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Buyers upbeat about European markets   15 Sep, 2014

A confluence of investor confidence, improved operating fundamentals and easier access to debt has made for a percolating hotel transactions market in Europe.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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Broward County Hampton sells for 73-percent premium   12 Sep, 2014

The Hampton Inn in Plantation, Fla., was reportedly sold for $13 million, a 73-percent premium to its prior deal. Prince-Bush Investments-Plantation sold the hotel to Midas Plantation, an affiliate of St. Louis-based Midas Hospitality. This is Midas Hospitality’s first hotel in Florida.More>>

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Four Wichita hotels sold to Starwood Capital in multistate deal   12 Sep, 2014

Starwood Capital Group has reportedly purchased four Wichita, Kan., hotel properties as part of a more than $50 million multi-state deal that included both Marriott and Hilton brands. 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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Hotel developers, brands take a shine to Latin America    12 Sep, 2014

Latin America, and particularly Central America, is quickly becoming the next hotbed of hotel growth—as hotel companies and developers look to flood the region with name brands. Here's a look at what some companies are doing. 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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The new Apple Watch can unlock your hotel room door   11 Sep, 2014

During Apple's keynote earlier this week, it was revealed that the Apple Watch is partnering with Starwood's app to open room doors. Apple VP Kevin Lynch introduced the watch and the third-party app demo on stage in Cupertino, Calif.More>>

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Kimpton breaking ground on Milwaukee property   11 Sep, 2014

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants will break ground on a project in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward by the end of the year, with a planned opening in 2016, reports The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Plans for the nine-story, 158-room hotel were first announced in February 2013.More>>

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