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2/22/2017
HEDNA Announces New Leadership
February 22, 2017 - HEDNA (the Hotel Electronic Distribution Network Association) announced its 2017 Board of Directors and new members of the executive committee at its recent Global Distribution Conference in San Diego, Calif.



2/22/2017
Vertical Booking Adds 1,400 Hotels in 2016
February 22, 2017 - Vertical Booking, a recognized leader in global reservation technology announced rapid growth in 2016 with the addition of over 1,400 hotels utilizing their revenue generating solutions. This includes over 600 hotels in Asia, 200 in the United States and another 600 spread across the globe.



2/22/2017
HSMAI Honors Innovation at its 60th Annual Adrian Awards
February 22, 2017 - The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) presented the 60th Annual Adrian Awards at the New York Marriott Marquis, recognizing excellence in travel advertising, digital marketing and public relations, and the leaders behind the work.



2/21/2017
Sothys Spa at Lucky Dragon Launches with SpaSoft Spa Management System
February 21, 2017 - Springer-Miller Systems (SMS), one of the leading providers of guest-centric hospitality and spa management systems, has announced that Lucky Dragon has chosen SpaSoft Spa Management System for its Southys Spa in their new Las Vegas Casino Hotel.



2/21/2017
Koch Completes Investment of More Than $2 Billion in Infor
February 21, 2017 - Infor, a leading provider of business applications specialized by industry and built for the cloud, announced the completion of a previously announced investment of more than $2 billion in the company by an affiliate of Koch Equity Development LLC (“KED”), the investment and acquisition subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc.



2/21/2017
The Rainmaker Group Taps Hospitality Sales Veteran, Ellis Connolly, as New VP of Hospitality Sales
February 21, 2017 - An accomplished professional with more than 15 years of corporate hospitality sales experience, Ellis Connolly has been appointed as the new vice president, hospitality sales for The Rainmaker Group (Rainmaker), a leader in revenue management solutions for the hospitality and gaming industry.



2/17/2017
Cloud5 Contact Center Achieves Major Service Record with One Million Hotel Reservations Booked
February 17, 2017 - Cloud5 Contact Center, one of the only providers of reservations optimization and enhanced agent services for the hospitality and travel industries, achieved a major contact center record last year booking one million reservations for its hotel clients.



2/17/2017
StayNTouch Partners with Hotel Chicago - Illinois Medical District
February 17, 2017 - StayNTouch, an innovator in mobile technology and property management systems (PMS) for hotels, announced the deployment of its Rover PMS™ and Zest™ solutions at Hotel Chicago - Illinois Medical District (IMD), a 116-room independent in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood.



2/17/2017
Puzzle Partner Signs Hotel Technology Innovator hospitalityPulse™ as New Client
February 17, 2017 - Puzzle Partner, a leading B2B travel and hospitality technology marketing agency, announced that it has been named agency of record (AOR) for hospitalityPulse, the innovative hotel technology company based in Santa Cruz, California.



2/16/2017
Enseo Triples Growth to Reach 20 Million Guests in 2016
February 16, 2017 - Enseo® announced a record year of explosive growth in 2016. In the process of more than tripling its portfolio of hotels that have chosen Enseo as their technology services provider, the company set an impressive pace that is continuing into 2017.



2/16/2017
New Study Reveals Hoteliers Envision Similar Industry Technology in 2020 as Ten Years Ago
February 16, 2017 - Peter O’Connor, IDeaS Revenue Solutions, Revinate and SiteMinder announced the research findings of "The Hotel Industry in 2020," which compiled survey results from hundreds of leading hoteliers around the world, and the results of a ‘visioning’ session with experienced hoteliers and consultants held during World Travel Market (WTM) London in November 2016.



2/16/2017
Sir Adam Amsterdam Installs dormakaba Saflok RFID Electronic Door Locks
February 16, 2017 - dormakaba Group, provider of Saflok and Ilco RFID and mobile access security solutions, announced the Sir Adam Amsterdam hotel in The Netherlands, implemented its Saflok Quantum RFID electronic door lock system.



2/15/2017
PhoneSuite Hosts Innovation Summit to Identify and Shape the Hotel Industry’s Vision for a True Next-Generation Hospitality Communications System
February 15, 2017 - PhoneSuite, a leading provider of communications solutions for the hotel industry for more than 25 years, recently held its first Innovation Summit, Jan. 24- Jan. 25 in Atlanta, Ga.



2/15/2017
HSMAI Announces Americas Board of Directors and Executive Committee for 2017
February 15, 2017 - The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) announced its 2017 Americas Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and Expert Communities Chairs.



2/14/2017
The Mark Hotel Selects Agilysys Point-of-Sale Solutions to Boost Efficiency and Enhance F&B Operations
February 14, 2017 - Agilysys, Inc., a leading global provider of next-generation hospitality software solutions and services, announced that The Mark Hotel in New York City has selected InfoGenesis® POS and InfoGenesis® Flex to streamline food and beverage operations at the 150-room luxury property. The agreement continues the expansion of the company’s leadership position in the upscale hotel and resort market.



2/13/2017
Spirit Lake Casino & Resort to Boost Efficiency and Guest Service with Agilysys Visual One® PMS
February 13, 2017 - Agilysys, Inc., a leading global provider of next-generation hospitality software solutions and services, announced that Spirit Lake Casino & Resort in Saint Michael, N.D., has selected its Visual One® Hosted PMS solution to boost efficiency and enhance guest service across the 124-room property. The agreement expands Agilysys’ leadership position in the tribal gaming market.



2/13/2017
29th annual Hunter Hotel Investment Conference set to host Nation’s Lodging Leaders in Atlanta
February 13, 2017 - Event organizers with the 29th annual Hunter Hotel Investment Conference, one of the nation’s top hotel investment conferences, are preparing for the informative conference on March 22 – 24, 2017, at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.



2/13/2017
Digital Signage Expo 2017 Offers Education, Networking & the Most Extensive Collection of the Newest Cutting-Edge Technologies – All in One Place
February 13, 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, will present new digital educational opportunities designed specifically for hotel operators system administrators and technologists March 29-30, 2017, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.



2/10/2017
Hyatt Centric Brand Expected to Nearly Double Portfolio by the End of 2019
February 10, 2017 - Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced significant growth of the Hyatt Centric lifestyle brand, with expectations to nearly double its portfolio before the end of 2019.



2/10/2017
Agilysys Reports Fiscal 2017 Third Quarter Revenue of $33.4 Million
February 10, 2017 - Agilysys, Inc., a global provider of next-generation hospitality software solutions and services, reported operating results for its fiscal 2017 third quarter ended December 31, 2016.



2/9/2017
Jeffrey Parker Joins RLHC as VP of Hotel Systems
February 09, 2017 - Jeffrey Parker has been named vice president of hotel systems for Red Lion Hotel Corporation and plans to work out of the Denver headquarters.



2/8/2017
Maestro PMS Announces 2017 Software Roadmap for Independent Operators
February 08, 2017 - Maestro PMS, a hotel management system provider for independent resorts, hotels, condos, and multi-property groups, revealed its 2017 software development roadmap. Maestro will enhance its suite of 20+ integrated modules with advanced tools for handheld mobile guest interaction, tablet use, direct booking, and Spa system functionality.



2/8/2017
HFTP is Now Accepting Applications for Entrepreneur 20X at HITEC Toronto
February 08, 2017 - Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), producers of Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®), is now accepting applications to participate in the successful Entrepreneur 20X (E20X) event at HITEC Toronto.



2/8/2017
Agilysys Visual One® Hosted PMS Delivers Predictable IT Costs, Accelerated ROI, Enhanced Guest Service
February 08, 2017 - Agilysys, Inc., a leading global provider of next-generation hospitality software solutions and services, announced that Visual One® PMS, its award-winning comprehensive property management system, has recently been expanded to include a hosted deployment option in addition to traditional on-site implementation.



2/8/2017
Lightstone Installs Aptech’s Execuvue® Business Intelligence
February 08, 2017 - Aptech Computer Systems announced that Lightstone, a national real estate investor/developer, installed Aptech’s Execuvue Business Intelligence System.



2/8/2017
The Priceline Group Agrees to Acquire Momondo Group The Group's existing global meta brand KAYAK to oversee operations of momondo and Cheapflights
February 08, 2017 - The Priceline Group Inc. announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Momondo Group in a cash transaction whereby The Priceline Group will acquire all outstanding shares of the company for a price of $550 million.



2/8/2017
SiteMinder announces integration with Agilysys to offer integrated distribution solution to PMS customers
February 08, 2017 - SiteMinder, one of the global hotel industry’s leading cloud platforms, announced a partnership agreement with Agilysys, Inc. whereby SiteMinder’s Channel Manager will connect with Agilysys’ next-generation cloud hospitality platform, rGuest®, to integrate with Agilysys’ award-winning property management systems and automate the flow of rates, availability and reservations for hotel customers.



2/7/2017
Fuel and Flip.to Reveal Key Components of an Effective Website in New Leisure Travel Behavior Study
February 07, 2017 - Fuel, a group of travel and tourism industry experts on driving direct bookings, has partnered with hotel advocacy platform pioneers, Flip.to, to create a behavior study that will improve hotel and travel websites.



2/7/2017
Marriott Reimagines Its Mobile App To Meet The Needs Of Modern World Travelers
February 07, 2017 - Ushering in a new of era of superior customer service in the travel industry, Marriott International, Inc. announced it will now offer guests a dynamic mobile experience personalized for them, launching the newly redesigned and engaging Marriott Mobile app for iOS users in five languages, with Android coming soon.



2/7/2017
LodgIQ & HSMAI Forge Revolutionary Partnership to Heighten Educational Programming Globally
February 07, 2017 - LodgIQ, a machine learning-based revenue management system (RMS), announced a global partnership with the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI), a global organization of sales, marketing, and revenue management professionals.