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News for September 30, 2016

IHG And NOVUM Hotel Group Sign Landmark Deal To Develop 20 Hotels Across Europe

Hyatt Announces Plans For First Hyatt Regency Hotel In Croatia, The Hyatt Regency Zadar Maraska

VimpelCom And Cisco Jasper Introduce Intelligent Connectivity For Business Customers - New Machine To Machine (M2M)/Internet Of Things Partnership Enables Enterprises To Implement, Manage, And Monetize IoT Services

Courtyard By Marriott Brings Refreshing Hotel Hospitality To Xinchang In Eastern China

Meliá Hotels International Bolsters Vietnam Portfolio With Signing Of Meliá Ho Tram

Accenture And Google Form Alliance To Create Industry Solutions For Enterprise Clients Based On Google Technologies

News for September 29, 2016

International Markets Provide Growing Source Of Revenue For Small And Mid-Sized Companies, According To American Express Grow Global Survey - U.S. Companies With Global Export Operations Consider International Sales A Major Contributing Factor To Revenue Growth

Artificial Intelligence Poised To Double Annual Economic Growth Rate In 12 Developed Economies And Boost Labor Productivity By Up To 40 Percent By 2035, According To New Research by Accenture

Hotel To Join The Unbound Collection By Hyatt - James Robertson Building In Nashville To Be Converted To 191-Room Luxury Hotel Slated For Completion In Fourth Quarter Of 2017

Blockchain Adoption Moving Rapidly In Banking And Financial Markets: Some 65 Percent Of Surveyed Banks Expect To Be In Production In Three Years - Two New IBM Studies Show Banks And Financial Market Leaders Look To Blockchain To Create New Business Models And Anticipate Disruption

Accenture Reports Strong Fourth-Quarter And Full-Year Fiscal 2016 Results

News for September 28, 2016

Best Western Hotels & Resorts Unveils New ‘White Label’ Franchise - Three SureStay Brands Give Upper Economy & Midscale Owners Access To BW’s Global Infrastructure; Consumers Get Affordable New High-Quality, High-Confidence Alternative

Meliá Hotels International Founder, Gabriel Escarrer Juliá, Presented Hall Of Fame Award

Accenture Finds That Vast Majority Of Companies Are Embracing The Journey To The Cloud But Alignment To Business Strategy Lags

Emaar Hospitality Group Unveils First Iconic Beachfront Project In Dubai: The Address Jumeirah Resort + Spa

Ericsson And HomeSend Partner To Make Remittances Easy And Accessible In Emerging Markets

Visa And Oracle Introduce New Tools To Help Improve Digital Ad Performance

News for September 27, 2016

Design, Food, Ux - AccorHotels Revolutionizes Hospitality With Its New Brand: JO&JOE – A Total Of 50 Venues Set To Open By 2020 In Destinations Popular With Millennials

Productivity Initiatives Distracting Sales Teams And Stifling Business Performance, Accenture Strategy Study Finds - A Shift To ‘Outcome Selling’ Can Help Sales Leaders Win In The Age Of Distraction

Interstate Hotels & Resorts Momentum Results In 70 Hotels Signed In 2016 To Date - The Newly Added Hotels Join Interstate's 431 Hotels With Over 77,000 Rooms Currently Under Management Worldwide

Maldives To Welcome First InterContinental Resort – IHG Signs Management Agreement With Hotel Properties Limited

CLS To Develop A Payment Netting Service To Provide Further Efficiencies And Resilience To the Foreign Exchange Market – Fourteen Leading Institutions Confirmed As Early Adopters Of CLS Netting

News for September 26, 2016

Hyatt Names Anne-Marie Law As Chief Human Resources Officer

Accor Hotels Appoints Caroline Tissot Chief Group Procurement Officer

Moxy Hotels, Marriott International’s Experiential Hotel Brand, Opens The New Moxy Berlin

Hyatt Announces Plans For A Hyatt Regency Hotel In Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Accenture To Acquire DayNine, Expanding Workday Capabilities To Transform Employee Experience For Clients

BW Hotels & Resorts Celebrates Unprecedented Triple Groundbreaking To Mark Arrival Of GLō In Indiana, Tennessee And Wisconsin

News for September 23, 2016

Marriott International Completes Acquisition Of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Bringing Together 30 Leading Brands And Over 5,700 Properties

Hotel At Six, Stockholm To Launch In March 2017 With Preferred Hotels & Resorts – Signifies First-Time Presence In Sweden For The Preferred Brand – Nordic Hotels & Resorts Is The Operator Of At Six

Hyatt Announces Sale Of Hyatt Regency Birmingham In The United Kingdom To An Affiliate Of Bin Otaiba Investment Group - Hyatt Affiliate Will Manage And The Hotel Will Retain Its Hyatt Regency Branding

W Hotels Worldwide Announce The Debut Of W Dubai – Al Habtoor City

Tribute Portfolio And Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. Announced Robust Expansion Plans Through Seven New Signings

Cisco And Salesforce Announce Global Strategic Alliance

News for September 22, 2016

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Debuts Its First Hotel In Downtown Buffalo - Hotel's Owner And Operator Is Delaware North

IHG Signs Holiday Inn Dubai Science Park – Will Operate Under A Management Agreement With An Affiliate Of The Rolaco Group

Accenture Implements State-Of-The-Art Payments-Processing Platform With UniCredit As First Client - Accenture Payments-Platform-As-A-Service Solution Built On D+H Global PAYplus® Software

IBM Opens Industry’s First Cloud Data Center In The Nordics, In Fetsund, 30 Km Outside Oslo

Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ Specialty Select Brands Power Record-Setting Global Growth With 132 Hotel Deals Signed And 30 Hotels Opened So Far In 2016 - Aloft, Element And Four Points By Sheraton On Track To Sign All-Time High Record Number Of New Deals In 2016

News for September 21, 2016

Interstate Europe Announces Nicholas Northam As Managing Director For The UK - Outgoing MD, Robert Crook, Is Retiring After More Than 37 Years In The Industry – Interstate Europe Has 80 Properties Including Signed Pipeline

eRevMax Expands Its Footprints In Kenya With Sun Africa Hotels - 5 Hotels Of The Group Using Channel Manager Web To Expand Online Business Opportunity

Hilton Debuts First Full-Service Residences In China, The Hilton Jinan South Hotel & Residences

Pernod Ricard Drinks To Better Demand Forecasts With Infor - Infor Demand Planning Drives Accuracy Improvements For Wines & Spirit Business

Holiday Inn Club Vacations® Brand Embarks On Five-Year Plan to Renovate More Than 3,100 Villas At 13 Resorts

News for September 20, 2016

Hyatt Announces That Jim Chu Has Been Appointed To The Newly Created Position Of Global Head Of Select Service And Franchise Strategy; Susan Santiago Has Been Selected As Senior VP, Global Select Service And Franchise Operations – She Will Report To Chu

Marriott’s Acquisition Of Starwood Receives Antitrust Approval In China; Marriott And Starwood Expect To Become Combined Company On September 23

Mastercard Teams Up With Stripe To Make Getting Paid Faster And Easier In Today’s Shareconomy - Mastercard Send Delivers Real-Time Payments For Marketplaces Using Stripe’s Instant Payouts

U.S. Drivers Waste $2.1 Billion Annually On Premium Gasoline – AAA Testing Shows No Benefit To Splurging On Premium Fuel When Not Required By The Manufacturer

IBM Research And MIT Collaborate To Advance Frontiers Of Artificial Intelligence In Real-World Audio-Visual Comprehension Technologies - Cross-Disciplinary Research Approach Will Use Insights Brain And Cognitive Science To Advance Ma-Chine Understanding

News for September 19, 2016

FelCor Announces Leadership Transition - COO Troy A. Pentecost Appointed President And Interim Senior Executive Officer; Richard A. Smith Retires As President, CEO And Director

Hyatt Centric Brand Continues Expansion With Three Additional Hotels: The Hyatt Centric French Quarter New Orleans, Hyatt Centric Times Square New York And Hyatt Centric Key West Resort & Spa

Accenture Announces Intention To Acquire OCTO Technology To Expand Digital Capabilities In France

Hilton Unveils First Hotel In Montenegro - Hilton Podgorica Crna Gora Transforms Iconic City Landmark Into Destination For Visitors And Locals Alike

Zipcar and Zagster Launch Zipbike, The First National, Sponsored Bike-Share Program For Universities

News for September 16, 2016

Marriott International Expands Relationship With Chinese Partner – Five Franchised Fairfield By Marriott Hotels Will All Be Managed By Eastern Crown Hotels Group As Part of The Development Agreement It Reached With Marriott International

How Does Household-Income Growth Affect Restaurants? Report By NRA’s Chief Economist Bruce Grindy

Meliá Hotels International Opened Innside By Meliá Leipzig, Stylish Design Behind A Historic Facade At Premium Location In Leipzig

Majority Of Businesses And Economies Are Not Ready For Digital Platforms, Accenture Research Shows - China, India And The US To Dominate The Global Platform Economy; Much Of Europe Lags

Best Western Hotels & Resorts’ Soft Brand Continues Growth Pattern, Welcoming Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center

GBTA Foundation Study Reveals Majority Of Companies Provide Travel Insurance And Assistance Services To Business Travelers

News for September 14, 2016

Red Lion Hotels Corporation Enters Into Definitive Agreement To Acquire Substantially All of Vantage Hospitality Group - Acquisition Adds Approximately 1,000 Franchise Hotel Agreements Nationwide

Greg Doman, Francois Baudin And Laure Morvan Have Been Respectively Appointed By Accor: SVP Development North And Central America, Luxury Hotels Americas & Residential, SVP Development Luxury Hotels Europe Middle East And Africa And VP Development Luxury Hotels ASPAC

eRevMax Expands In Estonia With Tallinn Historical Hotels - 4 Properties Sign Up For Channel Manager

Sheraton® Hotels & Resorts To Debut In Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec - New Signing Marks Starwood’s 13th Hotel In The Province Of Quebec

Residence Inn By Marriott Makes Its Aloha Debut In Luxurious Wailea, Hawaii

Avis Budget Group Agrees to Acquire France Cars

News for September 13, 2016

Wyndham Hotel Group Appoints Philippe Bijaoui To Lead Development Across Europe, Middle East, Eurasia And Africa

Crowne Plaza® Brand Announces Timo Weiland As Style Director For The Americas Region

Sheraton Grand Debuts In Austria With Designation Of Revamped Sheraton Salzburg Hotel – Joins A Portfolio Of 34 Other Sheraton Grand Properties Worldwide

BW Announces Premier Property In Antigua & Barbuda, The Best Western Premier Hotel At St. Mary’s Court On The Island Of Antigua

News for September 12, 2016

Transportation Veteran Dr. David Yang To Head AAA Foundation For Traffic Safety

Former CIA CTO Gus Hunt To Lead Accenture Federal Services’ Cybersecurity Practice

Cornell Tool Allows Restaurants To Evaluate Menu Specials

Wake Up! One In Three Meeting Attendees Are Falling Asleep - Hilton’s Expanded Meet With Purpose Program Offers Solutions To Rejuvenate Attendees Deliver On Meeting Goals

Accenture To Acquire New Energy Group To Further Expand Its Salesforce Capabilities For Clients, Accelerate Its Cloud First Agenda

News for September 9, 2016

Majority Of North American Business Travelers Commonly Use Hotel Apps - Opportunity Exists For Hotels To Implement Innovative Technology To Serve Customers In Years To Come - Internet Access At Hotels Remains Paramount For Business Travelers

Middle Market Firms Surging In Leading Industry Sectors - Latest Middle Market Power Index From American Express And Dun & Bradstreet Shows Significant Growth In Number Of Firms, Revenue And Employment Since 2011

Choice Hotels Welcomes The Peery Hotel In Salt Lake City To The Ascend Hotel Collection

Ultra Hotel Tel Aviv Becomes First Hotel In Israel To Implement ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access

U.S. Cities Slipping In Race For Global Competitiveness, According To PwC’s Cities Of Opportunity 7

News for September 8, 2016

Ashford Trust Announces Appointment Of Fred Kleisner As New Independent Director

Ranjay Radhakrishnan Appointed Chief Human Resources Officer By IHG

American Express Names Nancy Testa As Chief Diversity Officer

TrustYou partners With eRevMax For LIVE OS

Wyndham Makes Grand Entrance Into South East Asia, The Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay Will Debut Later This Year

Cornell Study Puts Retaliation Claims In A Class By Themselves

IHG Announces The Opening Of The Holiday Inn Express® Mexico Toreo hotel Located In Naucalpan In Greater Mexico City's Northwestern Area – Hotel Is Owned And managed By Grupo Garrod, SA de CV

Americans Spend An Average Of 17,600 Minutes Driving Each Year - New AAA Foundation Report Reveals Habits And Characteristics Of The American Driver

News for September 7, 2016

GBTA Announces Advisory Board Appointments For GBTA India

IHG® Expands Presence In Eastern Europe - Hotel Group Will Add Over 46 Hotels To Its Substantial Presence In The Region Over The Next 3-5 Years

Retailers And Consumer Packaged Goods Companies Must Enhance Their Understanding Of Millennial Consumers To Capture Share Of $6 Trillion Wallet In Asia, Accenture Warns - Millennials Represent More Than 45 Percent Of The Region's Population, With 60 Percent Of The World's Millennials Expected To Live In Asia By 2020

NOVASOL By Wyndham Vacation Rentals Adds Friendly Rentals To Portfolio

Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ Tech-Forward Aloft Brand Launches In Saudi Arabia With Opening Of Aloft Riyadh

IBM Watson Powers Wave Of Innovation In Consumer Electronics - Whirlpool, Panasonic, Nokia And Bragi Tap IBM Watson Internet Of Things Technologies To Change The Way We Live

Best Western Hotels & Resorts’ Vīb Springfield Breaks Ground

FOX SPORTS Australia Selects IBM Aspera For Seamless Delivery Of Sports Content

News for September 6, 2016

Marc Dardenne Joins Jumeirah Group As Group Chief Operating Officer

Rosewood Hotel Group Strengthens Sales And Marketing With Key Appointment: Thuy Tranthi Rieder Joins As Group Vice President Of Sales & Marketing

Kelly McGuire Named 2016 Cornell MMH Outstanding Alumnus

Hotel Indigo® Opens In Krakow As Poland Sees 60% Rise In Tourism From UK

Iconic Dubai Opera Will Drive Cultural Tourism And Reap Economic Dividends For The City, Says Alabbar

Accenture And READ India Partner To Empower Women In Rural Karnataka India - New Center In Bagepalli Will Train More Than 150 Women And Adolescent Girls With Economic Empowerment, Literacy And ICT Skills

Videocon d2h Enhances Video Experiences With Cisco Virtualized Video Processing

Gold Peak® To Launch Ready-To-Drink Tea Lattes And Cold Brew Coffees In 2017

News for September 2, 2016

FelCor Announces Sale Of Holiday Inn Nashville To An Affiliate Of Fairwood Capital, LLC

Ashford Trust Completes Sale Of Hampton Inn & Suites Gainesville To Key International

Hyatt And Southwest Value Partners Announce Plans For A Hyatt Regency Hotel In Nashville

London’s Hotel Xenia Joins Autograph Collection

Zipcar And UC Berkeley Study Finds Significantly Fewer Personal Cars On College And University Campuses

News for September 1, 2016

FelCor Co-Founder To Receive ALIS Lifetime Achievement Award - Thomas Corcoran Will Be Honored At The 2017 Conference In Los Angeles

IBM Study: Hybrid Clouds Dominate -- Enable Companies To Innovate, Exceed Expectations

Wyndham Hotel Group Set To Open Tallest Hotel In Danang - The 57-Story Building Will Become The Company's Second Wyndham Location In Vietnam

Swedish Internet Booking Engine Rapibo Partners With RevMax

Best Western Unveils Spectacular Hotel In Malaysia’s Genting Highlands – The Best Western Premier Ion Delemen Is Operated By Ion Delemen Hospitality Sdn Bhd, A Subsidiary Of The NCT Group Of Companies.

Cable & Wireless Partners With Ericsson And Cisco To Enhance Its Caribbean IP Networks

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