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News for January 31, 2017

PwC US Anticipates Super Bowl LI To Generate Approximately $190 Million In Direct Spending For The Greater Houston Area

North American Hoteliers Greeted With Growth In The New Year - Rates And Revenue Per Available Room Show Promising Gains In First & Second Quarter Of 2017 According To TravelClick’s January 2017 NAHR

Ride-Sharing Services Now Allowed By One-Half Of Corporate Travel Policies Across The Globe, According To Latest Survey By The GBTA Foundation And American Express - Road Warriors Find It Tough To Stay Fit On The Road

Curio – A Collection By Hilton Expands With A Kansas City Landmark, The Hotel Phillips Kansas City, Owned By Arbor Lodging Partners And Managed By NVN Hotels

Venture Capitalists And Agile Start-Ups Pumping Billions Into Disrupting Traditional Postal Delivery Services, Accenture Report Finds - Postal Organizations Turn To M&A Activity To Remain Competitive

Mastercard Incorporated Reports Fourth-Quarter And Full-Year 2016 Financial Results

News for January 30, 2017

NRA Beefs Up Board; Taps Arby's Franchisee, Jeff Davis, As Chair

TravelClick And Hilton Announce Expanded Data Partnership - Hilton And TravelClick Exclusively Partner Across Business Intelligence Solutions, Including Demand360®, Rate360® And Agency360®

Best Western’s ‘White Label’ Franchise To Surge In 2017 - SureStay Hotel Group℠ Brand Has Approved 30 Hotels In North America And One In Bangkok, And Is Projecting To Open 100 Hotels By The End Of 2017

Famous French Winery 'Maisons et Domaines Henriot' Chooses Infor M3 - Family-Owned Group That Owns Famous Brands Of Champagne, Burgundy And Liqueurs, Needed Common And Centralized Management Tool In Order To Unify All Entities

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Accelerates Expansion Plans After Inking Record Number Of Deals In 2016

News for January 27, 2017

David Berg Resigns From Rezidor’s Board Of Directors – Rezidor Also Announces Effective 1 February, 2017, Berg Will Also Resign From His Position As Chief Executive Officer Of Carlson Hotels, Inc.

Seven Hotels And Restaurants Join AAA’s Exclusive Five Diamond List For 2017

Richardson, Texas Welcomes Newest Hampton Inn & Suites By Hilton, The Hampton Inn & Suites By Hilton Dallas/Richardson, Owned And Managed By Icon Lodging LLC

Accenture Technology Vision 2017 Forecasts A Future Of Technology For People, By People - Rapid Acceleration Of Human-Centric Technology In AI, Digital Ecosystems And Marketplaces Will Empower People, Drive Transformation Of Business And Society

Cisco Founds Innovation Alliance With Eleven Partners In Germany

News for January 26, 2017

FelCor Announces Changes To Its Board Of Directors – Two Long Serving Directors, Thomas J. Corcoran, Jr. And Robert H. Lutz, Jr., Will Not Stand For Re-Election

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts To Manage Historic Hotel In Century City, Los Angeles, The Century Plaza Hotel - Hotel In The Midst Of A $2.5 Billion Redevelopment Project Will Reopen In 2018
Gran Melia' Nacional Rio Opens Its Doors

Announcing Two New Hotel RL Openings In Brooklyn And Omaha

Accenture Acquires solid-serVision To Significantly Expand ServiceNow Capabilities – Acquisition Creates One Of The Largest ServiceNow Implementation Teams In Europe Focused On Helping Clients To Drive Value From The As-A-Service Economy

Blackstone Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2016

News for January 25, 2017

American Express Company Elects John Brennan To Board Of Directors

CEOs Must Start A Skills Revolution To Unlock The Potential Of The Digital Age, According To New Research From Accenture Strategy - Reskilling People To Be Adaptive And Relevant Will Create The Future Workforce

Cornell Study Examines Judicial “Rule Breaking”

IBM Security Plans To Acquire Agile 3 Solutions To Help The C-Suite Manage Data Risk - Expansion Of Capabilities For IBM Guardium And Data Security Services

Marriott International Caps 2016 With Historic Global Expansion

RLHC Provides Recap Of 2016 Activity: Executed 87 Franchise License Agreements And Opened 68 Hotels - Company Continues Its Unprecedented Growth From Coast To Coast

Cisco Announces Intent To Acquire Application Performance Monitoring Leader AppDynamics

News for January 24, 2017

Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya Opens In The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia - The Third Hyatt-Branded Hotel To Open In The KSA

GDPR Compliance Top Data Protection Priority For 92% Of US Organizations In 2017, According To PwC Survey

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Announces Southern California Expansion With Three New Properties

IHG To bring Crowne Plaza To Prime Waterfront Spot In Downtown Kota Kinabalu

BW Announces First Vīb Hotel To Open In Turkey, The Vīb Antalya

TravelClick And Weebly Partner To Deliver Best-In-Class Web Solution For Global Hoteliers - Partnership Combines TravelClick’s Award-Winning Web Design With Weebly’s Innovative Website And E-Commerce Platform To Enable Hoteliers To Drive Direct Bookings

Marriott Signs Letter Of Intent For Headquarters In Downtown Bethesda In Montgomery County, Maryland

News for January 23, 2017

Amadeus Appoints Rajiv Rajian To Lead Global Business Travel

Hilton Launches Its 14th Brand: Tapestry Collection By Hilton - A Gathering Of Original, Upscale Hotels, Offering Travelers Independent Hotel Experiences Combined With Value And Reliability

Cornell Study Examines Emerging Trends In Hotel Revenue Management

Radisson Blu Hotel To Open In Geneva

Renaissance Hotels Arrives In Lagos, The Renaissance Lagos Ikeja Hotel

Wyndham Grand Comes Ashore In Clearwater Beach

IBM Reports 2016 Fourth-Quarter And Full-Year Results - Continued Strong Growth In Strategic Imperatives Led By IBM Cloud

News for January 20, 2017

Choice Hotels Appoints Brian Quinn To Development Leadership Team

W Hotels Worldwide To ‘Make an Entrance’ Into Hungary With W Budapest In Agreement With QPR Properties Kft, Part Of Constellation Hotels Holding Ltd.

Survey Of Mayors Reveals Hotel Industry Is Vital To Local Economies - USCM, AHLA Release Results Of Nationwide Survey Of Mayors On Hotels Industry

ByHours Certifies With eRevMax For 2-Way Integration - Helps Hoteliers To Package And Promote Rooms As Micro-Stay Solutions

Accenture Launches Liquid Studio In London To Accelerate Digital Business Transformation – With Focus On Artificial Intelligence, Agile And DevOps, Liquid Studios Help Clients Speed up Innovation Through Rapid Prototyping And Application Development

American Express Reports Full Year 2016 EPS Within Guidance Range; Fourth Quarter EPS Of $0.88 Reflects Solid Loan Growth And Card Member Spending Along With Higher Investment Levels; Revenue Performance Improves Sequentially; Company Expects 2017 EPS Of $5.60 To $5.80

News for January 19, 2017

Host Hotels & Resorts Announces The Promotion Of Nathan S. Tyrrell To Executive VP, Investments And Bret D.S. McLeod To Senior VP, Corporate Strategy And Investor Relations – In Addition, Sourav Ghosh, Senior VP, Has Been Appointed The Head of The Newly Formed Enterprise Analytics Group

Accenture Appoints Wayne Hull As Managing Director Of Accenture Digital For South And Sub-Sahara Africa

La Quinta Holdings To Pursue Separation Of Its Businesses Into Two Stand-Alone, Publicly Traded Companies

Hyatt Announces Plans For Hyatt Centric La Rosière, Hyatt’s First Ski Resort In The French Alps, Entering A Franchise Agreement With La Rosière Gestion SARL To Be Managed By Sophos Hotels

Aloft Hotels To Debut In The Emerald Isle, The Aloft Dublin City, Through A Franchise Agreement With Blackpitts Hospitality Limited

AccorHotels Announces Successful launch Of A 7 Year Bond Issue For An Amount Of EUR 600 Million With An Annual Coupon Of 1.25%

News for January 18, 2017

Hyatt Accelerates Growth Strategy Into Adjacent Spaces With Acquisition Of Wellness Leader Miraval Group - Miraval To Continue Standalone Operation Of Resorts And Spas, While Expanding Unique Brand Of Wellness Experiences Across Hyatt Portfolio

Homewood Suites By Hilton Opens New Hotel In Irvine, The Homewood Suites By Hilton Irvine John Wayne Airport

IHG Announces Further Details Of The First Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant In Europe, The Kimpton De Witt Set To Open Amsterdam In Spring 2017

Rezidor Continues Its Strong Progress With Investment In Nordic Flagships

The Ritz-Carlton Swings Into Hainan Island With First Golf Resort In China

Watlow Taps Infor To Revolutionize Customer Experience Throughout The Product Lifecycle

News for January 17, 2017

Accenture Interactive Hires Digital Marketing Veteran Tammy Soares - Former Rosetta CEO Joins Digital Agency To Drive Growth And Innovation

IHG Breaks Ground On Two New-Build Staybridge Suites® Hotels In Guanajuato, Mexico In Partnership With Grupo Presidente

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Unveils Its First Hotel In Indonesia, Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali

Hilton Announces New Hilton Garden Inn In Yalova

Ericsson And Cisco To Virtualize Vodafone Hutchison Australia’s Core And IP Network

Businesses Throughout Taiwan Can Now Deliver IoT Services With Asia Pacific Telecom And Cisco Jasper

News for January 16, 2017

Minaz Abji, Executive Vice President, Asset Management, Of Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. To Retire At End Of April 2017

IHG Launches Its 2017 Trends Report – The Uncompromising Customer: Addressing The Paradoxes Of The 'Age Of I'

TRYP Santa Ponsa In Mallorca And TRYP Caparica On The Lisbon Coast, Two New TRYP By Wyndham Resorts On The Iberian Peninsula

Home2 Suites By Hilton Opens Newest Property In St. Simons Island – Hotel Is Owned And Managed By MMI Hotel Group

National Restaurant Association Has Launched The First-Ever Restaurant Law Center

Aloft Expands In Louisville With Second Hotel Opening, The Aloft Louisville East

Callaway Golf Company Acquires OGIO International, Inc., A Leading Lifestyle Brand, For $75.5 Million

News for January 13, 2017

PwC Announces New Global Corporate Tax Services Team - Global Enterprise Tax Solutions Team Comprised Of Former GE Tax Group

New IBM Studies Reveal Brands Struggle To Meet Demands Of Today’s Consumers Including Members Of Generation Z - 98 Percent Of Gen Zers With A Buying Power Of $44 Billion Still Shop In-Store

New Hilton Garden Inn In Arlington Opens Near Reagan National Airport – Hotel Is Managed By Sound Hospitality Management

Interstate Reports A Strong 2016 With 16 Additional UK Hotels And Four Openings In Less Than A Month

Aloft Hotels Opens Second Hotel In Austin, The Aloft Austin Northwest, Owned By Pure Lodging Hospitality And Managed By Lodgic Hospitality

News for January 12, 2017

Cheryl Boyer To Serve As 2017 Cornell Hotel Society President

Americans Will Head To Beach And International Destinations In 2017 - According To A Recent AAA Survey, 42 Percent Of Americans Are Planning To Take A Vacation In 2017

New Research From Accenture Strategy Highlights Economic And Societal Impact Of Investing In 5G Infrastructure - CTIA-Commissioned Analysis Estimates U.S. GDP Boost Of $500 Billion And Three Million New Jobs Along With Savings And Benefits To Local Communities In Excess Of $160 Billion

Curio – A Collection By Hilton Opens First Middle East Property Attached To Mall Of Qatar, The AlRayyan Hotel Doha

Home2 Suites By Hilton Opens Newest Property In Baton Rouge – Hotel Is Owned By Bankers Avenue Investments, LLC And Managed By Baywood Hotels

Hyatt Announces Plans For First Hyatt Centric Hotel In Australia, The New Hyatt Centric Hobart In Tasmania

Four Points Opens First Hotel In Cleveland, The Four Points Cleveland Airport

News for January 11, 2017

Christine Elliott Joins Mastercard As Executive Vice President, Global Communications

Songbei Shangri-La, Harbin Opens Its Doors To Guests And The City Of Rhythm

PwC’s Strategy& Introduces New Book “Fit For Growth: A Guide To Strategic Cost Cutting, Restructuring, And Renewal”

Hilton Reveals First Look Of New Hotel In Stockton-On-Tees - Hampton By Hilton Marks Its Arrival In The Tees Valley

Marriott International Opens Fairfield By Marriott, Belagavi, The Fourth Fairfield By Marriott Property In Belagavi, India

Hong Kong Businesses Can Now Launch Global IoT Services With SmarTone And Cisco Jasper

News for January 10, 2017

American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation Brings On Two New Hires To Focus On Career Development: Shelly Weir And Kelly Vazquez

Hyatt Regency Fuzhou Cangshan Debuts In Southern China

IBM Inventors Receive Record-Breaking 8,000+ U.S. Patents In 2016 - IBMers Received 2,700+ Cognitive And Cloud Computing Patents During 2016

Accenture Acquires Product Design And Innovation Firm Altitude, Enhancing Ability To Help Companies Harness The Internet Of Things To Create New Business Models

KSL Capital Partners’ Acquisition Of Outrigger Completed

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants To Open New Resort In Grenada In 2019, The New Kimpton Kawana Bay Grenada Resort

News for January 9, 2017

AccorHotels Appoints Cédric Gobilliard To Head Up Its New Lifestyle Division, Comprising The Jo & Joe, Mama Shelter And 25h Hotels Brands

Courtyard By Marriott Opens In Edinburgh – Hotel Will Be Managed And Operated By Redefine|BDL Hotels

Wyndham Lands In Nevis With Deluxe Multi-Million Dollar Resort - Expected Completion In 2019

Ericsson And Cisco To Modernize IP Network For Telefonica Guatemala

News for January 6, 2017

IBM Reveals Five Innovations That Will Help Change Our Lives Within Five Years - IBM Predicts New Scientific Instruments To Make The Invisible Visible

Marriott International Debuts Second Aloft Hotel In The Buzzing City Of Taipei, Taiwan, The Aloft Taipei Beitou Hotel

Hilton Opens Fourth Hotel In Ningbo, The Hilton Garden Inn Ningbo

Accenture And Blue Prism Team To Provide Robotic Process Automation To Help Clients Accelerate Business Results, Improve Employee And Customer Experience - More Than 40 Organizations Including Raiffeisen Bank International And Circle K Already Signed

Blake Shelton And Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. Unveil Plans For Ole Red - Ole Red Tishomingo Planned For Shelton’s Hometown To Be Operated By Ryman Hospitality Properties’ Entertainment Segment

News for January 5, 2017

Zipcar Appoints Tracey Zhen As President

Accenture To Help Carnival Corporation Transform The Guest Experience Through Intelligent Personalization

“Rocket City” Of Huntsville Welcomes New Hampton Inn By Hilton, The Hampton Inn By Hilton Huntsville/Village Of Providence – Hotel Is Managed By Kana Hotel Group

Leading Music Rights Organization SESAC To Be Acquired By Blackstone

News for January 4, 2017

North American Hoteliers Prepare For Strong Q1 With Healthy Rate And Occupancy Gains - Hotel Performance Encouraging Heading Into 2017 According To TravelClick’s December 2016 NAHR

Consumer Purchases Of Smartphones Expected To Rebound This Year, Accenture Survey Finds - Services Powered By Artificial Intelligence Also Gaining Wider Acceptance - Price And Security Concerns Hurting Demand For Smartwatches And Fitness Monitors

Hilton Completes Spin-off Of Park Hotels & Resorts And Hilton Grand Vacations - Park Hotels & Resorts and Hilton Grand Vacations To Begin “Regular Way” Trading On The New York Stock Exchange

Gran Meliá Palacio De Los Duques (Madrid) Opens

News for January 3, 2017

BW Announces Ron Pohl’s Promotion To SVP And COO 2017 Travel Forecast Projects Travel Hotspots To Include Washington D.C. And The United Kingdom - Basic Airfare And Luxury Vacation Rentals Among Top Industry Trends This Year

JW Marriott Debuts Stunning Beach Resort On Marco Island - Resort Hotel Opens Following An Extensive $320 Million Renovation Facilitated By Ownership Group Mass Mutual

The State Of Washington Welcomes Latest Hampton Inn & Suites By Hilton To Woodinville In The Seattle Suburb's Wine Country – Hotel Is Managed By Capri Hospitality Management, LLC

Blackstone To Acquire Tradesmen International From Wellspring Capital Management

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