February, 2024

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5 Hotel Physical Security Tune-Ups with Key Control for 2024

Lodging

The security and safety of all guests, employees, and visitors at hotels is top priority for hotel security management teams. Investing in upgrades to security and safety technology helps hotels stay compliant, manage assets, and prevent security incidents. One component of security technology that hotels invest in is key control and asset management solutions.

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Taylor Swift Might Be the Most Powerful Person in Travel

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Taylor Swift is a modern day Midas - everything she touches turns to gold. Fans can’t get enough of the Eras Tour, brought to cities around the world by one of the shrewdest business minds of a generation.

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TFE Hotels to open second Vibe in Melbourne at rebranded Docklands property

Hotel Management

TFE Hotels is set to open a second Vibe hotel in Melbourne, this time at the city’s developing Docklands precinct, following the rebranding of a 273-room hotel. From April 8, TFE Hotels will begin operating Vibe Hotel Melbourne Docklands and Storehouse Docklands restaurant, with new owners, MA Financial Group. Formerly the Sheraton Four Points, the 273-room hotel will deliver a strong upscale offering, a dedicated conference space; leisure facilities including a rooftop pool; and floor-to-ceilin

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TIME Hotels Unveils 770-Key Property in Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Hospitality Net

TIME Hotels, renowned for its management expertise and headquartered in the UAE, has officially launched its latest venture, the TIME Ruba Hotel & Suites, in Makkah. This opening is poised to enhance the city’s hospitality offerings, providing guests with an unparalleled mix of luxury, comfort, and cultural immersion.

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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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Why sustainability matters to hotel guests, staff and the environment

eHotelier

Let’s take a look at the intersection of technology and sustainability in the hotel industry to examine how these practices not only benefit the environment but also contribute to a positive Return on Experience (ROE) for both guests and staff.

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Report: Privacy ranks as top hotel AI adoption concern

Hotel Business

According to SOCi Inc. ‘s AI Marketing Transformation Index, Part IV, 52% of U.S. digital marketing professionals list privacy as their top concern regarding the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) for hotels. SOCi’s commissioned study of more than 300 digital marketers provides further understanding of AI utilization in marketing and future plans for its use.

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Ex-Google Marketer Takes Tourism Ireland’s Top Job

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Google is a key pillar in destination marketing. So it's interesting that Ireland tapped one of the tech giant's execs to be the new leader of its tourism strategy.

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TFE signs new-build Adina in burgeoning Brisbane suburb

Hotel Management

TFE Hotels has announced the signing of a 148-key new-build Adina hotel in Brisbane’s fast-growing inner north of Chermside. Set to open in 2025, Adina Apartment Hotel Chermside Brisbane will be designed by WMK Architecture and will offer an all-day dining restaurant; café/bar, spacious lobby and lobby lounge, a meeting room and conference space, gym, rainwater harvesting capabilities, and parking.

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Marriott announces first Marriott All-Inclusive in the Dominican Republic

Hospitality Net

Marriott International in the Caribbean and Latin America announced today the latest addition to its All-Inclusive by Marriott Bonvoy portfolio with the signing of Marriott Miches Beach, An All-Inclusive Resort, currently the Sunrise Miches Beach Resort in Dominican Republic. Set to undergo a conversion process commencing in the second quarter of 2024, the resort is slated to open its doors under the Marriott Hotels brand in the first quarter of 2025.

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Sustainable strategies to enhance staff retention in hospitality

eHotelier

Creating a culture and building a strong people foundation in an organization can assist in developing an industry reputation that drives applicants to want to work for the employer and, as significantly, to maintain an internal community within a company that incentivizes and persuades employees not to leave.

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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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The Importance of Benchmarking in Hotel Management

Refine

In the dynamic world of hotel management, every day is different. It can feel difficult to find the time to take stock of your property's performance, which can be a problem in such a competitive industry where staying ahead of the game is crucial. When navigating the industry's complexities, benchmarking is the unsung hero for The post The Importance of Benchmarking in Hotel Management appeared first on Revfine.com.

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ESA Demonstrates Resilience of Extended-Stay Segment, Brand for KARA Hospitality

Lodging

LODGING brings you the first installment of our three-part Ownership Series, providing owner perspectives on various hot topics and industry trends. For this installment, Vinay Patel of Fairbrook Hotels and Mitesh Amin of KARA Hospitality discuss some of the key benefits of operating within the extended-stay segment and share their model for success.

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Marriott Bonvoy Adds 200 Millionth Member as Hotel Loyalty Race Heats Up

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Marriott Bonvoy signed up the 200 millionth member as the loyalty program aims to retain its title as the world's largest – Hilton Honors is hot on its tail.

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David Mansfield elected Chair of Accommodation Australia

Hotel Management

Respected hotel industry leader David Mansfield has been appointed as the new Chair of the National Board of peak accommodation body, Accommodation Australia (AA). Elected at a board meeting in Sydney on Tuesday, Mansfield – who is Managing Director of The Ascott Limited for Australia – replaces outgoing Leanne Harwood, who announced her resignation last month.

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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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Radisson Hotel Group Debuts in Montenegro With the Signing of Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort, Kolasin

Hospitality Net

Radisson Hotel Group announces at HOTCO 2024 its debut in Montenegro with the signing of Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort, Kolasin. The 188-room hotel consisting of spacious standard rooms and a range of contemporary suites, including junior and presidential, is scheduled to open during the ski season in Q4 2024.

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How to design an efficient hotel kitchen

eHotelier

This guide will walk you through the essential steps to create a kitchen that meets the demands of a busy hotel environment, focusing on simplicity and functionality.

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Crawford Hoying acquires Ohio Courtyard

Hotel Business

Crawford Hoying has acquired the Courtyard by Marriott Hamilton in partnership with international hotel owner, operator and developer Shaner Hotel Group. This is Crawford Hoying’s first hotel in Hamilton, OH, and 15th in the company’s portfolio. The 120-key property, located in downtown Hamilton near Marcum Park, offers more than 5,800 sq. ft. of event space, a 24/7 fitness center and an indoor heated swimming pool.

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In Her Comfort Zone

Lodging

What initially inspired you to get into the hospitality business? When I was 18, I worked as a hostess at a restaurant my Uncle Vince managed. I did not like the restaurant business very much. Then, I got a job at a hotel in Philadelphia. I thought, ‘This is temporary until I find my dream job.’ The rest is history! Who were some of your mentors or role models, male or female, and what were […] The post In Her Comfort Zone appeared first on LODGING Magazine.

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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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Airbnb and AI: Brian Chesky Sees New Verticals — Like Amazon and Apple

Skift Blog

Skift Take: No, Brian Chesky isn't necessarily talking about launching flights on Airbnb when he refers to becoming a "cross-vertical company." Google Flights, relax.

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Key appointments: QT, The Ritz-Carlton Melbourne, W Sydney and more

Hotel Management

The Ritz-Carlton, Melbourne names new GM The Ritz-Carlton, Melbourne has welcomed seasoned hotelier Rachael Harman as the hotel’s new General Manager. Harman brings over 20 years of industry experience to the role, having worked in senior management roles across luxury hotel brands in Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand and Australia. “We are thrilled to have Rachael return to Marriott International,” said Marriott International Area Vice President, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific, Sean Hunt.

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Jumeirah Group opens its first hotel in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Hospitality Net

Jumeirah Group, the luxury hospitality company and member of Dubai Holding, continues its regional and international expansion with the opening of its first hotel in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Jumeirah Jabal Omar Makkah. The hotel has commenced operations as part of the second phase of the city’s flagship Jabal Omar project, designed by Fosters + Partners architects.Located in Jabal Omar and a short walk from the Great Mosque of Makkah, the hotel offers world-class, luxurious amenities, includ

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Proactively ensuring regulatory compliance for hotel managers

eHotelier

By prioritising compliance, we uphold guest safety, mitigate risks, protect our hotel's reputation, and contribute to environmental sustainability. Compliance also ensures a fair and inclusive workplace, strengthens our legal and professional standing, and fosters a culture of excellence and trust within our organisation.

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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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2024 Best Hotels Revealed

Hotel Business

U.S. News & World Report has revealed its 14th annual rankings of the Best Hotels. The 2024 rankings highlight more than 37,000 hotels across more than 400 destinations to help travelers find the hotel that suits their needs. For the second year in a row, Acqualina Resort & Residences in Sunny Isles Beach, FL, takes the No. 1 spot in the Best Hotels in the USA ranking, setting itself apart with its oceanfront pools, memorable dining and Mediterranean-inspired decor.

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Davidson Hospitality Unveils New Initiatives, Partnerships for DE&I Council

Lodging

Looking to build on a longstanding commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Davidson Hospitality Group has unveiled some new initiatives and partnerships designed to reinforce its efforts. Kenny Imafidon, VP, operational excellence, recently detailed for LODGING the newly created DE&I Council he leads, the company’s continued investment in DE&I training programs and workshops, and a strategic partnership with the college-based National Society of Minorities in Hospitality (NSMH).

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Did Airbnb Just End the Supply Debate? It Now Claims 7.7 Million Listings

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Some hosts left Airbnb during the early part of the pandemic because they lost their incomes and were angry about refund policies. Airbnb's host and listing' numbers show it has turned a corner for now.

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Exclusive: EVT signs Sydney ‘icons’ The Old Clare and Harbour Rocks Hotel

Hotel Management

EVT Hotels and Resorts has signed a deal with Invictus Developments to manage The Old Clare Hotel in Chippendale and Harbour Rocks Hotel in Sydney, under a new brand to be launched within the Independent Collection by EVT (ICbE) later this year. Announcing the partnership exclusively to HM , EVT revealed that there are plans to extend the partnership further, with experienced hospitality leader and former QT Canberra GM, Joel Gordon, appointed to oversee the multi-hotel collection as Group Gener

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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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Novotel makes its debut in Cambodia

Hospitality Net

The new urban style-resort blends warm Cambodian hospitality and modern design, catering to travelers wishing to experience the relaxed, seaside destination of Sihanoukville.

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Google Hotel Ads bid strategies update: How will it impact your campaigns?

eHotelier

By embracing CPC bidding models and leveraging Google’s suite of advertising tools, hotels can position themselves for success in a post-cookie era while maintaining a commitment to user privacy and driving revenue growth.

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Carmen Almos shares her journey to Ashburton Hospitality

Hotel Business

Last month, Carmen Almos launched Ashburton Hospitality , a full-service consultancy firm focused on asset management. The firm offers multiple services, including project management, transaction advisement and lender/receivership services. Hotel Business spoke with the founder and CEO about her hospitality journey, the new venture and what it means for aspiring female hospitality professionals: How did you get your start in hospitality?

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Aimbridge Hospitality Updates U.S. Operations, Shifts Teams

Lodging

PLANO, Texas—Aimbridge Hospitality outlined plans to streamline its U.S. operations, including adding an Owner Relations team to its structure and moving to two focused operating divisions named Aimbridge Select and Aimbridge Full Service. The changes announced reflect the company’s pledge to deliver comprehensive management service. The addition of an Owner Relations team nods to the fast-paced environment hotel owners, asset managers, and hospitality brands face daily and looks to provide part

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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.