Benchmark Hospitality International has named Ted A. Davis vice president sales & marketing for the leading, privately-held hospitality management company. Greg Champion, Benchmarks chief operating officer, made the announcement.
More than 500 delegates congregated at the 6th Annual China Hotel Development and Financing Conference, organized by Horwath HTL in conjunction with STR Global and the China Tourist Hotels Association (CTHA). The event was held from 24-26 March, 2010 at the Crowne Plaza Sun Palace, Beijing, China.
The Elysian hotel in Chicago, which opened in December, has adopted a no-tipping policy, a move that breaks with standard practices across the high-end- and luxury-hotel market, says the head of a trade association.
The 500 largest U.S. restaurant chains registered a decline in sales, posting 0.8 percent annual sales decline in 2009. According to data released today by Technomic Inc., in its annual reporting on the top U.S. restaurant chains, the leading foodservice consultancy found that U.S. systemwide sales for the Top 500 declined to an estimated $230.0 billion in 2009, down almost $2 billion over 2008.
Ruby Tuesday has expanded its presence in Oklahoma. Ruby Tuesday of Oklahoma, LLC, a franchisee of Ruby Tuesday, Inc, opened its newest restaurant in Owasso on March 16, the companys third location in the greater Tulsa area.
Today, US Airways (NYSE: LCC) launched a new wireless Internet product, Gogo® Inflight Internet, on five of its Airbus A321 aircraft. Gogo, which is provided by Aircell, allows passengers to use their laptops or Wi-Fi enabled mobile devices to surf the Web, email friends and family, log into corporate Virtual Private Networks (VPN) and access online entertainment options.