The Psychology of Frequent Traveler Programs – New Study Profiles Participants Attitudes and Behavior

ATLANTA, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire/ — Bombarded by promises of free nights and free flights, the 74 million Americans playing in frequent traveler programs reveal egos and attitudes as easily as reality TV scenarios. The Stasher hoards her free travel points for a rainy day. The Swinger plays both sides — hotel points and airline miles … Read more

Crowne Plaza Hotels And Resorts Adds Palm Beach County Property To Its Expanding Portfolio In North America

SINGER ISLAND, Fla., (August 29, 2002)-The 193-room Crowne Plaza Oceanfront-North Palm Beach, located in the heart of Palm Beach County, joins the upscale hotel portfolio of Six Continents Hotels. Currently undergoing a $5 million renovation, this former Sheraton hotel is owned and managed by CityHotels, SA, under a license agreement with an affiliate of Six … Read more

The Eye of the Storm: Conference Explores Hospitality Industry in Crisis, Tension between Owners and Hotel Chain Management Companies

New York, NY…Sept. 12, 2002 – Cornell Hotel School and Bickel & Brewer today announced the details of a hospitality conference that will address many cutting-edge hospitality issues, including the current storm of disputes taking place between hotel management companies and hotel managers, owners and franchisers. Scheduled for October 24 – 25, 2002 at the … Read more

Getaway To Lake Tahoe’S First Marriott Resorts

In time for Lake Tahoe’s renowned winter ski season, Marriott International Inc. (NYSE:MAR) is opening the doors of two resorts in November – Marriott Grand Residence Club, Lake Tahoe and Marriott’s Timber Lodge – both located on Lake Tahoe’s South Shore in Calif. To celebrate, Marriott is offering grand opening rates for November 3 through … Read more

Homewood Suites By Hilton Hotel Opens In Newark, California

Newly converted hotel represents the fourth Homewood Suites by Hilton hotel in California NEWARK, Calif., July 31, 2002 – Homewood Suites* by Hilton, the national brand of upscale all-suite, residential-style hotels, today announced the addition of the 192-suite Homewood Suites by Hilton hotel in Newark, Calif., to the brand's growing roster of more than 100 … Read more

New Sleep Inn Hotel Opens In Durham, N.C.

DURHAM, N.C. (Aug. 8, 2002) – A new Sleep Inn hotel is now open here at 5208 New Page Road off U.S. Interstate 40. Owned and operated by Carolina Hotel Associates of RDU, LLC of Morgantown, W.Va., the hotel features four-stories and 73-units equipped with a 25-inch remote-control cable television with HBO, coffeemaker, speakerphone with … Read more

Huayang International Holdings, Inc. Announces the Opening of the Sheraton Shenyang Lido Hotel

SHENYANG, China–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 3, 2002–Huayang International Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: HIHI) today announced the opening of the Sheraton Shenyang Lido Hotel in Shenyang, China, a major Chinese city with a population of nearly seven million. The hotel is managed by Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: HOT). Huayang International Holdings, Inc. holds a 20% interest … Read more

Candlewood Suites Offers Grandparents a Free Night on Father's Day And Other Holidays

WICHITA, Kan., June 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Grandfathers — and grandmothers — can celebrate this Father's Day with a free night's stay at Candlewood Suites. Candlewood Suites' Grandparents Stay Free program offers grandparents a free night on Father's Day when they pay for a night's lodging at Candlewood Suites the day before or after. Qualification is … Read more

Host Marriott Announces Acquisition of Boston Marriott Copley Place for $214 Million

BETHESDA, Md., June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Host Marriott Corporation (NYSE:HMT) today announced that it acquired the 1,139-room Boston Marriott Copley Place, located in the famous Back Bay district of Boston, Massachusetts. The hotel was purchased for $214 million, or $188,000 per room. The purchase price includes the assumption of $97 million of debt, with an … Read more

Save Up To 50% At Kempinski Properties

June 2002; Forget about football and treat yourself to five star luxury for a fraction of regular prices. Kempinski Hotels & Resorts is reducing room rates at most properties within its five star portfolio – some by up to 50%! Summer Interludes is valid from June 24 to September 1 2002, subject to availability and … Read more