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TMS Family Travel Summit finds multigenerational travel on the rise   10 Sep, 2014

The second TMS Family Travel Summit examined trends in multigenerational travel, finding that multigenerational travel is up 30 percent over the past year, and senior-led travel groups are spending an average of $1,000 more per year than other travelers. More>>

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Mandarin Oriental to manage upcoming Dubai's Jumeirah Beach resort in 2017   10 Sep, 2014

The project is owned by Dubai Real Estate Corporation and is being developed by Wasl Hospitality, with Jeffrey Wilkes appointed as the interior designer. Mandarin Oriental, Dubai will include nine restaurants and bars, including a pier-top restaurant with docking facilities for private yachts.More>>

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Starwood to open first Four Points by Sheraton hotel in Turkey   10 Sep, 2014

The new-build hotel, scheduled to open at the end of 2014, will mark the entry of the Four Points by WelcomHotels | Sheraton brand into Turkey and will be the first Starwood hotel to open on the Asian side of Istanbul. Part of a multi-use complex and adjacent to a large wholesale store, the...More>>

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Hotel Equities to manage future Atlanta Hampton Inn   10 Sep, 2014

The site was acquired by Hotel Development Partners, where they will be building the 132-room Hampton Inn & Suites property. The 3.6 acre former parking field at the Sterling Pointe office complex will be used as the setting for the hotel, as well as 25,600 square feet of restaurants and retail.More>>

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Guestroom TVs invite new content streaming options for guests   8 Sep, 2014

Multiple electronic devices packed with personal media: that’s what travelers come armed with when they check into a hotel today. And it used to be that they could only watch their content on the device it was loaded on - whether a phone, tablet or laptop. This all happening while the guestroom...More>>

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Accor moves marketing base from Paris to Singapore   8 Sep, 2014

The move is the result of growing business in the Asia Pacific region in these segments, with Asian consumers accounting for almost half of its global luxury sales. Accor has its headquarters in Paris, but has a business presence in 92 countries. In Asia Pacific, Accor has more than 170 luxury and...More>>

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Marriott to open 1,300 new hotels, 200,000 new rooms by 2017   8 Sep, 2014

Marriott expects to open more than six hotels a week on average through 2017, bringing its portfolio to 5,000 hotels in 100 countries. The company plans to announce its three-year forecasts at a meeting of institutional investors today. Internationally, Marriott expects to double its portfolio in...More>>

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Wyndham Hotel Group opens two new China properties   8 Sep, 2014

The Wyndham Grand Xi'an South and Wyndham Kunming Resort both opened in China. From July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014, Wyndham opened 240 properties throughout the region, 211 of which were opened in China.More>>

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St. Francis Westin Hotel in San Francisco completes slip prevention upgrade courtesy of BCD   5 Sep, 2014

The update, performed by BCD Management Surface Specialists, included a refresh and slip prevention installation that employs a soft blast process, where soft powders are used to restore the safe guard bottom as it cleans and polishes an entire tub or shower. The slip protection was installed at a...More>>

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AH&LA survey finds many hotel operators already pay above the minimum wage   5 Sep, 2014

A recent survey released by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) and WageWatch found nearly 40 percent of respondents pay 100 percent of their workforce above the minimum wage. Labor data has shown growth month after month, and is at the highest levels since 2008. More>>




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