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Nation’s first Formula Blue Holiday Inn Express under way

Asian American owned Royal Hotel Investments building 110-room hotel in metro Atlanta Thursday, July 02, 2015 - Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Covington, Georgia, is under construction. Royal Hotel Investment of Atlanta owns the hotel, which will be the first Holiday Inn Express hotel in the country to be built featuring the brand’s recently introduced Formula Blue design. The $13 million, ...

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RLHC breaks new ground in Texas

Asian American hoteliers first to build in Lone Star State  Wednesday, July 01, 2015 – RED LION HOTELS Corp. is breaking new ground in Texas; and two Asian American businessmen are planting the stakes.  Frank Rajan and Jayesh Patel each plan to build an 81-room Red Lion Inn & Suites in Bryan and Texas City, respectively.  The midscale brand debuts in the Lone Star State as ...

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Red Lion Hotels makes its bed in extended-stay

Acquisition of Settle Inn carves path into economy-segment brand Thursday, June 25, 2015 – WITH ITS ACQUISITION of the Guest House and Settle Inn brands from Boomerang Hotels in May, Red Lion Hotel Corp. has not only expanded its portfolio but managed to handily notch itself in several different segments of the U.S. hotel industry. One segment the company will enter by virtue of the $8.5 million ...

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Hilton’s Big Kahuna

Hilton Garden Inn to debut in Hawaii in 2016 Thursday, June 25, 2015 – IT’S TAKEN SOME time, but Hilton Garden Inn has finally made it to Hawaii. Hilton Worldwide recently announced that it has signed two franchise agreements for Hilton Garden Inn hotels on the islands of Oahu and Kauai.   The deals mean the 20-something brand is now in every U.S. state … and then some if you ...

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