Maui hotels' average daily rate jumps to $500 a room during Christmas week

Maui hotels' average daily rate jumps to 0 a room during Christmas week
Maui hotel room rates dropped 5.1 percent during the Christmas holiday week, compared to last year, but the island's average daily rate reached $ 513.65 last week, the highest rate in Hawaii, according to Hospitality Advisors LLC and STR Inc. Maui …
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Telsey Advisory Group Initiates Coverage on Hyatt Hotels Co. (H)
Hyatt Hotels logo Research analysts at Telsey Advisory Group started coverage on shares of Hyatt Hotels Co. (NYSE:H) in a research note issued to investors on Monday, The Fly reports. The firm set a “market perform” rating on the stock. A hedge fund …
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Erawan focus on Philippines budget hotels to lower risk
Many negative factors in Bangkok in 2015 have driven SET-listed Erawan Group Plc (ERW) to expand its hotel business abroad and increase the number of budget hotels in a bid to reduce risks. The company expects to open 15 hotels under the budget Hop …
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New hotels add 1000 new rooms in 2015 in the Triangle, but more on the way

New hotels add 1000 new rooms in 2015 in the Triangle, but more on the way
The Triangle's hospitality market experienced a bit of a growth spurt in 2015 with 995 new hotel rooms added to its inventory – thanks in part to the four new hotels that opened in downtown Durham within six months of each other between spring and fall.
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Automation Claims Jobs of Phone Operators at New York Hotels
Though operators are an endangered lot, they still exist and can be found in some of New York City's larger hotels. There are 497 hotel telephone operators working in 161 of these establishments, according to the New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council …
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The Best Hotels For Domestic Business Travelers In 2016
A series of mergers and acqusitions across the hotel industry dramatically changed the course of business travelers this year, creating a smaller and more competitive market for the workforce in 2016. Despite the contraction, however, there are plenty …
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Edinburgh hotels 'most expensive' for New Year's eve
Edinburgh will be the most expensive city for a hotel room this New Year's Eve, a survey by Travel Magazine has found. The least expensive double room in a hotel rated at least three stars will cost 302 pounds ($ 447) in the Scottish capital on Thursday …
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What having Auburn in the Birmingham Bowl meant for local hotels
Each year, the Birmingham Bowl provides a big opportunity for the local hospitality industry to benefit from traveling fans from universities located outside the state of Alabama. This year, with in-state Auburn University playing in the game, many …
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China's hotels feel the pressure in a consolidated OTA market

China's hotels feel the pressure in a consolidated OTA market
Hotels in China are thinking long and hard about their future distribution strategies in light of the M&A activity and business co-operations between the leading OTAs. Their concerns resonate on a global scale and cover issues faced by hoteliers in …
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Warm weather increases occupancy in Grand Strand hotels
MYRTLE BEACH, SC- It was another beautiful day and that's been good for business. A lot of people are taking advantage of the weather by going to the beach. Researchers with Coastal Carolina University's Center for Resort Tourism predicted an increase …
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Rooms galore: Hotels that opened in 2015 in Miami-Dade
From luxury beachfront hotels to airport motels, a slew of new hostelries opened in Miami-Dade County this year, beckoning visitors. At least 11 hotels with 1,805 rooms launched in 2015. The majority are in Miami Beach, with some stretching out to …
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Answer Man: What if hotels fail? Costco rumors?
Today's batch of burning questions, my smart-aleck answers and the real deal: Question: So many hotels and motels are being built in Asheville. Some of them are bound to fail. Then what? Does the city have a bond or a provision for the hotel business …
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Jerusalem hotels report sharp drop in occupancies

Jerusalem hotels report sharp drop in occupancies
The capital's hotel industry is not the only sector to be hard hit by the ongoing violence. A spectrum of business owners have seen their profits cut in half since the terror wave commenced, necessitating a NIS 100 million emergency loan last month …
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The state rabbinate enforces illegal, discriminatory anti-Christmas policy in
Now it turns out that even during this year's Christmas, Israeli hotels continued to fear retaliation by the rabbinate and removal of their kashrut certifications should they dare place Christmas trees in their lobbies (or even in a privately reserved …
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ITC elevates Dipak Haksar as Chief Executive, Hotels division
ITC Hotels currently has over 100 properties across the country under four brands – 'ITC Hotels' in the luxury segment, 'WelcomHotel' in the upper-upscale segment, 'Fortune Hotels' in the upscale & mid-market space and 'WelcomHeritage' in the leisure …
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New hotel proposed near I-94 in Ypsilanti Township

New hotel proposed near I-94 in Ypsilanti Township
A new hotel is being proposed for vacant land near the South Huron Street exit on Interstate 94. Ypsilanti Township Planning Coordinator Joe Lawson said Fairfield Inn, a Marriott-owned company, is floating the idea. The plans are still in their …

The Best Airport Hotels in the Caribbean
Beach House, Turks and Caicos Islands Grace Bay beach, is Providenciales' most popular strand. And the slice of it that this boutique hotel sits on is just 10 minutes away, so you can have your toes in the sand (and a Turk's Head beer in your hand) in …
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24 Hotels to Follow on Instagram for an Instant Vacation
Need an escape? Take a vacation in an instant by adding these hotels to your Instagram feed. We found 24 dazzling hotels whose snaps boost drool-worthy oceanfront views, posh king-sized beds just begging to be flopped onto, and glitzy hotel bars.
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Hotels plan a quiet welcome for 2016
Traditionally, group bookings at restaurants and hotels are common during the Christmas-New Year week, considered to be a peak period for the hospitality sector. The grander celebrations usually include live-bands and entertainment troupes invited …
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Tourism surge puts shine on biz hotels, hostels
Japan's so-called business hotels are known for offering simpler rooms at more affordable prices than typical hotels. While they were traditionally patronized by budget-minded Japanese businessmen, frugal international travelers have caught on and are …
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Luxe Hotels Christmas Sunday brunch ideas
Chef Olivier from Luxe hotels is back with us. The Luxe hotels in West LA and Beverly Hills are open Christmas Day, and will be serving these dishes and more at their Sunday brunch. By: Jeffrey Thomas DeSocio. Posted:Dec 25 2015 10:26AM PST.
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4 Hotels Restaurants & Leisure Stocks to Buy Now

4 Hotels Restaurants & Leisure Stocks to Buy Now
This week, 4 Hotels Restaurants & Leisure stocks are improving their overall ratings on Portfolio Grader. Each of these stocks is rated an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”). This week, YUM! Brands, Inc. (YUM) pushes up from a C to a B rating. YUM!

Hyatt Hotels hacked
The hotel chain operator says malware infected its card payment processing system. Fred Katayama reports. △ Hide Transcript. ▷ View Transcript. Ho ho woes at Hyatt. Hyatt Hotels says its card payment systems were breached. It discovered the attack …
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