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VoyceFirst Enters Hospitality Space with Voice-Based App

hotelbusiness.com·Requires Registration 21 November 2018
VoyceFirst’s flagship, voice-based app is called “Qvick” and built for seamless hospitality interactions between guests and staff.

New Mobile App for Generator; More Tech Activity...

hotelbusiness.com·Requires Registration 15 November 2018
Generator has launched a new app to bring its guests together, even before they arrive on property, while other companies have launched their own technology or partnered in the sector.

PwC: Industry Expected to Grow at Slower Pace

hotelbusiness.com·Requires Registration 14 November 2018
PwC has released its latest U.S. lodging industry forecast, PwC Hospitality Directions U.S.: November 2018. According to the report, waning fiscal stimulus and resultant deceleration in GDP growth are expected to keep a lid on RevPAR increases by the latter half of 2019.

RLH Corp. Turns to Ideas to Redefine Revenue Strategy

hotelbusiness.com·Requires Registration 13 November 2018
RLH Corporation has prescribed a transformational goal for itself: build a culture around commercial revenue strategy and adopt technology that breaks down organizational silos across sales and marketing. The company is working with Ideas Revenue Solutions to take a disruptive approach to proactively optimize revenue and create a competitive advantage, according to the company.

Extended-Stay Occupancy Stays Near Record High Despite Signs of Cyclical Slowdown

hotelbusiness.com·Requires Registration 12 November 2018
In the third quarter of 2018, extended-stay hotel supply and demand posted their slowest quarterly increases in two years, according to The Highland Group’s “2018 Third Quarter U.S. Extended-Stay Lodging Market Report.”

TripAdvisor Reports Strong Q3 Results

hotelbusiness.com·Requires Registration 8 November 2018
TripAdvisor Inc. reported results for what it called a strong third quarter for the company.

Should you invest in EV charging?

hotelbusiness.com·Requires Registration 7 November 2018
Drive around the parking lot at the local mall or train station, and you’re likely to find parking spots designated for electric vehicles, often in prime positions. EV charging stations are becoming commonplace throughout the United States, as drivers switch over to vehicles that are more efficient and better for the environment. But should your hotel offer EV charging stations for guests?

Columbus, OH: 'Stable, with a steady trajectory

hotelbusiness.com·Requires Registration 7 November 2018
Driven by OSU and the state capital, the city’s economy is fairly healthy, and so is the hotel market within the city’s borders. RevPAR and ADR are expected to increase by year-end 2018. On the decline is occupancy. All in all, the city’s hotel market is expected to grow next year—mainly due to the city’s resurgence.

AAHOA, HotStats Form Partnership

hotelbusiness.com·Requires Registration 7 November 2018
AAHOA, the largest hotel owners association in the world, and HotStats, a monthly profit-and-loss data benchmarking service for the hospitality industry, have formed a strategic partnership that will focus on information sharing and engagement between AAHOA members and HotStats.

With TravelClick Acquisition, Amadeus Expands Its Reach

hotelbusiness.com·Requires Registration 6 November 2018
Amadeus’ presence in the hospitality sector has grown, following the purchase of TravelClick for $1.52 billion in August.

RLH Corp. Franchise Revenues Rise to $15.1M in Q3

hotelbusiness.com·Requires Registration 6 November 2018
RLH Corp. has reported third quarter 2018 results. Some of highlights from the earnings report include the following: franchise revenue rose to $15.1 million, up 19.1% year-over year; as of Sept. 30, the company sold nine hotels, which generated gross proceeds of more than $116 million; and RLH Corp. has executed 132 franchise agreements against its target of 150 to 200 for 2018, in addition to the Knights Inn franchises acquired in May 2018.
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Avvio Details How Hoteliers Can Drive Direct Bookings

hotelbusiness.com·Requires Registration 6 November 2018
"Technology isn’t just progressing quickly right now, it is leaping through huge evolutions,” wrote Rich Tuckwell-Skuda, president of Avvio North America and member of the HX: Hotel Experience Board of Advisors for Sales, Marketing and Education, in his new whitepaper for the industry, The Connected Hotelier.

In Q3, Park Hotels & Resorts' RevPAR Increases 2.6%

hotelbusiness.com·Requires Registration 5 November 2018
Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. revealed a 2.6% uptick in RevPAR for its third quarter earnings results and continues to make headway on strategic initiatives.

Stronger Business Travel Leads to Profit-Per-Room Bounce, Study Shows

hotelbusiness.com·Requires Registration 5 November 2018
A bump in corporate travel at the end of the third quarter proved enough to boost GOPPAR and serve as a harbinger of continued strength in the hotel industry as it moves into the fourth quarter. Profit per room at hotels in the U.S. in September was more than $20 above the GOPPAR recorded in August, according to the latest data tracking full-service hotels from HotStats.

Wyndham Destinations Reports 28% Income Increase in Third Quarter

hotelbusiness.com·Requires Registration 1 November 2018
Wyndham Destinations Inc., the world’s largest vacation ownership and exchange company, reported reported strong third quarter 2018 financial results.

Wyndham's Third Quarter Yields Positive Results

hotelbusiness.com·Requires Registration 31 October 2018
Wyndham’s first full quarter as an independent public company yielded positive results at the high end of the brand’s guidance, with adjusted EBITDA of $166 million and further adjusted EBITDA of $177 million.

Hilton Sees 'Solid' Q3 Results

hotelbusiness.com·Requires Registration 30 October 2018
Hilton President/CEO Christopher J. Nassetta is touting the hotel brand’s results for third quarter 2018.

BeyondTV Awarded Patent; Tech Companies Forge Partnerships

hotelbusiness.com·Requires Registration 29 October 2018
BeyondTV has been awarded a patent for its guest data security protocol, while several tech companies have entered partnerships. Here’s a look.

Reimagined Space: Five East Coast Updates

hotelbusiness.com·Requires Registration 24 October 2018
East Coast properties are getting new looks from updated guestrooms to additional spaces.

Volara Breaks Language Barriers; More in Tech

hotelbusiness.com·Requires Registration 24 October 2018
Companies are making moves to improve the hotel guest experience with technologies. Improving accuracy, connection, messaging—and even ordering food—are all among some of the recent tech updates.

What's Going On With Group Booking Activity?

hotelbusiness.com·Requires Registration 19 October 2018
Cvent released its first quarterly “Group Business Outlook,” a 24-month forward-looking report highlighting group booking activity through the Cvent Supplier Network.

Fision, Continuity Logic Agree to Merge

hotelbusiness.com·Requires Registration 10 October 2018
Sales enablement platform Fision Corporation is set to merge with Continuity Logic LLC, a provider of integrated business continuity and risk management software.

With Video Cloud Platform, Arcules Identifies Guest Traffic Patterns

hotelbusiness.com·Requires Registration 10 October 2018
Without a doubt, hoteliers are using technology to improve guest satisfaction. Some vendors are revolutionizing the way guests check in with mobile apps, while companies are shaking up the way customers accumulate and redeem points with loyalty program initiatives. One cloud-based video platform solutions provider is looking to change the way properties aggregate business data through video and AI.

Nationwide trucking shortage is driving prices for hoteliers

hotelbusiness.com·Requires Registration 7 October 2018
This year is shaping up to be a profitable year for hoteliers. According to industry reports, occupancy is up to 64.2% (up 0.8% year to date), ADR is around $128.57 (up 2.7%), and RevPAR is sitting at $82.57 (up 3.6%). Even better, projections for the remainder of 2018 expect that occupancy, ADR and RevPAR will remain on a steady climb.

How Hotels Design F&B Spaces to Maximize ROI

hotelbusiness.com·Requires Registration 7 October 2018
Creating memorable moments, elevating the cuisine and ensuring each guest feels like a VIP are now part of an exceptional dining experience. It’s the differentiator between a thriving hotel and one where guests may not return. The one thing not on the menu is good design, but it’s an important factor in a venue’s success. So, how are hotels designing F&B spaces to maximize return on investment?

Airbnb Reaches Milestone With Growth

hotelbusiness.com·Requires Registration 28 September 2018
Airbnb has passed a milestone with 400 million guest arrivals to date. The milestone was reached on Aug. 26, the same month that Airbnb recorded its largest single night in history with 3.5 million guest arrivals taking place on Aug. 11, according to Greg Greeley, president of homes at Airbnb.

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