Hotel Hana-Maui Returns – New Owners Complete Renovations, Restoring Luster and Hawaiian Spirit to Venerable Hotel

HANA, Hawaii–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 23, 2002–The venerable Hotel Hana-Maui, Maui's classic Hawaiian resort, has returned. This legendary hotel has been significantly upgraded and graciously restored in a way that honors its Hawaiian heritage and the unspoiled natural beauty that make Hana a special place. Upgrades include refurbished interiors in all Sea Ranch cottages, a remodeled main … Read more

Industry Veterans Team to Manage and Market Colorado Timeshare, Resort

Kirby Payne, American Hospitality Management Company, taps expertise of Scott Anderson, High Country Hospitality, to open Bear Creek Lodge at Mountain Village in Telluride Minneapolis, MN and Telluride, CO — (August 2, 2002) Hospitality Industry Veterans Kirby D. Payne, CHA, President of Minneapolis-based American Hospitality Management Company and Chairman of the American Hotel & Lodging … Read more

Oakwood Welcomes Extended Stay Visitors to Korea and Japan

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 30, 2002–As the World Cup readies for kickoff in Korea and Japan, the temporary accommodations being lived in by broadcasters have a familiar name — Oakwood. The Los Angeles-based extended stay lodging firm has opened three properties in Tokyo and one luxury high-rise in Seoul, to serve as a home-away-from-home for journalists … Read more

Wellesley Inn & Suites Opens in Vance, AL

FAIRFIELD, N.J., June 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Prime Hospitality Corp. (R) (NYSE:PDQ) announced today the opening of its 74th Wellesley Inns & Suites hotel, the Vance/Tuscaloosa Wellesley Inn & Suites in Vance, AL. The hotel was converted from a Hawthorn Suites and represents the seventh hotel conversion to the Wellesley chain in the past year. It … Read more

Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, Palm Cove, Sold in Australia

Brisbane, Australia, June 21, 2002 – Contracts have been exchanged for the sale of the 189 room Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, Palm Cove, Queensland. The hotel was sold for A$16 million (US$9.2 million) in a deal brokered by Mike Batchelor, Executive Vice President of Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels in Brisbane. Sold with vacant possession, the … Read more

Fort Lauderdale's Newest Luxury Hotel Is Also Its Oldest

The historic Riverside Hotel unveils $25 million expansion and renovation June 2002 (Newstream) — The charm and elegance of old Fort Lauderdale meld seamlessly with the style of sophistication of downtown's trendy Las Olas Boulevard at the newly expanded and renovated Riverside Hotel. With the grand opening today of its new 12-story Executive Tower, one … Read more

Plan Your Summer Vacation in Three Easy Steps – Best Western Trip Planner Provides Maps, Packing Tips and Ideas for Traveling with Kids

PHOENIX, July 8, 2002-Seventy percent of American travelers admitted to getting lost on a trip according to a survey by Best Western International. Of those, 51 percent drove up to 25 miles out of their way inevitably bringing up the question, “Are we there yet?” As you begin to plan your weekend getaways and even … Read more

Shaner Hotel Group Sweetens Tender Proposal to Buy Interstate Hotels

PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 12, 2002–Shaner Hotel Group, a major Interstate Hotels (Nasdaq:IHCO) shareholder, announced it made an all-cash offer for a controlling stake in Interstate last week. The proposal was delivered March 6 to the Interstate Board of Directors. The deal represents an opportunity for Interstate to immediately benefit from efficiencies gained by combining resources of … Read more

Quintessence Hotel in Tremblant Sells Out In 2 Hours!

MONT-TREMBLANT, Quebec–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 16, 2002–Lakefront project sets record sales and establishes a new standard for Tremblant! More than $18,000,000 of lakefront real estate was sold in less than a morning at Tremblant's newest shining-star, Quintessence Hotel. Located on the edge of the Intrawest's Tremblant resort, directly on the shores of beautiful Lac Tremblant, this exclusive … Read more