The Marcus Corporation Declares Quarterly Dividend

MILWAUKEE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 11, 2002–Directors of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE:MCS) today declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.055 per share of common stock. The dividend will be paid May 15, 2002 to shareholders of record April 25, 2002. The Board of Directors also declared a dividend of $0.05 per share on the Class B common stock. … Read more

Financing Finalized for Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Projects

ORLANDO, Fla May 2, 2002 Hard Rock Cafe International announced today the financing for two new Hard Rock Hotel and Casino resorts to be developed on the Seminole Indian Nation reservation land in Tampa and Hollywood, Florida, has been finalized. The financing was completed via the issuance of $315 million of Capital Trust Agency Revenue … Read more

Travelodge Hotels To Cultivate Service-Focused Community

DALLAS (May 6, 2002) – Travelodge Hotels Inc. today announced the development of Bear Hug Service, a customer service initiative to promote a service-focused culture within the Travelodge® franchise community. The Bear Hug Service program, named for the Travelodge mascot Sleepy Bear®, will be designed and implemented during the third quarter under the guidance of … Read more

Hotel Inter-Continental Dallas Near the Galleria Completes Phase II of Multi-Million Dollar Makeover

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 8, 2002– Hotel to Offer More Than 110,000 Square Feet of Flexible Meeting, Social and Exhibition Space in 39 Rooms With the completion of the second phase of a three-tiered, multi-million dollar renovation, the Hotel Inter-Continental Dallas Near the Galleria offers extensively redecorated meeting space and two brand new meeting rooms along with … Read more

Six Continents Hotels’ John Sweetwood Appointed To Pep Boys, National Service Industries Boards

ATLANTA (May 14, 2002) – Six Continents Hotels, Inc. (, the world’s leading hotel group, announced that Americas President John T. Sweetwood has been named to the boards of directors for Pep Boys (NYSE: PBY) and Atlanta-based National Service Industries Inc (NYSE: “NSI”). “We are pleased to welcome John to our board of directors,” said … Read more

American Hotel & Lodging Association and Global Hospitality Resources®, Inc. form Strategic Alliance

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2002 — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) is pleased to announce that it has formed a Strategic Alliance with Global Hospitality Resources®, Inc., publisher of the e-Newsletter and the Global Hotel Network® Report for the purpose of providing vital market intelligence on the hospitality industry to AH&LA members. Under … Read more

Humphrey Hospitality Trust, Inc. Announces Dismissal of Class Action Suit and Sale of Two Hotels

COLUMBIA, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 16, 2002–Humphrey Hospitality Trust, Inc. (NASDAQ:HUMP), a real estate investment trust, announced that the U.S. District Court of the District of Maryland granted the Company's motion to dismiss the class action law suit brought against it and certain of its executive officers and directors. The plaintiffs may appeal the Court's dismissal by … Read more

Villager Brand Recognizes System’s Best During Annual Conference

DALLAS, TX – Villager Franchise Systems Inc. today recognized and honored the chain’s best personnel and properties at its national conference held at the Hyatt Regency Dallas. The awards recognized exceptional Villager Lodge®, Villager PremierSM and Hearthside by Villager properties and personnel in eight categories for consistently exceeding expectations during 2001, and for serving as … Read more