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Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino cashes in on total guest value with The Rainmaker Group

Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino, a newly renovated urban resort located in the heart of downtown Las Vegas, has bolstered its revenue management processes and profitability through the successful implementation of The Rainmaker Group’s guestrev solution. Downtown Grand recently deployed guestrev to more accurately and strategically set rates and pricing for various guest and player segments, by analyzing total guest value to the property. guestrev is built on Rainmaker’s total guest valuation methodology.

Top thailand government officials say yes to tourism at WTTC summit

General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of Thailand, has presided over the opening of the 2017 World Travel and Tourism Council Global Summit and delivered opening remarks to more than 800 delegates attending the event on April 26-27. H.E. General Tanasak Patimapragorn, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, presided over the welcome gala dinner specially designed to showcase delegates some of the Unique Local Thai Experiences.

Crescent Hotels & Resorts appoints Andréa Sorensen as Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Michael George, Chief Executive Officer of Crescent Hotels & Resorts, has announced that the hotel and resort management company has hired Andréa Sorensen as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Crescent, based in Fairfax, Virginia is a nationally recognized operator of premier hotels and resorts throughout the United States and Canada. Ms Sorensen will be responsible for developing sales strategies, managing marketing initiatives and relationships, and revenue analysis for Crescent-managed properties.

Maine’s Chebeague Island Inn appoints Jason Schlosser as General Manager

Chebeague Island Inn, located in scenic Casco Bay off the coast of Portland, Maine, has announced the appointment of Jason Schlosser as General Manager effective immediately. With experience drawn from close to two decades in the hospitality industry, Mr Schlosser oversees all operations at the Inn including sales & marketing, food & beverage, accommodations, onsite activities, and assuring a pleasant and memorable stay for guests and group clientele.

Hilton Garden Inn broadens US portfolio with openings in North Carolina, Arizona and Texas

Travelers who enjoy the southern charms of the US have an additional four destinations to brighten their stays, thanks to the latest round of openings from Hilton’s HLT award-winning, upscale brand. Hilton Garden Inn is bringing its globally-recognized hotels - featuring bright, airy, welcoming spaces and the sunny attitudes of its dedicated staff - to four new destinations that cut a swath across the country’s southland.

Pro-invest group opens new 226-room Holiday Inn Express Brisbane Central Hotel in Australia

Smart, streamlined and innovative accommodation: that’s what the new Holiday Inn Express Brisbane Central is bringing to savvy travellers visiting downtown Brisbane. Showing off its 226 rooms and expansive public spaces, the world’s fastest growing hotel brand officially opened in Brisbane’s Spring Hill. Holiday Inn Express Brisbane Central opened its doors to the world on April 3, offering everything guests need and more where it matters most and appealing to travellers seeking a place to rest.

TripAdvisor enters instant booking partnership with IHG

TripAdvisor has entered a partnership with IHG to include all of the company’s hotel brands in the TripAdvisor instant booking marketplace. In the coming months, consumers will be able to instantly book rooms at IHG properties directly, without leaving the TripAdvisor website or app.

Poortiers launch portal to further sustainable hotelkeeping

A new initiative calling for accountability around sustainability in travel was launched on Earth Day on April 22. NOW’s mission is to create a global community of consumers who are passionate about travel and want to help tackle the environmental and social challenges facing our planet. NOW Transforming Hospitality is a legacy project created by hotel industry stalwarts Onno and Alexa Poortier.

EHL and SWISS sign partnership agreement

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) and Swiss International Air Lines are delighted to announce a new partnership. The partnership which comprises in-kind advantages on both sides, was officially signed during the recent EHL Career Fair and marks the start of what both companies hope will develop into a longstanding and fruitful collaboration. EHL and SWISS share a historical heritage, deeply rooted in the Swiss tradition of excellence, hospitality and openness to the world.

Guestline partners with RateGain to deliver superior pricing and revenue optimization technology

RateGain, the leading global hospitality and travel technology company, has announced its new strategic partnership with Guestline. As a result, users of Guestline’s Rezlynx PMS will be able to access a channel management service that provides them with additional onward connections to a number of channels. Founded in 2004 and with over 12,000 clients, RateGain supplements Guestline’s distribution offering, giving hotel customers a quick and easy way to update rates and availability to a wide range of global travel sites.

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