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Wyndham To Acquire AmericInn

Wyndham To Acquire AmericInn

Yesterday, the Wyndham Hotel Group announced plans to acquire the AmericInn hotel brand and its management company, Three Rivers Hospitality, from Northcott Hospitality for $170 million. AmericInn will become the 20th brand in Wyndham’s portfolio, joining shortly after the launch ...

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Ahead of the Curve: Groundbreaking Tech

Ahead of the Curve: Groundbreaking Tech

Nearly everyone has seen commercials for Amazon’s Echo. And most will admit they’re impressive. With the use of a simple “wake word”—“Alexa”—the voice-activated digital assistant can order pizza, turn on your lights, and play music, and many other conveniences. Launched ...

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Opportunities for Innovation: HITEC 2017

Opportunities for Innovation: HITEC 2017

Enthusiasm was high at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre this year for the 45th Annual HITEC show. More than 6,500 attendees from more than 65 countries enjoyed educational sessions, keynote speeches, and visited top hospitality technology companies at the event. ...

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AHLA’s “Search Smarter” Campaign Combats Booking Scams

AHLA’s “Search Smarter” Campaign Combats Booking Scams

Last week, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) launched the “Search Smarter” awareness campaign. Targeted directly at consumers, Search Smarter aims to help travelers avoid lost reservations, additional fees, and potentially ruined vacations caused by booking through a fraudulent ...

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The Tripling of Marriott’s Soft Brand Offerings

The Tripling of Marriott’s Soft Brand Offerings

When Marriott acquired Starwood last year, Marriott became the largest hotel company in the world. Post acquisition, Marriott now owns three soft brands, The Autograph Collection, The Luxury Collection, and The Tribute Portfolio. With the sudden tripling of the company’s soft ...

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