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How java rules have changed in the guestroom   20 Aug, 2014

Hotels trying to emulate a residential experience in their guestroom are trying to provide more than would be expected in the guests’ home, and that starts with an aesthetically pleasing coffeemakerMore>>

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How to upkeep upholstery   20 Aug, 2014

Hotel furniture maintenance is of paramount importance as interactions between guests and furniture can wear down furniture over timeMore>>

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Four tips for battling mosquitoes   20 Aug, 2014

Tips to prevent mosquitoes from breeding in hotels.More>>

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Hotel Equities, Worldhotels announce strategic partnership   19 Aug, 2014

Under the agreement, Hotel Equities will serve as a management arm for individual Worldhotels properties. Hotel Equities is expected to provide enhanced customer service and expertise on the operations side. Worldhotels portfolio comprises a collection of nearly 450 independent hotels in 65...More>>

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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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