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Chinese Investors Buy Miami Site for $74.7 Million; Considering Mixed-Use Hotel-Condo-Office Project
Martha Brannigan | The Miami Herald | December 31, 2014
Dec. 31--An affiliate of China Communications Construction Company U.S. International purchased a block-size site in the red-hot Brickell neighborhood for...
Hawaii’s Tourism Industry Sees Uptick in Visitors & Spending in 2014; A 3-yr Record Breaking Streak
Kristen Consillio | The Honolulu Star-Advertiser | December 31, 2014
Dec. 31--Hawaii's tourism industry is on track to reach another record number of visitors and spending in 2014, for the third year in a row.
Aspen Skiing Company (ASC) Plans 119-room Hotel in Ketchum, Idaho
Eric Goodell | The Times-News, Twin Falls, Idaho | December 31, 2014
Dec. 31--KETCHUM -- A Colorado-based company is planning to build a 119-room luxury hotel in Ketchum, modeled after one of its existing properties in Aspen....
Kingdom Hotel Investments (KHI) Sells Movenpick Hotel Bur Dubai for $95 Million
| Arab News, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia | December 30, 2014
Dec. 30--JEDDAH -- Kingdom Hotel Investments (KHI), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Saudi Arabian conglomerate Kingdom Holding Company (KHC) chaired by...
TripAdvisor Reviewer’s Anonymity Protected by Media Shield Law; Oregon Hotel Drops Defamation Suit
Aimee Green | The Oregonian, Portland, Ore. | December 30, 2014
Dec. 30--A Lincoln City hotel lost its fight to hold an anonymous person liable for a scathing review on TripAdvisor.com that its owners worried was driving...
Management Consultants, Inc. to Build New Red Lion Ridgewater Inn & Suites Polson in Montana
December 29, 2014
Spokane, Wash., Dec. 29, 2014 – RLHC (Red Lion Hotels Corporation, NYSE: RLH) announced today that a new construction Red Lion Ridgewater Inn & Suites Polson...
U.S. Travel and Tourism Reports 18 Consecutive Quarters of Growth in Related Employment
The U.S. Department of Commerce recently announced that real spending on travel and tourism decelerated in the third quarter of 2014, increasing at an annual...
Hotel Management Pioneer Chuck Marshall Dies Unexpectedly at 74
Focused on "Hands-on" Management to Become Leading National Operator
SALISBURY, Md., December 29, 2014-Charles "Chuck" Marshall, founder and chairman emeritus...
Strong Average Daily Rates Bring Hotels Holiday Cheer
Maximizing RevPAR will be Priority for Hoteliers in 2015
NEW YORK - December 29, 2014 - Hotels in major North American markets experienced positive growth in...
Richard Maladecki, President & CEO of CFHLA: Redeveloped Properties Lift Orlando’s Lodging
Caitlin Dineen | Orlando Sentinel | December 29, 2014
Dec. 29--Richard Maladecki is the president and chief executive officer of the Central Florida Hotel and Lodging Association. The group, which aims to advance...
Time-shares Becoming Larger Part of Disney’s Lodging Portfolio
Sandra Pedicini | Orlando Sentinel | December 29, 2014
Dec. 29--Time-share suites are becoming a larger part of Walt Disney World's lodging portfolio.
The resort's number of hotel rooms has shrunk as its...
Chinese Hoteliers Looking to Outside Expansion for Business Growth
Fan Feifei and Zheng Xin | China Daily, Beijing / Asia News Network | December 29, 2014
Dec. 29--BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) -- China's express or mid-range hotel brands are rapidly expanding across Asia, propelled by the impressive growth of...
Value Place and Bhattal Enterprises to Build a 124-key Hotel in Bakersfield, California
| The Bakersfield Californian | December 29, 2014
Dec. 29--Value Place, an extended-stay hotel brand, has signed an agreement to build a 124-unit, four-story hotel in Bakersfield.
The expansion, announced...
Hotel Chains Launch Wi-Fi War
Hugo Martin | Los Angeles Times | December 28, 2014
Dec. 28--A Wi-Fi war has broken out among the nation's biggest hotel chains.
Marriott International, the Maryland-based hospitality giant with more than...
15 Things Travelers Should Know When Planning a Trip in 2015
Catharine Hamm | Los Angeles Times | December 26, 2014
Dec. 26--If we had a crystal ball, using its intelligence to figure out how to be a thriftier, smarter, trendier traveler would bring a big payoff. We don't...
Clearwater Beach, FL Miniature Golf Course to Make Way for Nine-Story, 159-room Hotel
Mike Brassfield | Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, Fla. | December 25, 2014
Dec. 25--CLEARWATER -- It's a winding maze of wooden walkways, shady grottoes, cascading waterfalls and green-carpeted fairways. Heck, there's even a pirate...
Jordache Buys Setai Hotel on Miami Beach for $90 million
Rene Rodriguez | The Miami Herald | December 25, 2014
Dec. 25--The Jordache look, a quaint relic of the 1980s, is coming back in style in a different way.
Nakash Holdings, the investment company controlled by...
Where Will Americans Travel to in 2015?
December 23, 2014
Hotels.com Predicts Next Year's Up-And-Coming Destinations and Hotel Booking Trends
DALLAS, Dec. 23, 2014 -- Robots that service hotel guests, the emergence of...
TravelChannel.com Names the Top 10 ‘Travel’s Best: All-Inclusive Resorts’ for 2015
CHEVY CHASE, MD (December 23, 2014) - From the mountains to the beaches, TravelChannel.com names the "Travel's Best: All-Inclusive Resorts" of 2015 for the...
Minor Hotel Group to Re-Flag Four Seasons Bangkok to Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel & Spa
Bangkok, 23 December 2014: Minor Hotel Group (MHG), operator of 120 hotels and resorts across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, the Indian Ocean and Africa, has...