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City of San Diego Gives New Life to Chargers, but at the Expense of Comic-Con & Hoteliers?

City of San Diego Gives New Life to Chargers, but at the Expense of Comic-Con & Hoteliers?

Tony Perry | Los Angeles Times | August 28, 2014

Aug. 27--A decision Tuesday by the San Diego City Council appears to have given renewed life to a proposal by the Chargers football team for a new stadium...

Limited Service Hotel Boom in Rochester, MN Raising Concerns for Development of Full Service Hotels

Limited Service Hotel Boom in Rochester, MN Raising Concerns for Development of Full Service Hotels

Jeff Kiger | Post-Bulletin, Rochester, Minn. | August 28, 2014

Aug. 28--Rochester's DMC-inspired "gold rush" has many developers scrambling to build hotels in anticipation of Mayo Clinic's expected growth. However, some...

Developer Far East Organisation Plans to Build Two New Hotels in Bali & Batam, Indonesia

Developer Far East Organisation Plans to Build Two New Hotels in Bali & Batam, Indonesia

| The Jakarta Post, Indonesia / Asia News Network | August 28, 2014

Aug. 28--JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) -- Singapore property developer Far East Organisation will intensify efforts to expand globally, including in...

Hawaii Hotels Broke Four Records in June: Total Revenue, Room Revenue, RevPAR & ADR

Hawaii Hotels Broke Four Records in June: Total Revenue, Room Revenue, RevPAR & ADR

Allison Schaefers | The Honolulu Star-Advertiser | August 28, 2014

Aug. 28--Hawaii hotels set monthly records for June in total revenue, room revenue, revenue per available room and average daily room rates. Hotels earned...

With Construction Ahead of Schedule, Austin’s JW Marriott Moves Up Opening Date to February, 2015

With Construction Ahead of Schedule, Austin’s JW Marriott Moves Up Opening Date to February, 2015

Gary Dinges | Austin American-Statesman | August 28, 2014

Aug. 27-- With construction continuing to run ahead of schedule, downtown Austin's new 1,000-room JW Marriott hotel has again pushed forward its opening...

Spirit Hospitality Hopes to Break Ground on New 130-room Hilton Garden Inn, Cheyenne, WY in October

Spirit Hospitality Hopes to Break Ground on New 130-room Hilton Garden Inn, Cheyenne, WY in October

Becky Orr | Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, Cheyenne | August 28, 2014

Aug. 28--CHEYENNE -- A new multi-million-dollar hotel will open in downtown Cheyenne by late 2015 or early 2016 if things go as planned. Officials hope to...

Foundations Won’t Compromise with Hotel Developer on Pittsburg’s August Wilson Center’s Future

Foundations Won’t Compromise with Hotel Developer on Pittsburg’s August Wilson Center’s Future

Mark Belko | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | August 28, 2014

Aug. 27--There will be no meeting of the minds between the two bidders for the August Wilson Center for African American Culture. A consortium of local...

Hotel Executives Debate Viability of Four-Star Property in Bryan, TX

Hotel Executives Debate Viability of Four-Star Property in Bryan, TX

Emily Wilkins | The Eagle, Bryan, Texas | August 28, 2014

Aug. 28--Barron Hobbs, a highly regarded local hotelier, told city of Bryan officials about two years ago that any hotel built in the westside Traditions...

Insignia Hospitality Group Opens New 103-room Courtyard by Marriott Near Texas Tech Campus

Insignia Hospitality Group Opens New 103-room Courtyard by Marriott Near Texas Tech Campus

Matt Dotray | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Texas | August 28, 2014

Aug. 28--The Courtyard by Marriott hotel near Texas Tech's campus opened its doors just in time to get the football travelers. Located at 308 Ave. V, the...

Wage Fright: The Minimum Wage’s Impact on Price Growth

Wage Fright: The Minimum Wage’s Impact on Price Growth

August 29, 2014

Although the national spotlight is turning toward minimum wage growth amid calls for reform, the overall blow to buyers will be soft. August 29, 2014Fast food...

How Netflix is Changing the Hotel Room

How Netflix is Changing the Hotel Room

August 29, 2014

By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.lma.ca) Until I subscribed to Netflix, I never gave it a lot of thought. Its share price, which has seen soaring...

REACT: Handling Customer Problems

REACT: Handling Customer Problems

August 29, 2014

by Jana LoveMistakes are to be expected, but knowing how to recover an angry or frustrated customer into a loyal customer is a learned art. A Customer Focused...

The 323-key Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown Opens in Ohio Completing $50M Renovation

The 323-key Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown Opens in Ohio Completing $50M Renovation

August 29, 2014

Cincinnati, Ohio – August 29, 2014 – Renaissance Hotels is thrilled to welcome the newest gem to its portfolio with the opening of the new Renaissance...

Grand Opening Occurs in the Caribbean for the 150-room JW Marriott Santo Domingo

Grand Opening Occurs in the Caribbean for the 150-room JW Marriott Santo Domingo

August 29, 2014

SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - August 29, 2014 -- Marriott International, Inc. continues to grow its world-class luxury JW Marriott hotel brand with the...

Vision Hospitality Group Breaks Ground on TownPlace Suites, Smyrna, Tennessee

Vision Hospitality Group Breaks Ground on TownPlace Suites, Smyrna, Tennessee

August 29, 2014

Vision Hospitality Group, Inc. recently broke ground on the TownPlace Suites by Marriott Nashville/Smyrna. The property is the first hotel of this brand for...

A Brand Debut in China, the 565-key Wyndham Grand Xi’an South Opens

A Brand Debut in China, the 565-key Wyndham Grand Xi’an South Opens

August 28, 2014

XI'AN, China, Aug. 29, 2014 -- Wyndham Grand Xi'an South opened its doors to the modern business and leisure traveler, offering a grand and stylish way to...

IHG Owners Association and The Growing Role of Hotel Owners Under Forty

IHG Owners Association and The Growing Role of Hotel Owners Under Forty

August 29, 2014

ATLANTA - With hotel owners and operators under 40 making up an ever-growing portion of the industry and increasingly involved in decision-making, how are...

Hyatt Regency Suzhou Opens in Suzhou, the City Known as the Venice of China

Hyatt Regency Suzhou Opens in Suzhou, the City Known as the Venice of China

August 29, 2014

SUZHOU, China, Aug. 29, 2014 -- Hyatt Regency Suzhou today announced the opening in Suzhou, one of the most important economic, cultural and historic...

HeBS Digital to Speak on the Future Role of Intermediaries at EyeforTravel’s TDS North America 2014

HeBS Digital to Speak on the Future Role of Intermediaries at EyeforTravel’s TDS North America 2014

August 29, 2014

HeBS Digital CEO Max Starkov will discuss the true cost of OTA distribution and present the hotelier's action plan for investing in the direct online channel...

Owned by Granite Properties, the 229-room Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park Opens

Owned by Granite Properties, the 229-room Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park Opens

August 29, 2014

PLANO, Texas and MCLEAN, Va.--Hilton Worldwide announced the opening of Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park, a 299-room newly-built Hilton Hotels & Resorts...

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