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Is Consolidation the New Norm for Boutiques?

Consolidation in the boutique and lifestyle hotel space has been gaining traction ever since InterContinental Hotels Group acquired Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants in early 2015 for $430 million. Since then, Commune Hotels & Resorts—the product of a 2011 merger between ...

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Best Western

Best Western

Unlike a traditional franchise operation, Phoenix-based Best Western International is a membership association that brings independent hotel owners together to promote their properties and increase profitability. Last year, the company launched Vīb, a boutique concept focused on convenience, technology, and ...

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Cobblestone

Cobblestone

Based in Neenah, Wis., Cobblestone Hotels franchises three brands, all in the select-service tier. While the two namesake brands are focused on new builds, Boarders is intended specifically for conversions. The seven-year-old hotel chain sees its brands as focused exclusively ...

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NewcrestImage to Build Modular AC Hotel in Oklahoma City

NewcrestImage to Build Modular AC Hotel in Oklahoma City

BOISE, Idaho and DALLAS—NewcrestImage, a privately-owned hotel development, construction, and management firm, has announced a partnership with Guerdon Modular Buildings, a manufacturer of large-scale, complex modular construction projects, to use modular technology to build a 142-room AC Hotel in Oklahoma ...

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AmericInn

AmericInn

AmericInn had a milestone year in 2010. After 25 years of strictly growing the brand with new construction hotels, Northcott Hospitality, the brand’s parent company, began granting franchises to appropriate conversion candidates. The conversion program continues going forward. In March, ...

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IHG Teams Up with Futurist to Preview What’s Next in Luxury

IHG Teams Up with Futurist to Preview What’s Next in Luxury

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) has announced that its InterContinental Hotels & Resorts brand has sought the expertise of Fortune 500 Futurist Faith Popcorn. The collaboration comes as the InterContinental brand celebrates 70 years of pioneering luxury travel and looks ahead ...

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