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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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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Blackstone to Buy Three Hotels From Paulson Consortium for .2 Billion
Blackstone Group LP has agreed to pay more than $ 1.2 billion to a consortium led by Paulson & Co. for three large hotels in Orlando, Fla., and Phoenix, according to people familiar with the matter. The hotels combined have more than 2,500 rooms, about …
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BLLA (Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association) 3rd Annual Boutique Hotel
Los Angeles, CA, April 6, 2015 – BLLA unveils impressive line-up of hospitality visionaries for its Annual Boutique Hotel Investment Conference to be held at the SVA Theatre, New York at 333 W. 23rd Street. The primary focus of the conference, powered …
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New hotels a good sign for Salisbury, Rowan
Work is underway at the site of a new hotel off East Innes Street and City Council will discuss another proposed hotel Tuesday. Land grading has started at the site where a Holiday Inn Express will be built next to the Courtyard Marriott on Marriott …
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Pittsburgh looking to add hotels in hopes of landing Super Bowl bid

Pittsburgh looking to add hotels in hopes of landing Super Bowl bid
Peduto says Four Seasons is just one of several hotel giants scouting the city and expects an influx of new hotels in the next five to 10 years, which will drive Pittsburgh's status upward for hosting events that have never been held here before, like …
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'Operation Backpage': Prostitution sting at Providence hotels nets 22 men
The police set up their own escort ads with undercover female officers at different hotels in mid-March — and surprised nearly two dozen men who responded in expectation of a sexual rendezvous. Providence Police Chief Hugh T. Clements Jr. said calls …
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Omaha area experiencing hotel boom
Those fresh-to-the-market businesses aren't even near downtown Omaha, where virtually all brand-name hotel beds are called for on May 1 and 2 as tens of thousands of Berkies make the annual trek to the CenturyLink Center to soak in sage advice from …
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Hengchun hotels most expensive in Taiwan: survey

Hengchun hotels most expensive in Taiwan: survey
The survey showed that foreign tourists spent NT$ 4,819 (US$ 154) on average for their hotel stay per night in Hengchun last year, up 5% from a year earlier. Hotels in Hengchun retained the title as the priciest hotel destination for foreigners in Taiwan …
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Hotel Test Drive: Ski & Beach Luxury Finally Comes To Lake Tahoe
While they offer fun entertainment and some good dining options, the casino hotels are at best forgettable when it comes to lodging. That's why the Landing, which opened in December 2013, is so standout here – it has the high-end market mostly to itself.
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iPads, Hotels, and Learning
Recently, I stayed at a Hilton hotel that had replaced the big paper information notebook you find in the room with an iPad. All the directions as to where to find the exercise facility, the room service menu, the key phone numbers and directions, the …
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Will AC Hotels by Marriott open second regional location at the Banks?
The Banks development team is close to finally securing a hotel at the multi-billion dollar development, according to multiple sources close to the project. After years of failed starts and negotiations, UrbanCincy has learned that AC Hotels by …
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Fleming talks term limits, extended-stay hotels
Other topics discussed during the town hall included such city initiatives as reducing the number of boarded up properties in Marietta, reducing crime and misuse of extended-stay hotels and motels, and building public restrooms on Marietta Square.
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