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News for August 31, 2016

Female Board Members Far More Likely Than Male Board Members To Have Professional Technology Experience, Accenture Research Finds - Results Show Lack Of Technology Experience – Among Women And Men Alike – In Boardrooms Globally

Mastercard Names Warren Kneeshaw As Head Of Investor Relations, Succeeding Barbara Gasper

AC Hotels By Marriott® Offers ‘A New Way To Hotel’ in Guadalajara, The AC Hotel Guadalajara, Jalisco — The Brand’s First In Mexico

Deloitte Strengthens Transaction Services Team In The North East And Yorkshire With The Return Of Harry Horrocks Following Three Years In India And The Promotion Of Chris Wildsmith To Partner

Starwood Hotels Ramps Up Nigeria Portfolio With New Four Points In Benin City

News for August 30, 2016

Jason Brewer Tapped To Lead AH&LA Strategic Policy Initiatives

Weakening Reservation Pace Continues Into Final Summer Months - New August Bookings Indicate Prolonged Decline In North American Markets According To TravelClick’s August 2016 NAHR

Tru By Hilton Announces Month Of Groundbreaking Celebrations - A Ceremony In Lancaster, Pa., This Week Marked The First Of 10 Groundbreakings Tru By Hilton Will Host In The Next 30 Days All Over The Country

Alvarez & Marsal Adds David S. Miller To North American Commercial Restructuring Group In Atlanta

American Express® And Delta Private Jets Announce New Partnership - Delta Private Jets Is Now The Exclusive Provider Of The Premium Private Jet Program For American Express

News for August 29, 2016

Ashford Trust Director And Hospitality Industry Veteran, Tom Callahan, Passes Away

IHG Opens Flagship EVEN® Hotels Property In New York City's Downtown Brooklyn, Expanding Options For The Wellness-Minded Traveler

IBM And VMware Expand Partnership To Enable Easy Hybrid Cloud Adoption - More Than 500 New Clients, Including Marriott International Are Now Running VMware Software On IBM Cloud Since The Strategic Cloud Partnership Was Announced

Four Seasons Hotels And Resorts, Hotel Properties Limited And ASB Development Limited Announce First Four Seasons In Vietnam Along Premier Coastline Of Hoi An - The Nam Hai Luxury Resort Set To Re-Open As Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam In Late 2016

News for August 26, 2016

IHG Continues Expanding In Germany With Five New Hotel Signings

IBM Opens New Cloud Data Center In Korea With SK Holdings C&C To Propel Local Innovation And Competitiveness - New Facility Is The Ninth IBM Cloud Data Center Across Asia-Pacific

China Leads Global Fintech Investments, Accenture Finds - Asia-Pacific Nearly Doubles 2015 Fintech Financing In First Half Of 2016 Reaching Almost $10 Billion; Growth Driven By China

The Great (In And) Outdoors: W Seattle Unveils Completion Of Multi-Million Dollar Renovation – Hotel Owner Is Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc.

News for August 25, 2016

IHG Gears Up For Kimpton Brand To Come To Life In The Region And Appoints Jacque Riley As Brand Director, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Europe

Caption Hospitality Completes Integrations With eRevMax - Interface To Assist Independent Properties With Seamless Online Booking Capability connectivity

W Hotels Strengthens Presence In Latin America With Opening Of Second Hotel In Mexico, W Punta de Mita

Taiwan Mobile Selects Cisco Jasper To Enable Enterprise IoT Services

The Hongkong And Shanghai Hotels, Limited Announces Discloseable Transaction Proposed Hotel Development In Istanbul, Turkey Extension Of Long Stop Date

News for August 24, 2016

IHG Announces Global Partnership With Alipay, China’s Leading Third-Party Online Payment Solutions Company, Giving Chinese Guests The Ability To Pay Via Alipay Through All Of IHG’s Online and Mobile Channels, As Well As Across Its Full Estate Of Hotels Globally

Marco Polo Hotels Adds To Its Talented Lineup, Appoints Antonio Teijeiro As Group Director Of Rooms

5 Reasons Restaurant Growth Will Continue According To The NRA’s Chief Economist Bruce Grindy

Hit The Brakes: Not All Self-Braking Cars Designed To Stop - AAA Tests Reveal Automatic Emergency Braking Systems Vary Significantly

News for August 23, 2016

Accenture To Acquire Australian Security Company Redcore

Löfbergs Selects Infor EAM Through Infor Partner Prevas - One Of The Nordic's Largest Family-Owned Coffee Roasters To Implement New Enterprise Asset Management Software

PwC Invests $11 Million In New Innovation Center At Carnegie Mellon - Center Will Harness Cutting-Edge Research For Real-World Applications

New Wyndham Garden Prototype Emphasizes Ease And Efficiencies – Upper-Midscale Brand's First Global Design Delivers An Upscale Experience And Modern Conveniences

News for August 22, 2016

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Announces Sale Of Hotel Goldener Hirsch, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Salzburg, To Companies Of The WILD Group - Starwood Will Continue To Operate The Hotel Under The Luxury Collection Brand Under A New Long-Term Management Agreement

Marriott International Announces The Opening Of Fairfield By Marriott, Lucknow

Bodhi Healthcare Group Brings Cloud-Based Healthcare Solution To Chinese Hospital With IBM LinuxONE Launches Spanish-Language Website In The U.S.

News for August 19, 2016

NCR Plans To Move To A New World Class Research And Development Center In Hyderabad - Company Invests In A Large R&D Facility To Accelerate Development Of Omni-Channel Software, Channel Transformation And Digital Enablement Solutions

Labor Day Weekend Reveals Traveler's Guilt According To Survey

6 Million Opportunities For The Protea Hospitality Group To Create Sustainable Employment & Community Upliftment Through Coffee

Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre Adapts To Mobile-Dominated Guest Lifestyles With ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access

La Quinta Continues Strong Domestic And International Franchise Growth In Second Quarter 2016

Swisscom Resists Price Pressure And Strong Competition – Growth At Fastweb - Interim Report For First Half Of 2016

News for August 18, 2016

Starwood Hotels & Resorts To Debut Its First Hotel In Armenia - Part Of The Luxury Collection, The Alexander Hotel In Yerevan, Is Scheduled To Open In Armenia’s Capital City In Summer 2017

Americans Are On Board For River Cruising - AAA Survey, Bookings Reveal Strong Traveler Interest In River Cruising, Including Among Millennials

IHG® Launches Holiday Inn Express® Brand In Paraguay, The Holiday Inn Express® Asuncion Aviadores – Hotel Is Expected To Open By The End Of 2018

Cisco Reports Fourth Quarter And Fiscal Year 2016 Earnings

News for August 17, 2016

2016 Hotel Performance Still Backed By The Power Of Digital - Online And Mobile Bookings Continue To Benefit North American Hotels According To Data From TravelClick’s NADR: Q3 2016

IHG Expands Growing Hotel Portfolio In Poland With The Signing Of Holiday Inn® Gdansk City Centre - There Are Currently Six IHG Hotels Open In Poland With A Further Six In The Pipeline

It's Official! Americans Love Restaurants - Gallup’s Latest Work And Education Poll Confirms It

RLHC Unveils Hotel RL In Spokane, The Hotel RL Spokane At The Park

News for August 16, 2016

Companies Worldwide Are Optimistic About Future Trade Activity With the U.S., According To New Research From The Economist Intelligence Unit And American Express – Forty-Three Percent Expect Trade To Increase By More Than 10% Over The Next Five Years

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts Continues Unprecedented Global Growth With New San Francisco Property

Starwood Announced Its Further Expansion In The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia With The Signing Of A New Sheraton In The Holy City Of Makkah, Owned By Altayyar Travel Group Holding Company - Hotel Is Scheduled To Open By The End Of The Year

Restaurant Sales Outlook Positive Despite July Dip According To The NRA’s Chief Economist Bruce Grindy

21 Tips For Managing Flights With Young Children Provided By Swiss-Belhotel,960,5857,0/21-tips-for-managing-flights-with-young-children.html?fgal=21

News for August 15, 2016

Grab Your Wallets, Back-To-School Spending Soars To $1,642, Up 33% From Last Year According To The Latest American Express Spending & Saving Tracker

Starwood Hotels & Resorts To Debut Four Points® Jakarta, Thamrin In The Capital Of Indonesia

Workday, IBM Form Strategic Partnership On The IBM Cloud

Hilton Garden Inn Opens 700th Property In Downtown Asheville, North Carolina

BW Premier Tides Hotel Opens In Orange Beach, Alabama – Hotel Is Owned And Managed By Innisfree Hotels

News for August 12, 2016

Amadeus & Zingle Partnership Is Revolutionizing Guest Communications And Experience - With Over 4.77 Billion Mobile Phone Users Estimated Worldwide By 2017 (Source Statista), And 350 Billion Text Messages Monthly (Source MMA Global), The Growth In Mobile And In Texting And Messaging Is Rapidly Becoming The Biggest Trend In Hotels

Hilton Hotels & Resorts Arrives In Heart Of Scottish Capital, The Hilton Edinburgh Carlton

Are You Savvy About Technology? NRA New Report, “Mapping The Restaurant Technology Landscape”

American Drivers Aren’t Securing Their Loads On The Road - New AAA Foundation Study Shows That More Than 200,000 Crashes Are Caused By Road Debris

News for August 11, 2016

Moxy Hotels Debuts In Eschborn, Frankfurt, The Brand's Second Experiential Select Service Hotel In Germany

Level 3 Delivers Automated Network As A Service With Adaptive Network Control Solutions Powered By Cisco Network Service Orchestrator

Two Million Doors, 400 Hotels, One Revolutionary Year: Hilton Celebrates Digital Key Milestones And New Hilton HHonors App Features - Guests Use Hilton HHonors app As The “Remote Control” For Their Travel Experience With Digital Key, Digital Check-In And More

Choice Hotels Announces Signing Of An Agreement With Franchise Partner Nexus Companies To Begin Plans For A New Cambria Hotel & Suites In Anaheim, Calif.

Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner Becomes The Fastest Ever Triumph On The Bonneville Flats - TT Legend Guy Martin Pilots The Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner To Become The Fastest Ever Triumph Achieving 274.2 mph On The Bonneville Salt Flats

News for August 10, 2016

Infor Launches Exclusive Deal for Current Aprimo Customers

Jumeirah Group Appoints Yousef Tuqan Group Vice President Brand Marketing And Loyalty

Reservation Pace Decline Signals Stronger Headwinds For Hoteliers - New July Bookings Show Signs Of Future Weakness In North American Markets According To TravelClick’s July 2016 NAHR

The Walt Disney Company Acquires 33% Stake In BAMTech

IBM And Vodafone India Launch New IBM Hybrid Cloud Platform To Enhance Customer Experience

Accenture To Manage Oracle Fusion Applications For Skanska, Drive Greater Operational Efficiency

The Hongkong And Shanghai Hotels, Limited Reports Interim Results For The Six Months Ended 30 June 2016

The Walt Disney Company Reports Third Quarter And Nine Months Earnings For Fiscal 2016

Ralph Lauren Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2017 Results

News for August 9, 2016

Jumeirah Group Appoints Shafi Syed Group Chief Development Officer

Preferred Hotels & Resorts Welcomes Rosen Hotels & Resorts As New Regional Partner

Hospitality Industry Adds 45,000 Jobs In July – New DOL Jobs Report Signals Significant Growth – According To AHLA One In Every Nine Jobs In The U.S. Dependent On Travel And Tourism

Meliá Hotels International Announces The Opening Of Meliá Yangon, The First Hotel Operated By The Company In Myanmar

Hilton Worldwide To Open Hilton Miami/Dadeland In Partnership With Baptist Health South Florida - 184-Room New Build Hotel To Feature Rooms For Longer Stays And Wellness Center

Ashford Trust Announces Enhancements To Corporate Governance Policies

Sotherly Hotels Inc. Reports Financial Results For The Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2016

News for August 8, 2016 Adds Its One-Millionth Property In Nantucket, Massachusetts

Meliá Hotels International Opens The Meliá Makassar In Indonesia, The Sixth Hotel Operated By The Company In The Country With Another Ten Hotels In The Process Of Opening In The Pipeline

Update On China's Ministry Of Commerce Review Of Marriott And Starwood Merger

Swisscom Has Signed The Agreements For The Sale Of Its Stake In Metroweb S.p.A.

BW Unveils Beachfront Hotel In Okinawa, The Best Western Resort Okinawa Kouki Beach

News for August 5, 2016

Cracking The Millennial Travel Mindset: Surprising Insights On Attitudes And Behaviors - Mirroring Boomer Counterparts, 89% Of Millennials Report Value Of 'High-Touch' Personal Service According To The American Express Future Of Travel And The American Express Spending & Saving Tracker

Minsk Marriott Hotel Opening Expands Marriott International’s Footprint In Belarus

Infor Forms Gold Channel Partnership With ICCG To Help Support M3 Investment

Pan Pacific Hotels Group To Open Flagship Beijing Hotel In 2017 – Besides Pan Pacific Beijing, The Group Operates Five Other Properties In China

Ashford Trust Reports Second Quarter 2016 Results

Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2016 Results

News for August 4, 2016

PwC Reports On Changes To How Your Company’s Financial Assets Are Measured

Accenture, Splunk, Palo Alto Networks And Tanium Team On New Cyber Breach Prevention And Defense Solution

Marriott Hotels Debuts In Rotterdam

Springhill Suites Teams Up With Global Style Experts West Elm

News for August 3, 2016

FelCor Announces Sale Of The Renaissance Esmeralda Indian Wells Resort

Restaurants Hungry For Tech Without The Headache – NRA's Mapping The Restaurant Technology Landscape Report Sponsored By American Express

Accenture Helps Meliá Hotels International Increase Sales With A New Digital Transformation Strategy

Autograph Collection Hotels Announces The Launch Of Domes Noruz Chania - This New, Adults-Only Resort Opens This Month In Chania, Crete

Gulf Carriers See Exponential Growth Of First And Business Class Passenger Volumes In 2015 – Data Was Analyzed By Amadeus IT Group’s Travel Intelligence Team

La Quinta Holdings Inc. Reports Results For Second Quarter 2016

RLHC Reports Second Quarter 2016 Results

News for August 2, 2016

Jumeirah Group Appoints Graham Kiy As Regional Vice President, Greater China And General Manager, Jumeirah Nanjing

IBM Announces New Security Testing Group: “X-Force Red” - The New Team Will Be Led By IBM's Charles Henderson

Hyatt Announces Plans For A Hyatt Centric Hotel In Barbados, The First Hyatt-Branded Property In Barbados

Accenture Completes The Sale Of Majority Stake In Duck Creek Technologies To Funds Advised By Apax Partners, Creating New Insurance Technology Joint Venture – Accenture Maintains 40 Percent Ownership Of Duck Creek

Oakwood Worldwide® Expands London Offering With Three New Locations

Hyatt Reports Second Quarter 2016 Results

IHG Reports 2016 Interim Results Announcement

Choice Hotels International Reports A 10% Increase In Second Quarter Diluted Earnings Per Share

News for August 1, 2016

Two New AC Hotels By Marriott Bring Classic Modern Design To Rio In Porto Maravilha & Barra da Tijuca

IHG Set For Mid-Scale Hotel Brand Expansion In New Zealand

Omni Frisco Hotel Tops Out Nine Months After Groundbreaking – Will Serve As A Cornerstone Of The Star Development, Which Is Anchored By The Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters And The Ford Center

Holiday Inn Express Hotel Announced For Newcastle – The Fifth Hotel To Be Signed Under The Master Development Agreement Between IHG And Pro-invest

Park Plaza Arena Pula Situated Within Croatia’s Istrian Peninsula Modernizes Guest Service With Implementation Of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access

Accenture Acquires Tecnilógica To Scale Its Open Source Digital Skills In Spain

Meliá Hotels International Reports First Half Results 2016

Emaar Properties Records 12% Growth In Net Profit To AED 2.475 Billion (US$ 674 Million) In First Half 2016

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