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March 4, 2013News for hotel and lodging professionals

  Front Desk 
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  Business Update 
  • Wyndham announces rebranding of 8 hotels in U.S.
    Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has announced that it has reflagged and taken over operations of eight hotels owned by FelCor Lodging Trust. The properties, with 2,523 rooms, are in Boston, Houston, New Orleans, Philadelphia, San Diego, Pittsburgh, Charleston, S.C., and Santa Monica, Calif. TravelPulse (3/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Market Trends 
  • 2013 forecast is holding strong, travel experts say
    Hotels around the globe are doing relatively well so far this year. As long as they can "maintain rate, capitalize on changing channel mixes and create value creation offerings," the trend should continue, experts say in this feature. TravelClick says "the top 25 U.S. markets will see an increase of 3.7% in ADR, a 1.9% boost in occupancy and a 5.9% surge in revPAR," this feature says. "We see in most markets, the markets are relatively stable. The top 300 markets are showing stability and growth," said John Hach, a TravelClick executive. (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Best Practices 
  • Column: How to spot sagging staff engagement
    Managers should watch out for reduced work quality, absenteeism and a higher frequency of customer complaints in their workforce as they are common signs of employee disengagement, Kevin Dwyer writes. An increase in accident and incident reports also indicates a possible weakening of work standards, Dwyer writes. 4Hoteliers (3/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Ground is broken for hotel at Pinnacle's Harvey, La., casino
    The construction of a $20 million hotel near Pinnacle Entertainment's Boomtown Casino in Harvey, La., will begin immediately, according to officials. The company, parish leaders and gaming board officials participated in a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for the five-story facility. "There's nothing as exciting as a new hotel. It will rev up the West Bank," Boomtown vice president and general manager Harold Rowland said. The Times-Picayune (New Orleans) (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  AH&LA News 
  • Information center provides wealth of resources
    AH&LA members have unlimited access to a full-service research center dedicated to assisting them with industry-related questions. The AH&LA Information Center maintains extensive working files on thousands of hospitality-related topics. Contact Research Manager Tamika Figgs at or 888-743-2515 with your member questions. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Safety and Security Resources
    AH&LA has seen an increase in the number of members requesting safety and security resources. AH&LA works closely with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to improve hotel property awareness as it relates to terrorism and have partnered on several resources, including videos and a risk self-assessment tool. Additionally, you can download the award-winning Traveler Safety Tips. The Educational Institute also has security training products. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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