Hotel Management Network-Updates The latest content updates from the hotelmanagement-network.com web site http://www.hotelmanagement-network.com/ en-us http://www.hotelmanagement-network.com/ Hotel Management Network-Updates http://www.hotelmanagement-network.com/content/images/logo_big.gif Hyatt Hotels opens first property in Panama http://www.hotelmanagement-network.com/news/newshyatt-hotel-opens-first-property-in-panama-4422061 http://www.hotelmanagement-network.com/news/newshyatt-hotel-opens-first-property-in-panama-4422061 Hyatt Hotels and Immobiliare Real Estate Development Group have opened the first Hyatt Place Panama City/Downtown in Panama City, Panama. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Starwood opens second Aloft property in UK http://www.hotelmanagement-network.com/news/newsstarwood-opens-second-aloft-property-in-uk-4422024 http://www.hotelmanagement-network.com/news/newsstarwood-opens-second-aloft-property-in-uk-4422024 Starwood Hotels and Resorts has opened Aloft Liverpool, the second Aloft-branded hotel in the UK to expand the brand globally. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Kingsett, InnVest REIT and Ivanhoé Cambridge to purchase Fairmont Royal York Hotel http://www.hotelmanagement-network.com/news/newskingsett-innvest-reit-ivanho-cambridge-purchase-fairmont-royal-york-hotel-4422998 http://www.hotelmanagement-network.com/news/newskingsett-innvest-reit-ivanho-cambridge-purchase-fairmont-royal-york-hotel-4422998 KingSett Real Estate Growth LP, InnVest REIT and Ivanhoé Cambridge (realty wing of pension fund Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec) have jointly purchased the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in a joint venture worth C$186.5m ($166.53m). Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Skyware-Scalable, Integrated Property Management Systems for the Hospitality Industry http://www.hotelmanagement-network.com/contractors/hospitality-software/skyware/ http://www.hotelmanagement-network.com/contractors/hospitality-software/skyware/ The Skyware full-service enterprise solution offers an array of features and functionality at an economic cost. Skyware's flexible technology can be adapted to suit the needs of a property management system, activity / spa scheduler, online booking e… Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Best Western signs deal for new hotel in Malaysia http://www.hotelmanagement-network.com/news/newsbest-western-signs-deal-for-new-hotel-in-malaysia-4420561 http://www.hotelmanagement-network.com/news/newsbest-western-signs-deal-for-new-hotel-in-malaysia-4420561 Best Western has signed a management contract for a new hotel in the Genting Highlands of Malaysia to expand its presence in the country. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Fairmont Hotels to open new 1,066-room hotel in Austin http://www.hotelmanagement-network.com/news/newsfairmont-hotels-to-open-new-1066-room-hotel-in-austin-4420539 http://www.hotelmanagement-network.com/news/newsfairmont-hotels-to-open-new-1066-room-hotel-in-austin-4420539 Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has secured funding from Colony Capital to build a 1,066-room hotel in Austin, paving the way for construction to begin early next month on the $370m project. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT London hotel introduces Harry Potter-theme rooms http://www.hotelmanagement-network.com/news/newslondon-hotel-introduces-harry-potter-theme-rooms-4420577 http://www.hotelmanagement-network.com/news/newslondon-hotel-introduces-harry-potter-theme-rooms-4420577 The Georgian House Hotel in central London has introduced Harry Potter-style gothic rooms based on the film franchise. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Hyatt Hotels signs franchise agreement for Hyatt Regency in Texas http://www.hotelmanagement-network.com/news/newshyatt-hotels-signs-franchise-agreement-hyatt-regency-texas-4418845 http://www.hotelmanagement-network.com/news/newshyatt-hotels-signs-franchise-agreement-hyatt-regency-texas-4418845 An affiliate of Hyatt Hotels has entered a franchise agreement with Songy HighRoads, a commercial real estate development firm based in Atlanta, Georgia, to develop Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria in Houston, Texas. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Hilton Worldwide signs deal for new hotel in Colombia http://www.hotelmanagement-network.com/news/newshilton-worldwide-signs-deal-for-new-hotel-in-colombia-4418854 http://www.hotelmanagement-network.com/news/newshilton-worldwide-signs-deal-for-new-hotel-in-colombia-4418854 Hilton Worldwide has signed a new management agreement with Fideicomiso Santa Marta Hotel to operate a new build Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in the Caribbean port city of Santa Marta, Colombia. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Kinseth Hospitality to open Hampton Inn & Suites in Illinois http://www.hotelmanagement-network.com/news/newskinseth-hospitality-open-hampton-inn-suites-illinois-4417173 http://www.hotelmanagement-network.com/news/newskinseth-hospitality-open-hampton-inn-suites-illinois-4417173 Kinseth Hospitality Company (KHC) has started at the construction site of the Hampton Inn & Suites Minooka, Illinois, US. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Shangri-La International strikes deal to open new hotel in Cambodia http://www.hotelmanagement-network.com/news/newsshangri-la-international-strikes-deal-open-new-hotel-cambodia-4417204 http://www.hotelmanagement-network.com/news/newsshangri-la-international-strikes-deal-open-new-hotel-cambodia-4417204 Shangri-La International Hotel Management and Oxley Gem have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the management of the first Shangri-La hotel in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT IHG debuts Holiday Inn Express hotel brand in Russia http://www.hotelmanagement-network.com/news/newsihg-debuts-holiday-inn-express-hotel-brand-in-russia-4415789 http://www.hotelmanagement-network.com/news/newsihg-debuts-holiday-inn-express-hotel-brand-in-russia-4415789 InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) in collaboration with Regional Hotel Chain (RHC) is to launch its Holiday Inn Express brand in Russia, the CIS and Georgia. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Melia Hotels signs deal to open hotels in Qatar & Indonesia http://www.hotelmanagement-network.com/news/newsmelia-hotels-signs-deal-to-open-hotels-in-qatar-indonesia-4415868 http://www.hotelmanagement-network.com/news/newsmelia-hotels-signs-deal-to-open-hotels-in-qatar-indonesia-4415868 Spanish hotel company Melia Hotels International has inked agreements for two new hotels in Qatar and Indonesia. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Best Western International opens new hotel in Phuket http://www.hotelmanagement-network.com/news/newsbest-western-international-opens-new-hotel-in-phuket-4413674 http://www.hotelmanagement-network.com/news/newsbest-western-international-opens-new-hotel-in-phuket-4413674 Best Western International has launched a brand new hotel in Phuket, in a bid to expand its portfolio of hotels in Thailand. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Hilton Worldwide opens new hotel in Myanmar http://www.hotelmanagement-network.com/news/newshilton-worldwide-opens-new-hotel-in-myanmar-4413689 http://www.hotelmanagement-network.com/news/newshilton-worldwide-opens-new-hotel-in-myanmar-4413689 Hilton Worldwide has expanded its global portfolio of hotels to Myanmar with the opening of Hilton Nay Pyi Taw, in the country’s capital city. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Paradigm AV Discusses InfoComm's ANSI Standard for image Quality http://www.hotelmanagement-network.com/downloads/whitepapers/entertainment/paradigm-av/ http://www.hotelmanagement-network.com/downloads/whitepapers/entertainment/paradigm-av/ Paradigm AV has released a paper where employee, Greg Jeffreys, discusses how the ANSI standard (projected image system contrast ratio) defines the quality and contrast that is required for almost al... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:03:00 GMT Starwood Hotels sells The St Regis, Rome to Constellation Hotels http://www.hotelmanagement-network.com/news/newsstarwood-hotels-divests-the-st-regis-rome-to-constellation-hotels-4411955 http://www.hotelmanagement-network.com/news/newsstarwood-hotels-divests-the-st-regis-rome-to-constellation-hotels-4411955 Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has divested The St Regis, Rome property to subsidiaries of Constellation Hotels Holding for €110m. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Dimensional Stability of dnp's Rear Projection Screens http://www.hotelmanagement-network.com/downloads/whitepapers/entertainment/dnp-rear-projection-screens/ http://www.hotelmanagement-network.com/downloads/whitepapers/entertainment/dnp-rear-projection-screens/ dnp has released a paper that considers the dimensional stability of its rear projection screens in relation to temperature and humidity. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT British Hospitality Association announces Sky as key partner http://www.hotelmanagement-network.com/news/newsbritish-hospitality-association-announces-sky-as-key-partner-4414282 http://www.hotelmanagement-network.com/news/newsbritish-hospitality-association-announces-sky-as-key-partner-4414282 The British Hospitality Association (BHA) has announced that Sky, a major entertainment and communications company, has joined it as a key partner. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT New Philips MediaSuite Hospitality TVs Provide Future-Proof Connectivity and Sophisticated Remote Management Tools http://www.hotelmanagement-network.com/contractors/entertainment/tp-vision-holding/pressnew-philips-mediasuite-hospitality-tvs.html http://www.hotelmanagement-network.com/contractors/entertainment/tp-vision-holding/pressnew-philips-mediasuite-hospitality-tvs.html TP Vision introduces a new range of energy-efficient Philips MediaSuite hospitality TVs. They provide great picture quality, versatile connectivity and many dedicated hospitality features, including smart remote management tools, interactive informat… Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT