Florida hotel financier bringing supplies to Hurricane Michael strike zone

AS THE DEATH toll from Hurricane Michael reached 19 and thousands remained without food, water and power, Clearwater, Florida, hotel financier Ryan Dumas took...

Doctor turned hotelier takes on two major projects totaling $174M

AN ASIAN AMERICAN doctor turned hotel investor is involved in two major projects – one in Florida and the other in New Jersey. Dr....

SREE Hotels reopens renovated historic hotel in Cincinnati

SREE HOTELS THIS month celebrated the grand-reopening of a landmark hotel in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, after it underwent $6 million in renovations. The Cincinnatian Hotel,...

Hotelier stays open through Hurricane Michael to shelter neighbors

SURROUNDED BY THE devastation Hurricane Michael wrought on Panama City, Florida, on Oct. 11, Mahesh "Mike" Shah was a little stressed out, but extremely...

Asian American hoteliers to renovate Sacramento, California, building into Hyatt Centric

PRESIDIO COS. IN early October began development of a Hyatt Centric in downtown Sacramento, California. The 172-room upper-upscale, full-service lifestyle hotel is expected to open...

Hoteliers in Florida panhandle brace for Hurricane Michael

WITH HURRICANE MICHAEL due for a surprise appearance in two days, employees at Baywood Hotels’ Wingate Inn in Destin, Florida, on Oct. 9 were...

Pennsylvania hotel converts to full solar power

IN A MASSIVE investment in sustainability, Marriott International’s Courtyard Lancaster in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, has gone 100 percent solar powered. Accomplishing that required the installation...

Patel | Stilwell law firm is dissolving

PATEL | STILWELL, THE San Diego-based law firm that defended numerous hoteliers against Americans with Disabilities Act related lawsuits, is dissolving. However, founding partner...

Ascent Hospitality buys Chattanoogan Hotel for $27M

ASCENT HOSPITALITY OF Buford, Georgia, has bought a luxury independent hotel in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The company, of which Nash Patel is CEO, announced on Oct....

Strength in numbers: AAHOA welcomes enhanced access to group retirement plans

A SOLID RETIREMENT plan can be a strong tool for recruiting and retaining talented employees, but it’s also a costly benefit to offer. A...