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Boston Marathon Bumps Hotel Rates

Boston Marathon Bumps Hotel Rates

BOSTON—Distance runners and their accompanying cheerleaders who are looking for a hotel room in Boston for the marathon next Monday might have to spend a lot more than expected. According to a new survey conducted by BostonHotels.org, hotels are increasing ...

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Red Roof Reaches Nearly 450 Locations

Red Roof Reaches Nearly 450 Locations

COLUMBUS, Ohio—Red Roof’s business continued to grow in 2015 reaching a total of almost 450 locations and adding 88 new franchisees, a 22 percent increase. With development deals in Brazil, Canada, and Thailand and a total of 69 new deals ...

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Flexible Models Ease Leisure Companies’ Cuban Market Entry

Flexible Models Ease Leisure Companies’ Cuban Market Entry

NEW YORK—Flexible and less capital-intensive business models should facilitate U.S. leisure companies’, including cruise operators, hotels, and online travel agencies (OTAs), Cuban market entry following renewed U.S./Cuba diplomatic relations, according to Fitch Ratings. Several companies are laying the groundwork for ...

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Stonehill Projects Record Year in Transaction Activity

Stonehill Projects Record Year in Transaction Activity

Stonehill Strategic Capital hit a record high in the first quarter, closing approximately $190 million in hotel financing. That follows a strong 2015, in which the Atlanta-based direct lender executed on 23 transactions. With a substantial number of projects already ...

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Global Uncertainty Causes Lag in Business Travel

Global Uncertainty Causes Lag in Business Travel

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—U.S. business travel will continue to grow only moderately in 2016 as global uncertainty looms. This is one of the key findings from the GBTA BTI Outlook—United States 2016 Q1, a report by the GBTA Foundation, the education and ...

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