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Cornell develops carbon footprint measurement tool for hotels   4 Sep, 2015

The tool is an Excel worksheet that provides 12 full data tables on separate tabs. To see the benchmarks for a particular geography and chain scale, the hotel operator would select the appropriate location from the list of available geographies (those that have a sufficient number of hotels...More>>

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Waikiki Trade Center to be converted into a hotel   4 Sep, 2015

The owner, San Francisco's Coastwood Capital Group, will be working with The Chartres Lodging Group to renovate the 22-story, 248,000-square-foot mixed-use building. According to the report, the upscale hotel, tentatively being called "Waikiki Trade Center Hotel," could become a Hyatt...More>>

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Corporate hotel and apartments planned for Cary, N.C.   4 Sep, 2015

WaterWalk Hotel Apartments is under contract to buy a four-acre site at the intersection of Dillard and Corning roads in Cary, N.C., where it will be submitting site plans soon with the town. WaterWalk is already aiming to break ground on the $17-million, 138-unit building project by mid-March 2016.More>>

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Lawsuit highlights need for clear grooming guidelines   4 Sep, 2015

The ever-popular 1968 musical “Hair” proclaimed the wonder of “long, straight, curly, fuzzy, snaggy, shaggy, ratty, matty, oily, greasy fleecy, shining, gleaming, streaming . . . HAIR!” Not surprisingly, many employers have a different view about acceptable coiffures.More>>

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Engagement is critical when booking group business   4 Sep, 2015

We all say that we are fostering engagement in our sales departments, but how are we doing it? Let’s start thinking about being more of a consultant than a salesperson. The idea is to stop selling and stop talking so much. Stop with the sales pitch and sales presentations. More>>

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Waterford Hotel Group acquires five new hotels   4 Sep, 2015

In addition to having an ownership stake in the newly acquired properties, Waterford Hotel Group also will manage the facilities. The company's portfolio now includes 28 properties in seven states, with more than 3,800 rooms.More>>

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New DoubleTree opens in Victoria, British Columbia   4 Sep, 2015

Previously the Executive House Hotel, this 181-room DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Victoria opened following a multimillion-dollar property-wide renovation, including a complete redesign of the lobby, public space and guestrooms. The hotel is owned by Executive House and managed by Mairet...More>>

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Lotte Group completes New York Palace acquisition   4 Sep, 2015

Luxury hotel operator Lotte Group closed on the purchase of the 909-key New York Palace Hotel in Midtown for $805 million from Northwood Investors. The South Korean company, which owns 18 hotels in five countries, including Russia and Vietnam, announced in a separate release that it changed the...More>>

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Hotel smoking ban considered for N.Y. hotels   3 Sep, 2015

The legislation is part of the state's push to improve public health, especially the health of guests in enclosed environments. Ken Zebrowski, who proposed the bill, said that venting systems are not sufficient to clean the air affected by smoking, subjecting guests to "the behavior of others."More>>

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Hall Equities Group buys ZMC Hotels   3 Sep, 2015

To help finance the purchase, investment groups under Hall Equities sold two Walnut Creek, Calif., properties and the Monte Vista Crossings mall in Turlock, Calif. ZMC Hotels owns and operates private-label boutique hotels and others licensed by companies such as Hilton, Marriott, IHG, Wyndham and...More>>




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