Archive | April, 2013

Park Hotel Amsterdam awarded as Best Business Hotel in The Netherlands 2013

30 Apr

Park Hotel Amsterdam is awarded as “Best Business Hotel, The Netherlands” by the  international renowned business travel magazine Business Destinations. Park Hotel has a distinguishing factor when it comes to the story behind the concept, according to Business Destinations.

Park Hotel can be described as a medium-sized hotel with 189 rooms and 700 sqm of meeting & event space, but with the style, personal approach and individuality  of a boutique hotel. Business Destinations notes that business hotels are often distinguishable. Park Hotel knows how to combine their business facilities with the intimate feeling and the personal approach of a boutique hotel.

Airport Investment Increasing Amenity & Capacity

30 Apr

Australia’s major airports are delivering improved amenities to cater for a burgeoning number of passengers at no cost to the taxpayer, according to peak national industry body, Tourism & Transport Forum (TTF).

A new report from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has found Australia’s five largest airports were all rated as satisfactory for overall quality of service in the 2011/12 financial year.

Marriott International to Webcast its Annual Meeting on May 10, 2013

30 Apr

Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) will provide a live audio webcast of its Annual Meeting of Shareholders, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time on May 10.  To access the webcast on May 10, or as a recording through the end of the year, Annual Meeting” page on the left hand navigation bar.

Morgans Hotel Group Reports First Quarter 2013 Results

30 Apr

– Morgans Hotel Group Co.  (“MHG” or the “Company”) today reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2013.  The Company will host a conference call to review the results on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 9:00 am.

Adjusted EBITDA was $7.5 million in the first quarter of 2013, a $6.5 million increase over the same period in 2012, due primarily to increases in EBITDA at the Company’s fee-owned hotels, Delano South Beach and Hudson.

Tourism Ireland Comment on CSO Figures Jan-Mar 2013

30 Apr

Commenting on the CSO figures issued today for overseas visitor numbers to Ireland for the three-month period January to March 2013, Niall Gibbons, chief executive of Tourism Ireland, said: “Today’s figures from the CSO showing growth of +7.4% suggest a strong start to 2013 with the best first quarter performance from North America since 2004 and the best ever first quarter from Australia and Developing markets (such as China and India).  It is encouraging to see growth from all market areas and, in particular, to see Great Britain return the best first quarter performance in four years with growth of +1.4%.

Wyndham Worldwide Named Among Top 10 Best Places to Work in New Jersey

30 Apr

– Wyndham Worldwide, one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, was named among the Top 10 Best Places to Work in New Jersey by NJBIZ. Ranked number six among large companies (250+ employees), this is the fourth consecutive year that the Company has been named to the list. The annual survey honors the top places of employment in New Jersey that benefit the state’s economy, its workforce and businesses.

Wyndham Hotel Group Names Kathy Maher SVP, Revenue Management

30 Apr

Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,380 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), has appointed industry veteran Kathy Maher to the role of senior vice president, revenue management.