Noble Acquires the Homewood Suites by Hilton Salt Lake City | Downtown

Noble Investment Group ("Noble") today announced the acquisition of the Homewood Suites by Hilton Salt Lake City | Downtown prominently located in Salt Lake City's central business and entertainment district.
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Cassis on thé Sea

A few weeks ago as the seasons were changing places. a moment was shared with our friends Laurie-Annya and Ian in Cassis Crystal blue a few puff clouds smooth sea.                         [Author: French la Vie]
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Jobs for FullStack Developers in Canada

 VanHack is hiring more than a hundred Sr FullStack Developers to work for an amazing, fast-growing company in Calgary, Canada. Start remotely, then relocate to Canada.  Listen to  Alan Pozo Rosadio  and apply today! Visit the job post for all the details at [Author: Andy Rodriguez]
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Hawaii Supreme Court strikes down 'gut and replace' practice, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee approves Connor as U.S. Attorney, $800M could come to Thirty Meter Telescope following new report, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii Supreme Court ©2021 All Hawaii NewsHawaii Supreme Court strikes down ‘gut and replace’ legislative lawmaking practice. The state Supreme Court on Thursday dealt a blow to the legislative lawmaking practice known as “gut and replace,” ruling that the Legislature is required to hold three separate hearings in both the House and the Senate after a bill no longer resembles its original intent. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Associated Press.Senate Judiciary approves Clare Connors as U.S...
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About Time Bar, Sydney

What happens when 7 bartenders join force and open a temporary bar? About Time on Bligh Street combines the skills of bartenders from the Baxter Inn, The Roosevelt, Opera Bar, Stone & Wood, Liquid & Larder with a range of cocktails and Australian BBQ food with 90's tunes in a space that was entirely constructed by the owners.
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Oil gains as supply concerns loom after OPEC+ output plan | Reuters

Oil gains as supply concerns loom after OPEC+ output plan | Reuters Crude prices settled higher on Friday fuelled by renewed supply concerns after OPEC+ producers rebuffed a U.S. call to accelerate output increases even as demand nears pre-pandemic levels.Brent crude rose $2.20 to settle at $82.74 per barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude (WTI) gained $2.46 to $81.27.The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and allies including Russia, collectively known as OPEC+, agree...
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Government support is vital for aviation to achieve carbon-neutral goals, says GlobalData

Airlines and the wider aviation industry will struggle to meet ambitious carbon neutral targets alone. Governments must act by providing significant investment following COP26 to ensure meaningful action occurs, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
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US Hotel Occupancy at 25-Week Low, But Performance Looks a Lot Like 2010

U.S. hotel occupancy dropped to a 25-week low in the week ending Oct. 30, but comparisons to past years indicate that industry performance is not far off pre-pandemic levels.
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These are the airlines - and airports - most likely to experience delays or cancelations

AP Photo/Eugene Garcia A new study reveals the airlines and airports that are the most likely to experience flight delays or cancelations. The study looked at a two-year period from July 2019 to July 2021 to capture pre-pandemic and pandemic flying. Allegiant Air and Newark Liberty International Airport are the entities most likely to have a flight disruption. Airlines have had a rough couple of months with delays and cancelations, with many major US carriers experiencing operational ...
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In the Span of a Year, Aimbridge Hospitality’s Growth in Full Service, Lifestyle, and Luxury & Resorts Verticals Accelerates

Aimbridge Hospitality, a leading global hospitality company, has grown in the Full Service, Lifestyle-Soft Brand & Independent, and Luxury & Resorts verticals, adding a combined 47 properties in these verticals in 2021. As experts in these verticals, Aimbridge is finishing strong in what has been a challenging year for the i ndustry, driving operating performance for hotels and strong outcomes for owners.
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Hospitality Ventures Management Group (HVMG) Announces Initial Results of Talent Acquisition Center of Excellence (TACOE) Initiative

Hospitality Ventures Management Group (HVMG), an Atlanta-based, private hotel management and investment company, today announced the initial results of its Talent Acquisition Center of Excellence (TACOE), a new strategic initiative designed to source property level talent and support as well as accelerate the hiring process for its hotels. This centralized effort also was created in part to take some of the recruiting and on-boarding processes off HVMG general managers, given all they are...
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Cornell Webinar: The Choice - Industry Leaders Envision the Future of Food & Beverage

Lecturer Lilly Jan of the Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration continues to invite leaders to share their candid thoughts in a series of panel discussions on getting through the pandemic, moving forward, and creating a better future for the embattled food and beverage industry.
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Cornell Webinar: Serving Sustainability: Boost Your Plant-Based Cuisine Confidence

Plant-based cuisine is the food industry’s fastest-growing segment, moving far beyond its natural food co-op roots and limited options. According to a recent industry report, the total plant-based marketplace has now reached $5.6 billion and is growing 29% annually — nearly double the rate of the food and beverage market. Yet its popularity isn’t being driven by animal welfare advocates alone; whether vegan, vegetarian, or “flexitarian,” people are seeking healthier diets and more environ...
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HNtv INSIDERS - MOHG's Monika Nerger in conversation with Accor's Floor Bleeker

During this informal video chat, MOHG's Monika Nerger, Global Chief Information Officer at Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group and Accor's Chief Technology Officer, Floor Bleeker, talk about how the pandemic is driving change throughout hotel organizations like Accor and Mandarin Oriental. Topics covered include enabling the digital workspace, strategies & challenges in recruiting new talent in tech, the ups & downs of virtual team meetings. Floor and Monika reflect on HTNG's recent merger with...
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What Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, UBS Say About Oil After OPEC+ Move - Bloomberg video

What Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, UBS Say About Oil After OPEC+ Move - Bloomberg OPEC+ stuck to its guns and maintained its modest output boost for December as the alliance shunned calls from key consumers to pump more. President Joe Biden has been a vocal advocate of a larger supply increase and the decision from the group prompted the U.S. to say it would consider a wide range of tools to deal with prices. Brent rose Friday after sinking this week.Here’s what some analysts had to say about th...
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#Kuwait nominates former governor as new OPEC chief, sources say | Reuters

Kuwait nominates former governor as new OPEC chief, sources say | Reuters Kuwait has nominated its former governor to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Haitham al-Ghais, to lead the oil producer group after Mohammad Barkindo's term as secretary general, two sources close to the matter said.Nigerian Barkindo, whose is due to step down at the end of July next year, took OPEC's top job in mid-2016 and was granted a second three-year term in 2019.Al-Ghais is the only ca...
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Restaurant Reservations Technology – The End Goal is Comfort

Over the past year, restaurant organizations have been reminded of the importance of efficient restaurant reservations processes. In recent times with calls for social distancing and making creative use of space, a common denominator has endured; that no matter what the conditions happen to be, the end goal for a reservations process should always be about comfort. This applies as much to staff as it does to guests and represents the one factor that will always be important even as the in...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Marvelous Maui Sunset

Mahalo to Jesse Maldonado for sharing this fantastic shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Jesse tells us that this marvelous scene was captured in July from Maui. Happy Aloha Friday! The post Aloha Friday Photo: Marvelous Maui Sunset appeared first on Go Visit Hawaii.
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Oil rises after OPEC+ rebuffs U.S. call to boost output | Reuters

Oil rises after OPEC+ rebuffs U.S. call to boost output | Reuters Oil prices rose above $81 a barrel on Friday after OPEC+ producers rebuffed a U.S. call to raise supply to cool the market, sticking to plans for a gradual increase in output after cuts made in the face of the coronavirus crisis.Brent crude rose 52 cents, or 0.65%, to $81.06 a barrel by 1200 GMT. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude gained 64 cents, or 0.81%, to $79.45 after rising as high as $80.17.The OPEC+ group of major produc...
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Meliá Hotels International Reports Third Quarter 2021 Results

Meliá continues along the road to recovery in the 3rd quarter, increasing revenues (+161.7%) and EBITDA (+329.1%) compared to the same period in 2020, thanks to an optimisation of rates, strict cost control and digital strength that compensated the persistent irregularity in occupancy.
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Choice Hotels International Reports 2021 Third Quarter Results

Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's largest lodging franchisors, today reported its results for the three months ended September 30, 2021.
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MGM Resorts International Reports Third Quarter 2021 Financial and Operating Results

MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) ("MGM Resorts" or the "Company") today reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2021.
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Nearly 2-in-5 Hospitality Workers Considering or Have Plans to Leave Their Job in the Next Two Months

New research released today by Medallia, Inc., the global leader in customer and employee experience, reveals that 38% of hospitality workers say they’re considering or already have plans to leave their jobs in the next two months. This and other insights are available in the full report, Global Staffing Report: Employee Experience Impacts Hospitality, released today by Medallia Zingle, the leading intelligent messaging provider used by some of the world’s biggest hospitality brands.
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Why staff engagement is critical to your hotel success

There’s plenty of evidence, both anecdotal and statistical, to show an actively engaged and motivated staff will dramatically improve a guest’s attitude which ultimately translates to the success of your business. So how do we achieve this while the hospitality sector is faced with the challenge of skilled labour shortage?
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HSMAI Foundation Tackles Hospitality Talent Crisis by Aggregating Best Practices

The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Foundation is now accepting submissions for recognition in talent best practices. As the hospitality industry continues to face talent challenges around the globe, the HSMAI Foundation is seeking organizational best practices to see how companies are innovating and changing their approaches to traditional ways to recruit, hire and develop hospitality sales, marketing, and revenue professionals.Categories for submissions f...
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Crestline to Lease and Manage the el PRADO Hotel in Palo Alto, CA

Crestline Hotels & Resorts, LLC (“Crestline”) announced today that it has been selected by Ferrado US to lease and manage el PRADO Hotel, a luxury boutique property offering a selection of well-appointed guestrooms and suites as well as 5,939 square feet of function space, perfect for weddings, social events, and business meetings.
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Summit Hotel Properties Acquires NewcrestImage 27-Hotel Portfolio for $822M

Summit Hotel Properties has entered into a definitive contribution and purchase agreement to acquire a 27-hotel portfolio totaling 3,709 guestrooms, two parking structures and various financial incentives through its existing joint venture with GIC for total consideration of $822 million from affiliates of NewcrestImage.
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Rugby World Cup France 2023 Organising Committee chooses ResaEvents as Official Accommodation Bank

At the “Destination France Summit”, hosted in Paris in the presence of President Emmanuel Macron, the Organising Committee of Rugby World Cup 2023, which will take place in France from 8 September to 28 October 2023, has announced the deployment of its official hotel reservation platform for the event. ResaEvents, a subsidiary of Accor Group, world leader in hospitality, will bring together nearly 700 independent and chain hotels from across France, which will be made available through an...
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Celebrating the life of Arne Sorenson | By Iqbal Ahmed

At the beginning of this year, I hadn’t heard from Arne Sorenson for a week or so and had a heavy sense of foreboding that something was seriously wrong. I soon learnt that he had stepped back from his role as the CEO of Marriott International, which confirmed my suspicion that his health had taken a turn for the worse. A couple of weeks later, a former colleague broke the dreadful news to me of Arne's death.
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Why Commercial Teams Must Learn To Trust The Science | By Lloyd Biddle

We have been inundated with calls to trust the science since the pandemic began. Similarly, we consistently hear from hotel commercial teams that they have significantly fewer resources available these days. This requires them to rely more on technology and automation than they have in the past. Thus, GMs, directors, and managers of sales and revenue management are urged to trust the science behind the systems that they use. But let’s explore what is necessary for them to take this leap o...
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