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January 8, 2013
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  • Wynn Resorts creates subsidiary to spur global growth
    Wynn Resorts has announced the formation of Wynn Resorts Development to spearhead the company's expansion worldwide. Wynn Resorts is pursuing several development plans, including a $4 billion resort on Macau's Cotai Strip and casino proposals in Philadelphia and Massachusetts. Gamal Aziz, former president and CEO of MGM Hospitality, will assume the role of president and chief operating officer of the new business. Las Vegas Review-Journal (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Column: To secure guest loyalty, focus on a target market
    The key to generating new business and building a loyal customer base is in identifying the hotel's ideal guest -- a person who shares the same values as the property and the hotelier -- and developing amenities around that target market, writes Caroline Cooper, founder of Zeal Coaching. "Knowing who your ideal guest is means you can tailor everything you do with them in mind, increasing your chances of attracting them (and not just those who fail to appreciate what you do, spend less and complain in the process)," Cooper writes. (1/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Luxury hotels are cooking up special inauguration menus
    Several luxury-hotel restaurants are featuring inauguration meals and culinary creations inspired by President Barack Obama. Adour restaurant at The St. Regis Washington D.C. will offer tasting plates from 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. during the weekend of the inauguration this month. Seasons at the Four Seasons Hotel will host a Presidential Sunday Brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Inauguration Day, featuring some of Obama's favorite dishes and those inspired by his Chicago hometown. Forbes (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Conrad Hotels launches concierge application
    Conrad Hotels' new Conrad Concierge application lets travelers arrange their visit before they set foot inside the hotel. Guests can make reservations, choose amenities and place wake-up calls. It "is the first service-enabled technology to be completely integrated with hotel management systems across a brand's portfolio," this feature says. 4Hoteliers (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Convention-center hotel plan in Boston receives 2 proposals
    Two developers have submitted bids to the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority for the construction of two hotels near the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Commonwealth Ventures plans include a 175-room Element hotel and a 275-room Aloft hotel. Carpenter & Co. has proposed a 200-room Hyatt House hotel and a 300-room Hyatt Place hotel. Boston Herald (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Amari hotel brand debuts in Qatar with Amari Doha
    The ONYX Hospitality Group, based in Thailand, has entered the Middle East hotel market with the Amari Doha. The 120-guestroom hotel includes six suites, the rooftop Breeze Spa and a rooftop pool lounge. "For the first time, Amari's genuine Asian hospitality can now be experienced within the Middle East," said Damian Ball, general manager. (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Plunge into these hotels' cool pools
    Take a peek at some of the coolest hotel pools, according to this feature. The top 10 picks include the Holiday Inn Shanghai Pudong Kangqiao's 30-meter glass-bottom pool hanging over 24 stories and the 1-kilometer-long pool at the San Alfonso del Mar resort in Chile. (Australia) (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • A luxury resort in the Bahamas seeks assistant general manager
    Do you have 10 years of hotel management experience with at least five years' experience in front of house? A resort in the Bahamas is looking for an assistant general manager to run the operations and finance of multiple outlets. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Trends in hospitality for 2013
    A realistic look at the major trends in hospitality. Read here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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