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News for June 30, 2017

Reclaiming The Past In Brick And Mortar: New Study Reveals Millennials’ Desire To Connect With Historic Places - Survey Finds That Millennials Value Older Buildings With Authenticity And Character Where They Live, Work And Play

Iconic Stratosopheere And Aquarius Hotels Join Best Western® Hotels & Resorts BW Premier Collection® – Deal Represents Largest In Best Western's History With More Than 4,500 Rooms

Grupo Real Turismo Expands Distribution Partnership With eRevMax Taking The Total Properties To 38

Ashford Trust Announces Sale Of Crowne Plaza Ravinia In Atlanta - Sale Equates To A 5.6% Trailing 12-Month NOI Cap Rate

5 Reasons Human Error Leads To Security Issues Says Todd Thibodeaux, CEO Of CompTIA

News for June 29, 2017

IBM And Lightbend Build Integrated Platform For Cognitive Development - New Collaboration And Investment Underscores IBM’s Commitment To The Java And Scala Communities, Includes Single Destination For Developers To Build And Deploy Cognitive Business Solutions

Stable Rates With Declines In Bookings Continue As Hoteliers Close Out First Half Of 2017 - Transient Leisure Segment Remains Inconsistent With Rate And Occupancy Growth In Second Quarter According To TravelClick’s June 2017 NAHR

New Research Suggests Efforts To Improve Employee Well-Being May Also Increase Travel Policy Compliance - Traveler Well-Being Is An Important Consideration When Developing Travel Polices

Sun, Sea And Mountains: Curio Collection By Hilton Opens First Property In France On Stunning French Riviera Coast, The Grand Hotel Des Sablettes Plage In The City Of La Seyne sur Mer

News for June 28, 2017

American Airlines Embarks On Global Cloud Transformation With IBM

Infor Hospitality Continues To Gain Momentum

Accenture Acquires Intrepid, Expands Capabilities To Help Brands Transform Mobile User Experiences As Connected Devices Soar

Autograph Collection Hotels Adds Exceptional Property In Madrid To Expanding Portfolio Of Passionately Independent Hotels, With The Opening Of Hotel Círculo Gran Via

Shangri-La Hotel, Yiwu Opens At The Gateway Of China’s New Silk Road

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Announces Signing Of First Hotel In Danang And Sixth Hotel In Vietnam – New Property Involves A Partnership With Vicoland Group Joint Stock Company – Mövenpick Currently Works Towards An On-Target Goal Of 30 Operating Properties In Asia And 125 Globally By 2020

News for June 27, 2017

Infor Hospitality Continues to Gain Momentum: New and Expanded Relationships along with Product Enhancements Contribute to Sustained Growth

IBM Simplifies Object Storage For Cisco Customers

Visa Commits to Strategic Investment In Klarna; Companies Plan Partnership Deal - According To Forrester, Europe Is Expected To See Double-Digit Growth In Online Sales In The Coming Years - By 2021, The Growth In The Number Of Connected Devices And Improvements In Mobile Connectivity Will Drive Online Sales To Reach 12 Percent Of The Region's Total Retail Sales

Majority Of Financial Institutions To Ramp Up ‘Change Programs’ Over The Next Year To Reduce Costs, Enhance Customer Experience And Support Digital Innovation, Says Accenture Survey

InterContinental Hotels Group® Announces Opening Of Staybridge Suites In Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

RLHC Continues Growth Momentum; Following Strong Q1, Company Has Added Another 39 Deals

Avis Budget Group Enters Into Partnership With Waymo To Support Its Self-Driving Car Program

Nearly A Quarter Of Companies Slow To Start Adoption Of Lease Accounting Standards - New PwC And CBRE Survey Finds 47 Percent Of Organizations That Started Implementation Reported Greater Than Expected Effort

News for June 26, 2017

Artificial Intelligence Poised To Accelerate China’s Annual Growth Rate From 6.3 Percent To 7.9 Percent By 2035, Finds New Research From Accenture

Best Western® Hotels & Resorts Welcomes The Best Western Premier St. Louis Regional Airport To Esteemed Premier Brand

InterContinental Hotels Group® Announces Opening Of Staybridge Suites In Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Homewood Suites By Hilton Worcester Opens – Hotel Developed And Owned By First Bristol Corporation

Homewood Suites By Hilton In San Diego’s Famed Hotel Circle Officially Opens Its Doors – Hotel Is Managed By Evolution Hospitality

News for June 23, 2017

Hyatt Selects Malaika Myers As Chief Human Resources Officer

Japan’s First World-Class Onsen Resort To Open In Beppu By 2019, The ANA InterContinental Beppu Resort & Spa

The Ritz-Carlton Takes To The Sea, Offers Bespoke Yacht Experiences, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, Created By The Ritz-Carlton And Maritime Experts Douglas Prothero And Lars Clasen, In Collaboration With Funds Managed By Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.

The Ascend Hotel Collection Welcomes Kohea Kai Resort Maui In Hawaii, An "18 And Over" Retreat

Home2 Suites By Hilton Opens Newest Property In Opelika, Aabama – Hotel Is Locally Owned And Operated By Tom Hunt And Chris Chavis Of PHD Hotels, Inc.

IBM And Zain Launch Cloud Disaster Recovery Service In Kuwait

AHLA Applauds Secretary Kelly For Expanding H-2B Visas, Critical In Peak Tourist Times

News for June 22, 2017

AAA: This Independence Day Will Be Historic, More Americans To Travel Than Ever Before - 44.2 Million People Expected To Travel Independence Day Weekend

Accenture Report: Artificial Intelligence Has Potential To Increase Corporate Profitability In 16 Industries By An Average Of 38 Percent By 2035

Hyatt Place Brand Introduces Elevated Breakfast Experience For Guests - TV Host And Celebrity Chef Katie Lee Celebrates Hyatt Place Breakfast Launch With #WhySettle Battle Of The Breakfast Bowls Where Institute Of Culinary Education Students Compete To Create The Ultimate Breakfast Bowl

TravelClick And Vacatia Integrate Travel Systems To Serve The Resort Industry - TravelClick’s OTA Connect, A New API For Distribution Partners, Allows For Faster, Easier Connections To Hotels And Resorts

The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai Secures India’s First Trademark Registration For Its Iconic Hotel Building And The Dome, A First For The Mumbai Skyline And A First For India

Accenture Reports Strong Third-Quarter Fiscal 2017 Results

News for June 21, 2017

According To NTTO, International Visitor Spending In The United States: April 2017 – 'Trump Bump' Continues For Fourth Consecutive Month With Record-Setting Exports Year-To-Date

Handing Over The Baton At Swisscom Enterprise Customers - Urs Lehner Takes On The Role Of Head of Swisscom Enterprise Customers

Restaurants Projected To Add 490,000 Seasonal Jobs This Summer, According To NRA's Chief Economist Bruce Grindy,000-seasonal-jobs

Reasons To Travel This July 4th Holiday - According To Marriott International’s Inaugural Summer Travel Trends Report, The Top Five Most-Searched Destinations For Independence Day Are: New Orleans, New York, Chicago, Orlando And San Diego

Meliá Hotels International Strengthens Its Position In China With The Opening Of Meliá Shanghai Hongqiao, Its Third Hotel In China

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Cements Its Stronghold In Egypt With New Resort Signed In Prime Golf Destination, The Mövenpick Hotel El Ein Bay

RCI Welcomes Palace Resorts’ Moon Palace Jamaica To Vacation Exchange Network

IHG Announces Exciting Enhancements For Guest Experience Across Mainstream And Extended Stay Brands

Meliá Annual Report 2016: A Company Under Transformation

News for June 20, 2017

New American Express Survey Shows 71% Of U.S. Merchants Surveyed Say Digital Sales Are Increasing, But Nearly 40% of Consumers Surveyed Have Halted Purchases Over Security Fears

IBM & Ponemon Institute: Cost Of A Data Breach Dropped 10 Percent Globally In 2017 Study - Cost In U.S. Continued To Rise As Europe Declined; Regulatory Differences May Dramatically Impact Breach Costs

Park Inn By Radisson Opens In The Holy City Of Makkah, The Makkah Al Naseem

Emaar Hospitality Group Unveils Rove Trade Centre In The Heart Of Dubai’s Central Business District, The Fourth Property To Open Under Rove Hotels, A Contemporary Lifestyle Brand

The Ascend Hotel Collection Welcomes The LOOK Hotel In Brooklyn, NY

IBM Opens European X-Force Command Center In Poland - GDPR Services, Cybersecurity Incidents, Address Data Localization, Julian Meyrick, Vice President, IBM Security, Europe IBM

News for June 19, 2017

Decius Valmorbida To Lead Travel Channels Business At Amadeus - Appointed Senior Vice President, And Will Also Become A Member Of The Company's Executive Committee

Cristallo Resort & Spa In Cortina, Italy Joins The Luxury Collection - Property Is Owned And Managed By The Gualandi Family

New Research Reveals Online Hotel Booking Scams Are On The Rise, Duping Consumers, Translating To Nearly $4 Billion Each Year - Hotel Association Launches “Search Smarter” Campaign To Raise Awareness Of Deceptive Online Marketing Practices, Focus On Transparency

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts To Open New Swiss Flagship In Basel In 2019 – Mövenpick's Sixth Hotel In Switzerland

Enterprises Get Increased Scalability, Agility From Verizon And Cisco

Pullman Unveils Its First Hotel In Japan, The Pullman Tokyo Tamachi – Scheduled To Open Fall Of 2018

News for June 16, 2017

Hotel Industry Commits To Apprenticeship Program – AHLA Partners with Department Of Labor To Invest In Workforce Development; Industry Supports 8 Million Jobs

IHG Announces Opening Of New-Build Holiday Inn® Hotel In Montreal, Quebec, The Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Montreal Centre-ville West – Hotel Is Owned And Managed By RIMAP Hospitality Services Inc.

Ever Eaten A Reality Sandwich Or Actually Put Your Ducks In A Row? Of Course Not. American Express OPEN Wonders Why We Keep Talking That Way At Work

The National Restaurant Association And Its Educational Foundation Applauded President Trump's New Executive Order On The Expansion Of Apprenticeships

5 Food Trends To Put On Your Menu According To Dietitian Marie Molde

Best Western® Hotels & Resorts Makes Debut In Bali’s Cultural Heart – The Best Western Premier Agung Resort Ubud Becomes The Company's Fourth Hotel In Bali

News for June 15, 2017

Amadeus IT Group Appoints Nicholas Huss As Independent Member Of The Board

Marriott International On Track For Breakthrough Year In Asia Pacific With Nearly 80 Hotels Targeted To Open, Bringing 19,000 New Rooms To The Region

Artificial Intelligence Leaders Generate Greater Shareholder Value, Finds New Report From Accenture Research

AIG, IBM, Standard Chartered Deliver First Multinational Insurance Policy Powered By Blockchain Beach Resort On 

The Beach Of Lake Michigan Joins Best Western® Soft Brand

News for June 14, 2017

i:FAO AG Appoints Bernd Schulz As New CEO - Amadeus Currently Owns 88.7% Of i:FAO

Shangri-La Confirmed For Planned Luxury Melbourne CBD Development By S P Setia Berhad Group, Premier Malaysian Property Developer

Raffles Signs An Iconic London Address In Partnership With Hinduja Group And OHL Desarrollos To Transform The Old War Office Building In Whitehall Into The Raffles Hotel In London

Delta Hotels® Doubles Growth; Global Gateway In Shanghai Leads The Way - Aggressive Growth Plan Aims To Double The Brand's Growth In The Next Two Years

IBM, Hortonworks Expand Partnership To Help Businesses Accelerate Data-Driven Decision Making

News for June 13, 2017

Conrad Hotels & Resorts Welcomes Second Property In Japan, The Conrad Osaka

Home2 Suites By Hilton Menomonee Falls Milwaukee Opens – Hotel Is Owned By Whitestone Station Hotel Group And Managed By Kinseth Hospitality

Visa Expands Global Network Of Providers To Drive Acceleration Into IoT Payments

Papa Gino's Group Recruits And Retains Talent With Infor

Avis Budget Group Partners With RocketSpace To Accelerate Innovation In Mobility

Meliá Hotels International General Shareholders’ Meeting 2017 - Report Meliá Performance In 2016

News for June 12, 2017

Shangri-La Hotels And Resorts Announces Oliver Bonke As New President And Chief Operating Officer

Mixing Work & Play: New Study Profiles The Bleisure Traveler - Overwhelming Majority Of Bleisure Travelers Stay At Same Lodging For Business & Leisure Portions Of Trip According To A New Study By The GBTA Foundation

Cisco Visual Networking Index Predicts Global Annual IP Traffic To Exceed Three Zettabytes By 2021 - IoT Applications Will Represent More Than 50 Percent Of Global Devices And Connections By 2021

Sofitel Signs Milestone Project In Dubai - Sofitel Dubai Wafi To Become The Luxury Hotel Brand's Largest In The Middle East

Zipcar Expands To Asia With Launch Of Car Sharing Service In Taipei, Taiwan

Cambria Hotels Opens In Newport, R.I. - Seaview Inn, LLC Develops And Operates Hotels And Motels In The Newport Area

Amadeus And Ingenico Launch Amadeus Airport Pay, Which Can Be Used By Multiple Airlines, Ground Handlers And Multiple Banks In Any Airport Around The World, Independently Of The Check-In Infrastructure - Lufthansa Group Will Roll Out The Payment Solution In Over 170 Airports Worldwide Starting In June 2017

Accenture Launches Liquid Studio In Helsinki To Help Clients Accelerate Digital Transformation

News for June 9, 2017

Mary Hogan Preusse Appointed To Board Of Directors Of Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc.

Amanda Franks Tapped To Lead AHLA’S Campaign Communications

Mind The Gap: 54% Of Companies Struggle To Align Innovation Strategy And Business Strategy, According To PwC’s Innovation Benchmark

Crowne Plaza® Barranquilla Opens Its Doors In Colombia – Hotel Is Owned And Managed By Hoteles Cacique Internacional S.A.S.

Chicago’s Notable Blackstone Hotel Joins Autograph Collection Hotels

In The Eternal City, Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts Marks Milestone With Grand Opening Of Le Méridien Visconti Rome

Home2 Suites By Hilton DuPont Opens – Hotel Is Owned By Lexmar Hospitality II, LLC And Managed By Kalyan Hospitality

News for June 8, 2017

Accenture Appoints Emma McGuigan As Group Technology Officer Of Its Communications, Media & Technology Operating Group

Interstate Hotels & Resorts Develops Asia Practice Group - Group includes Jackie Lee, VP Of Development And Acquisitions, Tina Chang, VP Of Asset Management, And Is Led By Don Li, Head Of Asia Investment Group

Hilton Debuts First Curio Collection By Hilton Property In Asia Pacific, The Sanya Yazhou Bay Resort, Curio Collection By Hilton

Hyatt House Brand Debuts In Latin America With Opening Of Hyatt House Mexico City/Santa Fe - Grupo Presidente, Will Be Responsible For Hotel Operations

Sotherly Hotels Inc. Enters Into Agreement To Purchase The Commercial Unit Of The Planned Hyde Beach House Resort & Residences In Hollywood, Florida

Choice Hotels To Develop New Cambria Property In Calabasas, California - Signed Agreement With Rondell Oasis, LLC, Which Is Managed By The Malibu Based Weintraub Real Estate Group

AAA Spills The Truth On Oil Changes - Synthetic Oil Performs Nearly 50 Percent Better Than Conventional Oil In AAA’s Tests

Blackstone Real Estate Partners Europe V Raises €7.8 Billion

News for June 2, 2017

Waldorf Astoria Announces Iconic Property In Beverly Hills – New Build Is Adjacent To The Beverly Hilton, And Its Second California Property – Property Is Owned By Alagem Capital Group And Clients Of Guggenheim Partners

Westin Reports A Global Study Conducted In Partnership Wth StudyLogic Revealed That Almost 40% Of Global Respondents Are Most In Control Of Their Wellness Routine Between 4:00 A.M. And 10:00 A.M. Surprisingly, Nearly 25% Of Respondents Specified That They Are Most In Control Between 4:00 A.M. And 6:00 A.M.

Autograph Collection Hotels Debuts In Portland, Oregon, The Hi-Lo Hotel

Best Western® Hotels & Resorts Welcomes The Best Western Premier Denham Inn & Suites In Leduc, Alberta – Best Western Premier Reporting 125 Active Properties Across The Globe, And That Its 2017 
Development Pipeline Already Includes 47 Properties

Marriott International Opens Fairfield By Marriott Kathmandu, Marking Marriott International’s Entry Into Nepal

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Announces Extension Of $1.5 Billion Credit Facility To 2022

News for June 1, 2017

PwC Expands Its Abandoned And Unclaimed Property Capabilities – Announce The Acquisition Of Certain Assets From The Locator Services Group, An Industry Leader In Corporaste Asset Recovery For Fortune 500 Companies

Hilton Hotels & Resorts Unveils First Hotel In Morocco Replete With Stunning Cityscape Views, The Hilton Tanger City Center Hotel & Residences

Marriott International On Track For Breakthrough Year In Asia Pacific With Nearly 80 Hotels Targeted To Open

New Teen Drivers Three Times As Likely To Be Involved In A Deadly Crash – AAA Reveals Alarming New Teen Crash Rates As “100 Deadliest Days” Begin

Infor Completes Acquisition Of Birst - Cloud-Native Business Intelligence Platform To Provide Actionable Insights Across The Enterprise

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