NINE ZERO, Boston's New Style Luxury Hotel, Opens Today

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 19, 2002–NINE ZERO, a new style luxury hotel, opens today at 90 Tremont Street in Boston. The arrival of NINE ZERO marks Destination Hotels & Resorts' (DH&R) first hotel in the Northeast and the company's first managed property in the Boston market. NINE ZERO is the fourth hotel project owned and developed by … Read more

Hilton Garden Inn Introduces First Idaho Location in Boise

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 26, 2002–Hilton Hotels Corporation announced today the opening of the 137-room Hilton Garden Inn(R) Boise Spectrum, in Boise, Idaho. AmeriTel Inns, Inc. owns and manages the newly constructed Hilton Garden Inn Boise Spectrum, under a franchise license agreement with Hilton Inns, Inc., the franchise subsidiary of Beverly Hills-based Hilton Hotels Corporation. … Read more

Prestigious Forrestal Village Hotel to be Re-Flagged as the Westin Princeton

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 8, 2002–Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) is pleased to announce that the Marriott Forrestal Village Hotel will be upgraded and transformed to The Westin Princeton effective September 15, 2002. Starwood, Westin's parent company, purchased the property in 1996 and the hotel has since been managed under the Marriott flag. … Read more

Report – Safe Hotel Design

Protecting civilian buildings from increasing crime and terrorist activity is one of the most critical architectural design challenges today. The September 11 terrorist attack on World Trade Centre has forever changed our perspective on homeland safety. The tragedy and the continuous terrorist alerts thereafter heightened the awareness of the vulnerability of our built environment and … Read more

HSMAI’s Affordable Meetings® Mid-America Designed To Help Planners & Exhibitors During Uncertain Times

WASHINGTON, DC (March 14, 2002) – The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International’s (HSMAI) second annual Affordable Meetings® Mid-America show, taking place April 17 – 18, 2002, at Chicago’s Navy Pier, Chicago, IL, will deliver a dynamic program of “need-to-know” educational seminars relating to cost-effective meeting planning. Qualified meeting planners from across the country can … Read more

CSM Announces Opening of SpringHill Suites Hotel by Marriott in St. Louis Park, Minn.

ST. PAUL, Minn., March 20 /PRNewswire/ — CSM Lodging, L.L.C., an affiliate of CSM Corporation in St. Paul, Minn., opened their 30th Hotel — a new 127-room SpringHill Suites by Marriott in St. Louis Park, Minn. Conveniently located at I-394 and Park Place Exit adjacent to CSM's TownePlace Suites hotel, the hotel is close to … Read more

Vail Resorts to Expand Its Portfolio of Premier North American Ski Resorts With Acquisition of Heavenly Ski Resort

VAIL, Colo., March 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:MTN) announced that it has entered into a contract today to acquire Heavenly Ski Resort in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada from American Skiing Company. The acquisition of Heavenly, in addition to bringing greater diversification to its winter resort business, enables Vail Resorts … Read more

Second Hotel in Ireland To Join Conrad Hotels Portfolio

BRUSSELS, Belgium–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 1, 2002–One of Ireland's premier golf and sporting estates today became the 14th hotel to join the international luxury portfolio of Conrad hotels — the Mount Juliet(R) Conrad(R), located in southeast Ireland just 75 miles from Dublin in Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny. The management agreement signed last month between Conrad Hotels and Mount … Read more

Best Western's International Board Approves Inaugural Global Business Plan

PHOENIX, Nov. 15, 2001- The International Board of Best Western International met recently in San Diego, Calif. and adopted the association's first-ever global business plan. The plan centers around key initiatives in quality assurance, e-commerce and loyalty marketing to uniquely capitalize on the brand's dominance as the world's largest hotel chain. This is a milestone … Read more