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Hotel Equities appoints Bert Haifley to GM of the Courtyard by Marriott at the Mall of Georgia   8 Aug, 2014

Earlier this year, Haifley came to Hotel Equities from the Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta Buckhead where he held the GM position for Interstate Hotels. He began his hospitality career with John Q. Hammons Hotels at the Holiday Inn North in Springfield, Mo., as the assistant GM and director of food...More>>

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J.D. Power survey shows hotel guest satisfaction at record high   6 Aug, 2014

Hotel guest satisfaction scores for J.D. Power and Associates’ 2014 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study are the highest they have ever been since the study was revised in 2006. The study, released in mid July, tracks guest satisfaction on a 1,000-point scale. More>>

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Magnuson Hotels rebrands the Magnuson Hotel Hardeeville   6 Aug, 2014

Formerly franchised by Wyndham as the Travelodge Hardeeville, S.C., the hotel will upgrade its local, regional and national market to attract travelers via an affiliation with Magnuson Hotels' global portfolio of nearly 2,000 hotels. The 90-room hotel is located on Highway 17, and is located near...More>>

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IHG to open nine new Hotel Indigo properties in the U.S.   6 Aug, 2014

Of the new Hotel Indigo properties signed as part of this agreement, two will open in metro Atlanta, while the other hotels will open in Seattle; Baltimore; Austin and El Paso, Texas; Orange beach and Tuscaloosa, Ala.; and Gainesville, Fla. The Hotel Indigo brand launched in Atlanta nearly 10 years...More>>

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Evolution Hospitality to operate the Warner Center Marriott Woodland Hills   6 Aug, 2014

Evolution Hospitality was selected to operate the asset by new owner Laurus Corporation, a private real estate investment and development firm based in Los Angeles, Calif., that purchased the property in late July. This is the second hotel that Evolution Hospitality manages on behalf of Laurus...More>>

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TripAdvisor's GreenLeaders program launches in Europe   30 Jul, 2014

As part of the program, European hotels will be assessed on criteria such as the re-use of linens and towels, recycling practices, composting, their use of solar panels if available and the installation of electric car charging stations. A property that qualifies as a GreenLeader will be identified...More>>

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Marshall Hotels & Resorts to manage the future Hotel Indigo Manhattan Financial District   30 Jul, 2014

The hotel is still under construction. Marshall will handle all pre-opening activities, as well as operate the hotel upon opening in 2016. The 25-story, 190-room property will have 1,450 square feet of meeting space, a fitness center and a rooftop lounge.More>>

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Hyatt Place in Asheville, N.C., to open in 2015   30 Jul, 2014

Park Hospitality will manage the seven-story, 140-room hotel, and currently manages four hotels with 416 rooms in N.C., including the Hitlon Garden Inn and Doubletree Hilton in Raleigh, and Hampton Inn Suites in Burlington and Mebane. The Asheville Hyatt Place will have the Montford rooftop bar and...More>>

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The Best Western Patong Beach, Thailand, to open in October   30 Jul, 2014

The 224-room hotel is near Patong Beach's guestrooms and suites will have 32-inch LCD TVs, mini bars, and tea- and coffee-making facilities. Free Wi-Fi will be available throughout the property, and the hotel also has an outdoor infinity pool, Mana Restaurant for local and international cuisine, a...More>>

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China ramps up business travel spending   28 Jul, 2014

A report from the Global Business Travel Association shows that the amount spent on business travel in China could surpass U.S. spending by 2015. According to CNN Money, business travel spending in China hit $225 billion in 2014, 23 percent of the $1.1 trillion global total spent. This is not far...More>>




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