NATIONAL REPORT—Whether it’s celebrating an anniversary, receiving an award, earning a certification, debuting a new product or expanding the business, hotel companies and vendors achieve new milestones on a daily basis. Here’s a look at recent accomplishments:
Hilton Celebrates Renewed Partnership With Global Equality Fund
This year, Hilton celebrates its 100th anniversary and partnership with the Global Equality Fund (GEF), managed by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, by calling on the travel and hospitality industry to join them as a GEF partner. To inspire other companies to join, Hilton will be hosting an event with the Global Equality Fund highlighting the work of GEF-supported activists and grantees. The Global Equality Fund, funded by more than 25 governments, foundations and corporations and, provides critical emergency, short-term, and long-term assistance to advance and protect the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons in over 90 countries worldwide.
“Hilton is devoted to creating ‘Room for All’ and, in conjunction with our long-standing partnership with the Global Equality Fund, we are welcoming the hospitality industry to join us in supporting the remarkable work that the Global Equality Fund does across the world,” said Katie Fallon, EVP, global corporate affairs.
Grupo Vidanta Named Best Companies to Work for in Mexico
During the awards ceremony that distinguishes “The Best Places to Work,” held on May 8th, the consulting firm for Great Place to Work in Mexico once again recognized Grupo Vidanta—a developer of resorts and tourism and entertainment infrastructures in Mexico and Latin America—for the ninth consecutive year, within the top 10 of the best companies to work for in Mexico in the “Big Company” category.
An essential reason for Grupo Vidanta’s consistent recognition is because of its programs and incentives that inspire its employees to grow and develop within the company. This results in a high employee retention rate due to their exceptional benefits. A great example of this is the “Bien Hecho” program, which aims to highlight exceptional behavior of employees, promoting recognition among coworkers; or the internal career pathing program that provides new skills to those who seeking long-term success within the company.
Uptown Suites Adds Showtime Hotel App
InTown Suites continues its over 10-year partnership with Showtime Networks Inc. with the exciting addition of the Showtime Hotel App to all Uptown Suites properties.
As a new extended-stay brand, Uptown Suites is now providing guests with complimentary access to the Showtime App on the in-room TV, without the need to login or enter a password. With just a click of the remote, guests can have instant access to a vast library of programming, including current and past seasons original series like, Billions, The Chi, Homeland, Ray Donovan, and more. They will also have access to hundreds of movies, comedy specials, documentaries and hard-hitting sports, right from the comfort of their suite.
RMS Releases New Software
The Hospitality Cloud, a cloudbased property management system provider, announced a product update to its allinone reservation and property management software, RMS 9+. This release includes a number of enhancements for hotel, RV park, campground and marina clients currently using RMS software to manage their properties.