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Benchmark Hospitality, Gemstone Hotels Announce New Identity

Benchmark Hospitality, Gemstone Hotels Announce New Identity

THE WOODLANDS, Texas—Following a landmark merger of Benchmark Hospitality International and Gemstone Hotels & Resorts, the collective company has launched an expanded organization and portfolio, new corporate identity, and four distinct brands. The launch of the combined, iconic companies, to ...

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Expedia Admits to Dimming

Expedia Admits to Dimming

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Expedia, the largest online travel agency (OTA)—controlling 75 percent of the online travel marketplace, has admitted to “dimming” hotel listings on expedia.com and affiliate sites and has agreed to end the deceptive practice. The tactic—meant to disadvantage some hotels ...

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Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown Completes Renovation

Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown Completes Renovation

MEMPHIS, Texas—Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown, a 230-room hotel in the heart of historical Memphis, announced it has completed a multi-million dollar renovation. The renovation focused on creating modern, spacious rooms with guest comfort and convenience in mind, including updates to 230 ...

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AmericInn Opens in Wisconsin

AmericInn Opens in Wisconsin

LA CROSSE, Wis.—AmericInn has announced that it is expanding into La Crosse, Wis. with an opening of a new AmericInn at 1835 Rose Street in La Crosse. This is the second AmericInn for Brian and Vicki Campbell. AmericInn Hotel & ...

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Le Meridien Revamps First Paris Hotel

Le Meridien Revamps First Paris Hotel

PARIS—From the birthplace of the brand, Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts has marked a milestone as its first-ever hotel and celebrated flagship in Paris revealed the completion of its multi-million euro renovation. Following the hotel’s transformation, Le Méridien Etoile now ...

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Expedia Ends ‘Dimming’ Practice

Expedia has done away with “dimming,” the act of keeping certain hotels from prominent positions or removing media to pursuade shoppers into choosing a different property. Critics of the practice said Expedia was punishing hotels that would not offer it ...

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