Carey Watermark Investors 2 Acquires Ritz-Carlton San Francisco

NEW YORK—Carey Watermark Investors 2 Incorporated (CWI 2), a non-traded real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on investing in lodging and lodging-related properties, announced...

Patriarch Equities Purchases Affinia Manhattan Hotel

NEW YORK—Patriarch Equities, Sioni Group, and Highgate announced today that they have purchased the 618-room Affinia Manhattan NYC hotel through a joint venture. Highgate...

KSL Officially Closes on Outrigger Acquisition

WAIKIKI, HAWAII—The Kelley family and KSL Capital Partners, LLC (KSL) announced today that an affiliate of KSL has completed the acquisition of Outrigger Hotels...

2016 in Review: Hottest Hotel Deals

It was the buzzword on many hoteliers’ lips this year: Consolidation. When Marriott International officially absorbed Starwood Hotels & Resorts in September to create...

Hong Kong Company Buys Baha Mar

NASSAU, Bahamas—Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Limited (CTFE), a leading Hong Kong-based global conglomerate with a diversified business portfolio—including extensive hospitality experience with resort and...

AccorHotels Invests in Banyan Tree Holdings

AccorHotels has entered into a heads of agreement with Banyan Tree Holdings. Under a long-term partnership, both parties intend to collaborate to develop and...
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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....
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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...