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Laurus Corporation Acquires Marriott Warner Center Hotel in Los Angeles, CA

Laurus Corporation Acquires Marriott Warner Center Hotel in Los Angeles, CA

July 28, 2014

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., July 28, 2014 — Laurus Corporation, a U.S.-based private real estate investment and development firm, has acquired the...

Hilton Launching Digital Check-In & Out, Web Based Room Selection & Customization at Over 4K Hotels

Hilton Launching Digital Check-In & Out, Web Based Room Selection & Customization at Over 4K Hotels

July 28, 2014

MCLEAN, Va.—In a first for the hospitality industry, Hilton Worldwide today announced its guests will have unprecedented choice and control over their...

Caribbean Tourism Matters: There is no profit in an empty seat or vacant room

Caribbean Tourism Matters: There is no profit in an empty seat or vacant room

Adrian Loveridge | Caribbean News Now, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands | July 28, 2014

July 28--While still a month away, September presents one of the most challenging times of the year from a tourism perspective, especially from our second...

Atlantic City is No Las Vegas, and it Never Was

Atlantic City is No Las Vegas, and it Never Was

Ellen Wager | Las Vegas Sun | July 28, 2014

July 27--Atlantic City's casino industry is in free fall. One of its 12 casinos closed in January, and Caesars Entertainment will close one of its four, the...

Dual-Branded Hotel Complex Planned for Columbus, Ohio

Dual-Branded Hotel Complex Planned for Columbus, Ohio

July 28, 2014

Hotel-Online and BuildCentral Add/Update 190 Hotel Projects to the New Hotel Construction Projects Database  Chicago, IL. July 28, 2014 - Hotel-Online and...

FelCor Completes Exchange of 10 Joint Venture Hotels; Retains 5 Hotels; Partners Now Own Other 5

FelCor Completes Exchange of 10 Joint Venture Hotels; Retains 5 Hotels; Partners Now Own Other 5

July 28, 2014

IRVING, Texas, July 28, 2014 - FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated (NYSE: FCH) today announced that it unwound joint ventures that owned 10 non-strategic hotels....

Walt Disney World Moves Toward $10 Hourly Starting Pay as Job Market Rebounds

Walt Disney World Moves Toward $10 Hourly Starting Pay as Job Market Rebounds

Sandra Pedicini | Orlando Sentinel | July 28, 2014

July 26--Walt Disney World is among big companies moving toward paying workers at least $10 an hour -- a change that experts say will improve the standard of...

HSMAI’S MEET MidAmerica and MEET West Dates, New Format Announced for 2015

HSMAI’S MEET MidAmerica and MEET West Dates, New Format Announced for 2015

July 28, 2014

NEW YORK (July 28, 2014) ─ Questex Hospitality + Travel today announced that next year’s HSMAI’s MEET MidAmerica and MEET West events will expand beyond...

American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute Introduces New Logo

American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute Introduces New Logo

July 28, 2014

Orlando, Florida, July 2014-The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI), the training and educational arm of the American Hotel & Lodging...

The 295-key Holiday Inn Bordeaux in Fayetteville, NC Enters Foreclosure

The 295-key Holiday Inn Bordeaux in Fayetteville, NC Enters Foreclosure

Michael Futch | The Fayetteville Observer, N.C. | July 28, 2014

July 28--The Holiday Inn Bordeaux, one of Fayetteville's oldest and best-known hotels, is in the process of foreclosure, according to court records. GF...

Clash Between Developer & Allentown, PA Threatens Renovation for Americus Center Hotel

Clash Between Developer & Allentown, PA Threatens Renovation for Americus Center Hotel

Matt Assad | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.) | July 28, 2014

July 27--Albert Abdouche promises his $13.2 million plan will help the long-vacant Americus Center recapture the grandeur that once made it Allentown's most...

Thailand’s Hotel Association Urges Easing of Martial Law Before High Season

Thailand’s Hotel Association Urges Easing of Martial Law Before High Season

Chadamas Chinmaneevong | Bangkok Post, Thailand | July 28, 2014

July 26--Thailand's hotel industry is not expected to recover by the start of the high season in October if martial law remains in effect, says the Thai...

Early 2015 Construction Start Planned for 177-room Atlas Hotel in Bryan, Texas

Early 2015 Construction Start Planned for 177-room Atlas Hotel in Bryan, Texas

Andrea Salazar | The Eagle, Bryan, Texas | July 28, 2014

July 27--A four-star boutique hotel is in the works for the master-planned Atlas development coming to the Bryan-College Station biocorridor. Designed by...

OTO Development Proposing 116-room Hotel Citing Benefit to North Carolina’s Triangle Boom

OTO Development Proposing 116-room Hotel Citing Benefit to North Carolina’s Triangle Boom

Tammy Grubb | The Chapel Hill News (Chapel Hill, N.C.) | July 28, 2014

July 25--CHAPEL HILL -- A South Carolina developer says a 116-room hotel at 212 W. Rosemary St. would be a "great amenity" for downtown. OTO Development,...

Heritage Hotels & Resorts to Develop a 118-key Boutique Hotel in Old Town, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Heritage Hotels & Resorts to Develop a 118-key Boutique Hotel in Old Town, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Richard Metcalf | Albuquerque Journal, N.M. | July 28, 2014

July 28--Old Town is getting an upscale five-story, 118-room boutique hotel, thanks to a bullish move by veteran local hotelier and real-estate investor Jim...

IHG and Sikka Set to Develop 150-room Crowne Plaza Taj Expressway Noida in India

IHG and Sikka Set to Develop 150-room Crowne Plaza Taj Expressway Noida in India

July 28, 2014

New Delhi, 28 July 2014: InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed a management agreement with New Delhi real estate developer Sikka to develop Crowne...

Aloft Signs Property in CA’s Silicon Valley; 85-room Aloft Sunnyvale to Open in December 2014

Aloft Signs Property in CA’s Silicon Valley; 85-room Aloft Sunnyvale to Open in December 2014

July 28, 2014

July 28, 2014 - STAMFORD, Conn. - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.® (NYSE:HOT) today announced that its tech-forward Aloft brand will soon add a...

The 431-key Hilton Qingdao Golden Beach Opens in Shandong Province, China

The 431-key Hilton Qingdao Golden Beach Opens in Shandong Province, China

July 28, 2014

July 28, 2014 - MCLEAN, Va. and QINGDAO, China - Hilton Hotels & Resorts announces the opening of the Hilton Qingdao Golden Beach as the first Hilton Hotels &...

Hilton Opens the 254-key DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hainan – Qixianling Hot Spring in China

Hilton Opens the 254-key DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hainan – Qixianling Hot Spring in China

July 28, 2014

July 28, 2014 - HAINAN-Baoting, China and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide and DoubleTree by Hilton today announced the opening of DoubleTree Resort by Hilton...

Western States Lodging Opens 117-suite Home2 Suites by Hilton Salt Lake City-Murray in Utah

Western States Lodging Opens 117-suite Home2 Suites by Hilton Salt Lake City-Murray in Utah

July 28, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY and MCLEAN, Va. - July 28, 2014 - Home2 Suites by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide's award-winning mid-tier, all-suite hotel brand designed for modern...

The 106-room Hampton Inn & Suites Portland/Hillsboro-Evergreen Park Opens in Oregon

The 106-room Hampton Inn & Suites Portland/Hillsboro-Evergreen Park Opens in Oregon

July 28, 2014

Managed by Western States Lodging HILLSBORO, Ore. and MCLEAN, Va., July 28, 2014 - Hampton Hotels, Hilton Worldwide's global brand of more than 1,900...

Owned by Albemarle Suites the 150-key Homewood Suites Opens in Charlottesville, Virginia

Owned by Albemarle Suites the 150-key Homewood Suites Opens in Charlottesville, Virginia

July 28, 2014

Managed by Heritage Hospitality Management CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. and MCLEAN, Va. - July 28, 2014 - Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide's international...

The 263-key Westin Zhujiajian Resort Opens Zhoushan, China

The 263-key Westin Zhujiajian Resort Opens Zhoushan, China

July 28, 2014

Stamford, Conn. and Zhoushan, China (July 28, 2014) -Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced the opening of The Westin Zhujiajian...

InTown Suites Names Jonathan Pertchik Chief Executive Officer

InTown Suites Names Jonathan Pertchik Chief Executive Officer

July 28, 2014

ATLANTA, July 28, 2014 -- InTown Suites, a leader in extended-stay living, today announced that Jonathan Pertchik, a seasoned real estate executive,...

John Hall Joins Hospitality Management Corp. as General Manager for 118-room Best Western Odessa, TX

John Hall Joins Hospitality Management Corp. as General Manager for 118-room Best Western Odessa, TX

July 28, 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014 - Dallas, TX - Leo Spriggs, President and CEO of Hospitality Management Corporation (HMC), proudly announces the addition of John Hall to...

Crystal Petersson Named General Manager of 44-room Cypress Inn in Carmel-By-The-Sea, California

Crystal Petersson Named General Manager of 44-room Cypress Inn in Carmel-By-The-Sea, California

July 28, 2014

CARMEL BY-THE-SEA, CALIF., -- July 28, 2014 - Cypress Inn announced the appointment of Crystal Petersson as General Manager of the iconic 1920 historic...

Challenges of Migrating Hotel Systems to the Cloud; Collaboration Underway to Define Best Practices

Challenges of Migrating Hotel Systems to the Cloud; Collaboration Underway to Define Best Practices

July 29, 2014

CHICAGO (July 29, 2014) - Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG), the membership association that unites the world's hospitality companies and technology...

Make Training Fun! by Doug Kennedy

Make Training Fun! by Doug Kennedy

July 29, 2014

July 29, 2014As experts in adult learning theory have told us for years, to achieve a transfer of training concepts from the workshop to the workplace requires...

Cendyn Arcaneo® Taps Starwood Executive as Vice President, Strategic Accounts

Cendyn Arcaneo® Taps Starwood Executive as Vice President, Strategic Accounts

July 29, 2014

Expanding their experience beyond the 20,000+ hotels & venues worldwide currently engaged, Cendyn Arcaneo plows ahead with their expansion into the planner...

Mid-Year Review: The Rising Tide of Mobile Bookings - How Hoteliers Can Stay Afloat By Max Starkov

Mid-Year Review: The Rising Tide of Mobile Bookings - How Hoteliers Can Stay Afloat By Max Starkov

July 29, 2014

By Max StarkovIn the first half of 2014, the massive shift from desktop to mobile and tablet devices continues its rigorous pace and now over 42% of web...

Get My Sunglasses! Manhattan Holiday Inn Copes With Stardom

Get My Sunglasses! Manhattan Holiday Inn Copes With Stardom

July 29, 2014

NEW YORK, N.Y. (July 29, 2014) - The year-old, 132-room Holiday Inn NYC - Lower East Side hotel at the corner of Delancey and Suffolk streets in Manhattan is...

Financing Hotel Development Today: 5 Questions Every Hotel Developer is Asking About EB-5 Financing

Financing Hotel Development Today: 5 Questions Every Hotel Developer is Asking About EB-5 Financing

July 29, 2014

By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com 29 July 2014 EB-5 financing has gone mainstream for hotel...

Development Launched for Element Syracuse Inner Harbor in NY to Open in 2018

Development Launched for Element Syracuse Inner Harbor in NY to Open in 2018

July 29, 2014

Owned by COR Development Company and to be Managed by Real Hospitality Group July 29, 2014 - STAMFORD, Conn. - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc....

Sofitel to Debut in Mexico with the 2017 Opening of the 290-room Sofitel Mexico Reforma

Sofitel to Debut in Mexico with the 2017 Opening of the 290-room Sofitel Mexico Reforma

July 29, 2014

Mexico City (July 29, 2014) - Sofitel, the only French luxury hotel brand with presence in all five continents around the world, announces its launch into...

Puntacana Resort & Club Names Lizette Hassell Director of Sales & Hospitality

Puntacana Resort & Club Names Lizette Hassell Director of Sales & Hospitality

July 29, 2014

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic - July 29, 2014 - PUNTACANA Resort & Club has appointed Lizette Hassell Director of Sales and Hospitality of the property's...

Dynamic Rate Marketing by HeBS Digital Helps Hoteliers Boost Direct Online Revenues

Dynamic Rate Marketing by HeBS Digital Helps Hoteliers Boost Direct Online Revenues

July 29, 2014

HeBS Digital, the industry's leading digital technology, full-service hotel digital marketing, website design and direct online channel consulting firm, is...

The Suryamas Group Opens the 140-key R Hotel Rancamaya in Indonesia

The Suryamas Group Opens the 140-key R Hotel Rancamaya in Indonesia

July 29, 2014

Bogor, Indonesia, July 29, 2014 - The Suryamas Group is delighted to announce the opening of R Hotel Rancamaya, Indonesia's highly anticipated luxury hotel and...

The Courtyard by Marriott Winnipeg Airport Opens in Manitoba, Canada

The Courtyard by Marriott Winnipeg Airport Opens in Manitoba, Canada

July 29, 2014

Winnipeg, Manitoba - July 29, 2014 - The Courtyard by Marriott Winnipeg Airport is now open for business. Located just steps from the James Armstrong...

Starwood Capital Group Acquires The Roxburghe Hotel In Edinburgh, Scotland

Starwood Capital Group Acquires The Roxburghe Hotel In Edinburgh, Scotland

July 29, 2014

GREENWICH, Conn., July 29, 2014 -- Starwood Capital Group, a leading global private investment firm, announced today that it has acquired, through a...

Marshall Hotels to Manage the 190-key Hotel Indigo Manhattan Financial District Under Construction

Marshall Hotels to Manage the 190-key Hotel Indigo Manhattan Financial District Under Construction

July 29, 2014

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y./SALISBURY, Md., July 29, 2014 - Marshall Hotels & Resorts, a leading hotel management and services company that operates properties...

Groundbreaking on 450-Room Guest House at Graceland Scheduled for Elvis Week 2014, Opening Fall 2015

Groundbreaking on 450-Room Guest House at Graceland Scheduled for Elvis Week 2014, Opening Fall 2015

July 29, 2014

MEMPHIS, Tenn.--Elvis Week 2014 will mark the beginning of an exciting new era at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis as the first additions to the tour...

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