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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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Leaning Into Labor Solutions

Lodging

LODGING Editor-in-Chief Dennis Nessler speaks with representatives from a diverse cross-section of the industry to discuss the current state of labor in the lodging industry. Participants discuss everything from the advantages of flexible pay and hours to technology advances, specifically the AI revolution, and how advances in those areas are impacting today’s workforce.

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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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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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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 Hiring a Fractional Sales Manager Can Drive Sales Results

Anthony Cole Training

Running a company is very different than managing a sales team, so you need someone skilled in the specific strengths of coaching and motivating your sales team. Companies have choices and often it makes sense to hunt, interview, hire and pay for a full-time sales manager, but this is a position very difficult to fill. It will take time, money, lots of effort and then onboarding to your systems, people and culture.

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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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Norwegian Cruise Line Bullish Thanks to Strong Caribbean Demand

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Although trips to the Middle East aren't in the cards for the Norwegian Cruise Line this year, the company is confident in surging demand for trips to other regions.

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Exclusive: EVT takes Rydges to Fiji with new-build beachfront resort

Hotel Management

EVT Hotels and Resorts is set to bring the Rydges brand to Fiji with the signing of a 258-room new-build resort. EVT Director of Hotels and Resorts, Norman Arundel, shared the news exclusively with delegates from the stage at the inaugural AHICE South East Asia on Thursday. “This partnership is an exciting development for Rydges and continues EVT Hotels and Resorts strategic focus on brand expansion, in both local and targeted international markets,” said Arundel.

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Aimbridge Names Craig S. Smith CEO

Lodging

Aimbridge Hospitality announced that Craig S. Smith will join the global hospitality management company as CEO, effective March 18, 2024. As only the third CEO in Aimbridge’s history, Smith is expected to leverage decades of operational experience and leadership with Marriott International to solidify Aimbridge’s position in the industry. Having begun his hospitality career in hotel operations, Smith was a general manager before being tapped for executive spots in several international markets,

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Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort Welcomes New Era of Coastal Elegance with $26 Million Property-wide Renovation

Hospitality Net

Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort has unveiled the completion of its highly anticipated $26 million property-wide renovation. Nestled along the serene South Carolina shoreline, the resort’s expansive renovation began in August 2022 and encompasses a refreshed front entrance, elevated lobby, 323 upgraded guestrooms and refreshed balconies and an expanded courtyard.

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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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Why Checking In Bags Is More Expensive

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Today's podcast looks at the motivation behind increased baggage fees, New York City hotels' boost from short-term rental restrictions, and Jumeirah Group's change in leadership.

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Bumper weekend for Sydney hotels as Swift, SailGP and Blink 182 draw influx of visitors

Hotel Management

Sydney hotels enjoyed a record-breaking weekend, with many reporting occupancy levels of between 90% and 100%, thanks to major events across the city, including four sold-out Taylor Swift concerts. The Australia leg of The Eras Tour concluded in Sydney on Monday, drawing 335,000 fans to Accor Stadium over the weekend, while over the same period, Blink-182 played at Qudos Bank Arena, and the SailGP Sydney sailing competition was held across the city’s harbour.

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Manifesting Destiny: Indigo Hospitality’s Program to Bring Team Members to the Next Level

Lodging

Nearly every hospitality leader mentions a special quality sought in prospective team members, one that’s generally universal within their own ranks. Yet, as Jennifer Krapp, Director of Operations at Indigo Road Hospitality Group (IRHG), told LODGING, developing those with the potential to find success and fulfillment in her organization can require an investment, something she said, her company is proud to make through a program that rewards—and encourages—a select group of food and beverage em

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Renaissance Honolulu Hotel & Spa Debuts Where Sky Meets Sand in the Heart of Honolulu

Hospitality Net

Hawaii’s first Renaissance Hotel invites travelers to discover the best of Oahu with innovative design, world-class cuisine and locally inspired livingRenaissance Honolulu Hotel & Spa - PoolRenaissance Honolulu Hotel & Spa - Exterior.

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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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Accor’s New Chief Strategist Seeks Luxury Growth Beyond Hotels

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Here's the first major interview with Gilda Perez-Alvarado since she became chief strategy officer of Accor. Can she help the hospitality titan diversify beyond selling hotel rooms, help it conquer the U.S., and reinvigorate the iconic Orient Express brand?

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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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Marriott Gives Updates on Caribbean and Latin American Growth From 2023

Lodging

PLANTATION, Florida—Marriott International announced a year of room signings and additions across the Caribbean and Latin America (CALA) in 2023. The company nearly doubled its number of deal signings in the region versus the prior year, signing 57 transactions and nearly 7,300 rooms in 2023 to reach a solid pipeline of 24,000 rooms across the region at the end of last year.

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Life House Expands Into Oaxaca

Hospitality Net

Life House has expanded its footprint to Oaxaca, Mexico with the management of Casa Yuma, a beachfront boutique hotel and restaurant set to open in March 2024 in Puerto Escondido. This move marks a significant milestone in Life House’s growth within Mexico, introducing an immersive experience in one of the country’s most dynamic and up-and-coming leisure destinations.

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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 Plans 12 Hotel Openings in India in 2024, Shimla to Get a Ritz-Carlton in 2029

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Marriott's hotel growth in India shows it is thinking strategically about India's growth, offering options for different budgets. The hotel chain is making sure it covers all the bases and includes everyone as it expands.

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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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This Week’s Comings & Goings

Lodging

Hotel Equities announced two promotions in finance and accounting. Hyangsoon Ha has been promoted to expand her role as vice president of finance and accounting, and Suzanne Heller has been promoted to vice president of accounting. WaterWalk announced the appointment of Rebecca Billups to national director of sales—STAY. Billups brings experience in corporate sales, general management, and training to the company.

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Hilton, Mars Petcare and Greater Good Charities Team Up to Donate More Than 100,000 Towels to Hundreds of Animal Shelters

Hospitality Net

Hilton, in collaboration with Mars Petcare US, Inc., the world’s largest pet care company, and global nonprofit Greater Good Charities, announces it will donate more than 140,000 pounds of retired towels, bathmats, washcloths and other terry products from its hotel properties to local animal shelters across the U.S. and Canada.

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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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Skift Travel Health Index: New Benchmark in 2024

Skift Blog

Skift Take: As we enter 2024, the travel industry is poised for strong growth, building on the recovery momentum of 2023. The Skift Travel Health Index now benchmarks performance year-on-year, moving away from the 2019 benchmark.

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Sneak peek – Hilton Molino Stucky Venice to launch new designer suites

Hotel Designs

Hotel Designs Sneak peek – Hilton Molino Stucky Venice to launch new designer suites Sneak peek – Hilton Molino Stucky Venice to launch new designer suites Hilton Molino Stucky Venice, the recently renovated former flour mill on Giudecca island, Venice, has announced that its 24 new suites by designer Biagio Forino are due to open next month. We took a closer look… Hilton Molino Stucky Venice has released its first-look renderings of the new suites.

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Lodging Econometrics: Global Hotel Pipeline Reached Record High Project Counts in Q4 2023

Lodging

The Q4 2023 Global Hotel Construction Pipeline Trend Report from Lodging Econometrics (LE) revealed that the global hotel construction pipeline hit all-time high project counts in Q4. At the close of 2023, LE analysts stated that the total global construction pipeline stands at 15,196 projects/2,367,727 rooms, a 7 percent increase in projects, and a 3 percent increase in rooms year-over-year (YOY).

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Hotel brands check into new verticals

Hospitality Net

Leading hotel companies are stepping beyond the traditional hotel stay to offer bespoke experiences and strategic partnerships that benefit both guests and their bottom line.

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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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The New Sound of Luxury

Skift Blog

Skift Take: Sound is an opportunity area that luxury hoteliers haven't fully capitalized on. But they are perfect places to create unique, rarified experiences.

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The crucial role of model rooms in hotel projects

eHotelier

Taking the steps to build model rooms for your project is imperative for a successful project and is well worth the investment in the long run, ultimately saving time and money.

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AHLA Hosts Second Annual Responsible Stay Summit

Lodging

WASHINGTON—The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) brought together hotel and sustainability leaders in Washington to discuss the hotel industry’s commitment to programs regarding environmental sustainability at the second annual Responsible Stay Summit. AHLA member companies are incorporating environmental goals into their business models.

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IHCL Announces a New Vivanta Hotel in Haridwar, Uttarakhand

Hospitality Net

Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), India’s largest hospitality company, today announced the signing of a new Vivanta hotel in Uttarakhand’s ancient pilgrim city of Haridwar. The hotel is a Greenfield project.

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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.