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News for October 31, 2017

IBM Elects Two New Members To Its Board of Directors: Joseph R. Swedish, Chairman, President And CEO Of Anthem, Inc., And Frederick H. Waddell, Chairman And CEO Of Northern Trust Corporation 

http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/53327.wss

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Appoints Amir Lababedi Vice President Development Europe & North Africa, As Group Accelerates Growth Plans 

https://www.movenpick.com/en/press/news/detail/moevenpick-hotels-resorts-appoints-hotel-development-professional-to-fast-track-european-and-north/

Desbravador Integrates TravelClick’s iHotelier Central Reservations System Into Desbravador's Intelligent Management Software’s PMS - Integration Provides Real-Time Transmission Of Rates And Inventory While Facilitating Seamless Communication For Hoteliers To Maximize Revenue

https://www.travelclick.com/press-releases

Best Western® Hotels & Resorts Launches Third Soft Brand, BW Signature CollectionSM By Best Western – Company Now Offers Options To Independent Hoteliers In Most Chain Scale Segments; Properties Already On Board In New York And Vermont 

https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/about/press-media/2017-press-releases/bw-signature-collection-by-best-western-launched.html

Hong Kong International Airport Reinvents Check-In With New Adaptable Kiosks Powered By Amadeus

http://www.amadeus.com/web/amadeus/en_1A-corporate/Amadeus-Home/Newsroom/Archive/2017-10-31-Hong-Kong-Airport-Kiosks/1319658626891-Page-AMAD_DetailPpal?assetid=1319713851180&assettype=PressRelease_C

Ashford Trust Completes Refinancing Of The Hilton Boston Back Bay

http://www2.snl.com/IRW/file/4088185/Index?KeyFile=390842519

News for October 30, 2017

Cambria Hotels On Pace To Set Record Year With Most Openings And Largest Pipeline In Brand's History 

http://media.choicehotels.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=217856&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2312383

Marriott International Expands Its Resort Portfolio In 2017 Across The Asia Pacific Region As Demand For New Experiences Soars

http://news.marriott.com/2017/10/marriott-international-expands-resort-portfolio-2017-across-asia-pacific-region-demand-new-experiences-soars/

Meliá Hotels International Accelerates Its Growth In Asia Pacific To Reach 45 Hotels In The Region 

http://www.meliahotelsinternational.com/en/press-room/10302017/melia-hotels-international-accelerates-its-growth-asia-pacific-reach-45-hotels

Envivo Launches New OTT Streaming Video Service In Africa With Cisco Infinite Video

https://newsroom.cisco.com/press-release-content?type=webcontent&articleId=1891056

Swiss-Belhotel International Announce Rebranding Of Swiss-Belhotel Yogyakarta As Swiss-Belboutique Yogyakarta

http://www.swiss-belhotel.com/en-gb/news/rebranding-swiss-belboutique-yogyakarta?fgal=21

News for October 27, 2017

Europe's First Hyatt House Opens Its Doors In Dusseldorf, The Hyatt House Düsseldorf/Andreas Quartier – HoteI Is Operated By In Town Hospitality Under A Franchise Agreement 

http://newsroom.hyatt.com/news-releases?item=123614

Choice Hotels Sign Agreement With Sandalwood Management And KPG Hotels To Develop Its First Upscale Cambria Hotel In Baltimore 

http://media.choicehotels.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=217856&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2311591

Interstate Hotels & Resorts Continues Momentum Adding Three Branded Hotels To Its Portfolio: A Dual-Branded Hyatt House And Hyatt Place SeaTac, Wa., And A Luxury Resort In Southern California’s Temecula Wine Region, Tentatively Named Twelve Oaks Resort

http://interstatehotels.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/AsiaPracticeNewHotels_pr_10262017.pdf

Best Western® Hotels & Resorts Breaks Ground On Dual-Branded Property In Austin, Texas, The Best Western Plus/Executive Residency By Best Western 

https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/about/press-media/2017-press-releases/groundbreaking-for-dual-branded-Texas-property.html

News for October 26, 2017

North American Hoteliers Open The Last Quarter Of 2017 With Solid Rate And Booking Growth According To TravelClick’s October 2017 NAHR - Group Travel In Particular Shows Uptick In Fourth Quarter, With Reserved Occupancy Increasing Over 4%

https://www.travelclick.com/press-releases/north-american-hoteliers-open-the-last-quarter-of-2017-with-solid-rate-and-booking-growth

Eight Travel Predictions For 2018, As Revealed By Booking.com

https://globalnews.booking.com/eight-travel-predictions-for-2018-as-revealed-by-bookingcom/

Cisco And Google Partner On New Hybrid Cloud Solution, Enabling Apps To Span On-Premises Environments And Google Cloud Platform

https://newsroom.cisco.com/press-release-content?type=webcontent&articleId=1889168

Don’t Get Caught In A Breach: Prepare For Cybersecurity – NRA Released “Cybersecurity 201: The Next Step” Guide

http://www.restaurant.org/News-Research/News/Dont-get-caught-in-a-breach-Prepare-for-cybersecu

AI, Robotics And Augmented Reality Technologies Are Shaping The Future Of Posts And Delivery Companies Today, Accenture Report Shows

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/ai-robotics-and-augmented-reality-technologies-are-shaping-the-future-of-posts-and-delivery-companies-today-accenture-report-shows.htm

Hilton Reports Third Quarter Results, Raises Full Year Outlook

http://www.hiltonworldwideglobalmediacenter.com/index.cfm/newsroom/detail/32539

News for October 25, 2017

eRevMax Expands Management Team To Cater To Growing Demand: Appoints Gerard Carrie As Chief Operating Officer For LiveOS 

http://www.erevmax.com/ratetiger-news/ratetiger-news-archive/oct2017-erevmax-expands-management-team.html

TravelClick Expands Strategic Business Relationship With Hyatt - TravelClick’s Demand360®, Rate360® And Agency360® Preferred Solutions For Hyatt

https://www.travelclick.com/press-releases/travelclick-expands-strategic-business-intelligence-relationship-with-hyatt

Interstate Hotels & Resorts Introduces New Lifestyle Division, INTRIGUE Hotels & Resorts By Interstate

http://interstatehotels.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/INTRIGUE-Announcement_10192017.pdf

Autograph Collection Hotels Welcomes A Historic Gem With Opening Of Sina Villa Medici In Florence - Former 19th Century Residence Marks The Brand’s Fourth Hotel In Italy

http://news.marriott.com/2017/10/autograph-collection-hotels-welcomes-historic-gem-opening-sina-villa-medici-florence/

Best Western® Hotels & Resorts Announces The Arrival Of BW Premier Collection® In Mississippi, The Magnolia Bluffs Casino Hotel, BW Premier Collection In Natchez 

https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/about/press-media/2017-press-releases/bw-premier-collection-arrives-mississippi.html

C O R R E C T I O N — Choice Hotels International, Inc. - Comfort Brand Hotels Continue Weekly Hotel Openings And Successful Transformation With Its Truly Yours Prototype

http://media.choicehotels.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=217856&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2310929

Wyndham Worldwide Reports Third Quarter 2017 Results

http://www.wyndhamworldwide.com/news-media/press-releases/wyndham-worldwide-reports-third-quarter-2017-results

Visa Inc. Fiscal Fourth Quarter And Full-Year 2017 Financial Results

http://investor.visa.com/news/news-details/2017/Visa-Inc-Fiscal-Fourth-Quarter-and-Full-Year-2017-Financial-Results/default.aspx

The Coca-Cola Company Reports Solid Operating Results In Third Quarter 2017

http://www.coca-colacompany.com/press-center/press-releases/the-coca-cola-company-reports-third-quarter-2017-results

News for October 24, 2017

Hyatt Announces Plans For Hyatt House Frankfurt/Eschborn – Hotel Will Be Owned By benchmark. REAL Estate Development GmbH And Will Be Leased And Managed By HR Group 

http://newsroom.hyatt.com/news-releases?item=123613

Corporate R&D Spending Hits Record Highs For The Top 1000, Despite Concerns Of Economic Protectionism According To PwC’s Strategy& 

https://www.pwc.com/us/en/press-releases/2017/corporate-rd-spending-hits-record-highs-for-the-top-1000.html

InterContinental Hotels Group® Has Signed A Management Agreement With BIM Group To Develop The First Holiday Inn Hotel In Vientiane, Laos

https://www.ihgplc.com/en/news-and-media/news-releases/2017/ihg-to-debut-holiday-inn-in-laos-capital

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Signs Third Muscat Hotel As Oman Expansion Strategy Gains Momentum 

https://www.movenpick.com/en/press/news/detail/moevenpick-hotels-resorts-signs-third-muscat-hotel-as-oman-expansion-strategy-gains-momentum/

RLH Corporation Focuses On Franchise Growth Through Sales Of Entertainment And Hotel Ownership Interests

http://investor.shareholder.com/rlhcorp/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=1044840

SHUAA Capital And Rotana Opens “Centro Waha Riyadh” - The Second Hotel In The Kingdom Under The “Centro by Rotana” Brand 

https://www.rotana.com/newsarticle/1830

News for October 23, 2017

The Coca-Cola Company Announces Leadership Transition For Coca-Cola North America - J. Alexander “Sandy” Douglas Jr. Will Retire As President Of Coca-Cola North America - He Will Be Succeeded By James L. “Jim” Dinkins 

http://www.coca-colacompany.com/press-center/press-releases/the-coca-cola-company-announces-leadership-transition-for-coca-c

Cisco Announces Agreement To Acquire BroadSoft, A Leader In Cloud Calling And Contact Center Solutions

https://newsroom.cisco.com/press-release-content?type=webcontent&articleId=1887125

Spirit Ridge At Nk’Mip Resort In British Columbia To Join The Unbound Collection By Hyatt Brand - Iconic British Columbia Resort Marks The First Canadian Property For The Unbound Collection By Hyatt Brand 

http://newsroom.hyatt.com/news-releases?item=123612

IHG® Announces Plans To Bring Together IHG® Rewards Club And Kimpton Karma Rewards

https://www.kimptonhotels.com/press/releases/ihg-announces-plans-to-bring-together-ihg-rewards-club-and-kimpton-karma-rewards

Marriott International Debuts Four Points By Sheraton In Tanzania

http://news.marriott.com/2017/10/marriott-international-debuts-four-points-sheraton-tanzania/

Fornova Partners With eRevMax To Create A One-Stop Shop For Smart Distribution, Benefiting Hotels Worldwide 

http://www.erevmax.com/ratetiger-news/ratetiger-news-archive/oct2017-erevmax-partners-with-fornova.html

News for October 20, 2017

InterContinental Hotels Group Announces That Elie Maalouf, IHG’s Chief Executive Officer For The Americas, Is To Be Appointed As An Executive Director

https://www.ihgplc.com/en/news-and-media/news-releases/2017/intercontinental-hotels-group-plc-board-appointment

Holiday Inn Express® & Suites Expands Presence In León Guanajuato, Mexico, Close To Bajio International Airport – Hotel Is Owned And Managed By Nathan Desarrollos Hoteleros SAPI 

https://www.ihgplc.com/en/news-and-media/news-releases/2017/holiday-inn-express-and-suites-expands-presence-in-leon

IHG® Opens Europe’s Largest Holiday Inn Express® In Cologne City Centre

https://www.ihgplc.com/en/news-and-media/news-releases/2017/ihg-opens-europes-largest-holiday-inn-express-in-cologne-city-centre

Accenture Announces Intention To Acquire French Digital Commerce Agency Altima – Acquisition To Further Expand Accenture Interactive’s Customer Experiences Capabilities To Help Brands Win And Retain Customers 

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/accenture-announces-intention-to-acquire-french-digital-commerce-agency-altima.htm

Rosewood Chengdu Scheduled To Open In 2023

https://www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/media/press/2017/Rosewood-Chengdu-Scheduled-To-Open-in-2023

AccorHotels Reports Like-For-Like Third-Quarter 2017 Revenue Up 6.4% To €504 Million / Full-year 2017 EBIT Expected At The Upper End Of The €460m To €480m Target Range

https://www.ihgplc.com/en/news-and-media/news-releases/2017/2017-third-quarter-trading-update

IHG Announces 2017 Third-Quarter Trading Update

http://press.accorhotels.group/q3/

News for October 19, 2017

American Express Announces Stephen J. Squeri To Succeed Kenneth I. Chenault As Chairman And Chief Executive Officer 

http://about.americanexpress.com/news/pr/2017/amex-announces-squeri-to-suceed-chenault.aspx

Marriott International Appoints Rena Reiss Executive Vice President And General Counsel 

http://news.marriott.com/2017/10/marriott-international-appoints-rena-reiss-executive-vice-president-general-counsel/

Cambria Hotels Joined Murphy Development Group And Management Company Crescent Hotels & Resorts To Celebrate The Grand Opening Of The Cambria Hotel Chicago Loop – Theatre District 

http://media.choicehotels.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=217856&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2309528US

Elevating ‘Play’ In Vancouver - the DOUGLAS, Part Of Autograph Collection Hotels, And JW Marriott Parq Vancouver Bring The Luxury Of Choice To Downtown Vancouver 

http://news.marriott.com/2017/10/elevating-play-vancouver/

Melia Hotels International Cuba Announces The Reopening Of Hotels Affected By Hurricane Irma In Cayo Santa María, Cayo Coco, Cayo Guillermo And Varadero 

http://meliahotelsinternational.com/en/press-room/10182017/melia-hotels-international-cuba-announces-reopening-hotels-affected-hurricane

US Consumers More Reluctant to Shop During Peak Holiday Shopping Days And More Likely To Purchase Online Than In Stores, Accenture Survey Reveals - Survey Finds Consumers Are Bargain Hunting For Their Holiday Haul All Year Round

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/us-consumers-more-reluctant-to-shop-during-peak-holiday-shopping-days-and-more-likely-to-purchase-online-than-in-stores-accenture-survey-reveals.htm

American Express Reports Third Quarter EPS Of $1.50, Up 25%; Revenues Rise 9%; Full Year 2017 EPS Guidance Raised To $5.80-$5.90 

http://about.americanexpress.com/news/pr/2017/amex-reports-3q-earnings-increase-raises-guidance.aspx

Blackstone Reports Third Quarter 2017 Results 

https://www.blackstone.com/docs/default-source/earnings/Blackstone3Q17EarningsPressRelease.pdf

News for October 18, 2017

PwC Names Neil Dhar As New Head Of Financial Services

https://www.pwc.com/us/en/press-releases/2017/pwc-names-neil-dhar-as-new-head-of-financial-services.html

IHG Debuts EVEN Hotels Brand In Greater China – The Region's Firsst Four EVEN Hotels Properties Will Be Located In Shanghai, Sanya, Chongqing And Jinan

https://www.ihgplc.com/en/news-and-media/news-releases/2017/ihg-debuts-even-hotels-brand-in-greater-china

New Amadeus Paper Identifies Four Ways The Blockchain Can Transform The Future Of The Travel Industry 

http://www.amadeus.com/web/amadeus/en_1A-corporate/Amadeus-Home/Newsroom/Archive/PR-2017-10-18-Blockchain/1319658626891-Page-AMAD_DetailPpal?assetid=1319713653315&assettype=PressRelease_C

Holiday Inn® Goiânia Opens In Brazil, IHG’s Eighth Holiday Inn Property In Brazil 

https://www.ihgplc.com/en/news-and-media/news-releases/2017/holiday-inn-goiania-opens-in-brazil

Marriott International Expands Presence In Pakistan With Signing Of Sheraton Grand Lahore 

http://news.marriott.com/2017/10/marriott-international-expands-presence-pakistan-signing-sheraton-grand-lahore/

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts’ Sub-Saharan Africa Expansion Campaign Gains Momentum As Work On First Abidjan Property Gets Underway 

https://www.movenpick.com/en/press/news/

Discontent In The Boardroom Reaches All-Time High, According To PwC’s 2017 Annual Corporate Directors Survey

https://www.pwc.com/us/en/press-releases/2017/pwcs-2017-annual-corporate-directors-survey.html

Spare Me! AAA Finds Nearly One-Third Of New Vehicles Are Missing A Spare Tire 

http://newsroom.aaa.com/2017/10/spare-aaa-finds-nearly-one-third-new-vehicles-missing-spare-tire/

IBM Reports 2017 Third-Quarter Results

http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/53308.wss

News for October 17, 2017

IHG® Appoints Fergus Stewart Vice President, Luxury Operations, Europe

https://www.ihgplc.com/en/news-and-media/news-releases/2017/ihg-cements-luxury-credentials-with-appointment-of-vice-president-luxury-operations-europe

AHLA President, CEO Katherine Lugar Appointed To Federal Task Force On Apprenticeship Expansion – Hotel Industry Supports 8 Million Jobs; Leads Effort To Hire New Apprentices 

https://www.ahla.com/press-release/ahla-president-ceo-katherine-lugar-appointed-federal-task-force-apprenticeship

Blackstone Acquires Hotel Investment Partners In Spain - HI Partners Owns A Portfolio Of 14 Primarily Coastal Hotels With Over 3,700 Rooms In Spain’s Most Popular Tourism Destinations 

https://www.blackstone.com/media/press-releases/blackstone-acquires-hotel-investment-partners-in-spain

InterContinental Perth City Centre Now Open, The 6th InterContinental Hotel In Australia. 

https://www.ihgplc.com/en/news-and-media/news-releases/2017/intercontinental-perth-city-centre-now-open

Accenture Announces Intention To Acquire French Digital Commerce Agency Altima - Acquisition To Further Expand Accenture Interactive’s Customer Experiences Capabilities To Help Brands Win And Retain Customers 

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/accenture-announces-intention-to-acquire-french-digital-commerce-agency-altima.htm

Raffles Europejski Warsaw: Beloved Icon Is Restored To Warsaw - The city’s Cherished Landmark First Opened In 1857

http://press.accorhotels.group/raffles-europejski-warsawbeloved-icon-is-restored-to-warsaw-%e2%80%8bthe-citys-cherished-landmark-to-begin-a-new-awakening-in-its-cultural-identity-after-first-opening-in-1857/

News for October 16, 2017

Accenture Appoints Iliana Oris Valiente As Global Blockchain Innovation Lead

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/accenture-appoints-iliana-oris-valiente-as-global-blockchain-innovation-lead.htm

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC Minority Interest In Avendra To Be Sold To Aramark

https://www.ihgplc.com/en/news-and-media/news-releases/2017/ihg-minority-interest-in-avendra-to-be-sold-versailles-hotel-le-louis-versailles-chateau/

MGallery By Sofitel Opens Its First Establishment In Versailles: Hôtel Le Louis Versailles Château

http://press.accorhotels.group/mgallery-by-sofitel-opens-its-first-establishment-in

The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui Opens Capturing The Original Spirit Of Thai Island Life

http://news.marriott.com/2017/10/ritz-carlton-koh-samui-opens-capturing-original-spirit-thai-island-life/

Accenture Research: Most Large Global Banks Planning Major Investments In Open Banking – Half Believe Competitive Pressure Will Force Them To Give Data-Access To Third-Parties As A Service To Customers 

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/accenture-research-most-large-global-banks-planning-major-investments-in-open-banking.htm

The Ascend Hotel Collection Welcomes Three New Iconic South Beach Properties: The  Hotel Breakwater South Beach, Casa Victoria Orchid And Hotel Ocean

http://media.choicehotels.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=217856&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2308828

News for October 13, 2017

New Report Identifies Best Practices For Creating And Sustaining Apprenticeship Programs - Accenture, The Swiss-American Chamber Of Commerce, The Global Apprenticeship Network And ETH Zu?rich/KOF Swiss Economic Institute Publish “Jobs Now” Report To Help U.S. Organizations Bridge The Skills Gap 

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/new-report-identifies-best-practices-for-creating-and-sustaining-apprenticeship-programs.htm

Omni Hotels & Resorts Becomes First North American Hotel Brand To Partner With Conferma – Partnership Enables Business Travel Clients To Utilize Virtual Payment System

https://www.omnihotels.com/media-center/recent-news/171011-omni-becomes-first-american-hotel-brand-partner-with-conferma

Booking.com Research Finds More Business Travel Is Secret To Professional Success

http://ir.pricelinegroup.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=1043576

Omni Hotel At The Battery Atlanta Now Open For Bookings For Stays Beginning December 28, 2017 

https://www.omnihotels.com/media-center/recent-news/171010-omni-battery-atlanta-open-for-bookings

Home2 Suites By Hilton Pittsburgh Area Beaver Valley Opens – Hotel Is Owned And Operated By Millcraft Hospitality, L.P., 

http://news.home2suites.com/index.cfm/news/home2-suites-by-hilton-pittsburgh-area-beaver-valley-opens

News for October 12, 2017

AccorHotels Signs An Agreement To Acquire Mantra Group Limited, One Of Australia's Largest Hotel And Resort Marketers And Operators 

http://press.accorhotels.group/m/

Global Business Travelers Identify Top Challenges They Face On the Road - Frictionless Travel Can Impact Employee Recruitment And Retention According To New Report Released By The GBTA Foundation 

http://www.gbta.org/foundation/pressreleases/Pages/rls_1010174.aspx?Source=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Egbta%2Eorg%2Flists%2Fnews%2FAllitems%5Fall%2Easpx

Wyndham Hotel Group Adds 370,000 Sq. Ft. Of Meeting Space In 2017 – Announces Latest Addition To Its Expanding Dolce Hotels And Resorts Brand: Cheyenne Mountain Colorado Springs, A Dolce Resort 

http://www.wyndhamworldwide.com/news-media/press-releases/wyndham-hotel-group-adds-370000-sq-ft-meeting-space-2017

Global Study Highlights Economic Benefits Of ‘Cashless Cities’ - Independent Study Conducted By Roubini ThoughtLab And Commissioned By Visa Reported Could Yield A Net Benefit Of Up To U.S. $470 Billion Per Year Across The 100 Cities Studied – Roughly The Equivalent To 3% Of The Average GDP For These Cities 

http://investor.visa.com/news/news-details/2017/Global-Study-Highlights-Economic-Benefits-of-Cashless-Cities/default.aspx

Cambria Hotels, Along With Developer City Point Capital, Announce The Breaking Of Ground In South Boston, Mass. 

http://media.choicehotels.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=217856&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2305953

Hyatt Announces Plans For The First Joint Hyatt Centric And Hyatt House Hotels In Japan – The Hotels In Kanazawa Expected To Open In 2020

http://newsroom.hyatt.com/news-releases?item=123611

News for October 11, 2017

Mastercard Announces Departure Of Gary Flood, President Of Global Products And Solutions, At The End Of 2017 

https://newsroom.mastercard.com/press-releases/mastercard-announces-departure-of-gary-flood/

What Women Want: Study For MGallery Reveals The True Meaning Of Well-Being - Examines The Habits And Requirements Of The Female Traveler 

http://press.accorhotels.group/what-women-want-study-for-mgallery-reveals-the-true-meaning-of-well-being/

The InterContinental® Los Angeles Downtown Opens As The Tallest Building West Of Chicago, With Reported Elevation At 1,100 Feet And 73 Stories

Hotelhttps://www.ihgplc.com/en/news-and-media/news-releases/2017/intercontinental--los-angeles-downtown

Marriott International Continues Extensive Expansion In Africa – Targets Over 200 Hotels With More Than 37,000 Rooms By 2022 - Expecting To Generate $8.5 Billion Of Capital Investment And 50,000 Direct And Indirect Jobs 

http://news.marriott.com/2017/10/marriott-international-continues-extensive-expansion-africa/

IHG Signs Management Agreement For New Holiday Inn And Suites In Dubai Business Bay

https://www.ihgplc.com/en/news-and-media/news-releases/2017/ihg-signs-holiday-inn-and-suites-in--dubai-business-bay

Quarterly Investment In US VC-Backed Companies Hits $19B Amid Strong Mega-Round Activity, According To The PwC/CB Insights MoneyTree Report

http://www.pwc.com/us/en/press-releases/2017/moneytree-report-q3-2017.html

News for October 10, 2017

Accenture Appoints Nikki Mendonça As President Of Intelligent Marketing Operations

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/accenture-appoints-nikki-mendonca-as-president-of-intelligent-marketing-operations.htm

U.S. Business Travelers Harbor A Positive Outlook On Business Travel - New Global Research From American Express Finds 57% Of U.S. Respondents Believe That Business Travel Makes Their Job More Interesting 

http://about.americanexpress.com/news/pr/2017/US-Travelers-Positive-on-Business-Travel.aspx

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Appoints Julien Bonafous, Vice President Sales

https://www.movenpick.com/en/press/news/detail/moevenpick-hotels-resorts-appoints-vice-president-sales-to-support-its-business-expansion-plans/

Accenture Acquires IBB Consulting To Expand Strategy Capabilities For Communications, Media & Technology Clients

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/accenture-acquires-ibb-consulting-to-expand-strategy-capabilities-for-communications-media-and-technology-clients.htm

Avis Budget Group Announces Renewal And Expansion Of Global Partnership With International Airlines Group

http://ir.avisbudgetgroup.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=1043182

Conrad Hotels & Resorts Announces Second Manhattan Property With Plans To Reflag The London NYC - Hotel To Undergo Complete Renovation And Will Debut As Conrad New York Midtown In Spring 2019 

http://news.conradhotels.com/index.cfm/news/conrad-hotels-resorts-announces-second-manhattan-property-with-plans-to-reflag-the-london-nyc

Cambria Hotels, In Collaboration With Fillmore Capital Partners And Fillmore Hospitality, Opens The Cambria Hotel New Orleans Warehouse District 

http://media.choicehotels.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=217856&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2305640

News for October 6, 2017

Hilton Launches Africa Growth Initiative - Initiative Expected To Add 100 Properties To Its Portfolio Over The Next Five Years 

http://www.hiltonworldwideglobalmediacenter.com/index.cfm/news/hilton-launches-africa-growth-initiative

Telenor And Cisco Introduce ‘WorkingGroupTwo’ - A New Business Entity That Will Offer Mobile Operators A Cloud Solutions Platform Designed To Radically Increase Product Innovation And Reducel Time To Market 

https://newsroom.cisco.com/press-release-content?type=webcontent&articleId=1884622

Autograph Collection Hotels Welcomes A Modern Icon With The Debut Of Roomers Munich, The Hotel Brand’s Fourth Hotel In Germany 

http://news.marriott.com/2017/10/autograph-collection-hotels-welcomes-modern-icon-debut-roomers-munich/

Meliá Hotels International To Open At Iguazu Falls – In 2018 Hotel Will Be Renovated To Update Its Facilities And Attributes To The Standards Expected Of The Meliá Hotels & Resorts Brand 

http://meliahotelsinternational.com/en/press-room/10052017/melia-hotels-international-open-iguazu-falls

Hilton Garden Inn Opens Six New U.S. Hotels As Part of Autumn Expansion And Continues Robust International Growth – Growth In Brazil, Canada & China Puts Brand At A Total Of Nine New Hotel Openings Last Month 

http://news.hiltongardeninn.com/index.cfm/news/hilton-garden-inn-opens-six-new-us-hotels-as-part-of-autumn-expansion-and-continues-robust-international-growth

News for October 5, 2017

Carlson Announces The Appointment Of Jude Buckley As New Board Member 

http://www.carlson.com/node/43

AccorHotels And SNCF Group Sign A Strategic Partnership For The Development Of The Orient Express Brand - AccorHotels Will Be Acquiring A 50% Stake In The Share Capital Of Orient Express, Until Now Fully-Owned By SNCF

http://press.accorhotels.group/%e2%80%8baccorhotels-and-sncf-group-sign-a-strategic-partnership-for-the-development-of-the-orient-express-brand/

RLH Corporation Board Approves Listing For Sale Of Majority Of Owned Hotels To Accelerate Asset-Light Strategy

http://investor.shareholder.com/rlhcorp/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=1042918

Gran Meliá Ca’ di Dio, A New hotel For Meliá Hotels International On The Grand Canal In Venice, Near To The Famous St. Mark’s Square

http://meliahotelsinternational.com/en/press-room/10042017/gran-melia-ca-di-dio-new-hotel-melia-hotels-international-grand-canal-venice

New Vehicle Infotainment Systems Create Increased Distractions Behind The Wheel - AAA Foundation Study Reveals In-Vehicle Technology Takes One Step Forward, Two Steps Back 

http://newsroom.aaa.com/2017/10/new-vehicle-infotainment-systems-create-increased-distractions-behind-wheel/

Ciao Roma! W Hotels Sets Its Sights On Italy - W Roma The First W Hotel In Italy 

http://news.marriott.com/2017/10/ciao-roma-w-hotels-sets-sights-italy/

Air Canada Partners With Amadeus To Support International Network And Improvements To Customer Experience 

http://www.amadeus.com/web/amadeus/en_1A-corporate/Amadeus-Home/Newsroom/Archive/PR-2017-10-05-Air-Canada/1319658626891-Page-AMAD_DetailPpal?assetid=1319713372267&assettype=PressRelease_C

Leading Netherlands Cloud Hosting Provider Uniserver Accelerates Datacenter Network Provisioning Using Cisco Virtual Topology System

https://newsroom.cisco.com/press-release-content?type=webcontent&articleId=1884288

News for October 4, 2017

Hyatt Expected To Double Number Of Hotels In Africa By 2020 – Six New Hotels Expected To Open By 2020 

http://newsroom.hyatt.com/news-releases?item=123608

New Study Reported By Amadeus Encourages Industry To Make Accessible Travel A Reality For All 

http://www.amadeus.com/web/amadeus/en_1A-corporate/Amadeus-Home/Newsroom/Archive/2017-10-04-accessible-travel/1319658626891-Page-AMAD_DetailPpal?assetid=1319713123574&assettype=PressRelease_C

Many Utilities Believe Cyberattacks Could Bring Down The Electric Distribution Grid In The Next Five Years, Accenture Research Finds

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/many-utilities-believe-cyberattacks-could-bring-down-the-electric-distribution-grid-in-the-next-five-years-accenture-research-finds.htm

IBM Acquires Vivant Digital Business In Australia

http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/53189.wss

IHG® Continues Rapid Expansion In Germany With Series Of New Openings And Signings – Opens Sixth Hotel And Signing Of Its 13th Hotel This Year – IHG Now Has A Total Of Nearly 120 Hotels Open Andl In The Development Pipeline In The Country 

https://www.ihgplc.com/en/news-and-media/news-releases/2017/ihg-continues-rapid-expansion-in-germany--with-series-of-new-openings-and-signings

Bank Of Montreal, CaixaBank, Commerzbank, Erste Group, IBM And UBS Collaborate To Advance An Open, Blockchain-based Trade Finance Platform

http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/53208.wss

RLH Corporation Completes The Sale Of TicketsWest And WestCoast Entertainment To Paciolan

http://investor.shareholder.com/rlhcorp/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=1042648

News for October 3, 2017

AccorHotels Signs An Agreement To Acquire Gekko, The Specialist In Hotel Distribution Solutions For Business Travelers 

http://press.accorhotels.group/%e2%80%8baccorhotels-signs-an-agreement-to-acquire-gekko-an-expert-in-b-to-b-hotel-distribution-solutions/

The Ritz-Carlton Welcomes Bacara Resort & Spa To Its Prestigious Portfolio, The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara 

http://news.marriott.com/2017/09/ritz-carlton-welcomes-bacara-resort-spa-prestigious-portfolio/

TravelClick And InterContinental Hotel Group Announce Expanded Strategic Business Intelligence Partnership 

https://www.travelclick.com/press-releases/travelclick-and-intercontinental-hotel-group-announce-expanded-strategic-business-intelligence-partnership

2017 University Graduates Cling To Human Elements Despite Digital Fluency, According To Accenture – Multi-Country Study Is The First Of Its Kind By Accenture Strategy, Which Has Bench-Marked U.S. Graduate Perceptions About The Workforce Since 2013

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/2017-university-graduates-cling-to-human-elements-despite-digital-fluency-according-to-accenture.htm

Home2 Suites By Hilton OKC Midwest City Tinker AFB Opens – Hotel Is Owned And Managed By K.A.R.S. Investments, LLC 

http://news.home2suites.com/index.cfm/news/home2-suites-by-hilton-okc-midwest-city-tinker-afb-opens

News for October 2, 2017

IHG Appoints Claire Bennett As Chief Marketing Officer 

https://www.ihgplc.com/en/news-and-media/news-releases/2017/ihg-appoints-claire-bennett-as-chief-marketing-officer

Optimism Reigns Among Small And Middle Market Companies Who Export; More Than Seven In Ten Expect Exporting Revenues To Increase In The Next 12 Months - American Express Grow Global Survey

http://about.americanexpress.com/news/pr/2017/amex-grow-global-survey.aspx

Statement From Christopher J. Nassetta, President & Chief Executive Officer, Hilton: Grateful To Governor Huntsman For His Contributions To The Hilton Board And Wish The Governor Well As He Embarks On His New Role Serving Our Country

http://newsroom.hilton.com/index.cfm/news/statement-from-christopher-j-nassetta-president-chief-executive-officer-hilton

eRevMax Expands Metasearch Distribution Platform With My Hotel Shop - 2-Way Integration To Facilitate Automatic Rate & Inventory Distribution Across Meta-Channels 

http://www.erevmax.com/ratetiger-news/ratetiger-news-archive/sep2017-erevmax-expands-metasearch-myhotelshop.html

Accenture Research Finds Lack Of Trust in Third-Party Providers Creates Major Opportunity For Banks As Open Banking Set To Roll Out Across Europe - Less Than Six Months Before PSD2 Implementation, U.K. Consumers Reluctant To Trust Third-Party Providers With Their Bank Details 

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/accenture-research-finds-lack-of-trust-in-third-party-providers-creates-major-opportunity-for-banks-as-open-banking-set-to-roll-out-across-europe.htm

Embassy Suites By Hilton Debuts In Amarillo, TX, The Embassy Suites Amarillo Downtown 

http://news.embassysuites.com/index.cfm/news/embassy-suites-by-hilton-debuts-in-amarillo-tx

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