Transactions Fly with Southern DataComm's ProtoBase® High-Speed Payment Solutions

TAMPA, FLORIDA (Thursday, June 20, 2002) – Southern DataComm. Inc., (SDC) – from HITEC, produced by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals, and Retail Systems 2002/VICS Collaborative Commerce in Chicago, will be demonstrating high-speed payment processing. SDC, as the industry leader in payment processing, will be highlighting high-speed transaction processing with authorization rates at sub-three second … Read more

Hyatt Regency Orange County Completes $40 Million Expansion and Renovation

ANAHEIM, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 21, 2002–Hyatt Regency Orange County has completed a $40 million expansion and renovation featuring a new guestroom tower with dedicated kid's suites, new meeting space including a 17,000 square foot ballroom with 24-foot ceilings, a totally renovated atrium lobby, and the addition of a new restaurant and bar. The hotel celebrated today … Read more

Small Luxury Hotels Of The World Sees Success In Aiding The Competition With 'invitation To Experience' Short-Term Guest Loyalty Program

DALLAS, March 28 – Small Luxury Hotels of the World, a global consortium of 270 of the world's finest hotels and resorts, is seeing success in aiding the competition with its new Invitation to Experience, a short-term guest loyalty program. Lee Ann Gamble, SLH Regional Manager of The Americas, is delighted with the overwhelmingly positive … Read more

A picture tells a thousand words

OK, OK, we have been starting too many newsletters with trite statements, but this one warrants review. Everywhere we turn, experts have been saying now is the time to market on the web. “Get yourself a vertical e-commerce strategy.” “Streamline your distribution against your yield analyses.” “Use cooperative marketing initiatives.” These statements make sense, but … Read more

REPORT: European Hotel Industry Turns in 16 Percent Operating Profitability Growth in 2000

Andersen, the global professional services firm and leading provider of hotel performance data outside North America, today announced the results of its annual profitability survey. In the year 2000, operating profits growth in Europe averaged 16 percent when measured in Euros, growth in Asia averaged 14 percent when measured in US dollars whilst in the … Read more

Choice Names Burgett to Head Economy Lodging Franchise Sales

SILVER SPRING, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 22, 2002–Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE:CHH) today announced that it has named franchise sales veteran Ron Burgett to head up a new initiative aimed at selling its economy Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn brand franchises. We determined that a focused sales effort, led by one of our top franchise sales professionals, … Read more

FelCor Announces Exchange Offer for Its 9 1/2% Senior Notes Due 2008

IRVING, Texas, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ — FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated (NYSE: FCH), one of the nation's largest hotel real estate investment trusts (REITs), and its subsidiary, FelCor Lodging Limited Partnership (FelCor LP), today announced the commencement of an offer to exchange (the Exchange Offer) up to $400 million in aggregate principal amount of FelCor LP's … Read more

Prime Hospitality Converts Sumner Suites to AmeriSuites

FAIRFIELD, N.J., Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ — Prime Hospitality Corp. (NYSE: PDQ) announced today that it has completed the previously-announced conversion of 27 Sumner Suites to its AmeriSuites brand. There are now 132 AmeriSuites in 31 states, representing a 30 percent expansion of the chain. The new AmeriSuites have been added to the chain's central reservation … Read more

Westcoast Hospitality Corporation Signs Premiere Southeastern Alaska Hotel To Management and Franchise Agreement

November 9, 2000 SPOKANE, WA – WestCoast Hospitality Corporation (NYSE:WEH) today announced the signing of a management and franchise agreement with the premiere property in Southeast Alaska, located in Ketchikan, Alaska. The Cape Fox Lodge will begin operating as the WestCoast Cape Fox Lodge beginning January 1, 2001. It will be the second WestCoast Hotel … Read more