Villager Brand Recognizes System’s Best During Annual Conference

DALLAS, TX – Villager Franchise Systems Inc. today recognized and honored the chain’s best personnel and properties at its national conference held at the Hyatt Regency Dallas. The awards recognized exceptional Villager Lodge®, Villager PremierSM and Hearthside by Villager properties and personnel in eight categories for consistently exceeding expectations during 2001, and for serving as … Read moreVillager Brand Recognizes System’s Best During Annual Conference

Feature – Venue vs Virtual: 6 Reasons Why Location Meetings Matter

This writer admits to being shamelessly delighted by a recent Forrester Research survey indicating that many companies plan to reduce spending on virtual meetings while increasing travel budgets. It seems that webcasting, while promising in theory, often remains clumsy in practice. Erratic video delivery and participant connection problems are common complaints. Yes, money is saved. … Read moreFeature – Venue vs Virtual: 6 Reasons Why Location Meetings Matter

Astron Hotels Adds Ingolstadt To Portfolio

Munich, 19th December 2001 — Astron Hotels have signed a lease to add the previously privately operated Hotel Ambassador in Ingolstadt to their portfolio. The Hotel is to be re-branded as Astron Hotel Ambassador Ingolstadt. Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels advised the owner on finding a suitable operator and negotiated the lease contract with Astron. “This … Read moreAstron Hotels Adds Ingolstadt To Portfolio

Best Western Completes Implementation of 16 Consumer Driven Standards at 2,300 Hotels Throughout North America

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 1, 2001–Best Western International, The World's Largest Hotel Chain(TM), has completed full implementation of BestRequests(TM) 16 amenities and services at each of its 2,300 hotels located in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. To showcase these quality and consistency improvements, BestRates(TM) room rates starting at $49 go in effect today through mid-December … Read moreBest Western Completes Implementation of 16 Consumer Driven Standards at 2,300 Hotels Throughout North America

The Marcus Corporation Reports Second Quarter Results; Record Performance of Marcus Theatres Helps To Offset Downturn in Lodging

MILWAUKEE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 20, 2001–The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS) today reported results for the second quarter ended November 29, 2001. As expected, performance for the company's lodging businesses was down due to reduced business travel resulting from the events of September 11 and the subsequent downturn in the general economy. The outstanding results of Marcus Theatres … Read moreThe Marcus Corporation Reports Second Quarter Results; Record Performance of Marcus Theatres Helps To Offset Downturn in Lodging

Report – Asia Pacific Hotel Investors Bank On Medium Term Trading Expectations

Despite a worsening of short term trading outlook, hotel investors in the Asia Pacific remain optimistic of recovery over the medium term, according to Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels' latest Hotel Investor Sentiment Survey (HISS). The survey, which targets the world's 1,800 largest investors and owners of tourism properties, is the only global survey of its … Read moreReport – Asia Pacific Hotel Investors Bank On Medium Term Trading Expectations

Extended Stay America, Inc. Opens Its 28th Illinois Hotel

SPARTANBURG, S.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 20, 2002–Extended Stay America, Inc. (NYSE: ESA) has opened a three-story Extended StayAmerica Efficiency Studios hotel located at 2000 North Roselle Road, Schaumburg, Illinois. The 128 room hotel is the Company's second property in the Schaumburg area, its 28th property in the state and its 434th property overall. According to Chief Executive … Read moreExtended Stay America, Inc. Opens Its 28th Illinois Hotel

NYU Hospitality Industry Investment Conference Begins in June

It's one of the biggest hospitality industry events of the year! The 23rd Annual New York University International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference is not to be missed. Details will arrive soon in the mail; however, we encourage you to register today by clicking http://www.scps.nyu.edu/big17c. Our website offers full details on the conference, which will be … Read moreNYU Hospitality Industry Investment Conference Begins in June

The Fairmont Dubai Opens for Business

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, February 4, 2002 – Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce the opening of its 394-room luxury business hotel, The Fairmont Dubai. The property, which received a five-star classification from Dubai's Department of Commerce & Tourism Marketing, officially opened on February 2, 2002, making it the newest addition to Fairmont's … Read moreThe Fairmont Dubai Opens for Business

Ian Schrager Hotels Files Suit to Protect SKY BAR Trade Mark

LOS ANGELES, April 24 /PRNewswire/ — 8440 LLC, an affiliate of Ian Schrager Hotel Management LLC, filed suit yesterday in the United States District Court in Los Angeles to protect its well-established trademark SKYBAR. SKYBAR is a world famous and highly popular bar, party place and entertainment facility at the Mondrian Hotel, 8440 Sunset Boulevard … Read moreIan Schrager Hotels Files Suit to Protect SKY BAR Trade Mark