Steady Increase in New York City Tourism Continues

August 23, 2015 Fears that the strengthening U.S. dollar would reverse the steady increase in tourism to New York City have not been realized. In fact, international visits jumped 7% in 2014 from the prior year, while domestic tourism grew 3%. An all-time high of 56.4 million tourists visited the [...]

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Foodie scene and tourists create most New York City jobs, according to report

August 13, 2015 The city's foodie scene and thriving tourism industry have fueled the Big Apple's job boom, according to an analysis by the state comptroller. Nearly 25% of new jobs in the city from 2009-14 were in the hospitality industry. The NYC Hospitality Alliance said the growth comes from [...]

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North America’s Largest Hospitality Show Unveils New Brand, Mission: HX: The Hotel Experience – Rooms to Restaurants

July 29, 2015 New York City – To mark its centennial anniversary, the International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show® (IHMRS) is unveiling a spectacular new brand and mission to better capture the dynamic innovation of the hospitality industry. HX: The Hotel Experience — Rooms to Restaurants (HX), debuts November 8-10, [...]

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LaGuardia Airport to be completely rebuilt under Cuomo’s $4B plan

July 27, 2015 LaGuardia Airport's four terminals will be consolidated into one hub and the entire facility will be moved south almost the length of two football fields, under a $4 billion plan proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo Monday. In addition, the airport will be connected to public transit via [...]

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2015 HANYC Scholarship Awards Recipients

July 8, 2015 The 2015 HANYC Scholarship Awards Reception was held on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at the Hotel Association of New York City, 320 Park Avenue (22nd Floor), New York, NY 10022-6838. The following two individuals were selected as this year’s recipients of the HANYC Scholarship Awards: Jacob [...]

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State tourism numbers hit record high, bring in $100B to New York

July 6, 2015 More tourists want to get their fill of the Empire State, and it's giving a record boost to the state's economy. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that New York was the most visited state by overseas tourists last year, and visitors helped to generate a $100.1 billion in economic [...]

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Loews Hotels Chairman Jonathan M. Tisch Calls for Improving Air Travel Experience to Secure Travel’s Future

June 3, 2015 Jonathan M. Tisch, Chairman of Loews Hotels & Resorts, urged travel industry leaders to embrace public policy reforms that will improve the air travel experience to and within the United States and help the industry tap into the growing pool of international travelers. The changes Tisch called [...]

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‘Money mavericks’ talk top challenges in NYC

May 27, 2015 New York City is a tough place for revenue managers, according to a panel of “Money mavericks” during a HSMAI panel. Billed as “Money mavericks,” four revenue managers on a panel at a HSMAI of Greater New York event debated distribution, Airbnb and the future of their profession. [...]

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NYC hotels fight supply glut with facelifts

May 15, 2015 Faced with heightened competition, many owners of New York City’s venerable hotels are investing heavily in their products to ensure they remain competitive at a time when there is pressure on rate and occupancy because of ever-increasing supply, a weakened euro and the emergence of Airbnb. Daniel Lesser, president and [...]

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Judges announced for 2015 Gold Key Awards

May 12, 2015 Renowned panel to select winners in industry’s most prestigious design competition. Hospitality Media Group (HMG) has unveiled the prestigious judging panel for this year’s Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design. These thought leaders in design, operations, development and investment sectors of the hospitality industry will [...]

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