International Hotel News

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HUALUXE Hotels and Resorts Forges Ahead with Eight Signings in First Five Months after Brand Launch

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s largest hotel companies and the biggest international hotel company in Greater China, today announced its first set of signings for the new HUALUXE Hotels and Resorts brand. Eight management contracts have been signed since the brand launch earlier this year, including hotels in Beijing and Shanghai, as well as six emerging business and leisure destinations across the country.

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School of Hotel Administration Introduces Next Level of Hospitality – Higher Learning With Cornell Advanced Programs

As hospitality managers and organizations tackle today’s challenges, it is more important than ever to understand how strategic decisions regarding personnel, marketing, revenue and demand management affect the bottom line. Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration is addressing these challenges with its new executive-level, topic-specific Cornell Advanced Programs. Designed to equip industry leaders with hospitality current trends, industry innovations and access to a network of international colleagues, Cornell Advanced Programs are four-day, intensive courses providing deep understanding in specific topics related to hospitality management.

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Cornell Hospitality Quarterly Article Highlights Effects of Corporate Culture on Hotel Performance

A study published in the August 2012 Cornell Hospitality Quarterly (CQ) identifies certain corporate cultures that are connected to favorable hotel operating results—and other cultures that seem to hold down revenues. The study, “The Relationship among Corporate Culture, Strategic Orientation, and Financial Performance,” was conducted by HyunJeong (Spring) Han, who was a visiting scholar at the Cornell School of Hotel Administration. By special arrangement with Sage Publications, the article is available at no charge from the Cornell Center for Hospitality Research, which produces the CQ in conjunction with Sage.

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The Okura Prestige Taipei Opens August 3rd

New Modern Luxury Hotel in the Heart of Taipei (Tokyo, Japan – August 2nd, 2012) The Okura Prestige Taipei opens August 3rd as the newest addition to international luxury hotel group Okura Hotels & Resorts. “We could not be prouder to introduce this new hotel, the second of our new […]

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Third Tower Construction Begins at Marriott’s Grand Chateau in Las Vegas

Marriott Vacation Club announces the start of construction on the third tower at Marriott’s Grand Chateau, located at 75 East Harmon Avenue just off the world famous Las Vegas Strip. Maintaining the design inspiration of Southern France from the existing two towers, the 37-story, third tower will add 223 one-, two- and three-bedroom villas for a total of 643 villas at the property with occupancy beginning in mid-2014.

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Positioning Your Investment for Growth – RHIC 2012 Conference Programme Announced

Russia & CIS Hotel Investment Conference (RHIC) will take place on October 15-17, 2012, at the Radisson Royal Hotel Moscow. Now in its eighth year, RHIC has become the region’s largest hotel industry gathering. The conference will bring together top-level executives from all areas of the industry including investors, developers, brands, operators, financiers, advisors and government officials – all with one common purpose: to do business in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

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Hotels und Reiseportale im Preisabsprach-Verdacht – Britische Behörde: Praxis in gesamter Branche verbreitet

(London, 01. August 2012) Die britische Wettbewerbshüterin Office of Fair Trading (OFT) ermittelt gegen die Online-Reiseplattformen und Expedia sowie die Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG). Dies berichtet die Nachrichtenagentur Pressetext. Laut ihrer Beschwerde gab es zwischen den Unternehmen Preisabsprachen für Hotelzimmer, die nur die Übernachtung (“Room only”) inkludieren. “Sehr wahrscheinlich […]

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Glion Institute of Higher Education launches a unique Master of Science in International Hospitality Finance

Glion Institute of Higher Education is launching a new Master of Science in International Hospitality Finance starting January 2013. The 1-year program follows current trends in higher hybrid learning which offers six months of on-campus courses and another six months of online courses. Students will be able to further develop and hone their skills in financial decision-making and in finding innovative solutions to complex financial challenges which are relevant to the hospitality industry. The maximum enrollment for this new program is 30 students for the first intake in January 2013.

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