Saturday, 28 March 2015

California Dreaming: Spotlight on Long Beach

California Dreaming: Spotlight on Long Beach

Thanks to an ongoing renaissance, Long Beach, Calif., has become a go-to destination for the nation's meeting planners, and hoteliers are playing a role in powering the local economy By Jonathan Springston, AAHOA Lodging Business The AAHOA Annual Convention & Trade Show takes place this month at the Long Beach Convention Center & Entertainment Complex, nestled in the heart of California's seventh-largest city as well as the AAHOA South Pacific Region. Over the last decade, downtown Long Beach has been revitalized with many shopping and dining options. The Grand Prix of Long Beach, the Aquarium of the Pacific and an influx of mixed-use develo
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Industry News

Take It to the Bank

A co-branded credit card partnership with MasterCard is AAHOA's latest tactic to help members make money, save mo
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Report: U.S. Hotel Occupancy to Hit Record in 2015

Rising average daily rates - more than occupancy - to begin fueling RevPAR growth next year  The U.S. lodgin
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Extended-Stay Hotels Had "Exceptionally" Good Year

The U.S. extended-stay hotel industry had an “exceptionally” good 2014, according to The Highland Group,
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India News

Marriott Opens 12th Courtyard in India

image Marriott this week announced the opening of the 189-room Courtyard by Marriott Agra, the 12th Courtyard pro
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Third Hyatt Place Opens in India

image Hyatt Hotels Corporation and GHV Hotel Pvt Ltd announced Jan. 30 the opening of Hyatt Place Pune/Hinjewadi, which is
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Brands

La Quinta’s "Sol" Focus

Company will stay with one brand, growing through its new design Del Sol prototype as well as franchising By Judy
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EVEN Hotels Generates Pipeline

The upper midscale wellness brand to see three hotels open in 2015 as IHG works to recruit new franchisees By Jud
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Choice Accelerates New Growth Development

Choice Hotels announced this week that it signed 159 new construction hotel deals in 2014, a 70 percent increase over
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Trends & Issues

More Bookings on Brand.com

image HotelUpgrade incentives drive guests to hotel website By Judy Maxwell, for AAHOA Lodging Business Pranav Pate
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Study: Social Media Engagement Boosts Occupancy

image A study released this week by Medallia reveals that hotels that actively engage with social media reviews grow occupa
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People

Hotelier Comes Home

Rui Barros, Wyndham Hotel Group’s world traveler and now head of franchise operations in North America, refocus
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Carlson Rezidor CEO Rautio to Retire

David Berg to assume role on May 1 as part of c-suite restructuring Trudy Rautio, CEO of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Gr
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Hawkeye’s Ravi Patel Announces Congressional Candidacy

Hawkeye Hotels Principal and President Ravi Patel announced Monday that he is entering the race for Iowa's 1st Co
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Community

House Votes to Repeal Ambush Election Rule

image The House passed a resolution on March 19 to repeal the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ambush election rule. A
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AAHOA Raises the Bar for Annual Convention & Trade Show

image It's one of the nation's largest trade shows with more than 400 vendors, world-renown speakers, first-class I
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Gallery

Hunter Hotel Investment Conference, March 25-27, 2015, Atlanta, Ga.
Vantage Conference, Dec. 8-10, 2014, Las Vegas, Nev.
AAHOA Gulf Regional, Dec. 2, 2014, Little Rock, Ark.
AAHOA Upper Midwest Regional, Nov. 6, 2014, Schaumburg, Ill.

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