Hansen, who lives in the Cleveland area, has 25 years of experience providing an array of hospitality real estate advisory services.

Set to open in the third quarter of 2019, the new-build hotel continues the expansion of the brand’s footprint in the Southeast.

According to a new report, the region has more hotel rooms on the way than South America and Africa combined.

To drive more direct bookings and dollars to the bottom line, hotel marketers need to pay serious attention to audience targeting via paid search.

This CEO fell in love with investment at an early age, eventually easing into hotels, but perhaps his most defining trait is a charitable heart.

Consumers spend more, advocate for and remain loyal to brands with loyalty programs that offer innovative personalized experiences.

The four-story brick-and-terra-cotta façade of the original Cedar Hotel was preserved, fronting a new 18-story glass tower.

The company will use part of $475 million in capital support set aside for the brand to target developers that will build multiple properties.

The hotel joins New Castle’s portfolio of Westin hotels, which includes the Westin Nova Scotian—the brand’s first franchise.