Hyatt selling large portfolio of select-service hotels for half a billion    global.JPEG   By:   David Eisen

Hyatt Hotels is taking a course that many other hotel asset owners are doing: selling select-service hotels, and buying or retaining more upscale real estate. Today we learned that the Chicago-based hotel operator will sell 38 domestic select-service properties to Lone Star Funds, the private-equity firm founded by billionaire John Grayken, for around $590 million. View

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September 19, 2014 | Newswire

Every November, Hotel Management is all about hotel general managers. This year our annual Voice of the GM survey will dive even deeper into the... more >>


September 19, 2014 | Newswire | By Elaine Yetzer Simon

Drinkers between the ages of 21 and 34 are affecting the popularity and direction of beer, wine and spirits. more >>


September 19, 2014 | Newswire

Formerly the Treasure Bayou Hotel in Baldwin, Louisiana, the 48-room hotel will upgrade its local, regional, and national market to attract travelers... more >>


September 19, 2014 | Newswire

The hotel was formerly the Edmonton Hotel & Convention Centre, and has 168 guestrooms, a full service restaurant and lounge and over 13,000 square... more >>


September 19, 2014 | Newswire

Is the Ace Hotel brand coming to The Big Easy? This from Curbed: It's been one year since the Domain Cos. bought 600 Carondelet St. for $5.5 million... more >>


September 19, 2014 | Newswire

NAI Hallmark Partners has reportedly acquired land in a Jacksonville, Fla., neighborhood known as Brooklyn that could be slated for the development... more >>


September 19, 2014 | Newswire

The 57-room Hotel Indigo Paris - Opera will operate under a management agreement between IHG and SAS Maud. This will be the 60th Hotel Indigo hotel... more >>


September 19, 2014 | Newswire

Lowe Enterprises Investors has acquired the Aloft Charlotte Uptown @ the EpiCentre on behalf of an investment client. The 175-room hotelis in the... more >>


September 19, 2014 | Newswire | By David Eisen

Hyatt Hotels is taking a course that many other hotel asset owners are doing: selling select-service hotels, and buying or retaining more upscale... more >>


September 19, 2014 | Newswire

Meredith Manee will oversee food and beverage operations for the signature restaurant 1500 OCEAN and its adjacent Sunset Bar. 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 >>

Minibar inventory control and billing go mobile    52-IMG_2241-rev_C2101_R62510.jpg   By:   Adam Leposa

Mobile apps also are giving minibar managers and attendants new ways to control inventory and manage billing. "The idea of having a mobile application is to facilitate all the daily tasks of the minibar attendant," said Christelle Pigeat, CEO and VP of sales and marketing at minibar solutions provider Mobile Simple. Managing minibars through a mobile device allows attendants to keep their hands free most of the time for working with stock, Pigeat said. View

NorthStar, Chatham JV buying $1.1bln worth of Inland American hotels    global0.jpg   By:   David Eisen

Portfolio deals are alive and well, and today comes news of a big one. Inland American Real Estate Trust, which in August announced plans to spin off its lodging subsidiary, has entered into a definitive agreement to sell a portfolio consisting of 52 select-service hotels with 6,976 rooms to a joint venture formed by NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. and Chatham Lodging Trust for approximately $1.1 billion. View

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