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eRevMax International today announced the launch of a new website focused on Connect by eRevMax, its enterprise connectivity solution focused on providing hotel companies with a centralized distribution solution. Connect, formerly known as RTConnect, the electronic distribution XML gateway for the hospitality industry, provides connectivity for rate & inventory distribution, and reservation delivery to existing hotel management systems. As a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) based solution, it enables hotel chains to centralize their distribution strategy by managing sales channels for all its properties in real-time directly from PMS / CRS through the web-based Connect Control Center.
August 20, 2013 – From the very start Newmarket®International, Inc. ("Newmarket") has been uniquely focused on using technology innovations to improve the success of customers in hospitality.
Agilysys, Inc., a leading provider of innovative information technology and hospitality software and services, today announced that Silverton Casino Hotel in Las Vegas has selected the Agilysys Lodging Management System® (LMS) property management solution and the Agilysys Workforce Management Solution™ (WMx) to streamline operations at the 300-room luxury resort.
The Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association (BLLA) Announces 4 Additional Award Categories For 2013
The hospitality industry's top boutique, lifestyle and luxury hotels and supplier vendors are competing for the top spots in the BLLA 2013 Awards. The new categories this year include the following: 1 - WORKPLACE SAFETY AWARD, 2 - ADAPTIVE REUSE OF A HISTORIC STRUCTURE AWARD, 3 - VOICE RESERVATIONS - BEST PRACTICES AWARD
Hotel prices in Edinburgh have increased by 39 per cent this month for the annual Fringe Festival, according to the trivago Hotel Price Index (tHPI) reported monthly by hotel comparison websitewww.trivago.co.uk. One night in August will cost an average of £194, compared to £140 in July.
Abu Dhabi Investment Fund buying 3 Editions from Marriott. What does this mean to Marriott and the Edition brand? | By Jim Butler
Craig Karmin and Alexandra Berzon of the Wall Street Journal broke a big story yesterday evening which appeared in the August 15, 2013 US edition of the paper at page C3. The headline is "Marriott Close to Deal to Sell Three Hotels to Abu Dhabi Fund."
In September 2013, Raffles Hotels & Resorts will arrive at a new milestone as expands its collection to 10 hotels with the opening of Raffles Hainan – their second property in China. The luxury resort will open in Clearwater Bay, the new hotspot on the southeast coast of Hainan Island – China's answer to the French Riviera and a rising star in the luxury tourism market. Clearwater Bay is a 500 square-kilometre development that encompasses the Raffles resort, two championship golf courses designed by US-based Schmidt-Curley Design located directly adjacent to Raffles, private residences, luxury retail, a cinema complex, yacht clubs and a 780-berth marina for sailing and water sports. Boasting 12 kilometres of beautiful coastline, Clearwater Bay is regarded as one of only three "singing beaches" in the world.
MICROS Systems, Inc., a leading provider of information technology solutions for the hospitality and retail industries, today appointed Russell Butler, Senior Vice President of Global Research & Development. Mr. Butler is an accomplished product development executive with more than 20 years' experience in engineering and leading large, global research and development organizations. In this new role, Mr. Butler will be responsible for leading MICROS' development teams around the world, spanning its vertical markets hotels, food & beverage, and retail, as well as eCommerce.
InvoTech Systems, Inc. announced that the Wind Creek Wetumpka Casino and Hotel will install InvoTech's UHF-RFID Uniform System. The new-build property chose InvoTech to streamline the management of 8,000 uniforms for 900 employees. Click here for more information on InvoTech's Linen, Uniform, Laundry, and Security Systems. Wind Creek Wetumpka is the Poarch Band of Creek Indians' latest hotel and casino. The $246-million property is on schedule for completion in winter 2013/2014. "We are delighted to be partnering with InvoTech Systems," said Wind Creek Wetumpka Property Manager Cody Williamson. "InvoTech recently celebrated 20 years of growth and is well known in the casino hotel industry for providing excellent quality uniform management solutions." UHF-RFID technology automates uniform tracking; establishes accountability InvoTech's reliable UHF-RFID Uniform System will manage the property's entire garment inventory. Automated tracking will reduce labor and operating expenses with leading edge technology:
Gone are the days when hotels can take a shotgun approach to marketing and be effective. The name of the game today is "Mobile Engagement," and it's an exciting new service recently released by hospitality mobile expert RoamingAround. Mobile Engagement is the result of building one-on-one relationships between hoteliers and guests by offering mobile experiences that drive desired behaviors. With 27 custom Mobile Engagement technologies in its mobile toolkit, RoamingAround can assists hotels in creating and sending targeted, relevant and timely mobile offers to their guests. to establish brand differentiation, build loyalty and increase revenues.
The Cornell School of Hotel Administration (SHA) will feature leading hospitality executives in the Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series (DDLS) throughout the fall semester. Established 85 years ago, the DDLS includes leaders from every segment of the hospitality industry, who speak to students about career paths, views on successful management styles and business strategies, and insights on critical industry-related issues."The DDLS is an SHA tradition and a valuable educational opportunity for our students," says Michael Johnson, dean and E. M. Statler Professor of Hotel Administration, who will give the first lecture of the series on August 30. "Students learn about a variety of industry sectors and what it takes to be successful in these areas, and they discover how good leaders use every challenge and opportunity as a learning tool."All lectures are held at 1:25 p.m. in the Alice Statler Auditorium at the School of Hotel Administration. Lectures are free and open to the public, and open seating is available in the balcony of the auditorium.DDLS 2013 Schedule
This is the second part of our two-part series Seven Days of Revenue Management Success, which offers seven tips (one for every day of the week) that can increase in your property¹s bookings and RevPAR, and ensure that you have seven days of revenue management success every single week.
IHG's (InterContinental Hotels Group) Holiday Inn® brand today announced the launch of its new multi-million dollar, Change Your View™ advertising campaign, featuring a brand-new television commercial titled Changing Together. The commercial seamlessly combines the Holiday Inn brand's renowned heritage with its innovative approach to meeting the ever-changing needs of the contemporary traveler. More than just a commercial, the Change Your View campaign is the next step in reintroducing an iconic brand to a new generation of guests who are not as familiar with the Holiday Inn brand offering today.
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Worldwide's luxury brand of landmark hotels, has announced the opening of Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, the brand's first hotel in the UAE and the 25th addition to the global Waldorf Astoria portfolio of 25 hotels and resorts, globally.
MICROS Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MCRS), a leading provider of information technology solutions for the hospitality and retail industries, was presented with the esteemed Gold Award for Outstanding Provider of Software from the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA). The award was presented at RSPA's annual convention in Las Vegas.
David Dreschner has been appointed Senior Director, Strategic Alliances & Business Development at Swisscom Hospitality Services. David is responsible for expanding the company's global network of strategic business partners to ensure a consistent, high quality, fully supported service delivery in all regions. As a result he will work closely with the company's Key Account Management & Global Managed Services team.
Profitability growth returned to the regions in Q2 2013 for the first time on a last twelve months basis since the downturn.London also recorded positive results; however weak comparators, due to the Diamond Jubilee, masked what was otherwise aflat quarter. This issue's city focus is on Liverpool, a hotel market that has doubled in size in the last decade.
The Trends & Opportunities Report, published annually by HVS India for the past 18 years, depicts and analyses the key trends in the hotel performance of the country and presents HVS' outlook with special emphasis on 13 major Indian markets.
With 260 million unique monthly visitors, TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site and a force to be reckoned with in the hotel industry.
The U.S. hotel industry reported positive results in the three key performance metrics during the week of 4-10 August 2013, according to data from STR. In year-over-year comparisons, occupancy rose 1.9 percent to 72.7 percent, average daily rate increased 4.8 percent to US$112.48 and revenue per available room grew 6.8 percent to US$81.74.