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News for May 31, 2017

Luxury Experiences, A Booming Business - According To Amadeus IT Group's Shaping The Future Of Luxury Travel Report, Market Expected To Increase By An Annual Average Of 6.2% Over The Next 10 Years, Almost One Third Faster Than Travel In General (4.8%)

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® Has Been Appointed By Erste Group Bank AG To Manage The Rosewood Vienna, To Open In 2021

Cisco And IBM Join Forces tT Tackle Cybercrime - Aim Is To Improve Security Effectiveness For Customers Through Technology Integration, Services And Threat Intelligence Collaboration

Home2 Suites By Hilton Nokomis Opens On Florida’s West Coast – Hotel Is Owned And Managed By LODGCO Hospitality

News for May 30, 2017

Accenture Names Sevasti Wong As Global Talent & Organization Consulting Lead For Its Communications, Media & Technology Operating Group

Steady Rates And Inconsistent Bookings Mark Ongoing Trend For North American Hoteliers - Transient Leisure Segment Continues To Stand Out As The Exception In Second Quarter Of 2017, According To TravelClick’s May 2017 NAHR

Hotel Indigo® Opens In Warsaw – The Hotel Indigo® Warsaw – Nowy Swiat Will Operate Under A Franchise Agreement With Budizol

Best Western® Hotels Announces Yet Another Impressive Addition To Its BW Premier Collection® Brand, The Litchfield Inn, BW Premier Collection, In Litchfield, Connecticut

Cisco Completes Acquisition Of Artificial Intelligence Company MindMeld

Marriott International Launches The New Club Marriott Program In Asia Pacific Bringing Benefits That Go Beyond Dining

News for May 26, 2017

Beyond The Beach: Marriott International Reveals Top Trends In Inaugural Summer Travel Trend Report 2017

Rosewood Puebla Opens - Historic Property Debuts As The Fourth Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® Property In Mexico

Blackstone Reaches 50,000 American Military Veterans Hiring Target Ahead Of Schedule; Commits To New, Additional 50,000 Veterans Hiring Goal

Home2 Suites By Hilton Opens In Schaumburg, The Home2 Suites By Hilton Chicago, Schaumburg – Hotel Is Owned By Inland Real Estate Group And Managed By Superhost Hospitality

Corporate Risk Management At Meliá Hotels International - From The Business Point Of View, What Is A "Risk"

News for May 25, 2017

Choice Hotels In Partnership With Developer Murphy Asset Management And Management Company Crescent Hotels & Resorts, Announce The Opening Of The Cambria Chicago Loop - Theatre District

Hilton Opens The First-Ever Tru By Hilton, The Tru By Hilton Oklahoma City Airport – Its 5,000th Property

Canadians Want More Regulatory Review Of Emerging Technologies, Accenture Study Finds - Drones, Autonomous Vehicles And Online User Agreements Top Citizens’ List For Regulatory Review

Boys Town Adopts Cisco ACI as the Platform for IT as a Service and Hybrid Cloud

American Express OPEN Unveils Blue Businessâ„  Plus Credit Card

Ashford Trust Completes Refinancing Of Hotel Indigo Atlanta

News for May 24, 2017

The NRA In Partnership With Sysco, Invited Cubs’ Owner And Chairman Tom Ricketts And ESPN Radio Host Mike Greenberg To Talk About How To Create Your Winning Business

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts Opens In The Heart Of Shanghai’s Cultural And Business Center, The St. Regis Shanghai Jingan

Dusit International Forms Strategic Partnership With Dossen International Group In China – Dossen Plans To Sign At Least 40 DusitPrincess Resorts And Resort Residences Within The Next Five Years

The Coca-Cola Company Nears Completion Of U.S. Refranchising PlanWith Letter Of Intent For Territory In Northeast

Oakwood Worldwide® Ushers In New Era Of Premium Accommodation With Oakwood Olympic & Olive In Downtown Los Angeles

News for May 23, 2017

RLHC Names Calvin Anderson Senior VP & Chief Of Revenue Optimization

New Dining Survey Finds Biggest Disparities Between Millennials, Gen-Xers, And Baby Boomers Exist In Use Of Digital Customer Service Platforms, Tipping Preferences, And Social Media - Report From 2017 American Express Restaurant Trade Survey

Cisco Survey Reveals Close To Three-Fourths Of IoT Projects Are Failing – The Survey Data Also Reveals Keys To IoT Success

Blackstone To Launch $40 Billion Infrastructure Investment Vehicle And New Infrastructure Business - $20 Billion Anchor Investment From The Public Investment Fund Of Saudi Arabia$40-billion-infrastructure-investment-vehicle-and-new-infrastructure-business

Accenture Hires Rafael López As A Managing Director In Its Health & Public Service Practice – Executive Joins Company From U.S. Department Of Health & Human Services

Consensus 2017: From Capital Markets To Supply Chains, IBM Outlines How Blockchain Will Re-Imagine Business Networks

News for May 22, 2017

Shanghai Disneyland Welcomes 10 Million Guests In Its First 11 Months

Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants Makes Its Debut In Europe, The Kimpton® De Witt In The Heart Of  Amsterdam

Hotel Jen Beijing Opens In The Center Of Beijing's Central Business District

Illuminating Hudson, New York: Historic Candle Factory Transformed To Become Iconic Hotel, The Wick, For Tribute Portfolio

New Developers Extend Infor's Center Of Excellence In Prague

News for May 19, 2017

5 Tips On Serving Gluten-Free Guests From William Weichelt, Director Of NRA's ServSafe Program

Holiday Inn Express® & Suites Monterrey Valle Opens In Northern Mexico – Hotel Is Owned And Managed By Visus Grupo Hotelero S.A.P.I de CV.

Conrad Hotels & Resorts Introduces Luxury Hotel In Mexico’s Historic San Luis Potosi

Accor Board Of Directors Approve The Implementation Of The Separation Of HotelInvest Into A Stand-Alone Legal Entity

Four Points Grows Portfolio In North Carolina With First Property In Raleigh And Fifth In The State – Hotel Is Managed By PM Hotel Group

News for May 18, 2017

Ralph Lauren Corporation Names Patrice Louvet President And CEO - Ralph Lauren Will Continue As Executive Chairman And Chief Creative Officer

Optimism Trends Upward And Growth Is Top Priority, Says American Express OPEN Small Business Monitor - One-In-Five Entrepreneurs Say That Their Businesses Are “Riding High” And Growing Strong In The Current Economy

Autonomous Vehicles Will Add US$81 Billion In New Premiums For Auto Insurers By 2025, According To Accenture Report

Embassy Suites By Hilton Announces New Hotel In San Antonio, The Embassy Suites By Hilton San Antonio Brooks Hotel & Spa

Cisco Reports Third Quarter Earnings

Istanbul’s New Centre Of Attraction Emaar Square Mall Opens Its Doors

IBM Study: Eight In Ten C-Suite Executives Exploring Blockchain Are Investing In Response To Financial Shifts In Their Industry Or For The Opportunity To Develop Entirely New Business Models

News for May 17, 2017

Kevin Carey Appointed As EVP, Chief Operating Officer Of AHLA

AAA: Memorial Day Travel At Highest Level Since 2005 - 39.3 Million Americans Expected To Travel This Memorial Day Weekend

The Park Hyatt Brand Makes Its Entry Into Bangkok

A ‘Metropolitan Oasis,’ Hilton Garden Inn Ras Al Khaimah Opens On The Creek

The Ascend Hotel Collection Welcomes The Waters In Hot Springs, Arkansas

News for May 16, 2017

AccorHotels In Exclusive Talks About Acquiring The FCDE’s Stake In Groupe Noctis

Moxy Hotels Announces Two New Properties In Japan, The Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho And Moxy Osaka Honmachi – Both Are To Open In Late 2017

Avis Budget Group Announces Resignation Of David Wyshner, President And CFO

Best Western® Hotels & Resorts Opens Spectacular Upscale Hotel In Malaysia’s Genting Highlands

Accenture Acquires Media Hive To Expand Its Commerce Capabilities

Reyes Holdings To Expand Its Footprint In U.S. Coca-Cola System By Adding Territory In California And Nevada

News for May 15, 2017

Meliá To Boost Tourism In Cuba By Adding 8 Hotels Under Its Meliá, Sol By Meliá And Innside By Meliá Brands

IBM Hiring Managers Share Advice For New Collar Job Seekers – Article Says More Than 500,000 Technology Jobs Available Today In The United States, But Businesses Like IBM And Other High-Tech Employers Often Cannot Find Enough Candidates With The Right Skills To Fill Them

Lone Star Funds And Aimbridge Hospitality Complete Multi-Million Dollar Renovations At Hyatt Place And Hyatt House Hotels

Oahu’s First Autograph Collection Hotel Heralds A New Era In Honolulu Announcing The Grand Opening Of The Laylow Following An Extensive $60 Million Renovation

AAA To Rescue 7 Million During Summer Driving Season – Three-Quarters Of Family Travelers Planning To Travel By Car To Their Favorite Vacation Spot - 4 Out Of 10 American Drivers Are Unprepared For Emergency Breakdown Situations

MainStay Suites Launches New Prototype

Emaar Properties Records 15% Growth In Net Profit To AED 1.384 Billion (US$ 377 Million) In Q1 2017

News for May 12, 2017

Northstar Travel Group Acquires The Leading Group Of Hotel Investment Events From Burba Hotel Network - Northstar, AHLA Partner To Co-Produce The ALIS Conference - Jim Burba, Founder And President, And Bob Hayes, VP, Of Burba Hotel Network, And Their Entire Team Will Continue To Run The BHN Events Working With Northstar Travel Group

Digital, Decisive And Drone-Ready: Study - Raising The Bar: How Gen Z Expectations Are Reshaping Brand Experiences – Was Conducted By Forrester Consulting On Behalf of American Express

Cisco Announces Intent To Acquire MindMeld - Artificial Intelligence Acquisition To Power New Conversational Interfaces For Cisco's Collaboration Suite

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Announce Partnership In Major Silicon Valley Project At The Center Of San Jose Tech Museum Place Expansion.

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Signs New Hotel In Sylhet, Bangladesh, With Plans To Open In 2018

Leaders Take On New Roles In Coca-Cola North America

News for May 11, 2017

Andres Siefken Joins Mastercard As Executive Vice President Of Marketing And Communications For North America

92 Million Americans Will Eat Out On Mother’s Day According To NRA Research

Ashford Trust Announces Redevelopment And Acquisition Of Fee Interest In Conference Facility At Renaissance Nashville - Announces Refinancing Of Mortgage Loan On Renaissance Nashville And Westin Princeton

IHG And Pro-invest Bring Holiday Inn Express To The Heart Of Melbourne - The Holiday Inn Express Melbourne Little Collins Plans To Open In 2020

Fairfield By Marriott Phnom Penh To Open In Cambodia - Scheduled To Open In 2021

News for May 10, 2017

Eric de Neef Appointed Executive Vice President, Global Chief Branding & Commercial Officer Of Carlson Rezidor

Homewood Suites By Hilton Opens New Hotel In Redondo Beach – Hotel Developed And Owned By Mogul Capital And Managed By Evolution Hospitality

Employer Alert: Large Companies Have A Greater Opportunity To Attract New Grads, According To A New Accenture Strategy Study - U.S. College Graduates Pivot Toward Traditional Workplace

IBM And Pebble Beach Company Tap Watson To Enhance Traveler Experience At Top U.S. Resort

Red Lion Hotels Corporation Unveils New Alignment Of Brands - Renews Brand Focus To Drive Company Growth

Southwest Airlines Completes Transition To Amadeus Altéa

The Walt Disney Company Reports Second Quarter And Six Months Earnings For Fiscal 2017

The Priceline Group Reports Financial Results For 1st Quarter 2017

News for May 9, 2017

Rezidor And Carlson Hotels Announce New Organizational Structure – Federico Gonzalez Tejera Named President & CEO Of Rezidor, Chairman Of Steering Committee – John Kidd To Become CEO Of Carlson Hotels

7 Tips For Serving Diners With Allergies From NRA's ServSafe Allergens Program - Approximately 15 Million Americans With Food Allergies Dine With Family And Friends Where They Feel Safe

Marriott International Debuts Four Points By Sheraton Danzhou On Hainan Island, China

FelCor Reports First Quarter 2017 Earnings - Morgans And Royalton To Be Sold In Third Quarter – In April 2017, Entered Into A Definitive Merger Agreement With RLJ Lodging Trust

RLHC Reports First Quarter 2017 Results

Heading For 1 Gbit/s In The Swisscom Mobile Network

The Hongkong And Shanghai Hotels, Limited Disclosed Its First Quarter 2017 Unaudited Operating Statistics

Marriott International Reports First Quarter 2017 Results Highlights

Sotherly Hotels Inc. Reports Financial Results For The Quarter Ended March 31, 2017

News for May 5, 2017

IHG CEO Succession - Richard Solomons, Group Chief Executive Officer To Retire And To Be Succeeded By Keith Barr, Chief Commercial Officer

Federico González-Tejera Succeeds Wolfgang M. Neumann As President & CEO Of Rezidor. Neumann Remains On Rezidor’s Board Of Directors As Non-Executive Director

Nakheel To Bring 704 Hotel Rooms And Apartments To Dubai Under A New Partnership With Hilton - Double Signing For DoubleTree By Hilton Brand At Jumeirah Village And Deira Islands

Eco-Conscious Element Kuala Lumpur Marks The Brand’s Debut In Southeast Asia - In Collaboration With Owners IB Hotel Management, Welcoming Open-Planned Studios, Along With The Single And Multi-Room Suites For Larger Groups and Extended Stay Travelers

50 Female Entrepreneurs Recognized For Strong Business Growth - The Women Presidents' Organization And American Express Recognize 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies

Ashford Trust Reports First Quarter 2017 Results

Amadeus Maintains Strong Financial Growth In The First Quarter Of The Year

Avis Budget Group Reports First Quarter 2017 Results

News for May 4, 2017

Preferred Hotels & Resorts Welcomes 32 New Member Hotels Across 15 Countries To Its Brand Portfolio From January Through April 2017

Hilton Opens 100th Hotel In Latin America, The Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana

Hyatt Reports First Quarter 2017 Results - Comparable U.S. And Systemwide RevPAR Increased 4.8% And 4.7%, Respectively; Company Announces $500 Million Share Repurchase Authorization

Choice Hotels International Reports A 38-Percent Increase In First Quarter Diluted Earnings Per Share - 106 New Domestic Franchise Agreements Executed, A 51-Percent Increase

La Quinta Holdings Inc. Reports First Quarter 2017 Results - RevPAR Increased 2.8 percent; Company Grew Franchise And Other Fee Based Revenue 8.0 Percent

IBM: Brands’ In-Store And Digital Experiences Fall Flat Of Customers' Expectations

News for May 3, 2017

Renowned Entrepreneur Valerie Daniels-Carter Elected Board Chair Of AAA - Daniels-Carter Becomes First African-American Woman To Lead Board Of Venerable 115 Year Old Organization

Hyatt Names Kathy Krenger Vice President – Global Communications

Ashford Hospitality Trust Announces Withdrawal Of FelCor Lodging Trust Merger Proposal And Preliminary Proxy Statement

Cisco Develops An Analytics Platform For Mexico Conectado

Lufthansa Group Creates A Better Travel Experience With IBM MobileFirst For iOS - Airline Puts The Customer First With New iOS app That Empowers Front-Line Staff With Data To Make More Informed Decisions

IHG® And Salta Properties Sign Management Agreement To Build A Hotel Indigo In Melbourne's Docklands Waterfront Precinct

Swisscom Reports Stable Results In The First Quarter

News for May 2, 2017

Marriott International Expands Modular Construction Initiative – Company Expects To Sign 50 Select Hotel Brand Deals In North America In 2017 That Incorporate Prefabricated Rooms

Accenture Expands Telecommunications Network Practice With The Appointment Of George Nazi As Global Network Practice Lead

Cambria Hotels Debuts In California In Partnership With Fillmore Capital Partners And Fillmore Hospitality, With The Opening Of The Cambria Hotel in Los Angeles – LAX

Blackstone Completes Acquisition Of Aon Hewitt’s Technology-Enabled Benefits & Cloud-Based HR Service Platform

Cisco Announces Intent To Acquire Viptela - Cloud-Based SD-WAN Solution Offers Flexibility To Global Enterprises And Telecom Carriers

Hilton Reports First Quarter Results, Raises Full Year Outlook

Master Card Incorporated Reports First-Quarter 2017 Financial Results

News for May 1, 2017

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Focuses On Growth With The Appointment Of Andrew Langdon As Chief Development Officer

Four Points By Sheraton Hakodate Marks Brand Debut In Japan

Holiday Inn Express Opens Its Doors In Central Brisbane

IHG® Announces Signing Of A New-Build Holiday Inn® Property In Lima, Peru

Dusit International To Open New Hotel In Bangkok’s Renowned Chatuchak Market

Infor Allies With Wroclaw University Of Science And Technology - Infor Education Alliance Program Allows Wroclaw Students To Gain Work Experience With World-Class ERP Software And Better Position In Labor Market

Zipcar Expands To 100 More Colleges And Universities - More Than 600 Schools Currently Offer Zipcar

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