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Global Connections Releases New Cabin Model at White Oak Lodge and Resort

Global Connections, Inc. | May 10, 2019

GATLINBURG, TN-- (May 13, 2019) – Global Connections, Inc. (GCI) a well-known resort developer, travel club fulfillment and service provider of Global Discovery Vacations has introduced a new single story cabin with double master bedrooms at White Oak Lodge and Resort. Located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, the GCI owned White Oak Lodge and Resort, tucked against the Great Smoky Mountains, is ideal for families. An RCI Gold Crown Resort for its condominiums and winner of the TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence for the past four years, the resort features both log cabins and condos for a combination of rustic charm and modern el...

IIG Partners With Good Shepherd Hospitality for New Boutique Hotel in Downtown Clemson, South Carolina

Interior Image Group | May 9, 2019

CLEMSON, S.C. -- Good Shepherd Pavilion LLC, recently announced boutique hospitality design firm IIG as the company that will design The Shepherd Hotel, a hotel set to open to the public in late 2020. Located in downtown Clemson and within view of Clemson University, the hotel will provide an opportunity to employ a large percentage of its workforce to those with learning and intellectual disabilities. The design of the hotel will reflect The Shepherd Hotel mission to inspire and welcome all guests. The idea for the hotel originated with co-founder Rick Hayduk, a seasoned luxury hotel leader. His daughter Jamison, who has Down syndrome,...

Hospitality Properties Trust Acquires Wisconsin’s Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West for $30 Million

May 8, 2019

NEWTON, Mass. -- Hospitality Properties Trust (Nasdaq: HPT) today announced it has completed the purchase of the 198-room Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West in Milwaukee, WI for $30.0 million, or approximately $151,500 per key. The hotel will be added to HPT's existing agreement with Intercontinental Hotels Group. "The Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West is ideally located in an economically vibrant suburban community just west of downtown," said John Murray, Hospitality Properties Trust's President and Chief Executive Officer. "Built in 2008, this full service hotel is supported by strong demand generators from the area's healthcare, technology and i...

Concord Hospitality Taps Thom Stewart as Director of Sales and Marketing at The Ben, Opening in West Palm Beach

The Ben | May 8, 2019

West Palm Beach, Fla. - May 2019 – Hospitality hotshot Thom Stewart will join the executive team at The Ben as Director of Sales and Marketing. This highly anticipated 208-room design forward hotel is all the buzz at the corner of North Narcissus Avenue and Banyan Street and the centerpiece of the new Flagler Banyan Square, a stone's throw from downtown West Palm Beach and Clematis Street, and will debut in December 2019. With nearly 15 years of experience with Concord Hospitality, the management company of The Ben, Stewart is no stranger to the tricks of the trade. After making his mark in several positions in just about every ar...

Birchington to Break Ground on 247-Room Holiday Inn Express in Washington, DC’s Mount Vernon Triangle Neighborhood

May 7, 2019

Washington, DC, May 7, 2019 – A 247-room Holiday Inn Express hotel will break ground this month in Washington, DC's Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood. Birchington LLC, owned by Habte Sequar, closed on a construction loan from Atlanta-based Stonehill Strategic Capital to commence construction on the $93 million project. Projected to open in the fourth quarter of 2020, the 14-story hotel will be located at 317 K Street, NW on the northeast corner of 4th and K. This site is just three blocks east of the highly anticipated downtown Apple Store in the historic Carnegie Library, scheduled to open this week, as well as the Walter E. Was...

Radisson Hotel Group Partners With Allianz Real Estate for New Radisson Collection Hotel in Milan, Italy

May 7, 2019

Radisson Hospitality AB, part of Radisson Hotel Group, is pleased to announce the signing of a new Radisson Collection property in Milan, Italy. Working in conjunction with Allianz, the group will redevelop the former Allianz Italia headquarters in Milan into the Radisson Collection Hotel, Santa Sofia Milan. Set to open in 2022, the hotel will be managed by Allianz Real Estate on behalf of Allianz group companies. The hotel, located at via Santa Sofia 37 in the central Corso Italia district, will be part of the highly prestigious Radisson Collection portfolio. It will join other landmark Collection properties in Rome, Venice and the rec...

Hotel Indigo® Venice – Sant’Elena Opens in Italy Marking Brand Debut in the Floating City

May 7, 2019

IHG® (InterContinental® Hotels Group) is proud to announce the opening of Hotel Indigo® Venice – Sant'Elena marking the brand's debut in Venice, Italy. From palaces to piazzas, gondolas to gelato and canals to carnevale – there is no destination quite so magical as Venice. Filled with beauty and world-famous sights, it is no surprise that this city of 55,000 residents draws almost 30 million annual visitors. Despite its immense popularity, there are still pockets of the city yet to be discovered, such as the Sant'Elena neighbourhood. Sant'Elena is a global hub for modern art and culture, close to the home of the ...

Braemar Group Selects Hotel Equities to Operate Six Hotels Located in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Alberta

Hotel Equities | May 6, 2019

Atlanta, GA – (May 6, 2019) – Today, Atlanta-based Hotel Equities (HE), announced they have been selected as the strategic partner for Kelowna BC-based Braemar Group, to operate six hotels located in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Alberta. The hotel portfolio consists of four premier Choice branded hotels and one Best Western Plus currently open and operating, as well as a TownePlace Suites by Marriott hotel expected to open in Q3 2019. The hotel portfolio has a combined total guestroom count of 596 and growing, with future development projects in the pipeline. To accommodate Braemar Group's plans for further portfolio e...

Marriott International Statement on Health of President and CEO Arne Sorenson

Marriott International | May 3, 2019

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) today announced that President and CEO Arne Sorenson was diagnosed on Wednesday with stage 2 pancreatic cancer. Sorenson, 60, received the diagnosis from a medical team at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore after a series of tests. Sorenson will remain in his role while undergoing treatment. In a message to Marriott International associates, Sorenson noted: "The cancer was discovered early. It does not appear to have spread and the medical team – and I – are confident that we can realistically aim for a complete cure. In the meantime, I intend to continue working at the company I l...

Mic Drop: Next REVERB by Hard Rock to Be Located in Sonoma Wine Country

May 2, 2019

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., May 2, 2019 -- REVERB by Hard Rock, Hard Rock's newest generation of music-centric hotels, is revving up the anticipation with the announcement of its second select service property, REVERB by Hard Rock Sonoma Wine Country, slated to open in summer of 2020. The property will join the inaugural REVERB by Hard Rock Atlanta, which is scheduled to open earlier next year. "REVERB by Hard Rock is lighting up the select service scene for 2020," said Todd Hricko, senior vice president, global hotel business development for Hard Rock Hotels. "The city of Cotati is the perfect location for our second REVERB, as...

IHG Partners With QLong Investments to Develop Flagship Holiday Inn in Queenstown Remarkables Park, New Zealand

IHG | May 1, 2019

IHG® will open a brand-new Holiday Inn in Queenstown Remarkables Park following the signing of an agreement with property owner QLong Investments Limited. Set to open its doors in early 2021, Holiday Inn Queenstown Remarkables Park will be a flagship for Holiday Inn in New Zealand, showing off the latest and best of the world's largest hotel brand family. The 182 room build will be conveniently located within a few minutes' drive from Queenstown Airport and close to The Remarkables Ski Field, perfectly positioned and easily accessible to visitors, families and holidaying groups. It will feature an all-day dining and bar venue, as we...

Deutsche Hospitality Partners With ICD to Develop Jaz in the City Hotel in the Deira Quarter of Dubai

Jaz in the City | April 30, 2019

Frankfurt am Main, 29 April 2019 Jaz in the City to conquer Dubai! The fourth hotel to operate under the Jaz in the City lifestyle brand will open in the United Arab Emirates in 2022. After establishing locations in Amsterdam, Stuttgart and Vienna, the Jaz Crew will be setting up shop right next to Dubai's historic souks and within the immediate vicinity of the famous Dubai Creek. "Jaz in the City really comes into its own in places where a unique local cultural scene meets an international audience seeking a particular lifestyle and an inimitable experience," said Deutsche Hospitality CEO Thomas Willms. "We have found just such a venue...

Muckleshoot Indian Tribe to Develop Luxury 400-Room Hotel at Muckleshoot Casino

Muckleshoot Indian Tribe | April 29, 2019

Twenty-four years after opening a casino which would set the standard for gaming in Washington State, the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe will once again redefine expectations with the addition of a luxury resort at Muckleshoot Casino. Anticipated to open in the second quarter of 2021, the 18-story, 400-room hotel tower will offer sweeping views showcasing the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Sixty percent of the accommodations will allow for stunning panoramas of Tahoma, the native name for Mount Rainier, while other rooms will showcase the majesty of the Olympic mountain range. Beyond the comfort of their plush retreats, guests will ...

Charleston’s Wild Dunes Resort Plans New 153-Room Hotel Expansion to Open in Early 2021

Wild Dunes Resort, A Destination Hotel | April 29, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. (April, 2019) – Wild Dunes Resort, A Destination Hotel, is expanded its existing oceanfront meeting destination on the Isle of Palms, just 30 minutes outside of historic downtown Charleston. Opening in early 2021, the highly anticipated project will add a new 153-room hotel bringing the total to 400 guestrooms and suites, in addition to the existing 240 vacation rental homes and condos. The new, multi-faceted meeting and event space includes a grand ballroom with pre-function space and rooftop ballroom and event terrace with 270-degree panoramic ocean views, now allowing the resort to welcome groups of up to 650 a...

Margaritaville Beach Resort at The Pointe Bahamas Celebrates Topping Off

Margaritaville at The Pointe | April 29, 2019

Orlando, Fla. – April 25, 2019 – Margaritaville Beach Resort at The Pointe, the highly-anticipated beachfront resort coming to the Bahamas' capital, celebrated its progress with a topping off celebration last month and today released a new rendering (shown above) of the soon-to-open resort. The five-star Margaritaville Beach Resort will be an integral part of Margaritaville at The Pointe, an exclusive $250 million, seven-acre luxury development located on Nassau Harbour in the Bahamas "The topping off of Margaritaville Beach Resort at The Pointe is one more exciting step in nearing completion of The Pointe," said Daniel Liu,...

Hyatt Signs With wasl Asset Management Group for Development of Andaz Dubai The Palm

Andaz | April 29, 2019

CHICAGO -- Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with wasl Asset Management Group, one of the largest real estate development and management companies in Dubai, for the development of an Andaz branded hotel on the Palm Jumeirah. Occupying prime real estate on the world-famous man-made island, Andaz Dubai The Palm is slated to open in the last quarter of 2019, becoming the first Andaz branded hotel in Dubai and the second Andaz hotel in the United Arab Emirates, joining Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi. Created for the inquisitive-minded traveler, the hotel will offe...

New Research Study Explores Trends to Meet Consumer of the Future Needs

IHG | April 29, 2019

The end of room types, robots at the concierge and achieving 'cult status': new Amadeus-IHG research asks if this is the future of hospitality? New research study, Drivers of Change in Hospitality, explores the changes we can expect as guest insight, technology optimization and the ability to hyper-personalize take effect. Informed by over 7,500 consumers worldwide and industry experts, the study identifies three trends that the sector must respond to meet the needs of the consumer of the future. Traditional room types have been around forever - single, double, twin, suite or family room. It's a tried and tested format, beloved by hotel...

Red Roof® Unveils Evolution of Extended Stay Brand HomeTowne Studios by Red Roof®

April 25, 2019

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 25, 2019 -- Red Roof has unveiled the first prototype of the new build concept of its sub-brand, HomeTowne Studios by Red Roof®. A company that obsessively listens to its guests, this new prototype design is based on the number one request from consumers: more functional storage in room but not at the expense of good design. The new build upgraded specifications for exterior, lobbies and rooms provide guests with everything they need for an elevated extended stay experience and provides franchisees with a cost- effective solution to drive performance. Developed as a home away from home; a comfortable, convenien...

IHG Signs With City Motors Group for New-Build Holiday Inn Slated for 2023 Opening in Kuala Lumpur

April 25, 2019

IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world's largest hotel companies, has signed a management agreement with City Motors Group for a new-built Holiday Inn in the affluent creative hub of Kuala Lumpur – Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur. Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Bangsar will be the fourth IHG property in the Malaysian capital. Slated to open in 2023, the hotel will feature 220 rooms and six meeting rooms, the largest of which will hold approximately 400 people. The hotels plans to incorporate the Holiday Inn Open Lobby concept, which will combine public facilities within a single, open cohesive space, creating flexibility for g...

17th Annual Southern Lodging Summit Conference Scheduled for August 27th & 28th in Memphis, Tenn.

April 25, 2019

MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 25, 2019—Officials of the Southern Lodging Summit (SLS), an annual hotel conference focusing on development and operations throughout the southern United States, today announced it will host its annual conference August 27-28, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. Confirmed Speakers include Mitch Patel, president & CEO, Vision Hospitality Group; Rick Pastorino, president, REVPAR International; Jane Cooper, president & COO, Herschend Family Entertainment; Mary Beth Cutshall, senior vice president/chief development officer, Hospitality Ventures Management Group; and Dianna Vaughan, global head, all suites brands, Hilton. Thoug...

Owned and Managed by High Hotels, Residence Inn by Marriott Set to Open in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Residence Inn by Marriott | April 23, 2019

Lancaster, PA – April 23, 2019 – The 127-suite Residence Inn by Marriott in Lancaster, Pennsylvania is scheduled to open on Friday, April 26, 2019 with its upscale, stylish décor that offers flexibility, and alternatives that allow guests to heighten their travel experience. Located at 1450 Harrisburg Pike, the all-suite Residence Inn Lancaster will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by High Hotels Ltd. of Lancaster, PA. Situated in The Crossings at Conestoga Creek – featuring shopping, dining and entertainment options, the Residence Inn Lancaster offers its guests convenient access to downtown L...

IHG Signs Agreement With Bin Faqeeh Real Estate Investment Company for Staybridge Suites Manama Al Seef

April 22, 2019

IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world's leading hotel companies, has announced the signing of Staybridge Suites Manama Al Seef, marking the debut of the brand in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Expected to open in January 2020, the 128-room extended stay hotel will operate under a management agreement with major developer, Bin Faqeeh Real Estate Investment Company S.P.C. The signing was held with the attendance of H.E. Sheikh Khaled bin Humood Al Khalifa, CEO of Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) in the headquarters of the Bin Faqeeh Real Estate Investment Company S.P.C. Located in the heart of the capital, St...

Choice Hotels Signs Franchise Agreements With Organizations Led By African-American Women to Develop Six Hotels Across US and Caribbean

Choice Hotels | April 18, 2019

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 18, 2019 -- Businesses owned by women of color grew three times faster than other women-owned businesses in the United States last year, yet it is estimated by the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators and Developers (NABHOOD) that less than one percent of hotels are owned by African-American women. Choice Hotels International, Inc.'s (NYSE: CHH) one-of-a-kind emerging markets franchise development team is helping to bridge this gap and extend the opportunity of hotel ownership to underrepresented populations—most recently by awarding six franchise agreements to organizations led by Africa...

Marriott Plans World’s Tallest Modular Hotel Set to Rise in New York City This Fall

Marriott International, Inc. | April 18, 2019

The world's tallest modular hotel – which will carry a brand of Marriott International (NASDAQ:MAR) – is on track to be stacked in late fall in New York City with prefabricated and pre-furnished guestrooms. Once erected over a 90-day period, the 360-foot-tall tower will represent a milestone for Marriott's ongoing initiative to encourage hotel developers in North America to embrace modular for new construction projects. To be topped with a modular roof and modular rooftop bar, the world's tallest modular hotel is expected to open in late 2020 as the AC Hotel New York NoMad. "In North America, the construction process hasn't ...

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