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Midas Hospitality Names Management Team for the Aloft Cleveland/Beachwood to Open in Ohio in October

Midas Hospitality, LLC | June 28, 2013

Names John Gaydos, General Manager and Darlene Figlioli, Director of Sales for the 135-room Property SAINT LOUIS, MO, June 28, 2013 - St. Louis-based hotel owner, operator and developer, Midas Hospitality names John Gaydos, General Manager and Darlene Figlioli, Director of Sales for the Aloft Hotel - Cleveland / Beachwood, Ohio. Recently announcing the construction of a 135-room Aloft Hotel - Cleveland / Beachwood, OH, Midas Hospitality hires John Gaydos as General Manager and Darlene Figlioli as Director of Sales. Midas President - Robert Willard, states "We are extremely pleased to add these two seasoned hospitality veterans to the Mi...

Aimbridge Hospitality Chosen to Manage Sugar Bay Resort & Spa in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Aimbridge Hospitality | June 28, 2013

DALLAS, June 28, 2013 -- Aimbridge Hospitality announced that it has been selected to manage the iconic Sugar Bay Resort & Spa on the island of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, effective immediately. Sugar Bay, located only eight miles from the international airport, is nestled on 31 lush acres of a beachfront mountainside, overlooking some of the most panoramic oceanviews in the Caribbean. The 294 rooms and suite all-inclusive resort is just minutes away from world-acclaimed Magens Bay and a short drive from the cruise docks, Red Hook ferry, St. Thomas duty-free shopping and an 18-hole championship golf course. A known leader in the o...

Carlson Rezidor to Open the 161-room Park Inn by Radisson Kigali, Rwanda in Q3 2014

Rezidor Hotel Group | June 27, 2013

June 27, 2013 - Carlson Rezidor, one of the ten largest hotel groups worldwide and one of the leading hotel operators on the African continent, announces the Park Inn by Radisson Kigali in Rwanda. The stylish upper midscale property featuring 161 rooms is Carlson Rezidor's second hotel project in Kigali: The group already develops the Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre Kigali that is scheduled to open in Q2 2104. The Park Inn by Radisson will welcome the first guests just a few months later in Q3 2014. "We are delighted to introduce our young and dynamic brand Park Inn by Radisson to Rwanda and to further strengthen our presence...

PAR Springer-Miller Partners with Glad to Have You to Create Mobile Hotel Management Solution

About Glad to Have You | June 27, 2013

STOWE, VT - JUNE 27, 2013 - PAR Springer-Miller Systems, Inc. (PSMS) - a wholly owned subsidiary of PAR Technology Corporation (NYSE:PAR) and the leading provider of guest-centric hospitality management systems - and Glad to Have You™, the leading provider of mobile hospitality and Guest Management Solutions, have partnered to provide comprehensive mobile capabilities for the SMS|Host Hospitality Management System. For properties wanting to deliver better experiences to guests, the ultimate answer lies in the promise of a mobile hospitality management solution integrated with the PMS. This integration of the Glad to Have You mobile ho...

PolyU Launches Doctor of Hotel and Tourism Management Distinguished Lecture Series

June 26, 2013

June 26, 2013 - The School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has recently launched the innovative Doctor of Hotel and Tourism Management (D.HTM) Distinguished Lecture Series in which leading academics and industry executives from across the globe have been invited to share their perspectives and insights on a wide range of interesting topics for the benefit of education, research and industry advancement. The inaugural D.HTM Distinguished Lecture was conducted on 10 May 2013 by Professor Susanne Becken, Professor of Sustainable Tourism, Griffith University, on the topic of "Water and ...

FCS and Metropolis Technologies Partner to Distribute i-Guest Mobile Guest Services Platform for Hot

FCS | June 24, 2013

Partnership between leading industry technology providers makes best-in-class hospitality guest services platform widely available to hotels across North America. Atlanta, GA and Ft. Lauderdale, FL — June 25, 2013 — FCS Computer Systems, a leading global provider of comprehensive hospitality guest services applications and solution design services, has announced that an agreement has been signed with the leading telemanagement software provider Metropolis Technologies to distribute the revolutionary hospitality guest services platform, FCS i-Guest. Through the new agreement, Metropolis will now offer the mobile-friendly FCS i-Guest ...

The 134-room Hilton Garden Inn Opens in Marina Del Rey, California Managed by Pacifica Hotel Company

Pacifica Hotel Company | June 24, 2013

MARINA DEL REY, Calif. - June 24, 2013 - Hilton Garden Inn® the award-winning brand of upscale, yet affordable hotels, announced the opening of the 134-room Hilton Garden Inn Marina del Rey, representing an addition to the brand's growing portfolio of more than 570 hotels worldwide. Operated and managed by Pacifica Hotel Company, Hilton Garden Inn Marina del Rey is just six miles from Los Angeles International Airport and 11 miles from the University of California, Los Angeles. "Admiralty Way is one of the most prestigious addresses in Marina del Rey and with amenities like our Marina Grill and Bar, outdoor pool and whirlpool, Hilton G...

RLJ Lodging Trust Acquires the 150-room Vantaggio Suites Cosmo in San Francisco for $29.5 Million

RLJ Lodging Trust | June 24, 2013

BETHESDA, Md.- June 24,2013 - RLJ Lodging Trust (the "Company") (NYSE: RLJ) today announced that it acquired the 150-room Vantaggio Suites Cosmo ("the Hotel") in San Francisco, CA for a purchase price of $29.5 million, or approximately $197,000 per key in an off-market transaction. The purchase price per key represents a significant discount to replacement cost given the high barriers-to-entry in San Francisco. The Company purchased this Hotel with cash available on its balance sheet. The Hotel, which is located three blocks from Union Square, was constructed in 1930 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Recently, t...

White Lodging Names New General Managers for Ten Properties

White Lodging Services Corporation | June 17, 2013

Properties Include Hotels in Texas, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky MERRILLVILLE, Ind., June 17, 2013 -- White Lodging is pleased to announce the following individuals have been named general managers within the last month across the company. David Malmberg has been promoted to general manager of the Courtyard and Residence Inn Austin Downtown Convention Center properties. Prior to joining White Lodging in 2011, Malmberg spent nine years in St. Kitts, West Indies. During that time he was the director of restaurant and bar operations, director of catering operations and a sales executive with Marriott. Additionally, Mal...

The 594-Room Hilton Shijiazhuang Opens in Hebei Province, China

Hilton Hotels & Resorts | June 17, 2013

SHIJIAZHUANG, China - June 17, 2013 - Hilton Worldwide today announced the opening of Hilton Shijiazhuang, its newest property in China. Hilton Shijiazhuang forms an integral part of the province's tallest building development, boasting 594 exceptionally-appointed guest rooms, suites and serviced apartments, six diverse restaurants and bars and more than 2,400 square meter of state-of-the-art meeting space. Hilton Shijiazhuang occupies 29 floors of the iconic 53-storey Kaiyuan Centre, located in the CBD area of Shijiazhuang City and is the perfect choice for business and leisure travelers. The hotel is just eight kilometers away from th...

New Courtyard Miami Beach Oceanfront Tower Slated for Completion August 2013

BuildCentral, Inc. | June 14, 2013

Hotel-Online and BuildCentral Added/Updated 136 Hotel Projects to the New Hotel Construction Projects Database Chicago, IL. June 17, 2013 - Hotel-Online and BuildCentral have added or updated 136 hotel projects in the last two weeks to Hotel Construction, a nationwide database of hotel construction projects, openings, and key decision makers (Owner/Developers, Architects and Contractors). These proposed hotels are still in the planning stages. Now is the perfect time to have your product drawn into plans, or offer construction services: Main Street Mixed-Use Development (Royal Oak, MI) LaQuinta (East Syracuse, NY) Coconut Creek Hot...

Hilton Worldwide Recognizes Top Franchise Development Owners in North America

Hilton Worldwide | June 13, 2013

MCLEAN, Va. - June 13, 2013 - Hilton Worldwide today announced honors for its top annual development awards in North America. Awards are presented in five categories across the company's portfolio of hotels, including: Developer of the Year, Best Conversion, Deal of the Year, Outstanding Achievement and Lifetime Achievement. Recipients are awarded based on criteria ranging from total number and quality of hotels developed to impact on community and fastest construction time. "For this last year and a half, Hilton Worldwide has seen significant growth throughout the globe, much in part due to our dedicated franchisees," said Ian Carter, ...

The 133-room BEST WESTERN Art Hotel Nikolaevsky Posad Opens in Suzdal, Russia

Best Western International, Inc. | June 11, 2013

Suzdal, Russia - June 11, 2013 - Best Western International, the World's Biggest Hotel Family®, continues its global expansion with the addition of the company's fifth hotel in Russia, the BEST WESTERN Art Hotel Nikolaevsky Posad, in the Golden Ring of Russia, Suzdal. "The addition of the BEST WESTERN Art Hotel Nikolaevsky Posad underscores the strength of the Best Western brand, as it is the first internationally branded property in Suzdal. We believe that it will be the first of many future Best Western hotels in the historically important Golden Ring. Our pipeline in Russia has additional projects in Ivanovo, Zelenogradsk and Kaluga...

The 110-room Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Lincoln Airport Opens in Nebraska

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group | June 11, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS (JUNE 11, 2013) - Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world's largest and most dynamic hotel groups, today announced the further expansion of the Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM brand in Nebraska. The opening of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Lincoln Airport, NE marks the brand's growth in the region as part of its Ambition 2015 strategy. "The brand is making strides in growing its footprint in Nebraska," said Scott Meyer, senior vice president, Midscale Brands, Americas. "The continued growth in this region is another step forward in our plan to expand the brand primarily in the U.S., Canada, India and Mexico....

First Hospitality Group Selected to Manage the 145-room Hyatt Place in Champaign, Illinois

First Hospitality Group | June 11, 2013

June 11--CHAMPAIGN -- Rosemont-based First Hospitality Group will manage the new Hyatt Place Hotel in downtown Champaign, the company announced Monday. The company provides services for 50 hotels in 10 Midwestern states, including 23 properties in Illinois. The 145-room Hyatt Place Hotel is scheduled to open next spring at the southwest corner of Neil and Church streets. It is being developed by Champaign-based YG Financial Group. The new hotel will be the fifth hotel in downstate Illinois served by First Hospitality Group. The company's portfolio already includes the Country Inn and Suites in Champaign and Bloomington, the Hampton Inn ...

Interwest Capital Selects HRI Lodging to Manage Tutwiler Hotel in Birmingham, Alabama

HRI Lodging | June 10, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, LA (June 10, 2013) - HRI Lodging will manage the historic Tutwiler Hotel in downtown Birmingham, AL, following its acquisition by Interwest Capital Corporation, announced Gary Gutierrez, president of HRI Lodging. Interwest Capital, a national leader in the hospitality sector, acquired the Tutwiler earlier in June. The Tutwiler is the sixth hotel property in Interwest's diverse commercial real estate portfolio. HRI Lodging and Interwest Capital Corporation have an existing relationship from a joint venture in which the two firms purchased the Hotel New Orleans in 2011, renovated and re-branded it as Hyatt Place New Orleans C...

New Orleans W Hotel to be Converted to a Le Meridien New Orleans by 2014

BuildCentral | June 10, 2013

Hotel-Online and BuildCentral Have Updated 274 Hotels in the Last Two Weeks with Changes in Personnel, Property Management or Ownership Chicago, IL. June 10, 2013 - Hotel-Online and BuildCentral have reported 274 changes in personnel, property management and ownership in the Hotel Profiles database over the last two weeks. Many hotels are getting a fresh start with a new Owner, Property Manager or General Manager. Recommend your product or service to someone who might be looking for a change. Hotels Under New Management: Courtyard San Diego Downtown (San Diego, CA) Residence Inn Columbus Worthington (Columbus, OH) Clarion Hotel Dela...

Latin American Hospitality & IHG to Develop Two New Holiday Inn Express Hotels in Central America

Holiday Inn Express | June 7, 2013

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)], one of the world's largest hotel companies, today announces the signing of two new Holiday Inn Express® hotels in Managua, Nicaragua and Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Both properties are slated to open in 2014. Managed by Latin American Hospitality Management S.A., a subsidiary of Grupo AGRISAL, the hotels will be franchised by an affiliate of IHG. "Managua and Tegucigalpa are excellent examples of emerging cities that support the growth of the Holiday Inn® brand family in the region," said Joel Eisemann, chief development officer, IHG, the Americas. "Both cities are generating g...

The BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Opens in Oakland

Best Western International | June 7, 2013

San Francisco's East Bay has a new entry into the ever growing hospitality market place with the addition of the BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Hotel. Located conveniently off the 880 freeway in the Embarcadero District of Oakland and only minutes from Jack London Square the Bayside Hotel offers the traveler all the trappings of both San Francisco and Oakland, with the convenience of BART and the travel easy of the Oakland International Airport. This intimate eighty one room property features amenities such as complimentary breakfast, city shuttle service, free wireless internet and free parking. Each room is over-sized, some as large as 635...

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