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Best Western signs five new Vīb boutique hotels

Friday, August 28, 2015 – BEST WESTERN INTERNATIONAL has five additional Vīb deals signed, with Asian American hoteliers continuing to drive development of the lifestyle brand. Vīb (as in Vibrant) is Best Western’s new urban boutique concept. The company has eight Vīb projects under development, including a recent announcement of an 81-room Staten Island Vīb owned by Jig Patel and a ...

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Bangalore hotel receives Sheraton Grand recognition

Friday, August 28, 2015 – STARWOOD HOTELS & Resorts Worldwide named 10 international properties, including one in Bangalore, India, as Sheraton Grand. Sheraton Grand is a new premier tier that recognizes Sheraton hotels for their destinations, designs and excellence in service. Sheraton Grand Bangalore Hotel-Brigade Gateway is situated in a 40-acre neighborhood in India’s IT capital. ...

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Third Circuit rules against Wyndham in data security case

Friday, August 28, 2015 – THE U.S. COURT of Appeals for the Third Circuit held Tuesday that the Federal Trade Commission has the authority to regulate companies’ data security practices. The FTC sued Wyndham Worldwide Corporation and three subsidiaries, alleging that data security failures led to three data breaches at Wyndham hotels in less than two years. According to the complaint, those ...

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Courtyard opens in Auburn, Ala.

Monday, August 24, 2015 – COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT Auburn will open its doors in Auburn, Alabama. The 111-room hotel is owned by Ram Auburn Hospitality, LLC and managed by Ram Hotel Management, LLC. Rinkesh Patel is president of RAM Hotels. Located at 2420 West Pace Boulevard, the 111-room hotel will open Wednesday. The Courtyard Auburn is close to Auburn University and Jordan Hare Stadium, ...

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