Competition, cheap debt, push M&A to record level    global.jpeg   By:   David Eisen

Global mergers and acquisitions grew to a record total in 2014, fueled by low borrowing costs and rampant competition. Data show that acquisitions of hotels, travel-services companies and tour operators in 2014 totaled $64.4 billion—more than twice the value in any of the previous six years. View

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January 23, 2015 | Newswire | By Elliott Mest

In part two of hotel management's series on Entertainment on Demand, the largest consumers of EOD and the most popular formats used take center stage. more >>


January 23, 2015 | Newswire

Handy Hulce was added as VP of the western office. Real Hospitality also has nine hotels slated to open in the first quarter of 2015. more >>


January 23, 2015 | Newswire

Minnesota's Keading Management has acquired the Crowne Plaza in Bloomington, Minn., for $30 million, reports the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business... more >>


January 23, 2015 | Newswire

The hotels under development include the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Waxahachie, Texas; the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Pasadena, Texas; and... more >>


January 23, 2015 | Newswire

Commune Hotels & Resorts is bringing its Joie de Vivre Hotels eastward to Miami and New York City—part of its overall national expansion. Plans... more >>


January 23, 2015 | Newswire

Kay Auer, Julie Olson and Erica Weishaar joined the WaterWalk's corporate headquarters as CFO, director of franchise development and business... more >>


January 23, 2015 | Newswire

HEI Hotels & Resorts has sold the 152-room Aloft Houston Galleria. The buyer and price were not disclosed, though reports are that Westpark I, a... more >>


January 23, 2015 | Newswire | By David Eisen

Global mergers and acquisitions grew to a record total in 2014, fueled by low borrowing costs and rampant competition. Data show that acquisitions of... more >>


January 23, 2015 | Newswire | By Elaine Yetzer Simon

Several high-profile hotel restaurants have opened in the past week, and more are slated to open within the next few months. more >>


January 22, 2015 | Newswire

Five Diamond restaurants tend to be ahead of trends such as farm-to-table and local food sourcing, according to the group. more >>


January 16, 2015 | Article | By Karen Morris

As a hotel manager, familiarize yourself and your supervisors with the federal and state-specific lists of barred tasks, and be sure your younger... 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 >>

The changing landscape of Entertainment on Demand    ops0.jpg   By:   Elliott Mest

Entertainment on Demand has been a fixture in the hotel guestroom for nearly as long as TVs. But in the face of streaming services, such as Netflix and Hulu, which guests can carry with them in their laptops or phones, how is Entertainment and Video on Demand faring? View

Homewood targets South America with new prototype    ExteriorRendering.jpg   By:   Bruce Serlen

As Hilton Worldwide continues to accelerate its development efforts around the world, it's identifying certain brands to take the lead in specific markets or regions. Focused-service Hampton, for example, has had a lot of success expanding in parts of Western Europe and recently in Eastern Europe. Now it’s Homewood Suites by Hilton's turn. View

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