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IHG Plans First UK Kimpton in London

IHG is bringing its boutique Kimpton brand to the UK in late October with the opening of the Kimpton Fitzroy London.

Article by Jena Tesse Fox on hotelmanagement.net

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Moody’s: U.S. Occupancy Decline Not a Trend

STR recently reported that occupancy for the United States hotel industry declined in July for this first time in the past 12 months (-0.2 percent to 73.6 percent), fueled by a 1.9-percent decrease in demand.

Article by Alicia Hoisington on hotelmanagement.net

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How Hoteliers Navigate Evolving Distribution Channels

As hoteliers navigate the different distribution channels available to them, their goal is to guide guests to the one that costs their companies the least.

Article by Bryan Wroten on hotelnewsnow.com

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Hotel Marketers Look Beyond Usual Guest Demographics

It is time to finally place the tag “millennial” in the bottom drawer when it comes to discussing, analyzing and planning hotel development, marketing and distribution, according to hoteliers.

Article by Terence Baker on hotelnewsnow.com

U.S. Hotel Industry Commits to Giving Panic Buttons to Workers

An unprecedented gathering of major U.S. hotel leaders on Thursday announced a new industry-wide pledge to enforce stronger safety and security measures for their hotel employees.

Article by Deanna Ting on skift.com

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Katherine Lugar to Depart the AH&LA

The American Hotel & Lodging Association's President and CEO Katherine Lugar will depart the organization later this year to become president and CEO of the American Beverage Association.

Article by Elliott Mest on hotelmanagement.net

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Next-gen guests driving future of luxury development

Luxury brands are recognizing a shift in the industry as a younger consumer type is driving the segment, and brands aren’t afraid to branch out and develop in new markets for the first time.

Article by Dana Miller on hotelnewsnow.com

HITEC: Industry must think holistically about tech

Technology is vitally important to the overall success of the hotel industry, but the industry’s general approach to utilizing technology might be holding it back, according to a panel of experts speaking during the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition & Conference.

Article by Sean McCracken on hotelnewsnow.com

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5 things CEOs are saying about the hotel industry

When hotel leaders gathered earlier this month for the 40th annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, some top industry executives shared insights on what’s going on at their companies and the trends that are prevalent across the industry.

Article by Sean McCracken on hotelnewsnow.com

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IHG launches upscale conversion brand Voco

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) today launched Voco, its new upscale hotel brand, alongside announcing a first signing in Australia.

Article by Elliott Mest on hotelmanagement.net

Industry Events

December 03 - 04

Hosted by the Luxury Hotel Association, the eighth annual INSPIRE conference brings experts in upscale together to share, learn and improve their guests' experience. The two-day event will feature comprehensive strategies for improving luxury hotel operations. 

Hotel Technology Innovation Summit (HTIS)
December 04 - 05

HTIS in Dubai is an executive platform to discuss the key industry challenges of hoteliers to find technology related solutions to boost their Average Daily Rate (ADR), Revenue per available room (RevPAR), and the occupancy of the hotel. 

Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF)
February 11 - 13

GRIF is a three day annual restaurant investment event featuring an industry conference, culinary tours and valuable networking receptions. 

International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF)
March 02 - 04

The three-day event attracts senior leadership across the industry including nearly every major hotel chain CEO, global tourism ministers, investors and owners.