New Training Textbook Promotes Value of Professional Development

LANSING, Mich., May 2002-The training and professional development of employees are no longer optional for organizations that hope to be around in the next decade. Hotel guests expect service from well-trained employees, and employees expect to receive professional development in exchange for their commitment and loyalty to the company. A new textbook from the Educational … Read more New Training Textbook Promotes Value of Professional Development

A True Pro Teaches a New, Affordable Sales School

The Sales Associate Education Workshop launching nationwide, will be taught by GM of the Year. May 29, 2001 Two lodging consulting and training companies in a partnership arrangement have announced their nationwide launch of the Sales Associate Education Workshop. HS One of Nashville, Tennessee and Turn Key Hotel Advisors of Dallas, Texas have partnered to … Read more A True Pro Teaches a New, Affordable Sales School

Choice Hotels Acquires Controlling Interest in Flag Choice Hotels of Australia

SILVER SPRING, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 1, 2002–Choice Hotels International, Inc., (NYSE:CHH) today announced it has acquired controlling interest in Melbourne-based Flag Choice Hotels, its franchising partner in Australia. By acquiring the controlling interest in Flag Choice Hotels, we will be able to implement a comprehensive business plan designed to improve franchise services, enhance marketing programs, and … Read more Choice Hotels Acquires Controlling Interest in Flag Choice Hotels of Australia

MeriStar Hospitality Amends Credit Facility; Updates Fourth-Quarter Guidance to Upper End of Previous Estimates

WASHINGTON, D.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 18, 2001–MeriStar Hospitality Corporation (NYSE: MHX), the nation's third largest hotel real estate investment trust (REIT), today announced that it had amended its senior secured credit facility to provide more flexibility with certain financial covenants and allow the company the option to extend the maturity of the revolver from August 2002 until … Read more MeriStar Hospitality Amends Credit Facility; Updates Fourth-Quarter Guidance to Upper End of Previous Estimates

Homewood Suites by Hilton Hotel Opens in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina

MT. PLEASANT, S.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 20, 2002–Homewood Suites(R) by Hilton, the national brand of upscale all-suite, residential-style hotels, today announced the opening of the 107-suite Homewood Suites by Hilton hotel in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. The Homewood Suites by Hilton Mt. Pleasant is owned by The Suites at Seaside, LLC, and managed by Virginia Inn Management. The … Read more Homewood Suites by Hilton Hotel Opens in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina

European Hotel Rates Slashed to Attract US Visitors Frightened of Recession

May 4, 2001 – PR Newswire As news of the US recession spreads across the world, it is sending shivers up the spines of Hoteliers in cities and resorts all over Europe who depend hugely on the valuable US market of leisure and corporate visitors. However, every cloud has a silver lining as those currently … Read more European Hotel Rates Slashed to Attract US Visitors Frightened of Recession

Australian Hotels Facing Challenges from September Shocks

Latest results from the Australian edition of the Andersen Hotel Industry Benchmark Survey show September 2001 hotel and serviced apartment performance results are varied across capital city markets. Properties with a high international visitor exposure, and those whose group or leisure bookings were affected by airline capacity constraints were amongst the worst affected during September. … Read more Australian Hotels Facing Challenges from September Shocks

Caribbean Hospitality Industry Commemorates 40 Years Working Together

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (January, 2002) – The Caribbean Hotel Association (CHA) celebrates in 2002 its 40 th anniversary as the body that brings together the members of the Caribbean hospitality industry to address a broad range of issues that are common to them. Over four decades, CHA has metamorphosed from a straight trade association … Read more Caribbean Hospitality Industry Commemorates 40 Years Working Together

Leveraging New Technology and Attracting Talent seen as Main Challenges Facing European Hotel Industry

September 11 and 12 saw CFO’s from many of the major hotel companies converge. With twenty-four hours of discussion and debate, the group explored the key drivers of success for the industry. Sadly, the Forum was held on the very day that terrorists attacked the USA – however, the Forum was able to provide an … Read more Leveraging New Technology and Attracting Talent seen as Main Challenges Facing European Hotel Industry