Hospitality Trends - Employment News Employment Hotel Industry News EN Hospitality Trends - Employment News GBTA Convention to Feature One-on-One Interview with Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) announced a special one-on-one session in its line-up of Convention Arena content for GBTA Convention 2019, held August 3-7 in Chicago. Tue, 23 Jul 2019 13:57:12 EST Clean Juice Opens 75th Location - Its First Ever Stand-Alone And Drive-Thru Store In Lake Charles, Louisiana Clean Juice USDA-certified organic juice bar grand opening to be held Saturday, August 3 Tue, 23 Jul 2019 13:51:15 EST Popeyes Announces Agreement to Open More Than 1,500 Restaurants in China Popeyes Today, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc. (Popeyes) announced a new agreement to develop and open more than 1,500 Popeyes restaurants in the People's Republic of China over the next 10 years. Tue, 23 Jul 2019 13:42:37 EST CHART to Honor Hopdoddy Burger Bar CEO Jeff Chandler with Its 2019 Commitment to People Award CHART - Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers The Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART) today announced that Jeff Chandler, CEO, Hopdoddy Burger Bar, Inc., is the recipient of its 2019 Commitment to People Award. Jeff will be honored at the Commitment to People Awards Gala on Monday evening, July 29, during CHART’s 98th Hospitality Training Conference to be held at the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. Tue, 23 Jul 2019 13:41:12 EST Hotel Data Conference Sold out for Sixth Year in a Row STR The 11th Annual Hotel Data Conference, presented by Rainmaker, has reached capacity status with a record 725 registered attendees for the event on 14-16 August at the JW Marriott Nashville. Co-hosted by STR and Hotel News Now, HDC has now sold out six years in a row with 75% growth in attendance over that span. Tue, 23 Jul 2019 13:37:31 EST Dunkin' Brands Announces Appointment Of Stephanie Lilak As Chief Human Resources Officer Dunkin' Brands Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN), the parent company of Dunkin' and Baskin-Robbins, yesterday announced the appointment of Stephanie Lilak as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. She will join the Dunkin' Brands Executive Leadership Team and report directly to Dunkin' Brands' Chief Executive Officer Dave Hoffmann. Tue, 23 Jul 2019 13:33:49 EST JetBlue Announces Second Quarter 2019 Results JetBlue Second quarter 2019 revenue per available seat mile (RASM) increased 3.1% year over year, driven by holiday calendar placement and strong close-in trends. This increase is above the mid-point of our original guidance range of 1.0% to 4.0%. Tue, 23 Jul 2019 13:32:15 EST Cracker Barrel and Punch Bowl Social Enter into Strategic Relationship Punch Bowl Social Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBRL) and Denver-based Punch Bowl Social today announced they have entered into a strategic relationship, with Cracker Barrel taking a non-controlling position in the concept. Under the terms of the agreement, Cracker Barrel will invest up to approximately $140 million to acquire its initial non-controlling stake and to provide growth capital for future development. Tue, 23 Jul 2019 13:29:12 EST Church's Chicken Opens New Location in Harker Heights, TX Church’s Chicken Church's Chicken announce dthe opening of its newest restaurant in the state where it all started over 67 years ago. Tue, 23 Jul 2019 13:25:27 EST Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse Adds Locations to South Texas Bar-B-Cutie Smokehouse Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse Plans 4th and 5th Locations in the Rio Grande Valley Tue, 23 Jul 2019 13:15:57 EST Thompson Denver Hotel Breaks Ground Thompson Hotels Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) has announced plans for Thompson Denver, the first Thompson Hotels property in the state of Colorado, expected to open in 2021. Tue, 23 Jul 2019 13:14:21 EST Confronting the Labor Shortage - By Brian McSherry M&R Hotel Management When Jonathan Tisch, conference chair of the 41st annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, opened the event last month in New York, he wasted no time in addressing a core issue currently facing the lodging industry: dealing with the country’s current entry-level labor shortage or as he put it, 'keeping our talent pipeline full.' Tue, 23 Jul 2019 13:07:35 EST Starbucks Backs Restaurant Tech Company in Creation of End-to-End Digital Platform for Restaurant Industry Starbucks Starbucks Coffee Company (NASDAQ: SBUX) announced a deal with Brightloom (formerly eatsa), a San Francisco and Seattle tech company that is working to create a best-in-class end-to-end digital customer experience platform for the restaurant industry. Tue, 23 Jul 2019 12:56:22 EST Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Benahavis Marbella Resort Opens in Spain Anantara Hotels Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas Extends Footprint in Europe with Launch of First Luxury Resort in Spain Tue, 23 Jul 2019 11:17:16 EST Holiday Inn Dubai Deira Islands Announced for 2023 Holiday Inn Comprising four man-made islands, Dubai Deira Islands will be a mixed-use waterfront development featuring almost six million sqft of retail space, 3,000 apartments, hotel rooms, a mall, night souk, a large amphitheatre and a marina. Once completed, the development is set to transform old Dubai into a hub for leisure, tourism and retail. Tue, 23 Jul 2019 11:09:07 EST Two New-Build Radisson Resorts Coming to Poland Radisson Hotel Group The Radisson Resort Szklarska Poręba and Radisson Resort Kołobrzeg will be operated by Zdrojowa Hotels under an International Franchise Agreement with Radisson Hospitality AB. Tue, 23 Jul 2019 11:02:34 EST Group Sales Mystery Shopping No Longer Best Way To Measure Sales Effectiveness - By Doug Kennedy Doug Kennedy For decades, hotel management companies and brands have relied on telephone mystery shopping as a primary tool to measure the sales effectiveness of sales and catering sales colleagues. Here’s what to do instead. Tue, 23 Jul 2019 10:58:36 EST How to Choose the Best Employee Safety Technology for Your Hotel - By Robb Monkman, Founder and CEO of React Mobile React Mobile While much of hotel technology often focuses on the guest experience, the industry now finds itself amidst a wide-spread push to invest in enhanced safety and protection for their employees. Tue, 23 Jul 2019 10:52:28 EST Choice Hotels Asia-Pac to Expand South East Asia Footprint Under New Agreement Choice Hotels The hotel franchise group has signed an agreement appointing Bangkok-based hotel management company, Krest Hospitality, as Choice Hotels Asia-Pac’s preferred management company in South East Asia. Tue, 23 Jul 2019 10:48:41 EST Out With the Old, In With the New: Reimagining Hospitality Classics to Adapt to Changing Guest Demands - By Adam Hoydysh, Vice President of Hotel Sales at Plum Plum In this digital age, few human experiences have resisted the influence of emerging technology. With each passing year, we witness the progressive evolution of capabilities and enhancements that, in many respects, change how we interact with the world. In the hospitality industry, hoteliers know they need to keep a pulse on emerging trends to avoid disappointing guests and falling behind competitors. Tue, 23 Jul 2019 10:45:46 EST