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News for October 31, 2016

Inconsistent Reservation Pace Cools Hotel Outlook - Sporadic Business Demand Increases Need For Hoteliers To Compete For Bookings According To TravelClick’s October 2016 NAHR

Ras Al Khaimah To Welcome The Ritz-Carlton; Signs Management Agreement With RAK National Hotels – Brand Will Manage The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach And The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert

IHG Expands In Greater Sydney With Signing Of Holiday Inn Sydney St Marys

Red Lion Inn & Suites Debuts In Ontario, Oregon

Maximizing Exit Value Today: Article By A&M’s Rino Nori And Jeff Schlosser

News for October 28, 2016

Accenture Hires Brigitte Gwyn As Managing Director, Government Relations

Westin Hotels & Resorts Checks In To Music City, The Westin Nashville– Hotel Is Owned And Developed By Castlerock Asset Management LLC And Managed By Wischermann Partners, Inc.

IBM To Acquire Sanovi Technologies To Expand Disaster Recovery Services For Hybrid Cloud

Hyatt To Introduce New Global Loyalty Program “World of Hyatt"

IHG Signs Management Agreement For New Holiday Inn & Suites In Penang, Malaysia

Mastercard Incorporated Reports Third-Quarter 2016 Financial Results

News for October 27, 2016

The Coca-Cola Company Names Barry Simpson Chief Information Officer

Preferred Hotels & Resorts Signs First Hotels In Saudi And Bahrain – New Additions To The Brand's LVX Collection Include Three Properties Across Bahrain And Saudi Arabia; Brings Total Middle East Portfolio To 22 Hotels

Companies Shifting More R&D Spending Away From Physical Products To Software And Services: 2016 Global Innovation 1000 Study – Companies Who Allocated More Of Their R&D Budgets To Software Offerings Reported Significantly Faster Revenue Growth Than Others According To PwC’s Strategy

Swiss-Belsuites Victoria Park Opens In Auckland,960,6429,0/swiss-belsuites-victoria-park-opens-in-auckland.html?fgal=21

Songbei Shangri-La, Harbin: Shangri-La's Newest Hotel In China Debuts In December 2016

Slack, IBM Partner To Bring Watson To Developers - Developers And Businesses Using Slack To Benefit From The Cognitive Power Of Watson

Wyndham Worldwide Reports Third Quarter 2016 Results

Choice Hotels International Reports A 17% Increase In Third Quarter Diluted Earnings Per Share - Third Quarter Domestic RevPAR Increases 4.5%

News for October 26, 2016

Rosewood Hotel Group Adds Two Senior Appointments: Mr Hicham Hassouni As Vice President - Development, Middle East And Robby Qiu As Vice President - Development, China

The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts Makes Singapore Debut, The Duxton Club, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Singapore

Lexington Inn & Suites Opens In Goodyear, Arizona – Hotel Is The Third Lexington Property In Arizona, Joining Hotels In Fountain Hills And Holbrook

Differences Between Corporates And Investors Are Creating Gaps Around Environmental, Social And Governance (ESG) Disclosures, According To A New PwC Report

Cornell Study: Hospitality Money Managers Should Avoid Short-Term Trading

Hilton Reports Third Quarter Results; Spin-Off Transactions On Track For End Of Year

The Coca-Cola Company Reports Third Quarter 2016 Results

News for October 25, 2016

Visa And Intel Collaborate To Drive Better Payment Security For Connected Devices

Amadeus And Derbysoft Partner To Give Hotel Customers Access To Metasearchers And OTAs To Boost Online Bookings

Jumeirah Group Reshuffle Strengthens Regional Management Team

Westin Hotels & Resorts Debuts In Cairo, The Westin Cairo Golf Resort & Spa Katameya Dunes

Choice Hotels Welcomes enVision Hotel St. Paul South Into The Ascend Hotel Collection

Moxy Hotels, Marriott International’s Debuts Moxy Berlin Ostbahnhof

News for October 24, 2016

HNA Group Makes Strategic Investment In Hilton - Acquires 25% Equity Interest From Blackstone

Nearly Three Quarters Of Americans Are Expected To Travel This Holiday Season, According To Orbitz Insider Index

Election Year Unlike Any Other Combined With Global Uncertainty Causes Continued Sluggish Business Travel Spending Growth According To The GBTA Foundation’s Latest Travel Forecast For The U.S. -Will Businesses Be Ready To Compete In 2017?

Wyndham Hotel Group Announced The Signing Of The Dolce Washington Dulles – The New-Construction Hotel Is Scheduled To Open In Late 2018

IHG Introduces New Brands To AMEA Region To Drive Growth In Lifestyle Segment - Trio Of Lifestyle Brands Set To Grow Development Pipeline In Key Markets

100 Million Africans Will Be Impacted Across 33 Markets By Masterpass QR - Ecobank Group Has Signed MoU with Mastercard To Roll-Out Masterpass QR - Partnership Will Shift Africa To Instant And Secure Digital Payment Solution

News for October 21, 2016

The Board Of Directors Of The Coca-Cola Company Elects Jennifer Manning Corporate Secretary, Declares Quarterly Dividend

AccorHotels And LinkedIn Create Business Check Powered By LinkedIn, To Boost Business Networks All Over The World

Cornell Study Finds Substantial Benefits From Tabletop Ordering Technology

Consumers Willing To Take Additional Security Steps To Prevent Online Fraud As E-Commerce Grows, Finds New American Express Survey - Merchants Have Opportunity To Boost Online Sales And Customer Trust

Visa Direct Expands Its Reach With Real-Time, Card-Based P2P And Funds Disbursements Services – Faster Payments Solution Through Key Partnerships With FIS And Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.

IHG Reports 2016 Third Quarter Trading Update - Solid Trading And Strong Signings Performance

News for October 20, 2016

IHG® Adds To Growing Boutique Portfolio Across Europe With Hotel Indigo® Milan - Corso Monforte – Hotel Is Scheduled To Open Early 2018 Under A Franchise Agreement With Amapa Group

Women’s Share Of U.S. Computing Workforce Declining, But Interventions Could Triple The Pipeline By 2025, According To Research From Accenture And Girls Who Code

Marriott Hotels, Signs Agreement With Chandris Hotels To Return To Athens In 2018

PwC Digital Services Unveils New Method To Drive Business Transformation - 70% Of Business Transformations Fail. PwC Announces The BXT Method To Change The Way Organizations Compete Today

ME by Meliá Opens Its First Luxury Lifestyle Hotel In The U.S. In Downtown Miami, The ME Miami

AccorHotels Reports Like-For-Like Third-Quarter Revenue Up 1.8% To €1,538 Million - Full-Year 2016 EBIT Target Narrowed To Between €670 Million And €690 Million

American Express Reports Third Quarter EPS Of $1.20; Raises Full Year Guidance And Reaffirms 2017 Outlook

News for October 19, 2016

Walmart, IBM And Tsinghua University Explore The Use Of Blockchain To Help Bring Safer Food To Dinner Tables Across China

Big Opinions From Today's Little Adventurers - Over 22,500 Kids Around The World Tell Exactly What They Want Out Of Their Family Vacations

Marriott International Opens Adaptive Re-Use Aloft Hotel In Downtown Houston - Hotel Is Owned By Trend Hospitality And Managed By Fairhope Hospitality Services LLC

Red Lion Inn & Suites Opens Doors In Byram, Mississippi - RLHC Debuts Third Mississippi Red Lion Property

Marriott International To Debut Eco-Conscious Element Brand In Heliopolis, Egypt

Etisalat Digital And Accenture Sign MOU To Lead Digital Transformation In The Region - Collaboration Reaffirms Commitment To Digital Transformation In An Evolving Landscape

Marriott Hotel Debuts In New Calgary Airport Terminal

News for October 18, 2016

Cisco Appoints Amy Chang To Board Of Directors

Visa Announces CEO Succession Plan - Charlie Scharf To Resign As CEO Effective December 1; Alfred F. Kelly, Jr. Named CEO

AC Hotels By Marriott® Celebrates Grand Opening Of AC Hotel Atlanta Buckhead At Phipps Plaza And Gives A Sneak Peek At Its Global Media Campaign

Melia Hotels International Will Manage The Palacio de Congresos In Palma de Mallorca And The Adjoining Hotel Meliá Palma Bay

Mobile Payments Awareness Grows, Cash Use Declines; Consumers Demand More To Make The Leap To Mobile, Accenture Survey Finds – Consumers Say Cash And Plastic Are Fine For Their Payments Needs

AAA And Sprint – Enhance Relationship To Offer New And Expanded Benefits

The Luxury Collection® Hotels & Resorts Opens The Meixi Lake Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Changsha

$10.6 Billion In Venture Capital Deployed To Start-up Ecosystem In Third Quarter, According To The MoneyTree Report

News for October 17, 2016

Now Open: The Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto

Tech Leaders: AMD, Dell EMC, Google, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Mellanox Technologies, Micron, NVIDIA And Xilinx Launch Open CAPI Consortium - Unite To Enable New Cloud Datacenter Server Designs For Big Data, Machine Learning, Analytics, And Other Emerging Workloads

‘Super Users’ Create Need For Governments To Accelerate Digital Growth, According To Accenture Report

Best Western Adds Another Property To Growing BW Premier Collection, The BW Premier Collection Cypress Bend Resort Golf And Conference Center On The Toledo Bend Lake In Many, Louisiana

Cisco Marks Launch Of India Manufacturing Operations To Support Make In India

International Visitors Inject $20.8 Billion Into The U.S. Economy In August 2016 The International Trade Administration – An Increase Of $251 Million, When Compared To August 2015

News for October 14, 2016

Whitbread PLC Announces The Appointments Of Deanna Oppenheimer And David Atkins As Non-Executive Directors, Both With Effect From 1 January 2017

Travel Distribution Industry Underestimates The Speed And Scale Of The Consumer Revolution, Says New LSE Study

Consumers Welcome Personalized Offerings But Businesses Are Struggling To Deliver, Finds Accenture Interactive Personalization Research - Almost 40% Of Online Consumers Have Abandoned A Retailer's Website Because Of Overwhelming Choice Of Options

The Meliá Lebreros Hotel In Seville Reopens After A Thorough Renovation

News for October 13, 2016

U.S. Consumers Likely To Increase Holiday Spending, Go Extra Mile For A Good Deal, Accenture Survey Reveals – Forty-Four Percent Of Shoppers Plan To Spend More On Their Holiday Shopping In 2016

Hilton Signs With Embassy Group To Manage One Of The Largest Dual-Branded Hotel Projects In India, Located Within The Embassy Manyata Business Park In North Bengaluru

Hyatt Place Celaya Opens In Mexico’s Bajío Region – Hotel Is Owned By A J/V Between Affiliates Of Hyatt And Grupo Hermosillo

American Express And Intuit Help Small Businesses Tackle Cash Flow Crunch - American Express OPEN Working Capital Terms With QuickBooks® Online Provides Easy Access To Short-Term Financing To Help Make Vendor Payments

OUE Limited Signs Partnership With Oakwood Asia Pacific For New Serviced Residences, The Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore At OUE Downtown

News for October 12, 2016

Boards Are Feeling Increased Pressure As Investors Turn Up The Heat, According To PwC’s 2016 Annual Corporate Directors Survey – 35% Of Directors Say Someone On Their Board Should Be Replaced

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Extends South Asian Portfolio With Third Property Signing In Bangladesh In The City Of Khulna In Partnership With The Property's Owners, Ahyan Hotel & Resorts Limited

Hyatt Regency Brand Debuts In Uzbekistan’s Capital, The Hyatt Regency Tashkent

The Ritz-Carlton To Open First Hotel In North West China In Ancient Chinese Capital, The Ritz-Carlton, Xian, Expected To Open In 2018

HH Sheikh Mohammed Breaks Ground On Future Icon ‘The Tower At Dubai Creek Harbour,’ Which Will Be World's Tallest In 2020

News for October 11, 2016

IHG Reveals What It Takes To Deliver Five-Star Culinary Service Around The Clock

Hilton Expands Presence In Nigeria With Signing Of Hilton Lagos Airport

IHG® Reaches Milestone In Germany: Now Has 65 Hotels Open In Germany And 35 Further Properties In The Pipeline Due To Open In The Next Three To Five Years

Asia To Light Up With Best Western’s First GLō℠ Hotel, The New GLō Na Jomtien

The Bulgarian Jewel In The RCI Crown: Balkan Jewel Resort Added To Vacation Exchange Network

FloSports Launches New OTT Apps Powered By Cisco Infinite Video Platform

The Coca-Cola Company Exercises Call Option To Acquire Anheuser-Busch InBev's Stake In Coca-Cola Beverages Africa

News for October 10, 2016

Accenture Federal Services Names Former NSA Official Hal Smith To Lead Federal Intelligence Practice

Swiss-Belsuites Victoria Park Opens In Auckland, New Zealand,960,6080,0/swiss-belsuites-victoria-park-opens-in-auckland-ne.html?fgal=21

Restaurant Operators Uncertain Despite Steady Job Growth According To NRA’s Chief Economist Bruce Grindy

RLHC Opens First North Dakota Red Lion Inn & Suites, The Red Lion Inn & Suites In Fargo

American Express Launches New Shop Small® Studio And More To Provide Small Businesses With Tools For A Successful Holiday Shopping Season

Meliá Hotels International Openings Report 2016

Ashford Trust Completes Sale Of Palm Desert Hotels

News for October 7, 2016

Employee Tenure Remains Above Pre-Recession Levels According To NRA’s Chief Economist Bruce Grindy

Hyatt And R.C. Hedreen Company Announce Plans For A Hyatt Regency Hotel In Seattle - Hyatt Regency Seattle Will Be Located In City's Vibrant Denny Triangle Neighborhood

Marriott International Introduces Three New Brands To Cape Town In Partnership With The Amdec Group

AccorHotels And Microsoft Create Staff Hub, An Agile, Collaborative app For Easy Shift Schedule Management In Hotels

Courtyard By Marriott Welcomes Its First Hotel In Glasgow – Hotel Is Owned By The Cairn Group

News for October 6, 2016

IHG® Announces Michael Zager As New Vice President, Operations, Continental Europe

Group Booking Pace Provides Longer-Term Opportunities For Hoteliers - Eighteen Of Top 25 North American Markets Show Committed Occupancy* Increases Compared To August 2016 According To TravelClick’s September 2016 NAHR

Executives Adopting New Tech To Manage Cyber Threats And Achieve Competitive Advantages, According To PwC Survey

Hilton And Parque Arauco Announce Signing Of Anticipated Hilton Hotel In Santiago, Chile

A Hyatt Regency Hotel Touches Down At Los Angeles International Airport - The Concourse Hotel At Los Angeles Airport Undergoes $75 Million Transformation To L.A.’s Only Hyatt Regency Hotel - Scheduled To Conclude January 1, 2017

Hilton Introduces Its Adoption Assistance Program - Expands Family Benefits That Cover Hourly And Salaried Team Members

News for October 5, 2016

PwC Lists 7 Human Capital Priorities For Financial Services - By 2020, The Make-Up Of The Workforce And How It's Recruited, Organized And Rewarded Will Look Very Different From Today

Marketing And Event Planning Team Collaboration Greatly Valued For Creating Successful Events – New Research From The GBTA Foundation, In Partnership With Cvent

Hyatt Place Melaka Gateway, Malaysia Set To Open In Late 2019, The First Hyatt Place Hotel In Malaysia

Tribute Portfolio Opens Second Hotel In Florida, The Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel

Car-buyers Hindered By Online-Dealer-Showroom-Disconnect Accenture Finds

The Registry Collection® Program And Fairmont Heritage Place Renew Long-Standing Affiliation Agreement - Seven Fairmont Heritage Place Properties In Three Countries Are A Part Of The Registry Collection® Program's Luxury Exchange Network

News for October 4, 2016

Holiday Spending Is Expected To Increase 10% During 2016 Season, Although Store-Based Retailers Will Likely Struggle To Capture That Growth, According To PwC US - Consumer Spend Will Likely Reach Highest Level Since Great Recession; Digital Sales & Mobile Shopping To Rise Significantly

Ashford Trust Announces Sale Of SpringHill Suites Gaithersburg & Redemption Of OP Units

IDeaS Integrates TrustYou's Review Data To Improve Revenue Performance

IBM And Majesco Form Partnership To Accelerate New Insurance Services On IBM Cloud

Marriott International Opens Doors For Business, Tourism And Career Opportunities In Rwanda, The Kigali Marriott

Audit Committees Should Focus On Corporate Culture To Mitigate Fraudulent Behavior - Internal Audit Foundation/PwC Paper Details Growing challenges In Banking and Capital Markets Sector

Tribute Portfolio Debuts In Santa Fe, The La Posada de Santa Fe, A Tribute Portfolio Resort & Spa

News for October 3, 2016

Live! Casino & Hotel Moves to Cloud with Infor Hospitality Management Solution

Hyatt Selects Alex Zoghlin As Global Head Of Data, Innovation And Business Transformation

Red Lion Hotels Closes Acquisition Of Vantage Ahead Of Schedule - Acquisition Transforms Company To A National Brand With Meaningful Scale

Live! Casino & Hotel Moves To Cloud With Infor Hospitality Management Solution - Infor HMS Selected To Modernize Hotel And Casino Operations

Grosvenor And The Hongkong And Shanghai Hotels, Limited Complete Agreement For Development Of The Peninsula London

RLHC Opens The Red Lion Hotel And Convention Center In Billings

IBM Announces Planned Acquisition Of Promontory To Transform Regulatory Compliance With Watson - IBM Announces Planned Acquisition Of Promontory To Transform Regulatory Compliance ith Watson

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