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Budgetel franchiser to launch new brand

Thursday, December 18, 2014 – ATLANTA-BASED HOSPITALITY LODGING Systems, which assumed sole worldwide franchising and management of the Budgetel brand on Nov. 1, is launching a new soft brand called Haven Hotel early in 2015. “As part of a very strong response to the renewed Budgetel brand, we have had considerable interest from owners in the United States plus also in China and India who are ...

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Asian American hotelier makes history

NewcrestImage celebrates opening of first AC Hotel in the U.S. Tuesday, December 09, 2014 - AN ASIAN-AMERICAN-OWNED  hotel company has brought the first AC Hotel to the US, a major development and a significant move that highlights the influence of Indian immigrants on the nation’s $163-billion lodging industry. NewcrestImage, a Texas-based venture formed by Mehul “Mike” ...

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Noble Investment acquires 11-hotel portfolio

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 – NOBLE INVESTMENT GROUP has acquired a portfolio of 11 hotels from McKibbon Hotel Group Inc. McKibbon, a developer and operator,will continue managing the portfolio of select-service and extended-stay hotels that total 1,306 rooms in five states throughout the southeast. McKibbon Hotel Management is based in Tampa, Fla., and its Hotel Group has headquarters in ...

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AAHOA names Chip Rogers interim president

Association will launch executive search in January … FORMER GEORGIA STATE Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers has been named interim president of the Asian American Hotel Owners Association. He will fill the role previously occupied by Fred Schwartz, who was at the helm of the membership association for 18 years before exiting this month. AAHOA Vice Chairman Jimmy Patel said Schwartz will ...

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