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News for June 30, 2016

CWT's Executive Team Re-Aligns To Drive New Level Of Customer Experience

Dual-Branded Crowne Plaza® And Staybridge Suites® Hotel In Midtown Atlanta Completes Major Renovation – Hotel Is Owned By AWH Partners, LLC, And Managed By Spire Hospitality

Cornell Study Shows Changing Relationship Of Supervisors And Employees

Atlanta Marriott Marquis Unveils Redesigned Marriott Transformation

400 Square Metres Of Pure Innovation: Swisscom Will Launch Its Digital Lab On The Federal Institute Of Technology Lausanne – EPFL) Campus

The Hongkong And Shanghai Hotels, Limited Announce Extension Of Long Stop Date Proposed Hotel Development In Yangon, Myanmar

Marriott Hotels Set To Open Deluxe New Beach Resort In Hainan – Xiangshui Bay Marriott Resort & Spa

News for June 29, 2016

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Makes Historic Debut With The Opening Of Four Points Havana – Hotel Is Owned By Grupo Hotelero Gaviota And Managed By Starwood Hotels & Resorts

AAA: Americans Will Take More Trips Than Ever This Independence Day Weekend – Volume Will Be Highest On Record With 43 Million Americans Traveling, Five Million More Than Memorial Day

Small Minority Of Industry Leaders Achieve Both Digital And Financial High Performance - Digital Performance Analysis Reveals How Digital High Performers Stand Out According To New Analysis By Accenture

Infor Announces Strong Fourth Quarter And Fiscal Year Results

OVH Enhances Its Global Networks To Deliver Best-In-Class Customer Experience With Cisco DWDM Technology

News for June 28, 2016

PwC Releases 2016 “Big Decisions” Global Data And Analytics Survey - Executives Seek Understanding Of How To Mix Mind And Machine For Faster, More Sophisticated Decision-Making

Marriott Receives Antitrust Clearance From The European Union To Acquire Starwood - Closing Anticipated in July 2016

Infor Acquires Predictix

Cisco Announces Intent To Acquire CloudLock

IBM Opens Garage In SoHo, New York City For Cloud Developers; Targets Fintech, Blockchain And Other Fast Emerging Tech – The Global Developer Population Is Projected To Reach 25 Million By 2020, According To Evans Data Corp.

News for June 27, 2016

New Report Finds Insider Corporate Data Theft And Malware Infections Among Biggest Threat To Digital Business In 2016

Choice Hotels Announce Signing Of Agreement With Franchise Partner SpringBridge Development LLC And Management Partner Raines Hospitality, To Develop A New Cambria Hotel & Suites In North Charleston, SC.

GBTA Statement On UK Vote To Leave EU

IBM Closes Acquisition Of EZSource - Acquisition Of Application Discovery Company Helps Developers Modernize Mainframe Environments

News for June 24, 2016

Chris Anderson Named Director Of Cornell Center For Hospitality Research

Corporate Real Estate Executives Will Not Significantly Alter Leasing Strategies, But There Are Data Challenges Ahead In Light Of Sweeping Accounting Changes According To New PwC And CBRE Survey

Wyndham Hotel Group Expands In Europe With First Hotel In Greece, The Wyndham Grand Athens To Open Early 2017

The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia Unveils Historic Philadelphia Bank Building Transformed

News for June 23, 2016

eRevMax Strengthens Its South American Sales Force: Alex Moura Returns As Regional Sales Director

Shangri-La Hotels And Resorts Announces Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong Will Open In December 2016, Its Fourth Hotel In Hong Kong On Kowloon’s Vibrant Waterfront

Most Business Travelers Satisfied With Trip Experience According To The GBTA Business Traveler Sentiment Index™ Global Report, In Partnership With American Express

New York Tops Silicon Valley In Fintech Venture Financing For The First Time - $690 Million Flowed To New York, $511 Million Flowed To Silicon Valley In Q1 2016

Accenture Reports Strong Third-Quarter Fiscal 2016 Results

News for June 22, 2016

RCI Expands China Portfolio With 11 New Properties Through An Affiliation Agreement With Frontier Vacation Club, Part Of Days Hotel China - RCI Portfolio Of Affiliated Resorts In China Now Includes Nearly 70 Properties

Aloft Introduces Groundbreaking New In-Room Streaming Services - Aloft New Orleans Downtown Becomes First To Pilot RoomCast Powered By Chromecast, A New Media Streaming Solution From TeleAdapt

Keeping Up With Customers, Not Competitors, Is Becoming Greatest Challenge To Brands, Accenture Interactive Study Finds

Renaissance Paris Republique Hotel Makes Star-Studded Entrance In The City Of Light’s ‘Bobo’ Canal Saint Martin Neighborhood

News for June 21, 2016

Visa Inc. Completes Acquisition Of Visa Europe - Company Appoints Gary A. Hoffman, CEO Of Hastings Group, To Its Board Of Directors

Research Report Sheds New Light On Economic Impacts Of Tourism In Colombia - MasterCard Releases New Insights On Economic Impacts Of Tourism In Colombia - Bogota, Medellin, Cali And Cartagena Are The Cities With The Most Foreign Tourist Spending

Hyatt Announces That A Wholly Owned Subsidiary Has Entered Into An Agreement To Purchase The Royal Palms Resort And Spa Which Will Join The Unbound Collection By Hyatt

The Ritz-Carlton Unveils Newly Polished Gem In Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle

News for June 20, 2016

Infor Enhances Hotel Management in the Cloud: Infor HMS with Advanced Mobility Helps Speed Daily Operations and Improve Guest Experience for Hotels and Casinos

Renowned Cybersecurity Expert Kelly Bissell To Lead Accenture Security

New ASSA ABLOY Hospitality White Paper Addresses Best Practices For Implementing Mobile Access Solutions In The Rapidly Evolving Hotel Industry

Accenture Acquires Maglan, Expands Security Services In Israel - Acquisition Widens Accenture’s Capabilities In Advanced Offensive Cyber Simulation; Vulnerability Research, Threat Intelligence And Malware Analysis To Help Organizations Actively Combat Cyber Attacks And Maximize Their Defensive Capabilities

Blackstone Acquires Blanchardstown Centre In North-Western Dublin

News for June 17, 2016

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants And Foxhall Partners Announce The Opening Of Kimpton Glover Park Hotel – Kimpton’s Tenth Hotel In Washington, D.C.

Holiday Inn® to Debut In Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard Business District Si Racha – Hotel Set To Open In 2018 - Across The Country, IHG Has 18 Hotels Open Across Five Brands

Swisscom And Ericsson launch “5G For Switzerland” program

Cisco Chooses Pune For Second Global Delivery Center In India

News for June 16, 2016

Members Of Customer Loyalty Programs Generate Significantly More Revenue For Retailers Than Do Non-Members, Accenture Research Finds - Retail Loyalty Is Big Business – And Retailers Are More Focused On Expanding Their Programs' Customer Base Than Program ROI

Shanghai Disney Resort Opens In Mainland China

Autograph Collection Hotels Adds Four Exceptional Properties In The Florida Keys, New Orleans, Michigan And The Netherlands

Staybridge Suites® Brand Expands In San Luis Potosi, Mexico

New Survey From Unveils Travel Is Number One Mood Booster For Americans

News for June 15, 2016

MasterCard Names Michael Fraccaro Chief Human Resources Officer

Interstate Hotels & Resorts Selected To Manage Sheraton Cerritos Hotel, Recently Acquired By Crown Jewel Of Pacifica , LLC

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Expands Presence In Australia – Announce Agreement With J/V Partners, Frasers Property Australia And Sekisui House Australia, To Open Four Points By Sheraton Sydney, Central Park

IBM & Ponemon Institute Study: Data Breach Costs Rising, Now $4 Million Per Incident - - Results Show “Time Is Money” When Responding To A Data Breach; Incident Response Teams Can Lead To Significant Cost Savings

Accenture Opens Innovation Center In Paris To Help Organizations Speed Digital Transformation And Create Pathways To Future Growth

Operators' Outlook Softened Despite Higher Sales According To NRA’s Chief Economist Bruce Grindy

News for June 14, 2016

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Continues Asset-Light Strategy With The Sale Of The St. Regis Florence And The Westin Excelsior Florence To Nozul Hotels & Resorts, A Wholly Owned Subsidiary Of “Jaidah Holdings” For €190 Million (Approximately $213 Million USD) - Starwood Will Continue To Operate The Hotels Under New Long-Term Management Agreements

IHG To Launch Holiday Inn & Suites In Ho Chi Minh City – Sign Management Agreement With Thuy Duong-Duc Binh Trading JSC, Part Of The holding Affiliated With HD Bank And VietJet Air

Hyatt Announces Plans For First Hyatt Regency Hotel In Bulgaria, The Hyatt Regency Sofia - Expected To Open In 2018

Cisco And MSP To Open Mi-IDEA Innovation Centre In Manchester - The Partnership Between Cisco And Manchester Science Partnerships Will Accelerate Digital Innovation In The North Of England

Protea Hotels Continues Expansion On The African Continent: First Protea Hotel In Botswana

News for June 13, 2016

New Survey From The Priceline Group Reveals Insights Into How Travelers Expect Technology To Transform Experiences

Is Your Risk Management Aligned For Long-Term Growth – PwC 2016 Risk In Review: Going The Distance Study

TRYP By Wyndham Brings Mediterranean To The Marina With New Lifestyle Hotel In Ft. Lauderdale – The Brand's First Hotel In Florida And Third In The U.S. Is Managed By Innisfree Hotels And Owned By Taplin Development Company

Hyatt Announces It Has Entered Into A Management Agreement With A M&L Hospitality Affiliate For A Hyatt Regency Hotel In Sydney

“Grand Opening Celebration Of Shanghai Disney Resort,” Will Be Presented Thursday, June 16 (8:00-8:30 p.m.), Simultaneously On Disney Channel, Disney Junior And Disney XD And Each Channel’s App, And Friday, June 17 (10:00-10:30 p.m.), On Freeform

Blackstone Announces Sale Of Majority Interest In WindMW To China Three Gorges; WindMW Is Owner Of Meerwind, One Of Germany’s Largest Offshore Windfarms

News for June 10, 2016

Interstate Hotels & Resorts Promotes Jane Blake As Chief Human Resources Officer

"Defining The Future Of Travel Through Intelligence" - Amadeus Travel Intelligence Paper Examines How Harnessing The Power Of Data And Analytics Could Create New Opportunities To Develop Innovative Products, Services, And Processes

IP Traffic Forecast To Skyrocket By 2020 - Cisco’s Global IP Traffic & Service Adoption Forecasts For 2015 To 2020 Share The Biggest Fixed And Mobile Broadband Predictions For The Next Five Years

Choice Hotels International Brings Cambria Hotels & Suites To Philadelphia's Avenue Of The Arts – Join Pearl Properties And Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company For The Groundbreaking

Holiday Inn® Hotel Opens In Downtown Brooklyn - Hotel Is Owned And Managed By New York Hotel Management, LLC

IBM Unveils Two New IBM Studios To Create Innovative Digital Experiences In Asia - New Studios In Seoul And Singapore Join Network Of Over 30 IBM Studios Globally

News for June 9, 2016

Clear Sailing Forecast For Europe’s Business Travel Market According To GBTA BTI™ Outlook – Western Europe Report

Visa Study Estimates Households Traveling Internationally Will Surpass 280 Million By 2025 -Household Spend On International Travel To Reach $5,300 Annually In 2025

Digital Roll-Out Success Comes Down To Creating The Right Culture At Work With 29 Per Cent Of UK Businesses Still Not Bringing In Digital Technologies According To Research Commissioned By Cisco, In Partnership With The Institute Of Cultural Capital

eRevMax Completes 2-Way XML Integration With Leading LATAM OTA Despegar - Interface To Help Connected Hotels Make Real-Time Rate And Availability Updates

IHG® Signs Agreement For Third Hotel With Le Groupe Robin – The New-Build Holiday Inn Express® & Suites Trois-Rivières Hotel Is Set To Open Early 2018

Dusit To Break Ground On New Dubai Project

News for June 8, 2016

Wyndham Hotel Group Unveils Strategic Global Transformation Across 16 Brands – Calls For The Democratization Of Hospitality; Repositions Iconic Brands For The Global Middle Class And Millennials

IBM Signs US$300 Million Services Agreement With Emirates Airline

Just-In-Time Marketing Boosts Revenue Growth, Accenture Report Finds – Companies Pursuing This Approach Are Three Times More Likely To Beat Their Peers On Revenue Growth

Alvarez & Marsal Expands Its Global Marketing Capabilities - Linda Orton Joins As Chief Marketing Officer

Corinthia Hotels Has Signed Agreements With UAE-Based Meydan Group To Provide Technical Services And Manage A Luxury Beachfront Resort Under Construction In Dubai

Europe Tops AAA’s 2016 Summer Travel Destinations List

News for June 7, 2016

The Emirates Academy Of Hospitality Management Partners With Hospitality Asset Managers Association MEA

IHG To Invest $200 Million In Crowne Plaza® Brand In The Americas

Starwood’s North American Development Continues To Drive Company’s Global Growth - North American Hotel Signings Up More Than 50 Percent Year-Over-Year; Specialty Select Brands Represent Over 80 Percent Of North American Signings Year-To-Date

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Announces The Sale Of Three Non-Core Hotels

Hilton At Resorts World Bimini Finishes Phase Two Opening

Job Growth Slowed Abruptly In May Representing The Weakest Job Growth In Nearly Six Years, According To The NRA’s Chief Economist Bruce Grindy

News for June 6, 2016

Brett Keller Named Interim Chief Executive Officer Of, A Subsidiary Unit Of The Priceline Group

PwC Acquires Gelfond Group To Complement Its People Analytics And Employee Listening Capabilities

Shangri-La's Hambantota Resort & Spa Opens In Sri Lanka

FASB’s New Lease Standard Is Here - Now What? PwC Report

AC Hotels By Marriott® Debuts In Mexico With Design-Led Properties: The AC Hotel® Guadalajara Mexico And The AC Hotel® Queretaro Antea

Starwood’s Tech-Forward Aloft Brand Opens Fourth Hotel In Raleigh-Durham, The Aloft Raleigh-Durham Airport Brier Creek

Marriott International Expands Portfolio In Thailand With Phuket Marriott Resort And Spa, Nai Yang Beach

Accenture Expands Presence In Tennessee With New Technology Delivery Center In Nashville To Better Serve Clients, Recruit Local Talent, With An Initial Staff Of 25 People And Plans To Grow To 250 Or More

News for June 3, 2016

Cornell Study Highlights Current Status Of Hotel Management Contracts

Industry Veteran Brian J. Fox Joins Alvarez & Marsal’s North American Commercial Restructuring Group As A Managing Director In New York

IBM And Cisco Combine The Power Of Watson Internet Of Things With Edge Analytics

Hyatt Centric Montevideo In Uruguay Opens - Hotel Opening Marks The Brand's First Destination Hotel Outside Of North America

Infor Partners With LearnQuest To Help Empower Users Through Global Training Initiative - Agreement Addresses Guided Training To Public And Private Sector Organizations Within EMEA, APAC Regions

Holiday Inn Express® Launches In Malaysia, The Holiday Inn Express Kuala Lumpur City Centre

Fairmont Expands In Mexico With New Hotel And Residential Development In The Riviera Nayarit – Slated To Open In Late 2018

News for June 2, 2016

Accenture Names Debra A. Polishook Group Chief Executive – Accenture Operations, Succeeding Michael J. Salvino - Manish Sharma Named Group Operating Officer –Accenture Operations

Hilton Files Form 10 Registration Statements For Planned Spin-Offs - Hilton Takes Important Step In Separating Into Three Independent, Pure Play, Market-Leading Public Companies; Transactions Expected To Be Completed By End Of Year

Marriott International Partners With Hurun Research To Bring Insight On China’s Luxury Travelers - The Report’s Key Findings Reveal A Shift In Travel Habits among This Younger Generation Of Travelers, Aged 18 To 36

Ashford Trust Completes Sale Of 5-Hotel Select-Service Portfolio And Provides Update On Other Planned Sales

IBM To Acquire EZSource To Help Developers Modernize Mainframe Applications For Digital Business - Technology Visualizes Application Environment To Speed Cloud Deployment

Park Hyatt Hotel Opens In Mallorca, Spain – The First Park Hyatt Resort In Europe

Holiday Inn Resort® Orlando Suites – Waterpark, A 777-Room, All-Suite Hotel, Joins IHG Portfolio - Hotel Is Owned By Urban Commons And Managed By Brighton Management

RLHC Opens In Jacksonville, FL

Accenture Launches Accenture Interactive Center Of Excellence In Spain To Help Clients In Europe Fast Track Digital Marketing Content Creation – Center Is Expected To Create 150 New Jobs

News for June 1, 2016

Tim Ryan Announces The Leadership Team Of PwC US

Middle Market Companies Are Fueling Economic Growth, According To New Research From American Express And Dun & Bradstreet - The Latest Installment Of The Middle Market Power Index Finds The Number Of U.S. Mid-Sized Companies Has Nearly Doubled Since 2011

Hilton Cleveland Downtown Opens

Rotana Announces The Signing Of A New Agreement To Manage A Luxury Hotel Apartment In Marrakech, The Arjaan Hotel Apartments By Rotana – Set To Open Before The End Of 2018

Agreement Signed For A Bulgari Hotel In Moscow – Hotel Is Expected To Open In 2019

AAA Reveals Top Driving Distractions For Teens As “100 Deadliest Days” Begin

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