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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.

Travel 342
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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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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 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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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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India Slashes Global Marketing Budget: ‘The Joke’s on Us’ — India Report

Skift Blog

Skift Take: India’s Union Budget had it all for tourism — the good (domestic tourism boost), the bad (no clarity on travel tax, 60% cut in regional connectivity scheme allocation) and the ugly (a 97% slash in overseas promotion).

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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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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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Taylor Swift Uses Carbon Credits to Offset Private Jet Travel. Do They Work?

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Swift has come under scrutiny for her private jet usage as the wider aviation industry grapples with uncomfortable environmental questions.

Travel 337
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Luxury hotels pull out all the stops for Lunar New Year celebrations

Hotel Management

Lunar New Year celebrations are getting underway at hotels across Asia Pacific with many pulling out all the stops to mark the occasion. In Beijing, celebrations are as bright and colourful as you would expect at luxury hotel The Peninsula Beijing, where its cultural celebrations have become a focal point in the community, according to General Manager, Cameron Cundle.

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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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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.

Resorts 283
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Auditing PTO Policies: Ensuring Compliance Amid State Variations

Lodging

As the dynamics of workforce management evolve, the landscape of managing paid time off (PTO) and various leaves is undergoing a significant transformation. The once-simple administration of PTO is now a complex web of state and federal mandates, demanding meticulous attention to ensure compliance across diverse jurisdictions. The Complexities of Evolving State Laws In recent years, the intricacies surrounding PTO have been compounded by the divergent laws across states and localities.

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FIFA World Cup 2026: New York/New Jersey To Host Final Game

Skift Blog

Skift Take: The 2026 FIFA World Cup's final match will take place in New York and New Jersey's MetLife Stadium. This could change the future of tourism to New York City and New Jersey.

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Trilogy wins management of four Schwartz hotels in major first deal

Hotel Management

Independent hotel management company Trilogy Hotels has signed a deal with Schwartz Family Company which will see the group assume management of more than 1000 rooms across four hotels in NSW and the ACT. Under the landmark deal, the Trilogy team has been appointed to manage operations for Mercure Sydney, Ibis Sydney World Square, Mercure Canberra and Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains.

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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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Ennismore Announces 33-Unit SLS Branded Residences in Madrid, Spain

Hospitality Net

Ennismore, the fastest-growing lifestyle hospitality company, is delighted to announce SLS Madrid Infantas Residences, Ennismore and the brand’s first standalone residence in Spain. The building, which will undergo careful refurbishment beginning in early 2024, is steeped in history, designed by Spanish architect Eduardo Sanchez Eznarriaga in the 1920s and home to writer Enrique Jardiel Poncela.

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CoStar: P&L Data Shows Improvement in Group Business

Lodging

WASHINGTON—Improvement in group business, especially across the Top 25 Markets and upper-upscale chains, drove growth in U.S. hotel revenues and profits, according to 2023 P&L data from CoStar. U.S. Hotel Performance 2023 per-available-room metrics Percentage change from 2022GOPPAR: $75.83 (up 8.2 percent)TRevPAR: $211.49 (up 9.6 percent)EBITDA PAR: $53.05 (up 7.6 percent)LPAR: $71.56 (up 13.2 percent) “Total industry revenues and profits were well beyond 2022 levels as pricing power continu

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Trivago’s AI-Powered Ad Campaign Gets Mixed Global Reaction

Skift Blog

Skift Take: The new Trivago ads tend to be one-size fits all, except for languages, and may be too generic to be effective in some parts of the world. Trivago will likely scrap them or adapt them until they resonate.

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Hilton brings SLH into the fold, expanding luxury offering to hundreds of new locations

Hotel Management

Hilton is set to dramatically expand its luxury experiences through an exclusive strategic partnership with Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH). Through this partnership, which will ramp up in the coming months, Hilton customers, including its more than 180 million Hilton Honors members, will be able to earn and redeem loyalty points for stays at participating SLH properties.

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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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HBA Atlanta Designs The Westin Buckhead Atlanta to the Rhythm of Surrounding Nature and Vibrant Social Energy

Hospitality Net

Hospitality design firm HBA Atlanta has completed the redesign of The Westin Buckhead Atlanta, elevating the public spaces and guest rooms with residential-like interiors that blend modernity with tradition. The 368-room hotel is situated in the heart of Buckhead, where the serenity of nature meets the dynamic social scene within the "City in a Forest.

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AHLA: Two-thirds of Hotels Continue Experiencing Staffing Shortages

Lodging

WASHINGTON—As more than two-thirds of hotels continue to experience staffing shortages, hoteliers are offering more pay and incentives to attract and retain talent, according to a new survey conducted by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA). Over the last six months, 82 percent of respondents have increased wages, which hit a record-high average for hotels in December 2023.

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Hilton’s 2024 Grammy Ad Spotlights Rewards Program and Icelandic Musician Laufey

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Hilton is running two new TV ads during the Grammy Awards, with one featuring the artist Laufey. The hotel group aims to woo music lovers by offering concerts and live events as some of the redemption options in its loyalty program.

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Key appointments: Langham, La Vie, Rydges

Hotel Management

La Vie hires ex Spicers Retreats GM to drive boutique La Vie Hotels and Resorts has appointed experienced boutique hotel manager, Sam Giles, as General Manager at 202 Elizabeth. Giles will also be responsible for bringing La Vie’s vision for boutique hotels to life as the business seeks to capitalise on the growing demand for personalised hotel experience.

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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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Kimpton Virgilio Opens as the First Boutique Hotel from Kimpton Hotels & Resorts in Mexico City

Hospitality Net

The vibrant "Polanquito" area welcomes Kimpton Virgilio, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants’ first boutique hotel in Mexico City, with a unique concept of absurdly personalized experiences and a modern and original gastronomic offer.

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Knowland: Secondary Markets Surpass Top 25 in Meetings and Events Growth

Lodging

ARLINGTON, Virginia—Knowland reported meetings and events in secondary markets outpaced the traditional Top 25 markets in January. Most notably, the highest growth Top 25 market, Nashville, Tennesee, was up 16.1 percent, while the top growth secondary market city, Lexington, Kentucky, had a 76.4 percent uptick in meetings and events for the month. This suggests a trend that indicates meeting planners are sometimes opting for secondary destinations to reduce costs.

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Alaska Airlines Super Bowl Commercial 2024: Here’s What We Know

Skift Blog

Skift Take: After a terrible January for the airline, topped off by a brutal SNL skit, Alaska will likely use the Super Bowl ad to restore customer trust in its core markets.

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Mantra Club Croc reveals coastal-inspired rooms in $8 million revamp

Hotel Management

Mantra Club Croc in Queensland’s Airlie Beach has revealed a AU$8 million refurbishment of all 160 guestrooms. Owned by Well Smart Group, the revamped resort presents stylish boutique-style accommodation with coastal-inspired decor. “The transformation of all 160 guestrooms, coupled with the upcoming upgrades to other areas of the resort, solidifies Mantra Club Croc as a premier holiday destination, seamlessly blending historical charm with modern coastal flair,” said Accor Pacific Chief Operati

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Preventing Employee Burnout in Restaurants & Hospitality: An Integrated Approach

Speaker: Lissa Bowen - Chief People + Culture Officer, Full Course Executive Director, Full Course Foundation

Employee burnout is a pervasive issue in the fast-paced and demanding restaurant industry, resulting in decreased productivity, high turnover rates, and compromised mental well-being. Effectively addressing this challenge requires a comprehensive approach that combines conventional management techniques, insights from neuroscience, and stress management strategies.

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Hotel Tonnelle Unveils Renovation in the Heart of New Orleans’ Garden District

Hospitality Net

Hotel Tonnelle, part of Marriott’s Tribute portfolio, announces it has completed a comprehensive renovation that has transformed every corner of the New Orleans property, including guest rooms, meeting spaces, lobby and public areas.

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This Week’s Comings & Goings

Lodging

Aligned Hospitality Management appointed Deborah Lahti as chief operating officer. Lathi will join Aligned’s corporate team to lead and manage the hotel’s daily business operations and supervise hotel and corporate initiatives. MCR welcomed Sameer Mehra as chief revenue officer. With 25 years of hospitality experience, Mehra will lead the company’s revenue and sales team.

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Q&A: Boutique Palace Hotels Will Be the Next Ultra-Luxury Travel Standard

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Authenticity is the new luxury in travel. There’s a growing trend towards cultural exploration in ultra-luxury tourism, placing destinations like Saudi Arabia in the spotlight. For Boutique Group, this means offering guests not just a place to stay — but a chance to immerse themselves in history.

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Wyndham Grand in Phuket’s Kalim Bay reveals US$1.3 million suites refurb

Hotel Management

A US$1.3 million refurbishment project has been completed at Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay, resulting in a transformation of its Club Wyndham Asia suites, pool suites and pool villas. Following significant enhancements to elevate the club member experience, a total of 20 suites and villas have unveiled a contemporary Thai aesthetic blended with a design narrative inspired by the nearby Kamala Beach.

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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.