current hotel management news & Hospitality trends
HP Hotels was awarded the management contract of the full-service DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown Tulsa.
The 417-room DoubleTree Downtown Tulsa is in a prime location loaded in the business and entertainment district and connected to the Cox Convention Center by sky bridge. Kerry Ranson, Chief Development Officer at HP Hotels, made the announcement. "The energy in downtown Tulsa, being fueled in part by increasing convention business, is real," said Ranson. "Our entire team is looking forward to being part of it all, working with the Tulsa community and positioning the DoubleTree as a hotel of choice in downtown."
Mike Hines, Chairman of HP Hotels, spoke to Hotel News Now about the trend of interest rate increase and how it affects the hotel industry.
The federal officials have indicated plans to continue interest rate increases each year, but with the rates still historically low, it has not changed the continuing interest in the hotel industry. Mike Hines adds that with the interest rate increase, the lending environment is still favorable to an investor and even with the rate increase he doesn't expect a negative effect on the industry. He further states that he is not as worried about the increase in interest rates as he is about the increase in labor wages.
HP has been awarded the management contract for the Best Western Plus Fort Lauderdale
HP Hotels has been awarded the management contract for the 155-room Best Western Plus Fort Lauderdale/Dania Beach, FL. The property is owned by IRAS Group out of Miami, FL.
The Best Western Plus hotel is adjacent to Interstate 95 and is close to the beautiful Florida Beaches, Port Everglades Cruise Terminals and the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport. HP is excited to have the Best Western Plus join our growing portfolio.
Kerry Ranson, HP Hotel's Chief Development Officer, spoke on rethinking investment cycles.
CBRE noted that "2018 will mark the ninth-consecutive year of rising occupancy, something that we have not seen since the 1990s." The text book trends are being overturned. A new chapter is being written and if the projections hold it will be a record breaking year.
Kerry Ranson, CDO at HP Hotels, spoke at the BITAC conference on Touting Technology
The panel evaluated artificial intelligence and how we can use it to increase the personalization of the customer experience. Kerry spoke on how to partner with the right company that can work with you to bring an ROI to the owners. "Leave the technology piece up to the experts getting to know the nuances behind what's there, but partnering with the right people that are out there and making the right decisions for your assets and the consumers that are coming."
Mike Hines speaks on Tax Reform and now it will affect hotel owners and management companies.
Mike Hines, Chairman of HP Hotels, weighed in on the topic of "Should I break up with my property?" during the Hotel Business Executive Roundtable meeting in Salt Lake City.
Kerry Ranson, HP's Chief Development Officer, speaks on how technology
The Campbell House - Curio by Hilton undergoes a multi-million dollar renovation
HP announces Mark Alvarez as Regional Director of Operations
Mike Hines, Chairman of HP Hotels, joins a panel of executives to discuss "what lies ahead for the hotel industry."
HP Hotels now manages Florida's Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place.
Richie Mata, Regional Director of Operations with HP Hotels, weighed in on the topic of how complimentary breakfast is evolving
Charles Oswald, president and CEO, speaks on OTA business compared to direct bookings
Wall Street Journal highlighted Kerry Ranson, CDO HP Hotels, on his opinion of the major Brands trying to convert the OTA customers.
HP's CEO speaks with The Wall Street Journal on hacking
HP Hotels is taking a proactive approach toward Wi-Fi upgrades
Industry vet joins the HP Team
HP Hotels takes over management of the Sheraton Metairie
HP's Hilton Garden Inn Rock Hill receives an award from Hilton
Stephanie Atkisson was featured on Crain's Charlotte
HP Hotels is becoming a Nationally Recognized Management Company.