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New Orleans tourism promotion gets a boost from hotel revenue   22 Oct, 2014

Earlier this week, tourism promoters in New Orleans described how additional revenue from an assessment of hotels in the city will assist in extending its holiday season marketing to potential visitors. The New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation officials said a newly generated $1.3 million is...More>>

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The Grace Panama opens   22 Oct, 2014

Occupying the ground floor and six upper floors of the new 'Twist Tower' in the Obarrio District, Grace Panama is an urban boutique hotel. The property has 60 rooms and suites spread between the 13th and 17th floors of the tower. A lap pool is located on the building's twelfth floor. The hotel has...More>>

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Sotherly Hotels to rebrand Laurel, Md., hotel as a DoubleTree   22 Oct, 2014

Sotherly currently operates the hotel under IHG's Holiday Inn brand. The conversion is scheduled to take place on or before Oct. 31, 2015, subject to the completion of certain product improvement requirements. The 207-room, full-service hotel is located in the high traffic Interstate-95 corridor...More>>

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Supreme Court to determine if police have access to hotel guest registries   20 Oct, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court will preside over a dispute as to whether or not hotel and motel operators have the ability to challenge a Los Angeles city ordinance allowing police to view guest registries. Local officials argue that this power allows them to investigate crimes such as prostitution and...More>>

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New Aloft hotel to open in Columbia, S.C.   20 Oct, 2014

Owned by Lady Vista and managed by Lexington Hospitality, the new Aloft hotel is scheduled to open Jan 2016. The hotel will have 108 loft-like rooms. Hotel amenities at Aloft Columbia Downtown will include an outdoor pool, 24-hour fitness center and 800 square feet of flexible meeting space. Guests...More>>

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HMC to manage new Microtel property in Midland, Texas   20 Oct, 2014

The 82-room hotel offers a free continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi Internet access, free parking, and guest laundry facilities. The hotel is entirely non-smoking and also provides microwaves, mini-refrigerators, flat-screen HDTVs and a work station in each of the new guestrooms. More>>

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How to train managers to make the right hiring decisions   20 Oct, 2014

Effective interviewing skills are crucial to success as a manager, and in our high-turnover industry, it is critical to use care with our hiring.More>>

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Wyndham appoints Rui Barros to president and managing director, North America   20 Oct, 2014

In this role, Barros will be responsible for Wyndham Hotel Group's field and brand operations functions, overseeing operational performance, ongoing franchisee support efforts and preferred client services for Wyndham Hotel Group properties in North America. He will be based in the company's...More>>

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Housekeeping workflow   17 Oct, 2014

Hotels can get a leg up by being aware of the newest products for housekeeping, which can help speed up processes and eliminate safety concernsMore>>

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HVS report: Franchise fees average 11.8 percent of rooms revenue   17 Oct, 2014

The 2014 U.S. Hotel Franchise Fee Guide is an annual survey of fees charged by hotel franchisors, and includes properties in the limited-service, full-service, select-service and extended-stay market segments. Sixty-five hotel brands participated in the 2014 survey, and for the first time this...More>>

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