Saturday, 01 November 2014

Jack DeBoer Returns with Extended-Stay-Apartment Hybrid

Jack DeBoer Returns with Extended-Stay-Apartment Hybrid

A well-respected hotel industry veteran has returned with the introduction of a new brand. Jack DeBoer, who pioneered the extended-stay hotel concept with brands like Candlewood Suites, on Wednesday announced the introduction of his fifth brand, WaterWalk, an extended-stay/apartment hybrid. WaterWalk combines apartments and hotel services into a gated, purpose-built community with a two-building, 116,000-square-foot, $11.5 million (plus land) development opportunity. “At its heart, we have reverse-engineered both the extended-stay hotel and apartment industries, taking the best from each, while eliminating their respective limitations, inflexibilities
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Industry News

Red Lion Unveils Hotel RL, a New Lifestyle Brand

Red Lion Hotels Corporation (RLHC) , an operator and franchisor of midscale and upscale hotels, on Tuesday announced
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Hilton Unveils New Lifestyle Brand

Hilton Worldwide announced Wednesday the launch of Canopy by Hilton, a new lifestyle hotel brand. Christoph
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Best Western Teases Boutique, Soft Brand Concepts

Executives outline details of two new offerings during company's annual brand conference By Jonathan Springst
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India News

Wyndham Announces Ambitious Indian Expansion

image Wyndham Hotel Group announced Oct. 9 the signing of 10 properties in India, thereby expanding the company’s pre
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Starwood to India for Month-Long "Immersion" in 2015

image Starwood announced Tuesday that it will relocate its global headquarters from the United States to India in March 201
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Brands

IHG Unveils New Crowne Plaza Room Design

Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, part of IHG, on Monday unveiled its next generation guest room - a design dev
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Best Western, TripAdvisor Form Booking Partnership

Best Western announced Wednesday a partnership with TripAdvisor, allowing the brand's more than 4,000 hotels in m
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Marriott Plans to Nearly Double Diverse-Owned Hotels by 2020

From its inaugural Women's Ownership Works (WOW) Summit at the Courtyard/Residence Inn Manhattan Central Park, Ma
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Trends & Issues

Study Reveals Travelers’ Deep Dependence on Mobile Devices

image Expedia.com and Egencia on Monday released the results of the 2014 Expedia/Egencia Mobile Index, a global study of mo
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The $18 Million Hotel that Foreign Capital Built

image Debt-free Homewood Suites by Hilton at the Atlanta airport supported by 30 EB-5 investors By Judy Maxwell, for A
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People

Budgetel Lodging Signs Licensing Agreement with Hospitality Lodging Systems

Budgetel Lodging and Hospitality Lodging Systems announced Thursday the two sides have signed a multi-year licensing
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Nancy Johnson Retires from Carlson, Starts New Business

Johnson Hospitality Motivation to mentor, guide and advise hospitality professionals on industry matters By Judy
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Vision Hospitality Hopes to Develop Boutique Hotel

Property will be independently owned and operated and will enhance Chattanooga’s reputation as a destination ma
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Community

Running Solo, But Not Alone

image AAHOA and its vendor members strive to serve independent hotel owners By Judy Maxwell, for AAHOA Lodging Business
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Lodging Conference Paints Rosy Hotel Industry Picture

image More than 1,400 hotel industry players expect to hit it out of the park for the next two to three years By Judy M
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Gallery

AAHOA Southeast Texas Regional, Oct. 14, 2014, Houston, Texas
Best Western Convention 2014, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Oct. 8-9, 2014
AAHOA Southwest Regional, Oct. 2, 2014, Phoenix, Ariz.
AAHOA Florida Regional, Sept. 23, 2014, Orlando, Fla.

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