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Hospitality Lodging Systems launches Haven soft brand   18 Dec, 2014

Atlanta-based Hospitality Lodging Systems, which assumed sole world-wide franchising and management of the Budgetel brand on November 1, is launching a new soft brand called Haven Hotel early in 2015. More>>

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Two hospitality groups sue Los Angeles over wage increase   17 Dec, 2014

The American Hotel and Lodging Association (AH&LA) and the Asian American Hotel Owners Association claim the city's law improperly interferes with labor relations, with the scheduled increase to $15.37 tipping the balance of power too far into the hands of unions. Both organizations also want to...More>>

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The Providence Biltmore joins Hilton's Curio collection   17 Dec, 2014

The hotel is a member of the Historic Hotels of America program under the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The property has 294 guestrooms and suites, all with cityscape views provided by the building's v-shaped design. Recently renovated in 2014, the final stage of the hotel's $13 million...More>>

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Hotel Equities to manage New Orleans Wyndham   17 Dec, 2014

Located four miles east of New Orleans International Airport, the 220-room full service property completed a conversion and renovation. The 220-room hotel has an upscale restaurant and bar, and offers over 5,500 square feet of flexible space and room service. More>>

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Aimbridge Hospitality to manage new Marriott Courtyard in Midlothian, Texas   17 Dec, 2014

Developed by Gatehouse Capital Corporation of Dallas, the hotel is located adjacent to the Midlothian Conference Center and will have 105 guestrooms, flexible meeting space, a multi sport play court, a swimming pool and children's outdoor play area. The hotel is adopting an accelerated construction...More>>

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Alternative loyalty program Universal Points launches   17 Dec, 2014

The Universal Points program works by giving guests 5 percent of what they spend at a Universal Points hotel back as a reward through PayPal or Virtual Visa after their stay - as long as they book direct with the hotel and not through an online travel agency. Participating hotels do not pay...More>>

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Accor and China Lodging form alliance for Chinese expansion   15 Dec, 2014

China Lodging, also known as Huazhu, said it will open between 350 and 400 new budget and mid-scale Accor properties in the coming years. The alliance is jointing Accor's brands with China Lodging's 1,900 hotels already under operation in China. Accor currently operates 3,700 hotels in over 90...More>>

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In W Bogota, Starwood expands brand in Latin America   15 Dec, 2014

Owned by Terranum and operated by Starwood, W Bogota is the 46th W Hotel worldwide and third W Hotel in Latin America after W Santiago and W Mexico City. The hotel has 168 guestrooms and suites. Starwood currently has 84 hotels in operation and 16 in the pipeline.More>>

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STR data show Asia Pacific has 2,433 hotels under development   15 Dec, 2014

Among the countries in the region, China, reported the most rooms under construction with 147,991 rooms. Five other countries reported more than 6,000 rooms under construction: India (29,013 rooms); Indonesia (28,806 rooms); Malaysia (12,124 rooms); Japan (8,138 rooms); and Philippines (7,459...More>>

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New Sheraton to open in Croatia in 2015   15 Dec, 2014

Scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2015, Sheraton Dubrovnik Riviera Hotel will mark Starwood's entry into Dubrovnik and will be the company's fourth hotel in Croatia. The hotel will be located along the Dubrovnik Riviera, a 12-mile stretch of coastline that runs from the old city of...More>>




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