Operations/Management
By booking rooms close to one another, hotels can cut down on travel time for housekeeping, reducing time spent on flipping room Newswire
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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First Home2 Suites property opens in South Dakota   17 Oct, 2014

The Home2 Suites by Hilton Sioux Falls/Sanford Medical Center is the 44th Home2 Suites property to open. It is owned and operated by Fargo, N.D.-based TMI Hospitality. The 80-suite hotel is connected via climate-controlled walkway to Sanford Medical Center, the largest hospital in South Dakota...More>>

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At revenue summit, message is clear: the customer is king   17 Oct, 2014

Revenue managers and others involved in the process of making hotels money convened at the Affinia Manhattan here to discuss ways and means to do just that, and one thing is clear: the focus must always be on the customer.More>>

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Hotel Equities to manage the Hyatt Place Savannah Airport   17 Oct, 2014

This is the first Hyatt Place in Savannah, and the hotel will be managed by Hotel Equities. Hyatt Place Savannah Airport is under the leadership of GM Kyenna Hamilton. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi and has 600 square feet of meeting/function space to accommodate 40 people.More>>

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Frontera Hotel Group assumes management of three new properties   17 Oct, 2014

The hotels include the 88-room Holiday Inn Express & Suites in the Dallas suburb of DeSoto, Texas; the 101-room Holiday Inn Hammond Northshore in Hammond, La.; and the 158-room Quality Inn in Houma, La. Frontera has ownership in two of the hotels.More>>

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Dallas Hard Rock Hotel to begin construction January 2015   15 Oct, 2014

The $400-million property is located in the The Grand Alps Village development in Grand Prairie, Texas, and will have 86 rooms overlooking the indoor ski facility, a rooftop pool complex and two world-renowned Rock Star Suites. The hotel is projected to open in January 2018.More>>

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Hotel Equities to manage sales and revenue at New Mexico Hampton Inn   15 Oct, 2014

The Hampton Inn is located across the street from the South Side Convention Center and minutes from the Kit Carson Home & Museum, the Harwood Museum of Art, the Taos Ski Valley and Wheeler Peak. The Taos Spa and Tennis Club is also near the hotel. More>>

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Red Lion opens second Seattle hotel in two months   15 Oct, 2014

The Red Lion Inn & Suites Federal Way has 90 guestrooms, a conference room and laundry facilities, and offers a hot breakfast and free Wi-Fi. NW Hospitality plans on investing $2 million in upgrades to the hotel's guestrooms and public spaces, including the addition of an indoor pool.More>>

Modern scenting options are designed to be light, appealing to both sexes and below the allergy-causing threshold. Newswire
Scent branding affects guest comfort   14 Oct, 2014

More and more hotels are working with sensory teams to create fragrances that best match the hotel's branding goals.More>>




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