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2015 Hotel Investment and Finance Opportunities: Hospitality Market Activity and Interest Rates

2015 Hotel Investment and Finance Opportunities: Hospitality Market Activity and Interest Rates

July 1, 2015

By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group®Author of www.HotelLawBlog.com July 2015 Bill Sipple, Executive Managing Director of HVS Capital, speaks in...

Study Reveals Which Hotel Attributes Trigger Travelers to Book

Study Reveals Which Hotel Attributes Trigger Travelers to Book

July 1, 2015

Consumer research explains how travelers choose to book hotels within various travel contexts Munich, Germany and New York, USA - July 1, 2015 TrustYou, the...

Carey Watermark Investors Purchases The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale Property in Joint Venture

Carey Watermark Investors Purchases The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale Property in Joint Venture

July 1, 2015

NEW YORK, July 1, 2015 — Carey Watermark Investors Incorporated (CWI 1) announced that it has acquired a majority interest in The Ritz-Carlton,...

Integrated Capital, LLC Purchases Hotel Indigo in Miami

Integrated Capital, LLC Purchases Hotel Indigo in Miami

July 1, 2015

Dadeland Triangle Property to Undergo Renovation, Rebranding as Aloft®LOS ANGELES (July 1, 2015) – An affiliate of Los Angeles-based Integrated Capital, LLC...

Baha Mar Ltd. Files Claim Against Chinese Construction Company in London

Baha Mar Ltd. Files Claim Against Chinese Construction Company in London

Mimi Whitefield | The Miami Herald | June 30, 2015

June 30--It was supposed to be a win-win situation. The Export-Import Bank of China would finance the bulk of a long-delayed luxury resort complex on Nassau's...

AH&LA: DOL Overtime Rule Hampers Growth; Job Flexibility

AH&LA: DOL Overtime Rule Hampers Growth; Job Flexibility

June 30, 2015

Washington, D.C. - July 1, 2015 - The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), the sole national association representing all segments of the 1.8...

Nobody Asked Me, But…No. 144; Hotel History: The City Club Hotel, New York, N.Y. (1904)

Nobody Asked Me, But…No. 144; Hotel History: The City Club Hotel, New York, N.Y. (1904)

July 1, 2015

“Hotel Mavens” Reviewed by the New York Times  By Stanley Turkel, CMHS 1.  Hotel History: The City Club Hotel, New York, N.Y.* The...

Marketing for the Working Boomer

Marketing for the Working Boomer

July 1, 2015

By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.lma.ca) As a boomer still burning a candle at the office, I can tell you that advertisements targeting me with morbid...

Cuba: The Caribbean’s Wake-up Call

Cuba: The Caribbean’s Wake-up Call

July 1, 2015

Caribbean Governments and Private Sector Cannot Afford To Be Complacent            THE CARIBBEAN (July 1, 2015) - For far too...

DORMERO Hotels Partners with SiteMinder as It Continues Plan to Double

DORMERO Hotels Partners with SiteMinder as It Continues Plan to Double

July 1, 2015

London, UK - July 1, 2015 - Months after announcing it will take over Dorint Golf & Spa Windhagen as its 10th hotel, Germany's DORMERO Hotels group today...

The Plasencia Group Represents FelCor in Sale of Embassy Suites San Antonio - Northwest I-10 Hotel

The Plasencia Group Represents FelCor in Sale of Embassy Suites San Antonio - Northwest I-10 Hotel

July 1, 2015

Tampa, Fla.  (July 1, 2015) - The Plasencia Group is pleased to announce the sale of the Embassy Suites San Antonio - Northwest I-10 hotel, located in San...

Marriott International China Recognizes AHLEI’s Certification for High School Hospitality Grads

Marriott International China Recognizes AHLEI’s Certification for High School Hospitality Grads

July 1, 2015

Orlando, Florida, July 2015—The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) and Marriott International have signed a Memorandum of Understanding...

The Thrill of the Grill!  Twelve Top Chefs Fire Up the Grill

The Thrill of the Grill!  Twelve Top Chefs Fire Up the Grill

July 1, 2015

Benchmark Resorts & Hotels and Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels Celebrate “National Grilling Month” this JulyThe Woodlands (Houston) Texas, July 2015 …...

Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale Begins $9 million Summer Renovation

Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale Begins $9 million Summer Renovation

Arlene Satchell | Sun Sentinel | July 1, 2015

June 30--The Ritz Carlton Fort Lauderdale has begun a nearly $9 million renovation that will bring enhancements to its lobby and a overhaul of its spa and...

Hampton Inn by Hilton Opens New Hotel in Kennewick, Washington

Hampton Inn by Hilton Opens New Hotel in Kennewick, Washington

July 1, 2015

KENNEWICK, Wash. and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) announced the opening of Hampton Inn by Hilton Kennewick at Southridge its newest property to...

DelMonte Hotel Group Opens 136-room Hilton Garden Inn in Rochester, New York

DelMonte Hotel Group Opens 136-room Hilton Garden Inn in Rochester, New York

July 1, 2015

ROCHESTER, N.Y. and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Worldwide's (NYSE: HLT) award-winning brand of peaceful and energizing hotels, announced today the...

Touchstone and The Hotel Group Open Hilton Garden Inn Seattle Downtown

Touchstone and The Hotel Group Open Hilton Garden Inn Seattle Downtown

July 1, 2015

Seattle, Washington, July 1, 2015 — Touchstone, a Seattle-based developer, and The Hotel Group (THG), a nationally recognized Top 40 hotel company, announced...

Pacifica Hotels Unveils Beverly Hills’ Carlyle Inn After Facelift

Pacifica Hotels Unveils Beverly Hills’ Carlyle Inn After Facelift

July 1, 2015

Irvine, CA (June 30, 2015) - In a town where makeovers are the norm, it was only a matter of time before the Carlyle Inn got its facelift. Today, after more...

Wanda Hotels & Resorts Appoints Qian Jin as President

Wanda Hotels & Resorts Appoints Qian Jin as President

July 1, 2015

BEIJING, July 1, 2015 -- Wanda Hotels & Resorts, an international luxury hotel management company original from China, has appointed Mr. Qian Jin as...

Paul Devitt Joins Grand Hyatt San Francisco as Area Vice President

Paul Devitt Joins Grand Hyatt San Francisco as Area Vice President

June 30, 2015

Devitt, previously at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa, brings over twenty years of hospitality experience with the Hyatt brand San Francisco,...

Philipp Posch Named General Manager, Trump International Hotel & Tower® Vancouver

Philipp Posch Named General Manager, Trump International Hotel & Tower® Vancouver

July 1, 2015

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – July 1, 2015 –TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION™ announced today the appointment of Philipp Posch as the General Manager of Trump...

Kristen Pryor Promoted to General Manager at The Westin Riverfront Beaver Creek

Kristen Pryor Promoted to General Manager at The Westin Riverfront Beaver Creek

July 1, 2015

AVON, Colo. (July 1, 2015) – The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain is pleased to announce that it has...

Andaz Wall Street Welcomes Parvaneh Miller as the Hotel’s New Director of Sales and Marketing

Andaz Wall Street Welcomes Parvaneh Miller as the Hotel’s New Director of Sales and Marketing

July 1, 2015

NEW YORK (July 1, 2015) – Andaz Wall Street, located in the heart of the Financial District, is proud to welcome Parvaneh Miller as the new Director of Sales...

Benchmark Hospitality International Names Kelly Gregg Director of Recruiting

Benchmark Hospitality International Names Kelly Gregg Director of Recruiting

July 1, 2015

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, July 2015 … Benchmark Hospitality International, a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company, has named Kelly Gregg...

Sea Shells Beach Club Once Again Earns TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Sea Shells Beach Club Once Again Earns TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

July 2, 2015

July 2, 2015 - Daytona Beach, FL - Sea Shells Beach Club in Daytona Beach, Florida, once again has been honored by TripAdvisor® as a top-rated lodging...

Ashford Trust Completes Acquisition Of W Atlanta Downtown Hotel For $56.8 Million

Ashford Trust Completes Acquisition Of W Atlanta Downtown Hotel For $56.8 Million

July 2, 2015

Acquisition Highlights:Purchase price represents an estimated forward 12-month cap rate of 7.2% and an estimated forward 12-month EBITDA multiple of 11.6x...

Ascott Reit Acquires 411-key Element New York Times Square West for $163.5 Million

Ascott Reit Acquires 411-key Element New York Times Square West for $163.5 Million

July 2, 2015

Singapore, 2 July 2015 – Ascott Residence Trust (Ascott Reit) is expanding its footprint to the United States of America (U.S.) by acquiring the 411-key...

U.S. Travel Alarmed by Airfare Collusion Allegation

U.S. Travel Alarmed by Airfare Collusion Allegation

July 2, 2015

WASHINGTON (July 2, 2015)—U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement reacting to reports that the U.S. government is...

RHLC Debuts in Texas with Signing of Two Red Lion Inn & Suites Franchise License Agreements

RHLC Debuts in Texas with Signing of Two Red Lion Inn & Suites Franchise License Agreements

July 2, 2015

Spokane, Wash., July 2, 2015 – RLHC (Red Lion Hotels Corporation, NYSE: RLH) today announced the company has signed franchise license agreements with two...

Ultima Hospitality Finalizes Purchase of DoubleTree by Hilton in Westborough, Massachusetts

Ultima Hospitality Finalizes Purchase of DoubleTree by Hilton in Westborough, Massachusetts

July 2, 2015

Fourth Boston area owned and managed hotel for Ultima HospitalityCHICAGO (July 2, 2015) - Ultima Hospitality, an industry-leading investment and hotel...

DoubleTree by Hilton Cleveland – Westlake Opens Following Multi-Million Dollar Renovation

DoubleTree by Hilton Cleveland – Westlake Opens Following Multi-Million Dollar Renovation

July 2, 2015

CLEVELAND & MCLEAN, Va.--July 2, 2015--Hilton Worldwide and DoubleTree by Hilton today announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Cleveland – Westlake,...

San Francisco’s Stanford Court Appoints Ruben Barahona as Director of Sales and Marketing

San Francisco’s Stanford Court Appoints Ruben Barahona as Director of Sales and Marketing

July 2, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (July 2, 2015) – Stanford Court, San Francisco’s modern 393-room hotel poised atop famed Nob Hill, today announced the appointment of Ruben...

Cape Rey Carlsbad Welcomes Clifton Carmody as Director of Food and Beverage Operations

Cape Rey Carlsbad Welcomes Clifton Carmody as Director of Food and Beverage Operations

July 2, 2015

Carlsbad, Calif. -July 2, 2015- The newly rebranded Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort, has hired Clifton Carmody as director of food and beverage operations....

Safe Tourism is an Obligation

Safe Tourism is an Obligation

July 2, 2015

by Georges Panayotis What could be better than tourism as a symbol to attack when you want to draw attention? Terrorists of all ilks have long understood this...

The Plasencia Group Closes Sale of the Embassy Suites Chicago - Schaumburg/Woodfield Hotel

The Plasencia Group Closes Sale of the Embassy Suites Chicago - Schaumburg/Woodfield Hotel

July 2, 2015

Tampa, Fla.  (July 2, 2015) - The Plasencia Group is pleased to announce the sale of the Embassy Suites Chicago - Schaumburg/Woodfield hotel, located in...

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