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Taiwan's tourism bureau pushes for mandatory star ratings for all hotels   17 Sep, 2014

Taiwan's Tourism Bureau wants to push for mandatory star ratings for all tourist hotels in order to ensure the quality of accommodation.More>>

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Hotel Equities to manage Florida Fairfield Inn   17 Sep, 2014

Hotel Equities, which is based in Atlanta, assumed management of the 77-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott hotel in Marianna, Fla. The company plans to renovate the 6-year-old property.More>>

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Peel Leisure rebrands as Tower Hotel Management, expands services   17 Sep, 2014

As part of the rebrand, Tower Hotel Management is expanding to offer services to developers and investors wanting a more profitable and personalized hotel management service. Tower currently operates seven hotels under various international brands including Hampton by Hilton, Holiday Inn and...More>>

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Marriott initiative encourages guests to tip housekeepers   15 Sep, 2014

Beginning this week, Marriott will place signature envelopes in more than 160,000 guest rooms at participating Marriott-managed hotels in the U.S. and Canada. The name of the person who cleans the room will be written on the envelope along with a message: "Our caring room attendants enjoyed making...More>>

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Trump Plaza Atlantic City prepares for Tuesday closing   15 Sep, 2014

Trump Plaza, which employs about 1,000, will be the fourth Atlantic City casino to close this year. The contraction, following years of customer losses to surrounding states, is eliminating 8,000 jobs, or about a quarter of the industry's employment in the city at the beginning of the year.More>>

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Grand American Hotel fined $2M for hiring, re-hiring undocumented workers   12 Sep, 2014

The Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah, is being fined $1.95 million by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for hiring undocumented workers, including illegal immigrants. After being warned, managers at the property created three temporary employment agencies to rehire the workers,...More>>

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The Westin Crystal City opens in Arlington, Va.   12 Sep, 2014

The Westin Crystal City has 220 guestrooms, 16,000 square feet of meeting space and 11 meeting rooms. The former Sheraton hotel is owned and managed by HEI Hotels & Resorts, and recently underwent a $20-million renovation. The hotel also renovated its Nutrio Restaurant and Bar, located adjacent to...More>>

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Boomerang Hotels signs 14th GuestHouse International in Washington   12 Sep, 2014

The 94-room property is currently undergoing interior and exterior renovations. The hotel will also have a newly remodeled restaurant and lounge next door. Completion of all upgrades, opening of the restaurant and lounge, and the hotel's grand opening as a GuestHouse International are set for the...More>>

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Aimbridge Hospitality to manage 11 Marriott hotels in Ohio   12 Sep, 2014

The hotels are owned by an affiliate of Aimbridge Hospitality and by investment funds managed by BlueMountain Capital Management. This acquisition marks the first partnership between Aimbridge Hospitality and BlueMountain Capital Management. With the addition of these 11 properties, Aimbridge...More>>

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Hotel developers target secondary Chinese cities   10 Sep, 2014

China is currently embroiled in heavy competition between both local and international hotel brands, and is currently battling slow economic growth and increasing operating costs. For this reason, brands are gravitating to smaller less congested markets. More>>




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