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Exclusive: Interstate's Jim Abrahamson on Sanguine portfolio acquisition   1 Mar, 2013 Exclusive

Today, Interstate Hotels & Resorts announced it acquired the management platform of the U.K.-based Sanguine Hospitality. As part of the transaction, Interstate will take management of 14 hotel properties in the U.K. comprising more than 1,900 guestrooms. Interstate's CEO Jim Abrahamson spoke...More>>

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ALIS: Hoteliers are optimistic and this time they really mean it   23 Jan, 2013

LOS ANGELES – No doubt about it, “optimism” was the word of the day as the 2013 Americas Lodging Investment Summit kicked off here. Hoteliers and developers seem to have shed the cloak of uncertainty that characterized 2012’s election year and are ready to embrace recovery head-on by taking...More>>

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ALHI adds new member hotels in Sydney, Czech Republic   3 Dec, 2012

The Langham, Sydney joins as ALHI’s first member hotel in that global destination, and as ALHI’s second member hotel in Australia, joining The Langham, Melbourne. Meanwhile, the Augustine Hotel Prague in Prague becomes ALHI’s first member hotel in that city in The Czech Republic.More>>

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Groupe Germain brings ALT to Ottawa   14 Nov, 2012

Groupe Germain Hospitalite, with developer Broccolini Construction, will bring a 148-room ALT Hotel to downtown Ottawa, Canada, set to open in 2014 as part of a mixed-use development. More>>

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The Lodging Conference: Brand execs talk straight on the election, technology, financing and more   3 Oct, 2012 On The Road

PHOENIX—Hotel brand executives kicked off the discussion at this week’s Lodging Conference at the Arizona Biltmore by sharing their thoughts on everything from politics to hotel financing, with some surprising results. More>>

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Best Western to enter extended-stay segment   1 Oct, 2012

Best Western will dip its toe into the extended-stay hotel segment next year, according to Mark Williams, VP of North American Development for Best Western International. The company hosted media at its Phoenix headquarters yesterday and shared early details of the new prototype, which calls for a...More>>

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Hilton Worldwide to open 317-room Hilton Istanbul Kozyatagi   26 Sep, 2012

Hilton Worldwide signed a franchise agreement with Emaytaş Turizm Gayrimenkul Yönetim Hizmetleri Sanayi ve Tic A.Ş. to open Hilton Worldwide's first Hilton Hotels & Resorts branded property on the Asian side of Istanbul. Hilton Istanbul Kozyataği Conference Center & Spa joins a portfolio of 40...More>>

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China next up in Hard Rock's Asian expansion plan   11 Sep, 2012

Hard Rock International's EVP of hotels and casinos Michael Shindler told Hotel Management Asia back in March the company plans to have as many as 10 new hotels in Asia by 2017, and today the company revealed plans for its first hotels in China, expected to open in 2015. More>>

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Hotel stocks gain ground Thursday   7 Sep, 2012

Yesterday was a good day for hotel stocks, according to Bloomberg Businessweek and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey analyst Patrick Scholes. Scholes issued a note to clients reiterating a positive view for hotel booking trends, and stocks for public franchise companies and real estate investment trusts...More>>

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Essex House to fly JW Marriott flag   17 Aug, 2012

New York City gets its first JW Marriott hotel with the news that the iconic Essex House Hotel in Central Park South will fly the Marriott flag. Earlier this week, Strategic Hotels & Resorts agreed to purchase the property, formerly flagged as the Jumeirah Essex House, from the Dubai Investment...More>>




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