Starwood to Open 50 New Hotels Across the Middle East and Africa

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announced that it will increase its Middle East and Africa (MEA) portfolio by more than 60...

Home2 Suites by Hilton Opens Second Property in Georgia

McLean, Va.—Home2 Suites by Hilton announced the opening of its 15th U.S. hotel in Augusta, Ga. The Home2 Suites Augusta is the second property...

Cobblestone Hotels Opens Fourth Hotel in North Dakota

NEENAH, Wisc.—Cobblestone Hotels announced the opening of the Cobblestone Inn and Suites in Harvey, N.D. “This is our fourth hotel to open in North...

GIC Real Estate Completes Acquisition of Three Waldorf Astoria Resorts

MCLEAN, Va.— GIC Real Estate, the real estate arm of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC), has completed its purchase of three landmark...

Fairfield Inn & Suites To Open In Athens, Ala.

Athens, Ala.—The 75-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Athens, Ala. is now open. The property will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned...

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Like many industry conferences, the American Hotel & Lodging Association’s 2020 ForWard: Women Advancing Hospitality conference was postponed due to COVID-19 concerns, and plans...
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HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — U.S. hotel performance data for the week of June 21-27, 2020, showed another small rise from previous weeks and less severe...
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From travel cancellations to layoffs and furloughs for employees, the impact of quarantine orders and COVID-19 best practices included dramatic reductions in hotel and...

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