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InterContinental Hotels & Resorts Announces Winner of 4th Annual Student Cooking Competition at Mark Hopkins Hotel in SF

Hospitality Net - May 26, 2017 - 12:52pm
InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts is proud to announce the InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco and Anna Ruiz, culinary student at the International Culinary Center, as the winners of the fourth annual Ultimate Culinary Clash, which took place on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco hotel. With the assistance of the hotel's Executive Chef Michael Wong and student sous chef Sarim Yaun, also from the International Culinary Center, Anna received top honors while competing against three other culinary students who were paired with top chefs from InterContinental properties in the U.S. and Mexico. She received a $5,000 scholarship from the InterContinental brand and student sous chef Sarim Yaun received an additional $2,500 in scholarship.
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Meet the Money 2017 Key Takeaways | By Shannon L. Sampson, Benjamin A. Levin and Aaron Solaimani

Hospitality Net - May 26, 2017 - 7:43am
The 2017 Meet the Money National Hotel Finance & Investment Conference, held May 8–10 in Los Angeles, brought together a strong showing of hotel owners, investors, lenders, brokers, consultants, franchisors, and brand representatives. Top U.S. hospitality executives served on panel discussions that addressed an array of topics related to hotel ownership, development, and financing, as well as the recent proliferation of new hotel brands and the impact of the global economy on the industry. True to this year's theme, "Opportunity or Peril: Finding the Right Key to the Right Door," a sense of cautious optimism echoed throughout the conference, supported by reports of continued hotel performance improvements in markets nationwide, balanced by the potential effects of the supply pipeline and global markets in the next 12 to 18 months.
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STR: US hotel results for week ending 20 May

Hospitality Net - May 26, 2017 - 4:43am
The U.S. hotel industry reported flat occupancy and slightly higher rates year over year during the week of 14-20 May 2017, according to data from STR. In comparison with the week of 15-21 May 2016, the industry recorded the following in the three key performance metrics:
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STR: US hotel results for week ending 20 May

Hospitality Net - May 26, 2017 - 4:43am
The U.S. hotel industry reported flat occupancy and slightly higher rates year over year during the week of 14-20 May 2017, according to data from STR. In comparison with the week of 15-21 May 2016, the industry recorded the following in the three key performance metrics:
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Vanishing Destinations: 36 Percent of U.S. Travelers Feel It Important to Visit Before They Disappear

Hospitality Net - May 25, 2017 - 10:16am
U.S. adults who have traveled during the past year feel it is important to visit "vanishing destinations" before they disappear, according to the latest travelhorizons™ survey of 2,300 U.S. adults conducted by travel marketing organization MMGY Global.
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Vanishing Destinations: 36 Percent of U.S. Travelers Feel It Important to Visit Before They Disappear

Hospitality Net - May 25, 2017 - 10:16am
U.S. adults who have traveled during the past year feel it is important to visit "vanishing destinations" before they disappear, according to the latest travelhorizons™ survey of 2,300 U.S. adults conducted by travel marketing organization MMGY Global.
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Tweet What You Eat: Diners and Restaurateurs Embrace the “Food Selfie,” Online Ordering and the Fight against Food Waste

Hospitality Net - May 25, 2017 - 10:05am
Digital technology, including emerging trends in online ordering and delivery services, tabletop ordering, and the influence of social media, is changing the way consumers discover, interact with and experience restaurants, according to the 2017 American Express Restaurant Trade Survey. While diners' appetites for new technology vary widely by generation, Millennials are leading the charge in favoring and adopting new dining preferences that blend the convenience of technology with social conscious trends, including food waste reduction and a preference for locally-sourced ingredients.
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Tweet What You Eat: Diners and Restaurateurs Embrace the “Food Selfie,” Online Ordering and the Fight against Food Waste

Hospitality Net - May 25, 2017 - 10:05am
Digital technology, including emerging trends in online ordering and delivery services, tabletop ordering, and the influence of social media, is changing the way consumers discover, interact with and experience restaurants, according to the 2017 American Express Restaurant Trade Survey. While diners' appetites for new technology vary widely by generation, Millennials are leading the charge in favoring and adopting new dining preferences that blend the convenience of technology with social conscious trends, including food waste reduction and a preference for locally-sourced ingredients.
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Hotels add plugs, ports for device-laden guests - usatoday.com

Hospitality Net - May 25, 2017 - 9:34am
Stephen Delaney travels with a laptop, an iPad, two cellphones and a backup power pack to keep all his devices charged. When he walks into a hotel guestroom, he scours for the power outlets and USB ports. “I hate when a hotel room does not have conveniently placed plugs,” says the Franklin, Tenn., USA TODAY Road Warrior and health care IT consultant. “Unfortunately, there are many hotels that have not yet added plugs on top of desks, nightstands, etc.”
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Hotels add plugs, ports for device-laden guests - usatoday.com

Hospitality Net - May 25, 2017 - 9:34am
Stephen Delaney travels with a laptop, an iPad, two cellphones and a backup power pack to keep all his devices charged. When he walks into a hotel guestroom, he scours for the power outlets and USB ports. “I hate when a hotel room does not have conveniently placed plugs,” says the Franklin, Tenn., USA TODAY Road Warrior and health care IT consultant. “Unfortunately, there are many hotels that have not yet added plugs on top of desks, nightstands, etc.”
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Waterton to Retain RobertDouglas to Facilitate Hotel Management Platform Growth

Hospitality Net - May 24, 2017 - 4:45am
Waterton, an experienced owner and operator of hospitality and multifamily properties, announced today it will retain real estate investment banking and advisory firm, RobertDouglas to conduct a mergers & acquisitions search in order to further grow its hotel management platform.
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Waterton to Retain RobertDouglas to Facilitate Hotel Management Platform Growth

Hospitality Net - May 24, 2017 - 4:45am
Waterton, an experienced owner and operator of hospitality and multifamily properties, announced today it will retain real estate investment banking and advisory firm, RobertDouglas to conduct a mergers & acquisitions search in order to further grow its hotel management platform.
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Cubs' Tom Ricketts: Create your winning business

NRA News - May 23, 2017 - 11:46am

At NRA Show 2017, Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts and ESPN's Mike Greenberg talked about beating the odds and creating a winning workforce culture.

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90 Never Looked So Good | By Bill Marriott

Hospitality Net - May 23, 2017 - 11:34am
This month, our company celebrates its 90th anniversary. In 1927, my parents drove east from Salt Lake City with a marriage license in one hand and an A&W franchise license in the other. They set their sights on Washington, D.C., and opened a nine-stool A&W root beer stand on May 20.
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90 Never Looked So Good | By Bill Marriott

Hospitality Net - May 23, 2017 - 11:34am
This month, our company celebrates its 90th anniversary. In 1927, my parents drove east from Salt Lake City with a marriage license in one hand and an A&W franchise license in the other. They set their sights on Washington, D.C., and opened a nine-stool A&W root beer stand on May 20.
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7 NRA Show standouts for healthful menu options

NRA News - May 23, 2017 - 10:19am

How are you filling guests' demand for gluten-free, vegetarian-friendly and healthful kids' items? Here are a few ideas from NRA Show 2017.

 

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After Strong First Quarter, CBRE Forecasts Eighth Consecutive Year of Occupancy Growth for U.S. Hotels

Hospitality Net - May 23, 2017 - 9:19am
The U.S. lodging industry started 2017 on a strong note. During the first quarter of 2017, hotel demand increased by 2.8 percent. The result was an occupancy of 61.1 percent, the highest first quarter occupancy rate reported by STR in the past 30 years.
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After Strong First Quarter, CBRE Forecasts Eighth Consecutive Year of Occupancy Growth for U.S. Hotels

Hospitality Net - May 23, 2017 - 9:19am
The U.S. lodging industry started 2017 on a strong note. During the first quarter of 2017, hotel demand increased by 2.8 percent. The result was an occupancy of 61.1 percent, the highest first quarter occupancy rate reported by STR in the past 30 years.
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3rd Annual ILES Conference, BITAC Independent Draws Record Crowd, Iconic Speakers

Hospitality Net - May 23, 2017 - 9:06am
When hoteliers and suppliers come together, great things happen. This was evident at the 3rd Annual InnDependent Lodging Executive Summit (ILES) and BITAC Independent events last week held at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Co-produced by IBC Hospitality, the Independent Lodging Industry Assn. (ILIA) and Hotel Interactive, leaders from the industry's top management companies, brands, soft brands and financial institutions met for two days with hotel owners and suppliers to discuss operating trends, purchasing options, and the overall future of the independent lodging segment.
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3rd Annual ILES Conference, BITAC Independent Draws Record Crowd, Iconic Speakers

Hospitality Net - May 23, 2017 - 9:06am
When hoteliers and suppliers come together, great things happen. This was evident at the 3rd Annual InnDependent Lodging Executive Summit (ILES) and BITAC Independent events last week held at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Co-produced by IBC Hospitality, the Independent Lodging Industry Assn. (ILIA) and Hotel Interactive, leaders from the industry's top management companies, brands, soft brands and financial institutions met for two days with hotel owners and suppliers to discuss operating trends, purchasing options, and the overall future of the independent lodging segment.
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