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AH&LA Urges Pennsylvania to Enforce Tax Laws Equally

Washington, D.C.—In an effort to push for legislation to protect Pennsylvania hotels from being subjected to higher effective tax rates than out-of-state online travel companies (OTCs), the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AH&LA) will testify at the October 29 field hearing of the Pennsylvania House Committee on Tourism & Recreational Development, convened by Representatives Jerry Stern (R-80) Thaddeus Kirkland...

Restoring the Abraham Lincoln Hotel

At the Abraham Lincoln - A Historic Wyndham Hotel located in Reading, Pa., developer and new owner Alan Shuman has the golden touch. He’s is leading an extensive top-to-bottom renovation project that will bring the historic property back to its original shine. “We’re the only grand historic hotel in Berks County,” says Shuman, who has a degree in history from...

HHM Renovates 24 Properties Along the East Coast

PHILADELPHIA—HHM has completed enhancements to 24 hotels so far in 2013, including more than eight New York City area properties. The hotels received upgrades to guestrooms, bathrooms, corridors, lobby areas, and outdoor patios. In some cases, such as Duane Street Hotel in Tribeca, the property underwent a complete transformation, creating a whole new décor inspired by black and white...

The Home2 Suites Opens First Property in Pennsylvania

MCLEAN, Va.—Home2 Suites by Hilton, the mid-tier, all-suite hotel brand designed for business travelers and extended-stay guests, announced the opening of its 18th U.S. hotel in Pittsburgh/McCandless, Pa. "Pittsburgh’s strong development growth in emerging communities, such as McCandless make this an ideal location to debut our first Home2 Suites hotel in Pennsylvania," said Bill Duncan, global head, Home2 Suites...

Hyatt House Pittsburgh-South Side Celebrates Opening

CHICAGO—Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Concord Hospitality Enterprises, and Oxford Development Company announced the opening of Hyatt House Pittsburgh-South Side, the first HYATT house hotel in the city of Pittsburgh. “We are excited to bring Hyatt House to this vibrant neighborhood. Hyatt House is everything the name represents – a welcoming and warm environment that encourages guests to live like residents,” said...