Tue.Apr 02, 2024

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Concur Founder Steve Singh and Firms Acquire Direct Travel

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Steve Singh believes corporate travel is ready for new technology, and he believes the right company can displace the old ones.

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Crystalbrook breaks ground in Canberra with new-build hotel slated to open in 2027

Hotel Management

Crystalbrook Collection is expanding its presence to the Australian Capital Territory, in line with founder Ghassan Aboud’s vision to become “a truly national hotel group”. A partnership with prominent Canberra developer Tony Pan of TP Dynamics, will see the construction of a new-build hotel in the nation’s capital, slated to open in the first quarter of 2027.

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Wyndham Adds 25th Brand, Hybrid of Hotels and Short-Term Rentals

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Unfinished hotel rooms are something new for a major hotel group. That's what Wyndham is offering in roughly 40% of the rooms of its newest brand.

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‘Wow’ factor: W Sydney unveils penthouse suite

Hotel Management

W Sydney has unveiled its luxury penthouse and five top-level suites, taking its accommodation offering to new heights following its opening late last year. The Level 27 Extreme Wow Suite spans 202sqm and features panoramic waterfront views and a bold design that incorporates the ‘marine chic’ narrative seen throughout the hotel rooms. W Sydney’s Extreme Wow Suite Designed by Bowler James Brindley, the penthouse suite takes inspiration from the HMAS Onslow, one of six Oberon-class submarin

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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Radisson Hotel Group introduces dynamic Radisson RED brand to Vientiane, the capital of Laos

Hospitality Net

Radisson RED Vientiane is anticipated to open its doors in Q4 2024, introducing this pioneering (upper)upscale brand’s bold spirit and world-class business and leisure facilities to Laos.

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Step up into sustainable luxury

Hotel Management

Discover the epitome of luxury and sustainability with Interior Images’ Biodegradable Slippers Collection. Crafted from 100% natural materials and featuring various styles, these eco-friendly slippers redefine indulgence while caring for the planet. In a world where luxury meets environmental consciousness, Interior Images continues to impress.

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Overall Care Solutions leading hotel housekeeping

Hotel Management

Overall Care Solutions, an outsourced housekeeping provider, ensures exceptional cleanliness and guest satisfaction in hotels. With a focus on excellence, we elevate cleanliness standards for memorable guest experiences. Overall Care Solutions, founded in 2018 by Namik Kaya and Emmanuel Markho, is leading the change in hotel housekeeping across Australia.

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First look at Hotel Indigo Dundee’s brand-new bar, Eighteen Twenty-Two

Hospitality Net

Percor Capital, owners of Hotel Indigo and Staybridge Suites Dundee, have revealed the first look at their newly opened, state-of-the-art bar, Eighteen Twenty-Two which welcomed guests and visitors this weekend following a one-million-pound refurbishment. The refurbishment also showcases a stylish new look hotel lobby and additional guest parking.

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Review: Qatar Airways’ stylish Al Mourjan ‘The Garden’ Business Lounge in Doha

Hotel Management

When Qatar Airways opened the new Al Mourjan ‘The Garden’ Business Lounge at Hamad International Airport in Doha in mid-2023, expectations were high for a superlative offering given the carrier’s history of operating exceptional lounges and that’s exactly what the airline has delivered. Walking into The Garden, located in the striking Northern terminal expansion of Hamad International Airport, the first thing you’ll notice is how spacious the lounge feels, particularly given the high ceilings of

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The Meritage Resort and Spa Unveils $25 Million Reimagination

Hospitality Net

The Meritage Resort and Spa proudly unveils its $25 million renovation, presenting 322 transformed guest rooms alongside its existing luxurious 147 guest rooms and suites, now boasting a total of 467 modern, spacious guest accommodations. This extensive renovation also encompasses a new lobby and expanded bar area, refreshed ballrooms, pre-function and meeting rooms, an updated chic bowling lounge, a reimagined café and grab-and-go outlet, and added a premier steakhouse and a Champagne lounge.

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Diving into Diversity: Decoding the Foundations of Inclusion in Hospitality Talent Acquisition

Speaker: Lauren Fernandez - CEO & Founder, Full Course

Companies all over the world, including Marriot International and Hilton Worldwide, are aware of the value of including DEI in their talent acquisition strategy. However, despite these initiatives, there is still plenty that the hospitality sector can do to promote DEI. When comparing the hospitality industries in India, Iraq, the UK, and the US, you will see that there is a consistent underrepresentation of persons from different ethnic, gender, and disability origins across all levels of the i

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Accor doubles footprint in Japan with 22 openings in a day

Hotel Management

Accor has almost doubled its footprint in Japan in one day with the opening of 22 hotels and over 6,000 rooms on Monday April 1. These openings take the group’s portfolio of hotels in Japan from 24 operating hotels (5,741 keys) to 46 with two more properties in the pipeline. Grand Mercure Sapporo Odori Park The new arrivals comprise 12 Grand Mercure and 10 Mercure hotels, ranging in location “from the northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido to the southernmost prefecture of Okinawa”.

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Proper Hospitality Welcomes Montauk Yacht Club To Portfolio, Joining ‘The Collective’

Hospitality Net

Proper Hospitality today announces management and operations of Montauk Yacht Club, the historic 107-key luxury seaside resort and marina in The Hamptons owned by Safe Harbor Marinas. Joining The Collective - Proper Hospitality’s roster of independent hotels - Montauk Yacht Club will also debut a multi-million dollar renovation, introducing refreshed facilities and a brand new dining experience upon the season opening this May.

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Ascott reports room revenue from loyalty members soared 63% last year

Hotel Management

The Ascott Limited achieved its highest ever room revenue from members of its global loyalty platform, Ascott Star Rewards (ASR), last year at over S$342 million, surpassing that of FY 2022 by almost 63%. The record ASR room revenue in FY 2023 spanned 350 participating properties across 14 brands, where repeat stay revenue from ASR members constituted more than 60%.

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Warren Street Hotel is a colourful marvel in downtown Tribeca

Hospitality Net

Among the cobblestone streets and red brick accents found in downtown Tribeca, Firmdale Hotels’ third New York property, the Warren Street Hotel, sticks out with its striking blue exterior and bright yellow top developed by architecture firm, Stonehill Taylor. The property, which is the sister hotel to Crosby Street in SoHo and The Whitby in Midtown, comes from the hands of British designer and Firmdale founder, Kit Kemp, and her daughters, Minnie and Willow.

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ABM Evolution: How Top Marketers Are Using Account-Based Strategies

In times of economic uncertainty, account-based strategies are essential. According to several business analysts and practitioners, ABM is a necessity for creating more predictable revenue. Research shows that nearly three-quarters of marketers (74%) already have the resources needed to build successful ABM programs.

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Mainstay Amenity

Lodging

For many travelers booking hotel stays, complimentary breakfast remains a mainstay offering. But without streamlined operations and strategic procurement practices, this valued amenity can put a drain on hotel profitability. LODGING Back of the House caught up with four seasoned hotel F&B and operations leaders to discuss how hotels can offer free breakfast without breaking the bank.

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Meet the Money 2024 Program Launched!

Hospitality Net

The Meet the Money® 2024 program has launched on MeetTheMoney.com, and we’re excited to bring you a conference packed with the experts you want to hear from. Join us in Los Angeles for three days of high-level discussion panels and special industry presentations focused on financing, investment, deal-making, and success in this year’s market.

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Housekeeping and F&B

Lodging

7 Products to Boost Your Housekeeping and F&B Outlets Belgian-Style Street Waffles Eggo Ready-to-Eat Belgian-Style Street Waffles offer unlimited options for guests. Use them to elevate your menu or keep it simple since they are individually wrapped and can be grabbed off the shelf for a delicious on-the-go snack. An authentic homemade look and feel creates a high-quality guest experience. kellanovaus.com Efficient Garment Dispensing Cintas Garment Dispensing Solution provides advanced techn

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Hampton Inn & Suites Newport-Middletown Set to Unveil Completely New Look this Spring

Hospitality Net

Popular Aquidneck Island Hotel Undergoing Total Interior Renovation; Sister Property Homewood Suites by Hilton Receives Interior Updates.

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A Buyer’s Guide to Future-Proofing Your Restaurant Tech Stack

The race to 100% digital is on. With the restaurant industry still in the early innings of its digital transformation, brands need an airtight strategy when it comes to building out their tech stack. Download the buyer’s guide to learn where to prioritize your efforts and get the most out of every investment.

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Wyndham Enters Upscale Extended Stay with WaterWalk

Lodging

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is expanding into the upscale extended stay segment, launching a strategic relationship with industry innovator WaterWalk. The deal adds 11 hotels and over 1,500 rooms to the Wyndham ecosystem, rebranding them under the newly created WaterWalk Extended Stay by Wyndham brand, the 25th in Wyndham’s portfolio. Located in key markets such as Tucson, Jacksonville and Wichita, the offerings perfectly compliment Wyndham’s existing economy and midscale extended stay brands a

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From SEO to SGE: How GenAI is Transforming the Landscape of Travel Search

Hospitality Net

Following the announcement that Google will abandon the "pay-per-stay" model for its metasearch products, the company has unveiled a series of enhancements to its travel services.

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Travel Metasearch’s Big Issues

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Today's podcast looks at metasearch and changing consumer habits, United’s next Boeing issue, and an Ohtani tourism boost.

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Cal Poly Pomona’s Collins College of Hospitality Management Honors the Marriott Family

Hospitality Net

Cal Poly Pomona’s Collins College of Hospitality Management honored the Marriott family at its gala fundraising event, Hospitality Uncorked 2024, which took place on Saturday, March 9, 2024. The event recognized Marriott’s industry-setting global influence and gratitude for Marriott’s philanthropy to the college. The gala welcomed a record number of guests for an evening of celebration, networking, and fundraising.

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ABM Success Recipe: Mastering the Crawl, Walk, Run Approach

Shifting to an account-based marketing (ABM) strategy can be both exciting and challenging. Well-implemented ABM motions build engagement with high-value accounts and drive impactful campaigns that resonate with your audience. But where do you begin, and how do you progress from crawling to running? Watch now as Demand Gen experts delve into the essentials of each stage of the ABM process.

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Neom Job Posting Points to E-Visa Program For Saudi Project

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Neom is a massive $500 billion development in Saudi Arabia, which potentially could have its own laws.

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Accor Announces Several Key Signings across Asia in Q1 2024, Marking Significant Milestones

Hospitality Net

The Premium, Midscale & Economy (PM&E) division of Accor, a leading hospitality group, proudly announces the signing of six significant projects in the first quarter of 2024, reinforcing its commitment to growth and innovation in key markets across Asia. These signings showcase the group’s diverse portfolio across these market segments and dedication to offering exceptional hospitality experiences throughout the region.

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10 Ways Independent Hotels Can Increase Direct Bookings

Webrezpro

Creating a strategy to increase direct bookings not only slashes commission fees and increases profit but builds customer relationships and loyalty by offering unique, personalized incentives and services for booking direct. Your direct booking channel is also the only one you have complete control over, so it’s worth cultivating on that basis as well.

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Erqole Continues Investments In Italy With The Acquisition Of Boutique Hotel Torre Di Cala Piccola On Argentario Island

Hospitality Net

The charming Boutique Hotel Torre di Cala Piccola in Monte Argentario, which had been owned for 30 years by Cala Piccola SpA, is now part of Erqole; a company within the Swedish group, Qarlbo AB, owned by the Jonsson family. As part of its growing Italian portfolio, Erqole owns and manages the new boutique hotel on the island, LA ROQQA, and its exclusive beach club, Isolotto, in addition to managing the restyling of Fattoria La Capitana in Magliano, province of Grosseto, and the complete renovat

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Beyond The Meeting Room: Luxury Magazine Resource

Escape into a world of luxury and dive into the future of tech, fun takes on the American pastime, and many inspirational individuals. With engaging reports on fashion, food, travel, finance, sports, and more, download now and enjoy the read!

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10 Creative Ways Hotels Can Boost Revenue Through Upselling

eHotelier

In the competitive landscape of the hospitality industry, hoteliers are constantly exploring innovative ways to increase revenue and enhance the guest experience. Upselling presents a lucrative opportunity for hotels to maximize their profits while providing added value to guests. By implementing creative upselling strategies, hotels can drive additional revenue streams and foster guest loyalty.

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Hospitality students creatively solving problems with Lego Learning Initiative

Hospitality Net

From constructing towers to landscapes, Penn State students are building physical representations of business strategies and practicing creative problem-solving as part of the “Lego Learning Initiative for Hospitality Management Education.

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5 Reasons to Use Revenue Management Solution and Why it is Important for your Hotel

STAAH

Effective revenue management provides hoteliers with a clear roadmap for pricing and optimisation, while acting as a gauge to measure success. What is a Revenue Management Solution for Hotels? How Do They Work? Top 5 Reasons to Use a Revenue Management Solution for Hotels 5 Bonus Tips for Maximizing the Effectiveness of Revenue Management Solution (RMS) in Boosting Hotel Profit.

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Over 40,000 lives improved across South East Asia through IHG’s community partnerships

Hospitality Net

After decades of supporting communities across South East Asia, IHG Hotels & Resorts has published its inaugural South East Asia Communities Report, to celebrate the partnerships it has forged to help improve thousands of lives across the region.

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How Intent Data Helps Marketers Convert A-List Accounts

One of the biggest challenges for any B2B marketer is understanding your prospects’ next move — who is most likely to buy and when. Without these insights, marketing campaigns can feel more like guesswork, with high investment and little return. We’re here to tell you there’s a better way. By tracking buyers’ digital footprints and online activity, such as website visits, product reviews, and spikes in content consumption, you can engage prospects with a message that really resonates.