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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...

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