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Le Meridien, Westin to Unveil New Family Programs

Starwood’s Le Meridien and Westin Hotels & Resorts will roll out a new family program focused on culture in education in more than 300 hotels beginning next week. At Le Meridien, the Family Kids Club is geared toward creativity and ...

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Major Hotel Companies Earn High Equality Ratings

The Corporate Equality Index 2016, the Human Rights Campaign’s rating of American workplaces on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equality, has given the highest score of 100 to many top hotel companies. Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, ...

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Marriott CEO Talks Reason for Merger

At Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, Marriott International CEO Arne Sorenson provided some insight into the decision behind merging with Starwood. He said after negotiating to renew Marriott’s contract with Expedia, through which Marriott loses 10 to 15 percent of ...

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Designer Earns Patent for Submerged Hotel Rooms

Tony Webb, managing director of the Planet Ocean Underwater Hotel concept, has received a U.S. patent for his submerged luxury hotel design. With $3 million, he says he can construct a single underwater guest room with an elevator and support ...

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Omni Acquires Mount Washington Resort

Omni Acquires Mount Washington Resort

Omni Hotels & Resorts has announced that it has acquired from CNL Lifestyle Properties, The Omni Mount Washington Resort, which is home to the Omni Mount Washington Hotel and Bretton Woods, New Hampshire’s largest ski area and one of the ...

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American Realty Capital Hospitality Trust Acquires Two Hotels

American Realty Capital Hospitality Trust Acquires Two Hotels

NEW YORK—American Realty Capital Hospitality Trust, Inc. has completed the previously announced acquisition of two hotels for a purchase price of $59 million from affiliates of Noble Investment Group, LLC, a leading lodging and hospitality real estate private equity firm. ...

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