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Choice Hotels’ re-invention revealed

75-year-old franchiser rebrands with new logo, refreshed vision Friday, May 29, 2015 – DRIVEN BY THE DESIRE of up-and-coming Asian American hoteliers to own something unique and more urbane than a legacy midscale brand, Choice Hotels International is promoting its Cambria Suites brand as a way to enter the U.S. upscale segment. In addition, the company is exploring the possibility of creating an ...

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InTown Suites buys 50 extended-stay hotels

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 – THE U.S. ECONOMY extended-stay market’s power has shifted as a relatively new player gains strength through acquisition. Starwood Capital Group today acquired a portfolio of 50 economy extended-stay hotels from Mount Kellett Capital Management LP and its partners, further building upon its growing InTown Suites brand. The private equity firm in 2013 acquired the ...

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AmericInn celebrates growth, bright outlook

Tuesday, May 19- 2015 - AMERICINN, THE LARGEST midscale hotel brand in the upper Midwest, reported increased revenues and investments, and new marketing campaigns during its annual convention last month in Las Vegas. President and CEO Paul Kirwin told more than 550 franchisees, vendors and corporate staff that he expects 2015 to be even stronger. “The market environment remains positive,” ...

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SREE Hotels part of Embassy Suites revival

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 – SREE HOTELS OF Charlotte, N.C., has added the Embassy Suites – Charlotte to its 30-plus portfolio. SREE’s founders are Ravi Patel and Chandra Patel. The new owners plan an $8 million renovation to the 274-room hotel, which is close to the Uptown Charlotte and the Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The transformation will be extensive, upgrading the ...

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