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Westin Austin Downtown Opens Its Doors

Westin Austin Downtown Opens Its Doors

AUSTIN, Texas—Westin Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of The Westin Austin Downtown, located at the corner of San Jacinto Boulevard and Fifth Street. A joint venture among White Lodging Services Corporation, the Harry Whittington family, and REI Real ...

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Six Seven Restaurant at The Edgewater Hotel Names GM

Six Seven Restaurant at The Edgewater Hotel Names GM

SEATTLE, Wash.—Noble House Hotels and Resorts has announced the appointment of Raymond Stencel as general manager to Six Seven Restaurant at The Edgewater Hotel. In this role, Stencel will oversee the restaurant business plan, establish financial objectives, implement marketing to ...

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Hospitality Companies Cut Ties with Trump Hotels

Hospitality Companies Cut Ties with Trump Hotels

In reaction to real estate mogul and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s inflammatory comments about Mexican immigrants, a number of hospitality companies have severed ties with the Trump Hotel Collection. Celebrity chefs José Andrés and Geoffrey Zakarian both backed out of ...

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Blackstone Group Acquires 15-Hotel Portfolio for $203 Million

Blackstone Group Acquires 15-Hotel Portfolio for $203 Million

ATLANTA—Hunter Hotel Advisors announced today that it represented Pinnacle Hotel Management (PHM) in the sale of a 15-hotel, select-service portfolio comprised of Marriott- and Hilton-branded hotels for $203 million to the Blackstone Group. Nine of the hotel transactions already have ...

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On the Move: This Week’s Comings and Goings

On the Move: This Week’s Comings and Goings

After opening her first boutique hotel in 1982, Yvonne Lembi-Detert has stepped down as chief executive officer and president of Personality Hotels and Engage Hospitality. Former chief operating officer David Chin succeeded her in May. He has been with the ...

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