Brands


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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
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    McKibbon Hospitality expands in North Carolina with dual-branded, lifestyle hotels

    Openings this summer include the first-ever dual-branded Tempo by Hilton and Homewood Suites property, as well as Moxy Asheville.

    By May 24, 2024
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    Spark by Hilton brand goes abroad less than 1 year after first hotel opening

    The conversion brand already has a presence in 30 U.S. markets as the “cost-effective” property type fuels Hilton’s pipeline growth.

    By May 22, 2024
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    Rio Hotel & Casino names Patrick Miller CEO amid $340M transformation

    The former MGM Resorts exec will head the Las Vegas property as it prepares to join the Destination by Hyatt brand this fall.

    By May 15, 2024
  • Choice Hotels opened the third Everhome Suites hotel in Nampa, Idaho, debuting the brand standard prototype.
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    Choice Hotels opens Everhome Suites, debuting brand standard prototype

    The third hotel to open under the midscale extended stay brand meets developer and investor demand for the product type in markets with major medical, manufacturing and logistics facilities.

    By May 14, 2024
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    Hotel industry trends that drove RevPAR declines, pipeline growth in Q1

    Marriott, Wyndham, IHG and others saw revenues down year over year in the first quarter of 2024, but development pipelines expanded, with conversions and extended stay leading growth.

    By May 14, 2024
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    Hard Rock rolls out global loyalty program across hotels, retail, casinos

    In a multimillion-dollar campaign for the launch, celebrities Shakira, John Legend, Lionel Messi and Noah Kahan plugged member benefits, which span Hard Rock property types.

    By May 9, 2024
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    The top extended stay brands and markets to watch in 2024

    Hospitality pros share where they predict extended stay development and investment activity will take place this year, as well as which hotel brands are leading the segment.

    By May 9, 2024
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    Conversions, extended stay drove Choice Hotels pipeline growth in Q1

    The hotel company’s record domestic rooms pipeline grew 11% sequentially in the first quarter of 2024, including a 59% increase for conversion rooms.

    By May 8, 2024
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    Wynn CEO credits Super Bowl for Q1 growth, remains ‘bullish’ on Vegas

    Entertainment drivers like the Sphere are bringing leisure travelers to the market, while group demand at Wynn Las Vegas is pacing to have its “best year ever.”

    By May 8, 2024
  • Accor will open the first U.S. Handwritten Collection hotel in San Francisco.
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    Accor to open first US Handwritten Collection hotel in San Francisco

    The French hospitality company continues its strategic U.S. expansion with the conversion-focused midscale brand.

    By May 7, 2024
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    Hotel operator, tech provider OYO plots US expansion with 250 hotels

    The India-based hospitality technology company will grow its footprint in domestic markets with “strong growth potential,” including in Florida, Nevada and California.

    By May 6, 2024
  • Choice Hotels has relaunched the Park Inn by Radisson brand.
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    Choice Hotels bets on conversions with Park Inn by Radisson relaunch

    The repositioned brand, assumed in Choice’s Radisson Americas acquisition, will cater to “younger, value-conscious travelers,” while being “simple for owners to deliver.”

    By May 3, 2024
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    IHG opens first dual-branded Avid Hotels and Candlewood Suites property

    The company has 40 additional dual-branded locations in its Americas pipeline to follow the North Platte, Nebraska, opening.

    By May 1, 2024
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    Hyatt says goodbye to Small Luxury Hotels, welcomes Mr & Mrs Smith

    Though Hyatt’s former partner is moving to Hilton, Mr & Mrs Smith-curated luxury properties could fill in the gaps.

    By April 26, 2024
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    Failed Choice Hotels deal drives developer interest for Wyndham in Q1

    Wyndham grew its development pipeline to record highs in the quarter, bolstered by an easing of developer uncertainty surrounding Choice Hotels’ takeover bid.

    By April 25, 2024
  • Red Roof appointed Zack Gharib as president.
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    Red Roof names Zack Gharib president

    Gharib replaces George Limbert, who stepped down last year, and is tasked with leading the company’s strategic portfolio growth.

    By April 23, 2024
  • Outdoor-centric hotel brand Trailborn is expanding to North Carolina.
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    Outdoor-centric hotel brand Trailborn expands to Blue Ridge Mountains

    The boutique operator aims to capitalize on the increasing number of travelers who seek outdoor-focused and experience-based vacations.

    By April 23, 2024
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    Ashford Hospitality’s Stephen Zsigray to take over as CEO

    The company veteran will assume the top job July 1 after Rob Hays steps down.

    By April 19, 2024
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    Nobu brings hotel, restaurant to Caesars New Orleans redevelopment

    The hospitality players are once again joining forces — this time to revamp the former Harrah’s hotel and casino in a multimillion-dollar project.

    By April 18, 2024
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    Hilton Grand Vacations, Great Wolf Lodge partner on guest benefits

    Guests will be able to book Great Wolf Lodge stays with HGV club points, as the vacation ownership company courts experiential and family travelers.

    By April 18, 2024
  • The inside of a hotel room at a Cambria hotel in Nashville.
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    Choice Hotels continues upscale push with Nashville Cambria opening

    The hotel company has significantly expanded the Cambria brand’s portfolio in recent months as it makes a concerted effort to change the perception around its segmentation.

    By April 18, 2024
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    LivAway Suites development leader talks strategic brand expansion

    Paul Duncan, the newly appointed CDO for LivAway developer West77 Partners, talked about the extended stay brand’s plans for rapid portfolio growth and standing out in a crowded field.

    By April 17, 2024
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    Hilton brings lifestyle, conversion brands to Canada

    Hilton’s multi-brand expansion in the country will see the newly launched Spark by Hilton chain go abroad for the first time, as conversions and lifestyle hotels drive the company’s portfolio growth.

    By April 9, 2024
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    Hilton gets first luxury lifestyle brand with NoMad hotels

    Hilton has acquired a majority controlling interest in Sydell Group to expand the NoMad brand globally.

    By April 3, 2024