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January 17, 2013
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  • Iowa's Blackhawk to join Marriott Autograph Collection
    Starting on March 6, the Hotel Blackhawk will operate as a member of the Marriott Autograph Collection. "Short of a call-up to play centerfield for the St. Louis Cardinals, an invitation to move the Hotel Blackhawk into the company of some of the world's most interesting hotels is the most exciting thing I can imagine," said Amy Gill of Restoration St. Louis. Quad-City Times (Davenport, Iowa) (1/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Luxury market must focus on up-for-anything millennials
    Luxury marketers are eyeing the millennial demographic as key spenders who are open to travel and value engagement. "The situation is that baby boomers are moving off the stage as the leaders in luxury consumption, as Gen X and Gen Y are moving into their luxury consumption years," said Milton Pedraza, CEO of the Luxury Institute in New York. Luxury Daily (1/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Column: Green rankings for hotels lack standard criteria
    The wide variety of criteria that groups use in ranking hotels for their green initiatives makes comparing hotels and finding the "best" green hotel a difficult task, columnist Eric Ricaurte writes. However, "Regardless of external competency to accurately compare, more important is the sense of competition building in corporate responsibility and sustainability that is spawned by the comparisons," Ricaurte writes. "As companies strive to be the greenest or most sustainable for various motives, in 2013, one can see more innovation, more improvement of tangible performance and more mainstreaming of the concepts involved." HotelNewsNow.com (1/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Starwood Hotels says expansion drive in India will continue
    Starwood Hotels & Resorts has reaffirmed its commitment to expand its portfolio in South Asia and India. The hotel firm is looking to introduce its luxury W Hotels and St. Regis brands in India to capture the rising upper-upscale segment in the country. "As domestic travel increases and Indian travelers continue to demand more sophistication in terms of both quality and experience, we have significant opportunity to grow our brands across the spectrum in gateway cities, tertiary markets as well as in resort destinations," said Stephen Ho, president of Starwood's Asia-Pacific region. TravelPulse (1/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Hyatt Regency launches urban spa resort in China
    Hyatt Regency Qingdao, a new urban spa resort that showcases traditional Chinese medicine, has opened in northern China. Located on the Shandong Peninsula, The Quing Hyatt spa features reflexology rooms, private spa suites, thermal and traditional Chinese treatments. SpaOpportunities.com (1/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Regional Director of Sales for resort in the Maldives
    Would you like to be a part of a new luxury Maldives resort? We would like to appoint a Regional Director of Sales to head the sales team. The successful candidate would need to come from a luxury brand background with Maldives experience. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CFO for restaurant group in Dubai
    A multi-award winning restaurant group in Dubai is looking for a CFO to head up finance, IT and procurement. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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