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Entrepreneurs’ Corner: In Conversation With Nikolai Jaeger, An Innovative Modular Hotel Real Estate Developer | By Thomas Mielke

At last month's International Hotel Investment Forum in Berlin, the event organisers arranged a panel discussion with four entrepreneurs and (co-)founders of new hotel concepts. The question up for debate: "Where is the innovation?". Jean-Pierre Parra Bandeira, Co-Founder and CEO of Light Human Hotel; Olivia Byrne, Company Director at Eccleston Square Hotel; Hans Meyer, Co-Founder of Zoku and Chris Penn, Founder of SteelBMB talked about how independent and alternative hospitality brands, such as their own, deliver innovative experiences tailored to the changing market conditions of the hospitality industry.
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Hotel Equities Chosen to Manage Home2 Suites in Carbondale, Illinois

Atlanta-based Hotel Equities (HE) has been selected to manage the 107-room Home2 Suites by Hilton hotel in Carbondale, Illinois.  Starting immediately, Hotel Equities will partner in a supportive role to help manage the final construction and development phase of the property. The firm will begin hotel operations during the pre-opening stage with scheduled opening expected to be in August 2017. Hotel Equities continues its growth strategy in the mid-west with its first hotel in the state of Illinois. The HE portfolio now numbers over 100 hotels coast to coast.
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All Suites Brands by Hilton Reach Milestone of 800 Opened Hotels

The All Suites brands by Hilton today announced the category had reached its 800th property milestone with the opening of the Homewood Suites by Hilton New Orleans French Quarter. With nearly 120,000 rooms around the globe, the first-of-its-kind category includes three award-winning brands from Hilton (NYSE: HLT) – Embassy Suites by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton. The All Suites brands continue to expand their footprints with more than 530 hotels in the pipeline domestically and internationally, and in urban, suburban, and 'surban' locations.
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Cumberland Valley upends traditional tech curriculum - The Sentinel

Industrial Education - 3 hours 28 min ago

The Sentinel

Cumberland Valley upends traditional tech curriculum
The Sentinel
For the past several years, Cumberland Valley – Central Pennsylvania's largest public school system, by volume of students and budget dollars – has undertaken a massive overhaul of its technical and industrial education program, according to teachers, ...

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A Vision Granted - Yankton Daily Press

Building Trades - April 27, 2017 - 11:04pm

Yankton Daily Press

A Vision Granted
Yankton Daily Press
While there isn't a space crunch for traditional classrooms at the high school building, the trades courses require much more square footage, all while providing expanded opportunities for students. "The good news is, our CTE classes have exploded ...

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Making learning fun with AI and robots - YourStory.com

Robotics - April 27, 2017 - 11:03pm

YourStory.com

Making learning fun with AI and robots
YourStory.com
Sneha Priya and Pranavan's venture SP Robotics is providing maker-centric education through AI-assisted learning. Given their love for practical learning and robots, Sneha Priya and Pranavan, classmates pursuing electrical and electronics engineering, ...

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Rates Hold Steady in First Half of 2017 Despite Decline in Bookings

Hospitality Industry News - April 27, 2017 - 9:37pm
As North American hoteliers forge ahead in 2017, average daily rates (ADR) are holding strong in both the second and third quarters of 2017 despite declines in committed occupancy*, according to new data from TravelClick's April 2017 North American Hospitality Review (NAHR).
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Results of Techxpo Design Showcase at Montana Tech - Montana Standard

Electrical - April 27, 2017 - 9:22pm

Results of Techxpo Design Showcase at Montana Tech
Montana Standard
Electrical Engineering - Booth: Educational LED Board. Ashtyn Aumueller, Tyana Rasmusan, Nathan Ericksen. Poster: Development of Autonomous Water Sampler for Hazardous Environments. Abdullah Alangari, Tyler Fricks, Patrick Cote, Clyde Ellertson.

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Results of Techxpo Design Showcase at Montana Tech - Montana Standard

Industrial Education - April 27, 2017 - 9:22pm

Results of Techxpo Design Showcase at Montana Tech
Montana Standard
Electrical Engineering - Booth: Educational LED Board. Ashtyn Aumueller, Tyana Rasmusan, Nathan Ericksen. ... Industrial Hygiene - Poster: An Assessment of ftir Method for Crystalline Silica Analysis. Siobhan Wock. Booth: A Pilot Study Examining the ...

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NASA-bound, Tech robotics team to compete in May - Montana Standard

Robotics - April 27, 2017 - 9:16pm

Montana Standard

NASA-bound, Tech robotics team to compete in May
Montana Standard
Montana Tech mechanical engineering students, from left, Fahad Alkhaldi, Dominic Bizak, Nicholas Lace and Raymond LaTray explain their remote-controlled, interplanetary robotic mining machine during the annual Techxpo design showcase held in the ...

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NASA-bound, Tech robotics team to compete in May - Montana Standard

Electrical - April 27, 2017 - 9:16pm

Montana Standard

NASA-bound, Tech robotics team to compete in May
Montana Standard
Montana Tech mechanical engineering students, from left, Fahad Alkhaldi, Dominic Bizak, Nicholas Lace and Raymond LaTray explain their remote-controlled, interplanetary robotic mining machine during the annual Techxpo design showcase held in the ...

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3 Essential Components of Hotel CRM - Cendyn

Hospitality Industry News - April 27, 2017 - 9:06pm
Cendyn's Chief Sales & Marketing Officer Tim Sullivan on the three essential components of true hotel CRM. Cendyn's CRM platform is designed specifically for hotels and resorts. Discover the three core components of true hotel CRM and how these features address the unique challenges and opportunities within the hospitality industry. 
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Get Inside the Mind of Southeast Asian Travelers - Phocuswright

Hospitality Industry News - April 27, 2017 - 8:53pm
To better understand consumer behaviors and preferences, it is useful to analyze the decisions travelers make in relation to a single travel experience. We asked Southeast Asian travelers to reflect on each stage of planning and travel for their last leisure trip, including motivation, destination selection, shopping and booking methods, channel and device selection, and social networking – providing timely insight into the current state of online consumer travel in Southeast Asia.
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Program realignment led to termination of Charles City teacher - Mason City Globe Gazette

Industrial Education - April 27, 2017 - 8:52pm

Mason City Globe Gazette

Program realignment led to termination of Charles City teacher
Mason City Globe Gazette
CHARLES CITY | A Charles City High School teacher's contract is being terminated because of plans to realign the industrial arts and agriculture programs. The Board of Education on Monday approved the termination of industrial technology teacher Kevin ...

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Paso Robles High School students earn medals at state SkillsUSA Competition - Paso Robles Daily News

Electrical - April 27, 2017 - 7:48pm

Paso Robles Daily News

Paso Robles High School students earn medals at state SkillsUSA Competition
Paso Robles Daily News
Students advancing : Nick Matteson (Carpentry), Jonathan Russell (Diesel), Taylor Pafumi (Early Childhood Education), Alim BenBrahim (Electrical Construction Wiring), and Wesley Radecki (Power Equipment), Mason Steiner (Plumbng), Eli Lewis ...

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IH&RA, the international global association of hotels and restaurants, invited by UMIH for its Executive Board

Hospitality Industry News - April 27, 2017 - 7:19pm
The Executive Board of IH&RA, gathered around its President Dr Ghassan AIDI and the different Board members China, Argentina, Switzerland, Spain, Croatia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Canada, USA , the Mediterranean Association of Hotels and Restaurants (MH&RA) was held in UMIH's offices. The Executive Board has given a large part of its debates to the global phenomenon of the pseudo- collaborative economy, which has negative effects on the hospitality industry but also on the neighborhood and cities.The IHRA President remind everybody that the first meeting of IHRA after the 2nd world war was in this room of UMIH head office in 1947
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School Desk: School facilities do more than keep students safe and dry - Ukiah Daily Journal

Electrical - April 27, 2017 - 7:19pm

School Desk: School facilities do more than keep students safe and dry
Ukiah Daily Journal
In 2005, taxpayers approved a bond measure to modernize Ukiah High School, allowing us to improve energy efficiency, bring in natural light via skylights, and update electrical wiring, plumbing, and technology infrastructure. We renovated the ...

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Is it Too Much to Ask? WTTC CEO calls for a more sustainable world

Hospitality Industry News - April 27, 2017 - 7:00pm
"Is it Too Much to Ask?" was the opening line of the David Scowsill, President & CEO, World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) speech, at the WTTC Global Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, 26 April 2017. Scowsill urged over 900 leading figures from the public and private sector to stand up and make a real difference, to think about how we can be 'Transforming our World'.
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David Scowsill to leave WTTC in June 2017

Hospitality Industry News - April 27, 2017 - 6:50pm
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) announces the departure of David Scowsill, President & CEO, after six years at the helm of the organisation. During his tenure as the third President in the 26 year history of WTTC, he has taken the organisation to new heights, championing the private sector views in high level governmental discussions and promoting the sustainable growth of Travel & Tourism.
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Get certified as an HSMAI Executive Coach to facilitate Service Pledge workshops

Hospitality Industry News - April 27, 2017 - 6:28pm
In business today it's all about the customer experience. Everything is getting more and more transparent, booking and search engines become more professional. Margins for errors are so small. Together with highly educated professionals HSMAI Region Europe has worked out a generic method and process to build a service quality strategy for change management and relation management – The Service Pledge Programme.
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