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20 July 2022      

LONDON—Each of the four world regions showed a year-over-year decline in hotel pipeline activity at the end of the second quarter, according to June 2022 data from STR.

June 2022 (% changes in comparison with June 2021)

Europe

In Construction: 207,315 rooms (-12.6%)

Final Planning: 150,164 rooms (-15.2%)

Planning: 163,380 rooms (+10.6%)

Total Under Contract: 520,859 (-7.4%)

Germany (40,729) and the U.K. (28,612) lead Europe in total rooms in construction.

Asia Pacific

In Construction: 486,412 rooms (+2.1%)

Final Planning: 128,808 rooms (-29.0%)

Planning: 302,499 rooms (+11.5%)

Total Under Contract: 917,719 rooms (-1.2%)

Among countries in the region, China has the most rooms in construction (308,062), followed by Vietnam (31,161).

Middle East & Africa

In Construction: 127,397 rooms (-6.2%)

Final Planning: 37,143 rooms (-18.0%)

Planning: 73,096 rooms (+26.1%)

Total Under Contract: 237,636 (-0.6%)

Saudi Arabia (37,654) and United Arab Emirates (31,671) lead in construction activity.

Americas

In Construction: 202,250 rooms (-16.9%)

Final Planning: 208,583 rooms (-14.4%)

Planning: 328,944 rooms (+10.4%)

Total Under Contract: 739,777 (-5.8%)

The U.S. holds the majority of rooms in construction in the region. After the U.S., Mexico (14,909) and Canada (7,232) have the highest number of rooms in construction in the region.

 
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Markham, Ontario, July 19, 2022 — In the hotel industry, budgets are tight, and workers are scarce, yet guests still expect service excellence. Nowhere is this dynamic more apparent than in housekeeping. In September 2021, PurpleCloud announced its’ integration to the Maestro PMS solution — a tool that helps properties do more with less while aligning service to guest expectations. Today, PurpleCloud announces three additional properties are running on Maestro PMS with the recently implemented integrated tool; Service Optimization Platform and Employee Engagement Platform, and those properties are now enjoying the benefits that it delivers.

Efficient Housekeeping Based on Real-Time Circumstances

The Housekeeping Module tracks real-time check-ins and check-outs to create an efficient schedule based on “true clean times.” The benefits of using the Platform include:

Greater savings: The Platform eliminates inefficiencies in housekeeping. This reduces the number of hours worked by staff members, which lowers the cost of housekeeping services.

Increased revenue: Properties are better able to detect and manage early arrivals, late checkouts and stay-over services through the Platform, which increases revenue.

Lower turnover: The Platform includes gamification features that keep team members engaged, working hard, and feeling recognized. Over time, this increases job satisfaction and reduces turnover.

Properties can use the housekeeping module in tandem with PurpleCloud’s Hotel Service Optimization Platform that facilitates multi-language text and voice messaging between front-line workers and their managers.

Managers enjoy access to dashboards that indicate housekeeping progress across a property, as well as dashboards that track the individual performance and progress of housekeepers. The application outlines their projects, pushes relevant alerts, displays their standing on the leaderboard, plus more.

Meet the 3 Newest Resorts Now Streamlining Housekeeping
Three resorts have become the latest to implement the Service Optimization Platform primarily to optimize housekeeping. All the properties are committed to enhancing operations while also creating the best possible guest experiences. They each recognized the potential of PurpleCloud’s Platform being integrated with Maestro to help them achieve those goals.

Located near Pigeon Forge and Dollywood in Gatlinburg, Tenn., the Smoky Mountain Resorts is a two-property destination that serves as a launch point for family fun and adventure. The two properties are the Resort at Governor’s Crossing and Country Cascades Waterpark Resort.

“We believe that our decision to integrate PurpleCloud with Maestro will enhance our housekeeping and maintenance operations management,” said Kay Collier, CEO of Smoky Mountain Resorts. “The program is designed to assist us in our aim to exceed expectations at every point during the guest journey. Integration and implementation was a much smoother transition than we anticipated. The support and training throughout the process was phenomenal.”

Campbell’s Resort on Lake Chelan is a historic property in the Pacific Northwest. Family owned and operated since 1901, the Resort’s 8-acre site includes 170 lakeside rooms and more than 1,800 feet of private beach.

“We choose PurpleCloud because we want to continue to utilize technology to improve our efficiencies in every facet of our business,” said Eric Campbell, Vice President of Operations at Campbell’s Resort on Lake Chelan. “We believe this partnership will help our team and improve the guest experience.”

 
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Toronto, ON, July 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As part of their partnership with the Canadian Hockey League (CHL), Days Inns - Canada was onsite at the 2022 Memorial Cup presented by Kia in Saint John, New Brunswick, from June 20-29, 2022. 

"To drive awareness for the Days Inn brand, we created an interactive activation that sparks curiosity and wonder. The concourse level in-venue 'Knock to Win with Days Inn' kiosk offers event attendees the opportunity to knock on the 'Days Inn door' to reveal a prize," said Mike Samardzic, Partner, XMC. "Everything we do is custom built to move our clients' business forward, drive core brand objectives and fully interactively engage their target audience, creating a memorable experience."

The experience featured a custom-branded Days Inn guest room door, room 1970 to mark the year the brand was founded, a custom 3D sign of the Days Inn logo for selfies and a carpet with a custom hashtag #KnockToWinWithDaysInn. The interactive 10' x 10' activation footprint was developed to surprise and delight fans. 

"These events gave us the unique opportunity to connect with CHL fans from near and far while showcasing our brand," said Ally Wesson, Vice President of Marketing, Days Inns - Canada. "We were thrilled to partner with XMC for the return of the Memorial Cup presented by Kia, after a two-year pause due to the pandemic."

The sponsorship featured Days Inn branded in-ice logo placement, videoboard commercials, TV timeout activities, spectator giveaways, and an in-venue kiosk at each game. To help encourage trial of the brand, CHL distributed a customized email campaign targeting thousands of fans of the league offering exclusive savings with Days Inns along with digital web ads on CHL, WHL, OHL and QMJHL league sites to boost visibility.

 
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Vancouver, B.C. – July 15th, 2022 – Celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year, Coast Hotels Limited, a fully owned subsidiary of APA Hotel Canada, Inc. and one of North America’s fastest-growing and one of Canada’s largest hotel brands, is launching new sweepstakes in partnership with Molson Coors Beverage Company that will award over 140 exciting prizes and one grand prize of a ski weekend for four.

To enter the #NoPlaceLikeCoast sweepstakes, participants can take part in multiple social media contests every month on Coast Hotels’ Facebook, Twitter and Instagram social media channels, highlighting Coast Hotels’ properties and food & beverage establishments featuring Molson products.

The 50th Anniversary #NoPlaceLikeCoast Sweepstakes launches on Friday, July 15th, 2022, and ends on December 31st, 2022, with the grand prize winner being selected in a random drawing on January 03, 2023.

For more information, participants should go to www.coasthotels.com/50th-anniversary-sweepstakes

or visit one of the following properties and their food & beverage outlets:

Coast Bastion Hotel and Minnoz Restaurant & Lounge, Nanaimo, BC

Coast Capri Hotel and Vintner’s Grill, Kelowna, BC

Coast Chilliwack Hotel by APA and Prestons Restaurant + Lounge, Chilliwack, BC

Coast Coal Harbour Vancouver Hotel by APA and Prestons Restaurant Lounge, Vancouver, BC

Coast Discovery Inn and D.I. Restaurant & Lounge, Campbell River, BC

Coast Hillcrest Hotel and Begbie Room & Mountain Guides Lounge, Revelstoke, BC

Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre and ROMEOs Kitchen + Spirits, Kamloops, BC

Coast Prince George Hotel by APA, Shogun Japanese Steakhouse, Winston’s Resto-Bar, Prince George, BC

Coast Victoria Hotel & Marina by APA and Blue Crab Seafood House, Victoria, BC

Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel by APA and Preston’s Restaurant + Lounge, Edmonton, AB

Coast Nisku Inn & Conference Centre and The Den Pub, Nisku, AB

Coast Swift Current Hotel and Smileys Bar & Grill, Swift Current, SK

Contest Entry Rules

 

The #Noplacelikecoast 50th Anniversary Sweepstakes contest (the “contest”) is intended to be conducted in the Provinces of British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan only and shall be construed and evaluated according to applicable Canadian law. No purchase is necessary. Participants must be 19 years of age or older at the time of entry. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are not associated with this contest.

For a complete list of entry rules, terms and conditions and participating locations, visit www.coasthotels.com/50th-anniversary-sweepstakes/50th-anniversary-sweepstakes-rules-and-regulations.

 
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OAKLAND, N.J. – Amerlux has added two new members to its stunning Rook family of aluminum pendants and wall mounts, including an exterior architectural wall mount that allows designers and architects to create a sleek, uniform design from the inside out.

The Rook X, an exterior wall-mount cylinder with a 2.7-inch aperture, and the Rook 250, an interior pendant with a 2.5-inch aperture, continue the Rook product family’s heritage of translating the control, performance and comfort of Amerlux’s award-winning downlights into sophisticated new formats.

“Ideal choices for commercial, retail, hospitality and high-end residential applications, the Rook X and Rook 250 ensure a sleek, uniform composition for nearly every space—starting inside, finishing out,” said Bill Plageman, Amerlux’s VP of Marketing. “The Rook 250 spectacularly delivers another option for delivering control and output in balance inside, while the Rook X’s weather-proof capabilities take the family someplace it has never been before: outside.”

Rook X Exterior Wall Mount

The clean-styling Rook X exterior wall mount cylinder offers a 2.7-inch aperture in dual output (up/down light) or single-sided (up-light or down-light only) configuration. Domestically engineered with precision-machined extruded aluminum housing and five elegant, discrete finishes, the Rook X blends in gorgeously with any architectural façade and adds beauty, character and focus to modern and traditional outdoor structures.
Facility managers applaud the Rook X because it has seamless sides and no visible hardware, ensuring water-tight, long-lasting durability in all weather conditions. Contractors also love the exterior wall-mount because it has an integral driver that simplifies installation and a thin diecast backplate that keeps the fixture snug against the wall.

Various optical accessories, beam shaping films and a hexcell louver can be changed or added in the field. In addition, a range of color temperatures (i.e., 2700K to 4000K) ensures it’s a pleasant addition to any landscaping environment.

Rook 250 Interior Round Pendant

The Rook 250 interior round pendant is a beautiful, slender solution ideal for open-ceiling applications where downlight performance is required in a more strikingly decorative manner.

Maximizing a 2.5-inch aperture, the Rook 250 complements Amerlux’s line of pendant cylinder solutions with a constant aperture appearance, quiet ceiling design and optical performance in two distinct sizes: full (9-inch height) and mini (just under 4½-inch in height).

Built with integral drivers, the fixture offers quick and easy installation and can control direct and indirect lighting separately. Single-point suspension and surface and single-circuit track mounting options are available, as are several performance outputs and finishes that stir and grab attention.

Meanwhile, the Rook 250 Mini Frame Mount offers a remote driver in the most convenient location: above the fixture. Perfect for a trimless, clean and minimal aesthetic, the Rook 250 Mini Frame Mount allows for more driver options and accommodates EM battery packs.

More Rook Options, More Memorable Experiences

Architects and designers don’t have to go far to find other opportunities to add to their spaces using Rook’s complete family of interior and exterior lighting solutions:

Amerlux’s Rook 3.5" Round Pendant

Amerlux’s Rook 3.5" Round Pendant with Dim-To-Warm

Amerlux’s Rook 3.5" Square Pendant

Amerlux’s Rook 3.5" Square Pendant with Dim-To-Warm

Amerlux’s Rook 4.75" Round Pendant

Amerlux’s Rook 3.5" Round and Square Interior Wall Mounts

For more information about the company’s lighting solutions, call Amerlux at 973.850.4342.

 

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