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JV acquires Nashville International Airport DoubleTree

Hotel Management· 4 April 2019
Wexford Lodging Advisors and Trinity Private Equity Group announced Tuesday they have acquired the 138-suite DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Nashville Airport. The joint venture will invest about $2.5 million in upgrading the property, with work expected to finish by the end of 2019.

Mobile apps, real-time information streamline housekeeping workflow

Hotel Management· 4 April 2019
Efficiency is key in all hotel operations, but it’s especially important in housekeeping. With a labyrinth of rooms and guests slipping in and out, clipboards and printed reports are sometimes the only compass housekeepers have to navigate through their daily tasks. But thankfully employee communication and property-management-system experts are providing a better way to get the job done with mobile housekeeping services.

Caesars Entertainment renovates Las Vegas marquees

Hotel Management· 3 April 2019
Caesars Entertainment has partnered with Daktronics and Vision Sign for new LED display installations at multiple Caesars Entertainment-owned properties in Las Vegas. The companies installed more than 21,000 square feet of LED video at four Caesars locations. The exterior signage renovations were completed in late 2018 and early 2019.

Vancouver hotel partners with Alice

Hotel Management· 3 April 2019
The newly opened EXchange Hotel Vancouver in British Columbia has chosen Alice to optimize hotel operations and enhance the guest experience in the city's first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Platinum Heritage Conversion. Alice connects every department of the hotel with one platform for all staff communication and guest requests.

AutoClerk partners with AI company

Hotel Management· 3 April 2019
AutoClerk has partnered with Akia, a technology company that leverages artificial intelligence to power conversations between hotel staff and their guests. The system, created by a team of former Facebook engineers, is more than an automated response program.

Miami's Nautilus Hotel joins Arlo brand

Hotel Management· 2 April 2019
The Arlo Hotels brand has welcomed its first property outside of New York City: the Nautilus Hotel in South Beach, Miami. Now called Nautilus by Arlo, the eight-story, 250-room beachfront hotel features a 1,890-square-foot heated saltwater pool with an underwater sound system, the Mediterranean restaurant Nautilus Cabana Club and its 2,000-square-foot outdoor dining terrace and 12,000 square feet of outdoor event space.

February delivered falling profits for UK hotels

Hotel Management· 2 April 2019
The U.K. hotel industry is off to a rough 2019, according to the latest data from HotStats tracking full-service hotels. A slight increase in RevPAR in February was not enough to push hotels into the black, as the U.K. suffered a second consecutive month of profit decline.

Isrotel plans Israeli growth

Hotel Management· 2 April 2019
Israeli hotel company Isrotel plans to increase the number of hotels it operates in the State from 19 to 30 by 2025. According to local paper Globes, eight of the 11 new hotels will be open by 2022.

Report: Satisfaction a weak spot for travel industry apps

Hotel Management· 2 April 2019
As travel apps rapidly replace everything from boarding passes to rental car and hotel room keys, many such apps are falling short of user expectations, according to J.D. Power's inaugural "U.S. Travel App Satisfaction Study." According to the study, travel industry apps lag substantially behind credit card and banking apps.

Omni Hotels and Resorts partners with IDeaS

Hotel Management· 1 April 2019
Omni Hotels and Resorts will roll out both the IDeaS G3 revenue-management system and IDeaS Smart Space, a cloud-based meetings and events strategy application, across its portfolio of 60 luxury hotels and resorts in North America.

Live! Casino and Hotel releases mobile app

Hotel Management· 1 April 2019
Live! Casino & Hotel in Hanover, Md., partnered with Venuetize to release the new My Live! Rewards mobile app, available for download on iPhone and Android devices. The secure app is the latest in a series of strategic additions to innovate the guest experience with a range of features that allows customization while visiting Live! Casino & Hotel.
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Italian resort upgrades POS system

Hotel Management· 1 April 2019
Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco resort in Montalcino, Italy, has selected Agilysys’ InfoGenesis POS as its point-of-sale solution. The system will provide the Tuscan resort with faster service and streamline the food-and-beverage process.

CLIC attracts record number of attendees

Hotel Management·29 March 2019
Held March 7, the third annual California Lodging Investment Conference brought in a record number of attendees. More than 300 people registered for the California-focused hospitality event, hosted this year by The Westin South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa.

Successful sales, marketing strategies depend on new data

Hotel Management·29 March 2019
Many marketers today have embraced storytelling as a means to convey a hotel’s value proposition to consumers. Indeed, using storytelling techniques also can be effective in convincing colleagues to follow a strategy. However, stories not rooted deeply in reliable data sets are at best fiction worthy of artistic value only.

AHC Roundtable examines challenges facing U.K. hotels

Hotel Management·28 March 2019
The first of The Annual Hotel Conference's Regional Roundtables took place earlier this month, kicking off what will develop into a series of conversations throughout the U.K.'s provinces to understand the opportunities, challenges, trends and concerns for those operating within the hotel industry.

Turkey takes steps to boost inbound visitor growth

Hotel Management·27 March 2019
Share Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Since 2016, the ongoing political and economic crisis in Turkey has caused tourist numbers to plummet, especially those driven by western travelers. According to a new market report from Horwath HTL, the decline was largely reflected in a decrease of guestroom prices.

New Castle Hotels & Resorts installs new accounting system

Hotel Management·26 March 2019
New Castle Hotels & Resorts upgraded its back-office system to Aptech Computer Systems’ PVNG enterprise financial accounting to centralize processes for 21 properties. New Castle Hotels & Resorts is an operator of Marriott International, Hilton, Choice Hotels International and independent properties.

Millennium Hotels signs China-focused distribution agreement

Hotel Management·26 March 2019
Millennium Hotels and Resorts signed an agreement with Ctrip.com International to develop a global distribution strategy promoting MHR properties to Ctrip’s more than 300 million customer base.

Singapore's Oxley Holdings taps JLL, CBRE to sell 2 assets

Hotel Management·26 March 2019
Singapore-based property developer Oxley Holdings has appointed brokerage JLL and its JLL Hotels and Hospitality Group, along with CBRE, to find a buyer for its Novotel and Mercure hotels on Stevens Road in Singapore.

10 ways smart technology is reshaping the hotel industry

Hotel Management·25 March 2019
Smart technology is changing everything from the homes we live in to how our cities are managed. The hospitality industry is no exception. In many ways, the hospitality industry is leading the charge in the adoption of smart business technology.

TWA Hotel at JFK Airport selects Sabre platform

Hotel Management·25 March 2019
The TWA Hotel, the only on-airport hotel at JFK Airport, signed a multiyear agreement with Sabre Corporation for distribution strategy. The hotel in the restored landmark 1962 former TWA terminal designed by Eero Saarinen will pay homage to the golden age of travel with midcentury modern-inspired guestrooms, eight restaurants, six bars, high-end retail outlets, 50,000 square feet of event space, a 10,000-square-foot fitness center, a rooftop pool and an observation deck when it opens on May 15.

Luxury Mexican resort upgrades communication, staff operations

Hotel Management·25 March 2019
Chablé Resort and Spa, a member of Leading Hotels of the World, has selected Alice’s full suite of staff communication and task-management tools, as well as a white-labeled app for its guests, to improve staff communication, enhance operations and better engage guests across its 40 luxury villas located near Merida, Mexico.

Report: Washington D.C. hotels suffered during government shutdown

Hotel Management·25 March 2019
The 35-day government shutdown from Dec. 22, 2018, through Jan. 25, 2019, wasn’t only a tumultuous time for the United States in general—hotels in Washington, D.C., felt a blow to business, according to a recent report from HotStats.

STR: Good news for St. Petersburg, bad for Edinburgh

Hotel Management·22 March 2019
Europe showed year-over-year growth in occupancy, ADR and RevPAR this February, according to data from STR. Statistics show occupancy rose by 0.1 percent to 65 percent, ADR increased by 1.9 percent to EUR100.60 and RevPAR grew by 2 percent to EUR65.34.

Olympia adds Maine resort to management portfolio

Hotel Management·21 March 2019
Olympia Hotel Management is assuming management of Point Lookout Resort and Conference Center in Northport, Maine. The new owner of Point Lookout is Deep Creek Grazing Association, led by principals David and Tami Hirschfeld.

Las Vegas hotel to deliver IoT-enabled smart rooms

Hotel Management·20 March 2019
Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino, a boutique hospitality and entertainment destination in downtown Las Vegas, is using Aruba’s wireless, wired, security and location services products to bring new services to its guests. Aruba is a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company.

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