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Hard Rock International Partners With ASG for €200 Million New Hotel in Barcelona

Hard Rock International | May 15, 2019

May 15, 2019 – Hard Rock International continues growing its European hotel portfolio, announcing the development of Hard Rock Hotel Barcelona. The brand is set to bring its signature musical flair to the shores of Barcelona in a €200 million new hotel to be developed on the last available seaside plot in metropolitan Barcelona. Construction of the 504-room hotel will begin in late 2019, set to open on the shores of Barcelona in early 2022. "This is set to be another ambitious project for Hard Rock International, alongside ASG," comments Todd Hricko, senior vice president and head of global hotel development at Hard Rock Inte...

Owned and Managed by DelMonte Hotel Group, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Set to Open in Albany, New York

Fairfield Inn & Suites | May 14, 2019

Albany, NY – May 14, 2019 – The 78-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Albany, New York is scheduled to open this Wednesday, May 15, 2019 with a new décor that provides guests with a feeling of warmth and calm while traveling. Located at 168 Wolf Road, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Albany Airport will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by DelMonte Hotel Group of Rochester, New York. Located four miles from Albany International Airport and 20 minutes from downtown, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Albany Airport offers guests convenient access to the Times Union Center, the University at Albany, the New York S...

White Lodging Names Kevin Croy General Manager of the New Hampton Inn & Suites Fort Wayne Downtown Opening Mid-July

White Lodging | May 14, 2019

MERRILLVILLE, Ind., May 14, 2019 -- White Lodging has named Kevin Croy to lead the Hampton Inn & Suites Fort Wayne Downtown team as general manager. The new 136-room Hampton Inn & Suites is scheduled to open in mid-July, and is immediately adjacent to Parkview Field and the Grand Wayne Convention Center. Croy brings decades of local hotel experience to White Lodging and was most recently the owner and operator of Fleet Feet Fort Wayne, which was voted one of the 50 Best Running Stores in America for three years. Prior to his full-time role at Fleet Feet Fort Wayne, he was a general manager at a variety of hotel properties in Fort W...

Daly Seven Acquires Hilton Garden Inn Roanoke in Virginia

Daly Seven, Inc. | May 14, 2019

GREENSBORO, N.C., May 14, 2019 -- Daly Seven, Inc. announces acquisition of the company's 40th hotel, the Hilton Garden Inn Roanoke. The 80,000-square-foot, 117-room hotel offers travelers stunning views of the Roanoke Valley from the south-side of Roanoke, VA in the upscale community of South Peak. "We chose the Hilton Garden Inn Roanoke because we have considerable experience working with Hilton, and we are confident in our ability to successfully manage this beautiful hotel." The hotel marks the fourth Hilton Garden Inn in the Daly Seven hotel portfolio, with two other properties in Greensboro and one in Raleigh, NC. &q...

CoralTree Hospitality Group to Manage Steamboat Springs’ 77-Room Ptarmigan Inn

CoralTree Hospitality Group | May 14, 2019

Steamboat Springs, Colo. – May 14, 2019 – The Ptarmigan Inn, the only true ski in/ski out resort in Steamboat Springs, has closed for the 2019 summer season to undergo a comprehensive $5 million renovation. Denver-based CoralTree Hospitality Group has added Ptarmigan Inn to its growing collection of distinctive, lifestyle resorts and hotels and will help oversee improvements to the 77-room local landmark. "The Ptarmigan Inn is one of Steamboat Ski Resort's original ski-in/ski-out hotels and enjoys an unparalleled location at the base of the mountain," said Tom Luersen, president of CoralTree Hospitality. "The renovation will...

Autograph Collection Hotels Welcomes Ireland’s National Treasure, The Shelbourne

The Shelbourne | May 14, 2019

Bethesda, Maryland (May 14, 2019) – Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International's diverse and dynamic portfolio of more than 170 independent hotels around the world, today announced the addition of The Shelbourne, the enduringly iconic hotel that's been at the heart of Dublin society since 1824. Proudly overlooking Dublin's grandest square, St. Stephen's Green, The Shelbourne is just a stone's throw from some of the city's most celebrated landmarks: Trinity College, parliament building Dáil Éireann, and the National Gallery. Recently renovated by Guy Oliver of design firm Oliver Laws, the timelessly elegant i...

Hospitality Financial Leadership: Engage Their Hearts and Minds First

David Lund | May 13, 2019

By David Lund Getting your hotel leadership team excited about accounting is like someone thinking it's fun to go to the dentist. Your average person wants nothing to do with it because they have a predisposed notion that it's yucky, boring and better left for someone who has a hard time walking and talking at the same time. What I have learned about getting your average hotel leader excited about the numbers is just the opposite. Let me explain. Hotel leaders ALL want to have the "financial where-with-all" to dazzle their peers. They know it's the secret sauce to propel their career. They all want their seat at the captain's table. Bei...

AJ Capital Partners Acquires 112-Key Hilton Garden Inn Across From University of Tennessee

AJ Capital Partners | May 13, 2019

Knoxville, Tenn. – Adventurous Journeys (AJ) Capital Partners announced today that it has acquired the Hilton Garden Inn on Cumberland Avenue across from the University of Tennessee. The hotel will operate independently as The Volunteer Hotel prior to and during renovations, which will begin in December 2019. Once complete in spring 2020, the 112-key hotel will debut as Graduate Knoxville, part of the Graduate Hotels® collection. Saloon 16, opening in partnership with University of Tennessee graduate and former NFL quarterback, Peyton Manning, will bring a western-inspired, high-end watering hole to Graduate Knoxville. The nam...

JMBM’s Global Hospitality Chairman Jim Butler Will Speak About Hotel Investment at 2019 Institutional Real Estate Forum

May 13, 2019

By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com LOS ANGELES—Jim Butler, Chairman of JMBM's Global Hospitality Group®, along with Jack Westergom of Manhattan Hospitality Advisors, will speak at the 4th Annual West Institutional Real Estate Investor Forum on June 5, 2019 in San Francisco on the topic of hotel investment. They will also conduct a roundtable discussion for investors who may be new to the hotel investment. "Many institutional investors, family offices and other sophisticated real estate investors are looking to hotels to increase investment returns. While hotel investments can of...

Hotel Indigo® Debuts in Shakespeare’s Hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon

May 13, 2019

IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) is proud to announce the opening of Hotel Indigo® - Stratford upon Avon, marking the brand's debut in the heart of the historic market town. A slice of bygone England, Stratford-upon-Avon is a magnet to visitors from around the world who make the pilgrimage to visit the birthplace of William Shakespeare and marvel at one of the most famous theatres in the world; Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Hotel Indigo – Stratford upon Avon is home to 93 stylish guest rooms with designs inspired by the history of the local neighbourhood. Each guest room pays homage to the town's heritage, by using classi...

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Partners With Wellworth Properties to Develop Wyndham Garden Hotel in Quezon City

May 13, 2019

QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES (May 13, 2019) – Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world's largest hotel franchising company with approximately 9,200 properties worldwide, is bringing a fresh approach to hospitality in the Philippines with the launch of the country's first Wyndham Garden hotel in Quezon City. The new-construction Wyndham Garden Quezon City, located directly opposite the ABS-CBN communications and broadcasting center in the heart of Quezon City, Metro Manila, is expected to start welcoming guests in 2021. Upon opening, this modern 25-story hotel will feature 235 sleek and stylish rooms and suites, plus an extensive selection of ...

Owned and Managed by Baywood Hotels, Fairfield Inn & Suites Opens in Metairie, Louisiana

Fairfield Inn & Suites | May 10, 2019

Metairie, LA – May 10, 2019 – The 124-room Fairfield by Marriott Inn & Suites in Metairie, Louisiana is scheduled to open this Wednesday, May 15, 2019 with the Fairfield Inn & Suites newest design and décor. Located at 2710 Severn Avenue, the Fairfield Inn & Suites New Orleans Metairie will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by Baywood Hotels of Columbia, Maryland. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, the Fairfield Inn & Suites New Orleans Metairie offers guests convenient access to the French Quarter, Louis Armstrong International Airport, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Tulane University, Loyola U...

Maya Hotels Celebrates Grand Opening of Hilton Garden Inn Gastonia / Charlotte West

Maya Hotels | May 10, 2019

Charlotte, North Carolina – May 10, 2019 –The newly opened Hilton Garden Inn Gastonia / Charlotte West celebrated its grand opening with a "Spring Into the Garden" event that featured a reception with garden-themed hors d'oeuvres, a ribbon-cutting ceremony, property tours, raffle prizes, and entertainment by the Synergy Twins. Special guests included Mayor Walker Reid, members of the Gastonia City Council, and members of the Gaston Regional Chamber. "The development of the Hilton Garden Inn Gastonia / Charlotte West is a testament to Maya Hotels' commitment to Gaston County. We are delighted to celebrate the addition of ...

Mr. C Coconut Grove Debuts in South Florida

Mr. C Hotels | May 10, 2019

MIAMI, Fla. - May 10, 2019 – The highly anticipated Mr. C Coconut Grove, the first Mr. C hotel to debut in Florida from the fourth-generation hospitality leaders, brothers Ignazio and Maggio Cipriani, has officially opened its doors to begin welcoming guests. Alongside their premier hotel, the brothers are additionally introducing their contemporary Italian restaurant, Bellini, which will be serving guests morning into night daily. Mr. C Coconut Grove is the third property operated by the Cipriani brothers, who currently operate a 138 key luxury property in Beverly Hills, California and a 66 key luxury property located in the lowe...

Civitas Capital Group Closes on Dual-Branded Hampton Inn by Hilton & Homewood Suites by Hilton in Silver Spring, Maryland

Civitas Capital Group | May 9, 2019

SILVER SPRING, Md., May 9, 2019 -- Civitas Capital Group ("Civitas"), a leading independent specialty asset management and financial services firm, has closed on the acquisition of a dual-branded Hampton Inn by Hilton Silver Spring and Homewood Suites by Hilton Silver Spring property in Maryland. Hampton Inn by Hilton Silver Spring and Homewood Suites by Hilton Silver Spring is a 239-room hotel that integrates the corporate and leisure icon Hampton Inn by Hilton with the top-tier, extended-stay brand Homewood Suites by Hilton. The property was originally developed as an office building in 1969 and converted to a hotel in 2009. "Silver S...

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,...

Wyndham Debuts Trademark Collection in Latin America with Opening of Costa Blu Beach Resort

Trademark Collection by Wyndham | May 9, 2019

PARSIPPANY, N.J., May 9, 2019 -- Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world's largest hotel franchising company with approximately 9,200 hotels across more than 80 countries, today announced the arrival of its Trademark Collection® by Wyndham soft-brand to Latin America and the Caribbean with the addition of the Costa Blu Beach Resort in Belize. Located seven miles north of San Pedro Town on the scenic Ambergris Caye, the exclusive, 38-suite, adults-only beach-front resort is located in one of the region's most sought after vacation destinations and is just offshore of the Belize Barrier Reef, the second largest barrier reef in...

La Quinta Inn & Suites San Luis Obispo by Wyndam Opens in California

May 8, 2019

May 09-- May 9--After six years of planning, a new three-story hotel is now open on upper Monterey Street in San Luis Obispo. And a restaurant where Pappy McGregor's used to operate, a new business called 1865 Craft House & Kitchen, opens to the public on Monday. La Quinta Inn & Suites San Luis Obispo by Wyndam, formerly called The Monterey Hotel, opened last week at 1845 Monterey St. The hotel, a project developed by Andrew Firestone's company StonePark Capital, in partnership with La Quinta, features 102 rooms, with a skybridge the connects two wings of the hotel. The price range for the new hotel is $150 to $200 a night...

Radisson Hotel Zurich Airport Opens Following Renovation and Rebranding

May 8, 2019

Radisson Hospitality AB, part of the Radisson Hotel Group, is pleased to announce the opening of the Radisson Hotel Zurich Airport following a comprehensive reconstruction and rebranding. Arriving in Switzerland's largest city, the hotel will be the second Radisson-branded property to open in Europe – and the first in the German-speaking region – when it opens on 15 May 2019. As part of a repositioning and rebranding strategy, the former Park Inn by Radisson Zürich Airport in Rümlang has reopened under the Radisson brand. This is all part of the group's plan to introduce the sophisticated upscale full-service hotel...

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...

The 2019 LIIC Top Ten — Hotel Real Estate: Mostly Sunny Days Clouded by Labor Issues

Jim Butler | May 8, 2019

By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com 08 May 2019 Greetings from Los Angeles and the beautiful Hyatt Regency LAX! Yesrerday, we kicked off Meet the Money® 2019 – the National Hotel Finance & Investment Conference hosted by JMBM's Global Hospitality Group® – with the LIIC Top Ten. Presented by my friend, Mike Cahill, CEO and Founder of HREC and one of LIIC's co-chairmen, the LIIC Top Ten reflects the perspectives of the industry's most active members in the hospitality market. — Jim About the LIIC Top Ten For the past 15 years, the members of the ...

Crescent Hotels & Resorts Adds Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort, Joins Crescent’s Latitudes Collection

Crescent Hotels & Resorts | May 8, 2019

Phoenix, AZ (May 8, 2019) – The all-suite Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort is one of the most unique and impressive resort properties in the Southwest. A veritable oasis suited to business travelers and families alike, the resort is located on 27 acres and bordered by 3,000 acres of scenic Sonoran desert in the adjacent mountain preserve, boasting a water park, full conference services and luxury accommodations and amenities. Crescent & Latitudes, based in Fairfax, Virginia is a nationally recognized operator of major hotels, resorts and conference centers throughout the United States and Canada. Nestled in the slopes of the Phoenix N...

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...

Hotel Indigo Winston-Salem Downtown Opens in Historic Pepper Building, a 1928 Art Deco Landmark

Evolution Hospitality | May 8, 2019

(WINSTON-SALEM, NC) May 8, 2019 – Hotel Indigo Winston-Salem Downtown, has officially opened its doors in the historic Pepper Building at Fourth and Liberty Streets, revitalizing a 1928 Winston-Salem art deco landmark and bringing a stylish boutique hotel experience to the city's vibrant arts district. The property, owned by Mayfair Street Partners and managed by Aimbridge Hospitality, includes 75 guestrooms, nearly 1,600 square feet of meeting space and the newly-opened Sir Winston, a signature restaurant and wine loft concept specializing in Southern cuisine with a European influence. Hotel Indigo Winston-Salem Downtown becomes ...

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