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Hank Thomas

Hank Thomas

Hank Thomas owns and operates four Marriott hotels (two Fairfield Inns, two TownePlace Suites), but the entrances of those establishments are hardly the most important doors he’s had a hand in opening. He was a member of the original Freedom ...

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Accor Accelerates Growth in Indonesia

Accor Accelerates Growth in Indonesia

Accor recently announced an ambitious plan to scale up its network in Indonesia. The company is on track to operate 100 hotels (20,000 rooms) in the country by 2015. The announcement comes as the group celebrates 20 years in Indonesia. ...

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BBG-BBGM and HOK Design Firms Join Forces

BBG-BBGM and HOK Design Firms Join Forces

NEW YORK and SHANGHAI—HOK, a global design, architecture, engineering, and planning firm, announced that architecture and interior design firm BBG-BBGM’s New York and Shanghai employees have joined the company. “The addition of a premier hospitality design firm to our already ...

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Carlson Appoints Tony Pellegrin as SVP of Corporate Development

Carlson Appoints Tony Pellegrin as SVP of Corporate Development

MINNEAPOLIS—Carlson announced the appointment of Tony Pellegrin as senior vice president, corporate development. He will report directly to Trudy Rautio, president and chief executive officer. Pellegrin will spearhead the corporate development efforts for Carlson as well as lead the strategic ...

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New Hampton Inn by Hilton Hotel Opens in Calgary

New Hampton Inn by Hilton Hotel Opens in Calgary

CALGARY, Alberta—Hampton Hotels announced the official opening of its newest property, the 135-room Hampton Inn – Calgary-Airport North, located adjacent to the Calgary International Airport. “Hampton Inn by Hilton Calgary Airport North offers contemporary accommodations for value-conscious guests, and will ...

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