Motel 6 Rebuilds Near Universal Studios

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 8, 2002–Motel 6, celebrating 40 years as an American classic, is completely rebuilding the 5909 American Way location. Construction on the 149-room property began in April and is scheduled for completion in December. The new property will utilize the Motel of the 21st Century design, featuring interior corridors, state-of-the-art heating and cooling systems, … Read moreMotel 6 Rebuilds Near Universal Studios

AFM Hospitality Corporation Completes Acquisition Of Ten Management Contracts From Heyde Hospitality

Toronto, Ontario (CANADA) – June 24, 2002 – AFM Hospitality Corporation (TSX:AFM) – one of North America’s leading hospitality franchise and management companies, announced today that it has received regulatory approval to complete the acquisition of the ten management contracts from Heyde Hospitality as previously announced on May 1, 2002. This acquisition represents more than … Read moreAFM Hospitality Corporation Completes Acquisition Of
Ten Management Contracts From Heyde Hospitality

Carlos Lopes Named Managing Director at Hotel Bel-Air

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 7, 2002–Hotel Bel-Air is pleased to announce the appointment of Carlos Lopes as Managing Director for the hotel. I could not have wished for a more exceptional hotel with which to be involved, said Lopes on his appointment. I look forward to building upon the foundation of elegance and high standards for … Read moreCarlos Lopes Named Managing Director at Hotel Bel-Air

Report – Hospitality Design: Value Of Working For An Independent Firm Or For a Brand

As interior designers in the hospitality industry, we often look at the world of hospitality design through “Branded or Non-Branded” glasses. This viewpoint is influenced by where we work. A hospitality designer can work for an independent design firm (non-branded) or for a specific brand or hotel owner/operator. A designer for an independent firm has … Read moreReport – Hospitality Design: Value Of Working For An Independent Firm Or For a Brand

Equity Inns, Inc. Announces Closing of Common Stock Offering

MEMPHIS, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 28, 2002–Equity Inns, Inc. (NYSE: ENN) announced today the closing of a public offering of 3,565,000 shares of common stock, including the full exercise by the underwriter of the over-allotment option of 465,000 shares of the company's common stock. Net proceeds received by the company from the offering were approximately $27.0 million. … Read moreEquity Inns, Inc. Announces Closing of Common Stock Offering

Comfort Inn & Suites Opens In Birmingham, Ala.

The 67-unit Comfort Inn & Suites hotel, located at 4400 Colonnade Parkway (exit 19 of I-459), is now open. The hotel, which formerly operated as the Key West Inn & Suites, is managed by Jackson Hospitality Services, a management company that operates six other hotels in Alabama franchised by Choice Hotels International, Inc. Jackson Hospitality … Read moreComfort Inn & Suites Opens In Birmingham, Ala.

The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa to Open Ahead of Schedule

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 19, 2002–Officials from The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa today announced the resort hotel – with its elaborate water park, 20 treatment room spa and 27-hole golf course – will open more than five months ahead of schedule. The 735-room hotel is being built in the midst of the Kierland master-planned community at … Read moreThe Westin Kierland Resort & Spa to Open Ahead of Schedule

New Resort Brand Expands Into NZ

With properties on Queensland’s Gold Coast and the South Island’s Mt Hutt Village in Methven, Grand Hotels International has announced a trans-Tasman launch of its resort brand – Chancellor Resorts. Grand Hotels International regional general manger for New Zealand, Mark Lind, said the company, which now operates 31 hotels in the Asia Pacific region, is … Read moreNew Resort Brand Expands Into NZ