Sandpiper forms extended-stay REIT

A THIRD-PARTY manager of extended-stay hotels has decided to put more skin in the game. Sandpiper Cos. of Richmond, Virginia, has been developing and operating...

Marriott reporting massive data breach

A MASSIVE DATA breach in Marriott International’s Starwood guest reservation database has jeopardized the personal information of potentially half a billion guests. The breach,...

Cobblestone acquires Iowa’s Boulders Inn & Suites

IN ITS SECOND acquisition this year, Cobblestone Hotels has acquired Boulders Inn & Suites. In August the company acquired acquired Key West Inns/ Hotels/Resorts...

‘Women ForWard’ Makes History at Inaugural Event by AHLA

“AS WOMEN HOTELIERS, we are not where we want to be. We are not where we should be. But, thanks to all of you,...

Shamin Hotels to renovate luxury hotel in Virginia

SHAMIN HOTELS PLANS to renovate a full-service, luxury landmark property in Portsmouth, Virginia. The Renaissance Portsmouth Norfolk Waterfront hotel is scheduled to undergo renovations starting...

ESA sells 32 hotels, franchising each one

EXTENDED STAY AMERICA increased its progress into the franchising arena with the sale of two portfolios of hotels, all of which will now become...

First U.S. locations selected for Best Western’s boutique Sadie hotels

TWO MONTHS AFTER launching its boutique Aiden and Sadie hotel lines, Best Western Hotels and Resorts is announcing the first locations for the brands....

Hilton closely watches tri-brand business model in downtown Chicago

MULTI-BRAND HOTELS are growing in popularity among hotel developers seeking to enter a market with many demand drivers. While dual brands comprise most of...

Super 8 holding auction to support veterans

BY THE END of this month a lucky bidder will get the keys to ROADM8, the concept car created to represent Super 8 by...

Veterans find home with hotel companies

VETERAN’S DAY COMES once a year, but the appreciation of the unique skills veterans bring to the hospitality industry is ongoing for several hotel...