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French hotel and services company Accor SA posted an 8.7 percent increase in revenue in the second quarter Tuesday, led by a robust performance from its upscale and mid-scale European hotels, officials said. Jul 17, 2007
New York-Travel Agent was on site for an event hosted by Jolly Beach Resorts, in which the Antigua-based property told us it is offering agents a 14 percent commission on all year-round bookings made directly with the resort. Jul 19, 2007
Corinthia Hotels International This article is about Hotel Brand Corinthia Hotels International. For other uses, see Corinthia (disambiguation).
Corinthia Hotels International is a luxury chain of hotels consisting of over 30 properties in major cities.
Corinthia Hotels International will be the operator of the Ramada ra·ma·da
n. Southwestern U.S.
a. An open or semienclosed shelter roofed with brush or branches, designed especially to provide shade.
b. An open porch or breezeway.
2. Hotel & Suites Jumeirah Beach when it opens in Dubai in 2008 Jul 18, 2007
Grand Isle Grand Isle can refer to:
Grand Isle Resort & Spa Unveils $5.4 Million Penthouse Emerald Bay Bodies of water
Hilton Hotels has completed the sale of eight hotels in Europe to a fund managed by Morgan Stanley To comply with Wikipedia's , the introduction of this article needs a complete rewrite. Real Estate, a division of Morgan Stanley . Jul 20, 2007
Hilton Hotels has today completed the sale of eight hotels in Europe to a fund managed by Morgan Stanley Real Estate. Jul 19, 2007
Homewood Suites by Hilton operates upscale, all-suite, residential-style hotels throughout the US, has opened its 200th property in London, Ontario and its sixth in Canada. Located within the central business district, the five-storey building comprises 106 suites that all feature fully equipped kitchens with full size refrigerators, microwave ovens and coffee makers. Two phones and high-speed wireless Internet access See how to access the Internet. are also available in all rooms. Jul 17, 2007
Hilton Hotels's first order of business after its acquisition by the Blackstone Group Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) is a prominent private equity and investment management firm founded in 1985 by Peter G. Peterson and Stephen A. Schwarzman. The company is based in New York City, in River House on Park Avenue at Fifty-first Street, with offices in Atlanta, was the announcement of a new casual dining concept for its full-service properties, done in conjunction with famed restaurateur res·tau·ra·teur also res·tau·ran·teur
The manager or owner of a restaurant.
[French, from restaurer, to restore; see restaurant. , Donna Scala Jul 17, 2007
Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association
Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI HSMAI Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International ) has called for a standardized rating system for the Asian hospitality market to reduce disparity between properties classed with the same level of service. At a recent conference in Singapore, organized in conjunction with Cornell-Nanyang Institute (CNI (1) (Certified NetWare Instructor) See Novell certification.
(2) (Coalition for Networked Information, Washington, DC, www.cni.org) A partnership of the Association of Research Libraries, CAUSE and EDUCOM, founded in 1990. ) of Hospitality Management, senior executives gathered to discuss key issues in the Asian hospitality industry, namely a lack of independent standards for hotel ratings such as the UK's AA system. Initiatives to improve service include technology to capture information about a guest and their booking, thus offering a more personalized and streamlined service from the moment they make a reservation to check-out. Jul 17, 2007
Hotusa Group, a Barcelona-based hotel consortium, is the new owner of the boutique Exchange Hotel in the Wall Street area of Lower Manhattan Lower Manhattan is the southernmost part of the island of Manhattan, the main island and center of business and government of the City of New York. Lower Manhattan is generally defined as the area delineated on the north by Chambers Street, on the west by the Hudson River (North Jul 19, 2007
The Global Hyatt Global Hyatt Corporation is a Chicago, Illinois, based holding company for several hotel brands and related businesses. Subsidiaries
Hyatt International director of marketing special projects, Henrietta Ho, also stressed the need for an independent body to create equal standards across the region. "We need synergy among the hotels in Asia to have an association to come up with service standards and therefore ratings for Asia to use. No one is taking ownership of the problem," she said. To help meet the standards hotels currently set themselves, delegates cited uniform marketing criteria as a key element for development as customer satisfaction indices are often not extensive enough. "Quality service is lip service lip service
Verbal expression of agreement or allegiance, unsupported by real conviction or action; hypocritical respect: unless you can measure the service level," said Hotel Phoenix, Singapore general manager, Noel Hawkes. Jul 17, 2007
Kingdom Hotel Investments, headquartered in Dubai, has announced the $35 million acquisition of the Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor in Siem Reap and the Raffles Hotel Le Royal in Phnom Penh in Cambodia. Jul 17, 2007
Leading Hotels of the World
The Leading Hotels of the World has just launched a new, upgraded web site dedicated to its spa-focused brand extension, Leading Spas. Jul 18, 2007
Malmaison, Hotel du Vin
Luxury UK hotel chains, Malmaison and Hotel du Vin, are to be sold by owner Marylebone Warwick Balfour Group (MWB MWB Mission Without Borders (Christian humanitarian organization)
MWB Metropolitan Water Board
MWB Must Win Battle
MWB Motor Whaleboat
MWB Maximum Window Burp
MWB Marine Whaleboat
MWB Ministries Without Borders
MWB Milkweed Bug ) for [pounds sterling]700m ($1.4bn) plus. In a statement MWB stressed that its decision was very much evolutionary: MWB intended to sell the hotel property assets this year but for the time being retain the operating business, in order to sell it separately by the end of 2008. A proposed [pounds sterling]495m deal between Vector Hospitality and MWB for the properties, failed last month and these were subsequently placed on the open market on July 2. There is a total of 19 hotels involved in the transaction, ten of which are Malmaison and the remaining nine Hotel du Vin. In addition, there are a further seven properties in the pipeline due to open between this year and next. Jul 17, 2007
JW Marriott to open in Kazakhstan. Marriott International is to bring its luxury brand, JW Marriott, to Kazakhstan next year with the opening of a 215-room hotel and 419-unit JW Marriott Residence properties in Almaty, under a management contract with Capital Tower Development. Situated in the center of the city, both the hotel and residential buildings form an integral part of a 309,800sq m development project, Esentai Park, on Al-Farabi Street. The hotel will occupy most of the upper half of a 37 stories Esentai Park Tower, which will also house 21,000sq m of prime office space, two penthouse apartments and parking. Jul 19, 2007
Mercury Real Estate Advisors
Mercury Real Estate Advisors LLC (Logical Link Control) See "LANs" under data link protocol.
LLC - Logical Link Control raised its stake in hotel operator Sonesta International Hotels Inc. to 9.8 percent, and reiterated its call for the company to sell its assets to a third party Jul 17, 2007
Ohana Honolulu Airport Hotel
The recently re-flagged Ohana Honolulu Airport Hotel, managed by Outrigger outrigger, canoe-type vessel with a wood or bamboo float attached to the side of the craft and extending out over the water. The term outrigger also refers to the float itself. Enterprises Group, has completed the final phase of a $6 million renovation project. Jul 19, 2007
Shane Krige has been named general manager of the famous Plaza Hotel in New York City New York City: see New York, city.
New York City
City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S. . Jul 19, 2007
Steigenberger Hotels has signed on with Pegasus Solutions for access to the latter's RezView CRS CRS Course
CRS Certified Residential Specialist (real estate certification)
CRS Central Reservation System
CRS Can't Remember Stuff (polite form)
CRS Cost Reduction Strategy
CRS Consumer Relations Specialist and distribution technology, as well as its Utell Hotels and Resorts representation and marketing services, which will help the hotelier market deals more easily to travel agents. Jul 17, 2007
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