Hotel Vitale in San Francisco, a LaSalle property.

Blackstone to Acquire LaSalle Hotel Properties for $4.8 Billion

BETHESDA, Md.—LaSalle Hotel Properties today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with affiliates of Blackstone Real Estate Partners VIII under which...
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Embassy Suites Pittsburgh Airport Sold for $25 Million

CORAOPOLIS, Pa.—Commercial real estate investment services firm Marcus & Millichap recently announced the sale of the 223-room Embassy Suites Pittsburgh Airport in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania....
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RLH Corporation Completes Acquisition of Wyndham’s Knights Inn Brand

DENVER—RLH Corporation announced on Monday that it closed its acquisition of the Knights Inn brand from Wyndham Hotel Group, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide....
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La Quinta-Wyndham Merger Expected at the End of May

IRVING, Texas—La Quinta Holdings Inc.'s Board of Directors has approved the spin-off of CorePoint Lodging in connection with previously announced plans to merge with...
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10 Lodging Investment Trends and Challenges in 2018

The Lodging Industry Investment Council (LIIC) released its annual survey of the think tank's members and developed a list from the results that highlight...
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Mumford Company Closes Seven Transactions

Newport News, Va.—Mumford Company, a full-service hospitality brokerage advisory firm, announced it has closed seven transactions involving properties across the United States in the...
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Five Markets With the Most Hotel Construction

Analysts at Lodging Econometrics recently reported the top five markets with the largest hotel construction pipelines for the third quarter of 2018. The number...
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The Room Key: How To Handle an Angry Guest

The Room Key is LODGING's advice column for hoteliers, managers, and team members at all levels of hospitality. Experts will answer questions on everything from...
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12 Ways to Increase Hotel Security

Even when hotels have strong security policies and procedures in place, they are still vulnerable to cyber attacks, break-ins, theft, fraud, and other crimes....
Mountain Lake Lodge

Mountain Lake Lodge—Home of ‘Dirty Dancing’—Makes a Renovation Comeback

Located on an extensive 2,600-acre nature preserve in Pembroke, Va., Mountain Lake Lodge has an interesting history, to say the least. Opened in 1851 and purchased...