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Dubai's HMH says 85% of hotels to get revamp by Q1 2015

Dubai's HMH says 85% of hotels to get revamp by Q1 2015
Speaking to Hotelier Middle East, HMH CEO Laurent A Voivenel said that HMH's new properties opening this year in Riyadh, Muscat, Dubai, Beirut and Sudan will operate under the new brand identity, while the hotels already in operation will be refurbished.
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'Hotel Impossible' Comes To The AutoPort, Pennsylvania's Oldest Motel
For those unfamiliar, “Hotel Impossible” is “Bar Rescue” for hotels. The popular show has successfully remade hotels from Puerto Rico to Greece, so the AutoPort should be in good hands. It began filming here on Monday and will continue until week's end.
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Trade-Ideas: Hyatt Hotels (H) Is Today's New Lifetime High Stock

Trade-Ideas: Hyatt Hotels (H) Is Today's New Lifetime High Stock
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, a hospitality company, manages, franchises, owns, and develops hotels, resorts, and residential and vacation ownership properties worldwide. H has a PE ratio of 38.2. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Hyatt Hotels a buy …
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History: The Martha Washington Hotel
In late August 2014, King & Grove Hotels announced that it restored the original name to the Martha Washington Hotel. The Martha Washington Hotel opened on March 2, 1903 as the first New York hotel exclusively for women. All the employees were women …
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IHG's Richard Solomons discusses launch of EVEN Hotels
Richard Solomons, InterContinental Hotels Group CEO, discuss the launch of their EVEN Hotels brand and addresses reports that IHG rejected a $ 10 billion takeover bid from. EVEN™ Hotels, a new brand from IHG, meets the large and growing demand for a …
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London revs up with hip, stylish new hotels
Many Olympics host cities experience a spate of hotel openings in the run-up to the games. But even two years after the event, London's high-end hotel boom shows no sign of stopping, with several of the world's most exclusive brands launching outposts …
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Accor's HotelInvest Acquires 2 Hotel Portfolios for .2B
Accor's HotelInvest business is adding two real estate portfolios, having agreements to purchase a total of 97 hotels for a combined fee of $ 1.2 billion. The announcement was recently revealed, with the company acquiring hospitality properties across …
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Accor Agrees to Acquire .23 Billion of European Hotels
Accor SA (AC) agreed to buy hotels in Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland for about 900 million euros ($ 1.23 billion) as part of a plan to boost the company's real estate holdings. The purchases will contribute to earnings before interest and tax …
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Anna Wintour Joins Dorchester Hotels Boycott

Anna Wintour Joins Dorchester Hotels Boycott
Anna Wintour has joined the growing chorus of notable figures boycotting Dorchester Collection hotels, which includes the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, as well as European hotels favored by the fashion community, such as Le Meurice in Paris.
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Program could provide nutritious meals to families in homeless hotels
House members support a pilot program that could bring healthier, more nutritious meals to children living in homeless hotels. The idea is to have farmers, grocery stores and restaurant owners find ways to provide fresh meals for western Massachusetts …
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Maine hotels say under-the-radar room rentals are 'illegal,' undercut business
In December, the former Eastland Park Hotel re-opened after an extensive renovation as the Westin Portland Harborview, now the largest hotel in the state. Construction is underway on The Press, a boutique hotel scheduled to open in April 2015 at 390 …
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How Kimpton Hotels chose the Reynolds Building in Winston-Salem

How Kimpton Hotels chose the Reynolds Building in Winston-Salem
Kimpton has 60 boutique hotels in major cities across the country, and 13 of those projects have been adaptive reuse renovations, including the Tariff Building in Washington, D.C., which dates back to 1795; San Francisco's Haslett Warehouse, which was …
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How Hotels Are Getting You to Spend More
Fancy hotel breakfast — check. A relaxing massage at the on-site spa, followed by a craft cocktail at the lobby bar — check, check. Travelers are feeling a little freer with their vacation cash, if hotel spending on such extras is any indication …
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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Takes Over #282 Spot From Symantec
In the latest look at the underlying components of the S&P 500 ordered by largest market capitalization, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc (Symbol: HOT) has taken over the #282 spot from Symantec Corp. (Symbol: SYMC), according to The Online …
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Patient Hotels

Patient Hotels
Too much or too little of the medication she needs and her symptoms become unmanageable. But instead of long stays at the hospital where she is constantly being monitored, Anita is able to stay at a comfortable hotel where she gets the medical support …
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HVS In Focus – Chinese Investment in US Hotels is Still Going Strong
U.S. hotel demand is increasing out of China, Chinese investors continue to purchase stakes in U.S. hotel properties, and major Chinese real estate companies have begun to develop mixed-use projects in the U.S. that include hotels—all signals of …
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3 hotels in planning stages for Pittsburgh
The Forza Group on Tuesday presented a new plan for a Holiday Inn for an open lot in downtown Pittsburgh next to the Fort Pitt Commons overlooking the Monongahela River, and the firm has two other hotels planned for the city not far behind. “The market …
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Brazil seizes spoiled food from World Cup hotels

Brazil seizes spoiled food from World Cup hotels
Brazilian health officials have raided hotels that will host visiting World Cup teams, including England and Italy, and confiscated expired food such as shrimp and salmon from their kitchens. "The checks were carried out as part of our drive to see …
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Marriott Hotels In Texas Offer Exclusive Savings For Summertime Travel
Everything is bigger in Texas and that includes the latest deal from some of Marriott's choice hotels throughout the Lone Star State. With the Stay More, Save More Package, guests can explore the great state and reap grand savings while enjoying luxury …
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Hyatt Announces Plans for Second Hyatt Place Hotel in Armenia
CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a contract with Jersan LLC to develop a Hyatt Place hotel in Jermuk, Armenia. Expected to open in 2015, Hyatt Place Jermuk will mark …
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Marriott lures millennial loyalty with AC Hotels
As hotels are learning it's going to take more than free Wi-Fi, a Facebook account and extra sockets to please the millennial traveler, Marriott is bringing the AC brand to the United States with hopes of locking in the loyalty of the Gen Y business …
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Latest Las Vegas hotels go boutique
But with just 188 rooms, the newest hotel-casino on the Strip takes a different tack. Managers of the Cromwell hope to impress guests not with an imposing tower, but with unexpected details such as in-room hair straighteners and backgammon boards and …
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Cheap hotels are no bargain
As you plan you summer vacation, it's nice to know that more and more hotels want to become your home away from home. Many are transforming lobbies into cozy living rooms with plush seating, informal gathering areas, coffee stations, big-screen TVs, …
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Pet-friendly hotels
*Best Western, 1800 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., West Palm Beach (I-95 at exit 71, east side of I-95); 683-8810. Note: 40-pound limit, two pets per room limit; $ 15 fee per night, per pet. * Fairfield Inn & Suites, 3400 Airport Road, Boca Raton (I-95 at exit …
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Duetto helps hotels fight back against Kayak, Priceline, & Hotwire
The days of finding ridiculously good deals on hotel rooms may be coming to an end, if the startup Duetto has its way. The company sells subscriptions to its cloud-based software, which helps hotels sell all of their rooms at the highest possible profit.
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The West: 5 best summer hotel deals for less than $250

The West: 5 best summer hotel deals for less than 0
Expect to pay a little more for your hotel room this summer. That's the word from Hotwire, which notes that room rates on the company's website are running about 7% higher than last year. But summer also can mean savings, especially if you don't mind …
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Brookfield Takes on Hotels
The company has acquired Thayer Lodging Group, one of the few private-equity firms that specializes in hotel investment. Formed by two former Marriott executives, Thayer's seven funds have made 43 hotel investments with total acquisition costs of about …
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