OTEC Welcomes New Manager

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TORONTO — Shurland George is the new manger of education and skills development at the Ontario Tourism Education Corporation (OTEC). “Working closely with Ontario’s...

Well-trained Staff and Effective Technology Keep Hotel Guests Secure

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When Michael Jorgensen heard a loud noise on the morning of April 15, he figured it was due to nearby construction. The GM of The Westin Copley...

Atlific Hotels Boosts Management Contracts

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Philippe Gadbois summarizes 2012 with three simple words: “pretty damned good.” According to the SVP of Operations at Atlific Hotels, the name of the game for a...

Mickael Damelincourt Joins Trump International Hotel, Washington D.C.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Mickael Damelincourt is the new managing director of the Trump International Hotel, Washington D.C., set to open in September. Damelincourt has been with Trump Hotels...

Gang Green

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Foward-looking hotels join the blooming environmental movement As an industry selling luxury, convenience and escape, often via large properties that have traditionally had a significant environmental footprint,...

Hotel Companies are Consolidating to Remain Competitive

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It’s no secret that the global hotel industry is currently in a state of flux. As online travel agencies (OTAs) such as Expedia and other industry disruptors...

A New Day: Profiling Groupe Germain New VP

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Although he’s been in the business for years, Didier Obeuf’s newest post is a unique and exciting challenge. The new vice-­president of...

Guest Supply Acquires Gilchrist & Soames

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MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J. — Guest Supply, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sysco Corporation, has acquired Gilchrist & Soames, the luxury personal care amenity providers for the hospitality...

Amadeus to Acquire TravelClick

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PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Amadeus has agreed to acquire TravelClick from Thoma Bravo, a private equity investment firm, for US$1.52 billion. TravelClick, which is headquartered in New York City,...

Hotelier – Kamal Naamani

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General Manager, Fairmont Dubai, UAE  It’s been another big year for oil, but then again, when hasn’t it? Lucky for select nations in the Persian Gulf basin,...