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Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa Renovation Showcases a Sense of Place·Requires Registration · 7 October 2018
Taking inspiration from the locale’s Pu‘u Keka‘a (Black Rock), the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa completed its $26.5-million renovation of the property’s 508 guestrooms and suites. The second largest of the Hawaiian Islands, you could say the island of Maui—with its natural wonders, vibrant flora and miles of beaches—served as the muse for the hotel’s design.

How Hotels Design F&B Spaces to Maximize ROI·Requires Registration · 7 October 2018
Creating memorable moments, elevating the cuisine and ensuring each guest feels like a VIP are now part of an exceptional dining experience. It’s the differentiator between a thriving hotel and one where guests may not return. The one thing not on the menu is good design, but it’s an important factor in a venue’s success. So, how are hotels designing F&B spaces to maximize return on investment?

Major Hotel Brands Report Growth in Africa·Requires Registration · 5 October 2018
On the heels of the African Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) here, hospitality companies are revealing their activity on the continent.

U.S. Unemployment Rate Falls 3.7%--Lowest in 49 Years·Requires Registration · 5 October 2018
The U.S. jobs sector is thriving and hasn’t seen this kind of momentum since 1969—the same year Astronaut Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon and uttered, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

Report: Which Brands Have the Best Online Reputation?·Requires Registration · 5 October 2018
In collaboration with Cornell University, ReviewPro has published an analysis of hotel brand reputation in North America.

Report: Hilton, Hyatt, Blackstone Among Belmond Suitors·Requires Registration · 4 October 2018
Luxury hotel group Belmond Ltd. has attracted interest from potential buyers, according to a report from Bloomberg.

Two Post-Hurricane Renovations; More Tropical Redos·Requires Registration · 2 October 2018
Two resorts affected by last year’s hurricanes are on their way back, while two more tropical resorts are revealing their own renovations.

Stonehill Completes 14 Transactions, Deploys $175M-Plus in 2018 YTD·Requires Registration · 2 October 2018
Stonehill has closed 14 transactions, totaling more than $175 million year-to-date this year. The company expects to close on an additional $125 million in deals by year’s end. The transactions include nine bridge loans, two note acquisitions, one preferred equity position and two permanent loan closings.

A Look at Four New-Build Projects·Requires Registration · 1 October 2018
Hotel construction projects are happening across the U.S., including a Hotel Trio, InterContinental San Diego, Homewood Suites and Country Inn & Suites.

Airbnb Reaches Milestone With Growth·Requires Registration ·28 September 2018
Airbnb has passed a milestone with 400 million guest arrivals to date. The milestone was reached on Aug. 26, the same month that Airbnb recorded its largest single night in history with 3.5 million guest arrivals taking place on Aug. 11, according to Greg Greeley, president of homes at Airbnb.

Choice Signs New Deals to Expand Midscale Offerings in Saudi Arabia, Mexico·Requires Registration ·28 September 2018
Choice Hotels International Inc. is expanding its presence in the Middle East and Mexico.

In the Works: U.S. Developments to Watch·Requires Registration ·27 September 2018
Construction is topping off on the East Coast, plus, a few tropical projects are in the works. Here’s what to know on the recent developments.

HB ON THE SCENE: Brand Consolidation, Technology Remain Key Issues·Requires Registration ·27 September 2018
Industry executives joined Simon Turner, managing director of Alpha Lodging Partners, on the main stage at The Lodging Conference to discuss how brand consolidation, technology and Airbnb are impacting the lodging industry.

Brands Plant Flags Across the South·Requires Registration ·27 September 2018
Whether new-builds or rebrandings, hotels are opening all over the South. Here are the details on five.

HB ON THE SCENE: Best Western Introduces Two Boutique Brands·Requires Registration ·26 September 2018
Best Western Hotels & Resorts has introduced a pair of boutique brands—Sadie Hotel and Aiden Hotel. Sadie Hotel will compete in the upscale segments, and Aiden Hotel will compete in the upper-midscale segment. These conversion brands offer developers an opportunity to reposition existing properties to improve their performance and enhance their asset value, according to the company. The brands will allow hoteliers to tap into the local flair of their market, broaden their customer base and achieve higher RevPAR.

HB ON THE SCENE: Industry Leaders Talk Technology, Labor Issues and More·Requires Registration ·26 September 2018
On the second day of The Lodging Conference, held at Arizona Biltmore, several industry executives, in front of a large crowd, joined Don Landry, owner of Top Ten Hospitality Advisors, on the main stage at The Lodging Conference to discuss trending industry topics, including ever-evolving technology, short-term rental regulations, labor issues and brand challenges.

HB ON THE SCENE: Lodging Econometrics' Pat Ford Wins The Lodging Conference's Lifetime Achievement Award·Requires Registration ·26 September 2018
Lodging Econometrics chairman and CEO Patrick H. Ford has won The Lodging Conference’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Report: Downward Trend in PCI Compliance·Requires Registration ·26 September 2018
Verizon has released its “2018 Payment Security Report,” which looks at the progress organizations have made toward compliance.

HGU New York Looks to its Neighbors for Wellness Offerings·Requires Registration ·26 September 2018
HGU New York is solidifying its name as Manhattan’s wellness hub with programs and amenities from nearby businesses. With services ranging from rooftop yoga to in-room IV treatments to sleep aids, HGU is truly a place where guests can relax and revitalize.

1 Hotels South Beach Is Rooted in Wellness·Requires Registration ·26 September 2018
An eco-chic retreat, 1 Hotels South Beach has launched several new offerings rooted in wellness, enabling guests to sleep, taste, do, discover and gather in the heart of Magic City.

The "Pink Palace" Puts Focus on Health and Wellness·Requires Registration ·26 September 2018
The Don CeSar here has recently introduced health and wellness programs to attract and cater to the active traveler.

The Basis of Health·Requires Registration ·26 September 2018
If there was a drug that had the ability to repair your body tissue, restore your energy, optimize your memories, increase learning and boost your immune system, it would be a bestseller. If this same drug was proven to decrease the user’s risk of premature death by as much a 24% it would fly off the shelves. Right?

Dual-brands and Co-Living: Three Acquisitions to Watch·Requires Registration ·25 September 2018
Woodmont Lodging and Milestone Companies, Davidson Hotels & Resorts, and Ascott Residence Trust have all recently acquired properties. Here are details on the recent deals.

Choice and Oz Plan Cambria Growth·Requires Registration ·24 September 2018
Choice Hotels International Inc. has entered into a letter of intent (LOI) with an affiliate of Oz Real Estate, the real estate platform of Oz Management, that sets forth a framework for a co-investment platform to accelerate the development of Cambria Hotels throughout the U.S.

Report: Rates and Bookings Are Steady; Q2 2019 Shows Signs of Softness·Requires Registration ·24 September 2018
The second half of the year has stable rates and bookings across all travel segments, up 1.8% in ADR and 0.51% in bookings in the third quarter when compared to the prior year, according to new data from TravelClick’s August 2018 North American Hospitality Review (NAHR). Group travel in Q3 is also up 1.81% in ADR and 0.5% in bookings, and the transient segment overall is up 1.8% in ADR and 0.52% in bookings in the same time period.

Hotel Indigo Properties Celebrate College Pride·Requires Registration ·21 September 2018
s the leaves turn from green to earthy hues of red, yellow and brown, it signals a return to fall. Bucolic college towns offer charm and youthful appeal as students and families return for classes or to attend the big game.


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