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hotel renovations

Should I Stay or Should I Go? The Pros & Cons of Keeping a Hotel Open During Renovation

Cicero's Development Corporation | June 11, 2019

PLAINFIELD, IL, JUNE 11, 2019 -- Renovating an existing hotel is all about time and money. That's why it is essential to plan ahead for the challenges—and costs—a renovation can pose. If you are a hotel owner or operator, balancing the need for cash with your renovation objectives is one of those challenges, bringing to the forefront the most crucial decision made during renovation planning: "Should we keep the hotel open or should we close?" The answer lies in the scope of the project plus any role seasonality plays in the business. On one side of the ledger, closing a hotel makes good sense. It allows for a far broader scope so th...

Two Arizona Hilton Hotels Complete Full-Scale Property-Wide Renovations

Homewood Suites by Hilton | June 4, 2019

CHANDLER, ARIZ. (JUNE 4, 2019) – Homewood Suites by Hilton Phoenix-Chandler and Hampton Inn Phoenix/Chandler Chandler announce the completion of two full-scale, property-wide renovations. The renovations include the modernization of all guest rooms, suites, meeting spaces and common areas including the fitness centers, public spaces and exterior areas. Both hotels feature higher quality public space seating as well as welcoming décor with modern and sophisticated color palettes. All guest rooms and suites received a full upgrade, including improved layouts, updated furniture, new lighting, wall coverings, carpeting, plush bedding and m...

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...

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...

BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, Names Nate Waldron Winner of the Chairman’s Award of Excellence

April 29, 2019

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, April 2019 … Burt Cabañas, founder & chairman of BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, announces that Nate Waldron, director of operations at The Ridge in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, is the recipient of the Chairman's Award of Excellence. The award annually recognizes a Benchmark employee who has exhibited exemplary service, actively demonstrating the company's "Be The Difference" service culture within Benchmark and the recipient's local community. Mr. Waldron was nominated for the Award of Excellence by Mike Taylor, Benchmark's general manager of The Ridge. Benchmark Founder and...

Transportation Booking Just Got Easier for Concierges at Firmdale Hotels

ALICE | April 29, 2019

ALICE, the hospitality industry's leading concierge and hotel operations technology, is newly-integrated with transportation automation platform Chauffeur Express. The integration, built via ALICE's Open API, is making it considerably easier for concierges to book guest transportation - and make transportation booking a better experience for guests - at Firmdale Hotels' eight London properties. "Today, when we talk about hotel operations, everything is about being efficient, in control, and reliable, while offering a great experience to guests," says Chauffeur Express CEO Alex Dicu. It's for this reason "the integration between ALICE an...

Playa Hotels & Resorts Names Fernando Cardoso Lopez General Manager of Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta

Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. | April 24, 2019

Ft. Lauderdale, FL (April 23, 2019) – Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. (NASDAQ: PLYA, "Playa") has named Fernando Cardoso Lopez the general manager of Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta. As general manager, Cardoso will oversee the day-to-day operations of the all-inclusive resort, located on the famed Banderas Bay. A native of Mexico City, Cardoso has spent the greater part of the last two decades working in management positions throughout Mexico and Latin America. Fluent in four languages, Lopez is a results-oriented leader with deep-rooted experience in the hospitality industry and comes to Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta with a wealth of knowledge...

Laurent Idrac Assumes Role as Chief Operations Officer for Hapi

Hapi | April 23, 2019

Experienced hospitality technology industry executive to head up operations for provider of cloud-based data streaming, integration and enrichment platform Orlando, FL – April 23, 2019 – Hapi, the transformative new data streaming, integration and enrichment platform designed to solve the hotel industry's rapidly expanding data management challenges, has named Laurent Idrac, a 30-year veteran of the global hotel technology industry as COO for the company. Prior to assuming this new leadership role, Idrac served on Hapi's Board of Advisors. "After almost a year as an executive advisor to Hapi, I felt it was the right time fo...

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