Marriott to Provide Customers ‘Made in USA’ Towels and Bath Mats in Its U.S. Hotels, Stimulating U.S. Job Growth First Hospitality Company to Launch Program

Made in USA’ Towels and Bath Mats Will Be Available in nearly 3,000 Hotels in the U.S.  Agreement with Standard Textile Creates Approximately 150 U.S. Jobs In a first for the U.S. hospitality industry, Marriott International (NASDAQ:  MAR) announced today that it will provide “Made in USA” towels and bath mats in every guest bathroom…

Wyndham Executive Cooks for Homeless at Queensland’s first CEO CookOff

Wyndham customer experience executive, Adam Geneave joined a group of more than 150 business leaders and 50 top Australian chefs to cook for more than 1,300 homeless and vulnerable Australians this week. Adam Geneave, Vice President of Customer Service at Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific participated in Brisbane’s inaugural OzHarvest CEO CookOff on March 7.…

The National Timeshare Owners Association Announces The Winner Of Their 2015 Community Service Award

The National Timeshare Owners Association today announced the winner of their 2015 Community Service Award. Exploria Resorts and Summer Bay Orlando were chosen by the NTOA for their generous donation of 11 acres to South Lake Hospital. “The NTOA’s Executive Team was moved by this donation and the fact that Exploria’s team cared deeply about…

UVC’s Jorge Herrera Appointed President of AMDETUR

Orlando, Florida – March 14, 2016 – (INTUITION by Perspective Group) – Unlimited Vacation Club (UVC) by AMResorts®’ Managing Director and FounderJorge Herrera, has been elected President of the national council of AMDETUR. He has been elected to service from 2016-2017 for the Mexican Resort Development Association. Herrera brings over 30 years of experience in the tourism…

Hilton And IBM Pilot “Connie,” The World’s First Watson-Enabled Hotel Concierge

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a collaboration to pilot “Connie” – the first Watson-enabled robot concierge in the hospitality industry. Connie draws on domain knowledge from Watson and WayBlazer to inform guests on local tourist attractions, dining recommendations and hotel features and amenities. Connie, named for Hilton’s founder Conrad Hilton, marks the first…

Curio – A Collection by Hilton Expands Alabama Presence with Opening of Redmont Hotel Birmingham

Following a multimillion dollar renovation, Redmont Hotel Birmingham – a historic hotel with a storied past dating back more than 90 years – has joined Curio – A Collection by Hilton as the brand’s second hotel in Alabama following the recent opening of The Admiral Hotel Mobile. As Hilton Worldwide‘s (NYSE: HLT) rapidly-expanding global collection of distinctive upscale and luxury hotels,…

Hilton Worldwide’s DoubleTree by Hilton Brand Expands Presence in Colombia with the Opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Bogotá – Calle 100

DoubleTree by Hilton, one of Hilton Worldwide‘s (NYSE: HLT) 13 market-leading brands, has broadened its presence in Colombia today with the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Bogotá – Calle 100. The hotel joins the recently-opened DoubleTree by Hilton Bogotá – Parque 93 as the brand’s first two properties in Colombia. Both hotels are managed by Hoteles Cosmos, and…

Chain hotel brands to descend upon Phuket

CHAIN hotel brands will be overshadowing independent establishments in Phuket in the near future, with 90 per cent of all developments in the pipeline belonging to an international brand, according to data by consultancy C9 Hotelworks. From a total of 32 projects slated to open within the next few years, only four will be operated…