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News for May 22, 2017

Shanghai Disneyland Welcomes 10 Million Guests In Its First 11 Months

https://thewaltdisneycompany.com/shanghai-disneyland-welcomes-10-million-guests-first-11-months/

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

https://www.ihgplc.com/en/news-and-media/news-releases/2017/kimpton-hotels-and-restaurants-makes-its-debut-in-europe

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

http://www.shangri-la.com/corporate/press-room/press-releases/hotel-jen-beijing-opens-welcoming-travellers-into-a-world-of-new-experiences/

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

http://news.marriott.com/2017/05/illuminating-hudson-new-york-historic-candle-factory-transformed-become-iconic-hotel-tribute-portfolio/

New Developers Extend Infor's Center Of Excellence In Prague 

http://www.infor.com/company/news/pressroom/pressreleases/center-of-excellence-prague/

News for May 19, 2017

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

http://www.restaurant.org/News-Research/News/5-tips-on-serving-gluten-free-guests

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. 

https://www.ihgplc.com/en/news-and-media/news-releases/2017/holiday-inn-express--suites-monterrey-valle-opens-in-northern-mexico

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

http://news.conradhotels.com/index.cfm/news/conrad-hotels-resorts-introduces-first-luxury-hotel-in-mexicos-historic-san-luis-potosi

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

http://press.accorhotels.group/approval-of-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 

http://news.marriott.com/2017/05/four-points-grows-portfolio-north-carolina-first-property-raleigh-fifth-state/

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

http://investor.ralphlauren.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=65933&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2273519

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 

http://about.americanexpress.com/news/pr/2017/open-small-business-monitor-optimism-trends-upward.aspx

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

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/autonomous-vehicles-will-add-us81-billion-in-new-premiums-for-auto-insurers-by-2025-according-to-accenture-report.htm

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

http://news.embassysuites.com/index.cfm/news/embassy-suites-by-hilton-announces-new-hotel-in-san-antonio

Cisco Reports Third Quarter Earnings

https://newsroom.cisco.com/press-release-content?type=webcontent&articleId=1845956

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

https://www.emaar.com/en/media-centre/detail.aspx?itemId=tcm:130-106504

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 

http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/52418.wss

News for May 17, 2017

Kevin Carey Appointed As EVP, Chief Operating Officer Of AHLA

https://www.ahla.com/press-release/kevin-carey-appointed-evp-chief-operating-officer-ahla

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

http://newsroom.aaa.com/2017/05/aaa-memorial-day-travel-highest-level-since-2005/

The Park Hyatt Brand Makes Its Entry Into Bangkok

http://newsroom.hyatt.com/The-Park-Hyatt-Brand-Makes-Its-Entry-Into-Bangkok-05162017

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

http://news.hiltongardeninn.com/index.cfm/news/a-metropolitan-oasis-hilton-garden-inn-ras-al-khaimah-opens-on-the-creek

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

http://media.choicehotels.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=217856&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2273552

News for May 16, 2017

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

http://press.accorhotels.group/accorhotels-is-in-exclusive-talks-about-acquiring-the-fcdes-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

http://news.marriott.com/2017/05/japan-set-get-playful-curious-lot-fun-year-adding-moxy/

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

http://ir.avisbudgetgroup.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=1026283

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

https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/about/press-media/2017-press-releases/bw-opens-upscale-resort-in-malaysia.html

Accenture Acquires Media Hive To Expand Its Commerce Capabilities

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/accenture-acquires-media-hive-to-expand-its-commerce-capabilities.htm

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

http://www.coca-colacompany.com/press-center/press-releases/reyes-holdings-to-expand-its-footprint-in-u-s--coca-cola-system-

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

http://meliahotelsinternational.com/en/press-room/05102017/melia-boost-tourism-cuba-adding-8-hotels-under-its-melia-sol-melia-and-innside

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 

http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/52361.wss

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

http://newsroom.hyatt.com/Lone-Star-Funds-And-Aimbridge-Hospitality-Complete-Multi-Million-Dollar-Renovations-At-Hyatt-Place-And-Hyatt-House-Hotels050917

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 

http://news.marriott.com/2017/05/oahus-first-autograph-collection-hotel-heralds-new-era-honolulu/

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 

http://newsroom.aaa.com/2017/05/aaa-rescue-7-million-summer-driving-season/

MainStay Suites Launches New Prototype 

http://media.choicehotels.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=217856&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2272385

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

https://www.emaar.com/en/media-centre/detail.aspx?itemId=tcm:130-106404

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 

https://www.ahla.com/press-release/northstar-travel-group-acquires-leading-group-hotel-investment-events-burba-hotel

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 

http://about.americanexpress.com/news/pr/2017/amex-study-gen-z-customer-experience-expectations.aspx

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

https://newsroom.cisco.com/press-release-content?type=webcontent&articleId=1841620

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

https://www.kimptonhotels.com/press/releases/kimpton-hotels-restaurants-announce-partnership-in-major-silicon-valley-project

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

http://www.movenpick.com/en/press/news/detail/moevenpick-hotels-resorts-signs-new-hotel-in-sylhet-bangladesh-with-plans-to-open-in-2018/

Leaders Take On New Roles In Coca-Cola North America

http://www.coca-colacompany.com/press-center/press-releases/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

http://newsroom.mastercard.com/press-releases/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

http://www.restaurant.org/News-Research/News/92-million-Americans-will-eat-out-on-Mothers-Day

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

http://www.snl.com/IRW/file/4088185/Index?KeyFile=2000519736

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 

https://www.ihgplc.com/en/news-and-media/news-releases/2017/ihg-and-pro-invest-bring-holiday-inn-express-to-the-heart-of-melbourne

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

http://news.marriott.com/2017/05/fairfield-marriott-phnom-penh-open-cambodia/

News for May 10, 2017

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

http://www.investor.rezidor.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=205430&p=mediaRelease&ID=2271661

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

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

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 

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/employer-alert-large-companies-have-a-greater-opportunity-to-attract-new-grads-according-to-a-new-accenture-strategy-study.htm

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

http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/52313.wss

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

http://investor.shareholder.com/rlhcorp/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=1025312

Southwest Airlines Completes Transition To Amadeus Altéa

http://www.amadeus.com/web/amadeus/en_1A-corporate/Amadeus-Home/Newsroom/Archive/2017-05-10-Southwest/1319658626891-Page-AMAD_DetailPpal?assetid=1319706772915&assettype=PressRelease_C

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

https://thewaltdisneycompany.com/walt-disney-company-reports-second-quarter-six-months-earnings-fiscal-2017/

The Priceline Group Reports Financial Results For 1st Quarter 2017

http://files.shareholder.com/downloads/PCLN/4282704899x0x941969/A9B700F9-67E5-4D04-B85E-47AEEADBA3BF/PCLN_Group_Earnings_Release_Q117.pdf

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

http://www.investor.rezidor.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=205430&p=mediaRelease&ID=2270441

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 

http://www.restaurant.org/News-Research/News/7-tips-for-serving-diners-with-allergies

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

http://news.marriott.com/2017/05/marriott-international-debuts-four-points-sheraton-danzhou-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 

http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=118512&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2271288

RLHC Reports First Quarter 2017 Results

http://investor.shareholder.com/rlhcorp/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=1025350

Heading For 1 Gbit/s In The Swisscom Mobile Network

https://www.swisscom.ch/en/about/medien/press-releases/2017/05/20170508-mm-1-gbits-mobilfunknetz.html

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

http://www.hshgroup.com/-/media/Files/HSH/Press-Releases/2017/2017-AGM-press-release_EN_-2-May-2017.ashx

Marriott International Reports First Quarter 2017 Results Highlights

http://news.marriott.com/2017/05/marriott-international-reports-first-quarter-2017-results-highlights/

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

http://investors.sotherlyhotels.com/file/Index?KeyFile=2000491499

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

https://www.ihgplc.com/en/news-and-media/news-releases/2017/ihg-ceo-succession

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

http://www.investor.rezidor.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=205430&p=mediaRelease&ID=2270311

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 

http://news.doubletree.com/index.cfm/news/nakheel-to-bring-704-hotel-rooms-and-apartments-to-dubai-under-new-partnership-with-hilton

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 

http://news.marriott.com/2017/05/eco-conscious-element-kuala-lumpur-marks-brands-debut-southeast-asia-raising-bar-longer-stay-hotel-experiences/

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

http://about.americanexpress.com/news/pr/2017/50-female-entrepreneurs-recognized.aspx

Ashford Trust Reports First Quarter 2017 Results 

http://www.snl.com/Cache/1001223645.PDF?O=PDF&T=&Y=&D=&FID=1001223645&iid=4088185

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

http://www.amadeus.com/web/amadeus/en_1A-corporate/Amadeus-Home/Newsroom/Archive/2017-05-05_Amadeus-Financial-Results-Q1-2017/1319658626891-Page-AMAD_DetailPpal?assetid=1319706447452&assettype=PressRelease_C

Avis Budget Group Reports First Quarter 2017 Results

http://ir.avisbudgetgroup.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=1024378

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

https://preferredhotels.com/press/preferred-hotels-and-resorts-welcomes-32-new

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

http://news.hilton.com/index.cfm/news/hilton-opens-100th-hotel-in-latin-america

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

http://newsroom.hyatt.com/news-releases?item=123575

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

http://media.choicehotels.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=217856&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2269972

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

http://ir.lq.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=89577&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2269520

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

http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/52250.wss

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

http://newsroom.aaa.com/2017/05/renowned-entrepreneur-valerie-daniels-carter-elected-board-chair-aaa/

Hyatt Names Kathy Krenger Vice President – Global Communications

http://newsroom.hyatt.com/news-releases?item=123573

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

http://www.snl.com/IRW/file/4088185/Index?KeyFile=2000396205

Cisco Develops An Analytics Platform For Mexico Conectado

https://newsroom.cisco.com/press-release-content?type=webcontent&articleId=1843227

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 

http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/52245.wss

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

https://www.ihgplc.com/en/news-and-media/news-releases/2017/hotel-indigo-melbourne-docklands-signing

Swisscom Reports Stable Results In The First Quarter 

https://www.swisscom.ch/en/about/medien/press-releases/2017/05/20170503-MM-Q1-2017.html

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

http://news.marriott.com/2017/05/marriott-international-expands-modular-construction-initiative/

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

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/accenture-expands-telecommunications-network-practice-with-the-appointment-of-george-nazi-as-global-network-practice-lead.htm

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 

http://media.choicehotels.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=217856&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2268757

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

https://www.blackstone.com/media/press-releases/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 

https://newsroom.cisco.com/press-release-content?type=webcontent&articleId=1841607

Hilton Reports First Quarter Results, Raises Full Year Outlook

http://www.hiltonworldwideglobalmediacenter.com/index.cfm/news/hilton-reports-first-quarter-results-raises-full-year-outlook

Master Card Incorporated Reports First-Quarter 2017 Financial Results 

http://s2.q4cdn.com/242125233/files/doc_financials/2017/1Q17-MA-Earnings-Release.pdf

News for May 1, 2017

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

http://www.movenpick.com/en/press/news/detail/moevenpick-hotels-resorts-focuses-on-growth-with-the-appointment-of-chief-development-officer/

Four Points By Sheraton Hakodate Marks Brand Debut In Japan

http://news.marriott.com/2017/05/four-points-sheraton-hakodate-marks-brand-debut-japan/

Holiday Inn Express Opens Its Doors In Central Brisbane 

https://www.ihgplc.com/en/news-and-media/news-releases/2017/holiday-inn-express-opens-its-doors-in-central-brisbane

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

https://www.ihgplc.com/en/news-and-media/news-releases/2017/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 

http://www.dusit.com/news/

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 

http://www.infor.com/company/news/pressroom/pressreleases/wroclaw-university-infor-eap/

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

http://ir.avisbudgetgroup.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=1023751

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