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On-site testing of new offerings is becoming a growing trend in the lodging industry as hotel chains look to speed up the innovation process through the use of customer feedback. Hyatt Hotels, for instance, has utilized the speedy feedback from guests to direct the evolution of its experimental item-loaning and -replacement program, which is now known as "Hyatt Has It." The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (7/22)

Globalized world is changing definition of luxury, says Starwood CEO

Global connectivity and a trend toward personalized service are altering the way people perceive luxury, said Starwood Hotels and Resorts CEO Frits van Paasschen.

Secondary markets see interest from boutiques By Patrick Mayock, Editor-in-Chief

The next wave of boutique hotel development could be in the U.S. heartland, executives said during the Bisnow Lodging Investment Summit.

Fund in hand, Kimpton looks to add hotels

Kimpton Hotels is looking to add between seven to 10 hotels with proceeds from its recently closed $203-million fund, CEO Mike Depatie said. HOTELS NEWS NOW By Shawn A. Turner, Finance Editor

Boutique hotels find footing in Middle East

By Alissa Ponchione, Editor | Boutique and lifestyle hotels in the Middle East provide an opportunity for travelers and investors seeking something new.

NYLO New York City nears UWS opening By David Eisen

NYLO has always been a brand high on substance but low on footprint. The brand has been around for a while now, with its beginning back in 2005, but only currently has four hotels in its portfolio: three in Texas (one in Dallas, one in Las Colinas and one in Plano) and one near Providence, Rhode Island. Not the truest of gateway cities.

Austin's Lone Star Court Invokes Nostalgia

Austin's Lone Star Court Invokes Nostalgia Lone Star Court, a 123-key hotel under development in Austin, is going Texas retro. Yesterday, we snapped Valencia Group's ...

Chicago's Hippest Hotels!

Chicago's Hippest Hotels! First we brought you New York City's 25 hippest hotels. This week, Bisnow is in the Windy City. Inspired by the March Madness sweeping the nation, today we bring you the stirring conclusion of Chicago's Sweet Sixteenthat's 16 hotels not ranked by luxury or value, but by vibe and coolness. The winners: #1-8 and #9-16. ________________________________________

Anatomy of a Hip Hotel by amanda@bisnow.com

The race to create the coolest hotel experience for New York City visitors has not let up, and last week we got a sneak peek ...

Celebrity Chefs will bring people into your hotel, but is it worth the expense?

Friday, February 15, 2013 - Hotel Interactive-Hotel News Steve Pike bookmark this We are on Twitter @hotelinteractiv Legendary movie director Frank Capra titled his biography, ...

South Beach hotel looks to finance renovation through EB5 visa scheme. Boutique Hotel News weekly newsletter for February 13th 2013

South Beach hotel looks to finance renovation through EB5 visa scheme US: The 42-room Hotel Astor in South Beach is aiming to raise $8 million ...

Boutiques take unique approach to marketing

By Harvey Chipkin, HotelNewsNow.com contributor | Several design-focused hotels market their properties during down periods in January and February by leaning heavily on partnerships, localization and social media.

Small-town boutiques offer big advantages

By Alissa Ponchione, Editor | Highlighting unique experiences and organic culture, small-town boutique hotels are capitalizing on their rural landscapes to attract travelers.

Professional Association of Innkeepers International calls for equal compliance with tax collection, basic safety and leasing laws for short term in-home/apartment rentals.

Professional Association of Innkeepers International calls for equal compliance with tax collection, basic safety and leasing laws for short term in-home/apartment rentals. February 7, 2013 ...

Who is Your Guest?

Who is Your Guest? The dynamics of who is staying where and for why is changing. Here is what you need to know. Thursday, February ...

21c hotel opening in Arkansas by Walmart headquarters

21c hotel opening in Arkansas by Walmart headquarters Business First reports that 21c Museum Hotels, already with properties in Louisville and Cincinnati, will open its ...

Cornell study finds prices for high-end hotel sales moderating By David Eisen

A new study put out by the Cornell Center for Real Estate and Finance found a slowing of price increases in hotel industry real estate ...

Six Senses new CEO sets lofty growth goals

07 February 2013 By Harvey Chipkin HotelNewsNow.com contributor Story Highlights Six Senses was purchased in 2012 by Pegasus Capital Advisors, a Connecticut-based private equity firm. ...

Hoteliers learn how to attract the Chinese guest

Hoteliers learn how to attract the Chinese guest More than 50 guests attended the fourth Boutique Hotel News networking event at the Bermondsey Square Hotel ...

Facebook ramps up hotel industry presence

The social media company recently hired an executive to oversee hotel industry partnerships and communicate the relevance of two new products for hoteliers.

Research firm sees hotel rate slowdown

The hotel market will experience slower growth in revenue per available room during the second half of 2012, at 4.9% against 6.9% during the first half, PKF Hospitality Research predicts, citing concerns over the presidential election and tax-legislation issues as the reasons for the slowdown.

HELP panelists: Time to drive rate

Panelists at the first Hotel Equity and Lender Perspectives conference said that the industry environment was the perfect time to drive rates.

Hyatt addresses top revenue-management issues

Hoteliers are finding difficulty controlling rates because they face a different market mix than was taking place in 2007, when profits were peaking, said Greg Cross, Hyatt Hotels' senior vice president of revenue management.

New hotel chain focuses on healthier traveling

InterContinental Hotels Group is preparing to launch a midscale hotel chain that will cater to travelers wishing to maintain a healthy lifestyle while on the road. Plans call for the first Even hotels to open in early 2013, with amenities that include gyms, nutritious food options and in-room exercise implements.

Why Customers Leave...and 5 Ideas for Turning Them Back

Most companies assume that their customers are highly price-sensitive. They design their marketing programs with this idea in mind. When they have sales, more people buy. When their products or services are not on sale, less people buy. Capture a glimpse of the important differences in transaction and relationship buyers and how you can make each type a long-time customer.