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Hunter Sells Hilton Garden Inn Fredericksburg

ATLANTA—Hunter Hotel Advisors have announced that they acted as exclusive agents in the sale of the 148-room Hilton Garden Inn Fredericksburg. Excel Hotel Group, based in Virginia, purchased the 5-story hotel for an undisclosed...

DoubleTree by Hilton Opens in Dallas Following Revamp

ARLINGTON, Texas—DoubleTree by Hilton, one of Hilton Worldwide’s 13 brands, has unveiled its first property in the bustling Dallas suburb of Arlington and its eighth throughout the Dallas metroplex. DoubleTree by Hilton Arlington DFW South...

With High Occupancy, Hotels Avoid OTAs

As occupancy levels continue to rise, hotels are incentivizing customers to book direct. In addition to offering perks like room upgrades, free shuttle service, and complimentary breakfast, hotels are luring travelers away from online...

One-Third of Upper Upscale Pipeline Remains Unbranded

Analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE) report that the upper upscale category in the U.S. Hotel Construction Pipeline is at 66,303 rooms/307 projects. About one third, 20,974 rooms/101 projects, have yet to make a branding...
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Expedia Partners with Marriott

SEATTLE, Wash.—Expedia, Inc. has announced a new partnership with Marriott International, which integrates Expedia’s technology to power Marriott’s own dynamic packaging platform “Vacations by Marriott” on Marriott.com in the United States. Expedia fosters a...

Dual-Branded Hilton Opens in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Hilton Worldwide has announced its newest hotel, the dual-branded Hampton Inn by Hilton Washington, D.C. NoMa Union Station and Homewood Suites by Hilton Washington, D.C. NoMa Union Station. Offering 239 new rooms,...