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COO of Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels Retires

COO of Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels Retires

THE WOODLANDS (Houston), Texas—Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the retirement of James Simkins, chief operating officer, Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels collection. “Following 42 years in the world that we refer to as hospitality, my active participation has come to ...

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Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam Opens

Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam Opens

AMSTERDAM and MCLEAN, Va.—Hilton Worldwide’s Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of a 93-room hotel in Amsterdam. Located on the UNESCO area of Herengracht, this new luxury canalside property is comprised of six historic 17th and 18th ...

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Starwood Announces Resignation of Vice Chairman/CFO

Starwood Announces Resignation of Vice Chairman/CFO

STAMFORD, Conn.—Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc. announced that Vasant M. Prabhu has resigned as vice chairman and chief financial officer to join NBCUniversal as chief financial officer. Twenty-year Starwood veteran and finance leader Alan Schnaid, currently senior vice president, ...

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Marriott Opens 4,000th Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Marriott Opens 4,000th Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C.—Marriott Hotels, the flagship brand of Marriott International Inc., announces the opening of the company’s 4,000th hotel: Marriott Marquis Washington, DC The hotel also signifies a homecoming for the Marriott family. It opens 87 years after J. Willard Marriott ...

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Delano Las Vegas to Open This Fall

Delano Las Vegas to Open This Fall

LAS VEGAS—The Delano Las Vegas will open at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in place of THEhotel in September 2014. The 1,100-room, all-suite boutique hotel is partnership between MGM Resorts International and Morgans Hotel Group. “Delano guests will be wowed ...

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Hersha Hospitality Trust Closes Sale of Hotel 373

Hersha Hospitality Trust Closes Sale of Hotel 373

PHILADELPHIA—Hersha Hospitality Trust announced that the company has closed on the previously-announced sale of Hotel 373 in midtown Manhattan for $37 million, or approximately $529,000 per key. “The successful closing of the sale of Hotel 373 at attractive pricing highlights ...

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