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Dow Hotel Co. to manage Philadelphia DoubleTree   19 Aug, 2014

Dow will oversee an approximately $1 million upgrade of the the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia-Valley Forge's 25,000-square-feet of meeting space and lobby. The hotel also is receiving the finishing touches of a makeover of the exterior façade, including new roof line accents, trim...More>>

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What's new in hotel upholstery?   19 Aug, 2014

Big hotels are moving toward eclectic, residential looks, according to MaryEllen Walsh, VP of furniture product development for Kravet. That means less tight-backed chairs and more wood, but lower-end hotels can do well with tight-backed seating because they require less maintenance. More>>

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Value Place's system-wide revenue reaches $55M in Q2    18 Aug, 2014

At the close of the second quarter, the Value Place network comprised 185 hotels, consisting of 107 franchised and 78 corporate-owned properties, totaling 22,108 rooms. The number of hotels under construction rose to 11, with 10 hotels under development (2,604 total rooms). More>>

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Maintaining upholstery on unique furniture   18 Aug, 2014

What is a hotel to do when it invests time, effort and money into designing a unique piece of seating for its public areas or the guestroom, and then is forced to replace it just a few years later? Hotel furniture is expected to last anywhere between five and seven years, but the interactions...More>>

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Interstate Hotels adds to growing European and CIS portfolios   18 Aug, 2014

The new hotels include the 133-room Courtyard Sarajevo and 70-room Residence Inn Sarajevo in Bosnia & Herzegovina, opening in 2015; the 267-room Renaissance Minsk Hotel, Belarus; the 271-room Marriott Astana Hotel, Kazakhstan; the 100-room Holiday Inn Express Folkestone-Channel Tunnel, UK; the...More>>

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New Hyatt Regency being developed in Tanzania   18 Aug, 2014

The new property will open as the Seventy-Seven hotel in 2016. It will be the third Hyatt Regency property in the country after the Dar-es-Salaam's former Kempinski Kilimanjaro and the Park Hyatt were established in Zanzibar. Hyatt Regency (Seventy-Seven) will have 144 rooms on a 30-acres plot in...More>>

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Palm Beach's Colony Hotel to close for the first time for renovations   18 Aug, 2014

The hotel will close Sept. 2 during a multi-million dollar update headed by decorator Carleton Varney, president of Dorothy Draper & Company. The property will re-open Oct. 10, 2014, with new suite designs including colors, floral patterns and contrasts, and with new amenities such as large,...More>>

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Coffee services that grab you off the street   15 Aug, 2014

Providing coffee in the guestroom may be a necessity, but it is not feasible for hotels to account for the voluminous number of specialty drinks that guests crave. Travelers often want to gas up on guestroom coffee when they wake up, but are content with walking a little to find the more complex...More>>

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StepStone Hospitality assumes management of Nashville DoubleTree    15 Aug, 2014

More than $7.5 million has been committed to renovating the 337-room hotel, which will update the hotel's lobby, guestrooms and dining facilities, with work beginning in December 2014. These renovations are in addition to the more than $2 million that has already been invested in upgrading the...More>>

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Ritz-Carlton to open its first golf resort in China   15 Aug, 2014

The Ritz-Carlton, Mission Hills will be developed by the Mission Hills Group and managed by The Ritz-Carlton. It is scheduled to open in late 2015. The project will include 10 golf courses, 201 guestrooms, a club house, restaurants, bars, tennis courts, swimming pools, a recreation pavilion and...More>>




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