World Cup bump helps push Marriott to healthy Q2    global.png   By:   David Eisen

Things were good for Marriott International in the second quarter. The Bethesda, Md.-based hotel operator said earnings rose 7.3 percent on an increase in revenue and on stronger average daily room rates. Net income was $192 million for the quarter compared to $179 million a year prior. View

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July 30, 2014 | Newswire | By Esther Hertzfeld

A new report suggests that prestige hotels are missing opportunities to better compete with online travel agencies like Priceline and TripAdvisor... more >>


July 30, 2014 | Newswire

AmericInn has opened two newly constructed mid-scale hotels in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Nationwide, AmericInn is in the midst of a $75-million... more >>


July 30, 2014 | Newswire

HeBS Digital now offers its client portfolio Dynamic Rate Marketing (DRM), a next-generation direct-response marketing category, enabling hotels to... more >>


July 30, 2014 | Newswire

Rydges Hotels and Resorts has selected CheckMate's guest-centric tools to personalize service and increase profits across 49 properties. Rydges is a... more >>


July 30, 2014 | Newswire

Voyat introduces the first two products from the Voyat platform: V-CRM and V-Direct, which will provide hotels with guest analytics and business... more >>


July 30, 2014 | Newswire | By Elliott Mest

As part of the program, European hotels will be assessed on criteria such as the re-use of linens and towels, recycling practices, composting, their... more >>


July 30, 2014 | Newswire

The hotel is still under construction. Marshall will handle all pre-opening activities, as well as operate the hotel upon opening in 2016. The... more >>


July 30, 2014 | Newswire

Park Hospitality will manage the seven-story, 140-room hotel, and currently manages four hotels with 416 rooms in N.C., including the Hitlon Garden... more >>


July 30, 2014 | Newswire

The 224-room hotel is near Patong Beach's guestrooms and suites will have 32-inch LCD TVs, mini bars, and tea- and coffee-making facilities. Free... more >>


July 30, 2014 | Newswire

Americas Best Value Inn and Canadas Best Value Inn reported solid growth during the second quarter of 2014 with the addition of 21 properties to the... more >>

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July 18, 2014 | Article | By Howard Feiertag

Sales staffers know too well the importance of staff performance at the property level and its effect on the sales operation. All too often, just a... more >>

May 22, 2014 | Article | By HM Editorial Staff

Maximizing Customer Loyalty at Independent Hotels more >>


March 26, 2014 | Article | By Howard Feiertag

Eight tips on how to be a great sales person. more >>


March 12, 2014 | Article | By Elliott Mest

The Americans with DisabilitiesAct has been in effect for a full year, and hotels are now expected to fully comply with the updated standards... more >>


March 3, 2014 | Article | By Stephanie Ricca

Four travel and hospitality marketers shared the next generation of social media marketing tips for hoteliers at November’s NATHIC conference in... more >>


February 28, 2014 | Article | By Howard Feiertag

When you think about it, it is really amazing how many different ways individual guests and groups get to visit, and enjoy, a hotel stay. Just take a... more >>


February 26, 2014 | Article | By William Frye

In today's world of austere hotel budgets, front-desk employees are increasingly being asked to perform more functions and serve more guests, with... more >>


February 25, 2014 | Article | By HMM Editorial Staff

Known as an all-new-construction brand, Neenah, Wis.-based Cobblestone Hotels began in 2008 as a solution for small Midwestern towns that had demand... more >>


February 24, 2014 | Article | By Elliott Mest

In part three of Hotel Management's series on luxury bedding design we look at the luxury traveler and the type of linen they are most interesting in. more >>


February 21, 2014 | Article | By Elliott Mest

In part two of Hotel Management's series on high-end bed design, check out ways that designers are differentiating themselves from other properties... more >>

TripAdvisor's GreenLeaders program launches in Europe    ops.jpg   By:   Elliott Mest

As part of the program, European hotels will be assessed on criteria such as the re-use of linens and towels, recycling practices, composting, their use of solar panels if available and the installation of electric car charging stations. A property that qualifies as a GreenLeader will be identified by a leaf and awarded a bronze, silver, gold or platinum designation. View

Good times: Selling price per room soars in first half '14    global.jpg   By:   J.P. Ford

There’s no doubt it’s a good time to be a seller of hotels. The average selling price per room year-over-year (YOY) catapulted 28 percent to $150,223 per room in the first half of 2014, compared to $117,300 at the same time last year. Prices in the first half also increased 17 percent over the year-end 2013 total of $128,352. View

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