MeriStar Hotels & Resorts to Merge with Interstate Hotels

WASHINGTON & PITTSBURGH May 2, 2002 MeriStar Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: MMH) and Interstate Hotels Corporation (Nasdaq: IHCO), the nation's two largest independent hotel management companies, today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement to merge. The combined company will be the premier independent hotel operator in the world, operating more than 86,000 rooms … Read more

MeriStar Associates are Plugged In to Online Training

ORLANDO, Fla., May 2002-MeriStar Hotels & Resorts has launched the second year of its partnership with the Educational Institute of the American Hotel & Lodging Association by giving its associates and trainers even more development opportunities through the CourseLine(tm) Online Training Program. More than 2,000 MeriStar associates have registered in the online training system, which … Read more

Gemstone Resorts Named Consultant for Olympus’s Rockresort Portfolio

Gemstone to Direct Strategy for Five Resort Properties PARK CITY, Utah, May 13, 2002–Gemstone Resorts International, a hotel and resort management company, announced today that it has been retained by Olympus Real Estate Partners, a real estate investment firm, to provide day-to-day consulting services on its five Rockresort properties located throughout the United States. Gemstone … Read more

Boykin Lodging Exceeds Analyst FFO Estimates for 2002 First-Quarter

CLEVELAND, May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Boykin Lodging Company (NYSE:BOY), a hotel real estate investment trust, today announced financial results for the three-month period ended March 31, 2002. For the first quarter, funds from operations (FFO) of $4.8 million, or $0.24 per fully-diluted share, exceeded the consensus of analysts' estimates and was in line with the … Read more

Go Racing with Knights Inn Brand During Summer Rev It Up

Winner Scores Trip to NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Race in Miami PARSIPPANY, N.J. (May 16, 2002) – Knights Franchise Systems Inc. today announced its exciting summer promotion, “Rev It Up,” which will run from June 3 to September 6, 2002. One sweepstakes winner and a guest will receive round trip coach airfare, hotel accommodations, a … Read more

Humphrey Hospitality Trust, Inc. Reports Quarterly Results

COLUMBIA, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 16, 2002–Humphrey Hospitality Trust, Inc. (NASDAQ:HUMP), a real estate investment trust, today announced its results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2002. Funds from operations (FFO) were $.6 million, or $.05 per basic and diluted share (per share), for the first quarter of 2002, versus $3.6 million, or $.33 per share … Read more

National Trust Historic Hotels of America Announces 2002 Public Relations Committee

Carolyn Grubb from the Hotel du Pont in Wilmington, Del., Selected Chairperson WASHINGTON, D.C., May 24, 2002 — National Trust Historic Hotels of America, a collection of 185 historically significant hotels, recently announced its 2002 public relations committee. Carolyn Grubb, director of public relations at the Hotel du Pont in Wilmington, Del., was selected chairperson … Read more