Mon.Apr 15, 2024

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Calling His Shots: Industry Veteran Kenneth Fearn Prioritizes Need for More Diverse Hotel Ownership

Lodging

When Kenneth Fearn entered the lodging industry a couple of decades ago, many of the diversity and inclusion programs that now exist were just getting their start and consequently were of little help. Nevertheless, armed with a strong financial background and an intense desire to get out on his own, Fearn firmly established Integrated Capital, which gave him the ability to “call his own shot.

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IHG signs Sunshine Coast Holiday Inn and Suites hotel

Hotel Management

IHG Hotels and Resorts is set to introduce a second Holiday Inn and Suites to Australasia in the coming years following the signing of a Sunshine Coast hotel with Felix Capital. The new-build hotel, which is set to open in early 2028, will form part of a mixed-use development in Caloundra. “We’re delighted to be bringing our Holiday Inn and Suites brand to the Sunshine Coast and thrilled to be partnering with Felix Capital on this exciting hotel in Caloundra,” said IHG Hotels and Resorts Directo

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CoStar: Americas Region Shows Pipeline Activity Increase

Lodging

WASHINGTON—The Americas is the only world region that showed a year-over-year increase in pipeline activity at the end of the first quarter, according to March 2024 data from CoStar. March 2024 (Percentage change in comparison with March 2023): Europe Among countries in the region, Germany (28,500) led in construction activity, closely followed by the United Kingdom (28,423).

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The Opportunity for Long-Haul, Low-Cost Airlines

Skift Blog

Skift Take: With the availability of better aircraft, a growing middle class and the evolving travel preferences of young travelers, there could be a billion-dollar opportunity waiting for low-cost, long haul air travel.

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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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The Radisson brand enters Cape Town with the newly rebranded Radisson Hotel Cape Town Foreshore

Hospitality Net

Radisson Hotel Group brings the renowned Radisson brand to South Africa’s "Mother City" with the rebranding of Park Inn Cape Town Foreshore to Radisson Hotel Cape Town Foreshore. Strategically located just minutes away from the International Convention Centre (CTICC) and the famous Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Radisson Hotel Cape Town Foreshore marks the Group’s third Radisson property in South Africa.Positioned at the heart of Cape Town’s city center, Radisson Hotel Cape Town Foreshore is the

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Blackstone Weighs Sale of Motel 6 Owner: Report

Skift Blog

Skift Take: A famous investment firm is leaving the light on for potential buyers of its budget hotel portfolio.

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India’s 2023-24 Domestic Air Passenger Traffic Surpassed Pre-Covid Levels – India Report

Skift Blog

Skift Take: The aviation industry in India is undergoing changes as the market is underserved. ICRA has, therefore, maintained a stable outlook on the sector.

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TFE’s Adina Hotels Introduce MM:NT Berlin Lab

Hospitality Net

The launch of MM:NT Berlin Lab marks a pioneering move by award-winning apartment hotel operator, Adina Hotels – owned and operated by Australia’s International Hotel Group, TFE Hotels.

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Airlines Extend Middle East Route Diversions and Cancellations

Skift Blog

Skift Take: The new week brings a relative stabilization after a tense weekend, however many airlines are still avoiding parts of the region.

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Wyndham Alltra Opens Newest Resort on Coast of the Dominican’s Samaná Peninsula

Hospitality Net

Guests looking for a low stress, family-friendly getaway can now book and enjoy an idyllic, all-inclusive escape at the newly opened Wyndham Alltra Samaná. Located in the charming town of Las Galeras in the Samaná province of the Dominican Republic, the hotel boasts ocean views, pristine white sands and endless, all-day entertainment for all ages.

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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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Celebrity-Backed Proto Puts Holograms in a Four Seasons Hotel

Skift Blog

Skift Take: At the very least, guests will remember the hotel where they talked to a hologram.

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A Warmhearted Welcome to Six Senses La Sagesse Grenada

Hospitality Net

This week marks the much-anticipated opening of Six Senses La Sagesse, the brand’s debut resort in the Caribbean. With a pride of place beachfront setting, verdant rolling hills and spacious accommodation, the resort’s location offers effortless access to Grenada’s shimmering reefs and mystical rainforests. The island’s incredible natural beauty and soul-connecting cultural experiences provide the perfect backdrop for a journey of discovery, rejuvenation and celebration.

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Accor’s Sébastien Bazin Bets Big on India’s Middle Class

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Sébastien Bazin believes India has untapped potential, and asserts players need to increase their goals and ambitions to cater to the demand of the market.

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Nobu Hotel Atlanta Names Drew Smith as New General Manager

Hospitality Net

Nobu Hotel Atlanta, the epitome of luxury lifestyle accommodations nestled in the vibrant heart of Buckhead, has appointed Drew Smith as its new General Manager.

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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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Vistara CEO’s Message To Worried Staff: You’ll Have Clarity By June

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Vistara employees are seeking greater clarity about how their roles might look within the soon-to-be merged airline.

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Cvent Passkey to Integrate With Maestro’s PMS Solution

Lodging

TYSONS, Virginia—Cvent and Maestro PMS announced an integration between Cvent’s room block management system, Cvent Passkey, and Maestro’s leading all-in-one property management system solution. The integration combines Cvent’s room block management tools with Maestro’s solutions that hotel operators leverage to manage more operations. Together, these technologies give hoteliers with real-time room block data to make accurate inventory and pricing decisions while driving engagement with planners

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Launch of new tower at ADGE Hotel & Residences set to meet strong demand

Hospitality Net

La Vie Hotels & Resorts grows its Australian accommodation offering with the launch of a new tower at ADGE Hotels & Residences.

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Kimpton Alton Fisherman’s Wharf Selects Crestline as Manager

Lodging

FAIRFAX, Virginia—Crestline Hotels & Resorts, LLC announced it has been selected to manage the 248-guestroom Kimpton Alton Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, California. The hotel offers guests a different perspective on comfort with an atmosphere that complements the area. The Living Room has furnishings rooted in the 1970s San Francisco counterculture movement.

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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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Mews Stacks transforms the way hoteliers build tech ecosystems

Hospitality Net

Mews, the industry-leading hospitality cloud and winner of Best PMS at HotelTechAwards 2024, has announced Mews Stacks, a series of curated tech ecosystems to help hoteliers adopt industry-leading cloud solutions.

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Travel Startups Raised $358 Million Last Week, the Most Since January

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Fewer than 10 travel startups have raised at least $100 million so far this year.

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Hotel Market Beat Q1 2024 - UK

Hospitality Net

Approximately £1.7bn of UK real estate was transacted by hotel investors in the first quarter of 2024, according to new data from real estate advisory firm Cushman & Wakefield. This represented a surge in activity to the tune of 138% versus Q1 2023.

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American Airlines Pilots’ Union Raises Concerns Over ‘Spike’ in Safety Incidents

Skift Blog

Skift Take: The pilots’ union is alleging that American is compromising on safety protocols. The union said it has raised these concerns and the response from management has been “encouraging.

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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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Zeal celebrates topping out for net zero carbon hotel

Hospitality Net

Zeal Hotels held a topping-out ceremony for voco Zeal Exeter Science Park. The four-star, 142-bedroom hotel, constructed with half the embodied carbon of a standard hotel, will generate 100 per cent of electricity consumed via the photo voltaic roof and wall panels, positioning it firmly in line with the 2050 Paris Agreement requirements and exceeding 2030 targets.

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Marriott Plans to Add 100 Properties in Europe Through 2026

Lodging

From the International Hospitality Investment Forum in Berlin, Marriott International, Inc. announced plans to add nearly 100 properties and over 12,000 rooms to its portfolio in Europe portfolio through hotel conversions and adaptive reuse projects by the end of 2026. The anticipated hotels represent more than 40 percent of the company’s European development pipeline expected to open during that period.

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Hyatt EAME Announces Robust Pipeline: More Than 50 Per Cent of Regional Growth Leans Into Leisure

Hospitality Net

Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced plans for scaled growth in the leisure space in Europe, Africa and the Middle East (EAME) underscored by a record year of deal signings in 2023. Hyatt’s global record pipeline of more than 127,000 rooms as of year-end 2023 is supported by a regional pipeline of more than 70 properties spanning Hyatt’s distinct brand collections.

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Marriott and IHG to Add About 100 Hotels Each in Europe

Skift Blog

Skift Take: The hotel giants are reluctant to wait to grow through new construction. They're instead speeding along by rebranding existing buildings. In IHG's case, it means out with the old, in with the "Holiday Inn — the Niu.

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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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Marriott International Accelerates Growth Across Europe With Nearly 100 Hotel Conversions and Adaptive Reuse Projects Expected by the End of 2026

Hospitality Net

From the International Hospitality Investment Forum in Berlin, Marriott International, Inc. today announced plans to add nearly 100 properties and over 12,000 rooms to its portfolio in Europe portfolio through hotel conversions and adaptive reuse projects, the conversion of existing buildings into a hotel, by the end of 2026. The anticipated hotels represent more than 40 percent of the company’s European development pipeline expected to open during that period.

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No Carbon Credits, No Problem: This Hotel Hopes to Be ‘Carbon Positive’ Without Them

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Populus’ in-house environmental strategies will help it stay carbon neutral. The team’s off-site plans will take things a step further, but they don’t include the carbon credit shortcut.

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Hotel pipeline activity down globally, except in the Americas

Hospitality Net

The Americas is the only world region that showed a year-over-year increase in pipeline activity at the end of the first quarter, according to March 2024 data from CoStar. CoStar is a leading provider of online real estate marketplaces, information, and analytics in the property markets.

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Lufthansa Takes €350 Million Hit From Strike Action, Slashes Yearly Forecast

Skift Blog

Skift Take: The German airline group has warned that increasing tension in the Middle East could also affect its bottom line.

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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.