Today's North America Hotel News Today's North America Hotel News from Hotel News Resource en-us Hotel News Resource U.S. Travel Trends Index: International Inbound Travel to Contract Over Next Six Months Travel to and within the United States grew 2.4% year over year in December, marking the industry’s 10th consecutive year of expansion, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s latest Travel Trends Index (TTI). Wed, 19 Feb 2020 13:53:19 EST InvoTech Selected for Efficient Uniform Department Operations with UHF-RFID Technology Wed, 19 Feb 2020 13:39:32 EST HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe, CAE, FIH Honored with Highest Designation from the Institute of Hospitality The honor is a professional recognition of an individual's qualifications, work experience and career achievements. The FIH is the highest level designation given by the Institute, recognizing the importance and expertise of the most senior members of the hospitality, leisure and tourism industries. Wed, 19 Feb 2020 11:12:04 EST Courtyard by Marriott Pasco Tri-Cities Airport Hotel Opens in Pasco, Washington Located at 2101 West Argent Road, the 99-room hotel will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned by A-1 Hospitality Group and managed by Columbia Hotel Management, a subsidiary of A-1 Hospitality Group of Kennewick, Washington. Wed, 19 Feb 2020 11:04:52 EST HSMAI Honors Chapters and Leaders at Annual Mike Leven Leadership Conference The HSMAI Arizona Chapter was named the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International Americas 2019 Chapter of the Year as part of HSMAI’s Frank W. Berkman Chapter Award Program - presented at the annual Mike Leven Leadership Conference at the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin in Austin, Texas. The program also recognized "Chapter Best of the Best" award recipients. Wed, 19 Feb 2020 11:00:00 EST 1 Hotel To Open In San Francisco, Early 2021 Currently operating as Hotel Vitale, the property will undergo an extensive reinvention, inspired by the mission-driven, sustainable, luxury ethos 1 Hotels have cultivated, and embracing the beauty of the northern California landscape. Wed, 19 Feb 2020 10:44:17 EST Tourism Hit from Coronavirus Will Carry into 2021, Travel Experts Say - The Japan Times Even as infections of the novel coronavirus seemed to be slowing at one point last week, the effects of the epidemic on the global tourism industry were accelerating rapidly. Tue, 18 Feb 2020 13:17:00 EST Shopoff Realty Investments and Contour Real Estate Acquire 5.25-Acre Future Site of Luxury Hotel on Las Vegas Strip The vacant site will then be transformed into a full-service luxury hotel with 450 guest rooms (branded and managed by Dream Hotel Group), 56,000 square feet of food and beverage space including a rooftop nightclub, pool and deck, 12,000 square feet of ballroom/meeting space, a full-service spa, fitness center, and dedicated parking. Tue, 18 Feb 2020 12:42:56 EST DoubleTree by Hilton Ann Arbor North Opens Following a $9 million renovation, DoubleTree by Hilton Ann Arbor North today opened its doors to guests as the only full-service hotel in North Ann Arbor. Tue, 18 Feb 2020 12:10:04 EST Jim Scholefield Named Chief Information And Digital Officer for Marriott International Most recently, Scholefield was Chief Information and Digital Officer at Merck & Co., one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. He led Merck’s information technology and digital strategy to drive efficiencies, strengthen the security of the infrastructure and support the company’s growth. Tue, 18 Feb 2020 11:48:57 EST Choice Hotels International Exceeds Top End Of Full Year Guidance For EPS And Expands Domestic Upscale Room Portfolio By Over 40% Fourth quarter 2019 domestic franchise agreements awarded increase 7% Tue, 18 Feb 2020 11:19:05 EST What will make travelers convert to guests? This is the prevailing question our User Experience (UX) team, architects, and developers are frequently asked by hoteliers. As a hotelier, you’ve probably thought about this question, too. Since travelers have moved online to find hotels, bringing all their consumer expectations and experiences with them, many hotels are seeking guidance and answers in order to stay competitive and garner a greater number of direct bookings. Tue, 18 Feb 2020 10:34:11 EST Legislative Guide Helps Hoteliers Navigate Staff Safety Laws and Compliance Deadlines in 2020 React Mobile today announced the release of their must-read legislative report, Panic Button Legislation: A Comprehensive Guide, which examines how hoteliers can gain a better understanding of the current status and requirements, deadlines and fines of hospitality safety legislations. Tue, 18 Feb 2020 10:23:02 EST Helping to Make Bulk Bar Mops Sustainable The hospitality industry runs on bar mops. Every year, restaurants, bars, and hotels use billions of these cheap absorbent striped towels. However, ask any laundry, and they will tell you that the most you could ever get out of a bar mop is five or six turns. Before long, they get greased up, burned, thrown out, or disintegrate. To keep up with demand, reduce costs, and reduce the industry’s carbon footprint, mills have adopted the 3R principle of waste management (Reduce-Reuse-Recycle). Mon, 17 Feb 2020 14:53:56 EST NH Collection New York Madison Hotel to Open in April Located in the heart of the Big Apple, the NH Collection New York Madison Avenue will offer 288 rooms with stunning views over the world's most famous skyline Mon, 17 Feb 2020 13:56:12 EST Hyatt Place Indianapolis/Carmel Hotel Opens Hyatt Place Indianapolis/Carmel is a short drive to the Carmel Arts and Design District and destinations like Indiana Wesleyan University, and is less than 30 minutes away from Riley Hospital for Children, Grand Park Sports Campus and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home of the Indianapolis 500. Mon, 17 Feb 2020 13:35:08 EST As my workshop participants and frequent readers know, I often talk about the new era of 'Silent Selling,' where most correspondence is happening via email, app message or text. My recent train-the-the trainer articles have focused on a 'tech for touch' approach for hotel sales success, so this month I’m focusing more on the 'touch' part. Mon, 17 Feb 2020 13:22:16 EST France Langan Named General Manger for First Ever Compass Hotel Hospitality industry veteran France Langan has been appointed vice president of operations/general manager for the first-ever Compass hotel, a new hotel collection from global lifestyle brand Margaritaville. Mon, 17 Feb 2020 12:11:19 EST HEI Hotels + Resorts Promotes Ginger Martin and Pam Kirby to Vice President Positions Martin Named Regional Vice President of Operations, Kirby Named Vice President of Hotel Transitions and Finance Mon, 17 Feb 2020 12:07:16 EST An interesting 'phenomenon' or pattern is taking place in the realm of ADA cyberaccessibility litigation: copycat website litigation filed against the same hotel by different law firms around the country, alleging the same website ADA violations as the original lawsuit. Mon, 17 Feb 2020 11:10:41 EST