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Seeing Green: Wyndham Worldwide Measures Investment in Sustainability Programs with Release of GRI Report

Since first establishing its sustainability program in 2006, Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, is measuring positive trends in reducing its environmental impact around the globe. The results are reflected in two new sustainability reports released by the company this month.

More budget hotels built in Indonesia as demand grows

A high demand for budget accommodations is pushing hotel operators to expand by building more low-cost facilities.

Wyndham implements anti-prostitution training

Wyndham Worldwide, Parsippany, New Jersey, revealed to CNN on Friday that it is implementing new staff training procedures in light of child prostitution busts in Oceanside, California, motels.

Google launches 'Hotel Finder'

Google, which purchased a leading flight software company ITA Software in April this year, has launched a new tool for finding hotels, 'Hotel Finder'.

Hilfiger Has Hotel Designs

Clothing designer Tommy Hilfiger, known for his preppy American style, is hoping that same formula can catch on in the increasingly design-conscious hotel industry.

Hilton gets 100,000 hotel bookings from mobile apps

Speaking at the latest Cornell Hospitality Research Summit (CHRS) in the United States, Hilton’s senior VP of corporate strategy Kevin Jacobs said the hotel group had “gone all in” with its social mediastrategy, which included a focus on mobile applications.

India's budget hotels book expansion

In recent years, as tourism has boomed and middle-class Indians have increased business travel amid an accelerating economy, luxury hotel chains such as Canada's Fairmont Raffles and Thailand's Amari group have queued up in India to fill the growing shortage of hotel rooms.

JOBS | F&B Manager

Experience: 5 - 8 Years
Location: Bahrain

Klafs develops child-safe spa concept

German sauna and wetroom specialist Klafs has launched a new child-friendly sauna and spa concept which will be rolled out at hotels owned by the Steigenberger Hotel Group.

Hyatt Q2 net income up to US$37m

Hyatt Hotels Corporation reported financial results for the second quarter of 2011 as follows:

JOBS | HR Manager

Experience: 3 - 6 Years
Location: Mumbai

NEW HOTELS | IHG opens new Buenos Aires property

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the launch of the new Nordelta Tigre - Buenos Aires Hotel, Residences and Spa to the north of the Argentinian capital.

Asian Hotels (East) Ltd Q1 net up five per cent at Rs eight crore

Asian Hotels (East) Ltd Q1 net up five per cent at Rs eight crore, the company said in a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). Asian Hotels (East) Ltd, that operates Hyatt Regency Delhi, Hyatt Regency Mumbai and Hyatt Regency Kolkata, recently posted 4.78 per cent increase in its net profit at Rs 7.67 crore for the first quarter ended June 30, 2011.

JOBS | Spa General Manager

A fulltime role working 5 days over 7 as required. With a possibility of Split shifts.

JOBS | Operations and Attractions Manager

As Britain's Ultimate Castle and part of the Merlin Entertainments Group, who also own and operate high profile attractions such as Alton Towers Resort and Madame Tussauds, we're all about creating world-class visitor experiences.

First Best Western Premier Hotel Opens In Kansas

The first BEST WESTERN PREMIER hotel in Kansas opened last month in Kansas City. With 82 guestrooms, an on-site lounge and Pause… The Spa, the newly-built BEST WESTERN PREMIER KC Speedway Inn & Suites is located in the heart of Village West, at the entrance to the Kansas Speedway and across from LIVESTRONG Sporting Park.

JOBS | Restaurant Manager

Experience: 4 - 6 Years
Location: Agra

JOBS | Training Manager

You will be responsible for the efficient running of the department in line with Hyatt International's Corporate Strategies and brand standards, whilst meeting employee, guest and owner expectations.

JOBS | Director of Sales & Marketing

You will be responsible for the efficient running of the division in line with Hyatt's international operations strategies and brand standards, whilst meeting employee, guest and owner expectations.

JOBS | Director of Rooms

You will be responsible for the efficient running of the division in line with Hyatt International's Corporate Strategies and brand standards, whilst meeting employee, guest and owner expectations.

NEW HOTELS | Hyatt Hotels Corporation opens Grand Hyatt Goa in North Goa

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has opened Grand Hyatt Goa, a contemporary resort and spa in North Goa, India. Shamana Spa at Grand Hyatt Goa consists of 19 treatment suites offering Thai, Balinese and Indian treatments across 34,000 square feet (3,200 square metres), according to a company release.

Best Western International Opens the 258-room BEST WESTERN Hotel Causeway Bay in Hong Kong

Best Western International has recently opened the BEST WESTERN Hotel Causeway Bay, a 40-story high-rise located in Causeway Bay, the center of Hong Kong Island adjacent to Wanchai and Central Business District.

Morgans to operate new Baha Mar hotel

Morgans Hotel Group (MHG) has secured a management and licensing agreement to run a new 310-room lifestyle hotel as part of the Baha Mar Resort development in the Bahamas.

Vanessa Gallinaro launches spa training service

Italian entrepreneur and spa consultant Vanessa Gallinaro has launched a new training and assessment service for the spa industry that aims to improve both the individual skills of therapists as well as increasing the profitability of a spa.

Q2 revenue growth for Orient-Express Hotels

Hotel, tourist train and river cruise operator Orient-Express Hotels has posted a 23 per cent growth in total revenue for the second quarter, compared with the same period in 2010.

NEW HOTELS | Sheraton Debuts in Agoura Hills, California

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) announced that its global powerhouse Sheraton Hotels opened its first hotel in Agoura Hills, California today.

Two new restaurants for Regent's Place

Italian celebrity chef Giovanni Rana is poised to open its first UK eatery at Regent's Place, London - one of two new restaurants to open at the complex after signing lettings with British Land.

Hong Kong spa introduces Reiki healing

Hong Kong's Peninsula Spa by ESPA has announced the launch of new healing therapies by Reiki, which translates as 'universal life force energy' and aims to enhance wellbeing.

Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai to open two new banquet halls in second half of 2012

Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai, part of Canada-based Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, plans to open two banquet halls at the East-Side of its property.

Oriental Hotels posts net profit of Rs 3.2 cr for Q1

Oriental Hotels Ltd, part of Indian Hotels Company, has reported a near two-fold increase in its net profit for the first quarter ended June 30, 2011 at Rs 3.26 crore, according to a PTI report.

Far East Hospitality launches Hotel Oasia Singapore

Far East Hospitality, the hospitality arm of Far East Organization, has launched as launched Hotel Oasia Singapore.