• President and CEO of HSMAI, Bob Gilbert Announces Retirement
    on July 19, 2024 at 6:54 pm

    Following 30 years of executive leadership for the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Americas, HSMAI Foundation and HSMAI Global, the organization is announcing the retirement of President and CEO, Bob Gilbert. A cherished and admired leader in the global hospitality industry, Gilbert has accelerated his retirement plan as a result of a serious health issue.

  • Could Amazon Become A Major Player In Travel?
    on July 19, 2024 at 2:17 pm

    Amazon, which boasted record-breaking sales during this week’s Prime Day event, made headlines for its travel-related offerings, something of a novelty for the company.

  • The Americas and Asia Pacific show growth in hotel pipeline activity
    on July 19, 2024 at 1:50 pm

    Two of the world regions, the Americas and Asia Pacific, showed a year-over-year increase in hotel pipeline activity at the end of the second quarter, according to June 2024 data from CoStar. CoStar is a leading provider of online real estate marketplaces, information and analytics in the property markets.

  • HITEC Rewind: Tim Hansen of Agilysys on Innovation and Guest Experience in Hospitality
    on July 19, 2024 at 11:44 am

    At HITEC 2024, Simone Puorto sat down with Tim Hansen, Vice President of Sales Hotels & Resorts at Agilysys. They discussed the latest trends in hospitality technology, the importance of guest choice, and the future direction of property management systems. This interview is part of our HITEC 2024 series, bringing you key insights from industry leaders.

  • The Future of Resorts: Magic 8 Ball Predictions for the Next Decade
    on July 19, 2024 at 11:05 am

    The hospitality industry, particularly the resort sector, is on the cusp of significant transformations. Over the next decade, technological advancements, changing consumer preferences, and a heightened focus on sustainability will redefine the landscape of resorts. This article delves into the key trends and predictions shaping the future of resorts, offering insights into what guests and industry stakeholders can expect in the coming years.

  • Primland, Auberge Resorts Collection Unveils Property Refresh
    on July 19, 2024 at 9:42 am

    Primland, Auberge Resorts Collection, a premier resort nestled in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, today debuts a significant redesign effort that redefines back-to-nature luxury and sensibility in the Southeast. In collaboration with renowned design firm, Chad Dorsey Design, the renovation introduces fully refreshed public spaces, a new signature restaurant, Leatherflower, as well as two brand new Mountain Top Tree House Suites, representing the ultimate in elevated accommodations overlooking the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains.

  • HITEC Rewind: Amadeus’ Joe Youssef on Data and AI in Hospitality
    on July 19, 2024 at 8:00 am

    At HITEC 2024, Simone Puorto had an insightful conversation with Joe Youssef, Executive Vice President of Commercial for North America at Amadeus. They discussed the evolving role of technology in hospitality, the impact of data on decision-making, and the future trends shaping the industry. This interview is part of our HITEC 2024 series, bringing you key insights from leading industry experts.

  • Virgin Limited Edition Joins Preferred Hotels & Resorts’ Legend Collection
    on July 19, 2024 at 7:26 am

    Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand, is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with Virgin Limited Edition. With immediate effect, Mont Rochelle (Franschhoek, South Africa), Necker Island (Necker Island, British Virgin Islands), The Lodge (Verbier, Switzerland), Ulusaba (Sabi Sand, South Africa), Mahali Mzuri (Maasai Mara, Kenya), Son Bunyola Hotel & Villas (Mallorca, Spain), The Branson Beach Estate (Moskito Island, British Virgin Islands), Kasbah Tamadot (Asni, Morocco) and Finch Hattons Luxury Safari Camp (Tsavo National Park, Kenya), set to go live on the website soon, are part of Preferred Hotels & Resorts’ prestigious Legend Collection. As the ultimate portfolio of exceptional properties in the world’s most remarkable destinations, the Legend Collection is globally sophisticated and culturally refined with singular properties that feature exquisite accommodations, stellar and intuitive personal service, renowned dining, and exceptiona...

  • Show Me You Know How to Value a Hotel
    on July 19, 2024 at 7:13 am

    Take my hotel valuation quiz, and if you come within 5% plus or minus of the value, I will send you a free copy of my Hotel Market Analysis and Valuation Software—a $250 value—and recognize your achievement in my next Rushmore on Hotel Valuation newsletter. If you don’t come up with the correct value, I will give you a $200 off coupon so you can purchase the software for $50. So everyone is a winner!!

  • Harmonizing AI and Human Touch in Hotel Management: Overcoming Challenges and Embracing Opportunities
    on July 19, 2024 at 7:12 am

    In the rapidly evolving hospitality industry, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming an increasingly valuable tool for hotels. However, implementing AI solutions comes with its own set of challenges.