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Starwood Appoints New VP, Global Food and Beverage

Starwood Appoints New VP, Global Food and Beverage

Achim Lenders, an industry veteran with 30 years of experience, has joined Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide as vice president, global food and beverage. Lenders, who most recently served as corporate senior vice president of food and beverage for Hyatt ...

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White Lodging to Build Two Hotels in Downtown Austin

White Lodging to Build Two Hotels in Downtown Austin

According to the American-Statesman, White Lodging Services Corp. plans to build a hotel project in downtown Austin that would have two Starwood-brand hotels in a 32-story tower. White Lodging Services Corp. told the news outlet that the project will feature ...

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Hot Hotels Completes $1 Million Seed Round

Hot Hotels Completes $1 Million Seed Round

Axon Partners Group has invested in Hot Hotels, bringing the total investment in the mobile-only same-day hotel booking company to $1 million. The deal will enable Hot Hotels to develop and expand throughout Latin America, a market in which Axon ...

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Carey Watermark Acquires Hyatt Place Austin Downtown

Carey Watermark Acquires Hyatt Place Austin Downtown

NEW YORK—Carey Watermark Investors, a non-traded real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on investing in lodging and lodging-related properties, announced that it has acquired Hyatt Place Austin Downtown, a 296-room upscale select-service hotel, for $87 million. The acquisition was financed ...

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Hyatt Selected for 2014 Gallup Great Workplace Award

Hyatt Selected for 2014 Gallup Great Workplace Award

CHICAGO—Hyatt Hotels Corporation has been named a recipient of the 2014 Gallup Great Workplace Award for the third consecutive year. The annual award recognizes Hyatt for having one of the most engaged and productive workforces in the world. “Hyatt is ...

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Starwood to Expand Latin American Portfolio

Starwood to Expand Latin American Portfolio

PANAMA CITY—From the World Economic Forum Latin America in Panama, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide announced that it has opened Aloft Guadalajara, expanding its footprint to nearly 80 hotels in Latin America, and plans to open 17 more, increasing its ...

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