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  • Countdown to Opportunity: The Club & Hotel Controllers Conference 2018

    Written By: Laura Resco, official event guest blogger for the HFTP Club and Hotel Controllers Conference 2018 - One of the most important jobs of a graduate student is to produce original research that furthers the existing knowledge within an industry.

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    Survey results identify which metrics are most often used to determine performance. By Agnes DeFranco, Ed.D., CHAE; Tanya Venegas, MBA, MHM, CHIA; and Amanda Belarmino

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    Club and hotel controllers: Do not miss the opportunity to get behind the wheel and take control of your own professional development. The Club and Hotel Controllers Conference (CHCC) — co-located with the world’s largest hospitality technology show HITEC® Houston at the George R.

  • Job Description Template: Club Accounting Positions

    The HFTP Americas Research Center has developed example job descriptions for club accounting positions. The process involved reviewing sample job descriptions, and compiling the information into standardized job descriptions.


Swiss-Belhotel International unveils ambitious global expansion strategy·22 June 2018
Swiss-Belhotel International, the global hospitality management chain, has revealed details of its global expansion strategy, which includes the launch of at least 60 new hotels and resorts worldwide over the next few years bringing total properties to in excess of 150.

Hotel associations welcome NSW State Budget·22 June 2018
The two major hotel associations have welcomed this week’s New South Wales State Budget. Accommodation Association of Australia (AAoA) CEO, Richard Munro, said employment in the accommodation industry will be stimulated by the NSW Government moving to lift the payroll tax threshold from $750,000 to $1 million by 2021/22.

Scenic Group's major technology upgrade·22 June 2018
New Zealand’s Scenic Hotel Group is upgrading booking and distribution technology across its 18 properties, signing with RMS – The Hospitality Cloud after an extensive evaluation process that started with 20 different companies. Scenic’s IT Manager Chris Clayton said the accommodation group was looking for “a fresh start” with its technology and opted for the integrated cloud-based system developed by RMS.

Tourism Australia appoints Sally Cope to UK position·20 June 2018
Tourism Australia has confirmed the appointment of Sally Cope as its new Regional General Manager for the UK. She will oversee Australia’s fourth largest international inbound tourism market that delivered 733,000 visitors to Australia last year.

Rydges Sydney Central unveils its new look·20 June 2018
Rydges Sydney Central has completed its multi-million dollar renovation with 271 refurbished rooms and 38 new rooms and suites across the property.

The Star Gold Coast's buffet diner closes for makeover·20 June 2018
The Gold Coast’s best-known buffet is set for a major transformation with Food Fantasy at The Star Gold Coast to close its doors from early July to undergo a complete redesign and expansion.

Reminder: HM Awards entries close Friday June 22·20 June 2018
HM would like to remind readers that nominations for the 2018 HM Awards for Hotel and Accommodation Excellence, presented by Sealy Posturepedic, have been extended until 5pm on June 22.

New global role for Wyndham's Barry Robinson·20 June 2018
Popular hotelier Barry Robinson has been elevated to a new global role with Wyndham Destinations, following the company’s spin-off from the hotel group and listing on the New York Stock Exchange.

Record May performance numbers for Sydney hotels·15 June 2018
Sydney hotels have posted record performance numbers for May, according to the latest preliminary data from STR. The post Record May performance numbers for Sydney hotels appeared first on Hotel Management.

Six Outrigger properties acquired by Singha Estate·13 June 2018
Thai property developers, Singha Estate Public Company Limited, have announced the successful acquisition of six properties from Honolulu-based hotel chain and management company Outrigger for US$310 million. The Outrigger properties included in the sale are: Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort and Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort in Thailand, Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort and Castaway Island in Fiji, Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort in Mauritius, and Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort in the Republic of Maldives; with Outrigger to continue managing the properties.

Hyatt Hotel Canberra partners with Veuve Clicquot to present gastronomic experience·13 June 2018
Hyatt Hotel Canberra is bringing back the Veuve Clicquot Truffle Dinner this winter. The dinner will celebrate the harvest of the Black Winter Truffle grown in the Canberra region each year from June to August. Each of the six-course menus created by Executive Chef Nitin Kumar are inspired by Black Winter Truffle’s unique aroma and flavor and has been carefully paired with the Veuve Clicquot champagne. Held on 19 July, the six course pairing menu is designed by the hotel’s Executive Chef, Nitin Kumar and champagne ambassador from Veuve Clicquot.

Ovolo Hotels partners with chef Justin North to Bring Mediterranean Flavours to Darling Harbour·13 June 2018
Sydney-based chef Justin North has been chosen by Ovolo Hotels to lead their latest project, a dedicated Mediterranean-style wine bar and kitchen housed in Ovolo 1888 The post Ovolo Hotels partners with chef Justin North to Bring Mediterranean Flavours to Darling Harbour appeared first on Hotel Management.

Peppers Silo officially opens in Launceston· 7 June 2018
Launceston’s new Peppers Silo Hotel has opened its doors to the public with an official celebration, of more than 1000 guests and dignitaries gathering to commemorate the landmark hotel opening on Friday, June 1.

Minor Group buys HNA's 25 per cent stake in NH Hotels, wants to own 55 per cent of Spanish chain· 7 June 2018
Minor International (MINT) has reached an agreement with HNA Group to purchase an equity stake of 25.2% (on a fully-diluted basis) in NH Hotel Group in a two-tranche transaction valued at EUR 619 million.

Fiji National Provident Fund acquires Sheraton and Westin Resorts on Denarau· 7 June 2018
The Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF) has acquired three of Fiji’s best-known hospitality assets, the Sheraton Fiji Resort, The Westin Denarau Island Resort and Spa and the Denarau Golf and Racquet Club.

Dr Schwartz unveils Australia's largest hotel fish tank· 7 June 2018
Australia’s largest hotel fish-tank has been unveiled at the Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour this week (June 7), providing a spectacularly vivid welcome to Sydney for visitors from around the world.

NYU: Loews' Chairman Tisch calls on leaders to fix destination overcrowding· 7 June 2018
Loews Hotels and Co CEO and Chairman, Jonathan M. Tisch, has called on hospitality industry leaders to address critical issues including growing security concerns, global competition, outdated American infrastructure and destination overcrowding in keynote remarks at the 40th annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference in New York this week (June 5).

APAC Revenue Management Summit, 2018· 7 June 2018
brought to you by the Australian Revenue Management Association (ARMA) in support with our industry partners the Accommodation Association of Australia (AAoA), Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) and Caravan and Camping Industry Association NSW (CCIA NSW).

NSW Government imposes 180-night cap on short-term letting in Sydney· 5 June 2018
The New South Wales Government has revealed its short-term holiday letting plan, which Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean said “will support the sharing economy and give consumers more choice while cracking down on bad behaviour”.

Exclusive video: AccorHotels CEO Bazin talks Mantra acquisition· 5 June 2018
AccorHotels’ Chairman and CEO, Sébastien Bazin, says the company’s completion of the Mantra Group purchase is a “good acquisition because we are combining talents, market share, brands and clients”.

Exclusive video: Wyndham CMO Goldstein on the company's massive changes, loyalty and more· 5 June 2018
Wyndham’s Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Barry Goldstein, says the company’s massive changes this week, which has seen the spin-off of the hotel division, present an exciting opportunity.

Wyndham Worldwide completes spin-off of hotels division, becomes Wyndham Destinations· 5 June 2018
Wyndham Destinations, formerly known as Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, has completed the spin-off of Wyndham Hotels and Resorts to become the world’s largest vacation ownership and exchange company. Both Wyndham Hotels and Resorts and Wyndham Destinations are now listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the new symbols of WH and WYND respectively.

TFE Hotels has opened St Marks Road Co., an exciting new dining concept that adds to the buzzing food and wine scene in the Sydney Airport precinct. Located at Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Airport, it boasts excellent coffee, delicious eats, great tunes and a welcoming neighbourhood feel, for guests and locals to enjoy day and night. A beautiful fit-out greets customers, featuring exposed brick walls, light wood counters and splashes of green in the array of natural plants.

First look: Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour commences $15 million room upgrade· 1 June 2018
Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour has commenced a AUD$15 million room refresh across each of the hotel’s 525 guest rooms, unveiling the completed first seven rooms now available to the public.

Auckland hotels file claim against City Council on proposed 'bed tax'· 1 June 2018
Auckland commercial accommodation providers have commenced a judicial review proceeding against Auckland Council in the High Court challenging the legality of the Council’s targeted rate which was imposed in July 2017 to raise funding for the Council Controlled Organisation ATEED (Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development) and other infrastructure projects.

Swiss-Belhotel reveals massive expansion plans with 60 more properties to come· 1 June 2018
Swiss-Belhotel International has revealed details of its global expansion strategy, which includes the launch of at least 60 new hotels and resorts worldwide over the next few years.


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