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Podcasts a New Frontier in Hotel Marketing

With podcasts like “Serial” and “S-Town” becoming major cultural touch points, it was only a matter of time before hotel companies started to look into the medium. Today, IHG and Marriott have both started producing hotel-related podcasts as a means ...

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Customers Are Happier with Hotels in 2017

The American Customer Satisfaction Index released a new travel report with good news for the lodging industry – customers are generally happier with hotels than they were a year ago. Guest satisfaction is up 2.7 percent from 2016, with an ...

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Hilton To Hire 20,000 Veterans and Military Family

Hilton To Hire 20,000 Veterans and Military Family

Hilton announced a new commitment to hire 20,000 veterans and military family members and caregivers by 2020, including spouses, dependents, and caregivers. The move builds on the first phase of Hilton’s “Operation: Opportunity” program through which the company committed to hiring ...

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Gatehouse Capital Breaks Ground on Marriott Hotel in Odessa, Texas

Gatehouse Capital Breaks Ground on Marriott Hotel in Odessa, Texas

DALLAS – The City of Odessa, Eofficial Enterprises, and Dallas-based Gatehouse Capital, broke ground on a seven-story, 218-room Marriott Hotel with a 67,500 square-foot conference center, a 365-space parking garage, a full-service Starbucks, and plans to refurbish the historic Ector Theater, ...

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Checking In With Bob Habeeb of FHG

Checking In With Bob Habeeb of FHG

As president and CEO of First Hospitality Group (FHG), Bob Habeeb is charged with growing and cultivating the Rosemont, Ill.-based company’s reputation as one of the nation’s top hotel developers and operators. In his recent discussion with LODGING, he describes ...

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