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STR: U.S. hotel results for week ending 18 November

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 11:45:37 GMT

The U.S. hotel industry reported positive year-over-year results in the three key performance metrics during the week of 12-18 November 2017, according to data from STR. In comparison with the week of 13-19 November 2016, the industry recorded the following:



Japan’s Hotel Okura Partners with Trinity Investments to Launch New Upscale Brand

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 17:02:00 GMT

Japan's Hotel Okura Co., Ltd. has come together with Trinity Investments, LLC, a Hawaii-based private real estate firm with much experience in the hospitality space, to create an exclusive joint venture called Nikko Style, an upscale select hotel brand that will soon be introduced throughout Japan.



SHARE Center crowns winners of 2017 STR Student Market Study Competition

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:56:35 GMT

STR's SHARE Center crowned a graduate team from Purdue University Northwest and an undergraduate team from West Virginia University as winners of the 2017 STR Student Market Study Competition at HX: The Hotel Experience in New York City. The competition featured 31 teams representing 26 colleges and universities from around the world. Each team selected a major metropolitan market to research and analyze in the months leading up to the conference. The teams were provided with guidance on market study presentations as well as a comprehensive set of reports and data from STR. The teams then presented their analysis at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center."This is the third year for the competition, and we're amazed that so many schools have embraced it as an experience they want their students to be involved with each year," said Duane Vinson, STR VP and assistant director of the SHARE Center. "Many schools hold internal competitions to determine the best student team to put forward to represent their school in New York. We're also seeing more international schools in the competition, with teams from Australia, China and Switzerland taking part this year."In the graduate division, Purdue University Northwest's winning team of Richard Chambers, Yeonju Bae, Madi Walker, Carolyn Sandrick, David Arredondo and Paul Money presented on the Denver hotel market. Team Purdue University Northwest's presentation was advised by Wendy Kasche, assistant professor and interim assistant dean for undergraduate programs in Purdue University Northwest's White Lodging School of Hospitality and Tourism Management."It has truly been an honor to mentor aspiring students in the third STR Student Market Study Competition," Kasche said. "The opportunity to work with real data and present before industry professionals has provided a rare and invaluable experience for these graduate students. We appreciate the opportunity to participate in such an exciting event, and I look forward to challenging new students in next year's event."



Marriott International Announces Partnership with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment in Canada

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:56:01 GMT

Marriott International, the country's leading lodging company, is proud to announce a multi-year partnership with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE), making Marriott International the preferred hotel company for the Toronto Maple Leafs.



Marcus® Hotels & Resorts Spreads Holiday Cheer with “12 Days of Marcus” Sweepstakes

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:51:06 GMT

Amidst decking the halls and spreading holiday cheer, Marcus® Hotels & Resorts is launching its first "12 Days of Marcus" sweepstakes with a grand prize consisting of experiences at multiple hotels, resorts, restaurants and theatres in Illinois and Wisconsin. The "12 Days of Marcus" sweepstakes allows individuals to gain entries for completing tasks such as visiting company websites, purchasing gift cards and engaging on social media, among other activities. The sweepstakes will start on Friday November 24, 2017 and end on Sunday, December, 31, 2017 at 11:59 PM CT.






Launch Of Oxford Cultural Collective Award (Thailand)

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 15:42:07 GMT

Nominations are now invited for the Oxford Cultural Collective Award, which will recognise the rising stars of the hospitality, food and beverage sectors across Thailand.



Redefining Customer Loyalty in 2018 | By Yunny Byun

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 15:34:47 GMT

How do you know you have loyal customers? Is the number of subscriptions to your loyalty program really the indicator? What motivates their loyalty?






Adria Hotel Forum 2018

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 11:13:29 GMT

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