News for June 2012

PKF Lodging Forecast for U.S. Remains Strong Despite Lingering Levels of Uncertainty

PKF Lodging Forecast for U.S. Remains Strong Despite Lingering Levels of Uncertainty

June 25, 2012 Latest News

"PKF-HR is forecasting average quarterly RevPAR gains of 4.9 percent during the second half of 2012...." June 21. 2012 Business Wire chainEmbeddedVideos = true; ATLANTA, Jun 21, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Despite news that will… Read More »

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel Launches $45 Million Renovation

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel Launches $45 Million Renovation

June 25, 2012 Latest News

Iconic Canal Street Landmark to Feature the Brand’s Signature Link@Sheraton® experienced with Microsoft®Social Hub, Refurbished Pelican Bar and Stylish Guest Rooms June 21, 2012 Hospitality.net NEW ORLEANS -- Sh… Read More »

At US hotels, Chinese treated to comforts of home

At US hotels, Chinese treated to comforts of home

June 25, 2012 Latest News

"Chinese "welcome programs" at reputable chains like Marriott and Hilton even address delicate cultural differences..."June 21, 2012, 3:19 p.m. CDTAPNEW YORK (AP) — Major hotel brands are bending over backward to cater to the needs of the w… Read More »

Summer tourism boom underway

Summer tourism boom underway

June 20, 2012 Latest News

"...the summer months of June and July were typically slow, but that is not the case this year..."Updated: Jun 19, 2012 11:05 PM CDTWritten by: Natasha Robin Another hotel is added to the list of places for tourists to stay in New Orleans.254 more gu… Read More »

New Orleans Biz: Spiffing Up - Hospitality

New Orleans Biz: Spiffing Up - Hospitality

June 20, 2012 Latest News

Hospitality industry prepares for busy timesKathy Finn, myneworleans.comIn a city that leaps from one big public event to another with aplomb, hotel operators must stay at the top of their game. Hospitality, after all, is their business, and along wi… Read More »

US hotels sell a record 430 million room nights this year

US hotels sell a record 430 million room nights this year

June 20, 2012 Latest News

"...During this year's summer months travelers can expect fuller hotels..."By Barbara De Lollis, USA TODAYHotel Check-In has invited hotel analyst Jan D. Freitag, a senior vice president at hotel industry tracker STR, to give us the scoop on hote… Read More »

Plans call for extensive French Quarter street repair to start in July

Plans call for extensive French Quarter street repair to start in July

June 20, 2012 Latest News

by CityBusiness staff reportsJune 20th, 2012 ·The Paths to Progress program is hosting an informational meeting Tuesday regarding extensive road repairs that will take place in the French Quarter this summer.Construction on the following segments … Read More »

New Orleans Scores Big in TripAdvisor’s TripIndex

New Orleans Scores Big in TripAdvisor’s TripIndex

June 18, 2012 Latest News

TripAdvisor ranks New Orleans among the most affordable cities in the U.S. in its TripIndex for travelers based on one night's accommodation, dinner for two, cocktails, and a taxi ride.June 17, 2012New Orleans, LA (PRWEB)This is the second year T… Read More »

Dardenne: Tourism budget ‘slammed’

Dardenne: Tourism budget ‘slammed’

June 14, 2012 Latest News

"Rainwater said the dollars will be used in a way consistent with tourism’s goals..."June 14, 2012BY MICHELLE MILLHOLLONCapitol news bureauCount Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne among those unhappy with the way the $25.6 billion state operating budget … Read More »

Five New Orleans Hotels receive TripAdvisor 2012 Award of Excellence

Five New Orleans Hotels receive TripAdvisor 2012 Award of Excellence

June 13, 2012 Latest News

Bourbon Orleans, Dauphine Orleans, Hotel Le Marais, Hotel Mazarin and Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport Honored as Highly Rated Hotels as Reviewed by Travelers on the World's Largest Travel SitechainEmbeddedVideos = true; June 12, 2012MarketWat… Read More »