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IHIF's Road to Berlin: JLL's Tony Ryan talks consolidation, M&A   2 Feb, 2016

Like a shark, hotel companies survive by constant forward momentum. Which is to say by growing their stable of brands via franchise and management development and, over time, adding new brands altogether. By adding more flagged hotels, hotel companies reap the all-important fee-based dollar, an...More>>

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For Macau hotels, the hits just keep coming   2 Feb, 2016

Macau hotels are once again paddling against economic currents and there is no sign of a significant turnaround any time soon. To make matters worse, several billion-dollar developments are going to bring thousands of rooms to market at a time when demand is extremely weak. More>>

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Electronic locks: Ready for mobile   2 Feb, 2016

A number of major hotel chains piloted or adopted mobile key technology last year. Starwood, Hilton, Hyatt and Marriott are or will be allowing guests to unlock their rooms via a smartphone app. But what does that mean for individual hoteliers? How did they prepare for the incoming mobile lock...More>>

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Guestfolio introduces new look for platform   2 Feb, 2016

The hotel marketing platform Guestfolio has a new look and focus on services that are important to today's hotel marketer. The enhancements made to the platform provide hoteliers with the insights and tools needed to drive guest engagement, retention and conversion. More>>

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Why Middle Eastern investors are spending billions on European hotels   2 Feb, 2016

Over the past two years, buyers from the Middle East invested $5.22 billion in Europe's hotels. The UK saw £2.72 billion of Middle Eastern money go to its hotels, followed by Italy and France with €570 million and €566 million, respectively. Overall, these numbers in 2015 were triple those...More>>

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Onity introduces wearable payment and access solution   2 Feb, 2016

Onity launches Qing Solutions, a new wearable device that enables hotels and cruise ship guests to make payments and access their rooms and other access-controlled spaces from a smart bracelet. The bracelet eliminates the need for guests to carry room keys, credit cards or cash.More>>

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SLH launches new iPhone app   2 Feb, 2016

Small Luxury Hotels of the World has launched a new app for iPhone. The app reflects SLH's new brand positioning with a clean and easy-to-navigate interface, and has been designed to match travelers with the luxury brand's collection of more than 520 hotels around the world.More>>

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Minor Hotel Group completes Tivoli takeover   2 Feb, 2016

The takeover, which totals €294.2 million, marks MHG’s strategic entry into Europe and Latin America and provides the group with an operating platform to grow in those markets. More>>

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Hospitality Lodging Systems adds seven hotels in January   2 Feb, 2016

​The hotels included five Budgetel properties and two Haven Hotel properties. With these new properties, the HLS portfolio now includes 29 Budgetel properties and five Haven Hotel properties.More>>

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Crestline adds four Kentucky properties under management   2 Feb, 2016

The four new hotels are the 140-room Courtyard Louisville Downtown, the 90-room Courtyard Lexington South/Hamburg Place, the 91-room Residence Inn Lexington South/Hamburg Place and the 108-room SpringHill Suites Lexington near the University of Kentucky.More>>




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