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NEWS | Starwood Hotels Introduces All-Inclusive Resort in Panama with the Sheraton Bijao Beach Resort

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) and Sunstar Hotel & Development, S.A. today announced the opening of the Sheraton brand's first all-inclusive resort – The Sheraton Bijao Beach, Panama. The hotel marks the second Starwood all-inclusive resort in Central America.

NEWS | DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Debuts in Louisiana’s Capital City

DoubleTree by Hilton has announced the conversion of the Aspen Suites Hotel to the DoubleTree by Hilton Baton Rouge in Baton Rouge, La. Located just five miles from both downtown Baton Rouge and Louisiana State University’s legendary Tiger Stadium, the 127-room, 100% smoke-free hotel is located near the Shaw Center for the Arts, the Baton Rouge River Center, the Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge as well as access to regional airports and Gulf Coast attractions.

NEWS | Leveraging PPC During the Holiday Season - Part 1 | By David Addison

As summer transitions into Autumn/Fall, most hotels are looking for a way to increase bookings during this historically slow period of the year.

NEWS | Hotel Reviews: The More we Look, the More Evidence we See of the Wisdom of Crowds | By Jim Rozell

Today Hotel Compete publishes new research into fascinating and important subject of hotel review scores. This research builds on an earlier study on the topic: Hotel Reviews – The Hotel Industry Must Learn from the Wisdom of Crowds.

Hospitality India and Explore the World Annual International Awards was recently held at Ashok Hotel, in New Delhi. Holiday Inn Cochin, part of the IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), has won the Best New Leisure Hotel 2011, Meluha The Fern in Mumbai has received the Green Award, Crowne Plaza Today New Delhi Okhla has won the Best Business Hotel, India 2011 and The Westin Gurgaon, New Delhi has been voted as the Best Business Hotel Brand in the National Capital Region.

NEWS | Erich Friedl has been named General Manager at The Naka Island Resort & Spa in Phuket, Thailand.

Friedl brings more than 20 years of hospitality experience to his new position, with several of them spent in Thailand. Most recently as Hotel Manager of The Westin Kuala Lumpur and Director of Food and Beverage at The Westin Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok before that, Friedl’s initial step towards a hospitality career was a five year apprenticeship in Salzburg, before he switched gears and moved to a Swiss restaurant in Zurich. His passion for the culinary arts peaked when he joined a five star cruise liner where he explored fresh, exotic ingredients.

NEWS | had Callaghan has been named safety and security consultant at American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) in Washington - DC, United States.

Callaghan, who spent 35 years with Marriott International, is the principal for Premises Liability Consultants, a sole proprietorship that provides consulting services and litigation support to commercial facilities and law firms. At Marriott, he served as vice president, Global Safety & Security – Americas, with responsibility for the safety and security for all Marriott businesses and brands in the U.S., Latin America, and the Caribbean. Callaghan has served as chair of the Lodging Sector for the Department of Homeland Security Commercial Facilities Coordinating Council, co-chair of the ASIS Guidelines and Standards Commission, chair of the AH&LA Loss Prevention Committee, and chaired the Security Planning Councils for the Atlanta and Salt Lake Olympic Games.

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Federico Trulli, who is originally from Rome, has just been appointed Food and Beverage Manager at the Best Western Roker Hotel, Roker Terrace, where he originally worked six years ago. The 29 year-old, who now lives in Sunderland, previously spent three years as Restaurant Manager at the hotel, before leaving to hone his skills at various outlets around the North East. His return coincides with a complete rebranding of the hotel’s Tavistock Italia Retro restaurant, previously Tavistock Italia, including the launch of a new menu offering a wider range of ‘retro’ Italian classics and a selection of more contemporary cuisine.

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NEWS | Andrea Carneiro has been named Director of Sales and Marketing at The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort in Punta Mita, Mexico.

Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Latin America Division today announced that Andrea Carneiro has joined The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort as director of sales and marketing. With more than a decade of experience in the Mexican luxury hospitality industry, Carneiro is an ideal candidate to enhance the resort’s sales and marketing strategies toward increasing revenue. In her new role, Carneiro will be tasked with developing and implementing innovative initiatives to boost awareness, sales, and market share while simultaneously garnering new business opportunities in existing and emerging markets.

NEWS | Surakrai Kurdthavee has been appointed General Manager at Buddy Oriental Riverside Pakkred in Nonthaburi , Thailand.

Buddy Group is pleased to announce new Hotel General Manager at Buddy Oriental Riverside Pakkred, Mr. Surakrai Kurdthavee who has joined Buddy Group since November 2010. After joining Buddy Group over 11