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News for October 23, 2014

Rosier Outlook For Small Business As Optimism Returns To Pre-Recession Levels, According To The Fall American Express OPEN Small Business Monitor - Small Businesses Go For Big Data To Better Run Their Enterprises

http://about.americanexpress.com/news/pr/2014/fall-amex-open-small-business-monitor.aspx

Hilton Changzhou Marks Hilton Worldwide’s 50th Property In Greater China - The New Hotel Is The First Hilton Hotels & Resorts Property in Changzhou City, China

http://www.hiltonglobalmediacenter.com/index.cfm/newsroom/detail/27608

The Coca-Cola Company Announces Chief Marketing And Commercial Officer Joe Tripodi To Retire; Marcos De Quinto To Become Chief Marketing Officer

http://www.coca-colacompany.com/press-center/press-releases/the-coca-cola-company-announces-chief-marketing-and-commercial-officer-joe-tripodi-to-retire-marcos-de-quinto-to-become-chief-marketing-officer

IHG® Launches The Holiday Inn Express® brand In Russia, The Holiday Inn Express® Voronezh – Kirova

http://www.ihgplc.com/index.asp?PageID=116&NewsID=3313

Meliá Hotels International Continues To Grow In The Middle East And Asia-Pacific With New Hotels In Doha (Qatar) And Bintan (Indonesia)

http://meliahotelsinternational.com/en/press-room/10212014/melia-hotels-international-continues-grow-middle-east-and-asia-pacific-new

La Quinta Holdings Inc. Reports Strong Third Quarter 2014 Results - Generated RevPAR Growth Of 8.9% - Achieved Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA Growth Of 13.6% - Increases Full Year 2014 Guidance - Increased Franchise Pipeline To 196 Hotels

http://www.snl.com/IRWebLinkX/file.aspx?IID=4424891&FID=25748456

Restaurant Customers Are Ready To Use Payment Technology, Says Cornell Study

https://www.hotelschool.cornell.edu/about/pubs/news/newsdetails.html?id=1028

Autograph Collection Welcomes Atlantis, Paradise Island

http://news.marriott.com/2014/10/autograph-collection-welcomes-atlantis-paradise-island-now-bookable-on-marriottcom-and-accessible-to.html

News for October 22, 2014

Wyndham Hotel Group Appoints Daniel Ruff To Lead EMEA And Indian Ocean Regions

http://www.wyndhamworldwide.com/news-media/press-releases/wyndham-hotel-group-appoints-daniel-ruff-lead-emea-and-indian-ocean

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Continues Asset-Light Strategy With Sale Of The St. Regis, Rome To Constellation Hotels Holding Limited For €110 million (Approximately $150.7 Million USD) – Hotel Will Continue To Be Operated By Starwood Hotels Under A Long-Term Management Contract

http://www.starwoodhotels.com/corporate/about/investor/news.htmlv

Improving Fundamentals And Robust Investor Appetite Fuels Sustained Performance Of U.S. Commercial Real Estate Industry, According To PwC US And Urban Land Institute’s Emerging Trends In Real Estate® Forecast

http://www.pwc.com/us/en/press-releases/2014/improving-fundamentals-and-robust-investor-appetite.jhtml

Hilton Worldwide Enters Myanmar With First Hilton Hotel In Capital City - Hilton Nay Pyi Taw Opens As The First Of Six Properties In The Myanmar Pipeline

http://www.hiltonglobalmediacenter.com/index.cfm/newsroom/detail/27622

Wearable Technology Future Is Ripe For Growth – Most Notably Among Millennials, Says PwC US - Report Evaluates User Expectations, Innovative Breakthroughs And Industry Adoption To Unlock The Disruptive Technology

http://www.pwc.com/us/en/press-releases/2014/wearable-technology-future.jhtml

U.S. Department Of Commerce Forecasts Continued Strong Growth For International Travel To The United States – 2014-2019

http://travel.trade.gov/tinews/archive/tinews2014/20141022.html

BWI Partners With TripAdvisor On Instant Booking

http://www.bestwestern.com/about-us/press-media/press-release-details.asp?NewsID=962

News for October 21, 2014

New Corporate Appointments At Rosewood Hotels & Resorts: Graeme Davis Has Been Promoted To VP Of Operations For The Americas And Jacqueline Pucci Has Been Appointed VP Of Human Resources

http://www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/media/press/2014/New-Corporate-Appointments

Jumeirah Group Appoints Stephan Schüpbach As Vice President Operations

http://www.jumeirah.com/en/jumeirah-group/press-centre/press-releases/press-releases-for-2014/jumeirah-group-appoints-stephan-schupbach-as-vice-president-operations1/

IHG And Grupo Presidente To Extend Successful Relationship - Hospitality Leaders Renew Partnership To Grow Hotel Portfolio In Mexico

http://www.ihgplc.com/index.asp?PageID=116&NewsID=3311

Rotana Enters East Africa With Five-Star Hotel And Serviced Apartments - Will Be Part Of The Landmark MNF Square Mixed-Use Project In Dar es Salaam

http://www.rotana.com/

IHG Third Quarter Interim Management Statement - Strong Third Quarter Performance

http://www.ihgplc.com/index.asp?PageID=116&NewsID=3312

Americans Making A List But Checking It Twice This Holiday Season - More Consumers Trimming Their Holiday Lists And Sticking To Budgets This Year - Shopping On Smartphones And Tablets Jumps 53% In Two Years According To American Express Spending & Saving Tracker

http://about.americanexpress.com/news/pr/2014/americans-check-holiday-list-twice.aspx

Nordic Choice Hotels Opened 2 New Hotels And Launched Next Generation Self-Service

http://www.ariane.com/en/news.html

The Coca-Cola Company Announces Actions To Drive Stronger Growth

http://www.coca-colacompany.com/press-center/press-releases/the-coca-cola-company-announces-actions-to-drive-stronger-growth

News for October 20, 2014

Bernadette Wightman Named President Of Cisco Canada

http://newsroom.cisco.com/press-release-content?type=webcontent&articleId=1500775

Wyndham Hotel Group’s Rui Barros To Oversee North America Franchise Operations

http://www.wyndhamworldwide.com/news-media/press-releases/wyndham-hotel-group%E2%80%99s-rui-barros-oversee-north-america-franchise

Aloft Hotels Set To Debut In Columbia, South Carolina – Hotel Is Owned By Lady Vista, LLC, And Managed By Lexington Hospitality - Scheduled To Open In January 2016

http://www.starwoodhotels.com/corporate/about/investor/news.html

The Board Of Directors Of The Coca-Cola Company Elects Timothy K. Leveridge As Vice President

http://www.coca-colacompany.com/press-center/press-releases/the-board-of-directors-of-the-coca-cola-company-elects-timothy-k-leveridge-as-vice-president

Abacus Partners With Conferma To Launch Virtual Payment Solution In Asia Pacific

http://www.abacus.com.sg/media-centre/press-release/item/603-abacus-partners-with-conferma-to-launch-virtual-payment-solution-in-asia-pacific

PwC Family Business Survey Shows Need To ‘Professionalize’ The Family As Well As The Business

http://press.pwc.com/GLOBAL/News-releases/pwc-family-business-survey-shows-need-to-professionalise-the-family-as-well-as-the-business/s/de5793ae-12a6-4c03-ba0f-fc4df3d9c859

Accor Third Quarter 2014 Revenue Up 4.6% Like-For-Like – Full Year EBIT Target Confirmed Between €575 Million And €595 Million

http://www.accor.com/fileadmin/user_upload/Contenus_Accor/Finance/Pressreleases/2014/UK/20141016_accor_pr_q3_2014.pdf

Nearly Half Of U.S. Merchant Terminals To Accept Chip In 2015 According To The Payments Security Task Force Forecast

http://newsroom.mastercard.com/press-releases/nearly-half-u-s-merchant-terminals-accept-chip-2015/

News for October 17, 2014

Wyndham Hotel Group Names Barry Robinson To Lead South East Asia, Pacific Rim

http://www.wyndhamworldwide.com/news-media/press-releases/wyndham-hotel-group-names-barry-robinson-lead-south-east-asia-pacific-rim

Jumeirah Group Announces Three New Hotels In China – Agrees To Manage Properties In Haikou, Wuhan And Nanjing, Bringing Pipeline Of New Properties In China To Eight

http://www.jumeirah.com/en/jumeirah-group/press-centre/press-releases/press-releases-for-2014/jumeirah-group-announces-three-new-hotels-in-china/

Orbitz.com Insider Index Says Two-Thirds Of Americans Will Hit The Road At Least Once Between Thanksgiving And The New Year

http://press.orbitz.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=251693&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1978381

Infor Invests Significantly In Customer Relationship Management

http://www.infor.com/company/news/pressroom/pressreleases/CRMInvestment/

Restaurants Are Benefiting From Falling Gas Prices According To NRA’s Chief Economist Bruce Grindy

http://www.restaurant.org/News-Research/News/Restaurants-are-benefiting-from-falling-gas-prices

Cornell Studies Demonstrate How Eye Tracking Creates A Window To Consumers' Thoughts

https://www.hotelschool.cornell.edu/about/pubs/news/newsdetails.html?id=1026

Annual Study Reveals Average Cost Of Cyber Crime Escalates 96 Percent To $12.7 Million Per Organization - HP Partners With Ponemon Institute For Fifth Annual Study; Reconfirms Security Intelligence Solutions Mitigate Impact, Saving On Average $5.3 Million Annually Per Organization

http://www8.hp.com/us/en/hp-news/press-release.html?id=1815969#.VD_dnhbIdNk

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