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New hotel deals in Britain attract international investors   12 Nov, 2014

It's been a busy week for UK hotel deals, as HVS notes. Here are some recent transactions, including two from US-based private equity firm KSL Capital Partners, owner of the Malmaison and Hotel du Vin chains. More>>

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Chapel Hill's Franklin Hotel joins Hilton's Curio Collection   11 Nov, 2014

The Franklin Hotel in Chapel Hill, N.C., is joining Curio — A Collection by Hilton, and will be added December 2, reports The Daily Tar Heel. The hotel is owned by Jay Patel, who told the Tar Heel he is excited by the prospects. "This is a collection, so it’s not a full conversion to one of the...More>>

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Lam Group files for permits for Virgin NoMad in New York   11 Nov, 2014

According to The Real Deal, the Lam Group has filed for permits for the 38-story, Virgin-branded hotel it is developing in the NoMad neighborhood of New York. The architect of record is Brian McFarland of VOA Architecture.More>>

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AJ Capital acquires NOLA's Pontchartrain Hotel   11 Nov, 2014

The storied Pontchartrain Hotel, on St. Charles Avenue, in New Orleans, has a new owner. Chicag-based real estate investment firm AJ Capital has purchased the hotel with plans to renovate the hotel's 106 rooms and reopen it as a full-service property with the help of a group of local investorsMore>>

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Frank Wolfe to stay on as HFTP CEO through 2018   11 Nov, 2014

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) has opted to maintain its momentum by retaining 22-year HFTP veteran Frank Wolfe to the helm the association. He will remain CEO through May 2018, a position he's held since 1994. The HFTP Global board of directors has tasked Wolfe with...More>>

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With Dubai in full-bore expansion mode, hotel groups follow   11 Nov, 2014

During the global economic downturn, oil-poor Dubai became a cautionary tale for what happens when the lifeline of your economy—travel and tourism—dries up. However, the tables have now turned—in a good way, for Dubai. People are once again traveling, businesses are releasing the yoke on...More>>

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Hackers used hotel Wi-Fi to steal business executive's data, researchers say   11 Nov, 2014

Business executives visiting luxury hotels in Asia have been infected with malware delivered over public Wi-Fi networks, Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab has discovered. Kaspersky, which nicknamed the attack "Darkhotel," declined to name specific hotels or guests who were victims of the attack,...More>>

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broughtonHOTELS chooses Atrio PMS as brand standard   11 Nov, 2014

broughtonHOTELS, a hotel management company based in Anaheim, Calif., has selected Atrio PMS as its brand standard property management system. broughtonHOTELS manages a growing portfolio of hotel properties in California and across the Midwest that now totals 14 individual properties. With a focus...More>>

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Airline Hotels selects CheckMate mobile guest engagement platform   11 Nov, 2014

Canada's award-winning Airline Hotels, with independent and branded properties, selects CheckMate's mobile guest engagement platform for nine of its properties. With hotels located across the country, Canada's award winning Airline Hotels recently celebrated its 40th anniversary and were among the...More>>

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Sabre launches new hotel software   11 Nov, 2014

Sabre Corp. has launched the SynXis Enterprise Platform, an integrated hospitality technology solution that will help hoteliers personalize the guest experience and transform hotel operations, distribution and marketing systems.More>>



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