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3/27/2017
TravelClick Launches Media Intelligence Platform to Drive Direct Booking Revenue for Hotels
March 27, 2017 - TravelClick, a global provider of innovative, cloud-based and data-driven solutions for hotels to maximize revenue, announced the launch of the hospitality industry’s only Media Intelligence Platform.



3/24/2017
Hilton Appoints Chief Customer Officer
March 24, 2017 - Hilton has named Jonathan (Jon) Witter as chief customer officer. In this newly created role, he will oversee the global brands, marketing, loyalty & partnerships, IT and strategy teams.



3/23/2017
Ocean Park Inn Chooses Agilysys rGuest® Solution Suite to Strengthen Operations and Enhance Guest Service
March 23, 2017 - Agilysys, Inc., a leading global provider of next-generation hospitality software solutions and services, announced that Ocean Park Inn in San Diego has selected Agilysys’ next-generation cloud-based rGuest® Stay property management system and the rGuest® Pay payment solution to strengthen operations and enhance guest service at the 72-room boutique hotel.



3/23/2017
HFTP Launches New Multi-Event Mobile App for Expanding HITEC Brand
March 23, 2017 - Gearing up for its first Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®) of 2017, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) is excited to announce the launch of its new HITEC 2017 multi-event mobile app – an additional benefit to tailor individual experiences for HITEC attendees.



3/23/2017
TravelClick Wins More than 130 Awards for Website Design in 2016
March 23, 2017 - TravelClick, a global provider of innovative, cloud-based and data-driven solutions for hotels to maximize revenue, earned 136 awards for website design in 11 competitions throughout 2016.



3/22/2017
HFTP’s HITEC Amsterdam High Pre-registration Count Illustrates Hospitality Vitality – Stakeholders’ Support for the Industry
March 22, 2017 - With the 600+ pre-registered attendees for next week’s inaugural HITEC Amsterdam, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) is interpreting the strong interest as a sign of vitality for the hospitality industry and its stakeholders.



3/21/2017
David Cox to Lead Springer-Miller’s Industry-Leading Support Team
March 21, 2017 - Springer-Miller Systems (SMS), one of the leading provider of guest-centric hospitality and spa management systems, announced David Cox has joined Springer-Miller Systems as senior director of support.



3/21/2017
Marriott Announces Investment in PlacePass, a Travel Experiences Solution
March 21, 2017 - Marriott International, Inc., a leader in providing guests with customized experiential travel opportunities, announced it has invested in PlacePass, a pioneering provider of travel technology solutions offering travelers a leading online meta-search platform for in-destination experiences.



3/21/2017
Movenpick Hotels & Resorts Becomes First Hotel Group To Globally Implement Oracle Hospitality OPERA Cloud Amidst Accelerated Growth Phase
March 21, 2017 - Oracle announced the successful implementation of Oracle Hospitality OPERA Cloud property management software at over 30 Movenpick hotels in 10 countries across Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Europe.



3/21/2017
Marriott International Maps Future Growth at Investor Day Growing Global
March 21, 2017 - Marriott International will unveil the company's three-year growth plan, which includes opening approximately one hotel every 14 hours around the world, at its meeting with security analysts and institutional investors at the New York Marriott Marquis. 



3/21/2017
SiteMinder Receives a Top hotel Star Award for the Third Straight Year
March 21, 2017 - SiteMinder, one of the global hotel industry’s leading cloud platforms, was announced a recipient of its third consecutive Top hotel Star Award, as voted on by readers of Germany’s most widely-circulated trade publication, Top hotel, for its online distribution platform, The Channel Manager.



3/20/2017
Saybrook Point Inn Treats Guests to High Speed Internet Services from Comcast Business
March 20, 2017 - Comcast Business announced that Saybrook Point Inn, a luxury Connecticut inn featuring elegant accommodations, fine dining and premier spa services, is using Comcast Business Ethernet, Internet, Phone and Video offerings to provide guests with high-quality technology services as well as improve inn operations.



3/20/2017
Digital Signage Expo 2017 Announces Limited Seating for Guided Installation Tour & Industry Roundtables
March 20, 2017 - Digital Signage Expo (DSE), one of the world’s largest international trade show and educational conference dedicated to digital displays, interactive technology and digital communications networks announced that its popular Guided Installation Tour and many of its Industry Roundtable Discussion Groups, all of which feature limited seating, and are on the verge of selling out.



3/20/2017
29th annual Hunter Hotel Investment Conference set to host Nation’s Lodging Leaders in Atlanta, March 22 – 24, 2017
March 20, 2017 - Event organizers with the 29th annual Hunter Hotel Investment Conference, one of the nation’s top hotel investment conferences, are preparing for the most informative conference to date on March 22 – 24, 2017, at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.  With a line-up of the most recognizable names in hospitality and travel, the conference attracts the highest percentage of hotel owners and investors of any major hotel conference.



3/17/2017
RLHC Integrates its Hello Rewards App with Concur to Simplify Business Travel
March 17, 2017 - RLHC (Red Lion Hotels Corporation) announced the integration of the Hello Rewards app with Concur®, one of the leading providers of spend management solutions and services. Now available in the Concur App Center, RLHC will provide Concur clients with easy access to stay folios and an enhanced presence on Concur systems.



3/17/2017
Wyndham Worldwide Prices $300 Million of Senior Unsecured Notes due 2024 and $400 Million of Senior Unsecured Notes due 2027
March 17, 2017 - Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (the "Company") announced the pricing of the public offering of $300 million aggregate principal amount of its senior unsecured notes due 2024 (the "2024 Notes") and $400 million aggregate principal amount of its senior unsecured notes due 2027 (the "2027 Notes" and collectively with the 2024 Notes, the "notes").



3/16/2017
Canyon Ranch Founders Step Down from Pioneering Brand after Nearly 40 Years
March 16, 2017 - Canyon Ranch founders Melvin and Enid Zuckerman, along with Jerrold Cohen, announced their retirement from the legacy brand after nearly 40 years.



3/15/2017
Bulk TV Continues its Partnership with Best Western International as an Endorsed TV Provider
March 15, 2017 - Best Western® Hotels & Resorts has renewed its partnership with Bulk TV & Internet (Bulk TV) as an endorsed supplier of free-to-guest TV services to all U.S. based Best Western hotels, which includes over 150,000 rooms.



3/15/2017
Spend Visibility & Compliance: How HHM Drives Success
March 15, 2017 - Birchstreet Systems, Inc. announced a joint webinar on how a large hotel management company, Hersha Hospitality Management (HHM), overcame purchasing and compliance challenges.



3/15/2017
ResortSuite Founder and Forbes Travel Guide CEO Honor This Year's Winners of the Forbes Travel Guide Awards
March 15, 2017 - Frank Pitsikalis, founder and CEO of ResortSuite, and Gerard J. Inzerillo, Forbes Travel Guide CEO, are pleased to congratulate this year’s winners of the Forbes Travel Guide Awards. Forbes Global Star ratings recognize hotels, restaurants and spas that meet strict hospitality standards.



3/15/2017
Michael J. Deitemeyer Named Chief Executive Officer of Interstate Hotels & Resorts
March 15, 2017 - Interstate Hotels & Resorts, a portfolio company of Kohlberg & Company, L.L.C., announced the appointment of Michael ("Mike") J. Deitemeyer as chief executive officer, effective March 23, 2017. He has also been appointed to serve on the board of directors of Interstate effective the same date.



3/14/2017
UniFocus promotes Celia Karseno to VP of technology utilization
March 14, 2017 - Celia Karseno has been promoted to vice president of technology utilization for UniFocus, the Dallas-based provider of one of the service industry’s most comprehensive workforce management systems and tools.



3/14/2017
Aptech Computer Systems Launches New Service-Focused Website
March 14, 2017 - Aptech Computer Systems, a leading provider of hotel software for business intelligence, budgeting and enterprise financial accounting, launched a new service-focused website.



3/14/2017
Merchant Link secures EMV® Chip and PIN Card certifications with TSYS for retail, restaurant and lodging in the United States
March 14, 2017 - Merchant Link, a leading provider of payment gateway and data security solutions, announced today that its TransactionLink™ product together with Ingenico devices has been certified for EMV® Chip and PIN Card acceptance with TSYS for retail, restaurant and lodging in the United States.



3/14/2017
StayNTouch, Fuel & Flip.to reveal how to win guests at every step of the traveler journey in upcoming Webinar
March 14, 2017 - StayNTouch, innovators in mobile technology and property management systems, have teamed up with travel industry and direct booking experts Fuel, and hotel advocacy platform pioneers Flip.to, for a joint webinar— "The Evolution of Guest Expectations and How Hotels can Exceed the New Demands." The event will help hotels exceed their guests’ evolving expectations to build better guest relationships and drive more repeat business.



3/14/2017
FCS Computer Systems Becomes First Company in Malaysia to be Awarded ‘Secured Software Assurance Certificate’
March 14, 2017 - FCS Computer Systems (FCS), a leading comprehensive hospitality solutions and services provider, has become the first company with operations in Malaysia to be awarded the Secured Software Assurance Certificate by TÜV Nord and LE Global Services (LGMS).



3/13/2017
Agilysys’ Rob Jacks to Give Keynote Address at Academy of Hospitality and Tourism Meeting in Las Vegas
March 13, 2017 - Agilysys, Inc., a leading global provider of next-generation hospitality software solutions and services, announced that Rob Jacks, the company’s vice president of professional services, will give the keynote address at the quarterly meeting of the Academy of Hospitality and Tourism (AOHT) in Las Vegas.



3/10/2017
LodgIQ™ Expands in 250 Markets with Industry First Self-onboarding Revenue Optimization Platform, LodgIQ ONE™
March 10, 2017 - LodgIQ™ announced the rollout of 250 global markets that are now available on its newest ground-breaking platform, LodgIQ ONE™.



3/10/2017
CEO Jim Caldwell Assumes Additional Role of President at Omni Hotels & Resorts
March 10, 2017 - Omni Hotels & Resorts announced that its CEO, Jim Caldwell, will also assume the role of president, effective immediately.



3/9/2017
Wyndham Names Barry Goldstein as New Chief Marketing Officer and Appoints Scott Strickland as Chief Information Officer
March 09, 2017 - Wyndham Hotel Group, one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide, announced two senior leadership appointments.



3/9/2017
Reserving a Hotel Room Just got Easier with Tsogo Sun's New Booking Engine and Sabre’s Hospitality and Distribution Solutions
March 09, 2017 - Tsogo Sun, a leading hotel, gaming and entertainment company in South Africa, with 14,000 hotel rooms in more than 90 hotels and 14 entertainment destinations across South Africa, Africa, the Seychelles and Abu Dhabi, announced the launch of its new internet booking engine (IBE) on the tsogosun.com website.



3/9/2017
Maestro PMS Expands Offices in Response to Unprecedented Client Growth
March 09, 2017 - Maestro PMS announced that it has expanded offices as well as its professional and service teams to meet the demand of its new clients.



3/9/2017
HFTP to Hold HITEC Dubai as Extension of one of the World's Largest Technology Events for the Hospitality Industry
March 09, 2017 - Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) announced that it will host HITEC Dubai November 14–15, 2017.



3/8/2017
2017 Forbes Travel Guide Awards Springer-Miller Spa and Hotel Clients with Top Ranks
March 08, 2017 - Several clients of Springer-Miller Systems (SMS), a leading provider of global hospitality management systems, were named in the prestigious 2017 Forbes Travel Guide listing of Four and Five Star Hotels and Spas.



3/8/2017
The Rainmaker Group Launches New Group Forecasting Feature for its grouprev® and guestrev® Solutions
March 08, 2017 - The Rainmaker Group (Rainmaker) announced the addition of automated group forecasting capabilities to its grouprev® and guestrev® solutions.



3/8/2017
The World’s Newest Digital Signage Content Management Systems & Media Player Technology will be Showcased at Digital Signage Expo 2017
March 08, 2017 - The New Product Showcase at Digital Signage Expo 2017 (DSE), one of the world’s largest international trade shows and educational conferences dedicated to digital displays, interactive technology and digital communications networks, will present some of the newest, most cutting-edge digital signage content management systems and media player technology in the industry on March 29-30, 2017 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.



3/8/2017
Hilton Announces Pricing of Senior Notes Offering
March 08, 2017 - Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HLT) (“Hilton”) announced that its indirect subsidiaries Hilton Worldwide Finance LLC (the “Issuer”) and Hilton Worldwide Finance Corp. (together with the Issuer, the “Issuers”) finalized the terms of the Issuers’ offering of $900 million aggregate principal amount of 4.625 percent Senior Notes due 2025 (the “2025 Notes”) and $600 million aggregate principal amount of 4.875 percent Senior Notes due 2027 (the “2027 Notes” and, together with the 2025 Notes, the “Notes”).



3/7/2017
Beauport Hotel Gloucester Selects dormakaba Saflok Networked Locks for Reliability and Secure Property Access
March 07, 2017 - Beauport Hotel Gloucester, an oceanfront hotel on Cape Ann in Massachusetts, has opened its doors with dormakaba's mobile-ready networked Saflok Quantum RFID guestroom electronic door locks as well as perimeter and facility access entry points.



3/7/2017
Pestana Hotel Group Selects SiteMinder’s Online Distribution Platform for Global Rollout
March 07, 2017 - Pestana Hotel Group, Portugal’s largest international tourism and leisure group and the 25th largest in Europe, has completed a global rollout of SiteMinder’s online distribution platform across the majority of its properties.



3/6/2017
New Kiosk Technology and Digital Signage Displays to be Showcased at Digital Signage Expo 2017
March 06, 2017 - The newest, most cutting-edge product releases focused around digital displays, interactive technology and digital communications networks will be showcased at Digital Signage Expo (DSE) March 29-30, 2017, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.



3/3/2017
hospitalityPulse Debuts FIRE, the Hotels Industry’s First Feature Inventory Response Engine, at ITB Berlin 2017
March 03, 2017 - Attendees at this year’s ITB Berlin will be introduced to the latest cutting-edge innovations from hospitalityPulse™, a leading provider of next-generation technology solutions for the hotel industry. hospitalityPulse will be showcasing a range of products that decrease operational costs, increase guest satisfaction and help hoteliers drive incremental revenues including roomPulse™, PulseLink™, PulseQueue™, PulseMobile™ and FIRE™.



3/3/2017
Cloud5 Expands Direct Reservations Services with New Contact Center in Puerto Rico
March 03, 2017 - Cloud5 Communications has launched a new contact center in San Juan, Puerto Rico, capable of delivering conversion rates six-plus percentage points higher than industry average with increased caller satisfaction, all based on Cloud5’s proprietary process and force of highly-trained multilingual/bicultural agents.



3/3/2017
Great Wolf Resorts Names Scott Wilson Chief Commercial Officer
March 03, 2017 - Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. announced that Scott Wilson will join North America’s largest family of indoor water park resorts on March 6th and serve as the company’s first chief commercial officer (CCO).



3/3/2017
VENZA Event Helps to Fuel Hire Heroes USA’s Veteran Empowerment Efforts
March 03, 2017 - Each year, the VENZA Team honors organizations that are making a positive impact in our communities. In 2016, that honor was given to Hire Heroes USA, an organization that knows a thing or two about honor.



3/3/2017
Sherry Cuti Joins SpaSoft as Regional Account Manager
March 03, 2017 - Springer-Miller Systems(SMS), one of the leading providers of guest-centric hospitality and spa management systems, announced Sherry Cuti has joined SpaSoft as regional account manager for the northern region of North America.



3/3/2017
RLHC Selects Hospitality Software Leader Cendyn for CRM and Loyalty
March 03, 2017 - Cendyn, a cloud-based hospitality software and services company was selected as the technology partner by RLHC (Red Lion Hotels Corporation) for the company’s CRM and “Hello Rewards” loyalty program.



3/1/2017
TravelClick to Reveal New Private Offers Feature on Booking Engine 4.0 at ITB Berlin
March 01, 2017 - TravelClick, a global provider of innovative, cloud-based and data-driven solutions for hotels to maximize revenue, announced the release of its new Private Offers feature on the company’s recently launched Booking Engine 4.0, designed to drive a higher conversion and upsell rate for direct bookings on a hotel’s website, while building a rich customer database.



3/1/2017
SiteMinder Makes Two Key Appointments as it Looks to Take Business to the Next Level
March 01, 2017 - SiteMinder, one of the global hotel industry’s leading cloud platforms, announced two key appointments to its C-suite as it looks ahead to the next era of business.



3/1/2017
FCS Computer Systems Relocates World Headquarters to Singapore
March 01, 2017 - FCS Computer Systems (FCS), a leader in hospitality technology operations solutions and services, announced the relocation of its global headquarters to Singapore.



2/28/2017
VENZA Wins Bronze Stevie® Award for Sales and Customer Service
February 28, 2017 - VENZA won a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Customer Service Manager of the Year category in the 11th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.



2/28/2017
New Properties Live with Springer-Miller’s SMS|Host PMS
February 28, 2017 - Springer-Miller Systems (SMS), one of the leading provider of guest-centric hospitality and spa management systems, is pleased to showcase some of the properties that have recently gone live with the SMS|Host Hospitality Management System.



2/27/2017
The Rainmaker Group Announces Sale Of Multifamily Housing Assets To RealPage, Inc.
February 27, 2017 - The Rainmaker Group, a provider of profit optimization and revenue intelligence solutions to the hospitality and gaming industries, announced that it has agreed to sell its Rainmaker LRO multifamily housing business and product portfolio to RealPage, Inc., a Richardson, Texas-based global provider of software and data analytics to the real estate industry.



2/27/2017
AccorHotels Appoints Maud Bailly As Chief Digital Officer
February 27, 2017 - AccoAccorHotels announced the appointment of Maud Bailly as chief digital officer. Maud Bailly will thereby be head of the digital, distribution, sales, and information systems, and will be a member of the executive committee of the company. This appointment will be effective as of April 3, 2017.



2/27/2017
TravelClick Launches New Guest Messenger Feature to Personalize Guest Experience and Build Loyalty
February 27, 2017 - TravelClick, a global provider of innovative, cloud-based and data-driven solutions for hotels to maximize revenue, has launched a new Guest Messenger feature, which is integrated into TravelClick’s Guest Management Solutions (GMS).



2/27/2017
Early Bird Conference Discount for DSE 2017 Expires March 3
February 27, 2017 - The early bird discount for Digital Signage Expo's (DSE) 2017 educational conference will expire Friday, March 3, at 11:59 p.m. PST.