Hilton Garden Inn Houston Northwest Opens Its Doors in Texas

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 3, 2002–Hilton Hotels Corporation today announced the opening of the 171-room Hilton Garden Inn(R) Houston Northwest, in Houston, Texas. HILCOM Partners, Ltd. owns the newly constructed Hilton Garden Inn Houston Northwest, under a franchise licensing agreement with Hilton Inns, Inc., the franchising subsidiary of Beverly Hills-based Hilton Hotels Corporation. Marcus Hotels … Read more

Embassy Suites Hotel Sacramento — Riverfront Promenade Celebrates Ribbon Cutting

MEMPHIS, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 19, 2002–Embassy Suites Hotels, the national brand of upscale, all-suite hotels, announced today that the newly constructed 242-suite Embassy Suites Hotel Sacramento — Riverfront Promenade, located on Capitol Mall in Sacramento, Calif., has opened. The hotel represents the 169th hotel in the growing Embassy Suites Hotels brand. The Embassy Suites Hotel Sacramento … Read more

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 more

nH Hotels to Complete Re-Branding of Recently Acquired Krystal and Krasnapolsky Properties by End of 2002

nH Hotels Reports Company Sales Increases of 15% Totaling $322 Million Year-to-Date as of May 2002 * Shareholders approve financial steps to support further expansion efforts, as well as the merger of nH HOTELS and Promociones Eurobuilding * Appointment of Bancaja representative Aurelio Izquierdo as member of the Board of Directors ratified at general shareholders' … Read more

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 more

Jones Lang Lasalle Debt Upgraded By Moody's Investors Service

Chicago and London, March 14, 2002 – Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated (NYSE: JLL), the leading global real estate services and investment management firm, reported that Moody's Investors Service upgraded the Company's senior unsecured debt rating to Ba1 from Ba2. The Company's debt is rated BBB- by Standard & Poor's. In support of the upgrade, Moody's … Read more

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 more

Six Continents Hotels Announces the Re-branding of Parkroyal Perth to Crowne Plaza Perth

(PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA) 21 March, 2002 – Six Continents Hotels today announced the re-branding of Parkroyal Perth to Crowne Plaza Perth, marking the latest step in the expansion of the Group’s global brands across Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. The newly re-branded hotel will be the fourth Crowne Plaza in Australia, joining Crowne … Read more

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 more