HNA Group to sell Radisson Hotel Group to Jin Jiang

FOR THE SECOND time in two years, Radisson Hotel Group will have a new owner. HNA Group of Hainan Island, China, on Aug. 9 agreed...

North Point Hospitality to expand its Nashville footprint

NORTH POINT HOSPITALITY of Atlanta, Georgia, plans to expand its presence in Nashville. Just a few months from opening Marriott’s first tri-branded hotel in Music...

Hotel Evolution begins development of Home2 Suites by Hilton near Atlanta airport

HOTEL EVOLUTION HELD a groundbreaking ceremony on Aug. 8 for a Home2 Suites by Hilton near the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta. It will be...

Homegrown Historic Key West Inns sold for $109M

JULIE FONDRIEST FOUNDED Historic Key West Inns in Florida in 1997, starting with a small guest house. This month, Fondriest and her investment partners...

Marriott ‘aggressive’ in removing rooms in 2nd quarter

IN THE SECOND quarter of 2018, Marriott International was “pretty aggressive” in removing hotels from both its pipeline and among its existing franchised portfolio,...

Hilton CEO not yet worried about possible trade war

HILTON WORLDWIDE HOLDINGS is being a little conservative in its RevPAR projections for the third quarter of this year, and there are several reasons...

HNA Group, owner of Radisson Hotel Group, restructures leadership

HNA GROUP, OWNER of Radisson Hotel Group, has restructured its leadership. Chen Feng, chairman of HNA Group of Hainan Island, China, said in an Aug....

La Quinta by Wyndham to be brand’s new name

JUST TWO MONTHS after Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Inc. acquired La Quinta Inn & Suites franchise business, Wyndham CEO Geoff Ballotti said Wyndham will...

Asian American hotelier first to open IHG’s avid hotel

CHAMPION HOTELS IS nearing the opening of the first avid hotel in mid-August, just seven months after it broke ground in an Oklahoma City...

Local governments can pose a problem for hotel developers

IF YOU BUILD IT, they will come. That’s what all hotel developers hope for their projects. But you have to build it first, and...