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January 4, 2013
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  • Hotel market faces several challenges in 2013
    Hotel executives weigh in on the biggest challenges to the hotel market in 2013, which include meeting demand and recovering from economic woes. This article features commentary from Mark Carrier, president of B.F. Saul Company Hospitality Group; Brian Quinn, an executive vice president at Driftwood Hospitality; and Michelle Russo, president of Hotel Asset Value Enhancement. (1/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Alex Aitken to create menu for Salcombe Harbour Hotel eatery
    Alex Aitken, who operates The Jetty restaurant at the Christchurch Harbor Hotel in Christchurch in Dorset, England, will create the menu for the Salcombe Harbour Hotel, Restaurant & Spa, which is set to open this summer. The chef was awarded a Michelin star when he owned Le Poussin restaurant in Brockenhurst. (1/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Hospitality Trends and Technology 
  • In hotel industry, mobile-website usage beats apps
    According to findings from a Google report, "The 2012 Traveler," the number of leisure travelers using mobile devices for information has grown more than 450% since 2009. About 40% of leisure travelers book via mobile browsers while just 12% use applications; 36% of business travelers prefer browsers over the 17% who use apps. Hoteliers should consider creating a mobile website instead of an app, some data suggest. Hotel Management online (1/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Orbitz unveils its hottest travel destinations, trends for 2013
    The Orbitz Insider Index says that Charleston, S.C.; Orlando, Fla.; Atlantic City, N.J.; New Orleans and New Zealand will be among sought-after travel destinations in 2013. The index also lists mobile booking, international travel and rewards via social media as top trends. TravelPulse (1/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Conversion offers a second life for distressed hotels
    Owners of underperforming hotels may consider marketing their property for potential conversion as investor interest in adaptive-reuse projects grows. Hotels can be repurposed as student housing, condominium properties or assisted-living facilities depending on the area's market, this feature says. (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • N.D. oil boom spurs hotel construction
    North Dakota's hotel-development pipeline continues to expand in an effort to meet the population boom caused by the state's flourishing oil industry. Short- and long-term budget properties are thriving as they accommodate oil workers in need of temporary lodging. Economy and midscale properties "can be built quickly and are aligned with the daily commute an employee is making. It doesn't mean that nicer luxury hotels won't be built later, but what you'll see out there now are midscale and economy hotels," said Bruce Ford, a senior vice president for Lodging Econometrics. Hotel Interactive (1/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Wait staff required for luxury hotel in Dubai
    A luxury hotel in Dubai is looking for wait staff with experience in a high-end property. Benefits include shared accommodation, flights, visa and meals. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Director of Operations for restaurants in Dubai and Morocco
    A multiple-brand restaurant company based in Dubai and Morocco is seeking a Director of Operations to oversee two upmarket Japanese restaurants, an American crab shack-style theme restaurant and a beach club. The position will report directly to company founders. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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