Archive: January, 2015

Interview: Preferred Hotel Group CEO on Adapting to Consumer Habits | skift.com

Interview: Preferred Hotel Group CEO on Adapting to Consumer Habits | skift.comNews from Hospitality Net: skift.com Preferred Hotel Group was formed in 1968 by 12 North American hoteliers as a referral organization for hotels. It went through a global expansion phase as well as several changes, including a shift from a non-profit to for-profit corporation, [...]

Travel: What’s most romantic hotel in NJ? Vote to win overnight stay – Daily Record

Travel: What’s most romantic hotel in NJ? Vote to win overnight stay – Daily RecordNews from Travel: What’s most romantic hotel in NJ? Vote to win overnight stay – Daily Record: Jenna Intersimone, @JIntersimone 4 p.m. EST January 23, 2015 The Madison Hotel is a staple for Morristown romance.(Photo: Courtesy of hotels.com) Story Highlights We [...]

Hotel Companies Honored at 2015 Business Travel Awards in London

Hotel Companies Honored at 2015 Business Travel Awards in LondonNews from TravelPulse: PHOTO: The meeting venues of the Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas—encompassing 10,000 square feet—boast panoramic views of the neighboring island of St. John and Great Bay (courtesy of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company) YOU MAY ALSO LIKE Paddington Trail Lets You Travel for a Cause Destination [...]

Hawley’s Ledges Hotel competes in ‘Hotel Showdown’ Tuesday night on Travel …

Hawley’s Ledges Hotel competes in ‘Hotel Showdown’ Tuesday night on Travel …News from Scranton Times-Tribune: A Hawley hotel will compete for $ 25,000 as part of a new television show airing tonight. Ledges Hotel, 119 Falls Ave., goes up against three hotels from Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont as representatives from each stay at and rank [...]

Richard Branson Opens the First Virgin Hotel

Richard Branson Opens the First Virgin HotelNews from Paste Magazine: Sir Richard Branson is a force to be reckoned with. While his travel businesses have mostly been focused off-land-including cruise lines, airlines and a space tourism company-Branson is coming back to shore. Virgin Hotels unveiled their first hotel last week in Chicago’s Old Dearborn Bank [...]

Hotels want ability to block consumer Wi-Fi access

Hotels want ability to block consumer Wi-Fi accessNews from CBS News: Tired of the high costs of Internet access at hotels? If so and you own a smartphone, chances are that you’ve happily set up its Wi-Fi hotspot and wireless connected your laptop or tablet to it. Now hotels seek permission to block that ability [...]

Frankfort’s Capital Plaza gets makeover from Travel Channel’s ‘Hotel Impossible’

Frankfort’s Capital Plaza gets makeover from Travel Channel’s ‘Hotel Impossible’News from Lexington Herald Leader: With plastic surrounding the bar area, the constant sound of construction and the scuffle of cameramen racing to capture the action, it was no ordinary weekend at Capital Plaza Hotel. The Capital Plaza cornerstone will soon make its national television debut, [...]

Travel: Atholl Palace Hotel, Pitlochry

Travel: Atholl Palace Hotel, PitlochryNews from Scotsman: continues on Scotsman … Read the full article . Related News: The Hoxton, Holborn, London: hotel reviewNews from The Guardian: When we arrive in the early evening, the lobby of the new Holborn edition of the Hoxton hotel is even busier than the throbbing thoroughfare outside. We have [...]

Barclays: Airbnb Usage To Surpass Hotel Cos., But Not For Business Travel

Barclays: Airbnb Usage To Surpass Hotel Cos., But Not For Business TravelNews from Business Travel News: By Michael B. Baker Airbnb bookings are on track to outpace the largest hotel companies within a few years, although the room-sharing platform is unlikely to become a major player in the business travel space anytime soon, according to [...]

Travel’s ‘Hotel Impossible’ makes makeover visit to Treme’s Empress Hotel

Travel’s ‘Hotel Impossible’ makes makeover visit to Treme’s Empress HotelNews from NOLA.com: Online reviews of Treme’s Empress Hotel promised Anthony Melchiorri’s “Hotel Impossible” one of its toughest turnarounds ever when the Travel Channel inn-makeover show visited New Orleans for the first time late last year. Melchiorri’s assessment, once he was on-site, confirmed the digital consensus. “This hotel [...]

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