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News for November 30, 2016

Taj Hotels Resorts And Palaces And Shangri-La Hotels And Resorts Form Industry-First Alliance - Two Iconic Asian Hotel Companies Join Forces To Broaden Their Reach And Scale Across 200 Hotels, 27 Countries And 131 Destinations

http://www.shangri-la.com/corporate/press-room/press-releases/taj-hotels-resorts-and-palaces-and-shangri-la-hotels-and-resorts-form-industry/

Dawn Sweeney Tapped As Association Exec Of The Year 

http://www.restaurant.org/News-Research/News/Sweeney-tapped-as-association-exec-of-year

GBTA Announces Partnership With btTB To Deliver World-Class Education And Networking Opportunities To The Business Travel Community In The Region - Partnership Officially Launches In May 2017 

http://www.gbta.org/PressReleases/Pages/rls_112916.aspx?Source=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Egbta%2Eorg%2Flists%2Fnews%2FAllitems%5Fall%2Easpx

Holiday Inn Resort® Brand Opens The Holiday In Resort Catalina Island - The Full Service Hotel Is Owned By Pacifica Catlan LTC And Managed By Pacifica Host Hotels 

https://www.ihgplc.com/en/news-and-media/news-releases/2016/holiday-inn-resort-brand-expands-west-coast-footprint-with-property-opening-in-california

IHG Signs Australia's First Hotel Indigo In Brisbane

https://www.ihgplc.com/en/news-and-media/news-releases/2016/ihg-signs-australia-s-first-hotel-indigo-in-brisbane

Accenture Opens Liquid Studio In Milan To Help Organizations Accelerate Digital Transformation With Rapid Prototyping And Application Development

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/accenture-opens-liquid-studio-in-milan-to-help-organizations-accelerate-digital-transformation-with-rapid-prototyping-and-application-development.htm

Mahindra And IBM To Develop Blockchain Solution For Supply Chain Finance - Cloud-Based Blockchain app To Speed Invoice Discounting 

http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/51147.wss

News for November 29, 2016

Innovation Is Switching From A Product Focus To Differentiating The Customer Experience, With $1 Billion In Revenues Up For Grabs, Accenture Research Finds - Leading Companies Are Moving Beyond Products To Create A Superior Connected Customer Experience 

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/innovation-is-switching-from-a-product-focus-to-differentiating-the-customer-experience-with-1-billion-in-revenues-up-for-grabs-accenture-research-finds.htm

Hilton Opens First Hotel In Seaside City Of Ningbo, China, The Hilton Ningbo Dongqian Lake Resort

http://news.hilton.com/index.cfm/news/hilton-opens-first-hotel-in-seaside-city-of-ningbo-china

Best Western Hotels & Resorts Introduces First Executive Residency In Africa The Executive Residency By Best Western Nairobi

https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/about/press-media/2016-press-releases/bw-introduces-first-executive-residency-in-africa.html

American Airlines Selects IBM As Its Cloud Provider

http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/51145.wss

AccorHotels Finalizes Acquisition Of John Paul

http://pressroom.accorhotels-group.com/accorhotels-finalizes-acquisition-of-john-paulthe-world-leader-in-the-concierge-market%e2%80%8b/

Kuwait Airways Announces Strategic Partnership With Amadeus To Transform Its Business Processes 

http://www.amadeus.com/web/amadeus/en_1A-corporate/News/PR-2016-11-28-Kuwait-Airways/1319560217161-Page-AMAD_DetailPpal?assetid=1319697625320&assettype=PressRelease_C

News for November 28, 2016

Small Business Saturday® Results: 112 Million Consumers Shop And Dine Small On Small Business Saturday - More Than Ever Before - More Than 6,700 Small Businesses And Organizations Signed Up To Be Neighborhood Champions, A 63% Increase From Approximately 4,100 In 2015 According To The Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey

http://about.americanexpress.com/news/pr/2016/2016-small-business-saturday-results.aspx

IBM Forecasts Global Shoppers Will Drive Double Digit Online Sales Growth On Cyber Monday - IBM Holiday Readiness Clients Set Engagement Records – Key Holiday Shopping Findings 

http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/51141.wss

IHG Opens Second Holiday Inn In Bandung, The Holiday Inn Bandung Pasteur West Java

https://www.ihgplc.com/en/news-and-media/news-releases/2016/ihg-opens-second-holiday-inn-in-bandung

Accenture Completes Acquisition Of A 47.4% Shareholding In OCTO Technology

https://mail.google.com/mail/#inbox

News for November 25, 2016

Exhaustion And Lack Of Time Mean Sacrifice Is The New Norm For Canadian Parents – Mastercard Survey Reveals Parents Constantly Sacrifice Personal Time And Activities, Seek 'Life Hacks' To Make It All Work 

http://newsroom.mastercard.com/press-releases/exhaustion-and-lack-of-time-mean-sacrifice-is-the-new-norm-for-canadian-parents/

Jumeirah Al Naseem Unveiled – The Final Chapter Of Madinat Jumeirah Resort Opens 1 December 2016

http://www.jumeirah.com/en/jumeirah-group/press-centre/press-releases/press-releases-for-2016/jumeirah-al-naseem-unveiled---the-final-chapter-of-madinat-jumeirah-resort-opens-1-december-2016/

Marriott International Continues Expansion In Latin America With The Signing Of Four New Hotels In Mexico

http://news.marriott.com/2016/11/marriott-international-continues-expansion-latin-america-signing-four-new-hotels-mexico-2/

Luxury Cyprus Boutique Hotel Optimizes Online Revenue With eRevMax 

http://www.erevmax.com/ratetiger-news/ratetiger-news-archive/nov2016-erevmax-rise-hotel-online-distribution.html

dusitD2 Project Launched In Phuket, The dusitD2 Phuket Aria In Surin Beach – Hotel Is Slated To Open In 2020

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

News for November 23, 2016

Wyndham Hotel Group Strengthens Leadership Team In EMEA With Two New Appointments: Patrick Divall As Regional Vice President, Western Europe, And Ignace Bauwens As Regional Vice President, Middle East And Africa 

http://www.wyndhamworldwide.com/news-media/press-releases/wyndham-hotel-group-strengthens-leadership-team-emea-two-new-appointments

Richard L. Garwin, IBM Fellow Emeritus, Named A Recipient Of The Presidential Medal Of Freedom

http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/51102.wss

Mr Felix Bieger Receives Lifetime Achievement Award From École hôtelière de Lausanne

http://www.hshgroup.com/-/media/Files/HSH/Press-Releases/2016/Mr-Felix-Bieger-wins-Lifetime-Achievement-Award-from-Ecole-hoteliere-de.ashx

IHG® Marks Re-Entry Into Northern Territory With Signing Of Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters – Sign Franchise Agreement With Ford Dynasty Pty Ltd 

https://www.ihgplc.com/en/news-and-media/news-releases/2016/ihg-marks-re-entry-into-northern-territory--with-signing-of-crowne-plaza-alice-springs-lasseters

Sotherly Hotels Inc. Announces DoubleTree By Hilton® Flag For Hollywood, Florida Hotel

http://investors.sotherlyhotels.com/file/Index?KeyFile=36823149

Employer Penalties For Health Insurance Mandate Expected To Reach $31B For 2016, Accenture Finds - Penalties On U.S. Employers That Misreport Employees’ Coverage Could Reach $10B, Increasing Potential Penalties 50 Percent Over Original Estimates 

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/employer-penalties-for-health-insurance-mandate-expected-to-reach-31b-for-2016-accenture-finds.htm

IBM Closes Acquisition Of Promontory Financial Group

http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/51088.wss

News for November 22, 2016

8 Big Travel Predictions For 2017 According To Booking.com

http://ir.pricelinegroup.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=1000523

Laurens Leurink Appointed Senior Vice President To Lead Distribution Business At Amadeus

http://www.amadeus.com/web/amadeus/en_1A-corporate/News/2016_21_11_Laurens-Leurink-to-lead-Distribution/1319560217161-Page-AMAD_DetailPpal?assetid=1319696959575&assettype=PressRelease_C

Are Consumers Dining Out For Thanksgiving? NRA Research 

http://www.restaurant.org/News-Research/News/Are-consumers-dining-out-for-Thanksgiving

InterContinental® Doha Residences Opens On Doha's Longest Private Beach

https://www.ihgplc.com/en/news-and-media/news-releases/2016/intercontinental-doha-residences-opens-on-dohas-longest-private-beach

Park Hyatt Hangzhou Opens In East China

http://newsroom.hyatt.com/112116Park-Hyatt-Hangzhou-Opens-in-East-China

News for November 21, 2016

Hilton Appoints Katie Beirne Fallon As Senior VP And Global Head Of Corporate Affairs 

http://www.hiltonworldwideglobalmediacenter.com/index.cfm/news/hilton-appoints-new-head-of-corporate-affairs

Group Bookings In New Year Brighten Hotel Outlook - Slowing Transient Reservation Pace Continues Into November According To TravelClick’s November 2016 NAHR

http://www.travelclick.com/en/news-events/press-releases/group-bookings-in-new-year-brighten-hotel-outlook

Ian Schrager Expands His Global Influence With The Opening Of His First Hotel In China In December, The Sanya EDITION 

http://news.marriott.com/2016/11/sanya-edition-china-waiting-new-kind-resort-unlike/

The Coca-Cola System In China Completes Definitive Agreement To Reshape Bottling Operations In China - Transaction Will Result In A Divide Of The Coca-Cola’s Bottling System In China Between Two Franchise Partners: COFCO And Swire

http://www.coca-colacompany.com/press-center/press-releases/the-coca-cola-system-in-china-completes-definitive-agreement-to-reshape-bottling-operations-in-china

The InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts Brand Opens New Luxury Hotel In Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic – Hotel Is Owned And Managed By Real Hotels & Resorts 

https://www.ihgplc.com/en/news-and-media/news-releases/2016/intercontinental-real-santo-domingo

PwC’s Strategy& And SAP Collaborate To Revolutionize Trade Management

http://www.pwc.com/us/en/press-releases/2016/pwc-strategyand-sap-collaborate-to-revolutionize-trade-management.html

IBM's The Weather Company Adding 400 Jobs And Relocating Its Headquarters Within Atlanta

http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/51073.wss

Consumer Goods Companies Can Tap A U.S. $700bn Growth Opportunity If They Understand The “Fluid Consumer” And Learn To Flex Their Operating Models Accordingly, Accenture Argues

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/consumer-goods-companies-can-tap-a-us-700bn-growth-opportunity-if-they-understand-the-fluid-consumer-and-learn-to-flex-their-operating-models-accordingly-accenture-argues.htm

News for November 18, 2016

Preferred Hotels & Resorts Appoints David Spooner As Executive Vice President For Asia Pacific 

https://preferredhotels.com/press/preferred-hotels-and-resorts-appoints-david-spooner-as-executive-vice-president-for-asia-pacific

Aloft Hotels Continues Growth In New York City With Debut Of First Property In Long Island City - Aloft Long Island City Is Owned By Select Development And Managed By Real Hospitality 

http://news.marriott.com/2016/11/aloft-hotels-continues-growth-new-york-city-debut-first-property-long-island-city/

First-Ever Zipcar Urbanite Study, Conducted By KRC Research, Finds That "Generation City" Will Shape The Future Of Technology And Transportation - Results Show That City Dwellers, Regardless Of Age Are United By Their Attitudes And Behaviors 

http://ir.avisbudgetgroup.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=999740

Rosewood Hong Kong Will Open In 2018, Adding A Graceful New Landmark To The Famous Harborfront

https://www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/media/press/2016/Rosewood-Hong-Kong-Will-Open-in-2018

Contract For The Palma Congress Centre Signed In London With Meliá Hotels International

http://meliahotelsinternational.com/en/press-room/11162016/contract-palma-congress-centre-signed-london

More Than 100 Affiliated Resorts Join RCI’s Global Network Year To Date

http://www.wyndhamworldwide.com/news-media/press-releases/more-100-affiliated-resorts-join-rci%E2%80%99s-global-network-year-date

AccorHotels Finalizes Acquisition Of John Paul 

http://pressroom.accorhotels-group.com/accorhotels-finalizes-acquisition-of-john-paulthe-world-leader-in-the-concierge-market%e2%80%8b/

News for November 17, 2016

Matthew Sparks Appointed As Chief Investment Officer Of Park Hotels & Resorts, The Planned Real Estate Investment Trust That Will Be Separated From Hilton Around Year-End 

http://www.hiltonworldwideglobalmediacenter.com/index.cfm/news/matthew-sparks-appointed-as-chief-investment-officer-of-park-hotels-resorts

AHLA Announces New 2017 Officers & Board Of Directors Slate - Notable Additions Represent Full Spectrum Of Hotel Industry

https://www.ahla.com/press-release/ahla-announces-new-2017-officers-board-directors-slate

New Study Identifies Business Traveler Perspectives On Company Travel Policies, Compliance And Valued Amenities – Four Of Five Business Travelers Report Company Travel Policy Has Greatest Impact On Booking Decisions According To Report From The GBTA Foundation In Partnership With HRS

http://www.gbta.org/foundation/pressreleases/Pages/RLS_111516.aspx?Source=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Egbta%2Eorg%2Flists%2Fnews%2FAllitems%5Fall%2Easpx

Infor Announces Innovative Tethered Drone-Based Asset Management Solution - Drone Aviation And Infor To Provide A Complete, Efficient, And Safe Asset Maintenance Solution 

http://www.infor.com/company/news/pressroom/pressreleases/infor-drone-enterprise-asset-management-solution/

Employer Penalties For Health Insurance Mandate Expected To Reach $31B For 2016, Accenture Finds - Penalties On U.S. Employers That Misreport Employees’ Coverage Could Reach $10B, Increasing Potential Penalties 50 Percent Over Original Estimates 

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/employer-penalties-for-health-insurance-mandate-expected-to-reach-31b-for-2016-accenture-finds.htm

Reliance And Cisco Jasper Launch Internet Of Things (IoT) Services Throughout India - IoT Partnership Makes It Simple For All Companies To Deliver Connected Services, Paves The Way For Smart Cities

https://newsroom.cisco.com/press-release-content?type=webcontent&articleId=1805772

Cisco Reports First Quarter Earnings

https://newsroom.cisco.com/press-release-content?type=webcontent&articleId=1805873

News for November 16, 2016

Koch Agrees To Invest Over $2 Billion In Infor - Provides Growth Capital For Cloud Software Leader To Drive Digital Transformation Across Industries 

http://www.infor.com/company/news/pressroom/pressreleases/koch-investment/

Brexit Impact Yet To Hinder Europe’s Growing Business Travel Market - Germany Continues To Lead The Charge Amongst Major Business Travel Markets In Europe According To The GBTA BTI™ Outlook – Western Europe Report, Conducted By The GBTA Foundation 

http://www.gbta.org/foundation/pressreleases/Pages/RLS_111617.aspx?Source=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Egbta%2Eorg%2Flists%2Fnews%2FAllitems%5Fall%2Easpx

Hyatt Affiliate Has Entered Into A Franchise Agreement With M&L Hospitality For A Hyatt Place Hotel In London, To Be Managed By Cycas Hospitality, The Hyatt Place London Heathrow Airport

http://newsroom.hyatt.com/114016Second-Hyatt-Place-Hotel-Set-To-Open-In-The-United-Kingdom

National Restaurant Association, American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute Combine Forces To Focus On The Future Of Hospitality - Partnership Enhances Hospitality Training And Certification Capabilities

https://www.ahla.com/press-release/national-restaurant-association-american-hotel-lodging-educational-institute-combine

Accenture And RichRelevance Expand Strategic Alliance To Bolster Personalization Services For Leading Brands - Accenture Ventures Has Made A Minority Investment In RichRelevance

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/accenture-and-richrelevance-expand-strategic-alliance-to-bolster-personalization-services-for-leading-brands.htm

News for November 15, 2016

AAA: 48.7 Million Americans To Travel This Thanksgiving – 1 Million More Travelers Than Last Year Will Take To The Highways, Skies And Seas 

http://newsroom.aaa.com/2016/11/aaa-48-7-million-americans-travel-thanksgiving/

Hyatt Announces Entry Into Pakistan With Plans For Four Hyatt-Branded Hotels - Expansion Of Grand Hyatt And Hyatt Regency Brands In Pakistan In Co-Operation With Bahria Town

http://newsroom.hyatt.com/111116Hyatt-Announces-Entry-Into-Pakistan-With-Plans-For-Four-Hyatt-Branded-Hotels

IHG And Al-Futtaim Sign Management Deal For UAE's Largest Holiday Inn® Hotel At Dubai Festival City

https://www.ihgplc.com/en/news-and-media/news-releases/2016/ihg-and-al-futtaim-sign-management-deal-for-uaes-largest-holiday-inn-hotel-at-dubai-festival-city

TravelClick Launches New, Responsive Booking Engine 4.0, Maximizing Conversion Across Devices And Driving More Direct Bookings For Global Hoteliers - New Room Hold Feature Brings Abandoned Guests Back To Direct Channel To Complete Bookings 

http://www.travelclick.com/en/news-events/press-releases/travelclick-launches-new-responsive-booking-engine

Avis Budget Group And Didi Chuxing Establish Global Strategic Partnership

http://ir.avisbudgetgroup.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=999408

IBM Closes Acquisition Of Sanovi Technologies

http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/51009.wss

News for November 14, 2016

Hilton Introduces Future Board Of Directors For Hilton Grand Vacations - Board Members Provide Lodging Industry Experience, Business And Governance Acumen

http://www.hiltonworldwideglobalmediacenter.com/index.cfm/news/hilton-introduces-future-board-of-directors-for-hilton-grand-vacations

Best Western Selects BirchStreet - 2,100 North American Properties To Utilize P2O System

https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/about/press-media/2016-press-releases/bw-selects-birchstreet-asprocure-to-order-platform.html

Connected And Budget-Friendly Swiss-Belexpress Kuta Opens In Bali 

http://www.swiss-belhotel.com/en-gb/news/bali-hotel-open?fgal=21

The Inspur-Cisco Joint Venture Is Officially Inaugurated

https://newsroom.cisco.com/press-release-content?type=webcontent&articleId=1805023

Comfort Brand Announces More Extensive Hotel Renovations Across U.S. - System-Wide Transformation Continues To Achieve Increased Customer Satisfaction 

http://media.choicehotels.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=217856&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2222092

The Walt Disney Company Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year Earnings For Fiscal 2016

https://thewaltdisneycompany.com/walt-disney-company-reports-fourth-quarter-earnings-full-year-earnings-fiscal-2016/

News for November 11, 2016

Infor EzRMS Updated with Enhanced Forecasting Engine: New Forecasting Features Enhance Revenue Management Application

http://www.infor.com/company/news/pressroom/pressreleases/infor-ezrms-enhanced-forecasting-engine/

RLHC To Add Red Lion Inn & Suites In Fayetteville, North Carolina And GuestHouse Hotel In Warner Robins, Georgia

http://investor.shareholder.com/rlhcorp/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=998861

La Quinta Continues Strong Domestic And International Franchise Growth In Third Quarter 2016 

http://ir.lq.com/Cache/1001216550.PDF?Y=&O=PDF&D=&FID=1001216550&T=&IID=4424891

Choice Hotels International Joins Ceres Enterprises, LLC, And The Orlean Company For The Groundbreaking Of A New Cambria® Hotel & Suites Property In Westfield, Indiana 

http://media.choicehotels.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=217856&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2221045

Majority Of U.S. Small And Middle Market Retailers Expect Strong Sales This Holiday Season, According To The American Express Holiday Growth Pulse 

http://about.americanexpress.com/news/pr/2016/retailers-strong-sales-this-holiday-season.aspx

Accenture Completes Acquisition Of DayNine To Boost Market-Leading Workday Capabilities

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/accenture-completes-acquisition-of-daynine-to-boost-market-leading-workday-capabilities.htm

News for November 10, 2016

Cisco Global Cloud Index Projects Cloud Traffic To Nearly Quadruple Representing 92 Percent Of Total Data Center Traffic By 2020

https://newsroom.cisco.com/press-release-content?type=webcontent&articleId=1804748

Global Travel Trends Spark Expansion Of Amex Travel Hotel Program - FINE HOTELS & RESORTS Program Grows To New Markets In 2017 

http://about.americanexpress.com/news/pr/2016/amex-hotel-program-expands.aspx

IHG's Candlewood Suites® Brand Debuts In Mexico, The Candlewood Suites® Queretaro-Juriquilla - Hotel Is Owned By OVQ Querétaro, S.A. de C.V. And Managed By Diamond Lodging 

https://www.ihgplc.com/en/news-and-media/news-releases/2016/ihgs-candlewood-suites-brand-debuts-in-mexico

Accenture Acquires Nashco Consulting Ltd., Expanding ServiceNow Capabilities In North America - Acquisition Makes Accenture One Of The Largest ServiceNow Providers In Canada, Adds Key Cloud Experise To Provide Clients More Value From Their ServiceNow Deployments 

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/accenture-acquires-nashco-solutions-expanding-servicenow-capabilities-in-north-america.htm

Autograph Collection Hotels Expands Portfolio In Asia – Announce Its Debut Of Four Properties In Asia Next Year, In Early 2017 

http://news.marriott.com/2016/11/autograph-collection-hotels-expands-portfolio-asia/

News for November 9, 2016

Wyndham Worldwide Welcomes Louise Brady To Board Of Directors

http://www.wyndhamworldwide.com/news-media/press-releases/wyndham-worldwide-welcomes-louise-brady-board-directors

Chicago O’Hare, Atlanta Hartsfield And Los Angeles International Named Three Busiest Airports For Thanksgiving And Christmas, According To Orbitz.com - Nearly Three-Quarters Of Americans Plan To Travel For The Holidays 

http://press.orbitz.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=251693&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2220959

IBM Launches Experimental Platform, Project Intu, For Embedding Watson Into Any Device - Developers Can Extend Watson Speech, Language, Vision And Empathy Capabilities To New Form Factors 

http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/51033.wss

The Ritz-Carlton Announces First Hotel In New Zealand – Sign Management Agreement With NDG Asia Pacific (NZ) Limited 

http://news.marriott.com/2016/11/ritz-carlton-announces-first-hotel-new-zealand/

LODGE KOHLER ‘Tops Off’ Building In The New Titletown District In Green Bay, Wisconsin - Now Open For Reservations

http://www.americanclubresort.com/press-room/press-releases/2016/11/lodge-kohler-tops-off-building-now-open-for-reservations

Meliá Hotels International Results Improved 74% Up To September, Driven By The Positive Summer Season In Spain, Asset Re-positioning, And The Growing Strength And Diversification Of Its Business Model 

http://meliahotelsinternational.com/en/press-room/11082016/melia-hotels-international-results-improved-74-september-driven-positive-summer

RLHC Reports Third Quarter 2016 Results

http://investor.shareholder.com/rlhcorp/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=998381

News for November 8, 2016

25hours Hotels And AccorHotels Announce Strategic Partnership - AccorHotels Is Acquiring A 30% Stake In Its Capital 

http://pressroom.accorhotels-group.com/25hours-hotels-and-accorhotels-announcestrategic-partnership/

Marriott International Inks Deal To Debut Tribute Portfolio™ In Latin America - Brand Will Add Two Independent hotels To Its Portfolio: The Arelauquen Lodge, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Will Debut In Patagonia, While Auberge du Vin, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Will Be Located In The Heart Of Argentina's Wine Country 

http://news.marriott.com/2016/11/marriott-international-inks-deal-debut-tribute-portfolio-latin-america/

Accenture Has Opened The Doors Of A New Accenture Delivery Center For Technology In Budapest, Hungary - Recruiting Efforts To Focus On University Graduates And Experienced Hires With Relevant Technology Skills

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/recruiting-efforts-to-focus-on-university-graduates-and-experienced-hires-with-relevant-technology-skills.htm

Marriott International Reports Third Quarter 2016 Results

http://news.marriott.com/2016/11/9766/

Sotherly Hotels Inc. Reports Financial Results For The Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2016

http://investors.sotherlyhotels.com/file/Index?KeyFile=36603019

Emaar Properties Records 19% Growth In Net Profit To AED 3.620 Billion (US$ 986 Million) In 9-Months Of 2016

https://www.emaar.com/en/media-centre/detail.aspx?itemId=tcm:130-102005

News for November 7, 2016

Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins Appointed As New Chairman Of US-Japan Business Council

https://newsroom.cisco.com/press-release-content?type=webcontent&articleId=1803920

Meliá Hotels International Chooses Telefónica As Its Technological Partner For Its Hotels Around The World 

http://meliahotelsinternational.com/en/press-room/11072016/melia-hotels-international-chooses-telefonica-its-technological-partner-its

Choice Hotels Partners With Ctrip, China's Largest OTA, Expanding Reach In International Markets 

http://media.choicehotels.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=217856&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2219287

The New 15-Story Tower Addition At The Protea Hotel by Marriott® Durban Umhlanga Is Open 

http://protea.marriott.com/protea-hotel-umhlanga-expansion-brings-additional-rooms-to-durban/

Marriott Hotels Unveils the Transformation Of A London Icon, The London Marriott Hotel County Hall 

http://news.marriott.com/2016/11/marriott-hotels-unveils-transformation-london-icon/

Dutch Debut: Tribute Portfolio Says Hello To Holland With First Hotel In Amsterdam, The Apollo Hotel Amsterdam, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel

http://news.marriott.com/2016/11/dutch-debut-tribute-portfolio-says-hello-holland-first-hotel-amsterdam/

Oakwood Opens Second Branded Property In Beijing, The Oakwood Residence Damei Beijing 

https://www.oakwoodworldwide.com/press-releases/oakwood-opens-second-branded-property-beijing/

News for November 4, 2016

Hilton Hires 10,000 Veterans In Three Years, Reaching Operation: Opportunity Hiring Goal Two Years Early - Hilton Aims For Veterans And Their Family Members To Be 10 Percent Of New Hires In The U.S., And Expands Hilton HHonors Points Donation Program For Job-Seeking Veterans 

http://news.hiltonworldwide.com/index.cfm/newsroom/detail/31239

Meliá Hotels International To Open Three More Hotels In Cape Verde - With The Three New Hotels, The Company Will Operate 8 Hotels With Almost 4,000 Rooms In The Archipelago 

http://meliahotelsinternational.com/en/press-room/11022016/melia-hotels-international-open-three-more-hotels-strengthen-its-presence-cape

Rezidor Signs Radisson Blu Hotel In Brasov Romania, Carlson Rezidor's Third Hotel In Romania 

http://www.investor.rezidor.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=205430&p=mediaRelease&ID=2218011

Cornell Report Aims To Cut Restaurant Food Waste 

https://sha.cornell.edu/about/news-and-publications/news/newsdetails.html?id=1187

Accenture Completes Acquisition Of Australian Security Company Redcore, Expanding Its Security Offerings And Presence In Asia-Pacific

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/accenture-completes-acquisition-of-australian-security-company-redcore-expanding-its-security-offerings-and-presence-in-asia-pacific.htm

Infor Unveils Infor Services Marketplace - Infor Customers Can Procure Skilled Consulting Talent In Real Time

http://www.infor.com/company/news/pressroom/pressreleases/infor-services-marketplace/

Ashford Trust Reports Third Quarter 2016 Results

http://www.snl.com/Cache/1500092850.PDF?O=PDF&T=&Y=&D=&FID=1500092850&iid=4088185

La Quinta Holdings Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2016 Results

http://ir.lq.com/file.aspx?IID=4424891&FID=36525050

Swisscom Delivers A Solid Performance - Interim Report For End September 2016 

https://www.swisscom.ch/en/about/medien/press-releases/2016/11/20161103-MM-Q3-2016.html

News for November 3, 2016

Accenture Appoints Herbert Hainer To Board Of Directors

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/accenture-appoints-herbert-hainer-to-board-of-directors.htm

Americans To Spread Holiday Cheer By Spending More Money And Shopping On Mobile This Year – Americans To Spend An Average Of $908 On Holiday Gifts, Up From $839 In 2015 - 76% Of Consumers Shopping On Mobile Devices, Significantly Up From 58% Last Season 

http://about.americanexpress.com/news/pr/2016/americans-spend-more-holidays.aspx

Marriott International Targets Australia, New Zealand And Pacific Region To Reach 50 Hotels By End Of 2020

http://news.marriott.com/2016/11/marriott-international-targets-australia-new-zealand-pacific-region-reach-50-hotels-end-2020/

Wyndham Vacation Rentals UK Strengthens Portfolio With Acquisition Of Blue Chip Holidays

http://www.wyndhamworldwide.com/news-media/press-releases/wyndham-vacation-rentals-uk-strengthens-portfolio-acquisition-blue-chip

IHG Announces The Opening Of Holiday Inn Osaka Namba

https://www.ihgplc.com/en/news-and-media/news-releases/2016/holiday-inn-to-osaka-opens-in-the-heart-of-vibrant-downtown-osaka

Tribute Portfolio Debuts Third Florida Hotel, The Westshore Grand, In Tampa

http://news.marriott.com/2016/11/walking-sunshine-tribute-portfolio-debuts-third-florida-hotel-westshore-grand/

Hyatt Reports Third Quarter 2016 Results - U.S. And Systemwide Comparable RevPAR Increased 3.8% And 2.5%, Respectively 

http://newsroom.hyatt.com/news-releases?item=123526

The Walt Disney Studios Reaches Its Biggest Year Ever At The Global Box Office

https://thewaltdisneycompany.com/disney-biggest-year-global-box-office/

Avis Budget Group Reports Third Quarter Results

http://ir.avisbudgetgroup.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=997153

News for November 2, 2016

Jim Abrahamson Named As Chairman Of The Board For Interstate Hotels & Resorts - Company To Expand Executive Leadership With CEO Search

http://interstatehotels.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/10.27-Jim-Abrahamson.pdf

Netflix, Apple, Google, Microsoft, YouTube Are Most-Loved Brands, Reveals The Love Index 2016 From Accenture Interactive - First-Ever Research Identifies Which Brands People Love Most, And What Companies Can Do To Heighten Love For Their Brands 

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/netflix-apple-google-microsoft-youtube-are-most-loved-brands-reveals-the-love-index-2016-from-accenture-interactive.htm

Hyatt Place São José Do Rio Preto Opens In The State Of São Paulo, Brazil - Hyatt, In J/V With Elandis, Intends To Open Multiple Hyatt Place Hotels In Brazil 

http://newsroom.hyatt.com/110116Hyatt-Place-S-o-Jos-Do-Rio-Preto-Opens-In-The-State-Of-S-o-Paulo-Brazil

Alvarez & Marsal Appoints Patrick Siebert Head Of German Corporate Transformation Practice 

https://www.alvarezandmarsal.com/insights/hamburglondon-leading-global-professional-services-firm-alvarez-marsal-am-has-appointed

Choice Hotels Announces Expansion Of The Cambria Hotels & Suites Brand In San Jose, Calif. 

http://media.choicehotels.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=217856&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2218583

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Reports Results For The Third Quarter 2016 

http://ir.hosthotels.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=60734&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2218358

News for November 1, 2016

Emaar Appoints Veresh Sita As Chief Digital Officer To Drive Tech Strategy For Next Era Of Growth 

https://www.emaar.com/en/media-centre/detail.aspx?itemId=tcm:130-101846

China Solidifies New-Found Position As World’s Largest Business Travel Market - China Accounts For Nearly 25 Percent Of Global Business Travel Spending According To GBTA BTI™ Outlook – China 2016 H2

http://www.gbta.org/foundation/pressreleases/Pages/rls_103116.aspx?Source=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Egbta%2Eorg%2Flists%2Fnews%2FAllitems%5Fall%2Easpx

CMOs First In The Firing Line If Business Growth Targets Are Not Met, Accenture Strategy Study Finds – The Winner In The C-Suite Race To Becoming Indispensable Will Be The Executive That Leads The Disruptive Growth Agenda 

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/cmos-first-in-the-firing-line-if-business-growth-targets-are-not-met-accenture-strategy-study-finds.htm

FelCor Reports Third Quarter 2016 Earnings - Completes Two Hotel Sales

http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=118512&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2217915

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