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Vail Resorts to bump employee minimum wage -- but is it enough?   22 Jun, 2015

The wage gap continues to be a hot topic as Colorado's Vail Resorts plans to bump its employees' minimum pay to $10 beginning Sept. 26. The resort operator has properties in eight states, and employees across all of these locations will receive pay increases, varying from $1 over the minimum wage...More>>

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Jean-Marc Poli appointed to GM of Myanmar Parkroyal   22 Jun, 2015

Of dual French and Italian nationality, Jean-Marc Poli brings to Pan Pacific Hotels Group 28 years of industry experience across Europe and Asia, with an emphasis on food-beverage operations. Poli will be responsible for the operations and all-round performance of Parkroyal Yangon. In his role, he...More>>

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Hyatt Regency Makkah opens in Saudi Arabia   22 Jun, 2015

This is the first hotel under a Hyatt brand to open in Makkah and the first Hyatt Regency-branded hotel to open in Saudi Arabia. A second Hyatt Regency-branded hotel in the country, Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya, is expected to open in 2016.More>>

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First Hilton Garden Inn coming to Swaziland, Africa   22 Jun, 2015

The new-build, 130-room hotel will be located in the center of Mbabane, the administrative capital and largest city in Swaziland. Located on Mhlambanyatsi Road, the main arterial route serving the city center, the hotel will be situated in the CBD and positioned for local and international...More>>

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Five tips to drive the most out of hotel shuttles   19 Jun, 2015

Running a hotel shuttle service can be a complicated undertaking, but can be a boon to a property with the right location. Here are five tips to keep your shuttles on time, and your guests happy and coming back.More>>

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IHG opens new Holiday Inn in Chandigarh, India   19 Jun, 2015

This is InterContinental Hotels Group's tenth Holiday Inn hotel in India and first hotel in Chandigarh. The hotel is located on the Kalka-Shimla highway, providing access to a number of tourist attractions as well as commercial hubs. The hotel has eight meeting rooms.More>>

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Hyatt Place Jermuk opens in Armenia   19 Jun, 2015

This is the second Hyatt-branded hotel in Armenia and the third Hyatt Place hotel in Europe, joining Hyatt Place Yerevan and Hyatt Place Amsterdam Airport. The 92-room hotel offers free Wi-Fi, a free breakfast, full-service restaurant, 24-hour gym, six meeting rooms and an open-air terrace.More>>

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Dream Hotels appoints Ayo Akinsete to GM of the Dream Hollywood   19 Jun, 2015

Previously the GM of Dream Downtown, Akinsete has held positions at multiple properties. He was operating, supplies and equipment manager and then manager in training at the Gansevoort Park Avenue in New York, as well as hotel manager at SLS Hotel South Beach in Miami. Succeeding Akinsete as GM of...More>>

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Fight against LA wage hike continues   16 Jun, 2015

The American Hotel & Lodging Association and the Asian American Hotel Owners Association appealed the district court's ruling denying their motion for a preliminary injunction to prevent the Los Angeles Hotel Workers Act from going into effect on July 1. The AH&LA said the groups' opposition is...More>>

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New Orleans considers additional hotel occupancy taxes   16 Jun, 2015

Money collected from the New Orleans hotel occupancy tax is on pace to reach a five-year high, totaling more than $43 million so far this fiscal year. Despite the strong forecast, New Orleans tourism officials say they plan to continue calls for more special taxes to support the local travel...More>>




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