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Battered by Competition, Atlantic City Casinos Offer a Lesson for Maryland

Battered by Competition, Atlantic City Casinos Offer a Lesson for Maryland

Arthur Hirsch and Jonathan Pitts | The Baltimore Sun | July 21, 2014

July 19--ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Open gambling tables and slot machines were easy to find this week at the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, now that the...

Rainmaker Names Angie Dobney VP of Pricing and Revenue Management Services

Rainmaker Names Angie Dobney VP of Pricing and Revenue Management Services

July 21, 2014

Hospitality/Revenue Management Executive and Respected Consultant Chooses Rainmaker Because GuestREV® Represents the Industry's Gold Standard For Profit...

Airbnb’s “Sharing Economy”; Cities Swooning Over the “Magic” May Face Unintended Consequences

Airbnb’s “Sharing Economy”; Cities Swooning Over the “Magic” May Face Unintended Consequences

| The Oregonian, Portland, Ore. | July 21, 2014

July 19--Trying to keep Portland residents from renting out their spare bedrooms to tourists via the Internet is as futile as forbidding them from selling old...

New Owner for 285-Room Figueroa Hotel in Los Angeles

New Owner for 285-Room Figueroa Hotel in Los Angeles

July 21, 2014

Hotel-Online and BuildCentral Have Updated 223 Hotels in the Last Two Weeks with Changes in Personnel, Property Management or Ownership  Chicago, IL....

Margaritaville Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi to Close

Margaritaville Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi to Close

Mary Perez | The Sun Herald | July 21, 2014

July 21--BILOXI -- Margaritaville Casino is closing, according to a newsletter released by the City of Biloxi, Employees were sent WARN notices, required...

Hotel Building Boom in Full Swing for Summit and Stark Counties in Ohio

Hotel Building Boom in Full Swing for Summit and Stark Counties in Ohio

Jim Mackinnon | The Akron Beacon Journal | July 21, 2014

July 20--Bennett Construction Management Inc. finds itself right in the middle of a hotel building rebirth in Summit and Stark counties. "We're doing four...

“Engaging & Dynamic” - Shore Lodge Resort Signs with BWTV for Online Service Excellence Training

“Engaging & Dynamic” - Shore Lodge Resort Signs with BWTV for Online Service Excellence Training

July 20, 2014

Bowie, MD (July 21, 2014) - Shore Lodge Resort has signed with BWTV from B.Williams Enterprise, LLC. The resort's BWTV subscription brings world-class service...

Hotel AG Closes 10 Transactions Since July 1st

Hotel AG Closes 10 Transactions Since July 1st

July 21, 2014

ATLANTA - July 21, 2014 - Hotel Assets Group, LLC (Hotel AG), announced today the firm has closed 10 separate hotel real estate transactions since July 1st....

Developer Revives Plan for New Hotel in Marathon, Florida

Developer Revives Plan for New Hotel in Marathon, Florida

Ryan McCarthy | Florida Keys Keynoter, (Marathon, Fla.) | July 21, 2014

July 19--Six years after he called investing in the property one of his worst business decisions, South Florida real estate mogul R. Donahue Peebles appears...

Plan for 100-room Hotel in Burnsville, Minnesota Falls Through

Plan for 100-room Hotel in Burnsville, Minnesota Falls Through

Susan Feyder | Star Tribune (Minneapolis) | July 21, 2014

July 19--Plans to build a full-service hotel in Burnsville's Heart of the City have been dealt a setback. Developers are telling the city they are no longer...

Proposed 163-room Residence Inn Hotel in Boulder, Colorado Goes Back to Drawing Board AGAIN

Proposed 163-room Residence Inn Hotel in Boulder, Colorado Goes Back to Drawing Board AGAIN

Alicia Wallace | Daily Camera, Boulder, Colo. | July 21, 2014

July 20--Plans for a hotel at the Village Shopping Center in Boulder -- a project that has been in the works for more than seven years -- has encountered...

Development Underway for 600-key Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Development Underway for 600-key Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

July 21, 2014

Orlando, Fla. - July 21, 2014 - Hard Rock International - owner of one of the world's most iconic and recognized brands - announces Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos,...

Construction to Start for $3.6M 28-key Mills Park Hotel in Yellow Springs, Ohio

Construction to Start for $3.6M 28-key Mills Park Hotel in Yellow Springs, Ohio

Sharahn D. Boykin | Dayton Daily News, Ohio | July 21, 2014

July 20--Construction of a new $3.6 million hotel in downtown Yellow Springs is scheduled to begin this week, backed by an owner who hopes a large inn in the...

Paces Lodging & Clarice Leichty JV to Begin Construction of 108-key Hotel in Jamestown, North Dakota

Paces Lodging & Clarice Leichty JV to Begin Construction of 108-key Hotel in Jamestown, North Dakota

Keith Norman | The Jamestown Sun, N.D. | July 21, 2014

July 18--Work could start within a month on a new hotel in Jamestown, according to Darren Trudeau, developer with Paces Lodging Corp. of Fargo. The project is...

The 117-room Hampton Inn & Suites Camp Springs Opens in Maryland; Owned and Managed by Shankra, LLC

The 117-room Hampton Inn & Suites Camp Springs Opens in Maryland; Owned and Managed by Shankra, LLC

July 21, 2014

July 21, 2014 - CAMP SPRINGS, Md., and MCLEAN, Va. - Hampton Hotels, Hilton Worldwide's global brand of more than 1,900 mid-priced Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn &...

Operated by Hospitality Management, the 63-room BEST WESTERN PLUS Patterson Park Inn Opens in Kansas

Operated by Hospitality Management, the 63-room BEST WESTERN PLUS Patterson Park Inn Opens in Kansas

July 21, 2014

ARKANSAS CITY, Kan., July 21, 2014 - Best Western International announces the opening of the BEST WESTERN PLUS Patterson Park Inn, located at 6100 Patterson...

The 80-room Peppers Gallery Hotel Canberra Opens in Australia Converting the Former Diamant Hotel

The 80-room Peppers Gallery Hotel Canberra Opens in Australia Converting the Former Diamant Hotel

July 21, 2014

July 21, 2014 - Peppers Hotels have officially opened their first CBD based hotel - Peppers Gallery Hotel Canberra - in the heart of the capital's vibrant New...

AWH Partners Opens the 44-key Lake House at High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid, New York

AWH Partners Opens the 44-key Lake House at High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid, New York

July 21, 2014

Completing Renovation and Conversion of the Former Lakeview Motor Inn NEW YORK (July 21, 2014) - AWH Partners, LLC, a privately held real estate investment,...

IHG® Adds Three Holiday Inn Express® Hotels to its UK Portfolio; Opening this Summer through 2015

IHG® Adds Three Holiday Inn Express® Hotels to its UK Portfolio; Opening this Summer through 2015

July 21, 2014

21 July, 2014 - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, has announced the signing of three more Holiday Inn...

The 116-key Courtyard by Marriott Opens in Peoria, IL; First Hospitality Group Assumes Management

The 116-key Courtyard by Marriott Opens in Peoria, IL; First Hospitality Group Assumes Management

Nick Vlahos | Journal Star, Peoria, Ill. | July 21, 2014

July 19--PEORIA -- With the opening of the Courtyard by Marriott, a chapter has closed in the saga of the Downtown Peoria hotel project. Two chapters,...

North Carolina’s Charlotte Plaza Uptown Hotel to be Rebranded as Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott

North Carolina’s Charlotte Plaza Uptown Hotel to be Rebranded as Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott

Linly Lin | The Charlotte Observer | July 21, 2014

July 18--Charlotte Plaza Uptown Hotel on South McDowell Street will be rebranded to Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in mid- to late-August. The hotel has...

Tampa, Florida Convention Center $14.6M Upgrades Set to Begin

Tampa, Florida Convention Center $14.6M Upgrades Set to Begin

Kevin Wiatrowski | Tampa Tribune, Fla. | July 21, 2014

July 21--TAMPA -- Nearly 25 years after it opened, the Tampa Convention Center is getting a make-over. The Tampa City Council this week approved the first...

HMC Assumes Management of Newly Built 83-room Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham in Pearl River, LA

HMC Assumes Management of Newly Built 83-room Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham in Pearl River, LA

July 21, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014 - Dallas, TX - Leo Spriggs, President and CEO of Hospitality Management Corporation (HMC), proudly announces managerial responsibilities...

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