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Keeping communications open at the front desk   27 Apr, 2015

Ask Debbie Williams and she will tell you that above all else, guests want to feel respected. Williams should know; she is the senior training manager, special programs, for Wyndham Hotel Group, and after training front-desk staff for 37 years, she understands guests’ needs: a clean room, a...More>>

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Ritz-Carlton, Jeddah plans summer 2015 opening   27 Apr, 2015

Located on Al Hamra Corniche, the group will operate the hotel for the Ministry of Finance. The hotel will have 224 guestrooms, including 30 royal suites spanning 1,600 square feet each. Other facilities at the hotel include four F&B outlets, 207,890-square-feet of meeting space, and an auditorium...More>>

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StateView Hotel in Raleigh, N.C., begins construction   27 Apr, 2015

Scheduled to open in the fall of 2016, the StateView Hotel will have 164 guestrooms and suites, a restaurant and bar with private dining, fully equipped business and fitness centers and an outdoor pool and reception area. The hotel will also offer more than 22,000 square feet of meeting and...More>>

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Best Western's Vib brand announces first two North American developments   27 Apr, 2015

The first two Vib hotels in development for North America will be located in Miami and Chicago. In addition, the brand also announced the first international Vīb hotel will be developed in Seoul, South Korea.More>>

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As sustainability practices gain ground, so, too, does guest participation   24 Apr, 2015

Hotel guests are generally willing to participate in a property’s sustainability programs, and the industry itself has implemented a wide variety of green practices. In fact, green practices contribute to guest satisfaction, but sustainability is not a major factor in hotel selection. Those are...More>>

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Hyatt Hotels Corp. appoints Atish Shah as SVP, interim CFO   24 Apr, 2015

Shah currently serves as SVP - Strategy, financial planning & analysis and investor relations. Prior to joining Hyatt in 2009, Shah served as a portfolio manager of a hospitality real estate private equity fund at Lowe Enterprises. Prior to that, he worked for Hilton Hotels Corporation in a variety...More>>

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France's Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat to be managed by Four Seasons   24 Apr, 2015

The hotel is located on the French Riviera, across 17 acres of gardens. The hotel has access to the Mediterranean Sea, three restaurants and a spa. The guestrooms were designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon, who also designed Four Seasons' Hotel George V.More>>

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Cobblestone opens Cambridge, Neb., property   24 Apr, 2015

Cobblestone Hotels currently has six hotels in the building and development stage in Nebraska and over 50 in the development stage across the United States as of today. The Cobblestone Inn and Suites is to be located at 41502 Harvest Drive in Cambridge, Neb., and will have 31 guestrooms, with...More>>

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Indian Hotels Co. restructures to pare down debt   22 Apr, 2015

The luxury hotel company, which operates 112 hotels in India and 16 abroad, plans to sell its 6.85 percent stake in Belmond Ltd. It also is initiating cost-cutting and operational measures to boost performance. The company was still two years away from posting a full-year net profit, according to...More>>

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Dubai room rates drop for the third consecutive month   21 Apr, 2015

Last month, Dubai's occupancy was down for the ninth month in a row, reaching an average of 86.2 percent. This was in stark contrast with numbers posted by the emirate in 2014, and unfortunately sour news is still on the way.More>>




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