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Mar 1999 - Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort Employees Recognized for `Million-Dollar' Performance
Mar 1999 - The Badrutt's Palace Hotel in St. Moritz, Switzerland, Appoints Rosewood Hotels Resorts as its Management Partner
Mar 1999 - Gary Endicott Named Executive VP and CFO at Leisure Hotels Group
Mar 1999 - Reservation Sales Training Program Available via the Internet is Enhanced
Mar 1999 - Michael V. Mecca Appointed as COO at Detroit's Greektown Casino
Mar 1999 - Marriott International Launches Corporate Housing Business - ExecuStay by Marriott
Mar 1999 - MSN Expedia Signs Co-marketing and Advertising Deals with Starwood, Hyatt, and
Mar 1999 - The Westin Resort Tremblant  - a Hotel-Strata Title Ownership (HSO) Project -  Sells Out in One Day
Mar 1999 - Hotel Management Company Trigild Corp Assumes Management of Whitewater Canyon Theme Park
Mar 1999 - Crestline Capital Acquires 74% Interest in 11 Residence Inns for $89 Million
Mar 1999 - Coastal Hotel Group to Manage Barnsley Inn & Golf Club
Mar 1999 - Buckhead America Signs Development Agreement Covering 22 Country Hearth Inns in Florida
Mar 1999 - Founders Inn Appoints Kevin Carter as Director of F&B, Robert Zappatelli as Executive Chef
Mar 1999 - DAMN INTERFACES! How Will Standards Affect The Hospitality Industry Today? / Update Plus
Mar 1999 - Accor Reports Sharp Increase in Results and Profitability for 1998
Mar 1999 - Hostmark Management Group Adds Three New Properties
Mar 1999 - Pegasus Addressing the Challenge of  Internet-Enabled City Wide Convention Reservation  Solutions for Individual Hotels
Mar 1999 - Equity Inns Now Forecasting 1999 RevPAR Growth  of Zero to Negative 1%
Mar 1999 - Skier Visits Up 6% From Prior Year for Intrawest
Mar 1999 - Gordon Solinger The Opening GM at Just Opened Hilton Garden Inn Rochester Dontown Minnesota
Mar 1999 - Ted E. Carter Joins Leisure Hotels Group of Companies As VP of Development I Director of Construction Management
Mar 1999 - Microtel Inn & Suites Named Top Budget Brand in Value and Physical Appearance by Business Travel News
Mar 1999 - Felcor's First Quarter Dividend Represents a 9.5%  Annualized Yield for Shareholders
Mar 1999 - Oregon's Second Hawthorn Suites LTD. Opens at Portland International Airport
Mar 1999 - Resort Professionals to Participate in Annual ARDA Conference
Mar 1999 - Dan W. Darrow and Theda L. Rudd Honored by The School of Hospitality Business Alumni Association  at MSU
Mar 1999 - Southern Sun Hotel and MagiNet Introduce Suite of 4 New Internet Products for Both Business and Leisure Guests
Mar 1999 - Hilton Hotels Corporation Implements Enhanced Revenue Management System From Talus
Mar 1999 - Pleasant Holidays Wins Top Awards for Web Site
Mar 1999 - Las Vegas Culinary Union Advises Santa Fe Gaming Noteholders There May Be Loopholes in the Guarantee
Mar 1999 - Melia Confort Macarena Hotel in Seville Receives 200 Million Pesetas Renovation
Mar 1999 - Texas Hotel & Motel Association and La Quinta Inns Team up to Save Energy
Mar 1999 - Breakfast Survey Results Released By Baymont Inns Suites
Mar 1999 - Crestline Capital Corp. Seeks Boost in Stock Price -  Will Repurchase Shares
Mar 1999 - Carlson's Leisure Group Uses BackWeb to Deliver Critical Information to Travel Agents' Desktops
Mar 1999 - WEFA Studies International Travellers World-wide Spending on Travel and Entertainment
Mar 1999 - Monitoring Internet Gambling Legislation
Mar 1999 - Accor Strengthening Its International Sales Presence in China and Hong Kong
Mar 1999 - Bass Hotels & Resorts Names InnOvation as Preferred National Account Vendor for Voice Mail
Mar 1999 - Aston Hotels and Mandarin Oriental Using TravelWiz Internet Booking Engine
Mar 1999 - The 1064-room Marriott International Drive in Orlando Will Convert to a Wyndham Resort
Mar 1999 - Janice Loux Reelected as President-Business Manager at Boston's Local 26 Hotel & Restaurant Workers Union
Mar 1999 - Ron Vuy Named VP and General Manager at The Resort at Squaw Creek
Mar 1999 - Hotel Sofitel Tokyo Acquired by French-based Accor Group
Mar 1999 - Starwood and Microsoft's MSN Expedia Sign Global Marketing Agreement
Mar 1999 - John Q. Hammons Will Begin Building Five Full-Service Upscale Hotels in 1999
Mar 1999 - Joel K. Heberlein, CHA Named Michigan Hotelier of the Year
Mar 1999 - Specific Services that AAA Deems Critical at the 4 and 5-Diamond Level
Mar 1999 - Lodgian, Inc. (Successor to Servico) Reports RevPAR of $46.36, a 4.1 % Increase Over Previous Year
Mar 1999 - Alexi Hakim and Andy Slater Appointed to New Positions at Promus
Mar 1999 - Leesa Haslam Named Director of Development at Newmarket International
Mar 1999 - Hotel Electronic Distribution Network (HEDNA) Announces Groundbreaking Agenda for European Conference
Mar 1999 - Accor's Environment Policy Earns 1999 Green Globe Award
Mar 1999 - Michael Rubin Appointed Sales and Marketing Senior Vice President at Luxe Hospitality
Mar 1999 - First South Africa Corp. Acquires 80% Stake in Internet Based Travel Agency -
Mar 1999 - Hawaii Hotel Broker, Karen Jeffery, Named to Board of Directors of Association for International Business
Mar 1999 - Hong Kong's February Visitor Arrivals Surge 17%
Mar 1999 - MGM Grand Detroit Casino Seeking 2,000 New Employees for Temporary Casino Opening in Late Summer
Mar 1999 - Pathological Gambling Report Released to National Gambling Impact Study Commission
Mar 1999 - After 6 Years Research and Construction - LEGOLAND Theme Park Opens
Mar 1999 - Crestline Capital Reports ProForma 7.5% RevPAR Increase for 1998
Mar 1999 - Tarrytown House to Receive 73 Room Expansion
Mar 1999 - Dozens of Exceptional Speakers and Panelists are Scheduled for the AH&MA Annual Conference & Leadership Forum
Mar 1999 - Welfare - to - Work Clients: A New Source of Help
Mar 1999 - IH&RA Backs International "Hygieneomics" Conference on Food Safety Issues
Mar 1999 - Shell Vacations Acquires San Francisco's Donatello Hotel
Mar 1999 - Marcello Pigozzo, New Executive Vice President Operations for Sol Melia
Mar 1999 - Le Cordon Bleu to Open First U.S. Campus at Brown Institute
Mar 1999 - AH&MA's Annual Conference & Leadership Forum/The Lodging Expo Set for April 14-16 at Opryland Hotel
Mar 1999 - Venetian Anticipated to Complete Construction on Schedule
Mar 1999 - Newmarket International Begins  Tour to Promote Hospitality Industry’s  Enterprise Sales Automation Program
Mar 1999 - Oil Production Cut Could Nick Hospitality Sector;  Price Hike Would Be Lodging Industry's Newest Rising Cost
Mar 1999 - Key to Successful In-Room Technology is Simplicity and Discretion
Mar 1999 - Choice Hotels Creates 1999 Growth Fund For Developers of MainStay Suites Hotels
Mar 1999 - Kent Bruggeman Named 1999 General Manager of the Year by Marriott
Mar 1999 - Luxe Hospitality Company Acquires Australian Based Boutique Hotels
Mar 1999 - Benchmark Hospitality Earns Reputation for Imaginative, Innovative Meetings
Mar 1999 - Gerard Dumont Appointed as General Manager at Benchmark's Lansdowne Resort
Mar 1999 - Visual Data Corp. and The Weather Channel® Sign Agreement
Mar 1999 - Hawaii Hotels Finish 1998 with an Occupancy Rate of 64.2%, Down from 1997 Occupancy of 66.4%
Mar 1999 - Gambling Has Permeated Every Corner of Society and is Inflicting Great Harm
Mar 1999 - Homestead Village Expects First Quarter EBITDA Below Consensus Estimates
Mar 1999 - Neil Scanlan Named General Manager at the Novetel and Ibis Hotel Complex in Sydney, Australia
Mar 1999 - Larry Cooper, Opening GM at the 295 Room Birmingham Marriott
Mar 1999 - Silverstar, A Proposed $70 million, Casino Resort Development in Johannesburg, South Africa Lacks Gaming License
Mar 1999 - Sands Regency to Build Events Plaza at Downtown Reno Property
Mar 1999 - Crown Group, Inc. to Open Casino Colonial  in El Salvador
Mar 1999 - Special Report on ASEAN Tourism  / Significant Innovations to Regain Lofty Position in Global Tourism / PATA
Mar 1999 - New Hotel Crystal in Pokhara, Nepal Joins Best Western International
Mar 1999 - Cross Country Ventures Inc. Arranges Purchase and Re-flagging of Valu-Lodge in Macon, Georgia
Mar 1999 - Vacation Ownership Units at Ocean Walk Resort in Daytona Beach, FL to be Marketed by Fairfield Communities
Mar 1999 - Treff Hotels Contracts with Trust International for Central Reservation System
Mar 1999 - Bass Hotels Resorts Upgrading Hotel Telephone Systems With the Hitachi HCX5000 PBX
Mar 1999 - Hotel Companies Plan Future Strategies after Consolidation / Arthur Andersen
Mar 1999 - Accor Targets China for Major Expansion of Sofitel & Novotel Brands
Mar 1999 - Update of 30 Largest U.S. Hotel Markets for Year-End 1998
Mar 1999 - Choice Hotels Signs Software Distribution Agreement with Southern DataComm
Mar 1999 - The Ritz-Carlton Houston to be Converted to The St. Regis Houston
Mar 1999 - Champagne Sales Increase 32 Percent at Denver's Brown Palace Hotel
Mar 1999 - Sol Melia Provides  School to Train Candidates for Entertainers  at their World-Wide Hotels
Mar 1999 - U.S. Franchise Systems, Inc. Promoting Brands on National Television
Mar 1999 - The Westin Tokyo's Web Site Traffic Increases by 45% With Interactive 3D From Superscape(R)
Mar 1999 - Lexington Services to Transfer Hotel Reservations Contracts from TeleService Resources
Mar 1999 - Tax Challenges in Investing Cross Border in Hospitality
Mar 1999 - Hoteliers Urged to Capitalise on Wealth of Data Marketing Opportunities
Mar 1999 - AT&T and LodgeNet to Provide Hotels and Guests with High-Speed 'Plug and Play' Internet Access
Mar 1999 - Benchmark Hospitality International Terminates Agreement with U-Thong Inn & Executive Conference Center
Mar 1999 - Radisson Hotels Worldwide Announces New Resort in Palm Beach Shores, Singer Island, Fla
Mar 1999 - Red Roof Inns Rewards Franchisees With Royalty Rebates
Mar 1999 - Wayport Providing The Hershey Lodge & Convention Center with Turnkey High Speed Internet Connectivity
Mar 1999 - LuxeReport Studies Trends in Upscale Leisure Travel In '98
Mar 1999 - REZsolutions Hospitality Group Adds Prima Hotels
Mar 1999 - The Melia Bali Awarded the "Green Globe Commendation 1999" by the World Travel and Tourism Council
Mar 1999 - City of Portsmouth, VA and Stormont Trice Corp. Break Ground on $46 Million Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel
Mar 1999 - Hyatt Introduces Five Components to its Customer Care Initiative
Mar 1999 - No Slowdown in the Turnover of California Hotel Sales / PKF
Mar 1999 - Washington D.C's Carlton Hotel Designated a St. Regis by Starwood,  Peter Walterspiel Appointed GM
Mar 1999 - Best Westerns in Great Britain and Consort Vote to Merge
Mar 1999 - Las Vegas' January Visitor Volume Jumps 7.4 Percent; Largest Monthly Increase in More Than Three Years
Mar 1999 - Wilder Group LLC Appoints Joseph McCann as Director of Hotel Investment Sales
Mar 1999 - Cendant Targeting International Growth for It's Mid-Market, Economy Brands
Mar 1999 - American Hotel Register Contracts with IBS-US for  Electronic Commerce and Customer Relationship Management Software
Mar 1999 - Xiox Corporation Selected by Bass Hotels & Resorts as Their Official Call Accounting Vendor
Mar 1999 - Venetian Files Federal Lawsuit Against Culinary Union for Harassment
Mar 1999 - New Management Thinking Critical for Hotels to Succeed in Digital Economy
Mar 1999 - eMergeTM by Arthur Andersen... Web-based Software Supports M&A Best Practices
Mar 1999 - Customer Is Still King As Hotel Industry Advances Into Tech Age
Mar 1999 - Koll and Strader to Spearhead Development of Master-Planned Project in Irvinec CA
Mar 1999 - GM, Samira Hateley  Providing the "Detail to Attention" at the Grand Mercure Hotel, Melbourne, Australia
Mar 1999 - Radisson Hotels Claims Empire Holdings Lawsuit Is Groundless
Mar 1999 - The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited Report on Operations of the Peninsula Hotels
Mar 1999 - Regent Beverly Wilshire's $35 Million Renovation Preserves the Rich History
Mar 1999 - Carl Winston Joins Trigild as Chief Operating Officer
Mar 1999 - Who Are You Hiring?  Pre-Employment Screenings Help You Find Out / EI
Mar 1999 - Candlewood Hotel Company Joint Ventures with Boston Capital Institutional Advisors LLC
Mar 1999 - Aligns with for Internet Hotel Reservations
Mar 1999 - 1998 Net Profits for the New Sol Melia Reach US$ 94 Million, an Increase of 37.2% Over 1997
Mar 1999 - University of Central Florida to Develop Nation's First Curriculum Serving Timeshare Industry
Mar 1999 - Job Descriptions: Vital Tool for Recruiting, Training / EI
Mar 1999 - Promus Hotel Corporation Training Program to Develop a New Type of Hotel Executive
Mar 1999 - Inn at Semiahmoo Purchased by Trillium Corp.,  Wyndham Removed as Operator
Mar 1999 - Entertainer Wayne Newton to Develop Theaters at Isle of Capri Casino, Tunica, MS
Mar 1999 - 352-room Sheraton Washington, D.C. City Center Hotel Converted to Wyndham
Mar 1999 - Marriott International Standardizes on Forte for Integration, Custom Development and Internet Enablement
Mar 1999 - US Gaming Stocks Show More Promise Today Than  In The Last Two Years
Mar 1999 - Hotel and Castle Vaalsbroek in the Netherlands Acquired by Dolce International
Mar 1999 - U.S. Capital Markets... Will They Recover This Year? / Arthur Andersen
Mar 1999 - What Foreign Employers Fear The Most: The Sexual Harassment Lawsuit / JMBM
Mar 1999 - Red Roof Inns, Inc. Opens 34 Franchised Properties During 1998; Reports Occupancy of 73.0% for the Year
Mar 1999 - Carlson Hospitality Launches Customer Loyalty  Program Leveraging the Strength of Its Hotel  Brands
Mar 1999 - Radisson Empire Hotel New York Suing Radisson for Fraud;  Claiming Overstating of Generated Reservations
Mar 1999 - A Healthy Attitude Toward Disabled Guests / Elizabeth Johnson / EI
Mar 1999 - BMI Now Offering Fee Structure  Based on the Actual Use of Music
Mar 1999 - Investor Group Providing $1 Billion Equity Investment in Wyndham International, Inc.
Mar 1999 - Wyndham Branded Hotels Occupancy Up 1.2%  for the Year, ADR up 7.9%
Mar 1999 - Visual Data's HotelView Subsidiary Forms Alliance with REZsolutions
Mar 1999 - National Smokers Alliance Sponsors Legislation to Allow Bar Employees and Owners the Choice to Allow Smoking
Feb 1999 - Accor Converting National Mutual Building in Wellington, New Zealand into a 193 Room Ibis Hotel
Feb 1999 - Renovations Underway at the 255 Room Outrigger Reef Fiji Resort
Feb 1999 - Pueblo of Santa Ana and Hyatt to Create New Mexico's First Major Golf and Spa Resort
Feb 1999 - The 1,046 Room Century Plaza Hotel and Tower Sold to the Pivotal Group:  Plan Dual-Brand Strategy
Feb 1999 - Managing Life-Safety Risk as Hospitality Companies "Go Global" / Arthur Andersen
Feb 1999 - Sebastian Escarrer, Vice Chairman of Sol Melia, Named European Personality of the Year
Feb 1999 - Roger Kacou - VP of Operations Inter*Continental Hotels West & Central Africa - Receives Royal Decoration
Feb 1999 - Tom Vincent Named 1998 Hotelperson of the Year by HMA and HSMA
Feb 1999 - Bush Bell, Appointed GM at Philadelphia's Sheraton Society Hill Hotel;  Renovating all 365 Rooms
Feb 1999 - International Association of Conference Centers (IACC)  to Meet at Resort at Squaw Creek
Feb 1999 - WizCom to Integrate it's Central Reservation System with Intermezzo Hotel Property Management Systems
Feb 1999 - Lexington® Services to Display Latest Hotel Reservations Technology at International Tourism Exchange
Feb 1999 - Mirage Resorts Manages Growth Using Scalable 3Com(R) ATM/Fast Ethernet Solutions
Feb 1999 - Toronto and Calgary Sites for Two New Hyatts
Feb 1999 - First Condominium Hotel in the US - Hilton Oceanfront Resort - Receives $5 Million Facelift
Feb 1999 - Accor Developing Two New Hotels in Auckland, NZ
Feb 1999 - Sheraton Palo Alto Expansion to Be a New Westin Hotel
Feb 1999 - LodgeNet ReportsTotal Revenue for 1998 of $166.4 Million, an Increase of 22.6% Over 1997
Feb 1999 - NevStar Wins Approval to Build Casino Complex in North Las Vegas, NV
Feb 1999 - Starwood to Joint Venture with Lincoln Square, LLC  on 304 Room Westin in Bellevue, WA
Feb 1999 - Charter Members Named for WizCom's Industry Advisory Council
Feb 1999 - Michael Remington Named Director of Conference Services at The Northland Inn, Brooklyn Park, MN
Feb 1999 - Knights Inn  Using Comic Book to Promote Brand Awareness
Feb 1999 - Hospitality Solutions International New Name for the Merged HSI and Global Hospitality Solutions
Feb 1999 - HSMAI Awards San Diego Paradise Point Resort with a Silver and a Bronze for PR Efforts
Feb 1999 - Spanish Hotel Chain Sol Melia on Acquisition Trail; To Become Ninth Largest Hotel Company in the World
Feb 1999 - Boutique Abigail Hotel in San Francisco Acquired by Sanjiv Kakkar
Feb 1999 - Three Small Near North Side Inns in Chicago Sold for $11.5 Million
Feb 1999 - Circus Circus Announces Results for 1998
Feb 1999 - U.S. Franchise Systems Revenues Increase 327 Percent During 4th Quarter 1998
Feb 1999 - AH&MA Appoints WorldRes to Provide State Associations with Turn-key Statewide Reservation Solutions
Feb 1999 -™ Online Travel Protection Coverage in Real Time on the Internet
Feb 1999 - During First 77 Days, Bellagio Grosses Over 3 Million Per Day; Mirage Gross Down $100 Million for the Year
Feb 1999 - Occupancy and ADR Increases Provide Thailand's Laguna Resorts & Hotels a Record 1998
Feb 1999 - Vail Resorts to Acquire Grand Teton Lodge Company  for Approximately $50 Million
Feb 1999 - Aarons's Travel Resource Center Now a Full-Service Travel Booking Web Site
Feb 1999 - Mark Wakuta Named VP, General Manager at Ilikai / Hotel Nikko Waikiki
Feb 1999 - Dennis Layer Named VP & General Manager at Benchmark's Founders Inn
Feb 1999 - Kent W. Schwarz Joins PKF Investments, New York
Feb 1999 - The "Shared Ownership" Borgata Lodge Schedules March Opening in Okanagan Valley, BC
Feb 1999 - Taking the Pulse of Asia-Pacific... Study Probes the Impact of Crisis on Hospitality / Arthur Andersen
Feb 1999 - Curtis L. Carlson, an International Leader in  Hospitality and Travel Services - Dies at Age 84
Feb 1999 - and Hotel Services-Asia Pacific Pty Ltd  Announce International Strategic Alliance
Feb 1999 - The Concierge Staff at San Francisco's Pan Pacific Hotel Provide Unusual Anecdotes
Feb 1999 - Bo Landress Appointed as Director of Sales at Paradise Point Resort, San Diego
Feb 1999 - What Makes a Hotel Profitable?/ PKF
Feb 1999 - Hotel Investments : Challenges and Opportunities / Lori Raleigh
Feb 1999 - Paula Smith Named President at Divi Resorts
Feb 1999 - The 495-room Radisson Plaza Hotel in Alexandria, Va., Purchased by Hilton Hotels Corp. for $51.5 Million
Feb 1999 - WizCom Completes Interface with Micros-Fidelio CRS
Feb 1999 - A Hard Rock Hotel Casino May Be Built Adjacent to Mirage Resorts' Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Mississippi
Feb 1999 - Daniel Prosser's Telman has Given Hotel Clients a Technological Wake-up Call
Feb 1999 - First Annual HVS Study Questions: Do Corporate Boards Deserve Their Pay? / HVS
Feb 1999 - REVPAR Decline of 27.3 % at Four Seasons 10 Asia/Pacific Hotels for YE 1998 Creates Significant Challenge
Feb 1999 - John M. Green Named Senior Vice President, Operations at Host Marriott Services
Feb 1999 - Bristol Hotels Resorts Reports Fourth Quarter Occupancy Decline of 1.6%, ADR up 5.8%
Feb 1999 - Westin Resort Macau Sets New Financial and Environmental Benchmarks in Energy Management
Feb 1999 - BridgeStreet Accommodations, Inc. Reports Close to $500,000 in Website Driven Revenue for 4th Qtr
Feb 1999 - Marc Staniloff  Named Super 8 Motels 1998 Franchisee of the Year
Feb 1999 - IS 99% GOOD ENOUGH? / Harry Nobles
Feb 1999 - During 1998 Sunburst Hospitality Corporation Aggressively Reduced Overhead, Sells Two Hotels
Feb 1999 - Candlewood Hotel Company, Inc., Selects Lexington® Services For Global Reservations
Feb 1999 - South Africa's Blue Train to Implement LodgeMaster for Windows
Feb 1999 - John Q. Hammons Hotels RevPAR Increases 9.6 Percent for 1998, Occupancy Down 1.3%
Feb 1999 - InnRes Now Provides the roomMaster Property Management System with Internet Reservation Capability
Feb 1999 - The Legend of the Pineapple / Harry Nobles
Feb 1999 - San Diego Paradise Point Resort Provides Recognition Program for Exceptional Meeting Planners
Feb 1999 - Barbara McCall and Deborah Motto Added to Wizcom Management Team
Feb 1999 - Outrigger Adds Luxury Property on Australia's Sunshine Coast - the 204-room  Outrigger Mooloolaba International
Feb 1999 - England's Tatler Magazine votes Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa, Hotel of the Year
Feb 1999 - The Research Report for Lodging / Feb 12, 1999
Feb 1999 - What the AAA Diamond Ratings Mean / Harry Nobles
Feb 1999 - Ivoire Inter*Continental Hotel in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire to Undergo US $ 60 Million Renovation
Feb 1999 - Quick Six Inspection Is A Way for the Busy Manager to Stay In Touch / Rooms Chronicle
Feb 1999 - Hawaii's Outrigger and Otaka Resorts Sign with HotelView to Take Travelers on Video Tours Via the Internet
Feb 1999 - Proposed 156 Room International Balboa Bay Club Appoints Lee & Sakahara Architects, Inc for Master-Planning
Feb 1999 - Choice Hotels Signs Software Distribution Agreement with Southern DataComm
Feb 1999 - Best Inns & Suites’ Growth Exceeds Expectations
Feb 1999 - Shell Vacations LLC Appoints Rob Harris Club Sales Director at Shell Vacations Club
Feb 1999 - On Command Corporation and Promus Hotel Corporation Announce High-Speed Internet Access Trial
Feb 1999 - Architect Kennteth Evangelista Selected to Renovate the Historic Oakland Hills Clubhouse in Birmingham, MI
Feb 1999 - Harrah's Revenues for 1998 a Record $2.0 Billion, 23.8% Increase Over 1997
Feb 1999 - Gaylord's Opryland Hotel in Nashville Ends 1998 With an Occupancy Rate of 79.1%
Feb 1999 - The Number of Sunterra Owners Increased  from 175,000 at year-end 1997  to over 240,000 at year-end 1998
Feb 1999 - Accor Boosts International Sales & Marketing Team in Asia
Feb 1999 - New Book Equips Hospitality Marketing Professionals to Meet 21st Century Challenges
Feb 1999 - Corpus Christi Hospitality Industry Seeking  Occupancy Tax Increase to 9% for Convention Center Improvements
Feb 1999 - Rob Danko Named Broker of the Year at Insignia/ESG HotelPartners
Feb 1999 - Ocean Hospitalities, Inc Acquires Historic  Samoset Resort in Rockport, Maine
Feb 1999 - Total Las Vegas Hotel and Motel Occupancy for December 1998 Was up 3.4 Percent
Feb 1999 - Philadelphia Hospitality Partners, L.P Appoints Ritz-Carlton as Management Company
Feb 1999 - Boykin Lodging Company Ends Year With 31 Hotels, Occupancy at 66.6%
Feb 1999 - Accor Planning New Hotels in Shanghai, Jinan, Wuhan and Beijing
Feb 1999 - 21 Issues & Trends That Will Shape Travel and Tourism in the 21st Century
Feb 1999 - FelCor's Comparable Hotel Portfolio Achieves  6.2% RevPAR Increase During 1998
Feb 1999 - Issuance of Timeshare Mortgage - Backed Securities Will Continue to Proliferate Over the Next Few Years
Feb 1999 - pm Hospitality Strategies, Inc. Acquires Management of Quality Inn & Suites - Old Town Laurel, MD
Feb 1999 - First Y2K Booking Hurdles Passed Successfully by WORLDSPAN and Amadeus
Feb 1999 - Homestead Village Average Weekly Rate up 19.0% in 1998, Occupancy at 70.4% for the Year
Feb 1999 - Conducting Effective Employee Orientations -  Performance Trend Setters
Feb 1999 - House of Blues Opening 600 Seat Restaurant at Mandalay Bay Resort Casino
Feb 1999 - David Hale GM at Just Opened  Hawthorn Suites in Dallas
Feb 1999 - Occupancy Leader for Choice Brands in 1998 - Comfort Suites at 68.2%  (Rodeway Last at 49.9%)
Feb 1999 - Occupancy at Hilton Owned Properties in 1998 Declined to 75.0 %, While ADR Increased 8.3 %
Feb 1999 - Park Place Entertainment Corp. Releases First Earnings Report with Statistical Highlights
Feb 1999 - Harrah's Realigns Divisions and Names Tom Jenkin  SVP and General Manager at Harrah's Las Vegas
Feb 1999 - Alvaro Diago Named President Inter-Continental/Crowne Plaza Hotels, Central And South America
Feb 1999 - Prime Hospitality Corp. Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-End Results
Feb 1999 - IH&RA Will Take a Stand at International Tourism Exchange (ITB) Berlin
Feb 1999 - Texas Restaurant Association Forecast: Texas Foodservice Sales to Grow 6.4% in 1999
Feb 1999 - City of Detroit Moves Forward in Development of Three Permanent Casino Complexes
Feb 1999 - Single Tree Inn, Ulysses, Kansas, Joins Fast Growing Leisure Hotels Management Firm
Feb 1999 - The Regal Airport Hotel Opens 385 of 1,100 Rooms at Chek Lap Kok Airport
Feb 1999 - Knights Inn Ranked #1 Budget Hotel Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine's Annual Franchise 500®
Feb 1999 - Major Independent Ski Resort Websites Choose WorldRes for Internet Based Reservation System
Feb 1999 - The Battle for the High-Speed Internet Guest / Geneva Rinehart
Feb 1999 - The Potential Impact of Deflation on the U.S. Lodging Industry / PKF
Feb 1999 - Thailand Rebounds Strongly for Accor's Hotels and Resorts
Feb 1999 - 100% Guest Satisfaction? / Victoria L. Meyers
Feb 1999 - Spain's Barcelo Hotels Adds Six Hotels Located in Turkey
Feb 1999 - No Cost, Innovative, Hi-tech In-Room Management System Introduced by RSi™
Feb 1999 - HSI and Global Hospitality Solutions Merge To Form Hospitality Technology Giant
Feb 1999 - Of the Twenty Five Largest Markets in the US - Only Six Recorded Gains in Occupancy During 1998 / STR
Feb 1999 - Cornell Hotel Society Panel Predicts a Stable Year for Lodging Stocks
Feb 1999 - Hotel Online's List of 76 Lodging and Gaming Stocks Ranked by % Gain/Loss for the One Month Ending Jan 31, 1999
Feb 1999 - Cahners Research Shows Attaching Pleasure to a Business Trip is Becoming a Global Phenomenon
Feb 1999 - First Staybridge Suites Now Open;  Nine More Under Construction
Feb 1999 - Red Roof Inns Opens 41 Properties in 1998
Feb 1999 - Microsoft Cites Newmarket International with WOW Awards
Feb 1999 - On Command Launches ‘Previews On Command’ as Additional Guest Room Amenity
Jan  1999 - Many Travel and Leisure Stocks to Benefit from a Steady-Growth Economy
Jan  1999 - Michael Mueller Forecasts Favorable 1999 Outlook For Restaurant Industry
Jan  1999 - Sunstone Reports 1998 Year End 5.0% Increase in REVPAR for All Hotels
Jan  1999 - Coakley & Williams Adds Another Ramada To Portfolio of Managed Hotels
Jan  1999 - California Conference on Tourism Awards the Paradise Point Resort for Best Community Service
Jan  1999 - Summit Hotel Bel-Air Now Flagship Hotel for Luxe Hospitality Co. L.L.C
Jan  1999 - Pegasus Systems Now Powering 24 Hotel Chain  Reservation Web Sites
Jan  1999 - The Euro Will be Good for the U.S. Hotel Industry According to PKF Consulting
Jan 1999  - Andy MacLellan Named President and COO at Dolce International
Jan 1999  - Jameson Inns, Inc. and Signature Inns, Inc. Agree to Merge
Jan 1999  - Lodging Analyst Michael Mueller Believes Lodging Stocks Well Positioned to Outperform Market in 1999
Jan 1999 - Wyndham Redevelops Art Deco Skyscraper in Boston to a Flagship Hotel
Jan 1999 - Westin Century Plaza Creates Ronald Reagan Suite - 8,000-sq ft Suite Occupies Entire 30th Floor
Jan 1999 - Lodging Property Index Designed to Measure the Total Return of Lodging Property Investment Consistently
Jan 1999 - 50 Starwood Hotels in the Conde Nast Top 500 Gold List
Jan 1999 - Developers Michael J. Brenneman and Jeff Selby Open the Teatro, 116 Room Boutique Hotel in Denver
Jan 1999 - Starwood Invests in Israel's Moria Hotels Chain
Jan 1999 - Rapid Growth Predicted for the Timeshare Industry / Strong Profits Seen for the Ski Industry
Jan 1999 - S. Lee Bowden Named 1998 Innkeeper of the Year by Vermont Lodging and Restaurant Association
Jan 1999 - Sunterra Corporation Announces New Management Changes, Organizational Alignment
Jan 1999 - Internet Kiosks to be Placed in Four Hotel Chains
Jan 1999 - 293 Room  Hyatt Regency Kathmandu Being Developed by  Saraf International Ltd
Jan 1999 - Hyatt's Plan of Action for Euro Conversion
Jan 1999 - The Casino Legends Hall of Fame Honors Contributors to the Gaming and Entertainment Industries
Jan 1999 - Business Travelers' Top 10 Preferences for 1998 / E-Travel Survey
Jan 1999 - U.S. Franchise Systems Reports  More Than 900 Properties Open or In Development
Jan 1999 - Hotel Administration Curriculum at Vancouver  Community College includes Royal Suite Hotel Information System
Jan 1999 - Staying Informed About Safety & Security Planning
Jan 1999 - Kuo Investment Company Uses Sonnenblick-Goldman Company as Advisor for Sale of Hotel Le Westin Mont-Royal
Jan 1999 - LaSalle Hotel Properties Reports RevPAR Increase  of  6.8 percent for the YE 1998 versus 1997
Jan 1999 - James Jones Named Executive Chef at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa
Jan 1999 - Outrigger Spending $23 Million to Upgrade the 545 Room Royal Waikolaon on Kona
Jan 1999 - Hotels Make Money in Bed, Not on The Street / PKF
Jan 1999 - Millennium Partners and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company Win Bid to Build Luxury Hotel at Battery Park City
Jan 1999 - Hong Kong's Average Hotel Occupancy Rate for December 1998 was 81%, Up from just 69% in December 1997
Jan 1999 - Philadelphia CVB's Tom Muldoon Details Future Major Convention Bookings
Jan 1999 - Michael DeNicola  Appointed by Carlson Hospitality Worldwide as EVP, Carlson Vacation Ownership, Inc
Jan 1999 - Hard Rock Hotel Reports Revenues Down  1.8% for Year Ended 1998
Jan 1999 - Equity Inns Reports Year End Results:  Occupancy Rate Lower by 2.7%,  ADR Increase of 5.6%
Jan 1999 - Lyndon Stromberg's Spectacular New 140' Sculpture Sits Atop Atlantis Hoteland Resort
Jan 1999 - The Battles of 1998 Set Up New Business Strategies for Hotel Companies in'99
Jan 1999 - ResortQuest International Acquires Four Resort Management Companies for $8.5 Million
Jan 1999 - Janus International Inc. Set to Develop a $500 Million Beachfront Resort inCabo San Lucas
Jan 1999 - Trump Hotels Casino Resorts Reports Net Loss of $37.6 Million for 1998, NetRevenues Flat
Jan 1999 - Carlson Hospitality Worldwide Introduces New Generation Central ReservationSystem
Jan 1999 - Club Mediterranee Returns to Profit, Implementation of Strategic Plan Continues
Jan 1999 - Boyd Gaming Unveils 'The Borgata' Name and Concept for its Atlantic City Resort Joint Venture With Mirage Resorts
Jan 1999 - Oakwood Corporate Housing now Operating the 560 unit City Residence in Bangkok
Jan 1999 - SABRE Group Records an Online Travel Sales Week Volume of $9 Million; $285 Million in Online Travel Sales for 1998
Jan 1999 - Hotels, Travel Suppliers Now Able to Distribute Marketing Material Via Internet Using  Leonardo's MediaBank
Jan 1999 - Innovative In-Room Technology to be Featured at Eurhotec '99
Jan 1999 - OAG Worldwide Introduces The First Travel Information System on Notes/Domino
Jan 1999 - Great Women Chefs 1999 Series at Michigan State University
Jan 1999 - Joy Pappas Appointed  GM at Omni's Just Acquired Westin Mont-Royal Hotel in Montreal
Jan 1999 - Outrigger to Purchase the Former Maui Inter-Continental Resort
Jan 1999 - VFR's (Visiting Friends and/or Relations)  Tourism Potential for Pacific Asia
Jan 1999 - Ken Hine, Chief Executive of IH&RA Set to Resign in June, 1999
Jan 1999 - The First Pan-American Conference "Latin American Tourism in Next Millenium:  Education, Investment and Sustainability”
Jan 1999 - First International Martini Classic Challenge Pits Seattle Bars Against Vancouver Bars
Jan 1999 - NCR Teradata(R) Based Data Warehouse Solution Keeps Track of  Harrah's 14.5 Million Guests
Jan 1999 - RSi™ to Participate at Starwood's Global Trade Exposition
Jan 1999 - Muslims File Complaint Against Denny's Restaurant in Montana
Jan 1999 - Thayer Hotel Investors Purchase the 1,338-room Marriott Wardman Park; Price in Excess of $200 Million
Jan 1999 - Paul J. Ishii Joins Seattle's Mayflower Park Hotel as General Manager
Jan 1999 - GSA Announces 1999 Per Diem Rates for Federal Travelers
Jan 1999 - 1999 Federal Travel Per Diem Rates Fall Short for Many California Destinations
Jan 1999 - Dr. Osmane Aidi Takes Helm of IH&RA,  Outlines Goals
Jan 1999 - New Version of Windows-based Manager Log for Lodging and Restaurant Environments Released by Log Systems
Jan 1999 - Best Western Co-Op Launches Largest Virtual Reality Web Site in the Industry
Jan 1999 - Consumer Input Resulted in Hotel Industry's Most Comprehensive Web Site
Jan 1999 - William S. Harrison  Named SVP, Treasurer/ Mergers Acquisitions at Promus Hotel Corp
Jan 1999 - CAIS Internet Voice/Data Technology to be Installed by Hilton System-Wide
Jan 1999 - Patriot American's Grand Bay Hotels and Resorts Updates 1999 Plans
Jan 1999 - GM, Tom Vincent Details San Diego Paradise Point Sweeping Renovation Program
Jan 1999 - Best Western Grand Seasons in Waupaca, WI to Renovate and Reflag to Baymont Inn Suites
Jan 1999 - Barcelo Hotels  Strengthens its Presence in Colombia with 3 Additional Hotels
Jan 1999 - LodgeNet To Bring Internet Laptop Connectivity to 120 Wingate Inn(R) Hotels
Jan 1999 - Planet Hollywood Details Steps to Revitalize the Brand and Significantly Reduce Operating Costs
Jan 1999 - Intrawest to Acquire 50% of Blue Mountain Resort (Ontario, Canada);  Plans 1,000 Condo-Hotel Units
Jan 1999 - Barona Casino, Near San Diego, CA, Unveils Plans for $120 Million Expansion Including 250 Room Hotel and Golf Course
Jan 1999 - Patriot American Hospitality, Inc. Facing Lawsuit Challenging Transaction to Sell Control Of Patriot American
Jan 1999 - Battling Lower Occupancy, U.S. Hotels' Room Rates Slow Their Advance
Jan 1999 - Novotel Guest Survey:  Men Leave Tidier Rooms, More Romantic
Jan 1999 - Asia's Hotel Markets and Owners Face a Difficult Year Ahead, Value-Buying Opportunities Emerge
Jan 1999 - Leisure Sector Shows Promise for Investors Timeshare and Lodging Companies Top List of  Good Bets
Jan 1999 - Internet Hotel Bookings Will Soar to  $3.1 Billion by 2002
Jan 1999 - Bryan J. Flanagan Named SVP and Chief Accounting Officer at Homestead Village
Jan 1999 - Worldwide Hospitality Employment Site Debuts Today
Jan 1999 - Six New Mobil Five-Star Winners - 33 Fewer Mobil Four-Star Winners
Jan 1999 - Hospitality REITS Going Private?  Tough Lessons Learned
Jan 1999 - Wyndham International Commences Franchise Program; Six Brands Available
Jan 1999 - Hospitality Properties Trust Completes Acquisition of 11 hotels during 4th Qtr 1998
Jan 1999 - Larry Cooper Named General Manager at Birmingham Marriott
Jan 1999 - Marcus Debuts Baymont Inns & Suites -  The Re-branding and Re-positioning of Budgetel Inns
Jan 1999 - Larry Raffel Opening General Manager at the Second Hotel Ibis in Sydney
Jan 1999 - Grand Geneva Resort Spa to Develop Vacation Ownership Units
Jan 1999 - California Hotel & Motel Association 1999 Annual Conference & Trade Fair Scheduled for Palm Springs, CA
Jan 1999 - UniFocus and Customer Survey Technologies Merge - Create  Largest  Performance Management Firm
Jan 1999 - Chef Marc Valiani  to Redefine American Classic Cuisine at ELROYS in San Francisco
Jan 1999 - Lend Lease's Value Enhancement Fund III Purchases Westin River North Hotel In Chicago
Jan 1999 - Oasis Resorts International, Inc. in Arbitration Over Construction Costs at Cleopatra's World in Tunisia
Jan 1999 - Starwood Restructures to a C Corp Due to Recently Enacted Federal Tax Legislation
Jan 1999 - The $760 million Paris-Las Vegas Casino Resort Scheduled to Open in Fall 1999
Jan 1999 - Royal Hideaway Resort Spa Opens in Playa del Carmen, Mexico;  New Allegro Brand
Jan 1999 - Hospitality Asset Services, L.L.C. of San Diego Opens Gateway to Japan in Hospitality Industry
Jan 1999 - State of Texas, British Tourist Authority Among New Destinations to Join WorldRes Destination Marketing Program
Jan 1999 - San Diego Paradise Resort Uses Beanie Babies® as Marketing Tool
Jan 1999 - Prime Hospitality Corp. Opens Eight New Hotels; Six AmeriSuites, Two HomeGates Open
Jan 1999 - Mixing Business With Pleasure: The Fine Art of Business Entertaining
Jan 1999 - Marriott Conference Centers on Short List for Development Within the Presidio, San Francisco
Jan 1999 - Federal Gambling Commissioner Speaks  On State of Gambling in the United States
Jan 1999 - Opryland Hotel Florida Project (1,400 Rooms, $350-million) Moves Forward
Jan 1999 - Luxe Hospitality Corp. Formed by Efrem Harkham to Serve Hospitality Markets on Five Continents
Jan 1999 - Marriott International to Enter Corporate Apartment Industry;  Acquires ExecuStay for  $128 Million
Jan 1999 - Jim Clark Named Executive Director at Irving (TX) Convention and Visitors Bureau
Jan 1999 - Hawthorn Suites Starting to Reach "Critical Mass" -  Opens 50th Property
Jan 1999 - Hilton Travel Time Reports New Survey Results
Jan 1999 - Doral Trademark Acuired by MeriStar - John Plunket Named to Head MeriStar's Doral Division
Jan 1999 - National Labor Relations Board Throws Out Union Charges Against Miramar Sheraton
Jan 1999 - Silverleaf Resorts Implementing Growth Strategy for 1999
Jan 1999 - Outrigger to Assume Management of Kauai's Lae nani Condominium Resort
Jan 1999 - The Ilikai/Hotel Nikko Waikiki Develops Web Site to Provide Electronic Brochure and Reservations
Jan 1999 - Lodgenet Now Delivering Interactive Entertainment to over 700,000 Hotel Rooms
Jan 1999 - 305 Room Holiday Inn-San Jose North to Convert to Crowne Plaza(R)
Jan 1999 - Vinings Franchise Systems Selects Telerent as Main Supplier of FF&E for Canadian Microtel Inns and Suites
Jan 1999 - For US Travelers, Euro Makes Choosing Hotel Rooms Easier
Jan 1999 - Host Marriott Completes REIT Conversion and  $1.5 Billion Acquisition of 12 Luxury Hotels from Blackstone
Jan 1999 - Jim E. Peters Appointed as  New President/CEO of Two Florida Timeshare Firms Effective January 1, 1999
Jan 1999 - Kevin Bloom Appointed as Executive Vice President of ASTON Hotels & Resorts in Hawaii
Jan 1999 - Krisitine Davidson Appointed General Manager Of Comfort Inn, Hutchinson, Kansas

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