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News for December 27, 2016

Renaissance Hotels Joins Forces With Perrier® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water To Debut Signature Beverage Experiences

Dusit International Signs Flagship Project In Myanmar

The Board Of Rezidor Evaluates The Offer From HNA Tourism Group

Rezidor Exits Six Leased Hotel Contracts In The UK And Capitalizes Previously Unrecognized Tax Losses

News for December 23, 2016

Mastercard Names Shamina Singh Global Sustainability Lead

Fastpayhotels Partners With TravelClick To Meet Hotel Demand For Prepaid Rooms

Marriott International’s Residence Inn Brand Now Present In All 50 States With The Opening Of The Residence Inn Casper In Wyoming

Four Points Opens First Hotel In Cleveland, The Four Points Cleveland Airport

News for December 22, 2016

AccorHotels Announces That It Has Reached Agreement With A Wholly-Owned Subsidiary Of The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority To Restructure A Portfolio Of 31 Hotels (4,097 Rooms) In Australia And Operated By AccorHotels

Second Hyatt Place Hotel Opens In The United Kingdom, The Hyatt Place London Heathrow Airport

The Weather Company Named Most Accurate Forecaster In The World In New Study By ForecastWatch

Eco-Wise Element Brand Launches In Arizona, The Element Chandler Fashion Center

News for December 21, 2016

Alvarez & Marsal Appoints Myungchul “MC” Kim, Head Of Korea Office And Bolsters Restructuring And Performance Improvement Offerings

Hotel Okura To Open Luxury Hotel In Ho Chi Minh City In 2020 - The Okura Prestige Saigon Will Be The Okura Prestige Brand’s First Property In Vietnam

The Coca-Cola Company And Anheuser-Busch InBev Reach Agreement Regarding Coca-Cola Beverages Africa

Accenture Reports Strong First-Quarter Fiscal 2017 Results

News for December 20, 2016

Interstate Hotels & Resorts Appoints Brett Stewart To Senior VP, Development And Capital Markets

Andaz Delhi Marks Brand’s Entrance Into India - Hyatt Announces Opening Of Andaz Delhi In Aerocity

Meliá Llana Beach Resort & Spa: A New Adults-Only All-Inclusive Resort In Cape Verde

Accenture Announces Intention To Acquire French Security Company Arismore - Acquisition Would Strengthen Accenture Security’s Offerings In Identity And Access Management And Expand European Footprint For Serving Clients

Avis Budget Group Completes Acquisition Of France Cars

The Walt Disney Studios To Hit Industry-First $7 Billion At Global Box Office Today

News for December 19, 2016

GBTA Announces New European Advisory Board Appointments: Ricardo Crespo, AbbVie; Flavio Ghiringhelli, HRS; and Javier Amigo Prous, Campofrío Food Group Holding - Scott Torrey Of Concur Was Also Recently Appointed To The GBTA Foundation European Advisory Board

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts Strengthens Its Presence In China With The Opening Of Sheraton Huangdao Hotel

Choice Hotels International Expands Portfolio In Greece – Announce The Signing Of A Multi-Unit Development Agreement With GVK Enterprises, A Hospitality Management And Development Firm, To Introduce And Establish A Hotel Portfolio In Greece

Meliá Hotels International To Open The ME Sitges Terramar (Spain) - The Existing Hotel Terramar Will Be Renovated And Expected To Open Next Summer

Best Western To Debut In Tropical Krabi, One Of Thailand's Most Sought-After Beach Resort Destinations

News for December 26, 2016

The Priceline Group Names Glenn Fogel CEO - Jeffery H. Boyd Named Executive Chairman

Marriott International Debuts First Hotel In West Africa With Sheraton Grand Conakry

IBM Study: Businesses More Likely To Pay Ransomware Than Consumers - 70% Of Businesses Impacted Paid Cybercriminals; Half Paid Over $10,000

Hilton Welcomes Travelers To China’s Mount Sanqing National Park, Marking The Brand’s Debut In Jiangxi Province, The Hilton Sanqingshan Resort

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Finalizes Deal To Manage Beachfront Resort On Ras Al Khaimah’s Idyllic Al Marjan Island

Amidst Political Uncertainty, The shift To Value Continues: PwC Health Research Institute’s Top Health Industry Trends For 2017

News for December 15, 2016

Holiday Travel To Reach The Highest Level On Record, According To AAA - More Than 103 Million Americans Will Travel This Holiday Season

John Kelly Elected To Best Western Hotels & Resorts Board Of Directors

JW Marriott Brand Debuts In Singapore, The JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach

Alaska Air Group Closes Acquisition Of Virgin America, Becomes The 5th Largest U.S. Airline

Mixed Reality And Humanizing Artificial Intelligence: New Accenture Report Highlights The Evolving Role Of Design As More Innovative, Responsive And Emotive Than Ever - Fjord Trends 2017 Takes A Provocative Look At The Digital Developments To Watch In The Year Ahead

Big Data And Smarter Know-Your-Customer Compliance, By Andy Gandhi, Julian Jones And Peter Kwan, Alvarez & Marsal Holdings LLC

What’s Hot: 7 Kid-Friendly food Trends To Track According To NRA Survey

News for December 14, 2016

W. Edward Walter, President And Chief Executive Officer Of Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., To Step Down At Year-End 2016 - James F. Risoleo, 20-Year Veteran Of Host Hotels, Named As Walter’s Successor

Emaar Appoints Olivier Harnisch As CEO Of Emaar Hospitality Group

Near, Far, And Everywhere In Between For 2017: Amex Travel Unveils Destinations & Discoveries For The Global Traveler - Experts Share Top Luxury Travel Trends For The New Year

Survey Conducted By YouGov And GT Nexus Shows Big Majority Of U.S. Millennials Turn On Their Favorite Brands - For Surprising Reasons

Moxy Hotels Brings Style And Spirit To Aberdeen With UK Debut, The Moxy Aberdeen Airport

News for December 13, 2016

Terry Bichsel To Serve As Best Western Hotels & Resorts Board Chairman

The Coca-Cola Company Announces Senior Leadership Succession Plan - James Quincey To Succeed Muhtar Kent As Chief Executive Officer In May 2017, Kent To Continue As Chairman

Preferred Hotels & Resorts Welcomes 24 New Member Hotels

Hilton Garden Inn Debuts In Energetic City Of Hong Kong – The Hilton Garden Inn Hong Kong Mongkok In Hong Kong SAR, China, Is Managed By Hilton And Owned By Hong Kong China Development Holding Ltd

Courtyard Brussels EU Opens In The Capital’s European Quarter

Europe’s Financially Excluded: 33% Are Employed Full Time & 35% Are Aged 18-34 - Millions Of Europeans Lack Access To The Global Economy, But The Road To Inclusion Is A Digital One According To Mastercard Research

News for December 12, 2016

AHLA Appoints Sabre Hospitality Solutions President, Alex Alt, To Its Board Of Directors

NRA: What’s Hot: Top 10 Industry Trends

Hyatt Regency Brand Makes Its Debut In Colombia, The Hyatt Regency Cartagena, The First Hyatt-Branded Hotel In Colombia

Meliá Hotels International Marks Entry Into Bangkok With Signing Of Meliá Bangkok, Slated To Open In 2022

Cornell Study Examines How Bias Affects Hiring Practices

IBM Debuts Blockchain Ecosystem To Help Accelerate Growth Of Networks On Hyperledger Fabric

Swisscom Health To Take Galenica Practice Information System

News for December 9, 2016

What’s Hot: Top 10 Food Trends For 2017 According To NRA

Duetto And TravelClick Launch Automated Demand360-Driven Revenue Strategy With KSL Resorts

Rosewood Mandarina On The West Coast Of Mexico In The Region Of Riviera Nayarit To Open In 2019

Marriott Hotel And Marriott Executive Apartments Downtown Abu Dhabi Celebrate Official Opening

Colt Selects Cisco For 100Gbps Packet Network Upgrade To Deliver Cloud-Scale Digital Services

eRevMax Completes Integration With Only Apartments – 2-Way Interface To Help Serviced Apartment Providers Distribute Rates And Availability To The Channel

News for December 8, 2016

Banyan Tree And AccorHotels Announce Strategic Partnership

Sale Of Carlson Hotels Inc. To HNA Tourism Group Is Completed - Transaction Includes Carlson's Stake In Rezidor Hotel Group AB

Travel is Worth It: Choice Hotels Reveals 2017 Travel Outlook

Best Western Welcomes Eight New Hotels In Germany: Three Former Balladins Hotels And Five Further Hotels Which Are Also Managed By The GCH Hotel Group

Mastercard And Wells Fargo Make Sending And Receiving Money Faster, Easier, And More Secure - Mastercard Send Delivers Real-Time Payments For Wells Fargo Treasury Management Customers

IBM Launches New Bluemix Services With GitHub And Slack Integration To Speed App Development In The Cloud

Marriott International Redefines The High-End Hospitality Landscape, Doubling Its Luxury Footprint Across Eight Distinct Brands

News for December 6, 2016

AccorHotels Appoints Andrew Gibson As Vice-President, Well-Being, Luxury Brands

Missing 1-2 Hours Of Sleep Doubles Crash Risk - AAA Foundation Study Reveals The Dangers Of Getting Less Than Seven Hours Of Sleep

Recap - 2016 U.S. - China Tourism Year According To The October 2016 National Travel And Tourism Office Forecast For International Travelers

One Of Europe’s Biggest Holiday Inn® Hotels Opens In London’s Kensington

IHG To Launch InterContinental Brand In Laos, The New-build InterContinental Vientiane

W Hotels Worldwide Opens W Las Vegas

News for December 5, 2016

Cybersecurity Industry Heavyweight Justin Harvey Joins Accenture Security - Harvey To Head Up Incident Response Practice

Hilton Board Of Directors Approves Spin-off Of Park Hotels & Resorts And Hilton Grand Vacations - Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. Will Become The Holder Of A Portfolio Of Hotels And Resorts Previously Held By Hilton, And Hilton Grand Vacations Inc.

Visa To Acquire Cardinal Commerce To Secure And Accelerate Digital Commerce - Next-Generation Fraud Solutions Will Help Secure Transactions Made By Browser, Mobile App, Or Connected Devices

Hilton Garden Inn Opens New Hotel In Puebla, Mexico New Property Opens In The City’s Business And Entertainment District – The Hilton Garden Inn Puebla Angelopolis Is Owned By Grupo Gilga And Managed By Operadora Turistica Sebastopol SA de CV

Hotel Investment Climate Remains Favorable Despite Interest Rate Increases, Cornell Study Suggests

Hyatt Regency Brand Returns To Sydney, Australia

Meliá Hotels International Inaugurates The Gran Meliá Palacio de los Duques In Madrid

News for December 2, 2016

Changing Supply-Demand Dynamic Tips The Balance In The US Lodging Sector, According To PwC - Occupancy Levels Expected To Decline In 2017 After An Eight-Year Run

Marriott International Sells The St. Regis San Francisco To Qatar Investment Authority; Retains Long-Term Management Agreement

Hilton Hotels & Resorts Debuts In Heart Of Brooklyn - Iconic Schermerhorn Factory Transforms into Stunning Hilton Brooklyn New York

Accenture Launches Accenture Interactive Studios In Hong Kong To Accelerate Innovation For Clients – New Space In Landmark Building Combines Digital Capabilities With State-Of-The-Art Collaborative Work Spaces; Will House Over 350 Creative, Marketing And Technology Experts

Westin Hotels & Resorts Arrives In Hamburg

Tribute Portfolio™ Debuts In Bali With Opening Of Sthala, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Ubud Bali

Marriott’s European Convention Network To Partner With Goinstore To Enhance & Innovate Offering For Meeting Planners

News for December 1, 2016

Wyndham Hotel Group Acquires Fën Hotels - The Acquisition Dramatically Expands Wyndham Hotel Group's Management Operations And Presence Across Latin America

Destination Hotels Reveals 2017 Trend Forecast In Fifth Annual 'State Of The Meetings Industry' Survey

Alvarez & Marsal Names Jonathan Hickman Co-Head Of North American Restructuring Practice’s Southern Region – He Will Lead The Region Along With Managing Director Brian Cejka

Olivetti And Cisco Jasper Accelerate Business IoT Adoption In Italy - Italian Companies Across Multiple Industries Utilize IoT To Deliver New Services To Customers

Holiday Inn Express Debuts In Krabi At Ao Nang Beach InThailand

Accenture Acquires Creative Agency Karmarama To Expand Its Brand Strategy, Mobile Experience Capabilities In The UK

Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts Partners With Malin + Goetz To Solve Skincare Despair For Travelers

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