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Jordan Spieth (right) is presented the U.S. Open Championship trophy by Tom O’Toole Jr., United States Golf Association (USGA) President, following the final round of the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash. on June 21. Spieth finished five under par for the tournament.
Photo Credit: USGA/Steven Gibbons

Supreme Court Rules Against L.A. Hotel
Registry Law

The U.S. Supreme Court last week ruled against a Los Angeles city ordinance that allows police to view hotel and motel guest registries.
Hotel operators had challenged the ordinance, saying it violates privacy rights under the Fourth Amendment. Police and some Los Angeles officials say allowing law enforcement to view registries helps in the fight against drug and prostitution activity in motels and some hotels.

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ASAE Names 2015 Summit Award Winners

Six associations have been honored by ASAE for their exemplary contributions to the sector and society with Summit Awards.
They are the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Edison Electric Institute, Emergency Nurses Association, Military Officers Association of America, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, and Tulsa Regional Chamber.

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Loews Readies for New Approach to Building Brand Name

Kirk Kinsell, President & CEO of Loews Hotel & Resorts since March, is talking about a new model for the company, using the term “asset-medium” to describe the approach.
Loews, operators of its own signature brand as well as the OE Collection and the high-end Loews Regency brand, has for several decades mostly owned and operated its own hotels, including owning the land. Loews may now go the way of other top-name brands and operate some hotels for other owners.

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Albuquerque Competition for Destination Marketing/Group Sales Heating Up

The Albuquerque CVB is currently facing off against several competitors for services it has provided to the city since it was created in 1980.
Three other parties have submitted bids in response to the city’s RFP for destination marketing and group sales services. The other bidders are California-based Catalyst Marketing Co., Phoenix-based Manley Films & Media, and TKO Advertising, which operates offices in Austin and Albuquerque.

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HOTS Magical Dream

HOTS had this dream not long ago; it went to Disney World and found the gates wide open; no ticket takers, no entrance fees, nothing but cheerful Disney People smiling and waving as it walked into the Magic’est of kingdoms!

In HOTS mind . . . well this is a good dream.  But little did HOTS know this dream was only going to get better.

A LOT better.

For starts, once HOTS realized it wouldn’t be wrestled to the ground for crashing the gate by the Disney PD, the wonder of HOTS long-ago 11-year-old self began guiding HOTS’ journey.

HOTS remembers when Disney World opened some 40 plus years ago. Oh, sure, schoolmate Phil Liedtka got to go when it opened. Phil’s parents were rich.  Phil had a pool and a boat.  Phil got to do EVERYTHING. HOTS hated Phil Liedtka. 

But HOTS digresses.

What Did HOTS See  . .

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