Trump Hotels suspends development of Scion, American Idea

CITING POLITICAL PRESSURE, Trump Hotels has pulled its plans to build the first of two new brands in Cleveland, Mississippi, a Scion and two...

RLH Corp. sets record for franchise agreements in 2018

LAST YEAR, RED Lion Hotels Corp. set records for the number of franchise agreements it signed. The company’s recent acquisition of Knights Inn accounted...

Vision Hospitality to build first Aloft in hometown

VISION HOSPITALITY GROUP is bringing another hotel to its hometown of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This time the company, under President and CEO Mitch Patel, is...

Fairfield Inn opens in Fresno, California, after long struggle

SOUTHWEST HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT has finally opened its Fairfield Inn & Suites Fresno Yosemite International Airport in Fresno, California, but it wasn’t easy. The company...

Choice marks first anniversary of buying WoodSpring

THE NEWLY-OPENED WoodSpring Suites Portland North Gresham in Portland, Oregon, is three things rolled into one. It is the 250th WoodSpring to open, but...

Jin Jiang to undertake ‘squeeze-out’ for remaining Radisson stock

A CONSORTIUM LED by China-based Jin Jiang International Holdings plans to “squeeze-out” remaining minority owners of Radisson Hospitality AB after its most recent bid...

Report: Hospitality industry needs more women as CEOs

WOMEN MADE PROGRESS in the U.S. hotel industry over the last year, but there is still a need for change at the highest levels,...

Hotels trained days before Super Bowl human trafficking arrests

THE FBI MADE more than 160 arrests of human trafficking suspects over 11 days leading up to Super Bowl weekend in Atlanta, Georgia. The...

G6 unveils new, flexible design

FLEXIBILITY IS A good thing to have in business, but usually with hotel development one must be careful to choose the appropriate segment to...

Stonebridge Cos. buys New Orleans Embassy Suites

DENVER-BASED STONEBRIDGE Cos. has acquired the 280-room Embassy Suites by Hilton New Orleans Convention Center hotel. Navin Dimond is Stonebridge Cos.’ founder and CEO. The...