Hilton Garden Inn Austin NW/Arboretum Opens in Texas

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. July 29, 2002 Hilton Hotels Corporation announced today the opening of the 138-room Hilton Garden Inn(R) Austin NW/Arboretum, in Austin, Texas. Alegre Hospitality owns the newly constructed Hilton Garden Inn Austin NW/Arboretum, under a franchise license agreement with Hilton Inns, Inc., the franchise subsidiary of Beverly Hills-based Hilton Hotels Corporation. LinGate Hospitality … Read more

Marriott Vacation Club International Announces a New Addition in Aruba

ORLANDO, Fla., AUGUST 8, 2002 – Marriott Vacation Club International (MVCI), the vacation ownership division of Marriott International Inc. (NYSE:MAR), recently announced the development of its second resort in Aruba, Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club. Targeted to open November 2004, the 450-villa resort is adjacent to MVCI’s 218-villa property, Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club, and the Aruba … Read more

The 100,000,000th Cookie Is Coming! Doubletree Reaches Significant Historical Milestone by Serving Same Legendary Chocolate Chip Cookies to Loving Guests

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif May 30, 2002 Doubletree(R) Hotels, Suites, Resorts and Clubs have built a reputation on a unique item that keeps leisure and business travelers coming back for more: its hallmark chocolate chip cookie presented to each guest at check-in. Synonymous with Doubletree hospitality, the cookie has played a starring role in differentiating the … Read more

Hampton Opens Eight Hotels During April/May 2002

MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 6, 2002—Hampton®, the national brand of mid-priced Hampton Inn® and Hampton Inn & Suites® hotels, today announced that it opened eight Hampton hotels during April and May of 2002, including two hotels in California, further expanding the brand’s Western presence. The eight hotels add 618 new rooms, bringing the brand’s systemwide total … Read more

Inn at Beverly Hills Invests in City's Future – Hotel Begins Complete Renovation

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 18, 2002–Gemstone Hospitality, the management company for the Inn at Beverly Hills, has announced a series of major investments in its property located just north of Rodeo Drive in the heart of the Beverly Hills shopping and restaurant district. Plans include a multi-million dollar public and private area renovation and the … Read more

First Homewood Suites by Hilton Hotel to Open in the Cleveland Area

CLEVELAND, June 25, 2002 – Homewood Suites* by Hilton, the national brand of upscale all-suite, residential-style hotels, today announced the opening of the 86-suite Homewood Suites by Hilton hotel in Cleveland/Solon, Ohio. The Homewood Suites by Hilton Solon is owned by Solon Hotel II, LLC and managed by Essex Partners, Inc. The newly constructed hotel … Read more

MultiCultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance To Host Conference On the Economic Impact of Diversity

PROVIDENCE, R.I.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 3, 2002–Executives representing the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industry will convene in San Diego, CA from August 11 – 13th for the third national MultiCultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance (MFHA) Conference on diversity as an effective business strategy. Appropriately named, Diversity Economics: Turning Difference Into Dollars, the conference has gained significant interest … Read more

WestCoast Hospitality Corporation Announces Sale of WHC Building

SPOKANE, Wash., March 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — WestCoast Hospitality Corporation (NYSE: WEH) today announced that it has entered into an agreement for the sale of an 80.1% interest in the WHC Building, located in Spokane, Washington, for $10.6 million. The purchasers, an investment group, are located in Oregon and California. The Company will retain ownership of … Read more

Hersha Hospitality Trust Announces Year End 2001 Results and First Quarter 2002 Dividend

HARRISBURG, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 13, 2002–Hersha Hospitality Trust (AMEX:HT) owner of nationally franchised full service and limited service hotels, announced that total revenues for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2001 increased by approximately 10.2% to $14.1 million from $12.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2000. The Company also announced that Funds from Operations … Read more

American Skiing Company Reports Fiscal 2002 Second Quarter Results

NEWRY, Maine, March 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — American Skiing Company today announced results for its second fiscal quarter and six months ended January 27, 2002. The Company reported that aggressive cost control and performance enhancements steps taken as part of its previously announced restructuring program, coupled with additional steps and refocused marketing programs following the events … Read more