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ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Upgrades Guestroom Security at Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel with Advanced RFID Solutions

Hospitality Net - June 26, 2017 - 4:22pm
ASSA ABLOY Hospitality today announces the successful upgrade and implementation of its VingCard Classic RFID door locks at the Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel, a sophisticated hotel accommodation situated inside the Rogers Centre, home of the Toronto Blue Jays. By upgrading its previous ASSA ABLOY Hospitality-based room access platform to include VingCard Classic RFID door locks along with the Visionline locking solution, the property ensures against the latest security threats while offering state of the art convenience.
Categories: News Recruits Three Talented Online Travel Industry Veterans

Hospitality Net - June 26, 2017 - 4:03pm, the Leading Micro-Stay hotel booking platform, announces the recent appointment of three industry professionals to the N American team, supporting the company's rapid expansion of its global hospitality partner portfolio. The Paris based hotel reservation platform specializing in daystays, has seen accelerated growth, as evidenced by 2016 results: over $21 million in consumed daytime bookings booked online. This growth includes a doubling the partner base from just under 2,000 hotels to over 4,000 in the past year.
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EyeforTravel North America (Las Vegas): Take the Opportunity to be a Travel Thought Leader

Hospitality Net - June 26, 2017 - 10:19am
It wasn't long ago people traveled with physical maps, no smart phones and a lot of help from travel agents and books. Today personalized travel is the internet, machine learning and mobile devices!
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New Mobile Integration Technology from Phonesuite Helps Hotel Staff & Guests Achieve Continuous Connectivity Anytime, Anywhere

Hospitality Net - June 26, 2017 - 9:18am
Phonesuite, a leading provider of communications solutions for the hotel industry for more than 25 years, today announced that it is responding to consumer demand for "anytime, anywhere" communications by debuting new mobile integration technology at HITEC 2017. Phonesuite customers will now have the ability to download a free, SIP-compliant app to their smartphone that integrates with the Phonesuite IP-PBX , enabling hotel staff to communicate seamlessly without the need to be tied to the desk phone.
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HSMAI Foundation Emphasizing Innovative Knowledge Exchange in 2017

Hospitality Net - June 24, 2017 - 7:18am
The Foundation of the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) is focusing on several impactful initiatives this year.
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Kinseth Breaks Ground On Towneplace Suites In Dubuque’s Millwork District!

Hospitality Net - June 23, 2017 - 5:26pm
Kinseth Hospitality Companies is pleased to announce the official ground breaking of the Toweplace Suites Dubuque, Iowa took place on June 22, 2017. The groundbreaking ceremony took place at the construction site of the TownePlace Suites by Marriott located at 1151 Washington Street. With nearly 100 guests in attendance Molly Grover, CEO of the Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce, Ben Kinseth, Director of Operations of Kinseth Hospitality, Joyce Connors Councilwoman of the City of Dubuque, and Keith Rahe President and CEO of Travel Dubuque shared their excitement about the new hotel. According to Ben Kinseth, Executive Vice President of Kinseth Hospitality Companies, "It's been a long time coming, about four years ago we started thinking about Dubuque in the mind-set of extended stay and also realized there wasn't a lot of Marriott hotels in Dubuque. So we came upon what is a rare instance what seems like a perfect fit. The TownePlace Suites seems to be the perfect fit for Dubuque, a perfect size, premium extended stay, and great location in the Millwork District." Guests in attendance were able to learn more about the project, see floorplans and room renderings, take home information about the hotel as well as enjoys some desserts. TownePlace Suites DubuqueWhen completed, this all suite extended stay hotel will provide guests with a fully stocked kitchen and separate areas to work and sleep giving guests the space they need to spread out and settle in. Guests will also receive complimentary hot breakfast, free wifi, and access to our business center, fitness center, and indoor pool! Guests will easily be able to make reservations through Marriott's Global reservation system and earn Marriott Rewards points for every stay.About Kinseth HospitalityKinseth Hospitality is a leading hotel management, development and ownership company. KHC has a proven track record of developing and operating award-winning hotels, restaurant and meeting facilities. Kinseth Hospitality is based in North Liberty, Iowa, and currently operates over 65 hotels and 5 branded restaurants in 12 states.For more information regarding KHC please contact our Corporate Sales and Marketing Team at 319-626-5600 or visit
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Volara Provides First Voice-Based Guest Engagement Solution for the Hospitality Industry

Hospitality Net - June 23, 2017 - 3:54pm
Volara, the first voice-based hotel guest engagement solution that turns the Amazon Echo and Alexa into a powerful hotel business tool, announced today its deployment in 12 hotels nationwide. The firm's hotel-grade software connects guests to hotel staff and services by automated voice.
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HotelQuando Announces First Hotel Partnership in Miami

Hospitality Net - June 23, 2017 - 12:09pm
Miami, Florida: HotelQuando, an online booking site and App that allows consumers to instantly book hotel rooms by blocks of three, six, nine and twelve hours, announces its first hotel partnership in the Miami area. The platform joined forces with Pullman Miami Airport Hotel to service business travelers looking for accommodations near the Miami International Airport; a segment that has been increasing in the Latin American hub. HotelQuando announced its U.S. expansion in March and since has 45+ hotel partnerships across the country.
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AETHOS and 20|20 Assess Caution the Hospitality Industry about the 'Barnum Effect' in HR and Leadership Assessments

Hospitality Net - June 23, 2017 - 3:06am
Hospitality advisory AETHOS Consulting Group shares insight on the psychological factors that limit the accuracy and usefulness of HR surveys and assessments. Dr. James Houran, Managing Director of AETHOS and author of the study discusses the "One Size Fits All" approach many assessments in the market use when providing feedback on applicants or incumbents.
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Phonesuite Launches Enhanced Brand and Intuitive Website Redesign to Reflect Company Excellence and Innovation

Hospitality Net - June 23, 2017 - 3:05am
Phonesuite, a leading provider of communications solutions for the hotel industry for more than 25 years, today unveiled a new branding initiative that encompasses both the company's outstanding reputation and tradition of excellence, as well as the innovation and focus on the future that will continue to drive hotel communications to answer operational objectives and elevate guest relationships. Phonesuite's new logo signifies the advanced, flexible and feature-rich products the company provides to hotels in every category, while the improved website will deliver a fresh creative look, modern platform, responsive web design and intuitive navigation.
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Cranking up the heat on summer jobs programs

NRA News - June 22, 2017 - 2:16pm

We’re working with lawmakers, restaurateurs and educators on summer jobs programs that offer hands-on experience to our industry's future workforce.

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STR: US hotel results for week ending 17 June

Hospitality Net - June 22, 2017 - 1:18pm
The U.S. hotel industry reported mostly positive year-over-year results in the three key performance metrics during the week of 11-17 June 2017, according to data from STR. In comparison with the week of 12-18 June 2016, the industry recorded the following:
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Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu Selects Agilysys Solution Suite to Streamline F&B Operations and Enhance Guest Service

Hospitality Net - June 22, 2017 - 11:37am
Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading global provider of next-generation hospitality software solutions and services, today announced that Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu in Koloa, Hawaii, has selected a suite of software solutions — including InfoGenesis® POS, InfoGenesis® Flex and rGuest® Pay — to streamline food and beverage operations and enhance guest service at the 306-unit luxury property.
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More growth forecasted for Canadian hotel industry

Hospitality Net - June 22, 2017 - 5:07am
Canada's hotel industry is projected to report further performance growth through 2018, according to a quarterly forecast report from STRand Tourism Economics.Canada reported a 5.5% increase (Canadian dollars) in revenue per available room during the first quarter of 2017. Growth was driven equally by occupancy (+2.7%) and average daily rate (+2.7%). For the remainder of the year, STR and Tourism economics project RevPAR increases of 5.0% (Q2), 2.7% (Q3) and 4.2% (Q4). "Canada has really only seen three periods with significant performance declines during the past 25 years," Owoo said. "Ever since the last downturn, demand in the country has largely outgrown supply, which has yielded relatively sustained increases in occupancy and six straight years with RevPAR growth." The top three room-revenue-generating markets in the country are each expected to record RevPAR growth between 5% and 10% for total-year 2017. Last year, Toronto contributed the highest share (11.1%) of room revenue in the country, followed byVancouver (8.4%) and Montreal (7.3%). During Q1 2017, Montreal posted RevPAR growth of 13.5%, driven primarily by an 8.9% surge in occupancy. RevPAR growth was lower than forecasted in Toronto (+6.9%) and Vancouver (+5.4%).
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Milestone announces new intuitive dashboard for Insights software

Hospitality Net - June 22, 2017 - 4:25am
Milestone Inc. announced the launch of a new version of Insights software, featuring a completely revised digital intelligence and competitive benchmarking dashboard.
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HFTP Allied Association, China Hotel Technology Alliance (CHTA), to Lead Chinese Travel Market Session at HITEC Toronto

Hospitality Net - June 22, 2017 - 4:23am
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) has announced plans for a new educational session on Chinese travelers during next week's HITEC Toronto. The session will be organized by HFTP's allied association, China Hospitality Technology Alliance (CHTA), and is scheduled for Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Ontario Canada.
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Phonesuite to Showcase Innovative Voiceware Browser-Based Console at HITEC 2017

Hospitality Net - June 22, 2017 - 4:15am
Phonesuite, a leading provider of communications solutions for the hotel industry for more than 25 years, will feature demos of its groundbreaking Voiceware Browser-Based Console at HITEC 2017 booth #1319. Loaded onto any tablet or other device with an internet browser, the powerful interface allows staff the freedom to answer calls and handle guest-related communication requests from anywhere on or off property, increasing efficiency while delivering superior guest service.
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Industry in spirited push of brunch bill

NRA News - June 21, 2017 - 5:07pm

The bill, which North Carolina's state Senate passed June 1, will allow restaurants to sell beer, wine and spirits to customers on Sundays before noon if they want to.

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