The Power Of Pent-Up Demand
Executives Express Optimism For Recovery During BITAC Symposium Panel

Citing pent-up demand for travel and increased future bookings, as well as a recent uptick in performance, a trio of hotel executives expressed optimism about a lodging industry recovery occurring sooner than later. Speaking on a panel entitled “Executive Outlook: Assessing The Current Lodging Industry Landscape,” Ron Pohl, COO, Best Western Hotels & Resorts; Bradley Wiens, President, True North Hotel Group; and Brent Rumsey, vp, franchise operations, RLH Corporation, all …

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MARKHAM, ONTARIO—Ensuring a frictionless guest experience from booking to check out and beyond is critical in today’s new normal. Thankfully, Maestro is one of only …

PARSIPPANY, NJ– Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchising company with over 8,900 hotels across nearly 95 countries, today announces the opening of Turtle …

CHICAGO—First Hospitality, a national hotel management, acquisition, development, and consulting company, announces the appointment of Jason Hutcheson to vice president of investments. Hutcheson brings over …

NORWALK, CT– HEI Hotels & Resorts, a leading hospitality investment and management company, announced today the creation of a C-suite of HEI veterans to facilitate …

As part of its ongoing commitment to the safe return of travel and to allow for a swift return to business, Radisson Hotel Group launches …

NEWTON, MA–Sonesta International Hotels Corporation (Sonesta) today announced the launch of its renewed global hotel franchising organization. Less than ten days after completing its acquisition …

IRVING, TX—Spire Hospitality, a nationally recognized third-party hotel management company, has expanded its portfolio’s geographic footprint to New Jersey with the addition of Marriott Park …

PLANO, TX–Aimbridge Hospitality, the leading, global, third-party hotel management company has been selected by owners Ethan Capital to manage the newly opened 288 room property. …

DALLAS–The continued rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations and additional stimulus funds have strengthened the foundation for the recovery of the U.S. lodging industry.  According to the …

FAIRFIELD, NJ–Paramount Hotel Group, a full-service third- party hotel management company, announced today that it has promoted three longtime team members to high level positions …

ROCKVILLE, MD– Choice Hotels International, Inc. today unveiled the new Comfort Rise & Shine prototype as the next milestone for its flagship, upper midscale brand. The …

WASHINGTON–The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG) today announced that the two organizations have signed an agreement for HTNG …

BELLEVUE, WA–Premier Capital Associates, LLC is excited to announce the addition of Michelle Doornink as Vice President.  Michelle will work to expand the firm’s advisory …

JACKSON HOLE, WY–Rachel Jacobs has been appointed to Executive Chef/Director of Food & Beverage of the 203-room, newly renovated Snow King Resort, according to General …

NEW YORK–Highline Hospitality Partners (HHP), the hospitality investment platform launched by Highline Real Estate Partners (HREP), has added their third property with the acquisition of …

MARKHAM, ONTARIO—For decades, hoteliers have been challenged with protecting their hotel assets from threats, including fraudulent chargeback claims and guests presenting false identification at check-in. …

COLUMBUS, OH–Red Roof, the leader in economy lodging, announced the opening of the Red Roof Inn Cullman, located at 6349 Alabama Highway 157, Cullman, Ala. …

ATLANTA–Officials of R.M. Woodworth & Associates (RMWA), a leading provider of customized lodging research, today announced the admission of three associates to the firm.  Henry …

KOHLER, WI—Kohler Hospitality & Real Estate, part of Kohler Co., a leading manufacturer of kitchen and bath plumbing products, is pleased to announce the appointments …

WASHINGTON–The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today expressed support for bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Representatives Bill Posey (R-Fla.) and Charlie Crist (D-Fla.) that …

NEW YORK – March 22, 2021 – Tarsadia Capital, LLC, together with certain of its affiliates and the funds it manages (“Tarsadia” or “we”), is …

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA–Soul Community Planet (SCP) has announced the purchase of the 138-room Hilo Seaside Hotel, located in Hilo, Hawaii.  The hotel will undergo …

SAN FRANCISCO–JLL announced today Andrea Grigg will assume the role of Head of Global Asset Management, Hotels & Hospitality, reporting directly to Hotels Global CEO, …

ALPHARETTA, GA–HP Hotels, a full-service third-party hotel management company, announced today that it has added Ed Robison to its executive team to serve as the …

CHICAGO–Sable at Navy Pier, which marks the 100th property milestone for Curio Collection by Hilton, a portfolio of one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts in premier destinations …