Hard Rock International to Manage Philadelphia Hotel and Casino Project

PHILADELPHIA—Hard Rock International has announced an agreement with Bart Blatstein and Tower Entertainment, LLC to manage the first destination casino/hotel in downtown Philadelphia. The...

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail Unveils Three New Residences

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail introduced three custom-designed residences available to guests beginning in November. These residences were previously only available to those...

FelCor Sells Embassy Suites Nashville and New Orleans

IRVING, Texas—FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated announced that it sold the 370-room Embassy Suites – New Orleans-Convention Center and the 296-room Embassy Suites – Nashville-Airport...

Ista Hotels to Be Rebranded as Hyatt Hotels

CHICAGO—Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced that a Hyatt affiliate has signed a management agreement with IHHR Hospitality Private Limited (IHHR) for five Ista hotels in...

DoubleTree by Hilton and the New Tropicana Las Vegas Announce Strategic Partnership

MCLEAN, Va.—DoubleTree by Hilton and the New Tropicana Las Vegas today announced a strategic franchise agreement that marks the return of Hilton Worldwide to...

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Dallas Leads U.S. Hotel Construction Pipeline

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Lodging Econometrics (LE) reported that at the close of Q3 2020, Dallas had the largest hotel construction pipeline in the United...
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HotStats: U.S. Hotel Profit Stuck in Neutral as World Switches Gears

LONDON — For the seventh consecutive month, U.S. hotels remained in negative gross operating profit per available room (GOPPAR) territory in September 2020; at...
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Cyber-Safety in an Era of Hospitality Automation

Hoteliers beware: As the hospitality industry responds to the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, efforts to ensure guest and employee safety through automation and...