Hospitality
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4/26/2018

Hilton Garden Inn plans to open hotels in Colombia and Turkey in addition to two US locations. "Hilton Garden Inn continues its robust expansion from vacation hot spots to leading business destinations," said John Greenleaf, the company's global head.

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TravelPulse
4/26/2018

Hackers have found a way to create master keys that can fool electronic hotel room locks, according to Finland-based F-Secure. The security vulnerability affects millions of locks worldwide.

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KIRO-TV (Seattle)
4/26/2018

The Hilton Honors mobile app will have expanded capabilities to control in-room entertainment, lighting and temperature.

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Hilton
4/26/2018

The Westin Palace, Madrid, is "steeped in Spanish history and well-suited for families," writes reviewer Melissa Coleman. The hotel is near many of Madrid's tourist attractions.

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Travel Weekly
4/26/2018

InterContinental CEO Keith Barr says the Middle East is a priority market for the company. Radisson Hotel Group is also pursuing opportunities in the region.

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Hotel News Now
4/26/2018

Insecurity can keep an employee from performing at his or her best. Managers may be able to help by reflecting on the issue, being honest and working to build trust, experts say.

4/26/2018

Uber reported that 38% of its global employees are women, up from nearly 36% last year, according to the company's 2018 diversity report. However, the number of women in leadership roles at Uber declined 1.1% from 2017, down to 22%.

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Fortune
4/26/2018

A diverse team can bring innovation, higher profits and improved employee retention to a company, writes Medly CEO Chirag Kulkarni. "While it may be more comfortable to be around people who are just like you, you are selling yourself short by doing so," says Christine Alemany, chief growth adviser at Trailblaze Growth Advisors.

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Entrepreneur online
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Medly
4/26/2018

Data analytics often have an unintended bias due to a lack of diversity on data teams, according to a report from Gartner. Organizations can help reduce biases in their studies by comparing data with business understandings, hiring independent auditors to assess the presence of bias, hold regular reviews of analytical processes and look to avoid self-reinforcement, the study adds.

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Information Age
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Gartner
4/25/2018

The State House Inn in Springfield, Ill., will open this fall under Red Roof's Red Collection. The collection, aimed at the midscale segment of consumers, will debut its first property, The St. Clair Hotel in downtown Chicago, later this year.

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Hotel News Now
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Red Collection, Red Roof