Report: Big names account for most hotel room construction globally | Marriott focused on data security, CEO says | RLabs woos independent hotels with OTA discount
March 11, 2019
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Report: Big names account for most hotel room construction globally
Marriott, Hilton, IHG and Accor accounted for more than half of the worldwide hotel construction pipeline during 2018 in terms of room count, according to Lodging Econometrics' "Global Construction Pipeline Trend Report." Last year marked a high point for planned hotel room construction and eight years of growth for the global pipeline.
Hotel Management online (3/8) 
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The Concierge Desk
Marriott focused on data security, CEO says
Marriott has turned over information related to Starwood's data breach to the FBI, and the company is "focused on making sure the door is closed and communicating with our customers," CEO Arne Sorenson told a Senate panel last week.
Travel Weekly (3/8) 
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RLabs woos independent hotels with OTA discount
Red Lion Hotel's RLabs company wants to sell a cloud-based hospitality management platform to independent hotels. Red Lion is offering discounted commissions with online travel agencies as an incentive.
Skift (3/11) 
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Hospitality Trends and Technology
These hotel rooms bring gym features to guests
The new Five Feet to Fitness rooms at DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago-Magnificent Mile feature 11-plus pieces of exercise equipment. The wellness rooms were created as part of a $35 million update to the property.
Lodging Hospitality online (3/8) 
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Canyon Ranch prepares to open first retreat
The first hotel under the Canyon Ranch Wellness Retreats brand will open this summer in Woodside, Calif. The property features luxury treehouse accommodations and multiday wellness packages.
Robb Report (3/8) 
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Spotlight on Development
Rise of alternatives prods hotel-design innovation
Hotel designers are taking on competition from short-term rentals and independents by marshaling technology, local sensitivity and luxuries into cutting-edge facilities. "Hotels have to keep their offerings fresh and be in tune with consumer demands at a faster rate than ever before," says Bryan Jones, a principal with design and construction firm the Beck Group.
Hotel Business (tiered subscription model) (3/7) 
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Take a look back at INSPIRE '18
Look back at photos from INSPIRE SUMMIT '18 -- the most anticipated event in luxury hospitality -- and browse through the speaker's PowerPoint presentations. View photos here.
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