Hawaii's Largest Hotelier Enters New Zealand Market

HONOLULU, OAHU, HAWAII – While Outrigger Hotels & Resorts bullishly moves throughout Australia and the Pacific, Hawaii's largest hotelier is now expanding into a new market with the opening of a new management office in Auckland, New Zealand. The Honolulu-based company expects to announce its first New Zealand property soon with a long-term objective of … Read more

Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa — Legendary Hotel Re-Opens with Major Additions

SAUSALITO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 27, 2002–For nearly a century, Casa Madrona has been a destination landmark hotel in the charming city of Sausalito by the San Francisco Bay. If the walls could talk, they would reveal romances, business ventures, and even political deals made in its historic rooms. This week, the legendary property, now owned by … Read more

MeriStar Hospitality Corporation Corrects Misunderstandings in Dow Jones Article

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 12, 2002–MeriStar Hospitality Corporation (NYSE:MHX), the nation's third largest hotel real estate investment trust (REIT), today released a statement to correct misunderstandings in a Dow Jones report released late Monday evening based on the company's annual report filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Dow Jones article indicated that MeriStar expected to … Read more

National Park Service and Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group Provide Update Regarding Fire at Historic Haslett Warehouse

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 17, 2002–The National Park Service and Maritime Hotel Associates L.P. an affiliate of the Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group today announced that a fire occurred at the San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park's 198,000 square foot Haslett Warehouse late on the evening of Saturday, March 16. Exemplary efforts of members of the … Read more

Priority Club Rewards Announces Global Alliance With LanPass

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 21, 2002–Priority Club(R) Rewards, the loyalty program of Six Continents Hotels (NYSE:SXC) (LSE:SXC) (ADRs) and LanChile's frequent flyer program LanPass(R), two of the most respected loyalty programs in the industry, today announced a global alliance that will benefit thousands of travelers. Effective immediately, members of LanPass, have the opportunity to earn mileage at … Read more

Le Meridien Announces New 'Cyber Hotel' in Hong Kong

HONG KONG, March 27 /PRNewswire/ — The international luxury hotel group, Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts, has announced the management of a new hotel in Hong Kong. Le Meridien @ Cyberport, the flagship hotel in Hong Kong for Le Meridien, will spearhead Le Meridien's expansion into the fast-growing North Asian market. Scheduled for completion towards … Read more

Best Western Extends BESTRATES Promotion Due to Incredible Success

PHOENIX, April 3, 2002- Due to the success of the BestRates(tm) promotion introduced last winter, Best Western International is extending the program, which offers special room rates, through May 16. The coast-to-coast sale features exceptional pricing at more than 2,300 Best Western properties throughout Canada and the United States. Frequent travelers will find these rates … Read more

Regent Hotel in Las Vegas to Become JW Marriott Hotel

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) announced the conversion of the former 541-room Regent Las Vegas to its second JW Marriott brand hotel in the Western United States and its 18th worldwide. Hotspur Resorts Nevada, Inc., a private investment entity, purchased the hotel. The JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort, Spa & … Read more