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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>>

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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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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