Hotels overbooked with names

Hotels overbooked with names
In the past year, Marriott International Inc. launched Moxy; Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. created Canopy; Best Western International Inc. came up with Vib; and InterContinental Hotels Group PLC — the parent company of Holiday Inn — bought Kimpton, …
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Customizing Your Own Blend at Wineries and Hotels
Wine or Champagne is no longer limited to imbibing; hotels and wineries around the world are giving their guests the chance to customize their own blends. Artéis & Co., a vintage Champagne brand in France, for example, offers disgorging of a half-dozen …
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Is 5-star trend giving way to more profitable hotel scenarios?
Investors in the hotel industry seem to be unperturbed by the present challenges the tourism industry may be experiencing. Why is this? Is there a new trend bucking the luxury 5-star trend that is working better? The business market for hotels in Kenya …
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​The W goes keyless: Starwood Hotels brings streamlined check-in to D.C.
Stamford, Connecticut-based Starwood has been working on the digital-entry technology the past four years, testing it at one of its select-service brands, the Aloft Hotels chain. Meade Atkeson, general manager of W Washington D.C., said the option …
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Grand Del Mar hotel to be sold
While the purchase price was not disclosed, Gibbons said that together, financier Richard Blum's private equity firm, Blum Capital, and Fairmont's parent company, FRHI Hotels & Resorts group, will be acquiring an 88 percent share of the resort, valued …
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Q&A with Loews Hotels executive Jonathan Tisch
The BAROAK restaurant is open at Loews Annapolis, making it one of several new eateries at the hotel chain's properties. The Annapolis venture reflects the nearly $ 10 million that were spent on upgrading this site over the last two years. It got a new …
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Big Vulnerability in Hotel Wi-Fi Router Puts Guests at Risk
Guests at hundreds of hotels around the world are susceptible to serious hacks because of routers that many hotel chains depend on for their Wi-Fi networks. Researchers have discovered a vulnerability in the systems, which would allow an attacker to …
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The average daily rate and occupancy at Accor hotels increased year over year

The average daily rate and occupancy at Accor hotels increased year over year
The average daily rate and occupancy at Accor hotels increased year over year during the first quarter of 2015, the company announced during a Thursday earnings call. ADR increased 1.6 percent, with the economy and luxury and upscale tiers experiencing …
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There's Style and Historical Substance at the G-Rough, Rome's Newest Hotel
The other week, we gave you the gossip on the G-Rough, Rome's newest design hotel (and Design Hotel), which opened on March 23 – or rather, on its intriguing location in Piazza di Pasquino. But enough gossip; today it's time to go inside. Like many …
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Robots, virtual reality and retina scans: The high-tech future of hotels

Robots, virtual reality and retina scans: The high-tech future of hotels
Hotels around the world are using tech in surprising ways. The Yotel brand puts much of the check-in experience in the hands of its guests. This is particularly true at Yotel New York, where electronic check-in terminals dispense room keys and guest …
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Hotel Development Partners acquires portfolio of 7 Marriott-branded hotels
Atlanta-based Hotel Development Partners (HDP) recently announced the addition of seven select-service Marriott hotels to its growing portfolio of properties. HDP purchased the properties from Houston-based Moody National for Atlanta-based Hotel …
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Online hotel booking to become Rs11 crore biz: Google survey

Online hotel booking to become Rs11 crore biz: Google survey
BENGALURU: Google revealed that the online hotel booking industry will be worth Rs11.23 crores from the current Rs4.99 crores. Consumer confidence to do online hotel bookings is on the rise in India, with an estimated 8.4 million Indians likely to book …
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Vintage Works: Behind Le Meridien Hotels' newest Instagram contest
Vintage Works: Behind Le Meridien Hotels' newest Instagram contest. skift.com Published: April 13, 2015. Advertisement. Los Angeles-based photographer Gray Malin typically injects a playful spirit in his imagery with a retro sense of glamour from the …
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Wesley Hotel in Oak Bluffs sold to Lark Hotels

Wesley Hotel in Oak Bluffs sold to Lark Hotels
The Wesley Hotel, the last of the grand Victorian hotels in Oak Bluffs, will soon be under new ownership. Peter Martel, co-owner of the 95-room hotel for the past 29 years along with partners George Fisher and Richard Kelley, has confirmed that he has …
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Top 10: the best luxury hotels in London
London does Grande Dame hotels better than perhaps any other great capital (though Paris would demur) and they have never been on better form, all of them now having been either comprehensively restored (such as The Savoy and The Connaught) or …
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Ministry Kick-Starts Hotel Grading Jobs
The Culture and Tourism Ministry kick-started new star rating and hotel classification system yesterday by evaluating three high level hotels in the capital. Speaking at the launching and welcoming ceremony of six foreign professionals assigned by …
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Business travelers opt for Airbnb listings instead of hotels

Business travelers opt for Airbnb listings instead of hotels
Chip Wilcox, CEO of a small technology company in Singapore, travels to San Francisco a few times a year along with some employees to connect with potential customers and funders. Instead of a hotel, they rent an apartment through Airbnb. “It makes a …
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TV thefts, unrelated fights at local hotels investigated: Orange Village
Disturbance, Orange Place: Officers responded shortly before 5 a.m on April 4 to the Courtyard of Marriott Hotel on a report of at least three people fighting and yelling in a room, after being told several times by the management to keep the noise down.
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Donald Trump: Nashville 'absolutely ready' for super-luxury hotel

Donald Trump: Nashville 'absolutely ready' for super-luxury hotel
Billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump says Nashville is "absolutely ready" for a five-star, super-luxury hotel. Trump made the declaration to me Friday, after taking the stage among a parade of presidential contenders addressing the National Rifle …
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Doubletree hotel in Mission Valley is sold

Doubletree hotel in Mission Valley is sold
The 219-room Doubletree hotel in Mission Valley has sold for more than $ 49 million, marking the second hotel deal in a week. Built in 1970, the Doubletree San Diego-Hotel Circle was sold to Oak Coast Properties, a four-year-old investment firm that …
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Marshall rejects plan for 4 hotels
Township officials expressed concern over the ability of the developer, which sought approval under the name Thorn Hill Associates LP, to attract enough customers to fill the four hotels. There also was concern about the potential increase in traffic.
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InterContinental Hotels Group PLC Receives "Equal weight" Rating from
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC logo Barclays restated their equal weight rating on shares of InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (LON:IHG) in a report released on Thursday. Barclays currently has a GBX 2,650 ($ 39.52) price objective on the stock.
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San Diego Comic-Con 2015 Hotel Reservations Reopened: Book Your Room

San Diego Comic-Con 2015 Hotel Reservations Reopened: Book Your Room
Comic-Con's website does offer the Hotel Marketplace page if you cannot find a hotel that meets your requirements but they do note that some of the hotels in the Hotel Marketplace may not be official Comic-Con hotels and won't be provided shuttle services.
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Sortis Hotel Spa & Casino in Panama City Joins Autograph Collection
Autograph Collection Hotels announced today the addition of the new and stunning 391-room Sortis Hotel, Spa & Casino in Panama City, Panama. This marks the second hotel for Autograph Collection Hotels in Central America following the 2014 addition of …
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Online hotel booking tax legislation passes, goes to Hogan
Proponents say the bill would close a loophole in Maryland law that allows online travel companies to pay less in sales tax on hotel bookings than the hotels themselves must charge when the same room is booked directly with them. The online firms often …
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