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PKF Hospitality Research Not Concerned About the Current Tumultuous Stock Market

PKF Hospitality Research Not Concerned About the Current Tumultuous Stock Market

September 1, 2015

Hotel RevPAR Growth Expected to Remain Above Long-Run Average Through 2018   September 1, 2015, Atlanta, Ga. – Recent gyrations on Wall Street may have...

2015 Manhattan Lodging Overview 2Q

2015 Manhattan Lodging Overview 2Q

September 1, 2015

By Roland deMilleret, MAI and Erin BagleyThe New York City borough of Manhattan is among the strongest, most diverse, and most dynamic hotel markets in...

Urbana Varro Acquires 100% Interest in the Artmore Hotel from Jamestown

Urbana Varro Acquires 100% Interest in the Artmore Hotel from Jamestown

September 1, 2015

ATLANTA, Sept. 1, 2015 — The Urbana Varro group of companies, which includes a national commercial real estate opportunity investment fund and...

Minor Hotel Group Targeting Addition of 26 Hotels for a Total of 186 Hotels by End of 2018

Minor Hotel Group Targeting Addition of 26 Hotels for a Total of 186 Hotels by End of 2018

Chadamas Chinmaneevong | Bangkok Post, Thailand | September 1, 2015

Sept. 01--Despite domestic and international economic problems, SET-listed Minor International Plc (MINT) will continue to expand its hotel business locally...

Georgia Tax Credits to Aid Richard Kessler’s Ritzy Savannah Project

Georgia Tax Credits to Aid Richard Kessler’s Ritzy Savannah Project

James Salzer | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | September 1, 2015

Aug. 31--SAVANNAH -- Richard Kessler's latest vision for a more upscale Savannah is centered at a century-old, shuttered Georgia Power plant in the shadow of...

Grand Old Landmark Hotel Okura Tokyo Says Sayonara, for Now

Grand Old Landmark Hotel Okura Tokyo Says Sayonara, for Now

Atsushi Kodera | Japan Times, Tokyo | September 1, 2015

Sept. 01--The main building of the historic Hotel Okura Tokyo closed Monday for demolition and a rebuild after 53 years of hosting fascinating guests amid...

Icon of Old Las Vegas, The Riviera, Will Live On

Icon of Old Las Vegas, The Riviera, Will Live On

J.D. Morris | Las Vegas Sun | September 1, 2015

Aug. 31--The Riviera closed about four months ago, but in a way, the historic hotel still is running strong. Several elements of the property have moved to...

Which Hotel Type is Growing Fastest/Slowest on Facebook?

Which Hotel Type is Growing Fastest/Slowest on Facebook?

September 1, 2015

Hotels come in all shapes and sizes. Their marketing does too. Which got us thinking, do certain types of hotels experience more growth or engagement on...

Savvy Independent Operators Drive Loyalty, Revenue with Personal Online Strategy

Savvy Independent Operators Drive Loyalty, Revenue with Personal Online Strategy

September 1, 2015

September 1, 2015 – Smart independent operators know their guests are online – and are reaching them there to increase loyalty and revenue. Here is how....

City of Visalia, California Issues Request for Proposals for Downtown Hotel Development Project

City of Visalia, California Issues Request for Proposals for Downtown Hotel Development Project

September 1, 2015

Sealed Proposals will be received by the Purchasing Division located at 707 West Acequia, Visalia, CA 93291, until 2:00 P.M. Friday, October 9, 2015 for a...

Hotel AG Announces Recent Closings

Hotel AG Announces Recent Closings

September 1, 2015

ATLANTA – September 1, 2015 – Hotel AG announced today the firm’s recent sales transactions.  Hotel AG has been involved in 225 hotel sale...

Hudson Holdings Submits $60 million Restoration Plans for Historic Gulfstream Hotel, Lake Worth, FL

Hudson Holdings Submits $60 million Restoration Plans for Historic Gulfstream Hotel, Lake Worth, FL

Kevin D. Thompson | The Palm Beach Post, Fla. | September 1, 2015

Aug. 31--LAKE WORTH -- Hudson Holdings, a Delray Beach developer, last week submitted a conceptual site plan and rezoning application to the city for its $60...

Goodwin Square Owners In Talks To Reopen Long-Shuttered Downtown Hartford, CT Hotel

Goodwin Square Owners In Talks To Reopen Long-Shuttered Downtown Hartford, CT Hotel

Kenneth R. Gosselin | The Hartford Courant | September 1, 2015

Sept. 01--HARTFORD -- The new owners of Goodwin Square are in negotiations to reopen the complex's long-shuttered hotel in the heart of downtown. "We have...

Shaner Hotel Group’s Plans for Harrisburg International Airport Hotel Advancing

Shaner Hotel Group’s Plans for Harrisburg International Airport Hotel Advancing

Gary Haber York | York Daily Record, Pa. | September 1, 2015

Aug. 31--Shaner Hotel Holdings' plans for a hotel at Harrisburg International Airport got a boost when the Susquehanna Area Regional Airport Authority...

Seven Years in the Making, Vietnam’s The Reverie Saigon to Debut in Ho Chi Minh City

Seven Years in the Making, Vietnam’s The Reverie Saigon to Debut in Ho Chi Minh City

September 1, 2015

The 286-room hotel celebrates September 1 grand opening HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (September 1, 2015) - The Reverie Saigon, a 286-room hotel with some of the...

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Introduces Tribute Portfolio™ in Europe with London’s Great Northern Hotel

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Introduces Tribute Portfolio™ in Europe with London’s Great Northern Hotel

September 1, 2015

Starwood’s 10th Brand Kicks off Global Expansion with First Independent Hotel in London September 01, 2015 - LONDON - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide,...

The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Chicago Debuts in the City’s Historic McGraw-Hill Building

The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Chicago Debuts in the City’s Historic McGraw-Hill Building

September 1, 2015

CHICAGO, Ill. – September 1, 2015 – Following the conversion of the hotel formerly known as Conrad Chicago, The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Chicago...

“The Palms” is Reborn in Turks and Caicos Returning to its Boutique Roots

“The Palms” is Reborn in Turks and Caicos Returning to its Boutique Roots

September 1, 2015

The Hartling Group Completes Renovation and Transitions "The Regent Palms" back to "The Palms Turks and Caicos" PROVIDENCIALES, TURKS AND CAICOS,...

The 143-room Partridge Inn Augusta in Georgia Joins Curio - A Collection by Hilton

The 143-room Partridge Inn Augusta in Georgia Joins Curio - A Collection by Hilton

September 1, 2015

Dating back more than 100 years, The Partridge Inn Augusta, Curio Collection by Hilton is located in the heart of Augusta's Summerville district AUGUSTA, Ga....

DoubleTree by Hilton Woking Opens in the UK Following Multi-Million Pound Renovation

DoubleTree by Hilton Woking Opens in the UK Following Multi-Million Pound Renovation

September 1, 2015

Sep 1, 2015 - WOKING, UK and MCLEAN, Va. - Today, DoubleTree by Hilton opened the doors at its newest UK location, DoubleTree by Hilton Woking, welcoming...

RLJ Lodging Completes Conversion, Opens 167-key SpringHill Suites Houston Downtown/Convention Center

RLJ Lodging Completes Conversion, Opens 167-key SpringHill Suites Houston Downtown/Convention Center

September 1, 2015

Transitioning an 82-unit apartment building within the Humble Oil Building Complex in downtown Houston September 01, 2015 - BETHESDA, Md. - RLJ Lodging Trust...

Wyndham Hotel Group Opens 206-Room Ramada Phuket Deevana in the Heart of Thailand’s Patong Beach

Wyndham Hotel Group Opens 206-Room Ramada Phuket Deevana in the Heart of Thailand’s Patong Beach

September 1, 2015

PHUKET, THAILAND (1 September, 2015) -  Building upon the company’s strategic efforts to grow its Ramada® brand in key markets throughout Southeast...

GM Andy Patel Opens 81-room Fairfield Inn & Suites St. Louis Pontoon Beach/Granite City in Illinois

GM Andy Patel Opens 81-room Fairfield Inn & Suites St. Louis Pontoon Beach/Granite City in Illinois

September 1, 2015

Pontoon Beach, Illinois - September 1, 2015 - The 81-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Pontoon Beach, Illinois is now open for business. Located at...

Ocean Properties Set to Open the 124-suite Residence Inn by Marriott in Bangor, Maine

Ocean Properties Set to Open the 124-suite Residence Inn by Marriott in Bangor, Maine

September 1, 2015

David L'Heureux is at the helm as General Manager Bangor, Maine - September 1, 2015 - The 124-suite Residence Inn by Marriott in Bangor, Maine is scheduled to...

Lisa Borromeo Checchio Appointed Vice President, Brand Marketing for Wyndham Hotel Group

Lisa Borromeo Checchio Appointed Vice President, Brand Marketing for Wyndham Hotel Group

September 1, 2015

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (September 1, 2015) – Reinforcing its strong commitment and focus on building enhanced brands, Wyndham Hotel Group today announced the...

Amir Nahai Appointed AccorHotels Chief Executive Officer Group Food and Beverage

Amir Nahai Appointed AccorHotels Chief Executive Officer Group Food and Beverage

September 1, 2015

Amir will be responsible for the F&B business worldwide.September 1, 2105 - Amir Nahai is appointed AccorHotels Chief Executive Officer Group Food and...

Marcus® Hotels & Resorts Names Gerald Rappaport General Manager of The Skirvin Hilton Hotel in OK

Marcus® Hotels & Resorts Names Gerald Rappaport General Manager of The Skirvin Hilton Hotel in OK

September 1, 2015

Sept. 1, 2015 - MILWAUKEE - Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced that Gerald Rappaport has been...

One&Only Resorts Appoints Ed Brea as General Manager of One&Only Hayman Island in Australia

One&Only Resorts Appoints Ed Brea as General Manager of One&Only Hayman Island in Australia

September 1, 2015

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – August 31, 2015 – One&Only Resorts announces the appointment of established industry leader Ed Brea as General...

Industry Veteran Richard Bussiere Named Managing Director of  Langham Place, New York, Fifth Avenue

Industry Veteran Richard Bussiere Named Managing Director of Langham Place, New York, Fifth Avenue

September 1, 2015

Hospitality professional with over 35 years' experience will lead team at luxury Midtown Manhattan hotel  NEW YORK, NY, September 1, 2015 - Langham Place,...

Noble House Hotels & Resorts Appoints Marco Perry Managing Director of LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort

Noble House Hotels & Resorts Appoints Marco Perry Managing Director of LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort

September 1, 2015

Naples, Fla. -- Sept. 1, 2015 -- Noble House Hotels & Resorts proudly announces the appointment of Marco Perry as Managing Director of LaPlaya Beach & Golf...

pentahotels Promotes Dirk Lobowsky to Vice President of Sales

pentahotels Promotes Dirk Lobowsky to Vice President of Sales

September 1, 2015

September 01, 2015 - Frankfurt am Main/Munich - Part of the penta philosophy: Dirk Lobowsky becomes Vice President of Sales for pentahotels as of September 1,...

Paragon Casino Resort Names Nancy Herrington Vice President of Marketing

Paragon Casino Resort Names Nancy Herrington Vice President of Marketing

September 1, 2015

MARKSVILLE, La., Sept. 1, 2015 -- Paragon Casino Resort has appointed Nancy Herrington Vice President of Marketing.Herrington comes to Paragon after four...

G6 Hospitality Appoints John Valletta New Vice President to Lead Franchise Operations

G6 Hospitality Appoints John Valletta New Vice President to Lead Franchise Operations

September 1, 2015

DALLAS, Sept. 1, 2015 -- G6 Hospitality, known for its iconic economy lodging brands, Motel 6 and Studio 6 in the U.S. and Canada, announced the...

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