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theWit Hotel Chicago completes converged network refresh   9 Sep, 2014

With average bandwidth consumption tripling due to travelers' reliance on mobile technology and media streaming, theWit in downtown Chicago has completed an extensive converged network refresh. Hospitality Technical Services (HTS) planned and executed the upgrade.More>>

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TransGaming and Select-TV partner for on-demand games service   9 Sep, 2014

TransGaming Inc. and Select-TV have partnered to provide travelers with a new hotel entertainment experience by offering video games through TransGaming's cloud-based games service, GameTree TV. Guests at Select-TV enabled hotels worldwide to access family friendly on-demand gaming content through...More>>

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Expedia launches new tablet app    9 Sep, 2014

Expedia.com released the Expedia app for tablets. Expedia's tablet app presents a fresh way for travelers to shop destinations: The new search tools enable consumers to shop for both hotels and flights on one screen, simply by entering or selecting a destination.More>>

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Guestroom TVs invite new content streaming options for guests   8 Sep, 2014

Multiple electronic devices packed with personal media: that’s what travelers come armed with when they check into a hotel today. And it used to be that they could only watch their content on the device it was loaded on - whether a phone, tablet or laptop. This all happening while the guestroom...More>>

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Accor moves marketing base from Paris to Singapore   8 Sep, 2014

The move is the result of growing business in the Asia Pacific region in these segments, with Asian consumers accounting for almost half of its global luxury sales. Accor has its headquarters in Paris, but has a business presence in 92 countries. In Asia Pacific, Accor has more than 170 luxury and...More>>

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Marriott to open 1,300 new hotels, 200,000 new rooms by 2017   8 Sep, 2014

Marriott expects to open more than six hotels a week on average through 2017, bringing its portfolio to 5,000 hotels in 100 countries. The company plans to announce its three-year forecasts at a meeting of institutional investors today. Internationally, Marriott expects to double its portfolio in...More>>

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Wyndham Hotel Group opens two new China properties   8 Sep, 2014

The Wyndham Grand Xi'an South and Wyndham Kunming Resort both opened in China. From July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014, Wyndham opened 240 properties throughout the region, 211 of which were opened in China.More>>

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AJ Capital introducing new "college" brand to Charlottesville, Va.   8 Sep, 2014

Chicago-based investment company AJ Capital Partners is moving to convert a Red Roof Inn in Charlottesville, Va., into one of the first in its new hotel collection, Graduate Hotels. Local media outlet The Cavalier Daily reports that the company obtained the property for about $20.4 million dollars...More>>

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Australia's Woolworths sells $603M hotel portfolio   8 Sep, 2014

Charter Hall Group will lead a consortium in the purchase of a $603-million portfolio of properties from Woolworths subsidiary ALH Holdings, several outlets are reporting. Charter Hall will partner with superannuation fund Hostplus in the venture, which will see the portfolio leased back to ALH...More>>

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Kristie Goshow's vision for Viceroy—and how she is shaking up the industry along the way   8 Sep, 2014

Kristie Goshow’s title, SVP of commercial for Viceroy Hotel Group, might sound unique, but once you get to know her, it makes perfect sense. From the get-go, she’s gone against the grain. Here's how she is making sure Viceroy is a brand of and for the future. More>>



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