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Upselling Automation Success Story: SeaCrest Oceanfront Hotel

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Customer Success Story: SeaCrest Oceanfront Hotel Perched high atop a bluff overlooking the Central California coast is the SeaCrest Oceanfront Hotel. Celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, SeaCrest is located along 5 acres of Pismo…

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What is TrevPAR and how do you calculate it?

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TrevPAR is a key performance indicator to track on a regular basis at your hotel. Just like other metrics such as RevPAR and ADR, TrevPAR will give you key insights into how revenue is being earned at your property and what you can do to…

Heima – Creative outdoor living – From cabins to hospitality brand

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Tiny wooden houses but also secluded refuges, cabins are used in Scandinavian countries to retreat in nature with as little as a layer of glass to separate living space from the natural habitat. The rise of proximity discovery, as well as…

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Is Travel Taking The Wrong Approach To Personalization?

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It’s fair to say that the travel industry has struggled with personalization, but perhaps it has relied too much on the experiences of the wider retail industry. How to define and target segments of customers has been a hot topic of…

Booking Holdings CEO: Business is better than 2019

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With revenue of more than $4.3 billion in the second quarter of 2022 - double the corresponding quarter in 2021 - Booking.com is starting to talk recovery. Net profit climbed to $857 million, compared with a loss of $167 million in the…

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Fight Inflation with Flexible Payment Options for Hotel Guests

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Just as more people began to feel safe enough to travel again and hotel owners were ready to welcome guests back and make up for lost business due to the pandemic, the worst inflation in more than 40 years hit American consumers and drove…

California Lodging Investment Conference [CLIC] Announces Sixth Annual Gathering

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Officials of the California Lodging Investment Conference [CLIC], the only hospitality conference focused on the California hotel market, today announced that the upcoming, sixth annual gathering will take place March 1-2, 2023, at the…

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GBTA Convention 2022 Sets The Scene For The Future Of Global Business Travel

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The global business travel industry is back and continues to move through recovery as evidenced by the robust attendance and levels of interest and insights at GBTA Convention 2022, held this week at the San Diego Convention Center. The…

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Zaplox to Deliver Mobile Guest Journey to 25 PREM Group Properties Across Europe

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Zaplox AB (publ) ("Zaplox"), which offers a mobile guest journey and mobile keys for a safe, secure, and engaging guest experience, signed an agreement earlier this year with the international hotel and hospitality management company PREM…

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Foliage and football destinations top Labor Day Weekend and fall travel in the US

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Key Takeaways US Hosts collectively earned more than $300 million last Labor Day Weekend, with Hosts taking in an average of nearly $750 during the holiday. More travelers are using the long holiday weekend as an opportunity to go it alone…

Green-Tech and The Net-Zero Methodology Are The Future Standards In The Hospitality Industry

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Technological advances have led to an era in which consumers have more power than ever. The average online consumer constantly gives their point of view on different products or services through reviews, social media posts, word-of-mouth,…

Do Swiss wines suit Singaporean palates?

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How the world sees Swiss wines For two decades, Swiss wines have occasionally created a buzz. In 2007, a tasting of the best Syrahs in the world, organized by the Grand Jury Européen, surprisingly placed Swiss wines at the top. Then, in…

Bookend Your Scenic Train Ride with Hotel Stays that Continue the Journey

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While most people think of planes and cars when booking a trip, train travel is another mode of vacation transportation that has seen a resurgence in popularity in the last decade. Not only does it let you sit back and relax while someone…

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Travel disruption and increasing financial barriers stall consumer sentiment, but wanderlust remains

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Debate continues on the extent to which global tourism recovery will be impinged by increasing inflationary pressures and potential travel disruption. Thus far, any potential impact has not been visible in the hospitality sector. The STR…

Thursday, Aug 18

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Hospitality Industry statistics to have on your radar in 2022

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The hospitality industry is a vast sector with many different categories that include recreation, lodging, entertainment, food and beverage. As a result, it is essential to collect all the relevant hospitality industry statistics to fine…

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China’s Hotel Construction Pipeline Hits Record High Upscale and Upper Midscale Project Counts at Q2 2022

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According to the latest Construction Pipeline Trend Report from Lodging Econometrics (LE), the total China hotel construction pipeline stands at 3,693 projects/701,974 rooms. At the end of the second quarter, the country’s construction…

STR: U.S. hotel results for week ending 13 August

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HENDERSONVILLE, Tennessee - Showing continued alignment with seasonal patterns, U.S. hotel performance fell slightly from the previous week, but showed improved comparisons with 2019, according to STR‘s latest data through 13 August. 7-13…

Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index jumped 14.3% in July

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HENDERSONVILLE, Tennessee, and MILWAUKEE - The Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index jumped 14.3% in July to a level of 5,158. Year to date through the first seven months of 2022, the stock index decreased 10.4%. “Hotel stocks rebounded sharply and…

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Desolation Hotel—South Lake Tahoe's New Eco-Luxury, Micro-Resort—Opens

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Featuring 21 luxuriously appointed suites, a signature restaurant inspired by nearby Maggie's Peak hiking trail, and a sustainable design, the all-new resort brings equal parts tranquility and adventure to South Lake Tahoe. Desolation…

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Hotel Fraye Opens, Offers an Authentic Encounter With Nashville

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Hotel Fraye Nashville, Curio Collection by Hilton, debuts in Nashville's buzzy Midtown neighborhood on August 18, 2022. Developed by Eagle Realty in partnership with Greystar and Whitman Peterson with Concord Hospitality Enterprises, Hotel…

FREIgeist Göttingen Nordstadt: The Heart of a New Contemporary Hub

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What was once the footprint of a sprawling factory in a central German city is now home to a vibrant creative complex, and at the center is FREIgeist Göttingen Nordstadt. Here, industrial sleekness meets Mediterranean warmth through a…

Hotels Are Now Required to Provide Workers With Panic Buttons Under New California Law

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Following this pivotal trend, the mayor of Los Angeles signed a new ordinance last month, officially titled the ‘Regarding Workplace Security, Workload, Wage, and Retention Measure for Hotel Workers Ordinance.’ With this new law set to…

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Introducing Four Seasons Hotel Luxor

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Perched on the Nile River in the south of Egypt, Luxor is one of the country's most storied destinations and considered to be one of the world's greatest ancient sites. Best known for its history as the ancient city of Thebes and its…

Introducing Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences New Cairo Capital at Madinaty

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Located in the heart of the capital's new evolution, New Cairo Capital is a global destination that stands entirely on its own. Anticipated to open in 2025 and set within the extraordinary Madinaty development on 185 hectares (460 acres)…

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AKARYN To Launch New Luxury Resort in Chiang Mai, Thailand

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The luxury boutique hotel group in Asia, AKARYN Hotel Group, has today announced that it will open its third property under the Aleenta Resort brand of luxury boutique resorts, "Aleenta Chiang Mai Resort & Spa" in Q1 of 2023, following the…

New Hotel Opening! Penny Williamsburg

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Softly opening this summer, Penny Williamsburg is a new hospitality concept located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Created by Sydell Group, who are known for beloved hotel brands including NoMad, LINE, and Freehand, the property will be the…

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Accor signs its first Mövenpick in Bintan Island, Indonesia

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The Beachfront Mövenpick Bintan Lagoon Resort Will Welcome Guests In 2023. Accor, the largest international hotel operator in Southeast Asia, has signed a management agreement with PT Bintan Lagoon Resort, a subsidiary of PT Edika Agung…

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Todd Turner Named Chief Executive Officer of OTO Development

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SPARTANBURG, SOUTH CAROLINA - Todd Turner has been named Chief Executive Officer of OTO Development, taking over the role from fellow co-founder Corry Oakes, who passed away unexpectedly on August 7. Oakes and Turner, along with Jim…

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MGM Resorts Foundation Awards Nearly $2 Million in Grants to Area Nonprofit Organizations

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LAS VEGAS - The MGM Resorts Foundation (the "Foundation") has awarded nearly $2 million in the form of 82 grants to nonprofit organizations located in communities around the country in which MGM Resorts operates, including Southern Nevada,…

The Neighborhood Hotel® chooses Mews to power and streamline their operations

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– Mews, the innovative hospitality cloud (Property management system), has been chosen by The Neighborhood Hotel to power their operations, enable seamless, modern experiences for their guests, and help drive their ambitious US gr...