Hilton opens 8th DoubleTree in China

The DoubleTree by Hilton has opened its newest property in Langfang, China.  Located between Beijing and Tianjin, the Doubletree is a five-minute drive to Langfang Station...

Wyndham teams with Chatwal

WYNDHAM Hotels Group has teamed up with Chatwal Hotels & Resorts, LLC to franchise and manage Chatwal’s Dream and Night boutique hotels globally. Dream...

America’s Best Franchising sells 32 new franchises

 The third quarter of 2011 continued 15 quarters of uninterrupted growth for America’s Best Franchising as it sold 17 new franchises and opened 10...

Analyst lowers Choice Hotels rating

Shares of Choice Hotels International Inc. fell more than 2 percent Tuesday, November 2, after an analyst lowered the hotel franchisor's rating because of...

Interstate absorbs Noble Management Group

 Noble Investment Group in Atlanta, a lodging and hospitality investment organization, and Interstate Hotels & Resorts, the largest independent hotel management company in the...

IHG owners group changes name

IAHI, The Owners’ Association, or InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG)-brand hotels worldwide has formally rebranded itself as the ‘IHG Owners Association.’  At last month’s IHG...

America?s Best continues growth

AMERICA’S Best Franchising has opened 10 new properties with a total of 702 rooms during the first quarter of 2011.   The Atlanta-based company now operates...

PwC updates 2011 forecast

PRICEWATERHOUSE Coopers US has updated its lodging forecast to call for a growth of demand in the sector. After a period of moderate economic growth...

IHG, GRAND-AM rev up partnership

InterContinental Hotels Group has agreed to ride shotgun with GRAND-AM Road Racing. The Atlanta-based hotel company has been named the official hotel partner for racing...

American Airlines in bankruptcy reorganization

American Airlines’ parent corporation has filed for Chapter 11 reorganization in New York’s federal bankruptcy court. AMR Corp., also the parent of AMR Eagle Holding...