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Hilton Announces Innovative New Hotel Brand; ‘Motto by Hilton’ Will Deliver Affordable Style in Coveted Urban Destinations

MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the launch of Motto by Hilton, its newest affordable lifestyle brand that will empower guests by giving them the freedom to create their own experiences in the world's most sought-after cities. As Hilton approaches its 100th anniversary, it continues to pioneer the hospitality landscape with a new brand to address the needs and desires of the evolving global traveler.
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Customizable Rooms in Motto by Hilton

The Motto WayMotto by Hilton hotels around the world will show off their flexibility through spaces that have been cleverly designed, technology that makes traveling seamless and a standout sleep experience that makes recharging easier than ever.
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Hotelogix helps North Carolina’s Biltmore Greensboro Hotel witness 40% increase in revenue comprising a 40% increase in its direct bookings

Hotelogix, a leader in cloud-based Property Management Systems has announced the adoption and successful use of its PMS has helped US-based Biltmore Greensboro Hotel to generate 40% more revenue that comprises 40% increase in direct booking.
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Shiji expands hospitality services adding PMS / POS Support & Consulting services to the Americas

Atlanta, Continuing Shiji Groups' strategy to service customers locally in region, Shiji is adding a new Professional Services team to consult on and support leading proprietary and third-party hotel and restaurant technologies in the Americas.
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Emiratis Aspiring For A Career In The Region’s Hospitality Industry Can Benefit From 50% Scholarships Being Offered By The UAE’s Emirates Academy Of Hospitality Management (EAHM)

The opportunity will be available at Najah a higher education fair, which is being held at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, from October 31 to November 2, under the patronage of HE Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan.
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UNWTO/GTERC Report : Asia and the Pacific grows in importance for Global Tourism

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in partnership with the Global Tourism Economy Research Centre (GTERC), presented its Asia Tourism Trends Report today at the Global Tourism Economy Forum in Macao (China). The report shows Asia and the Pacific outperforming all world regions in growth in international arrivals since 2005.
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Nine Hotel Openings to Look Out for in the Coming Year

Richard Branson comes to San Francisco, Rosewood raises the luxury stakes in Hong Kong, Nobu makes its long-awaited debut in Cabo San Lucas and the Shinola empire continues its brand extension in Detroit. These are among the more intriguing hotel openings scheduled for the end of 2018 and the first half of 2019.
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5 Ways to Retain Staff in the Hospitality Industry

Industries, in general, are suffering from a massive undersupply of a qualified, engaged and motivated workforce. The challenge is and always will start with recruitment. Finding the right person for the right job. Plain and simple.
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Direct Booking Summit: Asia-Pacific announces venue, agenda and first speakers

The inaugural Direct Booking Summit: Asia-Pacific will take place in The Fullerton Hotel Singapore on February 27-28. The event, hosted by Triptease, will bring together hoteliers from across the region to discuss practical strategies to increase the number of bookings that come directly through the hotel website (as opposed to through online travel agents, or 'OTAs'). The conference will specifically address regional challenges such as the problem of rogue wholesale rates, mobile UX challenges and the struggle to maintain rate parity in a fragmented OTA market.
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Thomas Cook Hotel Investments Raises €40m To Invest In Hotels Around The Mediterranean

Thomas Cook and LMEY through their joint venture, Thomas Cook Hotel Investments, have secured €40 million in the first tranche of debt funding. This initial tranche of funding will be provided solely by Piraeus Bank, which is the largest bank in Greece with long term experience in the hospitality sector.
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High-speed Rail Propels Hong Kong Hotels

New bullet trains zipping between Hong Kong and mainland China are set to make travel for tourists faster, cheaper and easier than ever - although finding a hotel room amid rising visitor numbers could well become that much harder.
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Meta on meta, how can it make sense?

Steve Endacott, chairman of Teletext Holidays explains why Google Hotel Finder is dominated by price comparison sitesWhen Google launched its Hotel Finder product, it fanfared how the product would allow more hotels to advertise their own direct web sites.
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Citizen hotelier: Companies embrace social responsibility

On a recent afternoon in a nondescript office building here, four refugees from the Congo sat in a small conference room as an interpreter working for a Marriott-funded training program ticked off requirements and pay for housekeeping, dish washing and other jobs that don't require English language skills.
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As brands proliferate, guest desires still paramount

In today's increasingly competitive market, branded hotels have a lot they need to deliver.
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Your brand is no longer protected on Google Ads. This is how it will affect your AdWords (Google Ads)

A few days ago, Google informed users that it will change the brand-protection policy on its text adverts on Google Ads (what used to be known as AdWords), something which Simone Puerto previously wrote in his post. In practice, it means that any distributor can use the brand name with the same conditions as you.
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Re-envisioning the Future of Hospitality

Thibault Viort, Chief Disruption and Growth Officer at AccorHotels, details how and why the Group has acquired over a dozen start-ups adjacent to the hotel business since 2016.
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Tapestry Collection by Hilton Expands to the West Coast With Six California Hotel Signings

Tapestry Collection by Hilton continues its rapid expansion across the country with the announcement of six property signings in California, slated to open over the next three years including The Inn at Saratoga, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Hotel Point Loma, Tapestry Collection by Hilton and Fort Sutter Hotel, Tapestry Collection by Hilton and three other properties in Calistoga, Davis and San Diego.
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New Hotel Group In The Nordics Grows Fast

Just one year after being established, Core Hospitality has become a strong player on the Danish hotel scene. Two hotels are in operation, another to have been confirmed, and more projects are underway. The potential of the white label management company is big, and the organization is preparing for further growth in 2019.
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Opryland Premium Select Service Portfolio Transacted by The Plasencia Group

The Plasencia Group, a leading, privately-owned hospitality investment advisory firm, is pleased to announce the sale of the Fairfield Inn & Suites and Courtyard Nashville at Opryland hotels, located in Nashville, Tennessee, together comprising 203 rooms. The firm represented Wheelock Street Capital, a real estate investment firm based in Greenwich, Connecticut and Boston, Massachusetts, in the sale of the portfolio. Gehr Hospitality, a Century City, California-based hospitality investment firm, acquired the asset. The Plasencia Group's Chief Executive Officer, Lou Plasencia, and Managing Directors Nick Plasencia and Chris Plasencia advised the seller in this disposition.
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More than 500 hotel websites have local guidebook

Our.Guide offers unique software for every hotel website. It is a unique solution that has numerous advantages for every type of accommodation providers. It is considered to be number one of local widgets in the industry that helps to attract the new hotel guests and provides lots of information.
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