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The Purpose Hotel Invites Kickstarter Backing

The Purpose Hotel Invites Kickstarter Backing

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The Purpose Hotel launched in July, inviting the public to back the project through their Kickstarter campaign, available here. Reaching over two million people on various social media platforms via Thunderclap, the crowd sourced effort offers individuals the chance ...

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On the Move: This Week’s Comings and Goings

On the Move: This Week’s Comings and Goings

Starwood Capital Group has appointed Hermann W. Elger managing director of Baccarat Hotel New York and chief operating officer of Baccarat Hotels and Resorts. In this role, Hermann will oversee the day-to-day operation of the flagship hotel and play a ...

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Checking In with Gerry Lopez

Checking In with Gerry Lopez

With CEO Gerry Lopez at the helm, Extended Stay America (ESA) is poised for growth. The Charlotte, N.C.-based company plans to spend $1.4 billion over the next five years building new hotels and renovating existing ones, and will retire $500 ...

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Wyndham Gives Kids Day of Amusement

Wyndham Gives Kids Day of Amusement

On Monday, August 8, leading hotel loyalty program Wyndham Rewards provided nearly 200 children from Big Brothers Big Sisters and their respective Littles with an unforgettable day at Six Flags in Dallas, Los Angeles, Chicago, St. Louis, and New England. ...

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Best Western, University of Phoenix Announce Partnership

Best Western, University of Phoenix Announce Partnership

PHOENIX—Best Western Hotels & Resorts and University of Phoenix have announced a partnership that will provide customized hospitality education certificates and tuition reductions to both corporate employees and those employed by Best Western-branded hotels. University of Phoenix has been named a preferred education supplier ...

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On the Move: This Week’s Comings and Goings

On the Move: This Week’s Comings and Goings

RLJ Lodging Trust has named Ross Bierkan as the permanent successor for outgoing president and CEO Thomas Baltimore. Bierkan, who served as chief investment officer since the company’s founding in 2011, had been serving as interim CEO since Baltimore announced his departure in May. ...

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