Hospitality News

Alabama Chef Wins Gold Medals in Culinary Olympics

ATMORE, Ala., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/—Stafford DeCambra, corporate executive chef at the Poarch Band of Creek Indians’ new Wind Creek Casino and Hotel is bringing home the gold for Alabama.


DeCambra won two gold and two bronze medals as part of Culinary Team Alabama, one o [Read More]

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IHG Announces Opening of Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport in Costa Rica

MIAMI—(BUSINESS WIRE)—IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), (LSE:IHG)(NYSE:IHG)(ADRs)the world’s largest hotel group by number of rooms, today announced that the Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport in Costa Rica has opened. The 100-room property is the fourth IHG hotel in San Jose, [Read More]

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Ashford Hospitality Trust Completes $148 Million of Asset Sales

DALLAS—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (NYSE: AHT) today announced that since July 1, 2008 the Company completed a total of $148.2 million in asset sales. To date in 2008, the Company has completed $437 million in asset sales.

The third quarter activity include [Read More]

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E-Site Marketing Wins 2008 Best Hotel and Lodging Website Award

SOUTHLAKE, Texas—(BUSINESS WIRE)—E-site Marketing, the Sabre Holdings premier Internet marketing company specializing in online business solutions exclusively for the hospitality industry wins the Best Hotel and Lodging Website Award from the Web Marketing Association for Hotel Terra [Read More]

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77th CHART Hospitality Training Conference

WESTFIELD, N.J.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Despite the turbulent economy, or rather because of it, members and guests of the Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART, http://www.chart.org) will gather in Portland, Oregon, March 7-10, 2009 to share and le [Read More]

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Champagne Bollinger Once Again Shares the Big Screen with Agent 007

LAKE BLUFF, Ill., Oct. 29 2008 - Adding another installment to one of the most enduring marketing collaborations in motion picture history, Champagne Bollinger will partner with QUANTUM OF SOLACE, the James Bond adventure releasing in theatres worldwide November 2008.

The partnership mark [Read More]

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Restaurant Back Office, POS Software from Volante Systems: Serving Up Profits and Productivity

Traditionally, restaurateurs have looked at the front of the house for ways to increase profitability and productivity. But by doing so, they’re overlooking a very important opportunity to take control of their business and their costs. And that opportunity doesn’t reside on the floor - it’ [Read More]

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MHI Hospitality Corporation Receives Economic Development Award for Hampton, VA Asset

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Oct. 29 2008 - MHI Hospitality Corporation (NASDAQ:MDH) announced today that the Company received the Stakeholder of the Year Award for the Crowne Plaza Hampton Harborside.  The award was presented by the Downtown Hampton Development Partnership in recognition of a busines [Read More]

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Choice Hotels Announces the First Cambria Suites Hotel for Missouri

SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 29 2008 - Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE:CHH) and Saint Charles Convention Hospitality LLC recently executed a contract that calls for a stylish new Cambria Suites hotel for the St. Louis area in Saint Charles, Mo. The hotel is the first Cambria Suites hotel plan [Read More]

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Marshall Management, Inc. Adds Three to Executive Team

SALISBURY, Md., Oct. 29—Marshall Management, Inc., a leading, mid-sized hotel management company, today announced the appointment of Jim Bokosky as regional director of operations and the promotions of Jeff Lattinville to regional director of sales and marketing and Dave Douglas to regional [Read More]

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STR Global, STR release September 2008 worldwide hotel performance results

LONDON and HENDERSONVILLE, Tennessee - The global hotel industry recorded declining occupancy rates and mixed average daily rate and revenue per available room results for the month of September 2008, according to data from STR and STR Global. Data for reports was gathered from more than 36,150 h [Read More]

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Taco John’s Co-Founder Passes Away

CHEYENNE, Wyo., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/—James F. Woodson, co-founder of the popular Taco John’s restaurant chain based in Cheyenne, Wyoming died Friday, October 24, 2008. Woodson and Harold Holmes built the chain from a “Taco House” concept in 1969. Today, it is a leading reg [Read More]

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McDonald’s All-Digital Corporate Responsibility Report - Metrics and Milestones Include Environment,

McDonald’s All-Digital Corporate Responsibility Report - Metrics and Milestones Include Environment, Sustainable Food and Community Outreach

OAK BROOK, Ill., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/—McDonald’s Corp. today releases its fourth Corporate Responsibility Report, theme [Read More]

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Carlson Hotels Worldwide Announces Executive Leadership Appointments and Structural Changes

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 29 2008 - Carlson Hotels Worldwide today announced several executive appointments and structural changes in its senior leadership team.

— Fredrik Korallus, formerly executive vice president of revenue generation, has been named executive vice president and chief op [Read More]

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Away.com Unveils Enhanced Website Making It Easier for Travelers to Plan a Vacation Based on Lifesty

CHICAGO and WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/—Away.com, a leading travel planning website and brand of Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE:OWW), today unveiled its newly enhanced website.  The site now provides comprehensive trip planning tools, more robust content and easier search naviga [Read More]

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