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Jan132016

History of Residence Inn brand at 40 years old

The largest Residence Inn worldwide opened November 2015 as the 380 room Residence Inn Chicago Downtown/Loop. The hotel marked the 700th hotel for Marriott International’s Residence Inn brand and celebrated 40 years since the opening of The Residence in Wichita, Kansas by Jack DeBoer, which introduced the extended stay hotel concept to the industry in…

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Jan062016

Skift publishes details of Marriott-Starwood deal

Skift.com has Dennis Schaal’s The Inside Story of How Marriott Didn’t Want Starwood Until It Did, where he pieced together the Starwood Hotels acquisition puzzle story of 2015. There were other players in the 2015 speculation of which hotel chain SPG members would ultimately bed with and presumably IHG, Hyatt and the Chinese all played…

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Nov172015

InterContinental San Diego new build hotel for 2018

InterContinental San Diego is coming to San Diego in a little over two years in the form of a new build 19-story, $218.7 million hotel financed by Chinese investors. The new InterContinental San Diego will be a 400-room hotel. The San Diego waterfront site called Lane Field, a former stadium site for the Padres minor…

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Oct272015

BTN 2015 Hotel Brand Survey

Business Travel News published hotel brand survey results based on corporate travel buyer ratings. This is an interesting survey with comments about dozens of hotel brands in articles looking at different chain scale market segments like Luxury, Upper Upscale, Upscale, Upper Midscale and Midscale. Some of the main takeaway points beyond the brand rankings are…

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