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News for February 29, 2012

Behringer Harvard Appoints Andrew J. Bruce New CFO For Opportunity REITs I And II

Interstate Hotels & Resorts Announces Management Agreement For First Franchised DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel In China – Hotel Is Owned By Shanghai Jin Jiang International Hotels (Group) Co. Ltd.

Hunley Hotel Scores A Hole-In-One With Infor10 SoftBrands HMS In The Cloud
Accor Tailors Mercure For China - Grand Mercure Shanghai Zhongya Is The First Hotel Adapted To This New Positioning

W Hotels Debuts In France With W Paris – Opera, Introducing A New Experience To The Heart Of The Eclectic 9th Arrondissement – Hotel Is Owned By  Barcelona-Based Meridia Capital
Christopher J. Nassetta Joins Partners for a New Beginning Steering Committee - Hilton Worldwide President And CEO To Leverage Hospitality As A Vehicle For Creating Opportunities And Celebrating Cultures

JetBlue And Korean Air Announce New Interline Agreement To Connect Customers Between Asia And North America - Customers Will Be Able To Connect Seamlessly At New York's JFK, Los Angeles's LAX And Washington's Dulles To Seoul And Beyond

Governments Must Lay Foundations For Stable And Lasting Economic Recovery; 'Government As Usual' Not An Option According To The PwC Global CEO Survey

Women In Asia/Pacific Making Strides Towards Greater Socio-Economic Advancement - Latest MasterCard Index Reveals A Steady Increase In Gender Equality For 12 Of 14 Asia/Pacific Markets
FelCor Reports Fourth Quarter Results
TravelClick Reinvents Rate Shopping With The Launch Of Rate360, A Comprehensive Rate Management Solution For Hoteliers Intuitive Rate Shopping Tool Delivers Billions Of Rates Via Easy-To-Use, Hotelligence360 Cloud-Based Platform

DiamondRock Hospitality Company Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2011 Results Reports Financial Results For 4th Quarter And Full-Year 2011

News for February 28, 2012

IHG launches EVEN™ Hotels As First Mainstream Hotel Brand Focused On Wellness - New Brand Fills Unmet Demand For Healthier Travel

Kempinski Hotels Has Signed A Management Agreement For Kempinski Ambience Hotel Delhi, Opening Planned For Second Quarter 2012

HBA Reveals 2012’s Most Anticipated Hotel Openings Worldwide

Behaviors And Practices Must Change For Companies To Achieve Full Business Value Of Business Process Outsourcing, Accenture Study Finds - Data Shows Only 20-Percent Of Engagements Are Delivering Sufficient Business Value To Be Classified As “High Performance” BPO

GBTA Announces Alexander Rahe As Latin America Regional Development Director

Wyndham Hotel Group Adds “by Wyndham” Designation To Microtel Brand

Shangri-La's Hambantota Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka To Open In 2014

Choice Hotels Opens 5,000th Domestic Franchised Property - Opening Of 88-Room Comfort Suites Hotel In Katy, Texas Marks Milestone For Worldwide Lodging Franchisor

Great Wolf Resorts Reports 2011 Fourth Quarter Results

Callaway Golf Company Appoints Chip Brewer As New CEO

News for February 27, 2012

Choice Hotels International Announces New Board Director Barbara T. Alexander

Hilton Hotels & Resorts Expands Presence In China With Opening Of Hilton Dalian

Impact Of Mobility On Business Could Exceed That Of The Internet, Accenture Survey Finds - Emerging Market Companies Taking Mobility More Seriously than Mature Market Companies

Holiday Inn Continues Expansion In Argentina - Holiday Inn Buenos Aires-Ezeiza Airport Opens - The New-Build, Seven-Story Hotel Is Owned And Managed By Granados Hermanos SRL
Shangri-La Hotels And Resorts Broke Ground For Its New Hotel In Colombo, Sri Lanka – To Open In 2015

Amadeus-Commissioned Global Study Identifies Trend-Setting Travelers’ Online Shopping Behavior And Future Motivations
Kempinski Re-Enters Latin America - New Hotel Contract Signed In Colón Province, Panama - Additional Hotels Planned In Region: Has An Active Pipeline In The Western Hemisphere, Including Projects In Cuba, The Dominican Republic, And Rio de Janeiro

Infor Expands Global Reach In Key Industries Through Partnership With Tata Consultancy Services

Marriott’s Kauai Lagoons Offers Slice Of Paradise To More Guests – Complete Construction Of The Final Two Kalanipu’u Buildings Bringing An Additional 52 Villas To The Resort For A Combined Offering Of 70 Villas

Amadeus Announces 2011 Full Year Results
New Travelocity iPad App Gives Travelers Deals, Ability To Book Flights, Hotels And Car Rentals

Where To Go Now & How Guide: Travel-Ticker Announces Top 5 Destinations For Spring

News for February 24, 2012

TownePlace Suites Celebrates Growth And Transformation With Designation Of Its 200th Hotel In Monroe, Louisiana Partnering with InterMountain Management, LLC                                 

Pullman Adds Two New Addresses To Its European Network: The Pullman Eindhoven Cocagne In The Netherlands And The Pullman Munich In Germany

Cisco Announces Intent To Acquire Lightwire - Acquisition Of Innovative Optical Interconnect Technology Advances Cisco's Commitment To Enable Global Service Providers To Build Next-Generation Internet

Rezidor Announces The Radisson Blu Hotel Conakry, Guinea Featuring 249 Rooms - Scheduled To Open In 2014

MasterCard And Telefonica’s Joint Venture Created To Lead The Development Of Mobile Financial Solutions In 12 Markets In Latin America, Unveils Its New Corporate And Consumer Brand: Wanda
Visa And Monitise Set To Transform Mobile Payments Services In India - HDFC Bank, India’s 2nd Largest Private Bank, Is First To Offer Countrywide Mobile Payments Service

Preferred Hotel Group™ Launches PHG Meetings - Total Online RFP Management System Linking Hotel Sales Managers, Global Sales Offices, Hotels, And Planners

Economic, Regulatory And Talent Issues Holding Back Growth For Insurance CEOs According To PwC's Annual Global Survey

The Rezidor Hotel Group's 2011 Fourth Quarter Report – Revenue Growth And EBITDA Improvement, Supported By New Hotels

Time Hotels To Further Increase ebusiness With Better Channel Management - RTConnect French Hotel Group Improves Sales And Distribution Channels With RateTiger

News for February 23, 2012

Global Pioneer Sheraton Opening 20 Hotels In 2012 - Brand’s Global Pipeline Fueled By Demand In Emerging Markets - Sheraton Set To Open Starwood’s Largest Hotel In The World – Sheraton Macao

Hilton Worldwide Plans 500 New Restaurants Globally In Three Years - Creates Partnership Opportunities For Restaurateurs

Dusit International Announces Deluxe Hot Springs Resort In Hainan, China
National Restaurant Association, NRAEF Elect New Officers, Members To Board Of Directors And Trustees
Behringer Harvard Extends National Accounts Team – Appoints Roland O. Quast As Senior National Accounts Manager

Ashford Hospitality Trust Reports Fourth Quarter And Year-End Results - 8th Consecutive Quarterly Year-Over-Year Increase In AFFO Per Share Share

LaSalle Hotel Properties Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2011 Results - Full Year Hotel EBITDA Margin Increased 173 Basis Points To 30.5 Percent

Strategic Hotels & Resorts Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2011 Results - Operating Performance Drives Double Digit RevPAR And EBITDA Growth, Superior Margin Expansion For The Year - Company Declares First Quarter Preferred Dividend

Chatham Lodging Trust Announces Fourth Quarter Results

GBTA Foundation Launches New Web Services Feature To Hotel RFP - Enhanced Automated Data Transfer Functionality Now Available Globally

Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Announces Fiscal 2012 Third Quarter Results

HP Reports First Quarter 2012 Results

News for February 22, 2012

IHG To Create 3,000 Jobs In The UK And Launch Its Hospitality Training Academy In London

Hilton Hotels & Resorts Checks -In At John F. Kennedy International Airport

Westin Hotels To Inspire Wellbeing In Jekyll Island, Georgia - Opening In 2014, The Westin Jekyll Island Center To Anchor New Convention Complex - The Westin Jekyll Island Will Be The 2nd Property Co-Developed And Managed By New Castle On Jekyll Island.

Launch Of InterContinental Doha To The City Brings A New Perspective On Luxury To Qatar

National Restaurant Association Names Liz Garner Director Of Commerce & Entrepreneurship

Vail Resorts To Acquire Kirkwood Mountain Resort In Lake Tahoe, Calif., Creating An Unparalleled Offering For Skiers And Riders In The Tahoe Region With The Combination Of Heavenly And Northstar

Featured Article In The February Cornell Hospitality Quarterly Connects Management Trust With Employee Commitment

Accor: A New Growth Dynamic And Excellent Results In 2011

Sunstone Hotel Investors Reports Operating Results For Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2011

News for February 21, 2012

Global Emerging Middle Is The Next Big Market, Says PwC

Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ Element Brand Makes South Florida Debut - Element Miami International Airport Perfectly Situated Adjacent To Miami Central Station With Ease Of Access To Airport And Downtown - True North Hotel Group Is The Hotel’s Management Company

Bangladesh Services Limited And IHG Announce The InterContinental Dhaka

Hyatt Announces Plans For Hyatt Place Omaha Downtown/Old Market - First Hyatt-Branded Hotel In Nebraska

Sofitel Luxury Hotels Has Opened The Doors On Its First Hotel In India, The Sofitel Mumbai BKC, Located In The City’s Bandra Kurla Complex Business District

Holiday Inn Resort Comes To Hilton Head Island - Beachfront Resort In South Carolina Will Undergo A $5 Million Conversion – The Owner Is  Integrated Capital And Property Will be Managed By Hospitality Ventures Management Group

MHI Hospitality Corporation Reports Financial Results For The Fourth Quarter And Year 2011

Hotwire Survey Reveals 41 Percent Of Americans Who Travel Spend The Majority Of Their Vacation Budget On Obligation Trips

Luxury Property And Residences At Trump International Hotel & Tower® Toronto Debut With MICROS OPERA And MICROS POS

News for February 20, 2012

Product Launch: Motorola Solutions Redefines Professional Communications with World’s Thinnest, Lightest Digital Radio in its Class - SL Series answers demand by customers for functionality of traditional MOTOTRBOTM two-way digital radios in smaller, discreet form factor

Orient-Express Appoints Richard M. Levine As Chief Legal Officer                        

MasterCard Selects Dublin, Ireland As Location For Global Technologies Office - As Electronic Payments Continue To Replace The Use Of Cash, MasterCard’s Dublin Office Will Develop Innovative Ways To Drive This Trend

Choice Hotels Reports Full Year 2011 Adjusted Diluted EPS Of $1.92, Fourth Quarter Domestic RevPAR Growth Of 7.8%

News for February 17, 2012

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group Announces The Rebranding Of Radisson Edwardian Hotels, A Portfolio Of 13 Hotels In The United Kingdom And Manchester To Radisson Blu

IHG Signs InterContinental Hotel In St Petersburg – InterContinental Will Be Part Of Europe Embankment

Hyatt And Central Embassy Announce Plans For Iconic Park Hyatt Bangkok; Twisted Coil Design To Be Skyline Standout - Park Hyatt Hotel Will Be Third Hyatt-Branded Property In Thailand And 18th Park Hyatt Under Development Worldwide

The Board of Directors Of The Coca-Cola Company Elects Robert A. Kotick As Director

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group Achieves Major Milestones In Implementation Of Ambition 2015 Strategy
Sun And Beach Destinations Dominate's List Of The Top 50 Destinations For Presidents' Week

Hyatt Reports Fourth Quarter 2011 Results
Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2011 Results

News for February 16, 2012

Choice Hotels Names Simone Wu Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Hilton Worldwide Appoints Sherry Romello As Senior Director, Hilton Meetings & Product Management

TRYP By Wyndham Unveils First U.S. Hotel In New York City

Advanced IT Infrastructure Enables The Dolder Grand In Zurich To Be Equipped For Tomorrow - Forty Physical Servers Replaced By Six Cisco UCS Blades - Solution Incorporates VMware Virtualization And NetApp Storage - New IT Infrastructure Enhances Convenience For Hotel Guests And Staff

Destination Hotels & Resorts To Manage Lansdowne Resort Near Washington, DC - Resort And Conference Center Joins Growing Portfolio Of Hotels And Resorts

RCI Welcomes Five New Resort Affiliations In Thailand, The Philippines And Malaysia

Gran Meliá Hotels & Resorts Unveils Gran Meliá Rome Villa Agrippina In The Heart Of The Eternal City - The New Hotel Will Open Its Doors During Easter Week 2012,c,4791

Cornell Center For Hospitality Research Examines Daily Deals And Sustainability Issues

Marriott International Reports Fourth Quarter 2011 Results

Worldhotels Reports 20 Percent Growth In 2011

Procter & Gamble Announces Agreement To Divest Pringles To The Kellogg Company For $2.7 Billion
AH&LA Recommendations On The Top Five Things You Should Know About The ADA

News for February 15, 2012

Choice Hotels Promotes Sarah Searls To Vice President, Business & Analytic Services

Starwood Unveils First Of Three St. Regis Hotels In The Middle East This Year With The Debut Of The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi

Hard Rock International Opens First Café Location In Macau

DoubleTree By Hilton Portland Maine Celebrates New Name And New Look With Completion Of $3.7 Million Hotelwide Renovation – Hotel Is Owned By VanEastland, LLC And Operated Under A Franchise License Agreement With A Subsidiary Of Hilton Worldwide
IHG Preliminary Results For The Year To 31 December 2011 - Excellent 26% Growth In Operating Profit Driven By Brand Out-Performance And Scale Efficiencies

Avia At Long Beach Officially Becomes Hyatt The Pike Long Beach
Accenture Opens New Research & Development Lab In Beijing To Develop Technology Innovations For Clients In China And Asia-Pacific Region

IBM Completes Acquisition Of DemandTec To Expand Smarter Commerce Initiative

Filtronic Broadband Accelerates Acquisition Integration With Infor - Telecommunications Component Manufacturer - Expands Infor ERP Business (SyteLine) Footprint To Connect With New Electronics Specialist Operation

TUI AG Reports Overall Good Business Performance In Q1 2011/2012 / Earnings Impacted By North Africa Unrest, As Expected – Positive Outlook For Overall Year Confirmed

Orbitz Worldwide And United Continental Holdings Extend Relationship

Euro Debt Crisis Threatens U.S. Business Travel - GBTA Foundation Research Finds A Moderate Euro Debt Crisis Would Hamper Growth While A More Extreme Scenario Would Lead To Retraction

News for February 14, 2012

Starwood’s Sizzling Aloft Brand Makes Latin America Debut With Opening Of Aloft Bogota Airport And Aloft San Jose In Costa Rica - Fast-Growing Aloft Hotels Now Represented On Four Continents

A New Jewel For Choice Hotels In Paris: Clarion Collection Etoile Saint Honore Hotel

Cisco Visual Networking Index Forecast Projects 18-Fold Growth In Global Mobile Internet Data Traffic From 2011 To 2016 - Mobile Cloud Traffic To Account For 71 Percent, Or 7.6 Exabytes Per Month, Of Total Mobile Data Traffic By 2016, Compared To 45 Percent, Or 269 Petabytes Per Month, In 2011
Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Reports Results For The Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2011

Emaar Properties Reports 2011 Net Operating Profit Of AED 2.058 Billion (US$ 560 Million)

Emaar Retail Welcomes Over 4.75 Million Visitors To Its Leisure Attractions In 2011

JetBlue And Japan Airlines Begin Interline Agreement To Offer More Convenience To Travelers Between North America And Asia - JAL To Launch Boston-Tokyo Service This Spring


News for February 13, 2012

The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts Debuts In Australia With The Signings Of Lilianfels And Echoes

Amadeus Appoints Ex-Wyndham CIO Jeff Edwards To Lead Rapidly Expanding Hotel Division

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group Appoints Scott Deibert As Vice President, Strategic Sourcing, Americas

Upscale Tucson, Arizona Resort Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa Joins Wyndham Portfolio

Filtronic Broadband Accelerates Acquisition Integration With Infor - Telecommunications Component Manufacturer Expands Infor ERP Business (SyteLine) Footprint To Connect With New Electronics Specialist Operation
First Hotel Indigo Opens In Continental Europe - Boutique Hotel Brand Hotel Indigo Opens In The Center Of Berlin

JetBlue Airways Reports January Traffic
American Express Business Insights Data Show Full-Price Online Luxury Fashion Spending Sizzling As New York Fashion Week Heats Up - Flash Sale Halo Effect Lighting Up Full-Priced Online Luxury Category

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group Appoints David McMillan As Area Vice President, Canada, Americas

News for February 10, 2012

JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Set To Be World's Tallest Hotel And Landmark Of Global Business Hub - 355 Meter Hotel Scheduled To Open In Q4 2012
Travelocity’s Annual ‘Traveler Confidence Report' Reveals Consumers Intend To Travel More In 2012 - In Spite Of Economic Concerns, Consumers Plan To Travel More And Increase Their Travel Budgets

Accor Announces Sale Of The Novotel New York Times Square Under A €160m Sale & Management-Back Agreement – The Buyer Is A Joint-Venture Formed By Two Key Players In The Hotel Real-Estate Asset Management Business: Chartres Lodging Group, LLC And Apollo Global Management, LLC

PwC Survey Shows Brain Drain Is Biggest Threat To T&L CEOs

Isle Of Capri Casinos, Inc. Announce Sale Of Smaller Riverboat Complete In Lake Charles, Louisiana - Company Renovates Remaining Riverboat

News for February 9, 2012

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Announces The Election Of Walter Rakowich To Its Board

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Celebrates Major Global Growth - 11 New Projects In Nine Countries Reinforce Company’s Global Position
Accor Opens Its 150th Hotel In Brazil With The Novotel Porto Alegre Aeroporto - Ambition To Reach A Network Of 250 Hotels In Brazil By 2015

Hilton Worldwide Announces Four New Hotel Signings In Turkey - Turkey Accounted For 5% Of All Hilton Worldwide Global Room Openings In 2011, 33 Hotels And More Than 7,000 Bedrooms Now Operating Or Under Development

Marriott International Announces First Hotels In Gabon

Infor Becomes Official Supplier To Scuderia Ferrari - Infor10 ERP Helps Build Every Ferrari

Travelers Extending Valentine's Day For A Romantic Getaway This President's Day Weekend, According To New Orbitz Insider Index

Wyndham Worldwide Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2011 Earnings - Full Year Adjusted EPS Growth Of 25% Completes $902 Million Of Share Repurchases And Increases Dividend 53%

Cisco Reports Second Quarter Earnings - Q2 Net Sales: $11.5 billion (Increase Of 11% Year Over Year)

Visa Inc. Posts Strong Fiscal First Quarter 2012 Earnings Results And Authorizes New $500 Million Share Repurchase Program

Vizergy, A Hospitality Digital Marketing Leader, Has Partnered With BrightEdge, A SEO Technology Provider, To Offer Advanced Search Engine Technology (SEO) Services For The Hospitality Industry

News for February 8, 2012

Kohler Co. Introduces Ground-Breaking Panel Of Top Female Executives In Support Of The 2012 U.S Women’s Open - Seven Of The Area’s Most Influential Business Women Will Serve As Championship Ambassadors, Providing Insight Into How This National Championship Provides Successful Role Models For Young Women

Autograph Collection Expands Portfolio With Addition Of Three Hotels In The Southeast Region Of The United States

Santa Monica's Eco-Friendly Shore Hotel Opens With INNCOM In Every Guestroom

Langham Hospitality Group Appoints Anita Hemrajani Director Of Global Sales – MICE

Avia The Woodlands Officially Becomes Hyatt Market Street, The Woodlands

TELUS Launches Optik TV Mobile Experience With Cisco Videoscape - New Platform Will Allow TELUS To Expand Optik TV Service Beyond The Home, Reinventing The Television Experience

Starbucks To Open Its First Store In Norway – Celebrates Arrival At Oslo Airport

The Walt Disney Company Reports First Quarter Earnings

News for February 7, 2012

Mesa West Provides $130 Million Loan To Refinance Hyatt Regency San Francisco

Shangri-La Hotel Sign Agreement With Faisal Bin Qassim Al-Thani & Sons Holding Company W.L.L To Manage Shangri-La Hotel, Doha, As Well As Traders Hotel, Doha - To Open 2013

W Hotels Announces Fall 2012 Season Of Fashion Next Designers - Now Entering Its Fourth Season, The W Hotels Fashion Next Initiative Provides A Global Platform To Foster And Support Emerging Fashion Talent In New York And Beyond

Gaylord Entertainment Company Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2011 Results

Accenture Forms U.S. Federal Advisory Board - Nationally Recognized Experts Will Provide Accenture Federal Services With Fresh Perspectives On The Federal Market, Industry Trends And Business Strategies – Group Will Serve In An Internal Advisory Capacity And Will Meet Quarterly

WATG-Designed MGM Grand, Sanya Opens - First Non-Gaming, First China MGM Project

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Atlanta Downtown Opens Following $7 Million Conversion – Hotel Is Owned By Jay And Nat Patel And Managed By Luckie J. Management LLC

The Coca-Cola Company Reports Full-Year And Fourth Quarter 2011 Results

MasterCard Europe Appoints Marion King To Lead UK & Ireland

Krispy Kreme Franchise Locations Throughout South, Central And West Texas Gain Technology Advantage With MICROS Cloud Solution, Simphony

News for February 6, 2012

Kohler Co. Opens The Door To Its Newest Lodging Accommodations: Sandhill - Located On More Than 300 Acres, Sandhill Is A Marriage Of Five-Star Amenities And Natural Beauty

Hyatt Announces Plans For Three New Hotels In The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia; Agreements For Park Hyatt Riyadh, Grand Hyatt Jeddah, And Hyatt Regency Jeddah Bring Total To Six Hotels Under Development In Saudi Arabia

The One Business Resolution Companies Can't Afford To Break: Updating Travel Policy - Less Than One Third Of Companies Have Updated Their Travel Policies Within The Last Year According To New Research From American Express Global Business Travel
Omni Hotels & Resorts Officially Opens Oceanfront Resort On Hilton Head Island - Luxury Hotel Brand Rebrands Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort

New York Helmsley Hotel Launches $65 Million Transformation In Preparation To Fly The Westin Flag In Spring 2012 - New Landmark Westin Property Will Feature Redesigned Guestrooms, Lobby Experience, Meeting Space And More…

Innovation Crucial In Current Low Growth Economy Say Manufacturers -  White Paper Reveals Inadequate Tools and Systems Hinder Innovation-Led Strategies According To IDC Manufacturing Insights' Latest White Paper, In Pursuit of Operational Excellence: Accelerating Business Change Through Next Generation ERP - Sponsored By Infor

JetBlue Smartly Redesigns And Launches New iPhone Application

Thailand’s Newest ibis Hotel Is Now Open In Hua Hin

Starbucks To Partner With Ai Ni Group To Bring China’s Yunnan Coffee To The World
Strong Finish To 2011 For MasterCard In The Asia/Pacific, Middle East & Africa Region

News for February 3, 2012

Premier South Beach Hotel, Formally Known As Gansevoort, Purchased By Starwood Capital Group, Lefrak Organization And Invesco - Luxury  Beachfront  Hotel  To  Undergo  $100  Million  Renovation  And  Reā€Branding

Courtyard By Marriott Announces Three New Hotels In Europe - Brand To Bring New European Prototype To France, Poland And The Netherlands

Restaurant Industry Set To Outpace National Job Growth, Reach Record Sales In 2012 - National Restaurant Association’s 2012 Restaurant Industry Forecast Reveals Economic, Workforce, Technology And Consumer Trends

Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara Opens In The Heart Of Santa Barbara's Vibrant Art Scene – Hotel Is Owned By Santa Barbara Beach House Hotel, LPand And Managed By Courtland-Dane Management Group, Inc.

Hyatt Place San Jose/Downtown Celebrates Grand Opening
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® To Open First Location In Washington, D.C. At Washington Hilton - Iconic California Coffee And Tea Retailer Expands East Coast Presence With Store In Area’s Leading Hotel
Sara Lee Reports Positive Trends And Solid Progress In Second Quarter

The TravelClick Perspective – 2011: The Year In Review – 2012 Outlook


News for February 2, 2012

Nakul Anand Re-Elected President Of HAI – The Apex Hotel Body - The AGM Also Reconstituted The HAI Executive Committee
FelCor Announces Acquisition Of Iconic New York City Knickerbocker Hotel - Marketing 16 Non-Strategic Hotels To Support Portfolio Repositioning Strategy And Strengthen Balance Sheet – Expects Majority To Be Sold In 2012

New-Build Holiday Inn New York City Midtown - 31st St. Opens In The Heart Of Manhattan - 20-Story Hotel On W. 31 Street Within Walking Distance Of Many New York City Attractions – Hotel Is Owned By Chesapeake Lodging Trust And Managed By Real Hospitality Group

GBTA Foundation Announces News Members to the Board of Trustees 

La Crosse Area CVB Deploys Passkey's GroupMAX ME Hotel Booking Technology, Bringing It On Par With The Nation's Premier Event Destinations

Starwood Reports Fourth Quarter 2011 Results – During The Quarter, The Company Signed 36 Hotel Management And Franchise Contracts Representing Approximately 7,600 Rooms And Opened 28 Hotels And Resorts With Approximately 7,900 Rooms

Cornell Quarterly Article of the Year Addresses Successful Employee Hiring Launches New "Hotels by Orbitz" App For iPhone®

Las Vegas Sands Corp. Reports Landmark Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2011 Results

Kellogg Company Reports Strong Fourth-Quarter 2011 Results And Reaffirms Guidance For 2012

News for February 1, 2012

Vivanta by Taj - Hotels And Resorts, A Brand New Signature In Hospitality Arrives At Andhra Pradesh - Launches A Stylish New Hotel, Vivanta by Taj - Begumpet, Hyderabad

Marriott, Disney And Best Western Make Multimillion Dollar "Investment In Job Creation And Economic Growth For America" - Brand USA Marketing Budget To Grow By $21 Million,%20Disney%20and%20Best%20Western%20Make%20Multimillion%20Dollar%20%E2%80%9CInvestment%20in%20Job%20Creation%20and%20Economic%20Growth%20for%20America%E2%80%9D&content=77&cat=16

Disney To Acquire Controlling Interest In UTV Software Communications Limited (UTV) In India -Disney And UTV To Integrate Operations - Ronnie Screwvala Named Managing Director, The Walt Disney Company India

Holiday Inn Resorts Adds Two Locations In Oregon To Growing Portfolio - Both Resorts Offer Unparalleled Outdoor Experiences With The Comfort And Value Of Holiday Inn

Hard Rock Cafe Rocks Its Way To Brussels - New Location Set To Open In Summer 2012

Fear Of Losing Loyalty-Program Status Looms Larger Than Lost Luggage, Missed Flights - New Starwood Preferred Guest Survey Of Global Travelers Reveals Loyalty Beyond Reason

100th Hotel Landmark As Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Announces New Paris Hotel - Major Milestone As Swiss Company Prepares To Manage Its First Movenpick Hotel In Paris, Neuilly

IATA - 2011 Ends On A Positive Note - Capacity, Economy Loom as Issues in 2012

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