Starwood Announces Cash Settlement of Series A Zero Coupon Convertible Senior Notes

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 28, 2002–Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) announced today that it repurchased for cash all of its Series A Zero Coupon Convertible Senior Notes Due 2021 (the Notes) in accordance with the terms of the indenture governing the Notes. Each Note was purchased at its accreted value of $827.35 per … Read more

MeriStar Hotels & Resorts Promotes Peter Regan to Vice President, Sales, Doral Division

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 5, 2002–MeriStar Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: MMH), the nation’s largest independent hotel management company, today announced that it has promoted Peter J. Regan to vice president, sales, of the company’s Doral division. In his new position, Regan will be responsible for driving group and conference center business on a national basis for … Read more

Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels Expands Sydney Team

Sydney, July 3, 2002 – Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels announced today the transfer of Troy Craig, Senior Vice President from Singapore to lead the firm’s Australasian Valuation and Advisory services, based in Sydney. At the same time Mr Max Cooper, Senior Vice President, has been promoted to oversee the firm’s Special Projects in the Asia … Read more

New eTravel Report Reveals Future Trends in Online Travel Planning: eMarketer Projects Online Travel Revenues to Reach $25.2 Billion by 2003

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE FEATURES)–August 2, 2000–Growth in consumer-directed online travel-related sales is accelerating at a rapid pace, presently making up 33.5% of all online consumer revenues in the US, according to a new report issued by eMarketer (, the world's leading provider of internet statistics. Fueled by the increasing desire to shop at any time … Read more

Willem J. Plegt Named General Manager Intercontinental San Juan Resort & Casino, Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, P.R. (Oct. 16, 2002) – – Willem Plegt has been appointed General Manager of the luxury oceanfront InterContinental San Juan Resort & Casino, effective immediately. Prior to this appointment Plegt was General Manager of the Crowne Plaza London, UK, and before that General Manager of the multi award-winning Amstel InterContinental Amsterdam in The … Read more

Three Company Leaders To Discuss Technology Convergence At HSMAI Think: ‘Rebuilding Profits: A New Definition Of Value’

MCLEAN, VA (Sept. 6, 2002) – With technology convergence one of the hottest, most influential topics facing the hospitality and travel industry today, a panel of three company CEOs and presidents will address the issue in-depth when the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International presents its upcoming Executive THINK (Travel & Hospitality Innovation, Network, Knowledge) … Read more

Island Outpost Promotes Chef of 1220 at The Tides; Executive Chef Roger Ruch Assumes Corporate Position

MIAMI BEACH, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 17, 2002–Executive Chef Roger Ruch of Island Outpost's The Tides hotel has been promoted to Corporate Executive Chef of the company, following a recent merger with Acacia Hotels & Resorts. Chef Ruch, acclaimed for his \'Progressive American' cuisine at the elegant 1220 at The Tides restaurant will assume the role immediately. … Read more

MGM MIRAGE Engages Management Team to 2006

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — MGM MIRAGE (NYSE:MGG) today announced that it has secured the services of several of its senior executives through at least mid-2006. With the support of our board of directors, the Compensation and Stock Option Committee embarked on a program to realize the benefits of continuity and stability from our … Read more