Hampton Inn Makes New York Debut With Announcement of Five New Hotels

Hersha Hospitality Management, Field Hotel Associates to Develop, Own and Manage First New York Hampton Inn Hotels Hampton Inn(r), the national brand of mid-priced hotels, with hotel developers Hersha Hospitality Management and Field Hotel Associates, announced today the hotel brand's largest multi-development urban project: the introduction of five new Hampton Inn hotels in New York … Read more

Extended Stay America, Inc. Opens Its First Hotel in Montana

SPARTANBURG, S.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 29, 2002–Extended Stay America, Inc. (NYSE: ESA) has opened a three-story Extended StayAmerica Efficiency Studios hotel located at 800 River Drive South, Great Falls, Montana. The 104 room hotel is the Company's 1st property in the state and its 440th property overall. According to Chief Executive Officer George D. Johnson, Jr., The … Read more

Boykin Lodging Company s 2001 Fourth-Quarter Financial Results Exceed Analyst Expectations

CLEVELAND, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Boykin Lodging Company (NYSE: BOY), a hotel real estate investment trust, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2001. The 2001 fourth quarter FFO (funds from operations) of $3.6 million, or $0.20 per share exceeded analysts' expectations, although these results were significantly lower … Read more

Starwood Expands in China With the Opening of the Sheraton Shenyang Lido Hotel

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 5, 2002– Starwood's Portfolio In China Grows To Fourteen With The Opening Of The Sheraton Shenyang Lido Hotel Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) announces its 14th property in China, the Sheraton Shenyang Lido Hotel, which will welcome its first guest on March 16, 2002. Located in the city center … Read more

Bass Announces the Re-branding of the Parkroyal Resorts of French Polynesia to Inter-Continental Resorts

Bass Hotels & Resorts (BHR) today announced the re-branding of the resorts owned by the Tahiti Beachcomber S.A. Company to Inter-Continental resorts. “The three properties have changed from Parkroyal to become the Tahiti Beachcomber Inter-Continental Resort, Moorea Beachcomber Inter-Continental Resort and Bora Bora Beachcomber Inter-Continental Resort,” said BHR Chief Operating Officer Australia, New Zealand and … Read more

New Hotel & Travel Research Available – Plunkett's Airline, Hotel & Travel Industry Almanac

The travel industry has been through exceptional upheaval and change. Plunkett’s Airline, Hotel & Travel Industry Almanac will be your complete guide to this fascinating industry. After reeling from the effects of the September 11, 2001 tragedies, the travel business is now emerging as a more streamlined, efficient and focused industry. Many of the biggest, … Read more

Feature – Awaiting Tables

Humans, by nature, are creatures of habit. Most members of our species have a natural resistance to change, whether they like to admit it or not. One of the unfortunate side effects of this quality is the acceptance of the status quo. There are many aspects of daily operations that are taken as a given, … Read more

Extended Stay Franchised Hotel Brands Survey 2001

FranchiseHelp’s new survey, our first for this hotel segment, Extended Stay Franchised Hotel Brands Survey, examines 20 hotel brands in 17 areas of comparative data. Most of the information has been obtained from the franchised brand’s Uniform Franchise Offering Circular (UFOC). This document is required of franchisors by the Federal Trade Commission and the information … Read more