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FRHI Hotels & Resorts (FRHI), the parent company of luxury hotel brand Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, and Hengli Management Co., Ltd, the subsidiary of Zhong An Real Estate Limited (672.hk) today announced Fairmont Hangzhou, a new luxury hotel development in the capital city of Zhejiang province in the heart of Yangtze River Delta region, Eastern China.
A new travel partner for the lodging industry, TourSales.com, brings untapped ancillary revenue to hotel companies through commissionable, online bookings of day tours and activities. Hotel guests can now book day tours and activities through hotel-branded websites which integrate the ecommerce booking engine of TourSales.com.
Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts today revealed the results of a newly commissioned survey on global coffee and travel habits as the Paris-born brand begins to roll-out Master Baristas at its hotels and resorts worldwide by end of year. The Le Méridien survey, conducted in advance of International Coffee Day on September 29, found that coffee surpasses sex as the ideal wake-up call according to more than half (53%) of the global respondents.
Award-winning contemporary city hotel - Cosmo Hotel Mongkok will be renamed Dorsett Mongkok, Hong Kong on October 11, 2013. The rename will mark a new milestone for the hotel as it officially becomes the latest addition to Dorsett Hospitality International's successful portfolio of hotels under Dorsett Hotels & Resorts brand.
Speaking at the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), on a panel about "Women Decision-Makers in the Global Economy," Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) President and Chief Executive Officer, Arne Sorenson voiced the company's strong commitment to supporting the advancement of women as part of the growth strategy for the global hospitality company, which has 3800 hotels in 72 countries.
Ruckus Wireless, Inc. (NYSE: RKUS), a global supplier of advanced wireless systems for the rapidly expanding mobile Internet infrastructure market, and a key supplier of Smart Wi-Fi solutions for hotel chains around the world, has joined forces with Locatel, the European leader in hospitality Internet, TV and mobile solutions, to deploy LiveMaxTM, a new mobile TV offering that allows hotel guests to watch TV channels on their mobile devices – wherever they are in the hotel. Ruckus first joined forces with Locatel last November to offer the hotel industry the world's latest wireless innovations coupled with dedicated state-of-the-art multimedia services. Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi technology is the ideal infrastructure on which to deploy LiveMaxTM. Initial rollout sites, such as Novotel's Paris les Halles hotel, have enabled the solution to be thoroughly tested – and confirmed interest on the part of guests. Users have praised the high image quality and fast response times, far better than those available with domestic offers. LiveMaxTM will be presented by Locatel and Ruckus on September 28-30 at the Dubai Hotel Show, stand C230 – Hall 8.
IHG® plc. (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, has today announced a series of new Corporate Responsibility (CR) targets for 2013-2017. Responsible Business is part of the foundation of IHG. It is about doing the right things, in the right way and thinking longer term for the mutual benefit of IHG and its stakeholders.
The office is no longer where many workers feel at their most productive, a new survey of European business travellers shows. Almost three quarters (73%) see journey time as enabling them to catch-up and improve their productivity.
Ever-innovative, Accor embraces digital recruitment to meet the expectations of a new generation of candidates. The Group is now using Pinterest, a social network that allows members to "pin" images, videosand other objects to their online pinboard and that already reaches 70 million users.
J.W. Marriott, Jr., Mayor Vincent C. Gray Lead Topping Off Celebration For The Marriott Marquis Washington DC
Marking a major milestone for Washington, D.C., J.W. Marriott, Jr., executive chairman of Marriott International, Mayor Vincent C. Gray, District of Columbia, and dignitaries celebrated the topping off of the Marriott Marquis Washington DC, signifying that the 15-story property has reached its final construction height.
In a continued effort to listen to guests and improve their overall travel experience, on September 26, Hyatt will host The World's Largest Focus Group through a series of online activities grounded in the simple question: "How do YOU travel?" While traditional focus groups tend to happen behind the glass, Hyatt will utilize its social media presence to gain greater consumer insights and ideas about new offerings, amenities and services, as well as continue its consumer listening efforts by engaging with guests in real-time in multiple time zones around the globe.
Since late 2011, Google has been moving in the direction of secure search. Put simply, this means that Google users’ keyword searches are “protected” and are not disclosed to any website analytics tools, including Google Analytics, therefore showing up in analytics data as [not provided]. In other words, Google is not disclosing to website owners the keyword terms visitors use to find the site, e.g. “downtown Houston Hotels” or “Hotel near Times Square.”
6 out of 10 Americans visit TripAdvisor before booking their hotel. And there are 70 new contributions to TripAdvisor every 60 seconds. 54% of travelers won't book if the hotel doesn't have any TripAdvisor reviews and 98% of travelers find TripAdvisor hotel reviews to be accurate of their hotel experience. All that to say, TripAdvisor is a big deal.
The company’s 9th Asian & Middle Eastern Members Meeting saw senior management, hotel members, owners and other stakeholders join forces at the luxury BEST WESTERN PREMIER Sunset Road Kuta, Bali, from September 16-19, to look back on another 12 months of achievements and pave the way for the future growth of the company.
Aqua Hospitality, Hawaii's leading hotel management company, was recently recognized for its outstanding marketing programs by the 2013 Magellan Awards sponsored by Travel Weekly. The company received three top awards including a 2013 Gold Magellan Award for its travel agent website, a 2013 Silver Magellan Award for the "12 Stays of Christmas" social media program and a 2013 Silver Magellan Award for its company-wide rebranding campaign.
The PPC Team at Milestone is offering Yelp PPC to help our clients capitalize on their existing Yelp listings. By bidding on your existing Yelp ad, we will be able to control where your property's Yelp ad shows in the Yelp search results, primarily ensuring your Yelp ad shows in the top of the search results for your geographic area. By bidding to your Yelp ad to rotate into the top of the search results, your hotel property is increasing competitive exposure and visits to the site.
Interstate Hotels & Resorts – the leading U.S.-based global hotel management company – announced today the acquisition of Chardon Management Ltd., a highly respected independent management company in the United Kingdom, elevating Interstate’s total U.K. portfolio to 47 hotels either open or under development.
As anticipated, the year-on-year comparison for London’s hotel market in August was negative with total revenues per available room (TrevPar) decreasing by 14.5% and a drop in Gross Operating Profit per available room (GOPPAR) of 27.7%, according to the latest HotStats survey of 624 full-service hotels across the UK.
Everyone deserves a vacation to relax, and kids are no exception. From homework and chores, to staying on their best behavior, being a kid can be hard work. According to a new survey released today from IHG's (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)] Holiday Inn Resort® brand, ninety seven percent of kids feel that they deserve a vacation for those very reasons. Even more believe that their parents deserve one too, and the number one reason given was stress from working too hard. The survey also revealed that parents involve children in the decision making process when planning family travel more than ever. Almost nine-in-ten parents said their kids' preferences are influential when choosing a vacation destination.
MGM Resorts Chairman & CEO Jim Murren Honored as a CR Magazine Responsible CEO of the Year Award Winner
Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine, a preeminent publication which recognizes America's most socially responsible chief executives, has named Jim Murren, Chairman & CEO of MGM Resorts International, a 2013 Responsible CEO of the Year Award winner. The annual awards are presented to CEOs across industries that clearly exceed standards in the areas of employee relations, environmental impact, human rights, philanthropy, and corporate responsibility practices.