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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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IHG delivers Q3 interim report; strongest quarterly U.S. RevPAR growth in 8 years   22 Oct, 2014

IHG has realeased its third quarter Interim Management Statement, and it loos rosy. It reported global Q3 comparable RevPAR growth of 7.0 percent. It opened 8,000 rooms and signed 16,000 rooms. It's pipeline now stands at 190,000 rooms with over 45 percent under construction. More>>

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Red Lion jumps into lifestyle segment with Hotel RL   22 Oct, 2014

Another hotel operator has crossed into the lifestyle segment. Red Lion Hotels Corporation has launched what it calls a new upscale hotel conversion brand targeted for the top 80 U.S. urban markets. Hotel RL is a full-service, lifestyle brand "inspired by the spirit of the Pacific Northwest and...More>>

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The Lodging Conference: Everyone’s happy and they know it   22 Oct, 2014

Perhaps the most fitting description of the mood at this year’s Lodging Conference came from Choice Hotels International’s SVP of Global Development David Pepper: “Last year the theme was ‘cautiously optimistic,’’ he said to yesterday’s general session attendees. “This year you can...More>>

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Europe's luxury hotels change hands   22 Oct, 2014

Europe's luxury hotel scene has seen some notable investment in recent weeks, with several high-profile transactions. Here are three to know...More>>

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Smart TV gives hotel guests streaming capabilities and interactive capabilities   21 Oct, 2014

Kensington Close Hotel in London has selected MCOM HOTstream Smart TV, VOD and IPTV solutions. Kensington Close Hotel offers the latest IPTV and VOD technology offered by MCOM HOTstream and a vast variety of video on demand movies covering an equally vast variety of genres.More>>

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Eleven and Millennium Technology Group partner to bring tiered Internet to three Rosen hotels   21 Oct, 2014

Eleven and Millennium Technology Group leveraged their newly formed partnership to deliver tiered Internet services to Rosen Shingle Creek, Rosen Centre, and Rosen Plaza, all of which are large full-service convention hotels in central Florida.More>>

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Hotel Schani Vienna works with Zaplox for mobile key system    21 Oct, 2014

Hotel Schani Vienna implements a mobile key service and system, developed by Zaplox AB, for better guest experience. The app offers, on top of its mobile key function, a range of useful services such as check in and check out. It also makes it possible for the hotel to communicate with its guests...More>>

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Red Roof Inn receives five awards for its flight tracking technology   21 Oct, 2014

Red Roof Inn has been awarded gold for five prestigious awards for its Flight Cancellation Coup campaign, a custom built flight-tracking technology enabled by mobile search. The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), Mobile Marketing Association (MMA), OMMA, U.S. Search Awards, and Digiday's...More>>

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Lexington Inn & Suites being built in Effingham, Ill.   21 Oct, 2014

Lexington by Vantage, a collection of inns, hotels and suites, has announced new hotel development plans for a Lexington Inn & Suites in Effingham, Ill. The 61-room hotel is currently under construction with an expected open date of June 2015. More>>




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