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Aug152017

Hotel Data Conference consumer takeaways

The 9th annual Hotel Data Conference was held in Nashville Aug 8-11. I was not there. Data on the hotel industry intrigues me. I don’t follow it so much in the past couple years since it really makes little difference to Loyalty Traveler how much hotel chains make financially. My writing focus has been tailored…

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May272016

Hyatt House Dusseldorf 2017, Hyatt Place Frankfurt Airport 2018

Hyatt House Dusseldorf is slated for opening January 2017 with 102 apartment style rooms with kitchens, located in the ‘old town’ Altstadt district, close to the Rhine River. There are currently five other full-service Hyatt brand hotels in Germany with Grand Hyatt Berlin, Hyatt Regency Cologne, Hyatt Regency Dusseldorf, Hyatt Regency Mainz and Park Hyatt…

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Mar152016

InterContinental Venice Palazzo Nani to open early 2018

InterContinental Hotels has signed three new hotels in Europe with InterContinental Ljubljana in Slovenia, InterContinental Sofia in Bulgaria and InterContinental Venice Palazzo Nani to open in early 2018. InterContinental Venice Palazzo Nani will be a 51-room hotel conversion of a 16th century palace on the Cannaregio Canal. Hand-painted alfresco ceilings and hand-carved wooden beams will…

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Mar022016

Hyatt launches new hotel marketing brand Unbound Collection

Hyatt announced the Unbound Collection today as its new hotel brand for pseudo-independent hotels. Unbound Collection enters the boutique chain brand market space already occupied by Marriott’s Autograph Collection (about 100 hotels), Starwood Hotels Luxury Collection and Tribute Portfolio (6 hotels), Hilton’s Curio Collection (22 hotels), InterContinental Alliance Resorts (2 hotels) and Carlson Rezidor Quorvus…

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Feb132016

Blame Priceline and Expedia. Hotel industry experts say more hotel chain consolidation coming

What financial experts in the hotel industry say is driving the move for hotel chain consolidation is Expedia and Priceline. These two online travel agencies (OTAs) control most of the hotel distribution bookings globally, they gobble up their OTA competition and their share of hotel bookings distribution is growing globally. The Priceline Group “Priceline: With…

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