HotelExecutive.com Terms of Access and Use

The following are terms of a legal agreement ("Agreement") between you and HotelExecutive.com. By accessing, browsing and/or otherwise using this web site, HotelExecutive.com, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions, and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including U.S. export and re-export control laws and regulations. If you do not agree to all of these terms and conditions, you may not access, browse and/or use HotelExecutive.com. The material provided on HotelExecutive.com is protected by law, including, but not limited to, United States copyright law and international treaties.

These terms of access apply to your access to and use of HotelExecutive.com and do not alter in any way the terms and conditions of any other agreement you may have with HotelExecutive.com for products, software, services or otherwise, unless otherwise directed by HotelExecutive.com. If you breach any of these terms and conditions, your authorization to use HotelExecutive.com automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed materials and discontinue use of any hyperlinks to HotelExecutive.com.

1. MEMBERSHIP FEES

Hotel Business Review Subscriptions

Member subscription payments can be made in U.S. Dollars, as well as a variety of international currencies. Membership terms are Annual Recurring, and Monthly Recurring. The Annual Recurring subscription is an annual commitment and subscribers will be charged each consecutive billing cycle. Annual Recurring subscriptions can be cancelled after the first billing cycle and within 30-days of the billing date for a full refund. Monthly Recurring subscriptions are a 12 month commitment and subscribers will be charged $29.95 each consecutive month. If you chose to cancel your Monthly Recurring subscription before the 12 month period your account will incur a $100 cancellation fee. Monthly Recurring subscriptions are forthgoing and can be cancelled at any time after the initial 12 months by contacting HotelExecutive.com at 800-626-1057.

Hotel Newswire News Distribution Memberships

Member subscription payments can be made in U.S. Dollars, as well as a variety of international currencies. Membership terms are Annual Recurring. The Annual Recurring subscription is an annual commitment and subscribers will be charged each consecutive billing cycle. Annual Recurring subscriptions can be cancelled after the first billing cycle and within 30-days of the billing date for a full refund provided the service has not been used during the 30 day period.

2. PAYMENT AUTHORIZATION

Payment for the services provided to you in, at, through or in association with HotelExecutive.com may be made by automatic credit card, debit card, direct debit, online checks, Short Message Signal ("SMS") billing and other approved payment means offered in, at, through or in association with HotelExecutive.com, and you hereby authorize HotelExecutive.com and its agents to transact such payments on your behalf.

You hereby authorize HotelExecutive.com's Internet Payment Service Provider to charge your credit card to pay for your membership to HotelExecutive.com. You further authorize HotelExecutive.com's Internet Payment Service Provider to charge your credit card for any and all purchases of products, services in association with HotelExecutive.com. You agree to be personally liable for all charges incurred by you in association with your access or other use of any Content provided by HotelExecutive.com or any third party in association with HotelExecutive.com. You acknowledge and agree that your liability for all such charges shall continue after termination of your access or any type of membership arrangement with HotelExecutive.com.

In the event that you have chosen to have your membership automatically rebilled, unless and until you notify HotelExecutive.com that you wish to cancel or terminate your membership to HotelExecutive.com, you hereby agree and authorize HotelExecutive.com's Internet Payment Service Provider to automatically renew your membership to HotelExecutive.com on a continuing basis and to charge your credit card (or other payment means you have selected) to pay for the ongoing cost of your membership. You hereby further authorize HotelExecutive.com's Internet Payment Service Provider to charge your credit card (or other approved payment means you have selected) for any and all purchases of products, services and entertainment provided to in, at, through or in association with HotelExecutive.com.

3. USE RESTRICTIONS

Copyright. All Site materials, including, without limitation, text, pictures, graphics and other files and the selection and arrangement thereof are copyrighted materials of HotelExecutive.com © 2011, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, or by the original creator of the material. Permission is granted to display and use the materials on HotelExecutive.com for private individual, educational and noncommercial use only, provided you do not modify the materials and that you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the materials. You may not, however, distribute, copy, reproduce, display, republish, download, or transmit any material on HotelExecutive.com for commercial use without prior written approval from HotelExecutive.com. You may not "mirror" any material contained on HotelExecutive.com on any other server without prior written permission from HotelExecutive.com. Any unauthorized use of any material contained on HotelExecutive.com may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity and communications regulations and statutes.

Trademarks. The trademarks, service marks, trade names and logos (the "Trademarks") used and displayed on HotelExecutive.com are registered and unregistered Trademarks of HotelExecutive.com. In addition, all page headers, custom graphics, icons and scripts are service marks, trademarks and/or trade dress of HotelExecutive.com, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of HotelExecutive.com. You acknowledge that the Trademarks used and displayed on HotelExecutive.com are and shall remain the sole property of HotelExecutive.com or the Trademark owner. Nothing in this Agreement shall confer any right of ownership of any of the Trademarks in you. Further, nothing in HotelExecutive.com shall be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise any license or right to use any Trademark used or displayed on HotelExecutive.com, without the express written permission of HotelExecutive.com or the Trademark owner. The misuse of the trademarks displayed on HotelExecutive.com, or any other Content on HotelExecutive.com, is strictly prohibited.

Hyperlinks. You are granted a limited, nonexclusive right to create a hypertext link to HotelExecutive.com provided that such link is to the entry page of HotelExecutive.com and does not portray HotelExecutive.com or any of its products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise defamatory manner. This limited right may be revoked at any time for any reason whatsoever. You may not use framing techniques to enclose any Company trademark, logo or trade name or other proprietary information including the images found at HotelExecutive.com, the Content of any text or the layout/design of any page or any form contained on a page without HotelExecutive.com’s express written consent. Links to third party sites on HotelExecutive.com are provided solely as convenience to you. If you use these links, you will leave HotelExecutive.com. HotelExecutive.com has not reviewed all of these third party sites and does not control and is not responsible for any of these sites, their Content or their policies, including, without limitation, privacy policies or lack thereof. HotelExecutive.com does not endorse or make any representations about third party sites or any information, software or other products or materials found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to HotelExecutive.com, you do so entirely at your own risk. You acknowledge and agree that HotelExecutive.com shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by, or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such third party sites.

Downloadable Materials. Any software, including codes or other materials that are made available to download from HotelExecutive.com, is the copyrighted work of HotelExecutive.com and/or its suppliers and affiliates. If you download software from HotelExecutive.com, use of the software is subject to the license terms in the software license agreement that accompanies or is provided with the software. You may not download or install the software until you have read and accepted the terms of the applicable software license agreement. Without limiting the foregoing, copying or reproduction of the software to any other server or location for further reproduction or redistribution is expressly prohibited unless otherwise provided for in the applicable software license agreement in the case of software, or the express written consent of HotelExecutive.com in the case of codes or other downloadable materials.

Limited Access. Except as otherwise expressly permitted by HotelExecutive.com, any access or attempt to access other areas of HotelExecutive.com computer system or other information contained on the system for any purposes is strictly prohibited. You agree that you will not use any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to "screen scrape," monitor, "mine," or copy the Web pages on HotelExecutive.com or the Content contained therein without HotelExecutive.com’s prior, express, and written permission. You will not spam or send unsolicited e-mail to any other user of HotelExecutive.com for any reason. You agree that you will not use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of HotelExecutive.com. You agree that you will not take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on HotelExecutive.com’s infrastructure.

Additional Use Restrictions. You shall not post, transmit, e-mail, re-transmit or store material on or through any of the services provided by HotelExecutive.com (the "Services") which, in the sole judgment of HotelExecutive.com: (i) is in violation of any local, state, federal or non-United States law or regulation, (ii) is threatening, obscene, indecent, defamatory or that otherwise could adversely affect any individual, group or entity (collectively, "Persons") or (iii) violates the rights of any person, including rights protected by copyright, trade secret, patent or other intellectual property or similar laws or regulations including, but not limited to, the installation or distribution of "pirated" or other unauthorized photos or software products that are not appropriately licensed for use by you. You shall be responsible for determining what laws or regulations are applicable to its use of the Services. In addition, you may only use the Services in a manner that, in HotelExecutive.com's sole judgment, is consistent with the purposes of such Services. If you are unsure of whether any contemplated use or action is permitted, please contact HotelExecutive.com at editor@hotelexecutive.com By way of example, and not limitation, the following uses described below of the Services are expressly prohibited:

a. upload, post, e-mail or otherwise transmit any information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials (collectively, "Content") that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, sexually intolerant or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;

b . impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a Company official, forum leader, guide or host, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;

c. forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the Services or develop restricted or password-only access pages, or hidden pages or images (those not linked to from another accessible page);

d. upload, post, e-mail or otherwise transmit any Content that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements;

e. upload, post, e-mail or otherwise transmit any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party;

f. upload, post, e-mail or otherwise transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes" or any other form of solicitation;

g. upload, post, e-mail or otherwise transmit any material that contains software viruses, worms or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;

h. interfere with or disrupt the Services or servers or networks connected to the Services, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Services;

i. intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, including, but not limited to, regulations promulgated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, any rules of any national or other securities exchange, including, without limitation, the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange or the NASDAQ, and any regulations having the force of law;

j. ‘stalk’ or otherwise harass another user of HotelExecutive.com or Company employee or official;

k. promote or provide instructional information about illegal activities, promote physical harm or injury against any group or individual, or promote any act of cruelty to animals. This may include, but is not limited to, providing instructions on how to assemble bombs, grenades and other weapons, and creating "Crush" sites; and

l. effecting security breaches or disruptions of Internet communication. Security breaches include, but are not limited to, accessing data of which you are not an intended recipient or logging into a server or account that you are not expressly authorized to access.

m. advertising to, or soliciting any user of HotelExecutive.com to buy or sell any products or services through the unauthorized or impermissible use of the Services. You may not transmit any junk email or chain letters to other users. If you breach this Agreement and send unsolicited bulk email, instant messages or other unauthorized commercial communications of any kind through the Services, you acknowledge that you will have caused substantial harm to HotelExecutive.com, but that the amount of such harm would be extremely difficult to ascertain. As a reasonable estimation of such harm, you agree to pay HotelExecutive.com $500 for each such unsolicited email or other unauthorized commercial communication you send to each user through the Services.

4. DISCLAIMER WARRANTY

HotelExecutive.com, including all software, functions, materials, and information is provided "as is" without warranties of any kind, either express or implied. HotelExecutive.com disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, warranties of non-infringement and implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, title, merchantability of computer programs, data accuracy, system integration, and informational Content. HotelExecutive.com does not warrant or make any representations regarding the operation of HotelExecutive.com, the use, validity, accuracy or reliability of, or the results of the use of the materials on HotelExecutive.com or any other sites linked to HotelExecutive.com. The materials of HotelExecutive.com may be out of date, and HotelExecutive.com makes no commitment to update the materials at HotelExecutive.com. HotelExecutive.com does not and cannot guarantee or warrant that the files available for downloading from HotelExecutive.com, if any, will be free from infection, viruses, worms, Trojan horses, or other code that manifest contaminating or destructive properties. HotelExecutive.com does not warrant that HotelExecutive.com, software, materials, products, or services will be uninterrupted or error-free or that any defects in HotelExecutive.com, software, materials, products, or services will be corrected.

5. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

In no event will HotelExecutive.com, its suppliers or other third parties mentioned at or in HotelExecutive.com be liable for any damages, including, without limitation direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages, damages resulting from lost profits, lost data or business interruption arising out of relating to the use, inability to use, or resulting from the use of HotelExecutive.com, any web sites linked to HotelExecutive.com, the materials, software or other information contained in any or all such sites, whether based on warranty, contracts, statutes, regulations, tort (including but not limited to, negligence) or any other legal theory and whether or not advised of the possibility of such damages. If your use of the materials or information from HotelExecutive.com results in the need for servicing, repair or correction of equipment or data, you assume all costs thereof.

6. REVISIONS TO THIS AGREEMENT

HotelExecutive.com may revise this Agreement at any time without notice by updating this posting. By using HotelExecutive.com you agree to be bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit HotelExecutive.com and page to determine the then current Terms of Access and Use conditions of use to which you are bound.

7. TRANSMISSIONS

Any idea you transmit to or post on HotelExecutive.com by any means will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary and may be disseminated or used by HotelExecutive.com or its affiliates for any purpose whatsoever, including, but not limited to, developing and marketing products. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from HotelExecutive.com any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, profane material or any other material, including but not limited to any material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under both domestic and international law.

8. YOUR WARRANTIES

You warrant to HotelExecutive.com that:

You are the sole owner of all rights in the materials posted or uploaded by you (including all related copyrights) or that you have the absolute right to license their use as provided in this section. While you will retain ownership of the copyright in the materials posted or uploaded by you, you agree that all materials posted or uploaded by you shall become part of a database, and that HotelExecutive.com will own the compilation copyright in that database. In addition, you hereby grant HotelExecutive.com a perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, publicly perform, publically display and distribute such materials, and portions of such materials and any derivative works created from such materials, in print, electronic and other media, by any means now known or developed in the future. We may sublicense all of our rights and licenses or assign them to third parties. Neither HotelExecutive.com nor any third party using the materials in accordance with this section will be obligated to pay you any royalties or other compensation for use of the materials.

You will comply with these Terms of Access and Use including, without limitation, the USE RESTRICTIONS set out in Section 3 above;

You agree to indemnify and hold HotelExecutive.com harmless from any claim or damages (including any legal fees in relation to same) made by a third party in respect of any matter in relation to or arising from your use and/or membership arising from any breach or suspected breach of these Terms of Access and Use by you or your violation of any law or the rights of any third party.

9. ACTIONS WE MAY TAKE AT OUR SOLE DISCRETION

HotelExecutive.com may take any or all of the following actions at our sole discretion:

Remove any member profile (including photographs) or other material that, in our sole discretion may be inappropriate or we suspect to be illegal, subject us to liability or which may violate these Terms of Access and Use or where required to do so by law;

Issue members with verbal or written warnings and may take such further action as we deem appropriate if such warnings are not heeded;

Suspend or terminate a member's access to the members' area of HotelExecutive.com or a member's account without notice at any time;

Inform the appropriate authorities and provide them with information regarding any suspected illegal activity; or bring legal action against a member or other user of HotelExecutive.com in relation to any breach of these Terms of Access and Use or any illegal or suspected illegal activity.

10. GOOD SAMARITAN CONTENT AND COMPLAINT PROCEDURES POLICY

a) Policy. We have provided opportunities for you to contribute Content to our Site. It is our policy, however, not to allow any Content which may constitute intellectual property infringement; violations of federal, state, or local law; obscene or defamatory material, or may otherwise be unacceptable or inappropriate. Upon learning of such Content, we will attempt, and you hereby give HotelExecutive.com the right, to delete, edit, remove, disable, change, or restrict access to or the availability of the Content, which in our sole discretion, is otherwise unacceptable or objectionable. We may or may not notify you about what action we take with respect to the disputed Content. The provisions of this section are intended to implement this policy but are not in any way intended to impose a contractual obligation upon us to undertake, or refrain from undertaking, any particular course of conduct.

b) Complaint Procedures. If you believe that another user or other third party has posted Content which violates this policy or specifically the USE RESTRICTIONS in Section 3 above, you may notify HotelExecutive.com as follows: (i) via e-mail at editor@hotelexecutive.com or (ii) via first class mail (or other nationally-recognized courier) at: HotelExecutive.com, 1230 Market Street #500, San Francisco, CA 94102. In order to allow HotelExecutive.com to respond effectively, please provide HotelExecutive.com with as much information as possible in your e-mail or correspondence, including: (1) the nature of the right infringed or violated (including any applicable registration numbers of the federally-registered intellectual property allegedly infringed), if applicable, or the unacceptable or inappropriate Content; (2) all facts which lead you to believe that a right has been violated or infringed, if applicable; (3) the precise location where the offending Content is located; (4) any grounds to believe that the party or user which posted the Content was not authorized to do so or did not have a valid defense (including the defense of fair use), if applicable; (5) if known, the identity of the party or user who posted the infringing, offending, or inappropriate Content; and (6) in the case of alleged copyright infringement claims, information sufficient to identify the work and your claims to ownership.

c) Indemnification/Waiver of Certain Rights. By contacting HotelExecutive.com and complaining of an alleged violation, you agree that the substance of your complaint shall constitute a representation made under the pains and penalties of perjury pursuant to the laws of the State of California. In addition, you agree, at your own expense, to defend and indemnify HotelExecutive.com and hold HotelExecutive.com harmless against all claims which may be asserted against HotelExecutive.com, and all losses incurred, as a result of your complaint and/or our response to it.

d) Waiver of Claims and Remedies. We expect all users of our Site to take responsibility for their own actions and cannot and do not assume liability for any acts of third parties which take place at our Site. By utilizing the Good Samaritan procedures set forth herein, YOU WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS OR REMEDIES WHICH YOU MIGHT OTHERWISE BE ABLE TO ASSERT AGAINST HOTELEXECUTIVE.COM UNDER ANY THEORY OF LAW (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAWS) THAT ARISE OUT OF OR RELATE IN ANY WAY TO THE CONTENT AT HOTELEXECUTIVE.COM OR OUR RESPONSE, OR FAILURE TO RESPOND, TO A COMPLAINT.

e) Investigation/Liability Limitation. You agree that we have the right, but not the obligation, to investigate any complaint received. By reserving this right, we do not undertake any responsibility in fact to investigate complaints or to remove, edit, disable or restrict access to or the availability of Content. We will not act on complaints that we believe, in our sole discretion, to be deficient, incomplete, or otherwise questionable. If you believe that Content remains on HotelExecutive.com which violates your rights, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY SHALL BE AGAINST THE USER OR OTHER PARTY RESPONSIBLE FOR SAID CONTENT, NOT AGAINST HOTELEXECUTIVE.COM. YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY AGAINST HOTELEXECUTIVE.COM SHALL BE TO TERMINATE YOUR USE OF HOTELEXECUTIVE.COM AND SERVICE.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act Compliance. As set forth in Subsection (b), you must contact our agent if you believe that a work protected by a U.S. Copyright which you own has been posted on our Site without authorization or that our Site, in some material way, contributes to its infringement. It is our policy in appropriate circumstances, if possible, to terminate the access rights of repeat infringers and other users who use HotelExecutive.com in an inappropriate or objectionable manner.

11. COOPERATION WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT

HotelExecutive.com reserves the right to fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing HotelExecutive.com to disclose the identity or other information regarding any user or member alleged by any governmental entity to be using HotelExecutive.com or any Content or materials available in, at, through or in association with HotelExecutive.com in violation of any law or regulation, or in violation of this Agreement, including, without limitation, the posting of e-mail messages, or publishing or otherwise making available any such materials. BY ACCEPTING THIS AGREEMENT YOU WAIVE AND HOLD HARMLESS HOTELEXECUTIVE.COM FROM ANY CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTION BY HOTELEXECUTIVE.COM DURING, OR AS A RESULT OF, ITS INVESTIGATIONS, AND FROM ANY ACTIONS TAKEN AS A CONSEQUENCE OF INVESTIGATIONS BY EITHER HOTELEXECUTIVE.COM OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES

12. APPLICABLE LAWS, VENUE, JURISDICTION & MANDATORY ARBITRATION

If any provision(s) of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be contrary to law, then such provision(s) shall be construed, as nearly as possible, to reflect the intentions of the parties with the other provisions remaining in full force and effect. HotelExecutive.com’s failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision unless acknowledged and agreed to by HotelExecutive.com in writing. The section titles in this Agreement are solely used for the convenience of the parties and have no legal or contractual significance. This Agreement may be assigned in whole or in part by HotelExecutive.com. This Agreement may not be assigned in any manner by you without the express, prior written permission of HotelExecutive.com.

Any and all disputes or controversies of any kind, including but not limited to any performance, duty, obligation or liability arising under or related to this Agreement which are not first resolved informally, shall be determined by binding arbitration in San Francisco, California, in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association. The final award in any such arbitration proceeding shall be subject to entry as a judgment by any court or competent jurisdiction, provided that such judgment does not conflict with the terms and provisions hereof. The jurisdiction of the arbiter (or arbiters) with respect to legal matters shall be limited only by the statutory and common law of the State of California and the United States.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, any and all disputes, which the parties cannot informally resolve, regarding the scope of issues or matter with the jurisdiction of the arbitrator, shall be resolved by a separate dispute resolution process whereby HotelExecutive.com, in its sole discretion shall elect the dispute to be resolved by either (1) a court of competent jurisdiction in the State of California or (2) a panel of three new arbitrators.

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California notwithstanding any conflict of laws provisions. You and HotelExecutive.com agree that the venue for all legal disputes, controversies, actions of any kind arising under or related to this Agreement shall be SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. You and HotelExecutive.com further agree that in case of any litigation regarding this Agreement, you irrevocably and unconditionally (i) consent to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts in the County of San Francisco, California for any litigation or dispute arising out of or relating to this Agreement, (ii) agree not to commence any litigation arising out of or relating to this Agreement except in the California Courts, (iii) agree not to plead or claim that such litigation brought therein has been brought in an inconvenient forum, and (iv) agree the California Courts represent the exclusive jurisdiction for all litigation relating to this Agreement.

13. PRIVACY POLICY

The following is the Privacy Policy for HotelExecutive.com

We can be reached via telephone, email, or online at our contact page. When you visit our site we do not log any information regarding your domain or email address. Information Sharing: We do not share user information with any third parties other than via press release distribution as described below.

Hotel Newswire is a newswire service that distributes press releases on behalf of our users. If you decide to submit a press release for distribution through our system we will transmit your entire press release including any personal information therein contained to our media contacts and online distribution points including search engines. This is the only redistribution of your information that we engage in. Your submission of press releases through our system indicates consent with this policy. The information we collect during your registration process is used to notify users about updates to our service and inform users of any special events hosted by Hotel Newswire. This information is not shared with other organizations for commercial or non-commercial purposes.

Cookies: Our system requires the use of cookies to enable the user to log back into our website to access information from the newswire, without having to log in each time using the required username and password.

If you do not want to receive email from us in the future, please let us know by following instructions included in our communication with you. Users who supply us with telephone numbers online may receive telephone contact from us regarding their account, or informing them of new products and services available on the HotelExecutive.com website. If you do not wish to receive such telephone calls, please edit your account and remove your phone number from your account profile. This can be done from your user account menu.

Ad Servers: We do not partner with or have any relationship with any ad server companies. From time to time, we may use customer information for new uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information practices change at any time, we will post the policy changes to our website to notify you of these changes and provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back at our website periodically.

Upon request we provide site visitors with access to all information (including proprietary information) that we maintain about them. Users can access this information by logging in to their account.

Security: We always use industry-standard encryption technologies while transferring and receiving user data exchanged with our site. We have appropriate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information that we have collected from you on our site. We do not store credit card information in our systems.

If you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy, you may contact us.

Coming Up In The September Online Hotel Business Review




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Hotel Group Meetings: Blue Skies Ahead
After a decade of sacrifice and struggle, it seems that hotels and meeting planners have every reason to be optimistic about the group meeting business going forward. By every industry benchmark and measure, 2017 is shaping up to be a record year, which means more meetings in more locations for more attendees. And though no one in the industry is complaining about this rosy outlook, the strong demand is increasing competition among meeting planners across the board for the most desirable locations, for the best hotels, for the most creative experiences, for the most talented chefs, and for the best technology available. Because of this robust demand, hotels are in the drivers seat and they are flexing their collective muscles. Even though over 100,000 new rooms were added last year, hotel rates are expected to rise by a minimum of 4.0%, and they are also charging fees on amenities that were often gratis in the past. In addition, hotels are offering shorter lead times on booking commitments, forcing planners to sign contracts earlier than in past years. Planners are having to work more quickly and to commit farther in advance to secure key properties. Planners are also having to meet increased attendee expectations. They no longer are content with a trade show and a few dinners; they want an experience. Planners need to find ways to create a meaningful experience to ensure that attendees walk away with an impactful memory. This kind of experiential learning can generate a deeper emotional connection, which can ultimately result in increased brand recognition, client retention, and incremental sales. The September Hotel Business Review will examine issues relevant to group business and will report on what some hotels are doing to promote this sector of their operations.