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Watergate Hotel Celebrates Topping Off

Watergate Hotel Celebrates Topping Off

Washington, D.C.—On Thursday, the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C., celebrated a major construction milestone—the topping off of its new-build, 7,000-square-foot Moretti ballroom. The iconic property will re-open as a luxury hotel in summer 2015 after a $125 million renovation. The ...

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Survey Finds Social Media Boosts Hotel Occupancy by 2x

Survey Finds Social Media Boosts Hotel Occupancy by 2x

PALO ALTO, Calif.—Hotel properties that actively engage with social media reviews grow occupancy at double the rate of properties that don’t, according to a study released by Medallia. The study examines customer and business data from more than 4,400 hotel ...

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Equity Funds Invest $7.4 Billion in 2014

Equity Funds Invest $7.4 Billion in 2014

In 2014, investment totaled $22 billion in the United States for hotels with a reported selling price, according to Lodging Econometrics. Equity funds were the most active investors, adding $7.4 billion in hotels, most of which were portfolio purchases. Publicly ...

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Wyndham Launches Spa-Inspired, Eco-Friendly Bath Amenities

Wyndham Launches Spa-Inspired, Eco-Friendly Bath Amenities

PARSIPPANY, N.J.—Wyndham Hotels and Resorts has launched a new bath amenity program designed to elevate the guest experience while also supporting the brand’s commitment to sustainability and reducing operating costs for hotel owners. Now available at Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, ...

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L.E. Hotels Names Melissa Brown Director of Sales

L.E. Hotels Names Melissa Brown Director of Sales

NEW YORK—Melissa Brown has joined international hotel representation company, L.E. Hotels, as the new director of sales for North America. Brown brings with her over two decades of experience in the luxury hotel and lifestyle industries. Brown has senior leadership ...

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SIXTY Hotels Appoints Jim Biggar President

SIXTY Hotels Appoints Jim Biggar President

NEW YORK—SIXTY Collective, the company formed in 2013 by brothers Jason Pomeranc, Michael Pomeranc, Lawrence Pomeranc, and long-time collaborator Stephen Brandman, has announced the appointment of Jim Biggar as president of their SIXTY Hotels brand of properties currently in New ...

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