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Amid slowing first-quarter numbers, Starwood explores possible sale   28 Apr, 2015

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, a company which operates some of the most powerful hotel brands in the industry, has reportedly hired investment bank Lazard to explore a full range of strategic and financial alternatives to increase shareholder value. This includes the possibility that the...More>>

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Value Place changes name to WoodSpring Suites   23 Apr, 2015

"Our new brand strategy will foster our ability to further expand our network, gain access to new markets and customer segments, and further drive RevPAR growth for our company owned hotels and development partners," CEO Bruce Haase said.More>>

The Hilton Garden Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront has 167 rooms in total, all with, as its name suggests, oceanfront views. Newswire
HGI lays out roadmap for future growth at global conference 2015   22 Apr, 2015

Success this year, said Adrian Kurre, global head, will hinge on growing revenue, driving loyalty and being profitable.More>>

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Holiday Inn Express enters Papau New Guinea   22 Apr, 2015

The opening of the 199-room hotel follows the successful expansion of the brand across Southeast Asia and preludes the launch of the brand in Australia next year. IHG has partnered with Pro Invest Group, which has established a $150 million fund to develop a portfolio of 15 Holiday Inn Express...More>>

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Luxury hotel space expands Down Under   21 Apr, 2015

Luxury is coming to Australia—and coming fast. The latest is the announcement of a new $140-million, 250-room Sofitel hotel set to begin construction in Adelaide in 2017. According to Australia's, the hotel will be the first international five-star hotel to be built in the city in almost...More>>

The dual-branded AC Hotel and Le Méridien in Denver is slated to open in 2017. Newswire
White Lodging bets big on Mile High brand mix   21 Apr, 2015

Merrillville, Ind.-based White Lodging announced it would build a dual-branded hotel development in downtown Denver, featuring an AC Hotels by Marriott hotel and a Starwood-branded Le Méridien.More>>

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The new normal in brand loyalty is here—are you in?   20 Apr, 2015

As consumer expectations change, points and free stays are no longer enough to keep guests coming back.More>>

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Wyndham enters Eastern Africa with Ramada opening   20 Apr, 2015

Wyndham Hotel Group has come to Eastern Africa with the opening of the 139-room Ramada Resort Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. The hotel marks not only the company’s expansion into Eastern Africa, but is the first property within the greater continent to be operated via the company’s growing...More>>

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Peer-to-peer review sites an impetus for new soft brands   17 Apr, 2015

Sites such as TripAdvisor are allowing consumers to better vet hotels—and in doing so giving them the nerve to sometimes steer clear of more trusted brands when they wouldn't have before. The shift is slowly changing the hotel industry landscape and prompting questions of what a brand's value is...More>>

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Marriott's Autograph Collection headed to Cincinnati   16 Apr, 2015

Marriott's Autograph Collection will soon take up residence in Cincinnati. UrbanCincy reports that the real estate development arm of Western & Southern is close to finalizing an agreement that would bring an Autograph Collection property to the former Anna Louise Inn. Details have not yet been...More>>

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