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Americus Center Hotel Owner, Albert Abdouche, Woos Public in Bid to Restore Allentown, PA Landmark

Americus Center Hotel Owner, Albert Abdouche, Woos Public in Bid to Restore Allentown, PA Landmark

Tom Shortell | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.) | July 31, 2015

July 31--Tears welled up in Mikki Amici Felix's eyes as the years rolled back and she found herself in the packed ballroom of the Americus Center in downtown...

Developer Rob Marinai Submits Plans for Proposed Home2 Suites at Abandoned Lot in Nipomo, CA

Developer Rob Marinai Submits Plans for Proposed Home2 Suites at Abandoned Lot in Nipomo, CA

Kaytlyn Leslie | The Tribune (San Luis Obispo, Calif.) | July 31, 2015

July 30--An Oakland-based developer is once again taking steps to build an extended-stay hotel at an abandoned lot in central Nipomo, and so far the plans...

Eugene EVEN Hotels Proposed by Beaverton and U.K. Developers Near Autzen Stadium in Eugene, OR

Eugene EVEN Hotels Proposed by Beaverton and U.K. Developers Near Autzen Stadium in Eugene, OR

Elon Glucklich | The Register-Guard, Eugene, Ore. | July 31, 2015

July 30--A four-story hotel with up to 110 rooms could replace a drug and alcohol treatment center on Centennial Loop near Autzen Stadium, if it can gain...

Developers Propose Host of Ideas for Connecticut’s Former Lighthouse Inn

Developers Propose Host of Ideas for Connecticut’s Former Lighthouse Inn

Greg Smith | The Day, New London, Conn. | July 31, 2015

July 30--NEW LONDON -- With proposals to buy the former Lighthouse Inn for prices ranging from $1 to $250,000, five developers have come forward with their...

Hawaii’s Visitor Industry on Pace for Another Record Breaking Year

Hawaii’s Visitor Industry on Pace for Another Record Breaking Year

Allison Schaefers | The Honolulu Star-Advertiser | July 31, 2015

July 30--Visitor arrivals and spending climbed for the fourth month in a row in June further pushing Hawaii tourism's half-year results further into positive...

Do Hotel Brand Names Really Matter?

Do Hotel Brand Names Really Matter?

July 30, 2015

Professors Chekitan Dev (Cornell), Pradeep Chintagunta (Chicago) and Yi-Lin Tsai (Delaware) prepared this article based on Professor Tsai’s doctoral...

Klobuchar, Lee Call on Department of Justice to Closely Scrutinize Orbitz-Expedia Merger

Klobuchar, Lee Call on Department of Justice to Closely Scrutinize Orbitz-Expedia Merger

July 30, 2015

Online travel agencies serve an important role in encouraging a competitive market for airlines, hotels, and rental cars and provide consumers with an...

Implementation of 11th Revised Edition of the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry

Implementation of 11th Revised Edition of the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry

July 30, 2015

The 11th revised edition of the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry (USALI) was published in the spring of 2014, with an implementation date of...

HSMAI Accepting Entries for 2015 Adrian Awards Honoring Excellence in Travel Marketing

HSMAI Accepting Entries for 2015 Adrian Awards Honoring Excellence in Travel Marketing

July 30, 2015

McLEAN, VA (July 30, 2015) – The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) is accepting entries for its 59th annual Adrian Awards,...

Starwood Hotels Signs Management Agreement for The Westin Rusutsu Resort, a Ski Resort in Japan

Starwood Hotels Signs Management Agreement for The Westin Rusutsu Resort, a Ski Resort in Japan

August 3, 2015

The conversion property is owned by Kamori Kanko Co., Ltd.August 03, 2015 - STAMFORD, Conn. - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today...

Southwind Hotels and Resorts Introduces Sleep Inn & Suites to Longview, Texas

Southwind Hotels and Resorts Introduces Sleep Inn & Suites to Longview, Texas

August 3, 2015

Southwind Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of its latest managed property, the Sleep Inn & Suites in Longview, Texas. The project was...

RIU Hotels Reopens the Riu Palace Aruba Following a $25 Million Renovation

RIU Hotels Reopens the Riu Palace Aruba Following a $25 Million Renovation

August 3, 2015

Palma de Majorca, August 3, 2015 - RIU Hotels & Resorts reopens its emblematic Riu Palace Aruba after investing 25 million dollars in a complete renovation....

Meriton Serviced Apartments Chooses TrustYou To Manage Its Online Reputation

Meriton Serviced Apartments Chooses TrustYou To Manage Its Online Reputation

August 3, 2015

Singapore and Munich, Germany – August 3, 2015 – TrustYou, the international online reputation management leader, has been selected by Meriton Serviced...

Noble House Hotels Selected to Manage the Argonaut and The Tuscan Hotels in San Francisco, CA

Noble House Hotels Selected to Manage the Argonaut and The Tuscan Hotels in San Francisco, CA

August 3, 2015

The hotels are owned by Pebblebrook Hotel Trust SEATTLE, August 3, 2015 -- Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Ltd. – a collection of luxury hotels and resorts –...

Starwood, Wurzak Hotel Group and DoveHill to Develop 323-Room, Dual-Branded Hotel in South Florida

Starwood, Wurzak Hotel Group and DoveHill to Develop 323-Room, Dual-Branded Hotel in South Florida

August 3, 2015

Located in the Heart of Downtown Fort Lauderdale, the Development is Slated to Open in Spring 2017 STAMFORD, Conn.--August 3, 2015-- Starwood Hotels & Resorts...

Hotels Save Millions through Emerging HVAC Refurbishment and Re-commissioning Service

Hotels Save Millions through Emerging HVAC Refurbishment and Re-commissioning Service

August 3, 2015

Transform fan coil units into sustainable, state of the art energy savers. Decades-old fan coil units may be saved rather than scrapped.  Davie, FL -...

HFTP-supported Research Reveals Guests’ Willingness to Disclose Personal Information to Hotel Apps

HFTP-supported Research Reveals Guests’ Willingness to Disclose Personal Information to Hotel Apps

August 3, 2015

August 3, 2015 (Austin, Texas) — A study supported by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP), reveals that only 34 percent of guests would...

Winwood Hospitality Group Opens 149-key Hilton Garden Inn Raleigh/Crabtree Valley in North Carolina

Winwood Hospitality Group Opens 149-key Hilton Garden Inn Raleigh/Crabtree Valley in North Carolina

August 3, 2015

Under the leadership of General Manager Chris Cramarossa August 3, 2015 - RALEIGH, N.C. and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Worldwide's (NYSE: HLT)...

Conrad Hotels & Resorts Partners with Horoy Real Estate for Brand’s First Hotel in Shenzhen, China

Conrad Hotels & Resorts Partners with Horoy Real Estate for Brand’s First Hotel in Shenzhen, China

August 3, 2015

SHENZHEN, China and MCLEAN, Va. - Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Worldwide's (NYSE: HLT) luxury hotel portfolio for the new smart luxury traveler, today...

The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common Welcomes New General Manager Tim Terceira

The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common Welcomes New General Manager Tim Terceira

August 3, 2015

BOSTON, Mass. – August 3, 2015 - The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common is pleased to announce that Mr. Tim Terceira has accepted the position of General Manager...

The 92-room Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Syracuse/Carrier Circle Opens in Syracuse, New York

The 92-room Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Syracuse/Carrier Circle Opens in Syracuse, New York

August 3, 2015

The property is managed by Baywood Hotels and led by general manager Christopher Beattie August 3, 2015 - SYRACUSE, N.Y. and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide...

Managed by Meelan Hospitality, the 72-room Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Hutto Opens in Texas

Managed by Meelan Hospitality, the 72-room Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Hutto Opens in Texas

August 3, 2015

Hector Orozco takes the helm as general manager August 3, 2015 - HUTTO, Texas and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) announced the opening of Hampton...

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