WASHINGTON, DC (Nov. 14, 2001) – The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) presented the 2001 Al Bard Award to Nora Conway, project manager, Interactive Marketing at Irma S. Mann, Strategic Marketing, Inc. (ISM). This distinguished award recognizes an individual’s contributions made on behalf of the HSMAI Adrian Advertising, Golden Bell Public Relations Awards … Read more

RFS Hotel Investors Announces Revised Dividend Record Date of February 7, 2002

MEMPHIS, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 1, 2002–RFS Hotel Investors, Inc. (NYSE:RFS) yesterday declared a first quarter dividend of $0.25 per share payable on February 15, 2002 to shareholders of record on February 5, 2002. The Company today announced that it is moving the dividend record date to February 7, 2002. The payment date remains February 15, 2002.

Best Western Relaunches Frequent Guest Program with Global Room Night Awards

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 12, 2002–The World's Largest Hotel Chain(TM), Best Western International is relaunching its frequent guest program, Gold Crown Club International with enhanced features that make the program more popular and easier to use for members throughout the world. The highlight of the enhanced program is the addition of a free global room night award. … Read more

ResortQuest International Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-ended 2001 Financial Results

MEMPHIS, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 19, 2002– – Fourth Quarter Revenues Ahead of Previous Guidance – – Booking Trends Continue To Improve – ResortQuest International, Inc. (NYSE:RZT), the world's largest vacation rental property management company, today announced revenues and earnings, in line with previous guidance, for the fourth quarter and year-ended December 31, 2001. Consistent with the … Read more

Jamaica Inn and Liberty Travel Invite Guests from Three Major Cities to Fly Free

OCHO RIOS, Jamaica, Feb. 21 /PRNewswire/ — Jamaica Inn, the legendary small beachfront luxury property just outside Ocho Rios, has kicked off celebrations of its 50th Anniversary with a first-ever offer. From now through mid-April guests who book a double room for five nights or longer will receive two complimentary round-trip tickets on American Airlines … Read more

Millennium Hotel Abu Dhabi Opens March 1, 2002

March 1, 2002 — The Millennium Hotel Abu Dhabi, Millennium Hotels and Resorts' newest venture in the Middle East, opened its doors to the public at 11:00 AM today as part of its soft opening launch. Standing on Khalifa Street, the Hotel offers some of the most breathtaking views of the Arabian Gulf, while being … Read more

Bear Stearns Downgrades the Lodging Sector, Jason Ader Lowers Ratings for 6 Lodging Stocks

New York, New York–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 4, 2000–Bear Stearns Senior Managing Director and Lodging Analyst Jason Ader, in response to growing weakness in the US economy, downgraded the lodging sector today. Citing a clear correlation between the economy and the lodging industry, Ader lowered his rating on six prominent lodging stocks. There seems to be little … Read more

Cendant Moves to Direct Hotel Franchising in the United Kingdom and Europe

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (July 5, 2001) – Cendant Corporation has announced it has reacquired the right to directly franchise the Days Inn® and Howard Johnson® hotel brands in the United Kingdom and much of Western Europe and that it plans to grow those brands aggressively. Previously, those rights had been held by a master franchise that … Read more


VILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C. (January 11, 2002) The Pinehurst Company has announced the appointment of William Van Loon as Vice President of Incentive Industry Sales. Mr. Van Loon is a fourteen-year industry veteran with an outstanding track record in the competitive incentive market. He most recently has served as Senior Travel Program Manager for Maritz … Read more

Europe’s Hotel Investment Markets Alive and Well

London, 14th January 2002 — Europe’s hotel investment markets saw a flurry of investment activity in the last part of 2001. December saw investment volumes of €344.3 million, a 37% rise over the same month in 2000 – itself a record year. Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels closed four deals in the month of December. “The … Read more