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Hilton Garden Inn

Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton Awarded Highest Ranking by J.D. Power

MCLEAN, Va. – Hilton Worldwide today announced that two of its brands, Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton, received the highest ranking in the 18th annual J.D. Power 2014 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index StudySM in the upscale and upper extended stay segments, respectively. This marks the 11th award for Homewood Suites [...]

South Korea to get world class theme park

Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and Village Roadshow Plan for World Class Theme Park in Korea SEOUL, Korea, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Governor Hong Joon-pyo, Gyeongsangnam-do Province, Jeffrey Godsick, president of Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products, and Tim Fisher , CEO of Village Roadshow Theme Parks, announced the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) [...]

Marriott International Ranked Top Hotel Company on the FORTUNE 500

Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) has been named to the FORTUNE 500, ranking 219 overall, up from 2013’s ranking of 230, and ranking as the top hotel company in the hotels, casinos and resorts category. Marriott is also the highest ranked company on the list with its headquarters in the Washington, DC-area. FORTUNE magazine’s annual selection [...]

Hyatt Place Santiago / Vitacura Opens in Chile

The opening marks the first Hyatt Place hotel in Chile and on the South American continent CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jul. 15, 2014– Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and HPV S.A. today announced the opening of Hyatt Place Santiago/Vitacura in the city of Santiago, Chile. The opening marks the second Hyatt-branded hotel in Santiago and introduces the Hyatt Place brand to Chile [...]

Chinese-Language Hotel Law Blog launched

The Global Hospitality Group® and the Chinese Investment Group™ at Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP are pleased to announce the launch of a Chinese-language version of the Hotel Law Blog. It is available as a new tab on or it can be accessed directly at “Since 2007, our Hotel Law Blog has [...]

Martine Gerow

Martine Gerow appointed executive vice president & CFO at Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT)

AMSTERDAM, July 8, 2014 – Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) today announced that Martine Gerow has been appointed executive vice president & chief financial officer. Gerow will take up her position in September of this year. Based in Paris, she will report to Douglas Anderson, CWT president & CEO, and will be a member of the [...]

Endless Love: TGI Fridays™ Launches Endless Appetizers for $10

TGI Fridays™ Launches Endless Appetizers

CARROLLTON, Texas, To ensure the good times keep going, TGI Fridays™ is launching “Endless Appetizers,” a summer-long promotion featuring a continuous supply of the brand’s favorite appetizers for only $10 per person. Guests can choose any one appetizer from a list of the restaurant’s most popular starters and receive unlimited refills of that same appetizer [...]

Niccolo by Marco Polo Hotels

Marco Polo Hotels Launches New Luxury Brand – Niccolo by Marco Polo

Hong Kong, 7 July 2014 – Marco Polo Hotels, the long established Hong Kong-based hotel management company of The Wharf (Holdings) Limited, announces the launch of its first new brand since the hotel group’s inception in 1986. The new luxury brand, Niccolo by Marco Polo, will be a collection of contemporary urban chic hotels to [...]