Apple REIT Six sale to Blackstone a good deal for investors

  Apple REIT Six Inc. said it had entered into a $1.2bn merger agreement with an affiliate of the Blackstone Group LP. The hotel REIT was...

Asian women tell their tales

Recent Women in Hotel Leadership event encourages audience to get involved in community… Afsheen Shamsi of Princeton, N.J., was a relatively quiet member of American...

Marriott to speed up Next Gen lobby remake

  When is a hotel lobby not a lobby in the traditional sense? When it is transformed into an ‘experiential’ lobby. Marriott Hotels & Resorts plans...

Marriott’s $210M acquisition of Gaylord brand complete

Marriott International Inc.has completed the transaction announced on May 31 with Gaylord Entertainment Co. to acquire the Gaylord brand and hotel management company for...

Crowne Plaza to dominate Greater China

  InterContinental Hotels Group intends to open 10 new Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts to the China market this year, bringing the total number of...

LVH to get new life in November buyout

    From Las Vegas Inc. The operator of the LVH hotel-casino in Las Vegas today said its chief creditor and a partner intend to buy it...

New Hampton Inn proposed for Lexington, KY

  From the Herald-Leader Lexington, KY Lexington developers Phil and Lee Greer plan to build a 105-room, five-story Hampton Inn in Lexington, projected to cost $14m to...

Summit REIT makes it an even dozen with Residence Inn purchase

  Summit Hotel Properties Inc., a real estate investment trust specializing in the ownership of premium-branded select-service hotels in the upscale and upper midscale segments,...

Vision Hospitality breaks ground on two new builds

  Vision Hospitality Group Inc. broke ground recently on two new properties: the Residence Inn by Marriott Atlanta/Sugarloaf in Duluth, GA and the Fairfield Inn...

Holiday Inn turns 60

  To commemorate the 60th Anniversary of Holiday Inn, the children of Holiday Inn founder Kemmons Wilson came together in Memphis, TN, Wednesday at the Holiday Inn Memphis...