Hospitality Trends - Market News Market Hotel Industry News EN Hospitality Trends - Market News Tropical Smoothie Cafe To Develop More Than 30 New Cafes In Colorado Tropical Smoothie Cafe Inks Multi-Unit Deals to Expand Across State Mon, 9 Dec 2019 11:58:47 EST Hyatt Centric Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a franchise agreement with H176 Reykjavík ehf, a fully owned subsidiary of Icelandic real estate company Reitir fasteignafelag hf, to open the first Hyatt branded hotel in Iceland. Mon, 9 Dec 2019 11:57:28 EST Jumeirah Group to Manage Capri Palace in Italy Jumeirah The hotel, founded by Tonino Cacace, stands high above the Gulf of Naples and fully embodies the Italian Dolce Vita; with an authentic Capri style and sea views. Mon, 9 Dec 2019 11:55:00 EST Anantara Tozeur Resort Opens in Tunisia Anantara Hotels Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas makes its debut this month in North Africa with the opening of Anantara Tozeur Resort in the southwest of Tunisia. Mon, 9 Dec 2019 11:52:00 EST First Warner Bros. Hotel to Open on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi in 2021 Hotel News Resource Mira and Warner Bros. announced today that the world's first Warner Bros. branded hotel – The WB Abu Dhabi – is currently in development on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. Set to open in 2021, construction of the USD 112 million hotel is well underway and is now 40% complete. Mon, 9 Dec 2019 11:41:04 EST Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake Conroe-Houston, to Open in 2020 Margaritaville BENCHMARK To Operate First Margaritaville Resort in TX-Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake Conroe-Houston Mon, 9 Dec 2019 11:37:51 EST Princess Cruises Celebrates the Women of NASA at Dedication Ceremony Naming New Sky Princess Princess Cruises Inaugural Theme Honors Two Women Pioneers of U.S. Space Program Captain Kay Hire and Poppy Northcutt - Godmothers for Sky Princess Mon, 9 Dec 2019 11:33:19 EST Tru by Hilton Lehi Hotel Opens in Utah Tru by Hilton Located at 1776 Ashton Boulevard, the 112-room hotel is owned by Garn Development and managed by Lodging Dynamics Hospitality Group. Mon, 9 Dec 2019 11:30:47 EST Home2 Suites by Hilton Long Island Brookhaven Opens Home2 Suites The Home2 Suites by Hilton Long Island Brookhaven, located at 101 Boulevard East, Yaphank, NY, is just off the Long Island Expressway in Yaphank, and offers guests convenient access to Smith Point County Park, Hamptons, Baseball Heaven, and Brookhaven National Labs. Mon, 9 Dec 2019 11:29:20 EST Boathouse Capital Completes Investment in Fresh Dining Concepts Auntie Anne's Headquartered in Coral Gables, Florida, Fresh Dining Concepts is the third largest Auntie Anne's franchisee and operates over 50 in-line stores, baking kiosks and satellite retail units along the East Coast from New York to Florida. In addition to its Auntie Anne’s operations, the Company also operates several Cinnabon and Carvel stores. Mon, 9 Dec 2019 11:24:45 EST FCPT Announces Acquisition of LongHorn Steakhouse and Olive Garden Restaurant Properties From Pyramid Management Group for $3.3 Million Olive Garden The properties are outparcels to Salmon Run, a Pyramid-owned shopping, dining and entertainment destination located in Watertown, New York and are occupied under triple net leases with 4 years of weighted average term remaining. Mon, 9 Dec 2019 11:22:48 EST TripAdvisor Acquires SinglePlatform From Endurance International Group To Grow Its Digital Marketing Suite For Restaurants TripAdvisor TripAdvisor, Inc. (Nasdaq: TRIP last week announced the acquisition of leading menu management company SinglePlatform from Endurance International Group to help the more than five million restaurants listed on TripAdvisor attract more diners and offer a better guest experience. Mon, 9 Dec 2019 11:21:58 EST MM Grand Hotel Puebla Opens in Mexico Tapestry Collection by Hilton Tapestry Collection by Hilton last week announced the opening of MM Grand Hotel Puebla, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, representing the brand’s first property in Latin America and the Caribbean. Mon, 9 Dec 2019 11:20:28 EST Caesars Entertainment Completes Sale of the Rio to Dreamscape or $516.3 Million Caesars Entertainment Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: CZR) last week announced it has completed the previously announced sale of the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino to a company affiliated with Dreamscape Companies, which is owned and controlled by Eric Birnbaum, for $516.3 million. Mon, 9 Dec 2019 11:17:08 EST Great Scotland Yard Hotel Opens in London The Unbound Collection by Hyatt Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today the opening of the 152-room Great Scotland Yard hotel as part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt. Mon, 9 Dec 2019 11:13:17 EST ServingIntel Inc. is Pleased to Welcome Ross Plumberg ServingIntel ServingIntel Inc. is pleased to announce our newest Business Development Manager, Ross Plumberg. Mon, 9 Dec 2019 11:07:53 EST Marriott International Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) announced that it has completed its acquisition of Elegant Hotels Group plc. The announcement from Elegant and International Hotel Licensing Company S.à r.l. was issued over London's Regulatory News Service earlier today. Mon, 9 Dec 2019 11:04:50 EST Apple Hospitality REIT Announces Executive Leadership Transition Apple Hospitality REIT Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. (NYSE: APLE) last week announced Rachael Rothman, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has resigned from the Company effective December 6, 2019. Mon, 9 Dec 2019 10:57:05 EST Experience is the Best Teacher but a Lesson in Time Saves Nine! STAAH Dubai based Four Apple Hotels’, Saif Jugari, makes this insightful comment after completing a course from ARMA – especially designed for practicing revenue managers. Mon, 9 Dec 2019 10:54:30 EST DerbySoft Launches Payment Services in Partnership with Voxel Group DerbySoft DerbySoft announces an addition to the Connectivity Suite of services to include the newly launched Payment Connector in partnership with Voxel Group, the e-invoicing and payments leaders for the travel industry. Mon, 9 Dec 2019 10:42:43 EST