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May 2018

News for May 17, 2018

Swiss-Belhotel International Sails Into Tanzania With Beachfront Swiss-Belresort Zanzibar – Sign Management Agreement With Zanzibar Crown Hotel and Resort Limited – Hotel Expected To Open In 2019,960,12397,0/swiss-belhotel-international-sails-into-tanzania-w.html?fgal=21

Embassy Suites By Hilton Opens In Montreal – Hotel Is Owned And Managed By Easton's Group Of Hotels

Hilton Signs Two New Properties In Lima, Peru Expanding Tapestry Collection By Hilton Internationally – Independent Properties Join Global Hospitality Company's Robust Pipeline Of Eight Hotels In Peru

IBM Opens Q Network Hub In Tokyo To Help Businesses Explore Quantum Computing – IBM And Keio University Have Opened The First "Fully Operational" Q Network Hub To Bring Together Academics And Enterprises And Develop New Algorithms For Quantum Computing

Crescent Hotels & Resorts Opens The Crowne Plaza® Farmington Hills In Suburban Detroit

RLH Corporation Closes Sale Of Red Lion Hotel Templin’s On The River For $9.25 Million And Signed A Franchise License Agreement To Retsain Their Red Lion Brand – Company Sells Seventh Hotel In 2018 Advancing Asset Light Strategy

Cisco Reports Third Quarter Earnings

News for May 16, 2018

Bill McQuillen Joins AHLA As Vice President Of Communications

Accenture Appoints Khaled Al-Dhaher As Country Managing Director For Saudi Arabia – Appointment Reconfirms Accenture's Commitment To Driving Digital Transformation And Consulting In The Kingdom

International Market Centers And AmericasMart To Combine To Form The World’s Largest Owner And Operator Of Premier Showroom Space

InterContinental® Makes Its Debut In Bulgaria, The InterContinental® Sofia

The Island By Hotel RL Opens In Fort Walton Beach, Florida - RLH Corporation Debuts First Hotel RL Resort

News for May 15, 2018

New Marketing Role At Corinthia Hotels: Rebecca Barrie Appointed To The Newly Created Role Of Senior Director – Marketing

RLH Corporation Closes Acquisition Of The Knights Inn Brand From Wyndham Hotel Group – Acquisition Adds Approximately 350 Economy Segment Franchise Contracts Across North America And A Pipeline Of Additional Contracts

AccorHotels Announces A Partnership With Cvent - Rolls Out The Passkey Solution To Simplify The Day-To-Day Work Of Meeting Planners

Autograph Collection Hotels Debuts In Alberta, Canada, The Kananaskis Mountain Lodge Opens

Disconnect Between C-Suite And Supply Chain Resulting In Missed Digital Growth Opportunities For Companies, According To New Research From Accenture – Biggest Challenges Facing Supply Chain Executives, Leadership, Labor, Legacy Technology

News for May 14, 2018

AccorHotels And Algeciras Agree To Buy Chilean Group Atton Hoteles

Nearly 42 Million Americans Will Kick Off Summer With A Memorial Day Getaway According To AAA Report

Wyndham Worldwide Announces Completion Of The Sale Of Its European Vacation Rentals Business To An Affiliate Of Platinum Equity, LLC, For Approximately $1.3 Billion

Ashford Trust Announces Sale Of The Residence Inn Tampa For $24 Million

Renaissance Hotels Debuts In Poland, The Renaissance Warsaw Airport Hotel

Marriott International Announces Opening Of Chicago's First Moxy Hotel, The Moxy Chicago – Hotel Was Developed By White Lodging And Friedman Properties, And Is Managed By White Lodging

The BLVD Hotel In Costa Mesa Joins The Ascend Hotel Collection

News for May 11, 2018

Dual-Branded Hyatt Place And Hyatt House Hotels To Bring Upscale Lodging To Los Angeles International Airport – CaRE Development / 5959 LLC Announced That It has Entered Into A Franchise Agreement With A Hyatt Affiliate With Respect To The Properties Expected To Open In 2020

87 Million Adults Plan To Dine Out On Mother’s Day According To A New NRA Survey .

Wyndham Worldwide Board Of Directors Approves Spin-Off Of Hotel Business -Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Expected To Begin “Regular-Way” Trading On The New York Stock Exchange On June 1, 2018; Wyndham Worldwide Corporation To Be Renamed Wyndham Destinations, Inc.

Autograph Collection Hotels Debuts In Alberta, Canada, The Kananaskis Mountain Lodge Opens Doors Overlooking The Canadian Rockies

Hyatt Centric Brickell Miami Opens Its Doors In The Heart Of Miami's Financial District – Hotel Is Owned By Concord Aztec Brickell LLC, A J/V Comprised Of Aztec Group And Concord Hospitality, Which Operates The Hotel

IBM Cloud: Refining The Expanding Role Of Hybrid Cloud – IBM And Red Hat Are Coming Together To Enable Integration Of IBM’s Extensive Middleware And Data Management With Red Hat’s Well-Entrenched Red Hat OpenShift Open Source Container Application Platform

The Indian Hotels Company Limited Announces A Major Expansion Of Taj Bangalore

News for May 10, 2018

Miguel Gamiño Jr. Joins Mastercard As Executive Vice President For Global Cities - Recent CTO Of New York City To Lead Scaling Of Inclusive Civic Tech

Blackstone Bets Big On Spanish Hotels - Play For Property Firm Hispania Comes As Spain Is Expected To See Big Spending Boost By Foreign Visitors During The Next Decade

IHG Accelerates Growth In Western China With Signing Of 10 New Deals Under 7 Brands

Hyatt Centric San Isidro Lima And Hyatt Centric Las Condes Santiago Open In Peru And Chile

Visa And PayPal Extend Partnership To Accelerate Adoption Of Digital And Mobile Payments In Canada

The Hongkong And Shanghai Hotels Signs GBP650 Million (HK$7 Billion) Five-Year Term Loan Facility

Choice Hotels International Reports 2018 First Quarter Results

News for May 9, 2018

Sir John Hood To Join Blackstone’s Board Of Directors

RLH Corporation Appoints Nate Troup Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

Saudi Prince Al-Waleed And Ashkenazy To buy Palaza Hotel For $600 Million

Marriott International Debuts In Mali With Opening Of Sheraton Bamako Hotel

The Iconic Hotel Martinez Reopens In Cannes, Joining The Unbound Collection By Hyatt

Insurers Must Reskill And Reshape Their Workforces To Seize Growth Opportunities From Artificial Intelligence, According To Research From Accenture – Investing In Human-Machine Collaboration Could Boost Insurance Revenues 17 Percent And Employment 7 Percent Over Next Five Years

La Quinta Board Of Directors Approves Spin-Off Of CorePoint Lodging In Connection With Transaction With Wyndham Worldwide

The Hongkong And Shanghai Hotels, Limited, Disclosed First Quarter 2018 Unaudited Operating Statistics

Marriott International Reports First Quarter 2018 Results

The Walt Disney Company Reports Second Quarter And Six Months Earnings For Fiscal 2018

Melia Hotels International Reports First Quarter Results 2018

La Quinta Holdings Inc. Reports First Quarter 2018 Results

RLH Corporation Reports First Quarter 2018 Results

News for May 8, 2018

PwC 2018 AI Predictions - 8 Insights To Shape Business Strategy

Rezidor Hotel Group AB (publ) Renames To Radisson Hospitality AB (publ)

Hyatt Place Denver/Westminster Celebrates Official Opening – Hotel Is Owned By Etkin Johnson And Affiliates Of White Lodging, And Will Be Managed By White Lodging

Cathay Pacific Group Leverages Blockchain Technology Powered By Accenture To Launch Asia Miles Marketing Campaign

Blackstone Announces Acquisition Of Berlin Residential Portfolio From KauriCAB And Apeiron/Ailon

Southerly Hotels, Ind. Reports Financial Results For The Quarter Ended March 31, 2018

News for May 7, 2018

Preferred Hotels & Resorts Welcomes 35 New Member Hotels

Omni Hotels & Resorts Appoints Cara Banasch As Vice President Of Sales

Mastercard Names Kristina Kloberdanz Chief Sustainability Officer

Accorhotels, In Partnership With Hoteliers Gary And Jeffrey Saunders Of Saunders Hotel Group And Developer Jordan Warshaw Of The Noannet Group Of Boston, To Open The First Raffles Hotel & Residences In North America, The Back Bay Hotel & Residences In 2021

Hotel Indigo London® – 1 Leicester Square Opens

Hyatt Announces Plans For Second Hyatt Hotel In Central America - Hyatt Affiliate Has Entered Into A Franchise Agreement With LATAM Hotel Corporation, For The Hyatt Centric San Salvador

Accenture Completes Acquisition Of MXM, Bolsters Capabilities In Creative Services, Data-Led Marketing Execution, Content Strategy And Digital Marketing

Hyatt Announces Plans For Hyatt Place Melbourne Springvale

News for May 4, 2018

IHG Adds 13 Luxury And Upscale Hotels In The UK - IHG Has Entered Into A Conditional Agreement With Foncière des Régions, To Rebrand And Operate 12 High Quality Open Hotels And One Pipeline Hotel

TravelClick Announces New Partnership With SEH United Hoteliers

New Research Commissioned By AHLA, In Partnership With Morning Consult, Shows Consumers Spend $5.2 Billion Annually In Fraudulent And Misleading Hotel Booking Transactions - Nearly One In Four Consumers Say They Were Misled By A Third-Party Travel Company

Courtyard By Marriott Opens A New Property At Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport - Formerly The Radisson Blu CDG Hotel, The Property Has Undergone An Extensive 15-Month, Multi-Million Pound Refurbishment

IHG Has Signed A Deal With Barnes Capital To Open Design-Led Holiday Inn, In Melbourne’s Coburg In 2020

Celebrating National Small Business Week - SBA Reports How Restaurants Impact Our Economy And Communities

Widening Gap Between Consumer Expectations And Reality In Personalization Signals Warning For Brands, Accenture Interactive Research Finds – Survey Reveals Brands Must Move From Communication To Conversation To Achieve Greater Personalization

Ashford Trust Reports First Quarter 2018 Results

IHG Reports 2018 First Quarter Trading Update

Amadeus Continues Strong Growth Momentum Into 2018, Reports three Months Ended March 31, 2018 Results

News for May 3, 2018

AHLA Names Rosanna Maietta President Of Foundation - HLEF Priorities Include Education, Research And Career Development

Hilton Names Martin Rinck As Global Head Of Luxury And Lifestyle Group – To Focus On Global Growth For Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts And Canopy By Hilton

Accenture Interactive To Help Radisson Hotel Group Transform The Digital Customer Experience

Autograph Collection Hotels Introduces The Pantheon Iconic Rome Hotel

IHG To Open A Dual-Branded Hotel Indigo And Holiday Inn In The Heart Of Melbourne's Retail District By 2022

Marriott International Debuts Eco-Conscious Element Brand In The Middle East With The Opening Of Element Me’aisam In The United Arab Emirates, In Dubai Production City

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Raises Full Year Forecast After Reporting Strong Results For The First Quarter 2018

Hyatt Reports First Quarter 2018 Results - Raises Full-Year Outlook For RevPAR Growth, Rooms Growth And Shareholder Returns

Avis Budget Group Reports Strong First Quarter 2018 Results

News for May 2, 2018

Summer Travelers Seek Fun In The Sun - The Top Domestic Summer Travel Destinations, Based On AAA Travel Bookings For Trips June 1 Through August 15

Cisco Announces Intent To Acquire Accompany - Accompany Founder And CEO Amy Chang To Lead Cisco's Collaboration Business

GBTA Executive Director Honored With Inaugural SPOKEies® Award – Michael W. McCormick Named Top Spokesperson In Non-Profit Trade Associations

IHG, In Partnership With The Lazizi Premiere Limited, Expands Footprint In Africa With Opening Of Crowne Plaza Nairobi Airport

Renaissance Hotels Debuts In Indonesia With The Opening Of Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa

Hampton by Hilton Unveils New Prototype – Introduces New Flexible Design Concept Leveraging Latest Architectural Trends To Solidify Legacy Of Innovation

Best Western® Hotels & Resorts Introduces New Dual-Branded Hotel In Texas, The Best Western Plus Executive Residency Port Of Corpus Christi

Wyndham Worldwide Reports First Quarter 2018 Results

Swisscom Reports On Track In The First Quarter 2018 – Growth In Broadband, inOne And TV

News for May 1, 2018

Marriott Vacations Buying Timeshare Operator ILG For $4.7 Billion - ILG Operates Vacation Programs Under The Hyatt, Sheraton And Westin Brands

IHG: The Juggle Is Real For Today's Travel Managers: Main Priorities And Considerations When Putting Travel Your Programme Together - Trends Which Will Have The Biggest Impact On Travellers

Hyatt Announces Plans For Hyatt Centric Melbourne

Marriott Hotels Debuts In West Africa With The Opening Of Accra Marriott Hotel, Ghana

Hyatt Announces Plans For Hyatt Centric Melbourne

Best Western® Hotels & Resorts Celebrates Groundbreaking Of Dual-Branded Hotel In Phoenix

Wyndham Vacation Ownership Adds Bali To Its Growing WorldMark South Pacific Club Portfolio, The Wyndham Dreamland Resort Bali

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