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News for April 28, 2016

HNA Tourism Group Enters Agreement With Carlson Hospitality Group For The Acquisition Of Carlson Hotels, Inc. 

http://www.carlson.com/news-and-media/news-releases.do?article=11557766

Accenture Appoints Greg Kaplan As Lead Creative Director

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/accenture-appoints-greg-kaplan-as-lead-creative-director.htm

Priceline Group CEO Darren Huston Resigns; Chairman Jeffery H. Boyd Appointed Interim CEO - Gillian Tans Named Chief Executive Officer Of Booking.com

http://ir.pricelinegroup.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=96785

Marriott International Signs New Doha Property As It Unveils Robust Expansion Plans - Company Targets 245 Hotels With Nearly 44,000 Operating And Signed Rooms By 2020

http://news.marriott.com/2016/04/marriott-international-signs-new-doha-property-as-it-unveils-robust-expansion-plans-at-ahic.html

Visa Brings Digital Payments To Rio 2016 Olympic Games As 1.2 Million Travelers Are Expected In Brazil

http://investor.visa.com/news/news-details/2016/Visa-Brings-Digital-Payments-to-Rio-2016-Olympic-Games-as-12-Million-Travelers-Are-Expected-in-Brazil/default.aspx

Tribute Portfolio Sees Impressive First Year, Doubling Growth Projections And Reaching 20 Hotels Globally

http://www.starwoodhotels.com/corporate/about/investor/news.html

Hilton Worldwide Reports First Quarter Results, Exceeds High End Of Adjusted EBITDA Guidance

http://www.hiltonworldwideglobalmediacenter.com/index.cfm/news/hilton-worldwide-reports-first-quarter-results-exceeds-high-end-of-adjusted-ebitda-guidance

MasterCard Incorporated Reports First-Quarter 2016 Financial Results

http://newsroom.mastercard.com/press-releases/mastercard-incorporated-reports-first-quarter-2016-financial-results/

News for April 27, 2016

Hiring Plans On The Rise But Finding The Right Staff Is The Biggest Challenge To Growth Since Recession, Says American Express OPEN Small Business Monitor 

http://about.americanexpress.com/news/pr/2016/finding-right-staff-big-challenge-to-growth.aspx

Starwood Continues Aggressive Expansion In Latin America With The Signing Of Two Leading-Edge Properties In Lima, The Aloft Lima Miraflores And Aloft Lima Costa Verde - Both Hotels Are Owned And Managed By Libertador 

http://www.starwoodhotels.com/corporate/about/investor/news.html

Business Leaders Must Reimagine The Workforce In The Digital Age - New Study Shows That Only One In Ten Workforces Are Fully Empowered – Study By Workforce Transformation In The Digital Vortex, From The Center For Digital Business Transformation, An IMD And Cisco Initiative

https://newsroom.cisco.com/press-release-content?type=webcontent&articleId=1761406

Marriott Hotels Makes Landmark Debut In Taizhou, The Zhejiang Taizhou Marriott Hotel 

http://news.marriott.com/2016/04/marriott-hotels-makes-landmark-debut-in-taizhou-zhejiang-taizhou-marriott-hotel.html

Choice Hotels Expands Its Upscale Ascend Hotel Collection In The Caribbean, The Hope Town Harbour Lodge In The Abacos, A Chain Of Islands In The Northern Bahamas 

http://media.choicehotels.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=217856&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2161481

IBM Boosts Support To OpenStack’s RefStack Project To Advance Common Language Between Clouds - OpenStack Initiative Is Step Toward Truly Open Cloud Community 

http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/49602.wss

Swiss Re Moves To The Swisscom Cloud

https://www.swisscom.ch/en/about/medien/press-releases/2016/04/20160426-MM-Swiss-Re-geht-in-die-Swisscom-Cloud.html

News for April 26, 2016

Here Comes Wedding Season: How Consumers Will Pay For Others' Big Day In 2016 - Average Cost To Attend A Wedding Is $703; $893 For Millennials, Up 27% From The General Population According To The American Express Spending & Saving Tracker 

http://about.americanexpress.com/news/pr/2016/how-consumers-pay-for-others-wedding.aspx

Starwood’s Eco-Innovation Lab, Element Is On Track To More Than Double Its Dynamic North America Portfolio By The End Of 2018

http://www.starwoodhotels.com/corporate/about/investor/news.html

AAA: More Than One-Third Of Americans Will Take A Family Vacation This Year

http://newsroom.aaa.com/2016/04/aaa-one-third-americans-will-take-family-vacation-year/

Emaar Hospitality Group Marks Expansion With 35 New Hotels & Serviced Residences In UAE And Global Markets 

https://www.emaar.com/en/media-centre/detail.aspx?itemId=tcm:130-95701

Wyndham Hotel Group Announce Opening Of The First Super 8 Hotel In Germany, The Super 8 Munich West 

http://www.wyndhamworldwide.com/news-media/press-releases/super-8-welcomed-germany-munich%E2%80%99s-rising-stars-music-food-drink-and

Accenture Research Finds Insurers Will Succeed At Digital Transformation By Putting People First

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/accenture-research-finds-insurers-will-succeed-at-digital-transformation-by-putting-people-first.htm

Wyndham Worldwide Reports First Quarter 2016 Results 

http://www.wyndhamworldwide.com/news-media/press-releases/wyndham-worldwide-reports-first-quarter-2016-results

FelCor Reports First Quarter 2016 Earnings

http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=118512&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2161477

News for April 25, 2016

Rosewood Washington, D.C. Debuts – Takes Over Management Of Capella Washington, D.C. 

http://www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/media/press/2016/Rosewood-Washington-DC-Debuts

Sustainable Travel In 2016: What Does Sustainable Travel Mean To Consumers Today?Booking.com Shares Findings From Recent Report

http://ir.pricelinegroup.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=966273

LQ Hotel By La Quinta Expands In Mexico 

http://www.snl.com/Cache/1500084270.PDF?Y=&O=PDF&D=&FID=1500084270&T=&IID=4424891

Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ Innovative Aloft Brand Forges Ahead In Indonesia With The Signing Of Aloft Jakarta Simatupang

http://www.starwoodhotels.com/corporate/about/investor/news.html

eRevMax Boosts Hotel Online Revenue, Generates USD 1.9 Billion In 2015 - Hotel Customers Witness Double Digit Revenue Growth YoY 

http://www.erevmax.com/ratetiger-news/ratetiger-news-archive/apr2016-erevmax-rev-stats.html

News for April 22, 2016

Marriott International Expands Delta Hotels And Resorts Globally With Opening Of First U.S. Property, The Delta Orlando Lake Buena Vista In Partnership With JHM Hotels 

http://news.marriott.com/2016/04/marriott-international-expands-delta-hotels-and-resorts-globally-.html

Summer Travel Forecast: Orbitz Data Reveals Airfares Drop, Hotel Prices Rise And Popular Destinations Shift For American Travelers - 75 Percent Of Americans Plan To Travel This Summer, A Seven Percent Increase Year-Over-Year 

http://press.orbitz.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=251693&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2159152

China Business Travel Market Overtakes United States As Global Leader In Business Travel Spend According To GBTA BTI™ Outlook – China 2016 H1, A Report By The GBTA Foundation

http://www.gbta.org/foundation/pressreleases/Pages/rls_042116.aspx?Source=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gbta.org%2Flists%2Fnews%2FAllitems_all.aspx

LaSalle Hotel Properties Reports First Quarter 2016 Results - Achieves Highest-Ever First Quarter Hotel EBITDA And Hotel EBITDA Margin 

http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=63030&p=irol-irhome

Visa Inc. Reports Fiscal Second Quarter 2016 Results

http://investor.visa.com/news/news-details/2016/Visa-Inc-Reports-Fiscal-Second-Quarter-2016-Results/default.aspx

News for April 21, 2016

Carlson Wagonlit Travel Announce That Kurt Ekert Is Replacing Douglas Anderson As President And CEO, With Immediate Effect 

http://www.carlson.com/news-and-media/news-releases.do?article=11513178

9 Of 10 North American Employees Satisfied With Business Travel Experience - New Research By The GBTA Foundation Reveals Key Drivers For Business Travel Satisfaction

http://www.gbta.org/foundation/pressreleases/Pages/rls_042016.aspx?Source=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gbta.org%2Flists%2Fnews%2FAllitems_all.aspx

Interval Leisure Group Announces Stockholder Approval In Connection With Acquisition Of Vistana Signature Experiences 

https://s1.q4cdn.com/483583335/files/doc_news/2016/Interval-Leisure-Group-Announces-Stockholder-Approval-In-Connection-With-Acquisition-Of-Vistana-Signature-Experiences.pdf

Accenture Opens Cyber Center In Bangalore, India To Help Organizations Tackle Complex Security Challenges

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/accenture-opens-cyber-center-to-help-organizations-tackle-complex-security-challenges.htm

American Express First Quarter EPS Of $1.45, Full Year Outlook Reaffirmed; Revenues Rise On Strong Net Interest Income Growth; 3 Million New Cards Acquired On High Investment Spending 

http://about.americanexpress.com/news/pr/2016/amex-releases-2016-1q-earnings.aspx

Blackstone Reports First Quarter 2016 Results 

http://www.blackstone.com/media/press-releases/article/blackstone-reports-first-quarter-2016-results

News for April 20, 2016

Kuzu Group Appoints Jumeirah Group To Operate Luxury Hotel And Private Residences Within The Sea Pearl Development In Ataköy, Istanbul

http://www.jumeirah.com/en/jumeirah-group/press-centre/press-releases/press-releases-for-2016/kuzu-group-appoints-jumeirah-group-to-operate-luxury-hotel-and-private-residences-within-the--sea-pearl-development-in-atakoy-istanbul/

PwC Survey: US Workers Feeling More Financial Stress - Millennials More Stressed About Their Financial Situations Than Any Other Generation 

http://www.pwc.com/us/en/press-releases/2016/pwc-financial-wellness-survey-press-release.html

Expedia’s Travel Management Company Partners With Amadeus And Airlines To Offer Ancillaries To Business Travelers 

http://www.amadeus.com/web/amadeus/en_1A-corporate/News/PR-Egencia-2016-04-20/1319560217161-Page-AMAD_DetailPpal?assetid=1319677841299&assettype=PressRelease_C

IBM Closes Acquisition Of Aperto - Acquisition Extends Experience Design Talent Throughout Europe

http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/49563.wss

MasterCard, Western Union Join bKash To Make Cross-Border Money Transfers Into Mobile Phones A Reality For 22 Million Bangladeshis

http://newsroom.mastercard.com/press-releases/mastercard-western-union-join-bkash-to-make-cross-border-money-transfers-into-mobile-phones-a-reality-for-22-million-bangladeshis/

The Coca-Cola Company Reports First Quarter 2016 Results

http://www.coca-colacompany.com/press-center/press-releases/the-coca-cola-company-reports-first-quarter-2016-results/

News for April 19, 2016

Q1 2016: Rezidor Enters Economy Segment Through The Acquisition Of A 49% Stake Of Prizeotel And Accelerates Signings And Openings

http://www.investor.rezidor.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=205430&p=mediaRelease&ID=2157453

Choice Hotels Appoints Steve Caron Head Of Vacation Rentals By Choice Hotels 

http://media.choicehotels.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=217856&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2158295

David Flannery Joins GSO Capital Partners In New York 

http://www.blackstone.com/media/press-releases/article/david-flannery-joins-gso-capital-partners-in-new-york

Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts To Debut In Fort Lauderdale Following $30 Million Renovation

http://www.starwoodhotels.com/corporate/about/investor/news.html

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts To Debut In Serbia’s Capital City In 2019 with The St. Regis Belgrade – Will Move Into Exclusive 40-Story Tower As The Crown Jewel Of The Highly Anticipated Belgrade Waterfront Development

http://www.starwoodhotels.com/corporate/about/investor/news.html

Cornell Study: Hotels Managers Shouldn't Overdo Responses To Online Review 

https://sha.cornell.edu/about/news-and-publications/news/newsdetails.html?id=1158

GBTA Announces Launch In India - India Currently 10th Largest Business Travel Market In The World, Poised For Breakout Growth

http://www.gbta.org/PressReleases/Pages/rls_041916.aspx?Source=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gbta.org%2Flists%2Fnews%2FAllitems_all.aspx

IBM Reports 2016 First-Quarter Earnings

http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/49554.wss

News for April 18, 2016

Ashford Trust Announces Planned Sale Of 5-Hotel Select-Service Portfolio To Noble Investment Group 

http://www.snl.com/irweblinkx/file.aspx?IID=4088185&FID=33887367

RLHC Appoints Leslee Torres To Lead Innovation And Strategy

http://investor.shareholder.com/rlhcorp/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=965356

Companies That Effectively Balance Risk Agility And Risk Resilience Are Destined For Long-Term Growth, Says PwC – Ten Steps To Systematically Build A Risk-Agile And Resilient Infrastructure 

http://www.pwc.com/us/en/press-releases/2016/pwc-risk-in-review-2016-press-release.html

Invasion Of Ad Blockers Threatens Future Of Digital Advertising Market, New Accenture Survey Finds - Majority Of Consumers Aware Of Ad Blockers, And 4 In 10 Would Pay To Remove Ad Interruptions 

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/invasion-of-ad-blockers-threatens-future-of-digital-advertising-market-new-accenture-survey-finds.htm

Oakwood Opens First Branded-Building In Australia, The Oakwood Apartments Brisbane 

http://www.oakwoodworldwide.com/press-releases/oakwood-opens-first-branded-building-in-australia/

Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel Announces Completion Of $120 Million Renovation

http://www.starwoodhotels.com/corporate/about/investor/news.html

News for April 15, 2016

La Quinta Holdings Inc. Appoints John Cantele As Chief Operating Officer - Angelo Lombardi To Depart The Company 

http://www.snl.com/IRWebLinkX/file.aspx?IID=4424891&FID=33850023

Business Travel Industry Drives Jobs, GDP Growth In Mexico - GBTA Foundation Report Reveals Business Travel Impact On Mexican Economy And Jobs

http://www.gbta.org/PressReleases/Pages/rls_0413152.aspx?Source=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gbta.org%2Flists%2Fnews%2FAllitems_all.aspx

RLHC Debuts At Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, First Location In Atlanta Market

http://investor.shareholder.com/rlhcorp/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=964889

USC And IBM Extend Collaboration, Apply Cognitive Computing For IoT Solutions - $25 Million Joint Center For Applied Innovation Opens Doors In South Carolina’s Innovista Research District 

http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/49542.wss

$12.1 Billion In Venture Capital Deployed To Startup Ecosystem In First Quarter, According To The MoneyTree Report - Ninth Consecutive Quarter Of More Than $10 Billion In Venture Capital Investments

http://www.pwc.com/us/en/press-releases/2016/q1-2016-moneytree-press-release.html

News for April 14, 2016

RLHC Appoints Richard Veilleux To Lead Franchise Operations

http://investor.shareholder.com/rlhcorp/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=964946

Retail Industry Veteran Jill Standish Joins Accenture; Named Head Of Company's Retail Industry Practice

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/retail-industry-veteran-jill-standish-joins-accenture-named-head-of-companys-retail-industry-practice.htm

Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ Eco-Wise Element Brand Soars Into The Netherlands With The Opening Of Element Amsterdam

http://www.starwoodhotels.com/corporate/about/investor/news.html

Personalized Performance Management Is Essential To Meet The Needs Of The Workforce Of The Future, Finds New Accenture Strategy Research 

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/personalized-performance-management-is-essential-to-meet-the-needs-of-the-workforce-of-the-future-finds-new-accenture-strategy-research.htm

Global Fintech Investment Growth Continues In 2016 Driven By Europe And Asia, Accenture Study Finds - First-Quarter Global Fintech Investment Grew 67 Percent Year-Over-Year To $5.3 billion; 62 Percent Of Investments Went To Ventures In Europe And Asia 

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/global-fintech-investment-growth-continues-in-2016-driven-by-europe-and-asia-accenture-study-finds.htm

Sotherly Hotels Inc. Completes Conversion Of Houston Hotel, Relaunches Under Historic Name – The Whitehall

http://investors.sotherlyhotels.com/file/Index?KeyFile=33847547

Looking Past Choppiness Reveals Positive Sales Trend According To NRA's Chief Economist Bruce Grindy

http://www.restaurant.org/News-Research/News/Looking-past-choppiness-reveals-positive-sales-tre

News for April 13, 2016

Red Lion Hotels Corporation Appoints David Wright Interim Chief Financial Officer - Jim Bell Stepping Down

http://investor.shareholder.com/rlhcorp/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=964763

BW Announced The Signing Of A Management Agreement With A.D. Houses Co. Ltd. For The Opening Of Four Best Western Plus® Hotels In Top Resort Destinations Across Thailand, Three Of Which Will Be The Largest Properties In Best Western Hotels & Resorts’ International Portfolio

http://www.bestwestern.com/about-us/press-media/press-release-details.asp?NewsId=1033

The Ritz-Carlton Brings Contemporary Luxury To Budapest, With The Opening Of First Hotel In Hungary 

http://news.marriott.com/2016/04/the-ritz-carlton-brings-contemporary-luxury-to-budapest-with-the-opening-of-first-hotel-in-hungary.html

Crowne Plaza® Hotel Opens In Saddle Brook, NJ

http://www.ihgplc.com/index.asp?PageID=116&NewsID=3613

Je T’Aime, Paris: Newly Signed Hotel Le Metropolitan And Hotel Le Dokhan’s Now Bookable Under Tribute Portfolio - Starwood’s 10th Brand Provides Travelers More Ways To Stay Independent Through First-Of-Its-Kind Partnership With LIKEtoKNOW.it, Translating Parisian Wanderlust Into Room Bookings Via Instagram

http://www.starwoodhotels.com/corporate/about/investor/news.html

Luxury Hotel Gran Meliá de Mar Is Set To Become Mallorca’s New Hotspot 

http://meliahotelsinternational.com/en/press-room/04132016/luxury-hotel-gran-melia-mar-set-become-mallorcas-new-hotspot

News for April 12, 2016

Tim Ryan Selected US Chairman Of PwC

http://www.pwc.com/us/en/press-releases/2016/tim-ryan-selected-pwc-us-chairman.html

Hyatt Place And Hyatt House Shenzhen Airport Celebrate Official Opening - Hotels Bring Two Distinct Experiences Under One Roof 

http://newsroom.hyatt.com/041116-Hyatt-Place-and-Hyatt-House-Shenzhen-Airport-Celebrate-Official-Opening

Global Uncertainty Causing Delays In Business Travel Growth - Brighter Outlook For 2017 Forecast According To GBTA BTI™ Outlook – United States 2016 Q1 Report 

http://www.gbta.org/foundation/pressreleases/Pages/rls_041216.aspx?Source=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gbta.org%2Flists%2Fnews%2FAllitems_all.aspx

Hilton Worldwide Continues Growth Across Australasia With Signing Of Hilton Lifou Wadra Bay Resort, Its Second Hotel In New Caledonia 

http://www.hiltonglobalmediacenter.com/index.cfm/news/hilton-worldwide-continues-growth-across-australasia-with-signing-of-hilton-lifou-wadra-bay-resort

IBM And Box To Enable Local Data Storage In Europe And Asia With Box Zones And IBM Cloud

http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/49513.wss

News for April 11, 2016

Ascend Hotel Collection Springboards Emerging "Mini-Brand" - enVision Hotels To Replicate Its Boston Success In Everett, Massachusetts And Beyond

http://media.choicehotels.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=217856&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2155885

Accenture Survey Finds Evolving Role Of Digital Is Reshaping Sales Organizations In The Quest For The Ultimate Customer Experience - Combining Technological Automation With Personalized, Experience-Driven Empowerment Is Key To Strengthening Sales Rep Intimacy With Customers 

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/accenture-survey-finds-evolving-role-of-digital-is-reshaping-sales-organizations-in-the-quest-for-the-ultimate-customer-experience.htm

Global Business Travel Association Announces New European Advisory Board Appointments: Mia Andersson And Bernd Schulz

http://www.gbta.org/PressReleases/Pages/rls_041116.aspx?Source=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gbta.org%2Flists%2Fnews%2FAllitems_all.aspx

Emaar Designs A Glittering New Skyline For Dubai With Compelling Tower At Dubai Creek Harbour

https://www.emaar.com/en/media-centre/detail.aspx?itemId=tcm:130-95062

Rezidor Publishes Its 2015 Annual Report

http://www.investor.rezidor.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=205430&p=mediaRelease&ID=2155606

News for April 8, 2016

Marriott And Starwood Stockholders Vote To Approve Merger

http://www.starwoodhotels.com/corporate/about/investor/news.html

Fifty Leading Women Entrepreneurs Honored For Their Companies' Rapid And Thriving Growth - The Women Presidents' Organization And American Express Name 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies 

http://about.americanexpress.com/news/pr/2016/women-entrepreneurs-honored-for-growth.aspx

Helen Price Named President Of The Coca-Cola Foundation

http://www.coca-colacompany.com/press-center/press-releases/helen-price-named-president-of-the-coca-cola-foundation/

IHG expands Holiday Inn Express® Brand Portfolio In India - Second Holiday Inn Express Hotel Opens In Chennai And The First In New Delhi

http://www.ihgplc.com/index.asp?PageID=116&NewsID=3611

Bayfront SpringHill Suites & Residence Inn Opens In Downtown San Diego, Featuring Two Popular Marriott Brands Under One Roof 

http://news.marriott.com/2016/04/bayfront-springhill-suites-residence-inn-opens-in-downtown-san-diego.html

RLHC Announces New-Build Hotel RL In Houston

http://investor.shareholder.com/rlhcorp/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=963903

News for April 7, 2016

Choice Hotels Names Janis Cannon Senior Vice President Of Upscale Brands 

http://media.choicehotels.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=217856&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2154826

Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center Celebrates Grand Opening

http://newsroom.hyatt.com/040516-Hyatt-Regency-Aurora-Denver-Conference-Center-Celebrates-Grand-Opening

Driving Costs Hit Six-Year Low, Finds AAA – Annual Cost To Own And Operate A Vehicle Falls To $8,558 In 2016

http://newsroom.aaa.com/auto/your-driving-costs/

New Study: 70% Of Executives Have Started Digital Supply Chain Transformation - But Only 5% Are Very Satisfied With Progress So Far; Hopes Are Pinned On The Next Five Years 

http://www.infor.com/company/news/pressroom/pressreleases/gtnexus-digital-supply-chain-transformation-study/

IBM And Box Team Up To Drive Compelling Sales Engagements For Marketers And Sellers From iPhone And iPad

http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/49476.wss

PwC Strengthens Its Financial Crime Services With NICE Actimize Relationship = 

http://www.pwc.com/us/en/press-releases/2016/pwc-nice-actimize-joint-relationship.html

News for April 6, 2016

Number Of Women-Owned Businesses Growing At Highest Pace Since The Recession - The Sixth Annual State Of Women-Owned Businesses Report, Commissioned By American Express OPEN Finds More Than 1,000 Women-Owned Businesses Are Formed Each Day - Number Of Firms Owned By Women Of Color More Than Doubled Over Past Nine Years 

http://about.americanexpress.com/news/pr/2016/2016-state-of-women-owned-business.aspx

Blackstone Announces New Leadership Structure In Asia Pacific 

http://www.blackstone.com/media/press-releases/article/blackstone-announces-new-leadership-structure-in-asia-pacific

Westin Hotels & Resorts Expands In Latin America With The Signing Of The Westin Monterrey In Mexico – Hotel Is Set To Open In 2019 

http://www.starwoodhotels.com/corporate/about/investor/news.html

Booking.com Survey Reveals Top Causes Of Business Travel Stress - 93% Of American Business Travelers Feel Stressed When Traveling Internationally

http://ir.pricelinegroup.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=963487

IBM And SAP Announce Plans For Major Investments To Drive Clients’ Digital Transformations 

http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/49458.wss

IBM Security Closes Acquisition Of Resilient Systems

http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/49472.wss

News for April 5, 2016

LaSalle Hotel Properties Appoints Kenneth G. Fuller Chief Financial Officer

http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=63030&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2152588

MasterCard Announces Appointment Of Raj Seshadri As President, U.S. Issuers

http://newsroom.mastercard.com/press-releases/mastercard-announces-president-u-s-issuers/

Meliá Hotels International Announces Its First Hotel In Iran – Sign Agreement To Manage The Future Gran Meliá Ghoo

http://meliahotelsinternational.com/en/press-room/04012016/pioneers-iran

Hyatt Regency Chandigarh In Northern India Opens Its Doors

http://newsroom.hyatt.com/040416-Hyatt-Regency-Chandigarh-Opens-Its-Doors

Avenue Of The Arts Hotel Costa Mesa Officially Joins Tribute Portfolio Brand, Unveils New Renovation

http://www.starwoodhotels.com/corporate/about/investor/news.html

Hotel Nikko Taizhou Opens - Hotel Is Okura Nikko Hotel Management's 12th Property In China 

http://www.nikko-jalcity.com/mediaroom/release/2016/0328.html

Accenture To Acquire Majority Stake In IMJ to Expand Its Digital Capabilities In Japan

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/accenture-to-acquire-majority-stake-in-imj-to-expand-its-digital-capabilities-in-japan.htm

News for April 4, 2016

FelCor Appoints Two New Independent Directors: Patricia L. Gibson And Dana Hamilton To Stand For Election At FelCor’s Annual Meeting In May 

http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=118512&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2153785

Australia’s First Holiday Inn Express, The Holiday Inn Express Sydney Macquarie Park, Set To Open - IHG Currently Has 25 Hotels Operating Under Three Brands In Australia

http://www.ihgplc.com/index.asp?PageID=116&NewsID=3610

Blackstone To Acquire A Majority Stake In Mphasis – Deal Represents The Largest Acquisition By Blackstone In India 

http://www.blackstone.com/media/press-releases/article/blackstone-to-acquire-a-majority-stake-in-mphasis

Majority of Smartphone Users Surveyed Unhappy With Service And Ready To Switch Mobile Providers, Accenture Screenager Report Finds

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/majority-of-smartphone-users-surveyed-unhappy-with-service-and-ready-to-switch-mobile-providers-accenture-screenager-report-finds.htm

Key Indicators Point Toward Growing Economy According To NRA’s Chief Economist Bruce Grindy

http://www.restaurant.org/News-Research/News/Key-indicators-point-toward-growing-economy

Shareholders Re-Elect 11 Directors At The Walt Disney Company Annual Meeting

https://thewaltdisneycompany.com/shareholders-re-elect-11-directors-at-the-walt-disney-company-annual-meeting/

News for April 1, 2016

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Announces Anbang Consortium Has Withdrawn Offer - Reaffirms Commitment To Merge With Marriott

http://www.starwoodhotels.com/corporate/about/investor/news.html

Marriott And Starwood Both Support And Encourage Shareholders To Vote For Merger On April 8, 2016 

http://news.marriott.com/2016/03/marriott-and-starwood-both-support-and-encourage-shareholders-to-vote-for-merger-on-april-8-2016.html

Hilton Worldwide Unveils Brand New Hotel In Egypt, The Hilton Alexandria King’s Ranch

http://www.hiltonglobalmediacenter.com/index.cfm/news/hilton-worldwide-unveils-brand-new-hotel-in-egypt

GBTA Poll Shows Vast Majority Of Companies Have Effective Risk Management Plans - Business Travel Is Resilient Despite Attacks In Brussels

http://www.gbta.org/foundation/pressreleases/Pages/rls_03312016.aspx?Source=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gbta.org%2Flists%2Fnews2FAllitems_all.aspx

IBM Plans First Watson Health European Center Of Excellence In Italy - IBM Plans To Invest Up To $150 Million To Support Italian Health Care Agenda 

http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/49436.wss

Booking.com Announces Renewal Of Partnership Agreement With AccorHotels

http://ir.pricelinegroup.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=962847

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