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Carlson CEO Trudy Rautio to retire

David Berg to assume role on May 1 as part of c-suite restructuring Thursday, March 05, 2015 – TRUDY RAUTIO, CEO of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, plans to retire May 1. David Berg, currently chief operation officer, will assume the leadership position on that same day. Rautio was with Carlson for 18 years. Her retirement, and Berg’s advancement, are part of a restructuring at the ...

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Roll Tide: Hotel sold out for SEC football

Thursday, March 05, 2015 – TALK ABOUT A seasonal business, a new Embassy Suites hotel in downtown Tuscaloosa, Ala., was sold out as soon as it opened. But only for seven weekends in the fall. The Embassy Suites Tuscaloosa Downtown is in the hometown of the University of Alabama. It opened this week, and reportedly sold out for the Crimson Tide’s seven home games to be played in 2015 SEC ...

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G6 executes on $500M investor pledge

  Two years after the Blackstone purchase, G6 Hospitality has spent $285M to renovate its company-owned Motel 6 and Studio 6 brands and makes foray into Mexico  Wednesday, March 04, 2015 – G6 HOSPITALITY, THE company that manages the economy brand Motel 6 and the economy extended-stay product Studio 6, is finally bringing its years-in-the-making vision to life thanks to a ...

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EVEN Hotel generates healthy early pipeline

The upper midscale wellness brand to see three hotels open in 2015 as IHG works to recruit new franchisees… Wednesday, March 04, 2015 – A RELATIVELY NEW Asian American hotel-development company has committed to constructing an EVEN Hotel in Florida, joining the brand’s early investors and pioneers. Mike Patel of Conor Acquisitions of Fort Myers, Fla., said the young team is ...

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