Archive: April, 2011

See the sights of NYC with Hilton Hotels

See the sights of NYC with Hilton Hotels News from Easyvoyage: Here: Home > News > See the sights of NYC with Hilton Hotels See the sights of NYC with Hilton Hotels Heading to New York this spring? A handful of Hilton Hotels has an exclusive package on offer which includes overnight stay plus discounts [...]

Overbooked hotels make a lawyer mad

Overbooked hotels make a lawyer mad News from The Seattle Times: Allen Stewart, a Dallas trial lawyer, says he is fed up with hotels that overbook and then turn away people who show up with guaranteed reservations. So he’s been collecting stories like this one: “Guy goes to a website to book a hotel across [...]

Travel: Hotel’s morning jogs are a hit

Travel: Hotel’s morning jogs are a hit News from Waterloo Record: PORTLAND, ORE. — If I can find room in my bag, I take running shoes on every trip. Jogging is one of my favourite ways to see a new city. The people, the street, the sounds — it’s all right there without distraction beyond [...]

Expedia reports lower Q1 profit after spending on tech upgrades, expansion

Expedia reports lower Q1 profit after spending on tech upgrades, expansion News from The Seattle Times: Bellevue-based Expedia said Thursday it benefited from a recovery in business travel and a surge in hotel-room bookings during the first three months of 2011, though its profit suffered from increased spending on technology and marketing. The online travel [...]

Flooding causes evacuation of Ramada on Zorn

Flooding causes evacuation of Ramada on Zorn News from Bizjournals.com: Business First – by John R. Karman III, Staff Writer Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2011, 1:52pm EDT – Last Modified: Wednesday, April 27, 2011, 3:08pm EDT Ed Green | Business First Access to the Ramada Inn was cut off by rising water. Rising flood waters [...]

Shrek, Kung Fu Panda’s Po, others check into Gaylord Hotels

Shrek, Kung Fu Panda’s Po, others check into Gaylord Hotels News from USA Today: By Barbara De Lollis, USA TODAY Do your kids go nuts over Shrek, Po from Kung Fu Panda and the penguins from Madagascar? Well, open your wallet and get ready… Gaylord Entertainment, the operator of four massive hotels-conference centers in the [...]

Dubai hotels target Chinese travel market

Dubai hotels target Chinese travel market News from AME Info:An increasing number of Chinese have been travelling overseas in recent years as the nation’s economy gains strength and its government relaxes rules on travel abroad. Figures from the China Tourism Authority show that total Chinese outbound departures are expected to reach 65 million in 2011, [...]

OTO Opens 204-Room Hilton Garden Inn

OTO Opens 204-Room Hilton Garden Inn News from Citybizlist Real Estate: Posted April 25, 2011 Sign in to connect with your friends on Citybizlist WASHINGTON, D.C. – South Carolina-based OTO Development LLC has rolled out the red carpet at its newest piece of real estate, a 204-room Hilton Garden Inn, also host to the trendy [...]

Travel Channel Invests $7.5M in Hotel Reviewer Oyster.com

Travel Channel Invests $ 7.5M in Hotel Reviewer Oyster.com News from Digital Media Wire:Cincinnati, Ohio – The Travel Channel, owned by Scripps Networks, has invested $ 7.5 million in hotel reviews site Oyster.com, The New York Times reported. Previous backer Bain Capital Ventures also participated in the company’s second round of funding. Founded in 2008, [...]

Oh no, my hotel rewards have been downgraded

Oh no, my hotel rewards have been downgraded News from Chicago Tribune:Q: My husband and I have been members of Marriott’s loyalty program, Marriott Rewards, for decades. We’re also Marriott Vacation Club owners. We have a problem with a rewards stay we were hoping you could help us with. About a month ago, I contacted [...]

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