All posts in "Industry News"


August 23, 2017

Midas Hospitality, a St. Louis company, is adding a Texas hotel to its growing business that already has hotels in 14 states. Midas Hospitality, a premier hotel management group, purchased a Staybridge Suites in Houston from Pride Management Inc. of Beaumont, Texas. This marks the first hotel that the company has acquired in Texas. The […]


Win Prizes, Play Games and Make Connections at the Young Professionals Meet and Greet

August 18, 2017

The Young Professionals Meet and Greet is a time to network and spark conversations surrounding the tourism and hospitality industry while enjoying appetizers and cocktails. This event will be held at Main Event Entertainment in Independence, MO from 7:30 pm-9:30 pm on October 4, 2017.  There will be food, beverages, games, prizes and networking! This […]


HotelsCombined Names Top Hotels in Missouri in Annual Recognition of Excellence Award

July 27, 2017

Hotel comparison platform announces Missouri’s Hotel Vandivort in Springfield, and Keeter Center at College of The Ozarks in Hollister for top honors.  One of the world’s leading hotel price comparison platforms, HotelsCombined, today announces the results for its Recognition of Excellence awards. This year, the finalists in the state of Missouri for Best Hotels in a […]


The Grand Opening of The Barrel Room

July 7, 2017

Cedar Lake Cellars is an exquisite location for corporate events offering two magnificent event spaces, The Big Red Barn and The Barrel Room, and delectable dining options at The Winery. The most recent addition, The Barrel Room, is a 100ft by 90ft space which is perfectly constructed to accommodate corporate events. Cedar Lake Cellar is […]


Bissinger’s Chocolate, Nitro Coffee and Wine! Oh My!

June 30, 2017

The wait is over. Handcrafted by Bissinger’s in the Central West End is open!  The newly remodeled space still serves the delectable Bissinger’s chocolates, but now also includes a wine wall that contains 3 separate wine cases holding 24 bottles of white, old world and new world wines. Guests can load a wine card with […]


TRAVELERS PREFER TO STAY AT ECO-FRIENDLY ESTABLISHMENTS –Imprint Plus Survey Reports Top Travel Amenities as Breakfast Included, Free Wi-Fi and Swimming Pool —

June 16, 2017

To determine what’s important to travelers when selecting a vacation or business trip location, a recent survey of 1,000 men and women in the U.S. was conducted by Social Science Research Solutions (SSRS) for Imprint Plus, a leading manufacturer of customized, eco-friendly,  name badge and signage systems. When asked if they preferred to stay at […]


Midas Hospitality Promotes Jacob Neubauer

June 13, 2017

Midas Hospitality, a premier hotel management group, recently promoted Jacob Neubauer to Director of Revenue Management. Neubauer’s responsibilities include supporting the hotels in the development and execution of property-specific and company-wide revenue management initiatives. This includes transient and group pricing strategies, as well as implementing revenue management objectives and growth-related opportunities. Neubauer will focus on […]


Sonesta Adds St. Louis Hotel, The Chase Park Plaza, to U.S. Collection

May 30, 2017

Sonesta International Hotels Corporation is proud to announce that The Chase Park Plaza, which opened in St. Louis in 1922, will join their collection of Royal Sonesta hotels in the U.S. Celebrating its heritage within the city of St. Louis, Sonesta will retain The Chase Park Plaza name, while delivering on the promise of authentic […]


Springfield, Missouri, CVB Announces Staff Changes

May 26, 2017

Springfield, Missouri – Staff changes are in the works at the Springfield, Missouri, Convention & Visitors Bureau. Laura Whisler, vice president, left the CVB to stay home with her children. Whisler started at the bureau in 2002 as communications coordinator and worked her way up through the ranks to the position of vice president. Her […]


Generational Management Can Help Hoteliers with High Employee Turnover

May 25, 2017

Article by Roger L. Ridenour Hello, Hoteliers! I understand you’ve got a serious problem with employee turnover. Various studies agree that hospitality industry employee turnover is typically twice the national average for all industries. A study by the American Motel and Hotel Association found annual turnover in the hotel industry to be on the high […]

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