LBA Hospitality selected to manage the Avid Hotel in Florida

LBA Hospitality, an Alabama–based hotel management company, recently announced the addition of the 95-room avid™ hotel by IHG in Ocala, Florida to their growing management portfolio. LBA Hospitality was recently ranked one of the top third-party management companies by Hotel Management Magazine.

Transat offers students a class in sustainable tourism

For the third edition of the Journey for Change program, Transat has partnered with Iberostar Hotels & Resorts and the University of Guelph’s School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management. The partnership is for an international field study program that provides 12 students with a unique experience in the Dominican Republic.

Japan certification paves way for MGM and its partner ORIX

MGM Resorts International recently announced that Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has officially certified the Area Development Plan submitted last year by Osaka Prefecture /City and by Osaka IR KK, a joint venture between MGM Resorts Japan and ORIX Corporation.

Mews acquires Hotello to expand its North America operations

Mews, a leader in hospitality technology and cloud-based property management systems (PMS), today is announcing the acquisition of Hotello, the Montreal-headquartered cloud PMS solution for hotel properties. The acquisition further strengthens the growth strategy for Mews in North America, and more specifically the Canadian market and the company’s commitment to delivering technology that simplifies and automates operations for modern hoteliers and their guests. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Crystal Lagoons enters the largest country in the Middle East

Crystal Lagoons enters the largest country in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia, with a new mega deal to develop real estate, hospitality, and Public Access Lagoons™, also called PAL™, projects. The development plan consists of several luxury complexes, which will be located in coastal and inland cities such as Riyadh, as well as Jeddah, Dammam, Medina, and Khobar.