Hospitality News

Global Hyatt Corporation Awards Noble Investment Group First-Ever Strategic Partner Award

CHICAGO, July 30 2008 - Global Hyatt Corporation today announced that Noble Investment Group has been awarded its first-ever Strategic Partnership Award.  This award was created to recognize companies whose culture, strong performance and operating philosophies have resulted in a long-term, [Read More]

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Hodges Ward Elliott Announces Sales of Rockland Radisson and Milford Sheraton

ATLANTA, July 30 2008 - Hodges Ward Elliott (HWE), the nation’s premier hotel brokerage and investment banking firms, today announced the sales of the 127-room Rockland Radisson Hotel and the 173-room Milford Sheraton Hotel.  Both properties are located in Massachusetts and were sold t [Read More]

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Brazil - a Hot Spot for Counter-cyclical Hotel Investment, Reports Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels

SAO PAULO, Brazil, July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/—Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels published a report today that analyzes the largely underserved hotel market in Brazil. The country’s strong domestic demand is boosting hotel fundamentals, and creating an abundance of investment opportunities [Read More]

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Marriott Expands Diverse Hotel Ownership Portfolio

BETHESDA, Md., July 30 2008 - Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) announced today the expansion of its diverse hotel ownership portfolio with the opening of the African-American-owned, 162-suite Residence Inn National Harbor Washington, D.C., on Aug. 18 in Maryland’s Prince George’ [Read More]

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts and ADNEC to Introduce the First Element(SM) Hotel in the Middle East

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.- July 30, 2008 - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) & Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC), have jointly announced the launch of a new Element hotel in Abu Dhabi - the first to be introduced in the Europe, Africa and Middle East division.Read More]

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Zimbabwe: Foreign Office amends travel advice

London, 30 July/GNN/—FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE News Release issued by The Government News Network on 30 July 2008 The Foreign and Commonwealth Office today changed its Travel Advice for Zimbabwe.  Due to a decrease in the intensity of violence we now advise against all but essen [Read More]

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Leading Multi-Unit Operators Drive Attendance at the Upcoming Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo

NORWALK, Conn., July 30 2008 - With one month to go before the opening of the 2008 Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo, more than 300 multi-unit operators have already registered to attend the Show.  Restaurant and foodservice establishments that will be seen walking the aisles includ [Read More]

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New Study Details Hotel, Car Rental, and Meal Taxes in Top U.S. Markets

LOS ANGELES—(BUSINESS WIRE)—The National Business Travel Association (NBTA) today released the findings of a comprehensive study of car rental, hotel and meal taxes in the top 50 U.S. travel destination cities (by number of air travelers), funded in part by the association’s researc [Read More]

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TripIt Reports Increased Use Among Corporate Travelers and New Partnership With Sabre VirtuallyThere

SAN FRANCISCO, July 29 2008 - At the National Business Travel Association International Convention and Exposition, TripIt ( announced the use of its travel itinerary and social networking service among corporate travelers at some of the [Read More]

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Dorchester Collection Expands in North America With The New York Palace and Hotel Bel-Air

NEW YORK, July 29 2008 - Today the Dorchester Collection adds two American five-star hotels to its portfolio—The New York Palace in New York City and the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles. The London-based luxury hotel collection, which owns and manages The Dorchester in London, The Beverly Hill [Read More]

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Politics Make Strange Bedfellows at Renaissance Hotels & Resorts

BETHESDA, Md., July 29 2008 - From the War of 1812 to World War I, Prohibition and the stock market crash to Smoke-Filled Rooms, numerous presidential whistle-stops, political grandstanding, and the Obama-Clinton lovefest, historic Renaissance Hotels have played a major role in the history of U.S [Read More]

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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Opens in Fairburn, Ga.

FAIRBURN, Ga., July 29 2008 - A new 74-room Country Inn & Suites By Carlson has opened its doors for business at 7815 Senoia Road (Hwy 74) in Fairburn, Ga.

“We’re very excited to bring the Country Inns & Suites By Carlson concept to this region,” said Steve Mogck [Read More]

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Accessible Travel Options for People With Disabilities

DENVER, CO - 29 July 2008 - Disaboom (OTCBB: DSBO) (, the premier online community for people touched by disability, today announced a new partnership with worldwide hotel chain, Microtel Inns & Suites.  The hotel brand, which [Read More]

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Wyndham Worldwide: Super 8 Lodging Chain Turns Back the Clock, Offers Rooms for $8.88

PARSIPPANY, NJ - 29 July 2008 - Turning the clock back to celebrate its heritage, the Super 8(R) lodging chain will sell rooms for a nightly rate of $8.88—the charge for one night’s stay in 1974 when the first Super 8 hotel opened—to 800 lucky people every day for eight days beg [Read More]

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J.D. Power and Associates Reports: Hotel Guests Are Considerably Less Satisfied in 2008

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., July 29 /PRNewswire/—As hotel brands contend with the challenge of trying to cut costs during economically difficult times while still attempting to meet high customer expectations, overall satisfaction with hotels is down notably in 2008, according to the J.D. Pow [Read More]

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