Resort & Marina Announces Strategic Move To Become An Independent Hotel

Hotel Interactive · 3 August 2018
Effective today, Marigot Bay Resort and Marina, a luxury getaway situated in Saint Lucia’s coveted Marigot Bay, is no longer associated with Capella Hotels & Resorts. Now a luxury, independent resort, the property has recently joined the Preferred Hotels & Resorts LVX Collection, which represents renowned independent properties that feature the finest accommodations coupled with attentive and exclusive personal service, and memorable experiences through exceptional dining, entertainment and spas.
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Hilton Grand Vacations Announces Its First Chicago Property

Hotel Interactive · 3 August 2018
Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. announces it has entered into a purchase-sale agreement with Related Fund Management and The Chartres Lodging Group to acquire the top six floors of the 26-story DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago – Magnificent Mile, which will be HGV’s first property in this highly desirable market.
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Stahl Completes Hyatt House on Expanded Universal Resort Campus

Hotel Interactive · 2 August 2018
Stahl recently completed construction of the Hyatt House Across From Orlando Universal Resort™ for its client, Summit Hotel Properties.
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Getting Courted

Hotel Interactive · 2 August 2018
Valencia Group is reshaping the landscape of Texas hotels as its collection of independent and design-centric boutique hotels—all but one of which is located in the Lone Star State—will grow to a total of eight later this year when Texican Court opens in Irving, TX.
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Hyatt And Small Luxury Hotels Of The World Announce Strategic Loyalty Alliance

Hotel Interactive · 2 August 2018
Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ (SLH) today announced plans to bring World of Hyatt members opportunities to enjoy loyalty benefits in many more places. The launch is targeted for the end of the year.
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JW Marriott San Francisco Completes Multi-Million Dollar Renovation

Hotel Interactive · 2 August 2018
JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square has concluded a multi-million dollar renovation to complement the modern, sophisticated design of its recently updated guest rooms and suites.
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Radisson Rollout In EMEA Continues With A New Hotel In Gdansk, Poland

Hotel Interactive · 2 August 2018
Radisson Hospitality AB, publicly listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Sweden and part of the Radisson Hotel Group, is proud to announce the signing of the Radisson Hotel & Suites, Gdansk in Poland. In March 2018, the group announced its plan to rollout Radisson, the upscale hotel brand, across EMEA - and this is the first hotel to open in Central & Eastern Europe (CEE). The new Radisson will bring the group's portfolio to 16 hotels (3,500 rooms) in operation or under development in Poland.
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InnSuites To Sell Yuma Hospitality Property For $16.25 Million

Hotel Interactive · 1 August 2018
Innsuites Hospitality Trust (NYSE American: IHT) has entered into an agreement to sell its Yuma Hospitality Property for $16,250,000 resulting in a significant gain.
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Hotel Equities Assumes Management Of Two Marriott Conference Center Hotels In Texas

Hotel Interactive · 1 August 2018
Hotel Equities (HE) just announced their selection as the management company for two conference center hotels near Dallas, the Courtyard by Marriott-Dallas Midlothian at the Midlothian Conference Center located at 3 Community Circle Drive in Midlothian, and the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott-Decatur at Decatur Conference Center located at 1910 West US Highway 380 in Decatur. The hotels are owned by Gatehouse Capital, LLC based in Dallas.

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