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December 3, 2012
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  • Lenders are opening up to green hotel projects
    Sustainability is becoming the next big buzzword among hotel lenders and investors as more travelers show a preference for green lodgings, this feature says. Expected cost savings in the long run also add to the incentives for financing a sustainable hotel. (11/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Hoteliers react with uncertainty to FTC's probe on resort fees
    Most hotel firms have not yet disclosed their official stance toward the Federal Trade Commission's investigation into add-on or "resort" fees. American Hotel & Lodging Association President and CEO Joe McInerney says members should take action based on their specific situation. "We suggest if hoteliers have any questions about it, they talk to their counsel to make sure they get the proper advice that fits in their community," McInerney said. Bjorn Hanson of the New York University's school of tourism and hospitality management speculates that the creation of regulations toward resort fees would lead to greater consistency in fee disclosure. (11/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Mandarin Oriental eyes Paris building acquisition
    The Mandarin Oriental reportedly is looking to acquire the remaining freehold interest in the building that houses its hotel in Paris, along with two retail units from Société Foncière Lyonnaise, for $374 million. The company paid a $12.9 million advance for the option, and must pay the balance of $361 million to complete the deal. Hotel Management online (11/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Carnival touts expanded fare codes
    Carnival Cruise Lines is expected to increase the number of fare codes from four to seven starting today. The cruise-ship company says the codes will give customers more choices and provide travel agents with additional opportunities to sell extra services and amenities. TravelPulse (12/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Column: Hoteliers should plan for online marketing in 2013
    Hotels need to keep in mind changes in search-engine algorithms when putting together their online marketing plans for the upcoming year. Milestone Internet Marketing contributed to this feature with suggestions on planning for online marketing, which includes tips for websites, mobile and e-mail marketing. Hotel Interactive (11/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Hyatt Regency in Chicago is set to begin renovation's second phase
    The second phase of upgrades on the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago is set to begin this month. Plans call for the renovation of all guest rooms at the hotel's main tower, as well as its restaurant and lounge. The property's lobby and conference center will be upgraded in the third phase of renovations, scheduled for early next year. Travel Weekly (11/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Resort Manager needed for luxury resort
    An award-winning luxury resort in the Maldives is looking for a Resort Manager who will lead the team in improving on all guest experiences at the resort. This is a single status position. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Director of Sales for luxury hotel
    Would you like to join a dynamic, UAE-based hotel group? This Director of Sales role is open to candidates with extensive experience in the international leisure market. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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