Exec: Carlson Rezidor ready for rapid growth | Dream Hotel expanding international presence | Experts say Trump policies have lessened US' appeal to international travelers
February 9, 2018
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Exec: Carlson Rezidor ready for rapid growth
Carlson Rezidor Americas President Ken Greene says the company is positioned for "one of the greatest growth stories this industry has seen." China-based HNA Tourism Group bought Carlson Rezidor last year.
Hotel News Now (2/8) 
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The Concierge Desk
Dream Hotel expanding international presence
Dream Hotel Group's pipeline includes an Unscripted property opening in Birmingham, UK, in 2020 and the Dream Carabao Island in the Philippines.
Hotel Management online (2/8) 
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Experts say Trump policies have lessened US' appeal to international travelers
Despite a strengthening economy, the US is attracting fewer international travelers, and some say politics is to blame. "As long as this administration is in place, I think there's going to be a tepid, cooler response toward traveling to the US. It's just become a less-desirable destination based off the rhetoric and attitude that's been put out there," said Chris Muoio of Ten-X.
The Commercial Observer (New York City) (2/8) 
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Hospitality Trends and Technology
AI, data shaping future guest experience
Data analysis, artificial intelligence and location-awareness technologies all promise to shape the guest experience of the future, according to Graeme Kane, a hospitality business development manager.
TechZone360 (2/8) 
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Fla. Ritz restaurant keeps it casual
The Burlock Coast Seafare and Spirits restaurant at Florida's Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale eschews formality. "Just because we are in The Ritz-Carlton people think we're fancy or upscale and expensive, but we are the exact opposite," says chef Paula DaSilva.
WFOR-TV (Miami-Fort Lauderdale) (2/8) 
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Spotlight on Development
Hotelier to open luxury resort in St. Kitts
Ritz-Carlton plans to open a 125-suite resort in St. Kitts in 2021. The property will also feature 25 branded residences and villas, several swimming pools and an upscale spa.
Travel Market Report (2/7) 
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Stalled Marriott project gaining traction in Lynbrook, N.Y.
A stalled Marriott in Lynbrook, N.Y., could be resuming. Mayor Alan Beach says the project would mean tax revenue for the village.
Herald Community Newspapers (Garden City, N.Y.) (2/8) 
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International Update
Hyatt announces return to Cayman Islands
The Grand Hyatt Grand Cayman Hotel & Residences is scheduled to open in 2021, marking the return of the Hyatt name to the Cayman Islands.
Spa Opportunities (2/8) 
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Belmond buys Italy's historic Castello di Casole
Belmond has purchased Castello di Casole, a luxury property in Italy. The Tuscany-region property sold for a reported $48 million.
Travel Weekly (2/8) 
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