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STR: US Hotel Performance For August 2020

HENDERSONVILLE, Tennessee - The U.S. hotel industry showed slightly higher performance from the month prior, but at overall low levels during August 2020, according to data from STR. In a year-over-year comparison with August 2019, the industry reco...

Evolution Of Business Travel: Adjusting Your Corporate Travel Strategy For Recovery

The following article is a summary of best practices and tips from our recent webinar, The Evolution of Business Travel. To view a full recording of the webinar, fill out the form on the landing page. Though corporate travel is not expected to pick ...

Jean-Georges Beverly Hills Reopens Terrace Dining With Exclusive New Eight-Course Tasting

Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills announces today that its award-winning dining destination, Jean-Georges Beverly Hills, is welcoming back guests with the reopening of its outdoor terrace on Oct. 1, 2020, to offer an eight-course tasting menu with signa...

Duetto’s Pulse Report Shows Driving Distances Keep Climbing in Search of Getaways Louisiana, Tennessee, Colorado, Nevada, California led states in Labor Day hotel bookings

The latest edition of Duetto's Pulse Report, which tracks key hotel business metrics from August 24 - September 6, shows significant increases in performance for the hotel markets of North America, boosted by the Labor Day holiday weekend. This is t...

A Two-Speed World Eager To Bring In The New Year

For the first time since mid-March, SiteMinder's World Hotel Index showed that hotel bookings globally rose to above 55% of 2019 levels on 6 September, and then dropped back to 54.7% just three days later to mark the tenth week that hotel bookings h...

Luxury Resort in Hawaii, Prince Waikiki, Selects Cendyn

Boca Raton, FL, United States - Cendyn, the leading innovator in CRM, sales, and revenue strategy for the hospitality industry, announces Prince Waikiki has selected rainmaker and revintel to power revenue management and business intelligence for th...

In Jittery Times, This Asset Class is Steady

It's U.S. Open week. The top golfers in the world convene just outside New York City at Winged Foot Golf Club (no fans allowed) where they will compete for a major title and all the prestige and money that comes with it.Unlike some other golf tourna...

The Power of Routine and Creative Thinking

In this time of upheaval and uncertainty, so many of us are reassessing our options and actions in relation to our work. The way we operate on a day to day basis is very much worth looking at with a critical eye. How do we organize and fill our prec...

A Beginner’s Guide To Taking Wine Tasting Notes

For both casual and avid wine drinkers alike, tasting notes are an important barometer in gauging how likely one is to enjoy that particular wine. While the memory of tasting wines may last for several days, when you frequently taste many wines in a...

Accor's Notable Openings From The First Half Of The Year

Despite the ongoing health crisis, our growth and development activity continue. Over the last several months, we've welcomed new hotels and 12,000 new rooms to our portfolio, which has now grown to more than 5,000 hotels worldwide. Throughout many ...

Hotel Cleanliness Policies in the Time of COVID-19

Outbreak and the Initial Response at the Height of Impact COVID-19 has posed challenges never seen before by the hotel industry, requiring owners, managers, and brands to take new precautions to keep both guests and staff safe. The industry faced th...

Security Validation | SecValMSP Named to MSSP Alert’s Top 250 MSSPs List for 2020

MSSP Alert, published by After Nines Inc., has named Security Validation | SecValMSP to the Top 250 MSSPs list for 2020 (http://www.msspalert.com/top250). The list and research identify and honor the top MSSPs, managed detection and response (MDR) a...

UNWTO Executive Council Backs Strong, United Plan For Global Tourism

The Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has met in-person and virtually for its 112th session. This was the first major in-person event involving tourism and the United Nations held since the COVID-19 was declared a pandemic....

STR: Canada Hotel Results For Week Ending 12 September

HENDERSONVILLE, Tennessee - STR data for 6-12 September 2020 showed slightly lower performance from prior weeks for Canada's hotel industry. Year-over-year declines, while improved, also remain significant. In comparison with the week of 8-14 Septem...

STR: U.S. Hotel Results For Week Ending 12 September

HENDERSONVILLE, Tennessee - U.S. hotel occupancy decreased slightly from the previous week, according to the latest data from STR. 6-12 September 2020 (percentage change from comparable week in 2019): Occupancy: 48.5% (-30.2%) Average daily rate (AD...

Preparing Your Hotel For Autumnal Business

With the sweeter season of summer officially behind us, it's time to make room for a new season of travellers looking to get away for a quieter staycation in crisper weather. With the nation waiting for more detail on the 'stay and spend' tax back s...

A Sad Story - The Life of a Hotel Doctor

The caller was Chinese, and he wanted a medicine. That could mean anything. He gave the name which, through his thick accent, sounded like "desitin," an over-the-counter treatment for diaper rash. That didn't seem right, so I coaxed him through the ...

Horwath HTL Market Report: USA Hotel Market Trends in the COVID Era

Fueled by leisure travel, week-over-week U.S. hotel occupancy trended upward for 13 consecutive weeks—from a record-low of 21% the week ended April 11 to a high of 50% for the week ended August 15. However, as school vacations ended, U.S. hotel occu...

Co-Working: How Hotels Are Reinventing Themselves

What's in store for our future working lives? 7 out of 10 employees [1] want and believe that the global pandemic will profoundly change work habits—the remote working revolution has begun. At Accor, we saw this movement coming, which gave our brand...

Hilton Grand Vacations Announces National Partnership with Junior Achievement USA

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO. - Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE:HGV) is excited to announce it has chosen Junior Achievement USA (JA) as a national partner in its corporate social responsibility program - HGV Serves. "Junior Achievement's purpose is to in...

Best Western® Hotels & Resorts Opens First SureStay Studio By Best Western Property

Best Western Hotels & Resorts (BWHR) today announced the opening of SureStay Studio by Best Western Charlotte Executive Park, the first property to open as part of the company's newest brand concept, SureStay Studio by Best Western. The hotel recent...

Can Hotels Cement Their Place In The New Remote Working Culture?

Hotels have long been hives of remote working, from business travellers sending emails after meetings nearby to more recently, coworking spaces in communal areas attracting a new generation of digital nomads. Now, with fewer guests staying overnight...

Hospitality Consultancy

"I thought well I'm good with people and such. But it wasn't until a teacher asked me what I wanted to contribute to a company before I knew what I wanted to do." This quote, in combination with a conversation about the consultancy, alter ego's, wol...

Daly Seven Opens Hampton Inn & Suites Charlotte Northlake

Daly Seven, Inc. announces the opening of the Hampton Inn & Suites Charlotte Northlake. The 130-room hotel is located just off I-485 in Charlotte, NC, less than a mile from the Northcrest Shopping Center and Northlake Mall. Guests can enjoy popular ...

MMGY Global’s Latest Traveler Research Shows a Significant Jump in Confidence in the Safety of Domestic Travel

KANSAS CITY, MO - MMGY Global has announced the latest findings from MMGY Travel Intelligence's Travel Intentions Pulse Survey Wave VIII (TIPS) and MMGY Global's Travel Safety Barometer, which are designed to track how COVID-19 is impacting traveler...