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Demolition Delays Threatens Permit to Rebuild the Shuttered Coco Palms Hotel on Kauai

Demolition Delays Threatens Permit to Rebuild the Shuttered Coco Palms Hotel on Kauai

Rosemarie Bernardo | The Honolulu Star-Advertiser | February 5, 2016

Feb. 05--Developers committed to rebuilding the shuttered Coco Palms Hotel on Kauai are at risk of having their redevelopment permits revoked because of a lag...

Dayton, Ohio in the Middle of a Hotel Building Binge

Dayton, Ohio in the Middle of a Hotel Building Binge

Randy Tucker | Dayton Daily News, Ohio | February 5, 2016

Feb. 04--Dayton is in the middle of its biggest hotel-building binge since the late 1990s, as developers rush to accommodate an expected burst of business...

Tropicana Owner, Penn National, Reports a 12.7 percent Net Revenue Growth in 4th Quarter 2015

Tropicana Owner, Penn National, Reports a 12.7 percent Net Revenue Growth in 4th Quarter 2015

J.D. Morris | Las Vegas Sun | February 5, 2016

Feb. 04--Penn National Gaming, the company that runs the Tropicana and M Resort in Henderson, reported its fourth-quarter and full-year earnings today....

Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri Targeting ‘Deceptive’ Hotel Fees

Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri Targeting ‘Deceptive’ Hotel Fees

Ken Newton | St. Joseph News-Press, Mo. | February 5, 2016

Feb. 05--Surprises often greet vacationers: sunburns, stormy weather, rental-car flat tires. But a Missouri lawmaker wants to make sure unexpected fees added...

Talk of the Town Lasting More than 30-Years Could Result in a Downtown Beaumont, TX Hotel

Talk of the Town Lasting More than 30-Years Could Result in a Downtown Beaumont, TX Hotel

Dan Wallach | The Beaumont Enterprise, Texas | February 5, 2016

Feb. 05--The rising sun lights up the Neches River at Riverfront Park, but few ever see those sparkles on the breeze-blown water. The talk of the town --...

Revitalization of the Americus Hotel in Allentown, PA Gets a Go-Ahead from ANIZDA - Sort Of

Revitalization of the Americus Hotel in Allentown, PA Gets a Go-Ahead from ANIZDA - Sort Of

Matt Assad | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.) | February 5, 2016

Feb. 04--ALLENTOWN -- The Americus Center hotel cannot be brought back to its luxurious heyday for $15.7 million, but it can be turned into a viable hotel...

In 2016, Average Daily Rate Reluctantly Takes the Driver’s Seat According to Updated Lodging Forecast

In 2016, Average Daily Rate Reluctantly Takes the Driver’s Seat According to Updated Lodging Forecast

February 4, 2016

NEW YORK, February 4, 2016 – An updated lodging forecast released today by PwC US expects revenue per available room (“RevPAR”) growth in...

Four Seasons, Alcion Ventures and Bald Mountain Development to Develop Luxury Resort and Residences in Napa Valley

Four Seasons, Alcion Ventures and Bald Mountain Development to Develop Luxury Resort and Residences in Napa Valley

February 4, 2016

TORONTO – February 4, 2016 – Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, Alcion Ventures, and Bald...

HRI Properties Planning Conversion of Philadelphia’s Liberty Title & Trust Building Into a 179-room Aloft Hotel

HRI Properties Planning Conversion of Philadelphia’s Liberty Title & Trust Building Into a 179-room Aloft Hotel

Jacob Adelman | The Philadelphia Inquirer | February 4, 2016

Feb. 04--Realen Properties of Berwyn is teaming up with a New Orleans developer that specializes in renovating historic structures to convert the Liberty...

CAI Investments Signs Deal to Develop an $18 million Starwood Branded 125-room Hotel Near Las Vegas Motor Speedway

CAI Investments Signs Deal to Develop an $18 million Starwood Branded 125-room Hotel Near Las Vegas Motor Speedway

J.D. Morris | Las Vegas Sun | February 4, 2016

Feb. 04--A Las Vegas company announced plans today to develop a 125-room hotel by the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. CAI Investments said it has signed a deal for...

Franz J. Estermann Named Executive Chef at Vana Belle Resort and Sheraton Samui Resort

Franz J. Estermann Named Executive Chef at Vana Belle Resort and Sheraton Samui Resort

February 8, 2016

Koh Samui, Thailand, February 08, 2016 -- Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui and Sheraton Samui Resort are pleased to announce the appointment...

Sugar Bay Resort and Spa in St. Thomas Completes $20 Million Renovation

Sugar Bay Resort and Spa in St. Thomas Completes $20 Million Renovation

February 8, 2016

ST. THOMAS, USVI -- Sugar Bay Resort and Spa today announced the completion of a $20 million campaign to update and renovate guest rooms, public areas, and...

Take the Service Elevator to the Top Floor

Take the Service Elevator to the Top Floor

February 8, 2016

Get the C-Suite Ready for Customer Experiences by Roberta Nedry Customer experience management is increasingly critical as a top investment area and skill...

Robert Mandelbaum Selected as 2016 Cornell Hotel Society President

Robert Mandelbaum Selected as 2016 Cornell Hotel Society President

February 8, 2016

Ithaca, NY, February 8, 2016 - The School of Hotel Administration (SHA) at Cornell University announces that Robert Mandelbaum is the new president of the...

U.S. Travel Campaign Highlights Economic Impact of Presidential Primaries

U.S. Travel Campaign Highlights Economic Impact of Presidential Primaries

February 8, 2016

Evidence of Politics-Related Travel Surge Gives Rise to "Bloviating About Jobs Actually Creates Them" Ad Campaign WASHINGTON (February 8,...

AxisRooms Launches its GoldenEye Premium Hotel Rate Shopper

AxisRooms Launches its GoldenEye Premium Hotel Rate Shopper

February 8, 2016

Success with hospitality industry revenue management techniques and strategies is extremely important. How to lead my business more effectively? Where to find...

Hospitality Funding Arranges $6.175 Million Acquisition Loan for Bonita Springs Hotel

Hospitality Funding Arranges $6.175 Million Acquisition Loan for Bonita Springs Hotel

February 8, 2016

Firm secures attractive financing terms on 10-year mortgage Bonita Springs and Palm Beach, Fla. – (Feb. 8, 2016) — Hospitality Funding, a Palm...

Hotel Lenders Tightening the Screws

Hotel Lenders Tightening the Screws

February 8, 2016

Fitch Ratings-New York-08 February 2016: Hotel owners will encounter a more challenging debt financing environment during 2016 as lenders respond to the broad...

Splendid Hospitality Group Acquires the Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel in Southwest England

Splendid Hospitality Group Acquires the Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel in Southwest England

February 8, 2016

The Splendid Hospitality Group has acquired its first property in the South West - the Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel. Stuart Bailey, CEO for Splendid...

Currently Under Development, the 454-key Westin Nashville is on Track for Fall 2016 Opening

Currently Under Development, the 454-key Westin Nashville is on Track for Fall 2016 Opening

February 8, 2016

February 08, 2016 - STAMFORD, Conn. - Westin Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT), today announced that the...

Content, Brand and Mobile: The Destination Revolution is Now

Content, Brand and Mobile: The Destination Revolution is Now

February 8, 2016

The internet is the new Industrial Revolution. Make it work for you with this three-pronged strategy, says Bronwyn White. THE internet is the industrial...

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Opens the 120-room Aloft Asuncion in Paraguay

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Opens the 120-room Aloft Asuncion in Paraguay

February 8, 2016

February 08, 2016 - STAMFORD, Conn. - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced the debut of its sizzling Aloft brand in...

Chief Financial Officer Ron Rowan Resigns from Monarch Casino & Resort

Chief Financial Officer Ron Rowan Resigns from Monarch Casino & Resort

February 8, 2016

Rowan to Remain With Company Through Year-End Closing and Filing of Form 10-K RENO, NV--( Feb 8, 2016) - Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCRI)...

General Manager Dave Fowler Set to Open the 116-key TownePlace Suites Ottawa Kanata in Ontario, CN

General Manager Dave Fowler Set to Open the 116-key TownePlace Suites Ottawa Kanata in Ontario, CN

February 8, 2016

Kanata, Ontario - February 8, 2016 - The newly constructed 116-suite TownePlace Suites by Marriott in Kanata, Ontario is scheduled to open this Thursday,...

New Castle Hotels & Resorts Appoints Patricia Coulter General Manager of Fairfield Inn and Suites Ne

New Castle Hotels & Resorts Appoints Patricia Coulter General Manager of Fairfield Inn and Suites Ne

February 8, 2016

NEW ORLEANS/SHELTON, Conn. - - February 8, 2016—Gerry Chase, president and COO of New Castle Hotels & Resorts, a leading hotel owner, operator and...

The $70 Million Historic Restoration of Upstate NY’s Marriott Syracuse Downtown Nears Completion

The $70 Million Historic Restoration of Upstate NY’s Marriott Syracuse Downtown Nears Completion

February 8, 2016

SYRACUSE, NY - (Feb. 8, 2016) - The Marriott Syracuse Downtown - formerly the Hotel Syracuse - is nearing the final stages of its historic $70 million...

40% of Guests Become Ambassadors for San Francisco’s Newly Minted Hotel Zephyr with Flip.to

40% of Guests Become Ambassadors for San Francisco’s Newly Minted Hotel Zephyr with Flip.to

February 8, 2016

ORLANDO, FL — February 8, 2016 — Flip.to, the advocacy platform for hotels that captivates and inspires new audiences of travelers, has helped...

The 118-key Domes of Elounda, Crete in Greece Joins the Autograph Collection

The 118-key Domes of Elounda, Crete in Greece Joins the Autograph Collection

February 8, 2016

February 8, 2016 - Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International's evolving ensemble of strikingly independent hotels, is celebrating further...

Marcus® Hotels & Resorts Names Susan Terry Vice President of Culinary and Food & Beverage Operations

Marcus® Hotels & Resorts Names Susan Terry Vice President of Culinary and Food & Beverage Operations

February 8, 2016

Promotes Mark Weber to Director of Culinary Operations  February 8, 2016 - MILWAUKEE - Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a nationally recognized hotel...

Development Launched for 250-room Okura Prestige Phnom Penh to Open in Cambodia in 2019

Development Launched for 250-room Okura Prestige Phnom Penh to Open in Cambodia in 2019

February 8, 2016

Hotel Okura Co., Ltd. signs contract with TEHO Development Cambodia Pte Ltd. to develop and manage the luxury hotel. February 08, 2016 - TOKYO - Hotel Okura...

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