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March 4, 2013
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  • 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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  • Hotel tech executives talk challenges, innovation
    Hotel chief information officers and chief technology officers discussed their challenges last week at the Hotel Technology Next Generation's annual North America conference. Peter Engel, chief technology officer for Marcus Hotels & Resorts, said more after-purchase support from vendors would be beneficial so hotels can better understand the systems they use. Other issues that executives face include whether to use cloud services and how to deal with security and government regulations. HotelNewsNow.com (3/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Consumers turn to multirestaurant websites to book meals
    According to new research, about 60% of people who booked restaurant reservations online didn't book directly through the eatery. Instead, they used a multirestaurant reservation website. "Although participating in a multi-restaurant reservation site represents an additional expense, restaurateurs should consider a distribution strategy that includes such sites, especially since they seem to be the preferred portal for younger guests who dine out more frequently than others," writes Sheryl E. Kimes, a professor at Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration. 4Hoteliers (3/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • MGM Resorts, AEG plan arena project near Las Vegas Strip
    MGM Resorts and AEG have signed a deal to develop a large-scale special-event arena west of the Las Vegas Strip. The 20,000-seat arena would be a part of a dining and shopping center in the area, which includes the New York New York and Monte Carlo resorts. TravelPulse (3/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Rosewood London is set for October opening
    When Rosewood London opens in October, it will feature 262 guestrooms and 44 suites decked out to reflect English heritage with a modern twist. The hotel will keep some of the original features of the Edwardian-Belle Époque building, including the carriageway entrance and marble staircase. Luxury Travel Magazine online (3/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • 2013 hotel openings
    Hotel Chatter has just released its comprehensive list of new hotels opening all over the world in 2013. It's going to be a busy year for China and India with some growth in the U.S. as well as the Middle East and Russia. Keep checking back as the list is constantly updated. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Miami-Dade hotels earn their stars
    The rigorous Forbes Travel Guide's Annual Stars Awards have recognized The Mandarin Oriental, Miami on Brickell Key and the Acqualina Resort & Spa in Sunny Isles Beach, adding a prestigious 5th star to their rating. Miami's reputation as a "party city" is evolving as they become a luxury destination with celebrated events and the customer service to match. Read more here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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