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November 15, 2012
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  • Hotel-data firms reveal upbeat industry outlook for 2013
    Research firms PricewaterhouseCoopers, STR and PKF Hospitality Research presented attendees of the AH&LA Hospitality Leadership Forum in New York with a generally optimistic forecast for the hospitality industry in 2013 despite a weak third quarter. Data from STR show strong demand growth in the luxury, upper- and upscale segments, which have reached record-high occupancy levels year-to-date. HotelNewsNow.com (11/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Silversea announces Galapagos cruise fares, routes
    Silversea Cruises has unveiled seven-day itineraries and pricing for its luxury cruises to the Galapagos Islands. The cruises are set to launch in September. The ship's "Western Itinerary" will set sail across the western, southern and eastern islands, while the "North Central Itinerary" will cruise in the northeast, central and southeast areas. USA Today/Cruise Log blog (11/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Some London luxury hotels are offering day-only rates
    More hotels are adopting day-only rates for business and tourism purposes. The Beaufort and The Town Hall in London are just two that offer day-only rates; officials have noticed an uptick in occupancy for the special offering. CNN (11/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Slow U.S. economic recovery is deterring hotel investors, group says
    Uncertainties over financial-policy issues and the impending U.S. "fiscal cliff" are causing a lag in the country's economic recovery and eroding investors' confidence, researchers at Jones Lang LaSalle said in a recent webinar. "If you're an investor in real estate, how do you make decisions with your business or with your capital until you better understand the rules of the game? ... Until those are clear, it will be relatively slow growth in 2013," said Benjamin Breslau, managing director of Americas Research for Jones Lang LaSalle. However, the group notes that improving hotel performance across several markets is helping to encourage transactions activity. HotelNewsNow.com (11/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • AAA forecasts increase in 2012 Thanksgiving travel
    Travel numbers for Thanksgiving weekend will improve from last year as more Americans regain confidence from an improving economy, AAA predicts. The number of road travelers going on trips 50 miles or more from home is expected to rise 0.6% over last year. The group says it expects about 3 million Americans to go by air, rising 0.7% from the previous year. Reuters (11/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Asia-Pacific has nearly 1,700 hotels in pipeline, STR Global says
    The STR Global Construction Pipeline Report for October 2012 shows that data on active hotel-development projects in the Middle East and Africa, the Caribbean and Mexico, Central and South America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific regions. The report indicates that the Asia-Pacific region has the highest number of hotels in its pipeline, with 374,523 rooms in 1,697 hotels. New Delhi led the region's markets in terms of expected room growth, at 42.1%. TravelPulse (11/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • JW Marriott hotel in Dubai will be world's tallest
    Spanning two towers and standing at 836 feet tall, the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai will be the tallest hotel in the world when it fully opens in February. It will offer 1,608 rooms, two ballrooms, 24 meeting rooms and more than 54,000 square feet of events space. SpaOpportunities.com (11/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Spas showcase good taste with food-based treatments
    From the microbrew massage at the The Ritz-Carlton Spa in Denver to the dark chocolate facial mask at the The Spa at The Hotel Hershey in Hershey, Pa., spas across the nation offer tasty treatments with a range of foods and drinks. The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Chicago markets its bourbon pedicure to men while West Virginia's Greenbrier Spa offers a spice-mixture scrub and sips of its signature "hot nut toddy." Forbes (11/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Luxury Hoteliers offers 40% off job postings to its members in November
    Luxury Hoteliers recently launched its new jobs board, powered by Simply Hired, to bring you even more luxury hotel jobs. Employers posting jobs at luxuryhoteliers.com benefit from their jobs being viewed both by the largest hospitality social network group and the extensive Simply Hired network. Job seekers can also create custom alerts to be notified about specific types of jobs. We believe that the new jobs board will be a great tool for job seekers in the Luxury Hoteliers group. As a benefit to our members we are offering 40% off job postings on Luxury Hoteliers during November. Use this coupon: lux40nov. Visit the new jobs board here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Luxury Hoteliers on LinkedIn passes 100,000-member mark
    Luxury Hoteliers is proud to announce that it now has more than 100,000 members in its luxury hospitality group on LinkedIn. The largest group of hospitality professionals on the Web is now even bigger, holding its place as the leader of 8,000-plus LinkedIn groups for the hotel industry. The group is growing at a rate of 1,100 members a week, creating a demand for the group's new website www.luxuryhoteliers.com to provide a bigger platform where fellow networkers can get daily news, participate in discussions and visit the even bigger jobs board, now powered by Simply Hired. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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