Brands


  • Valencia Hotel Group acquired Cavalry Court, along with another boutique hotel in College Station, Texas.
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    Valencia Hotel Group makes college town play with Texas acquisitions

    The two boutique College Station deals come as more hotel players eye growth opportunities in “stable” university-supported markets across the U.S.

    By July 24, 2024
  • The Residences at St. Regis Longboat Key is slated to open in a month.
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    Marriott aims to build loyalty with branded residential growth

    The hotel company launched an owner recognition program as its branded residential portfolio and pipeline see significant expansion.

    By July 23, 2024
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    Hyatt reportedly in talks to acquire Standard International

    Hyatt is pursuing the global boutique operator for a deal that could boost its global footprint and loyalty program, according to Bloomberg.

    By July 18, 2024
  • Pink and purple flowers hang from the ceiling in a hotel lobby.
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    Courtesy of Cris Molina for IHG Hotels & Resorts
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    Luxury led lower-tier segments for guest satisfaction: J.D. Power

    Despite higher ADRs, upper-tier hotels fared better for guest satisfaction than limited-service properties, which should focus on renovations to boost ratings.

    By July 16, 2024
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    Retrieved from Marriott Bonvoy on July 12, 2024
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    Marriott opens dual-brand hotel in Colorado

    With the combination SpringHill Suites and TownePlace Suites, Marriott joins a growing list of hotel companies betting on the dual-brand concept.

    By July 12, 2024
  • Marriott International is expanding its luxury JW Marriott brand, including in Reston, Virginia.
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    JW Marriott brand expands amid company’s luxury push

    With JW Marriott hotels underway in Reston, Virginia, and downtown Detroit, Marriott continues to make the luxury segment a “top priority.”

    By July 12, 2024
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    Hilton opens dual-branded resort in South Carolina

    The hotel company is “expanding its multi-brand footprint” with The Ellie Beach Resort Myrtle Beach and DoubleTree Resort by Hilton. 

    By July 11, 2024
  • Wyndham Hotels & Resorts opened the inaugural Echo Suites hotel in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
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    Wyndham opens first Echo Suites, plots extended stay growth

    The Spartanburg, South Carolina, hotel will be followed by other brand openings this year, as Wyndham looks to capitalize on increased demand generated by infrastructure projects.

    By July 11, 2024
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    400 Small Luxury Hotels now available on Hilton’s platforms

    The partnership boosts Hilton’s luxury offerings as the segment grows.

    By July 10, 2024
  • A rendering of a LivAway Suites hotel.
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    Extended stay brand LivAway Suites expands in Maine, Utah

    The growing flag will open in areas with notable job growth, as employees lean on extended stay hotels for temporary housing.

    By July 10, 2024
  • Marriott International launched Business Access by Marriott Bonvoy, an online program designed to ease the travel management process for small- to medium-sized businesses.
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    Marriott unveils digital tools to ease business travel planning, booking

    Business Access by Marriott Bonvoy was designed to simplify the travel management process for small- to medium-sized businesses, which report frustrations with current platforms.

    By July 9, 2024
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    Certares, HHM Hotels bet on San Diego with joint hotel acquisition

    The Carté Hotel buy aligns with a strategy to invest in “experiential real estate in growing major markets,” according to Nolan Hecht, senior managing director at Certares.

    By July 3, 2024
  • The glass exterior of the Anaheim Convention Center features blue signage denoting Wyndham's 2023 Global Conference.
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    Wyndham deepens AI play with guest engagement platform rollout

    Wyndham Connect, in use across North America, was designed to “elevate” the guest experience with mobile tipping and AI messaging, while also driving revenue for franchisees.

    By July 2, 2024
  • Hyatt Regency Chicago completed a $150 million renovation, touching the guest rooms.
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    Hyatt Regency Chicago wraps $150M renovation, awaits further upgrades

    The guest rooms and two ballrooms were revamped, and more changes are on the horizon for the city’s largest hotel.

    By June 28, 2024
  • New Orleans' Maison Métier and The Barnett will join Hyatt’s Independent Collection of brands.
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    Hyatt adds 2 New Orleans hotels amid luxury lifestyle push

    On the heels of growth “fueled by the leisure and lifestyle segment,” Hyatt will bring Maison Métier and The Barnett under its Independent Collection this year.

    By June 26, 2024
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    Holiday Inn tops list of ‘most trusted’ travel brands

    Hilton Hotels, Marriott and Courtyard by Marriott were also in the top five, according to Morning Consult.

    By June 25, 2024
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    Top hospitality C-suite appointments of Q2 2024

    CEO, CFO, COO, oh my! In Q2, companies including Wyndham, Loews and Aimbridge made leadership changes set to impact operations.

    By June 25, 2024
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    PRG Hospitality Group rebrands to Common Thread Hotels

    The move reflects a new company ethos for the boutique hotel operator.

    By June 18, 2024
  • Choice Hotels' Everhome Suites Lexington North has opened.
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    Choice Hotels bets on extended stay with Everhome opening, development

    With Everhome Suites Lexington North in Kentucky, the midscale brand has four properties open and dozens more in the pipeline.

    By June 12, 2024
  • Choice Hotels International relaunched the upper upscale lifestyle brand Radisson Blu.
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    How Choice Hotels is revamping Radisson brands amid upscale push

    Choice execs Philipp Mirow and Indy Adenaw share details about the new conversion-friendly Radisson brand and upper upscale lifestyle flag Radisson Blu.

    By June 10, 2024
  • A couch in the lobby of the Tempo Nashville.
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    Hilton bets big on lifestyle category, plans to double hotels in 4 years

    Former Graduate Hotels President Kevin Osterhaus will lead growth of Hilton’s lifestyle portfolio, which is expected to grow to 700 hotels.

    By June 5, 2024
  • Marriott launched the midscale brand Project Mid-T by Marriott at the NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference.
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    Marriott development execs talk new US midscale brand Project Mid-T

    Marriott’s Noah Silverman and Diana Plazas-Trowbridge share details about the newly launched transient, conversion-focused brand.

    By June 5, 2024
  • Marriott will convert three U.S. luxury hotels under reservation system, including The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, California.
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    Marriott to convert 3 US luxury hotels under reservation system

    The properties in California, Hawaii and New York add more than 1,000 rooms to Marriott’s luxury portfolio, which the company is prioritizing as traveler demand for the segment ramps up.

    By June 4, 2024
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    SBE unveils details for ‘smart lifestyle’ brand Project HQ

    Project HQ will open its first U.S. location in Detroit, with plans to expand further across the Sun Belt in a bid to attract millennial, Gen Z and Latinx audiences.

    By June 3, 2024
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    First Hospitality brings 3 Hilton lifestyle hotels under management

    Among other hospitality management companies expanding in the segment, First Hospitality grows its 70-hotel portfolio to roughly 35% lifestyle properties.

    By May 28, 2024