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News for January 31, 2017

PwC US Anticipates Super Bowl LI To Generate Approximately $190 Million In Direct Spending For The Greater Houston Area

http://www.pwc.com/us/en/press-releases/2017/pwc-super-bowl-press-release.html

North American Hoteliers Greeted With Growth In The New Year - Rates And Revenue Per Available Room Show Promising Gains In First & Second Quarter Of 2017 According To TravelClick’s January 2017 NAHR 

http://www.travelclick.com/en/news-events/press-releases/north-american-hoteliers-greeted-with-growth

Ride-Sharing Services Now Allowed By One-Half Of Corporate Travel Policies Across The Globe, According To Latest Survey By The GBTA Foundation And American Express - Road Warriors Find It Tough To Stay Fit On The Road

http://www.gbta.org/foundation/pressreleases/Pages/rls_013117.aspx?Source=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Egbta%2Eorg%2Flists%2Fnews%2FAllitems%5Fall%2Easpx

Curio – A Collection By Hilton Expands With A Kansas City Landmark, The Hotel Phillips Kansas City, Owned By Arbor Lodging Partners And Managed By NVN Hotels 

http://news.curio.com/index.cfm/news/curio-a-collection-by-hilton-expands-with-a-kansas-city-landmark-

Venture Capitalists And Agile Start-Ups Pumping Billions Into Disrupting Traditional Postal Delivery Services, Accenture Report Finds - Postal Organizations Turn To M&A Activity To Remain Competitive 

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/venture-capitalists-and-agile-start-ups-pumping-billions-into-disrupting-traditional-postal-delivery-services-accenture-report-finds.htm

Mastercard Incorporated Reports Fourth-Quarter And Full-Year 2016 Financial Results

http://newsroom.mastercard.com/press-releases/mastercard-incorporated-reports-fourth-quarter-and-full-year-2016-financial-results/

News for January 30, 2017

NRA Beefs Up Board; Taps Arby's Franchisee, Jeff Davis, As Chair 

http://www.restaurant.org/News-Research/News/NRA-beefs-up-board-taps-Arby%E2%80%99s-franchisee-as-chai

TravelClick And Hilton Announce Expanded Data Partnership - Hilton And TravelClick Exclusively Partner Across Business Intelligence Solutions, Including Demand360®, Rate360® And Agency360® 

http://www.travelclick.com/en/news-events/press-releases/travelclick-and-hilton-announce-expanded-data-partnership

Best Western’s ‘White Label’ Franchise To Surge In 2017 - SureStay Hotel Group℠ Brand Has Approved 30 Hotels In North America And One In Bangkok, And Is Projecting To Open 100 Hotels By The End Of 2017 

https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/about/press-media/2017-press-releases/white-label-franchise-to-surge.html

Famous French Winery 'Maisons et Domaines Henriot' Chooses Infor M3 - Family-Owned Group That Owns Famous Brands Of Champagne, Burgundy And Liqueurs, Needed Common And Centralized Management Tool In Order To Unify All Entities 

http://www.infor.com/company/news/pressroom/pressreleases/maisons-et-domaines-henriot-infor-m3/

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Accelerates Expansion Plans After Inking Record Number Of Deals In 2016

http://www.movenpick.com/en/press/news/detail/moevenpick-hotels-resorts-accelerates-expansion-plans-after-inking-record-number-of-deals-in-2016/

News for January 27, 2017

David Berg Resigns From Rezidor’s Board Of Directors – Rezidor Also Announces Effective 1 February, 2017, Berg Will Also Resign From His Position As Chief Executive Officer Of Carlson Hotels, Inc. 

http://www.investor.rezidor.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=205430&p=mediaRelease&ID=2240265

Seven Hotels And Restaurants Join AAA’s Exclusive Five Diamond List For 2017

http://newsroom.aaa.com/2017/01/seven-hotels-restaurants-join-aaas-exclusive-five-diamond-list-2017/

Richardson, Texas Welcomes Newest Hampton Inn & Suites By Hilton, The Hampton Inn & Suites By Hilton Dallas/Richardson, Owned And Managed By Icon Lodging LLC 

http://news.hampton.com/index.cfm/news/richardson-texas-welcomes-newest-hampton-inn-suites-by-hilton

Accenture Technology Vision 2017 Forecasts A Future Of Technology For People, By People - Rapid Acceleration Of Human-Centric Technology In AI, Digital Ecosystems And Marketplaces Will Empower People, Drive Transformation Of Business And Society 

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/accenture-technology-vision-2017-forecasts-a-future-of-technology-for-people-by-people.htm

Cisco Founds Innovation Alliance With Eleven Partners In Germany

https://newsroom.cisco.com/press-release-content?type=webcontent&articleId=1817888

News for January 26, 2017

FelCor Announces Changes To Its Board Of Directors – Two Long Serving Directors, Thomas J. Corcoran, Jr. And Robert H. Lutz, Jr., Will Not Stand For Re-Election 

http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=118512&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2240018

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts To Manage Historic Hotel In Century City, Los Angeles, The Century Plaza Hotel - Hotel In The Midst Of A $2.5 Billion Redevelopment Project Will Reopen In 2018 

http://pressroom.accorhotels-group.com/fairmont-hotels-resorts-to-manage-historic-hotel-in-century-city-los-angels/
Gran Melia' Nacional Rio Opens Its Doors 

http://meliahotelsinternational.com/en/press-room/01232017/gran-melia-nacional-rio-one-latin-americas-most-anticipated-hotel-openings-opens

Announcing Two New Hotel RL Openings In Brooklyn And Omaha

http://investor.shareholder.com/rlhcorp/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=1008764

Accenture Acquires solid-serVision To Significantly Expand ServiceNow Capabilities – Acquisition Creates One Of The Largest ServiceNow Implementation Teams In Europe Focused On Helping Clients To Drive Value From The As-A-Service Economy

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/accenture-acquires-solid-servision-to-significantly-expand-servicenow-capabilities.htm

Blackstone Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2016 

https://www.blackstone.com/docs/default-source/earnings/Blackstone4Q16EarningsPressRelease.pdf

News for January 25, 2017

American Express Company Elects John Brennan To Board Of Directors 

http://about.americanexpress.com/news/pr/2017/amex-company-elects-john-brennan-bod.aspx

CEOs Must Start A Skills Revolution To Unlock The Potential Of The Digital Age, According To New Research From Accenture Strategy - Reskilling People To Be Adaptive And Relevant Will Create The Future Workforce 

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/ceos-must-start-a-skills-revolution-to-unlock-the-potential-of-the-digital-age-according-to-new-research-from-accenture-strategy.htm

Cornell Study Examines Judicial “Rule Breaking” 

https://sha.cornell.edu/about/news-and-publications/news/newsdetails.html?id=1195

IBM Security Plans To Acquire Agile 3 Solutions To Help The C-Suite Manage Data Risk - Expansion Of Capabilities For IBM Guardium And Data Security Services 

http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/51465.wss

Marriott International Caps 2016 With Historic Global Expansion

http://news.marriott.com/2017/01/marriott-international-caps-2016-historic-global-expansion/

RLHC Provides Recap Of 2016 Activity: Executed 87 Franchise License Agreements And Opened 68 Hotels - Company Continues Its Unprecedented Growth From Coast To Coast

http://investor.shareholder.com/rlhcorp/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=1008922

Cisco Announces Intent To Acquire Application Performance Monitoring Leader AppDynamics

https://newsroom.cisco.com/press-release-content?type=webcontent&articleId=1817404

News for January 24, 2017

Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya Opens In The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia - The Third Hyatt-Branded Hotel To Open In The KSA 

http://newsroom.hyatt.com/012317-Hyatt-Regency-Riyadh-Olaya-Opens-in-The-Kingdom-of-Saudi-Arabia

GDPR Compliance Top Data Protection Priority For 92% Of US Organizations In 2017, According To PwC Survey

http://www.pwc.com/us/en/press-releases/2017/pwc-gdpr-compliance-press-release.html

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Announces Southern California Expansion With Three New Properties 

https://www.ihgplc.com/en/news-and-media/news-releases/2017/kimpton-hotels-restaurants-announces-southern-california-expansion

IHG To bring Crowne Plaza To Prime Waterfront Spot In Downtown Kota Kinabalu

https://www.ihgplc.com/en/news-and-media/news-releases/2017/ihg-to-bring-crowne-plaza-to-prime-waterfront-spot-in-downtown-kota-kinabalu

BW Announces First Vīb Hotel To Open In Turkey, The Vīb Antalya 

https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/about/press-media/2017-press-releases/bw-announces-first-vib-hotel-to-open-in-turkey.html

TravelClick And Weebly Partner To Deliver Best-In-Class Web Solution For Global Hoteliers - Partnership Combines TravelClick’s Award-Winning Web Design With Weebly’s Innovative Website And E-Commerce Platform To Enable Hoteliers To Drive Direct Bookings

http://www.travelclick.com/en/news-events/press-releases/travelclick-and-weebly-partner-to-deliver-best-in-class-web-solution

Marriott Signs Letter Of Intent For Headquarters In Downtown Bethesda In Montgomery County, Maryland

http://news.marriott.com/2017/01/marriott-signs-letter-intent-headquarters-downtown-bethesda-montgomery-county-maryland/

News for January 23, 2017

Amadeus Appoints Rajiv Rajian To Lead Global Business Travel 

http://www.amadeus.com/web/amadeus/en_1A-corporate/News/2017_01_23_Rajiv_Rajian/1319560217161-Page-AMAD_DetailPpal?assetid=1319700594027&assettype=PressRelease_C

Hilton Launches Its 14th Brand: Tapestry Collection By Hilton - A Gathering Of Original, Upscale Hotels, Offering Travelers Independent Hotel Experiences Combined With Value And Reliability 

http://www.hiltonworldwideglobalmediacenter.com/index.cfm/news/hilton-launches-its-14th-brand-tapestry-collection-by-hilton

Cornell Study Examines Emerging Trends In Hotel Revenue Management

https://sha.cornell.edu/about/news-and-publications/news/newsdetails.html?id=1194

Radisson Blu Hotel To Open In Geneva 

http://www.investor.rezidor.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=205430&p=mediaRelease&ID=2237866

Renaissance Hotels Arrives In Lagos, The Renaissance Lagos Ikeja Hotel 

http://news.marriott.com/2017/01/renaissance-hotels-arrives-lagos/

Wyndham Grand Comes Ashore In Clearwater Beach

http://www.wyndhamworldwide.com/news-media/press-releases/wyndham-grand-comes-ashore-clearwater-beach

IBM Reports 2016 Fourth-Quarter And Full-Year Results - Continued Strong Growth In Strategic Imperatives Led By IBM Cloud 

http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/51464.wss

News for January 20, 2017

Choice Hotels Appoints Brian Quinn To Development Leadership Team 

http://media.choicehotels.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=217856&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2238417

W Hotels Worldwide To ‘Make an Entrance’ Into Hungary With W Budapest In Agreement With QPR Properties Kft, Part Of Constellation Hotels Holding Ltd. 

http://news.marriott.com/2017/01/10522/

Survey Of Mayors Reveals Hotel Industry Is Vital To Local Economies - USCM, AHLA Release Results Of Nationwide Survey Of Mayors On Hotels Industry

https://www.ahla.com/press-release/survey-mayors-reveals-hotel-industry-vital-local-economies

ByHours Certifies With eRevMax For 2-Way Integration - Helps Hoteliers To Package And Promote Rooms As Micro-Stay Solutions 

http://www.erevmax.com/ratetiger-news/ratetiger-news-archive/jan2017-erevmax-byhours-certifies-2-way-integration.html

Accenture Launches Liquid Studio In London To Accelerate Digital Business Transformation – With Focus On Artificial Intelligence, Agile And DevOps, Liquid Studios Help Clients Speed up Innovation Through Rapid Prototyping And Application Development 

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/accenture-launches-liquid-studio-in-london-to-accelerate-digital-business-transformation.htm

American Express Reports Full Year 2016 EPS Within Guidance Range; Fourth Quarter EPS Of $0.88 Reflects Solid Loan Growth And Card Member Spending Along With Higher Investment Levels; Revenue Performance Improves Sequentially; Company Expects 2017 EPS Of $5.60 To $5.80 

http://about.americanexpress.com/news/pr/2017/amex-reports-full-year-2016-results.aspx

News for January 19, 2017

Host Hotels & Resorts Announces The Promotion Of Nathan S. Tyrrell To Executive VP, Investments And Bret D.S. McLeod To Senior VP, Corporate Strategy And Investor Relations – In Addition, Sourav Ghosh, Senior VP, Has Been Appointed The Head of The Newly Formed Enterprise Analytics Group 

http://ir.hosthotels.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=60734&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2238233

Accenture Appoints Wayne Hull As Managing Director Of Accenture Digital For South And Sub-Sahara Africa 

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/accenture-appoints-wayne-hull-as-managing-director-of-accenture-digital-for-south-and-sub-sahara-africa.htm

La Quinta Holdings To Pursue Separation Of Its Businesses Into Two Stand-Alone, Publicly Traded Companies 

http://ir.lq.com/file.aspx?IID=4424891&FID=37571097

Hyatt Announces Plans For Hyatt Centric La Rosière, Hyatt’s First Ski Resort In The French Alps, Entering A Franchise Agreement With La Rosière Gestion SARL To Be Managed By Sophos Hotels 

http://newsroom.hyatt.com/011817-Hyatt-Announces-Plans-for-Hyatt-Centric-La-Rosi-re-Hyatt-s-first-Ski-Resort-in-the-French-Alps

Aloft Hotels To Debut In The Emerald Isle, The Aloft Dublin City, Through A Franchise Agreement With Blackpitts Hospitality Limited 

http://news.marriott.com/2017/01/aloft-hotels-debut-emerald-isle/

AccorHotels Announces Successful launch Of A 7 Year Bond Issue For An Amount Of EUR 600 Million With An Annual Coupon Of 1.25% 

http://pressroom.accorhotels-group.com/successful-launch-of-a-bond-offeringeur-600-million-7-year-maturity-annual-coupon-of-1-25/

News for January 18, 2017

Hyatt Accelerates Growth Strategy Into Adjacent Spaces With Acquisition Of Wellness Leader Miraval Group - Miraval To Continue Standalone Operation Of Resorts And Spas, While Expanding Unique Brand Of Wellness Experiences Across Hyatt Portfolio 

http://newsroom.hyatt.com/wellness

Homewood Suites By Hilton Opens New Hotel In Irvine, The Homewood Suites By Hilton Irvine John Wayne Airport 

http://news.homewoodsuites.com/index.cfm/news/homewood-suites-by-hilton-opens-new-hotel-in-irvine

IHG Announces Further Details Of The First Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant In Europe, The Kimpton De Witt Set To Open Amsterdam In Spring 2017

https://www.ihgplc.com/en/news-and-media/news-releases/2017/ihg-announces-further-details-of-the-first-kimpton-hotel-restaurant-in-europe

Rezidor Continues Its Strong Progress With Investment In Nordic Flagships 

http://www.investor.rezidor.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=205430&p=mediaRelease&ID=2234859

The Ritz-Carlton Swings Into Hainan Island With First Golf Resort In China

http://news.marriott.com/2017/01/ritz-carlton-swings-hainan-island-first-golf-resort-china/

Watlow Taps Infor To Revolutionize Customer Experience Throughout The Product Lifecycle 

http://www.infor.com/company/news/pressroom/pressreleases/watlow-infor-plm-accelerate/

News for January 17, 2017

Accenture Interactive Hires Digital Marketing Veteran Tammy Soares - Former Rosetta CEO Joins Digital Agency To Drive Growth And Innovation 

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/accenture-interactive-hires-digital-marketing-veteran-tammy-soares.htm

IHG Breaks Ground On Two New-Build Staybridge Suites® Hotels In Guanajuato, Mexico In Partnership With Grupo Presidente

https://www.ihgplc.com/en/news-and-media/news-releases/2017/ihg-breaks-ground-on-two-new-build-staybridge-suites-hotels-in-guanajuato-mexico

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Unveils Its First Hotel In Indonesia, Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali

http://www.movenpick.com/en/press/news/detail/moevenpick-hotels-resorts-unveils-its-first-hotel-in-indonesia-moevenpick-resort-spa-jimbaran-bali/

Hilton Announces New Hilton Garden Inn In Yalova 

http://news.hiltongardeninn.com/index.cfm/news/hilton-announces-new-hilton-garden-inn-in-yalova

Ericsson And Cisco To Virtualize Vodafone Hutchison Australia’s Core And IP Network

https://newsroom.cisco.com/press-release-content?type=webcontent&articleId=1815398

Businesses Throughout Taiwan Can Now Deliver IoT Services With Asia Pacific Telecom And Cisco Jasper

https://newsroom.cisco.com/press-release-content?type=webcontent&articleId=1815211

News for January 16, 2017

Minaz Abji, Executive Vice President, Asset Management, Of Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. To Retire At End Of April 2017 

http://ir.hosthotels.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=60734&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2237359

IHG Launches Its 2017 Trends Report – The Uncompromising Customer: Addressing The Paradoxes Of The 'Age Of I' 

https://www.ihgplc.com/en/news-and-media/news-releases/2017/ihg-challenges-brands-to-address-the-needs-of-the-uncompromising-customer-in-the-age-of-i

TRYP Santa Ponsa In Mallorca And TRYP Caparica On The Lisbon Coast, Two New TRYP By Wyndham Resorts On The Iberian Peninsula

http://meliahotelsinternational.com/en/press-room/01132017/tryp-santa-ponsa-mallorca-and-tryp-caparica-lisbon-coast-two-new-tryp-wyndham

Home2 Suites By Hilton Opens Newest Property In St. Simons Island – Hotel Is Owned And Managed By MMI Hotel Group 

http://news.home2suites.com/index.cfm/news/home2-suites-by-hilton-opens-newest-property-in-st-simons-island

National Restaurant Association Has Launched The First-Ever Restaurant Law Center 

http://www.restaurant.org/News-Research/News/Restaurant-Law-Center-fights-for-industry

Aloft Expands In Louisville With Second Hotel Opening, The Aloft Louisville East 

http://news.marriott.com/2017/01/10493/

Callaway Golf Company Acquires OGIO International, Inc., A Leading Lifestyle Brand, For $75.5 Million 

http://ir.callawaygolf.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=68083&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2236969

News for January 13, 2017

PwC Announces New Global Corporate Tax Services Team - Global Enterprise Tax Solutions Team Comprised Of Former GE Tax Group

http://www.pwc.com/us/en/press-releases/2017/global-corporate-tax-services-team.html

New IBM Studies Reveal Brands Struggle To Meet Demands Of Today’s Consumers Including Members Of Generation Z - 98 Percent Of Gen Zers With A Buying Power Of $44 Billion Still Shop In-Store 

http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/51395.wss

New Hilton Garden Inn In Arlington Opens Near Reagan National Airport – Hotel Is Managed By Sound Hospitality Management 

http://news.hiltongardeninn.com/index.cfm/news/new-hilton-garden-inn-in-arlington-opens-near-reagan-national-airport

Interstate Reports A Strong 2016 With 16 Additional UK Hotels And Four Openings In Less Than A Month 

http://interstatehotels.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/2016-UK-Roundup_FINAL.pdf

Aloft Hotels Opens Second Hotel In Austin, The Aloft Austin Northwest, Owned By Pure Lodging Hospitality And Managed By Lodgic Hospitality 

http://news.marriott.com/2017/01/aloft-hotels-opens-second-hotel-austin/

News for January 12, 2017

Cheryl Boyer To Serve As 2017 Cornell Hotel Society President 

https://sha.cornell.edu/about/news-and-publications/news/newsdetails.html?id=1192

Americans Will Head To Beach And International Destinations In 2017 - According To A Recent AAA Survey, 42 Percent Of Americans Are Planning To Take A Vacation In 2017 

http://newsroom.aaa.com/2017/01/americans-will-head-beach-international-destinations-2017/

New Research From Accenture Strategy Highlights Economic And Societal Impact Of Investing In 5G Infrastructure - CTIA-Commissioned Analysis Estimates U.S. GDP Boost Of $500 Billion And Three Million New Jobs Along With Savings And Benefits To Local Communities In Excess Of $160 Billion 

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/new-research-from-accenture-strategy-highlights-economic-and-societal-impact-of-investing-in-5g-infrastructure.htm

Curio – A Collection By Hilton Opens First Middle East Property Attached To Mall Of Qatar, The AlRayyan Hotel Doha 

http://news.curio.com/index.cfm/news/curio-a-collection-by-hilton-opens-first-middle-east-property-attached-to-mall-of-qatar

Home2 Suites By Hilton Opens Newest Property In Baton Rouge – Hotel Is Owned By Bankers Avenue Investments, LLC And Managed By Baywood Hotels 

http://news.home2suites.com/index.cfm/news/home2-suites-by-hilton-opens-newest-property-in-baton-rouge

Hyatt Announces Plans For First Hyatt Centric Hotel In Australia, The New Hyatt Centric Hobart In Tasmania

http://newsroom.hyatt.com/011017-Hyatt-Announces-Plans-for-First-Hyatt-Centric-Hotel-in-Australia

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

http://news.marriott.com/2016/12/four-points-opens-first-hotel-cleveland/

News for January 11, 2017

Christine Elliott Joins Mastercard As Executive Vice President, Global Communications

http://newsroom.mastercard.com/press-releases/christine-elliott-joins-mastercard-as-executive-vice-president-global-communications/

Songbei Shangri-La, Harbin Opens Its Doors To Guests And The City Of Rhythm

http://www.shangri-la.com/corporate/press-room/press-releases/songbei-shangri-la-harbin-opens-its-doors-to-guests-and-the-city-of-rhythm/

PwC’s Strategy& Introduces New Book “Fit For Growth: A Guide To Strategic Cost Cutting, Restructuring, And Renewal”

http://www.pwc.com/us/en/press-releases/2017/fit-for-growth.html

Hilton Reveals First Look Of New Hotel In Stockton-On-Tees - Hampton By Hilton Marks Its Arrival In The Tees Valley

http://news.hampton.com/index.cfm/news/hilton-reveals-first-look-of-new-hotel-in-stocktonontees

Marriott International Opens Fairfield By Marriott, Belagavi, The Fourth Fairfield By Marriott Property In Belagavi, India 

http://news.marriott.com/2017/01/marriott-international-celebrates-2017-opening-fairfield-marriott-belagavi/

Hong Kong Businesses Can Now Launch Global IoT Services With SmarTone And Cisco Jasper

https://newsroom.cisco.com/press-release-content?type=webcontent&articleId=1814621

News for January 10, 2017

American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation Brings On Two New Hires To Focus On Career Development: Shelly Weir And Kelly Vazquez 

https://www.ahla.com/press-release/american-hotel-lodging-educational-foundation-brings-two-new-hires-focus-career

Hyatt Regency Fuzhou Cangshan Debuts In Southern China

http://newsroom.hyatt.com/010917-Hyatt-Regency-Fuzhou-Cangshan-Debuts-in-Southern-China

IBM Inventors Receive Record-Breaking 8,000+ U.S. Patents In 2016 - IBMers Received 2,700+ Cognitive And Cloud Computing Patents During 2016 

http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/51353.wss

Accenture Acquires Product Design And Innovation Firm Altitude, Enhancing Ability To Help Companies Harness The Internet Of Things To Create New Business Models

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/accenture-acquires-product-design-and-innovation-firm-altitude-enhancing-ability-to-help-companies-harness-the-internet-of-things-to-create-new-business-models.htm

KSL Capital Partners’ Acquisition Of Outrigger Completed

http://news.outrigger.com/ksl-capital-partners-acquisition-of-outrigger-completed/

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants To Open New Resort In Grenada In 2019, The New Kimpton Kawana Bay Grenada Resort

https://www.ihgplc.com/en/news-and-media/news-releases/2017/kimpton-hotels-restaurants-to-open-new-resort-in-grenada-in-2019

News for January 9, 2017

AccorHotels Appoints Cédric Gobilliard To Head Up Its New Lifestyle Division, Comprising The Jo & Joe, Mama Shelter And 25h Hotels Brands 

http://pressroom.accorhotels-group.com/%e2%80%8baccorhotels-appoints-cedric-gobilliard-to-head-up-its-new-lifestyle-division/

Courtyard By Marriott Opens In Edinburgh – Hotel Will Be Managed And Operated By Redefine|BDL Hotels 

http://news.marriott.com/2017/01/10422/

Wyndham Lands In Nevis With Deluxe Multi-Million Dollar Resort - Expected Completion In 2019 

http://www.wyndhamworldwide.com/news-media/press-releases/wyndham-lands-nevis-deluxe-multi-million-dollar-resort

Ericsson And Cisco To Modernize IP Network For Telefonica Guatemala

https://newsroom.cisco.com/press-release-content?type=webcontent&articleId=1814183

News for January 6, 2017

IBM Reveals Five Innovations That Will Help Change Our Lives Within Five Years - IBM Predicts New Scientific Instruments To Make The Invisible Visible 

http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/51322.wss

Marriott International Debuts Second Aloft Hotel In The Buzzing City Of Taipei, Taiwan, The Aloft Taipei Beitou Hotel 

http://news.marriott.com/2017/01/marriott-international-debuts-second-aloft-hotel-buzz/

Hilton Opens Fourth Hotel In Ningbo, The Hilton Garden Inn Ningbo 

http://news.hiltongardeninn.com/index.cfm/newsroom/detail/31488

Accenture And Blue Prism Team To Provide Robotic Process Automation To Help Clients Accelerate Business Results, Improve Employee And Customer Experience - More Than 40 Organizations Including Raiffeisen Bank International And Circle K Already Signed 

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/accenture-and-blue-prism-team-to-provide-robotic-process-automation-to-help-clients-accelerate-business-results-improve-employee-and-customer-experience.htm

Blake Shelton And Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. Unveil Plans For Ole Red - Ole Red Tishomingo Planned For Shelton’s Hometown To Be Operated By Ryman Hospitality Properties’ Entertainment Segment

http://ir.rymanhp.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=72635&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2234414

News for January 5, 2017

Zipcar Appoints Tracey Zhen As President

http://ir.avisbudgetgroup.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=1006681

Accenture To Help Carnival Corporation Transform The Guest Experience Through Intelligent Personalization

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/accenture-to-help-carnival-corporation-transform-the-guest-experience-through-intelligent-personalization.htm

“Rocket City” Of Huntsville Welcomes New Hampton Inn By Hilton, The Hampton Inn By Hilton Huntsville/Village Of Providence – Hotel Is Managed By Kana Hotel Group 

http://news.hampton.com/index.cfm/news/rocket-city-of-huntsville-welcomes-new-hampton-inn-by-hilton

Leading Music Rights Organization SESAC To Be Acquired By Blackstone 

https://www.blackstone.com/media/press-releases/article/leading-music-rights-organization-sesac-to-be-acquired-by-blackstone

News for January 4, 2017

North American Hoteliers Prepare For Strong Q1 With Healthy Rate And Occupancy Gains - Hotel Performance Encouraging Heading Into 2017 According To TravelClick’s December 2016 NAHR 

http://www.travelclick.com/en/news-events/press-releases/north-american-hoteliers-prepare-for-strong-q1

Consumer Purchases Of Smartphones Expected To Rebound This Year, Accenture Survey Finds - Services Powered By Artificial Intelligence Also Gaining Wider Acceptance - Price And Security Concerns Hurting Demand For Smartwatches And Fitness Monitors 

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/consumer-purchases-of-smartphones-expected-to-rebound-this-year-accenture-survey-finds.htm

Hilton Completes Spin-off Of Park Hotels & Resorts And Hilton Grand Vacations - Park Hotels & Resorts and Hilton Grand Vacations To Begin “Regular Way” Trading On The New York Stock Exchange 

http://www.hiltonworldwideglobalmediacenter.com/index.cfm/news/hilton-completes-spinoff-of-park-hotels-resorts-and-hilton-grand-vacations

Gran Meliá Palacio De Los Duques (Madrid) Opens

http://meliahotelsinternational.com/en/press-room/01032017/gran-melia-palacio-duques-madrid-hotel-ennoble-city

News for January 3, 2017

BW Announces Ron Pohl’s Promotion To SVP And COO

https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/about/press-media/2016-press-releases/bw-pohl-promoted-to-senior-vp-and-chief-operating-officer.html

Orbitz.com 2017 Travel Forecast Projects Travel Hotspots To Include Washington D.C. And The United Kingdom - Basic Airfare And Luxury Vacation Rentals Among Top Industry Trends This Year

http://press.orbitz.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=251693&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2233215

JW Marriott Debuts Stunning Beach Resort On Marco Island - Resort Hotel Opens Following An Extensive $320 Million Renovation Facilitated By Ownership Group Mass Mutual 

http://news.marriott.com/2017/01/jw-marriott-debuts-stunning-beach-resort-marco-island/

The State Of Washington Welcomes Latest Hampton Inn & Suites By Hilton To Woodinville In The Seattle Suburb's Wine Country – Hotel Is Managed By Capri Hospitality Management, LLC

http://news.hampton.com/index.cfm/news/the-state-of-washington-welcomes-latest-hampton-inn-suites-by-hilton-to-woodinville

Blackstone To Acquire Tradesmen International From Wellspring Capital Management

https://www.blackstone.com/media/press-releases/article/blackstone-to-acquire-tradesmen-international-from-wellspring-capital-management

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