• Hyatt Sells 38 Select-Service Hotels
    Friday, 19 September 2014 11:21

    CHICAGO — Hyatt Hotels Corporation has unloaded 38 properties under its Hyatt Place and Hyatt House brands to a company organized by Dallas-based Lone Star Funds for approximately US$590 million.

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  • Kostuch Media Announces 2014 Pinnacle Winners
    Wednesday, 17 September 2014 11:58


    TORONTO — Kostuch Media Limited (KML), publisher of industry magazines Foodservice and Hospitality and Hotelier, has announced the 2014 winners of its prestigious Pinnacle Awards. Toronto-based King Street Food Company is this year’s Company of the Year (Eastern Canada) winner for Foodservice and Hospitality, while Vancouver-based Cactus Restaurants Ltd. is the Company of the Year winner (Western Canada); Mississauga, Ont.-based Choice Hotels Canada is the Company of the Year (National) for Hotelier.

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  • Deloitte Study: Loyalty Customers Expect Highly Secure Accounts
    Wednesday, 17 September 2014 11:30

    stock-creditcardNEW YORK — A recent Deloitte survey of loyalty program members revealed that the majority of members of travel and hotel programs expect the same level of security as a financial institution when it comes to protecting their account information.

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  • Cloud-Computing Is Not As Risky As Some May Think
    Friday, 12 September 2014 11:24

    data-defenderThere’s a lot less talk these days about cloud-computing being a risky business for hotel operations. But the growing trend to cloud-based services does not mean security and privacy concerns have been laid to rest.

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  • Keep Hotel Guests Safe From Fire, Theft and Injury
    Friday, 12 September 2014 11:15

    risky-businessVenturing out of the protective enclave of a home into the temporary digs of a hotel - however luxurious and welcome a reprieve - can be scary. Aside from fears of ongoing global threats to security, the prospect of a fire or personal theft can also give guests cause for concern. It's why today's hoteliers need to remain vigilant about security within their hotels, assiduously creating and updating plans to safeguard guests.

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