Hospitality Trends - Technology News Technology Hotel Industry News EN Hospitality Trends - Technology News Princess Cruises Appoints Leadership Team for Enchanted Princess A Year Before Officially Setting Sail in June 2020 Princess Cruises Princess Cruises has announced the leadership team for its newest ship, Enchanted Princess, a year before her debut. Captain Nick Nash and Captain Gennaro Arma will rotate as Captains of Enchanted Princess. Mon, 24 Jun 2019 12:39:56 EST FCPT The properties are located in Michigan and are leased to the corporate operator under triple- net leases with approximately 6 years of term remaining. Mon, 24 Jun 2019 12:34:57 EST $2.6 Billion Encore Boston Harbor Resort Opens Wynn Resorts The resort features a 210,000-square-foot casino; 15 dining and lounge venues; 671 guest rooms and suites including New England's largest standard hotel rooms; 50,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space; an ultra-premium spa; and a four-season, six-acre Harborwalk, featuring pedestrian and bike paths, picnic park, gazebo, viewing decks, waterfront dining, and lush green space with magnificent floral displays. Mon, 24 Jun 2019 12:23:40 EST Radisson Blu Hotel Prague Opens Radisson Blu Set in an original Art Nouveau building from the 19th Century, the hotel preserves historic features while adding a modern finish to its interior. Mon, 24 Jun 2019 12:19:24 EST Travel Industry Wire Airfare Prices on Average 7.7% Cheaper Than Last Year Mon, 24 Jun 2019 12:14:26 EST Leveraging Online Booking Engine for Small Groups - By Lauren Hall, Founder & CEO, IVvy IVvy The group booking process is broken. It’s a polarizing reality that all hospitality professionals know to be true. Group business - small groups, specifically - represent a wealth of potential revenue to hotels, but that revenue is often beyond tangible reach. Why? Because the operational structure put in place to support small group business was in desperate need of an update years ago – an update that it never received. Mon, 24 Jun 2019 12:03:08 EST Hotel Sales Negotiating Training, Circa 2020 - By Doug Kennedy Doug Kennedy As a conference speaker and trainer, I am finding that one of my most requested topics lately is hotel sales negotiating techniques. Based on the initial inquiries received, I get the impression that many hotel leaders still view negotiating as being a separate part of the selling process such as it was originally taught in 1990’s era training. Mon, 24 Jun 2019 11:47:06 EST 137 Room Rouge Hotel in Washington, D.C. Sold for $42.0 Million Pebblebrook Hotel Trust The contracted sale price reflects a 17.4x EBITDA multiple and a 5.0% net operating income capitalization rate based on the hotel’s operating performance for 2018. Mon, 24 Jun 2019 11:38:14 EST Eldorado And Caesars Merge in $17.3 Billion Transaction Eldorado Resorts Merger Creates the Largest Owner and Operator of U.S. Gaming Assets Mon, 24 Jun 2019 11:16:48 EST Sabre Kicks off Its 2019 Technology Exchange in Las Vegas Sabre Company showcases innovative, intelligent solutions at its premier customer event Mon, 24 Jun 2019 11:07:12 EST Airbus Celebrates Delivery of Its 12,000th Aircraft - an A220-100 to Delta Air Lines Airbus Canadian-made jet delivered to U.S.-based airline symbolises growing presence of Airbus in North America Mon, 24 Jun 2019 11:00:26 EST Passengers Want Governments to Focus on Sustainable Fuels to Cut Carbon IATA IATA called on European governments considering a Dutch proposal for an EU-wide tax on air tickets to listen to what their citizens want Thu, 20 Jun 2019 14:54:11 EST First SureStay Hotel Opens in the Philippines Best Western Best Western Hotels & Resorts announced today that the SureStay Hotel Group has reached yet another milestone with the opening of the first SureStay property in the Philippines: the SureStay Plus by Best Western AC LUXE Angeles City. Thu, 20 Jun 2019 13:16:21 EST Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Nashville Breaks Ground Four Seasons Hotels Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, The Congress Group Inc. and AECOM Capital today celebrated the groundbreaking of Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Nashville. Thu, 20 Jun 2019 13:00:11 EST The Breakfast Cafe Where Customers Don't Have to Pay - BBC BBC It's a normal morning at a busy north-east London cafe. Customers can sit down, enjoy a hearty breakfast and walk out - without paying Thu, 20 Jun 2019 12:44:38 EST Super 8 by Wyndham Seeks Aspiring Designer to Co-Create First-Ever Shared-Room Concept Super 8 Super 8 by Wyndham today announced a dream opportunity for young, aspiring designers with the launch of its first-ever ROOM8 Design Challenge. Centered on re-imagining a traditional hotel suite, the challenge looks to bring a fresh perspective to shared hotel accommodations and invites creative applicants to submit original design renderings for what will eventually become the brand's new ROOM8 (pronounced roommate) room concept. Thu, 20 Jun 2019 12:40:35 EST OYO Hotels to Invest $300 Million in the U.S. OYO Hotels Commits to invest $300 million in the U.S. for growth, headquarter talent, competency building and infrastructure development Thu, 20 Jun 2019 12:27:53 EST FAT Brands Completes Acquisition of Elevation Burger FAT Brands FAT (Fresh. Authentic. Tasty.) Brands Inc. (NASDAQ: FAT announced that it has successfully completed the acquisition of Elevation Burger for $10 million which was funded through a combination of sellers’ notes and cash. Thu, 20 Jun 2019 12:11:23 EST Ritz-Carlton Brand Coming to Portland, Pacific Northwest Ritz-Carlton The brand will manage 251 hotel rooms and 138 residential units within a nearly $600 million, 35-story tower that would have sweeping views of the city’s majestic landscape. Construction is expected to commence later this year, with an anticipated opening in early 2023. Thu, 20 Jun 2019 12:09:35 EST Papa John’s Under the agreement, Papa John’s will invest an additional $80 million in the long-term strength of its brand and domestic franchisees, beginning in the third quarter of fiscal 2019. Thu, 20 Jun 2019 11:48:27 EST