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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July 29, 2014 | Newswire | By Esther Hertzfeld

Hilton Worldwide Holdings, Inc. is investing $500 million on the assumption smartphones will increasingly be used by guests to book rooms, check in... more >>


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July 29, 2014 | Newswire

Eleven Wireless appoints Jean Pascal (JP) Hebert as director of emerging markets and channels. With 20 years of experience in channel sales, direct... more >>


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July 29, 2014 | Newswire

Viceroy Hotel New York has chosen Voxer Business to keep employees in contact with each other across the property. With Voxer Business, staff at the... more >>


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July 29, 2014 | Newswire

Priceline.com launches a custom-created hotel search and booking app specially designed for Amazon's new Android-based Fire phone, which launched on... more >>


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July 29, 2014 | Newswire

Choice Hotels International, Inc. has launched hands-free hotel reservations for Ford vehicles. Drivers of Ford vehicles equipped with SYNC AppLink... more >>


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July 29, 2014 | Newswire

One of Sydney's most famous hotels, the Hotel Bondi, is on the market. JLL was tapped by the seller to handle the sale. The 37-room property last... more >>


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July 29, 2014 | Newswire

Noble Investment Group has acquired the SpringHill Suites by Marriott Miami Airport South. The property, which recently completed a comprehensive... more >>


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July 29, 2014 | Newswire

Laurus Corporation, a U.S.-based private real estate investment and development firm, has acquired the Marriott Warner Center hotel in Woodland... more >>


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July 29, 2014 | Newswire | 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... more >>


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July 28, 2014 | Newswire | By Elliott Mest

A report from the Global Business Travel Association shows that the amount spent on business travel in China could surpass U.S. spending by 2015.... 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

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March 26, 2014 | Article | By Howard Feiertag

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


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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 >>


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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 >>


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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 >>


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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 >>


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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 >>


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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 >>


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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 >>

China ramps up business travel spending    ops.jpg   By:   Elliott Mest

A report from the Global Business Travel Association shows that the amount spent on business travel in China could surpass U.S. spending by 2015. According to CNN Money, business travel spending in China hit $225 billion in 2014, 23 percent of the $1.1 trillion global total spent. This is not far behind the U.S., which spent $274 billion last year. View

Starwood Capital continues European push    global.jpg   By:   David Eisen

Starwood Capital has been busy in Europe—snatching up hotels and selling others. The latest buy is also the biggest deal for a hotel to go down in Edinburgh, Scotland since 2007. View



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