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News for April 24, 2015

P&G Professional™ Announces Winner of Community Hotelier of the Year Award: Grand Prize Winner Chooses the Greater Jacksonville Area USO as Recipient of $10,000 Award

http://news.pg.com/press-release/pg-corporate-announcements/pg-professional-announces-winner-community-hotelier-year-aw

RLHC To Acquire GuestHouse International And Settle Inn Brands - Transaction Provides National Footprint While More Than Doubling The RLHC Brand Network To 130 Hotels In 30 States

http://investor.shareholder.com/rlhcorp/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=908345

Destination Hotels Promotes Ben Beaudoin To VP And Managing Director Of Destination Resorts Hawaii 

http://www.destinationhotels.com/news-releases/

Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago Officially Opens, The First Hyatt Centric Branded Property To Open Worldwide 

http://newsroom.hyatt.com/2015-04-23-Hyatt-Centric-The-Loop-Chicago-Officially-Opens

Hilton Worldwide And HRI Lodging, LLC Announced The Conversion Of Hilton Garden Inn Richmond Downtown Into A Full-Service Hilton Hotels & Resorts Brand Property By The End Of 2015

http://www.hiltonglobalmediacenter.com/index.cfm/news/former-hilton-garden-inn-richmond-downtown-to-become-fullservice-hilton

IBM Adds Second Cloud Center In The Netherlands - IBM Has Opened 13 New SoftLayer Data Centers Around The World Over The Last 10 Months, With Additional Locations Launching By The End Of This Year 

http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/46699.wss

NRA Publishes Results Of National ProStart Invitational’s Culinary Competition - More Than 400 Students From 89 Teams Competed For Scholarships From The NRA 

http://www.restaurant.org/News-Research/News/Your-next-best-hires-are-from-these-10-schools

Rezidor Interim Report January-March 2015

http://media.corporate-ir.net/media_files/irol/20/205430/Reports/2015-Q1.pdf

News for April 23, 2015

Behringer Announces Leadership Succession Plan 

http://pressroom.behringerinvestments.com/2015-04-21-Behringer-Announces-Leadership-Succession-Plan

Rotana Continues Its Expansion In Africa With Foray Into Nigeria Under The Brand Centro, Located In Lagos 

http://www.rotana.com/

Dramatic Business Travel Growth For India Continues - India Poised To Be Leader In Business Travel In Coming Decades - Business Travel Spending Forecasted To Grow 9.8% In 2015, 10.9% In 2016 According To GBTA BTI™ Outlook – India Report

http://www.gbta.org/foundation/pressreleases/Pages/RLS_042315_Foundation.aspx?Source=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gbta.org%2Flists%2Fnews%2FAllitems_all.aspx

Hotel Indigo Set To Debut In The UAE With The Signing Of A Management Agreement With Sunflower FZE - IHG Currently Has 18 Hotels Open In The UAE, With Another 10 Hotels Due To Open In The Next Three To Five Years 

http://www.ihgplc.com/index.asp?PageID=116&NewsID=3433

The Coca-Cola Company Announces Additional Letters Of Intent With U.S. Bottling Partners - Significant Step Toward Refranchising Half Of Company-Owned U.S. Bottler-Delivered Volume By The End Of 2017

http://www.coca-colacompany.com/press-center/press-releases/the-coca-cola-company-announces-additional-letters-of-intent-with-us-bottling-partners

Majority Of U.S Citizens Feel Safe In Their Neighborhoods But Want Police To Increase Community Collaboration And Their Use Of Digital Communication Tools - Citizens Show Strong Desire To Play A Greater Role In Community Policing 

http://newsroom.accenture.com/news/majority-of-us-citizens-feel-safe-in-their-neighborhoods-but-want-police-to-increase-community-collaboration-and-their-use-of-digital-communication-tools.htm

AC Hotel Washington, DC At National Harbor Opens Its Doors To Guests 

http://news.marriott.com/2015/04/ac-hotel-washington-dc-at-national-harbor-opens-its-doors-to-guests.html

News for April 22, 2015

Hyatt Hotels Corporation And Noble Investment Group Announced The Opening Of Hyatt Place Boulder/Pearl Street - Hotel Is Part Of New Mixed Use Depot Square Redevelopment At Boulder Junction

http://newsroom.hyatt.com/042115Hyatt-Place-Boulder-Pearl-Street-Celebrates-Opening

Westin Hotels Makes Debut On Jekyll Island, Georgia’s Acclaimed Barrier Reef Island – Hotel Is The Cornerstone Of The Island Beach Village Project, Including The 128,000 Square-Foot Jekyll Island Convention Center

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

Cornell Study Finds Travelers Want More Mobile Options

https://www.hotelschool.cornell.edu/about/pubs/news/newsdetails.html?id=1067

IFC And MasterCard Deepen Partnership To Boost Financial Inclusion - $250 Million Risk-Sharing Facility To enable Emerging Market Banks To Provide Increased Access To Secure And Transparent Financial Services To Millions In Emerging Markets And Reach People Currently Excluded From Financial Services 

http://newsroom.mastercard.com/press-releases/ifc-and-mastercard-deepen-partnership-to-boost-financial-inclusion/

Innovation And Technology Will Increase ROI With Workplace Training, Accenture And CCCE Report Shows 

http://newsroom.accenture.com/news/innovation-and-technology-will-increase-roi-with-workplace-training-accenture-and-ccce-report-shows.htm

The Coca-Cola Company Reports First Quarter 2015 Results

http://www.coca-colacompany.com/press-center/press-releases/the-coca-cola-company-reports-first-quarter-2015-results

News for April 21, 2015

Hyatt Appoints Atish Shah As Senior Vice President, Interim Chief Financial Officer

http://newsroom.hyatt.com/042015Hyatt-Appoints-Interim-Chief-Financial-Officer

Spring Travel Heats Up With New Group Reservations Leading The Charge - Up 13 Percent Year-Over-Year - 12 Month Outlook April 2015 – March 2016 According To April 2015 TravelClick NAHR 

http://www.travelclick.com/en/news-events/press-releases/spring-travel-heats-new-group-reservations-leading-charge

BW’s Middle East Development Pipeline Growing - Announce Plans For Rapid Expansion In The Middle East With 13 New Hotels In The Pipeline 

http://www.bestwestern.com/about-us/press-media/press-release-details.asp?NewsID=982

HP And FireEye Announce First Of Its Kind Global Alliance For Incident Response And Advanced Threat Services

http://www8.hp.com/us/en/hp-news/press-release.html?id=1965915#.VTZnOJPS2-c

RLHC Signs Franchise License Agreement On Two New Locations In Washington And Northern California - Sacramento And Spokane Hotels To Undergo Major Renovations Prior To Conversion To Red Lion Brand 

http://investor.shareholder.com/rlhcorp/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=907367

Explore Downtown Dubai As Emaar Rolls Out World's First Hydrogen-Powered Dubai Trolley

http://www.emaar.com/en/media-centre/detail.aspx?itemId=tcm:130-77415

Ashford Trust Completes $25.1 Million Financing For Lakeway Resort & Spa 

http://www2.snl.com/irweblinkx/file.aspx?IID=4088185&FID=29053604

New Study Reveals When, Where And How Much Motorists Drive

http://newsroom.aaa.com/2015/04/new-study-reveals-much-motorists-drive/

News for April 20, 2015

Accor Accelerates Its Digital Strategy By Taking Over FASTBOOKING 

http://www.accor.com/fileadmin/user_upload/Contenus_Accor/Finance/PDF/2015/UK/pr_accor_fastbooking_2015april.pdf

Wyndham Hotel Group Boosts Global Sales Organization With New Appointments: Carol Bullock, VP, Global Sales, North America And Latin America, And Dawn Parisi, VP, Field Sales 

http://www.wyndhamworldwide.com/news-media/press-releases/wyndham-hotel-group-boosts-global-sales-organization-new-appointments

When Others Say "I Do," Your Wallet Will Too - Guests Commit By Spending More Than $670 To Attend Weddings This Year, Up 13% From 2014 – Nearly 79 Million Americans Will Bear Witness To Family And Friends Saying "I Do" This Year, According To American Express Spending & Saving Tracker 

http://about.americanexpress.com/news/pr/2015/wedding-travel-increases.aspx

Meliá Hotels International Intensifies Expansion In Asia With New Resort Hotels In Vietnam And Indonesia 

http://meliahotelsinternational.com/en/press-room/04162015/melia-hotels-international-intensifies-expansion-asia-new-resort-hotels-vietnam

Infor Further Expands Partner Network In India With L&T Technology Services 

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

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Awards Accenture Third Contract To Recruit Foreign Companies To Tokyo’s Special Zone - Accenture Recruited 31 Companies In Two Years, Exceeding Initial Plan Goals 

http://newsroom.accenture.com/news/tokyo-metropolitan-government-awards-accenture-third-contract-to-recruit-foreign-companies-to-tokyos-special-zone.htm

Marriott Hotels Celebrates Newest Hotel Opening In Georgetown, Guyana, The Guyana Marriott Hotel Georgetown 

http://news.marriott.com/2015/04/marriott-hotels-celebrates-newest-hotel-opening-in-georgetown-guyana.html

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