A new report and a revealing graphic from FastBooking reminds us that hotelier uptake for using more and more advanced tools and strategies needs to be incremental. The report entitled “A guide for independent hotels: budget hotels, small luxury hotels, and hotel groups” shows how CRM and other energies need to work hand-in-hand with websites, social, SEO and SEM, email marketing, metasearch and other facets to spur direct bookings.
Thinault Viort (at left) has been named the very first Chief Disruption and Growth Officer of AccorHotels. The move is reportedly to keep pace with a fast-moving consumer market. In one of the most interestingly worded press releases ever, a European mega hotel company touts an exec intent on shaking things up? According to the news […]
The organizers of the Russian Hospitality Awards and the organizers of the 11th Annual Conference on investments in hotel businesses of Russia and the CIS (RHIC) have jointly awarded Teimuraz Yu Chichiashvili, President of PATERO Development, the first ever “Man of the Year” award for leadership.
In News from French hotel group Accor SA, the hoteliers announced this morning their sale of two MGallery hotels. One hotel in Germany and another in the Netherlands were sold for an estimated €44 million euros. Accor also announced leasing back the hotels in a 15 year deal with an option to renew.
Accor Group, the world’s leading hotel operator with some 4400 plus hotels in 90 countries, has just announced a deal with Qatar’s Msheireb Hospitality for operating the Msheireb Downtown Doha project., an Accor Hotels MGallery hotel in the city’s prime business district. This luxury boutique offering expands upon traditional Qatari hospitality with a truly original thematic scheduled to open in 2015.