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Cendyn/ONE™ Earns Six Awards in HSMAI’s Annual Adrian Awards Competition

Cendyn/ONE™ Earns Six Awards in HSMAI’s Annual Adrian Awards Competition

January 30, 2015

HSMAI to present Cendyn/ONE with three Silver and three Bronze Awards for excellence in digital marketing and interactive design in New York Boca Raton, Fla....

In Memoriam, a Tribute to James Simkins, 1952-2015

In Memoriam, a Tribute to James Simkins, 1952-2015

January 30, 2015

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, January 2015 … James Simkins, who was until recently Benchmark’s Chief Operating Officer for Personal Luxury Resorts &...

U.S. Lodging Fundamentals 2015: Paradigm Shift or Movie Re-Run?

U.S. Lodging Fundamentals 2015: Paradigm Shift or Movie Re-Run?

January 30, 2015

by Daniel H. Lesser As we enter 2015, U.S. lodging fundamentals are the most robust I can recall during my 35 year career.  Rarely has there been a...

Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Acquires the 250-room Montage Laguna Beach for $360 million

Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Acquires the 250-room Montage Laguna Beach for $360 million

January 30, 2015

CHICAGO, Jan. 29, 2015 — Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: BEE), today announced that it has acquired the 250-room Montage Laguna...

Hard Rock International Honors Outstanding Employees, Franchisees and Partners for 2014

Hard Rock International Honors Outstanding Employees, Franchisees and Partners for 2014

January 30, 2015

Orlando, Fla., January 30, 2015 - Hard Rock International is proud to announce the winners of its 2014 awards in recognition of outstanding accomplishments and...

Former Dow Hotel Executive Mark Rosinsky Forms New Hotel Real Estate Investment Firm: USLI

Former Dow Hotel Executive Mark Rosinsky Forms New Hotel Real Estate Investment Firm: USLI

January 30, 2015

NEW YORK, Jan. 30, 2015  —Mark J. Rosinsky, former Senior Vice President – Hotel Investments with The Dow Hotel Company, LLC, (DHC) has co-founded...

Hertz Rental Car Fuels the Growing Appetite of Chinese Outbound Travelers for Self Driving

Hertz Rental Car Fuels the Growing Appetite of Chinese Outbound Travelers for Self Driving

January 30, 2015

Hertz leads the pack in educating Chinese consumers about how to rent a car in a foreign country.Beijing, China. - Jan. 30, 2015 - Self driving is still an...

Newmarket Announces Keynote Speakers for NICC 2015

Newmarket Announces Keynote Speakers for NICC 2015

January 30, 2015

January 30, 2015 - Portsmouth, NH - Newmarket® International, Inc. (“Newmarket”), an Amadeus company, today announced the dynamic lineup of...

Six Changes in Hotel Mobile Design for Huge Mobile Screens

Six Changes in Hotel Mobile Design for Huge Mobile Screens

January 30, 2015

Mobile devices have significantly grown in importance in the travel industry. From planning a trip to actually booking hotels and flights, tablets and...

Hawaii’s Visitor Industry Sets New Records in Spending and Arrivals for Third Consecutive Year

Hawaii’s Visitor Industry Sets New Records in Spending and Arrivals for Third Consecutive Year

January 30, 2015

2014 Saw Record of $14.75 billion in Spending HONOLULU - Hawaii’s tourism economy, one of the state’s largest economic drivers, continued its momentum in...

Former Independent Hotel Reopens as Crowne Plaza Stamford Following $18 million Renovation

Former Independent Hotel Reopens as Crowne Plaza Stamford Following $18 million Renovation

January 30, 2015

ATLANTA – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)] announces the opening of the 355-room Crowne Plaza Stamford hotel, following a...

Turkey’s 217-room Hilton Garden Inn Istanbul Airport Opens

Turkey’s 217-room Hilton Garden Inn Istanbul Airport Opens

January 30, 2015

January 30, 2015 - ISTANBUL and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Worldwide’s award-winning brand of upscale yet affordable hotels, announced today...

The 96-room Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Airdrie Opens in Alberta, Canada

The 96-room Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Airdrie Opens in Alberta, Canada

January 30, 2015

January 30, 2015 - AIRDRIE, Alberta and MCLEAN, Va. - Hampton Hotels, Hilton Worldwide’s global brand of more than 2,000 mid-priced Hampton Inn, Hampton...

Managed by West Volusia, the 94-room Hampton Inn & Suites Deland Opens in Florida

Managed by West Volusia, the 94-room Hampton Inn & Suites Deland Opens in Florida

January 30, 2015

January 30, 2015 - DELAND, Fla. and MCLEAN, Va. - Hampton Hotels, Hilton Worldwide’s global brand of more than 2,000 mid-priced Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn...

Patina Hotels & Resorts Signs with Telos Investment to Operate The Patina, Thanburudhoo Maldives

Patina Hotels & Resorts Signs with Telos Investment to Operate The Patina, Thanburudhoo Maldives

January 30, 2015

Singapore, 30 January 2015 – Patina Hotels & Resorts and Telos Investment jointly announced the signing of an agreement to operate The Patina,...

Solage Hotels & Resorts Announces Key Appointments to Executive Leadership Team

Solage Hotels & Resorts Announces Key Appointments to Executive Leadership Team

January 30, 2015

CALISTOGA, CALIF. (January 29, 2015) – Solage Hotels & Resorts, a California-based hotel and resort management company, today announced the promotion of...

Langham Hospitality Group to Launch New Hotel Brand: Cordis Hotels and Resorts

Langham Hospitality Group to Launch New Hotel Brand: Cordis Hotels and Resorts

January 30, 2015

January 30, 2015 - Langham Hospitality Group is introducing a new upscale global hotel brand: Cordis Hotels and Resorts. Essentially a new generation of...

New Silver Slipper CEO Reworks Bay St. Louis, MS Plan; 24 Top Floor Rooms to Become 9 Super-Suites

New Silver Slipper CEO Reworks Bay St. Louis, MS Plan; 24 Top Floor Rooms to Become 9 Super-Suites

Mary Perez | The Sun Herald | January 30, 2015

Jan. 30--HANCOCK COUNTY -- The new management of Full House Resorts Inc. is turning the top floor of the hotel under construction at Silver Slipper Casino...

Virgin’s Richard Branson Talks About His Chicago Hotel, Space Travel & Cruises

Virgin’s Richard Branson Talks About His Chicago Hotel, Space Travel & Cruises

Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz | Chicago Tribune | January 30, 2015

Jan. 30--Richard Branson, the British billionaire behind Virgin Group, emerged shoeless from a guest room at Chicago's new Virgin Hotel on Thursday morning,...

Midway & Valencia Group Revise Design for the Hotel Alessandra in Houston, Texas; Late 2016 Opening

Midway & Valencia Group Revise Design for the Hotel Alessandra in Houston, Texas; Late 2016 Opening

Nancy Sarnoff | Houston Chronicle | January 30, 2015

Jan. 29--Houston-based Midway has redesigned the luxury hotel it is planning to build downtown, giving the 21-story tower a more sleek, classic look than the...

Corinth tourism wants downtown boutique hotel

Corinth tourism wants downtown boutique hotel

Lena Mitchell | Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Tupelo | January 30, 2015

Jan. 29--CORINTH -- Corinth tourism officials want to spark interest in building a boutique hotel downtown, and the Mississippi State University Carl Small...

Mohegan Sun Reports Strong Quarter, Plans To Break Ground Soon on Second Hotel Adding 400-rooms

Mohegan Sun Reports Strong Quarter, Plans To Break Ground Soon on Second Hotel Adding 400-rooms

Matthew Sturdevant | The Hartford Courant | January 30, 2015

Jan. 30--The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority had its strongest profit margin in eight years as the Native American casino company slashed expenses, including...

The Resort Group PLC and Hilton to Develop the 201-key Hilton Praia, Cabo Verde; Opening 2018

The Resort Group PLC and Hilton to Develop the 201-key Hilton Praia, Cabo Verde; Opening 2018

January 30, 2015

January 30, 2015 - PRAIA, Cabo Verde & MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide today announced the signing of a management agreement with The Resort Group PLC to open...

Steady Cap Rates Support Strong Hotel Value Gains

Steady Cap Rates Support Strong Hotel Value Gains

January 30, 2015

By Suzanne Mellen, CRE, MAI, ISHC, FRICS Hotel values reached new peak levels in 2014, fueled by stellar hotel performance, and the availability and low cost...

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